This book is in response to a need observed by the author among the evangelical and charismatic churches for a more complete and definitive explanation of the Finished Work of our Lord Jesus Christ by means of His death, burial and resurrection. For the last thirty or more years the accent of the preaching of the gospel has centered on forgiveness and has left out the means by which God has enabled us to live a holy life. Along with this has been a tendency to concentrate more on preaching our problems that on God's solution. The fruit that has fallen from this evil tree has arisen in the land as a cult that is dedicated to confessing real, as well as subjectively perceived sins. There is faith, power r victory. To a large extent I believe this is a result of the proliferation of Bible versions that are t true translations, but interpretations orparaphrases. Consequently, there has been an introduction of words and phrases that express more of the personal/collective understanding of those involved in creating the version, than a concise rendering of the true meaning of the words. there appears to be a total disrespect and disregard for the importance of faithfully communicating the precise meaning of the words given to us through God's prophets and apostles. This cavalier approach is excused by saying something like, We have w created an easier to read and understand version. The problem with the easy to read versions, is the absence of power because of the corruption of the words. As a boy I saw the movie, Alladin's Lamp. If you are familiar with the story, then you will recall that in this very speciallamp lived a powerful genie. Alladin only had to rubthe lamp and out came the genie in a cloud of smoke. He was a great giant who had magical powers that benefited Alladin. Also in the story was a witch who was going door to door and calling out, New lamps for old. New lamps for old. This was all a ploy to get her hands on the old lamp with the genie. Though they were brightand shiny, there were genies in the new lamps. It is my concerned prayer and hope that you will discover the power in the gospel as you read, believe, and read again the words of this little book. May the Lord Jesus Christ Himself give you understanding in all things.