What really happened at the cross? Why was it required for Christ to suffer such a violent death at the cross, was the cross an event just for fallen man, or was it something much bigger, I don’t think we really understand the magnitude of this cosmic universal event. This event was not an event of place and time; it was a universal event that transcended all time. This event was displayed in the city of the earthly Jerusalem, but it was also displayed in the heavenly Jerusalem. This event cleansed the earth, but it also cleansed the heavens. This event redeemed mankind, but brought judgment to another kind. At the cross mans evil was judged; at the cross universal evil was also judged. At the cross a new humanity was brought forth, at the cross an old humanity was destroyed. This great event was a universal display of Gods righteousness. This great event was a universal display of Gods humility. This great event was a universal display of Gods judgment. This event was witnessed by human kind, it was also witnessed by angelic kind. This event cleansed the earth, but also cleansed the heavens. The son of man hung on the cross as a man, but he also hung on the cross as the God of man. The crucifixion was God taking full responsibility for a fallen creation; the crucifixion was God taking full responsibility for a new creation. The cross is Gods final answer to a creation that was poisoned with evil.