Redemption is very similar in meaning to atonement, and like atonement, it is a complex word to define. Throughout the New Testament,
8 Greek terms are used to provide subtle but different nuances to the term redemption, from which two meanings emerge.
1. Ransom redemption
This conveys the sense that there was a payment for a price.
This meaning takes an objective perspective, because it addresses God's judicial and legal requirements.
2. Liberation redemption
This conveys the sense that there was an emancipation of an individual.
This meaning takes a subjective perspective, because it affects God's judicial consequences of human beings.