Author's Bias | Interpretation: conservative


An open Roman prison cell

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.

Series: The Doctrine on Salvation
Ransom Redemption

Series: The Doctrine on Salvation
The Law of Moses

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