Redemption is referred to often within the context of atonement. It means "the act of freeing or liberating".
Redemption, like atonement, 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 emerges.
1. Ransom redemption
This conveys the sense that there was a payment for a price.
This meaning takes a view from God's perspective.
2. Liberation redemption
This conveys the sense that there was an emancipation of an individual.
This meaning takes a view from a human being's perspective.
This distinction is important to know, because you can understand how ransom redemption can apply to humanity
including false teachers (2 Pet 2:1); but, liberation redemption
being effective on only those who have faith (1 Tim 2:3-6).
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