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Redemption

Author's Bias: Interpretation: conservative

Redemption is referred to often within the context of atonement. It means "the act of freeing or liberating".

An open Roman prison cell

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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