While the apostles clearly understood the ransom perspective of redemption, they also preached its consequences as a liberation from
God's judgment of sin (Gal 3:13). These examples illustrate this idea:
being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption (Greek: apolutrōsis) which is in Christ
Jesus; (Rom 3:24)
In Him we have redemption (Greek: apolutrōsis) through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses,
according to the riches of His grace (Eph 1:7)
Christ redeemed (Greek: exagorazō) us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us--for it
is written, "CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE"— (Gal 3:13)
For many Gentile Believers, familiar with the Greco-Roman slave market, they understood redemption as liberation from slavery.
The imagery of liberation from slavery provides a very personal context to redemption. Seeing that a huge ransom is
being paid by God’s only Son provides some context to the cost and the depth of grace being bestowed.
For Jewish Believers, liberation redemption was seen through the symbolism of Passover.
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