Author's Bias: Interpretation: conservative

Liberation Redemption

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).


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.

For deeper study:

Liberation Redemption… The Subjective Aspect of Atonement

Gaining a sense of the Hebrew meaning of redeem (gā’al)… The love of Ruth and Boaz

Series: The Doctrine on Salvation

Series: The Doctrine on Salvation
Ransom Redemption

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