What Does Redemption Mean?

Redemption is “paying a ransom” and “buying back from slavery.” God’s miraculous rescue of Israel from Egypt was often described as redemption. More often, redemption refers to Jesus’ saving work for the world.

Christ willingly paid the ransom price (Matthew 20:28) for sin through his blood (Ephesians 1:7) and death. He rescued us from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13), which brings freedom from sin (John 8:34,36), eternal death (2 Timothy 1:10), and the power of the devil (Hebrews 2:14). This rescue now frees God’s people to live for him (2 Corinthians 5:15).

See also Salvation.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.

Galatians 3:13

Study Redemption in the Scriptures

Matthew 20:28

Ephesians 1:7

Galatians 3:13

John 8:34,36

2 Timothy 1:10

Hebrews 2:14

2 Corinthians 5:15

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