Redemption!

That is a big Bible word that we hear and sing but maybe do not know what it means. This Sunday we will learn the beautiful truths that this word communicates to all of us that are born again to new life in Christ Jesus.

Redemption has the following meaning and so you will be learning this Sunday how the Lord Jesus bought us back from sin and death. The purchase back of something that had been lost, by the payment of a ransom.

The debt against us is not viewed as simply canceled, but is fully paid. Christ’s blood or life, which he surrendered for them, is the “ransom” by which the deliverance of his people from the servitude of sin and from its penal consequences is secured. It is the plain doctrine of Scripture that “Christ saves us neither by the mere exercise of power, nor by his doctrine, nor by his example, nor by the moral influence which he exerted, nor by any subjective influence on his people, whether natural or mystical, but as a satisfaction to divine justice, as an expiation for sin, and as a ransom from the curse and authority of the law, thus reconciling us to God by making it consistent with his perfection to exercise mercy toward sinners” (Hodge’s Systematic Theology).

I promise you that we will understand a wonderful Biblical truth that you might not hear taught or preached much any more but is an extremely important, praise worthy, and beautiful truth that will cause you to give deep heartfelt thanksgiving to the God of Heaven.

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