Forasmuch as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
1 Peter 1:18-19
So Beachside guys and girls; Check out what other Bible authors have to say about this "redemption" that we have received!
"Redeemed" comes from the Greek word "lutroo." This means to set free, buy back, or ransom. So we are to understand that God has literally "bought us back!"
1. Check out Hebrews 9:12....How did God buy us back? What was the cost of our redemption?
2. And just what were we redeemed from anyway??? The Greek word "exagorazo" means to "buy up from a slave market." Slaves??? What's that have to do with us?
(Hint...see John 8:34 and Galatians 3:13)
The Greek word "apolutrosis" means "to ransom in full." That makes it sound like that's all there is to it and that the blood of Christ takes care of the sin problem and the resulting separation from God completely. If you read the "fine print" of the Bible...
3. What does it say about "apolutrosis," ransomed in full???
(Hint; see John 19:30 and Ephesians 1:7)
Post your comments here for all to see and discuss. Blessings friends!