To understand redemption, we must first understand that we are sinners. There is not one good among us. We fall short of His glory. (Psalm 53:3; Romans 3:23) We have inherited this carnal sin in our lives from the fall of Adam and Eve. (Genesis 3) This original sin is the corruption of our nature, which we all inherited from Adam. (Romans 5:12-21)
Sin can only be forgiven through death. (Romans 6:23)
God loved us so much that He gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. This great sacrifice pays the price of our sin once and for all. (1 John 2:2) …
It is the only way our great debt to God can be paid.
All we must do is confess that we are sinners, repent (turn back to God) and He will be faithful to forgive us. (1 John 1:9) Our lives are washed clean, and our nature is transformed into His image. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
That… is redemption.
For Instance, If you were to borrow money at the bank, you incur a debt that must be paid back with interest. When you pay the debt off, that borrowed note is redeemed – paid in full. Likewise, when we accept Jesus as our Savior, His blood covers our debt, and we are redeemed.
Redeemed how I love to proclaim it!
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb!
Redeemed thro’ His infinite mercy,
His child, and forever I am!–Fanny Crosby
Listen to Fanny Crosby’s Hymn ~ Redeemed
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Pastor’s Wife (retired) & Chronic Pain Warrior blogs about how to make it through anything by relating her own life experiences to her writing. She is passionate about her love for the Lord and desires to spread that passion to others. She has a great desire to encourage women who are following behind her.