555 Difficult Bible Questions Answered

459. What Does Redemption Do for Us?

"Ye are bought with a price," says Paul (I Cor. 620, 7:23). This price is the blood of Christ and he was sent to effect our redemption with it (Acts 20:28; Gal. 44, 5). And what were we redeemed from? From the bondage and curse of the law, the power of sin and of the grave, from all troubles, iniquity, evil, enemies, death and destruction (Gal. 4:5, 3:13; Rom. 6:18; Ps. 49:15, 25:22; Tit. 2:14; Gen. 48:16; Ps. 106:10, 11; Hos. 13:14; Ps. 1034). This redemption procures for us justification, forgiveness, purification and adoption through the precious, plenteous and eternal power and grace of God (Rom. 3:24; Eph. 17; Gal. 44, 5; Tit. 2:14). To those who partake of it there is opened up a new life and existence, for they are the property of God, a peculiar people, are*first-fruits of God and are sealed unto the day of redemption. They are zealous of good works, walk safely in holiness and shall return to Zion with joy (Is. 43 :i; Rev. 144; II Sam. 7:23; Eph. 4:30; Eph. 2:10; Is. 35:8, ; Is. 35 :10). This redemption man cannot effect, nor can corruptible things purchase it, but it is the free gift of God by Christ.