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REDEMPTION

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REDEMPTION - 1) (Sl. Iskupleniye) The deliverance of humanity from sin and death by Christ, who assumed humanity by His Incarnation, conquered sin and death by His life-giving death and glorious Resurrection, releases those who are in captivity to the evil one, and unites humanity to God by His Ascension (Gal. 3:13; Heb. 9:15). See also DEIFICATION and SALVATION. - Man was created good and pure. Through his sin of disobedience he had fallen away from God. By his own power he was unable to restore his direct relationship with God. Christ by His death on the Cross paid the price of our redemption and blotted out our sin, and united man with God.

2) (an appellation or Title of Jesus) "But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:" 1 Cor 1:30

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