Question #62: Briefly discuss redemption in the New Testament utilizing three Greek words.
Answer: Redemption in the New Testament is primarily taught and formulated for us in Scripture by three Greek words:
1) agorazo, which means redemption as an act of purchase (1 Cor 6:20),
2) exagorazo, redemption as an act of assuring security out of the sin market place, not to be sold to anybody else again (Gal 3:13) and
3) lutroo, redemption as an act of freedom (Tit 2:14; 1 Pet 1:18).
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:” (Gal 3:13).
“Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works” (Tit 2:14).
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;” (1 Pet 1:18).
One-Minute Theology with Chaplain T features the question and answer portions of the Systematic Theology courses that were part of my seminary work at Piedmont Baptist Graduate School. I will be posting one Q & A everyday until my ordination council meeting set for February 2014.