Redemption Encyclopedia

Redemption has more to do with our condition than our standing. Redemption means to be “bought back and set free” from (1) sin, (2) the world, and (3) Satan for the purpose of doing the will of God in worship and in service. “Let My people go, that they may serve Me” (Ex. 8:1). There are four aspects of redemption given in scripture, three of which are found in Romans and Ephesians:
  1. The past redemption of our souls (Eph. 1:7; Rom. 3:24)
  2. The present redemption of our time (Eph. 5:15-16; Rom. 12:1)
  3. The future redemption of our bodies (Eph. 4:30; Rom. 8:23)
but a 4th aspect of redemption is only found in Ephesians:
  1. The future redemption of our inheritance (Eph. 1:14)