Med#6: Redemption: one of those unavoidable, pregnant NT words.
Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses according to the riches of His grace..
I am aware that believers often lose their unbelieving friends in conversations about Jesus because we use language that is almost foreign to them. I do not think we need to dumb down the gospel, but some words could be replaced with better synonyms. However, some words are irreplaceable, and maybe clarification of these massively meaningful words could be a part of conversations with skeptics; words like gospel, salvation, adoption, predestination, redemption.
How would you explain the word ‘redemption’ to an unbeliever?
What is the connection of redemption and blood?
What other life aspects besides your own sinful soul have been redeemed in your life?
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