Redemption

Redemption

A. J. Crick

It is a never failing source of delight to the child of God to dwell upon the theme of redemption. The Holy Spirit has given clear guidance in all doctrine for those who will avail themselves of His gracious teachings. In the great subject of redemption, God has given teaching which is marked by progression, and also by distinction of words, so that we may be adequately instructed. Three Greek words are used by the Holy Spirit to convey with clarity His thoughts upon this important subject. These we propose to examine in order to discover their meanings. Other words stem from these major ones, and may be studied by the student at his leisure.

LUTRON which means something with which to loosen, a redemption price. This word is used in Matt. 20:28, “Even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.” The use of the English word ransom clearly indicates that a redemption price is available for all who are in need. We know that every sinner needs such a ransom, but all do not realize their ne