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Spirituality And Redemption December 4, 2006

Posted by rattazzimedia in Christianity, Church, God, Religion, Spiritual, Spiritual Overview, Spiritual Study, Spirituality, Theology.
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Redemption can be defined as deliverance by payment of a price.  Once we begin to truly comprehend how each of us has been separated from God by embracing the corrupt traditions and culture passed down to us by a world that has strayed from God it is logical to ask the question: What can be done about this?  Fortunately God understands that for each of us this presents an impossible problem.  In other words just me by myself can’t fix this.  But God, from the beginning, had a plan that together you and me in harmony with God can be bought back, can be rescued from the bondage of this corrupt world.  I think it is a good idea to bring this out at this time because I am often making the point that we all have wandered away from God.  But thankfully God has provided a solution for those of us who choose to take it.  Christ payed the price for our redemption so that through him we can be declared righteous.  The apostle Paul in his letter to the Romans made the point that this redemption is offered to all and not just the Jews (which was a new thing for them at that time):       

This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

This is good news for you and me.  It can be discouraging to understand how much this world over the years has separated it self from God, but God has provided a straightforward and easy to understand plan of redemption.  Jesus Christ paid the price for our redemption and if we follow him we can be redeemed.  Our response to this should be to make every effort to understand what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and integrate that understanding into our day to day lives.  We can be one with God and one with one another if we fix our hearts and minds on Jesus who became salvation for us by paying for our redemption.  The apostle Peter makes this point in the following passage: 

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.  As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.  But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.  For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers,  but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

I am not trying to explain this completely with this post.  What I am trying to do here is spread the news that there is a solution to our spiritual problem.  The key to understand spirituality and redemption lies with Jesus Christ and each of us must look into this.  Please feel free to offer your questions or comments and let me know if I can be helpful to you in understanding this vital truth. 

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