Ransom, Redemption, and Forgiveness | More Than Words
RJ Grunewald   -  

More Than Words

We can’t understand the Bible without knowing the context of the WORDS.

In order to know what the words mean, we have to know what they MEANT.
1 Peter 1:18-19
“God paid a RANSOM” (NLT)
“You were REDEEMED” (NIV)
Three Primary Categories of Gospel Metaphors:
Redemption refers to freeing somebody from what holds them CAPTIVE.
Ransom refers to the PRICE paid.
Romans 6:23
Hebrews 9:12
Jesus sets you free from what owns you.
Colossians 2:13-14
FORGIVENESS is a debt metaphor.
What do you OWE God?