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It sometimes seems that the principles of spiritual redemption and spiritual salvation get interchanged during bible study.It does not seem surprising as both are closely linked to principles for faith and righteousness. From the perspective of our current understanding, spiritual redemption, through Jesus Christ, offers two attributes:
- deliverance from the slavery of our sinful nature
- the restoration, that is reconciliation, of our personal relationship with God.
The tread we sometimes follow is: redemption - to - righteousness - to - justification - to - faith
Spiritual salvation represents both preservation from trouble/danger and deliverance from sin and its consequences.
|Rom. 4: 4 - 5||
Salvation is received by faith alone
Rom. 10: 3
Eph. 2: 8 - 9
Titus 3: 5
|Philippians 2: 12 - 13||Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling ... for it is God which works in you both to will and to do his good pleasure|
Linking spiritual salvation back to faith is sometimes useful for bible study ... James 2: 14 - 26 ... a good passage with emphasis on verse 26: Faith without works is dead ...
Sometimes it is useful to link spiritual salvation back to the 6 core Christian doctrines of Heb. 6: 1 - 2
- repentance from dead works
- faith toward God
- doctrine of baptisms (water + Holy Spirit)
- laying on of hands
- resurrection of the dead
- eternal judgment