Redemption In Christ

We are justified freely by the redemption that is IN Christ. Not by “trusting in a provision.”

Rom 3:24  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Redemption involves a RELEASE FROM BONDAGE, a BEING SET FREE.

Redemption – apolutrōsis – G629
From a compound of G575 and G3083; (the act) ransom in full, that is, (figuratively) riddance, or (specifically) Christian salvation: – deliverance, redemption.

Rom 6:16  Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Rom 6:17  But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Rom 6:18  Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

It is OBEDIENCE FROM THE HEART which sets us free, not “trusting in a provision.” WHOLEHEARTED OBEDIENCE TO GOD is wrought through GODLY SORROW WORKING REPENTANCE UNTO SALVATION.

2 Co 7:10  For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
2 Co 7:11  For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

This is a REPENTANCE NOT TO BE REPEATED, hence one is to be brought into a SALVATION NOT TO BE REPENTED OF, a salvation NOT TO BE TURNED AWAY FROM. This is why we are given this warning IMMEDIATELY AFTER the cleansing of Hebrews 10:19-22…

Heb 10:26  For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
Heb 10:27  But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Heb 10:28  He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
Heb 10:29  Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

The wolves simply do not understand this “once and for all cleansing” which is why they imply a sin/repent cycle and the subsequent easy forgiveness. Look around who is teaching a “once and for all cleansing not to be repeated” as the salvation experience? Practically no one is, that is how deceived the world is regarding repentance, faith, salvation, grace and the forgiveness of sin. These folks do not under understand regeneration for if they did they would contend earnestly for endurance in the faith and would never imply easy forgiveness or repeated rebellion (even occasional) by Christians.

Pure means pure.

Mat 5:8  Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

1 Ti 1:5  Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

Pure hearts do not willfully sin. Willful sin voids the cleansing via the blood and a second repentance is not something easily to be found which is why Peter gave the warning…

2 Pe 2:20  For if AFTER THEY HAVE ESCAPED the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
2 Pe 2:21  For it had been BETTER for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
2 Pe 2:22  But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

Compare…

Heb 10:26  For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the KNOWLEDGE of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

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2 Pe 2:20  For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the KNOWLEDGE of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

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2 Pe 1:3  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the KNOWLEDGE of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
2 Pe 1:4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Knowledge – epignōsis – G1922
From G1921; recognition, that is, (by implication) full discernment, acknowledgement: – (ac-) knowledge (-ing, -ment).

Knowledge is a dangerous thing because with it comes accountability. It is no small issue to escape the corruption that is in the world through lust, be sanctified by the blood, and then turn away from that, count it as cheap and rebel once again. Don’t be deceived into taking the forgiveness of God for granted, the forgiveness of God is not something to be trifled with. Substitution theories insidiously and subtly imply easy forgiveness.

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