THE STUDY OF REDEMPTION AND THE REDEEMER ANSWER TO QUESTION 64 11/17/19

We are now going to enter into the doctrinal study of the Persons and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, our Redeemer which is termed “Christology.” The study of redemption is contained within the larger context of salvation, which is doctrinally termed “Soteriology.”

God is a God of purpose and determination. The central core of all history is a redemptive purpose of God which centers in the Person and the word of the Lord Jesus Christ-the redemption of sinners through the blood of the cross for the glory of God. Redemption will find its ultimate expression in a redeemed humanity of the elect and in a restored universe. (Isa 65:17; 66:22; 2 Peter 3:13; Rev 21:5)

64. Did God leave all mankind to perish under condemnation in the state of sin and misery?

ANS: God having, out of His good pleasure from eternity, elected some to everlasting life, did enter into a Covenant of Grace to deliver them out of the state of sin and misery, and to bring them into a state of salvation by a Redeemer.

SEE: Rom 3:24-26; 2 Thee 2:13-14; Eph 1:3-7; John 17:1-10; Acts 4:12; Rom 3:19-25; Rom 5:11-21; Rom 8:11-23, 28-39; Rom 9:6-24; Rom 11:5-6; Eph 2:11-19; Col 2:14; 1 Thess 1:4-5; 1 Thess 5:9; 1 Peter 1:1-2, 18-20