Bible Study Outlines

Volume 2, Lesson 17
by C.I. Scofield

Redemption in the Old Testament

Redemption, to set free by paying a price, is one of the most beautiful aspects of the sacrificial death of Christ, and is both an Old Testament and New Testament doctrine.

  1. The Kinsman-Redeemer
    A kinsman-redeemer was a relative who restored or preserved the full rights of disadvantaged family members. The concept arises from God's covenant relationship with Israel and points to the redemption of humanity in Jesus Christ.
  2. The Exodus of Israel
    1. The source of redemption: God
      • Exodus 3:7 - "I have surely seen the affliction... have heard their cry"
      • Exodus 3:8 - "And I am come down to deliver them"
      • Matthew 1:21 - "Thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people"
      • John 6:44 - "No man can come to Me, except the Father... draw him"
    2. The price of redemption: blood
    3. The deliverence of redemption: power
      • Exodus 6:6 - "I will redeem you with a stretched out arm"
      • Exodus 13:14 - "By strength of hand the Lord brought us out"
      • Deuteronomy 7:8 - "Brought you out... and redeemed you"
      • Romans 8:2 - "Law of the Spirit... hath made me free"
      • Romans 1:16 - "I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation"
    In the New Testament fulfillment of the Old Testament pictures, the Father draws the sinner to Himself, the blood of Christ pays the redemption price, and the power of the Spirit sets the believer free.
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