"Redemption & Salvation"

What is your faith belief of these two terms?

Are they synomous?

God Bless you,

Patrick

I wouldn’t say so. All who have been or will be saved have been redeemed. Not everyone who has been redeemed has been or will be saved.

I don’t remember were I read it, but I think redemption is about redeeming our sins, while salvation is about our souls being saved. So you need redemption to achieve salvation.

Not at all.

Christ has redeemed the world, but only a few folks have salvation.

All folks who have salvation are redeemed. Not all folks who are redeemed have salvation.

Our redemption was secured by Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection. In fact, ALL have been redeemed- all races, creeds, and nationalities. Before His death, heaven was closed to man by Original Sin. Salvation is the next step to enter into the kingdom.

CCC
607 The desire to emBrace his Father’s plan of redeeming love inspired Jesus’ whole life, for his redemptive passion was the very reason for his Incarnation. And so he asked, "And what shallI say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, for this purpose I have come to this hour."419 And again, "Shall I not drink the cup which the Father has given me?"420 From the cross, just before “It is finished”, he said, "I thirst."421

622 The redemption won by Christ consists in this, that he came “to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mt 20:28), that is, he “loved [his own] to the end” (Jn 13:1), so that they might be “ransomed from the futile ways inherited from [their] fathers” (I Pt 1:18).

Salvation, in Catholicism, is a process.

From the Catholic Encyclopedia:
The Council of Trent describes the process of salvation from sin…(Sess. VI, v-vi).

It begins with the grace of God which touches a sinner’s heart, and calls him to repentance. This grace cannot be merited; it proceeds solely from the love and mercy of God. Man may receive or reject this inspiration of God, he may turn to God or remain in sin. Grace does not constrain man’s free will.

Thus assisted the sinner is disposed for salvation from sin; he believes in the revelation and promises of God, he fears God’s justice, hopes in his mercy, trusts that God will be merciful to him for Christ’s sake, begins to love God as the source of all justice, hates and detests his sins.

This is followed by justification itself, which consists…in the sanctification and renewal of the inner man by the voluntary reception of God’s grace and gifts,… This change happens either by reason of a perfect act of charity elicited by a well disposed sinner or by virtue of the Sacrament either of Baptism or of Penance according to the condition of the respective subject laden with sin. By the merit of the Most Holy Passion through the Holy Spirit, the charity of God is shed abroad in the hearts of those who are justified.

We must hold:
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*]that the initial grace is truly gratuitous and supernatural;
*]that the human will remains free under the influence of this grace;
*]that man really cooperates in his personal salvation from sin;
*]that by justification man is really made just, and not merely declared or reputed so;
*]that justification and sanctification are only two aspects of the same thing, and not ontologically and chronologically distinct realities;
*]that justification excludes all mortal sin from the soul, so that the just man is no way liable to the sentence of death at God’s judgment-seat.
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The means to salvation can be found in the words of Christ. We are to follow the commandments, the Great Commandment, the Beatitudes, etc. Our faith will be judged after death. The evidence of our faith is in the way we lived our lives- feeding the hungry, consoling the widowed, and all of the other loving actions describes to us by Christ.

chefmomster2;11975416]Our redemption was secured by Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection. In fact, ALL have been redeemed- all races, creeds, and nationalities. Before His death, heaven was closed to man by Original Sin. Salvation is the next step to enter into the kingdom.

Salvation, in Catholicism, is a process.

The means to salvation can be found in the words of Christ. We are to follow the commandments, the Great Commandment, the Beatitudes, etc. Our faith will be judged after death. The evidence of our faith is in the way we lived our lives- feeding the hungry, consoling the widowed, and all of the other loving actions describes to us by Christ.

VERY WELL Done,

Thank you,

Patrick

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