= Atonement, act of being delivered from sin
The words: restoration of man from the bondage of sin, have a powerful resonance in modern times. This Roman Catholic interpretation of atonement – or redemption – is also highly romantic for a slightly agnostic person. But can there be redemption without fight against evil?
The same slightly agnostic person must ask herself the question of the relation between creation (resulting in being a child of God) and redemption (restoration from the bondage of sin).
“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:13-14 NKJV)”