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The Ransom—God’s Greatest Gift

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locusts | 09:19 Thu 15th Apr 2021 | Religion & Spirituality
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The Ransom—God’s Greatest Gift -JESUS IS SON

What is the ransom, and what do we need to understand in order to appreciate this valuable gift?
Put simply, the ransom is GOD .S means to deliver, or save, humankind from sin and death. (Ephesians 1:7)
Only if we understand what Adam lost when he sinned can we appreciate why the ransom is such a valuable gift to us.

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If that passage resonates with you, well and good.

Were you really asking the question, 'what is the ransom..' or were you just wanting to tell us your interpretation? I am not too concerned about 'failing to appreciate...', so I hope that's a relief to you.
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Cambridge dictionary definition of 'ransom' - a large amount of money that is demanded in exchange for someone who has been taken prisoner, or sometimes for an animal.
I don't understand the original post.
What was the ransom?
Who demanded the ransom?
Who was exchanged for the ransom?
An d who paid the ransom?
This really s ridiculous. Who constructs a plan which obliges him to pay a ransom to himself? It makes no sense whatsoever.
Who are we saving, from who?
We’re not saving anyone. God is saving us from himself ... allegedly.
Makes perfect sense.....
yea like jc sacrificed himself to himself to save us from himself...
what would a psychiatrist make of that.
Fender, a psychiatrist would have a field day with God. In the interests of public safety he’d lock him up for life.
//a psychiatrist would have a field day with God//
Or end up as a patient in his own psychiatric hospital trying to work out exactly this Being requires....

We task God with one thing (just one thing),
Tell us what to believe!!
And what do we end up with?
A thousand different doctrines,
A thousand different beliefs,
A thousand different denominations all claiming the 'truth'
from his word.

1 Corinthians 14:33 ''For God is not the author of confusion''
Could have fooled me
(Well, it did me for a time) Used to believe that all other faiths, beliefs & doctrines were of the devil / the world / atheists /unbelievers / etc and that only my belief, in my own congregation, in my own denomination, in my own religion was right.

I can see some similarities ^^ with the OP.
Fortunately I escaped the mindset.
You know if you went to Dubai or some where in Arab world and break the law you will be praying for a ransom, but some of you don't know what's going on around you, let alone in world. You got come out of your nutshell. And start living.
Who paid the ransom, Goodlife?
Yes, Naomi and others, this is truly barking...
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Naomi 2416:58 Fri 16th Apr 2021 Who paid the ransom, Goodlife?
c.p //But God is pleased to approve the application of the ransom to redeem those of Adam’s offspring who avail themselves of such a release. As Paul states, “as through the disobedience of the one man many were constituted sinners, likewise also through the obedience of the one person many will be constituted righteous.” (Ro 5:18, 19) At the time of Adam’s sin and his being sentenced to Death, his offspring or race were all unborn in his loins and so all died with him. (Compare Heb 7:4-10.) Jesus as a perfect man, “the last Adam” (1Co 15:45), was the only human capable of providing the redemption price for Adam’s unborn offspring. He willingly offered himself to die innocently as a perfect human sacrifice, in harmony with GOD will. (Heb 10:5) Jesus will make use of the authority granted by GOD on the basis of his ransom to give life to all those who accept this provision.​—1Co 15:45; compare Ro 5:15-
locusts; “as through the disobedience of the one man many were constituted sinners,"
Does that mean the the sins of some man that I have never met can make me a sinner?
locusts; "He willingly offered himself to die innocently as a perfect human sacrifice..."
I'm not sure he was all that willing. When it came to the crunch he shouted " Oh my god, why hast thou forsaken me?" He suddenly realised that it was all a con.
//I'm not sure he was all that willing. When it came to the crunch he shouted " Oh my god, why hast thou forsaken me?" He suddenly realised that it was all a con.//

And not a moment too soon.
//Does that mean the the sins of some man that I have never met can make me a sinner?//

Indeed it does .. allegedly. And this from the doyen of morality.
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Naomi24 / 23:40 Wed 28th Apr 2021 Does that mean the the sins of some man that I have never met can make me a sinner?//

Indeed it does .. allegedly. And this from the doyen of morality

// I think you missed the biggest point of the picture //Effects of Sin. Sin put man out of harmony with his Creator. It thereby damaged not only his relations with God but also his relations with the rest of God’s creation, including damage to man’s own self, to his mind, heart, and body. It brought consequences of enormous evil upon the human race. The wages sin pays is death” (Ro 6:23), and by being born in Adam’s line all men have come under “the law of sin and of death.”1Co 15:21, 22) Sin, with death,has “ruled as king” over mankind, enslaving them, this slavery being one into which they were sold by Adam

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