Question: What else does Christ’s death redeem?
Answer: Christ’s death is the beginning of the redemption and renewal of every part of fallen creation, as he powerfully directs all things for his own glory and creation’s good.
Scripture: Colossians 1:19-20
For the most part we tend to focus on how the gospel of Jesus Christ affects us as humans. But we should not forget that the gospel not only redeems and restores us, the gospel also redeems and restores all of creation. R.C. Sproul commenting on Romans 8:21-23 writes,
We have been set free, and that release from bondage does not end with us. The goal of the finished work of Christ is to rescue the entire creation so that even the land will stop mourning and the animals will no longer be afraid. . . . Paul says that the creation itself will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into glorious liberty. Just as the created world has suffered because of our sin, the whole of creation will participate in the liberation from the consequences of sin at the time of the manifestation of the children of God (Sproul, Romans, 272).
May God grant us the grace and perseverance to see the day when all things will be made new.
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