Question 26: What else does Christ's death redeem?

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.

God and Christianity are often times so misunderstood. One of the primary attributes of God is that of redemption. Redemption by definition is the action of saving or being saved from sin, error or evil. It also means the action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment or clearing of a debt. We typically think of redemption as it applies to us, human beings, but God's redemption extends well beyond us to all of creation which has suffered due to man's sin, error or evil. God revealed His plan to redeem the heavens and the earth to the Apostle John. Revelation chapters 21 and 22 describe what this redemption will entail. Not only is this a beautiful depiction of what the earth will look like one day but it also reflects the beauty of a restored intimacy with God as well. We see that the physical and spiritual are all linked together in sometimes mysterious and miraculous ways. Take a moment and read those chapters.

While Christ's death initially appeared as victory for our enemy it was in fact victory for humanity, all created beings and the heavens and earth because His redemption had immeasurable, far reaching, and eternal effects on all of God's creation.