Redemption and Salvation

What is the difference between Redemption and Salvation?

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First, I cordially greet you from Guadalajara Mexico. Blessed be God, I found this page that deals with topics that every Catholic should know. For my part, I would like to know the difference between ‘salvation and redemption.’ I would be grateful if you could resolve this doubt for me. Without anything more for the moment, I will say goodbye.


The term ‘redemption’ is a better reference to the term ‘rescue’ (which comes from the Latin redimere, meaning to repurchase) from sin, which Christ paid when He died on the Cross for us.

On the other hand, ‘salvation’ is the fruit obtained by the redemption of Christ, to no longer be at enmity with God due to sin. Our souls are in grace, and it is this being in grace that we call salvation.

It must be kept in mind that because these two concepts are very connected, many times one is able to use them interchangeably, as often to indicate the concept of being rescued as to indicate salvation.

In Christ and Mary.

Fr. Miguel A. Fuentes, IVE

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