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What is the difference between being redeemed and being saved?


Karl Keating stated in his book Catholicism and Fundamentalism that we are all &quot;redeemed&quot; but we are not all &quot;saved.&quot; What is the difference between the two?<br />


Basically, redemption is collective, while salvation is individual. Christ redeemed humanity collectively from slavery to sin and from the debt of punishment that mankind, as a whole, owed due to sin. Every person, Christian or non-Christian, is redeemed because he is a member of the human race. Salvation is the application of redemption to individuals. A person can choose to reject the graces won for him by Christ even though he has been redeemed.

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