So I'm trying to unpack some thoughts on redemption and restoration. Can something be redeemed without being restored and can you have restoration without redemption?
Redeem: to make up for; make amends for; offset (some fault, shortcoming, etc.): His bravery redeemed his youthful idleness; to obtain the release or restoration of, as from captivity, by paying a ransom; to deliver from sin and its consequences by means of a sacrifice offered for the sinner.
Restore: to bring back into existence, use, or the like; reestablish: to restore order; to bring back to a former, original, or normal condition, as a building, statue, or painting; to put back to a former place, or to a former position, rank, etc.: to restore the king to his throne; to give back; make return or restitution of (anything taken away or lost); to reproduce or reconstruct (an ancient building, extinct animal, etc.) in the original state.
I don't know the answers to this, but I wanna figure it out. Any thoughts, etc., that y'all wanna pass along would be GREATLY appreciated!
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