What is redemption and why is it necessary? The storyline of the Bible makes it clear that we’re all guilty of falling short of God’s standard (sin). The consequence for sin is death, both physical and spiritual. But there’s hope! Redemption means acquittal, an atonement for fault or guilt. Redemption is the means by which salvation is accomplished, and it all happened through what Jesus did on the cross at Calvary. Because Jesus redeems those who believe in His name, we can come into the presence of God by grace and worship Him. Have you been redeemed?