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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The goal of redemption is life in God, "unto the Father." The means of redemption is the cross of Christ, "in whom we have our redemption through his blood" (Ephesians 1:7 ). The agent in redemption is the Holy Spirit, "by one Spirit," "sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise" (Ephesians 1:13 ). The human instrumentality, faith. The whole process of approach to, and abiding fellowship with, God is summed up in this brief sentence Access to the Father, through Christ, by the Spirit, by faith.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Access'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/a/access.html. 1915.