Identity

"It's All About Jesus" or “Identity in Jesus” or “Union with Christ”: What Do These Phrases Actually Mean?

"It's All About Jesus" or “Identity in Jesus” or “Union with Christ”: What Do These Phrases Actually Mean?

It is one of the most important ideas in the New Testament. Being “in Christ.” Unified “with Christ.” Paul alone uses the phrase “in Christ” (or some variation, like “in Jesus” or “in him”) over 160 times. And as we’ll see below, we can sum up Christianity with these words “in Christ.” What I’ve noticed, however, is that we Christians, especially in today’s gospel-centered circles, use this terminology a lot, but we rarely explain it…