The Nature of Union with ChristPosted: November 7, 2015
The nature of union with Christ may be described according to three aspects.
- Mystical—Our individual and corporate union with Christ far transcends all earthly relationships in its spiritual intimacy, its transformative power, and its everlasting blessings; this also clearly distinguishes Christ’s mystical body from his personal human body.
- Legal—When a person trusts Christ, he or she is granted the complete and everlasting inheritance of the sons and daughters of God; this is the basis for God’s righteous bestowal of all the other gifts of union
- Organic—On the basis of justification, the Spirit grants all the other gifts and benefits of Christ; being grafted into the vine, we now draw sustenance from him and bear good fruit in him (John 15:1–17)