“In Christ”

“Salvation as Adoption in Christ: An Antidote to Today’s Distant yet Convenient Deity

[The] image of adoption is key for Paul in speaking about the life of salvation in Christ, as well as the new identity that we enter into in Christ. On the on hand, the Spirit assures Christians that they already belong to God–they can cry out to God as Father, as ones united to Jesus Christ…. We are adopted children of God, able to pray to the Father by the spirit, yet even this is a foretaste of the consummation of adoption for which the creation groans and waits.”

Billings, J. Todd. Union with Christ (Baker Academic, 2011), 15-17.


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