The basis of our union with Christ is Christ’s union with us in the incarnation.
Our union with Christ is rooted in creation because we are created in God’s image. Because we are created in God’s image we are all, with a number of other things, compatible with him. To be made in God’s image means that we reflect God’s characteristic of being relational. This is why we find Adam interacting with God relationally prior to the fall. All that was present then, however, was tragically lost at the fall. Man was plunged into sin and death, the image of God was marred and terribly effaced, and the relationship that once existed was ruptured. In order for the relationship to be restored something needed to take place that could overcome the separation.
At the heart of this restoration and at the heart … Read More »