HTH: Union with Christ

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I have found Todd Billings’ Union with Christ: Reframing Theology and Ministry for the Church, extremely helpful in how I think about unity and oneness with Christ. This book has, therefore, also been a great tool in how I communicate this awesome truth to my students. Billings quotes Calvin who says:

“We are not our own: let not our reason nor our will, therefore, sway our plans and deeds. We are not our own: let us therefore not set it as our goal to seek what is expedient for us according to the flesh. We are not our own: in so far as we can, let us therefore forget ourselves and all that is ours. Conversely, we are God’s: let us therefore live for him and die for him. We are God’s: let his wisdom and will therefore rule all our actions. We are God’s: let all the parts of our life accordingly strive toward him as our only lawful goal.”

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