The theme of union with christ occurs in numerous places in the new testament and is also pictured in the old testament1 it is that union enjoyed by believers individually and corporately with the lord jesus. Union with christ according to the new testament the religious experience of the earliest christians was derived from and dependent upon christ. The new testament teaches that union with christ is precipitated by faith and baptism ie we believe and are baptized into christ john 316 romans 63 both the apostle john and paul employ the greek preposition eis rather than en in these passages to convey the notion of union with christ. As we should expect the doctrine of union with christ has its roots in old testament teaching in this article we will explore these biblical foundations because they lay the ground work and set the biblical theological trajectory for our new covenant understanding of oneness with christ i am making an assumption as i approach our discussion the bible. This book is a study of the union between god and those he has redeemed as it is represented in the new testament in conversation with historical and syste
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