The Christian Life

In Christ

The Christian is placed into the body of the Christ by the Holy Spirit when he or she believed the Gospel for salvation (1 Corinthians 12:12-13). The Christ is a new kind of creation by God that is made up of both Jew and Gentile, in which Christ is the Head and the Church is the Body (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 3:27-28; Ephesians 1:22-23). There are no physical or racial distinctions in the Christ (Galatians 3:27-28). In Christ, the Christian is complete, lacking nothing (Colossians 2:10).

Christ in the Believer

The Christian has eternal life because Christ is now living in that Christian (Colossians 1:27; 1 John 5:12). This also provided the means by which a Christian can live out the life of Christ here on earth.


The Holy Spirit places all believers of the Dispensation of Grace as mature sons, whether male or female, into the body of the Christ. As members of the Christ, God has marked off their bounds to always be in a position of a mature son (Galatians 3:28; Romans 8:15; Ephesians 1:5). Sonship is a place of privilege in which the believer is not under any quality of law (Galatians 4:1-6). This means the Christian is given everything needed to live a godly life (2 Peter 1:3) using the new mind in Christ to determine what is good and bad for conduct (Hebrews 5:14) while knowing the desirous will of God for their life (Romans 12:1-2).

Priesthood of the Believer

All Christians are placed as priests when they believe and therefore are able to present spiritual sacrifices and communicate with God when they are spiritual (1 Peter 2:5, 9; Hebrews 13:15, 16; Romans 12:2; Philippians 2:17, 4:18).


Abiding is an essential part of the Christian life. Christians are only able to manifest the life of God and live out resurrected life when they are abiding (feeling at ease) in their position in Christ (John 15:1-8; 1 John 2:24; 1 John 2:28).

The Enemies of the Saints

The Christian has three spiritual enemies that are active today: Satan and his demons, the sin nature, and the world system. God provides a defense for the Christian against each of these enemies (Romans 6:1-13; Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 John 2:15-17).