by Thomas Boston
Reformatted and updated to modern English
"Union with Christ" is a profound exploration of one of the most fundamental and transformative concepts in Christian theology. Written by Thomas Boston, a Scottish theologian of the early 18th century, this book delves into the nature of our relationship with Jesus Christ, who is described as the head and husband of the church. Boston's treatment of this topic is comprehensive, clear, and biblically sound, making it a must-read for anyone who desires to grow in their understanding of the Christian life.
In this book, Boston highlights the privileges that believers enjoy through their union with Christ, such as adoption into God's family, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and access to the Father through Christ. He also emphasizes the importance of striving to maintain a vital, ongoing communion with Christ, warning against the dangers of spiritual apathy and estrangement.
Overall, this book is a powerful reminder of the beauty and richness of our union with Christ, and a call to embrace it fully in our daily lives. Whether you are a seasoned believer or just beginning your spiritual journey, If you are seeking a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christian and how to live a life of faith, then "Union with Christ" is an essential read. This book offers a rich and inspiring vision of the Christian life, one that is grounded in the truth of God's Word and filled with hope and joy. So, I encourage you to take the time to read "Union with Christ" and to meditate on its profound truths. May it deepen your love for Jesus and inspire you to live a life that honors Him.
Table of Contents
I. The Natural Stock: An Examination of the Roots from Which the Branches Are Taken
II. The Supernatural Stock: An Exploration of the New Roots in Which the Branches Are Ingrafted
III. Cutting Ties with the Old Stock: Which Branches Are Selected for the New Stock
IV. The Ingrafting Process: How the Branches Are Transplanted to the New Stock
V. The Benefits of Union: The Advantages and Blessings That Flow from the Branches' Connection to the New Stock
Final Words to Saints and Sinners