'In Christ' in the Bible
I wonder that ye thus quickly change, from him that called you in Christ's grace, to a different gospel,
And was unknown by face to the churches of Judea there in Christ.
But, this was because of the false brethren secretly introduced, - who, indeed, came in secretly to spy out our freedom, which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: -
We, though we are Jews by birth and not outcasts of Gentile origin, know that no one is pronounced righteous as the result of obedience to Law, but only through faith in Christ Jesus.
but since we know a man is justified simply by faith in Jesus Christ and not by doing what the Law commands, we ourselves have believed in Christ Jesus so as to get justified by faith in Christ and not by doing what the Law commands ??for by doing what the Law commands no person shall be justified.
But if seeking to be justified in Christ, we may also be found sinners, then is Christ the minister of sin? it could not be so.
For if I try to build up again what I had already destroyed [i.e., by returning to depend on compliance with the law of Moses to become right with God, after having rejected this system by trusting in Christ to save me], I would certainly be guilty of sin.
For I through the Law [under the operation of the curse of the Law] have [in Christ's death for me] myself died to the Law and all the Law's demands upon me, so that I may [henceforth] live to and for God.
The only thing I would like to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Holy Spirit [into your lives] by [meeting the requirements of] the law of Moses or by hearing [and obeying the message] of faith [in Christ]?
So that on the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus; in order that we through faith might have the Spirit which God had undertaken to give.
And this I say, that the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of no effect.
But the scripture has shut up all under sin, that the promise by faith in Christ Jesus may be given to those who believe.
But before faith [in Christ] became available, we [Jews] were kept in bondage under [condemnation for not obeying perfectly] the law of Moses. [This condition existed] until the faith [i.e., the Gospel message] was made known [to people].
So, the law of Moses became like our "transportation to school," bringing us to [the school of] Christ where we [learn how to be] made right with God by faith [in Christ].
But now that faith [in Christ] has become available, we are no longer in need of this "transportation to school."
for you are all the sons of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
for as many of you as are baptized in Christ, have put on Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither servant nor freeman, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but faith which worketh by love.
This [evil] persuasion is not from Him Who called you [Who invited you to freedom in Christ].
But let those who receive instruction in Christian truth share with their instructors all temporal blessings.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.