By the grace of God a new reality defines our lives which we call union with Christ. Union with Christ is rooted in his death and resurrection, in which God considers us to be included. Union with Christ determines the new way we relate to God in our bodies. The result of union with Christ is holiness (a life resembling Christ), and eternal life (a life of fellowship with God forever). Union with Christ is the great truth all Christians should understand, remember daily, and draw from for strength to live freely for the glory of God.