We are legally and positionally “in Christ”, both in eternity and in time. We were placed “in Christ” before the world began, not based upon our works but we were put in Christ by God’s unconditional grace. Therefore, since we didn’t do anything to get “in Christ”, there is also nothing we can do to get “out of Christ”. We are truly part of Jesus, part of body, and bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh and Jesus cannot and will not deny himself.