Originally Posted by PJW
....not quite the right answer...
In this hypothetical scenario, Jesus is coming back and people are gathering to meet Him. There is some sort of gate, and some person is stopping people and asking them: "What REASON do you have to join Him?"
"You being already there" is not the reason; what was the reason for you, behind Col3:3-4?
(It would be the same reason that you would say to the "gate-keeper"...)
"For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory." Col3:3-4
Why are you "hidden with Christ in God"?