In Christ with reference to what happened BEFORE the body of Christ was established is simply THEIR relationship with Christ regarding the kingdom of Christ. It's not that hard to understand, but you prefer to misuse it to try to force it to agree with your misconceptions about it.That does not cover-up your ignorance of what you said here:
You accuse me of a repeated misuse of "in Christ before me." I quoted verses which demonstrate that the words "in Christ" speak of the Body being in Christ:"For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another" (Ro.12:4-5).
ONE BODY IN CHRIST. See that? How long will you IGNORE THAT? How long will you continue to accuse me of a REPEATED MISUSE OF 'IN CHRIST BEFORE ME'?
If I misused the phrase and since you are bold enough to accuse me of doing that then you must know what the words "in Christ" mean in that verse.
What do they mean?
You also misuse Paul in an attempt to make his scripture retroactive. It is not.