Baptized in Christ (Gal. 3:27)

“As many of you

As were baptized

Into Christ,

You have put on Christ.”

ὅσοι γὰρ εἰς Χριστὸν ἐβαπτίσθητε, Χριστὸν ἐνεδύσασθε.

Paul said, “As many of you (ὅσοι γὰρ) as were baptized (ἐβαπτίσθητε) into Christ (εἰς Χριστὸν), you have put on Christ (Χριστὸν ἐνεδύσασθε).”  Paul explained that once they were baptized, they put on Christ.  They became like Christ.  Whether this “put on” is a reference to a white garment is not clear.  They were united with Christ with this immersion in water, as baptism became the initiation of a person into the life of Christ and the Christian community.  Baptism now took the place of circumcision as one became part of the covenant relationship with God.  Did you put on Christ when you were baptized?

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