In Christ, Like Christ
Galatians 3:27 states, “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (ESV). In the context of Galatians 3:26–29 and 3:7–29 as a whole, Paul’s point is to stress that everyone who believes (including Gentiles) is in Christ and thus an heir to God’s promise of blessing to Abraham. By taking a moment to focus on the metaphors of this verse (baptism and clothing) and comparing their similarities to other passages, we can also see a simple thought and a good reminder—being in Christ means we should be like Christ. The first metaphor involves baptism—when we believe, we are baptized into Christ. To be baptized into Him means that the Spirit of God has placed the believer in Christ and thus His body, the church (1 Cor 12:13). The second metaphor involves clothing—to “put on” something could also be translated to “clothe.” Thus, those baptized [more]
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