“For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”
King James Version (KJV)
3:27 For as many of you as have testified your faith by being baptized in the name of Christ, have put on Christ - Have received him as your righteousness, and are therefore sons of God through him.
Ga 3:27 For. He now shows how their faith acted to bring them into Christ. As Dr. Schaff says, "Faith always implies surrender". Faith leads to obedience. The believer is baptized into Christ, and being found in him has put on Christ. Being in Christ, a member of his body, a part of the Son, the believer becomes a child of God. Compare Ro 6:3 1Co 10:2 Mt 28:19. Schaff, in loco, says: ``The baptized is surrounded by Christ and covered by his merits. . . . The figure of putting on Christ as a new dress afterwards gave rise to the custom of wearing white baptismal garments.''