Are You Clothed In Christ?

J. D. Conley
October 27, 2013

One of the most prevalent religious doctrines today is the notion that a person is saved before baptism. The vast majority of preachers today do not believe water baptism is necessary to salvation. Most people are led to believe that they may accept Jesus and be saved without baptism.

Its tragic that most people listen to what men say about the Bible, rather than reading it for themselves. When one makes a personal investigation into the Word of God they will quickly see for themselves that it teaches the essentiality of baptism in God's plan of salvation.

"For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ" (Gal.3:26-27). The Greek word used here means to "get into, as into clothes." Certainly, the unbiased reader of Scripture would never believe he can be saved prior to "putting Christ on" or "being clothed with Christ." The person who believes he is saved before baptism is, in reality, spiritually naked and without Christ. Christ is "put on" at the point of baptism - not before. Are you clothed in Christ?