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For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Galatians 3:26-27  (NAS)

In baptism, we are not just getting wet.  In a spiritual way, we are being united with Christ in His death ("baptized into Christ") and we are raised from the waters of baptism being clothed with Him (we are now a new creation "in Christ").

Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NAS)

The apostle Peter describes it as being born again through Jesus' resurrection:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 1 Peter 1:3-4 (NAS)

Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, 23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God. 1 Peter 1:22-23 (NAS)

And corresponding to that, baptism now saves you-- not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience-- through the resurrection of Jesus Christ... 1 Peter 3:21 (NAS)  

When Jesus comes again, and we stand before God in judgment, how important is it that we be "clothed with Christ?"

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