Topic(s): Church, Salvation
The word Christian means “one who belongs to Christ.” Galatians 3:26-29 says:
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. KJV
Verse 26 says we are God’s children when we are in Christ;
Verse 27 says we get into Christ by being baptized into Christ;
Verse 28 says all who are in Christ are one;
Verse 29 says these who are one belong to Christ.
Therefore, one must be baptized to be a child of God, to be in Christ, and to belong to Christ.