Why did the first Christians baptize like the apostles only and always in Jesus' name? But today almost all of baptizing believers baptize in the three titles: Father, Son and Holy Ghost? What is right? Like the Apostles did, or today's Christians? Is it up to our thoughts and thinking how we read the biblical doctrines?
Because they had understood that Jesus did and said really that they were baptized in his name. Father is a title and the son likewise. Holy spirit is never mentioned in Scripture with its own name when he is the Father and the Son's spirit, Amen.
Matthew 28. 18 Then Jesus came and spake unto them: "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the end. "
To understand this right, we must "think" a little Jewish. For the Jews was not a name just a name, but it has a certain meaning.
Father is no separate name.
Son is no separate name.
The Holy Spirit is not a separate name. But there are three titles. It was the Father who sent the Son and the Holy Spirit who anointed and endowed him.
Who should we identify with in baptism and who the Father we are to identify with in baptism? And what should we make in baptism?
We must identify with Jesus in baptism. And it is the Spirit we receive in baptism or the promise of the Spirit.
The other identification: Rom. 6:2, certainly not! We who died away from sin, how can we still live in it? 3 Or do not you know that all of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him when we were baptized with the baptism to death, that we should live the new life, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the Father's mighty power. 5 Do we have grown together with Christ in a death which is equal to his, we shall also be one with him in a resurrection like his.
What promise we would get: Acts 2. 38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, every one of you, so you get the forgiveness of sins, and ye shall receive the Holy Ghost.
When we read this and I explain it this way, what name should we baptize in? It's not that difficult. From my comments Colossians Bible Wiper Letter 3 17 And let everything you say and do, happen in the Lord Jesus’name, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Everything we do in Jesus' name. Preach in the name of Jesus, pray for the sick in Jesus' name, and baptize people in the name of Jesus and everything else. And yet again Paul mentions giving thanks to God the Father. Love to the Father so does everything with a thank you. A child may be in opposition to his father, but when mature, he usually wants to be grateful to the teacher and everything looks different.
Then the big question: Did the early Christians and those who listened to what Jesus said, understand what he said? To baptize in his name? And to obey him? We find that there is a name as it appears that we are to preach in and put our hopes to. What name? The name of Jesus, the largest and most powerful of all names.
In what name were the first Christians baptized? The apostles were baptizing following way, first the new again born christian officially proclaimed Jesus as son of God and their savior, second, they were baptized with a full baptizing in water in Jesus name to be barried in the death with Jesus and then upstood with Jesus to join and walk with him from then. All this happened in the name of Jesus, not in tree titles.
Ap.gj.2.38. Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, every one of you, that ye may receive forgiveness of sins, and ye shall receive the Holy Ghost.
Ap.gj.10. 48.Så he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Afterwards, they asked him to stay with them a few days.
Ap.gj.19.5. After hearing this, they were baptized in the Lord Jesus.
What name is the most high and mighty that we shall preach, pray and baptize in? It is and remains the name of Jesus Christ. God the Father sent his Son and the Holy Spirit sanctioned him by a dove coming from the Father.
Acts 10. 38 namely, that Jesus of Nazareth was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit and power, and that he went about everywhere doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
Baptism in Jesus' name after one has come to believe in full immersion is the only baptism in the New Testament teaches.
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