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There are many important days in a person’s life: birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc.
Of all these days, none is more important to me than the day I was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
In this study today we will answer a few questions about baptism.
1st: Why in Jesus name, and why is calling on, or (invoking) the name of Jesus so important.
2nd: Do you have to be baptised in Jesus name to be saved?
3rd: Why, baptising in Jesus name teaches the oneness of God.
So what does the Bible teach us about Jesus name baptism?
Now, Baptism and the Great Commission started with,
Baptism and the Great Commission
Jesus' own baptism 'to fulfill all righteousness' () and His command to baptize disciples-the commissioning and sending forth of the Apostles- highlighted distinctly the biblical significance of baptism.
Matthew 3:15 KJV 1900
And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
Jesus' own baptism 'to fulfill all righteousness' () and His command to baptize disciples-the commissioning and sending forth of the Apostles- highlight distinctly the biblical significance of baptism.
All New Testament teaching on baptism refer to βαπτίζω (baptizō), baptize, immerse or dip under water, (ct. , "into the water," "come up out of'; ct. "buried," ; Died) or βάπτισμα (baptisma)-immersion.
Acts 8:38–39 ESV
And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing.
teaching on baptism refer to ~o:1T'tL(W,immerse, (ct. , "into the water," "come up out of'; ct. "buried," ; ) or ~aTInaf!O: and ~O:TInaf!6<;, immersion.
βαπτίζω (baptizō), baptize
Colossians 2:12 ESV
having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.
βαπτίζω, immerse, (ct. , "into the water," "come up out of'; ct. "buried," ; ) or ~aTInaf!O: and ~O:TInaf!6<;, immersion.
βαπτίζω, immerse, (ct. , "into the water," "come up out of'; ct. "buried," ; ) or ~aTInaf!O: and ~O:TInaf!6<;, immersion.
Romans 6:4 ESV
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned ();
Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them. ()
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned (); Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them. ()
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. ()
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. () And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. ()
name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. ()
The Apostles fulfilled the Great Commission by baptizing believers always "in the name" of Jesus-signifying the actual words spoken in baptism and that to which baptism is referenced.
Whether in baptism, or works of miraculous power, the recurrent use of "in the name" signified both the means by which they used the name, actual invocation, and the power and authority of the One named.
in ( ἐπί - ep-ee) the name of Jesus Christ.
ἐπί ) the neme of Jesus Christ
in
in (εἰς- ĕis, ice; ) the name of the Lord Jesus.
ĕis, ice; ) the name of the Lord Jesus
Acts 8:16 ESV
for he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
in (ἐν-in,by) the name of the Lord.
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Acts 10:48 ESV
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.
Acts
Acts 8:16
in (εἰς- ĕis, ice;) the name of the Lord Jesus.
Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee: in (Ev) the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and weik: By what power or by (ETIL)what name, have ye done this? (; )
Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee: in ( ἐν-in,by ) the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk: By what power or by ( ἐπί - ep-ee) what name, have ye done this? (; )
Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in (Ev) the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. ()
Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in (ἐν-in,by ) the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. ()
What the Bible Teaches About Jesus' Name Baptism
So let’s look to the bible and see how calling on the name shook their culture.
Baptism and the Great Commission
It turned the power switch on, in their darkness.
Jesus' own baptism 'to fulfill all righteousness' () and His command to baptize disciples-the commissioning and sending forth of the Apostles- highlight distinctly the biblical significance of baptism. All New Testament
The power of Jesus' name was manifest in the actual words--"in the name of Jesus"-being spoken by the Apostles.
The bible stated they had turn the world upside down ()
In a recent blog : The Power of Spoken Words
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity.
�By Dr. Hyder Zahed
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity.
Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.”
Always speak the truth, be consistent in what you are saying, don’t use double standards in addressing people, don’t use your words to manipulate others.”
The power of Jesus' name was manifest in the actual words--"in the name of Jesus"-being spoken by the Apostles. The name of Jesus was their most heralded distinctive.
teaching on baptism refer to ~o:1T'tL(W,immerse, (ct. , "into the water," "come up out of'; ct. "buried," ; ) or ~aTInaf!O: and ~O:TInaf!6<;, immersion. ,
“The name of Jesus” was their most heralded distinctive.
“The name of Jesus” was their most heralded distinctive.
We have a culture and a Devil’s influence to manipulate people into not believing the name is important for salvation.
Satan hates the name!!!!
Their understanding of the power of his name was given, by Lord Jesus Himself (cf. ; ; ; ; ).
The power of Jesus' name was manifest in the actual words--"in the name of Jesus"-being spoken by the Apostles. The name of Jesus was their most heralded distinctive. And they had come to their understanding of this name from the Lord Jesus Himself (cf. ; ; ; ; ).
Ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. (Greek, because of my name) (; ct. ; )
They called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. And, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine. (; ; ct. 9:14)
Ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. (Gk, OLCt, because of my name) (; ct. ; ) They called them, and commanded
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned (); Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them. ()
them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. And, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine. (; ; ct. 9:14)
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. () And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His
EX: Jesus' name is, of course, inseparable from His authority and person (in. ).
Peter and John healed a lame man and were warned not to speak no more in the name of Jesus, but they kept right on doing it.
True Apostolic’s are glad to be counted worthy to suffer shame for his name and just like they did, “preached Jesus.”
The Apostolic’s were glad to be counted worthy to suffer shame for his name and ceased not to preach Jesus.
name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. ()
But, certainly, the biblical use of "the name" is not merely a peculiar way of speaking only of one's person or authority (ct. ; ).
The church boldly used and "magnified" the name of Jesus, and thus, His person as well (; ; ct. ).
EX: Paul continued to preach this and Apollo’s () who was an eloquent speaker was urged by paul to be Re-baptized and he became a Apostolic leader later on in Corinth and in Ephesus.
Paul continued to preach and Apollo’s was an eloquent speaker and was Re-baptized and he became a leader later on in Corinth and in Ephesus
Paul continued to preach and Apollo’s () was an eloquent speaker and was Re-baptized and he became a leader later on in Corinth and in Ephesus.
Do like Apollos did, and get re-Baptized “In the name of Jesus”
Next, we will answer why we Invoke the name of Jesus in Baptism,
Let’s search the scriptural expression “Calling on the name” and see that it’s often is used as a exact parallel to the Hebraic old testament sense of calling out the sacred name---
"O, Lord my God" (cf. ; Heb., Yahweh). .
sense of calling out the sacred name-"O, Lord my God" (cf. ; Heb., Yahweh). .
The Hebraic way....
"To call upon the name of the Lord" often meant to literally call, or speak, the name Yahweh in (; ct. 12:8; ; ).
God "proclaimed the name of the Lord" by invoking it over Moses: And the Lord “passed by” (cover) (Invoke) him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious. ()
Old Testament usage anticipated the New Testament invocation of the name of Jesus, a characteristic of the Book of Acts and the early church:
Kyrios--Kudios: Lord or supreme authoriy)
Acts 15:17 KJV 1900
That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called (Gk., has been called), saith the Lord, Who doeth all these things. (; ; ct. ; -(Yahweh);
Hazarded their lives for the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. (; cf. 21:13; 8:12).
Kyrios--Kudios: Lord or supreme authoriy) The name of Jesus Is Interpreted as (Yahweh-savior)
The name of Jesus Is Interpreted as (Yahweh-savior)

JESUS Ἰησοῦς

I. Iēsous is the Greek form of the Hebrew personal name yĕhōšūʿa stamped after its postexilic variant yēšūʿa. The votive name means “Yahweh is help (salvation)”

Rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer for His name. ()
In the Greek Kyrios--Kudios: Lord or supreme authoriy.
So let’s look at some biblical facts on baptizing in the name....
Biblical Fact #1:
New Testament baptism was administered exclusively in the name of Jesus-- signifying the original and the fixed formula. Alteration in the Apostolic mode and form of baptism for any reason is Scripturally unwarranted.
Biblical Fact #1: New Testament baptism was administered exclusively in the name of Jesus=- signifying the original and the fixed formula. Alteration in the Apostolic mode and form of baptism for any reason is Scripturally unwarranted.
Baptism in Jesus' name is taught in Scripture explicitly (; , ; ; ), in varied or abbreviated form (; ; ; ; Ja 2:7), and by evidenced in
(; ; ; , ; ; , , w. , & 22: 16; ; ; 10:43; 15: 14; ; CoI2:11-12; 3:17).
(; ; ; , ; ; , , w. , & 22: 16; ; ; 10:43; 15: 14; ; CoI2:11-12; 3:17).
The common recurrence of "in the name of," without a single baptismal reference substituting
"in the authority of," attests to these words as the actual form (or formula) used in baptism
(cf. ). In some english bibles
"In the name of' represents, primarily, the actual words spoken in baptism over the believer, but, always and exclusively, with reference to the singular name of the Lord Jesus Christ. (; ; ; ; ; ).
Baptism "in the name" and "calling upon the name" has the principal meaning of invoking the name "Jesus" in New Testament baptism. "Calling on the name" (Gk., ἐπικαλέω - epikaleo cf. call by name, appeal to, etc.) has reference to the actual name used in baptism.
Of course, the power of the name of the Lord Jesus Christ rests upon the power of the One named (The person being called). (; ; cf. )
• And now why tarriest thou? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord (; (calling- invoke a surname) cf. 2:21; 9:14, 21)
• Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called? ()
The name "by (ἐπί) the which ye are called" () is, literally,
"which has been called or named over you!"
That worthy name, certainly, references their honor and reverence for, as well as their use of, that name-in water baptism.
That’s why I’m called an Apostolic called by, adopted by, covered by his wonderful name.
Don’t let anyone try and water down this message, embrace it, adore it, teach it!
Unbelievers even tried to imitate calling of the name (Gk., name the name) over (ἐπί) people (; cf. 3:14-15; ).
Acts 19:13 ESV
Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists undertook to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul proclaims.”
2 Timothy 2:19 ESV
But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”
was so exalted and honored that it could be referred to simply as "the name" or . "that worthy name" (; ; ct. ; ; also, ;
, ).
Being made so much better than the angels, as He hath by inheritance
obtained a more excellent name than they ()
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name
which is above every name: That at (Ev) the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. (; ,)
The words "at the name of Jesus" do not preclude Jesus as the name (Gk.j'Inoou, dative/genitive). Instead, the New Testament use of in, at, or by "the name of' is decidedly Hebraic, and non-distinct, allowing the expression to refer to the actual name itself-"at the name Jesus" (; cf. ). Lord is Who He is, but Jesus is His name (cf. ; ). Every knee bows to the Lord (Yahweh) God Himself "at the name of Jesus" (,; ; ct. ; ; PhiI2:11, "glory of," ; ; ; ).
and the Name of Jesus
Jesus is the all-encompassing "name" comprising "the name (singular) of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost"-for He is the fullness of God incarnate (; CoI2:9). One name because of one authority (Gk., E~ouoLa): All power in heaven and earth is given unto Me (). Jesus did not intend the titles in to constitute a formula, but "the name" they signified. The Apostles, including Matthew, obeyed Jesus' command by baptizing exclusively in Jesus' name (; ; also, ; ; ; also, ITim4:16;2Thess 2:10).
Kinda what their doing with Baptism today.
• Jesus' name is: Far above every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. ()
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Isaiah 9:6 KJV 1900
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: And the government shall be upon his shoulder: And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Whose Name which is above every Name? JESUS!
Biblical fact # 2
The exalted name is Jesus, and not His title "Lord" (κύριος) or "Christ."
(supremacy); supreme in authority
κύριος) or "Christ."
or "Christ."
His name was so exalted and honored that it could be referred to simply as "the name" or "that worthy name" They new who you meant. (; ; ct. ; ; also, ; , ).
The exalted name is Jesus, and not His title "Lord" (KUpLO<;) or "Christ." His name
was so exalted and honored that it could be referred to simply as "the name" or . "that worthy name" (; ; ct. ; ; also, ;
James 2:7 KJV 1900
Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
, ).
Being made so much better than the angels, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they ()
obtained a more excellent name than they ()
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: That “at” ( ἐν-in,by ) the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. (; ,)
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name
which is above every name: That at (Ev) the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. (; ,)
The words "at the name of Jesus" do not preclude Jesus as the name (Gk. Ἰησοῦς , his nature and his sir name, Joshua). Instead, the New Testament use of in, at, or by "the name of' is decidedly Hebraic, and non-distinct, allowing the expression to refer to the actual name itself-
"at the name Jesus" (; cf. ).
“Lord” is Who He is, but Jesus is His name (cf. ; ). Every knee bows to the Lord (Yahweh) God Himself "at the name of Jesus" (,; ; ct. ; ; PhiI2:11, "glory of," ; ; ; ).
Isaiah 45:23 KJV 1900
I have sworn by myself, The word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, Every tongue shall swear.
Isaiah 45:21 KJV 1900
Tell ye, and bring them near; Yea, let them take counsel together: Who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? Have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; A just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
and the Name of Jesus
Jesus is the all-encompassing "name" comprising "the name (singular) of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost"-for He is the fullness of God incarnate (; CoI2:9). One name because of one authority (Gk.ἐξουσία): All power in heaven and earth is given unto Me ().
Jesus did not intend the titles in to constitute a formula, but "the name" they signified. The Apostles, including Matthew, obeyed Jesus' command by baptizing exclusively in Jesus' name (; ; also, ; ; ; also, ; ).
So let’s get a Biblical View on the name in Baptism
And then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Other Views
Triune baptism-repeating as an invocation of the name (authority) of the Trinity=constitutes the valid formula?
Both formulas-singular name and trīˈpärˌtīte -are equally valid?
No spoken formula, or precise wording, was intended?
I guess Jesus was a glory hog then if there was three...
Jesus claimed he was the “Great I AM”
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John 8:57–58 KJV 1900
Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Thou art not yet fifty years old,and hast thou seen
and hast thou seen
Abraham?
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily,
Bless His Holy Name
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was,
verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was,
“I am.”
• 0 Lord our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth! ()
• Bless the Lord, 0 my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name. ()
"Jesus" (Gk.Ἰησοῦς) incorporates the Hebrew name of God (Heb.,יהוה ) and means,
"Yahweh-Savior."
Yahweh itself means the "I AM" or ever-present One.
• Hear, 0 Israel: The Lord (Yahweh) our God is one Lord (Yahweh).
is one Lord (Yahweh). (; cf.
(; cf. ; )
; ) • Call His name Jesus: for He shall save His
• Call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins. ()
people from their sins. () Jesus is the "I AM," Yahweh, the Lord! The Jews tried to stone Him for saying: "before Abraham was" (Gk., existed) "I AM!" (EYW ELf.LL) (In 8:57-59; 18:6) • I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and
Jesus is the "I AM," Yahweh, the Lord! The Jews tried to stone Him for saying: "before Abraham “was" (Gk., existed) "I AM!" (ἐγώ- εἰμί) (In ; )
• I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. () .
the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the
Almighty. () .
The unique God-Man, therefore, manifested and declared God's name, person, authority, etc., in His sinless life and matchless Name Jesus.
I am come in My Father's name. I have manifested Thy name unto the men which Thou gavest Me. (; ; cf. 8:54, 41; 10:25; ; ; ; )
And I have declared (Gk., made known) unto them Thy name, and will declare it. (; ct. 12:28; ; )
Today will you receive that name as a father’s name by being baptized in his saving name?
Neither is there any other name...
Biblical Fact #4
Baptism is always with reference to Jesus Christ alone, His saving work and name, and, thus, an aspect of the believer's own identification with Christ and the Gospel.
Because Jesus is truly the "only wise God our Savior," the efficacy of baptism lies, not in the water, nor in any other name, but in the power of the name of Jesus (; ; ct. ; ).
Baptism, therefore, is, itself, a profound affirmation of the Oneness of God.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (; ct. , ; ; ; )
For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name. (; cf. )
The Lord (Yahweh) my God shall come. And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and His name one. (, )
Salvation is "in" the name! Baptism is, therefore, "in the name," and with respect to, the One Lord, the Savior (ct. ).
So yes, we must be baptized in Jesus name in order to be saved.
• One Lord, one faith, one baptism.
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Baptism is comparable to circumcision as an aspect of the new covenant relationship with God through the precious blood of Jesus Christ (; ; ).
Ye are complete in Him. Circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ. Buried with Him in baptism. (; ; )
Baptism into Christ is far more than a mere symbol or reference to the authority of an act.
In the salvation experience, "the old man is crucified with Him."
And as surely as the burial of Christ followed Calvary, baptism must follow true repentance in the believer's personal identification with, and participation in, Jesus' death and burial (, ; ).
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection. ()
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death? Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death. (; ct. )
Death to ourselves in repentance will lead us to a deliverer who paid the price (Mercy) and his Grace is reaching for those who seek his will.
So is the one true God in Jesus? They called him Emmanuel “God with us.”
The Worthy Name of Jesus who was and is forever God.
Therefore, His name is a saving name. His name means "Savior," and He is the Savior.
That Worthy Name of Jesus Jesus is God. Therefore, His name is a saving name. His name means "Savior," and He is the Savior. His name means "Lord," and He is the Lord (Yahweh). Therefore, baptism in the name of Jesus isn't into the name of a mere man-for Jesus is both God and man!
His name means "Lord," and He is the Lord (Yahweh).
Therefore, baptism in the name of Jesus isn't into the name of a mere man-for Jesus is both God and man!
Thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins. And they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (, ; ct. )
God was manifest in the flesh (); For in Him dwelleth all the fullness (Gk. totality) of the Godhead bodily (); God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself ().
How Reaching People through his saving name Name can still be accomplished !
Jesus is "the great God and our Savior," providing redemption with His own blood, by His saving work on the cross. What a manifest privilege to be baptized in the name of the One Who was "crucified for you.”
Jesus is "the great God and our Savior," providing redemption with His own blood, by His saving work on the cross. What a manifest privilege to be baptized in the name of the One Who was "crucified for you.”
(1 Cor 1:13)
1 cor 1:13,17
God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for His name! That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord. (,; cf )
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity. ()
) Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity. ()
In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. (; : 17)
So it’s through his blood that we find the mercy of God, it’s his goodness that draws men to repentance.
So is Baptism for the remission of sins?
For the Remission of Sins
Biblical Fact #5:
For the Remission of Sins
Water baptism in Jesus' name is "for the remission of sins," and, therefore, an integral element in the New Birth experience of salvation.
Biblical Fact #5: Water baptism in Jesus' name is "for the remission of sins," and, therefore, an integral element in the New Birth experience of salvation.
Baptism is an essential element of salvation, a component of "believing," of "believing the gospel," and of "the obedience of faith" (; ; ; ct. 16:31; ; Ja 2:14,17,24; ).
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (). For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ (; ct. ).
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned (; ct. ).
The essentiality of baptism is evidenced in its urgency and immediacy (ct. , ; ).
He commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. (; )
When they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized. (; ct. 8:36-37; )
Repentance, water baptism, and Spirit baptism are each elements in the three- fold paradigm of salvation or the new birth-corresponding to the death, burial, and resurrection (; , ). Repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost ().
Ye must be born again. Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (,)
The Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. (; )
)
"For remission" (Gk. ἄφεσις af´-es-is, pardon, forgiveness) refers to the inward washing away of sins, not merely an outward symbol, nor outward "putting away of the filth of the flesh" (Gk., a putting off of dirt).
af´-es-is, pardon, forgiveness) refers to the inward washing away of sins, not merely an outward symbol, nor outward "putting away of the filth of the flesh" (Gk., a putting off of dirt). But the answer of (Gk., appeal for) a good conscience toward God ().
But the answer of (Gk., appeal for) a good conscience toward God ().
In order to accentuate the saving aspect of baptism, Peter refers to the "water," not the ark: wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us. (: ct. ,: )
he like figure whereunto even baptism doth a/so now save us. (: ct. ,: )
The like figure whereunto even baptism doth a/so now save us. (: ct. ,: )
"For" ( εἰς ĕis, ice;) means "in order to (access)" remission (i.e. the blood was shed "for the remission of sins," ), but εἰς ĕis, ice; never means "because of' remission already received.
Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. (; ; cf. ; ; )
εἰς ĕis, ice;never means "because of' remission already received. Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. (; ; cf. ; ; COI2:13-14)
εἰς ĕis, ice;) means "in order to (access)" remission (i.e. the blood was shed "for the remission of sins," ), but ELe;never means "because of' remission already received. Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. (; ; cf. ; ; COI2:13-14)
Why tarriest thou? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. (; )
Does the church traditions of today teach the original “Jesus Name Formula”?
The Originality of the Jesus' Name Formula.
The Apostles baptized exclusively in Jesus' name, in fulfillment of the Lord's commission. The later, gradual alteration of the baptismal formula, and its replacement with the Triune formula was, and is, without justification.
In exactly the same manner as the mode of baptism came to be altered, from immersion to sprinkling or pouring, and from adult baptism to infant baptism, the form of baptism was altered from the Apostolic practice of invoking the name of Jesus in water baptism.
Regardless of the historical or theological development leading to the practice of Triune baptism, it cannot stand on par with the teaching and precedent of Scripture. The supplanting and exclusion of the Jesus' name formula, in order to support Trinitarianism, or for any reason, is an unwarranted violation of Apostolic authority, and must be rejected.
MARTIN LUTHER
Others, again, pedantic triflers, condemn the use of the words,
“I Baptize you in the Name of Jesus Christ”
although it is certain that the Apostles
used this formula in Baptizing.
Triune Baptism. A discrepancy does not exist between and the preponderance of texts relative to the Jesus' name formula, or between Jesus and His Apostles (;Jn 17:30; , ).
The Apostles, in full agreement, invoked the name in baptism intended by the Matthean phrase-by invoking the name Jesus.
Signifying a single reference, , as the solitary formula, on the basis of divine titles, or a corroboration of Triune dogma, ignores the preponderance of texts which evidence the repeated and marvelous use of the Jesus' name formula. was not a formula in use in the early church, nor a confession of Triune faith, rendering "in the name of Jesus" nothing more than a reference to authority (E~ouaLa).
The distinguished Greek standard lexicon by Bauer illustrates that "in the name," with the varied prepositions, does not signify mere authority: "w. Elc;: ... some influence: 'while naming' or 'calling on my name' .... An additional factor, to a degree, may be ... 'with mention of the name' .... w. (ἐν-in,by) of God or Jesus means in the great majority of cases with mention of the name, while naming or calling on the name (LXX: no corresponding use has been found in secular Gk.) .... w. ἐπί - ep-ee and the dat.: ... when someone's name is mentioned or called upon, or mentioning someone's name .... in the NT only of the name of Jesus." Walter Bauer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
w. ἐπί - ep-ee and the dat.: ... when someone's name is mentioned or called upon, or mentioning someone's name .... in the NT only of the name of Jesus." Walter Bauer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
Baptism is an identification with Christ's death, burial, and resurrection, and therefore, is to be administered in His name, and assuredly not in reference to Triune distinctions. They continued steadfastly in the Apostle's doctrine ().
The saving name cannot be the Trinity, for Jesus' name is "above every name," "not only in this world, but also in that which is to come!" "Neither is there salvation in any other" (; ; ). Baptism in the name and with reference only to Jesus Christ is verification of the Apostles' exaltation of Christ's absolute Deity, as well as of the absence of the Trinitarian distinctions later leading to Triune baptism.
Triune baptismal innovations of the second and third centuries, unrelated to the meaning of , replaced the name of Jesus with the Matthean phrase, and, thus, represented an unwarranted shift away from Apostolic practice and doctrine.
We as apostolic’s need to contend for the faith and get back to the Bible:
Jesus' name baptism must be championed as a return to Biblical, Apostolic experience and practice-part of a renaissance of doctrinal passion and preaching. Earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints ().
Jesus' name baptism must be championed as a return to Biblical, Apostolic experience and practice-part of a renaissance of doctrinal passion and preaching. Earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints ().
I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. (; also, ; ; )
Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. (; COI3:17).
Reminiscences: Impassioned and Creative Insights on Baptism The Water Test. Glenn A. Cook, "The Three Witnesses," Meat In Due Season, 1915: "Here we have a unity in regard to the blood and the Spirit and many of the fearful are drawing back when God begins to deal with the water. This is to be expected as this has always been God's method of testing His people, and they have always rebelled at the water. Gideon's army came down to the water 10,000 strong, but when the test came only 300 stood strong. The only escape from Egypt was through the water, and the only entrance into Canaan was through the water."
Jesus' Baptism Symbol of the Birth of Water & Spirit. G. T. Haywood, "The One True God," Meat In Due Season, 1915: "At the river Jordan He showed us how to fulfill the righteousness of God .... When He came forth out of the water the Spirit of God descended in the bodily form of a dove and abode over Him, and a voice came from heaven .... It was here that He demonstrated the manner in which we should come to be sons of God, and that being brought forth of the water and the Spirit. Many failing to see this have attempted to use this blessed scene to establish the doctrine of a 'three- person' God, but there is no refuge there, for only one person was visible, and that was Jesus. The Spirit assumed the form of a dove (not a man) that John might know Him Who was to baptize with the Holy Ghost and with fire, see . The voice that came from heaven was also a witness to establish the fact that Jesus Christ was more than a prophet, and greater than an ordinary man."
Stand Still and See the Salvation of the Lord. Andrew D. Urshan, The Doctrine of the New Birth, 1921: "'Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.' Did they see it? Yes! How? When they entered the Red Sea through the water and the Spirit brooding over them. Therefore, they were baptized unto Moses. What a beautiful type of our salvation from the old life, the old enemy .... To pretend to symbolize the death, burial, and resurrection process by the use of a teaspoon of water would be as appropriate as to scatter a handful of earth upon a dead man and pronounce him properly buried .... Why the Apostles were so particular about it so that they never let a believing sinner get out of it, why God confirmed it by pouring out His Holy Spirit upon it. Why Jews and Heathen began to kill a believer, as soon as they learned he was baptized into the name of Christ. And why God made it one of the principles of His unchangeable doctrine. Surely it must be essential to something!! What could that thing be but salvation? But some say, "We believe it is essential to obedience and not to salvation." Well, we ask is obedience of Faith essential to salvation?"
of the flesh as to call baptism in Jesus' name a work of the flesh. These are acts of faith .... This then is substantially what baptism in the name of Jesus Christ means. It cannot mean anything less, and it could not mean anything more. This is God's way to grant remission of sins .... Instantly we thus become identified with Jesus Christ, and get the debt cancelled or remitted, God grants us the receipt. That receipt is the gift of the Holy Ghost or Eternal life."
Baptism Not a Work ofthe Flesh. Frank J. Ewart, "The Quickening Spirit" and "Identification With Christ," Meat In Due Season, 1916: "There is no contradiction between what is recorded in and . Indeed, there could not be, because the same eternal Spirit of truth was guiding human lips in both utterances .... You might as well call 'casting out demons in Jesus' name' a work of the flesh as to call baptism in Jesus' name a work of the flesh. These are acts of faith .... This then is substantially what baptism in the name of Jesus Christ means. It cannot mean anything less, and it could not mean anything more. This is God's way to grant remission of sins .... Instantly we thus become identified with Jesus Christ, and get the debt cancelled or remitted, God grants us the receipt. That receipt is the gift of the Holy Ghost or Eternal life."
Baptized in Jesus name is fulfilling the Lords commission.
Fulfilling the Lord's commission-"teaching them to observe (Gk., guard, keep) all things whatsoever I have commanded you" ()---the Apostles boldly declared: There is none other name under heaven given among whereby we must be saved ().
No wonder! They had "beheld His glory!"
Do we want to see his glory, then we must fulfill God’s command to Preach Jesus!
must be saved (). No wonder! They had "beheld His glory!"
What manner of man is this!
For He commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey Him. (; )
What shall we do? (); We ought to obey God rather than man. (, ; ; cf. )
) What shall we do? (); We ought to obey God rather than man. (, ; ; cf. ) Then they tfiat gladly received his word were baptized. ()
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized. ()
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