Water Baptism

Matthew 28:19 states: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Does this verse state, that we should be baptizing people in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Is this the proper way to baptize people or isn’t it? You may also be thinking why does it even matter? Let me put it to you this way; if you are looking to bake a cake, are you going to be looking at a recipe of beef stew? Now, one of the best ways to learn is to follow another’s example. Let us have a look at how Peter the apostle baptized people? After all Peter would have been present when Christ spoke in Matthew 28:19. So, in Acts 2:38 it states: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  According to Acts 8:15-16 it states: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) This of course was speaking about the Samaritans. Then in Acts 10:47-48 it states: Can any man forbid the water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we? And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days. It seems that Peter in Acts chapters 2 and 10 was baptizing people in the name of Jesus Christ, and people were receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit. A question you may be asking yourself is why is Peter going against the instructions of Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19? Is that what he in fact is doing? Let’s have a closer look. Would the name of the Father be Jesus according to John 1:3 which states: all things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. If all things were created by Him, including Adam and Eve and not just their flesh it would also include their spirits. Wouldn’t this make Jesus the Father? The name of the Son is Jesus according 1 John 4:15 and it states: Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. If Jesus claimed to be the Holy Spirit would the Holy Spirit’s name also be Jesus? According to John 14:17-20 which states: the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. So, here Jesus it seems Jesus is claiming to be the Spirit of truth, and He says that the world does not know him. Jesus said but you know him because he lives with you. Jesus is talking about Himself. Jesus also claims that He will be in His disciples. How will Jesus Christ be in His disciples? He will dwell in His disciples as the Holy Spirit. Jesus also claims to be The Father in these verses did you miss it? Read John 14:18 again it states: I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Orphans? That’s right, Jesus said that He will not leave His disciples orphans. One is considered to be an orphan if both parents are dead. Jesus said He will come, and not someone else. If Jesus comes back like this His disciples will no longer be orphans because their father will live in them. Matthew 28:19 states: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Notice, this verse states to baptize in the name and not names. After looking at the scriptures, it seems that Peter was not going against Jesus Christ, but he was doing exactly what Christ commanded. I personally would follow the example of Peter as he lived alongside Christ. I have again tried my best to present the evidence, but as always I will leave it in your capable hands to make the final decision.




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  1. So when Jesus prayed to the Father he prayed to himself? He is not the Father or the Holy Spirit. Yes, Jesus is God, so is the Holy Spirit, and foo curse the Father is God. What was this, a ventriloquist trick? “Matthew 3:16-17 (KJV) 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” The same is true of the transfiguration. Thanks, Victor

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    • Hi Victor, thank you for the comment I really thank you for reading this blog. I also pray that Christ bless you and your family and keep you in Jesus name I pray amen. Ok, so your first question:So when Jesus prayed to the Father he prayed to himself? Do you agree with me that God is omnipotent? God is everywhere? According to Psalms 139:7-8 – Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. These verses say that God is everywhere, and there are others. I am guessing you are referring to the time when Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane? When Jesus Christ was praying in that garden Jesus was in the flesh correct? Jesus(physical body) was praying to His Father(Christ’s Spirit)who is in heaven and in Jesus and everywhere. You are saying the Jesus Christ is not the Father? How can you say this in light of John 1:3 – All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. You understand that verse is speaking about Jesus Christ right Christ is the “Word”? So, to analyze this says, that NOTHING was made without Christ, that would include the universe, the world, animals, and Adam and Eve, would that not by definition make Christ a Father? Here is another verse that supports that ALL things were created through Christ: Colossians 1:14-17: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation:For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:And he is before all things, and by him all things are held together. In light of these two verses Christ is the Father. You, also claim that Jesus Christ is not the Holy Spirit correct? Ok, as you well know John 14:16 which states : And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; is speaking about the Holy Spirit correct? Read the very next verse John 14:17 which states: Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. Jesus says that this Spirit of Truth the world CANNOT receive because IT SEETH HIM NOT, neither KNOWETH him: BUT YOU KNOW HIM how you ask? because HE DWELLETH with you, and shall be in YOU. Who else but Jesus was dwelling with the disciples? Who else did the disciples know besides Jesus Christ that was imparting wisdom to them? No one but Jesus Christ. Yes, based on this verse Christ 100% claims to be the Holy Spirit, and based on the other verses Christ is also the Father. God the Spirit of course would call Jesus his son as Christ (physical body) was created by the Father. I do apologize for the length of this reply. I am not asking that you believe as I believe etc. I am not that way, nor should any be. I hope this helps a bit, let m eknow if there is anything else on your mind. Again may Christ bless you and keep you Amen.

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