ChristiaNet MallWorld's Largest Christian MallChristian BlogsFree Bible QuizzesFree Ecards and Free Greeting CardsLoans, Debt, Business and Insurance Articles

How Do You Baptise

Which method of baptism, do you accept? In the name of the father son and Holy Ghost? In the name of Jesus? Or would you accept both?

Join Our Christian Chat and Take The Baptism Bible Quiz
 ---Mima on 4/11/08
     Helpful Blog Vote (13)

Post a New Blog

I will accept either baptisms as long as it is understood that the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost is Jesus.

Jesus has inherited his name from his Father

Hebrews 1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Isaiah 9:6 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, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

His name when called upon is synonymous with The Father And God sends his Spirit in Jesus name.
---Exzucuh on 9/11/08

After talking with his mom and Dad and the pastor my seven year-old grandson asked to be baptized (he was saved when he was five years while riding in the front seat of a automobile with me.) Later after his baptism I asked him, well what do you think now after being baptized? And he replied, I am so glad to be formally in the family of God.
---mima on 9/11/08

It does not matter what you think or your opinion when it comes to the word of God. It is about obedience by faith to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was Adams thinking and opinion that caused him to eat of the tree of Knowledge. knowledge will send you to hell but
Godly wisdom will save you and that is to obey Gods word rather than what you think. As a fool thinketh in his heart so is he. Cursed is the man that trusts in the Arm of flesh.

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
---Exzucuh on 9/9/08

Do you want to be healed? you must be foolish
And be prayed for or anointed with oil or call for the elders of the church. Do you want your prayers answered? You must be foolish like it says in John chapter 15 and live by the word of Christ and God will answer your prayers.
All of the Gospel is foolishness Just like it was foolishness for Noah to build a ship and
Abraham to sacrifice his Son or Naaman to dip in the Jordan seven times but they operated in Faith by works as James said they were justified by their faith because faith without works it dead. and don't tell me I am teaching works for salvation because I am not teaching Judaism but the Law of liberty walking in the Spirit. Faith and walking are action words.
---Exzucuh on 9/9/08

1 Cor 1:17, Christ sent me NOT to baptize, but to preach the gospel. God started a new program with the Gentile cause Israel was rejecting Him. Rom 1:1 called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God.
---Jerry on 9/9/08

Acts 2 v's 37-40 Fulfills Matt 28 v's 19-20.
Jesus Christ,this Name has to be applied in water baptism because there is NO other name given to be saved,because He Is The Author & Finisher of His Plan of Salvation. When the rapture takes place,He is coming for those that are call by His Name & His Name Is Jesus Christ,NOT Father-Son & Holy-Ghost. If you do not have His Name applied (according to Acts 2 v's 37-40 The Lord's Salvation Plan) when the rapture takes place,you will Not be taken up. God Is Strict & His Word is Strict Also,including Holiness,Santif-ication,Holy living etc. Any ole way to live for Him will NOT work,He Is Strict.
---Lawrence on 9/8/08

Jesus gave his life for the whole world but if they do not obey the Gospel to repent and believe Jesus is the Son of God, be baptized in Jesus name, the name above every name, the only name that men are saved by. They will go to hell. If believers do not lay down their lives take up their cross and follow Jesus and endure to the end, they will go to hell. If you preach any other Gospel that this you will be accursed according to Paul.
---Exzucuh on 9/7/08

I am new to this blog, but I've been following for some time. My daughter is 8 years old and my husband is 34, he is being baptized tomorrow. We've given my daughter the option to do it or not do it. It is up to her whenever she's ready. She's already accepted Jesus into her heart but isn't quite ready for the baptism.
---Lynelle on 9/6/08

Baptism, all things are from the lord!
So then, why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?

Luk 12:29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
Luk 12:28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Luk 12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.

All say, I know him, why be doubtful, who is teaching us to doubt each other.
I am right, he is wrong, do you feel good about this.
I need everyone!
---Frank on 9/6/08

Most of you are like little kids swinging blindly at a pin'ata hoping to receive some candy...

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
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.
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 9/6/08

""I don't think the baptisim saves us""

St. Peter disagrees with you, shirley.

1 Peter 3:21
---katavasia on 9/6/08

Thanks, Alan. You are too kind.
---frances008 on 9/5/08

In the name of the Father,Son and Holy Ghost.I don't think the baptisim saves us but if we're really saved we'll want it and by immersion in imitation of Jesus.
---shirley on 9/5/08

Frances ... Now that is a good answer!!
---alan_of_UK on 9/5/08

There are seven baptisms in the Bible but they are like steps in the life of the Church. The first was Baptism of Repentance (John the Baptists) and the last is Baptism by Fire. There are various explanations with slight differences, about these seven types of baptism if you look at the appropriate sources. Some are real baptisms and some are symbolic. Water baptism is symbolic.
---frances008 on 9/5/08

Even water baptism itself is not essential for Salvation, by any means. It is an ordinance of Jesus, but not a vital essential. Belief in Jesus is the only essential thing for a soul to obtain eternal life. Those who never heard of Jesus have other ways of being assessed by God, such as their conscience. There are other types of Baptisms mentioned, such as by fire, by the Holy Ghost, and others.
---frances008 on 9/5/08

Read These Insightful Articles About Diabetes

The Lords way of babtism and the way of salvation is written in ACTS 2:38

The crowd that was gathered in Jerusalem that day also asked "What shall we do to be saved" and Peter answered and said unto them

Repent and be babtized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (speaking in other tongues) as the spirit give the utterance. And this gift is unto you and all that are afar off (in the future), as many as the Lord our God shall call.

So we see that we must be babtized in His name Jesus Christ. AMen? Amen.
---Rjt on 9/5/08

baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Mat.28:19)"..baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost") and baptism in the name of Jesus (Acts 2:38, 8:12, 8:16, 10:48, 19:5)are both done...the bottom line is that the name/names in which we are baptized is not as important as the recognition that baptism identifies us with the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, our Savior...we are buried with Him and risen to walk with Him in newness of life.
---selfa5593 on 8/13/08

John the Baptist never said "I baptise you in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit". Jesus never mentions it that way either. Only your priest does, and you preach Catholicism.
---Ken on 8/12/08

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are titles of positions and not the formal name, but Jesus is the formal Name of Salvation. And the name Jesus, Yeshuah Ha Messiah, comprises the trinune title of God.
---Eloy on 8/12/08

Read These Insightful Articles About Depression

Ken, it seems you were raised in a culture setting in the RCC. Your catechism classes must not have been effective. Because you are off the mark in many things.
It is Simple so why make hard.

Ritual? Jesus said to be baptized several times. The born again is of water which is still baptism. Obey Him.

First Communion is being obedient to Jesus
as He states in John 6. Not an option is you want eternal life.

Confirmation is going forth to confirm your Parents promise of you rejecting satan and always obeying Jesus. And to spread the Gospel to others.
That indeed is simple! So keep it simple.
---Nicole on 8/12/08

You can choose "living water" (flowed from Christ's side at the cross) baptism (John 7:38, Rev. 7:16, Acts 1:5) if you'd like to have the guarantee (Ephesians 1:14)...

"which is the guarantee of our inheritance".

...of what Jesus made available to everyone on earth (Luke 3:6)...

"ALL flesh shall see salvation".

...but you'll have to ask God for eyes to see and ears to hear so that you can learn the "depths of God" (1 Corinthians 2:10) and have your conscience purified also (Hebrews 9:14). You will have to also no longer fear Him (it interferes with true love, 1 John 4:18, Isaiah 29:13, Mark 12:30) and live under the law of liberty (James 1:25, 2:12 and Ephesians 2:15).
---more_excellent_way on 8/12/08

Both, because Both are in the Scriptures!
As I've posted numerous times on other Blog "?'s" that resemble this Baptism "?".
ALL things are done Thru Jesus, NO other Name is Given, NOT even Gods!
The name of Jesus is "the Word" that opens the Ears & Eyes of God!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 6/11/08

Ken-has many good things to say here in his answers to this question.
---Mima on 6/11/08

Send a Free Humor Ecard

In regard to the original question, the Bible gives examples of baptizing in both the name of the Father Son and Holy Ghost, and in the name of Jesus, so, all opinions aside, both are Biblical.
---Todd1 on 6/11/08

The only thing Jesus required to recieve the Holy Spirit was faith (to believe) in Him. He never mentions "confirmation" at all. OH CATHOLICISM.
---Ken on 6/10/08

Baptism by regular water is usually held during a service, among those attending services as witnesses to your acceptance of Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, confirming your belief that He is the Son of God. The water does not cleanse the sin no more than the tradition baptises. It is the blood of Jesus (the living water) that cleanses the sin and His Holy Spirit which baptises. All I need is His approval, not yours. And, He is the only witness I need.
---Ken on 6/8/08

First, I was raised in the "Catholic" church, "baptised" as an infant in the "Catholic" church, attended "catechism" and recieved my "First Communion" in the "Catholic" church, and recieved "confirmation" in the "Catholic" church. God's Holy Spirit is freely given because of ones faith, not because of some traditional church ritual. And, I'm no longer a practicing "Catholic", nor will I ever be again.
---Ken on 6/8/08

Read These Insightful Articles About Bible Study

Jesus said to be born again you must be born of water (Himself, the living water) and the Holy Spirit. He meant to have faith in Him, and to open your heart to recieve Him (his Holy Spirit). That's it! Simple isn't it?
---Ken on 6/8/08

The Jews baptized by immersion and so were quite familar with the Baptism set up by JESUS which looked like the one by John. But the new meaning and depth was added.
---Samuel on 6/6/08

Ken::Have you recieved the sacrament of Confirmation?If Not can you really lay claim to recieving the Holy Spirit?How do you acclaim this ?
---Emcee:: on 6/5/08

Samuel. We have for the past 2,000 years! :) I also want to apologize for not making the Orthodox position clearer. While we share many things in common with the RCC, there are many things we disagree (mainly the Papacy and Filioque, etc).

The Orthodox Tradition of using Holy Icons (something that is rooted in Scriptures and defended by the 7th [infallible] Ecumenical Council) is beautiful and rich. This is one of many reasons why I join the Eastern Orthodox Church, the true Apostolic Faith.
---Ramon on 6/5/08

Read These Insightful Articles About Bible Verses

I stand corrected about baptism prior to His resurrection. Thank you Ramone.
---Ken on 6/5/08

I thank you and Ramone for the correction. My apologies.
---Ken on 6/5/08

I apoligize Ramon. I did not know the Orthodox still baptise by immersion. Which is why I mentioned the RCC speicifally.

I do however believe in belivers Baptism which is for adults only but that is another topic. The Orthodox church's record while not spotless is much less black then that of the RCC.

By the way I am also an Iconoclast in the theological meaning.
---Samuel on 6/5/08

Dear Nicole I am sure that is what you have been taught but I must point out that you are incorrect. The early church did have bibles. But they were not all complete.

First many non hebrew Christians used the Septuigent for the Old Testament was still the bible for the church as used by the apostles.

The letters and the Gospels were all circulating and being read before the end of the first century. But they were not compilled into one place and recognized as authoritive until the 300's.
---Samuel on 6/5/08

Read These Insightful Articles About Arthritis

Ken, having the Holy Spirit in us & upon us are 2 different things. Every Christian has Him in them, but not every Christian has Him on them. The bible mentions several baptisms:
1. The new birth or baptism into the body of Christ (1Corinthians 12:13, John 3:3-7)
2. Water baptism (Matthew 28:19, Act 2)
3. Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11, Mark 1:8, Luke 3:16, John 1:33, Acts 1:5, 8)
4. Johns baptism was not New Testament. It was for repentance for those under the Old Covenant.
---Rickey on 6/5/08

--The very first person to be forgiven of sin, and believed that Jesus was the Messiah, was baptized with the Holy Spirit.--

Ken where is this in the bible?
True the Holy Spirit had His part in the OT, but He was only on them for a short period of time. They did not have Him in them like we do.

What is your definition of being baptized w/ the Holy Spirit?
---Rickey on 6/5/08

Guys we lost the structure of a church , who told the people that a poster is the teacher in the church? Where is the 5foulds ministry fits in the church?
---Arthur on 6/5/08

-Ken. There was no Christian Baptism before Christ. Christ was the one who instituted the Sacrament of Baptism after His resurrection. Please read Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16.

All we have prior to Jesus was the Baptism of John, which was no longer valid after Christ gave the Christian Sacrament of Baptism.

Read John 3:5, 1 Peter 3:20-21, Acts 22:16, Acts 2:38-39, 1 Cor. 12:12-13, Colossians 2:11-13, Romans 6:3-4, Galatians 3:26-27, Titus 3:5, etc!
---Ramon on 6/4/08

Read These Insightful Articles About Asthma

#2 Ken said "Are you baptised in water, or in Christ?"

I am baptized in Christ through the Christian Sacrament of Baptism--> "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: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life" (Rom 6:3-4)

---Ramon on 6/4/08

Samuel, what Authority was used for the first 300 years? No Bible. It is the Church who put together the Bible. The Bible did not fall from Heaven as Jesus Ascended to Heaven. That's not how it works. That's why Jesus gave His Authority to Peter in Matt 16:13-19. That's why he used words such as keys and bounds on earth as in Heaven. Loose on earth, then loose in Heaven. NO GETTING AROUND THESE VERSES.
Jesus gives His Authority to whomever He wishes.
---Nicole on 6/4/08

Ricky_I stand Corrected, Thank You.
I think you need to reread Act 2, Though,
They had just cast lots and named Matthias the 12th Apostle to take the place of Judas.
The 12 Apostles are the ones that the Holy Ghost came upon that day.

Everyone else notice (Acts 10:48)Peter commanded them to be Baptized in the Name of The Lord after that, So Baptism is Still Important.
Thanks Ricky, Good Job.
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 6/4/08

Duane Dudley Martin,
Acts 8:38 Water baptism was, and still is "a sign of identification" with Christ and with the Christian community (winesses), and it was important for the eunuch to take this step. The Sadducees, Pharisees and other chief priests of the Sanhedrin could not accept the teachings of Christ because much of their teachings were based on tradition. Like you, you are so blinded by tradition you can't see the truth.
---Ken on 6/4/08

Read These Insightful Articles About Cholesterol

The very first person to be forgiven of sin, and believed that Jesus was the Messiah, was baptised with the Holy Spirit. Here's a question to consider: When did Jesus baptise with water?
---Ken on 6/4/08

You don't read the Old Testament do you? The Holy Spirit is throughout the Old Testament, before the birth of Christ.
---Ken on 6/4/08

I suppose you all think there is power in the cross too?
---Ken on 6/4/08

Duane Dudley Martin,
You accept your salvation by water, I'll accept mine by the Holy Spirit and the blood of Christ.
---Ken on 6/4/08

Read These Insightful Articles About Lasik Surgery

Samuel. We are not talking about the RCC. The Eastern Orthodox Church does do Baptism as immersion [the norm](even infants, a practice rooted in Scriptures and the Early Church Fathers), yet we recognize that sometimes this can be impossible.

There were of course cases in the Early Church that single immersion was allowed, we do not deny nor reject this.

Your argument does not prove the Eastern Orthodox Church rejected the teachings of the Church Fathers.
---Ramon on 6/4/08

There is nothing wrong with reading the early history of the Church and early church Fathers. Both the Orthodox churches and the RCC accept them as authoritive except when it contridicts their traditions like the Didache stating water baptism is the norm.

The final source of authority must be the Bible and it alone.
---Samuel on 6/4/08

Ken, I do agree that before Christ there was water baptism. It was called the baptism UNTO repentance. John did it. He preached repentance preparing folks for Christ. It was in the gospels, but isn't part of the New Covenant.
Baptism is mentioned through out the NT for us as believers.(Matthew 28:19, Acts 2)
---Rickey on 6/4/08

Ken, throughout the gospels Jesus could not baptize with the Holy Spirit because no on was born-again. He had not been crucified, resurrected, & ascended into heaven. Because of that the Holy Spirit was not sent yet.
---Rickey on 6/4/08

Read These Insightful Articles About Bullion

Duane you said, "You'll NEVER be Baptized W/The Holy Ghost unless you get Baptized in Water 1st!"
I am going to have to disagree about that. All through Acts folk were baptized in the Holy Spirit & spoke in tongues, but had not been water baptized yet. Take Acts 10:44-48 for instance. As Peter preached Jesus filled them with the Holy Spirit & they began to speak in tongues.
The disciples in Acts 2 on the day of Pentecost were baptized in the Holy Spirit w/o before water baptism.
---Rickey on 6/4/08

All ~ this seems like such a simple thing..why do Christians s seem to alway complicate everything.
---melanie on 6/4/08

I'm Not here to Listen or Learn,
I came here to tell you/all what I know.
If that helps someone, Great.
I lived a Lifetime by the age of 12,
and have over 35 yrs. of walking in the Grace of God.

What gets me is, How someone can be so right W/1 blog ?, and then be SO wrong on another!
IF Bapt. is to be no More,
Why did Phillip Bapt. & Eunoch?
And, Why to all the other people that WERE Bapt. after the Res. of Jesus!
Learn Not to Burn!

---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 6/4/08

Ramon:: You are swatting a GNAT with a camel.Was Jesus immersed 3 times.The removal of the stain of Original sin and conferring of the gifts of Faith Hope and Charity is ONCE.God does not require 3 chances at this simple operation.You are pushing your creed.not the Apostles creed.
---Emcee on 6/4/08

Read These Insightful Articles About Menopause

Both are in the Bible. Jesus said to baptize in the name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit. In Acts Peter said in the name of Jesus Christ. Immersion is the only form of baptism ever found in the Bible and the only way to be buried with Christ according to Romans chapter 6.
---Brian on 6/4/08

Ken_I've learned Nothing from mans teachings,
And I'm NOT going to Start NOW, I'm holding on to what God showed Me, Not what man wants me to see. Thank You though!
You might want to consider that your wrong,
INSTEAD of finding out Later & get punished for Teaching men otherwise.
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 6/4/08

Ken_If you believe that, Thats on you,
Why try to tell others a LIE though?

You'll NEVER be Baptised W/The Holy Ghost
unless you get Baptised in Water 1st!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 6/4/08

The Early Church Fathers describes baptism as a triple immersion,... The Didache states that if immersions is impossible to "[...] pour out water three times upon the person's head in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit [...]" (Chapter 7). Ramon

That is right if Baptism by immersion is impossible. Today why is it impossible? But the RCC has ignored this verse and set the exemption in the place of the real immersion. Think about it.
---Samuel on 6/4/08

Read These Insightful Articles About Christian Penpals

Duane Dudley Martin,
Listen carefully. Before Christ there was baptism by water. Once Christ began His ministry He baptised "with fire and the Holy Spirit". Meaning you are cleansed by the blood of Christ. Baptism by water today is a traditional ceremony and not necessary. Are you baptised in water, or in Christ?
---Ken on 6/4/08

#3 If you want to talk about ignoring the "Consensus" teachings of the Church Fathers, look no further [Protestantism]. They have ignore the Early Church beliefs and added they own innovations and interpretation of Scriptures. The triple action is maintained throughout Church History (like the Didache). Justin Martyr describes Triple Immersion (Apology i.61, 160 A.D.). Read Apostolical Constitutions, 50.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have mercy on me, a sinner.
---Ramon on 6/3/08

I want to add that we can see how by Saint Justin Martyr time (AD 160), triple immersions was the norm for Baptism. Both Jesus ("In the name...") and the Didache teaches the triple actions (three times "pour") was maintained throughout, even in clinical baptism, while immersion was the rule. The Church, after the Didache, started to have triple immersions (a stronger proof of the Trinity).

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
---Ramon on 6/3/08

Samuel * The Didache records baptism by immersion in water a single time using in the name of the Father, Son, and HOLY GHOST.*

The Early Church Fathers describes baptism as a triple immersion, obviously, you have not study there writings carefully. The Didache states that if immersions is impossible to "[...] pour out water three times upon the person's head in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit [...]" (Chapter 7).
---Ramon on 6/3/08

Read These Insightful Articles About Accounting

#2 We do not follow the Didache alone, but rather the "Consensus" teachings of the Church Fathers (and the practice of the Early Church), which states Triple Immersion. Going to the Didache alone and ignoring what the other Church Fathers witness is extremely misrepresenting the Early Church beliefs.

The Eastern Orthodox Church has kept the faith of the Early Christianity by practicing Triple Immersion. Read St. Cyril of Jerusalem, St. Basil,Tertullian etc

---Ramon on 6/3/08

Baptism is an iniation ceremony a cleansing and a bestowal of gifts by water immersion or pouring of water on the forehead, IN the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy is a ONE time in your life ceremony.
---Emcee on 6/3/08

Ken_Theres about 50 verses that say you must be Baptised.
And no NOT Children or the Thief on the Cross.
I'm not going to put them on here though, Because this Blog "?" will probably be deleted later.
You've obviously have read your Bible, However is that the only verse you've read and have decided 2 BASE your Life on those 2 Verses?
It's a Shame we have ALL those Words from Jesus & God, JUST to be Dismissed as NOTHING!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 6/3/08

The Didache records baptism by immersion in water a single time using in the name of the Father, Son, and HOLY GHOST. In accordance with the Command to do so given by JESUS. To not do so is to disobey the command of JESUS.

This is one case where the orthodox churches ignore the Early Church fathers and accept their traditions above the words they say guide them.
---Samuel on 6/3/08

Read These Insightful Articles About Fundraisers

Jesus ends water baptism and begins baptism by fire and The Holy Spirit. Mathew 3:11, John 1:26, 1:32
---Ken on 6/3/08

The type of Baptism accepted in Holy Scriptures as well as the Holy Fathers of the Ancient Church was baptism done in the name of "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit" which describes the Blessed Trinity.

Baptism was done by Triple Immersion, each Immersion was done for a sign of the Blessed Trinity.

This was regarded as a Unwritten Tradition that had its roots to the Holy Apostles. The Earliest record of this is found in the Didache( Chap. 7, c.a 90-100AD).
---Ramon on 5/25/08

Baptism in the Bible was always by complete submersion. It does, after all, represent the death and burial of our old nature and rebirth as a new creature in Christ. The Bible says to baptize in the name of the Father, Son and Holy the name of different places, so I dont think so much emphasis is put on exactly which words we use. :-)
---Todd1 on 5/25/08

we Baptize in the name of the Father, Son And Holy Ghost in Jesus name! Jesus is Still Getting the Glory and Honor, because that person is seeking to please their Father and to honor him. God knows their heart!
---ronald on 5/24/08

Read These Insightful Articles About Ecommerce

#1 I Cor. 1:10,13 - Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? By the Name of our Lord Jesus Anointed, he pleads with them, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. He asks, Behold, the fore warnings of the Holy Spirit! Even then, unneeded stress put upon water baptism causing divisions, even as is today.
---Debbie_Jo on 4/21/08

#2 The Spirit wants us to see and keep the oneness of Christ, which His one Name means. Therefore, those who were baptized in Jesus' Name,obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine, not a certain form of words -Romans 6:17. Baptism is into the Name of the Lord Jesus, that is, into the nature, the divine-human nature, not into a form of words. Why is the Name of Jesus so important? Because He is "God ... manifest in the flesh" -I Tim. 3:16.
---Debbie_Jo on 4/21/08

#3 "God was in Christ (Deity in humanity), reconciling the world unto Himself" -II Cor. 5:19. This was the only way in which God could redeem and save a fallen race. A Man fulfilled the law and met the penalty that sin had incurred. A Man rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven. A Man now sits at the right hand of God - Matt. 28:18, Acts 1:11, 17:31, Ps. 2:2,6, Phil. 2:9-11. The chief reason for baptizing in Jesus' Name is that He is the Head of His Body, the Church - Col. 2:9,10, 1:18,19.
---Debbie_Jo on 4/21/08

Copyright© 2017 ChristiaNet®. All Rights Reserved.