In My Name – Jesus Christ
Did Jesus use the phrase "in my name" on other occasions besides Matthew 28:19? Yes! 17 times!
Matt. 18:5 - And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
Matt. 18:20 - For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Matt. 24:5 - For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Mark 9:37 - Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
Mark 9:39 - But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
Mark 9:41 - For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
Mark 13:6 - For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Mark 16:17 - And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
Luke 9:48 - And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
Luke 21:8 - And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
John 14:13 - And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 14:14 - If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
John 14:26 - But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
John 15:16 - Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
John 16:23 - And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
John 16:24 - Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
John 16:26 - At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:
Acts 4:12 - Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Who is that referring to? Jesus’ Name only.
Romans 6:3 - Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? v4 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. v5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Now the Father did not die, nor did the Spirit.
Note: It says "buried with him." (not the Father and Holy Spirit)
Did the disciples baptize in the name of Jesus? Always.
Acts 2:38 - 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.
Acts 8:12 “But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.”
Acts 8:16 - For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Acts 10:48 - And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
Acts 19:5 - When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Acts 22:16 - And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
It makes perfect sense as to why the disciples were given a command to baptized in Jesus' Name.
God is not an author of confusion.
1 Corinthians 14:33 - For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
Who takes away the sins of the world?
John 1:29 - The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
Does it say the Father and Holy Spirit? No. It was Jesus alone who was baptized, and became the Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world (not the Father and Holy Spirit)
Mark - 1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
John didn’t preach the Trinity but the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. At Christ's baptism, the Spirit of God, the voice of God, and the Son of God were all identified.
The correct passage therefore restores the correct text to Matthew 28:19: "in my name."
No Trinity formula here. We all know that Matt 28:19 wording was changed.
Encyclopedia Britannia, the 11th edition vol 3, page 365-366:
"The baptismal formula was changed from the name of Jesus Christ to the words Father, Son and Holy Ghost by the Catholic church in the second century."
According to Eusebius, he informs us of the actual words Jesus spoke to his disciples in Matthew 28:19.
“With one word and voice He said to His disciples: “Go, and make disciples of all nations in My Name, teaching them to observe all things whatsover I have commanded you,” — Proof of the Gospel by Eusebius, Book III, ch 6, 132 (a), p. 152
“But while the disciples of Jesus were most likely either saying thus, or thinking thus, the Master solved their difficulties, by the addition of one phrase, saying they should triumph “In MY NAME.” And the power of His name being so great, that the apostle says: “God has given him a name which is above every name, that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth,” He shewed the virtue of the power in His Name concealed from the crowd when He said to His disciples: “Go, and make disciples of all the nations in my Name.” He also most accurately forecasts the future when He says: “for this gospel must first be preached to all the world, for a witness to all nations.” — Proof of the Gospel by Eusebius, Book III, ch 7, 136 (a-d), p. 157
“Who said to them; “Make disciples of all the nations in my Name.” — Eusebius, Proof of the Gospel, Book III, Chapter 7, 138 (c), p. 159
Book III of his History, Chapter 5, Section 2, which is about the Jewish persecution of early Christians, we read, “relying upon the power of Christ, who had said to them, “Go ye and make disciples of all the nations in my name.”
And in his Oration in Praise of Emperor Constantine, Chapter 16, Section 8, we read, “Surely none save our only Savior has done this, when, after his victory over death, he spoke the word to his followers, and fulfilled it by the event, saying to them, “Go ye and make disciples of all nations in my name.”
Romans 1:5 - By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Colossians 3:17 - And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Now here is a principle laid down, and the comprehensive word "whatsoever", that includes baptism, which is a rite involving both word and deed.
James 5:14 - Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
Pray for the sick, anointing him with oil in the NAME OF THE LORD. No three fold names here.
There is POWER in the NAME of JESUS. What a wonderful Saviour we have.
John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. The only way to get to the Father is through His only begotten Son, Jesus.