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BAPTISM IN JESUS NAME
Water baptism has always been debated by the masses of people. I say to you, my brothers and sisters, that if you read the scriptures and forget about any and all doctrines or what men may say, you will see the truth. I do not understand why a simple thing, such as a water baptism, has become so hard to understand. The Bible teaches that if you find an answer within its pages in one place, you can always find it in another. Line must be upon line and precept must be upon precept! Today, you will read the truth, provided in multiple places throughout the Bible. Out of the mouth of two or more witness every word is established!
I have come to realize that not everyone understands the word of God. For example the word ĎEasterí appears in the Bible in the Book of Acts 12:4. But does this mean that we should celebrate Easter as a Holy holiday? I think not! Easter is a Pagan holiday, it has nothing to do with Jesus the Christ. On the other hand the word ĎPassoverí appears in the New Testament over 28 times. Why it is that today, in America, a so-called Christian nation chooses to celebrate a pagan holiday when it should be remembering the Passover, as stated repeated in the Bible, makes absolutely no sense.
Jesus told His disciples to:
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
The question is how did the disciples do this? They were taught by the Master Himself our Lord Jesus Christ. I think they understood what Jesus meant with this command. Do you know how I know the disciples understood him? By watching and reading what they did throughout the Bible!
You cannot find one person in the scriptures that was Baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Not one! However, you can find thousands of disciples being baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I do mean thousands! You can also find this information in more than one place.
We are buried with Him by Baptism into 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.
Allow me to give you scriptural proof of Baptizing in the Name of Jesus Christ from the King James Version of the Bible:
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.
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.)
For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,
Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
When they heard [this], they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
I PETER 3:21
The like figure whereunto [even] baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
Wow! I can go on with this for hours. So what is the problem? The problem is disobedience! It has always been the problem with the people of God. Itís sad! The scriptures are clear, they are clear that Jesus is the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost! I would suggest that people should study the scriptures day and night until you believe them and not what man has told you. Could this disobedience also be the very reason why many have not received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance, just as the Word teaches us we should have? We can see what Jesus said and what he did. We also see what His Apostles and the brothers, who walked with Him, ate with him and slept with him understood and did.
These men knew that Jesus was God. So they baptized in His name.
Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust [it] into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
Let there be no controversy about whether you should be sprinkled, or have water poured on you, or be submerged in water. To be baptized, you need to be submerged completely in water, just like a dead person is buried in the grave. Opinions will come and go but the truth of Godís word will stand forever.
And John also was baptizing in AEnon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
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:
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
And there came a voice from heaven, [saying], Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.
If you have been baptized as an infant, without repentance, you have not been baptized according to the teaching of the scriptures. Religion has defiled the clear word of God and has become a false teaching.
The Scriptures are always true. The Apostles understood the importance of the water baptism and were taught by our Lord Jesus. Thousands of born again believers where baptized in Jesusí name. This is what the scriptures prove over and over again. I would rather obey YHWHís word than any manís tradition. Please read all of the scriptures carefully and realize that you cannot take care of spiritual problems with natural means.
May the grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ rule in your hearts.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Praise the Lord! Come Lord Jesus come!
Pastor Charles Dowell Jr.
Servant of the Lord Jesus Christ