I just want to say to those that read this,that I believe in the distinction between the Father and the Son so by the truth of baptism your about to read,don't think that I am Oneness in Godhead belief.
WHAT ABOUT BAPTISM INTO THE NAME OF THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT?
Our Lord Jesus Christ clearly commanded the apostles to baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Did the apostles fail to obey Christ's command when they baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus? If the apostles were in error when they always baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, then there would be a clear contradiction within the pages of the Bible. Does God's Word contradict itself? Or are many misinterpreting the Word of God? Let's take a closer look at Matthew 28:19.
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."
Notice that the apostles of Christ were commanded to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus did not say, "in the names of the Father, Son, and Spirit." He clearly stated, "in the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit." The titles of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not names at all. They are titles or positions that God holds. He is our Father as the creator, Son as our redeemer manifest in the flesh, and Holy Spirit as God's indwelling Spirit within the Church.
No one in their right mind would sign a check by writing, "Father," or "Son," or "Spirit." There are many fathers, many sons, and many spirits who are holy (the angels of God and born again believers who are truly living for God have holy spirits). Any grammarian would state that the titles Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not names. There must be a Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We know that the name of the Son is Jesus. We also know that the meaning of the name of Jesus means "Jehovah Saves." Scripture further states that Jesus came in his Father's Name. John 5:43 states that Jesus said, "I am come in my Father's name, and you receive me not..." Therefore when we put all of the scriptures together we can clearly understand that they do not contradict each other at all. They fit together in perfect harmony much like a child fits many pieces of a jig saw puzzle together in perfect harmony. When a Pastor or Elder carries out the divine command to baptize in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, he will baptize in the Name of Jesus Christ. For Jesus, meaning "Jehovah Saves," is the Name of the Father, Son, and Spirit.
It is truly enlightening when one considers that the very passage of scripture that the Roman Catholic Church used to change the mode of water baptism and formulate the false doctrine of a Trinity baptism actually proves the Oneness of the name of God, the full deity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and water baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ. For Jesus' command to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit proves that the singular name of Jesus Christ is the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit.
Just as the devil used the Sanhedrin Council to command the apostles not to teach or preach in the name of Jesus, so the devil used the Roman Catholic Councils of Nicea, Constantinople, and others to command that it is heresy to preach and teach baptism in the name of Jesus. For centuries millions of genuine Christians have died at the hands of the Roman Catholic Church for their so called "heretical" Jesus Name Baptismal Teaching. The devil hates the name of Jesus as he fully knows that there is salvation, power, and efficacy in no other name. Take out the name and you take out the blood. Faith in Jesus Christ and baptism into the name of Jesus Christ are inseparably linked together. The devil who "deceives the whole world" (Revelation 12:9) is deceiving multitudes of professing Christians into bypassing the only "door into the sheepfold." Jesus Christ is the only doorway into the Kingdom of God. He that "climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber (John 10:1)." Friend, Jesus is the only door to the Father. If you truly believe on Jesus as your Savior, the scriptures command you to "be baptized... in the Name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38)." "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12)."
When we consider that the apostles always baptized all new converts in the name of Jesus Christ, we are forced to conclude that the apostles had perfect understanding as to the meaning of baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Therefore Jesus must be the name of all three titles or offices of the One True God.
How can the Holy Scriptures lie in any way? How can anyone dare state that first century Apostles of Christ were in error when they invariably taught and practiced water baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ? We know that the Apostles wrote our New Tes