Unto What NAME Were You Baptized?

NEVER was anybody in the entire pages of the Bible, was ever baptized in the TITLES of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Look up for it, and you’ll never find one. Jesus never said to baptize in the NAMES, but in the NA-M-E, singular. It takes a revelation from God to know this commandment. JESUS taught that “REPENTANCE and REMISSION of sins should be preached IN HIS NAME, beginning at Jerusalem, to the uttermost parts of the world” (Luke 24:47). “He that believeth and is BAPTIZED shall be saved” (Mark 16:16). The apostles knew what most religious leaders today failed to recognize. First: that the NAME of the Lord Jesus Christ is the FAMILY NAME of all Christians both in heaven and on earth (Read Eph.3:15). And that there is NO OTHER NAME under heaven whereby we must be SAVED only in the Name of JESUS (Acts 4:12). Second: that the FULLNESS of the Godhead dwelleth BODILY in CHRIST (Col. 2:9). And third: that BAPTISM must be performed in the NAME of the CRUCIFIED (Read 1 Cor. 1:13). The Bible tells us plainly that “Whatever you do in word or in DEED, do all in the NAME of the LORD JESUS CHRIST” (Col. 3:17). PETER, having the keys to the Kingdom, obeyed Him and said to the JEWS, “REPENT every one of you and BE BAPTIZED in the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38) “and you shall receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit.” PAUL, the apostle of Jesus Christ, REBAPTIZED the disciples of John the Baptist in the same manner saying, “Have ye received the Holy Ghost SINCE you believed? They said, ‘We know not whether there is any Holy Ghost.’ Paul said, “How was you baptized?” They said,’ We’ve been baptized unto John.’ Then said Paul, “John verily baptized with baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on HIM that should come after him, that is ON CHRIST JESUS.” WHEN THEY HEARD THIS, they were baptized in the NAME of the LORD JESUS” (Acts 19:1-5). PETER AND JOHN did the same to the SAMARITANS as well,” And he commanded them to be BAPTIZED in the NAME of the LORD JESUS” (Acts 8:14-16). The GENTILES were also baptized in the same way, in the house of Cornelius (Acts 10:46-48), “For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnified 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 JESUS” (NIV). All persons in the Bible: Jew, Gentiles and Samaritans, were ALL baptized in the NAME of JESUS CHRIST. WHAT ABOUT MATTHEWS 28:19? The above Scriptures are not given to refute Matthew 28:19 where Jesus told the apostles to baptize in the NAME of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. They merely show HOW the command was interpreted and obeyed by the disciples in the entire Bible. THREE TITLES TO ONLY ONE NAME The apostles understood that it was not a LITERAL command, just as when Jesus said, “Except you eat My flesh and drink my blood, you have no life in you,” would make cannibals and vampires out of us, if it be followed LITERALLY It was revealed unto them WHO really was the . Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, and what the NAME really was. Father, Son and Holy Ghost are THREE TITLES. Yet there is only ONE NAME. It was revealed unto the apostles that salvation alone goes in the NAME of JESUS CHRIST (Acts 4:12). The Bible teaches that there is NO salvation in any other name, title or places, ONLY in the NAME of JESUS CHRIST (Acts 4:12). Yet He is the “Rose of Sharon”, “Lily of the Valley”, “Morning Star”, “Alpha and Omega” - HE IS ALL THESE THINGS, yet there’s NO SALVATION in any of these titles; ONLY IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. God has so many TITLES: “Our Righteousness”, “Our Peace”, “EverPresent”, “Our Father”, “Our King”, “Prince of Peace”, “Son”, and “Holy Ghost”. BUT He has ONLY ONE HUMAN NAME, and that NAME is JESUS by which Name every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that He is King of kings and Lord of lords. Everyone that is BAPTIZED with the TITLES of Father, Son and Holy Ghost is baptized in NO NAME AT ALL. They are TITLES like Minister, Reverend, Doctor, whatevermore, Father, Son, Daughter, Wife - TITLES. You may say it does not make a difference. Then put your TITLE on your check and not your NAME, and try whether the BANK would encash it - say, “I sign this check in the name of the Husband”... That just make sense as it would to disbelieve God’s Word when the revelation is laying right here before your eyes. That NAME is also the Password to heaven. WERE ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL WRONG? Both St. Peter and St. Paul BAPTIZED in the NAME of the LORD JESUS

CHRIST all throughout the Bible. Were they misled? NEVER. For Peter holds the KEY to the Kingdom that, “Whatever he binds on earth shall be bound in heaven”; and Paul proclaimed that “though WE (that includes preachers, priests, evangelists, pastors) or an ANGEL from heaven preach any other gospel THAN THAT WHICH WE HAVE ALREADY PREACHED unto you, LET HIM BE ACCURSED” (Galatians 1:8). See? They knew that JESUS CAME in the FATHER’S NAME: “I am come in My Father’s Name, and ye receive Me not” (John 5:43). And they also knew that the Holy Ghost was the SPIRIT of JESUS CHRIST that would come in His Name (John 14:26). DO NOT BE DECEIVED by false doctrines and man-made creeds. Do not let any church theology bind you from this true revelation. If you have not been baptized in the NAME of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, YOUR BAPTISM IS WRONG. You have to be REBAPTIZED AGAIN in order for you to receive the Spirit of God. Acts 2:38 plainly states to, “REPENT, every one of you, and BE BAPTIZED in the NAME of JESUS CHRIST for (What?) the REMISSION OF SINS - (You are still in your sins if you are not baptized in the NAME of the LORD JESUS CHRIST for no other Name is given whereby we must be saved) - “and you shall receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit”. And the word “BAPTIZE” (Greek Word “Baptizo”) means to IMMERSE. For the first thirteen hundred years from the death of Christ, baptism was always performed by IMMERSION of the person UNDER WATER. “And they went both down INTO the WATER, both Philip and the Eunuch; and he baptized him” (Acts 8:39). “John also was baptizing at Aeneon because there was MUCH WATER there” (John 3:23). “They came up OUT OF THE WATER” (Acts 8:39). GOD IS CALLING ON YOU TODAY, SINCERE CHRISTIAN, to be restored back to the original faith that was once delivered to the saints; as Romans 8:30 says, “Whom He did predestinate, them He also CALLED: and whom He called, then He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.” If you are God’s predestinated seed, you will recognize this Message to be the Truth. And you will not wait long until you are baptized in the NAME of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Get right with God now. “Obedience is better than sacrifice” (1 Samuel 15:22). ------------------------------------------------------------ ----HISTORICAL FACTS AND RECORDS*** BRITANNICA ENCYCLOPEDIA - “Everywhere in the oldest sources, it states that baptism took place in the Name of Jesus Christ.” (11th

Edition/Vol.3/p.82) CANNY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION - “The Early Church always baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus until the development of the Trinity Doctrine in the 3rd Century.” (Pp. 53). HASTINGS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION - “Christian Baptism was administered using the words “In the Name of Jesus”. The use of a Trinity formula of any sort was not suggested in the early church history. Baptism was always in the Name of the Lord Jesus until the time of Justin Maryr when triune formula was used.” (Volume 2/PP. 377378.) ------------------------------------------------------------ ----Baptism has been a part of the Christian Church since John the Baptist came to forerun the first coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. John was baptizing in the River Jordan for repentance (Matthew 3) and his Message was to prepare the hearts of the people to receive Jesus Christ as Lord (Isaiah 40: 3). Jesus Himself was baptized by John (Matthew 3: 13-15) and He is our example. Many who confess Jesus Christ today as savior and Lord have been baptized in their churches in the titles of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, on the authority of the Word of God (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." These same persons, who acknowledge every Word of God to be true, deny or put aside 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 Spirit," because the teaching of their church, not having the revelation of Acts 2: 38, considers the words of Peter as secondary to that of our Lord. Jesus Himself said in Matthew 4: 4,"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God". Therefore the question arises are the words spoken by Peter in Acts 2: 38 contrary to what Jesus said in Matthew 28: 19? God's Word is not contrary within itself, yet according to men's understanding it would appear that the infallible Word of God has two opposing statements. Please consider these thoughts. There must be an answer because the Word of God is Truth (John 17: 17) and this truth must be a revelation to you personally if you are to know the Lord Jesus Christ and be known

of Him. His coming for His Church is very near. The reason sincere people are misled and in some cases confused, is that the theology of the organised churches, has replaced the revelation of God's Word by the Holy Spirit. What is the NAME of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit? Many who will be reading this have already been baptized in a denominational church, by sprinkling or immersion according to Matthew 28: 19, and yet they do not know that Name. Others will be considering baptism in water and you should know that Name before you are baptized. Father is not a name, Son is not a name; Holy Spirit is not a name. Would it not be strange to sign a cheque on your bank account with the word father, son or grandfather? You know that such a cheque would have no authority; then why be baptized in the titles of Father, Son and Holy Spirit? You may say, "Jesus said to be baptized this way and that's good enough for me." It is true Jesus gave that commandment, and in verse 20 of Matthew 28 confirmed that if this commandment was taught and observed He would be with us always. Was it not the same Jesus who met Paul on the road to Damascus as the Pillar of Fire, or as the Holy. Spirit, filling Peter and 119 other men and women in the upper room on the day of Pentecost? (Acts 2: 1-4). Jesus also said in John 14: 16-18, "And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; 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. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." It was our Lord Jesus Christ; who had risen from the dead after being crucified, who spoke through Peter in Acts 2: 14-36, and the words spoken brought conviction on the hearers who had crucified Jesus, causing them to cry out, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?(Acts 2: 37). Then in verse 38. the Lord Jesus, still speaking through Peter. said: "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 Spirit." When Jesus said in Matthew 28: 19 to be baptized in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, He was speaking of the truth of the Revelation of Himself and of His name, and every born again Holy Spirit filled child of God will know their Heavenly Father's name,

and be baptized in water in that name. Jesus manifested the Father's name. (John 17: 6). The name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit is the Lord Jesus Christ and the only way that a Christian believer should be baptized is in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Not by sprinkling but by immersion as Jesus was baptized, by one who has been filled with the Holy Spirit, having this revelation. If you have been baptized in the titles, then you should be re-baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Every Christian must be baptized according to Acts 2: 38, it is God's provided way to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Colossians 3: 17 says, "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." Surely baptism is a word of confession and deed. There is no reference in the Word of God to a trinity of persons being God. Trinity doctrine is contrary to Scripture and is error. John 4: 24, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth." In Mark 12:29. "Hear, O lsrael; the Lord our God is one Lord." Also Ephesians 4: 5-6, "One Lord, one faith. one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all and in you all." The trinity doctrine and baptism in the titles of Father. Son and Holy Spirit, which is the basis of the first denominational church and other organised churches, came to be accepted as church doctrine about 325 A.D. at the Nicea Council, and it is suggested you confirm this in the records of this Council meeting at your library. The Revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ is the rock upon which the Church, being the Body of Christ, is built (Matthew 16: 16-18). However, by the reasoning of men, the doctrine of a trinity of persons and baptism in the titles, was substituted for the Revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ and originated the denominational system as it is to this day. God is a Spirit (John 4: 24) but has a threefold manifestation, or is revealed in three offices: as the Father Creator of all things, revealed or manifested in the body of flesh and blood, of Jesus the Son our Saviour and as the Holy Spirit to reveal to you the revelation of Himself through His Word even now as you read. God is a Spirit who came to redeem, to reconcile to Himself those who were lost, by coming in the body of flesh and blood of His Son (Hebrews 10: 5). The Son, as the body, was born of a virgin, as it was necessary to by-pass the original sin in the Garden of Eden, and she

was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1: 35). Did Jesus the Son have two fathers? The trinity and oneness doctrine are both in error. The Word of God reveals the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ, and every Christian must confess that Jesus is the Son of God (1 John 4: 15). Jesus the Son was the body or tabernacle of flesh and blood in which the Father, a Spirit, dwelt or was revealed. This does not make Jesus the Son a second part of a trinity of persons, but a manifestation of God (John 1: 1 and 14). The body of flesh and blood was our sacrifice, that through this blood we, may boldly come into His Presence (Hebrews 10: 19), and be in Him. 1 John 5: 20. "And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true. And we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life." The Bible says clearly that God was made flesh and dwelt among us and Jesus the Son said in John 14: 7, speaking to His disciples, "If you had known Me, ye should have known My Father also; and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him." If they had known Jesus! Did they know Him? Of course they knew Him, but they only knew Him as a man, not having the revelation of God a Spirit being revealed in flesh and blood. As Jesus said, "If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also"; and not only known the Father but would have seen the Father. It is this revelation that God a Spirit came in the body of flesh and blood of the Son, that Christ's Church is built upon, and every born again son and daughter must have this revelation to be with the Lord at His coming. John 14: 16-20 confirms the same truth when Jesus was speaking about the Comforter, which was the manifestation of God to and in the believers, after the body of flesh and blood of the Son had passed through Calvary to redeem us. The Comforter at that time had not come, but Jesus said they knew Him! Why? Because Jesus was the Holy Spirit; the Comforter revealed in flesh and blood; but after Calvary He would come to them and be in them. This article is not intended to cover everything that could be said concerning the Revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ and His name as referred in the Scriptures, but rather to awaken your attention to the error of the trinity doctrine and baptism in trinity titles, that you may. Search the Word of God and see that these things be so. (Acts 17: 11). God promised in His Word, that before the coming of our Lord Jesus

Christ for His Church, He would send a Prophet in the Spirit and Power of Elias to restore the born again children of God back to the Word, and the truth in this tract and other truths have been confirmed by the Lord through the ministry of William Branham. (Malachi 4: 5-6). May the Lord God Almighty reveal to you the Revelation of Jesus Christ Himself and His name, the Lord Jesus Christ? John 17: 3 says, And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God and Jesus Christ, Whom Thou has sent." Jesus further said in Matthew 24: 44, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh," and if you have not been baptized in Christian baptism according to the Word of God and you desire to be ready for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, may you prayerfully wait upon the Lord and be baptized according to Acts 2: 38.