In The Light Of the Holy Bible
By Lewis Manuwal
There is only one Lord, One Faith and One Baptism. Eph. 4:5 . There is only one Bible way to be baptised. Have you been baptised right?
Water- Can any mam forbid water that these should not be baptized? Acts 10:47
Much Water- John also was baptizing at Aenon Because there was much water there. John 3:23
Into the Water- And they went both down into the water. Bothe Phillip and the Eunuch and he baptized him. Acts 8:38
Out of the Water- They come up out of the water. Acts 8:39
Buried in Water- We are Buried with Him by Baptism into Death. Rom. 6:4
Planted in Water- We have been planted together in the likeness of His death. Rom. 6:5
Jesus said, He that believeth and is Baptized shall be saved. Mark 16:16- Peter said there were 8 saved by water in Noah’s time-the like figure even Baptism doth also now save us. 1 Peter 3:20, 21.
Peter having the Keys to the Kingdom said, Repent, and be Baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Acts 2:38 Since Baptism is important to salvation and that immersion and not sprinkling is the Bible method. Don’t you think you should be baptized right before it’s too late?
Baptism in Jesus Name-According to The Bible
Jesus Taught- That repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His Name beginning at Jerusalem Luke 24:47
Peter Obeyed- Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of Sins Acts 2:38-39
Samaritans- They were baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 8:16
Gentiles were commanded- He commanded them to be Baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus, RV. Acts 10:48
Paul Re-Baptized- .When they heard this they were Baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 19:3-5
No Other Name For Salvation- There is none other Name under heaven whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:10-12
Everything Done in Jesus Name- Whatsoever you do in word or in deed. Do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Col. 3:17
The above scriptures are not given to refute Matthew 28:19 where Jesus told Apostles to baptize in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost. They merely show how the command was interpreted and obeyed by them.
The Apostles knew what most religious leaders of today fail to recognize. First-that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Family Name. Eph. 3:15 Second- the at the Fullness of the Godhead (Deity or God) Dwelleth Bodily in Christ. Col 2:9
They knew the name of the Son was Jesus. Matt. 1:21 They knew that the Son cam in the Fathers name. John 5:43 They also knew that the Holy Ghost was the Spirit of Christ and would come in Jesus Name. John 14:26
The name Jesus means Jehovah Salvation. Fausset’s Bible Encyclopedia pg 359
Baptism in Jesus Name According to History
Britanica Encyclopedia (11th edition, Vol. 3 pg. 365-366) The Baptismal Formula was changed from the name of Jesus Christ to the words Father, Son, and Holy Ghost by Catholic Church in the 2nd Century.
Britanica Encyclopedia (Vol 3, pg 82) – Everywhere in the oldest sources it states that baptism took place in the name of Jesus Christ.
Canney Encyclopedia of Religion-
Vol 2. Pg. 377- Christian baptism was administered using the words, in the name of Jesus.
Vol.2. Pg. 375- The use of a Trinitarian formula of any sort was not suggested in early church history.
Vol. 2. Pg. 389- Baptism was always in the name of Lord Jesus until time of Justin Martyr when Triune formula used.
Catholic Encyclopedia (vol. 5) Justin Martyr was one of the early fathers of the Roman Catholic Church.
Hastings Encyclopedia of Religion (Vol. 2, Pg. 377 on Acts 2:38) Name was an ancient synonym for person payment was always made in name of some person referring to ownership. Therefore being baptised in Jesus name became His personal property. Ye are Christ’s.
New International Encyclopedia (Vol. 22, Pg. 477) The term Trinity was originated by Tertullian, a Roman Catholic Church Father.
Water Baptism- According to Church Leaders
John Calvin (Presbyterian) – The word Baptize signifies to immerse. It is certain that immersion was the practice of the primitive church.
Martin Luther (Lutheran) Baptism is a Greek word and may be translated immerse. I would have those who are to be baptized to be altogether dipped.
John Wesley (Methodist) The Bible term, buried with Him by baptism alludes to the ancient manner of baptizing by immersion.
Wall (Episcopal) Immersion was in all probability the way in which our blessed savior, and for certain the way in which all early Christians were baptized.
Brenner (Catholic) For the first thirteen hundred years baptism was an immersion of the person under water.
Stoudza (a Native Greek) The verb baptize has only one meaning. It signifies to plunge. Baptism and immersion are identical. To say baptism by sprinkling would be to say immersion by sprinkling.
Jeremiah (A Greek Patriot) The ancient did not sprinkle the candidate, but immersed him.
Whitfield (Methodist) It is certain that the word buried in the text, Rom. 6:4 alludes to the matter of baptizing by immersion.
This pamphlet Water Baptism written by Lewis Manuwal is excerpted from Lewis Manuwal Tracts.