Baptize in Yahushua’s Name



Most Christian preachers that I know baptize in “the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost”. They do this because of the following verse:


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 Ghost:


That verse is pretty straight forward, right? Then why did the disciples baptize in Jesus’/Yahushua’s name?


Acts 2:38
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ (Yahushua the Messiah) 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 (Yahushua the Messiah), 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 [Yahushua])

Acts 10:48
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord...

Acts 19:5
When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus (Yahushua).

Romans 6:3
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ (Yahushua the Messiah) were baptized into his death?


Did the disciples miss something or were they just blatantly disregarding Yahushua’s instructions?

The instruction to “[baptize] them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” is only found once in scripture. Consider this fact with the following verse:


Matthew 18:16
But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

2 Corinthians 13:1
...In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.


Does this mean that Jesus did not say the words in Matthew 28? No. Jesus did say those words, but since it was only mentioned once in the scriptures we should put up a red flag and look into the matter further before making a whole doctrine out of the verse. So, let us look at it further.


Matthew 28:16-19
Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:


Notice that the holy spirit made sure to note “but some doubted”. Why? To make us aware that Jesus was speaking to a mixed multitude, and therefore spoke “with stammering lips and another tongue”.


Matthew 13:9-17
Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

Matthew 13:34
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

Mark 4:34
But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

Isaiah 28:10-13
Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.



The reason Yahushua’s disciples baptized people “in Yahushua’s name” is because they understood that they were in a mixed multitude and that Yahushua was speaking “in another tongue”. They understood that Jesus represented the Father on earth, was the Son, and that the holy spirit was a part of Him.

So, why didn’t Yahushua just make it plain? For the same reason he doesn’t make a lot of things plain.


Matthew 13:14-15
...because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Isaiah 28:13
But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.


Another thing I will point out is the name "Yahushua" means "YHVH saves". So one is dunked under water (symbolizing dying) then "YHVH saves" them through the blood of Yahushua from death and he resurrects them as a new person.

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