Tuesday, January 22 2008
Why do we baptize in Jesus name?
The very, very simple answer is because the Bible says so, but obviously I need to back that up with scripture. Here they are...
Acts 2:38Then 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.
Acts 8:16(For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
Acts 10:48And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
Acts 19:5When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Romans 6:3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Matthew 28:19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (see January 21 posting)
Acts 4:12Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
There are other scriptures and historical references supporting Jesus name baptism, but these should be enough to help each us understand our need to take on the name in baptism. If we are the bride of Christ then we need to take on His name. Please do not take my word on it, but I challenge each of you to...
2Timothy 2:15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.