The Name Is Jesus

What is the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit? When Jesus commanded His disciples to “teach all nations, baptizing in the name of…”. The implication is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have the same name. According to Scripture and the examples of what the disciples did, the name is Jesus.

Allow Jesus to reveal Himself to you.
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. John 14:21 (KJV)
How will He reveal himself?
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. John 14:26 (NKJV)
Read John 14:19-31.

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Jesus said: baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Disciples did: they baptized in the name of Jesus!

STM Bible Lesson

Lesson focus: Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 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: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:16-20 (KJV).

Bible lesson commentary: Jesus gave the disciples/Apostles instructions about baptism. Did the disciples/Apostles disobey Jesus? Many make the mistake of repeating the command and not doing what Jesus said. The eleven disciples, however, knew what the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit/Ghost was. This fact is demonstrated in Acts (the Actions of the Apostles/Disciples), they did not repeat the words of Jesus but they did what He said, they baptized in the name of Jesus. The name is Jesus.

“He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.” Mark 16:14-20 (16); “repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem” Luke 24:36-49 (47).

According to Peter, the name is Jesus

Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 (WEB)

If Peter was wrong, the other disciples were there and would have corrected him. Acts 2:14 “But Peter, standing with the eleven…”. More importantly, Jesus was with him/them; remember He said: “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20).

If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 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.18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. John 14:15-18 (KJV)

Confirmed by Luke

(For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Acts 8:16 (KJV)

The Samaritans were believers but had not received the Holy Spirit. According to Luke, they were baptized in the name of Jesus. Then Peter and John laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:17).

The 1st Gentiles

Peter ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and they asked him to stay on for a few days. Acts 10:48 (CEV)

Cornelius called together his relatives and close friends (Acts 10:24-33 NKJV) to meet and hear Peter. They received the Holy Spirit while he (Peter) spoke. Afterward, he commanded that they, a group of Gentiles, be baptized in Jesus name.

Paul also did it

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

Paul may not have been there with Jesus but he understood that the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost/Spirit is Jesus.

Yes, The Name IS Jesus!

And 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. Colossians 3:17 (KJV)

I know you may not be convinced that Jesus is the name of the Father and Holy Spirit. Maybe it’s because of tradition or what you’ve been taught, however, this advice from Paul should convince you. The Apostles followed/carried out the instructions given by Jesus. They went to all, teaching them, and baptized using the name Jesus which is the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Yes, the name is Jesus!

And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. Acts 22:16 (KJV)

Blessings to you and your loved ones— Tim. ☺

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Reference Scriptures

Note: key verse(s) are inside the parenthesis (#).

Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:14-20 (16); Luke 24:36-49 (47); John 14:15-31. Acts 2:14-39, 8:14-25, 10:24-33, and 19:1-10. Colossians 3:12-17.



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