The Name IS Jesus; that is, Jesus 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 that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit have the same name. According to Scripture and the examples of what the disciples did, the name is Jesus. Please keep reading!
Father, Son, Holy-Spirit Share One Name: The Name Is Jesus
STM Bible Lesson
Lesson focus: John 14:21. Bible lesson background John 14:19-24: 19 ‘but ye see me:’ Jesus speaks of His resurrection. Acts 1:3 ‘…he shewed himself alive…’ 20 ‘I in you’ Jesus is the indwelling Holy Spirit. 21 ‘will manifest myself to him’ Jesus would so show himself to his followers. 23-24 Unless you love and obey Jesus, you cannot know the Son or the Father.
Allow Jesus to reveal Himself to you.
Indwelling of the Father and the Son
Who will know Him?
Bible lesson commentary: Jesus gave the disciples (apostles) instructions about baptism. Did they disobey Him? 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.
Baptize using the name Jesus
1. According to Peter, Jesus is the name
More importantly, Jesus was with 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)
2. Samaritans baptized by Philip
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).
3. The 1st Gentiles immersed
Peter ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and they asked him to stay on for a few days. (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.
4. Paul also did it
Paul may not have been there with Jesus, but he understood that the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Spirit) is Jesus.
Jesus is God’s name
Salvation in His name
Yes, The Name IS Jesus!
I know you may not be convinced that Jesus is the name of the Father and the Holy Spirit. Maybe it’s because of tradition or what you’ve been taught. However, the advice from Colossians 3:17, to do everything in the name of Jesus, should convince you. The apostles obeyed the instructions given by Jesus. They went to them all, taught them, and baptized them using the name Jesus. Because that is the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus is God
Search the Scriptures for yourself, especially in Acts (aka ‘The Acts of the Apostles‘). If you can find that anyone baptized saying “in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost)” in the Bible, please share it. All things considered, baptizing someone and saying anything other than the name of Jesus is based on false teaching.
The name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is Jesus. Thank you for taking the time to read this Bible lesson. I urge you to make full use of it. Blessings to you and your loved ones—♥ Tim. ☺
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