Father, Son, Holy-Spirit Share One Name: The Name Jesus

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!

revised: Sunday, December 24, 2023

Father, Son, Holy-Spirit Share One Name: The Name Is Jesus

Jesus said...Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Matthew 28:19 Read Matthew 28:16-20 - the Disciples did: 4 scriptures showing that they baptized in Jesus's name

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

John 14:21 [read John 14:19-24 (21)]
The one who has my commands and holds on to them is the one who loves me. And the one who loves me will be loved by my Father.I too will love him and show myself to him. (EHV)
KJV: 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 (show, reveal) myself to him.
John 10:30 [read John 10:22-30 (30)]
KJV: I and my Father are one.

Who will know Him?

John 10:14 and 14:23 [read John 10:7-21 (10:14) and John 14:15-31 (14:23)]
10:14 I am the Good Shepherd and know my own sheep, and they know me, 14:23 Jesus replied, “Because I will only reveal myself to those who love me and obey me. The Father will love them too, and we will come to them and live with them. (TLB)
KJV: 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine., 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, “If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with 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

Matthew 28:16 and 19 [read Matthew 28:16-20 (16 and 19)]
16 The 11 disciples traveled to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had directed them. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (HCSB)
KJV: 16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 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:)
Mark 16:16 [read Mark 16:14-18 (16)]
The person who believes [i.e., the Gospel] and is immersed will be saved [i.e., from condemnation], but whoever does not believe it will be condemned. (AUV)
KJV: He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

1. According to Peter, Jesus is the name

Acts 2:38 [read Acts 2:14-39 (38)]
Peter said to them, “Each one of you must turn away from your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins will be forgiven; and you will receive God’s gift, the Holy Spirit. (GNT)
KJV: Then 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.

Silent agreement

If Peter was wrong, the other disciples were there and would have corrected him. But no one said that he was wrong.
Acts 2:14 [read Acts 2:14-39 (14)]
Peter was there with the other 11 apostles and he stood up with them. He began to speak to the crowd with a loud voice. He said, ‘You people who are Jews like us, listen carefully to me. All of you who live here in Jerusalem, you also listen to me. I will explain to you everything that is happening. (EASY)
KJV: But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

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

Acts 8:16 [read Acts 8:16 (16)]
They were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus but had not yet received the Spirit. (NSB)
KJV: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)

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

Acts 10:48 [read Acts 10:44-48 (48)]
So Peter ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days. (ICB)
KJV: And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

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

Acts 19:5 [read Acts 19:1-10 (5)]
Then Paul said, “John baptized when they repented, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus.” 5 On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 When Paul laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began to speak in foreign languages and to prophesy. (ISV)
KJV: Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

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

John 17:11 [read John 17:6-19 (11)]
I am coming to you; I will not stay in the world any longer. But they are still in the world. Holy Father, keep them safe by the power of [or keep them loyal to] your name, the name you gave me,* so that they will be one, just as you and I are one. (EXB)
KJV: And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
*The angel of the LORD gave Christ’s name to Joseph: Matthew 1:21 [read Matthew 1:18-25 (21)]
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Salvation in His name

Acts 4:12 [read Acts 4:12 (12)]
Jesus is the only one who can save people. His name is the only power in the world that has been given to save anyone. We must be saved through him! (ERV)
KJV: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Yes, The Name IS Jesus!

Colossians 3:17 [read Colossians 3:12-17 (17)]
Whatever you say or do, do it in the name of the Lord Jesus. Give thanks to God the Father through the Lord Jesus. (NLV)
KJV: 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.

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

1 John 5:20 [read 1 John 5:18-21 (20)]
We also know that the Son of God has come into the world. He has helped us to understand what is true. As a result, we know the only true God. We live together with this true God, because we belong to his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the true God. He is the one who gives us life with God for ever. (EASY)
KJV: And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

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.

Acts 22:16 [read Acts 22:1-21 (16)]
Now, why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins by calling on His name [for salvation].’ (AMP)
KJV: And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and washG628 away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

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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