Baptism in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit?

  • „And Iesus came, and spake vnto them, saying, All power is giuen vnto me in heauen and in earth. Goe ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Ghost: Teaching them to obserue all things, whatsoeuer I haue commanded you: and loe, I am with you alway, euen vnto the end of the world. Amen.“ {Matthew, 28,18.19.20}

This verse was changed in year 325 to support and introduce the Trinity doctrine. We know the following facts: the “doctrine of the Trinity” was the basis of many pagan religions alongside “life after death”. During the council in Nicea in 325, Emperor Constantine ordered that an ecumenical Bible be compiled for the purpose of uniting pagans and Christians.

He entrusted this task to the leading Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea, who implemented what Bishop Origen had tried earlier without success. It is interesting that Bishop Eusebius quoted the above verse in a different way 17 times in his works before Nicea:

  • „Surely none save our only Savior has done this, when, after his victory over death, he spoke the word to his followers, and fulfilled it by the event, saying to them, “Go ye and make disciples of all nations in my name.” {Eusebius: Oration in Praise of Emperor Constantine, Chapter 16, Section 8}
  • „Relying upon the power of Christ, who had said to them, “Go ye and make disciples of all the nations in My name.“ {Eusebius: Book III of his History, Chapter 5, Section 2, (about the Jewish persecution of early Christians)}
  • “With one word and voice He said to His disciples: “Go, and make disciples of all nations in My Name, teaching them to observe all things whats over I have commanded you” {Eusebius: Proof of the Gospel, Book III, ch 6, 132 (a), p. 152}
  • „But while the disciples of Jesus were most likely either saying thus, or thinking thus, the Master solved their difficulties, by the addition of one phrase, saying they should triumph “In MY NAME.”And the power of His name being so great, that the apostle says: “God has given him a name which is above every name, that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth,” He shewed the virtue of the power in His Name concealed from the crowd when He said to His disciples: “Go, and make disciples of all the nations in My Name.” He also most accurately forecasts the future when He says: “for this gospel must first be preached to all the world, for a witness to all nations.” {Eusebius: Proof of the Gospel, Book III, ch. 7, 136 (a-d), p. 157}

For this reason, it is not surprising that after the introduction of the Trinity in year 325, Eusebius suddenly changed the form of those verses, so that he used only the current form of those verses in his following 5 works. The whole Bible only knows baptism ‘in the name of Jesus’. The true Bible certainly does not contradict itself, and the verse Matthew 28:19 directly contradicts all other verses. This is the strongest evidence of the falsification. One constellation is 180 degrees different than the other, and both are impossible at the same time. God never contradicts Himself!

  • „When they heard this, they were baptized in the Name of the Lord Iesus.“ {Acts 19:5}
  • „But when they beleeued Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdome of God, and the Name of Iesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.“ {Acts 8:12}
  • „For as yet hee was fallen vpon none of them: onely they were baptized in the Name of the Lord Iesus.“ {Acts 8:16}
  • „And hee commanded them to be baptized in the Name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarie certaine dayes.“ {Acts 10:48}
  • „For as many of you as haue bene baptized into Christ, haue put on Christ.“ {Galatians 3:27}

Whose name do we call to be washed from sin at baptism? Trinity?

  • „Then Peter said vnto them, Repent, and be baptized euery one of you in the Name of Iecsus Christ, for the remission of sinnes, and ye shal receiue the gift of the holy Ghost.“ {Acts 2,38}
  • „And now, why tariest thou? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sinnes, calling on the name of the Lord.“ {Acts 22,16}

Is there any other name besides that of Jesus who can save and under heaven?

  • „He that beleeueth and is baptized, shalbe saued, but he that beleeueth not, shall bedamned.“ {Mark 16:16}

Many Theologians are making the claims, that this baptism is just in the name of Trinity. Actually, baptism and immersion in the water are a symbol of His (and not of a triune) death, His lying in the grave and His resurrection. ONLY Jesus died, and through baptism we show acceptance of His sacrifice for us and thereby become Christians.

-The immersion in the water symbolizes the death of Jesus on the cross
-The short stay in the water symbolizes the time of Jesus in the grave
-The emergence from the water symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus

The apostle Paul clearly emphasizes that baptism is only in the name of Jesus and that this is directly connected with the sacrifice of Jesus:

  • Is Christ diuided? was Paul crucified for you? or were yee baptized in the name of Paul? {1Corinthians 1:13}
  • „Know ye not, that so many of vs as were baptized into Iesus Christ, were baptized into his death? Therefore wee are buryed with him by baptisme into death, that like as Christ was raised vp from the dead by the glorie of the Father: euen so wee also should walke in newnesse of life.“ {Romans 6:3}
  • Buried with Him in Baptisme, wherein also you are risen with Him through the faith of theoperation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.“ {Colossians 2:12}

Below is the excerpt from Shem Tob’s MSS Hebrew Matthew Gospel, Matthew 28th chapter, and comes from the book by Dr. George Howard, who is a specialist in Hebrew language. The original of this manuscript is in the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York. This Gospel was saved by the Hebrews from the first century, and was founded in the 14th century. In the 14th century there was no discussion of the Trinity! And in this old original manuscript of the Gospel, Matthew 28:19, there is no trinitarian form of baptism, i.e. no statement by Jesus in this regard. Matthew wrote his Gospel in Hebrew and not in Greek, as most theologians claim today, in an unconscious attempt to trample the truth:

  • Matthew also issued a written Gospel among the Hebrews in their own dialect while Peter and Paul were preaching at Rome and laying the foundations of the church.” {Irenaeus in the second century: Adv. Haer. 3.1.1}
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9: „As they were going Jesus passed before them saying: May the Name deliver you. They came near to him, bowed down to him, and worshipped him.“

10: „Then Jesus said to them: Do not be afraid; tell my brothers that they should go to Galilee and there they will see me.“

11: „While they were going some of the guards entered the city and declared to the chief priests all that had happened.“

12: „They came together for counsel with the elders of the people. Then they gave much money to the horsemen“

13: „and said to them: Say that his disciples came by night and stole him while you were sleeping.“

14: „If this should come to the ears of Pilate we will tell him that he should leave you alone.“

15: „They took the money and said thus as they instructed them. This is the word [held] in secret among the Jews unto this day.“

16: „After this when his twelve disciples came to Galilee he appeared to them in the mountain where they had prayed.“

17: „When they saw him they worshipped him, but there were some of them who doubted him.“

18: „Jesus drew near to them and said to them: To me has been given all power in heaven and earth.“

19: „Go

20: „and (teach) them to carry out all the things which I have commanded you forever.“

The same is also stated in the other 3 Bible translations:

  • „Then, coming toward them, Jesus spoke, saying, ‘All power has been given me in heaven and on earth. So, go and make disciples in all nations IN MY NAME, teaching them to obey all the things that I commanded you. And [Look!] I’ll be with you every day until the end of the age.“ {Matthäus 28,18-20} Bible 2001
  • „Jesus approached and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Consequently, when you go, disciple all nationalities IN MY NAME. Teach them to keep everything I commanded you to do. Understand this: I am with you every day until the consummation of the age!“ {Matthäus 28,18-20} MIT – Idiomatic EN – 2006
  • „Yeshua [God is Salvation] drew near to them and said to them: “All power has been given to Me in heaven and earth”. “Go and make disciples, of all the nations, to believe IN MY NAME” “and teach them to observe all the words which I have commanded you, forever”{Matthäus 28,18-20} New Messianic Version Bible

Today’s Bible says that the apostles should go and all should baptize in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, which contradicts the rest of the New Testament, where the apostles were all exclusively baptized in the name of Jesus! And the true Bible can never contradict itself! The Catholic Church, which proudly proclaims that it has replaced the Sabbath itself, confirms itself that it has changed Matthew 28:19:

  • „The basic form of our (Matthew 28,19 Trinitarian) profession of faith took shape during the course of the second and third centuries in connection with the ceremony of baptism. So far as its place of origin is concerned, the text (Matthew 28:19) came from the city of Rome.” {Joseph Ratzinger (pope Benedict XVI): Introduction to Christianity, 1968 edition, pp. 82, 83.}
  • „The baptismal formula was changed from the name of Jesus Christ to the words Father, Son, and holy Spirit by the Catholic Church in the second century.“ {Britannica Encyclopedia, 11th Edition, Volume 3, page 365}
  • „The passages in Acts and the Letters of St. Paul. These passages seem to point to the earliest form as baptism in the name of the Lord.” Also we find. “Is it possible to reconcile these facts with the belief that Christ commanded his disciples to baptize in the trine form? Had Christ given such a command, it is urged, the Apostolic Church would have followed him, and we should have some trace of this obedience in the New Testament. No such trace can be found. The only explanation of this silence, according to the anti-traditional view, is this the short christological (Jesus Name) formula was (the) original, and the longer trine formula was a later development.“ {The Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C. 1923, New Testament Studies Number 5: The Lord’s Command To Baptize An Historical Critical Investigation. By Bernard Henry Cuneo, page 27}

Through these unbeatable facts, the disarmed bearers of the Trinity doctrine pass over to the following “arguments”, and show the works of Tertulian (160.-220.) From Kartaga, who wrote about the Trinity much earlier before Nicaea. Does this mean that if a person wrote their view at the time, is that evidence of the “truth” of this teaching?

According to the method, a few hundred years later, somebody could prove with the books of Dr. Kellogg, that we have believed in the Far Eastern nature of the Holy Spirit, or that the Apocrypha were true. But when a Apostesy occurs, it always begins in a small circle and slowly spreads more and more to critical mass.

If Tertullian really represented the faith of this time, why did the majority of the (Arian) bishops in Nicaea reject the Trinity? Arian teaching is misrepresented by claiming that Jesus is not recognized as Divine being, which is a lie. True Arian teaching rejects just Trinity!

All of the old Adventists including Ellen White were (semi) Arians. Why could the Trinity assert itself definitely in the year 381 in Constantinople, when Trinity was already part of the Christian faith? Why was Prof. Prescott unable to establish a Trinity together with the chief leaders of the GK in 1919? Why was there determined resistance, if we as a church long time believed in the Trinity?

Today it is said that James White, known as the GREATEST OPPONENT of the Trinity Doctrine, used this modern version of verse at baptism, according to the claim in “original texts”, without any opposition from EGW. If that were the truth, it would mean that James White believed in the One, but would have practiced the diametrically opposite! Do we really have original evidence today that Adventists were really baptized in the name of the Trinity before 1888, when EGW had definitely lost the last vestiges of influence?

What wrote Ellen White really about baptism? In whose name?

  • „But with clearer light, they gladly accepted Christ as their Redeemer, and with this step of advance came a change in their obligations. As they received a purer faith, there was a corresponding change in their life. In token of this change, and as an acknowledgment of their faith in Christ, they were rebaptized in the name of Jesus.“ {Ellen White AA, p. 285.1}
  • „After the wonderful manifestation of the holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, Peter exhorted the people to repentance and baptism in the name of Christ, for the remission of their sins.“ {Ellen White: Acts 2:38, 39 und GC ix.2}

Then how is it, that there are some quotations from EGW describing baptism “in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit”? In any case, these contradict their quotations above, as well as the entire Bible. There is ample evidence of how many quotations were removed from her books and how many were brought in from the side of infiltrated servants on the other side. However, we must not be discouraged by the fact that we reject the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy.

The simplest criterion for us to be able to recognize with prayer whether a verse or quotation is original is to compare whether it harmonizes with all the rest of the Bible or the Spirit of Prophecy, or teaches 180 degrees diametrically different. Ellen White has also announced that her quotes are under attack:

  • „Whatever wrong construction may be placed upon my testimony by those who profess righteousness, yet know not God, I shall in humility go forward with my work.“ {Ellen White: SM1, p.73, and Manuscript 4, 1883}

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