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There are many different baptisms that men are performing in the land these days. Some baptize babies and small children. Others believe that we must be old enough to understand exactly what we are doing, before being baptized. Some sprinkle or pour water on the heads of their baptism candidates. Others fully submerge their candidates in water. And when they are baptizing, some quote Matt. 28:19, "...in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost...", while others say the words "...in the name of Jesus Christ..." according to Acts 2:38. Are all of these baptisms acceptable in the sight of the Almighty God, or are any of these the true baptism? And if not, then what is the correct way to be baptized? If you sincerely desire to know the answers to these questions, please continue to read this literature. As you read, keep an open mind, and the Lord will surely give you understanding concerning this great mystery.
In order to solve this puzzle, we must look and see what the Scriptures declare. Starting with the acceptable age for baptism, we must realize that the Bible says in Acts 2:38 that before we are baptized, we must repent. Therefore, babies and small children should not be baptized, until they are old enough to understand what they have done wrong, and mature enough to decide for themselves to change their sinful ways and be baptized for the remission of their sins.
Now, what about the issue of sprinkling, pouring, or being fully submerged? The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 6:4 that we are buried with the Son of God by baptism. And when the Son of God was baptized, he was baptized in the midst of Jordan river (Matt. 3:16). And when you read about Philip and the eunuch in Acts 8:38, you will discover that after finding water, "they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him." No doubt, the eunuch had water bottles full of water for his journey, seeing that he was a man of great authority, accompanying Candace queen of the Ethiopians. But sprinkling or pouring was not sufficient. It was needful to be fully under the water during his baptism, so that he could be completely buried in the water. Remember that in the days of Noah the whole earth was covered with water, and all the sinful men on the face of the earth were drowned. Even so must we be fully covered, that all of our sins may be washed away (Gen. 7:21).
The Apostle Paul wrote in Eph. 4:5 that there is only "...one baptism..." This means that there is only one right way to be baptized. But how can this be, you may be wondering? It is very hard, perhaps impossible, for a man to understand why the baptism has to be performed in such a specific way. But we must remember that God is the one who chose for it to be this way, and, the truth is, we don't really need to understand why. All we have to do is humble ourselves, and be obedient to his perfect plan of salvation.
But, who is to say which baptism is the correct one? Who has such authority, to proclaim such a thing, when the whole world is filled with a wide variety of baptisms? The answer is simple. Matt. 28:18 informs us, that all power in heaven and in earth was given to the Son of God. And while the Son was yet on the earth, he chose and ordained certain men to be his apostles, and called them to be leaders and overseers in his church. Before his return to heaven, he commanded these men to go "...into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15)." In Matt. 28:19, he said unto them, "...teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost..." This statement is known throughout the world today as "The Great Commission."
To find out exactly what the apostles did, we must leave Matt. 28:19, and go to where the action is, and that is in the Book Of Acts. In Acts 2:38, the Apostle Peter told the people to be baptized "...in the name of Jesus Christ...", and in reading through Acts you will find that this is the only form of baptism that the early church ever practiced. The fact is, the titles Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are never mentioned in any of the baptisms recorded in the Holy Scriptures. Matt. 28:19 is the only time it was ever written.
So, it seems that we have found the one and only true baptism. But wait, there is another great mystery that must be opened up, the mystery concerning the name of Jesus. Is Jesus really the name of the Son of God? Is it the original name, the name given to Joseph and Mary, the name that came from out of heaven? The importance of using the correct name is described in Acts 4:12, where it says, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." The truth is, the name of the Son of God is not Jesus. The true and original name of the Son of God was not used when King James authorized the translation of the Holy Scriptures into English close to 500 years ago. The translators simply did not use the real name of the Son of God. But it is not God's will that the name of his Son should have been changed, although, being all-knowing and all-seeing, he knew that it would happen. Yes, he knew that Satan would find a way to hide his Son's name from the world. You see, Satan hates the true name of God's Son, because he must be subject to that name. And that name, the true and original name, the only name that has salvation in it, is "Yahshua". Therefore, when you read Acts 2:38 as it should be written, the Scriptures say, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Yahshua Messiah for the remission of sins..." So, you see, those that baptize in the name of Jesus Christ are very close to the correct baptism, and yet, they are so far away, because in all reality, there is no salvation in the name of Jesus. But God, whose name is "Yahweh", he has been very merciful, and has accepted the name of Jesus Christ for a very long time now. Nevertheless, Yahweh has revealed unto his people, The Infallible True Church, in these last and evil days, that the time has come to stop using the incorrect name, and to start using the correct name, in everything we do, including baptism (Col. 3:17).
Dear reader, please understand that we don't hate the name of Jesus, but we cannot deny the true name. The Lord has blessed us with this revelation concerning baptism in his name, and we must proclaim it throughout the world. And now that you know the truth, and the correct way to be baptized, in the name of Yahshua, you also will be held accountable for this knowledge in the day of judgment. So stand up!!!, and have no shame for the holy name of Yahshua!!!, and be baptized in his name!!!, that you may become one of the true worshippers of Yahweh, that worship him in spirit and in truth. May Yahweh bless you and keep you. AMEN.
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