I will give $1000.00 to anyone that can find anybody in the N.T. church scriptures(Acts through Rev) that was water baptized any other way but in the name of Jesus Christ.
You must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins.Just to clarify what YOU believe...
Is it okay to baptize someone "in the name of the Word"?
Is it okay to baptize someone "in the name of the Lamb"?
Since as YOU point out... What is the name of the Word or the Lamb?
Can you show what formula was spoken over a person while actually being baptized?
Scripture please.Can you show what formula was spoken over a person while actually being baptized?
The only evidence available that speaks to what formula to use is found in The Didache of the Twelve Apostles. This manual was written before or around the time Luke wrote the book of Acts. This is not scripture, but it is shows the formula that the 1st Century church used for baptism.
The Didache dating around the first-century dating (50-70 CE).
Chapter 7. Concerning Baptism. And concerning baptism, baptize this way: Having first said all these things, baptize into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, in living water. But if you have no living water, baptize into other water; and if you cannot do so in cold water, do so in warm. But if you have neither, pour out water three times upon the head into the name of Father and Son and Holy Spirit. But before the baptism let the baptizer fast, and the baptized, and whoever else can; but you shall order the baptized to fast one or two days before.
1 John 1:You must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins.
Or else, every sin you have ever committed or ever will commit will precede you at the great white throne of God.
"Lord" is a title for Jesus.Acts 8:16...
For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus
When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.
WHAT IS THE CORRECT WAY...Lord Jesus...twice...Jesus Christ once...Lord once.
Why the different wording?
....as it was written to those that previously obeyed Acts 2:38.1 John 1:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
These 3 verses clearly tells us the BLOOD of Jesus Christ his SON cleanseth us from ALL SIN...if we sin after the new birth...if we confess our sins he forgives us...The BLOOD and CONFESSION of sins does the job...there's nothing left for water to remove!