In which name should we be baptized?
We have thusfar discussed three main points on Baptism. We have shown that the Bible recognises no other form of Baptism than immersion of souls who are adult enough to conform to the prerequisite of sincere repentance and conversion. Regarding the number of times that a person should be immersed, we showed that, as Baptism signifies the ‘death’ of the ‘old sinner’ and the “resurrection”‘ of a “new spiritual being” in us, only one immersion is required. This claim will be further borne out by the facts underlying the contents of the subject which we will discuss here.
The Saviour gave an explicit Command to His disciples, as recorded in
Man. 28: 19, 20 “Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations, baptise them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the Commands I gave you”.
In observance of this Command, the apostles went along into the whole world, carrying with them the Great News of the Kingdom of the Almighty and baptising repentant candidates. We will now analyze the Scriptures, to find how these men really baptised.