Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Should Peter’s unction on Shavuot (Pentecost), to be baptised in the Name of the Saviour, be an isolated instance, then the opposers of the True Bible Baptism could have argued that Peter had misunderstood Messiah’s Command. However, we will quote numerous corresponding instances – in fact, it is the only way of baptism practiced by the apostles, which the Bible records. We will afterwards reconcile their actions with the Saviour’s instructions.
Notice then, a similar instance, when Peter came to the Gentile family of Cornelius and his friends. He preached the same Gospel, resulting in “the Holy Spirit falling on all of them”.
Acts 10: 47,48 “Then Peter declared, ‘Can anyone forbid water for baptising these people who have received the Holy Spirit?’ .. And he commanded them to be baptised in the Name of YAHU’SHUAH Messiah” (Std.Revised, Moffat, Jerusalem Bible).
In the 43rd verse Peter had just confirmed that “…everyone who believes in Him (the Saviour) receives forgiveness of sins through His Name“. That is why they had to be baptised in His Name, as baptism is for the remission of sins. The Saviour Himself emphasised the Divine Purpose, contained in the Tenach (Old Testament) in –
Luke 24:47 “That repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in His Name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.”
Peter, accordingly, obeyed his Master to the very letter and preached repentance and remission of sins in the Name of YAHU’SHUAH? None other than the Saviour’s True Name has any power for remission of sins, whether they be names or titles!