Reconciling Matt. 28:19
The answer to the dispute whether the apostles fulfilled Matt. 28:19 or not, like all other facts of Truth, is very simple indeed – and of utmost importance. In fact, your Eternal Life depends on the Truth in this matter, as stipulated in –
“And this is Eternal Life: that they know Thee, the only True God, even YAHU’SHUAH Whom Thou hast sent”.
But, just as the fallen angels had made their choice in heaven and discarded the True Creator, so there will be many who will not accept the Key of Life to unlock the Mystery.
Here is the Key to the whole matter:
The Name YHVH appeared 6 823 times in the original Old Testament. In most modern translations of the Bible, it has been removed and replaced by the title ‘LORD’ (in capitals).
All theologians today admit the substitution of the True Name of the Eternal. Some modern translations of the Bible have rightfully restored the Name YHVH.
How do we then reconcile the actions of the apostles with the Command in
“Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations ; baptise them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit… “
Let us analyze this Divine Instruction –
- They should be baptised into a Name. It does not say Names, plural, but singular – One Name.
- It should be One Name for the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Trinitarian baptismal formulary goes something like this: “I baptise you in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”- upon which the person is then immersed. The preacher in this case no more than promised to baptise the candidate in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit – for he never pronounced any name at all!
‘Father’ is not a name as they would claim, but a title, which every male parent bears!
Similarly, ‘Son’ is a title which every male child bears!
“God is Spirit …” (John 4:24), and He is Holy (Lev. 20: 26), therefore He must be a ‘Holy Spirit’ – but He certainly has a Name! This Name is Holy and should not be profaned (Lev. 22:31-33; Ex. 20:7 the 3rd Commandment).
The Name of the Messiah was not ‘Son’ – no! He had a personal Holy and Reverend Name (Matt 1: 21).
If someone asked you what the name of your father was, would you answer ‘Father’? Certainly not! The sincere candidate for baptism should, therefore have to search the Scriptures for the Name of the Father; the Name of the Holy Spirit and the True Name of the Son – for even though the Son is known as ‘Jesus Christ’ (if you happen to speak English) be sure, that Satan has managed to distort this Name also – the Only Name by which we may be saved! (Acts 4:8-12).
So, Matt. 28:19, far from contradicting the Apostolic form of baptism, actually confirms their actions, especially in the light of this revelationary Truth, viz. that YAHU’SHUAH is YHVH.
YHVH is the Name of the Almighty in the Old Testament (Ex. 6:3; 20:1); it is the Name of the Father (Isa.63:16; 64:8); the Name of the Only God worshipped by the Patriarchs, by Moses, the Prophets, etc.; and it is the Name of the SON! Yes, the Prophet Jeremiah’s writings echo the very Words of God Almighty in speaking of the Messiah –
“And this is the Name He (the Messiah – verse 5) will be called: ‘YHVH-our-integrity’”.
Alternative translations of this verse reads as follows :
King James : “The Lord our Righteousness”
(Marginal note in Reference edition gives it as: ‘JEHOVA-Tsidkenu’”
Moffat:: “The Eternal our Champion”
In the New Testament the Father, Who is the Eternal Spirit Being, manifested Himself in flesh (1 Tim. 3:16) to save His people from their sins (Matt. 1:21) and was called ‘YHVH-SHUAH (Shua = Saviour), which. in abbreviated form, is YAHU’SHUAH.
The apostles did NOT misunderstand Messiah’s Command!
The Name of the Father is –
YHVH (or YAHU) the Eternal
The Name of the Son is –
YHVH (or YAHU) the Saviour
The Name of the Holy Spirit is -.
YHVH (or YAHU) the Spirit.
The Eternal and Supreme Being is ONE Being, as many will only find out in the Day of judgment.
“And YHVH shall be King over all the earth. In that day shall there be One LORD (YHVH) and His Name One”.
Put differently: The Almighty YHVH, in His Heavenly form, is the FATHER
- in His omniscience He is the Holy Spirit, and
- in His human manifestation He was The ‘Son’
There is Salvation in no other than the ‘Son’ (Acts 4:12) – Who is also the Holy Spirit as well as the Father! In His manifestation as the ‘Son of God’, the Lamb of Sacrifice – YAHU’SHUAH – His Name brings Salvation – consequently the apostles baptised in His Name..
YAHU’SHUAH is the FATHER!
- In His DIVINITY a Spiritual Being, from everlasting to everlasting;
YAHU’SHUAH is the SON? – In His Humanity, the Lamb of Sacrifice . for our sins, our Saviour
YAHU’SHUAH is the HOLY SPIRIT?
- In His Omnipresence, our Comforter – Companion, All Power unto Holiness!
Can you now understand why the apostles baptised in the Name of the Saviour – Why we should also be baptised in His Name? .
If you TRULY love the Saviour, you will follow Him in Baptism. The spirit of Antichrist, however, will not be convinced by any amount of proof whatsoever, and will refuse to pursue the very thought!
Many believers have already accepted that Messiah is the Only True God – but some still refuse to be baptised in His original True Name. With them, we compassionately plead to reconsider the following thought: We know and truly understand that you love Him by the Name which you came to know Him by, i.e. Jesus Christ. Consider, though, if it is possible that Baptism in that original Name by which His parents, friends and followers knew Him – the Heavenly-given Name, YAHU’SHUAH, could take you further from the Truth – or nearer? We do not wish to judge, but common logic tells us that, although the probability cannot be denied that just perhaps, the Name ‘Jesus Christ’ could be passed and accepted by the coming Great Judge (and note well, we say ‘could’). But it is impossible that He could ever reject the Name YAHU’SHUAH (or any of the other Sacred Name versions) by which He walked this earth to save His people! Will you gamble with your Eternal Salvation? The name ‘Jesus Christ’ was unknown to the dust-trodding Saviour in the Land of Israel – He was never addressed by this Name. Will He accept it today? Why take a chance?
Call upon His Name, and YHVH Himself promises in
“1 will .., refine them as silver is refined, test them as gold is tested. They will call on My Name, and I shall listen and I shall say : ‘These are My people’; and each will say, ‘YHVH lS MY GOD’.”
“All who call on the Name of YHVH will be saved”.
Will you not call upon His Name?
Will you not turn around and hearken unto His Call?
“And now, why delay? It is time you were baptised and had your sins washed away while invoking His Name!”