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ANSWER—IN WHAT NAME SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED
Baptism is a long and deep topic in the Bible, and there is much teaching behind it, but to answer the question, in what name should we be baptized, we will just make a short answer.
Baptism is something that started under the old covenant, the law and was prioritized by John the Baptist. It deals with the teachings about washing, purifying and placing within. Under the old covenant they baptized in holy water, water that was naturally gathered in a pool signifying the holiness of the Holy Spirit and God as a person. Secondly, they baptized in rivers, running water signifying living water which was to bring us to life in Jesus Christ brought to us by the Holy Spirit. When they baptized under the old covenant they dipped the people three times in water which was most likely where the idea came from, in the name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. When we baptize in water we should do it in the thee names, but what about when the book of Acts says, in the name of Jesus? This is spiritual baptism, not water baptism. Let me explain. When Jesus was introduced, He promised that He would baptize with the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11) but He never did on earth. Spiritual baptism was something that started shortly after Jesus ascended to heaven. He is baptizing people by the Holy Spirit now. This is what is meant by in His name. When a person repents, believes in Jesus Christ as the only Saviour and receives Him into his life, he then in baptized by the Spirit in the name of Jesus. In other words, the only way we can receive the Holy Spirit is by the name of Jesus. Jesus came to specifically make the Holy Spirit available to us, and therefore we must receive the Spirit in His name, but water baptism is demonstrating a life in the faith and therefore must be done in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirt. So, to be saved is in the name of Jesus, and to be baptism in water is in the names of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.