"In whose name is baptism to be performed?" (Alleged Contradiction #E7380)
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost…
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
(For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
- Includes Jesus Christ
Baptizing in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost includes baptizing in the name of Jesus Christ. Acts 2:38, Acts 8:16, Acts 10:48, and Acts 19:5 never say that these people were not baptized in the name of the Father or the Holy Ghost, they just say that they were baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Accurate record
Even if the disciples baptized in the name of Jesus Christ only by mistake, this would not be the Bible’s fault for accurately recording this fact—the disciples would have just made a mistake (though probably not the case).
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- I John 5:7: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” ↩
- John 14:9: “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” ↩