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Matthew 28:19

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 19 Therefore go and teach all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;1

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1 Go and teach in all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This is one of the verses that George Fox said was corrupted by the translators, who translated "baptizing them in the name" instead of "into the name," which Fox said was the original Greek word. Why does Fox think that is important? Because to be baptized into the name of Jesus means to become a part of His body; and to become a part of His body only occurs after your selfish spirit has been crucified, mortified to death, and destroyed on the inward cross of self-denial through great tribulations and suffering. The only baptism that could possibly put you into His name to become a part of His body is the baptism of death, which is not the baptism of John in water, but is the one baptism: the baptism of fire that is performed by the Lord Himself; and this could only occur after a man has been taught how to observe all the commands of Jesus, which the next verse clearly states as required, and which commands of Jesus include: "be perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect; be merciful, as your Father also is merciful."

This verse is further subject to controversy of the Roman church adding it to support their invented trinity, with not a mention in all of scripture, based on the following five evidences:

  1. The Shem Tov gospel of Matthew, a copy of a Hebrew gospel, (all others are in Greek), which has no mention of baptizing, saying instead:
    Matt 28:19-20 "Go and teach them to carry out all the things which I have commanded you forever."

  2. The commission of Paul spoken by Jesus to Paul as below, with no mention of being sent to baptize:

    Delivering you from the [Jewish] people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you,
    To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, release from sin's slavery, and an inheritance among those who are sanctified and purified by faith in me.' Acts 26:17-18

    which Paul further clarifies, saying Christ sent him not to baptize:

    I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius;
    Lest any should say that I had baptized in my own name. And I also baptized the household of Stephanas.
    Besides these, I do not know whether I baptized any other. 
    For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel; not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.
    1 Cor 1:14-17

  3. In 1 John 5:7, all the words: "in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one" did not appear in any of the many manuscripts before 1400; click and read the Net Bible Footnote 2 for details. This means the words were inserted by the Roman sect scribes to support their invention of the so-called trinity, of which there is not single mention in all scripture.

  4. There is another big reason this verse is also a likely forgery. This is the one and only verse in the entire Bible that speaks of "in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;" but there are many verses that reference "in the name of Jesus:" "in his name" and "in the name of Jesus" and "in my name" and "in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." There is only one mention of "in the name of the Father" when Jesus said He came in the name of the Father, and there is not a single mention of "in the name of the Holy Spirit" in the entire Bible; in fact, Jesus told us that "the Father will send the Holy Spirit in My, (Jesus') name." To be "in His name" is to be living in Christ. To be living in Christ is to be in union with Christ, a part of His body. From the Word of the Lord within: "He who is in my name is part of my body;" and if you are part of His body, then all your thoughts, words, and deeds are controlled and commanded by Him. Just like your arms, legs, eyes, hands, etc., are controlled by your head, so all members of Jesus' body are controlled by Him, the head of His body of purified, perfected, holy believers. So to be in the name of Jesus is a major milestone in a believer's journey with many references in the Bible, but the same cannot be said for being in the name of the Father or Holy Spirit.

  5. In the Book of Acts there are two references to being baptized in the name of Jesus; but except this footnote's one verse, there are no instances anywhere in the Bible of being baptized in any other name(s) .

It appears this is another forged verse inserted to support the Roman sect's invented three-person God, the trinity, itself having three serious problems: 1) the word trinity cannot be found in the entire Bible, 2) it conflicts with the Bible's several "one God, the Father" statements, and 3) the Father and Jesus are not persons for they fill the entire earth and the heavens. The "trinity" is just another invented image to worship, which is worshiped by the Roman sect, the Orthodox sects, and the vast majority of the Protestant sects.

Think of natural light: when you pass the white light through a glass prism, it exits as a rainbow of seven different colors: infrared, red, orange, green, blue, violet, ultraviolet; but they are all part of the same light. There are only two Spirits: the Spirit of God, and the spirit of Satan. Jesus, the Father, and the Holy Spirit are spirit beings, and they are all one Spirit. Jesus the Holy Spirit, and the Father are manifestations of the same one Spirit of God; not the three persons of the trinity. The seven spirits of God are manifestations of the one Spirit too, but they are not a seven-headed god. The "trinity" invention itself is rather trivial, but being sent to baptize people vs. being sent to preach the gospel of repentance with release from the bondage (remission) of sin is a radical distortion. It creates a false "great commission" with focus on baptizing with water to wash outward dirt, instead of making disciples free of sin, who when washed with the water of word, to be cleansed on the outside and inside, are then baptized with the fire of the Holy Spirit. To baptize with water is far easier than teaching men to "observe all the things that I have commanded you, (verse 20), including "be perfect as your Father in heaven who is perfect" and "be merciful, as your Father also is merciful," Mat 5:48, Luke 6:36. Therefore the so-called "great commission" has sent millions of hypocrites across sea and land to baptize converts, while being totally unable to teach their "converts" how to observe all the commands of Jesus, which has left their converts twice as fit for Hell as those who baptized them.

Whatever the proper commission, no one is supposed to go and preach or teach unless they have been trained, perfected, and restored to the image of God that Adam had before falling, specifically authorized to teach or preach, and then sent by the Lord of the harvest, being told by the Spirit of God exactly what to do and what to say when they arrive; any others are the false prophets that Jesus warned us against. The prophet, who shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, .. — that prophet shall die. Deu 18:20.

The teacher is Christ. You are a blind pupil. If the pupil starts teaching before the teacher has authorized him, then the blind pupil thinks he can see and is superior to the teacher. (Luke 6:39-42). Jesus said: "He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory," John 7:18. If yours words are not supplied by God immediately before speaking, you are speaking from yourself, seeking your own glory, and you are essentially claiming that your own words and deeds are superior to what Jesus' might have been, had He made his own decisions about what to say and do. The Lord of the harvest specifically sends forth his individual laborers. You must be explicitly appointed or gifted by the Holy Spirit before you are authorized; this does not include walking through open doors, having a feeling, having a burden in your heart, having a touch of God, (which is only his call to seek him), or because you want to. Such authorization comes from him directly and specifically; you hear him say: you are now a teacher, or: preach repentance with release from the bondage of sins. Christendom, in their arrogance, reads this passage, (Mat 28:19), and assumes it applies to themselves because they have read it; but they read "be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect" and "The disciple is not above his master, but everyone who is perfect [purified, restored to the spiritual image of God, specifically authorized, and perfected] will be like his master;" and somehow assume those verses doesn't apply to themselves. The unperfected disciple is a blind guide, whom Jesus told us to leave. Christianity if full of teachers and preachers who have never been taught and changed to perfection by God, never been authorized by the Spirit, never been sent by the Lord, never been told what to do, unable to hear the Word of the Lord from within their hearts, and unable to speak the Word of the Lord; they are sleeping, greedy, dumb dogsblind guides who have led, and are leading, billions to the ditch and destruction of their souls.