Jesus has the most power

Apparently the name of Jesus has the most power….In the book of Acts it was used in water baptism (Acts 2 38)

11 comments on Jesus has the most power

  1. This ?? is Jesus’ commandment. Acts means to bring forth salvation through Jesus name. Jesus is the name by which we are saved. Baptize in that context means to change which is salvation

  2. Acts does NOT record what the disciples SAID as they baptized people. It records what they DID.

    And everyone seems to understand that Christian baptism is INTO Jesus. Paul explains that it symbolizes His death and resurrection. So baptism is definitely into Him and His name.

    That doesn’t mean they did not do it the way Jesus commanded, however.

  3. Yes, the authority that Jesus is exercising here is the commissioning of His disciples to the command he gives in vs 19 & 20. There is an equivocation on the meaning of the word “name” used out of context by those who affirm this brand of modalism. To be sent in someone’s name is to be sent under the authority of someone or on behalf of someone. They’re changing the meaning that these passages have, to mean that to be sent in someone’s name means you are that person. It’s a pretext, taken out of context, used as a proof text to assert that which is unfaithful to the Biblical account.

  4. You are conflating a liturgical incantation with authority. There’s no power in saying the words “Jesus Christ”, because I hear sinners say it all the time. Also, there’s not one recorded time where a baptismal liturgy is uttered.

  5. Hank…
    A. T. Robertson, in his Word Pictures in the New Testament (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1930, Vol. II: for Acts 2:38) expresses the same notion:
    In the Acts the full name of the Trinity does not occur in baptism as in Matthew 28:19, but this does not show that it was not used. The name of Jesus Christ is the distinctive one in Christian baptism and really involves the Father and the Spirit. . . . “Luke does not give the form of words used in baptism by the Apostles, but merely states the fact that they baptized those who acknowledged Jesus as Messiah or as Lord”

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