If all the people in the Bible were baptized in the name of Jesus, why does only mat 28.18 reads about the trinity which was a statement given Jesus himself.

  • Hi Ash and welcome to the site. This is a great question however it was already answered elsewhere. Please see the link above.
    – Ruminator
    Apr 23 '19 at 19:35

I address this question in another question.

The short answer is that it was not original because it contradicts the many passages in Acts where they baptized in the name of Christ. In fact Paul's whole theology is built upon the notion of being joined to Christ:

[Rom 6:3 ESV] (3) Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

[Rom 6:8 ESV] (8) Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

[Col 2:20 ESV] (20) If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations--

[Col 3:3 ESV] (3) For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Baptism into Christ is the warp and woof of Pauline theology.

Baptism into "the Trinity" is of Roman origin, not apostolic.

  • Where is the textual evidence of leaving the Trinity out? The only variations in the textual apparatus on 28:19 is whether the participles should be imperatives.
    – Perry Webb
    Apr 22 '19 at 9:12
  • The earliest manuscripts extant for Matthew date circa 325ad which is when the Imperator of Rome had a vision about conquering under a "cross". He realized that his beloved sun, if you squinted, made a cross in the rays. There are several such changes in the KJV, not to mention English translations.
    – Ruminator
    Apr 22 '19 at 9:28
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    This assertion is simply untrue as Frank Luke ably documents at hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/12794/…
    – user25930
    Apr 22 '19 at 11:40
  • @Ruminator what is the source of your assertions on the history in 325 AD? You have insisted others document with sources, what are yours? Any chance it is Ellen G. White?
    – Ken Banks
    Apr 22 '19 at 13:39
  • @Ruminator, "if you squinted" isn't even required. Look at this photograph of sun dogs. This image appears a lot in Catholic symbols as a circle with a central sun surrounded by four smaller suns. Apr 22 '19 at 13:53

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