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True Baptism With The New Name Ahnsahnghong

Posted in Ahnsahnghong by Ahnsahnghong on the December 18th, 2009

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One of the main reason for believe in God is to receive salvation. When we read the bible we can find that baptism actually plays a major role in coming to Christ to be saved. 2000 years ago, John the Baptist first came preaching about baptism which would prepare the people for the coming of the Messiah, Matthew 3:4-6, 11, “John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River… I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” And also when Jesus Christ came, the one who fulfilled the prophesy of the coming of the Messiah, he also preached about baptism. Then we must understand first of all why must we be baptized and also what is a true baptism?

            In looking at various scriptures we can start to understand the purpose of baptism and what does it represents. In the old testament, when Moses lead the Israelites out of the land of Egypt. The people were lead by God through the desert to the Red Sea. Once at the Red Sea, there was no where to go, so God split the Red Sea, so that his people may go through and come up out of the sea on the other side, Exodus 14:29, “.” God in the bible also related this story of the Israelites coming out of the Red sea and having new life, to baptism, as it is written 1 Corinthians 10:1-2, “For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers, that our forefathers were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.” God continues to compare Jesus resurrection also with baptism, 1 Peter 3:21-22, “and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him,” and Romans 6:3-4, “Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Then through baptism we receive new life, just like when a child is born they receive new life, but let’s continue to read and find out the other blessings that come from baptism. Through baptism we receive forgiveness of sins and the power of the Holy Spirit which enables us to come to understand about Christ, Acts 2:38, “Peter replied, Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit,” and Luke 7:29-30, “All the people, even the tax collectors, when they heard Jesus’ words, acknowledged that God’s way was right, because they had been baptized by John. But the Pharisees and experts in the law rejected God’s purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.” Then we must now understand how to be truly baptized?

            In reading the book of Matthew, Jesus charged his disciples to baptize in three names, Matthew 28:18-20, “Then Jesus came to them and said, all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Then we know the name of the Father which is Jehovah, and the name of the Son which is Jesus Christ, but the greatest mystery of all is the name of the Holy Spirit. 2,000 years they lived in the age of the Son and only need to baptize the people in the Jesus name, but now we live in the Holy spirit age and the bible clearly tells us that he will have a new name, Isaiah 52:6, “Therefore my people will know my name; therefore in that day they will know that it is I who foretold it. Yes, it is I,” and Revelation 3:11-12, “I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name.” Just like the people receive forgiveness of sins by being baptized in the name of Jesus, we will also receive forgiveness of sins by being baptized in the new name of the Holy spirit, 1 John 2:12, “I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.” But many churches don’t even acknowledge that there is a name of the Holy Spirit and fail to realize that being baptized in the name of Jesus, is not enough, but that we must be baptized in the new name also, just like John Baptist baptism was only good until Jesus appeared, Acts 19:1-6, “While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked them, did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? They answered, No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit. So Paul asked, then what baptism did you receive? John’s baptism, they replied. Paul said, John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus. On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.”            

            I will truly like to thank Father Ahnsahnghong for allowing me to be baptized in the new name of  the Holy spirit, so that I may receive salvation and not be condemned, with the rest of the false Christian who proclaim to know Jesus, but never received true baptism, Mark 16:16, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned,” James 4:17, “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins,” and Matthew 7:21-23, “Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles? Then I will tell them plainly, I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!.”

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