Jesus Name Baptism

History of the “Trinity” Doctrine

In about 150 AD, after the death of the Apostles, Tertulian (Philosopher and self professed leader in the church) began baptizing in the name of the titles of Matthew 28:19 as he began to define the essence of God in the primitive stages of the “trinity” doctrine. He reasoned that using the name of Jesus did not give glory to the Father or to the Holy Ghost. In 325 AD at the Council of Nicea (the historic beginning of the Catholic Church). The “essence of God” and the baptism in titles were voted in by a committee of church leaders: who were willing to compromise under pressure from the Emperor Constantine. This was the beginning of the state authorized church (the present day Roman Catholic Church). Later, the doctrine of Separation of Church and State would be held dear by Protestants because of the atrocities committed to believers by the state authorized church. One could be baptized in the name of Jesus in the Catholic Church until 400AD.

Tertulian asserts a false premise of taking glory from two members of the trinity. This directly contradicts the Apostle Paul’s teachings:

Colossians 2:10
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

 

Colossians 1:19
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

Tertulian is in direct conflict with the Apostle John who taught that if we have the Son we have the Father also:

1 John 2:23
23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

I believe that analyzing God and declaring his essence is offensive to God. He resists a proud spirit in man and self indulgence of men who think they can take God apart and study him. Moses at the burning bush in his fear of Pharaoh asked God, what is your name and who shall I say sent me. Because God is no respecter of men’s position, God replied: “Tell him I AM sent you.”

I wonder, would we submit to the government interfering and directing our churches today? If we did, we would likely be forced to submit to perverted morality, abortion, homosexuality, and prayer taken out of the lives of our children. Those of us who want to remain true to God will reject these self-righteous left wing view’s of human rights. I don’t want, as I’m sure you don’t, the Government directing our churches.