Jesus Name Baptism

Calling the name of “Jesus” in Baptism

The Apostle Paul is told to invoke (calling) on the name of the Lord in baptism.

16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

What name? The Apostles believed that name was Jesus.

The Apostles felt so strongly about the name of Jesus because they believed that Jesus is the revealed name of God. One can see it in their writing. When they wrote:

21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

As Jews, the Apostles were FULLY aware of the implication of what they were saying. They were identifying Jehovah of the Old Testament as Jesus of the New Testament. They knew the name of the “Lord” to be Jesus. It is in the very same chapter that they instructed devoted Jews to be baptized in the name of Jesus (Acts 2:38). They were taught this doctrine by the Lord himself as he had opened their understanding. They affirmed this Christ given revelation by Old Testament scriptures, as well as by the leading of the Holy Spirit.