Explaining water Baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit according to the Torah

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Matthew 28:18-20
28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  28:19 ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 28:20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ (NASB)

Commentary:
Consider the Torah on this text, it is written that by the testimony of two or three witnesses judgement is to be established, see Devarim / Deuteronomy 17:6:

ספר דברים פרק יז
ו   עַל-פִּי | שְׁנַיִם עֵדִים אוֹ שְׁלשָׁה עֵדִים יוּמַת הַמֵּת לֹא יוּמַת עַל-פִּי עֵד אֶחָד

Matthew 28:19 states to go and baptize in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Here based upon sefer Devarim we find Yeshua teaching an important Torah principle.  By the testimony of three witnesses is a legal ruling or judgment to be established.  It is in this way, in the life of every believer, we have the testimony of three, (i) our Father in Heaven, (ii) Yeshua (the Word of God (John 1:1-14)), and (iii) the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit of God).  Studying the Torah carefully along with this verse, we can find the truth on the meaning of these Scriptures on baptism.  There are no errors in the Greek Manuscripts, there are no changes or later additions that have been made by the church on this text, and we do not need to doubt the written word that has been pass down to us over the centuries.  Yeshua was teaching Torah on the testimony of God in making disciples.  Those who place their faith and trust in God and His Messiah, Salvation is guaranteed and is established and confirmed by God Himself!  We are saved by the testimony of our Father in Heaven, by the Word of God, and by the Spirit of God who dwells within us.

Be blessed in Yeshua the Messiah!

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Duane D. Miller received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron Ohio. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Researcher. Duane’s research expertise has focused upon functional materials development for the control, conversion, and release of process gases in Energy production technologies. His R&D interests include computational chemistry, developing novel technologies for converting biomass to fuels and studying their fundamental interactions during the chemical conversion process. His past experience includes sorbent development for pre- and post-combustion CO2 and SO2 capture, selective absorption of H2S from methane streams, O2 capture for oxy-fuel combustion, photocatalytic reduction of alcohols, NOx reduction catalysis, the development of oxygen carriers to combust fossil fuels (CH4 and coal) for the chemical looping combustion processes, and the extraction of rare earth elements using patent pending sorbents. His research expertise has focused on operando-characterization using Infrared, Raman, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to observe the nature of the catalytic active sites and reaction intermediates under realistic reaction conditions, allowing direct correlation of molecular/electronic structures with catalyst performance during Gas-Solid / Liquid-Solid Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes with real time online analysis of reaction products using ICP-MS and mass spectrometry. His current work involves a multi-disciplinary approach to developing, understanding, and improving the catalytic gasification of coal and methane, high temperature chemical looping combustion, and the catalytic decomposition and gasification of biomass and coal using novel microwave reactor.​ He has been studying the Hebrew Scriptures and the Torah for 20+ years and sharing what he has learned. The studies developed for MATSATI.COM are freely to be used by everyone, to God be the Glory!