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)
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!
— MATSATI —