(15) Matthew 28:19 says to baptize in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. But why, when we read of occations when the desciples baptised people, did they baptise only in the name of Jesus?

Happy Sabbath my brother,

Give thanks to God, and grace be unto you, and peace, for His mercy endureth forever.

Colossians 2:2,3
(3) Christ; in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.

The Word of God is the only help we have to understand anything. With that said, let us prayerfully turn to the Word of God. Notice as it is written in the book of Acts 2:38,39:

Acts 2:38-39
(38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
(39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

1. Jesus Christ - for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:28, Acts 10:43, Rom 3:25.
2. Holy Ghost - the bearer of "the gift". I Corinthians 12:4,8,9,10,11,28,29,30, Gal 5:22,23
3. Lord our God - the giver of "the gift". James 1:17, Heb. 6:4, I Co 7:7, Rom 6:23...

Being an obedient disciple of Christ Jesus, Peter baptized his fellow Israelite in the name of Jesus Christ for the remissions of their sins, and the name of the Holy Ghost who is the bearer of "the gift", and the name of the Father Lord our God who giveth "every good gift and every perfect gift."

Now if we continue our reading of the second chapter of Acts, verse 41, we will find the astounding result of this act:

Acts 2:41
(41) Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

Verse 47: "... Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved."

The book of Acts is filled with accounts of the disciples being filled with the Holy Ghost. Now, do we dare believe that they are doing it wrong? Nay, instead they bear the fruits of the spirit. The disciples or us performing these Acts, if devoid of the Holy Ghost which is the promise of God through Jesus Christ will not or can not happen.

Now the word "trinity" is found nowhere in the Bible, but the concept is certiantly there, as seen in our The Trinity Doctrine article.

God bless you.

"To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen." Rom 16:27.

Your brother in Christ,
Che Siki Plang