Baptizing someone in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit does not indicate it is a requirement to remit past sins for salvation - a huge difference. I guess Jesus simply slipped up and did not tell the prostitute that she had to be water baptized to remit her past sins. Also he totally forgot to tell the thief on the cross that he had to be water baptized, so he went paradise carrying his past sins right along with him unless somehow Jesus water baptized him on the way.Hill Top wrote: ↑Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:20 pmIt is written..."Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" (Matthew 28:19)luchnia wrote: ↑Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:16 amGlad water baptism is not TO remit past sins and that Jesus did not miss such an important thing in all of His teaching. The nice thing is that Jesus did not teach the mandate of water baptism. He had many opportunities to do so, but did not and that one point alone is vital. We know Jesus did not fail in what He taught. As with the prostitute and others all the way unto the end of God's word, He taught exactly what must be done to be saved from sin.
Jesus is commanding others to baptize in His name.
That is as clear as it gets.
When you think about it, Jesus forgot to baptize anyone and failed to make that a central theme of His message and make water baptism one of the requirements of salvation. As I stated before, if you believe you need to be water baptized to remit your past sins, then that is what you believe. I respect your right to believe what you believe.