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In the name of the Father, Son and Holyghost?
Is this correct?
Let's examine this from the scriptures
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Firstly, not everything in the Bible that we now read are in the original text. Some were added by the translators. But could this be one of them?

Matt28:19 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost"
It's important to note here that that's the ONLY verse of the Bible where that phrase was ever used.
It was said by Jesus after he resurrected from the grave and was about to ascend into heaven.

To know if this is what He actually said, let's look at the other gospels.
Mark 16:15-16 "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned"

There is NO mention of being baptised in the name of the Father, Son & HolyGhost.
Lk24:46-48 "And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached IN HIS NAME among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Here it says, In HIS name.
The great commandment wasn't clearly written in John's gospel but here's what John20:31 has to say.

John 20:31 "But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life THROUGH HIS NAME"

His name again.
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Let's examine Matt28:19 again.
In the original text, according to Eusebius who was the church historian and bishop of Caesarea, Jesus's actual words were:

"Go and make disciples of all nations IN MY NAME"

Let's further examine the text in the Greek.
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The Greek word for teach is "matheteuo" meaning "to make disciples of".
Following the lingual construct of the text, how are disciples made? By teaching or indoctrination. The next words of Jesus should contain what the disciples are to be taught and that's in the next verse
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Matt28:20 "Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway..."

Jesus clearly shows them how disciples are to me made and the kind of teaching needed.

Next question is, what did the disciples do?
Let's examine some verses
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Acts 2:38 "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.

Just follow, there are more
Acts 8:12 "But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, they were baptized, both men and women.
Acts 8:16 "For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the NAME OF THE LORD JESUS"

More?
Acts 10:48 "And he commanded them to be baptized in the NAME OF THE LORD. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days"

Acts 19:5 "When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus"
Now let's go to the epistles

Rom 6:3 "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into JESUS CHRIST were baptized into his death?"

Gal 3:27 "For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Hold on, one last one
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Col 2:12 Buried with HIM in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

Notice none of the disciples baptised in the name of the Father, Son and HolyGhost.

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Acts 4:12 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved"

Only the name of Jesus saves.

How then should the text have been rendered?
Hence Matt19:28's most correct text would/should be;

Go ye into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them IN MY NAME...

And by baptism here, it's not talking about water baptism. It refers to "indoctrination".

Do have a splendid night rest
Blessings😍😍
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