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In my name = Aramaic Idiom? Matthew 18:5
enarxe Wrote:Very good question ..

Finally, if I may add to the question ... How do you understand baptism "in the name" (see Mt 28:19)?



I think that this is quite simple, baptize like (in the way) Jesus got baptized. Fully immersed under water.
One could say: "I baptize you in name of Jesus!" but, what is the value of that 'formula'? Would the baptizing be invalid or void if we did not add these words? Would Jesus not bless that believer?

The same question applies to the wording: "If you ask anything 'in my name, I will do it!'"
I think, that Christians add a formula (like I did in my live but I wondered, why I did!)

"In Jesus name, Amen!"

Would God not listen if we did not add the 'magical' word 'in Jesus name'? I don't think, God is like that, like Jesus demonstrated on earth, to be free of any dogmatism <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

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Re: In my name = Aramaic Idiom? Matthew 18:5 - by distazo - 01-09-2009, 03:41 PM

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