One of the distinctive doctrines of the Oneness Pentecostal movement is baptism in the name of Jesus. Whereas other Christians groups typically baptize converts “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” Apostolic Pentecostals baptize exclusively in Jesus’ name. Consequently, they sometimes are referred to as the “Jesus’ Name Pentecostals” or even the “Jesus Only” movement.
The Biblical Rationale behind the Emphasis on the Name of Jesus
In this episode, Dr. David K. Bernard explains the biblical rationale behind this emphasis on the name of Jesus. He shows how Oneness Pentecostals imitate the example of the apostles by stressing the importance of Jesus’ name.
If you want to explore this topic in greater depth, see Dr. Bernard’s books In the Name of Jesus and The New Birth. Both titles are available at PentecostalPublishing.com.
Resources and Links
David K. Bernard – Build your library with these definitive works of Apostolic doctrine.
The Apostolic Church in the Twenty-First Century is a collection of articles and essays on the nature and mission of the church. Written in an accessible style, this book will help both ministers and laypersons understand how to live out their faith in the community we know as the church.
Apostolic Life: The articles in this book cover many topics, but the common theme is a vision of what it means to be an Apostolic. They investigate how to apply Apostolic identity to various aspects of life and ministry.