Jewish Lords' Witness

Minimum LW Belief Step 5 - Understanding Your Baptism

Baptism is misunderstood due to deliberate bible mistranslations. In Christian churches all over the world they say: 'I baptise you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit'. This is taken from Jesus' famous last words to his apostles recorded by Matthew:

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: (Matthew 28 KJV)

19 Then having gone, disciple all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (Matthew 28 GLT)

19πορευθέντες οὖν μαθητεύσατε πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, βαπτίζοντες αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου πνεύματος,  (Matthew 28 OGB)

We can see from the above example translations that the Greek word ‘
εἰς‘ has been translated incorrectly as ‘in’ in the King James version and correctly as ‘into’ in Green’s Literal translation. Now, whilst the differences between these two translations may seem trivial at first sight, the full ramifications on the true understanding of the meaning of a baptism are enormous. Baptising someone ‘in’ the name of Jesus is very different from baptising someone ‘into’ the name of Jesus. Baptising in the name of Jesus is an action done with Jesus' authority. Baptising into the name of Jesus is the entry into his family name thereby becoming part of Jesus’ family.

So, going back to the verse above, in the latter case of 'into' we are talking about three different baptisms, into three different family names whereas, in the former case of 'in', it could be one baptism with the authority of all three of the names. In fact this one baptism three name authority interpretation is how the whole Christian world currently regards this scripture, and believes that we are baptised in water, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. The reality is that Jesus was instructing his disciples to perform three different baptisms into three different family names each one representing a different covenant. For being baptised into someone's name is gaining another surname which is getting married spiritually which is entering into a covenant. So now, from one tiny word 'into' rather than the mistranslation 'in', we have related baptisms to covenants. A baptism is a cleansing for entrance into a covenant.

There are also two types of baptism: water and spirit. The flesh is washed in water by a water baptism and, as a result, past sins are washed away by a water baptism. Future sins are washed by spirit baptism. These are the two cleansing methods of the true God that are referred to throughout the New Testament...

20 to disobeying ones, when once the long-suffering of God waited in [the] days of Noah, an ark having been prepared, into which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
21 Which antitype now also saves us, baptism (not a putting away of [the] filth of [the] flesh [the water baptism], but [the] answer of a good conscience toward God through [the] resurrection of Jesus Christ; [the holy spirit baptism] (1 Peter 3 GLT)

22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, our hearts having been sprinkled from an evil conscience [the holy spirit baptism], and [our] body having been washed in pure water [the water baptism]; (Hebrews 10 GLT)

2 and he said unto them, Did ye receive the Holy Spirit when ye believed? And they [said] unto him, Nay, we did not so much as hear whether the Holy Spirit was [given].
3 And he said, Into what then were ye baptized? And they said, Into John's baptism [the water baptism].
4 And Paul said, John baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people that they should believe on him that should come after him, that is, on Jesus.
5 And when they heard this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus [the holy spirit baptism].
6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. (Acts 19 ASV)

11 I indeed baptize you in water [the water baptism] unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit [the holy spirit baptism] and [in] fire: (Matthew 3 ASV)

So the baptism into the name of Abraham, the cleansing for entrance into the First Abrahamic Covenant or 1AC (TBC ref: is a water baptism of your flesh from dead works of your conscience. The test is a test of works of your flesh which should be in accordance with your conscience. Then if you keep faith in God (or Jesus, or the Trinity, or Allah, or Brahman or however you see him) through this test, you pass and are sealed in the flesh as a result of obeying your conscience and keeping your faith, your spirituality, without ever having joined a true church. This is the sacred secret of how the majority of mankind are saved. 

If you obey your conscience under test and if you keep your spiritual perspective, you will be saved. You will be saved even though your conscience may be nowhere near to God's perfect law, and even though your spirituality may be nowhere near to the true faith. But if you have shown the true God that you can obey your set of laws under test, then he knows that once he has taught you his set of laws, you will obey them too. If you can hold fast to a not particularly accurate spiritual perspective throughout the whole process, then he knows that one day you will hold fast to a totally accurate spiritual perspective. 

So the beauty of God's plan for salvation is that you do not have to join any church or other religious group (not even the LWs!) in order to be saved. And now we can see why the Catholic Church was so keen to corrupt the beauty of the three baptisms into the fog of the trinity. It was so they could propagate the lie that only through them could you be saved, and further that without them you would fry. They deliberately short-changed God's grace in order to exert more control on his flock and, thereby, to abuse them more effectively to their own benefit.

As an aside, it is worth making the comment that, in this life, we do not get to chose whose physical family we become part of except in our choosing of a spouse. We get no say as to which parents we will be born to nor do we get to select our children. In baptism we get to choose our family!

​Date of Publication: 6th April 2020​