BAPTISM BY TRIUNE IMMERSION – COMMAND FROM THE KING OF ALL!
ONLY ONE BAPTISM
After His glorious victory and Resurrection, Christ appeared to His disciples as the conquering King of heaven and earth, and He gave His disciples their “marching orders, to save all men who responded to their call for faith and entrance into the saving waters of triune baptism. The Apostles listened intensively and then responded: “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, all authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit; teaching them whatever I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you to the close of the age” (Mat. 23:18-20). They did just that as they taught them, and baptized them by three immersions in the name of each of the Holy Trinity, Father Son and Holy Spirit.
1. Teach all the nations
3. Christ never leaves us
The Apostles, doing as they were instructed and taught this to those who came after them. The Gospel became like a roaring fire, consuming the old world of idolatry and the gates of Hades gave way. The Apostles also passed on to them, that which they received, the gift of the Holy Spirit by the laying on of hands. Only in the original Church founded by Christ, is this triune immersion baptism preserved. And no other baptism is a triune baptism. The Apostles, who understood Christ’s teaching left the following Canon: The presence of the Holy Spirit in Orthodoxy is well known to both Orthodox and many heterodox.
HOLY APOSTOLIC CANON 50
“If any Bishop or Priest does not perform three immersions (baptisms) in making one baptism, but only a single immersion (baptism) that given into the death of the Lord, let him be deposed. For the Lord did not say, Baptize into my death, but, ‘Go you and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit’” (Matthew 28:19).