How is there so much confusion about who Jesus was? Some say he was the Son of God others say he was God himself. But why must there be so much confusion, when we all have a bible that makes this subject plain. Today we have many people saying they believe in Jesus, but when it comes to the Scriptures, they don’t. Many people believe in Jesus but when I come to the Scriptures, they reject him not understanding what Jesus name represent and who he really was. Jesus himself knows he is of great controversy, as well as his name. However, the Old Testament clears up the great controversy surrounding his name.
ISA 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and “his name shall be called” Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
His name, his name shall be called, the name of Jesus Christ is identify or associated with all these position of Authority and Power.
Matt 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
Matt 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call “his name Jesus (The Prince of Peace):” for he shall save his people from their sins.
John 14:26 But the Comforter (Counsellor), which is the Holy Ghost, whom “the Father will send in my name,” he (the Counsellor) shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
John 17:6 I have manifested (revealed) “thy name (Jesus Christ)” unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
Matt 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matt 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, “baptizing them in the name” of the Father (The everlasting Father), and of the Son (The Prince of Peace), and of the Holy Ghost (Counsellor):
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.
Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Acts 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that “by the name” of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
Acts 4:11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
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.”
Clearly it don’t get simpler then that you have to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ to be saved, fully submerge in water with somebody calling on the name of Jesus Christ, while submerge you in water. If you have not been baptized in Jesus name, the blood of Jesus has not been applied to your life and you are still in sin.
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
1 Peter 3:19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison (in hell);
1 Peter 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were “saved by water.”
1 Peter 3:21 The “like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us” by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
The insert from the interpolate in verse 21 (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,)
Phil. 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Phil. 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and “given him a name which is above every name (Wonderful, his name):”
Phil. 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Phil. 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
From the desk of Joseph Smith writer of; The Revival of the Roman Empire 2nd edition and The Devil’s Workshop.