Baptism in Jesus name? Jesus told the apostles to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: So why did the Apostles not use the ''trinitarian'' formula, but rather they baptized people in the name of the the Lord, or the name of Jesus or the name of the Lord Jesus Christ ect...? 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 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and in the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Acts 8 :16 For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days. Acts 19:5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Jesus told them to baptize a certain way, and it seems (according to today's understanding) they didn't obey. So did the apostles purposely baptize people incorrectly or is there more to it than meets the eye?