Today Mt 28,16-20 is read. it is about Jesus last message to his disciples.
It is a pity that only Matthew share this.
( N:B. The texts below are copied from www.christianwritingtoday.com/free_downloads/WebNT_CWTedition.pdf )
28:16 But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had sent them.
28:17 When they saw him, they bowed down to him, but some doubted.
28:18 Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.
28:19 Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
28:20 teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
original Greek: εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, eis to ónoma toû Patros kaì toû Huioû kai toû Hagíou Pneúmatos, ( Biblehub )
This saying apparently looks to support the trinity dogma. But many discussions have been made about this dogma and some were killed by Christians like Miguel Serveto. I wrote about it in this site 1919 in a separate post. I wrote among others:
Servetus published “De trinitatis erroribus” and “Dialogorum de Trinitate” in Switzerland. In these books, Servetus built a theology which maintains that the belief of the Trinity is not based on biblical teachings but rather on what he saw as deceiving teachings of (Greek) philosophers.
Despite the jehovas witness do not recognize the idea of trinity they have included this verse in their bible.
They say “Many Christian denominations teach that God is a Trinity. However, note what the Encyclopædia Britannica states: “
Neither the word Trinity nor the explicit doctrine appears in the New Testament
. . . I
Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.”—Deuteronomy 6:4. “
( Source: www.jw.org )
It is strange that only Matthew share this saying. May it have been added or manipulated later by the Church?
If Jesus invited to to baptize he for sure said it in Aramaic and he would not have mentioned himself putting himself to be like God.
I think that he would have said instead:
in the name of the Father and of the Holy Spirit