Mat 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
The Sabellians argue that the word “name” is singular. Thus there is only one subject and three modal relations.
I suggest to the reader, John 5:43, John 10:25, John 14:13, John 14:26 [This one is horrifying to our opponents], John 15:16, John 16:23, and John 16:26. Here in these passages, Jesus makes very clear that he has a name, distinct from the Father and Spirit. It destroys his mediation to say they all have the same name. It destroys the Covenant of Redemption which says, the Son who has his own personality came in his Father’s name to do his Father’s bidding.
But wait, I count three names: Father, Son, Holy Ghost.
Here are some counter verses:
Exo 23:13 And in all [things] that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of ****the name**** of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.
Here we have a singular use of “name” which refers to a plural cardinally numerically distinct subjects.
Ruth 1:2 And the name of the man [was] Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and ****the name**** of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.
Here we have the same.