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Traditional Name (81414-DI-NonDis)

The traditional name for the triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—be the accepted name by which recognized ordinations and baptisms are performed in the United Methodist Church.      
  

Rationale

The Biblical and traditional understanding for the name of the  
triune God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Biblical and traditional name is sometimes replaced by names neither Biblical nor a part of Christian tradition.