Did You Know? (Sunday, January 13, 2019)

In 253AD, St. Cyprian of Carthage wrote a letter to Fidus (an African Bishop) to challenge the then tradition of waiting eight days to baptize children. This letter, therefore, shows that “…there is no doubt that the Early Church practiced infant baptism; and no Christian objections to this practice were ever voiced until the Reformation,” which occurred in the sixteenth century. Infant baptism therefore is a part of our tradition as Christians, as it is a means of demonstrating that “…the kingdom of God belongs to
such as these”.

(Robert Brom, 2004, Early Teachings on Infant Baptism)

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