Should infants be baptized?


The early Christian Fathers are unanimous in insisting upon infant baptism, basing it on the universal command of Christ to baptize all (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15-16; John 3:5), and on its divine power to cleanse original sin from the soul.

Irenaeus (130-205) writes:

"He came to save all who through Him are born again unto God; infants, and children, boys and youths and elders" (Adversus Haereses).

Origen (185-254) declared infant baptism an apostolic institution (Commentarii in Romanos). St. Cyprian and the bishops of the This Council of Carthage (253) taught that children should be baptized as soon as possible after birth. Yes, infant's should be baptized, as the Church has taught for 2000 years.
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