16. THE QUESTION WAS .What was one thing condemned by the Council of Carthage in 252 A.D.?
A. the idea that newborns had to wait a week to get baptized
B. forehead baptism
The Answer is .A The Council of Carthage condemned the idea that newborns must wait until the 8th day after birth to be baptized (in the tradition of circumcision). (See Letter 64 (59), 2 by St. Cyprian of Carthage. Rather, babies were allowed to be baptized right away.
In 244 A.D., Origen wrote: the Church received from the apostles the tradition of giving baptism also to infants. (Commentary on Romans 5, 9)
In 215 A.D., Hippolytus of Rome wrote: Baptize first the children; and if they can speak for themselves, let them do so. Otherwise, let their parents or other relatives speak for them. (The Apostolic Tradition 21)
Bible verses relevant to children: Col 2:11-12, 1 Cor 1:16, Lk 18:15, Jn 2:5, Mk 16:16, 1 Cor 15:21-22, Jos 24:15, Mt 15:21, Acts 16:33, Acts 16:15
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