The Synod of Carthage on Infant Baptism

Synod of Carthage (1 May 418):

“Anyone who denies that newborn infants are to be baptized or who says that they are baptized for the remission of sins but do not bear anything of original sin from Adam which is expiated by the washing of regeneration, so that as a consequence the form of baptism ‘for the remission of sins’ is understood to be not true but false in their case-let him be anathema.”

2 thoughts on “The Synod of Carthage on Infant Baptism”

  1. Thanks for posting that Joel. It’s only in the dark recesses of my mind, from Church History class in Seminary, that I recall the Council of Carthage. I’m going to have to dust off Justo Gonzalez for starters.

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