Category: baptism

Gregory of Nyssa on Baptism

For as the child new-born is free from accusations and from penalties, so too the child of regeneration has nothing for which to answer, being released by royal bounty from accountability. And this gift it is not the water that bestows (for in that… Continue Reading “Gregory of Nyssa on Baptism”

Normative Baptism in the Early Church

I came across this inscription quoted in a blog post suggesting infant baptism was normative in the early church: To the sacred dead. Florentius made this monument to his worthy son Appronianus, who lived one year, nine months, and five days. Since he was… Continue Reading “Normative Baptism in the Early Church”

John of Damascus, a Credobaptist?

“The baptism then into Christ means that believers are baptized into Him. We could not believe in Christ if we were not taught confession in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit… And He laid on us the command to be born again of water and of the… Continue Reading “John of Damascus, a Credobaptist?”

Irenaeus on Baptism

For as we are lepers in sin, we are made clean, by means of the sacred water and the invocation of the Lord, from our old transgressions; being spiritually regenerated as new-born babes, even as the Lord has declared: “Except a man be born… Continue Reading “Irenaeus on Baptism”