On a separate thread, a poster has asked where in the “bible does it say to baptize infants”?
Response: the bible says, multiple times, that “whole households” were baptized. What part of the word “whole” is not clear? Whole excludes infants? The bible doesn’t say that. Does “whole” exclude all females, all first born, anyone under 5’ tall, people born with blue eyes or four toes? No, of course not. None if this is in the text either. “Whole” means “everyone” is included. The word “Whole” defined from Webster:
2: having all its proper parts or components : complete, unmodified
3 a **: constituting the total sum or undiminished entirety : entire
b : each or all of the
4 a : constituting an undivided unit **: unbroken, uncut
Interesting though that the early church baptized infants without having a bible in hand. How did they know to baptize infants? They did so because Christ taught the apostles to do so himself. Tradition. The church writings are clear that infants were baptized. Scripture is consistent with Tradition and visa versa.
To believe in a delayed baptism is to both believe that Christ was a very poor teacher and to mis-interpret a Catholic book, canonized by the Catholic church. It’s a man-made theology of recent times.
So the question remains… "Where in the bible does it say infants should not be baptized?