- Jan 27, 2012
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Do you think it's profitable to us today as study, teach and preach?
To be fair, it might have, just not where the Didache was originally written and circulated (probably Palestine). The early church wasn't monolithic in its practices, and local customs varied. I do tend to agree that paedobaptism was probably a tradition that developed later, but I wouldn't take its lack of mention in one ancient source as evidence of absence.Now that you mention it, that's a good point - no mention of infant baptism in the Didache - the practice did not yet exist.
I too was surprised at their being a tad nonchalant about the mode of baptism...