Irenaeus on Baptism

Irenaeus (120-202 AD) wrote the following:
“He came to save all through Himself–all I say, who through Him are reborn in God–infants, and children, and youth, and old men. Therefore He passed through every age, becoming an infant for infants, sanctifying infants; a child for children, sanctifying those who are of that age, and at the same time becoming for them an example of piety, of righteousness, and of submission; a young man for youths, becoming an example for youths and sanctifying them for the Lord.”

[quoted by Jordin Bajis (Greek Orthodox!) here]

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