Ana Baptists

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  1. Salty

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    Do you consider the modern day Baptist movement to be a direct descendant of the Ana-Baptist movement?

    Actually, I started this in another thread (pg 3 post #26 , but so I don't hijack too much, I am starting this thread.


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    It is an indirect affliated with the Anabaptists. There is no doubt that the Anabaptists have a strong influence on much of Baptist theology and practice, but the modern day Baptists are most directly descended from, imho, English Separatists.

    Baptists cannot trace their heritage directly back to Jesus. I am not an Organic Successionist believer.
     
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    But wasn't John the Baptist, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Israel? :smilewinkgrin:

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    And I heard that Matthew was the DOM!
     
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    Gee - I thought you were trying to get me and just misspelled my name. ;)
     
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    I thought Anabaptists were the ancestors of the Mennonites and Amish.

    But this is definitely not my area.
     
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    Actually you are right
     
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    The Anabaptists are the group from which the Mennonites (which includes the Amish) , the German Baptists and other groups on the Continent are descended.

    Regretfully, there is not hard link between them and the English Baptists. Though there is a soft one between them and the General Baptists. How much of an influence they had on the Particulars, I'll find out in Glory. ;)
     
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    Interesting article on wiki about it.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptist#Origins I especially like this part:

    For example, Cardinal Hosius (1504–1579), a Roman Catholic prelate of the sixteenth century, wrote,

    For not so long ago I read the edict of the other prince who lamented the fate of the Anabaptists who, so we read, were pronounced heretics twelve hundred years ago and deserving of capital punishment. He wanted them to be heard and not taken as condemned without a hearing."

    Give some credibility to the "goes back to the days of Christ" theory.
     
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    With a somewhat anabaptist background they were declared as heretics by the Catholics and the three primary Protestant reformers (Luther, Calvin, Zwingli). The first noted execution happened in Zwingli's Protestant realm~~Felix Manz. They particularly didn't like the fact that they practiced infant baptism--that and their nonresistance stance to violence caused them much pain and death. I note to my baptist friends that theologically they would be considered anabaptists and hunted as heretics if they lived in Protestantville during the reformation...some hold Calvin & Luther as faith heroes, yet their heroes would be persecuting them if they lived during their day and believed as we do now...

    Ironic history is indeed ironic...
     
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    So true, how fast history is forgotten.



    Again, history is forgotten or rewritten.

    When I was in school we were taught that the anabaptist are the group that the Mennonites and Amish as well as most if not many Baptist came from.
     

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