Anabaptist Beliefs

What do Anabaptists believe? What’s the source of their beliefs? And are they right?

Questions like these will be answered in the articles listed below. For an overview of Anabaptist beliefs, see the article on Who Are the Anabaptists?

Did the Early Church Fathers Teach Apostolic Succession?

One of the most common arguments offered for apostolic succession is that the Early Church Fathers taught it. However, after examining all the quotations that are offered in support of this claim, I’ve concluded that it’s just not true. Instead, of apostolic succession of ordination, the early Christians taught apostolic succession of doctrine. How do …

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Why Were the Anabaptists Persecuted During the (Counter-) Reformation?

Why would a peace-loving people, who saved their pursuers, be persecuted? Why would the Dutch Anabaptist Dirk Willems be burned to a horrible death at the stake after rescuing his enemy from drowning? Many Anabaptists, especially leaders, were drowned, beheaded, or burned at the stake. European governments, whether they were Roman Catholic or Protestant, would …

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Can Doctrine Change? The Source of Christian Doctrine

Who is the authority for Christian doctrines? Is it the New Testament? Is it the Roman Catholic Church? In this article, I’ll be arguing for an Anabaptist view of doctrinal authority. I hope to show that the teachings of Jesus’ apostles, which are found in the New Testament, are our infallible authority for Christian doctrine. …

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