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?

Standards & Ordnung

Anabaptists have a distinctive set of beliefs based on our plain reading of Scripture. However, many Anabaptist churches, especially those that are considered Conservative Anabaptist (see the definition in this article), have church standards (called Ordnung by the Amish) over and above the New Testament requirements. Sometimes these are written rules; sometimes they are unwritten. …

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Two Kingdoms & Separation From the World—a Defense

The essence of Anabaptism, and our most defining belief, is probably the doctrine of the two kingdoms, or the related doctrine of separation from the world. Basically all our distinctive beliefs flow from the two-kingdom concept. (Another possibility for the most defining belief is our insistence on a simple, theologically unadorned reading of the New …

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