Kingdom of God

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 this doctrine, which was also held by the early church up until Constantine. In this article, I will give a defense for …

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Why Were the Anabaptists Persecuted During the Counter-Reformation?

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

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