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Liberty UniversityResearch PaperAnabaptist ReformCharles ToddCHHI 110Church History IIJuly 10, 2018
ContentsTable of ContentsIntroduction 1.A Prayer meeting 1-2.Belief Battles 2-3First Martyr and More 3-4Foundations 5Conclusion 6
IntroductionThis study is base the research of what is called the radical reformers known as theAnabaptist. It will be discussed on how this group of reformers started up from the attacks fromthe Catholic Church and other groups of the reformation in the 16thcentury. An attempt will bemade to cover the impact and influence that Anabaptist made for the growth and building up ofChristianity and the Church that Jesus instructed his disciples to build. The goal of this paper isto illustrate the foundations based on Scripture to help build other churches related to their beliefsystem that still has a large impact in people’s lives today. Any biblical references, unlessotherwise indicated, will be form the English Standard Version.A Prayer MeetingEarly in the sixteenth century of January a group of followers of Ulrich Zwingli had justattended the Zurich council meeting and instructed that radical town leaders not to endorse theirviews on others. Two of the town leaders walking back had decided that Zwingli’s steps of theReformations was not going far enough and wanted to make additional changes. Bruce Shelleynoted that “Opposition was mounting! Only four days before, the council has warned all parentsto have their babies baptized within eight days of birth or face banishment from the territiory.”1On the walk back “Conrad Grebel and Felix Manz” decided to have a meeting with thegroup to talk about the issues inside Manz house.1. Shelley Bruce L. Church History, In Plain Language, Fourth Edition. (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2013), 258.1.
Shelley stated that “Once inside they shared their rumors and reports, and then theycalled upon God to enable them to do his will. They arose from prayer to take one of the mostdecisive actions in Christian history.”2The decision they made was to be rebaptized from what the name Anabaptist originated.The dictionary of Theological Terms stated,Anabaptist rejected infant baptism as practiced in the Lutheran and Reformedchurches. Furthermore, Anabaptists believed that these churches either had beencorrupted or had not separated themselves fully from what the Anabaptists

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