Anabaptists -- pursuing historic Christian faith and practice


  • Reformation-era Christians who rejected infant baptism.
  • Enemies called them anabaptists -- "re-baptizers."
  • Zealous to restore the true church on an Apostolic model.
  • Radical Reformers who considered all state churches beyond reformation.
  • Include Amish, Beachy, Hutterites, and Mennonites.
What Is an Anabaptist?

Some distinctive beliefs

  • Adult believer's baptism
  • Church discipline
  • Separation from the world
  • Non-resistance, non-violence
  • No oath-taking
  • The priesthood of the believer
  • The brotherhood and community of the church
  • The Bible as final authority for faith and practice
The Schleitheim Confession

Who are the Mennonites?

  • Originally so called because of one of their early leaders, Menno Simons
  • One of the main groups of Anabaptists
  • Not a single, monolithic group in doctrine and life
  • As diverse as most Protestant groups
  • The Amish a break-away group
Who Are the Mennonites?
Though I don't publish much here at Anabaptists these days, I tend to write shorter posts at one of three blogs about once a week.

So please visit my Mark Roth blogs page to see excerpts of the last three posts at each of those blogs.

Established in mid-1995, this site has three purposes:
  • Glorify God
  • Build up people
  • Introduce the Anabaptists

God bless you!

site status
The Anabaptists web site is a conservative Christian refuge for those seekers after truth, holiness, godliness and plain living who have grown weary of nominal Christianity and want to know more about the Mennonites, their history, beliefs, doctrines, practices and manner of life.
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