"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come" (2 Timothy 3:1).
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works"
(2 Timothy 3:16,17).
- Here are a few tidbits about the Anabaptists:
- Contemporary groups with early Anabaptist roots include the Mennonites, Amish, Dunkards, Landmark Baptists, Hutterites, and various Beachy and Brethren groups.
- There is no single defining set of beliefs, doctrines, and practices that characterizes all Anabaptists.
- The era of the 16th-century Protestant Reformation in Europe spawned a number of radical reform groups, among them the Anabaptists. These Christians regarded the Bible as their only rule for faith and life. Because of their radical beliefs, the Anabaptists were persecuted by other Protestants as well as by Roman Catholics.
- Mennonites have been characterized historically by a love for the Word of God, and by a strict demand for holiness of life.
- The evangelical and non-revolutionary Anabaptists of Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands, were somewhat of a trial to the leading reformers because of their radical views on the nature of the church and of the Christian ethic.
- January 21, 1525, is generally considered the birthdate of Anabaptism.