Dear readers, I’ll be blatantly honest with you. Today was awful, really difficult and wasn’t helped by a person denying that universal credit is the best thing ever. The conversation went on for about fifteen minutes and took me away from helping people. It’s not hard to find evidence to prove that universal credit doesn’t […]
It is not so much fighting the devil which makes us great; rather, it is the revelation of God which is revealed as He fights at our side:
“God is the one who made the mountains and created the winds.
He makes his thoughts known to people;
he changes day into night.
He walks on the heights of the earth.
This is his name: the LORD God Almighty!”
(Amos 4:13 GNB) 
 My friends, as far as I am aware Anthony never used these words. I use them here only because I feel compelled to communicate them to you at this time.
I cannot say whether or not I totally agree with this way of interpreting the faith. For as is made clear in the first video, Anabaptism is not a a denomination and does not hold to one single view. It is the traditions of reinterpretation that the people referred to as Anabaptists  introduced that interests me.
In the early 16th cenury the official religion commonly held by the different nations of Europe was Christianity as taught by the Roman Catholic Church (RCC). At the risk of sounding impertinent to my readers, the changes brought about by Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, John Knox, Martin Luther and others were, comparatively small. I think that a few small tweeks here and there were, as they still are, enough for a person or group to be excommunicated.
But it appears to me that Anabaptists went further and introduced a tradition of radically reinterpreting the Scriptures. A newly founded Christian church would now go way before just being catholicism without the Pope! In time, redical reinterpretations would lead to the formation of such groups as the Baptists and Methodists (to mention only two). Maybe (and I confess I am not really sure) some Pentecostal denominations can trace their roots back to this time. I am no expect, but if the ‘Anabaptists’ had not stood their ground when they did, we probably would not now have such great songs of praise as this:
PRAISE GOD FOR HIS INSPIRATION TO CHRISTENDOM!
 They themselves did not call themselves Anabaptists. Like the Quakers, they had this title imposed upon them by their enemies. Anabaptism means ‘re-baptizers’ because, unlike the established church, they did not believe in baptizing infants. Baptism should, they claimed, be reserved for “persons old enough to personally commit their lives to Christ” (second video).
Emma Dryer (1835-1925)
D.L. Moody (1837-1899)
“Within your temple, O God,
we meditate on your unfailing love.
Like your name, O God,
your praise reaches to the ends of the earth;
your right hand is filled with righteousness”
(Psalm 48:9-10 NIV)
Much as I would like to continue with the book review of The Great Deception and try to help our understanding of the EU, events have overtaken me and so this week we will delay part 12 and instead turn to the momentous events in Parliament over the past couple of days. The British government…
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