The purpose of this paper is to discuss the historical period of the Anabaptist with emphasis on baptism and why this time of history resonate so strongly about baptism and how this time of initiation contributes to the traditional style of worship. This paper will also explain why this particular emphasis on this period of history is so important for Christian worship today.
Anabaptist is about a Christian group emphasizing believers ' baptism that arose during the Reformation. Anabaptist teachings differed in many ways from the main Reformation groups (i.e., Luther, Calvin), so they are often labeled part of a radical wing of the Reformation. (1 D. Magnan) The Anabaptists believe only adults believers who live a pure life and adhere to the doctrine should be candidates for baptism. Whereas if a person is a backslider and desire to be reconciled back to Christ and accepted by the church, the Anabaptist states that is okay, however, first, the backsliders have to be public humiliated before reconciled. They prefer a church of believers than a church filled with all kind of diverse people. (214)
The Anabaptist have a form for baptism that consists of the bishop confirming the faith of the candidates through questions based on the Apostle Creed, and the bishop prays and lays hands and welcome t...
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... of life to know who is the Trinity. Psalms 34:8 says taste and see that God is good. Several kids cannot relate except for the ones who are taught and saw the power of God work in their families life. In addition to the fact, Anabaptist can learn other traditions to guide the candidates with questions of the Apostle Creed and the importance of repentance and baptism.
To conclude, Christians can learn not to judge others for their sinful acts and being backsliders. The Bible tells believers not to judge others unless they want judgment. (Matthew 7:1) Before anyone, including the children, be baptized, the candidates should know about being born of the water and spirit. Water baptism is only an outward sign that a person has a covenant relationship with Jesus Christ and agreed before witnesses to walk in the newness of Him upon their faith and repentance.
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