ANABAPTISTSPART ONE – ANABAPTIST LEADERS - Conrad Grebel (evangelist) - George Blaurock (preacher) - Felix Manz (OT Scholar) - Balthasar Hubmaier (theologian) - Michael Sattler (writer – Schleitheim Confession) - Menno Simmons (Father of Mennonites)
PART TWO – ANABAPTIST THEOLOGY A. TWO METHODS OF REFORMATION B. THEOLOGY OF VARIOUS MOVEMENTS C. ANABAPTIST CONFESSIONS D. EIGHT ESSENTIAL ANABAPTIST DISTINCTIONS 1. Believer’s baptism 2. Separation of church and state 3. NO swearing of oaths 4. Clergy equal with laity 5. Separation from world 6. Believer’s church 7. Missions and evangelism done by all 8. Centrality of Preaching
E. ANABAPTISTS’ INFLUENCE ON BAPTISTS 1. Anabaptists and Separatists (Estep) 2. Anabaptists and Baptists (historically/theologically)
PART ONE: BACKGROUNDPART TWO: PURITANS 1. Corporation Act (1662) – Conformity to the Church of Englandrequired for those desiring to hold public office 2. Act of Uniformity (1662) – All ministers had to use the same liturgy and conduct worship services in same manner (Anglican) 3. Conventicle Acts (1664) – No gatherings are allowed that involved five or more or worship outside of Anglican gatherings. 4. Five Mile Acts (1665) – Ministers removed from their churches could not preach, teach, or live within five miles of their former place ofministry.PART THREE: SEPARATISTSPART FOUR: BEGINNING OF GENERAL BAPTISTS (Smyth & Helwys)
GENERAL BAPTIST LEADERS 1. John Smyth (1570 – 1612) 2. Thomas Helwys (1550 – 1616) a) Background b) Personal c) Theology - Against other religious groups (Catholics, Anglicans, Puritans, Separatists) - Words back to Smyth’s group in Holland - Short Declaration of the Mystery of Iniquity
PART FIVE: ORIGIN OF PARTICULAR BAPTISTS 2 Veins of Baptists in England: - General (Smyth and Helwys) – Arminian theologically - Particular Baptists (JLJ, Kiffin, Knollys) A.ORIGINS A. Henry Jacob (J) B. John Lathrop (L) C. Henry Jessey (J) D. John Spillsbury (author of 1st London Confession) B.LEADERS
RISE AND FALL OF A DENOMINATION ENGLISH BAPTISTS AFTER THE GLORIOUS REVOLUTION GENERAL BAPTISTS FALL TO BAD THEOLOGY PARTICULAR BAPTISTS FALL TO IMPOTENT EVANGELISMSummary: From a combination of no message (General) and no evangelism (Particular), the whole Baptist movement in England was in serious decline by the 1750’s.