By Cornelius J. Dyck
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They did not find the Bible teaching his sacramental understanding of the Lord's Supper nor baptism as having saving power, but they were particularly disappointed in his definition of the church as being where the Word of God was preached and the sacraments rightly administered. To them the church, according to the New Testament, should consist Page 32 of believers only. By their free decision they would bind themselves to witness and to discipline as the body of Christ. While Luther had brought many changes and had, above all, restored the gospel as grace, they felt that he had left unchanged the really basic problem of the church which had come when Constantine merged it with the state.
Macmillan, 1991, pp. 145360. : The University of Chicago Press, 1978. Page 33 2 Anabaptist Origins Anabaptism was a sixteenth-century church reform movement with roots in religious, social, economic, and political conditions in most of Western Europe. It drew upon the work of the Protestant Reformers, biblical studies made possible by humanism, social unrest, exploitation of the masses, anticlericalism, and a deep unfulfilled spiritual longing among the people, most of whom believed that the end of the world was near.
They are justified by faith in Christ, not by good works. After discovering this Luther could finally say, "Now I felt myself newborn and in Paradise. " This experience of the grace of God was at the heart of Luther's movement. He now became an extremely busy man, preaching, writing, counseling, and traveling. He was summoned to Rome to be tried for heresy, but he remembered the fate of Hus and did not go. Consequently he was excommunicated and later placed under the ban of the empire, meaning that anyone could kill him as a hereric, but he was a man of the people and they loved him.
An Introduction to Mennonite History: A Popular History of the Anabaptists and the Mennonites by Cornelius J. Dyck