Did Believing a Lie Kill Thousands of Anabaptists?
The Reformed Power of Darkness
Did Believing a Lie Kill Thousands of Anabaptists?
The Catholics and Protestants killed thousands of Anabaptists during the Reformation. The Catholics burned them at the stake. The Protestants beheaded or drowned them. But did the Anabaptists die because of a lie.
The lie came from the Bishop of Rome in the second century according to Irenaeus in his work Against Heresies. Called infant baptism, but it was not baptism according to the scriptures. The Anabaptists refused this ritual bringing about their deaths in the thousands. According to Paul, it became a sin for them not to die because whatever is not of faith is sin, even if nothing more than superstition Romans 14:23. And their unenlightened consciences demanded that they pay with their lives. Had they known the truth, the baptism of infants was not baptism at all. And they could have easily complied with the senseless ritual knowing this.
Even today, what the Catholics and Protestants call baptism is an empty ritual not found in the Bible.
Back in the Reformation, infant baptism was more of a way for Protestant and Catholic states to take a survey of children born in those jurisdictions. Had the Anabaptists known the truth, they could have conscientiously let the false Churches sprinkle their children knowing it was not baptism at all. It was similar to Evangelicals having baby dedication services, but instead, the Church kills you if you don’t.
One single lie turned Catholics and Protestants into the mass murderers of thousands and the deceived Anabaptists into their victims. Victims and murderers alike wallowed in the same blindness. The Anabaptists thought that adults and not infants should be the proper subjects of the senseless ritual. Those who complied, unknowingly remained unbaptized thinking they were.
If Honest Charlie tells you the used car is good, even though it is not, the Protestants and Catholics did the same telling the world that infant baptism is genuine even though it is not.
The only clear passage of scripture defining baptism in the scriptures is where Jesus told the apostles to baptize believers in the name (singular) of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19. This is why the apostles baptized believers in the name of Jesus Christ.
“(For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)” Acts 8:16 (KJV 1900)
“And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.” Acts 10:48 (KJV 1900)
“When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.” Acts 19:5 (KJV 1900)
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 2:38 (KJV 1900)
“Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?” Romans 6:3 (KJV 1900)
The Papacy undermined Christ and the apostles’ authority by changing their baptism into His own sterilized version. The already false baptism of infants and converts is even more untrue in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The names of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not God’s name. Those names are the positional relationship between the three persons. It’s like calling someone’s father, Doug’s dad, instead of calling him by his name, Mike.
Jesus Christ is the name of the triune YHWH in the Greek Septuagint. The Bible Jesus and the apostles used. Depending on the context, Lord meant YHWH. So when they heard that Jesus is the Lord, they knew He is YHWH incarnate.
In the second century, the papacy replaced Christ and the apostles with himself. Just as Paul foretold. Antichrist became the pope’s self-proclaimed title, Vicar of Christ, which means in place of Christ, or Antichrist, 2 Thessalonians 2:3.
Baptism page 263 Catholic Encyclopedia:
“…of this sacrament, the act of baptism must be expressed, and the matter and form be united to leave no doubt of the meaning of the ceremony. In addition to the necessary word “baptize”, or its equivalent, it is also obligatory to mention the separate persons of the Holy Trinity.”
Almost every Church in the world is under the spell of the Antichrist today, using the Pope’s preferred replacement baptism instead of the only clearly taught method found in scripture. Baptism of converts in the name of Jesus Christ, the New Testament name of the Triune YHWH. Not knowing this costs thousands of Anabaptists their lives. And reduced the pillars of the Reformation into mass murderers. Along with the Catholics.
Baptism in Jesus’ name, Trinitarian style.
The Command: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Matthew 28:19.
The Interpretation: “For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.” Acts 8:16.
“And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.” Acts 10:48.
“When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.” Acts 19:5.
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 2:38.
“Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?” Romans 6:3.