This post is partly written by my friend and theological iron sharpener, William Higgins. He came up with 26 distinctives of the Swiss Anabaptists of the 16th century-- the pre- precursor to modern Mennonites. I will also add my own thoughts about Mennos and Anabaptists, but Williams will be numbered.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Anabaptist Distinctive #1- Scripture Alone
Scripture is the supreme authority over the church. Catholic popes, councils or traditions are not the authority. Theologians like Luther or Zwingli are not the authority. City or national governments are not the authority.