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.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Distinctive #16-- Volunteerism
Each person must decide in their conscience what they will believe and should not be persecuted for this. Each person should be able to choose what they believe without coercion or pressure. If someone wants to be baptized, let them choose it. If not, that is their choice.