Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your critical feedback on our article: Were the Anabaptists Persecuted for their Faith?
I think you misunderstand the whole point of the article. It is those who are claiming that the Anabaptists were persecuted for their faith that are categorising an entire movement – The Protestant Reformation - as violent, intolerant persecutors. The point made in this article is that the “Anabaptists” of the 16 th century were not the pleasant, nonviolent pacifists of today.
The princes and city councils who dealt with violent revolutionaries and those guilty of sedition in their time, were not dealing with mere issues of religious freedom, but resisting violent revolution. Yet today there are entire websites dedicated to slandering the Reformers, who gave us the Bible in our own languages, Religious Freedom, Freedom of Conscience, The Rule of Law, Separation of Powers, and so many other tremendous freedoms – yet they are being blamed for persecuting poor, innocent, pacifist Anabaptists!