The secret of the strength : what would the Anabaptists tell this generation? / by Peter Hoover ; [introduction by John D. Martin].
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- ISBN: 9780924722301
- Physical Description: v, 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Amberson, PA : Scroll Publishing Co., [2013}
"The text of this book, in line with the ethic it teaches, is in the public domain. It may be copied, quoted, and reproduced in any way-in its entirety or in part. Only, if portions of it get edited or revised, they should no longer be published under the author's name." -- Title page verso.
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A man hanging from his thumb -- What was the secret of the strength? -- The woman who had a baby in jail -- From where did the Anabaptists come? -- Literarily...an explosion -- On to Jesus -- On to conviction -- On to the teachings of Christ -- On to the Word -- On to a new life -- On to baptism -- On to the covenant -- On to communion -- On to community -- On to the visible order -- On with the message -- On to the witness -- On to peace -- On to an ethical way of life -- On to modesty -- On to Christian families -- On to Christian service -- In spite of terrible mistakes -- A bull in a china shop -- To those of the church community -- To the "outsiders" -- The last chapter.
"'The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you,' Christ told his followers. And a few fishermen, a tax collector, and a motley group of believers set out to change the world. In fact, they succeeded. In sixteenth century Europe, the Anabaptists preaching in cities by night, on back streets, and in secret corners behind rail fences set out to do the very thing the apostles had done. They, too, turned the world of their day upside down. What was the secret of their strength? In this book, Hoover explains what gave the Anabaptists their incredible spiritual strength. Was their secret a return to the Bible? No, they were far more than Biblicists. Was it a return to apostolic tradition? No, they were far more than keepers of tradition. Fundamentalism and traditionalism have never held Christianity together nor made it work. The 'secret of the kingdom of God' is stunningly simple. With two words Christ revealed it to His disciples. Upon comprehending it, His disciples came to a sudden knowledge of the will of God, of the whole Bible, and of the right way to live." -- Provided by publisher.
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