(See also "Schleitheim Confession")
A movement beginning on 21 January 1525 in the house of Felix Manz by men who believed that the Christian Church of the New Testament was not dictated by the secular government, i.e. separation of Church and State. Called Anabaptists by their opponents because they "re-baptized" believers, holding that baptism followed confession of personal faith in Christ, not something one does to infants to keep them saved. Their goal was the restitution of apostolic Christianity, a return to churches of true believers.
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