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This group is for open discussion of the future of the Anabaptist movement. Secularism of all types, both humanist and conservative today threatens our movement. As the third way of the reformation we alone understood that Jesus was king, high priest and prophet. In short Jesus was the complete word made flesh. To stand off secularism we need to rediscover what it means to be a prophet like Jesus.

Prophetic Anabaptism is a futuristic vision. It is also experimental, ready to take risks, open to the call of losing oneself for the sake of Jesus and the Gospel. We need to be communities that are micro-cosms of his cosmic love. This was a love which promised not to break a bruised reed or smother a smoldering wick while at the same time creating a new heaven and new earth.

Our movement cannot be founded on a search for immortality. Jesus has gone to prepare a place for us; the new Jerusalem. Even this place will be temporary as it will eventually be replaced by a new heaven. We need to be prepared for surprises. We know very little compared to what we will know then. We need to embrace the scientific method as a way of preparing us for the surprises of eternity.

Jesus came that thru him we might become the sons of God here now on this earth. He promised to come again so that where he was, we could be also. Beyond that he did not tell us much. If we are going to be where Jesus is, we need to be prepared by participating in belonging to his bride, the authentic church. This is the church which is his body. She is the ark for the new humanity, which is being readied to inhabit a new heaven and new earth. She participates in its building. We need both safety and risk taking.

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  • Mennonite
  • Feb 5, 2006
  • English

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