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Menno Simons 1/30/1536 felt his time had come to choose between the authority of the church and that of Scripture and left the Roman Catholic system (his doubts started with transubstantiation).  He was born January 1496, was a priest, is known to have read some works of Desiderius Erasmus, Martin Luther, Martin Bucer, and Heinrich Bullinger and while still catholic regarded himself an “evangelical preacher.”  After years of staying one step ahead of his enemies (there was once a price of 2000 guilders on his head) he died a natural death in 1561 in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany).   Some time after converting to the Anabaptist movement he became a leader.  From him the Mennonite churches derive their name.

Menno Simons quotes:

 “True evangelical faith is of such a nature it cannot lie dormant, but spreads itself out in all kinds of righteousness and fruits of love…”

“We do not teach and practice community of goods but we teach and testify the Word of the Lord, that all true believers in Christ are of one body…”

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