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      Martyrs Mirror establishes a fourth century, or earlier beginning for Anabaptism in the following citations:

A.D. 315 – Called Anabaptists under Sylvester, pp. 154, 278.

A.D. 410 – Edicts of Emperors Theodosius and Honorius – death sentence against Anabaptists, p. 198.

A.D. 428 – Anabaptists accused by Augustine, p. 191.

A.D. 470 – Anabaptists condemned and excommunicated. p. 195.

A.D. 525 - Councils condemning Anabaptists convened by Pope Felix in Rome; and in Herda, Spain, p. 204.

A.D. 525 – Donatists called Anabaptists, pp. 153, 208.

[Taken from Leonard Verduin, The Anatomy of a Hybrid, 1976, reprint, 1990, p. 6. Transcribed and formatted by Jim Duvall.]



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