“Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (Reference: John 20:29 )
The historic Anabaptists were very pragmatic in their faith. They may have believed strongly in a spiritual faith, but they lived in a world of reality where miracles and prophets were ordinary things that happened to ordinary people who were connected to God. During the Anabaptist movement there were people who believed that miracles and prophets in that present day manifested themselves as they did in the bible. Such believers were called “Spiritualists” and the historic Anabaptists wanted nothing to do with that type of belief/faith system. Pilgram Marpeck said, “We as believers are content with these past miracles and, according to the Word of the Lord, we don’t desire to see further evidence . . .” If God and Christ was with them during their lives and helped them stand up against their persecutors and torturers, that was all the miracle they needed. And if strong men and women of faith testified and preached, writing tracts and sermons, that was all the prophets they needed. It is the same today; modern Anabaptists/Mennonites seek the miracle of God being present to us, guiding us and inspiring us. That is sufficient. May you beloved witness the same sort of miracles in your lives. Selah!