The Lutherans – at least, the ELCA type – have formally rejected the hyper-critical, Reformation-era condemnations of Anabaptists put forth by Luther, Melancthon, and others (read press release here). Evidently, we no longer believe that the government should persecute protestants who believe in adult baptism. Whew. What a relief. No word yet on whether the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, or the Canadians still support police action against the Mennonites.
I do not want to belittle the importance of renouncing the sins of previous generations, but can we get back to the 21st century? Thanks.