Saturday, May 17, 2008

#2245a-Advice of Luther,Cruciger and Bugenhagen to Landgraf Philipp von Hesse

And after our gracious Lord Landgraf reports that several leaders and teachers of the Anabaptist are imprisoned and to be banished because they have not kept agreement, EFG may in good conscience the same,who on account of their disobedience have not kept their oath or agreement , punish with the sword.
This is the general rule. Yet, may our g.(gracious)Lord at all times accompany grace with the punishment according to the circumstance of the situation.

NOTE: Editors take the date of the above as 5 June 1536 from Burkhardt as likely. I have translated "zusage" as "agreement" but was wavering between that and "allegiance".

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