Not saying you're saying this... but the disobedience of the banishment doesn't justify the executions. The fundamental grounds of these men's execution was their religious belief and practice.
Originally Posted by VirginiaHuguenot
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A similar case in Reformed history is the execution of Felix Manz in Zurich under the prosecution of Zwingli. In that case, the city had declared that any baptizing [outside their authority] was punishable by death. Manz's banishment was really just an indefinite stay of his execution for religious belief and practice -- the terms of which he subsequently violated, and was therefore executed.
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Here's Phillip Schaff from his History of the Christian Church on the Zurich Protestant-driven persecutions. But his words could apply equally to Reformed churches thriving in Florida today, populated by the ideological heirs of the Huguenots.
The blood of martyrs is never shed in vain. The Anabaptist movement was defeated, but not destroyed; it revived among the Mennonites, the Baptists in England and America, and more recently in isolated congregations on the Continent. The questions of the subjects and mode of baptism still divide Baptist and Pedobaptist churches, but the doctrine of the salvation of unbaptized infants is no longer condemned as a heresy; and the principle of religious liberty and separation of Church and State, for which the Swiss and German Anabaptists suffered and died, is making steady progress. Germany and Switzerland have changed their policy, and allow to Baptists, Methodists, and other Dissenters from the state-church that liberty of public worship which was formerly denied them; and the state-churches reap the benefit of being stirred up by them to greater vitality. In England the Baptists are one of the leading bodies of Dissenters, and in the United States the largest denomination next to the Methodists and Roman Catholics.