God has not left us in the dark as to how to overcome Anabaptist (and all other deleterious) influences even in our modern World! Those methods are: firstly, the powerful preaching of the Gospel; secondly, the ‘improving’ (or daily living-out) of one’s own baptism; thirdly, the joyful outworking of the preached Word of God; fourthly, the State’s punishment of criminals. Thus, fifthly, we confidently approach the future millennium — when, predestinatedly, Consistent Christianity (alias Calvinism) will triumph internationally. We now examine these methods, seriatim.
First. There needs to be the powerful preaching of the Gospel. States the Westminster Larger Catechism 155 & 159: “The Spirit of God maketh the reading but especially the preaching of the Word an effectual means of enlightening, convincing and humbling sinners…and drawing them unto Christ…; of strengthening them against temptations and corruptions…and establishing their hearts in holiness. Nehemiah 8:8; Acts 2:37-41; 8:27-38; 26:18; Psalm 19:8; Matthew 4:4-10; Ephesians 6:16f….. They that are called to labour in the Ministry of the Word, are to preach sound doctrine…in demonstration of the Spirit and of power. Titus 2:1-8 & First Corinthians 2:4.” How little preaching today is like that!