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Menno Simons
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Birth: 1496
Death: Jan. 31, 1561

Simons grew up in Friesland which was a war torn country. Simons learned Latin and some Greek and he was taught about the Latin Church Fathers during his training to become a priest. He had never read the Bible, either before or during his training for the priesthood, out of fear that he would be adversely influenced by it. When he later reflected upon this period in his life, he called himself stupid.
He became a Roman Catholic priest in 1515 at Ultrecht. He came into contact with Anababtists and studied the Bible to get light as to baptism. He rejected the Roman dogmas in 1536. He drew persons to his views who became known as Mennonites, a pious and peaceful people. 
Specifically: Buried in Bad Oldesloe
Created by: David Martin
Record added: Apr 23, 2013
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Menno Simons
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Jesus said:- Except the grain of wheat falling into the ground die, it abides alone, but if it die it bears much fruit. John 12.
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 Added: Apr. 23, 2013

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