Welcome to the Biblical Brethren Fellowship. The aim of this ministry is to present the truth of the Bible as understood by the Brethren. Over the years many groups have attempted to bring a Biblical perspective to faith and life. In 1525 the Swiss Brethren Anabaptist movement followed a Biblical pattern in contrast to the mainline Protestant Reformation. In 1708 the Schwarzenau Brethren, as an Anabaptist group, charted a Biblical course in the midst of the Pietistic movement. Now in 2012, during challenging times, it is the purpose of the Biblical Brethren Fellowship to bring a voice of truth from a conservative Brethren perspective. The prayerful intent of the BBF is that this perspective will be useful for the entire Anabaptist community and especially for the conservative Brethren.
The Anabaptist/Brethren community has produced many writings. From the familiar Schleitheim and Dordrectht confessions to Christopher Sauer and Harold Bender, our community has attempted to stay in touch with the needs and challenges of thinking and living Biblically in a changing world. These writings were not always received well but, at the same time, they typically served to strengthen the Church..
My life has been blessed by opportunities to study and teach. Teaching has led me to classroom teaching and administration for nearly 30 years. That experience has produced material on a number of subjects. It is now possible to share some of those writings with the community that I love and serve.
The content of the messages will primarily be Biblical with commentary on current events in the Anabaptist community. Church history and mutual admonition in the Church are also topics that will be included. You are free to use, share, and pass on information found here and to use it for purposes of building the Church. You may use it with, or without, giving credit to the source. Please do not misquote any information found here. It is intended to be useful for building the Kingdom of God and not used to be harmful in any way.
Remember Jesus’ words, “The truth shall set you free.” Mercy and truth must be kept in balance and be used with God’s wisdom to know when and how to apply that balance. You have received this because of our shared interests or ministry and my belief that you may benefit from the materials. Paper copies can be supplied on request. Your comments are welcome. Please respond with your suggestions for improving this ministry and send contacts of other persons who may be interested.
Respectfully for building fellowship in the Word,
Frank L. Reed