Verhaal van't gene verhandelt ende besloten is in de By-eenkomste tot Leyden
Verhaal van't gene verhandelt ende besloten is in de By-eenkomste tot Leyden is the printed report (published at Amsterdam, 1661) of a meeting of a number of Flemish elders, preachers, and deacons, held at Leiden, Holland, on 18-22 June 1660. This meeting was called by the congregations of Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Gouda, and Leiden to discuss the growing liberalism of the Flemish Mennonites, as taught by Galenus Abrahamsz of Amsterdam and Willem van Maurik at Utrecht. At this meeting of conservative leaders 19 congregations were represented; three others sent a letter of agreement. Tieleman Jansz van Braght of Dordrecht was its moderator, Bastiaen van Weenighem of Rotterdam its secretary. A survey of the strict Flemish doctrines was presented and a number of congregations, e.g., Schiedam, were accused of laxity in maintaining the doctrines as formulated in the confessions of faith. Some congregations were reproved for permitting their members to partake in the communion services of Waterlander and Frisian congregations and for admitting Waterlander preachers to their pulpits.
It was resolved to urge Galenus Abrahamsz either to abandon his views or "to stand still" in his ministry; a committee was appointed to admonish him (Galenus refused to receive this committee). It was also resolved to compile a new confession of faith out of the existing confessions, and a committee was appointed to this end (the confession, however, did not materialize).
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 813. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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