Summary Of Michael Servetus 'Fearless Scholar'
First off, on the title page of the book, the scholar wrote, “The whole apostolic church is summoned to the threshold. Once again there is restored knowledge of God, of the faith of Christ our justification, of the regeneration of baptism, and of participation in the Lord’s Supper,” (157). In this quote, Servetus states that most of that which has been accepted into Christianity is incorrect and that he has come to restore the knowledge of God. Servetus follows to state, “With the heavenly kingdom restored to us, the wicked captivity of Babylon has been ended, and the Antichrist with his hosts destroyed,” (157). In this line, he states that not only is the current teachings of Christianity wrong, but it also is being influenced by the Antichrist, however he will restore the heavenly kingdom. Lastly, Servetus later states in the book, “It is high time that the door leading to knowledge of this kind were opened; for otherwise no one can either know God truly, read the Scriptures aright, or be a Christian,” (159). This statement suggests that at the time, Christians were not truly Christians, nobody truly understood God, and the translations of the Scriptures were wrong. These quotes display Servetus’ ability to use the power of the printed word to influence the readers opinions as well as persuade the readers to believe in his teachings through Christianismi