Guido de Brès on the Anabaptist community of goods

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At that time there arose in the City of Munster a great number of Prophets (for they usurped that name) the principal of whom were John Matthews of Harling, and one Pistor, who were both audacious, and prating fellows; they boasted of Visions, and of the Spirit of Prophecy. By Prophetical Authority, this holy Prophet commanded all the City to bring in all their Gold, Silver, and other moveable goods to be common, and that none upon pain of death, should reserve any thing for his own private use: and to this end, there was a Public house appointed. ...

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