The Hutterite Road to Hell

By David J. Stewart

"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ" -2nd Thessalonians 1:8

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Hutterites are a communal people, living on scattered bruderhöfe or colonies throughout the prairies in North America. This communal lifestyle finds its roots in the biblical teachings of Christ and the Apostles.

The Hutterites are a cult

Their false religion may follow some of the teachings of the Bible, just as do other cults; but they certainly have NOT obeyed the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ..."In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ" (2nd Thessalonians 1:8).  Lutherans, Calvinists and Hutterites all take their names from individual men; BUT, true Christianity upholds the free will of believers as the only sincere means for seeking God.  

Hutterites trust in good works, baptism, and group membership for salvation.  Peter Riedeman was a very important founding member of our church.  His Confession of Faith is still an accepted authority on our beliefs and practices.  The four most important points are adult baptism of believers, community of goods, non resistance and the separation of church and state.  I am so sick and tired of hearing about someone's "confession of faith" and "catechisms" ... What's so wrong with studying the Word of God ourselves?

No amount of religion or brotherhood can take one's sins away.  Only the precious blood of Jesus can take our sins away (1st John 1:7; 1st Peter 1:18,19).  Just like the Amish, Hutterites rely upon their self-righteousness to save them.  It is a "works" religion.  Romans 10:3,4 plainly condemns works salvation.  Do Hutterites not understand the Words of Romans 4:5? ... "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness."  What wonderful Words!  Truthfully, not one of us has enough self-righteousness to even get one foot into Heaven's gate!  Listen to the Words of James 2:10, "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all."  GUILTY!!!  Oh, but praise God, Jesus paid a debt He did not owe because we owed a debt we could not pay.  Any effort to merit salvation is a guaranteed road into Hellfire; but if we will trust upon the blood of Jesus to take away our sins, then Christ's righteousness will save us.  Romans 10:3-4 state, "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.  For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth."

Hutterites Started with Jakob Hutter

Though some Hutterites claim their roots began with earlier Anabaptist groups, the fact that they are labeling themselves with a man's name (i.e., Jakob Hutter) says it all.  Nearly all Lutherans today will tell you they don't believe in Baptismal Regeneration (i.e., the heresy that one must be baptized to be saved), yet Martin Luther clearly taught it.  So why do they call themselves "Lutherans" if they don't believe what Lutheran taught?  The truth is that Lutherans today are in denial, and they are indeed trusting in Baptismal Regeneration to save them.  To cover the matter, Lutheran ministers today teach Lutherans that the water itself doesn't save anyone; yet, they are saved through the water.  Blasphemy! 

The Hutterites were founded by Jakob Hutter...

In 1889, Hutterites who had earlier fled Russia to the United States immigrated to Manitoba. The Hutterian Brotherhood, named after its first leader, Jakob Hutter, a Swiss leader of the Protestant Reformation, shared the early history of its origins with that of the Mennonites. Both were founded as Protestant sects in the 16th-century Anabaptist movement of Switzerland. Like the Mennonites, the Hutterian Brotherhood can be regarded as a “Peace Church,” believing there is a biblical prohibition against taking up arms against others. Their refusal to do military service caused them to flee military conscription in Switzerland, Moravia, Hungary, Romania and Ukraine before moving to the United States and Canada, where they practise communal farming. -SOURCE

It is important to note that the Reformation centered more around changes in church authority and practice, than it did the TRUTH of God's Word.  Martin Luther, praised by many today as the leader of the Reformation, was a heretic who taught Baptismal Regeneration.  ALL professed "Protestant" churches today teach the unbiblical practice of SACRAMENTS.  So you see, Martin Luther may have come out of Catholicism, but Catholicism DIDN'T come out of Martin Luther.  Acts 5:29 warns, "...We ought to obey God rather than men."  The days of the Reformation are over.  Protestantism is not for Christians today.  Let us be diligent to follow the Word of God, seeking the Holy Spirit's guidance.  Every cult is started the same way ... when people start following a man instead of the Bible. 

Hutterites and Works Salvation Heresy

Today, the Hutterite road to salvation is only achievable through GOOD WORKS within their own communities.  Hutteritism is a religious mind control system of guilt perpetuated by the elders.  It is engrained in the minds of Hutterite families... "If you leave the colony you're outside the will of God. You are condemned to hell. You are outside God's ark, outside his covenant. We are the only ones (the Hutterites) who are saved if we stay in the colony."  Lies, all lies! 

The Hutterites, generations past, gave their lives for Jesus Christ as martyrs; but now few acknowledge Jesus as their Savior anymore.  Where is the Gospel?  Hutterites today have traded Jesus, the Truth (John 14:6), for another savior, the colony.  Hutterites, please don't believe the lies anymore!  Your wayward elders refuse to tell you the truth.  Salvation is NOT found in ANY religion; but rather, in a person--The Lord Jesus Christ!  Your elders will not be able to answer for you when you stand before God (Romans 14:12).  Jesus  is the Savior of mankind, and NOT the Hutterite colony.  Acts 4:10-12 plainly states...

"Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." -Acts 4:10-12

Imagine for a moment if Hutterites were told the truth, that they are not condemned to Hell if they leave a colony.  How mind bending.  How many of them would leave, if just one of the top three elders admitted the truth and gave his blessing instead of condemning them guilt and religious untruth?

Hutterites exclusively follow the ‘high German’ version of the Bible.  They maintain a healthy disregard for any politics.  They adhere to pacifism.  Just as Jehovah's Witnesses, they refuse to fight in war.  Colonies are very common in the state of South Dakota and Canada.  The Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish and the Society of Brothers are all affiliated with the Anabaptist group of generations past.  These cultic groups today have little doctrinal resemblance to the historical Baptist faith.  Fundamental Baptist doctrine centers around the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ (1st Peter 1:18-19) and the saving power of the Gospel (Romans 1:16).  Fundamental Baptist doctrine, true to God's Word, teaches that men are woefully sinful (Romans 3:23), guilty (Romans 3:19), under the condemnation of God's Law (Romans 8:1), deserving of Hellfire (Revelation 20:11-15), and unable to perform ANY self-righteousness to save themselves (Titus 3:5).  These quiet, rural, communal, religious groups today ... that draw the curiosity of a face-paced, hectic, and crazy world ... have fallen prey to apostasy themselves.  I say this, not to be unkind, but to speak the truth with my neighbor... Ephesians 4:25 states, "Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour..."  The truth is that the Hutterites are a false religion today.  Jacob Hutter didn't die on the cross for you, Jesus did.  Here is a Scripture that every Hutterite should ponder...

 "It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man." -Psalm 118:8

Ye Must Be Born Again!