MAN-onites (Mennonnites) What are You Doing?

As we travel both in Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri and through the nation, we run into those who are called Mennonites. We call them MAN-onites and you will see why in this article.

They are an anabaptist type people who we must admit have more things correct in the bible than your typical evangelical groups but in truth, they STILL have sin against God's Word and so we could never unite with them. We lovingly ask them to come out of that sin!

The very name they use Menno-nite comes from a man Menno Simon who lived in the 16th century.
They are calling themselves after a name of a man. Is this biblical? (Menno himself never wanted that.)

This is sinful before God and here is why:

1) In 1 Corinthians 1 the Apostle Paul says this:

Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;
Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.

It is easy to see that Paul (called by Christ to teach) is saying it is sinful to have divisions and names like Baptist Methodist Assembly of God etc. Yet the MENNO-nites are always about lifting up that name.
What does this say about them? Do they obey or reject God's Word?

2) Paul says imitate me as I imitate Christ in 1 Corinthians 11
(they would have NEVER called themselves after a man so why are you MENNO-nites doing it?

3) God's people are to lift up and obey Christ in every way but like Lutherans who lift up Martin Luther in their name MENNO-nites are lifting up a man Menno. This is sinful!

Hebrews 5:9
And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

4) We are told to cling to God's Word and commands if we love Him, not man made ways.
MENNO-nites are very much into their own anabaptist man made ways often over Gods own Word.

Jesus said this in John 14:15

If ye love me, keep my commandments.

We would call out to them to see that while they claim Christ in truth, they strive hard to keep man made ways (most of all) as they neglect the Word of God in various areas.

Note: I just spoke to a MENNO-nite pastor who called me and he admitted they have a issue with holding to man made ways above God's Word.  This is because they continue to keep man made ways like their name (for one example) and they must repent of that!

They need to be warned!!!!!

Christ HATED those who wanted man made ways above His Fathers word. See Mark 7 :6-9

He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

We hope to call out to more anabaptist types ( like the Amish, German Baptist, Brethren ) and ask them do you serve God first or your man made anabaptist traditions? Calling yourself a MENNO-nite means your linking yourself to a MAN and NOT fully to Christ Word and Truth.

Often they are very persistent when they talk about divorce / remarriage/ non resistance and separating from the culture ... all good biblical points to defend. But why do they ignore their OWN SIN we ask?

Here is my loving challenge to MENNO-nite men and elders:

If you are serious about truth and leaving all sin TAKE DOWN THAT MAN MADE NAME as it is the place to start if you desire to please God. 

It is SIN and you must repent of you claim Him as Lord and Savior!

Sadly, most in these groups do not have a biblical gospel (a new born again life) but a MENNO-nite ritual faith and that is the root of the problem here. We pray we can help change that via God's truth....

See the saving gospel here:

More to come on why the MENNO-nites are not fully biblical and must be called out of their sin if they claim Him.

God be praised