If you read just a short way into our main blog page you will see that we do not cling to any man made group and the Mennonites are indeed, made of man's ways. While they do have much correct according to God's Word and we applaud them for that; they also have strayed and fallen into various biblical errors. There are many different Mennonite groups so this is a general statement about the conservative denomination and their ways and it may not be true of every single group out there.
(BEWARE! There are groups that claim the name of Mennonite but they look like and act like the world and nothing like the conservative Mennonites.)
A short description of those error's would be:
*A poor biblical view of the true biblical gospel that leads to salvation. ( often they focus on the sermon on the mount vs Christ crucified )
*A lack of a biblical gospel outreach to the lost masses around them.
(Mark 16:15 )
*A ritual form of man run gatherings like all the modern places do that are not spirit led ( 1 Corinthians 14:26 )
*A man made system of "additional" church membership steps (Ephesians 4:4 )
*A policy of holding people in Christ to "pre conversion" sin issues (2 Corinthians 5:17 / divorce / remarriage)
*Practicing what the world does as in Christmas/Easter, secular funerals etc. ( Romans 12:2 )
*A ritualistic view of foot washing, holy kiss and the Lord's supper (Mark 7)
*An ecumenical mindset seems to be common among them (2 Thessalonians 3:14)
* A habit of clinging to man's traditions not Holy scripture in all things (Matthew 4:4 )
*The very name Mennonite and the multi thousands of denominational names today are an offense to God and they serve only to cause division of those who "may" really be His remnant bride, inside those bodies. Why would we say this and be against these names so strongly you ask?
The Apostle Paul wrote of this type of man centered division when he said in 1 Corinthians 1:12:
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?
So it seems very clear that man made divisions and names are sin to be repented of not united with.
In Acts 11:26 the early believers were first called Christians-they followed Christ alone. Any other type of naming or labeling is NOT of God, but man.
If you do a quick history of the Mennonite body you will see their name is derived from their founder, Menno Simons. Again Menno had much correct but sadly over time they have fallen into the trap of practicing a ritual like worship / body order and various false traditions that were handed down by both pagans and the Luther reformers that we must reject as lies. As biblical Berean's Acts 17 we could never cling to a group that uses a man's name for its identity. Nor would we condone how they have installed many man made extra biblical rules to impose on their people. We have reached out to them in our area and they are very determined to cling to their roots; even when shown they are not biblical.
Just like Baptist or Lutherans etc... the Mennonites practice "going to church on Sunday" and are very religious in their rituals but most often we have found that full biblical truth is not found in their doctrines or their fruit. Often they are not even interested in talking about the Lord!
One quick note:
It is their dress and head covering that makes them stand out today. (Although their dresses and headcoverings are not entirely biblical as many of them are very form fitting, adorned with flowers and their headcovering is not a hanging veil as God's Word instructs). It is very interesting to realize that is was not that long ago (100 years or so ) that every decent obedient Christian lady had a form of biblical obedience. So ask yourself... why don't your wives, daughters or you obey it today? (There are new Mennonite groups that don't come close to following God's Word in this area.) It is easy to see how far the culture and modern denominational religion has fallen and then left God's truth. We strive to remind you of that, ask you to repent and come into to truth for God's glory "if" you claim salvation in Him!
Go here to read about biblical dress and head covering:
Here's an article about dress for Christian men:
It is our desire to help both the Mennonite and all the other false denominations out of those sinful divisions and false practices and into the truth of God's Word and ways. Jesus said to worship in spirit and truth ( John 4:24 ) and that cannot ever truly happen in any place or organization made or controlled by men. God's spirit is the One who leads His true body.
Here is a link to an Anabaptist (Mennonite / Amish) tract.
Repent and believe the gospel.
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For His glory alone!