The Anabaptists

Some may wonder what Mennonites, Amish, and Anabaptists are all about. This page will explain this, as well as out About page.

I want to start off by saying that I AGREE with the Mennonites and Amish on many things. I hold to the Biblical standards that Anabaptists have always held. These include modest dress, separation from the world, and several other things (see our About page).

But sadly, the Baptists churches have slipped. Their doctrinal statements are often very good. But the practice is terrible. Many do not have modest dress, even though the Bible says that women (and men) should dress modestly. Many Baptist churches do not have the biblical separation that is necessary. Many Baptist churches are also patriotic. Do not misunderstand me, I do not hate the country I live in. I am very thankful that I live where I do. But as a Christian, I cannot be patriotic. The Bible says that man cannot serve two masters; “love, loyal support, or enthusiasm” in one’s country is serving two masters. These are the problems with most Baptist churches.

Mennonites, on the other hand, are a different story. They aren’t patriotic. They hold to biblical separation. And they even have modest dress. BUT- Mennonites have some doctrinal errors. Mennonites believe that we are either in the Millennial Reign of Christ or about half-way through Revelation 20. The Bible teaches otherwise. Matthew 24:21 says that the Great Tribulation will be the worst time on earth. No time on earth has yet been unmatched. So therefore, Revelation has not been fulfilled.

Amish are also Amillennialist in their Eschatology. But as I have already stated, the Bible teaches otherwise.

Mennonites and Amish generally believe that the Church has replaced Israel. They believe in Replacement Theology. However, the Bible says Israel will always be a nation before God forever (Jeremiah 31:35-37). Therefore, the Church has not replaced Israel.

Mennonites and Amish believe that a Christian can lose their salvation. But the Bible says that a Christian is sealed, saved, and born again. Since we are sealed, saved, and born again, it follows that we cannot be unsealed, unsaved, and unborn.

Mennonites and Amish believe that 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 teaches that a Christian woman should wear a head covering. But the Bible says that a woman’s long hair is her covering. They say that it is a symbol that she recognizes her proper place in the home. But if a woman has long hair, then she knows that she is a woman and she can fill her proper place in the home according to Ephesians 5.

These are the major errors of the Mennonites and Amish. But for the most part, I agree with them on many things. This is why I have been mistaken as a Mennonite or Amish. Being a Mennonite, Amish, or Baptist will not save you. Only true faith in Jesus and what He did will get us to Heaven. If you have not, please give your life and heart to Jesus right now. You will never regret it if you do. Eternity is a long time to be wrong. Please make sure that you are on your way to Heaven.

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