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by Neto
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Early Mennonite Brethren history
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Early Mennonite Brethren history

In answer to a question that has come up in the past, as to whether the Russian Orthodox church participated in persecution of Christian believers, I quote the following letter from a Mennonite man, in which he appeals to the Czar for freedom from imprisonment. It is true that the actions to which h...
by Neto
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Early Mennonite Brethren history
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Early Mennonite Brethren history

I don't expect a great deal of interest in this topic, since most participants here are Swiss Brethren, but I found a website which has a good number of informative books about the Mennonite Brethren. Of particular interest is a book called "The Story of the Early Mennonite Brethren. (1860 - 18...
by Neto
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Anointing as a sort of "Last Rites"
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: Anointing as a sort of "Last Rites"

A local minister I know well had some pain and went to the ER. Was sent to a specialist and was diagnosed with a very aggressive type of cancer - given max. six months to live (this was about a year or so ago IIRC). He was anointed and it seems the Lord has healed him. He has not returned to the sp...
by Neto
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Anointing as a sort of "Last Rites"
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: Anointing as a sort of "Last Rites"

Certainly in our circles, it is not a Last Rites type of thing and I highly doubt that most Old Order Amish would take that view. OK. I'll put it this way. Very few Amish here will call for anointing unless they feel the end is very near, or should I say, if they are told that a person is having th...
by Neto
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Anointing as a sort of "Last Rites"
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Anointing as a sort of "Last Rites"

How wide spread is the attitude that calling the elders to conduct an anointing is a sort of "last rites", something to be done when the person either is, or feels that he or she is, near death, or in the last days or weeks of life? I am not intending to start an Amish bashing thread, but ...
by Neto
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Anabaptist approach to Global Warming/Climate Change
Replies: 20
Views: 529

Re: Anabaptist approach to Global Warming/Climate Change

Personally I got serious about taking care of our earth at the same time I got serious about following Christ Jesus. The Summer before eighth grade, 1969. I had started reading the Bible seriously, and walking down the pasture lane along the highway on the way to the church house for pre-baptismal c...
by Neto
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Other
Topic: New Horizons Ministry
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: New Horizons Ministry

Our congregation supports this ministry, and we have had a number of folks serve there over the years. Two of our pastors have spent time there as well, if I'm not mistaken. A young couple are going out there soon; were planning to go already some months ago, but then found that their first child i...
by Neto
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: New Horizons Ministry
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: New Horizons Ministry

Our congregation supports this ministry, and we have had a number of folks serve there over the years. Two of our pastors have spent time there as well, if I'm not mistaken. A young couple are going out there soon; were planning to go already some months ago, but then found that their first child is...
by Neto
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: General Theology
Topic: In-Depth Bible Study
Replies: 25
Views: 483

Re: In-Depth Bible Study

In respect to what Adam has already said regarding the differences between translation & personal devotional Bible study, I will echo that. I find at times that the approach to the Scriptures necessary for translation can interfere with personal Bible study. What I mean is that my thoughts wande...
by Neto
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Public Confessions: Where to draw the line?
Replies: 13
Views: 440

Re: Public Confessions: Where to draw the line?

I think public confession is mostly a good thing, and sometimes some detail can be beneficial. Let me explain. First off, if you've wronged someone or a group of people, confessing to them in true penitence and humility is most likely the right thing to do. I'm guessing that this thread is probably...

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