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by Josh
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Public Confessions: Where to draw the line?
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Public Confessions: Where to draw the line?

The ministry / staff at church are a big help with this. So is a trusted brother in the Lord. Sometimes it’s best to talk to someone with a bit of distance away who isn’t close to the situation. That’s why it’s good to have relationships with people in sister churches. I have been blessed when someo...
by Josh
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Public Confessions: Where to draw the line?
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Public Confessions: Where to draw the line?

Public confessions are best kept vague. It’s good to hear other people have struggles and also that they’ve overcome them.
by Josh
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: The "Laying on of Hands"
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: The "Laying on of Hands"

It is practiced in Holdeman circles but is not taught about much / isn’t a big deal. It’s viewed as purely symbolic.

(John Holdeman himself did write about it a fair bit.)
by Josh
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: The Role of Satire, Parody, and Sarcasm in Faith
Replies: 19
Views: 334

Re: The Role of Satire, Parody, and Sarcasm in Faith

If one prefers non-sarcasm, there is a story that goes around in Holdeman circles about a Beachy mission in Malawi (where polygamy is quite common) where the missionary taught one had to leave all their wives except the first one. So a native who wanted to join the church reported to the missionary ...
by Josh
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Do you class the Muensterites as Anabaptists?
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Do you class the Muensterites as Anabaptists?

It seems we have some confusion between the terms “Anabaptist” and “obedient follower of Christ”.
by Josh
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Frequency of Communion
Replies: 51
Views: 972

Re: Frequency of Communion

One of the things I appreciate about the Lutheran church that I attend (no I am not an infant baptizer...) is the fact that they use real wine. The bitter aftertaste reminds me that it was a bitter cup that Jesus drank for me. Grape juice (which I like to drink) is too sweet to fill the meaning for...
by Josh
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Blanchard, LA - Lighthouse Christian Fellowship?
Replies: 27
Views: 853

Re: Blanchard, LA - Lighthouse Christian Fellowship?

Yes, all of that is on their website. Promoting the Scofield “Bible” is hardly Anabaptists. Many in Eastern, Pilgrim, and Hope Fellowship are strongly dispensationalist. It could be questioned how Anabaptist they really are. Bear in mind there was significant diversity in the eschatology of histori...
by Josh
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: How do you celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 20
Views: 514

Re: How do you celebrate Christmas?

In our churches we essentially follow the same practices the Catholics did. If we are to separate and be a “peculiar people” and also recognised the idolatry of the Catholic Church is to be left behind, we need to avoid liturgical practices that have nothing to do with scripture such as observing C...
by Josh
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: How do you celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 20
Views: 514

Re: How do you celebrate Christmas?

In our churches we essentially follow the same practices the Catholics did. If we are to separate and be a “peculiar people” and also recognised the idolatry of the Catholic Church is to be left behind, we need to avoid liturgical practices that have nothing to do with scripture such as observing Ch...
by Josh
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Old Colony Mennonites in Mexico
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Old Colony Mennonites in Mexico

This question is similar to asking for a listing of all the Mennonites in Canada. It’s a big list with lots of different varieties and there isn’t one central place all this information is gathered.

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