“Mennonite? Huh?”

Quite a few people the past couple weeks have asked me about Mennonite beliefs.  On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we live close enough to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania to have people confuse Eastern Shore Mennonites with the Amish.

A little explanation: Mennonite theology and doctrine is very similar to that of other biblically-based denominations.  The only thing I see that really differentiates them from other denominations is that peace & nonresistance are built into their official doctrine.  Many Christians embrace these views personally, but most denominations don’t make it part of their official stance.

If you’re interested in learning more, you can go here to read a summary statement of their Confession of Faith.

Published in: on April 26, 2007 at 8:33 am  Leave a Comment  

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