“Anabaptist” appears 50+ times in 4/23 print edition of MWR
Has worship of Anabaptism become the cornerstone of Mennonite salvation? As a prodigal from a strong Mennonite community, its pride and worship of doctrine as a saving grace illustrates the failure of the Mennonite congregations to remain a viable worship community for myself and many others.
The Mennonite church’s faith and worship in the labels, “Anabaptist, Menno, peacemaking, justice seeking, missional, replicate, unity in diversity, etc.” tends to overshadow the need for true spiritual communion and personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The church leadership seems determined to adopt a world view theology to its labels in lieu of biblical teaching. God must be dismayed. I find many local churches lacking in the personal spirituality of its congregants, educators and leaders. A spiritual church will grow God’s kingdom. Its not about being attractive to the world or appeasing God and the church through personal effort. Only the power of the Triune God will lead to personal salvation and grow the true church. Doctrines and labels can become a strong distraction from the greater personal blessings of true repentance and worship. How is your church blessing your personal relationship with God? It is personal, isn’t it?