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Old 08-27-2005, 04:20 PM
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What's the doctrinal diferences between baptists and Mennonites?
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Old 08-27-2005, 04:24 PM
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Oh, I thought you were trying to get a game together or something.
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Old 08-27-2005, 07:30 PM
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The Mennonites believe in a closed society and pacifism, which few if any Baptists believe in. I know of very few Baptists who associate as little with the rest of the world as possible, and who refuse to serve in the armed forces of their nation.

They refuse to take any oath.

Instead of proselytizing, they spread their faith by WORKS.(Not salvation by works.)

They're simply a denom caught up in legalism.
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Old 08-27-2005, 07:46 PM
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From the ones I've known they are very legalistic. I don't know more about them then that.
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Old 08-27-2005, 07:52 PM
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Mennonites are German Baptists.
Baptists are English Mennonites.
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Old 08-27-2005, 08:06 PM
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Mennonites also practice water baptism by pouring rather than immersion. Other than that and some cultural issues there isnt much difference. Their break with mainline protestantism was over infant baptism.
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Old 08-27-2005, 09:00 PM
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They're simply a denom caught up in legalism.
No, like Baptists, Mennonites are a number of denominations, some of which may seem legalistic to others. Different Mennonite denominations have different ideas about what separation from the world should look like, and how evangelism should be conducted. They overlap with Baptist denominations in both respects.

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Mennonites also practice water baptism by pouring rather than immersion.
Some do, but this is not a distinctive of Mennonites. I am Mennonite Brethren, and our denomination practices baptism by immersion. Mennonite Church USA states in the commentary of their [Confession of Faith] that "The church may baptize by pouring, immersion, or the sprinkling of water".
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Old 08-28-2005, 02:35 AM
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I'd say that reading a couple of pages at the following link will be more fruitfull than listening to the prejudices of the uninformed on the BB.
http://www.mhsc.ca/
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:19 PM
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The Mennonites believe in a closed society and pacifism, which few if any Baptists believe in. I know of very few Baptists who associate as little with the rest of the world as possible, and who refuse to serve in the armed forces of their nation.

They refuse to take any oath.

Instead of proselytizing, they spread their faith by WORKS.(Not salvation by works.)

They're simply a denom caught up in legalism.
Well said! [img]graemlins/thumbs.gif[/img]
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:28 PM
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I just want to say, we can't throw mennonites into the same box because just like there are so many different baptists there are many different mennonites. What I do know is that the "conservative mennonites" (I'll put that in quotes) are very hypocritical in their preaching versus actions. You must be very careful around them. They make you believe they are such nice godly people but their inner core is something very different.
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