Good name, bad belief

Jul 17, 2017 by

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My family and I recently left the Mennonite church, not to get away from the name but to find a more biblically based theology. I thought we would always be Mennonite. We had no interest in getting away from the name or the local congregation. But we felt compelled to leave because of the decision our conference and Mennonite Church USA made pertaining to forbearance [of differing views on same-sex unions]. We did not want a portion of our tithes and offerings going to places that were going away from the Word of God. The Bible is an old book, but God is much older, and the Bible is his inspired word. It is not to be re­interpreted or modified by anyone, even professors or theologians. Satan is crafty and must be satisfied with what is happening in the Mennonite church. Our search for a new church home ended at a Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (formerly Evangelical Mennonite) congregation, where they believe the Bible says what it means and means what it says. It’s not the name but the theology that needs to change.

Ron Seiler
Spencerville, Ind.

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