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The Mennonites are a community based Christian Anabaptist group. They have strong beliefs in non-violence.
Is God skeptical, discouraging or quick to condemn? No! But the Mennonite community, like all other religious communities, is made up of men and women with sinful natures. Too often, they like other religious communities have a list of rules instead of a relationship. God desires a relationship with…
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Quakers are more important and mennonites are a religon Answer: The Quakers, or the Religious Society of Friends, arose in 17th-century England. The Friends' founder was George Fox (1624-91), a weaver's son born in Leicestershire. After allegedly hearing a miraculous voice, Fox concluded that he co…
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Lutheran and Mennonite differencesThere are a huge number of differences. Lutherans arose from the teachings of Martin Luther, the Reformer, and the Mennonites came from Menno Simon's beliefs and were part of the group referred to as Anabaptists ( a taunt meaning 're-baptiser'). A major difference…
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The Mennonites are a Christian denomination of the Anabaptist (Anabaptists are Christians who believe in delaying baptism until the candidate confesses his or her own faith) who arose from the teachings of Menno Simons ( a Catholic priest at the time of the Reformation around 1526 or 1527). They fol…
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The doctrine of original sin is one that Mennonites do not hold to. Mennonites believe that children are innocent and are not able to sin until the age of reasoning is reached.
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Mennonites believe that the church should be completely separate from the government. They live simply and have a commitment to nonviolence. Some Mennonites live in urban areas, use electricity, and drive, yet still grow their own food.
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Mennonites are Christians. This means they believe in God.
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Mennonites can play musical instruments, but do not use them in worship. Many also discourage performance-oriented use of instruments to avoid focus on the self. They excel at a capella singing.
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It depends old order mennonites use horse and buggy. Conservative mennonites drive cars and vans but they have to be non flashy colors like grays and dark blues.
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The Mennonites are a Christian group under the Anabaptist denomination that began in the 16th century after Menno Simons of Friesland. They embody the practice of "plain people" in dress, but have no restrictions on technology.
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They are a Christian group with Christian beliefs, but who also believe in a simple lifestyle that they regard is honouring to God.
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Yeah mennonites drive, but if they are conservative mennonites they drive only neutral colored cars.
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Kate Gosselin is not Mennonite, she and her family attend a Assembly of God Church.
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Conservative Amish and Mennonite women wear an outer bonnet (usually black) in obedience to the Biblical commands given in 1 Tim. 2:9-15, 1 Peter 3:1-6, and Titus 2:3-5 that a Christian woman should be discreet, chaste, modest, sober-minded, in subjection, meek and quiet, and shamefaced. The bonnet …
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Mennonites like to listen to Blue Grass, Southern Gospel, and Country Gospel Music. Other Mennonites like to listen to A Capella Music.
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Mennonites in the United States can live anywhere. Some live in towns and others live in the country, where many Mennonite families live in the same area.
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mennonites are mean people that have a cultre that has a rule of you must sueaside at the age of 62
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Scroll down to related links and look at "Mennonite - Wikipedia".
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Mennonites eat all the foods we eat, they aren't picky.
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Don't know but would really like to have some here in Miami, Florida. Used to buy it in Juarez years ago but everything has changed. Wouldn't really appreciate getting shot while purchasing Mennonite Cheese in Downtown Juarez. Its really a shame they don't export it to the US. Would allow those of u…
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Christian. Mennonites are a Christian denomination who arose from the teachings of Menno Simons. The mennonites vary in strictness and old order mennonites are very similar to liberal amish.
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The Mennonites were followers of Menno Simons, who was an anabaptist reformer from Friesland (today the province of The Netherlands). Mennonites rejected infant baptism, violence towards others, and stressed the separation of Church and State. Founded on their belief in both the mission and ministry…
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Christians of the Radical Reformation. Today the descendants of the 16th century European movements (particularly the Amish, Hutterites, Mennonites, Church of the Brethren, Brethren in Christ, and other respective German Baptist variants) are the most common bodies referred to as Anabaptist.
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Mennonites live in Shipyard, Indian Creek, Little Belize, Blue Creek, Spanish Lookout, Belmopan, Barton Creek, Springfield and other places in Belize, Central America.
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One major difference is that the Mennonites are a 'peace' church discouraging members from military service. The Southern Baptists support the military.
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Pacifism ("the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable") should not be confused with being passive. From my experience of Mennonite pacifism, violence is not permitted but rather alternative forms of exposing the powers that be are encouraged. For example take the teachings of Jesus on retaliat…
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Menno Simons founded the Mennonite Church in Friesland, which is now part of Holland.
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Essentially it symbolizes submission.
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Mennonites lived in little cottages, they were very neat and tidy,they were bolitionists and they were kind to the blacks and they had plenty
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Because they can. Mennonites have no sacraments. Mennonites have ceremonies like (Believers-) Baptism and Lord's Supper (and somtimes also foot-washing) without sacred meaning.
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The Amish and the Mennonites are very similar. They are both part of a religion that is called ana-baptist. They believe in believer's baptisms when an individual is old enough to confirm themselves christian and a believer. The mennonites vary in strictness and old order mennonites are very similar…
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Norwegian immigrants settled in Kansas and Wisconsin and brought wheat strains that flourished in the American Midwest.
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First of all "Mennonite" is not a race or ethnicity, it is a religion. The Mennonite religion was started by Menno Simmons a dutch catholic priest. During theanabaptist movement in Europe during the 1500s Menno Simmons broke away from the catholic church and joined the anabaptist movement. His follo…
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The biggest difference between Amish and mennonite is the lifestyle. The Amish lifestyle defines them in their life with christ. Mennonites do not adhere to the same strictness. They branched off and followed the teachings of Menno, whom had the same religious roots (anabaptist) as the Amish. Jacob …
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The mennonites originated from Europe because a catholic priest actually read the bible. the priests' name was Menno Simons and he joined the anabaptists, which were later called mennonites. They were renamed Mennonites because they followed Menno's beliefs.
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Believing in Santa Claus or not believing in Santa Claus has nothing to do with Mennonite practices. The little kids in our Mennonite church love the idea of a big red fat man with a ton of facial hair quickly and quietly coming into their house and giving them Star Wars mugs, bicycles, and an Xbox …
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Due to their religious beliefs, namely, that all men are made in the image of God and that everyone in the world are brothers and sisters through Christ Jesus, Mennonites believe that it is morally wrong to enslave any person (since all are part of the family of God). For those same reasons, Mennoni…
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Yes, the Mennonite farmers that settled the American Midwest brought with them from Russia a type of hard winter wheat that is known as "turkey red wheat."
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Mennonites have the same goals as everyone else- do what you love - get paid. Even though they aren't a huge part of society they still share our common goals and aren't so different than us.
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Yes there are a lot. There are both Old Order and more modern orders. The most of them live in Southern Ontario and own farms there. The area around Waterloo is the major city.
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No. The Mennonites do not embrace the idea of outsiders coming into marriage within the churches community. Marriage is a very serious step for a Mennonite. marriage to an outsider is highly prohibited and would not be accepted by any Mennonite order that I know of. If you swayed a Mennonite to marr…
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Mennonites observe Ascension Day in many different ways. Some congregations have worship services in the morning, others in the evening, or not at all. Some Mennonites avoid working on Ascension Day, but will take site seeing trips or go visiting friends and relatives. Others work on Ascension Day a…
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You can think of the Mennonites as reform Amish, since both groups grew out of the 1525 CE Anabaptist movement that in opposition to the Roman Catholic Church, and they share many (if not most) of the same beliefs. The Mennonites are more tolerant of the outside world than the Amish, and they accep…
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Christmas
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Well the Mennonites sticking to the simple teachings of Christ, who's words are recorded in the Bible in Paul's first letter to the Corinthians chapter 11 and verses 23 through 26 (King James Version), about the observance of the Lord's Supper: For I have received of the Lord that which also I deli…
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sure, and the other will be willing
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They believe strongly in the Bible verse which commands us to "pray without ceasing", and wearing the white caps they wear are a constant reminder to them that they are to always be in an attitude of prayer.
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they are nice people
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No they do not .Mennonite is a religion not a race or ethnicity Menno Simmons was a dutch catholic priest. His followers were called mennists as a slang, it is from this that the use of the word mennonite came from to describe his followers. Most of the early followers of the mennonite religion came…
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pretty much the same as a Buddhist Jew
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45 mins -60 mins
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Mennonites believe that marriage is for life and can only be broken by death. Divorce is forbidden by God under any circumstance in the New Testament and today.
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Yes, good basic education is important to Mennonites.
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they dance to different kinds of music like jujube and Kaunda and kabuki etc."they dance to different kinds of music like jujube and Kaunda and kabuki etc." I don't know who wrote this, but whomever did is hilarious! Historically, Mennonites considered dancing to be lewd, heretical, and unbecoming o…
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I live in the midst of Amish country in the Lancaster, PA area. The farm across the road from us is Amish and we talk to them almost weekly. Also had work done by Amish contractors. We find them totally non-judgemental and we respect their way of life as do most of us "English" people in this area.…
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The first Mennonite settlement in North American was Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1683.
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Yes mennonites swim I know some that wakeboard, tube, and own boats.
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English and sometimes some German.
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No, smoking and drinking are not permitted.
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EVEN MORE! Cultural and religious diversity.
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what did the mennonit eat
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The Mennonite farmers that settled the American Midwest in the late 1870's brought with them from Russia a type of hard winter wheat that is known as "turkey red wheat". Hard Red Winter - Hard, brownish, mellow high-protein wheat used for bread, hard baked goods and as an adjunct in other flours to…
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They sometimes go to a normal public or private school but only go to the 8th grade, but some go to country schools where they learn all they need to know so they can live on their own by 8th grade.
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The middle colonies
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For many reasons, but basically it comes down to these two: 1. Pacifist German Mennonites moved to Russia with promises from Catherine the Great in 1763 of land, religious freedom and exemption from being force to fight in wars. These exemptions were dropped in 1870 and peace loving Mennonites were…
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Yes my ancestores were actually the first mennonites in America and they were immigrants from Russia and they are still alive
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Yes they do
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They don't just drive black cars they drive any car that doesn't draw too much attention. Such as a gray van or black car. They can't have cars that are too flashy or draw too much attention. So you wouldn't see a true mennonite in a red camero or an orange viper.
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Well, basically Mennonite's are Protestants who believe in non-resistance, and "simple" living. Each branch and church of the Mennonite church varies in its degree of conservatism, from the ultra conservative who are practically Amish, to the extremely liberal, such as the staff of Eastern Mennonite…
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about 55,000 or 7%
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The Protestant Reformation, famously started by Martin Luther when he nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenburg Cathedral on October 31, 1517, was not a single-headed event. Not everyone followed exactly in Luther's footsteps in his reaction to the Roman Catholic Church's long-standing abus…
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Two reasons come to mind: One, their young men were being required to serve in the military dispite their objection to war and killing.Two, vast farmland was being opened up in the mid-west of the US and Canada to farmers.
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Beginning in 1681, the Quaker experience in North America took an amazing turn. In what has been termed a "holy experiment" in statecraft, William Penn (1644-1718), a young English convert to the Society of Friends, established a colony based on Quaker ideals. In payment for a debt owed Penn's fathe…
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I heard Russia. Then they moved to Canada, US, Mexico and even Bolivia. I lived with them for nigh two years
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No they were against it. Because the was the Christian thing to do.
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I live in Dover, Delaware and yes, there are Mennonites in this area. There are several communities both nearby and within an hour's drive.
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Because they are a Christian and Bible believing denomination and Christians are usually against slavery.
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Some said it was a group who broke away from Catholicism.
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The original Mennonite group left Europe because of religious persecution form both the Catholic church and the Protestant denominations of the day.
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It was not much different than any one elses at the time really. The major differences were those that you still today: a strict manner of dress, obtaining from "worldly" activities, and a very conservative lifestyle.
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Mennonites do not have rules against using technology like the Amish so Mennonites use all the same tools every other type of farmer in their area would use.
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The same places non mennonites eat.
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Due to their religious beliefs, namely, that all men are made in the image of God and that everyone in the world are brothers and sisters through Christ Jesus, Mennonites believe that it is morally wrong to enslave any person (since all are part of the family of God). For those same reasons, Mennoni…
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A hardy type of wheat.
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The Mennonites derive their name from the man they founded their order after. Menno Simons was a Dutch Roman catholic priest who converted after witnessing the execution of an Anabaptist "heretic" in 1531. He converted to the Baptist faith and quickly became a great leader. He was called, at the tim…
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It is best to go to the Mennonite Denomination Home Page in order to get the best and most accurate answer to that question.
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Answer: The Mennonite sacred text is the same as that of other Christians - the Bible.
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They left Canada primarily to escape the giant sea serpent off the coast of Philadelphia after the Crusades........this isn't true......i was kidding hahahahaha
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Only the most conservative of Mennonites would shy away from the camera. Most churches have directories with pictures and names of their members.The Amish are the people most likely to shun the cameraman...... with a reference to not having any graven image as their reasoning.
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Yes mennonites can. They are not Amish.
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