Mennonites

The Mennonites are a community based Christian Anabaptist group. They have strong beliefs in non-violence.

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History of the United States
Christianity
South America
Mennonites

What is the city in the Chaco that the Mennonites built?

Filadelfia

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Dresses and Skirts
Mennonites

What do Mennonites wear for clothing?

Most Mennonites dress in very simple clothing -some with no patterns or bright colors- to avoid drawing attention to themselves in an act of humility and also in obedience to the directions in the Bible ,for example in 1 Peter3:3-4.as a symbolic and usually genuine desire to mark the difference between living for God & the way people naturally want to go - ie,following fashion trends etc.
Not all Mennonites have a particular dress style now,with only the conservative groups still adhering to modest dress styles,which cover the body,as a gesture of respect for others,and as a response to the Biblical principles of covering the body(1 Timothy & many references through both Old & New Testaments.

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Amish
Mennonites

Why do Mennonite women wear a bonnet?

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 fosters the proper sense of godly reserve and shamefacedness, especially in regards to interaction with the opposite sex, that is becoming of a Christian woman.

These women would also wear white cap-style headcovering or "veiling", often made of opaque mesh, under their bonnet, in obedience to the commands given in 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. These commands are that a Christian woman should have long uncut hair, and that it should be modestly covered with a veil that is a sign of her being under the authority of her husband or father.

Addition: Sorry I had to add to this The actual reason is that in the bible it says a woman must worship with her head covered and in the Amish and mennonite faith one should be prepared to pray and worship at anytime. Therefore, their heads are covered all the time.

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Amish
Mennonites

What are three differences between Mennonites and Amish?

The Amish are more conservative. Their rules are stricter. Mennonites worship in churches, the Amish worship in each others houses.

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Circumcision
Mennonites

Are Mennonite men circumcised?

no

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Christianity
Mennonites

Do Mennonite men have many wives?

No. Mennonites have one wife and believe that marriage is one woman and one man for life.

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Do Mennonites drive?

Yeah mennonites drive, but if they are conservative mennonites they drive only neutral colored cars.

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Farm Crops
Mennonites

What jobs do Mennonites have?

they farmed

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Russia
Mennonites

Why did the Mennonites leave Russia?

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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Where did Mennonites come from?

Canad√°

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Mennonites

What are facts about the way Mennonites live?

they eat cheese

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Population
Mennonites

How much of the world's population is mennonite?

about 55,000 or 7%

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Christianity
Mennonites

What is a Mennonite?

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 follow the Bible closely, and apply it to all their daily life. Separation from worldly trends and fashions, if they are seen to be in violation to God's word, is the standard - although there are conservative and more liberal groups within the Mennonites. They do not practice separation to the extent that the related Amish people do, and have strong evangelistic ministries and missions. Conservative Mennonites are sometimes referred to as the 'Plain People' in reference to their simple style of dressing and living.

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Christianity
Mennonites

Why would some people feel the Mennonite community is skeptical discouraging and quick to condemn?

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 us. We see this in the garden of Eden He prepared a way that we can have that relationship and calls us to that relationship with His Son. The Mennonite's read their Bibles and then make a list of rules on how they can please God. They then follow their lists, forgetting who God is and what he desires. God does desire us to be holy, because that is the only way that we can have a relationship with him. He provides the way that we can be Holy thru the death, burial and Resurrection of his son, and the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 7 talks about people that think that they are pleasing God, but are not. It ends by saying that the wise man is the man who knows and does the Word of God. Start there, in the Word of God.

EDIT: I COMPLETELY disagree with this question and answer. The Mennonite faith does not make "lists" instead of relationships. In fact the Mennonites have dynamic relationship with God and they encourage anyone to learn about God and improve their relationship with him. They want people to be pure of heart and intention. I don't see the Mennonite community as being skeptical, in fact they have such blind faith about God that they're believers. I don't understand how they are skeptical when they can believe everything happens because it is God's will. And I don't think they are so quick to condemn when they preach forgiveness. The first step in forgiveness is repentance and God will forgive us our sins. It is not for man to judge another man therefore we forgive or neighbors and we love all people as God loves us, unconditionally. I also agree with this answer beings I am Mennonite we are not quick to judge and do not make lists to follow day by day we go by the word of god as written in the bible. This does not make anymore different or better than another because we have our sins like any other. If you read the bible it tells you that we are all sinners and need to ask the lord for his forgiveness stated above all we want for us as well of all mankind is to be pure of heart and intentions and an unconditional love for him

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Lutheran
Mennonites

What's the difference between Lutheran and Mennonite?

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 is the mode and meaning of baptism. Lutherans often baptize infants with sprinkling water on the head and do not place much importance on the mode of application, while Mennonites baptize by pouring water. More significantly, Mennonites only baptize upon a personal profession of faith and repentance, and would never baptize a person not old enough to decide for themselves.

Mennonites are also pacifists.

Both believe in salvation by grace, but Lutherans see that operating through the sacrament of baptism, while Mennonites see that a personal acceptance is necessary. Mennonites stress the importance of godly living and are more likely to take God's word literally in their daily life. While they do not believe in works salvation, they see that it is important to maintain personal holiness lest a believer go astray. Conservative Mennonites dress simply and shun worldly forms of entertainment. Lutherans are much less likely to see a compromise between these and their Christian life.

The sacrament of communion is accepted by Lutheran doctrine to truly be the body and blood of Christ - although stopping short of the Catholic transubstantiation. Mennonites see the elements as symbolic. Mennonites also include foot-washing, anointing, and the holy kiss greeting with the sacraments while Lutherans do not.

The Lutheran Church is highly organized with a structure of hierarchy. The Mennonites are more loosely organized, with greater emphasis on the local individual church. The men in a Mennonite church are more responsible for the running of the church, whereas a Lutheran church has directions from the hierarchy as well as highly structured committees and boards.

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Sacraments

Do Mennonites have sacraments?

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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Christianity
Mennonites

Can a non mennonite marry a mennonite guy?

That depends on how set the Mennonite guy is on marrying within his own faith. Most would choose to marry someone who is also a Mennonite, so that their children would be raised in the faith as well.

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Mobile Phones
Wireless Communication
Mennonites

Are mennonites allowed to have cell phones?

Since they use technology to varying degrees, some are.

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Amish
Mennonites

What is the difference between an Amish and a mennonite?

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 Amman however felt that the rules needed to be adhered to verbatim and the Amish began. Some Old Order Mennonites are very close to the most liberal Amish. Some only drive horse and buggies and dress plan, however liberal/modern mennonites simply dress modestly and follow the anabaptist ideals yet have all the modern conveniences and technology.

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Health
Cars & Vehicles
Mennonites

What do Mennonites drive?

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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Care of Horses
Mennonites

Do Mennonites drive horse and buggies?

yes

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Christianity
Belize
Mennonites

Where are 5 places where Mennonites live in Belize?

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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History
Amish
Mennonites

To what group do the Mennonites and Amish trace their origins to?

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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Medication and Drugs
Mennonites

Do Mennonite people drink alcohol?

As a denomination, No. Most fundamental protestant denominations abstain from Alcohol. Some use it in Communion but most use grape juice.

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Comparative Religions and Denominations
Mennonites

Do mennonites swim?

Yes mennonites swim I know some that wakeboard, tube, and own boats.

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