In following Christ, a Christian is not taught only to avoid taking the offensive, but even in what could be considered legitimate self-defense, he responds by overcoming evil with good and loving his offenders, just as His master.
The Anabaptists were named thusly because of their belief in adult baptism. But why did they refuse to validate or practice infant baptism, even at the risk of losing their lives? A brief look at the reasons for their position on believer's baptism and the Scriptural basis for it
At the heart of Anabaptism was a simple idea: "Jesus meant every word that He said." Dean Taylor's brief overview of historic Anabaptism is more than history; it's a call to stake our lives and lifestyles on similar, Christ-centered discipleship.
Law: how should the Christian think about it? A careful look at moral law, God’s covenants with Noah and Abraham, the law He gave to Moses for the nation of Israel, and finally, the law of Christ. Several erroneous ideas about the Law are also addressed.
Baptism is an ordinance that Jesus mentioned, and Himself practiced. The early church understood baptism to be a necessary step of obedience. What is the significance of this rite? How can we maintain a Scriptural view and practice of this ordinance?
A Scriptural view of why we meet to worship on the first day of the week.
Godly living was, at first, the mark of true Christianity. But gradually, doctrinal orthodoxy became so important as to make it seem that God would overlook all kinds of ungodliness, but not incorrect doctrine. A walk through history that shows how Christianity evolved to "doctrianity" instead.
Why do we practice nonresistance and nonconformity? Why not just go with the flow?
This message probes the effects of Fundamentalism on Mennonite thought in the 20th century, particularly as it relates to the historic view of Scripture, and the relationship the written text to the Logos.
Session 1 of a 5 part series taking a look at the past, present, and future of the Mennonite identity. In this session Titus takes the listener thru the some of the historical foundations of the Anabaptist movement and asks "Can you name the three founders of the Anabaptist church?
Session 2 of a 5 part series taking a look at the past, present, and future of the Mennonite identity. In this session Titus takes the listener to the founders of the anabaptist movement in 1525 and closes with the story of Regina, "Infant baptism isn't enough, is it?" "My dear child it cannot be...
Session 3 of a 5 part series taking a look at the past, present, and future of the Mennonite identity. In this session Titus takes the listener thru the some of the history of the movement and asks "Are our beginnings biblical? How did the movement survive those first unorganized years?"
Session 4 of a 5 part series taking a look at the past, present, and future of the Mennonite identity. In this session Titus observes two key points of the Anabaptist faith. #1 The true church is willing to deal with sin - #2 is willing to obey the entire New Testament even the “unpopular” parts!
Session 5 of a 5 part series taking a look at the past, present, and future of the Mennonite identity. In this session Titus asks "What are some of the peculiarities of the Mennonite church?" He notes that knowing our history does no good at all if we refuse to embrace what we know to be true.