Menno Monday

In light of what some Mennonites have been promoting recently (i.e. labyrinths, pagan rituals, the new church of anti-Christ, etc.) in the name of Christ . . .

“. . . it should be observed that the church of Christ is begotten by the Spirit and word of Christ. For as an honorable woman can bring forth no legitimate children but from the seed of her lawful husband, so, also, the bride of Christ, namely, the church, can bring forth no true Christians but from the legitimate seed of Christ, that is, from the unadulterated word, rightly preached through the Holy Spirit, and conceived in the heart of the hearers. Paul says, “In Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel,” 1 Cor. 4:15; James says, “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth,” Jas. 1:18; also read Rom. 10; 1 Pet. 1.
On the other hand the church of anti-christ is begotten of deceiving doctrine, through the spirit of error. Paul says, “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy,” 1 Tim. 4:1.
The prophets on every hand complained that Israel inclined their ears to false preachers, Isaiah 30:9; Jer. 8:8; 14:14.”

– Menno Simons, CONCERNING THE CHURCH, AND AN INSTRUCTIVE COMPARISON HOW WE MAY DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE CHURCH OF CHRIST, AND THE CHURCH OF ANTI-CHRIST. http://www.mennosimons.net/ft068-concerningthechurch.html

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