Wars, murder, lawsuits, and poverty are all around us. How should Christians react? Should they swear? Take revenge? Fight in wars? Sue? Become rich? How does God's love and forgiveness work? If Christians are to show the world a new path, where do they find the wisdom and courage to do so? Can we replace fear with faith, despair with hope, and loneliness with fellowship among the people of God?
Addressing such questions, this completely revised edition of What Mennonites Believe affirms central Christian truths. It also highlights the fresh and sometimes startling answers Mennonites have given, as they have tried to live for Jesus no matter what the cost.
In this easy-to-read book, J.C. Wenger explains who Mennonites are. He explores beliefs held in common by Christians of all denominations and highlights those stressed by Mennonites. Included is an explanation of how the 16th-century Radical Reformation group, the Anabaptists, are the spiritual ancestors of Mennonites.