Reformed Anons, what do you think of the Arminians? What about the Baptists (both Calvinist and Arminian)?

Reformed Anons, what do you think of the Arminians?

What about the Baptists (both Calvinist and Arminian)?

What about the Mennonites?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Mennonites dress like they're Amish but aren't since they can use technology.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Okay, I meant the Anabaptists in general.

    In general, could you make a gradation of the 'orthodoxality' of confessions from your point of view?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I live in Russia and here the majority of Protestants are Baptists, Evangelicals, Pentecostals, Adventists, Lutherans. From the point of view of traditional Calvinism, which denominations are more biblical, if you also consider Eastern Orthodoxy and Catholicism?

    I've read such terrible statements about infant baptism in the works of Menno Simons that I think many traditional Protestants would be outraged. Are Anabaptists and Arminian Baptists further from traditional Calvinism (Presbyterianism or Anglicanism) than Orthodox Christians?

    Some other supporters of theonomy and Christian reconstructionism (Leithart and Jordan) refer to the Orthodox theologians (Schmemann, for example) and are in some ways close to the views of the Eastern Church.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Russia has Mennonites too.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, among them are the so-called Russlanddeutsche (or Russia Germans). But by today, most of them have become Baptists or Orthodox.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/wiwGU2Q.jpg

      Reformed Anons, what do you think of the Arminians?

      What about the Baptists (both Calvinist and Arminian)?

      What about the Mennonites?

      Would you accept a Catholic view of it (my wife is a Methodist so I have some connection with the reformed tradition)?
      Baptists I consider such a broad category that it’s impossible to generalise. There are baptists who I consider more orthodox than many members of Eastern “orthodox” church. However there are some which are others that are very heterodox.

      Mennonites and modern Anabaptists in general I have a ton of respect for. Usually they are the ones most living out the doctrines set fourth on the sermon on the mount.

      >Are Anabaptists and Arminian Baptists further from traditional Calvinism (Presbyterianism or Anglicanism) than Orthodox Christians?
      Do you mean Eastern “Orthodox” Christians or do you mean just correct thinking Christian?
      Because Eastern “Orthodoxy” from what experience I have of isnt actually a single set of beliefs. If you go off what EOs do rather than what the doctrines on paper say then there are numerous EO belief systems, many of which conflict with one another.
      Regardless I think Arminians are still closer to Traditional Calvinism, as my wife attends a church which is a union of Methodists and Presbyterians.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Arminians are still closer to Traditional Calvinism
        ?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Arminians are still closer to Traditional Calvinism
          Than Palamites? Yes absolutely.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Arminians are slightly misguided about a theological trifle. Baptists deny the Biblical sacraments of baptism and communion and cannot properly be called Christian. No different than LDS, JW, or UU.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Baptists deny the Biblical sacraments of baptism and communion
      This is either a gross generalisation built on rash judgment, or a blatant lie. Neither is good for the soul.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That is false.

      It is true Baptists do not believe in sacraments, but they do practice baptism (it's literally in the name) and communion, they just don't believe they are a means of grace. They call both these rituals ordinances.

      They believe baptism initiates you into a local church (most Baptists operate off of a congregationalist polity) and that it fulfills the duty of a Christian to participate with Jesus and to publicly profess him, and that it is a sign of an inward saving grace that a person first received when they believed. Therefore baptism is only for adults, children cannot have faith and therefore cannot be baptized. Baptists baptized by full immersion and in the name of the Trinity.

      Baptists hold to a memorialist view of communion, what they call the Lord's Supper. Since most Baptists hold to teetotalism, the
      Lord's Supper generally consists of bread and grape juice similar to the Methodists. They believe the bread and fruit of the vine are symbols of Jesus's body and blood but deny any real presence of Jesus, except within the shared memory of his death and resurrection.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        *baptize

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >It is true Baptists do not believe in sacraments
        >they just don't believe they are a means of grace.
        These 2 seem at odds.
        Your post isn’t a blatant lie like (

        Arminians are slightly misguided about a theological trifle. Baptists deny the Biblical sacraments of baptism and communion and cannot properly be called Christian. No different than LDS, JW, or UU.

        ) but it’s needs much more elaboration and nuance. All Baptists believe in sacraments, baptism at the very least. They just don’t see it (along with the other sacrament they commonly practice, communion) to play any role in justification. Some might hold that they are means to acquire grace for sanctification, but play no part in justification.
        >Since most Baptists hold to teetotalism
        Maybe it’s cause I’m Australian and we have a strong alcohol culture, but I’ve never met a baptist that didn’t drink (at least that I know of).

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Many Russian Baptists are teetotalers.

          By the way, an interesting article about wine.

          https://gospelbbq.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/a-brief-theology-of-wine/

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