Eastern Testimony

In the first years of the newly formed Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church, Aaron served as editor for their official publication, commonly referred to as The Testimony. During the five years while Aaron was the editor, the testimony went from 8 pages to 12 pages, most of which recorded the news of the fledgling conferring fellowship.

In these five years, Aaron wrote fifty editorials and articles. These are a lasting legacy that reflect how Aaron as well as the brothers who surrounded him met and overcame the challenges of their day. We can gain instruction and inspiration from their example.

DIVINE ORDINANCES AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE When God called Israel out of Egypt and established for them His principles and methods of worship, He included certain ordinances that were to be observed perpetually. The faithful Israelite was diligent in observing these Old Testament ordinances right…
MARRIAGE THE ORDINANCE OF A DIVINE UNION Marriage, the entrance into a legal, legitimate and exclusive lifelong union of one man and one woman originated with God, was instituted by God, is blessed by God, is legitimately dissolved only by God and will, we believe, be preserved unto the end by God…
ANOINTING WITH OIL THE ORDINANCE FOR DIVINE HEALING In the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles we have the record of our Lord's unlimited Divine healing for "all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people." In I Corinthians 12, the Apostle Paul refers several times to the "…
WASHING THE SAINTS' FEET THE ORDINANCE OF BROTHERHOOD ASSISTANCE The ordinance of Washing the Saints' Feet as instituted and commanded by our Lord in John 13:117, and referred to by the Apostle Paul in I Timothy 5:10 was something new in the religious life of God's children. In the Old Testament…
WOMAN'S VEILING THE ORDINANCE OF DIVINELY ORDAINED HEADSHIP AND AUTHORITY UNDER AUTHORITY The ordinance of Divinely Ordained Headship and Authority Under Authority is established in I Corinthians 11:1-16. It is here given by divine inspiration through the pen of the Apostle Paul as one of “the…
THE HOLY KISS THE ORDINANCE OF BROTHERLY LOVE Two basic and foundational principles of Christian brotherhood are embodied in the ordinance of the holy kiss. These two principles are indicated in the commands that are given for its observance. They are True Holiness and Pure Love. The commandment…
COMMUNION-THE ORDINANCE OF REDEEMING LOVE God's love was in evidence and His redemptive plan came into focus when He found Adam and Eve trying to hide from His presence in their fallen and frightened condition. God gave them the verdict that they would now need to suffer for their sin but, in…
IRON AND CLAY Attorney General, William B. Saxbe commenting recently on the possible impeachment of the President, stated that unless more serious evidence against Mr. Nixon is uncovered America will look back on this period of time as a time when the greatest nation m world was tearing itself…
THE BACHELOR WHO WAS MARRIED TWICE The title of this article is an apparent paradox. It has reference to the Apostle Paul's personal spiritual life and experience. In so far as the Biblical record goes we have nothing to indicate that the Apostle was ever married in a physical sense. For the…
LONG LIVE THE CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL This writer has lived long enough to see one wave of Elementary Christian Day School enthusiasm come and go within the Mennonite brotherhood. In the late nineteen-thirties and the early nineteen-forties Christian Day Schools were being brought to birth one after…