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.

OUR RESPONSE TO COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS Most counties have an Interdenominational Sunday School Association which seeks to involve all the Sunday Schools of their county in their activities. They usually make repeated attempts to fulfill their purposes. Rehrersburg was recently asked…
FIVE YEARS AS EDITOR With this issue of the Eastern Mennonite Testimony we conclude five years of monthly issues. The Testimony is published by the Publication Board of the Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church and Related Areas. For publication the editor was first appointed a two year term and…
WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THE NUDITY CRAZE? Shocking news of nudism on College and some High School Campuses throughout the country is being reported more frequently all the time. It would be to shameful to speak in detail of some of the demonstrations we hear or read about. Sometimes one wishes he…
MORE DIVORCE IN MISSOURI Since the beginning of 1974 it is no longer possible to get a divorce in the state of Missouri. A no-fault easy separation is now available and is termed "dissolution of marriage." It is no longer necessary for one party to sue the other party for divorce. If the…
Perilous Times Have Come "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” 2 Timothy 3:1. In the above quotation from Holy Writ it is declared that perilous times shall come. These words were given by divine inspiration in the wake of Christianity's initial impact upon the world…
Not of Works The term “not of works” (Ephesians 2:9) and the phrase “Not by works of righteousness which we have done” (Titus 3:5) are often taken out of their proper context and made to say something they do not mean to be saying. Bible teachers have for centuries been using these Scripture…
Key 73 is another one of the many keys of the last half century opening the door to the great ecumenical Church structure of the last days. The following quotes will verify the statement: “After decades of going separate ways most of the denominations and Christian groups in the United States and…
Correspondence to the Editor A concern related to the editorial in our November issue on True Conscientious Objectors was recently received through correspondence from the office of the MCC Peace Section. The following answer to this correspondence will give the reader the gist of the concern…
Dear Brother Aaron                         March 9, 1973 I read with interest the article “Let's Pay Our Taxes” ...and would like to ask you a few questions. I believe that your article is well written and covers most every question relating to “Caesar” or the State. However, if your title had…
I. The original divine intention and divine ideal in marriage was the union of one man and one woman in a life long indissoluble bond. God made only one woman for a suitable and adequate companion (help meet) for the one lonely and inadequate man He had previously made. Genesis 2:20-25. Jesus…