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.

"And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." Genesis 6:5 The above text is a vivid description of the universal corruption of mankind just before the flood of Noah's day. As a result of the…
The story of Balaam is told in the book of Numbers in chapters twenty-two to twenty-five. A few additional references to Balaam are to be found in both the Old and the New Testaments. Balak, the king of Moab, who had learned of the unusual victories of Israel over a number of neighboring nations…
The Greatest Event in History Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel which being interpreted is, God with us. He shall save His people from their sins. – Bible When the American astronauts who landed on the moon returned safely to…
The cry for revolution and drastic change on the part of God’s professing children is not new. The devil tried to revolutionize heaven. He not only failed in his efforts but he also brought eternal damnation to himself and his co-revolutionaries.   At Satan’s suggestion Adam and Eve tried to…
“If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy.” The above quotation from 1 Corinthians 3:17 is one of the sobering declarations from the God of purity. Proper interpretation would seem to identify this temple as the church – the corporate body of believers, in whom the Spirit of God…
This issue of the Eastern Mennonite testimony is the beginning of a new paper the Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite church plans to publish in the interest of the Christ and the Church it represents The title of this article is a quotation of the first three words of the Book of God. God himself was…