Amongst the royal palaces you will find the most beautiful church of The Hague, namely the Mennonite Church (Doopsgezinde kerk). This one-nave church from 1886 was built in the Romanesque Revival style. The building is characterised by its magnificent gable with in the middle a rose window.
Mennonites in the Netherlands are part of the Christian church with 13,000 members and a relatively small group. But one with a rich history beginning with the Frisian church reformer Menno Simons (1496-1561). Before him were two very important things: the personal faith and adult baptism. These ideas were revolutionary then. Menno's followers, also called Mennonites, were persecuted and even so since uitgezworven around the world.
Mennonites still put emphasis on individual religious experience. Every individual is unique: in relationship with God. We therefore believe that everyone chooses his own time to the church to join. It is a conscious choice. We therefore reject infant baptism off. Each new member joining tries to tell something about his own faith and reach them through the self-written "confession". In addition, we believe that an individualistic "faith" can be enriched with insights from others. Others find that we include in our Baptist church.
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