28 responses to Amish Seventh-Day Adventists?
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    Comment on Keep reading your Bible (September 4th, 2017 at 08:17)

    Keep reading your Bible

    Great. Everyone needs to pick up a Holy Bible and read it. God will open your eyes to the truth.
    Blessings.

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    OSIAH HORST
    Comment on Ethnic Amish (September 4th, 2017 at 08:27)

    Ethnic Amish

    If Amish is used as an ethnic label, then it is possible to be both Amish and 7th Day Adventist. However, the term “Amish” or “Mennonite” should not be an ethnic label. Cory Anderson is not an ethnic Beachy Amish, but is still a member of that church. Same goes for Mark Curtis. There are many who are Amish or Mennonite by choice, rather than by birth. Andy and Naomi are Amish by birth and by dress but are not practising Amish as they have given up all but the most visible part of being Amish.

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      Comment on Ethnic Amish vs. Church Membership (September 4th, 2017 at 17:39)

      Ethnic Amish vs. Church Membership

      Osiah since this site has a pretty defined focus (Old Order Amish) I also favor the term Amish being used to describe religious identification/membership.

      However I have often heard from Amish-raised or even baptized people who are no longer members or associated with an Amish church who still consider themselves Amish or part-Amish, by which they are referring to their cultural identification, or way of thinking, or lifestyle, etc.

      I quoted a good illustrative comment from Saloma Furlong on this point at one of the links above: http://amishamerica.com/what-does-being-amish-mean/

      I’ll share it again. Here’s Saloma:

      “I still retain many Amish ways. Many people tell me I do not dress “in style” which is probably true… I just don’t pay attention to the latest fashions. I mostly wear solid, bright colors and I wear what’s comfortable. I am told my home looks “Amish.” I am a decent cook and I was a professional baker for 10 years, which grew out of my Amish background. I still practice many of the homespun arts I learned from my mother. I believe my strong work ethic comes from my upbringing. I don’t buy the latest technologies to have them, but rather I think about what might simplify my life instead of complicate it. So, I’m essentially what the Amish claim you cannot be… partly Amish. They claim you are either Amish or not — there is nothing in between.”

      Maybe if another term was used like “Amish-raised” or “culturally Amish” it would clear up potential confusion.

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        Anita
        Comment on Unser Leit (September 5th, 2017 at 08:45)

        Unser Leit

        Are you familiar with this 2 large volumn by Leroy Beachy of Ohio? Really interesting history of Amish from initial persecution to settlement in US. I find it fascinating and very informative. I found the ad for it in the Chrisrmas issue of the Budget. FYI

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          Comment on Amish Seventh-Day Adventists? (September 5th, 2017 at 09:29)

          Hi Anita I am familiar with Unser Leit but have to admit have not read it 🙂 I guess I’ve been daunted by the size so have put off diving into it. I know quite a few people have commented that it is well done.

          https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/69363/JAPAS_SymposiumReview_vol3-issue1_pp110-123.pdf?sequence=1

          Am currently reading another sizable book (though not Unser Leit scale) – Mark Louden’s Pennsylvania Dutch: The Story of an American Language. Quite interesting so far from both a historical and linguistic perspective.

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    jan Yoder
    Comment on sabbath (September 4th, 2017 at 08:41)

    sabbath

    hmm, well, anyone who has read the Bible, knows Saturday is the Sabbath, not Sunday. The Roman Church kept the Pagan day of SUN-Day as a factor in destroying believers adherence & loyalty to the Commandments. So the real question is why Amish & most Brethren, ignore God’s commandment & still kneel to the Roman paganism.
    Seems to rational people, that if we wish to follow God’s laws & standard then Saturday has to be maintain or reaffirmed as the Sabbath.

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      Comment on Belonging to two churches (September 4th, 2017 at 09:14)

      Belonging to two churches

      Goodness! Clearly these people are no longer Amish. They’re being interviewed, and attend services in a different church. Is looking Amish more financially rewarding? As for the Bible revealing the truth, whose truth would that be? Yours or mine?

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        Wilheim Muller
        Comment on correct (September 4th, 2017 at 14:08)

        correct

        they not longer adhere to tenets of their former congregation. the problem here is one of labels. They tenets seem t be still Brethren,, just not what Jacob Amman wanted.
        They are now Sabbath Brethren. Going back to a valid belief.

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      Wilheim Muller
      Comment on Yoder is correct (September 4th, 2017 at 14:01)

      Yoder is correct

      Amish are followers of a doctrine of Yakov (Jacob) Amman. It is a variant of Mennonite or Brethren or Anabaptist philosophic reformation including the ancestral forms of current Baptists groups. The Old Order German Baptists keep many of the CULTURAL aspects, dress, morals etc. As do Hutterites, many Mennonite groups, but they are not Amish i.e. followers of Jacob Amman.
      The problem here partially is that most English see the Amish as a unified doctrine group, that is not accurate. each congregation has its standards. There is no reason that the Weavers can not be the beginning of a BRETHREN movement to return to more adherence to more of the 613 commandments. Seems like good, moral decent people. We would not shun them because of that.

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      Comment on The Sabbath is a sign! (September 13th, 2017 at 11:05)

      The Sabbath is a sign!

      Those who read their bible will know that the Sabbath is a sign for those who “do not believe” 1 Cor. 1:22, Ezek. 20:20, 1 Cor. 14:22. The Christian preoccupation should not be seeking signs but rather listening for “Sounds” Rom. 10:17, 1 Cor. 15:52.

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      Comment on saturdays (September 16th, 2017 at 11:05)

      saturdays

      Saturdays was a Jewish law. Christians are not under the law so that is why it is on Sunday.

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      savanna
      Comment on Amish Seventh-Day Adventists? (September 21st, 2017 at 17:50)

      So.. My name is savanna and I have a husband and the oldest of my 3 turned 5 in June. I was lead to an Amish book in our hometown here in bellville tx. And not only are we interested but we do believe this is how we should be living our lives and raising our children this way. But as you know. We are all sinners and if I could I would beg me and my family’s way into a amish community. My question is. Will a amish church/community will ever except me and my husband because we both have tattoos. I understand now Jesus dose not want you to permanently damage your bosy. And I’m ashamed of the way he sees me now. But again. I would beg me and my family into an Amish community if they would let me.

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    Gretchen
    Comment on Interesting (September 4th, 2017 at 09:11)

    Interesting

    I will be interested to read the comments on this article. I have wondered about the faith aspect of the Amish. The cultural side is easily seen, but I’m not sure what beliefs they actually hold. I know they are Christian, but there are a lot of different denominations with a lot of variation in how they organize their church and how they interpret the Bible.

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      Barb Zimmerman
      Comment on Beliefs (September 4th, 2017 at 10:04)

      Beliefs

      Amish beliefs are the same basic beliefs you find in any non-cult Protestant church. The real differences (as with any Protestant denomination) come with Communion, Baptism, and lifestyle/conduct. Cults differ from other Protestants in their beliefs about the Bible, Jesus, and other believers, to simplify.

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    Barb Zimmerman
    Comment on Danger Zone (September 4th, 2017 at 09:43)

    Danger Zone

    This is a dangerous area for Amish and all Christians. Is our belief an inheritance or a decision?

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    Boyce Rensberger
    Comment on Bibliotry (September 4th, 2017 at 10:35)

    Bibliotry

    Seems like a slavish adherence to the Bible as translated into English (which of the dozens of versions are these folks promoting?) and not taking it from the original Greek or Hebrew, much less the Old German.

    But for that matter, why make the Bible the sole guide to life? After all, it wasn’t officially adopted in its current form until the Council of Trent in 1546. To be sure, it was generally accepted by the Fourth or Fifth century. Still many centuries of Christians lived and died without believing that the Bible was the sole guide to a good life and death.

    Then there are the dozens of internal contradictions, ranging from two different genealogies of Jesus in the Gospels to disagreement over when the Last Supper happened.

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    Carol
    Comment on Amish Seventh-Day Adventists? (September 4th, 2017 at 10:41)

    Amish Seventh-Day Adventists?

    Hi Erik, The disciples of the early church met for communion and worship on the 1st day of the week, Sunday, from the beginning. Acts 20:7. A collection was also taken on the 1st day of the week. 1Cor 16:2. Jesus rose on the 1st day of the week. Matt 28:1; Mark 16: 2+9; Luke 24:1; John 20: 1+19.
    God instituted the Sabbath, the 7th day of the week(Saturday), for the Jews as a day of rest. In Genesis God tells us that He rested from His work of creation on the 7th day.
    Our rest is in Christ, not the Sabbath of the Old Testament. True born-again believers rest in Christ. The Good News of forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life-a free gift-through Jesus Christ alone. Not of works that anyone should boast(Ephesians 2: 8+9).
    Blessings to you and your family, Carol

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      Comment on Amish Seventh-Day Adventists? (September 4th, 2017 at 17:26)

      Thanks Carol!

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      Andy Miller
      Comment on Thanks Carol (September 4th, 2017 at 21:29)

      Thanks Carol

      Carol it is so simple most will not find the truth, because everyone thinks I have to do something to be saved! When in reality people will do more for Jesus after they understand He paid it all 2000 years ago and it all depends on what He did, Not what I do!

      Here is something I wish I could mail to every home in America!

      Arranged by someone that cares for you!

      In the beginning God the Father said to God the Son and the Holy Spirit, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth.

      Adam was made? Soul, Body, and Spirit!

      Soul (the seat of Knowledge) After God the Father which he breathed into Adam:
      Body (Like Jesus) That which was created by God the Holy Spirit and nurtured by Mary, Spirit a part of the Holy Spirit!
      Man was a Three Fold person just like our (God Head) Father, Son & Holy Spirit
      So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:27
      First Sin man committed! Eating a Forbidden Fruit

      God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
      That day they died but yet they lived! The Holy Spirit in them died! Genesis 2:17
      They are now different from God they are a Two Fold Person, only Soul & Body!
      And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a Son, after his image; and called his name Seth: Genesis 5:3
      All people are born in the likeness of Adam: a Two Fold Person!
      Only after the Second Birth are people like God again a Three Fold Person!
      That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit.
      John 3:16-21
      16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to Condemn the World; but that the World through Him Might Be Saved. 18 He that Believeth is Not Condemned: but he that Believeth Not Is Condemned Already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
      Titus 3:5 Not by Work of Righteousness which we have done, but according to His Mercy he saved us, by the Washing of Regeneration, and Renewing of The Holy Spirit
      This is the question do we believe it!

      God Bless you, as you ponder on these things!
      Where you will spend eternity will depend on it!

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    Wilheim Muller
    Comment on Sabbath is 7th day, any counter claim is perverted. (September 4th, 2017 at 13:30)

    Sabbath is 7th day, any counter claim is perverted.

    breaking bread means. meant ending a Sabbath (7th day) fast. there is no implication in that of changing Gods commandment to keep the sabbath. Paul as with other Anti-Semites (holy roman church, Constantine, the roman empire). were determined to destroy not only Judah, the Jewish People but to corrupt Gds law & commandments for personal gain. There is nothing in the valid interpretations & translation of Jesus to imply that he broke any of the Law or encouraged such. Did he not say that he came to fulfill the Law (not prophecy but Law) not to destroy it. all of the knee-jerking, fake deliberate mistranslated nonsense, do NOT change what the Bible says. the 7th day is the Sabbath. Any counter claim is blasphemy & against Jesus’s own words & practices.
    Seems obvious that what offends bigots from all angles, is that the Weavers being moral people & evidently able t read the Bible & understand it, are adhering to a few more of the 613 commandments that all the phony Christians. They should be a model for Christians everywhere.
    True Christians are a grafted limb on the tree of JUDAISM AS GOD WILLED. They do not arrogantly change His Laws & His will as he gave to ALL mankind thru the Jews.

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    AJ
    Comment on Amish Seventh-Day Adventists? (September 4th, 2017 at 16:54)

    Here come the “true Christians” in the comment section. You know the zealous wannabe Christians who swear, eat like pigs (gluttony), etc, and don’t follow all the teachings in the Bible themselves, but can tell us that they know the Bible more than others.

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    AJ
    Comment on Amish Seventh-Day Adventists? (September 4th, 2017 at 17:11)

    Also, there is no sure path to Heaven. Only God can judge you. I’m tired of hearing from certain Christians that they know the Bible more than others English itself is a translated language and not the original language of the Testaments (Greek and Latin are). We can only live our life to the best of our ability as Christians. In the end only God can judge us. Your version of Christianity isn’t any surer than the Amish.

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      Wilheim Muller
      Comment on latin ? (September 4th, 2017 at 17:22)

      latin ?

      which books were written in Latin? most were in Hebrew. It is well know that various “translators” slanted wording to their quirks. To cater to local royalty or Roman authorities, to diminish the roles of women, to reinforce antisemitism. & rarely did they have any scholarly education in Biblical Hebrew or archaic Greek.

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    RC
    Comment on Amish Seventh-Day Adventists? (September 5th, 2017 at 04:50)

    This reminds me of the Ephrata Cloister, founded in the early 18th century, founded by members of the Schwarzenau Brethen (now commonly known as German Baptists) who had come to believe in the seventh-day Sabbath.

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      Wilheim Muller
      Comment on come to belive? (September 5th, 2017 at 07:14)

      come to belive?

      no, they returned to what God commanded . Any & all excuses for any other day of worship is pure paganism. people have the right to be neo-pagans & have anti-Biblical practices. This is America, BUT do NOT invent distorted twisted excuses for defying Gods commandments. They were used by the Roman church, royalty & governments in Europe & Middle East for centuries to persecute the followers of God’s word. Even here in America we had &still have “blue laws” forcing everyone to adhere to pagan sabbath (Sunday).

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    Comment on They are a "Different Religion" (September 5th, 2017 at 07:05)

    They are a "Different Religion"

    These dear folks are not Amish. They are Seventh Day Adventists, or as the Amish would say, “They have a different religion”. That is their right, of course, but they should not try to mix the two. It leads to confusion. It’s impossible to be both Amish and Adventist at the same time. According to Scripture, “a double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” Listening to them, it’s obvious they have changed religions, rightly or wrongly. They are part of what the Amish call “the great falling away”. They are what some call “runaways”, but to others they are simply “ex-Amish”, who are now Seven Day Adventists.

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    Wilheim Muller
    Comment on correct (September 5th, 2017 at 07:53)

    correct

    Amish is a specific religious grouping, the adherents of Jacob Amman. It is that simple. So yes, they are no longer Amish. The confusion arises from cultural practices. There were & are a number of other Brethren spin-offs, Hutterites, various Mennonites, Old Order German Baptists (mostly now in Indiana in the “Amish” areas). the situation is to some degree caused by our so-reliable media. It labels all “Plain” folks as Amish. Many Mennonites are still plain, but many have CULTURALLY Americanized to various degrees that some are not noticeable.
    There is a common area of cultural practices & traits held. e.g. the commandment against shaving the jaw for men by “Plain” people. The 7th Day Adventist hold to most of God’s 613 commandments, diet (their version of kosher laws), the sabbath etc. There have been other groups returning to the Law. House of David for example.
    What most American Christians wish (demand) to be religious morals, standards etc are direct from European & Roman cultural tribal paganism. & perversely assign such to obscure or non-existent Biblical sources. That hypocrisy is understandably part of the disregard & hostility & hatred of Jews (as God’s Chosen). That now we see more anti-religious attitudes from from secular, freethinking or just rational fair-minded people.
    “Blue” (Sunday) laws are an example. Why would a free people force by LAW (armed troopers) the closure of business, commerce, production on a specific day of the week. Simple. it was & still is hypocrisy, defiance & perversion of, not only God’s law, but the very basis of our Republic (the forcing of religion on everyone by governemnt force).

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Amish Seventh-Day Adventists? (September 6th, 2017 at 16:45)

    This is an interesting post. I think it brings up the question of what is the definition of “Amish”. Is it a definition that individuals/married couples can make by themselves? Or does a person’s identity as “Amish” also need to be confirmed/accepted by the local Amish community as well as by Amish of that affiliation living in other areas?

    Just as there are “plain” Mennonites, Brethren, German Baptists, Quakers, etc., I think of the Weavers as Plain Seventh Day Adventists. They seem very sincere in their finding a sense of renewal in their Christian faith, and show a strong desire for others, especially fellow Amish, to also find renewal in their Christian faith.

    In the pictures in this post, as well as in the video which the post had a link to, I observed several children and adults who do not seem to be dressed nearly as plain as the Weavers. It will be interesting to see as time goes on and others from non-Amish background join the Weavers’ church, if the newcomers will be required to dress as plainly as the Weavers, learn to drive horse and buggies, need to learn Pa. Dutch, etc.

    In a statement in the first part of the video, Andy Weaver stated that the Amish “started out as a culture and has definitely become a religion.” This is an interesting viewpoint. My understanding is that the Amish started out as a “religion”(subgroup of Christianity) and through the centuries, for some it has become a culture as well as a religion.

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