Comment on Do Amish evangelize? by Ernie Yoder.
The Amish (overall) see themselves as those that need to sweep their own house rather than sweeping someone else’s house. There is always work to be done in my own heart, or those of my family. Many will apply the words of Jesus to pull the beam from our own eye so we can see better to cast out the mote in a brother’s eye.
There certainly are exceptions to the above view. There are Amish that will share their testimonies- on the street, in prison, or wherever it may be. They love the Lord and truly desire to do all they can to help others find the truth.
I do have a concern that the thought of ‘just letting our light shine’ is in stark contrast to Jesus’ last commandment before His assention. To go and preach and teach ALL things that I have commanded you… does that only mean people in our own congregation?
Valerie, to answer your question honestly…”They don’t have much of a burden for the lost except for those that were members of the Amish church and are excommunicated, and also those that have left the Amish church. That oftentimes is a heartbreaker for many of Amish.