Comment on Osiah Horst on Old Order Mennonites by Bob K.
I am curious about the biblical basis for the ways and customs of the OOM. I believe that the value the Amish place on living apart from the non-Amish world is based to some extent on a few verses Paul’s 1st letter to the Corinthians. I think the Amish views on how the hair should be worn stem from another verse in Corinthians.
From what I read above, it seems like living apart and conforming to a certain hairstyle are less of a concern for the OOM community than for the Amish. What biblical tenets do the OOM look to as the basis for their special and unique beliefs and practices? Do they differ from those revered by the Amish?