15 responses to Why Lorina Mast Left The Amish
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    elaine
    Comment on Love is never ending (March 8th, 2017 at 09:27)

    Love is never ending

    I believe that love never ends any relationship. Perhaps love tests it, perhaps questions it, but I believe that love is the starting point for the true manifestation of God in us as humans.

    Through my years of learning to truly live a life with peace as a primary goal, I’ve come to the conclusion that only with love of God and then love of others is my life worth living.

    Peace,l

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    Debbie H
    Comment on Why Lorina Mast Left The Amish (March 8th, 2017 at 10:32)

    It is nice to read of an Amish leaving and not losing the love of family in the process. After all Jesus taught us that unconditional love is at the heart of Christianity. Sounds as if this family lives that out.

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    Eli Hochstetler
    Comment on Why Lorina Mast Left The Amish (March 8th, 2017 at 11:17)

    I also left the Amish at an early age……. no regrets…..relationship with my family is great…..truly true love……have a bookstore in our community, serving the Amish… would encourage you to write a book…….. these stories need to be written, because the world needs to know.

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      Tiffany
      Comment on Eli Hochstetler (March 8th, 2017 at 11:36)

      Eli Hochstetler

      Thank you for your comment…..I’m glad that your relationship with your family is great. I have always been just fascinated with the Amish way of life and actually got to visit Lancaster this past year….just a beautiful way of life! Blessings to you and yours Eli :)

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    Tiffany
    Comment on Why Lorina Mast Left The Amish (March 8th, 2017 at 11:38)

    I am glad that after you left your relationship with your family is still great. I am just fascinated with the Amish way of life and actually got to visit Lancaster last year…..so beautiful! Blessings to you and yours Eli :)

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    Comment on Why Lorina Mast Left The Amish (March 8th, 2017 at 13:13)

    I live not far from the community that Lorina was a part of. We visit often, and shop at their stores. My only concern is that the English (or in this area, Yankee world), there is so much to offer the young people that can destroy their lives. It is common knowledge that Ohio has the highest rate of deaths from Heroin and Fentanyl. And yes, these drugs have crept into the young ones in the Amish communities all over Ohio. I grew up in a strong Christian household many decades ago. I remember like the Amish teens, searching for excitement that my parents tried to protect me from. It caused grievous consequences. I think that most Amish parents, like mine are just trying to protect their children from some of the bad things that this world has to offer. I hope that Lorina Mast has a close relationship with the Lord, and is bringing her son up to know and love Him.

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      Jeff
      Comment on drug use (March 8th, 2017 at 15:46)

      drug use

      I live only 20 minutes from the route they call the heroin highway, just south of Joliet, IL. I’ve heard it can get pretty bad around those areas. I never understood drug use but I’m guessing it’s partially peer pressure, boredom (Ever been to Illinois? I rest my case.)or just a form of escape/ rebellion. Still, I don’t understand why you would consciously use drugs. (If you’re prescribed something or OTC, I have no issues.)

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        Carol
        Comment on Why Lorina Mast Left The Amish (March 9th, 2017 at 14:35)

        Ohio had so many highways where drugs are coming in. We have the highest number of overdose deaths in the nation. Sadly, as English or Yankee parents, we cannot protect our children. And as protective as the Amish community has been with their children, the junk is getting to those teens and young people, also. I have never heard how many have overdosed. I pray none, if any. Every parent hurts when they lost a child. I have lost children, and have had two struggle with drugs. But thankfully, I have not lost one to them.

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    Jedaho
    Comment on Amish life and new birth (March 8th, 2017 at 16:44)

    Amish life and new birth

    I am always confused as to how many Amish communities approach the late teen years of their children. There is simply no doctrine in the Bible that allows anything like “rumspringe”. Jesus also clearly taught that an individual must be born again and become a new creature in Christ, receive instruction and be baptized in order to be His disciple. I hardly hear anything of new birth conversion in Amish. It seems like people simply choose to stay in any given community and decide to accept the boundaries given. If possible they bend the rules to where it is still acceptable, but clearly pushing the fence, not demonstrating any cross bearing or dying to self. With that in mind, it doesn’t come as a surprise that youth who have been raised Amish leave and “enjoy the things of the world for a season”. If the biblical, not traditional, way was taught and observed there would be a new birth experience and fruit of the Spirit evident upon their decision to join/stay with the community. I am also afraid that many of the Amish will have a rude awakening when Judgment Day arrives and Jesus tells them, “I never knew you.”

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      Forest Hazel
      Comment on Why Lorina Mast Left The Amish (March 8th, 2017 at 18:01)

      That won’t be limited to the Amish, by any means…

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      mary
      Comment on Why Lorina Mast Left The Amish (March 9th, 2017 at 11:03)

      Jedaho,

      If you take the world as a “whole”… just take the full number of humanity… now decide how many youth follow the new birth at age 16 or close to it… Don’t make it Amish or Yankee or Jew…now think of the percentage of 16 yr olds…that might fall in the “rumspringa” role.

      What I don’t like is how the outside world sees only the rumspringa youth and not the thousands that don’t do rumspringa like that.

      Yes, I’m Amish. I tried to teach my children right. I am not perfect. jesus died that we might be free…so I try to live for HIm.

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        Carol
        Comment on Why Lorina Mast Left The Amish (March 9th, 2017 at 14:40)

        Mary, I am so glad that you shared that. Sadly, so many Christians are not aware that many Amish have the new birth, or are born again. Yes, some may just be part of the Amish culture or lifestyle, and stay because they are familiar with it. But praise God, so many know Him as their Savior!! Those of us who know Him will be rejoicing in Heaven together. I am sure that I will see you there.

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        Mark — Holmes Co.
        Comment on Why Lorina Mast Left The Amish (March 9th, 2017 at 14:46)

        So well said, Mary! As an Amish father to teens and young adults, I can say I am 100% agreed with you.

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    Terry
    Comment on Why Lorina Mast Left The Amish (March 13th, 2017 at 20:54)

    Lorina,

    Did you leave before or after your baptism and did that make any difference in your relationships?

    Warm regards,
    Terry

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      Carol
      Comment on Why Lorina Mast Left The Amish (March 13th, 2017 at 22:32)

      Terry, I don’t know if Loring will see your question. I am sure that I read that she left before baptism. It may havery been in the newspaper article that they give credit to above.

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