Tuesday, 11 August 2015
The Amish: That typical European mentality
Isn't that the typical European mentality, seclude yourself from all things that appears evil in our eyes?? That typical European mentality of "We are better of if we stay among ourselves?"
I know that many (white) American christians think that the Amish are true believers. I do believe some of them are born-again and that group is getting bigger. But the truth is: the majority is just religious, they don't have a personal relationship with God/Jesus. From what I've read about their beliefs, I don't think they really believe that you can have salvation by accepting Jesus or something like that. They only preach hell and condemnation.
Didn't Jesus say in Mark 16:15:
"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."
He didn't say to seclude yourself from all worldly things and all things evil. He even said in Luke 16:9:
"I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings."
What about the issue of being banned from the Amish community if you committed sin or anything else that doesn't comply with their regulations? Is that what Jesus preached? He preached you have to forgive!
So no my dear friends, The Amish are in a great way NOT an example of how to be a true born-again christian. Don't be ignorant about this, but embrace the truth through the Word of God.