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Featured What do you think about the Amish?

Discussion in 'Denomination Specific Theology' started by David Cabrera, May 10, 2019.

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  1. bbbbbbb

    bbbbbbb Well-Known Member

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    To their credit, the Amish have not sought any of the publicity. They are similar to the ultra-orthodox Jews, who also have gained more interest than they merit. People seem to gravitate to extremes, whether in religion or politics or any other area of life.
     
  2. MarkRohfrietsch

    MarkRohfrietsch Unapologetic Apologist Supporter

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    I'm not sure that I would call them "separatist", their services are as open as our LCC/LCMS are, and their communion is no more closed than ours... but for different reasons.

    I would call them more legalistic than most fundamentalists. They rely on the personal interpretation of Scripture of their Elders, Bishops and Preachers; yet they do emphasize the simplicity of faith being key to salvation. This is a paradox IMO, simple faith, but strict observance of the law.

    I still value my Amish and Mennonite friends, their simple faith, and good humor, and when attending funerals, their amazing singing in their Churches. I am saddened, that by our theological standards, they they do not see the Sacraments as means of grace; but at the same time, even we Lutherans recognize that faith is enough.
     
  3. Radagast

    Radagast is a Trinitarian Christian

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    Actually, just about every strand of Protestantism has a group within it that takes those things extremely seriously.
     
  4. bbbbbbb

    bbbbbbb Well-Known Member

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    Quite true.
     
  5. Albion

    Albion Facilitator

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    Yeh, but our strand is better than their strand. :p
     
  6. Augustus_33AD

    Augustus_33AD New Member

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    I think they're Jansenist.
     
  7. bbbbbbb

    bbbbbbb Well-Known Member

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    How do you make that connection?
     
  8. Augustus_33AD

    Augustus_33AD New Member

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    They hate all pleasure and think technology is evil for some reason.
     
  9. bbbbbbb

    bbbbbbb Well-Known Member

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    I was unaware that these were core beliefs of Jansenists. Perhaps you might with to add this information to the Wikipedia article here - Jansenism - Wikipedia
     
  10. Augustus_33AD

    Augustus_33AD New Member

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    Well, technically they're not core theological beliefs but they are some of their core beliefs.
     
  11. bbbbbbb

    bbbbbbb Well-Known Member

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    If they are, indeed, core beliefs of Jansenists, how do you know about them? I have not encountered any evidence of these being critical aspects of Jansenism.
     
  12. Augustus_33AD

    Augustus_33AD New Member

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    It's not so much only the Jansenists, it's because of their Calvinist ideas. The Amish like the jansenists think alcohol is evil and such. I heard from a talk by Sir Charles Coloumbe and Dr. Bill Biersach on the topic.
     
  13. Augustus_33AD

    Augustus_33AD New Member

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    If I'm wrong about any of the things I have said btw feel free to correct me.
     
  14. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

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    I respect them for their commitment to non-violence, but have little agreement with much else in the broader Anabaptist tradition.

    -CryptoLutheran
     
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