Father to Son: You are no longer part of the family
March 25, 2009
I don't know what to write. But I do want to write you that you cannot come home again. If you want to stay home and obey your Father and Mother, then you are very welcome to come home. If you don't want to come home to stay, we don't even want you near at home.
We know what you told Harley and we cannot except you at home anymore. But remember you can come home anytime if you want to obey Father and Mother and stay at home. We feel very sorry for you, and you know that we don't want you to get baptized out in that sinful world, and you also know that we don't want you to be driving any cars or trucks.
I do have a question for you. Did we teach you to do what you are doing? I would like to have an answer on this.
God put us in this world to work and to obey His rules. He does not want us to be lost. He will help us, if we let Him in our hearts to help. So at this point, you are on the outside of our family and you don't belong in the family anymore. So whether it's a wedding or a funeral, you don't belong in the family. You know you can't come home again. Unless, like I wrote earlier, if you want to come and stay home and obey your parents.
We have broken hearts and stay at home. You can be in the family again if you come home to stay at home and obey. What a blessing that would be.
--Your broken hearted Dad and Mom.
Special Note: Soon after Abe left the Amish, a friend led him to a relationship with Christ. His life changed radically and soon thereafter, he was baptized. He is not only involved in a Bible study, but is on fire for the Lord.
This letter has been published with permission from the owner. All names have been changed.
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