Uncle to Nephew: Remain Faithful to the Amish Church
June 1, 2010
I have been thinking of you a lot since our visit and my heart is still burdened for you, as I do not feel you would be ready to face our Lord Jesus. If you would really and truly believe the things the Bible teaches, you would be afraid to live as you do. But I don’t want to judge you, just remind you to search the scriptures with open minds and believe what it says.
You mentioned that you don’t read in the Bible about “ordnung.” Well, probably a lot of it is tradition, but history teaches us over and over that when people leave the church, their children, or maybe more often their grandchildren will not belong to any church. And where do you find a church that observes more of the commandments or ordinances that we can plainly read about, such as feet washing, the woman’s head covering and no outward adornments as we read in I Peter 3:3 and I Timothy 2:9, bann and shunning and not to have communion with open sinners? All of these things we can plainly read about in the Bible. Please study the confession of faith and look up the references.
Most of you have promised to remain faithful to the church, and if you now leave the church and join another one you are covenant breakers, and this is just like leaving one wife and marrying another in God’s eyes.
Well, I hope I didn’t write anything to offend you, much more to welcome you back to the church.
Sincerely, Uncle Melcomments powered by Disqus« Back to News