Former Amish Letter sent to 10,000 Amish Homes
March 28, 2018
The following letter was written and signed by a group of former Amish and mailed out to 10,000 Amish families in the Lancaster, PA area.
Peace and blessings in Jesus’ name.
It is with great joy and great concern that this letter is written. Great joy knowing that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, so we can have eternal life and live with Him. And great concern with the deception that is accepted and embraced in our community right now.
Our forefathers, who wrote the articles of faith while they were on fire for Jesus Christ, went out boldly sharing the word of God to the people in their generation. They wrote the articles of faith around the time when many villages and towns were being turned right side up for God. Now we see people getting excommunicated from the Old Order Amish Church for doing these same things that our forefathers were doing (the ones we call the Oldie). Holy Spirit filled men and women are being shunned for prison ministry, going to prayer meetings, attending bible studies, and doing the works of God. How can we expect to be a light of Jesus Christ as we do these things to each other?
How do you think this great abomination sits with our Father in heaven?
If you have excommunicated or are shunning someone with the life of Jesus Christ inside of them then you need to REPENT! You just put God out of your midst. Saul, later the Apostle Paul, thought he was doing God a favor when he was persecuting the early church, but Jesus said you are persecuting me (Acts 9:5). Jesus wasn’t OK with that kind of religious behavior then and neither is he now! In Haggai 1:6 God says to his children, “Consider your ways.” They were off course.
Recently, a brother in Christ (Aaron), was at the funeral of his grandmother. There were approximately eight preacher that ended up preaching throughout the whole day of the funeral, and he agreed with everything they taught and preached, but later in the day they wouldn’t eat with him. That grieves the heart of God. How do you expect to eat at the same table in heaven if you hold unforgiveness toward born again Christians while we are living together on earth?
We are asking you to quit agreeing with this demonic spirit that is trying to divide the Body of Christ. If Jesus lives in your heart, then you should eat and fellowship with others that have the Spirit of Jesus inside them also. (Don’t be double minded.) James 1:8 reads that a double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
If you are reading this and you never were truly born again, and if you are becoming upset as we speak then you need to REPENT and give your life to Jesus Christ, so you can have eternal life and experience the glories of heaven when you leave the earth.
If we want to see the Old Order Amish people free from sexual immorality, drugs, alcohol, gossip, and child abuse, then we need to follow God’s word and his ways and not man-made religion. Culture is not all wrong but putting it before God makes it an idol (called idolatry).
In closing, we are asking that you REPENT from SPEAKING OUT, OR AGREEING, to the cutting off of peace, and the wrong use of the Bann and Meidung over Christ’s people. Repent, so that you can experience heaven in your life, receive an eternal reward when you leave this earth, and be free to experience the joys that God has available for you. And together, we can let Jesus Christ shine forth out of our lives like our forefathers did.
God is releasing his Holy Spirit and desiring the Body of Christ in this generation to unity and walk in unity. And as the body comes together multitudes of people around you that are walking in darkness will see truth and be saved from going to hell. We humbly ask that you pray and seek the Lord concerning these concerns. Will you choose today to make a different for God??
If you have questions or concerns feel free to call on of us, Aaron Lapp Jr., Jonas Stoltzfus, David M. Lapp, Steve Lapp, Jake Lapp
Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.« Back to News