Category Archives: Amish

Is eternal salvation secure for believers?

I once had an encounter with an Amish man who told me he was shunned by the Amish Church for belief in assurance of salvation. I learned that he opposed the teaching of eternal security of salvation but embraced a … Continue reading

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Learning from the Amish

Much of the rest of the world watched in astonishment and incredulity. Anger and revenge just seemed more natural, if not, appropriate. The Amish, however, knew something that we should all learn. Continue reading

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5 short audio devotionals

  Hot off the recorder for my daily programs on WJTL! Losing Focus in Life Imitating God’s grace Learning from the Amish Help me to pray I wish God would just judge evil (For more on the Amish view of … Continue reading

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The Amish view of community and salvation

What can we learn from them?  According to the Amish an individual must not make final claims about his standing with God lest he foreclose on assessment and accountability from the community. One who claims individual certainty of his standing … Continue reading

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Why the Amish reject assurance of salvation

 I hit more than a few nerves when I wrote about an encounter I had an Amish man who had been shunned by the Amish Church for belief in assurance of salvation.

This man was shunned for heresy because he affirmed personal assurance of his standing with God. Yet he was quick to tell me that he still opposed the doctrine of eternal security.

What generated the most response was my portrayal of Amish faith as …

There’s a lesson for the Church in the two reasons why the Amish reject assurance of eternal salvation. Continue reading

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Amish man shunned for assurance of salvation

  Shortly after moving from Philadelphia to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, I met a man who appeared to be Amish (with the strange exception of his old Volkswagen). Being new to the area, I asked him why he appeared to be Amish, … Continue reading

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Amish man shunned for assurance of salvation

Shortly after moving from Philadelphia to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, I met a man who appeared to be Amish (with the strange exception of his old Volkswagen). Being new to the area, I asked him why he appeared to be Amish, yet … Continue reading

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