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    17 58.62%
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General discussions discuss The Amish: Cult, Sect, or Other (And please defend your choice) in the General Forums forums; They have some cult-like behaviors such as shunning, but they lack essential characteristics such as a charismatic leader. I think they are properly called a ...

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    They have some cult-like behaviors such as shunning, but they lack essential characteristics such as a charismatic leader. I think they are properly called a sect.
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    I don't know much about their theology although I'm fairly sure they don't lean toward a Reformed Soteriology.

    However, I think we could learn the from benefits of the simplicity of their lifestyles.

    And who amongst us could forget the grace and Christian character they showed a few years ago in Pennsylvania when 5 of their children were murdered while at school. If memory serves no harsh word was uttered and the community reached out to the widow of the killer.

    If that's not Christian I don't know what is. There must be a notion of grace somewhere in there.

    I'm not looking to become Amish as I am very comfortable with my Presbyterian Orthodoxy. But, does our Systematic Theology need to be pristine to be a part of the Kingdom?
    Jeff Jacobs
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    "If you abide in my Word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" -John 8:31,32

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