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  • Cult. Here's why...

    10 34.48%
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    17 58.62%
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    2 6.90%
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Thread: The Amish: Cult, Sect, or Other (And please defend your choice)

  1. #41
    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.
    Scott R.
    Deacon (inactive)
    Member of Northwoods Presbyterian Church (PCA)
    Attending Covenant of Grace Presbyterian Church (ARP)
    North Carolina

  2. #42
    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
    Pastor, Covenant ARP Church, Statesville, NC
    Hubby of Madeline the Teacher
    Father of Grace and Sarah (both of whom have daddy wrapped around their finger)
    Longsuffering Gamecock fan

    "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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