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The Amish

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Introduction

Where do they live? The Amish people live in 22 different states of America and in Canada and Ontario. Amish people want nothing more than to be left alone but for most of the Amish they have accepted that tourism is something they cannot change. So far the Amish lifestyle has not been changed due to tourism, but some of the Amish have moved out of Lancaster county partly because of high land prices and partly because of tourism. Although some have decided to open shops and make a profit out of tourism. What do they live like? The Amish are groups of German emigrants who came to the United States after 1863 they settled in the southeastern area of Pennsylvania. Because of their rural life and segregated religious communities they kept their High German dialect that was not mixed with English. Although none were from the Netherlands other colonists who mispronounced the word Deutsch called them Dutch. ...read more.

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* Through faith in the shed blood of Jesus we are reconciled to God. * Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ, a free gift bestowed by God on those who repent and believe. * As Christians, we should live as brothers * The Holy Spirit convicts of sin, and also empowers believers for service and holy living. * The church is separate from the State * We are committed to peace. * Faith calls for a lifestyle of discipleship and good works service and holy living. Why don't they use Electricity? The Amish are people that do not liked to be linked to the outside world. What language do they speak? The Amish speak different languages such as at home they speak Pennsylvanian Dutch, this is a dialect of German and similar to Platt. When the children go to school they learn English and sometimes Deitch, though at church they give their ceremonies in German. ...read more.

Conclusion

The Amish believe in: * The Bible is the inspired word of God * There is one God eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Romans 8:1-17). * God loved the world so much that he gave his only son, Jesus, to die on the cross for the sins of the world. * Through faith in the shed blood of Jesus we are reconciled to God. * Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ, a free gift bestowed by God on those who repent and believe. * As Christians, we should live as brothers * The Holy Spirit convicts of sin, and also empowers believers for service and holy living. * The church is separate from the State * We are committed to peace. * Faith calls for a lifestyle of discipleship and good works service and holy living. Their values mostly lie in the ways of god and family this meaning that they mostly care about the world, god and their families. ...read more.

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