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The Amish believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and would be a part of the protestant stream of theology. They emerged from the Anabaptists who began in the early 1500's. The Anabaptists, meaning re-baptizers, broke from the Catholic Church over infant baptism among other things. They believed that a person should be baptized only after an adult confession of faith.


They differ, however, in lifestyle issues since they believe that much of what is seen in Christendom has been impacted by the world. This is part of what led to the split with the Mennonites in the 1600's. Things were ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

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THIS IS OUR VIEW - Sights, Sounds, Seasons
By: Nancy Lembke

“Harvest Moon” is what they call the full moon of September - a moon bright enough that one could see well enough after the sun has set to continue harvesting the appropriate crops.   The challenge to get children up and ready for school becomes harder since the sun doesn’t want to ‘get up’ early either.  Cool nights make for better sleeping than the “dog days of summer” and wearing a sweater in the morning hours that can be removed as the day warms up is a matter of ...
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Leah Brown


By Leah Brown

Flowers, chocolate and jewelry aren’t the only gifts you can get your loved ones for Valentine’s Day in Berlin.

The Berlin Main Street Merchants offer plenty of variety and savings on everything you need to show your loved ones you care with Berlin’s Sweet on You sale Feb. 9-14.

“It’s one of the things we are trying to develop because of Valentine’s Day,” said Eli Hochstetler, Berlin Main Street Merchants president. “Some merchants are all roses, or all chocolate. But some places like the hardware store; what are they going to do? ...
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