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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We still smile when we recall the question from a lady who called to make reservations. It was in early May and she was making plans to come sometime later that year.
"Can you tell me what week you think will have the best weather between now and October?" she innocently asked.
The question caught me totally by surprise. Finally I replied, "Well, in Ohio there is a saying; "if you don't like the weather, wait an hour as a change will likely be coming"."
While it may not be that unpredictable, there are seasons in ...
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It is not hard to discern that the reason why Amish Country is called Amish Country is because most of the population in the area is comprised of Amish and Mennonite residents. But it might surprise people to learn that German culture and influences serve as a base from which the area’s history, attractions and food preferences spring.
Considered to be the father of Ohio’s Amish Country, Jonas Stutzman was the founder of the delightful town of Walnut Creek. His penchant for wearing all white clothing earned him the German nickname “Der Weiss,” or, “The White One.”
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