Amish dating beliefs

After his brother, an Anabaptist, was killed in 1535, Simons left the Catholic Church.

He became an influential man among Anabaptists in the Netherlands and northwestern Germany.

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The group believes that God’s peace is “most fully revealed in Jesus Christ” and they are responsible for following Christ “in the way of peace, doing justice, bringing reconciliation and practicing nonresistance even in the face of violence and warfare.” Mennonites say violence is “not the will of God” and violence includes war, hostility among races and classes, child abuse, abuse of women, any violence between man and woman, abortion and capital punishment.Amish also hold to stricter rules: no electricity, horse and buggy transportation and plain dress.Most Mennonites, however, do not have such restrictions.Mennonites became a new movement known for adult baptisms.During the Protestant Reformation, when the “Protestant” group arose from disagreements in the Catholic Church, the Anabaptist and Mennonites battled persecution.

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