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Amish death and the “will of God” October 5, 2006

Posted by moverstreet in Bible & Theology.

In this provoking Washington Times article (here), the Amish interviewed respond with remarkable placidity as they examine their lives from God’s perspective.  The Amish way, as the article describes, “As they struggle with the slayings of five of their children in a one-room schoolhouse, the Amish in this Lancaster County village are urging forgiveness of the killer and quietly accepting what comes their way as God’s will.”     “They know their children are going to heaven. They know their children are innocent, and they know that they will join them in death,” said Gertrude Huntington, a Michigan researcher on children in Amish society.”



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