Saturday, January 28, 2006

The Beachy Amish 1927

Some leave the Old Order Amish and find themselves excommunicated. Others leave and join the Beachy Amish Mennonites and find themselves still in good relationships with the Old Order members. Bishop Moses M. Beachy was ordained in the Old Order. He announced that he would neither excommunicate nor shun Old Order Amish who had become Amish Mennonites. His church members deviated further from Old Order traditions, by founding Sunday schools, meeting in a church building, wiring their homes for commercial electricity, relaxing dress standards, and buying automobiles. For the next three decades, the movement spread to Indiana. Kansas, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada.
"We should not allow ourselves to become so entangled with our traditions that we transgress the commandments of God" Matt. 15: 3-9 Moses Beachy. Posted by Picasa