AMISH IGNORED GOVERNMENT COVID MEASURES (Friday Church News Notes, October 22, 2021, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143) – The following is excerpted from “Amish Covid,” Full Measure, Oct. 10, 2021: “Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: thousands of Amish families lead lives largely separate from modern America. … [T]here was a whole different approach here in this community when coronavirus broke out than many other places. … After a short shutdown last year, the Amish chose a unique path that led to Covid-19 tearing through at warp speed. … Calvin Lapp, Amish Mennonite, says they weren’t denying coronavirus, they were facing it head on. ‘Working is more important than dying. … to shut down and say that we can’t go to church, we can’t get together with family, we can’t see our old people in the hospital, we got to quit working? It’s going completely against everything that we believe.’ … Steve Nolt, Mennonite scholar, says, ‘For the most part, yeah, by the middle of May, it’s sort of like back to a typical behavior again. I know of some cases in which Amish people refused to go to the hospital, even when they were very sick because if they went there, they wouldn’t be able to have visitors. And it was more important to be sick, even very sick at home and have the ability to have some people around you than to go to the hospital and be isolated.’ Last March, the Lancaster County Amish were reported to be the first community to achieve ‘herd immunity,’ meaning a large part of a population had been infected with Covid-19 and became immune. … One thing’s clear: there’s no evidence of any more deaths among the Amish than in places that shut down tight— some claim there were fewer here. That’s without masking, staying at home, or another important measure. … Nolt says, ‘I think it’s pretty clear that in percentage terms, relatively few [got the vaccine]. … [As for the economy side] we made more money in the last year than we ever did. It was our best year ever.’”
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He loves Him
I John 4:10
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
He seeks Him
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
So He Calls Him
And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
That none be condemned
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
That none should perish
II Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
A Place of everlasting Punishment
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
A place of tormented
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whore mongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.
A place of no mercy
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
A Place of eternal death
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.