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I am David E. Yoder, Founder of Amish Deception. I was born and raised within my Swartzentruber Amish Culture. My website does in no way implicate the many less conservative sectors of my Amish Culture. The sole purpose of Amish Deception is for educational purposes only.
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Biblical Verses Relevant to Amish Deception.
This link has been especially created for those of you who have tried to use the scripture to justify looking the other way. I strongly believe you have failed to recognize some very important passages. That has motivated to do my own research and this is what I found.
Punishment by laws:
First Timothy 1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully
First Timothy 1:9 Knowing this that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers.
First Timothy 1:10 for whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with the mankind, for menstealers, for liars for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine.
Deuteronomy 17:11 According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shall not decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.
Deuteronomy 25:1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; than they shall justify the righteous and condemn the wicked.
Deuteronomy 21:22 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree.
Deuteronomy 21:23 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise buy him that day: (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
Ezra 7:25 And thou Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not.
Ezra 7:26 And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the King, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.
Exodus 21:18 And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed
Exodus 21:19 If he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.
Exodus 21:20 And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.
Exodus 21:22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
Exodus 21:23 And if any mischief follow then thou shalt give life for life.
First Samuel 2:25 If one man sins against another, the judge shall judge him; but if a man sin against the Lord, who shall intrigue for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, because the Lord would slay them.
Deuteronomy 22:25 But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her, then the man only that lay with her shall die
Deuteronomy 22:26 But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbor, and slayeth him, even so is the matter.
Second Samuel 13:11 And when she had brought them unto him to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, Come lie with me, my sister.
Second Samuel 13:12 And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in
Israel: do not thou this folly.
Second Samuel 13:14 Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.
Many Amish Children have been abused due to passages such as:
Proverbs 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
Proverbs 23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
I pray some day my people will put more emphasis on the following passages.
Ephesians 6:4 And ye fathers provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Colossians 3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
James 1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.
Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
Mark 9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea
Matthew 18:6 But whosoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
I believe Jesus has made it perfectly clear what will happen to you if you abuse his little children.
The fabric that holds my Swartzentruber Amish Culture together is their Ordnung. They put so much emphasis on their Ordnung, if there is any member in violation of the Ordnung they will not have communion service until that member is brought in compliance of the Ordnung. The Ordnung is not based on scripture; it is simply man made rules. This is what the scripture had to say about man-made rules.
Colossians 2:22 Which all are to perish with the using; after the commandments and doctrines of men?
Matthew 15:7 ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophecy of you, saying.
Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Swartzentruber Amish proclaim it is against their doctrine to call the local authorities under any circumstances. They stand by this believe when the crime has been perpetrated by one of their members. If the crime has been perpetrated by a non-Amish man against one of their members, they want the perpetrator prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The way I understand the scripture, when a man sinneth against another man, let him be judged by a man. When man sinneth against spiritual things, let him be judged by God. This is in compliance with the scripture.
When the Miller case took place in St. Lawrence County in up state New York, my nephew had no other choice but to turn his parents into the local authorities. The church expelled him for that. He is still expelled for his actions as of today. To my knowledge they have never expelled either one of the parents for abusing their children.
When my Amish cousin was raped in St. Lawrence County, New York by an Englishman, my Amish Culture had no problem at that point to get the local authorities involved in that case, and to see to it that he gets
prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
When Norman Byler raped his three grand daughters in Guernsey County, Ohio, my Amish Culture didn't turn him into the local authorities even though he was a known rapist, and molester for the last three or four decades.
When my wife's Amish nephew who was a minor ran off from his parents here in Guernsey County settlement, they had no problem to file a complaint with the local sheriffs department stating that he was