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  1. Standing, the thing is its a conviction to tithe and I'm not about to compromise on actual conviction. Plus my husband has set that as a house rule so even if I didn't want to I have no choice. Before all that were a small church right outside the entrance to Yellowstone Park so we are a song place to very many people and tracts,electricity,Bibles....it all adds up. So if we dint all do what we can in some way we're a missing stop sign between lots of people and hell. Our house's way of support is through tithing, that's all. And I've no idea what you mean by being outside Israel so that's j
  2. Happy, we luckily have a retired lawyer in our church who is going to help us out at his old firm so we can retain them. He's assured me that it takes lots of time,effort and money to try to become a conservator so it's not a very good chance she'll try it but you never know. Hate can push people to very far ends.
  3. My house always tithe. It's a conviction my husband and I both have and it's never been a burden. We've had months where we couldn't afford to tithe and did anyways and God has literally paid the rent or made it so we could afford food. I don't see how going against a hard prayed and studied conviction is any solution.
  4. It's an odd situation that I really would like extra prayer over. My Amish side of my family is opening back up a bit and I've been able to have some contact lately,a thing I've been praying over for a while. But my birth mother found out by listening in on a phone conversation one day and she's been increasingly hostile towards me, even worse than usual. Then we both found out we're getting inheritance money from my birth grandparents' death and she's threatening to try to block the money through a conservatorship because she knows some will be going to my church's fence fund and tithing. Sh
  5. Lord God forbid I do! I wear out a few packs a year.
  6. My Romans road was an odd situation. When I was 14 I was told I was adopted through not the most legal agreement between a web of family aquintences and all that. And my birth family wanted me back so without any legal leg to stand on,and court not being an option,I moved on with them a while later. They were a mixture oc very liberal humanism with a smattering of Judaism so I really didn't fit in. They were very suspect of anything on Penn German so I started reading King James and got strong convictions over it, started going to a regular church until my birth family found out and I want all
  7. Agreed with some of the above statements. Drugs and drinking were getting very popular when I was a teen and barn parties with both were happening, the parents figuring it's just getting it out of the blood and all that. But many are pulled away from such. Others like me turned inward and studied the Bible for ourselves without the bishop's permission.
  8. I'm fine with paying taxes overall just because I feel convicted to. I just wish it were easier to direct where the money goes.
  9. Oh yes! That's where my community is and there so much to lose when you're own about being saved as Amish. There the belief that you're either Amish, very strict Mennonite in general or your going straight to hell. The bishops have a very strong hold over life. If course you also risk losing your family like I did. It's so much harder, for me, to have kept quiet to. I couldn't take baptism knowing that I'm lying and not going to follow ordnung.
  10. I have to explain it all the time on my stamp forums. I try not to get too pulled in to politics and such but Iraq and Syrian brethren have really been on my heart.
  11. Ex-Amish saved by Grace, married and nerdy. I love to Bible study, make friends, read, collect stamps and just have fun with other believers. I made this account ages ago then forgot about it. So glad I went back through my bookmarks.
  12. Ex-Amish saved by Grace, married and nerdy. I love to Bible study, make friends, read, collect stamps and just have fun with other believers. I made this account ages ago then forgot about it. So glad I went back through my bookmarks.
  13. I'm so heart touched to see people working towards this! My shunning and bann came after I read a KJV pamphlet and realized the truth of salvation. So many people assume Amish are saved or glorify the life because because it looks so different. But for all the wonderful things about Amish life the plain truth is that it's a system based on works for salvation and only the hope of heaven rather than Biblical security.
  14. When I was still Amish our bishop said it was a matter of conscience who wants to pay in to social security but we were still not allowed to draw from it. It was a means to help others who do take social security. I was trying to get exemption from OBamacare myself and was denied because I'm not a preset group or whichever term the last said. So I'm out of luck unless I lie and say I'm still Amish.
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