What would happen if we all became Amish?
- DougLv 51 month ago
Life would be a whole lot simpler in many ways.
I grew up in Lancaster County, PA and can attest to the fact that the Amish are decent and hard-working folks. Having said that, most Amish are trying to earn their way to heaven by doing good works rather than trusting in the sufficiency of Christ's finished work on the cross (John 19:30). I'm sure there are probably exceptions, but most Amish have works for salvation.
The truth is that death leads to heaven or hell, and the only way to heaven is through faith in Jesus Christ.
The Bible is very clear that no one can earn their way to heaven since good works do not pay for sins. See Gal. 2:16, Rom. 3:23-28, 4:4-5, Eph. 2:8-9, Tit. 3:5. The only way to heaven is by believing in Jesus for His free gift of eternal life. Jesus shed His blood on the cross as the full payment for our sins. He did all the work; all He requires of us is that we believe in Him. Once you believe in Jesus Christ to save you, you are secure forever!
Because we have all sinned against a perfectly holy and righteous God, we all deserve eternal separation from God in hell (Rom. 6:23). However, God loves us so much that He sent His only Son Jesus to die on the cross as our Substitute so we don't have to go to hell. Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose from the grave three days later (1 Cor. 15:3-4). He gives eternal life freely to anyone who simply believes in Him for it. No one can be saved by doing good works. Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Eph. 2:8-9).
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life" (John 6:47).
- VeschengroLv 71 month ago
Idiocy would be rife of course
- ?Lv 71 month ago
Suddenly? The economy would collapse. Amish people are anti-consumerist, and our economy is driven by consumer spending. You wouldn't want to live through a general economic collapse. The nuts come out of the woodwork whenever that happens.
- ProfessorLv 51 month ago
Garment companies and the auto industry would no longer exist.
And schools would be eliminated. The Internet would collect dust.