What do the Amish believe?
The Amish are a Christian denomination that subscribes to the teachings of Jacob Ammann. The Amish intentionally live simple lifestyles, which is reflected in their lack of belief in individualism; the way they dress, prepare their meals, and refuse modern technology is based on their belief to serve God without temptation or pride.
Amish people believe it is essential to stay separate from the world, based on a line in scripture. They believe in putting God and community ahead of the individual - a life of goodness rather than a life of intellect. They see life as a spiritual activity and salvation is achieved by grace through faith in Christ - a free gift bestowed by God to all who are repentant of their sins, are born again, and walk in newness of life. Amish believe that the community is at the heart of their life and faith, and that the way to salvation is to live as a loving community apart from the world. Individualism is avoided. The Amish stress simplicity and humility. They avoid anything associated with self-exaltation, pride of position or enjoyment of power.