Reynold Kremer Christian Books

"Glorified! What the Bible says about death, resurrection and eternal life."

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About the Book

Pages: 118

Available Formats: Paperback & Amazon Kindle

Publisher: Kremer Resources LLC

ISBN: 978-0-9817272-1-9


. . . MANY CHRISTIANS STILL HAVE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. Authors Pastor George Ferch and Reynold Kremer searched the Scripture to find what God reveals about the end times. Glorified! is a topical Bible study covering the entire subject of death, judgment, signs of the end times, angels on judgment day, what happens to the soul when the body died, the book of life, heaven, hell, what will eternal life be like, will we see our friends, and much more. With this book the believer can find real joy and comfort discovering what God has planned for the day when his faithful are glorified. This is a Bible study book every Christian "young and old" should read.

"Finally! A thorough but manageable study of the end times. The authors have done the church a great service by presenting God's revelation about what his people can look forward to in eternity."

Joel L. Pless, PhD. Associate Professor of Theology, Wisconsin Lutheran College.



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Amish Book Preface

Amish is a religion! The Amish clock did not simply stop ticking.  Amish is a religion.  The Amish people are not museum employees trying to show outsiders how things were done 100 years ago, nor are they entertainers like those who put on Civil War reenactments.  Amish is a religion.  Many tourists love to sneak photos of these unique people who seem so vulnerable and helpless.  They are neither.  They are a religion.  The Amish do what they do for one reason only: it’s their religion.  And they are not ashamed to let the world know that they are different.  They are proud to be a people “in the world, but not of it.” 

This is the study of a religion that began at the front door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany, where a young man named Luther nailed Ninety-five Theses. Lutherans, Reformed and Anabaptists grew out of that movement. We are about to focus especially on the Anabaptists and their descendants, the Hutterites, Mennonites and the Amish.

Many people enjoy the friendly shops, craft stores, restaurants and overall homey feeling they get when they visit Shipshewana, Indiana, or Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. These are fun and interesting places where millions of tourists walk the streets and sidewalks to contribute to the million dollar industry spawned by these Plain People.  Few however take the time to learn much about them.  Instead they just shrug their shoulders and admit that the sights are great, the products are well-made, but none of it makes any sense.

In this book we will find some answers to the whys and wherefores of these people.  It is indeed a difficult puzzle to piece together, but if we look at the puzzle pieces one by one, we begin to see what it is that makes this culture exist as it does.

Thoughout this book I have attempted to treat these people with utmost Christian respect.  The Plain People deserve neither ridicule nor stoning, nor even odd looks.  Instead we must begin to understand them in order to see their ways and their faith.  Only then can we respond.

I would like to give special thanks to author Ruth Irene Garrett, for the valuable time she spent with me. Thanks to Ruth and her husband Ottie, I was able to ask the tough questions that only a former Amish person could answer.  Ruth left her Amish home in Iowa to marry an "English" man. As a result she was excommunicated (by her bishop uncle), and shunned. Her candid answers to a multitude of questions gave me insights that no books could have. To Ruth and her husband I am most indebted.

I would also like to offer special thanks to Pastor Reuben Kleinsasser and the people of the Springfield Hutterite Colony just outside Winnipeg, Canada, for the hospitable tour, dinner and personal “concert” they gave my wife Edith and me, and to Hutterite Pastor Edward (last name withheld) for kindly answering my questions and reviewing the chapter on the Hutterites.  Thanks are also in order for John and Esther (last name withheld), an Amish couple in Indiana, who took time to show us their home-based business and graciously invited us into their home, and to Mennonite pastor Joseph Yoder, head curator of the Mennohof Museum in Shipshewana, Indiana, for sitting down with me and answering my many questions.  Very special thanks also go to best-selling author Beverly Lewis who gave of her time to clarify a number of important points.  

Now let’s jump into the car and head toward the back roads.  Just maybe we’ll see one of those buggies clippety-clopping along the shoulder, or maybe we’ll happen to see an Amish woman hanging out her wash, or just maybe we’ll catch a glimpse of some Amish kids running barefoot on their way to school.

Reynold R. Kremer


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Radical Reformers


The Reformation Climate and Martin Luther


The Swiss Reformation


Anabaptism Is Born


The Martyrs



Chapter 2: Anabaptist Foundations


A Change of Life


The Schleitheim Articles


The Dordrecht Confession of Faith


Methods of Evangelism



Chapter 3: A Home for the Hutterites


A Fascinating History


The Hutterite Life


Hutterite Worship


The Dining Hall


Hutterite Education


Hutterite Farming and Commerce


Hutterite Women


Courtship and Marriage


The Hutterite Family


Sports and Leisure


Hutterite Dress


Hutterites Today



Chapter 4: Menno Simons Takes Over


Mayhem at Muenster


Menno Simons Takes Control


William Penn's Holy Experiment


A Dangerous Journey


The Mennonites Today


Old Order Mennonites


Moderate Mennonites


Main Body of the Mennonite Church


The German Baptist Brethren



Chapter 5: Amish Riddles


Jacob Ammann Disagrees




The Ordnung


No Telephone


No Cars


No Electricity



Chapter 6: The Amish at Worship


The Church District


The Worship Service


The Singing


The Communion Service and Foot Washing


Choosing Bishops, Ministers and Deacons


Amish Divisions


Old Order Amish


New Order Amish


Beachy Amish


Amish Mennonites



Chapter 7: Within the Amish Community








Courtship and Dating






The Grandpa House



Chapter 8: Amish Traditions


    1. Children's Clothes

    2. Women's Wardrobe
    3. Clothing for Men


Sewing and Quilting




Barn Raisings




Amish Names


The Horse and Buggy



Chapter 9: An Amish Day


A Day of Honest Housework


Farming and Lunch-pail Work


Recreation and Relaxation




Folk Medicine


Hospital Treatment


Hereditary Diseases


Mental Illness







Chapter 10: Personal Reflections


It Seems So Good


All Is Not as It Seems


Problems with the Government


Too Difficult to Discuss


Never Certain of Salvation


God Is a Gracious God


Intimidation and Fear


God is a Loving God


Sharing with the Amish

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