Did You Know That Dutch Reformed is a Sect?

A ramble without much coherency:

On the TV show Bones, they portrayed Dutch Reformed as a strict religious “” — this the show that lately seems to have a moral message to teach us in most episodes. We like the show because in addition to liking the crime solving genre, the violence is usually not shown because they only find the bones afterwards, there is not an inordinate amount of immoral stuff, and the characters generally really love and care about each other. Lately, they usually have some sort of PC message they want to teach us, because those in Hollywood are such good teachers of morality, I suppose.

In this episode, they showed a “Dutch Reformed” woman who burned someone’s house down because the house’s owner was an apostate heretic, if I remember correctly. The person was actually Dutch and wasn’t a US citizen. Similar to most African Americans having recently stepped off the plane from Africa.

If I was anything specific, it might be Dutch Reformed or Puritan, which is why it kind of got my dander up. (I don’t know what dander is, but it must have been up.) Rather offensive, but not surprising. I think they should have used Puritan. They’re already one of the most misunderstood groups of people anyway.

I/we need to realize that as Christians, we are now targets. Gone are the days of being a Christian nation, being a law abiding citizen is something of an honor, God fearing being something to aspire to (and know what it means). I know this sounds negative, but I don’t mean it that way. I’m just saying that we need to accept this reality. We need to be ready to be blasted when we say that Jesus is the only way to heaven (the Father), or that sex outside of a heterosexual marriage is wrong, or a host of other things that reside in the law of Scripture. We can always just say that Jesus loves everybody, but that isn’t the whole truth. It’s certainly safer, but it takes sin out of the picture. Isn’t that the reason we need Jesus’ love?

I suppose we love others with the love of Jesus, and if they are offended, they are offended by Jesus, and if they are attracted, they have been drawn by God.

Don’t ask, “Why were things better in the old days than they are now?” It isn’t wisdom that leads you to ask this!
Ecclesiastes 7:10 GW

“And blessed is he who does not take offense at Me.”
Matthew 11:6 NASB

a schismatic religious body characterized by an attitude of exclusivity in contrast to the more inclusive religious groups called denominations or Churches

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