Reader responses to “Dutch Sheets”

June 1, 2006 at 11:53 pm 4 comments

Jesse,

Thanks for publishing the article.  I want to be honest with you about it:

It reads and seems more like propaganda than prophecy.  America is viewed from a conservative right, using religious language to scare people into becoming more pro-Bush and anti-anything else.  Like Bush and the US are the Messiah to the world and without them the earth will fall to pieces.

I personally believe that the US will fall, be destabilized, be destroyed or whatever you want to call it.  It is a repetion of history as a nation can be a superpower for only so long.  God did not choose America as His chosen people and He did not choose Bush as the Christ.  Reading the article made my spirit cringe.

God bless you brother.

Matt, Illinois, USA.

*****

LOL I just wrote a furious screed about this and hit submit. Apparently it’s floating out there somewhere not making it’s destination.

That’s for the better. But for the life of me I don’t understand how this resonates with you. I’d like to hear more about that. Dutch Sheets doesn’t seem to me to be a very nice person, indeed vile.

Christian Nationalism frightens me.

People were stretched on a rack and their bones systematically broken; so God and king commanded.

There was a place in Charleston, the city in which the largest number of Africans were sold into slavery here, called Sugar House. At Sugar House slaves were whipped most cruelly to enforce the police state necessary to police the slave system; because God and government commanded.

The legacy of inhumanity emboldened by visions of God and nations is horrible.

Christians are not alone in these great sins. Ideologies of many stripes have perpetrated ghastly suffering on others.

Does God command it?

Here is my prayer today for the president of the United States:

God hear our plea.

Great power is entrusted to George the president of the United States. His steps may lead us in this nation towards hatred and cruelty or towards love and succor.

Impress upon George your love.

Help him to find strength to lead the the people of the United States to mend what hatred has set asunder.

Enemies and hatred both near and far are claimed in the name of God, casting people against people. Enmity surrounds us and cries from great suffering fill our ears.

Move upon our hearts.

Make us willing to love.

All the law and prophets rest upon the commands to love God and to love others as ourselves.

Forgive us: our offenses are many and our debts too great to pay.

Help us to forgive others.

Help us to love one another as you love us on Earth as in Heaven.

Hear us dear God.

Amen.

John Powers, PA, USA.

******

I have a little problem about praying for President Bush – especially in the light that Dutch Sheets portrays him.

UARIDI, UK.  

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  • 1. bebegrabo  |  June 2, 2006 at 10:33 am

    Jesse,
    I wish you did not post this prayer request, but , we all have freedom of speech.
    I have been in America 7 years now and every time i hear an individual’s belief system christianized, it reminds me that while christianity in america may have been greta before, it no longer is. The Lord is not supreme any more in America. Personalities and ideology is. There is a form of godliness but no real power. I fear greatly knowing that soon kenya ( and maybe Africa) that so quicky wants to copy america ideologies, may soon be sailing the same boat as America.

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  • 2. Kenyan Analyst » My take on the “Dutch Sheets”  |  June 2, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    […] This is a general response to your comments on my site with a little more also for the reading public, particularly since John had asked that I speak my mind on this issue. […]

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  • 3. neophyte  |  August 27, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Love and respect you, Brother Dutch, and agree with much of what you had to say about the situation in Lakeland and the body of Christ in general. But, you know, when all’s said and done I have to admit I feel like a young girl who’s been molested most of her life, and there comes a time when she says, “Enough!”

    Yes, enough. Leave us alone. Please leave His church, His people, His bride, alone. All you “leaders”. All you pharisees, saducees, and teachers of the law. Please take your hands off us and let us be.

    You’ve been telling us all these years that you’re meeting our needs. That we need you. That we can’t do “it” without you. But we’ve been seeing for awhile now what’s really been going on. How we’ve been meeting YOUR needs all this time. Our time, our money, our talents, our families, our homes, our hearts and minds, our LIVES… you’ve stuck your hands where they don’t belong for far too long, and it’s time to say, “ENOUGH!”

    We’re not going back to business as usual. We’re not going to waste another 10, 20, 30 years listening to your sermons and your teachings and your prophecies and your plans. The product isn’t what’s been advertised and we’re done chasing the carrot. We see it for what it is and we forgive you, but we’re done playing the game.

    We’re done gazing up at you from our lowly perches. We’re done saying “How high?” to your “Jump.” We’re done placating your enormous egos and craven need for adulation at our and our families’ expense. For the little scraps we get that fall to the ground from your table. Because, you see, we don’t really need you. At least not the “you” most of us have had all these years. The closest to God, smartest about God, most anointed of God and blessed of God, infallible prophet, priest and king “you”. So, thank you very much, but we’re done pretending the emperor has clothes.

    God must come to our hearts and our homes, brothers and sisters. That’s the simple bottom line. All the failings we see in the body of Christ are a direct result of God not taking His place in hearts and homes.

    It’s not complicated at all. It’s really very simple. Much simpler than most would have us believe. If God isn’t God of our hearts and homes, what is He God of? And if God isn’t God of our leaders’ hearts and homes, what do they really have to give us? Theory?

    They would have us believe “higher levels mean higher devils”. They would have us feel guilty when they fall as if it’s somehow our fault. (When they’re actually caught red-handed, that is. The rest of the time we do as we’re told and look the other way, pretending not to notice because what good would it do anyway?) If only we prayed more or supported them more. If only we gave more. Yes, somehow it’s all our fault. Just like the molested little girl. (But all of this is neither here nor there. Because it’s a brand new day.)

    Love God, love others as you love yourself. At least that’s what Jesus said it boiled down to. You know, CHRIST Jesus?

    How complicated is that? You need a PhD for that? Even a little child can understand it. How many commandments did God give the people through Moses? This isn’t rocket science, folks. Faith in Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection remits our sins and creates in us a clean, new heart. So that we can be filled with the Holy Spirit of God who IS love. So that we CAN love. Ta-daa. Pretty basic stuff, I think we’d all agree.

    So, please, exalted rulers, please back down and leave us and our families alone. Please know your place. Please TAKE your place. Because you do realize, don’t you, that it’s high time, and then some.

    I’m sure you realize, way deep down inside even, that there’s an awful lot of us out here whose shelves are filled to overflowing with your never-ending, not freely given verbiage, who have the audacity to think we might actually be able to do this thing called love… without you. (Oh my God, how could we, it’s all so horribly complicated!!)

    Please, know your place, take your place. With all due respect.

    Shalom,
    One though many of His children
    ——————–

    http://greateststorytold.com

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    • 4. Anton  |  July 7, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Well said.

      Reply

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