I want to hear from you WordPress Audience

American Christians and the Republican Party. I have written in the past about the Republican Party. I was a member of the Republican Party until I left it in September 2016. With each passing year I don’t even remember why I was ever a Republican other than being raised in a Republican Family. The Majority of American Christians are so dependent and supportive of the Republican Party and get caught up in their agendas. It disappoints me so much. Instead of me talking about my beliefs on this, I want to hear from you on WordPress, why you think it is still like this. Which is my photo is me pointing a microphone towards you to hear from you.

To clarify again, I don’t belong to any party and I don’t like either Democrats or Republicans.

My latest videos

Much of time time this past month has been focused on completing these last 2 videos. One of the associate pastors at my church and I took the time to make more videos on the Central American Nation of Honduras. In a previous video Pastor Jared Blue shared his testimony of his mission trip story to Honduras in 2001. Now in these videos, He and I discuss the current crisis in Honduras that followed a military coup in that country in 2009. We explain why there is a migration crisis coming from that country and the negative role the United States has there. We also share what the local church in Honduras does to try and make the country better and how American Christians can get involved and help. We also talk about an American Missionary who was killed by the Honduras Army in 1975, Michael Jerome Cypher.

This may be my only post for this month. I don’t have much time for WordPress anymore.

Both Right Wing and Left Wing Christians are a Problem for Christianity

Christianity especially in the United States has been infiltrated by all types of political extremes. This has left the body divided and fighting among itself. In my last post I discussed right wing republican Christians and their obsession with Donald Trump. Someone pointed out how bad progressive liberal Christians are too. I am going to talk about that in this post.

Since last year I have had some negative interactions with social justice warrior progessives that used to go to my church. One of them is a very smart man from India. He used to go to my church and once helped with with writing my job resumes. Sadly this person has become a very radicalized leftist. After the killing of George Floyd, this man who professes to be a Christian was condoning the looting and protests that followed. He was posting these views on his facebook in addition to leftist comedian Trevor Noah. When I asked this man why he was posting these views on his Facebook he reacted in a hostile way. I asked how can a Christian condone looting and rioting. Rather than using the Bible, this man tried pointing me to some “Christian Book” about justice or something. This person also quotes Angela Davis quotes on his facebook in the name of “social justice” This man argued several times with me on facebook messenger. I told I did not want to argue and it would be more helpful to talk over the phone about these things. He never did.

There is nothing wrong with Christians getting involved in social issues. What does matter is what are the causes they are getting involved in and what are the methods. In the case of Black Lives Matter, it is not ok. They are a destructive group who engages in rioting, looting, and want to get revenge on the police. Christians should have nothing to do with them. Nor should Christians be associcated with radicals such as Angela Davis. Christianity and Marxism are not compatible. That should be common knowledge for all Christians. Yet Progressive Christians have largely strayed from the Bible and are drawn to secular forms of social justice, since they believe the church won’t do anything. That is like leaving the faith. I myself am an activist, but I keep it in line with Christianity. I seek advice from my pastors. I do not engage in violence. Part of my activism involves immigration from Central America and the root causes of it

There are other former members of my church who I ended up blocking on facebook when I saw them posting videos of themselves at the destroying of statues and praising vandalism. That is a poor witness for Christ!

Many have lost sight of what our duty as Christians is to be. To be Ambassadors for Jesus Christ on this earth, to be salt and light, and to go into all the world and preach His good news of salvation. As I mentioned in my previous article, right wing christians have lost sight of this too. They are pre-occupied with preserving their American Freedoms and getting in these cultural wars. In addition viewing Donald Trump as a “messiah” They too are consumed with so much hate. It is fueled by Fox News and One America News.

The church is dangerously divided. I don’t believe many will reconcile, but go deeper in their echo chambers of anger. Satan enjoys this. When Christianity is bitterly divided and fighting itself, less people will hear the Gospel and churches collapse.

Christians in persecuted countries have more unity than many Christians do in the United States. Thankfully many Christians here on WordPress are still sane and rational and focused on what is most important.

Christians Must Not Put Their Hope On Donald Trump

I am very discouraged by how many professing Christians in this country, including in my own church are still obssessed with Donald Trump. They are still angry at the 2020 election, ranting about it, and keep talking about Donald Trump needing to be President again.

More and more Christians, including at my church and some in my family are more focused on converting People to become a Republican/Conservative than sharing the good news of Salvation of Jesus Christ. This is a massive problem. Matthew 28: 19-20 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. That is the command of Jesus!

Jesus did not command us go and convert everyone into a Republican and vote for this party in every election and hate the Democrat Party. Yet that is how many Christians are thinking. Not to stereotype but Christians in the 50+ age range (at least in my church and in my family). The conflation of Christianity and Right-Wing Politics is to blame for this. Especially with the Moral Majority Movement in the 1970s and 1980s. And with the 2016 Presidential Election it only got uglier.

I really don’t know how to talk any longer to Christians who keep dwelling in anger that Donald Trump is no longer president. Especially with “Christians” who have become drawn into QANON and watching One America News. If we are Christians we need to have discernment, but many are just blindly believing some of the most ridiculous and baseless conspiracy theories. They are consumed with hatred for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Liberals, and Republicans who don’t like Trump. How are we to be salt and light? This has sown so much division including in the church. When I encounter people at my church who want to fight with me for not sharing their extreme views and love of Donald Trump, I am very discouraged. The Pastoral Staff have discouraged this behavoir, but it continues. I have lost many friends at my own church. And there are many family members of mine that I just cannot talk with anymore. I don’t like being yelled at on the phone by family members or members of my church.

I do not believe large numbers of such people will repent. Their hearts will only continue to be hardened. Only a faithful remnant of Christians will remain in the United States. I am glad that many of the people I interact with here on WordPress are still that faithful remnant and rational. We as Christians need to stay away from politically charged cable news. Cable News does not bring anyone closer to Christ.

Revisiting D James Kennedy’s Support For Invading Iraq in 2002

Back in October 2002 5 Evangelical Leaders wrote an open letter to President George W. Bush telling them, they supported a war with Iraq. It is know as the Land Letter. I will provide a link to it here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_letter

The 5 signers of this letter were Bill Bright, Chuck Colson, D James Kennedy, Richard Land, and Carl Herbster. They believed that a pre-emptive invasion of Iraq met the requirements of a “Just War”. Richard Land at the time was President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Today he is President of Southern Evangelical Seminary in North Carolina.

These 5 Evangelical Leaders believed the invasion of Iraq “had a reasonable chance of success” They believed the human cost on both sides would be justified by the intended outcome. They believed the intent of Invading Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein to be “just and noble” These 5 men also believed that Iraq had nuclear weapons.

Well we all know what happened. Iraq has been an unstable disaster ever since 2003. The overthrow of Saddam Hussein created a power vacuum that remains to this day. Democracy in Iraq failed. Iraq had no nuclear weapons. The civillian casualities were excessive and unacceptable. Iraq was an overblown threat. The Iraqi people are not thankful for what the US has done to their country. They do not like the US presence in their country. That is evident by the rocket attacks on our embassy in Baghdad.

Christian Nationalism is dangerous. This is an example why. Back in 2002 and 2003, I remember some Christians at the time trying to paint the Invasion of Iraq as a “War Against Christianity and Islam” The US Government did not go on a mission to bring Christianity to Iraq. What most American Christians were not aware of, was there were already Christians in Iraq before America invaded, for many centuries. The Saddam Hussein regime actually left Christians alone, since they left him alone. Ever since 2003 life has actually been worse for Christians since the US overthrew Saddam.

John Mccarthur was one of the few Pastors at the time in 2003, to clearly say that the Iraq War had nothing to do with Christianity. That took boldness to say in 2003.

It frustrates me to this day, how some of the loudest voices in the American Church still act as war mongers. Wanting the USA to invade Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, etc. Pat Robertson is one of those people. Christians should not be encouraging the US Government to destabalize the planet. We as Christians need to stop bringing up World War 2 as an excuse to invade another country. You can’t compare World War 2 to the invasion of Panama in 1989 or the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. It make no sense.

D James Kennedy was right about a lot of things. He also also wrong about many things and misguided on some issues. He was adamant in speaking out against Homosexuality but did not make an effort to encourage them to visit his church and show them Jesus’ Love. This turned off homosexuals towards the Gospel and ever wanting to come to church.

I pray that more Christians in the United States will begin ignoring people such as Pat Robertson, Jay Sekulow, John Hagee, and the others. They are not taking us down the right path. They encourage us to be angry and hate others. Not what our Lord Jesus wants us to do. John 13:35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.