The reason I made this video, is I can’t find any other video on this man’s life on Youtube. Michael Jerome Cypher was an American Priest who decided to live as a missionary in the Central American nation of Honduras in 1973. In 1975 the Army of Honduras killed him along with a Priest from Colombia. Michael Cypher was just 34 years old. Here is his story
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.
I recently made a video with one of the pastors at my church. Pastor Jared Blue is the newest pastor on staff and wanted to share his mission trip to Honduras in 2001. Check out the video and listen to how this mission trip impacted his life
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.
I recently came across this article and video from the Gospel Coalition. A seminary professor named Michael Horton explains why America is not a Christian Nation and why such a concept does not even exist. Christianity in the United States has long been deceived into calling the United States a “christian nation” Those of us who are genuine Christians know better. The US Government and Politics do not reflect Christianity. American Society lives in defiance of God. We should not put our hope in this country as Christians. I am encouraged that Michael Horton and other Christians are speaking the truth and willing to take the backlash from all the right wing Christian Nationalists. The Professor opens up with talking about the January 6th attack on the Capitol and how some of those rioters brought Christian symbolism with them to the attack.