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Language, Logic, and Action Pt. 1: Logical Lacunae
by Hiram R. Diaz III
In a time of great distress, the worst thing we can do is act impulsively. Yet that seems to be the very thing we typically do. Rather than calming down, praying, and thinking through whatever issue it is we are facing, we resort to doing what feels right. This is more than irrational and unwise, it is sinful. For if we are emotionally impulsive, subjecting rationality to our feelings rather than subjecting our feelings to the truth/reason, then we are not exercising self-control, and that is evil.1 Moreover, while we are not emotionless fleshly robots, we also aren’t a-rational animals who are not morally culpable for acting out of pure instinct. We are the image of the living God, whose very word (logos/reason/rational revelation2) is life.3 It’s incumbent upon us, therefore, to think first and emote later, and in a manner corresponding to the truth. 
We fail to do this when we don’t think through the ways i…
Biblical Trinitarian: Yehoshu'a and Yeshu'a: Christ in the Book of Numbers
Biblical Trinitarian: Yehoshu'a and Yeshu'a: Christ in the Book of Numbe...: by Hiram R. Diaz III I.Introduction: Joshua and the New Generation of Israelites In the book of Numbers, there are numerous typ...
Science and Truth
by Gordon H. Clark
[Given the current idolization of science, even by some professing Christians, I thought this article by the late Presbyterian philosopher Gordon H. Clark would be a helpful corrective. You can find the original here.]
Centuries ago it may have been possible to ignore science-in fact centuries ago there was little science to ignore-but today its successes are so phenomenal that it is usually accorded the last word in all disputes. The younger generation can hardly realize that so simple a thing as the incandescent electric bulb came only yesterday. Today science receives its praise and respect by reason of the atomic bomb, bacteriological warfare, and the possibility of interplanetary travel. None of this may be desirable, but truth is not a matter of desire; and the methods that have produced these wonderful products of civilization are capable of answering every question.
T. H. Huxley asserted that the foundation of morality is to renounce lying and give up pretendi…
The Good, The Bad, and the Promises of God
by Hiram R. Diaz III

Numbers 13 & 14 record the event of Moses' sending of the spies. This record is important for us to consider in our day. In what follows, I want to look at the story, and then explain why it is one we should reflect on as we hear apocalyptic prophecy after apocalyptic prophecy coming the secular news media.

In Numbers 13, The Lord spoke to Moses, issuing him the following command:
"Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of Israel. From each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a chief among them."1 And this is what Moses did.
So Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran, according to the command of the Lord, all of them men who were heads of the people of Israel.2The spies saw the promised land, and uniformly spoke about the beauty of the place and its great provisions.
At the end of forty days they returned from spying out the land.  And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of …
Refuting Pro-Quarantine Arguments
by Hiram R. Diaz III
In my last post, I discussed the underlying worldview problem many Christians have. These believers, though perhaps well-intentioned, have believed in two falsehoods that are in contradiction to what the Scriptures clearly teach. Firstly, they believe that the future can be known apart from Divine revelation. Secondly, they believe that general conclusions can be soundly, inductively inferred. I began with these two assumptions because they are the most apparent, and they appear to be universal among those who are pro-quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. I then went on to state that I'd be dealing with the bad argumentation that has led to the current quarantine/lockdown situation we are facing in the world. This is what this post will be about.
But first, I want to make it known that I have not ever suggested, nor am I now suggesting, that COVID-19 isn't a real virus with serious health consequences, including death, for many. Having lost a family membe…