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"The Hedonism and Homosexuality of John Piper and Sam Allberry" - Book Review
by Hiram R. Diaz III

Scripture repeatedly warns Christians about false teachers who are like wolves in sheep’s clothing, men who creep into churches and secretly bring with them destructive heresies. These men are not outwardly ravenous but, as Christ reveals to us, inwardly ravenous. Christians are commanded by Jesus Christ to beware of these false prophets and false teachers. Yet we are often caught off guard by such men because we fail to scrutinize their teaching, being satisfied with what appears to be good and godly conduct and teaching.Among those false teachers, we find John Piper and Sam Allberry. In his book The Hedonism and Homosexuality of John Piper and Sam Allberry: Turning the Grace of God Into Lasciviousness, author Enoch Burke closely examines John Piper’s doctrine of “Christian hedonism,” and shows how it has helped create a theological environment conducive to the kind of teaching found in Sam Allberry’s writing an…
Either BLM or Christ - You Cannot Serve Two Masters
by Hiram R. Diaz III

The Primary Focus of Black Lives Matter

If you haven’t checked out the Semper Reformanda Radio podcast over at ThornCrownMinistries, I suggest you do so. We have produced quite a bit of material that you may find useful. Among the podcast episodes dealing with current affairs, you’ll find discussions on Critical Race Theory, Social Justice, and, most recently, Black Lives Matter. These topics are relevant to Christians because there are many within the visible church who are actively seeking to integrate those ideas with the faith delivered once for all unto the saints. We are to dismantle those ideas, and subject them to the Lordship of Jesus Christ – the Lord God of Truth. Most recently, we decided to talk about Black Lives Matter because whereas CRT and SJ are somewhat removed from one’s everyday experience as they are…
A Word on the Rhetorical Tricks of CRT Apologetes
by Hiram R. Diaz III

Earlier last week I received the good news that Timothy Brindle, a Presbyterian Christian rapper, came to reject various Critical Race Theory inspired ideas that he had previously thought were compatible with the Christian faith. I happily read the news on my friend's Facebook timeline. The reason for my happiness? To begin with, having rejected CRT's antiChristian concepts, Brindle could now correctly understand his relationship to God and others (specifically as regards the issues of justice, racism, and so on). CRT proponents are like the Pharisees in that they judge the actions and words of men according to an extrabiblical ethical standard that, in practice, is equal in authority to the Word of God. They pay lip service to the law of God, to the Word of God, but by their deeds they reveal what they truly believe: God's Word needs CRT in order to be properly understood, believed, and applied. Brindle could help shed light on how the truth is that wi…
ContraPostmodernism: The Pomo-Packet
by Hiram R. Diaz III

I've been writing about postmodernism and its related offspring - e.g. critical race theory - for a while now. Really, ever since the Lord converted me out of the delusional thinking of postmodern philosophy, I've been attacking it wherever its ugly little head has popped up, especially within the visible church.I recently had some siblings in Christ ask me about the subject again, in light of (i.)what their children are learning in college and (ii.)what they have been hearing about CRT and Social Justice from others (namely, that these things are compatible with Christianity). So I tried my best to gather together a bunch of articles I wrote on these subjects, and compiled them into what I've decided to call the PomoPacket.The result? 40 pages of information on the nature of postmodernism/poststructuralism and critical race theory & social justice, and why these ideas are antithetical to Christianity. You can download the PomoPacket here -ContraPos…
Conditional Propositions and False Brethren
by Hiram R. Diaz III

It’s well known that some of the Lord Jesus’ harshest criticisms were those leveled against the Pharisees. This is because the Pharisees, on the one hand, made it their job to convince others of their belief in, as well as their practice of, Scriptural truth. Yet, on the other hand, the Pharisees lived in a way that demonstrated they didn’t really believe Scriptural truth. The greatest example of their disbelief in Scriptural truth was their rejection of the Lord Jesus as Messiah. As Christ explains to them –If you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me.1Christ contrasts their behavior – viz. their rejection of Jesus as Messiah – with their profession of faith – viz. belief in, as well as strict adherence to, Scriptural truth. Jesus makes it clear that one’s profession of faith entails logical/doctrinal and behavioral consequences.Consider, moreover, Christ’s parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30. In th…