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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…
You Do Not Know What Tomorrow Will Bring
by Hiram R. Diaz III

According to the Bible, God alone knows the end from the beginning. This ability to know the future, in fact, is declared by God himself to be one of the ways in which he makes himself known to be the only true God. He declares this in Isaiah 46:8-10, saying — "Remember this and stand firm,recall it to mind,youtransgressors,remember the former thingsof old;for I am God, and there is no other;I am God, and there is none like me,declaringthe end from the beginningand from ancienttimes things not yetdone,saying, ‘My counselshall stand,and I will accomplish all my purpose...'" Note that the Lord does not say some of us know the end from the beginning. No. He entirely rules out the idea that any other being besides himself knows the end from the beginning. The 'gods' of the other nations are not only powerless to affect the future, they lack the ability to know it.

That the idols are without knowledge of the future is easy enough for us to understand.…