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Showing posts from October, 2020

The Tyranny of Bureaucracy vs. The Sovereignty of God

by Hiram R. Diaz III I decided to revisit Gene Edward Veith, Jr.’s excellent book  Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture  yesterday. As I read, I came across a section that almost reads like a prophecy about the rise of “the experts” during our day, unelected men who have taken it upon themselves to pontificate about things completely out of their vocational jurisdiction. For example, Dr. Anthony Fauci has given “recommendations” for American citizens that cover nearly every area of our lives – e.g. whether or not we should “lock down” the country, or what kinds of physical interaction are allowable, or what kinds of dating services can be used during a “pandemic,” or kinds of medicines we should or should not take, and so on. Perhaps an even better example of this boundary crossing is evident in the always unsolicited, and almost always cartoonishly villainous declarations of Bill Ga

Can You See the Similarities Yet?

by Hiram R. Diaz III According to CRT proponents, the world is teeming with racists. You may not be able to see them, but they're behind every corner. You, in fact, are a racist, although you may never had a racist thought. And since the world will never get rid of racism, and ways of being racist are always changing, your only way of dealing with it is by only thinking, speaking, and behaving in accordance with the latest proclamations of CRT theorists and proponents. If you fail to do so, you may be perpetuating racism, without even knowing it. You might be tempted to believe conspiracy theories about critical race theory and social justice advocacy, theories that claim that race isn't the focal point of, say, BLM, but is actually a means to the end of destabilizing the country and establishing another form of anti-American government. But if you care about those experiencing systemic racism, you won't. If you care about others, you will remove your profile pic and replac

"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 All

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 where