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Are You Distracted?

by Hiram R. Diaz III When the Lord saved me around 12 years ago or so, I made a radical break from my political past. Whereas I had formerly been a postmodernist and, therefore, an advocate of ideas in line with critical race theory and social justicism, upon my conversion I understood that such ideas and their attendant practices were wicked. I wanted nothing to do with them, and thought I could quietly pass my time here without ever having to think through political issues.  In my view, being concerned about my rights as a citizen of the USA was a foolish waste of time. After all, God is Sovereign. Why should I be concerned about the sins of others, when my sins are so numerous? Is this not a form of self-righteousness? Why should I be disseminating politically relevant information, when I could be disseminating the Gospel? Was it not just a waste of time to be concerned with political issues? As ti

How to Love God and Your Neighbor

by Hiram R. Diaz III [N.B. This article was originally three articles which I published for ThornCrownMinistries . I decided to repost it as one incredibly long article, seeing as I had some readers tell me it was a helpful series of articles. I hope you are edified by the content, and can find practical use for it as well.]  Part 1 – Think Before You Get “the Jab” Seeing as many Christians are aware of the ethically suspect, if not entirely corrupt, process of vaccine development, and are aware of the serious side-effects of the gene-therapies that are now being rebranded as vaccines, there is a growing tide of individuals who feel the need to tell us that we are “not loving our neighbors” if we don’t get vaccinated. Visit social media and you can see them saying “I thought you were a Christian. Aren’t you supposed to love your neighbor?” Listen to the talking heads on television and online media outlets and you can hear th

Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism's Looming Catastrophe [Review]

by Hiram R. Diaz III Baucham Jr., Voddie T. Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe (Washington: Salem Books, 2021), 270pp. While many pastors and Christian personalities in the US have not been aware of the looming threat of Cultural Marxism in the wider Evangelical church, there are many who have been diligently warning their Christians against it, and preparing them to respond in a biblically consistent and rational manner. Among those pastors and Christian personalities, we find Dr. Voddie Baucham, former pastor of Grace Family Baptist Church in Texas, and current dean of African Christian University in Zambia. Baucham’s intention in writing this book was not to divide, he states, but to “clearly identify the two sides of the fault line and to urge the reader to choose wisely.” 1 What are these two sides of the fault line? Baucham explains – There are two