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23, ELS, Q

by Hiram R. Diaz III I.  23 In the movie The Number 23 , Jim Carrey plays the role of Walter Paul Sparrow, a man who becomes obsessed with the number 23. He is introduced to the  23 Enigma  through a novel his wife gave him for his birthday titled The Number 23: A Novel of Obsession . As Walter progresses through the book, he begins to see the number 23 everywhere. He tells his wife: ...It's all 23. My  birthday - 2/3, d river's license, social  security number - everything.  I was born at 11:12 PM. 11 plus 12.  It's like it's imitating my life. While Walter makes his way through the book, he also begins to notice that the main character's life mirrors his own, prompting him to investigate the matter. His wife is concerned for him, as she believes that he has "concerned [himself] with minutia, and drawn wild conclusions from them." Similarly, Walter's friend Isaac believes that he is exhibiting signs of paranoia (i.e. h

Jesus Christ is King of kings

by Hiram R. Diaz III [N.B. Given the tumultuous times we live in, I thought this sermon might be profitable to repost. I wrote and preached this sermon in July, as the supposed "second wave" was being preached by the secular media and turncoat pseudochristian leaders. I hope it is a blessing to you, an encouragement to keep trusting our Sovereign King. In this world we will have tribulation, but take heart - the Lamb of God has overcome.] Matt 28:16-20 – 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teachi n g them to observe all that I

Seeing What Works ≠ Epistemic Justification

by Hiram R. Diaz III Something I've learned from engaging with many opponents of Christianity is that they will attempt to justify some negative belief they hold about Christianity with almost any argument they think will suit their purposes. Justification, as I’m using it, can be defined as “the right standing of a person’s beliefs with respect to knowledge.” 1 This kind of ad hoc justification is purely pragmatic; it is not a justification of the veracity of their belief, but a means to an end. The goal is not to establish that their belief is true, but to multiply their reasons for not believing in the God of Scripture. The person in question holds to some underlying negative belief about Christianity, e.g.- "Christianity is a dangerous and antiquated system of beliefs that should be criminalized." Let’s call this CD [Christianity is destructive]. CD is a complex of the following beliefs – 1. Christianity is dangerous. 2. Christianity is antiquated. 3. Chr

Addressing a Common Unitarian Retort

by Hiram R. Diaz III While I no longer write for Biblical Trinitarian , I am still the manager for its Facebook page . This means I still notified of people's comments. Overall, there haven't been many antagonistic posts or retorts from unitarians. However, from time to time they do come, and it can sometimes be a hassle to deal with, seeing as unitarians are a recalcitrant sort. The good thing about this, though, is that their retorts are pretty much the same as they've always been. For instance, I recently received a notification from the Facebook page that a  unitarian had expressed his desire to debate the proposition "The one true God is one person." I told this person that I don't debate, but that he could contact Mike Burgos. Mike is a good debater and is usually willing to engage with unitarians in formal debate. Rather than seeking out Burgos, however, this person sought to wedge his way into a comment debate by asking questions. Before I get into the