Greetings and felicitations, valued readers of The Christian Diarist. Thank you for visiting this blog more than 60,000 times in 2012. That was, to borrow from the Apostle Paul’s post to the church in Ephesus, exceedingly, abundantly above all that we asked or thought.
In truth, it really did not matter to us how many actually read our writings, whether 60,000 or 6,000 or 600 or even 6.
For this blog is not about self-aggrandizement, which is why the author of the posts that have appeared on this blog has remained anonymous, save for his initials. And it is not about generating “hits” for purposes of attracting online advertising (and the lucre that comes with).
The Christian Diarist is the creation of a veteran journalist, whose day job is writing conservative commentary for one of the nation’s larger metropolitan daily newspapers. This blog is a labor of love, for which there is no compensation except the confirmation of the Holy Spirit that the time and effort committed here is serving the kingdom cause of the Most High.
And what is the nature of that service? (We imagine inquiring minds want to know).
It’s simple: To be the voice of one crying out in this fallen world of ours “make straight the way of the Lord.”
To warn the non-believer, the unsaved, the wicked, that a day of reckoning awaits them. And, if on that day they are weighed in the balances and found wanting, their souls will be condemned to eternal separation from God.
But, then, there also is Good News to be shared:
That the Lord, our God, is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. And that, if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
My friends, this traditional, conservative Christian worldview does not often find its way into the mainstream media.
Not even on putative religious web sites and blogs maintained by MSM news organizations, like The Washington Post’s “On Faith” site and CNN’s “Belief Blog,” both of which reflexively promote the most “progressive” – which usually means non-Biblical – perspective on practically every religious issue.
The Christian Diarist is a conservative “new media” alternative to the faux Christianity promulgated by the WaPo, CNN and other liberal, oh-so-politically-correct gatekeepers of the MSM.
In 2013, we are going to ramp our crusade, by God, to put the Christ back in Christianity in this country. Toward that end, we have decided that, going forward, we not only will feature posts by JP, but also contributions of other established writers who share this blog’s traditional Christian values.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.