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 “I feel a deep personal call to participate in the restoration of truth to the church, and Jesus is The Truth. We need to refocus on the centrality of Jesus in theology, Bible interpretation, and Christian life”.

 

Dr Christopher Peppler

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Truth is the Word – The Book

Restoring a Lost Focus – Revised Edition

Truth is The Word is about the source of truth, how it exhibits, and how we are to comprehend it. Subtitled, ‘restoring a lost focus’ it is a contribution to the current efforts of many to refocus the church on the Lord Jesus. Author Dr Christopher Peppler argues that today’s focus on good works, spiritual gifts and signs, social justice and even the Bible itself, have partially replaced the focus on Jesus as head of the Church.

  • An understanding of the nature of truth lies under the surface of many current Christian debates.
  • Truth will set us free from the philosophies of our age but the neglect of truth will destroy us!
  • There is only one person who can give us a satisfactory answer to the question “What is truth?”
  • His name is Jesus.

Please feel free to browse my other publications and email me if you have any comments or questions.

About Me

My name is Christopher Peppler and I was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1947. While working in the financial sector I achieved a number of business qualifications from the Institute of Bankers, Damelin Management School, and The University of the Witwatersrand Business School. After over 20 years as a banker, I followed God’s calling and joined the ministry full time.

After becoming a pastor of what is now a quite considerable church, I  earned an undergraduate theological qualification from the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa and post-graduate degrees from two United States institutions. I was also awarded the Doctor of Theology in Systematic Theology from the University of Zululand in 2000.

Four years before that I established the South African Theological Seminary (SATS), which today is represented in over 70 countries and has more than 2 500 active students enrolled with it. I presently play an role supervising Masters and Doctoral students.

I am a passionate champion of the Christocentric or Christ-centred Principle, an approach to biblical interpretation and theological construction that emphasises the centrality of Jesus

I have been happily married to Patricia since the age of 20, have two children, Lance and Karen, a daughter-in-law Tracey, and granddaughters Jessica and Kirsten. I have now retired from both church and seminary leadership and devote my time to writing, discipling, and the classical guitar. I have started a site called Classical Guitar SA to serve classical guitar enthusiasts in South Africa.