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"My dear friends, I really wanted to write you about God's
saving power at work in our lives. But instead, I must write
and ask you to defend the faith that God has once for all
given to his people."  These words are from the letter of
Jude to the elect of God.  And they express exactly my
sentiments, and purpose for establishing this
The Center for Christian Studies.  Where we encourage the study
of God's Word through education, publishing resources to help in its
study, and distribution of those resources.  Take a look around and
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"The time is coming when people won't listen to good teaching. Instead, they will look for
teachers who will please them by telling them only what they are itching to hear. They will
turn from the truth and eagerly listen to senseless stories."   2 Titus 4:3-4  CEV

The Apostle Paul urged Timothy to keep to sound doctrine with a warning the there will be
those who will attempt to distort and even introduce doctrines of demons.  Ironically the faith
that was once restored during the Reformation has been accused of teaching "doctrines of
demons." These accusers have been deceived for so long that their minds are closed and will
not entertain the slightest deviation to what hold to be true.

These are the same people who would rather be right than proven wrong so they rather go
by what seems or sounds or feels right, than what is right.  Sound doctrine is crucial for a
health Christian life.  By healthy I mean a life that lives for God, regardless of the struggles they
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The Christian church has a long
tradition of systematic
theology, that is, studying
theology and doctrine
organized around fairly
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- Bibliographies with each
chapter that cross-reference
subjects to a wide range of
other systematic theologies.
Systematic Theology
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