"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 Blog.
The Center for Christian Studies website is designed to serve as guide through the
doctrines of the Reformed faith Classic Christianity commonly known as Calvinism. It is
not our intention to malign any other view, but we will plainly and accurately state
essential Christians doctrines from a Reformed perspective in order to counter the
attacks and misrepresentations it has received from those who disagree.
|Rev. Jose R. Ruiz
President & Founder
"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 encounter.
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|What is Reformed Theology?
|"The marvel of marvels is not that God, in His infinite love, has not elected all this
guilty race to be saved, but that He has elected any." B.B. Warfield
Humanity's Radical Corruption
God's Sovereign Choice
Christ's Purposeful Atonement
The Spirit's Effective Call
Perseverance of the Saints
God's Preservation of the Saints
There are five areas in the Reformed
tradition that distinctly identifies it as such,
and to a large degree separates it from
other Christian faith traditions and theology.
Commonly referred to as the TULIP the five
points of Calvinism listed below speaks to
the core of Calvinism, but not to the whole.