Anybody out there feature

Is there anybody out there?

“Is there anybody out there?’ is the name of a song by the 1970’s group Pink Floyd. For those readers  over 70, no, they weren’t communists as far as I know.

I used to enjoy listening to them in the vinyl era mainly because of their innovative use of technology. One of the tracks that I fancied, mainly because it is a guitar solo of sorts, was ‘Is there anybody out there’, and now I find myself listening to it again for an entirely different reason.

TruthisTheWord has been live for many years now, first on Blogspot and more recently on its own domain. During its life span I have published hundreds of articles, sermons and TruthTalks (my audio podcast), but seldom benefit from feedback by my reading and listening audience. ‘Likes’ on facebook notifications are sparse and comments on the blog even rarer, so I have little way of knowing who actually cares and what they care about.

So I am now asking you to do something for me:

facebook iconIf you read this post by clicking on Facebook, then please would you click the ‘like’ icon and I will know that there is someone out there. If you have a particular topic or issue you would like me to address then would you please comment on Facebook.


Email IconIf you read this post by means of the subscriber email then please could I ask you to comment on so I can know you are reading this stuff and if there is anything you would like addressed. Simply click on this or any other post, scroll down and submit. Thank you!

Here is the tune – enjoy.






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Something New Coming!

An end and a beginning

Revelation Revisited completeWe have come to the end of the Revelation Revisited series which started in April 2015 and consisted of over 60 articles. For those of you who journeyed with me through this wonderful last book of the Bible – thank you. I do hope this series has been of benefit to you.

I will be videoing a summary of the last half of the book, as I did for the first half, but in the meanwhile HERE is a printable document containing all the posts in the series for you to read (offline if you prefer) at your leisure.

Do you have any questions on the topic of Revelation?  If you do, please insert your question into the comment section (under this post) and I will do my best to answer it.

In the near future, I will be starting a series called Truth Talks, which are short essays on topics of interest. These posts will be  linked to audio interviews on the same topic which will in future become podcasts but are currently downloadable in the same way as podcasts. The articles will range over categories like Christian Living, the church, the Bible, Science and Faith, The Lord Jesus, The Holy Spirit, and Doctrinal aberrations. Here are just some of the topics you can expect:Got Questions?

  • Suicide
  • Divorce and remarriage
  • Homosexuality and Gay marriage
  • Women preachers
  • Biblical inerrancy
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Word of Faith teachings
  • Roman Catholicism
  • Islam
  • Suffering and evil

I would love your feedback on these topics, so If you have any specific topics that you think would interest many then please would you comment on this post, describe what you have in mind, and I will give consideration to writing about it.

In any event, if you have any questions please just ask.



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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.

If you would like to read my testimony to Jesus then click HERE.