Title : My Theology
Subject : The Beliefs and teachings of Christiaan J. de Ruiter
Filename : 20160811-CdR-Theology-r2
Revision : 2.2
The Beliefs and Teachings of Christiaan J. de Ruiter, Th.D.
A Journey of Faith and Enlightenment
Discover the captivating journey of Dr. Christiaan J. de Ruiter, Th.D., an extraordinary pastor whose approach is as straightforward as it gets. With a passion for spreading the message of faith, he fearlessly embraces multiple roles as a preacher, teacher, author, worship leader, musician, and vocalist. His dedication to perfection in his ministry, while knowing true perfection lies only in Jesus, drives him to seek divine guidance in everything he does.
Pastor Chris, as he is affectionately known, cherishes simplicity and the timeless elegance of the 30s and 40s. His commitment to a frugal lifestyle and self-sufficiency allows him to focus on serving God and His people. An affinity for rodeos and the genuine straightforwardness of cow punchers add a unique touch to his personality.
Amidst the confusion prevalent in today's world, where many attend churches without truly understanding their pastors' beliefs, Christiaan stands out by his transparency. He is unapologetic about his theology, which represents the core of his preaching and what he wholeheartedly believes in.
Faith and Teaching
The document you are about to explore aims to demystify the essence of his faith and teachings, offering a window into the beliefs and values that guide his ministry. Dive into his spiritual quest, where he navigates through sacred scriptures and life experiences, shaping his profound beliefs and unwavering dedication.
This compilation is a treasure trove of wisdom, sourced from various resources, both public and personal reflections. As you delve into these profound teachings, Christiaan hopes you find clarity, inspiration, and a deeper connection to your faith journey.
May the wisdom shared in this document illuminate your path and strengthen your bond with the Creator. Together, let us explore the profound beliefs and enlightening teachings that have shaped Christiaan J. de Ruiter's life's mission
Dr. Christiaan J. de Ruiter hails from the Netherlands, where he grew up in a devout family actively attending the Salvation Army. There, he discovered his passion for music and ministry. After moving to the United States, his involvement with the Salvation Army continued, leading him on ministry trips across the western US, spreading the gospel through word and song. However, a deeper calling prompted him to explore more profound spiritual depths.
Free Will Baptist LogoEncouraged by his close friend, Dr. J.B. Davidson, Christiaan faced a pivotal moment of decision. Should he embrace his true calling to pastor a church and devote himself entirely to Christ? Through prayerful reflection and divine guidance, New Beginnings Christian Center in Murray, Utah, emerged as a result, bringing much-needed ministry in prayer and healing. Unfortunately, family circumstances led to the dissolution of this ministry when he relocated to Texas in 2007.
Personal Growth and Challenges
Yet, driven by personal growth and challenges, Christiaan founded a small church that blossomed into Eagle Wings Charismatic Ministries International. In 2009, amidst tumultuous political times, the ministry obtained its 501(c)(3) status, securing its legitimacy despite government scrutiny.
Over the years, Dr. de Ruiter's dedication to spreading spiritual wisdom led to the publication of several Bible study books. His first work, "Power in His Wings," delves into the profound significance of the Prayer-Shawl, the Tallit. In 2013, he became an American citizen, solidifying his commitment to the country he now called home.
The ministry expanded its reach through various mediums, with the website receiving thousands of monthly visitors, and the radio station attracting over 30,000 listeners in 2021. His publications, including "Blood on the Door," an exploration of the Mezuzah, and a book on being a Christian Fruit-Hanger, have touched the lives of many seeking spiritual growth.
Rewrites and New publications
In 2023, Dr. de Ruiter's dedication to excellence led to a complete re-write of "Power in His Wings," with three formats now available, catering to diverse readers. Moreover, the translation of his works into his native Dutch language broadened their reach, fostering a global impact.
From the upcoming book "The Road to In-Dependence" emerges a powerful narrative of faith, providing profound insights into Christiaan J. de Ruiter's teachings and beliefs. Join him on this faith-filled journey that resonates with readers worldwide.