Dr Ruckman has gone to be with Jesus

Dr. Peter S. Ruckman

Dr. Peter S. Ruckman

Pastor Peter S. Ruckman passed away on April 21, 2016 at 94 years of age.

He was a great man of God with a very special ministry fighting against the final apostasy of the end of the Church Age. His work influenced many, many people, including me. I am so grateful for everything I learned from him.

Despite mastering the study of Greek and Hebrew and Theology he turned against the system of Christian higher education that was churning out Bible-rejecting infidels. Dr Ruckman saw through the fraud of their system – claiming that they were teaching people to know God’s words better by learning Greek and Hebrew when in reality they were teaching students relativism and agnosticism. Dr Ruckman poured scorn on the stupidity of the arrogant scholars and he praised the wisdom of the ordinary Bible believer. They deeply resent him for this “betrayal”.

Ruckman preached that God by the Holy Ghost in 1611 had already translated into English words the correct Bible text for us to hold and believe – the King James Bible.

Dr Ruckman’s unshakable belief in the words of that Book as written was rewarded with tremendous insights into its meaning – like rocks of placer gold that he simply picked up with his hand which so many scholars before him had missed by digging down into the endless study of dead languages and chasing the phantoms of missing originals.

I’d call Ruckman a sage – he had vast amounts of true wisdom that he never ceased to pour forth.

I don’t say he was perfect, of course, but he set an example in Bible study, evangelism, teaching, pastoring, administration, writing, and contending for the truth that far surpass anybody else that I have ever been aware of.

I’d say that some of the aggressiveness in his presentation was for show – as he often admitted. But he was mistakenly judged as bitter, rash, angry, and prejudiced by those that hadn’t met him in person or refused to give him allowance considering all the circumstances of his life and ministry. Love covers a multitude of sins – and Dr Ruckman had a weeping love over the lost and a jealous love for the words of “that blessèd Book” – the Authorized Version.

One day I will meet him in glory and ask him about his disappointment at missing the rapture, but aside from that, I believe he is rejoicing now with a great reward and having no regrets for having spent his life in faithful Christian service.

Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.” Ecclesiastes 8:1


3 Comments on “Dr Ruckman has gone to be with Jesus”

  1. David Snyder says:

    Hopefully he will get to meet all the aborted fetuses he claims were soulless and non-human. Another despicable false teacher is gone!
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    • MackQuigley says:

      From the Mack Quigley Report’s previously published article “Does “Life” begin at conception?”
      fetus soul
      It is asserted by many well-meaning people that a human being is created the moment fertilization occurs. People argue in circles about whether or not this assertion is true. Certainly conception is the starting point for growing a human body, but a man isn’t just his physical body. Every corpse in the morgue is a human body – is burning a corpse murder?

      We all agree that unborn babies have bodies – but so do animals, and we kill animals whenever it suits us. The question is whether or not the baby is a real human being – not just the body of a human being. This means we need to know if the unborn baby has a living soul.

      To answer that question we don’t need to ask some “infallible church” that worships little sun-discs and conducts rituals of bloody self-flagellation trying to atone for its sins. No, the Bible believer is not that stupid. We will go to the scriptures to get our answer, whatever that answer may be: and to blazes with any of the fondly held traditions of men that contradict the infallible words of that precious Book. “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:17.


      UNBAPTIZED BABIES GOING TO HELL (LIMBO)?

      Catholic Imagination: Unbaptized Babies & Fertilized Eggs going to Hell (“Limbo”)
      Abortion and Limbo.

      Of course we need to point out some major theological errors of the Roman Catholic religion to defuse some of the emotional hysteria associated with this topic; after all, the Bible-believer does not take his marching orders from the hypocritical Whore on Seven Hills. Our final authority is the Holy Scriptures, and not some pious dogma put out by the antichrist about how much he loves life while planning the next inquisition.

      Roman Catholics believe that because of Adam’s fall, all human beings start life with a soul-damning taint of “original sin” – a black mark that can only be washed away by a baptismal ritual. According to their superstition if a baby is not baptised its soul cannot enter heaven – it is damned to spend eternity in a part of hell called “limbo” because of its “original sin.”

      The papist is fretting about all the unbaptized eggs – that he thinks are souls – dropping into hell’s limbo, so it is little wonder he is such an emotional basket case when it comes to the topic of abortion.

      Original Sin & Baptism.

      So let’s start by dispelling some of the unending fog of Catholic superstition by resorting to the scriptures for our light, putting aside the traditions of men.

      First, notice that man is comprised three parts: a body, a soul, and a spirit:

      “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground [BODY], and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life [SPIRIT]; and man became a living soul [SOUL].”
      Genesis 2:7.

      Because every baby is born from Adam’s flesh by natural descent, its bodily flesh is the only part which is born with anything like “original sin” and therefore subject to death:

      “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned…” Romans 5:12.

      The innocent baby can die in the flesh because of Adam’s sin – but this does not affect its soul which has no culpability of its own, knowing nothing about right and wrong:

      “…sin is not imputed when there is no law.” Romans 5:13.

      So the body’s flesh dies because of sin, but the soul has no sin imputed to it. Because of this the spirit of the baby is born alive:

      “For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.” Romans 7:8.

      Paul was alive without the law when he was an innocent child. But after the child matures in knowledge, the conscience of the heart and mind is informed of moral obligations to God to do what is right before him. Thereafter the young man knowingly chooses to sin against God by breaking the commandments – and the human spirit then dies and the soul becomes guilty before God and in danger of hell.

      The age when this level of maturity to know right and wrong is an individual matter, but it not as young as some suppose. In the days when Israel came out of Egypt God set it at 20 years of age:

      “Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it.” Deuteronomy 1:39

      “Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward which have murmured against me.” Numbers 14:29.

      Certainly a young child can learn obligations of right and wrong to please parents and siblings – but knowing “good and evil” is a higher moral sense of righteousness before God. But until then, the child is ignorant and remains innocent before God, and “…sin is not imputed when there is no law.” Romans 5:13.

      Having no imputed sin, the soul of the baby or young child may die because his flesh is Adamic, but he safe in his innocence – he inherits no sin guilt from Adam:

      “The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.” Ezekiel 18:20.

      Therefore the souls of children who die before the age of accountability have no danger of ending up in hell. They do not need to have new birth since their own spirits never died.

      (This suffices for now to explain why salvation for infants is unnecessary; further descriptions of baptisms, judgments, and dispensations can await a later time.)

      Do Unborn Babies Have Souls?

      Some unborn babies have souls, some don’t.

      For example Job describes his wish that he had died at birth: “Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly? … For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest…” Job 3:11-13.

      That describes a baby who dies from the womb as a living soul – it gives up its ghost. To have a “ghost” it must be a living soul. The soul sleeps and is at rest.

      But then Job continues his complaint a few verses later with even more bitterness: “Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.” Job 3:16.

      That describes a baby who dies without a soul – it is a non-entity – it is as if it had never been. It does not give up any ghost – it has no ghost. It was “untimely” – it did not gestate long enough to have a soul.

      These verses in Job indicates two types of fetuses – one with a soul and one awaiting a soul. And it indicates that the baby gets a living soul only after a certain amount of time. Notice what the angel told Abraham: “I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son.” Genesis 18:10.

      We read the same in Elisha’s prophecy to the Shunammite woman: “And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid. And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.” 2 Kings 4:11-2.

      Notice that the moment of conception was not the time of life. The woman conceived and that only made her pregnant. It took the time of life to elapse – and then, after that, she became the mother of a son.

      time of life

      These verses make it abundantly clear that conception is not the moment when a baby get its soul. In fact, notice what the Mosaic law had to say about unborn children:

      “If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.” Exodus 21:22.

      So the death of an unborn child is called a fruit passing away – it is not considered murder under the law of Moses. But if the child is born alive then the mischief that befalls that living child is recompensed by the judges upon the guilty party. Clearly only the living child’s rights are protected, not the immature foetus that passed away without a soul.

      When was the last time you heard the nutcase with the “Abortion is Homicide” T-shirt quote this passage?? Some people have no sense – they don’t care what the Bible has to say, they go with their emotions and their church traditions.

      These verses indicate that the expression “with child” in the Bible indicates a pregnancy, but does not necessarily mean that a living soul yet exists – it is a child’s fleshly body growing in the womb – it is the housing for a potential soul at some point. It is obviously a wrong to intentionally destroy this flesh that will eventually become a full human baby (body, spirit, & soul) – but a termination before a soul has formed is not murder – and no eternal soul is yet at stake.
      How does the Unborn Child get its soul?

      The first man was formed in Genesis 2:7 (above). Had God desired to do so, he could have formed every man in the same fashion, sending forth of the spirit of life time and time again to create new men, but he chose instead that human procreation – the passing of the spirit of man to new men – would be conducted through function of marriage and childbirth:

      “And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit.” [i.e., he united Adam and Eve as one to have children, even though inspiring new men from the ground would have been a possibility] “And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.” Malachi 2:15.

      Therefore the baby’s soul does not enter into it like Adam – into his nostrils from the open air – rather it comes to it from the life-blood of its mother while he is in the womb, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood…” Lev. 17:11. For of the woman the scripture says, “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.” Genesis 3:20.

      The mother’s blood never enters her fetus’ body; instead it passes alongside the baby’s blood in the umbilical cord where they exchange breath. The oxygen passes to the baby’s blood, and the carbon dioxide passes into the mother’s blood. Thus in some mysterious fashion, the spirit of the man enters the child from its mother’s living blood via the umbilical cord:

      “As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.” Ecclesiastes 11:5.

      “The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.” Zechariah 12:1.

      Timing & Prerequisites.

      In order for the spirit to enter into the child the body must be completed – it was not until after God had formed man of the dust of the ground that he then breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. (Genesis 2:7).

      The same example is found in Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones, “And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.” Ezekiel 38:6-8.

      The formed bodies are not living – there is no breath in their bodies at this point. The breath of life awaits the full formation of the body, and then it enters into them and brings them to life, as we read a few verse later:

      “So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.” Ezekiel 38:10.

      Obviously a developing fetus will not receive a living soul until after its flesh and bones have been completed.

      Job describes it chronologically: [1st body] “Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.” Job 10:11; [2nd soul] “Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.” Job 10:12.

      So the scriptures are very clear, a fully formed body precedes the formation of a living soul such that without a formed body, there can be no soul. For example, a malformed stillborn has no soul, it is born dead: “Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother’s womb.” Numbers 12:12.

      Quickening.

      Medical science tells us not to expect “quickening” until the after 4th month of fetal development when the bones begin to firm. Starting from that point the fetus begins to take on the characteristics of a fully formed body – after that it will be ready to receive a human soul. However, at the 4th month the fetus is still not viable. In fact, premature infants born before the mother is 5.5 months pregnant are not known to ever survive because they are not sufficiently developed.

      The story of Elizabeth shows us that it is in the 6th month that the child has been given a soul:

      “And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. … And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost…For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.” Luke 1:36,41,44.

      So if we use the holy scriptures as our guide, rather than the traditions of men, we can say that the “time of life” runs until sometime about the 5th or 6th month of pregnancy when the baby becomes a living soul. The exact day when this happens is clearly a mystery.

      Abortion Issues.

      About 98% of abortions occur before the final trimester of pregnancy and therefore do not result in the loss of any human soul – these abortions are wrong – but are by no means equivalent to “murder.”

      However, if people actually wanted to lower the number of abortions they would preach against evils like fornication, race mixing, drunkenness, rock-music, TV, divorce, greed, and laziness. In other words, abortion is just another symptom of a rotten and idolatrous culture that is full of the devil. You can’t cure it by halves.

      All abortions are ugly and unnatural. A woman should want to have children, as the apostle said, she is, “saved in childbearing” (1 Timothy 2:15). If she terminates her pregnancy she apparently lacks faith that God will help her with her situation; yet Christ said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Hebrews 13:5. And if any are guilty of abortion, they should get saved, trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ, “and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7.

      Given that a living soul is present during the final trimester, civil authorities do have a duty to outlaw late-term abortions to protect the child. That was the common law and it matches the opinion of the majority of the public. However judicial activist and the “pro” and “anti” extremists conspire together to prevent any common sense middle-ground legislation from going into effect. A good example is Alabama’s ridiculous attempt to grant “Personhood” to fertilized eggs. Legislation should be limited to only outlawing late-term abortions, an effort that is more likely to garner popular support.

      Rescue a Soul instead of a Fetus.

      Those fighting abortion might better spend their time getting living souls saved by preaching the gospel.

      Saving a fetus might not be the good-deed you think it is. In fact, you might find out one day that the fetus you rescued ends up going to hell! Think I’m kidding? Jesus Christ said regarding Judas Iscariot, ” … it had been good for that man if he had not been born.” Matthew 26:24.

      Jesus Christ also said, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28.

      Think about those verses next time you decide to put a “Stop abortion” sticker on your car rather than one that reads: “The Pope Enslaves, But Jesus Saves!“

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    • Anonymous says:

      He was just a fallable man and maybe he really didn’t believe in abortion remember he knows now and he is in heaven and when we get there what he believed won’t matter cause it’s under the blood. So forgive him he was just a man like us.

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