Monday, July 19, 2010
Warning About Ruckman: "I Do Not Think Abortion is Murder"
Ruckman is a KJV-Only Preacher, who I encountered while going to a message board for ex-Catholics, where many participants were followers of him. There were some very odd teachings, some that were even hard to pin down, as one follower, would refuse to even say that he believed Jesus Christ was God, because he did not believe in the Trinity. That seemed no different from the Jehovah Witnesses. This was based in Ruckman's teaching on a different "sonship" of Christ instead of standing for the truth of God's Word [repeated in many verses] that Jesus Christ IS God.
In the above, we see even one of those other odd teachings, this time on abortion. This one is an unbelievable statement for a self professed "Christian" which denies even the Bible verse used by pro-life advocates everywhere. [Jer. 1:5]
One thing even in the fundamentalist churches [as well as all others] there are deceivers, false preachers and things to watch out for and I say this as someone who has used the label myself and been in a good fundamentalist church. Here the theme continues that one must test all preachers by God's Word and that includes those who carry the "fundamentalist Christian" label as well. With Ruckman, there are many teachings that are questionable.
As for KJV Onlyism: I do believe the KJV is the BEST translation in English, [there are many false and corrupted Bible versions] but do not agree with those who teach it is "new revelation". [this view has also been called Ruckmanism. There is an agenda out there to discredit those who wish to warn about false Bible versions.
[caveat: I do not agree with video on everything including use of NIV, but agree with the maker of the video in regards to Ruckman}