Psalm 122:1 is a verse commonly used to encourage church attendance. It states: I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.
Peter Ruckman, who loves to stir up controversy, lives up to his reputation in the footnote for this verse in his Reference Bible. Notice the portion we underlined:
Most Baptist pastors join this verse to Psalm 118:24 to get you into a church building on Sunday. This is what we call Satanic Bible teaching. “The house of the LORD” is in Jerusalem (vss. 2-3, 6), and no Christian since A.D. 70 has stood in the gates of Jerusalem while the twelve tribes appeared before the Lord three times a year (vs. 4 cf. Deut. 16:16). The verse is a prophecy about what will happen in the Millenium (Zech. 14:16). (Ruckman Reference Bible. Pensacola, FL: Bible Baptist Bookstore, 2009, p. 855)
At the very least, using Psalm 118:24 and 122:1 to encourage church attendance is a practical and spiritual application. Even if it could be concluded that the most technical definition of the underlying Hebrew words and context were to indicate that tabernacle/temple/church attendance was not the main point of the passage, a devotional application with a spiritual truth that does not contradict the rest of Scripture (such as Heb. 10:25) is not out of order nor does it constitute “Satanic Bible teaching.”
Ruckman’s writings are loaded with extreme statements, inappropriate language, exaggerations as well as opinions disguised as facts. Christian, beware!
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. (Proverbs 12:18)