Examples of racism in Ruckman’s writings

I am aware that Ruckman grew up in an era in which racism was more prevalent, however some of the views he espouses now would surely have been considered extreme even during his youth. There seems to be few blacks (if any) who are Ruckmanites. This should not be a surprise, as by his portrayal of blacks it is obvious he is trying to drive them away rather then recruit them to his line of thinking. He does occasionally mention witnessing to blacks, but if some of them would have known his views in advance, it is likely they would have rejected his message. When making derogative comments about blacks, he frequently makes “all inclusive” statements, which is common when trying to create a negative stereotype. Notice how he words the following, as if there were no exceptions:

Prejudice is a permanent trait of colored people, and no amount of “Civil Rights” will ever cure it. (Ruckman, Peter. The Pastoral Epistles. 1989, p. 121)

The following all-inclusive statement is even more blatant. Notice how he uses the words “all” and “every”:

All black people are racists. They have color-consciousness that affects every decision they make in life, and they make decisions on the basis of color. (Ruckman, Peter. The Pastoral Epistles. 1989, p. 121)

In the following quote Ruckman portrays blacks as always less intelligent than whites:

If you notice that no matter how much integration is carried out, the IQ of blacks is ALWAYS lower than whites… (Ruckman, Peter. Discrimination: The Key to Sanity. 1994, p. 15)

In the following quote from a 1994 book, Ruckman continues insulting the intelligence of blacks. Who is he referring to as "monkey men?"

…people who could not invent a calendar or even a wheel…If white Dutchmen had not come down there and showed "the first black man to use a white bathroom" how to farm, build, manufacture, mine, merchandise, sanitize, regulate, and organize a civilization, there would be no civilization there. It was the Shemites who built the Egyptian empire, and it is NOT in central Africa; it borders Asia and had access to all the wisdom and culture of the east (Mesopotamia, Syria, Persia, Chalead, and Israel) through the centuries. Eqypt is now the exception which the monkey men use to overthrow the rule. It is an old, old story. The rule is: unless "whitey" shows the black man how to play the piano, the tuba, the trombone, the banjo, the saxophone, the clarinet, and the trumpet, he stays squatted in front of a hollow log. (Ruckman, Peter. Discrimination: The Key to Sanity. 1994, p. 20)

In the following quote, Ruckman refers to those who want to mix the races as being “mentally sick”:

We believe that history is absolute proof that “race-mixers” are mentally sick (Deut. 32:8). (Ruckman, Peter. Twenty-Two Years of the Bible Believers' Bulletin Volume #7 Strictly Personal. 2004, p. 112)

Perhaps the most racist comment in Ruckman’s writings is the following:

Negroes have to be carried. Where they are left to themselves they resort to mugging, rape, slavery, dope traffic, and eventually cannibalism. (Ruckman, Peter. History of the New Testament Church. Vol. 2, 1984, footnote 44.9, Chapter 11)

Some verses to ponder in conclusion:

Lev 19:34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.


 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    “The IQ is always lower” I GUARANTEE that this quote is taken out of context. I graduated from PBI and have heard MANY times his views on blacks. He is well aware that there are some blacks that have very high IQ’s, as there are 36 million in America. No way he said this. The whole statement would be something like, “every test or everytime races AS A WHOLE have been tested, THE BLACKS ARE ALWAYS LOWER…..” What you anti Ruckmanites fail to do is answer the “shocking statements” You just list it for shock value, taking advantage of people’s ignorance, than leave it unanswered. Such as “different plans of salvation” or “women will be 33 year old men” etc…. Well is it true? What verses does he use to say it’s true? Why is it false? WHAT VERSE SAYS IT’S FALSE? Is the statement on the IQ of blacks (as I correctly stated it)true or false? IT’S 100% TRUE. This is a fact. This is not racism. Look it up in any encyclopedia or even wikipedia and see that blacks and mexicans have the lowest IQ’s and Jews and Orientals have the highest. (I’m not either, so don’t call me a racist).

    “The monkey men” YOU ARE EITHER VERY DISHONEST or are very careless in your quotations. THE MONKEY MEN are people who believe in evolution and who teach at the schools and write the books. HE’S NOT TALKING ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE!!!!

    OK, you prove to me that race mixing has been successful. you’ll die before that happens. It’s never been successful (Spiritually). And it’s UNBIBLICAL. (Deut 32:8 Acts 17)

    “Negroes have to be carried” I think 4,000 years of human history proves this to be true. You just list the statement and assume everyone will be shocked and angry because they are ignorant and brainwashed by the media and their education into thinking these statements are false. I have talked to missionaries from South Africa who have verified 100% this statement of Ham being left to himself after “whitey” leaves. They know what happens.

    Gal 3:28 eh????? Same verse the queers use to prove homosexual marriage. This verse is not talking about physical things. There are still men and women physically in Christ, I believe.

  2. Webmaster says:

    "I GUARANTEE that this quote is taken out of context…No way he said this."

    You should check for yourself before making such an accusation. I provided the page number of the book in which Ruckman did indeed state such a thing within context. Ruckman did not apply his statement to blacks as a whole as you wrongly assume.

    "YOU ARE EITHER VERY DISHONEST or are very careless in your quotations."

    How could you say this when you have not looked up the references? You are only assuming that I took Ruckman out of context, but you have documented nothing.

    "THE MONKEY MEN are people who believe in evolution and who teach at the schools and write the books. HE’S NOT TALKING ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE!!!!"

    The quote in which Ruckman uses the phrase "monkey men" was not talking about professors or evolutionists. In fact, the sentence immediately following the mention of "monkey men" goes as follows: "It is an old, old story. The rule is: unless ‘whitey’ shows the black man how to play the piano, the tuba, the trombone, the banjo, the saxophone, the clarinet, and the trumpet, he stays squatted in front of a hollow log."

    I will not reply to more of your post, because you did not even bother to look up what I quoted before attempting to defend Ruckman. Since you say you graduated from PBI, not doubt you could easily have access to these books by Ruckman through your contacts so you could see for yourself what he really wrote. I urge you to reconsider who you are following and defending. Look to Christ and His Word, not man. Christ will never fail you.

     

     

    • Al says:

      Amen to the Webmaster. In typical Ruckmanite fashion, the above Ruckman follower does as his master teaches well; he attacks and accuses without basis. He couldn’t even check his teacher’s quotes before accusing you of being in error. Such a waste of time to talk to these types. The live in their own reality and will one day have to answer to God for it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Visitor, you did a much better job showing who Peter Ruckman and his most devoted followers really are, than the webmaster of this site could ever show us. You pretty much confirmed what this site has said about Peter Ruckman is correct. How do we prove Ruckman’s teachings false? Easy–the Bible does not teach them. It says nothing about women getting 33 year old bodies, therefore I don’t have to prove that doctrine false–it is false from the get-go. The same goes for the rest of his doctrines. To reply to our question of prove his teachings in the Scripture with a question back telling us to disprove it, does not work. You and Mr. Ruckman have to prove his new teachings from the Bible, and neither you nor him can do it. Visitor you say Ruckman is not racist, and then defend that statement with some of the most racist comments I have heard in a long time. Webmaster keep up the good work.

    [This post was slightly edited by the Webmaster to clean up grammar and punctuation and to remove a couple words that some might consider "name calling"]

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why do you defend him? He is obviously a racist. I didn’t have an opinion until I started reading one of his books where he made it evident that he is for segregation. It’s unfortunate that you are a “fan” of this man. You should be a fan of the truth.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Why don’t you ask Tracy of the Jesus is Lord website what she, a black woman, heard first-hand at a church where Ruckman was the guest speaker! Oh, and what she heard Ruckman’s pal William Grady saying about black folks, too. Ruckman (and Grady) degraded and insulted the black race right in front of her, made her cry, and she had to get up and leave the sanctuary and go outside. Go ask Tracy. Put some truth behind your claims by finding out for yourself what Ruckman really thinks of blacks and what he really has to say about them in public speaking engagements. If you’re not black, you need to keep your mouth quiet. You say things you know nothing about. You speak as a fool, just like your mentor. You don’t read your Bible very well, because if you did you would see that it exposes Ruckman as a liar and a corrupt man. Shame on you!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I read all your post and it was an issue to a single man. I do not know Peter Ruckman and never heard this man in my whole life. I think the biblical view of this is if you have problem with your brother go to him and talk to him. This is a Biblical Christianity.

    • Al says:

      WRONG! Don’t pull the Matthew 28 stunt. Matthew 28 is for private matters only. It is not for public teachers. Ruckman’s teachings are very public, published in his many books and spoken in his church and at conferences. Please go and read your Bible correctly to learn what “Biblical Christianity” is.

  7. Anonymous says:

    ‘I have talked to missionaries from South Africa who have verified 100% this statement of Ham being left to himself after “whitey” leaves.’

    I am South African, and I agree that the country is experiencing a huge socio-political upheaval right now. But I do not want you to remain ignorant of the truth: For generations, black South Africans were denied decent education, decent housing, decent employment opportunities, and even the opportunity for a husband to live in the same home as his wife and children. It was not a case of “Ham being left to himself”; we white South Africans shackled Ham and should not be surprised that he is learning to walk.

  8. Webmaster says:

    Since you came across as defensive of Peter Ruckman after seeing this website, I have a hard time believing that you have never heard of him before. But I can’t prove that you haven’t, so I will let that go.

    I live far away from Peter Ruckman, and he did not personally "commit a trespass against me" (until he responded to my personal letter) if you have Matthew 18 in mind. I do not belong to his church, so I could not possibly take him before the church if he would not listen to me alone or with witnesses. Besides, judging by the way he publicly bashes those who disagree with him (going as far as saying they should "rot in their own dung" in one case), he makes it clear that he does not want to be approached. But I did write him a private letter in 2004 in which I pointed out a few things that appear on this website. He wrote back with a nasty letter, accusing me of being a "lying rascal" (among other things) without demonstrating that I had indeed lied. By the way, since you apparently wanted me to apply Matthew 18, why have you not likewise asked if Ruckman has applied Matthew 18 before bashing people publicly in his books?

  9. Anonymous says:

    You know, I usually do not ever reply on any postings. But I ran across this website while looking for something about “Dr.,Pastor” or whatever you followers of this man call Ruckman because the subject came up about him this morning with me and my husband. I don’t even know why. But I will say, that I have personally sat through (excuse me, I tried to sit through many of his sermons) about 12 years ago. I was raised in a KJV Bible believing church. But my boyfriend at the time was a member there. I went to many services with him and I could never sit through even half of a church service. That man is full of hatred and ignorance, and I make no apologies, the devil’s spirit. I was raised to believe the KJV, but racism is in no way biblical. We were all created by God. And this man claims to be a true believer in the Bible and a servant of God (actually, he seems to think he is God). He takes scripture completely out of context. He doesn’t even believe the Bible he so strongly supports. But, back to the racism issue, I personally heard very many racist comments in his sermons. There were many times, when someone of a different race or ethnic background would accidentally come through the doors of that place (it had to be accident, because no one of a different race would come through those doors if they knew what he was), he would make every racist comment or joke that he could possibly come up with to make sure that they left. He literally made me physically ill to the point that I would have to leave. And I am white. I do not know why I came back to anymore services. I was young, stupid, and was in love with my boyfriend, I guess. But I am so ashamed that I ever went to that church for any amount of time. This man is most definitely a false prophet. And to visitor, you have most definitely been brainwashed by Ruckman’s teachings, and I am very sorry for you, but maybe one day, you will see him for what he is.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Let God be true, and every man a liar.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thank you very much for your comment. I am also in strong defence of the KJV Bible, But not nessesarily in any defence whatsoever of some of the hereticle doctrines of Dr. Ruckman. I am rather amused that one would ever have an entire website dedicated to attacking just that one person, and I can only hope that I will be so well known for defending Gods word that you, or some other self proclaimed “scholar” will deem me worthy of the same treatment.
    God Bless!
    Devon
    Antioch Bible Society
    http://www.antiochbiblesociety.org/

  12. Anonymous says:

    You all are missing one thing. What about the fruit of the ministry? Anyone who sits under a pastor who does what he teaches and preaches as long as it is biblical, good for them and the Lord.

    I am curious to know how many souls each of you have one (don’t answer – it will be revealed at the Judgment Seat of Christ)

    How many of you give above the tithe (if you tithe)

    How many of you read your King James Bible everyday?

    Do you have gospel tracts on you right now?

    Do you have a new testament on you right now?

    When’s the last time you stood out in public and exalted Jesus Christ and held up the SCRIPTURES to oncoming cars – hollering “The only answers of the worlds problems are found here in this book – God’s words!”

    I encourage anyone who thinks his minisry from God is to put down Peter Ruckman to let it go. If it is of God, who are you to fight against it and woe to the person who finds himself fighting against God.

    If you have never sat down with Dr. Ruckman or Bro. Donovan and asked all the questions and concerns that you have – than what is your motive? Call them or visit them. They will talk with you believe it or not.

    Maybe since God listens to all your prayers and carries out your requests – Maybe you should pray that God would strike Dr. Ruckman down, or burn the church building down. Let’s not be a panzy about it. Either Doc needs to shut up forever or you need to shut up forever! I have personally witnessed a pastor preach against some man in Pensacola (never to be named) – he wasted an whole hour talking about “this” man when we could have been getting a message from the SCRIPTURES. Coincidence? Maybe – but he dropped dead after preaching that message. hmmm.

    PLEASE: MAKE YOUR PRAYERS SOLID AND BOLD AND PRAY THAT GOD WOULD DESTROY ALL THE WORKS OF PETER S.RUCKMAN AND THE BOOK STORE THAT PROPAGATES HIS BOOKS AND THE BIBLE INSTITUTE THAT HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE 60’s AND TO DESTROY ALL THE MEN AND THE MINISTRIES THAT HAVE COME OUT OF BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENSACOLA AND TELL GOD IF YOU ARE WRONG ASK HIM TO TAKE YOUR LIFE INSTEAD.

    If you are right, so be it. If you wrong, so be it.

    If you won’t pray a prayer like that – THAN SHUT UP – GET A BURDEN FOR SOULS – STUFF YOU SHIRT AND BAGS WITH GOSPEL TRACTS AND HAVE MORE REWARDS THAN ME AT THE JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST! I SINCERELY HOPE YOU DO. NO KIDDING.

    YOU CAN VISIT BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH ANYTIME YOU WANT. JUST EMAIL ME FOR DIRECTIONS.

  13. Webmaster says:

    I don’t always approve these kinds of posts, but I do occasionaly so you can see how Ruckman defenders often react when their leader is exposed. Regarding whether Ruckman should be kept accountable, see my article Ruckman, his defenders, and the issue of accountability.

  14. Webmaster says:

    You stated: "…But not nessesarily in any defence whatsoever of some of the hereticle doctrines of Dr. Ruckman."

    Why do you promote Peter Ruckman in your website then? Since you acknowledged that he has some heretical doctrines, why did you lament that my entire website is dedicated to exposing him? I went to http://www.antiochbiblesociety.org and it lists you as webmaster. In your own website you praise Ruckman as a "veteran in the war for the Bible." With all due respect, your actions do not match your words.

    • I previously had him on my website in association with the particular topic of the King James Bible, and in that regard, he is such… “A veteran in the war for the Bible”. I do not agree with “everything” that “anybody” says, as I am not a yes-man; and that is what I intended by my statement.
      Devon Jones

  15. Anonymous says:

    Thou doest the same things…how deep and pervasive sin is. All accusations show that intolerance and ignorance is a vicious cycle. Did you know homosexuals are even more INTOLERANT of those who don’t tolerate them?
    Repent! Go on with the bible and win your own converts to the Lord. Get your own crowd to teach and buy your books and DVDs. Go train and disciple your own missionaries and children in the faith.

    Can God use a man despite of himself? Most definitely, it’s the only way he can use us…yes any of us. Rejoice that Christ is preached. If Peter Ruckman is a racist, and he does seem to be, rejoice that he has preached to blacks in prison and led more of them to Christ than you have (any of you, I guarantee it).

    Forget him, forget me…Go on with the bible and pray for the power to preach the word of truth.

  16. Visitor says:

    Hi,
    These comments are honestly shocking, the more so for coming from a pastor. Would you be able to upload a scan of the page with the quotation about the cannibalism so we can verify that these are his sentiments, or could you give us a page number from his book? Thanks

  17. Webmaster says:

    The footnote section in the back of the book strangely did not have page numbers. I have attached a scan of the quote.

  18. Visitor says:

    Thanks! It’s truly awful.

  19. Visitor says:

    Amen, Amen, Amen!!!

  20. Richard says:

    Article: In the following quote from a 1994 book, Ruckman continues insulting the intelligence of blacks, even calling them “monkey men:”

    Article: …people who could not invent a calendar or even a wheel…Egypt is now the exception which the monkey men use to overthrow the rule. (Ruckman, Peter. Discrimination: The Key to Sanity. 1994, p. 20)

    Webmaster: The quote in which Ruckman uses the phrase “monkey men” was not talking about professors or evolutionists.

    To Webmaster: Sorry, but upon first reading, it was plain to me that the term “monkey men” in his SIDE COMMENT plainly refers to evolutionists. Substitute the term evolutionists in place of monkey men and read it again:

    Substitute: …people who could not invent a calendar or even a wheel… Egypt is now the exception which EVOLUTIONISTS use to overthrow the rule.

    What missing text do the triple-dots represent?

    Grace be to them that cherish the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. –Richard

  21. Webmaster says:

    Perhaps he meant evolutionists, but there is nothing in the context to indicate that. It was entirely in a racist context. Here is more of the context:

    If white Dutchmen had not come down there and showed "the first black man to use a white bathroom" how to farm, build, manufacture, mine, merchandise, sanitize, regulate, and organize a civilization, there would be no civilization there. It was the Shemites who built the Egyptian empire, and it is NOT in central Africa; it borders Asia and had access to all the wisdom and culture of the east (Mesopotamia, Syria, Persia, Chalead, and Israel) through the centuries. Eqypt is now the exception which the monkey men use to overthrow the rule. It is an old, old story. The rule is: unless "whitey" shows the black man how to play the piano, the tuba, the trombone, the banjo, the saxophone, the clarinet, and the trumpet, he stays squatted in front of a hollow log.

    Even if Ruckman meant "monkey men" to be a reference to evolutionists, what he said which we just quoted is sickening and racist to the core. I may revise the article providing more of the context to allow people to decide for themselves.

  22. Dave Kinsella says:

    “Does the Book say that Ham’s descendants will serve Orientals and Caucasians no matter what steps are taken to change things? Progress: social promotions for illiterates, banishment of I.Q. tests, affirmative action, and the NAACP.”

    Peter Ruckman – E=MC2 or the bigger the belfry, the room for the bats

    Ruckman here, adds this along with other items as negative elements of so-called progress by godless scientists. This is crazy thinking.

    • Dave Kinsella says:

      I have the kindle edition so I don’t know the page number, but you may be able to do a search on Amazon for some keywords of the quote on the selected ebook. Rckman is racist, no question.

  23. PBI Grad says:

    Ok, so Dr. Ruckman is racists, and has many races going to his church. He has a lot of good stuff and some bad just like this website, get what ya can and trash the rest SERVE GOD and put the dirty laundry away… Lets see if this gets removed.

  24. Dr. Ruckman hates women………he never fails to put them down……lets us have some discussion on this issue……

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