What Ruckman admits to

During rare moments of introspection, Ruckman sometimes admits what could not be denied. We provide these quotes here because many Ruckman defenders will adamantly deny what Ruckman has actually admitted to in print.

Ruckman admits that he is one of the crudest people you will ever meet and that he is no example

I know I am no example. I’m one of the crudest fellows you ever met in your life. They have been trying to refine me for forty years, and I am worse now than I was ten years ago.
Ruckman, Peter. The White Throne Judgment. 1980 (1999 reprint), Pensacola: Bible Baptist Bookstore, p. 18

Ruckman admits that he is sometimes too vulgar

If I have had one fault, it has been in being too much to the point, too direct, too thorough, too concentrated, too vulgar, and too specific in making charges.
Ruckman, Peter. Bible Believers' Bulletin. Jan. 2010, p. 12

Ruckman admits that at times his language is downright crude and vicious

To do this I used the simplest, plainest language possible (downright crude and vicious at times) in the “street Koine” of the late twentieth century.
Ruckman, Peter. The Full Cup, 1998, p. 266

Ruckman admits to using harsh and sarcastic language

If I have used harsh and sarcastic language in dealing with them on these matters (and I certainly have), I make no apology to anyone, and I will continue to turn a deaf ear toward every suggestion from every corner [including the Bible?!] to “reform” my ways.
Ruckman, Peter. Twenty-Two Years of the Bible Believers’ Bulletin Vol. 8 Essays on Bible Topics. 2010, p. 187

Ruckman admits to having a streak of meanness

…I have a sort of ingrained streak of meanness which eventually the Lord will purge out.
Ruckman, Peter. Twenty-Two Years of the Bible Believers’ Bulletin Vol. 8 Essays on Bible Topics. 2010, p. 64

Ruckman admits that his second wife (out of three) had been the young wife of one of his former students

See details in Ruckman's auto-biography The Full Cup, 1998, p. 273

Ruckman admits he doesn't know where the Word of God was before 1611

See our article Ruckman admitting he doesn't know where the Word of God was before 1611

Ruckman admits to abnormal behaviors

Ruckman playing piano with feet

I used to live with some of the students who went to PBI. When we got home from one of those fellowships, I would go over to the cabinet below the sink and say, "And now a testimony from Bro. So-and-so!" and then I would kick all the pots and pans out of the cabinet and send them clanging and banging to the floor. That is just the way his crying struck me.
Ruckman, Peter. The Books of First and Second Corinthians. 2002, p. 268

One photo has me, barefooted, lying on a pile of dead mullet (about 300 of them) in my backyard with one dead mullet between my teeth like Black Beard would carry a dagger. Another one shows me barefooted, seated at a piano, playing the piano with my toes, while wearing a woman's wig. I get a kick out of sending that kind of stuff to self-conceited, deceived, lying apostates like…
Ruckman, Peter. Battlefield Notes, p. 159

[Attitude when he attended a Fundamentalist conference] I would make a contribution occasionally by opening my upper shirt pocket with my fingers and then pretend it was a “barf bag” on a plane. After simulating a good “puke” I would “pat” the shirt pocket shut.
Ruckman, Peter. The Books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. 2004, p. 251

Ruckman admits to having some involvement in hundreds of church splits

Those four messages [by Ruckman] were enough to split three national fellowships, more than fifty colleges and universities, and several hundred local churches.
Ruckman, Peter. Ruckman’s Battlefield Notes. p. 45

At one time, I had a list of fourteen Baptist churches in the Pensacola area that had split off the Brent Baptist Church where I used to pastor.
Ruckman, Peter. The Books of the General Epistles. Vol. 1. 2005, p. 170

Ruckman admits he has a bad reputation with many

Many suppose that my calling was writing hate literature, attacking the brethren, “calling them names,” and “downing everyone” who “disagreed with me.”
Ruckman, Peter. How to teach the Bible. 2000 reprint, p. vi

Ruckman's admissions lead to a logical Biblical conclusion

According to 1 Pet. 5:3, pastors are to be "ensamples to the flock." Ruckman's caustic writings and unscriptural beliefs reveal that he does not meet the qualifications of 1 Tim. 3 and Titus 1. Among the Scriptural qualifications for a pastor are the following:

  • A bishop must be blameless (1 Tim. 3:2)
  • No striker (1 Tim. 3:3)
  • Not a brawler (1 Tim. 3:3)
  • He must have a good report of them which are without (1 Tim. 3:7)
  • Not soon angry (Titus 1:7)

May God help us to keep our eyes on the Lord (Heb. 12:2), as He will never fail us.


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  1. David Catir says:

    Dr. Ruckman is by far the most qualified pastor I have ever met or read about. I graduated in 1994 from PBI it was by far best experience of my life.The Bible was opened up for me as it was for many others because of Dr. Ruckman. God help us when he passes off the scene.

    • Webmaster says:

      Whether he is qualified by your feelings or experience is not the norm. The Bible is the norm for a pastor’s qualifications. Using the Bible as a norm and Ruckman’s own admissions (as properly documented in this article), he fails miserably in qualifying for this sacred office. Those who choose to look the other way are following a man. Repent and follow Christ, who will never have to admit wrong and will never let you down.

      • David Catir says:

        Listen dummy, no pastor meets all of the requirements of 1Timothy 3, if you can find me a better man than DR. Ruckman to follow I would like to meet him. Other wise shut your trap and listen, you might learn something, see you in the funny paper.

        • Webmaster says:

          “no pastor meets all of the requirements of 1Timothy 3”

          Another example of a Ruckmanite making a mockery of God’s Biblical qualifications for a pastor in hopes people will overlook them and not apply them to Ruckman.

  2. Steve Meier says:

    I grew up in Bible Baptist Church in Pensacola Fl. Some of the pictures and behavior you are putting out I have seen and know very much about, I went to school there and graduated in 1996 and now am a pastor myself in Enid, Oklahoma. God has used Dr. Ruckman in my life to get me right, keep my family together, train my Father who also went to school there; Dr Ruckman was a friend to me when my daughter was in the hospital for a week with Spinal taps every 12 hours just after she was born. What you don’t mention is all the children that come to him after the services to get gummy bears because they love him and I could give you a life time of stories of others that are serving the Lord today and have had an influence on the world for Christ because of Dr. Ruckman despite his “qualifications”. But instead of trying to examine Dr. Ruckman’s qualifications as you have why not try to get out there and accomplish half of what he has done? God has used all kinds of people that the “Brethren” didn’t think were qualified. What has amazed me over the years is that you guys that are so worried about pointing out Dr. Ruckman’s inadequacies and “qualifications” to try to get him disqualified is that God hasn’t disqualified him. You can be all up in the air about this matter but only God himself will be able to straighten it all out and I guarantee that the love and compassion of this “crazy man” has influenced more souls to come to Christ than your post. If we are going to go according to the lists in I Tim 3 and Titus there isn’t one pastor on the planet that is “Blameless”, a lot have the problem of being hospitable, and many of them are adulterers by their thoughts. If you don’t want anything to do with Dr. Ruckman that is fine but it sure is funny that you guys who have these “problems” with his “qualifications” sure do seem to talk an awful lot about him. Go do something for God unless that would be to much like Dr Ruckman.
    But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; – 1 Corinthians 1:27 KJV
    And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: – 1 Corinthians 1:28 KJV
    That no flesh should glory in his presence. – 1 Corinthians 1:29 KJV

    • Webmaster says:

      Whether a pastor is nice to people in need (it is expected of anybody in that position) or hands out candy to kids is not what I Timothy 3 and Titus 1 is about overall. If one does not meet the Biblical qualifications for a pastor, there is no trial period in which those qualifications can be overlooked until the candidate can prove he can be nice to people in need. You place qualifications in quotes multiple times as if they were made up to disqualify Ruckman or should not be taken seriously, but they come straight from the Bible. It almost seems that you are trying to say the Biblical qualifications in I Tim. 3 and Titus 1 as worthless when you state such things as “…there isn’t one pastor on the planet that is ‘Blameless’…” I would agree that some qualifications on their own could seem a little vague, but all the Biblical qualifications taken together paint a picture that is the opposite of Ruckman, based on his own admissions. You stated about Ruckman that “God hasn’t disqualified him.” If Titus 1 and I Tim. 3 are God’s qualifications, and this article accurately documents Ruckman’s own admissions, then God has indeed disqualified him from the pastorate, and not myself or anyone else.

      • BroRandy says:

        I just wonder how many wives some of the so called Brethren have had before they had a Ceremoney! Marriage is flesh joining flesh and I believe you are judging where you have no right to judge!

        • Webmaster says:

          It’s interesting that you would ask this about others and not apply it to Ruckman, who’s the one claiming that flesh joining flesh constitutes marriage. Ruckman in his writings refers to three wives (matching the number of his ceremonies). Yet, in his own words in his autobiography he just has to tell the world the following about his past:
          “…fornicating, blaspheming, the whole works. He was what the Bible would call a ‘fornicating whoremonger’—like Elvis Presley or JFK.”
          “A string of violated virgins and adulteresses whose homes were now gone.”
          Ruckman, Peter. The Full Cup, p. 99, 200.
          By his own definition, he had far more than three wives. He doesn’t even apply his own teachings to himself!

    • Forever Grace says:

      Ruckman should not be a Pastor at all. He is NOT the husband of one wife and he himself describes a horror of violence in his home.

      His verbal assaults upon other fundamentalist Pastors are shameful and not in keeping with the speech of a Christian, let alone a Pastor.

      James 3:13-17King James Version (KJV)

      13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

      14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

      15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

      16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

      17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

      I understand that people lose their tempers from time-to-time, but Ruckman engages in a steady stream of invective. He belittles, tells untruths and in general brings discredit upon the WORD.

      Then there is his racism, aliens and the black helicopters, approval of abortion.

      He is not a Pastor, he’s a man that surely needs our prayers because he is bordering on lunacy.

  3. ruckmanite says:

    listen punk ,dr ruckamns read his bible more than 400 times ,lead thousands of souls to christ, bible say that by your fruits you shall know them, dr ruckmans fruits are manly bible beleiving,soul winning ,jesus christ loving men not little egotistical ,efimaninte women . and you cant give me one story of dr ruckman being rude or crude to any fod fearing bible beleiver , the only time hes crude is when idioys like you try and correct gods word.

    • charley says:

      just because a person reads a book 400 times doesn’t mean they have an accurate understanding of all of it. he has salvation correct for this dispensation, but he is in error in the other dispensations.

    • Webmaster says:

      As for how many times Ruckman read the Bible through, we only have his word on it. It is impossible to prove. Reminding people of how many times they’ve read the Bible does not come across as a sign of humility. Ruckman has a tendency to portray himself as super-human in the eyes of his followers. This can easily be demonstrated by his other claims of having read an average of one book a day since he was 10 years old, jogging a mile a day, fishing after midnight, hockey two hours a week, personally answering 20 letters a day, handling a curriculum of 22 subjects by himself, weekly radio broadcasts while pastoring 600 people, writing over 100 books, raising 10 kids, etc. Some things in the list are true and can be proven, but if you don’t question any of it whatsoever, I have a bridge I would like to sell you…

      As for winning souls, there is no doubt that God can use human instruments, regardless of how fallible they are. However, the Holy Spirit is the one who ultimately convicts a sinner. The number of people saved under someone’s ministry is not a gauge of their spirituality or how Biblical their teachings are. For example, an evangelist might have 100 saved after one sermon in one part of the world, and yet preach for a whole month in a Muslim country and not see anyone saved. There were 12 saved during the invitation when I preached to a people group undergoing revival a few years ago, but I have also preached dozens of times before and since without decisions. The fact that Ruckman claims hundreds or thousands saved under his ministry is irrelevant when it comes to the issue of whether his teachings are Biblical or if his conduct is Christ-like. Bringing up personal statistics that Ruckman claims for himself is a diversionary tactic in a vain attempt to avoid dealing with his documented misconduct in the light of God’s Word.

    • akira says:

      Ruckman himself trying to correct Gods word to cover his own. God forbid.

    • Particular Baptist says:

      I read the Bible in 40-day cycles nine times a year at 30 chapters daily. God has been gracious to assist in this labor of memorizing the Bible that the build-up to that by the year’s end will make some seven or eight times in two years. Thank God for it- what a sure cure to leave Pentecostalism and Ruckmanism (Esa. 8.19-22)! The strange thing about Ruckmanites is they fabricate the facts to prop up their cult later. In a 2014 sermon, one of the last rock been made, he admitted to reading the AV about 150 times. I do not find this very impressive considering his lack of Christian character and grace. Especially, it is an imperative considering that God helping me, I’ll do that in the next 16 years or so. Like your cult leader, you have not read Paul very well, much less any of the other apostles. Here are two quotes on Christian living and speech for you, seeing that they seem to be a difficult area.



      Do you ever bother to read your Bible for yourself, or do you always read it in light of his teachings? If so, you are literally no different than a Catholic who reads the Bible with a Catholic lens ingrained on him from birth, or a Russellite (JW) or an occultic Mormon.

    • Hmmm… This is an oddity in this Ruckmanite's comment. In 2014 treaching his interpolations on Bullengerism, Ruckman claimed to have read the Bible 150 or so times in his life, and his preaching ended approcimately two years later. He would have to read around 750 chapters per day of the 1189 in the Bible to accomplish these missing 250 times this Ruckmanite alleges within one year and about 250 to accomplish the same in this alloted time frame. I read the Bible 30 chapters a day; that requires one to three hours of reading dependantnpn the material. It is an impossibility Ruckman or anyone else in two years could approach reading this rate! Lying and embellishment are a sin! 


      Here is the said sermon where Ruckman claims the 150 figure.

  4. ruckmanite says:

    the bible says that paul himself was rude in speech,so you cant measure a mans spirituallity by how rude he is ,and ill give 1000000 dollars to anyone who can show me where dr ruckman corrected gods word
    And i dont portray dr ruckman as a super human ,he himself doesnt profess to be a scholar,im simply saying that with an i q of 150 and 400 times through the bible im sure he studied every doctrine twice as long as you have ,but as far as me taking his word for it ,dr ruckman never told me to take his word for it a day in his life ,he always gives at least two sxriptures not taken out of context to prove his point,when he doesnt have scriptures ,hell tell you not to take his word for it,no one can truly know dr ruckmans heart, but id be surprised if you can show me one time dr ruckman professed to be better than anyone else

    • Webmaster says:

      “The bible says that paul himself was rude in speech,so you cant measure a mans spirituallity by how rude he is…”

      I documented how Ruckman has admitted to practices and behaviors that disqualify him from the pastorate according to the qualification in the very Bible he claims to read but doesn’t practice.
      Because Paul said he was rude in speech does not give anyone a right to do likewise for the same reason that if Peter denied Christ three times it doesn’t give us a right to do likewise. Also the term “rude” is old English for unlearned. Just look it up in the Greek. I know Ruckman says “don’t go to the Greek,” but he does it a lot when it suits him. In other words, he wants you to do as he says not as he does. We have no right to interpret the Bible with the alternate modern meaning of a KJV word if it originally had a different meaning when translated which in turn is considerably different than the meaning in the original languages.

      “i dont portray dr ruckman as a super human…”

      You don’t have to, because Ruckman has already done it for you repeatedly in his writings.

      “he himself doesnt profess to be a scholar”

      Let’s see what Ruckman says:

      “Five earned degrees, with 120 books authored, and handling a curriculum of 22 subjects (by myself)”
      (The Scholarship only Controversy, p. 275)

      “I may be the only man alive on the American continent who has taught twenty-five different subjects in one curriculum AT ONE TIME with three of the subjects being on a graduate level.”
      (How to teach the Bible, p. 1)

      “id be surprised if you can show me one time dr ruckman professed to be better than anyone else”

      Let’s see what Ruckman says:

      Many students whose capacities exceeded “Ruckman’s”? For example?
      (The Last Grenade, p. 141)

      …You found someone that knew more about the Bible than “Ruckman,” did you? Who?
      (The Christian’s Handbook of Biblical Scholarship. 1988, p. 35)

      “he always gives at least two sxriptures not taken out of context to prove his point…”

      Like when Ruckman teaches that Adam was born with a water circulatory system instead of air, or claiming that life does not begin at conception, or his ten foot-tall Antichrist with a bad right arm and a bad right eye that will land in St. Peter’s square in a 600 feet in diameter by 60 feet thick flying saucer, who will implant the mark with his huge black lips, etc? It is not necessary to read the Bible 400 times to be able to test the spirits, whether they are of God (1 Jn. 4:1)

      If you continue to insist that the man you follow practices or believes something different than he even admits to, your subsequent comments will not be allowed. I should not be wasting such time with those who follow a man instead of following Christ and His Word.

      • Bible believer says:

        Two scriptures come to my mind as I read your accusations and opinions. The first is in Proverbs which speaks about how God hates those who sow discord among the brethren. The second has to do with how you are causing the discord. By being an “accuser of the brethren” like someone else that is mentioned in the Bible. You have also quoted scripture that you says disqualified him from being a pastor. Several people have asked and I would ask also for you to name someone who is qualified in your opinion.

        • Webmaster says:

          I have presented evidence that Ruckman has been the one spreading discord among the brethren, and he himself admits–or should I say brags about it:

          Those four messages [by Ruckman] were enough to split three national fellowships, more than fifty colleges and universities, and several hundred local churches.
          Ruckman, Peter. Ruckman’s Battlefield Notes. p. 4

          I am simply warning others that Ruckman is spreading discord. And I use his own writings to prove it, not relying on hearsay or rumors. How could that make me the one spreading discord?

          As for me being an “accuser of the brethren,” I don’t even use the term for Ruckman himself, because the only time it shows up in the Bible it refers to Satan.

          A qualified pastor doesn’t have to be perfect, but he must meet all the qualifications in 1 Tim. 3 and Titus 1. I will not mention any pastor’s name specifically, because I do not trust you to be fair. Why do I say that? You treated me as the one spreading discord, when the man you defend is on record bragging about doing that very thing (to the extent of splitting several hundred local churches!)

  5. S Godfrey says:

    Mr Ruckmanite:
    Keep on keeping on! Gipp, Chandler, Stockard, Andrew’s, McGaughey…..yourself.
    You know you’re in His Will because of Dr Ruckman. Stay by the stuff.
    You’re a mess.

  6. ruckmanite says:

    your an idiot webmaster and your no better than dr ruckman is if you started this website and
    cause another brother to stumble or talk them out of the word of god then your full of the devil and dr ruckman is much more loving and gracefull than you

  7. ruckmanite2 says:

    hey this is ruckmanite,id just like to say that my comments were blocked because i brought the truth out,and proved webmaster wrong very politely…

    • Webmaster says:

      Very politely? Here is just a sample of your “politeness” from your comment, which for obvious reasons was not approved:

      “your name shouldnt be webmaster it should be satan or judas,or mabye even the whore of babylon.that enough substance for you moron”

      That would only be politeness by Ruckman’s twisted definition!

  8. Roger says:

    I believe that King James Bible A.V. 1611 is a perfect words of God, and as far as i know , Dr. Ruckman stand in that final authority, so what ever you said bad against him…. does not matter , i thank THE LORD he used him as an instrument for me to recognize that book and used it in my daily life.. even I’m to far from America still the words reached me because of dok..thank you!

    • Webmaster says:

      “so what ever you said bad against him…. does not matter”

      Doesn’t matter? Really? Think about what you just said. It sounds like you are so thankful to Ruckman that it doesn’t matter what anybody says against him, even if they can prove serious Scriptural error in his beliefs. “Does not matter.” A very cultic statement. I plead with you to reconsider, and choose to follow Christ, not a fallible man.

  9. Jeff says:

    Reading this thread of comments is completely laughable! Calling a brother in Christ names over disagreements is unbiblical and un-Christlike to say the least. Why not just examine the facts and face the truth head on?

  10. TIM says:

    Tim says:

    Dr. Ruckman needs no protection. He never cared about judgements from people who judged him. He is with CHRIST right now right, wrong or anything else. It never was in anyone’s hands. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR CHRIST TODAY?

    HAVE A NICE DAY!!!!!!

  11. dr.randy vangarrett says:

    full cup page 273 does not say any thing about 2nd wife . webmaster need to correct that or do a little more busyboding in other mens matters 1 peter 4 :15,

    • Webmaster says:

      I double-checked, and page 273 does indeed mention circumstances of marriage to his second wife. I have since added that it was from the 1998 edition of his book, in case it has been revised.

      • dr.randy vangarrett says:

        man mine is 1992 so checked a few pages before and after, could only find she divorced him to marry police officer . never new she was x wife of student couldent find that statement. but she is the sister of megaheys wife. who was his assistant pastor. gossip makes my head hurt.

        • Webmaster says:

          “gossip makes my head hurt.”

          Normally gossip refers to passing along personal information that is questionable, second-hand, or unverified. However, everything that was pointed out in this article came straight from Ruckman’s own writings, and the source was given. Calling this gossip is unreasonable.

  12. Bereanboy says:

    S Godfrey’s statement was quite a while back, but I can’t let it go. A Christian knows he’s in the word of God because of the Holy Spirit and because of “line upon line, precept upon precept”, NEVER because of any man, regardless of WHO that is; Ruckman, Schofield, Larkin,, Gipp, your favorite TV or radio personality, college “professor”, or producer of books, tapes, CD’s or DVD’s. Do not get God’s word “filtered” through anyone else. You are commanded to study so YOU can be a workman. Ruckman is gone. YOU read and STUDY your Bible for YOURSELF. It is not anyone elses opinions or study notes you will be judged by one day, but GOD’s Word. If yo can’t understand it, ASK Him, (GOD, not some man, who is flesh), and He will show you. He has for me, dozens of times, and He wants to do the same for you. And when God reveals truth to you, it is a hundred times more of a blessing than when a man does.

  13. Let he that is without sin cast the first stone. We should all leave one by one and drop it.

    Any one God used to the extent of Dr. Ruckman would draw fire from many sides. Only God doesn't have any improper alterior motives.

    • Webmaster says:

      Typical Ruckmanite, applying Scripture to others, while letting Ruckman off the hook. Typical cultic approach.

  14. Wilson says:

    You know reading all this is funny. God used men all throughout the bible that you egotistical self righteous biggets would not use. You wouldent let them step foot behind your pulpit. I think of David a man that commited adultery and then seen that her husband was killed aka murder which in old testament was punishable by death and God said that man is a man after mine own heart. I cant say i understand that myself. God did not ask me to understand why or who he was using. I guarentee alot not all but alot of youns would not let David stand behind your pulpit. Thank God that he has and always will use sinners saved by the grace of God. Thsts what seperated David from others. Why who else was willing to fight goliath. And i say who else was God going to use to defend his Holy infallable in errant word KJV besides a few men like Ruckman. You see God sees not as man. But God looketh on the heart. God uses willing men not the best men.




    • Webmaster says:

      Does what you say to me not apply to Ruckman? You speculate that I wouldn’t allow certain imperfect men in a pulpit, yet the man you defend is on record bragging about refusing to even shake a Baptist preacher’s hand! “When he offered me his hand I told him ‘Run on, Ross. YOU ITCH!’” (Ruckman, Peter. Bible Believers’ Bulletin. May 1992, p. 4)


  15. Moderator says:


    I've just finished reading your article and most of the comments under it, and my question is this – what Scripture qualification are you saying he doesn't meet?

    hes not a striker, by all accounts.

    not a brawler even by accusation.

    he is married to only one wife – an acceptable interpretation of a never-ending debate topic.

    not soon angry. By his and your accounts I don't read anything where he got angry with anyone suddenly. It doesn't say never gets angry, just not soon angry.

    Of good report of them that are without. I've heard  bad and good about him, but most unsaved people that knew him or of him give a good report of his testimony and character.

    he is an example to the flock, one way or another.

    So the only thing I see is that he isn't blameless so he should be disqualified from the ministry? Correct me if I'm wrong, please. 

    Unless you have something other than this Im afraid you cannot disqualify him from anything. Otherwise any pastor who could be blamed for anything should not be allowed to pastor. 

    Im sorry but I hope you have something more to base your claims on, and if you do please put it in your article.




    • Webmaster says:

      No one is blinder than the man who refuses to see.

    • The word translated striker in the AV in I Timothy 3.3 as well as Titus 1.7 from the Byzantine text is πλήκτης meaning a quarrelsome bruiser. See in Strong's Concordance of the Bible G4131. It derives from G4141 πλήσσω meaning to strike or smite. That this is Ruckman to the minutest degree is only obscure to the spiritually blind. What is more, the word for brawler is G269 ἄμαχος, distinguishing someone who is "not contentious". The root word μάχη interestingly enough is used in three of the best verses describing Ruckman EVER: II Timothy 2.23, Titus 3.9 as well as James 4.1. 


      • Webmaster says:

        I looked at Ruckman’s commentary to see what he had to say about the term “striker” in the context of pastoral qualifications. For 1 Tim. 3:3, all he has is half a sentence: “…he is not to go around beating his adversaries up…” Under Titus 1:7, not much more: “The ‘striker’ is the ‘brawler’ of 1 Timothy 3:3…” That’s all he has to say. For the term “brawler,” which is virtually synonymous, Ruckman has absolutely nothing to say under 1 Tim. 3:3. Very shallow treatment of these terms for a commentary. In what little he says, it seems that he tries to leave the impression that “striker” refers exclusively to a physical act of violence, but as it has been pointed out here, the meaning in the Greek is not limited to a physical act. 

        • Is not that interesting? Ruckman expediently omitted that he was unqualified to pastor in his commentary! 

          Exodus 23.2-3 

          Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment: Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.


          Psalm 56.5 

          Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.


          II Peter 3.16

          As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction.


  16. Pastor Mike Cannell says:

    Ruckman was indeed a product of his time. One of those who in the last days would seek worship for himself and not for Christ. There will always be some who prefer to believe foolishness than truth, the Devil is powerful in this world and he knows his targets. Ruckman's doctrinal cancer has resulted in the ruination of many men, women and churches, yet scripture tells us he will recieve his reward, the only compassion I feel for him is sadness when he stands before the Christ of God, and answers not for his sins which are many, but for the fact that he knew better, and still chose to serve himself and not Christ.

  17. harry says:

    I love Bro Ruchman

    I have never meet anyone as knowledgeable or wise to the scriptures as bro Ruchman God has given him insight that other have failed to see, He's Opened the scripture to hundreds of Bible students and things i use to stumble over i now enjoy Thank you so much Dr. Peter S Ruchman.

    • Webmaster says:

      If you just read what Ruckman admits to and you left a comment like that, it sounds like a classic case of blindly and foolishly following a man in a cultic fashion.

      • Strict & Particular Baptist Radio says:

        The pastoral epistles mandate an absolute moderation that was altogether absent in Ruckman's life. Interestingly, that is yet another link between himself and Rome. We Waldensians and our counterparts the Wycliffites decried this in the Noble Lesson as well as the Twelve Conclusions as the preistcraft kept the Messias from the people with their mendicance and absurdity. It makes one wonder who had the bright idea to let this braggart in the ministry who had the same spirit as the papacy….

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