A brief example of what Ruckman hysterically calls “Satanic Bible teaching”

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)

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6 Responses to A brief example of what Ruckman hysterically calls “Satanic Bible teaching”

  1. Primitive Baptist Forum says:

    Do you know how Pentecostalism arrived at its insanity? It took up the Latter Rain Covenant, where texts such as Joel were allegorized wrongly. What difference is Ruckman's above remarks?


    If I may request, I would love to know what Ruckman said on Christ Jesus' Eternal Sonship since he rejected this blessed truth.

  2. Danny Parnell says:

    Why dont you let everyone know who you follow. Every person out there has a teacher. Then we will go after every word that you teacher has ever spoken. You call yourself a Christan but there is more than hate in your heart for this man. Unless your trying to say you correct a Bible Scholar. 

    • Did not the apostle say to "[Let] love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good," (Ro. 12.4), as well as the prophet to "Hate the evil, & love the good, & establish justice in the gate: it may be that Jehovah God of hosts will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph" (Amos 5.15)? It is thoroughly biblical to abhor wickedness. By your perverse standards, the psalmist erred in saying he hated those who hated God, counting them his enemies. Will King Jesus err in his final outpouring of ire in stomping his enemies like wine in a winepress in Apocalypse 19?

    • Webmaster says:

      I follow Jesus Christ. I am commanded to follow Him (Mat. 16:24). I may occasionally recommend the writings of others, but only if they assist us in following Christ better in some aspect. That would not be the case with the man you apparently follow, who has portrayed Christ as "vicious, vengeful, insulting, unkind, or deceptive." See Ruckman’s twisted view of God.

      You completely avoided the main issue. Here it is: Was it correct for Ruckman to say that encouraging church attendance with Ps. 122:1 is "Satanic Bible teaching?"

      • Primitive Baptist Forum says:

        Since Ruckman ran a tax-exempt 501c3 corporation soul in Florida, as well as taught a 10% monetary tithe, you would think to ensure income he would boast about his acheviements rather than letting another praise him, as well as mandate a tithe. O wait, he did just that! This also means the IRS was another autbority beyond himself & the Authorized Version.

  3. Jim Seaman says:

    I liked Dr. Ruckman. I did not always agree with everything he taught or his delivery. That being said, I know that he was a soul winner, loved God and loved people. Since is my salvation in 1987 I have attended Independent, Fundamental, King James only Baptist churches. Because of moving I have been in four  Baptist churches. Each one of them has been different in some way. Not every pastor I've had was into dispensations, not every pastor I had thought tithing in the same way. If I disagreed with something the pastor said I kept it to myself or would speak to the pastor in private. I never let my personal beliefs filter out into the congregation. I believe the pastor is the leader of the church, of course as they follow Christ. I was blessed by every church I've been in and loved every pastor. Thank you for allowing me to comment.

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