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.