How has Ruckman lured hundreds of preachers living overseas into coming to hear him speak? By offering money–and lots of it. The documentation below about a conference in India that attracted approximately 1,450 pastors comes from p. 18 of the Bible Believer's Bulletin, Aug. 2001. We also added something from p. 356 of his autobiography The Full Cup about the total they paid Filipino pastors to attend a Ruckman conference in their country.
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I feel ill…
It’s obvious that whoever put out this garbage (1) doesn’t love Filipinos, (2) doesn’t give a flip for mission, (3) doesn’t love the Lord Jesus Christ enough to go over to the Philippines and help them himself. If someone did give those pastors $24,000–praise God for it!
Are you serious? You are going to kick a bunch of Christians for giving to missions, and then act like Ruckman is running some kind of racket? Do you think that he himself took a percentage of the money? If not you have no complaint. I think only the devil would be in your corner on that much money going into missions.
Paying whichever preachers show up to hear Ruckman speak overseas does not constitute giving to missions.
Proverbs talks a lot about giving of gifts to wrest judgment.
You’re soooo dishonest. Don’t you fear God?
So a Bible Believing pastor gives financial support to poor suffering Christian pastors in India to support themselves. Wow. As if donation to ministers of the truth is somehow vile.
"Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward." (1 Timothy 5:17-18 A.V. 1611).
Hey, slanderous liar, yeah you (!!!!), neither one of those pages from Dr. Ruckman implies that he paid them to come, but rather that he paid them AFTER they came. You're a vile hypocritical Bible-rejecting apostate!
I believe you are wrong on several counts. First, there is no dispute as to the technicality whether Ruckman paid them after they came. The quote from our source already made that clear. Our conclusion is that preachers were lured with money, because it was pre-planned in order to ensure high attendance. In his autobiography, Ruckman made it clear that he wasn’t going to the Philippines unless he could give each pastor $100 (The Full Cup, 1997, p. 355). Giving out money was pre-planned, at least in the Philippines trip. Bible Believer’s Bulletin of Nov. 1994, p. 2 mentions an instance of giving money in advance as follows: “…came by to give a native woman some money so her husband could afford to attend a Bible conference!” We are not against helping poor pastors overseas with the expense of transportation to a conference. But what was described in our original source goes way beyond that, to the point that it was described by a native as “this huge amount of money.” If the goal of giving away $100 per pastor came to pass, and if it is true that the maximum incomes were $20 per month, then five months of income given to everyone indiscriminately, regardless of whether it was handed out at the end, has some ethical implications.
Second, the verse you quoted specifies some conditions. A. They must “rule well” and B. “especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.” We at ruckmanism.org are not against helping native preachers in third world countries beyond transportation expenses when they are known, have proven themselves doctrinally and otherwise, and demonstrate a need. However, our source described the “huge amount of money” given to “every one” that attended the conference.
Third, with no proof you called me a “vile hypocritical Bible-rejecting apostate.” I probably should not have approved your post, but sometimes I approve posts like these for others to see just how unreasonably Ruckmanites typically react when their beloved leader is criticized.