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Apr 7, 2021 04:04:41   #
Zemirah Loc: Sojourner En Route...
 
In Jesus' behavior and words before and literally during His crucifixion, we find a view of Jesus as even yet focused on the spiritual and physical needs of others, while committed to completing God's purpose for His life.

There is nothing in Holy Scripture to indicate He was the unwilling victim of either the Sanhedrin or the Roman system of justice as they plotted and facilitated his death on the cross of Calvary.

Nor do the Scriptures report that His temporary demise was the result of being allowed to bleed to death, or that one's own salvation is dependent on believing that Jesus bled to death.

John 10:14-15
"I am the good shepherd. I know My sheep and My sheep know Me,
just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father. And I lay down My life for the sheep."

John 10:17-18:
"The reason the Father loves Me is that I lay down My life in order to take it up again.
No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord.
I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again.

This charge I have received from My Father."

John 10:15-18 clearly says that Jesus Christ gave up or laid down His own life of his own free will.

For this reason, to say that Jesus bled to death would contradict His own words, and would credit those who crucified Him with the power to kill the Son of God. It is reasonable to say He bled on the cross, but that was necessary to accomplish His mission of atoning with His own shed blood for the sins of the world.

Jesus came to earth, first and foremost, as the atoning Savior who died that all might find "peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come." He had said, "for this cause, came I into the world." (John 18:37)

According to the Bible, His shed blood was not the reason for His death.

He died when He said it was time for Him to die. Christ hung (according to Mark 15:25) on the cross for 6 hours and according to all four Gospel accounts, Christ willingly and of His own power then "gave/yielded up His spirit"/// refer to Matt 27:46-50, Mark 15:37, Luke 23:47 & John 19:30. This action confirms the truth of John 10:15-18.

"The sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn down the middle.
Then Jesus called out in a loud voice, "Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit."
And when He had said this, He breathed His last." (Luke 23:45-46.)

The death of Christ did not merely precede His resurrection - it was the price that obtained it. The Bible says He was raised not just after the blood-shedding, but by it. The wrath of God was satisfied with the suffering and death of Jesus. The holy curse against sin was fully absorbed.

John 19:33 tells us when the Roman soldiers went to break the Lord's legs, as was customarily done in a crucifixion, to hasten His death, they discovered He was already dead. One of them then pierced His heart with his spear, rupturing the pericardial sack,
according to medical scientists and doctors, resulting in the flow of both blood and water that was reported, and thus, confirming His death had already occurred.

Also, scientifically, it would have been impossible for a dead man when pierced that high on his upright body to then bleed out. There have been many studies by scientists, physicians and medical experts that all agree that Jesus death was not caused by Exsanguination, death caused by loss of blood.

There was also prophetic significance to this event as John states in John 19:36-37, "For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: 'Not one of his bones will be broken.' And another Scripture says, 'They will look on him whom they have pierced.'" The first reference is to Exodus 12:46. The second reference is from Zechariah 12:10. Both were prophesied in Scripture hundreds of years before the day.

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Apr 7, 2021 08:25:45   #
Peewee Loc: San Antonio, TX
 
Zemirah wrote:
In Jesus' behavior and words before and literally during His crucifixion, we find a view of Jesus as even yet focused on the spiritual and physical needs of others, while committed to completing God's purpose for His life.

There is nothing in Holy Scripture to indicate He was the unwilling victim of either the Sanhedrin or the Roman system of justice as they plotted and facilitated his death on the cross of Calvary.

Nor do the Scriptures report that His temporary demise was the result of being allowed to bleed to death, or that one's own salvation is dependent on believing that Jesus bled to death.

John 10:14-15
"I am the good shepherd. I know My sheep and My sheep know Me,
just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father. And I lay down My life for the sheep."

John 10:17-18:
"The reason the Father loves Me is that I lay down My life in order to take it up again.
No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord.
I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again.

This charge I have received from My Father."

John 10:15-18 clearly says that Jesus Christ gave up or laid down His own life of his own free will.

For this reason, to say that Jesus bled to death would contradict His own words, and would credit those who crucified Him with the power to kill the Son of God. It is reasonable to say He bled on the cross, but that was necessary to accomplish His mission of atoning with His own shed blood for the sins of the world.

Jesus came to earth, first and foremost, as the atoning Savior who died that all might find "peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come." He had said, "for this cause, came I into the world." (John 18:37)

According to the Bible, His shed blood was not the reason for His death.

He died when He said it was time for Him to die. Christ hung (according to Mark 15:25) on the cross for 6 hours and according to all four Gospel accounts, Christ willingly and of His own power then "gave/yielded up His spirit"/// refer to Matt 27:46-50, Mark 15:37, Luke 23:47 & John 19:30. This action confirms the truth of John 10:15-18.

"The sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn down the middle.
Then Jesus called out in a loud voice, "Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit."
And when He had said this, He breathed His last." (Luke 23:45-46.)

The death of Christ did not merely precede His resurrection - it was the price that obtained it. The Bible says He was raised not just after the blood-shedding, but by it. The wrath of God was satisfied with the suffering and death of Jesus. The holy curse against sin was fully absorbed.

John 19:33 tells us when the Roman soldiers went to break the Lord's legs, as was customarily done in a crucifixion, to hasten His death, they discovered He was already dead. One of them then pierced His heart with his spear, rupturing the pericardial sack,
according to medical scientists and doctors, resulting in the flow of both blood and water that was reported, and thus, confirming His death had already occurred.

Also, scientifically, it would have been impossible for a dead man when pierced that high on his upright body to then bleed out. There have been many studies by scientists, physicians and medical experts that all agree that Jesus death was not caused by Exsanguination, death caused by loss of blood.

There was also prophetic significance to this event as John states in John 19:36-37, "For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: 'Not one of his bones will be broken.' And another Scripture says, 'They will look on him whom they have pierced.'" The first reference is to Exodus 12:46. The second reference is from Zechariah 12:10. Both were prophesied in Scripture hundreds of years before the day.
In Jesus' behavior and words before and literally ... (show quote)


He even made a special trip to meet the Samaritan women at the well and she spread the good news. Jesus knew her past, present, and future. He loved everyone. Even if a lot of people didn't. Proving love, life, and unity is always the best path.

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Apr 7, 2021 10:06:43   #
TexaCan Loc: Heart in W Texas - feet on the beach in Al.
 
Zemirah wrote:
In Jesus' behavior and words before and literally during His crucifixion, we find a view of Jesus as even yet focused on the spiritual and physical needs of others, while committed to completing God's purpose for His life.

There is nothing in Holy Scripture to indicate He was the unwilling victim of either the Sanhedrin or the Roman system of justice as they plotted and facilitated his death on the cross of Calvary.

Nor do the Scriptures report that His temporary demise was the result of being allowed to bleed to death, or that one's own salvation is dependent on believing that Jesus bled to death.

John 10:14-15
"I am the good shepherd. I know My sheep and My sheep know Me,
just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father. And I lay down My life for the sheep."

John 10:17-18:
"The reason the Father loves Me is that I lay down My life in order to take it up again.
No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord.
I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again.

This charge I have received from My Father."

John 10:15-18 clearly says that Jesus Christ gave up or laid down His own life of his own free will.

For this reason, to say that Jesus bled to death would contradict His own words, and would credit those who crucified Him with the power to kill the Son of God. It is reasonable to say He bled on the cross, but that was necessary to accomplish His mission of atoning with His own shed blood for the sins of the world.

Jesus came to earth, first and foremost, as the atoning Savior who died that all might find "peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come." He had said, "for this cause, came I into the world." (John 18:37)

According to the Bible, His shed blood was not the reason for His death.

He died when He said it was time for Him to die. Christ hung (according to Mark 15:25) on the cross for 6 hours and according to all four Gospel accounts, Christ willingly and of His own power then "gave/yielded up His spirit"/// refer to Matt 27:46-50, Mark 15:37, Luke 23:47 & John 19:30. This action confirms the truth of John 10:15-18.

"The sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn down the middle.
Then Jesus called out in a loud voice, "Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit."
And when He had said this, He breathed His last." (Luke 23:45-46.)

The death of Christ did not merely precede His resurrection - it was the price that obtained it. The Bible says He was raised not just after the blood-shedding, but by it. The wrath of God was satisfied with the suffering and death of Jesus. The holy curse against sin was fully absorbed.

John 19:33 tells us when the Roman soldiers went to break the Lord's legs, as was customarily done in a crucifixion, to hasten His death, they discovered He was already dead. One of them then pierced His heart with his spear, rupturing the pericardial sack,
according to medical scientists and doctors, resulting in the flow of both blood and water that was reported, and thus, confirming His death had already occurred.

Also, scientifically, it would have been impossible for a dead man when pierced that high on his upright body to then bleed out. There have been many studies by scientists, physicians and medical experts that all agree that Jesus death was not caused by Exsanguination, death caused by loss of blood.

There was also prophetic significance to this event as John states in John 19:36-37, "For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: 'Not one of his bones will be broken.' And another Scripture says, 'They will look on him whom they have pierced.'" The first reference is to Exodus 12:46. The second reference is from Zechariah 12:10. Both were prophesied in Scripture hundreds of years before the day.
In Jesus' behavior and words before and literally ... (show quote)


Thank you for sharing your love and knowledge of our Lord and Savior!

MARANATHA

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Apr 8, 2021 01:18:44   #
Armageddun Loc: The show me state
 
TexaCan wrote:
Thank you for sharing your love and knowledge of our Lord and Savior!

MARANATHA


Amen

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Apr 8, 2021 01:19:07   #
Armageddun Loc: The show me state
 
Zemirah wrote:
In Jesus' behavior and words before and literally during His crucifixion, we find a view of Jesus as even yet focused on the spiritual and physical needs of others, while committed to completing God's purpose for His life.

There is nothing in Holy Scripture to indicate He was the unwilling victim of either the Sanhedrin or the Roman system of justice as they plotted and facilitated his death on the cross of Calvary.

Nor do the Scriptures report that His temporary demise was the result of being allowed to bleed to death, or that one's own salvation is dependent on believing that Jesus bled to death.

John 10:14-15
"I am the good shepherd. I know My sheep and My sheep know Me,
just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father. And I lay down My life for the sheep."

John 10:17-18:
"The reason the Father loves Me is that I lay down My life in order to take it up again.
No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord.
I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again.

This charge I have received from My Father."

John 10:15-18 clearly says that Jesus Christ gave up or laid down His own life of his own free will.

For this reason, to say that Jesus bled to death would contradict His own words, and would credit those who crucified Him with the power to kill the Son of God. It is reasonable to say He bled on the cross, but that was necessary to accomplish His mission of atoning with His own shed blood for the sins of the world.

Jesus came to earth, first and foremost, as the atoning Savior who died that all might find "peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come." He had said, "for this cause, came I into the world." (John 18:37)

According to the Bible, His shed blood was not the reason for His death.

He died when He said it was time for Him to die. Christ hung (according to Mark 15:25) on the cross for 6 hours and according to all four Gospel accounts, Christ willingly and of His own power then "gave/yielded up His spirit"/// refer to Matt 27:46-50, Mark 15:37, Luke 23:47 & John 19:30. This action confirms the truth of John 10:15-18.

"The sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn down the middle.
Then Jesus called out in a loud voice, "Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit."
And when He had said this, He breathed His last." (Luke 23:45-46.)

The death of Christ did not merely precede His resurrection - it was the price that obtained it. The Bible says He was raised not just after the blood-shedding, but by it. The wrath of God was satisfied with the suffering and death of Jesus. The holy curse against sin was fully absorbed.

John 19:33 tells us when the Roman soldiers went to break the Lord's legs, as was customarily done in a crucifixion, to hasten His death, they discovered He was already dead. One of them then pierced His heart with his spear, rupturing the pericardial sack,
according to medical scientists and doctors, resulting in the flow of both blood and water that was reported, and thus, confirming His death had already occurred.

Also, scientifically, it would have been impossible for a dead man when pierced that high on his upright body to then bleed out. There have been many studies by scientists, physicians and medical experts that all agree that Jesus death was not caused by Exsanguination, death caused by loss of blood.

There was also prophetic significance to this event as John states in John 19:36-37, "For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: 'Not one of his bones will be broken.' And another Scripture says, 'They will look on him whom they have pierced.'" The first reference is to Exodus 12:46. The second reference is from Zechariah 12:10. Both were prophesied in Scripture hundreds of years before the day.
In Jesus' behavior and words before and literally ... (show quote)


Amen

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Apr 8, 2021 08:11:14   #
Rose42
 
TexaCan wrote:
Thank you for sharing your love and knowledge of our Lord and Savior!

MARANATHA


Amen to that!

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Apr 8, 2021 21:39:39   #
Roamin' Catholic Loc: the Frozen Tundra
 
Jesus said, "My Flesh is Real Food and My Blood is Real Drink. Unless you Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood you have no Life in you. "

Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. In atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. 🙏



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Apr 12, 2021 13:51:45   #
olegig Loc: Texas panhandle
 
Jesus Christ shed His blood. It was God’s blood. If not then any man could have been His Father.

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Hebrews 9:12-14 -KJV

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Apr 22, 2021 04:51:50   #
Zemirah Loc: Sojourner En Route...
 
Hi Oleg,

I agree with your Bible passage, that "He entered into the Holy place (in heaven), only once, - for that is all that was required, as a covering for all sins, for all time, for every person who will believe, and accept His free gift of eternal salvation.

For the death that He died, He died to sin [ending its power and paying the sinner's debt] once and for all; and the life that He lives, He lives to [glorify] God [in unbroken fellowship with Him] (Romans 6:10).

God is spirit. God has no blood, yet "without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin" (Hebrews 9:22).

For that reason, Jesus became incarnate; fully God, fully man:

in•car•nate

adj. Invested with bodily nature and form.
adj. Embodied in human form; personified.

The blood Jesus shed was human blood.

"but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or spot" (1st Peter 1:19).

"Any man" could not have lived a sinless life, thereby fulfilling the requirement that a sacrifice must be perfect, i.e., "without spot or blemish."

Only Jesus, being fully God as well as fully man, could.



olegig wrote:
Jesus Christ shed His blood. It was God’s blood. If not then any man could have been His Father.

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Hebrews 9:12-14 -KJV
Jesus Christ shed His blood. It was God’s blood. I... (show quote)

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Apr 22, 2021 05:02:08   #
Zemirah Loc: Sojourner En Route...
 
The first Christian Council, the Council of Jerusalem or Apostolic Council was held in Jerusalem in 48 A.D. (Acts 15). It is unique among the ancient pre-ecumenical councils in that it is considered by Catholics and Orthodox to be a prototype and forerunner of the later ecumenical councils and a key part of Christian ethics.
The council, presided over by James the Just, with Simon Peter and Paul in attendance, decided that Gentile converts to Christianity were not obligated to keep most of the fasts, and other specific rituals, including the rules concerning circumcision of males.

The Council retained their existing prohibitions:
on eating blood, meat containing blood,
and meat of animals that were strangled, and on fornication and idolatry.

This is referred to by Catholicism as the Apostolic Decree or Jerusalem Quadrilateral.




Roamin' Catholic wrote:
Jesus said, "My Flesh is Real Food and My Blood is Real Drink. Unless you Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood you have no Life in you. "

Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. In atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. 🙏
Jesus said, "My Flesh is Real Food and My Blo... (show quote)

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Apr 22, 2021 05:08:14   #
Zemirah Loc: Sojourner En Route...
 
Hi Peewee,

Christian love for our fellow human beings is beautiful, love for God is priceless, life, indeed, is a precious gift, but the advisability of unity is dependent on with what you're uniting, and for what cause.


Peewee wrote:
He even made a special trip to meet the Samaritan women at the well and she spread the good news. Jesus knew her past, present, and future. He loved everyone. Even if a lot of people didn't. Proving love, life, and unity is always the best path.

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Apr 22, 2021 06:59:12   #
olegig Loc: Texas panhandle
 
Zemirah "The blood Jesus shed was human blood."

Are you saying Mary, the mother of Jesus, was impregnated by a human, maybe Joseph? Was this human blood the blood used to cover the Holy Place in Heaven?

You do have a strange belief system, I wish you would give it a name.
Perhaps it's the commentators you read, some call them common taters just trying to make a buck.

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Apr 22, 2021 08:16:23   #
TexaCan Loc: Heart in W Texas - feet on the beach in Al.
 
olegig wrote:
Zemirah "The blood Jesus shed was human blood."

Are you saying Mary, the mother of Jesus, was impregnated by a human, maybe Joseph? Was this human blood the blood used to cover the Holy Place in Heaven?

You do have a strange belief system, I wish you would give it a name.
Perhaps it's the commentators you read, some call them common taters just trying to make a buck.


Always the insulting attitude! 👿

I’m curious! Did your partner ever rope you instead of the steer......accidentally of coarse? 😱🤷🏻‍♀️

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Apr 22, 2021 09:31:08   #
Rose42
 
olegig wrote:
Zemirah "The blood Jesus shed was human blood."

Are you saying Mary, the mother of Jesus, was impregnated by a human, maybe Joseph? Was this human blood the blood used to cover the Holy Place in Heaven?

You do have a strange belief system, I wish you would give it a name.
Perhaps it's the commentators you read, some call them common taters just trying to make a buck.


Its called Christianity. How you came to the conclusion that she is saying Jesus’s father was human is beyond me.

Perhaps you keep flailing because people don’t buy into your opinion that the KJV is the one true translation.

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Apr 22, 2021 17:54:46   #
Zemirah Loc: Sojourner En Route...
 
Oleg, I can give your belief system its proper name: Ruckmanism

"Ruckmanites," the disciples of Peter Ruckman (1921-2016), Czar of the KJV Onlyists, are known for:
their exaltation of the King James Bible;
their belief that it constitutes "advanced revelation;"
their belief "that it is the final, preserved word of God;
for their "ultra dispensationalism;"
their "aggressive - abrasive writing style;"
and for excoriating all those fellow Christians who disagree with them.

Compare random Peter Ruckman's statements with your own:

“The A.V. 1611 reading, here, is superior to any Greek text” (Peter Ruckman, The Christian’s Handbook of Manuscript Evidence, Pensacola Bible Press, 1970, p. 118).

“Mistakes in the A.V. 1611 are advanced revelation!” (Ruckman, Manuscript Evidence, p. 126).

“A short handbook, such as this, will not permit an exhaustive account of the marvelous undesigned ‘coincidences’ which have slipped through the A.V. 1611 committees, unawares to them, and which give advanced light, and advanced revelation beyond the investigation of the greatest Bible students 300 year later” (Ruckman, Manuscript Evidence, p. 127).

“A little English will clear up the obscurities in any Greek text” (Ruckman, Manuscript Evidence, p. 147).

“If all you have is the ‘original Greek,’ you lose light” (Ruckman, Manuscript Evidence, p. 336).

“If you are able to obtain a copy [of Ruckman’s proposed new book] you will have, in your hands, a minimum of 200 advanced revelations that came from the inerrant English text, that were completely overlooked (or ignored) by every major Christian scholar since 90 A.D.” (Bible Believers’ Bulletin, Jan. 1994, pp. 2, 4).

“We shall deal with the English Text of the Protestant Reformation, and our references to Greek or Hebrew will only be made to enforce the authority of that text or to demonstrate the superiority of that text to Greek and Hebrew” (Peter Ruckman, Problem Texts, Preface, Pensacola Bible Institute Press, 1980, p. vii).

“Observe how accurately and beautifully the infallible English text straightens out Erasmus, Griesbach, Beza, Nestle, Aland, Metzger, Trench, Vincent, Davis, Wuest, Zodhiates, Elzevir, and Stephanus with the poise and grace of a swan as it smoothly and effectively breaks your arm with one flap of its wings. Beautiful, isn’t it? If the mood or tense isn’t right in any Greek text, the King James Bible will straighten it out in a hurry” (Ruckman, Problem Texts, pp. 348, 349).

“The original Hebrew had nothing to do with Genesis 1:1-3 at all [referring to Ruckman’s heresy that the flood of 2 Peter 3:5-6 speaks of a flood that took place in Genesis 1:2]. It only muddied the issue. Hebrew is of no help at all in understanding the passage” (Peter Ruckman, The Unknown Bible, Bible Baptist Bookstore, 1984, p. 67).

“The King James test is the last and final statement that God has given to the world, and He has given it in the universal language of the 20th century ... The truth is that God slammed the door of Revelation shut in 389 B.C. and slammed it shut again in 1611” (Peter Ruckman, The Monarch of Books, Pensacola, 1973, p. 9).

Ruckman teaches that men are saved in different ways in different ages.

He believes men were saved by blood plus works in the Old Testament, by faith plus works in the Tribulation, and by works alone in the Millennium.
In "Millions Disappear: Fact or Fiction?," Ruckman says: “If the Lord comes and you remain behind, then start working like a madman to get to heaven, because you’re going to have to. ... You must keep the Ten Commandments (all of them, Ecclesiastes 12:13), keep the Golden Rule (1 John 3:10), give your money to the poor, get baptized, take up your cross, hold out to the end of the Tribulation, wait for Jesus Christ to show up at the Battle of Armageddon, and be prepared to die for what you believe.

In the Tribulation you cannot be saved by grace alone, like you could before the Rapture.”

[Note: Their beliefs contradict God's Word in Romans 4:1-8 which plainly states that both Abraham before the law and David under the law were saved by faith without works. This is the only plan of salvation God ever has had and ever will have - salvation by grace alone through faith alone based upon the shed blood of Jesus Christ alone. The Old Testament saints did not know what the New Testament saint knows, but Romans 4 makes it plain that the Old Testament saints were saved by faith without works. Like Abraham, they believed God and it was counted unto them for righteousness.

Those who are saved in the Tribulation will also be saved through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ and through this alone. “These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb”
(Revelation 7:14).]

Ruckman's writings are filled with godless fleshly name calling.

Some of the choice names Ruckman calls those who disagree with him are “jackass,” “poor, dumb, stupid red legs,” “silly asses,” “apostolic succession of bloated egotists,” “two-bit junkies,” “two-faced, tin-horned punks,” “incredible idiots,” “egotistical jack legs,” “conservative asses whose brains have gone to seed,” “cheap, two-bit punks,” and “stupid, little, Bible-rejecting apostates.”

Dr. Ruckman can be exceedingly vulgar. He calls the New American Standard Version “more of the same old godless, depraved crap.” (Satan’s Masterpiece--the New ASV, p. 67). In The Unknown Bible, p. 100, Ruckman says, “You see how people get all screwed up?”

Ruckman believes it is God who has called him to speak like this: “God called me to sit at this typewriter and pour forth VINEGAR, ACID, VITRIOL, AND CLEANING FLUID on the leading conservative and fundamental scholars of 1900 through 1990. ... God is in charge. He ... destines me to sit at this typewriter and LAMBASTE, SCALD AND RIDICULE these Bible rejecting fundamentalists who ‘believe the Bible is the Word of God,’ ... I hereby dedicate myself anew to the task of DESTRUCTIVE CRITICISM AND NEGATIVE BLASTING against every adversary of that Holy Book...”
(The Bible Believers Bulletin, Dec. 1985).

Peter Ruckman’s spirit and language is not that of the Bible. Ruckman claims to be fighting for a Holy Book, but does so in an unholy manner, and it is confusion.

James 3:13-17 says: “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.
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”

This passage from the King James Bible condemns Ruckmanism, and informs those with eyes to see that Ruckman’s spirit is earthly, sensual, and devilish. Enjoying Ruckman because he “gets after those Bible perverters” is the same carnal spirit as enjoying a good dog fight when the dog on which you have bet is the biggest, meanest one around.
“Sic ‘em, Pete, sic ‘em!” It is entertaining, and it is satisfying to the flesh, but God says bitter envying and strife is earthly, sensual, devilish. God says heavenly wisdom is peaceable, gentle and full of mercy.

2nd Timothy 2:24-26 says: “And the servant of the Lord must not strive: but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”

The Lord Jesus and the apostles used some strong language, for instance, what Jesus called the Pharisees in Matthew 23. Paul, filled with the Spirit, spoke severely of the false teacher in Acts 13:9-10. The severe plainness with which the Spirit of God speaks of false teachers in passages such as 2nd Peter 2 and Jude is well known...

There is, however, a world of difference between the language used in the Bible and the language used by Peter Ruckman; between the spirit of God's chosen spokesmen, Peter, Paul and Jude, - and the spirit of Peter Ruckman.

There is also a distinct difference between the way the Spirit of God deals with a saved but erring man and the way He deals with an unregenerate corrupter of the gospel. There is a vast difference between the way the Lord Jesus Christ dealt with His own disciples and the way He dealt with the Pharisees.

That same distinction is evident in the way that Paul dealt with Peter’s hypocrisy in Galatians 2 and the way he dealt with the unsaved false teacher in Acts 13.
Yet Ruckman makes no difference between the Pope, a theological Christ-denying, Bible denier, or an erring fundamental evangelical brother in Christ. He lumps men such as John R. Rice and Stewart Custer together with John Paul II and Karl Barth and treats them in the same abrasive manner.

Ruckman holds many peculiar unknown doctrines and has a proud, cultic attitude - that he alone has truths that no one else in church history has ever known.

In bragging of his book "The Salient Verses," Mr. Ruckman makes these comments:
“If you are able to obtain a copy [of Ruckman’s proposed new book] you will have, in your hands, a minimum of 200 advanced revelations that came from the inerrant English text, that were completely overlooked (or ignored) by every major Christian scholar since 90 A.D. This would include all of the modern Bible revisers (1800-1999), all of the faculty members and staffs of every major ‘Fundamental’ (Conservative and Evangelical) seminary, university, and college in Europe and America since 1500, and every Greek and Hebrew scholar (or teacher) since 1611. ... Actually, if a Bible believer has this work he will have the accumulated knowledge of Cornelius Stam and Ethelbert Bullinger ... Clarence Larkin and C.I. Scofield, Ewing, Osborne, Tilton, and PTL ... Pember, Peters, Gaebelein, Pentecost, Lindsey, Kirban, Rockwood, Webber, and Van Impe ... plus the Puritans, Reformers, major evangelists (Moody, Sunday, Finney, Torrey, Wesley, etc.) and all that any Greek and Hebrew scholar ... ever found out - that was so - in the last 200 years” (Peter Ruckman, Bible Believers’ Bulletin, Jan. 1994, pp. 2,4).

In "The Unknown Bible," Ruckman claims to hold to 14 “biblical truths” which all other Bible teachers have overlooked. On page 347, Ruckman modestly claims: “Do you realize that in these last two chapters, you have learned a dozen things that were unknown to the greatest Bible teachers in the world? In 2000 years of church history, they haven’t even been able to find the passage which dealt with these things we have been talking about.”

Some of Ruckman’s long-overlooked “biblical truths” include the following:

(1) Angels are thirty-three year old males without wings; and all women in the Church Age will receive thirty-three year old male bodies at the Rapture.

(2) The plan of salvation for Tribulation saints is faith plus works and the plan of salvation in the Millennium is works alone.

(3) When the believer is born again, his soul is literally cut loose from the inside of his fleshly body. [Ruckman takes spiritual circumcision very literally!]

(4) Demons are winged creatures ranging in size from those of flies and mosquitoes to eagles and vultures.

(5) Sexual unions constitute marriage in God’s sight.

(6) The soul is an invisible bodily shape. “The problem is the word ‘soul,’ but since there isn’t one pre-millennial, soul-winning, fundamentalist who knows what a soul is (see the entire library of books published by Eerdmans, Baker, Zondervan, and the Sword of the Lord before 1970) ... The soul in the Bible is an invisible bodily shape. In the Old Testament, the soul is almost synonymous with the body, for it is stuck to it till death” (Ruckman, Problem Texts, p. 145).

(7) The flood mentioned in 2 Peter 3 is not Noah’s flood but is one that supposedly occurred at the judgment of the earth, when Satan was cast out of Heaven. He admits that no other Bible teacher has ever held this view: “Now who could get a message so simple all muddled up? His Answer: Every major fundamental Bible scholar and teacher in the United States, without one exception... [until he came along].

[Note: God actually shut the door of revelation about 95-96 A.D. with the completion of the New Testament.]

There is a clear verse in the Bible that refutes the position of Peter Ruckman and Ruckmanism.

"The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that proclaimed it"
(Psalm 68:11).

Oleg, for your soul's sake, read the Bible through your own eyes.



olegig wrote:
Zemirah "The blood Jesus shed was human blood."

Are you saying Mary, the mother of Jesus, was impregnated by a human, maybe Joseph? Was this human blood the blood used to cover the Holy Place in Heaven?

You do have a strange belief system, I wish you would give it a name.
Perhaps it's the commentators you read, some call them common taters just trying to make a buck.

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