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#327184 Did You All Know You Are "semi-Ruckmanites"?

Posted by Ukulelemike on 02 May 2013 - 11:00 PM

And yet he is one of the main reasons the KJVO position even became an issue. Go figure.

Negative: he is the reason it became a joke. The way Ruckman acts associates him more with the westboro baptist than anything else. The old, "I don't care who I have to offend!" attitude, which is actually condemned in the Bible.


        “And the servant of the Lord MUST NOT STRIVE: BUT

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.”  2tim 2:24-26



“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among 

you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works
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,
without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”   James 3:13-17


Ruckman's spirit is not of God, but worldly and sensual when he uses vitriolic, nasty phrases against Christians for the sin of disagreeing with HIS position on the KJV.


• “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”
• “stupid, little, Bible-rejecting apostates”


Are these the words of a Christian showing the fruit of the Spirit? I think not. Standing for the KJV is not enough to overlook such a spirit.

#327122 Did You All Know You Are "semi-Ruckmanites"?

Posted by Ukulelemike on 02 May 2013 - 07:25 PM

As for Mr. Ruckman, I appreciate his dogged stand for the KJV, though I disagree with his reasoning. I also greatly disagree with his less-than-humble attitude, name-calling, and generally disrespectful tone he uses toward anyone who isn't as pro-KJV as he is, and sadly, too oftehn I see the same nasty attitude in many of his adherents, as well. He also seems to teach and believe a lot of strange things, or so I have heard, though I will not make this a direct charge as I have not had the opportunity to fully research them directly.

#326917 Great Falling Away

Posted by Ukulelemike on 01 May 2013 - 10:09 AM

In a way, I believe a falling away is a good thing, so to speak. We are told not to try to separate the wheat from the chaff, that the Lord will do it, and because there is a chance of accidently uprooting the wheat, since we can't see hearts. But a falling away is perhaps the chaff beginning to separate itself away from the wheat by its own choice, at least to an extent.



The verse you're probably referring to is 2Thes. 2. But it actually say's something a little different.   It states that the Day of the Lord will not come until two things happen.......there's an apostasy and...... the man of sin is revealed.  Verses 3-12 are all about the man of sin and his followers.  There's no reason to assume that this apostasy has anything to do with the Church because verse 13 starts out with the word 'BUT.'


The word 'but,' the first word of verse 13, is a conjunctive participle and universally used "by way of opposition and distinction." It is added to statements opposed to a preceding statement." So the context of verse 3-12 has nothing to do with the Church but does have something to do with the man of sin.

The church isn't implied or prophesied in this apostasy at all.


Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

The very word for 'falling away' is "apostasia", or apostasy, which directly refers to apostasy from the truth, in this case, the church, the body of Christ. It assumes there are, in the churches, those who are not saved, and that they will completely leave at some point. BUT, (vs 13), the BRETHREN will be saved. The lost will separate themselves from the saved. Which would explain the currrent huge exodus of many to the RCC traditions, as well as the growth of Mormonism, LDS, and Islam. They have rejected Christ, and now they show their colors.

#326900 Question To Our Roman Church Friends

Posted by Ukulelemike on 30 April 2013 - 11:34 PM

There can be no Apostolic succession-the Bible clearly makes it impossible, that there were only 12 Apostles of the Lamb:


Rev 21:14: "And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb."


There were ever only 12 Apostles with authority over the churches, 12 who were called personally by Jesus Christ-by the way, Matthias was not one, as the other 11 chose him; Paul was chosen by Christ to take the bishoprick of Judas Iscariot.  Now, in reality, ALL Christians who are sent out with a mission by the Lord are apostles, but there are only 12 Apostles, only 12 who had authority. The RCC has no biblical claim to any succession. Besides, there was no RCC, teachnically-speaking, until the 4th century, when Constantine claimed to have seen a vision of the cross, and thus, was 'saved'. He then proceeded to 'baptize' his entire army, supposedly making them all Christians, before they went out and killed a bunch of folks under the banner of the cross.


This is no surprise: even a light perusal of history of the RCC will show that it is run primarily on visions and revelations of nuns and priests. For example, much of the events depicted on 'The Passion of the Christ' movie were not biblical, but based on the false visions of a mystic RCC nun. For them, visions of 'Mary' and 'saints' have always pretty much ruled the day, so no surprise the whole mess is based solidly on a false vision by a wicked man.

#326705 A Saved Idolater?

Posted by Ukulelemike on 28 April 2013 - 03:59 PM

The simple answer would be no. However, that being said, we m ight ask, 'Can an immature saved person fall into error and idolatry?" Then the answer would be, yes, they can. So, then an idolator might well be saved, but in error as to their idolatry. However, I also believe that a truly saved person will see the error of their way and turn away from that idolatry.


At the same time, we would ask, can someone commit adultery and be saved? Yes, again, we are all sinners, saved by grace, and subject to foolish acts, but as saved person will be convicted and repent-it won't be their committed lifestyle. So a person can fall to error and idolatry, but they will return to the Lord.

#326672 2 Sinless People

Posted by Ukulelemike on 27 April 2013 - 11:27 AM

A whole lot of words, but leaving the OP, which was, 'was Mary sinless"? or, where there two sinless people? And the answer is, of course, No, only One, Jesus Christ. Mary was neither immaculately conceived, nor was she taked bodily into Heaven, nor does she sit st the side of the throne of God, neither is she co-mediatrix or co-redemtrix.


I actually read an article recently that explained how Mary is co.mediatrix and co-redemtrix, in that, having borne the body of Jesus as an infant, and raising Him , that makes her a part of the ultimate redemption, thus co-redemtrix. However if this is their explanation, then are not ALL Christians, those who give the gospel, and witness to the Lord, co-redeemers?  Well, again, No, though we are given a part and a place in the work, there is one redeemer, and one mediator, and we, as Mary, are but servants and children of God.

#326636 Why Do Angels And Demons Fight?

Posted by Ukulelemike on 26 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

As I understand it, angels keep the devils under control, to keep them from raging against the earth and its inhabitants uncontrollably. They are allowed to do certain things, but only as the Lord wills and allows. Case in point: the spirit of lying the Lord allowed to enter in the prophets of Israel in 1Kings 22. Obviously, an angel could not be a lying spirit, so it had to be a devil, since Satan is the father of lies. The Lord will use them when He chooses, particularly in such cases as when God's people refuse to hear His word, and seek after lies.  

In the tribulation period, the devils will be allowed full reign for that time, doing as they please, though they will still be controlled by the Lord, in that they won't be allowed to hurt those who have been sealed. This is why I personally believe that the one who 'letteth' until he be taken out of the way is Michael the Archangel, rather than the Holy Spirit, because this seems to be his job, and the job of the angels, rather than the Spirit, whose job is to indwell and empower the believer, teach us the things of God, and seal us until the day of redemption. I have seen nothing in the Bible that tells me that the Spirit restrains Satan, specifically-speaking. But I DO see Michael and Gabriel resisting him, and fighting the various spiritual powers, as in Daniel.


But that's a different subject.

#326609 2 Sinless People

Posted by Ukulelemike on 26 April 2013 - 10:27 AM

The Bible itself refutes the idea that Mary was sinless, in that, after she bore Jesus, she went and offered two turtledoves for a sin offering at the temple. mSome would say she did so just out of obligation, or tradition, not for any actual sin, yet we never see Jesus offer any sacrifice for sin, save for His own self as sacrifice for the sin of the world.

#326526 Dilemma

Posted by Ukulelemike on 25 April 2013 - 07:32 AM

I'll chime in!


Suppose you go-as a good, godly wife, you have made your objections known to your husband, but he chooses to go nonetheless. Okay, Have your own 'church', so to speak. There are many excellent resources available out there, such as videos, CDs, Bible-study courses, and so on, widely available. Have your own little services! Choose a church back in the states, with whom you will affiliate, who can give you prayer support and encouragement. Take a offering each Sunday, or each payday, whichever would work best, and each month, send it off to this church, as it will teach both yourselves and your child the importance of being associated with a church and giving for its needs. Maybe try to get a weekly, or monthly letter from the church to see how things are going there, and maybe, if they have a CD ministry, get a CD of the week's sermons to listen to, together.


And who knows? Maybe there are others who are like-minded, and may want to join you for your little meetings, who find the ecumenical chapel services empty, and maybe you can get a small group together, which may even lead to an actual church beginning!


The point is, do what you can for the Lord and your family where you are! Perhaps the Lord wants a real testimony there among those people, you think? Don't be afraid to start something and maybe advertise your family bible-studied so others may be blessed, as well.

#326466 How I Study The Word

Posted by Ukulelemike on 24 April 2013 - 10:56 AM

Studying the Word of God in the English translation of the King James version is ok most of the time. But to get the true intended meaning of any passage I look at it in the language the authors spoke and wrote it in.  I always use the King James and never the "Textus Receptus" or Latin received text for my studies.


We believe in the inspired Word of God. The word inspired means God breathed or God spoke. When God spoke to His servants the prophets, He spoke to them in the language they also spoke, understood, and wrote. So one of the most important parts of my hermeneutic is to research the definition of the words in the text in the language it was written in and look at how those same words are used elsewhere in the bible...and accept the definition of those words regardless if it goes against what I already believe.


I approach the scriptures as unbiased as I can.  I'm working out my own salvation.  I've been studying God's Word since 1973. Most serious students of God's Word study it in the KJV.  Too often they approach it in the light of what they already believe i.e. with their already pre-conceived ideas. Too often they're unwilling to reconsider other ideas especially about prophecy. I just don't believe that any one of us has all the truth. 


I've always questioned everything. When I study the scriptures I look at them from every angle to see what others believe.  I look at all the resources I have available, especially the lexicons. I look at how key words are used elsewhere in the bible and I like to show people how I arrive at my conclusions.  I look at the context of the passage, when and to whom it was written, if it's past or future, and keep it simple and logical. I've found that the simplest interpretation is usually the right one.


2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

"For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little." (Isaiah 28:10).

You do realize that the King James version was bilt on the compilation of the Textus Receptus, don't you?


One must be very careful in trying to study the original languages, because all we have today are men's ideas as to what those meant. If you take any number of different Greek Bible dictionaries, you will find different meanings to various words. As well, since we don't have the autographa today, we need then to choose which of many different Greek texts to use. If not using a Textus Receptus, you are probably using a Westcott/Hort Greek text, which is the one NOT based on TR, but on Sinaiticus and Vaticanus, primarily, two corrupt Alexandrian texts.


To not study in the KJV, then, tells me that you dont trust that the Lord can, and has, preserved His word in English for His people, I assume. Then everyone must be a scholar in koine Greek, ancient Hebrew and Chaldean to understand the word of God? And that's assuming a reliable copy of these can even be found to use.


Now, I agree that giving one's self some training in history, to understand better the context of the writings, some understanding of the culture and the time is a good thing-you don't have to be a scholar, just aware.   BUt also, being in a good, New testament, Bible-believeing/teaching church under godly leadership can be a help, as well, since it IS highly promoted in the Bible, and I believe absolutely necessary to keep from moving into apostasy, since it is the body of Christ. When a child of God removes himself from the local body, (albeit, a right one), they become a member without a body. Yes, we are part of the overall body, if we are born again, but the Bible is clear that the local body is extremely important, as well, seeing as how most of the New Testament is written either TO or ABOUT the local bodies. Thus, to be removed from it, and to 'go it alone', is dangerous. I have seen, time and again, many knowledgable Christians who get out of church, and within a year have moved into all kinds of weird , always-changing doctrines. So I hope you are part of a good NT church.

#326464 Catholic Persecution of Christians

Posted by Ukulelemike on 24 April 2013 - 10:41 AM


  "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Eph 2:8,9)


Cahtolic Church:


“If anyone says that justifying faith is nothing else than confidence in divine mercy, which remits sins for Christ's sake, or that it is this confidence alone that justifies us, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Sixth Session, Canons Concerning Justification, Canon 12).


“If anyone says that the justice received is not preserved and also not increased before God through good works, but that those works are merely the fruits and signs of justification obtained, but not the cause of its increase, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Sixth Session, Canons Concerning Justification, Canon 24).


“For it is the liturgy through which, especially in the divine sacrifice of the Eucharist, 'the work of our redemption is accomplished,' and it is through the liturgy, especially, that the faithful are enabled to express in their lives and manifest to others the mystery of Christ and the real nature of the true Church” (Vatican II, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Introduction, para. 2).


“As often as the sacrifice of the cross by which 'Christ our Pasch is sacrificed' (1 Cor. 5:7) is celebrated on the altar, the work of our redemption is carried out” (Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Chapter 1, 3, p. 324).


“From the most ancient times in the Church good works were also offered to God for the salvation of sinners, particularly the works which human weakness finds hard. Because the sufferings of the martyrs for the faith and for God's law were thought to be very valuable, penitents used to turn to the martyrs to be helped by their merits to obtain a more speedy reconciliation from the bishops. Indeed, the prayers and good works of holy people were regarded as of such great value that it could be asserted that the penitent was washed, cleansed and redeemed with the help of the entire Christian people” (Vatican II, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Apostolic Constitution on the Revision of Indulgences, chap. 3, 6, pp. 78,79).


You cannot take one aspect of scripture and apply it as the end-all, be-all of whether a church is true or false. The Bible is a big book, made up of 66 books, all of which are the very word of God, and are to be taken as a whole. When a church has official statements that disagree with clear scripture, that must be marked as a sign that it may be a false church. Now, there are those that have error, and error can be reparied-it doesn't necessarily mean false, just error. But when an organization piles error upon error, and even goes to such lengths to supress any disagreement to those errors, as to kill any who publicly disagree, THAT is a false church, and the enemy of Christ. Remember, Jesus said,

" They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service."

This doesn't refer just to the Jews, but many, and for hundreds of years, the RCC killed, tortured and persecuted millions of Jews and true Christians, all while holding a cross and declaring the name of Jesus. Whether or not they seem to nhave become a benevolent organization today does not change the fact of their murderous history, a history which has never been repented of, and, indeed, is often denied. 


They are a false church, who bow to idols, who pray to the dead, who follow a man and traditions over God and His word.

#326457 Change We Can Believe In!?

Posted by Ukulelemike on 24 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

I don't think there are any on OB who were taken in by this campaign slogan from now President Obama's 2008 campaign. I'm fairly sure, most of us at OB know faith (belief) can't be placed in a moving target (change). 


We can put our faith-trust-belief-confidence in Jesus Christ the Lord and very God. (John 10:30 "I and my Father are one." Exodus 15:18 "The LORD shall reign for ever and ever." ...and many other verses which assure us of God's immutability)


I was reading in Proverbs this morning and took notice of the following two verses. Do you think the truth from the following two verses can be seen in U.S. government today?

Pr 24:21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
Pr 24:22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?


I have faith in God that he will take care of President Obama's "change;" how and when is entirely up to him. It may be that you or I or a group could be the instrument of God's righteousness...we don't know. 

Change I can believe in? Sure I agree! Because on paydays, with the high cost of everything under Obama, all I have left the next day is change!

#326309 James The Christian

Posted by Ukulelemike on 23 April 2013 - 07:40 AM

Hey Mike, just a couple of questions to hopefully clear up some confusion. The part of your testimony describing the fellow running across the highway, you described how your wife did not get saved judging by her current lifestyle. My first question is that I am wondering if your wife is saved now? Secondly, if she is not, wouldn't you holding the office of Pastor not fully match up with the qualifications outlined in 1 Timothy 3?


1 Timothy 3:4-5 - "4One that ruleth his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)"


The office of a bishop is higher than that of a deacon, and the deacon's wives are called to "be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things." - 1 Timothy 3:12


I pray you don't feel like I am challenging or attacking you. I just wanted to get clarification, and the original source is the best place to get it!

Nt at all. No, this is no longer my wife. She left, not wanting any part of the Christian lifestyle, long before I became a pastor. Now, I know that will open up a whole other can of worms, which I suspect we will find ourselves in disagreement about, whether a divorced man can be a pastor. But I will say that, if I married, as a believer, an unbeliever, does the Lord honor that marriage, since it is clearly apart from His will? Many say it doesn't matter,-once you are married you are married forever in God's eyes, but I don't see that. The Bible gives acceptable reasons for divorce, among them being a: fornication-when she left, she left specifically to move in with another man, with whom she lived for 6 months, and shared a bed with him: if the Lord did recognize that marriage, which was wrong in the first place, then I was free from her with this, and no longer bound. And b: Paul tells us that if our spouse is unsaved and they wish to remain, remain with them, but if they leave, let them leave, because we are not bound to them. She has rejected Christ and Christianity for these last 20 years, living a pagan/bisexual, multi-partnered lifestyle and has never shown one iota of conscience toward the Lord. I believe, according to God's word, that I am free from her.


On the same note, while difficult to explain, it was, and has been, made wuite clear to me that I am exactly where I am supposed to be. I tried to get out of my dedication to full-time service, since long before I actually stepped into a pupit. Interestingly, each church I have gone to, from Virginia to Reno to San Diego, all IFB churches, which are notoriously against divorced pastors, has had pastors that taught that the gifts and callings of God are without repentance-that God can still use me, even as a pastor. And I did not choose those churches because they taught this-they are just where I ended up. I really didn't even have to go looking for a church, it came to me, though that's a long story which I won't relate here. And during my time here, I have offerred many times to the Lord that if it was not His will for me to be here, to bring someone who could take the church, and I would step down, yet that has not happened. The offer still stands, by the way, and the Lord is aware of it.

#326308 Catholic Persecution of Christians

Posted by Ukulelemike on 23 April 2013 - 07:12 AM

I've seen it all before.  Makes no sense to me either.


I can see that it's a real threat to the world....that is "your world."

What you say makes no sense. My world is not threatened, because I know the truth, and it has set me free from the bondage of any such lies as are found in the Roman system, the same as the lies found in Mormonism, Jehovah's (false) Witnesses, 7th Day Adventism, and the many other cults that are works-based religions that worship false gods and man-made systems.


That your doctrine is, by your admission, your own, you have exposed yourself as a fasle teacher, a wolf; nowhere has the Lord given us permission to have our own doctrine, but to follow the faith once delivered unto the saints. I suspect you are of the type that has more or less rejected all other walks in favor of your own, stitched together with your reasoning, and interpret scripture as something that can be picked and chosen from according to your will. If so, well, good luck with that.


Tell me, upon what do you place your hopes for etenal life, for the salvation of your soul? A eucharist? A baptism? Your good, hard works?

#326240 Catholic Persecution of Christians

Posted by Ukulelemike on 22 April 2013 - 12:21 PM

What does it matter.  Are you bent on slandering the church?  Catholicism no longer persecutes people.  Forgive and forget!

Look at what's going on in the world today.  Islam is bent on world domination through demographics and terrorism.  Does that strike a nerve in you somehow?  or is it going to take the next 911 to convince you.


The American Hiroshima is just around the corner.

In the words of one Muslim...



A friend of mine has a newspaper from Mexico City from just a couple years ago. In the paper is an advertisement  from the Catholic church there, posting a bounty for all Christian Missionaries and pastors killed. Its real, I've seen it. That they don't persecute in America doesn't mean they don't in third-world areas where they still have power. Also of note is that in many such countries, Catholics differentiate themselves from Christian-they don't claim the title-they are Catholic, not Christian.


No doubt that the Muslims are a greater threat physically, but spiritually, the RCC is a greater enemy, since so many are fooled into believeing they are Christian when they are nothing of the sort, but are the pagan offspring of Babylon. Their festivals and feasts are all of pagan origin, their use of idols and statues forbidden by the word of God, their Mariolatry straight out of Babylon's worship of the queen of Heaven. 

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