Many of the quotes folks give from Hyles' sermons on this thread are out of context and were not meant or presented as doctrine. I recognize some and know first hand they were stated BUT as basic illustrations to explain a point Hyles would make. When some of you preachers use an illustration to help your folks understand a doctrine, that doesn't mean the illustration is to be taken literally, does it? Also, the rules espoused to students over obeying authority in the schools were never intended for church members but to keep order in the classrooms and campuses.
I ain't defending anyone on here and idolize no man but I will say this. Jack Hyle's lifelong service to God is being rewarded in Heaven and the prideful fall in his last days does not negate all he did to the Glory of God and saving of souls. He was still flesh and the pride stung him in the end just as all of us are easily vunerable to.
I guarantee this much, Hyles will have allot more crowns to place at Jesus feet than I can possibly imagine and to this day, I am edified, taught and motivated by his sermons which I still listen to online.
BTW: I like Peter Ruckman too, I don't agree with everything but I can say that about most of you gents too HOW YOU LIKE DAT?