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  1. The first century Jesus followers were Christian Jews - they continued to observe the sabbath as the Jews have always done. However the task of preaching and teaching seemed to be breaking the sabbath (the Pharisees even chastised Jesus for healing the sick on a sabbath.) The new Jesus Followers made the first day of the week the day to celebrate the resurrection of Christ - and to separate itself from the Jewish sabbath day customs. Remember the jews have a lot of strict religious laws regarding how the sabbath is to be kept (you can only travel so far, etc.). I take the whole weekend off myself - I rest on the seventh day of the week (Saturday) and I worship on the first day of the week (Sunday) - but I live my life for Christ EVERY day of the week.
  2. Istanbul was Constantinople :Green [tube]vsQrKZcYtqg[/tube]
  3. :loco :loco :loco :loco :loco :loco :loco :loco :loco :loco Ruckman holds many peculiar doctrines and has a proud, cultic attitude that he alone has truths that no one else in church history has known In bragging up 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 held this view: "Now who could get a message so simple all muddled up? Answer: Every major fundamental Bible scholar and teacher in the United States, without one exception. If you were to ask Henry Morris what the verses refer to he'd say Noah's flood: ditto Harry Rimmer, Clarence Larkin, J. Vernon McGee, Swindle (sic), MacArthur, Bob Jones III ... the Scofield Board of Editors" (Ruckman, The Unknown Bible, p. 67). (8) "God has ordained on this earth 12 boundaries, with 12 nations, who are destined to leave this earth (transported by angels--Luke 16:22), and populate outer space infinitely and forever, beginning with the 12 constellations that are seen on the earth once every 12 months" (The Unknown Bible, p. 588). (9) "In eternity, the Christian is in New Jerusalem; he is in his apartment house that is made out of transparent gold, like clear glass. ... He is called out on trips, and these trips take him to Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Uranus, etc. transporting couples into gardens placing them down and saying, 'be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth'" (Ibid., p. 592). (10) "I know they [demons] have to be small. ... there's two little animals that have wings. One's a fly and the other's a mosquito. Know what these things are? They're pictures of demons. THE THINGS HAVE WINGS" (Ruckman, Demons and Christians, Bible Baptist Bookstore, 1976, side 1). Some Ruckmanites have challenged me to refute the Ruckman doctrines we have cited. I don't have to refute them; they are self refuting for the simple fact that they have no biblical authority, just as Rome's dogmas of purgatory and the ascension of Mary are self refuting. Why should we have to refute nonsense? The Bible instructs us to avoid the foolish and unlearned questions of heretics (2 Tim. 2:23; Titus 3:9-11), and Ruckman's new doctrines certainly fall into this category.
  4. According to Ruckman the CIA flies space ships developed from technology garnered from aliens after they were permitted to kidnap and eat children. :loco :loco :loco
  5. I prefer toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! The warm toast makes the peanut butter spread better. Okay now I am hungry - I am going to need a bedtime snack! :bed:
  6. I pop frozen bread in the toaster - yummy!
  7. I think I am coming down with a cold! :wvlf"
  8. don't forget those carbon credits we will have to buy! :badday:
  9. Can you believe I have played this game for 2 1/2 years and it is still going strong?
  10. Do you Know I have been trying t o win this game ever since I joined OB? :lol:
  11. Hasn't anyone won this game yet? :face:
  12. kevin when I was in Belize I went to a couple of services - they were great, but they were in Kriole! That is a mixture of Indian, Spanish, french, and just enough English so that you might understand every other word that is said. Rather than sit there and goof off during the sermon, I read my Bible. I can understand that better than I can understand the preacher. Then after the service was over we were invited to a family dinner - it was all simply wonderful! The food was Kriole/native foods, but I learned about beans and rice cooked in coconut milk, and how to make fried plaintains - yummy! I would suggest that you introduce a fellowship your new Korean friends - that involves food, and fellowship, and find some common ground with these folks.
  13. Don't you know we can be thankful every minute out of every day and we do not have to set just one day a year aside for that? :pmpkn:
  14. I already had my Turkey dinner - aren't sales wonderful? Now I have a freezer full of leftovers to devour! :wvlf"
  15. Is it turkey time yet? :pmpkn:
  16. Food? where? I think I have us a deal on some venison, John. Some fella just posted a question about how best to cook it, and I invited him to send it to me and I will cook it for him! :pmpkn:
  17. wut? I don't believe I have ever seen anyone use such long twenty dollar words in a while, have you?
  18. I wish I could stay and discuss Ancient Chinese Mongolian clothing styles with Kevin, but it is past my bedtime! :bedtime:
  19. Do you know I dislike seatbelts? :verymad:
  20. which part of the state are you from? :pmpkn:
  21. its past my bedtime - i am currently out of work - but i still hafta work from dark to dark-thirty every day! Did you know it is a full time job ta look for a full time job? :face:

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