- Jan 18, 2020
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When questions reared their ugly head,Not only did I interact with it, I demolished it using my "pair" as wrecking balls.
If metanoia means a change of mind, what does that entail?
When Peter told the people at Pentecost to "repent metanoesate, the verb form of metanoia] and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins" (Acts 2:38), what (not counting being baptized) was he telling them they were to do?
Similarly, when he told the crowd at the Temple to "repent [metanoesate], therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you" (Acts 3:10-11), what did he mean they should do?
While we're at it, when he told them to "turn back," what was he telling them to a) turn back from and b) turn back to?
When Paul told the Athenians that "The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent [metanoeo]" (Acts 17:30), what was he saying God commanded them to do?
It came to pass even sooner than that!With regard to the land promise to Israel, taught by Jeremiah, we are told in Jeremiah 25:11-12 and 29:10 that it would be fulfilled within 70 years. God already has completed fulfilled the land promise to Israel, Joshua 21:43-45. Nehemiah 9:7, 23-24.
There is no distinction between the church and Israel. The church is Israel: built on the foundation of the patriarchs, with the Israelites cut off who rejected their Messiah, and the Gentiles who received him grafted in. Paul makes that clear enough in Romans 11.If dispensationalism rises or falls on the Church/Israel distinction, then it must fall.
I've probably discussed Petey as much as anyone else on this forum. But to put it into perspective, it's only because of my interest in KJV-onlyism. If not for that (and, broadly speaking, my other interests in conspiracy theories, esoterica, and other general crackpottery), it's very likely I never would have heard of him at all, ever. In the grand scheme of things, Peter Ruckman is completely unimportant and insignificant. I predict that now that he's dead, it won't be long before his cult of personality fades away. Jack Hyles was the pastor of a megachurch, and who really talks all that much about him anymore?I don't see how Ruckman can be regarded as a reliable, "appointed" and authoritative teacher, when he got it wrong about salvation by works, correcting the original manuscripts with the AV1611, rapture in 1989, etc.
Your crystal ball amazes. Because so far it's been zero Ruckman ZERO PERCENT of the time, and we already have over 10 hours of Podcasts. Glad to see you've fully recovered from the judgmental stereotyping-to-soon culture of the IFB, which I was never a part of.Looks like the UGC Channel is going to be "all Ruckman, all the time." I can hardly wait.
Is there a Ruckman minion somewhere at UGC? I wonder why it's so popular on forums that when someone shares a differing viewpoint to now paint them ALL the way on the extreme opposite end of your spectrum and twist whatever they say into a monstrous, poisonous origami flower of evil threatening doom & destruction to justify your "me vs. everyone who disagrees" mentality. Nobody said you should never "dare" to read the Bible for yourself, do go back and read all of what I said before your old IFB judgmental stereotyping-to-soon tendencies resurface. Dude, did they abuse you guys this bad in the IFB? I've never seen such defensiveness.It is because we dared to read the Bible for ourselves instead of blindly accepting the teaching of self-appointed authoritative teaching like Ruckman and his minions.
I just don't see how we are helping the cause of Biblical fundamentalist Christianity when everything we teach is based on "Ruckman says," "Ruckman tells me so," "Ruckman is the greatest." This man is regarded as a wild-eyed crackpot by even the other KJV only folks like David Cloud, D.A. Waite, etc.
Again, no one told you reading the Bible on your own is "impudent". I'm going to be honest for everyone's own good: ex-IFB members should be careful about dwelling in a victim mentality.Please accept my apologies for my impertinence and impudence in reading and interpreting the Bible on my own, instead of relying on the authority of self-appointed Ruckmanite teachers who I am supposed to allow to interpret the Bible for me.
They never received the full land promised to them and the Time of Jacob's Trouble has not yet been fulfilled: in fact, Jesus was preparing them to go through it when he was walking on the earth and said "the Kingdom of God is at hand", and that he "was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel" when he had to make an exception for a Gentile at the time, because "the time was now fulfilled", then, not prior (this is why if you haven't thoroughly studied Mystery vs. Prophecy, how do you already know it's wrong if you don't fully understand this doctrine yet?? ) Then, Israel rejected their messiah multiple times, finally with the stoning of Stephen where they were scattered in Acts 8. This is why Romans 11 says Israel as a nation is blinded temporarily until the fulness of the Gentiles come in, when they will then all be saved. All Israel is not saved yet.God already has completed fulfilled the land promise to Israel, Joshua 21:43-45. Nehemiah 9:7, 23-24.
he mentions Ruckman 12 times in a single post.
You can always tell
That he is a dispy-bot