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THE RUCKMAN EXPOSE

by Dr. R. L. Hymer, Jr. M.DIV., D. MIN., TH.D.

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"FUNDAMENTALISTS...SHOULD READ THIS BOOK.

HYMERS PRESENTS PLENTY OF EVIDENCE." - THE CHRISTIAN NEWS
 
 

YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PUT DOWN THIS AMAZING BOOK. IT REVEALS THE CONNECTION

BETWEEN THE OCCULT, THE CULTS, AND THE HERETICAL TEACHING OF RUCKMAN

WHICH IS SHAKING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF FUNDAMENTALISM AT THIS HOUR.
 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. R. L. Hymers, Jr. is a graduate of several educational institutions, including the California State University at Los Angeles, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, San Francisco Theological Seminary, and Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married and the father of twin sons. Dr. Hymers joined a Southern Baptist church at the age of fourteen and surrendered to preach at seventeen. He was not born again, however, until he heard Charles J. Woodbridge preach the gospel at Biola College. Dr Hymers worked with Chinese Southern Baptist churches for many years. Through reading virtually all the works of Dr. John R. Rice, he became convinced of the fundamental Baptist position, and broke all ties with evangelicalism, taking an out-and-out stand for the Bible and Fundamentalism. He is the pastor of the Fundamentalist Baptist Tabernacle of downtown Los Angeles. He is known for his strong stand for the inerrancy of the Bible, his premillennial belief and strong support for the nation of Israel, and for speaking out through the media against abortion and blasphemy. He made national news several times protesting the horribly blasphemous motion picture, "The Last Temptation of Christ." Dr. Hymers is an unashamed old-time fundamentalist, who earnestly contends for the faith in the tradition of J. Frank Norris, John R. Rice, Bob Jones, Sr. and "Fighting Bob" Shuler.

The author wishes to express his thanks to Dr. Christopher L Cagan for typing the manuscripts, to Mr. Gordon Nip for typesetting and Dr. D. A. Waite for having the courage to publish this book.
 
 

THE RUCKMAN CONSTPIRACY

Reveals the connection between the occult, the cults, and the heretical teaching of Ruckmanism -
a demonic doctrine which is shaking the very foundations of fundamentalism at this hour.

by R. L. Hymers. Jr. M.Div., D. Min., Th.D.

Copyright 1989:

Robert Leslie Hymers, Jr.

Published by The Bible For Today 900 Park Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108

(609) 854-4452 BFT #1728

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This book is dedicated to my godly, soul winning wife, Ileana

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TABLE OF CONTENTS....click here to access the rest of the book
* Please note page numbers refer to actual book used here as a guide only.

Chapter ...............................................................................................................Page

What Leading Christians Have Said About This Book Dr. Robert L. Summer.. iv

Dr. J. G, Tharpe................................................................................................. .....iv

1. Introduction....................................................................................................... .1

2. The Doctrine of Ruckmanism.............................................................................3
The Man Ruckman.

The Tenets of Ruckmanism..........................................................................................4

The King James Version is Given by Inspiration............................................................5

The King James Version is the Preserved Word of God................................................6
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The King James Version is Infallible and Inerrant...........................................................7

The King James Version is Superior to Any Greek and Hebrew Text.............................9

The King James Version Contains Advanced Revelation or Advanced Light..................10

The Incidentals of the King James Version are God-given..............................................12

Ruckman - Where is Your Bible?..................................................................................14

Ruckmanism Appeals to Anti-Intellectualism..................................................................15

The Definition of Ruckmanism.......................................................................................16

3. The Demonic Origin of Ruckmanism....................................................................18

Ruckman's Out-of-Body Experience..............................................................................19

Ruckman's Admission of Being "Full of Demons"............................................................19

Ruckman's Admission that the Demons "Are" in Him.......................................................19

The Possibility that Ruckman is Unconverted...................................................................20

Merrill Unger's Statements on the Demonic Origin of False Doctrine................................20

An Exegesis of Timothy 4: 1............................................................................................21

4. The Deception of Ruckmanism...............................................................................26

Ruckman's First Deception..............................................................................................27

Ruckman's Second Deception.........................................................................................34

Ruckman's Third Deception.............................................................................................35

5. The Defeat of Ruckmanism.....................................................................................38

Ruckmanism Wrong on Salvation.....................................................................................38

Ruckmanism Wrong on Bible Prophecy............................................................................41

Ruckmanism Wrong on Other Points................................................................................42

Ruckmanism's Similarities to the Catholicism of the Inquisition...........................................44

Ruckmanism's Similarities to Other Errors.........................................................................45

What Is the Answer?........................................................................................................47

Not too Late to Save Souls..............................................................................................47

Preaching Against Sin.......................................................................................................48

Personal Work.................................................................................................................49

The Power of the Holy Spirit............................................................................................49

Appendixes

1. Demons and Christians
Quotations From Peter S. Ruckman's Tape on the Subject of Demonology.......................51

2. Preservation (by Rev. Gary Hudson, M.A.)..................................................................53

3. Ruckman's List of Nineteen Advanced Revelations.......................................................55

4. Why I Did Not Give These Ruckmanites One Thousand Dollars...................................56

5. Our Baptist Heritage....................................................................................................65

Bibliography....................................................................................................................66

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WHAT LEADING CHRISTIANS HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS BOOK

I have asked two leading fundamentalists to write introductory comments for this book. The first is the editor of a nationally known publication. The second is the pastor of a large church and the chancellor of a university. Their testi mony concerning what I have written on Ruckmanism will help you to understand the importance of the book you are about to read.

Dr. Robert L. Summer, Editor

The Biblical Evangelist

P.O. Drawer 940, Ingleside, Texas 78362

This valuable study, The Ruckman Conspiracy, is a work of the utmost importance since it not only deals with

the blessed Word of God, but how that Word should be understood in translation. Dr.Hymers has done his homework, evidencing extensive research into what Dr Peter Ruckman teaches.

We think most knowledgeable ministers have long been alarmed with what the latter has been doing in claiming inerrancy for a translation. Evangelist Gary Hudson, in his recent book, Why I Left Ruckmanism, pointed out such Ruckman aberrations as "advanced revelation," that the KJV English is superior to the original Hebrew and Greek, that the KJV should

be used to "purify" and "correct" the available manuscripts in the original languages, and his penchant for castigating every scholar of reputation (Machen, Calvin, Robertson, Alford, Gaussen, Trench, etc.) who he sees as holding a position other than his.

In this work, Dr. Hymers also carefully examines these doctrines, then looks at what may be their source: demonism.

Starting with "samadhi" out-of-body experiences in Japan while involved in Buddhism, Dr. Ruckman is still wrapped up with demons to this day. Dr. Hymers, who has monitored many, many of his tapes, quotes him in describing what demons look like, their size, how no Christian can "get through a day without getting infested" with them, and even his instructions to his followers about how he self-exorcised demons (in front of a mirror, then jumping into bed).

Since so many have been wrapped up in the bizarre, cult-like teaching of Ruckmanism, we are glad for the careful, factual information set forth in this volume. We trust it will do much good in opening the eyes of dear Christians who have been confused by his strange, unscriptural philosophies.
 


Dr. J.G. Tharpe,
Pastor of the Baptist Tabernacle,
Chandellor of the Baptist Christian Univerity,
3031 Hollywood Ave., Shreveport, Louisiana 71108

In almost every generation, Chirstendom has witnessed the development of some new doctrine or movement.

The apostles had to contend with the Judaizers and Gnostics. Paul defended the truth against Greek philosopners. The Anabaptists had to deal with Catholicism. Even from the sunny shores of Galilee, when Jesus called forth the apostles and later commissioned His church to preach and proclaim the glorious doctrines of our blessed Bible, there have been great doctrines to defend. The twentieth century has also witnessed its share of new developments. One key movement has been what is known as the Ruckman doctrine pertaining to the Word of God.

There has never been a time when Satan has fought the Word of God as now. Ruckmanism is being taught by many preachers across our land and division has been inevitable. Every believer needs to be right doctrinally on his belief
in the Word of God. Dr. R.L. Hymers, Jr. has done an extensive study called The Ruckman Conspiracy. He has spent many hours searching out some great truths all believers should read and appreciate. One could not read his book without recognizing that much research, Bible study and practical knowledge yields itself for the reader's benefit.
 

hus, he has three living wives. His writings concerning the King James Version have become increasingly exotic. He has increased his attacks on those who disagree with him to the point that he describes them all as being members of a cult. In his book The Alexandrian Cult, Part One, Ruckman goes so far as to say:

...every "recognized" church historian and Christian "scholar" is a member of a CULT. This cult is the Alexandrian Cult of North Africa, and its tenacles(sic) stretch from Origen (184-254 A.D.) to John R. Rice and the faculty members of every "recognized" Christian school in the world.31

The Tenets of Ruckmanism The tenets of Ruckmanism can be summarized as follows: (1) The King James Version is given by inspiration. (2) The King James Version is the preserved Word of God. (3) The King James Version is infallible and inerrant. (4) The King James Version is superior to any Greek and Hebrew text, including the Greek and Hebrew texts from which the King James Version was translated.

(5) The King James Version contains advanced revelation or advanced light.

(6) The incidentals of the King James Version are also God-given, including words in italics, chapter and verse numbers, the order of the books, and the
fact that it was translated under a king named James.

(7) Failure to distinguish between the various editions of the King James Version.

(8) An appeal to anti-intellectualism.

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the King James was translated cannot be used to correct the KJV, which is moved into a place of supremacy over the very Greek text from which it was translated. This makes the next doctrine, advanced revelation, inevitable, since the KJV gives ideas, which are not in the Greek. Logically a person must believe that the King James Version contains advanced revelation, which cannot be found in the Greek and Hebrew texts. This is heresy. The view that the KJV is superior to the Greek and Hebrew opens the door to a heresy similar in its idea of advanced revelation to Mormonism, Christian Science, and Islam.

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aid, "That word, 'unknown,' isn't in the original." You mean, you haven't found the copy that's got it yet? You better watch that stuff. I believe the King James Bible is the word of God because of the instruments of its preservation, and because of the honesty of its preservation.52

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That isn't all; there are only seven colors. If a man has red, yellow, and blue, the primaries, orange, green, and purple, the secondaries, and black, he can make or mix any color there is. You say, "What about white?' White is absence of color. Hence we refer down south to "white" people and "colored" people. This is the scientifically correct and accurate terminology. Accurately, scientifically, white is the absence of color.75

Actually, black is the absence of color. White is the mixture of all colors. When you shine a beam of white light through a prism, it divides the light up into a rainbow of the various colors from which it was made. On the other hand, if you look out into the sky at night, between the stars, where there in no color, it is black. Thus, Ruckman the cartoonist and artist does not know this basic fact, a fact which should be known by an artist of his stature. In fact, his not knowing this is inexcusable.

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at English literature. He uses these great English writers on the proceeding page to illustrate his view of inspiration.

Next, Phelps says, on the same page (xi), "The so-called Revised Version and modern condensed versions are valuable for their superior accuracy in individual instances; they may be used as checks and comments..." I hardly think that Dr. Ruckman would agree with this Alexandrian position! So, you are wrong to say that Phelps "took Ruckman's view of the Bible prior to 1950." Phelps believed in using Alexandrian texts "for their superior accuracy." Does Ruckman hold the liberal view of natural inspiration that Phelps held?

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would do this. Second, he states that a knowledge of the Greek and Hebrew will prevent a preacher from founding doctrines based upon the KJV, but not "found in the inspired original." Third, Spurgeon reveals that the idea that a translation is given by inspiration is actually a Roman Catholic doctrine. Finally, he states that "translations cannot be verbally inspired, and that to the original is the last appeal." All of this proves that no one can claim the one thousand dollars on the basis of Spurgeon, because Spurgeon did no believe the KJV was given by inspiration.

In case someone should still think that Spurgeon believed the KJV to be given by inspiration, I quote from page 31 of this same book:

Do not needlessly amend our Authorized Version. It is faulty in many places, but still it is a grand work taking it for all and all... Correct where correction must be for truth's sake.7

This reveals, first, that Spurgeon thought the KJV was "faulty in many places." Secondly, it reveals that he thought it was perfectly right that a preacher should correct the King James "Where correction must be for truth's sake." This proves that he could not have been a Ruckmanite, could no have believed that the
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