Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Bible or The Home? Ruckman or Rice?

A couple weeks ago, I posed a question asking if the Bible or the home was more important.  As you can probably guess, 100% of the responses said the Bible was more important.  Of the responses that qualified the answer, all of them centered around the fact that without the Bible, you can't have a proper home.  To which I say Amen, Amen, Amen!  With all this in mind, here is what should be a sobering take (for some) from Dr. Grady from Given By Inspiration.

     "When it comes to Dr. Peter Ruckman, the 'brethren' are at the top of their game with hypocrisy and inconsistency.  There is no escaping this reality, as it [the name Ruckman] constitutes the 800-pound gorilla in the room that will not go away; for no one is talking about wearing '100% for Ruckman' buttons (as with the '100% for Hyles' buffoonery of the 1990s).  What I do insist on discussing is basic Christian ethics as defined by Scriptures, such as: "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just...think on these things" (Philippians 4:8); "Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine " (1 Timothy 5:17).

     At the end of the day, Dr. John R. Rice was wrong on the Bible, but right on the home; Dr. Peter S. Ruckman was right on the Bible, but wrong on the home...If fundamentalists can give Dr. Rice a pass for recommending the ASV while continuing to promote everything else he has in print, why can't Dr. Ruckman be given the same grace?  Are we to conclude that being a right husband is more important than contending for the right Bible?"


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