Saturday, December 29, 2012
UNQUESTIONING LOYALTY TO PASTORAL LEADERSHIP THE MARK OF A CULT
ABUSE IN A "RUCKMANITE" CHURCH:
What is a "Ruckmanite" church? See Wikipedia profile of Peter Ruckman here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruckmanite.
David Cloud (IFB fundamentalist Christian) of Way of Life, http://www.wayoflife.org, authored the articles "Unquestioning Loyalty to Pastoral Leadership the Mark of a Cult" on May 8, 2008, posted here in their entirety: http://www.wayoflife.org/index_files/1a7ecae20e16e48abdd701020452e064-74.html
and "What About Peter Ruckman" on December 5, 2007 at: http://www.wayoflife.org/database/ruckman.html
A posting of a letter to David Cloud was found elsewhere from someone in a "Ruckmanite" church, followed by Cloud's self described "balanced" answer here: http://www.rubysemporium.org/sa_abusive_pastor.html. Cloud advises the letter writer who was abused that she demonstrated an "angry spirit" and should not have forsaken the assembling ( Hebrews 10:25-Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.), at all the "stated meetings" (except for illness) of this abusive church. Doesn't the abused have enough of a reason (e.g. the abuse itself) to be absent from meetings, plus a feeling of just anger that is "righteous"? Apparently not, if you sympathize with and identify with the KJV only IFB crowd despite their pastoral abuse.
James White (Reformed Baptist elder) of Alpha & Omega Ministries, http://www.aomin.org, has attempted in vain to debate Peter Ruckman on his KJV-Onlyism as shown in: http://vintage.aomin.org/ResponseToRuckman.html, and http://vintage.aomin.org/ruckcor.html, the latter containing scanned copies of correspondence (letters) between White and Ruckman.