Thursday, July 31, 2014


The Ruckmanites teach that Christians need to blindly obey Ruckmanite leaders in order to prevent sin. If you point out problems, such as the Ruckmanites have replaced the Catholics as the most sexually corrupt religious leaders in the United States, you are accused of gossip and criticism. But how do you keep yourself out of sin?

"Knowledge"--the ability to recall truth.

Notice that I did not say "the ability to recall Scripture." Scripture is truth, but there are other historical facts that are true. One evangelist actually teaches that Christian liberty consists of obeying leaders whom he approves. Knowledge tells us that he had approved a high school principal as his unaccredited Bible College president, and the president later went to prison for sex crimes with a minor.

The Holy Spirit gives us knowledge  John 14:26  “ But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”

Because ALL Christians have the Holy Spirit giving them knowledge, it is better NOT to isolate yourself from Christians outside of your own group. Proverbs 11:14 tells us "Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety." Will the Devil destroy you if you listen to saints outside your group? The Holy Spirit will teach you, and He has been teaching them as well.

Christian groups try to keep from losing members by keeping them from reading outside writings. But Calvinistic Charles Spurgeon has been a great blessing to large numbers of non-Calvinist Christians. Soft on Catholicism, Bill Gothard has helped so many saints with Scriptural methods of dealing with spiritual problems that his "radical" teachings are now commonplace.

Some Christians are  surprised to learn that there is only one command in all the Epistles to go soul-winning, while entire chapters are devoted to spiritual gifts. In my college, we were taught nothing about spiritual gifts, which have opened many doors of Christian service to me.

Knowledge is not something to fear. Unless you're an organization that has something to hide.

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