On Aug 4, 2012, at 10:41 PM, Pastorrice@gsbaptistchurch.com wrote:
Good Samaritan Baptist Church
54 Main St. Box 99 Dresden NY 14441
Pastor Ed Rice (315) 521-3466
Dear Pensacola Bible Institute Graduate & Missionary Candidate,
I gladly invite you to present your calling, burden and plea for financial support as you present your cause to be preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a foreign field where our Lord has called you. I love your zeal, youth and fervor, but I request up front that we be very candid about some things. I am an old preacher, retired USAF, double mastered, fat (politely categorized “slightly obese”) by military standards, and 'lazy' only by your mentor's standards. I shall need to determine from our brief encounter how much ice water or grape juice, vinegar, vitriol or cleaning fluid your mentor has left pulsing through your veins, because I am a “poor, dumb, stupid red legs” who believes that Adam had blood in his, and you need the compassion of Christ in yours. You have been taught to cordially answer my concerns because I am one of those “silly asses” that does not believe 'your mentor's Bible truth' about angels copulating with humans and creating half-human-half-angelic beings secretly hidden between the lines of my King James Bible. I am instead part of Peter's “apostolic succession of bloated egotists” who believe that God created the UNIVERSE in 6 days of creation just like the Bible reports. Yes, that is right, I am one of his “two-faced, tin-horned punks” who categorically reject Peter's 'gap theory' and ergo I am a 'Bible-rejecting apostate' that has tasted your mentor's vitriol. You are now knocking on a “fat lazy preacher's” door and asking him to support your effort to preach on foreign soil. Understand, my concern about what is pulsing in your veins and what exotic doctrines you (via we) may be exporting to that foreign field.
Your mentor called me “a stupid, little, Bible-rejecting apostate” because I believe that 2Peter 3 addresses the world flood and not his wild gaptist hypothesis; linked me with “conservative asses whose brains have gone to seed” because I do not accept Peter's never before heard 'special revelations' as 'pure Bible'; called me 'stupid' and 'jackass' because I do not believe anybody in any dispensation is saved by or will be saved by works; and has said that I am “college educated” but “mentally sick and in need of seeing a shrink” because I do not believe in Peter's UFOs and space aliens. I have visited Roswell, and multiple other USAF “Black Sites”, while possessing the highest of black USAF security clearances, and your mentor is very wrong here. He is but a small piece of the purposely mislead masses concerning space aliens and flying saucers. So I need to know if your mission, for which you are asking support from this 'fat lazy' preacher, is one to “scald and ridicule this Bible rejecting fundamentalist who believes the Bible is the Word of God”, or is it to preach the truths and compassions of our Lord Jesus Christ? Are you a follower in the cultic footsteps of your mentor, dedicated to destructive criticism and negative blasting of me, the non Gaptist and purely Baptist, a Ruckman interpreted 'adversary of that Holy Book'? It is an honest question. And you will not receive the financial support of Good Samaritan Baptist Church when this preacher can detect Peter's vitriol in your veins. Either tip toe around and hide it well with your well trained “that's an interesting observation” or come out and be honest with this 'fat lazy' preacher who is tightly holding the purse strings of our missions fund.
'A Jackass' for Christ's sake
Pastor Ed Rice
On 8/4/2012 6:43 PM, Lonnie ________ wrote:
> I do not understand any of this?
There are factions in the Independent Fundamental Baptist ideology that I am glad you do not know about. This letter addresses fissures produced by an ego called Dr. Ruckman. You may hear the name as you grow in faith and pay careful heed to the teachings Pastor Smith. He will do you well.
On 8/4/2012 3:40 PM, Tim Delello wrote:
> So how do you really feel?
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
Thanks Tim. See attachment
On 8/4/2012 8:10 PM, Tim Shumer wrote:
> Gee Ed you must sound like a spaceman to them... Yea, and amen
> Bro. Shumer
Good to hear from you. See attachment and Keep up the good fight.
On 8/4/2012 8:24 PM, John Tantanella wrote:
> Dear Pastor Rice,
> I am not a PBI graduate and do not know enough about the subjects you mentioned that Dr. Ruckman espouses to. I certainly wouldn't teach any of them one way or the other without completely studying them as best I can. And to be quite honest with you, I don't have the time to study them. There are more important things in the Bible that I need to learn well enough so that I can teach the relevant things to today's Christians and to the Lost.
> Hope all is well with you and please keep sending the Penny Pulpit Sermons!
> God Bless,
> John R. Tantanella
> Christians Serving Veterans
Thanks John. I appreciate your efforts. Wish I could get more involved in the VA's here. I am more often a patient than a fervent witness there, but will bring a pocket full of tracks to today's appointment. I am called a Ruckmanite so much that I made the attached slide to aid in the larger understanding. God Bless.
On 8/4/2012 9:03 PM, Pastor Wm Calabretta wrote:
> Bro. Rice,
> Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!
> Bro. Calabretta
I have been called a Ruckmanite so many times that sometimes I just wanna lash out. I don't know which way to swing but expect this will be of help here and there. God Bless. Appreciate your efforts next door. It's getting dark over here, but not like the black in Ithaca. Keep the lights on.
On 8/4/2012 9:47 PM, dan wrote:
> DEAR PASTOR
> I COUNT IT A BLESSING IF OUR MEETING ... WILL COME TO PASS I WILL TAKE THIS CHANCE TO LET YOU KNOW BEFORE HAND THAT I BELIEVE THE GAP FACT AND THAT THE KING JAMES IS GOD'S INSPIRED WORDS. I HAVE NEVER PERSONALLY ATTACTED ANYONE WHO DOES'NT BELIEVE THAT. THAT WOULD BE THIER LOSS NOT MINE. WHAT I HAVE BEEN TAUGHT AT PBI. IS BACKED UP WITH SCRIPTURE ANYTHING THAT IS NOT I THROW OUT. ... PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF WANT TO CANCEL.
> I DAILY TRY TO WIN SOULS TO THE LORD SO THE ONE THING I DO TAKE EXCEPTION TO IS THAT WITHOUT KNOWING ME PERSONALLY YOU HAVE SAID THAT I HAVE NO COMPASSION IN MY VEINS I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU SOON
> LORD BLESS & LOVE IN CHRIST
I know that all PBI graduates are not Ruckmanites. In fact, in the last few years, only a few are. I have been called a Ruckmanite so many times that I may have lashed out with emphatic fervor in the wrong direction. I took a swing at the cream of the PBI crop in those headed for the mission field. If we can disagree, agreeably and (without vitriol) about the gaptist issue, it is because there is the compassion of Christ present. I expect we can and look forward to your coming in December. We do not want to send fissure into the remnant, but we do want to send missionaries. I think we can be candid and that is a goal we are headed for in your coming. The attached graphic helped me some, and I trust it will you.
On 8/5/2012 12:12 AM, James Morgan Missionary to Romania wrote:
> Bro. Rice,
> I love the way you answered him using PSR's own words. It is about time someone gets a warning about the effects of the vitriol of PSR on the missionaries he is trying to send out. We have felt the effects even here in Romania. When they find out we don't follow every word of PSR then they go on the attack. It is not enough to be KJB only, you have to believe everything espoused by PSR.
Sometimes Baptist forget who the enemy is and spend all their free time lambasting each other. I do not think we can get all the fissure's closed. Likely my jab will not close any, but marks a first step in exposing them, and being honest about their diabolical effect. You are in our prayers each week, keep up the good fight there. As an engineer I am still looking for an epoxy that will patch Baptist fissure and finding oft times, they went out from us because they were not of us.
On 8/5/2012 4:54 PM, John Britt wrote:
> AMEN! Way to go Bro. Rice!!!!!!!!
> Could have not said it better.
> My sediments exactly
Thanks Brother Britt,
There are so many fissures in the King James Only movement that we are killing each other with name calling. Sure we appreciate a good stand on the King James, but somewhere here we gotta stop the ego's and get back to its truths.
Keep up the good fight in Sanborn. It is dark all over so keep the light on over there.
I appreciate the phone call and candid conversation. I know that all PBI graduates are not Ruckmanites. In fact, in the last few years, only a few are. I have been called a Ruckmanite so many times that I may have lashed out with emphatic fervor in the wrong direction. I took a swing at the cream of the PBI crop in those headed for the mission field. We at Good Samaritan needed your preaching, enjoyed your coming,... I do not introduce missionary candidates to my folks with mention of what school they come from, but you need to understand that my letter, and these troublesome issues were in draft months before your coming.
The purpose of my meddling letter and its justification can be better communicated in the attached chart and reactions to my writing.
Pastor Ed Rice
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2012 6:42 PM
Subject: What about Peter Ruckman II
Dear Pastor and Christian Worker,
(These Baptist Penny Bulletins are an asset to many Missionaries and young Pastors, Please Use the FORWARD below.)
I received many colorful responses to
my expose on Dr. Peter Ruckman. You should read them all posted at
http://www.gsbaptistchurch.com/kjv/pbi_missionary_ltr.html or linked
Also posted in that updated publication
is an insightful chart of a systematic problem in the KJVonly camp.
Please take careful note of it, and distribute copies at will. It
includes the following note that is pertinent to more than on faction
in the news today.
"Note that the Ego-Driven
Leadership that commands and then demands absolute loyalty, then
blackballs and slanders all dissenters becomes a menacing,
womanizing, center of fissure production. How far along are you?"
Have you patched a fissure today?
Please do not miss two very pertinate publication on this topic and written by David Cloud.
"The Two Jacks" http://www.wayoflife.org/free_ebooks/downloads/The_Two_Jacks.pdf
and "What about Peter Ruckman" at http://www.wayoflife.org/free_ebooks/downloads/What_About_Ruckman.pdf
God Bless Your Efforts for Him.
Subject:RE: What about Peter Ruckman II
From:"William P. Grady" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date:Sat, 11 Aug 2012 22:30:47 -0400
Take me off your stupid mailing list.
Dr. William P. Grady
Dear Dr. Grady,
It is a sad day. It is a sad
commentary. I will take you off my “stupid mailing list”, only
guessing why you now labeled it such.
May God Bless and Keep you
Pastor Ed Rice
When personified Wisdom documents her roots in Proverbs chapter 8, it is in perfect harmony with both Genesis1 and John1. As such it shows the shrill disharmony of theistic evolution, the 'gap theory', and atheistic evolution, none of which ring with gospel truth. “The LORD possessed me in the beginning, or ever the earth was.” The Bible says “In the beginning God created the heaven and earth” and inquiring minds ask “What was there before that?” The God, who reveals himself, answers in both Proverbs 8 and John 1. The Bible believer accepts without question that God created the universe in 6 days and rested on the 7th . “The heaven and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is,” (Acts4:24) was created in the 6 days wherein we still frame our 7 day week. No fictitious geological column, no fictitious gaptist calamity of havoc and destruction, nor fictitious spontaneous generation of species can move upon God's teaching about his 6 day creation. Proverbs 8 finds God wisdom “Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.” Infidels speak of alien life forms or lizards evolving into eagles and dogs into horses, but a Christian should not let such balderdash be taught to his children or entangled in the truth of God's Holy Word. “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day:” (Exod20:11) John 1 presents the eternal truth that Jesus the Christ, the Son of God, the Son of Man, as the third part of the triune Godhead, was that same creator for “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:3) We worship Christ our Creator.
An Essay for week # 34, Sun, August 22, 2010
Last a word about what we believe about inerrancy.
Sam's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
Msg#635 For Week #35, Aug 27-, 2006
Hebrews 2:3 says “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; “ I have previously emphasized giving the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard. (vr. 1) In so doing we see an importance placed on the words of the 12 eyewitness, ordained apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ. Satan has waged a constant attack against the written record of these eyewitnesses. In 340 AD a Church in Rome alleged that she was the mother of all Churches with an apostolic authority that over rules these original ordained authors. But Jesus himself commends the free Church saying to her, “I know thy works,... thou hast tried them that say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:” Critics of the faith, modernists who refuse to believe Jesus' miracles and his claim to be God in the flesh and mankind's propitiation, have aimed textual, source, redaction and form criticism at the writings of these original ordained apostles but God said “My WORDS shall not pass away.” The eyewitness, ordained by Christ, apostles wrote in the exacting expressions of Koine Greek and copied and distributed their writings throughout the known world, so that we can have preserved for us today, 1,916 years later, their exact wording. The many 'versions' that the world has heard about and that modernists exploit in their attempt to deny Biblical authority, are not versions of the Bible but versions of the English translations with 'significant deviation' from the original apostolic writings, lest they not get their copyright dollars. There are bad versions of the Greek around as well. Those families of manuscripts copied by the Western Empire, that thought they were the mother of all churches and higher than the original apostles, were translated to Latin and are called today the vulgar Vulgate. Bad copy. Those families of manuscripts copied at Alexandria Egypt, where they thought themselves the mother of all worldly wisdom, are the oldest known and most eloquently copied, but are riddled with omissions and gross errors because they were copied by unbelievers. (When your Bible notes and scholars say 'the oldest and best manuscripts omit this verse' they are referring to an Alexandrian manuscript copied and edited by the world.) The exacting Greek, copied and preserved with complete emphasis on verbal inspiration comes to us inerrant in the Byzantine family of Greek manuscripts. There is only one English translation, not copyright and based solely on these verbally inspired Greek manuscripts. There are not multiple versions of the Bible, just multiple versions of copy right profit margins.
Pastor Ed Rice, Good Samaritan Baptist Church, Dresden
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