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Old 10-30-2008, 09:31 AM
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Sorry I was off line a few days. I moved again and was off line for a few days.

I was writing Ruckman a letter about this whole issue. I was just reading his book Ruckman's Bible References two nights ago and happened upon this. The Lord always works out everything well doesn't he. After the MP3 file and reading his own words on this issue there is no reason to send him any letter on this matter. He believes life starts " when you start breathing. " Case closed. Therefore why ask him about it? Now what I have here is word for word quote of Dr. Ruckman. See his book Ruckman's Bible References and the page number listed. Do not tell me I am misquoting the man like last time. get the book and read it and see if this is not word for word.

This comes from Ruckman's Bible References page 131

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Ez. 37:5, 8-10 and 14

--- Proof that " life " for a human being dose not begin before breath enters the body. Check it out: Gen 2:7, Job 27:3 and 33:4 confirm this, in spite of what any “ anti abortionist “ thinks about it. You start life when you start breathing. Your birth is NOT at conception, your death is NOT when your heart stops: it is when you quit breathing.

Now here we have Ruckman taking more of the Bible out of context to prove that babies are not alive until they breath air out side of the mothers womb.

Now he takes Ez. 37 and the dry bones out of context. This has nothing to do with the birth of any person. This is about the restoration of the nation of Israel and not dealing with ANY BIRTH OF ANY MAN.

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Ez 37:1-14

1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,

2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:

6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.

8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.

9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,

14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.

Gen 2:7 is out of context as we talked about in out last post. Adam was never born like we are.


We also find that Job is using a parable to tell his story, this also has nothing to do with the birth of any man ever born on this earth. Ruckman is taking even more Bible out of context to prove something the Bible dose not teach. Do not believe me rad the Bible and see what it says.

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Job 27:1-3

1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;

3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
Notice it is God's breath not the act of breathing that gives Job life. Yet Ruckman uses this verse out of context to say life starts with breath once again.


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Job 33:4

The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

If there is no live inside the womb their can be no death. If there is no death there can not be any killing. He says, You start life when you start breathing. This is pretty much case closed isn't it?

Now you can attack me again if you like this is fine with me. Do not attack the one taking the Bible out of context, attack me just like last time. This is what the man says and believes. You may defend this all you wish. This case is closed with one quote.

You start life when you start breathing.

Now tell me this is out of context.






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Old 10-30-2008, 10:00 AM
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Bro Jamie, I'm really curious about why this issue bugs you so much. There is some root heart issue that is causing you to be mean spirited about this whole thing.

Dr Ruckman's view is backed up by Scripture, although I am still not sure I agree with it. I have just learned that just because we don't like a particular idea doesn't make it wrong.
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Bro Jamie, I'm really curious about why this issue bugs you so much. There is some root heart issue that is causing you to be mean spirited about this whole thing.

Dr Ruckman's view is backed up by Scripture, although I am still not sure I agree with it. I have just learned that just because we don't like a particular idea doesn't make it wrong.
I think he's trying to prove that Ruckman is teaching heresy.
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Atlas, if you don't like it, then spend some time in the Book and prove when life does start. Doc did his homework, but all you appear to want to do is tear it apart and prove him wrong. Man up and do some legwork yourself, instead of just disproving what the Doc teaches.
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Dr Ruckman's view is backed up by Scripture,
No position that is backed up with Scripture taken out of context is "backed up" with Scripture.

No matter how much I appreciate Brother Ruckman on other topics, he is simply mistaken on this one. I have outlined the Scriptural case for when life begins in other posts. The fact that Job explicitly stated he had a ghost (spirit) in the womb absolutely settles it for me. As Atlas has pointed out, Adam was never born. He had no one to inherit a nature (tripartite) from. We inherit Adam's nature from Adam. The other verses used as "proof" do not weigh heavily enough against Job 10:18 compared with James 2:26.

And of course this issue matters. It makes a huge difference in how we deal with all sorts of issues, such as birth control methods, how we view abortions, miscarriages, etc.

That said, I wish the tone had not been set so bitingly by Atlas' first posts about Ruckman's position on this topic. In fact I do not care what Ruckman's position is on this topic.

And unless someone has new Scripture to add, I am about ready to shut down these threads.
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Brandon, Amen! Let it be so!
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:30 PM
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What I should have said was that Dr Ruckman presented lots of Scripture, but that doesn't mean he's right. But until my husband and I have studied the Scriptures for ourselves on this issue, we can't be sure, although until we see otherwise, both of us firmly believe life begins at conception.

Lol and it wouldn't affect our view on birth control because we believe that any form of birth control is wrong anyway. But I can see how it would affect some. And with abortion, it is wrong anyway as I personally believe that it is wrong to even try to prevent life (birth control). We are so anti abortion that we believe that if the mothers life is in danger if you keep the child, you keep it and still trust God.

So I assume Dr Ruckman is wrong on this one, but it does bother me to see Bro Jamie being so mean spirited about it and starting lots of threads about it.
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Atlas actually does love Doc a lot, so some of Doc's roughness has rubbed off on him. He's really a nice guy when you get to know him.
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I got to know Atlas as much as I care to in other places. But thanks.
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:02 PM
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Diligent,

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No position that is backed up with Scripture taken out of context is "backed up" with Scripture.
You and I do attend to agree on this whole issue. This is what is so bad about this issue. You can not build any issue with scripture taken out of context. All false teachings are based on this very thing.


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That said, I wish the tone had not been set so bitingly by Atlas' first posts about Ruckman's position on this topic.

I was pretty nice about it until I was attacked for misquoting and representing Ruckman. I have also been nice on this topic despite jabs and insults from others.

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