How Bob Jones University Betrays the Holy Bible!
By David J. Stewart | April 2018 | Updated December 2020
Psalms 119:140, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.”
Although I don't agree with some of his theological positions, Dr. Peter S. Ruckman (1921-2016) did every Christian a big favor, by opening our eyes to the evils of the Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort Bible versions. Read for yourself my friend what Dr. Ruckman has to say about, and what has become of, one of the most dangerous institutions in American history—BOB JONES UNIVERSITY. Learn about the incredible damage they have done to the cause of Jesus Christ...
“King James Onlyism” was a cliche (like “Ruckmanism”) invented by the faculty and staff of the school where I got my M.A. and Ph.D.: Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. After placing a hidden placard on the pulpit of their chapel platform saying, “Use only the King James Version from this pulpit,” and declaring at “The World Congress of Fundamentalism” (1990) that the only English version used there would have to be the King James Version, this desperate bunch of professional deceivers decided that “King James Onlyism” was a deadly heresy that came from a “cult.”
Bob Jones Jr. and Bob Jones III (1960-1980) thought it cute to add an “ism” on both the expressions above to scare Bible-believing Christians out of their faith in the Book. Then they would be accused of “following a man” and be identified with a “cult.” Very few Christians stopped to THINK for a moment about the innovative expression, for the only substitute for “King James Onlyism” for an American would be “SCHOLARSHIP ONLYISM.” I mean, a Christian is supposed to have some final authority by which he makes decisions and settles issues. If it was NOT the King James Bible, what would it be? Few American Christians stopped to think about this crucial question; and it was absolutely crucial, for it dealt with FINAL AUTHORITY which, from the dawn of recorded history (Gen. 3), has been THE ISSUE with mankind.
To cover up their devilment and their true designs, the apostates offered the Bible-believer a substitute for his Book. They offered him a pile of lost scattered pieces of paper (“original autographs”) written in a dead language that he could not understand unless he attended ($$$) a school like theirs ($$$). Thus “SCHOLARSHIP ONLYISM” became his substitute for the Holy Bible—the Authorized Version of the English Protestant Reformation. This threw the hat of final authority into the ring for “grabs,” because scholars vary from demoniac atheists and unsaved agnostics to Roman Catholic monks and Conservative “Evangelicals.” Final authority was reduced, by Bob Jones University, to opinions and preferences, with the arbitrator of conflicting opinions and preferences being the opinions and preferences of the scholars who conflicted with each other. Anarchy, Relativism, pragmatic humanism. (If you want some “isms,” there they are.)
This booklet shows you how the cult of “SCHOLARSHIP ONLYISM” operates (and has operated for one hundred years) in order to destroy the Holy Bible as the final authority in YOUR life. In this book, all of the conservative scholars assume the seat of final authority, and all sit in judgment on the BOOK. This Alexandrian Cult is composed of “gods” (Gen. 3) who partook of “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,” so they freely question what God said (Gen. 3:1), subtract from what He said (Gen. 3:2), and add to what He said (Gen. 3:3). Their final authority is their own opinion. This shows the FRUITS and RESULTS of this type of “Funnymentalism.” At the end of the book, “Scholarship Onlyism” is applied in a real situation, and you see it in actual operation as carried out by a saved “Fundamentalist.” Its fruits are one hundred percent error, while professing to have the ability to find error in ALL translations and ALL Greek texts.
SOURCE: Dr. Peter S. Ruckman, the introduction to his book, “King James Onlyism Verses Scholarship Onlyism.”
I HIGHLY encourage you, dear web reader, to read the entire 68-page book by Dr. Ruckman (.PDF format), and prepare to be angered at what Satan has done to infiltrate, corrupt and destroy America's churches through a bunch of self-styled, reprobate, cowardly, arrogant, mammon-loving, deeper-life, college professors and dried-up dead theologians, aka, the Bob Jones University, Dallas Theological Seminary, Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary, Moody Bible Institute, and HUNDREDS of other theological preacher's cemeteries! I SAID CEMETERIES!!! These institutions have betrayed the inspired Word of God.
a special rebuke, again and again and again in the Bible,
toward those people who keep their neutrality in the work of God!”
—SOURCE: Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001), a quote from the needful and precious MP3 sermon titled: “Where Were You In The Battle?”
And I'm going to say it, I am leery of any preacher who denies the inspiration of the King James Bible. I cannot change how I feel and what I believe. I mean, there's just something very wrong with a preacher who thinks that God only inspired the original autographs, which NO LONGER EXIST! So if only the originals were given by inspiration, then we do not have a perfect Holy Bible today! I am not talking about The Book that someone thinks could have been translated better, I am talking about God's Word!
THE REAL BATTLE (MP3 by Dr. Jack Hyles: “Bob Jones... they make light on the verbal inspiration!”)
Psalms 119:140, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.” Let me ask you an important question: “Would David have still loved God's Word with such passion had it been impure?”; not on your life! David loved God's words because they weren't just pure, they were VERY PURE!!!!!!! Folks, either we still have God's very pure words today in 2018, that He Promised to preserve unto every generation in Psalms 12:6-7 (if you have a reliable King James Bible), or we don't!!! Psalms12:6-7, “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” What does “them” refer to? Why, to the “pure words” in verse 6.
Now take a look at how the modern scholarship-produced perversions (100% sanctioned by Bob Jones University) all change God's promise in Psalms 12:6-7 to preserve His “very pure” words unto every generation. Here's a comparison of Psalms 12:6-7. Look how all of these new satanic Bible revisions totally butcher, change and remove God's PROMISE to preserve His Words. Instead of preserving God's “very pure” words, all the new versions change it to say that God preserves the saints instead...Doesn't anyone have a problem with what I just showed you? I agree with Dr. Gail Riplinger that the men behind the modern corrupt Bibles are sincere, truly believing that they are doing something good; but Satan in very subtle and clever and is the driving force of darkness behind the entire Bible revision movement. You can hear Dr. Riplinger (I love this dear lady) talk about these things, and much more: NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS (a 1:23 hour MP3 interview with Dr. Gail Riplinger; You must hear this!).
King James Bible (KJB)
Psalms12:6-7, "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
The Common English Bible (CEB)
Psalms 12:6-7, "The LORD's promises are pure, like silver that's been refined in an oven, purified seven times over! You, LORD, will keep us, protecting us from this generation forever."
The Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
Psalms 12:6-7, "The words of ADONAI are pure words, silver in a melting-pot set in the earth, refined and purified seven times over. You, ADONAI, protect us; guard us forever from this generation."
The Message Bible (MSG)
Psalm 12:6-7, "God's words are pure words, Pure silver words refined seven times In the fires of his word-kiln, Pure on earth as well as in heaven. God, keep us safe from their lies, From the wicked who stalk us with lies."
Good News Translation (GNT)
Psalm 12:6-7, "The wicked are everywhere, and everyone praises what is evil. Keep us always safe, O Lord, and preserve us from such people."
...AND ON THEY GO, THE NEW VERSIONS JUST KEEP COMING TO CORRUPT THE CHURCHES!!!
READ MORE: The Ugly Truth About Today's Bible Versions
“That book [King James Bible], sir, is the rock on which on republic rests.” —U.S. President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845)
Where is Hyles-Anderson College?
I know exactly how Peter Ruckman felt, because my own Bible college from which I earned my Bachelor's degree (HYLES-ANDERSON COLLEGE, 1985-1993) in Crownpoint, Indiana, has bailed-out of the battle for the inspiration of God's Word. By openly denying the inspiration of the King James Bible in 2008 (and since), one foolish man destroyed the lifetime work of Dr. Jack Hyles at the First Baptist Church of Hammond (FBCH), Indiana. Ecclesiastes 9:18, “Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.” First Baptist Church of Hammond (who owns Hyles-Anderson College) are AWOL from the battle. I'm sick of standing alone, but I WILL continue to do so by God's grace for as long as I can! I thank God for the few HAC graduates who do stand—I praise God for BOTH of you! Where are the 7,000? “It's Time To Come Out Of The Closet” (Dr. Jack Hyles; The Bible's under attack—where's the 7,000?).
Where Were You During The Battle? (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles; The sin of neutrality in the Work of God!)
FBCH made a wonderful tribute online to honor Brother Hyles, but if FBCH really wants to honor Dr. Hyles, then why don't they uphold the truths that he so fervently fought to uphold? Folks, was Dr. Hyles a fool? Why is FBCH totally abandoning THE TRUTH that Dr. Hyles preached? There is a deafening silence heard from FBCH and HAC! Satanic Bible versions are flooding into the churches!!! What were those truths that Dr. Hyles thought were so important, which HE HIMSELF in 1994 called...
“THE BATTLE OF THE AGES”
(MP3 sermon by, Dr. Jack Hyles: “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
What a bunch of lying deceivers at Bob Jones University!!! Dr. Ruckman had their number long before I did! I am so sick and tired of these neo-evangelical, dead, lukewarm, lifeless, fuddy-duddy churches today, like the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam! Did I mention that they forced me out and banned me from returning! Yes, it is true! Do you know why? It is because I AM RIGHT AND THEY ARE WRONG ON THE HOLY BIBLE. They are all shameful Bob Jones graduates! The truth hurts, don't it! I mean, I couldn't put it any simpler. This is what happens when light meets darkness, when a real Hyles-Anderson College graduate (back when HAC graduates still believed what Dr. Hyles actually taught) meets the neo-evangelical Bob Jones University camp!!! I wouldn't give you a dime for that mess at Bob Jones, nor their sorry graduates. What a shame to the cause of Christ. The gloves are off!
THE TRUTH MATTERS! THE TRUTH MATTERS! THE TRUTH MATTERS! THE TRUTH MATTERS! THE TRUTH MATTERS!
Outside The Gate With Jesus (I've been kicked out of churches for my faithfulness to the Holy Bible!)
As the old adage goes... Follow the money! What does your Bible read in Psalms 12:6-7??? Does it maintain God's PROMISE to preserve His pure words unto every generation, or does it say that he will protect the believer from the wicked? Clearly, God doesn't always protect believers from the wicked, which is why they were fed to the lions in Rome!!! Still today, Christians are being murdered in the Middle East, North Korea, and other dictatorships and Communist nations without God. And might I add, authentic Hyles-Anderson graduates are being fed to the lions at Bob Jones University!!!
“This isn't over Jack Hyles, this is over fundamentalism! These are evangelicals fighting fundamentalists—that's what it's all about; and their effort is to destroy Hyles-Anderson College. Over my dead body they'll destroy Hyles-Anderson College; and their effort is to destroy the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana; and I'll go to the finish before I'll let it happen! That's what's going on!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a truthful quote from the needful sermon, “Weathering The Storm!”
I have been put outside the gate with Jesus, shunned away, even prohibited from simply attending church services by Bob Jones graduate churches, all because they refuse to serve God correctly, and I am MUCH closer to the Lord and truth than they are. Here is a beautiful life-changing quote from Pastor Yankee Arnold, who is so correct in what he says below...
Learn patience. You're going to suffer wrongfully! People are going to say things that they should not say. Most of your problems from people aren't going to come from lost people. Most of the pressures upon Christians is from Christians! Christians are the one that will destroy you faster than anybody else in this world. It's not the Devil. It's not even your old sinful nature. It's Christians who won't serve God totally; because if they don't, and you do, you're a rebuke to them and they are going to pull you down, one way or the other. They gotta justify their lack of service, their lack of love. It's a damaging thing! That's why God says I wish you were either “hot” or “cold,” but being “LUKEWARM” makes Me sick!
SOURCE: Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold; a quote from his sermon, “The Call To Suffer.”
We need more hard-hitting preachers like Pastor Phil Kidd, who pulls no punches...
“You know why I like the King James Bible? It'll knock the bark off you! It doesn't cut any corners. It tells it like it is, Brother! And whether you like it, lump it, bump it, or jump it; Brother, this Book, it doesn't change to fit your fancy! It's right; it's always been right! Hey, I want a Bible that'll tell it like it is! I want to live right, raise my family right, tell my grandkids how to live right! I've gotta have a Bible! I'm telling you, I am a King James man without an apology! And if you go to a church where they use, recommend, study, or quote out of anything else, you ought to get your family out of that mess, and get in a Bible-believing, fire-breathing, Baptist, church! Any preacher that'll use another Bible is a promoter of perverts! You tell 'em I said so!!! —Evangelist Phil Kidd, from the sermon, “SODOMITE STRATEGY!”
Amen Brother! Amen! America could be salvaged for God if we had enough Spirit-filled, truth-telling, people-loving, fire-breathing, fundamental, pure-hearted, King James Bible only, preachers, like Evangelist Phil Kidd!!!
And hear me loud and clear, if you are a Hyles-Anderson College graduate and you deny the inspiration of the King James Bible, YOU ARE A FRAUD!!! You WON'T find Dr. Jack Hyles' signature on your diploma (like I have on mine), unless his name was forged!!! In a million years, Pastor Jack Hyles NEVER would have signed his name to a diploma of any student who denied the inspiration of the King James Bible. Pastor Hyles NEVER signed Bible “versions” (he always refused), he only signed his name to a KING JAMES BIBLE! Get mad at me, I don't care. I'm 51 years old an growing old quick, looking for the appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ! Proverbs 4:18, “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” I really don't care what my critics think, God knows my heart. I only care what the precious Lord Jesus thinks, my God and my Savior!
The Greatest Danger Of The New Bible Versions
And may I say, sincerely, I do NOT hate anyone in this world. I do not hate the Bob Jones crowd, who are God's enemies, for God Himself commands me as a believer to pray for my enemies. The Alexandrian crowd are God's enemies! Dr. Jack Hyles said that in his timeless MP3 sermon, “THE BATTLE OF THE AGES,” and I fully agree with him. If you've never heard this classic sermon, I plead with you to hear what Pastor Hyles has to say. It is of the utmost importance! It would be utter hypocrisy for God to expect me to love my enemies, while He hates His enemies. That is not my God. Christians are expected by God to be as wise as serpents, but harmless as doves. I hate what God hates, “evil” (Psalms 97:10); because the Holy Scriptures gives me understanding, I hate “every false way!” Psalms 119:104, “Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.”
“The only inspired Words of God
are in the King James Bible!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote —Dr. Jack Hyles (THE REAL BATTLE!”)
The reason why America's neo-evangelical churches and Bible seminaries (cemeteries) are so corrupt today, is because they prioritize making money over truth. Truly, “the LOVE OF MONEY is the root of all evil” (1st Timothy 6:10b). That is why Jesus plainly warned in Luke 16:13, “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” To the SAME degree that a preacher depends upon his salary instead of having faith in God, he will compromise his stand for truth and betray the Word of God.
“The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all who oppose it.” —Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
“It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.” —Horace Greeley (1811-1872)
“The existence of the Bible, as a book for the people, is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced. Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against humanity.” —Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
“The Bible has been the Magna Carta of the poor and oppressed. The human race is not in a position to dispense with it.” —Thomas Huxley (1825-1895)
“So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible every year.” —U.S. President John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)
The Battle Rages On for the Inspiration of God's Word
If you stop and really think about the insanity of having literally HUNDREDS of English Bible versions to choose from, it ought to be alarming to any normal thinking person. Consider again what the psalmist penned in Psalms 119:140, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.” How in the name of commonsense did we ever go in the Christian world, from possessing God's “VERY PURE” words, to having to choose and discern between hundreds of different conflicting Bible versions? Folks, that is clearly Satan at his finest, confusing the world. Acts 19:32, “Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.” Just as the man with two watches never knows what time it is, so also are churchgoers today confused who use multiple Bible versions.
I am gladly “obsessed” with the Bible issue debate, and brother I plan to stay obsessed too! We are at war over the inspiration of God's Word. Those who say that the King James Bible is not inspired open the door to a Pandora's Box of umpteen Bible versions. I DO believe that the Greek Textus Receptus is inspired by God, and the English predecessors to the King James Bible were also inspired. Albeit, those people today who are attempting to bring back the older inferior English versions are foolish in my opinion.
And may I say, just because a particular English Bible can be improved in grammar does NOT mean that it is not inspired, as long as THE TRUTH is conveyed as God intended. Please don't misunderstand, I do NOT believe in thought inspiration; I believe in plenary verbal inspiration, that is, every single word in the Holy Bible is inspired by God almighty. I believe the King James Bible is perfect, infallible, inerrant, pure, holy, trustworthy, preserved and most of all INSPIRED by God almighty!!! God knew what He was doing when He gave us the precious King James Bible in 1611, the last English translation that will ever be produced. Some people want to argue, fuss and debate. Knock yourself out! I simply believe that the KING JAMES BIBLE IS THE ONE!!!
And I know VERY SURE that all the modern perversions based upon the Alexandrian manuscripts are NOT THE ONE! I know that because they all attack Jesus' deity, the Godhead, the blood sacrifice of Christ, His sinlessness and Jesus' preeminence. The modern versions all corrupt the Gospel. I know the King James Bible is THE ONE because of the indwelling Holy Spirit Who tells me it is THE BOOK!!!!!!! (1st John 3:24; John 14:17).
THE ALEXANDRIAN CULT EXPOSED! (MP3 by Dr. Peter Ruckman; exposing the Alexandrian versions!)
In the introduction to the King James Bible, the 54 translators themselves said that they were NOT trying to produce a new Bible; but rather, TO MAKE A GOOD ONE BETTER! That doesn't mean that the GOOD ONE is not inspired, nor does it mean that the BETTER ONE is more inspired. Obviously, the Holy Bible cannot have an EXACT number of words, because when translating from Hebrew and Greek to English, there are a different amount of words. However, this is exactly why the King James translators inserted italics in many places, so that you dear reader could know and determine the context of the passage, and not the translators themselves. They were very honest in their scholarship, letting you see over their shoulders, so to speak, for your own benefit. The translators did not assume the frightening responsibility of INTERPRETING the Word of God; but rather, then merely TRANSLATED IT into English. It is up to you dear Christian reader, to interpret for yourself through diligent study, with guidance of the indwelling Holy Spirit (John 16:13), what God is saying to you. If you are not a Christian, well, good night, GET SAVED before it is too late!
“Now you say,
'Brother Hyles, you make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an
—BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
THE CONSPIRACY OF THE ALEXANDRIAN CULT (awesome KJB defense by Dr. Ruckman)
Modern Bible PERversions Use Same Alexandrian Text As Jehovah's Witnesses
“If America does not wake up, her tombstone will read, 'She died because her pastors substituted visions, prophecies, dreams, man’s words, and tongues for the Words of God.'”—Dr. Bob Gray Sr., “Do We Have An Every Word Bible In 2017?”
DO WE HAVE AN EVERY WORD BIBLE IN 2017?
“You'd be shocked if you knew, how the versions of the Bible that are coming out, which are so unnecessary and not even Bible—You'd be shocked if you knew what they're doing to cause Christian people to feel subconsciously unstable! You'd be shocked if you knew what it's doing to the nervous system of our people—All these Bibles!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, MP3 sermon, Don't Chase The Pendulum (1986).
Dr. James Sightler: Defender Of The Inspiration Of The King James Bible!
“Every word in this
Bible is inspired by God almighty!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (a great quote from the classic sermon, “
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Precious Christian Testimonies
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(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Hank Lindstrom, 1940-2008)
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)
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