|Looks like a human being to me|
Here are some of Peter Ruckman's statements from this video below:
"I teach that a baby is not a living soul until it breathes... I don't teach that abortion is murder like the brethren do, but I'm an old dog and I've been around for a long time. (No references are given from the Bible, but just his being old as a reason to trust him.)
He talked afterwards about "...fundamentalists who get so hung up on short skirts, they spend half their ministry talking about how women look...if a girl is right she'll dress to attract attention..." (I am not sure what he meant by this statement at all!)
Then from this subject, he turns back to abortion saying,
"Some of the brethren get so hung up on this thing (saying)...abortion is murder, abortion is murder, showing you pictures...What are they trying to prove? They are trying to prove that the thing looks like a person. That's what Darwin taught. You got to watch that business. (He is totally unclear relating Darwin at this point or what it means to watch that business.)
"You can take an embryo of an animal and prove it looks like an embryo of a person, that doesn't make it a person...Watch that business. The child is an organism...maybe alive in the sense of animal life...no living soul until the Lord breathes into his nostrils the breath of life..." Then he makes a joke about a baby's cry when entering the world, and you hear these men laughing...
He continues and says, "If you teach the other, you are going to have some real problems..." He talked about 800 women who should have aborted in a certain situation. Not one verse is cited when he said he was speaking the truth.
I do not agree with this person who edited this youtube when he used words such as twisted, warped, vile, and evil in describing Peter Ruckman.
Lord, I pray that the followers of Peter Ruckman would have their eyes opened to this man and how he teaches now. Perhaps he was not this way before, but this is apparently recent since he says he is an old dog. We pray that You give wisdom and discernment to people so they will no longer put Peter Ruckman or any man or his teachings on a pedestal, so as to avoid putting too much faith in one person. Please open their eyes and help them to be logical and not emotional in deciding to be under this man's influence to the point they have been. We pray that there would be more oneness and more humility and caution as well in being too quick to follow one person's teaching. In Jesus' name. Amen
Below is the video that lasts 9 minutes.