Ruckman’s view of the KJV translators

Considering that Ruckman teaches that the KJV translators’ product is infallible, an examination of his views concerning them is in order. His views may surprise you. We will document our conclusions straight from Ruckman’s own writings. Ruckman’s teaching that the KJV is an inerrant translation naturally places extra scrutiny on its […]

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Outline of common mistakes people make regarding Ruckmanism

1. Thinking Ruckmanites are historic Baptists. Teaching double inspiration, advanced revelation, that the KJV corrects the Greek and is superior to it, works salvation after the rapture, etc., is not historic Baptist teaching. 2. Thinking all Ruckmanites are uneducated. Perhaps many are, but exceptions abound. 3. Thinking they have little influence. […]

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Ruckman's sensational characterization of demons

Ruckman claims to know the size and shape of demons; he teaches that Christians can get infested with them at any time, and that those who believe there is one devil but many demons are apostates. Notice what he alleges in his own words: Devils range from the size of […]

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Ruckman luring overseas preachers to conferences with money

How has Ruckman lured hundreds of preachers living overseas into coming to hear him speak? By offering money–and lots of it. The documentation below about a conference in India that attracted approximately 1,450 pastors comes from p. 18 of the Bible Believer’s Bulletin, Aug. 2001. We also added something from […]

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Ruckmanism overseas

There are many against Ruckmanism who believe such teaching is losing ground and fading fast, therefore it can safely be ignored. There is no doubt that it has fallen into disrepute, but we at Ruckmanism.org believe there is a danger in believing that Ruckmanism will simply go away if it […]

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Timeline of major events in the life of Peter S. Ruckman

With few exceptions, this timeline is formed entirely from statements from the writings of Peter Ruckman (especially his autobiography). Some dates are tentative because at times we found differents dates for the same event in different books. We used an asterick (*) in those cases to indicate that a date was tentative for […]

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What Ruckman admits to

During rare moments of introspection, Ruckman sometimes admits what could not be denied. We provide these quotes here because many Ruckman defenders will adamantly deny what Ruckman has actually admitted to in print. Ruckman admits that he is one of the crudest people you will ever meet and that he […]

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Is this plagiarism?

The two images contain a sample page on the left from Alban Douglas' book first copyrighted in 1966 One Hundred Bible Lessons: God's Answers to Man's Questions. On the right of the two images are a sample page from two different booklets from the series Theological Studies by Peter Ruckman […]

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Is Ruckman Arrogant?

Is Ruckman arrogant? His supporters say no. Geneha Kim in Ruckmanism Ruckus assures everyone that "Dr. Ruckman is not a prideful person claiming to be the final authority in the world." (p. 82). Perhaps to quell some concerns, in 1976 Ruckman assures his readers that he would write in a humble manner: We shall study and […]

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Ruckman’s out-of-print rapture guessing booklet

This booklet was printed by Ruckman in 1988 and is no longer in print. Here's a jewel from page 20. To understand the quote, it should be explained that he had played with the number 1989 (the year he was guessing that the rapture would occur) in a confusing mathematical […]

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No blacks in Ruckman’s large church

During a visit to Ruckman's church in 2007 it was no surprise that no blacks were to be found in the auditorium among the hundreds in attendance. A typical church running several hundred will normally have at least some blacks, but this was not the case on the day we visited. There […]

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Semi-Ruckmanism and its dangers

Semi-Ruckmanism defined What is semi-Ruckmanism? Simply put, it consists of teaching some (though not all) of the same "Ruckmanisms" while using different terminology than Ruckman and claiming all along to be against Ruckmanism. In other words, semi-Ruckmanite views refer to reaching some of the same controversial conclusions as Ruckman regarding the KJV but differing […]

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Not applying his own teaching

Ruckman teaches that angels have no wings (Theological Studies, Booklet 18, p. 5). Ruckman has to deny that Seraphims are angels, as they have wings (Isa. 6:2). Note also that Dan. 9:21 and Rev. 14:6 describes an angel flying.  However, notice how he put wings on the angels in his artwork […]

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