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. See our article Who was the first KJV defender to influence others to declare the KJV to be inerrant or inspired in the 20th century? showing how much the manner of defending the KJV changed after Ruckman came on the scene.
4. Thinking Ruckmanism only exists in Ruckmanite churches. Some teach a less controversial modified form we call semi-Ruckmanism. See Semi-Ruckmanism and its dangers.
5. Thinking Ruckmanites are only those who defend Peter Ruckman openly. Some don’t defend him openly, but they refuse to speak out against him.
6. Thinking that Ruckmanism is a little weird, but not all that harmful or teaches no false doctrines.
7. Thinking that Ruckman only puts down those who are against the KJV. (We have an article in the works on this very matter)
8. Thinking that when Ruckman says the KJV is superior to the Greek, he is referring only to critical texts, or only in practical terms. For further reading on this, see A look at Ruckman’s reasons for declaring the KJV to be superior to the originals.
9. Thinking that Ruckman is only wrong in his extremes on the Bible version issue. For many examples of how Ruckman is wrong in other areas, see Overview of what Ruckmanism is all about.
10. Underestimating how difficult some Ruckmanite questions can be to answer. Ruckmanite questions are not unanswerable, but they may require some thought as well as research and Bible study for those who are unfamiliar with Ruckmanism. It should be recognized from the outset that many Ruckmanite questions are fallaciously framed, in the manner of “have you quit beating your wife?”
11. Underestimating how difficult some questions are for Ruckmanites to answer. Especially questions that get to the heart of the matter such as “where was the perfect Word of God before 1611?” This question not only is difficult for them, it is impossible for them to approach it with consistency because they have to employ double standards if they attempt to answer it. They often try to change the subject when this question surfaces.
12. Thinking that Ruckmanite missionaries concentrate only on winning souls and church planting and do not try to spread Ruckman’s doctrine overseas. For visual proof that Ruckmanite missionaries are actively spreading Ruckmanism overseas, see Ruckmanism overseas.
13. Thinking that Ruckmanite missionaries do not try to solicit support outside of their Ruckmanite circles. In Critique of Ruckmanism Ruckus, a new book in defense of Peter Ruckman we documented a case of a graduate of Ruckman’s Bible institute admitting that “PBI students are warned by Dr. Ruckman to never mention his name if they need deputation support [think $$$] from other churches…” Is it not unethical for Ruckman to mock churches who believe in salvation by grace for all dispensations, but then tell his graduates not to mention him when they go to such churches to raise financial support?
14. Thinking that Ruckmanism is a fad that if ignored will soon go away. The reason Ruckmanism is still among us and grew almost unchecked is because it was mostly ignored early on.
15. Thinking that Ruckmanites keep to themselves and don’t try to infiltrate other churches or actively attempt to recruit others.
16. Thinking that only the literature that specifically upholds Ruckman by name teaches Ruckmanism. See Semi-Ruckmanism and its dangers.
17. Thinking that everyone is either for Ruckman or against him with no subtle in-betweens. See Semi-Ruckmanism and its dangers.
18. Thinking that all Ruckmanites agree with Ruckman on all his views. Many will say “I don’t agree with Ruckman on everything,” but many (perhaps out of loyalty or intimidation) refuse to spell out exactly where they disagree with Ruckman.
19. Underestimating just how much of the most extreme views regarding the KJV can be traced back to Ruckman. See our article Who was the first KJV defender to influence others to declare the KJV to be inerrant or inspired in the 20th century? showing how much the manner of defending the KJV changed after Ruckman came on the scene.