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 he drew for the book Ruckman’s Apocalypse. In the introduction Ruckman excused himself saying that "if you don’t put wings on them, the average person will not know what they are; not even the average Christian." Without having a Scripture reference to prove it, Ruckman also teaches that angels are all 33 year old males. You may also be interested in knowing that Ruckman teaches that angels are stars (The Book of Matthew. 1978, p. 32). We believe it is more accurate to teach that angels are sometimes symbolized by stars in Revelation, but to say that they are stars without pointing out any symbolism is really stretching it.



8 Responses to “Not applying his own teaching”

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  1. Visitor says:

    his angles in those pictures are because those angels are seraphim and or cheribum. (rev 4). I have never heard him say angels are 33 yr old males i heard him say that christians bodies will be but not angels.

    • Webmaster says:

      his angles in those pictures are because those angels are seraphim and or cheribum. (rev 4).

      The Revelation art book has Scripture passages on the facing page of each painting. The left painting corresponds to Rev. 9, the center painting to Rev. 7, and the right painting to a combination of passages not including a mention of seraphims or cherubims, just like the other passages.

      I have never heard him say angels are 33 yr old males i heard him say that christians bodies will be but not angels.

      "Angels are wingless 33 year old males"
      Ruckman, Peter. Theological Studies, Booklet 18, p. 5

  2. Michael says:

    How about the angels that visited Lot, who the men of the city mistook for men (obviously they had no wings to give them away for what they were.) The carried Lot without the city in a moment, obviously flying without wings. Christ left the ground without wings in Acts 1. I will grant you there is no proof for angels being 33 year old in appearance.

  3. Jewel says:

    Is this their idea of serious discussion on serious, biblical knowledge. We are so doomed if it is. We must be living in Byzantium!

  4. anthony says:

    Dr. Ruckman teaches that angels look like 33 year old males ALL THE TIME BUT THEY ARE NOT MEN. The Christians’ glorified body will look 33 years old and have the same abilties as angels do. The Bible says god has given us power to become the SONS OF GOD like ANGELS ARE.

    • Webmaster says:

      Do you have a quote where he uses the key words “look like” or “they are not men” to back up what you allege?

      • If you get his questions and answers mp3 you will hear him say it numerous times. Also, if you listen to his chalk talks, you wi hear him tell you that he only depicts angels with wings in drawings so people can distinguish between an angel and a man

  5. John Howe says:

    Anyone that is genuinely familiar with Dr. Ruckman knows that he always provides a ***DISCLAIMER*** when he illustrates angels WITH wings. His reasoning is that the public at large has been brainwashed into accepting that angels have wings, so he draws them with wings so that the casual, Biblically illiterate novice would know what the drawings represent. It is amazing how dishonest you can be, you afraid to say who you are person.

    Are you a DEMOCRAT??

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