Ruckman’s fairy tale of space travel and reproduction in heaven

From Ruckman's chart book

One of Peter Ruckman’s teachings is so outlandish that we didn’t hesitate to refer to it as a fairy tale in the title of the article. Ruckman’s views on this topic are very strange and hard to follow, but in the following paragraph we will summarize our understanding of his teachings on the matter as well as we can after piecing together many statements scattered throughout his writings. Then throughout the article we will provide quotes from his writings to prove we are not misrepresenting or taking Ruckman out of context (at least not knowingly). Ruckman teachings comes from a pretribulation rapture, premillennial return of Christ view, but he goes way beyond the beliefs of many who hold such views. Here are how we understand his views summarized in one paragraph:

According to Ruckman, people can be saved by works during the tribulation after the rapture; however, for those who are not martyred, there is a penalty. They will never experience the resurrection; therefore they will never receive glorified bodies. They can only gain immortality for their natural bodies by eating from the Tree of Life on their birth month. Their descendants during the Millennium will also have to be saved by works, will remain in a natural body, and must also partake of the Tree of Life on their birth month to live forever. Due to overpopulation (because of painless childbirth, no sickness, etc.) within a few hundred years of the start of the Millennium these saved people in natural bodies will populate outer space infinitely with a new race. The Christians who are in 33 year-old male glorified bodies will be called upon to transport couples in natural bodies to other planets where these couples are placed in gardens and commanded to be fruitful and multiply. They first populate the twelve constellations or “houses” of the Zodiac and then outer space. This goes on infinitely and forever.

The Bible tells us very little about those who get saved during the tribulation who are not martyred, as well as their saved descendants during the Millennium. Ruckman tries to fill in the blanks with his twisted imagination by treating them as second-class believers in eternity, who are stuck with a natural (howbeit immortal) body, continue the earthly practice of reproduction, many forced to live on other planets because of overpopulation, and in this and other manners are denied some promises and privileges of Old and New Testament saints who receive a glorified body and remain in God’s presence for all eternity. The Bible does not teach nor hint or suggest that there will be second-class believers for whom some promises of heavenly bliss in eternity do not apply.  There is no biblical reason to suggest some in eternity will be forced to be involved in earthly activities that are inferior to God's plan for us in His presence as described in the Bible.

As to Ruckman’s teachings of works salvation in other ages, see Ruckman’s multiple plans of salvation for different ages.

In his own words

The most concise quote that summarizes Ruckman’s view that we could locate in his own words on this matter is as follows:

The gist of Revelation 22:2 is that on the new earth, in eternity, there are twelve nations divided off by twelve boundaries, and these nations are composed of nations who were saved during the Tribulation (Matt 25) and during the Millennium (Rev 19). These "saved nations" go into the city, partake of the "tree of life" to get their eternal life, and then they spend eternity reproducing and multiplying infinitely and going out into outer space, and populating first the twelve constellations that make up the zodiac, and then from there they move on out into outer space. (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Revelation. 1970, 1982 printing, p. 592)

More than one type of eternal life

In order to try to make the Bible match his predeterminations, Ruckman comes up with more than one type of eternal life. Notice his choice of words in the following quote:

But the eternal life that these Gentiles get from the Tree of Life is different from that of the Christian. Christian’s don’t bear children in Eternity (Matt. 22:30); these Gentiles do (Isa. 9:7; Psa. 103:17). When these children reach a certain age (probably 33 ½ years old—see 1 John 3:2), they enter into the city on the month each of them was born (Isa. 66:22-23) through the gate assigned to the nation to which each of them belongs. They then eat from the Tree of Life the specific fruit that grows on it for their nation (Rev. 22:3). As these “nations” grow in number and become too many for the earth to sustain, God transports them to one of the twelve “houses” of the Zodiac to populate outer space (see note on Deut. 4:19). (Ruckman, Peter. Ruckman Reference Bible. First edition, p. 1669)

Second class believers

Notice in the following quotes how Ruckman continues to develop what we call a second or inferior class of believers:

Another image from Ruckman's chart book

The indication is that the only people who get a glorified body like Jesus Christ are people in the Church Age. The only people who get a 33-year-old sinless body are people saved in the dispensation of grace. All others get their eternal life by partaking of a tree, and they go into eternity male and female, exactly like Adam and Eve were before they fell. (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Revelation. 1970, 1982 printing, p. 587)

Only saints in the Church Age ever receive bodies like Jesus Christ, and there is no indication that any man saved in the Tribulation, or the Millennium, ever gets a “glorified body.” (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Revelation. 1970, 1982 printing, p. 552)

Since no glorified bodies are given out after the rapture, all future saints are subject to death unless they eat of the tree of life denied to Adam. (Ruckman, Peter. Bible Study Charts and Outlines. Pensacola, FL: Bible Baptist Bookstore, 1997, p. 10)

As I’ve said before, if these passages deal with eternity, it means that there will be flesh-and-blood people on the earth during eternity, and they would die unless they partook of the “tree of life,” which is how they get their eternal life—not by believing on Jesus Christ! (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Revelation. 1970, 1982 printing, p. 579)

Ruckman’s plan for the population of outer space

Christ is going to come back and sit down on the throne of David, and reign over a political, visible, Messianic, Davidic, earthly, Palestinian kingdom over the house of Jacob. This kingdom is going to branch out – with its branches named after the sons of Jacob – and go out to the solar system and galaxies, infinitely, and go out to the stars forever and ever and ever (Heb 1:14). This is God's plan for the "population of outer space." Of course, it runs contrary to everything that Cape Kennedy, Redstone, etc. plan to do. But God has no intention of populating outer space with a bunch of Christ-rejecting, Bible-denying, God-hating, drunken, slovenly, lazy, envious, jealous, self-righteous, cantankerous, griping, complaining, puffed-up, egotistical, murdering, wicked men, when He can populate it with reproductions of His Son! (See Hebrews 1:9-13.) (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Revelation. 1970, 1982 printing, p. 590

2Peter 3:12, 13 – "Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."
Then righteousness is not just going to dwell on a new earth, but in the "new heavens," too. The implications are staggering. It means that God is going to spread mankind out and fill out the whole universe indefinitely. (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Revelation. 1970, 1982 printing, p. 590)

This Scriptural passage Ruckman quotes ruins his arguments about interplanetary travel. One who takes the Bible literally would not expect the planets as we know them to survive God’s plans as described in 2 Peter 3:12-13. However, notice how Ruckman ignores this prophecy in specifying planets by name:

He is called out on trips, and these trips take him to Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Uranus, etc., transporting couples into gardens, placing them down and saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth." (!) (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Revelation. 1970, 1982 printing, p. 596)

Ruckman’s excuse for others not discovering his teachings in the Bible

There will be men and women on the new earth (Rev. 21-22) in the Tribulation and Millennial age and they will populate outer space (Isa. 9:6-7; 2Peter 3). But this is another one of the "unsearchable riches" in the "archaic, Elizabethan English" carefully concealed from Price, Salem Kisban, Hal Lindsay, Willmington, Hindson, Farstad, Afman, Martin, Faulkner, Newman, MacRae, and other poor, Bible-rejecting Fundamentalists who "USE" the Book because they have to and not because they believe it. (Ruckman, Peter. Bible Belivers' Bulletin. May 1986, p. 3)

God’s plan is the occupation of the constellations with perfect human beings. God has a plan to populate outer space with sinless beings, which was His original intention in Genesis 1–2. Now there isn’t one scholar with a master’s degree or a Ph.D. that you ever met in your life—not one of them, including the saved ones—that knows that because they all went to the wrong place for “wisdom and knowledge.” “Wisdom and knowledge” are hidden in Jesus Christ (Col. 2:3), and He told you to “search the scriptures” (John 5:39). (Ruckman, Peter. Bible Belivers' Bulletin. March 2011, p. 3

The truth is, there are twelve constellations for twelve nations to inhabit in eternity, after the Millennium is over. Each nation has been assigned a constellation, exactly as each nation has to have a matchmate from the twelve tribes of Israel (Deut. 32:8). All of this is obscure and hidden from “the wise and prudent” (Matt. 11:25; Luke 10:21) because they mess with the Book. (Ruckman, Peter. Ruckman Reference Bible. First edition, p. 290)

The Body of Christ has rejected the King James Bible as the Word of God, and God has refused to show them what it says about outer space. (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Revelation. 1970, 1982 printing, p. 577)

Do the Scriptures back up Ruckman? A test case.

The simple reason Ruckman comes up with tired excuses why others can’t discover what he comes up with is because it comes from his imagination, not the Bible. Anyone can string together a long list of references after making a statement, but it proves nothing if the references do not clearly back up the statement, or lack an obligatory methodical explanation as to how a conclusion was reached from such references. As an example of how references Ruckman uses are weak or outright do not teach what he says they do, we provide the following paragraph in which he mentions a total of seven verses:

But the eternal life that these Gentiles get from the Tree of Life is different from that of the Christian. Christian’s don’t bear children in Eternity (Matt. 22:30); these Gentiles do (Isa. 9:7; Psa. 103:17). When these children reach a certain age (probably 33 ½ years old—see 1 John 3:2), they enter into the city on the month each of them was born (Isa. 66:22-23) through the gate assigned to the nation to which each of them belongs. They then eat from the Tree of Life the specific fruit that grows on it for their nation (Rev. 22:3). As these “nations” grow in number and become too many for the earth to sustain, God transports them to one of the twelve “houses” of the Zodiac to populate outer space (see note on Deut. 4:19). (Ruckman, Peter. Ruckman Reference Bible. First edition, p. 1669)

We don't disagree with the statement preceding Mat. 22:30, so we will not quote the verse here. Now notice how the remaining six verses from the statement above do not say what he says they do:

Isa 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. 

Psa 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children; 

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 

Isa 66:22-23 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD. 

Rev 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

Of six verses, Isaiah 66:22 is the only one that remotely approaches something that Ruckman says, but that verse could be subjected to diverse interpretations. Seed remaining could be interpreted as spiritual seed, but even interpreting it as physical seed, it does not specify how long, or if it will extend beyond the earth or many other details of Ruckman’s fairy tale.

Notice that when Ruckman provides a reference that supposedly backs up something unusual he is saying with the Bible, he often does not quote the very verse or even a phrase or as much as a key word to exegete the Scriptures. He does not attempt to “draw out” the meaning from the Scripture. Perhaps because a balanced exegesis would reveal the weaknesses of his proof texts!

First-class believer duties in eternity according to Ruckman

The Bible would indicate that our job is inter-planetary space transportation and communication! (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Revelation. 1970, 1982 printing, p. 596)

In this condition, the Christian throughout all eternity is in a 33 year-old male, sinless body, just like Jesus Christ, and he enjoys fellowship with God and the saints forever. He is called out on trips, and these trips take him to Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Uranus, etc., transporting couples into gardens, placing them down and saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth." (!) (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Revelation. 1970, 1982 printing, p. 596)

So different from what the Bible describes in the book of Revelation!

Dabbling with Astrology

God puts a particular fruit on the Tree of Life each month which gives eternal life to the citizens of the particular Gentile nation that enters the city that month. From there each Gentile nation is given one of the houses of the Zodiac. The astrologers at least have that part right.
The second heaven is divided into twelve “houses” with a constellation of the Zodiac dominating that “house.” (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Romans: The Bible Believer’s Commentary Series. Pensacola, FL: BB Bookstore, 2003, p. 178)

God’s plan, then, must be connected with the constellations and the galaxies. As sure as there are twelve nations, twelve months, and twelve gates, there are twelve groups of constellations in the heavens called “the zodiac.” These are set for “signs and seasons” (Gen. 1:14), and have a bearing on the events that will take place on this earth. The twelve signs of the zodiac are as follows:
1. Aries
2. Taurus
3. Gemini
4. Cancer
5. Leo
6. Virgo
7. Libra
8. Scorpius
9. Sagittarius
10. Capricornus
11. Aquarius
12. Pisces
You’ll find these 12 constellations in any book on astronomy or any book on astrology. They match the months, which means (and the thought is tremendous) that God has ordained on this earth twelve boundaries, with twelve nations, who are destined to leave this earth (transported by angels – Luke 16:22), and populate outer space infinitely and forever, beginning with the twelve constellations that are seen on the earth once every twelve months. We will find a confirmation of this teaching in Isaiah. (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Revelation. 1970, 1982 printing, p. 588)

The truth is, there are twelve constellations for twelve nations to inhabit in eternity, after the Millennium is over. Each nation has been assigned a constellation, exactly as each nation has to have a matchmate from the twelve tribes of Israel (Deut. 32:8). All of this is obscure and hidden from “the wise and prudent” (Matt. 11:25; Luke 10:21) because they mess with the Book. (Ruckman, Peter. Ruckman Referene Bible. First edition, p. 290)

What Ruckman is saying about prophecy involving space travel and reproduction is silly and baseless, and a product of his big imagination that is not restrained by the plain teachings of the Word of God. We have noticed that even Ruckman’s biggest promoters tend to be silent about this matter. Once again, Ruckman is demonstrated to be unworthy of being taken seriously and his teachings should be discarded by those who take the Biblical admonition of 1 Jn. 4:1 seriously: Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

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  1. Strict Baptist says:

    How oddly similar to the Brhamanist caste system, Watchtower 144000, Mormonism et al. This is all a subtle & overly complex denial of the Lord of glory. Jesse Duplantis has a similar doctrine; he is really more a story-telling false prophet than a pastor in that he thinks the weak in heaven must smell the tree of life's leaves to gain strength. How in light of this is Ruckman taken seriously? This sort of unprofitable talk, this vain jangling, is so comedically mundane one wonders why this enemy of the cross Ruckman ever gained traction in his self-glorifiying.

  2. Nate Beck says:

    Every now and then I like to drop in to remind you of what a loser you are Webmaster! Everything you just quoted from Ruckman was far more scriptural than anything you've ever written in your life and, as is your pathetic custom, you simply ignored the verses you quoted that Ruckman used as proof texts. 

    Why God let's scripture rejecting morons like you go on breathing surprises me.

    See ya at the Judgment ya flake,

    Nate Beck, your Brother In Christ, if you ever were in Christ to begin with…..

  3. Nate Beck says:

    Why else would God created new heavens if we weren't going to inhabit them?

    Of course, this is too high a thought for someone like the anonymous little upstart known as Webmaster lol

  4. Webmaster says:

    In reply to questions posted under the article Ruckman’s horrible inconsistencies: The case of Clarence Larkin. It is redirected here to stay on topic.

    2 Pe. 3:13  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 

    The verse does not say that the righteous will dwell in the new heavens.

    The key word is righteousness, which is a condition. Grammatically speaking, here we have a case of personification, in which an abstract notion (righteousness) is given attributes of human nature (dwelleth). Righteousness will be a permanent characteristic of the new earth and all its surroundings.

    The old world and everything around it had been polluted by unrighteousness due to unrighteous people with their sinful natures. Now in the scene in 2 Pet. 3:13 everything the righteous can see or everywhere they can go will be uncontaminated by sin.

    Ruckman’s space travel and reproduction in heaven continues to be a fairy tale.

    • Webmaster says:

      Rev 12:12  Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. 

      If you are going to take every detail of the entire verse literally with no symbolism whatsoever, are you prepared to say that there will be people inhabiting the sea during eternity? Did Ruckman miss that? Did I just discover a new doctrine, that there will be believers who end up living in the ocean? Not even Ruckman taught that. In Ruckman’s Revelation commentary (1982 printing), he doesn’t even try to make a case for outer space travel/habitation of believers under his comments for Rev. 12:12.

      As I understand prophecy, the events surrounding Rev. 12:12 take place before the new heavens and new earth (Rev. 21:1). Are you prepared to say that based on Rev. 12:12 there will be some believers who instead of remaining with Christ will be living on planets in outer space, which will subsequently get destroyed (2 Pet. 3:12, 13), but then outer space will be repopulated with the “new heavens?”

      One has to be careful about not making inaccurate assumptions regarding heaven in singular and plural forms. Some might think simplistically that throughout Scripture heavens (plural) = the atmosphere/outer space; and heaven (singular) = the abode of God. That would be the case most of the time, but not consistently.

      Examples where heaven (singular) does not refer to God’s abode:

      Mar. 13:25  And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

      Luk. 4:25  But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;

      Rev. 12:7  And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

      Examples where heavens (plural) does not refer to the atmosphere/outer space:

      Heb. 4:14  Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

      Heb. 8:1  Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;

      Towards the end of Revelation we are told that believers will dwell with God, and that God himself will be with them, not spread out everywhere between the new earth and planets of outer space! See Rev. 21:3

      And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 

      • Nate Beck says:

        Every sane person knows that people live on the sea all the time. There are commercial fishermen who spend most of their lives living on the sea. No one said anything about living IN the sea lol.

        Furthermore, I never made any assumptions about the difference of meaning between heaven singular and heavens plural. I have never said that heaven singular always refers to God's abode. Nice dodge though lol. Moot point score for your team.

        As for planets, I do agree that the current planets of Venus, Saturn etc etc. will be dissolved with fire. The Bible is clear on that. But if there is going to be no end to the Kingdom of God on Earth and if during the Millennium there will be a population boom, I can see saints inhabiting the furthest reaches of God's new creation. As for this saints not being with Christ just because they're inhabiting the heavens nonsense, that doesn't fly because, have ye never read the scripture? "Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD" Jeremiah 23:24. There will be no end to Christ's magnificent and holy reign and no space where His presence and power is not felt, both now in the heavens and in the new heavens. I understand that some of Dr. Ruckman's comments were his own ideas and ponderings, but are we supposed to condemn a Christian because he has interesting ideas that he infers from scripture? You'd make a good Dark Age Roman Catholic Webmaster. There is simply NOTHING about this whole idea from his Revelation Commentary that dishonors Christ, blasphemes Christ OR dishonors scripture. You're quite the hobbyhorse rider son.

        Be ready Webmaster, because you too, hopefully, will rejoice in the heavens with Christ where you and Dr. Ruckman will finally be able to shake hands in peace.

        Again, I keep waiting for one of these posts to not make it on here and it might be this one. But I know and the Lord knows what has been said here. Happy reading Webmaster 😉

        • Webmaster says:

          “Every sane person knows that people live on the sea all the time. There are commercial fishermen who spend most of their lives living on the sea. No one said anything about living IN the sea lol.”

          You make a good point. People are on the sea in fishing vessels and oil rigs, etc. But on the technicality, they don’t live there permanently. They are temporary situations. Just as astronauts have been in space, for longer periods than ever on space stations, they are temporary situations. But Ruckman is making living in space a permanent living situation for some in prophecy, when there is similar terminology in the Bible for inhabiting the seas, which he ignores. He takes inhabiting the heavens as literally living in outer space permanently, but will not apply the same to what the Bible says about inhabiting the sea.

          “But if there is going to be no end to the Kingdom of God on Earth and if during the Millennium there will be a population boom, I can see saints inhabiting the furthest reaches of God’s new creation.”

          There is some logic to what you say, but that is not enough to go beyond a personal belief which we can’t be dogmatic about, since it doesn’t have solid Scriptural backing (only inferences that could also be symbolic or to be consistent, applied literally to the seas, etc.). It should also be considered that the Kingdom of God on earth will be vastly different to the conditions under which the earth is now. The lamb lying with the lion (Isa. 11 & 65) and an infant not being harmed by serpents is only a glimpse of what it will be like. Much of it remains a mystery to us. Of course God could extend oxygen to outer space if he chose to, but that would be solely speculation. Anything we could consider a problem during the Kingdom of God on earth will not be a problem to God.

          “I understand that some of Dr. Ruckman’s comments were his own ideas and ponderings… that he infers from scripture”

          One of the big problems I have with Ruckman is he often does NOT share “his own ideas and ponderings” (to use your terminology) with a humble spirit, admitting that he can’t absolutely prove them, that some crucial elements of his theories are merely implied in the Scriptures, and that he could be wrong, that they are only a personal view or opinion he is sharing for others to consider. But such humility is a rare occurrence in his writings and teachings. He knows that there are people out there who are attracted to his characteristic style of cocky confidence. Not only will he not admit that these teachings we are discussing are merely “his own ideas and ponderings,” he will blast others for not agreeing or not being able to discover what he could find in the Scriptures. Notice:

          The Body of Christ has rejected the King James Bible as the Word of God, and God has refused to show them what it says about outer space. (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Revelation. 1970, 1982 printing, p. 577)

          There will be men and women on the new earth (Rev. 21-22) in the Tribulation and Millennial age and they will populate outer space (Isa. 9:6-7; 2Peter 3). But this is another one of the “unsearchable riches” in the “archaic, Elizabethan English” carefully concealed from Price, Salem Kisban, Hal Lindsay, Willmington, Hindson, Farstad, Afman, Martin, Faulkner, Newman, MacRae, and other poor, Bible-rejecting Fundamentalists who “USE” the Book because they have to and not because they believe it. (Ruckman, Peter. Bible Belivers’ Bulletin. May 1986, p. 3)

          “You’re quite the hobbyhorse rider son.”

          So Ruckman spends 50+ years traveling the country writing and teaching his pet theories interspersed with Biblical things and sprinkled with insults, doting about questions and strifes of words, and I am the one singled out and accused of riding a hobbyhorse?

          • Nate Beck says:

            I am happy to see we finally have mostly agreement 🙂

            You make a good point about it being bad about being proud or cocky just because we've found or think we've found scripture truths that no one else has. We should thank God and be grateful, not cocky. I also agree that Christians should make it clear when something they're writing is their own opinion and not scripture, but I also agree with Dr. Ruckman in that if a man rejects the Bible, in an accurate translation like the KJB or otherwise, that God will not show that person anything.

            God keep you,

            Nate Beck

  5. Nate Beck says:

    On another note, I would like to thank you. You've actually shown some grace during our recent discussions. You've actually shown integrity in posting what I have to say.

    I guess you're not the scoundrel I thought you were. May Christ shine in your heart and lead you to peace and more knowledge and understanding of the scriptures.

  6. Jack Hyles interestingly  also made a false dichotomy between life eternal versus life everlasting. Olam, adios & aionion all translate as either "eternal" or "everlasting."

  7. I have a little proofreading to do tonight. Nevertheless, here is my promised work.

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      Did you find the work to your liking? I can insert more content if requested from Pentecostal though it seemed best to keep the length as is.

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          • Webmaster says:

            Thank you for writing it. It had some good points. Maybe I'm a little too biased to critique it, but it seems the Ruckman connection to Pentecostalism is a little weak. There is a connection in the aspect that you brought up, but since Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movement is known for much more that Ruckman is not involved in (tounges, instant healing, slaying in the Spirit, sometimes a Prosperity Gospel, etc.) perhaps that connection doesn't have to be the main premise of the article or part of the title. Maybe the premise and title can be along the lines of Ruckman's adding to the word of God showing similarities to some dangerous trends or beliefs in unbiblical modern movements. If the title restricts it to Pentecostalism, it would make your short article seem to go on a lot of rabbit trails.

            • I had a cluttered mind in writing it. I may attempt again another time when so many other things are not pressing thereupon after the new calendar year. The issue for me is writing an essay, four pages, rather than a treatise or a small book. 🙂

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