Ruckman’s superstition

Is Peter Ruckman superstitious? We will list the evidence and allow it to speak for itself. We will then end with an admission from Ruckman himself to remove all doubt.

Examples of superstition regarding numbers

King James (nine letters), 1611 (total of nine), Holy Bible (nine letters). Nine is the number of fruitfulness. (Ruckman, Peter. Bible Study Charts and Outlines. 1997, p. 15)

These Bible [sic] had SEVEN creases around them: five on the back and two more running around the top and the bottom. This indicated the “SEVEN-SEALED” book of Revelation chapter 5. (Ruckman, Peter. Bible Study Charts and Outlines. 1997, p. 27)

I found that the years 1611, 1921, and 1949, all have the same layout (all the days/dates of those years match). … The peculiar thing about it is, 1611 marks the publication of the King James Bible, 1921 marks the year that I was born, and 1949 marks the year I was saved. (Ruckman, Peter. Bible Believers' Bulletin. March 2006, p. 11)

The unlucky “13” pops up here for the first time in scripture; and it is connected with Rebellion. It would be too lengthy a subject to discuss but “Tripskadekaphobia” is as scriptural a “phobia” as any you can phobey. [Then he lists a slew of historical events related to the number 13] (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Genesis. 1969, p. 351)

Many more examples could be given, such as how he goes on and on about watching out for the 13 words that end in X in the KJV. In one commentary he connects the universal fear of the number 13 with the KJV, and ends with the following statement:

The King James Bible runs the world whether anyone knows it or not and whether anyone wants it to or not. (Ruckman, Peter. The Books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. 2004, p. 399)

Numbers used as in the above examples are virtually meaningless, because the way numbers are counted and applied can be manipulated to serve a desired outcome.

Examples of superstition regarding a letter of the alphabet

The most interesting thing about the number 666 is that it contains three words that end in “X”…Words that will damn the human race are as follows: sex, hex, pox, vex, hoax, jinx, tax, marx, etc. The two latest are “Xerox” and “Fax,” although you will have to admit that Felix, Sphinx, Lynx, Styx, and Rex are very appropriate since the Son of Perdition is a King likened to a cat (vs. 2). “Alsorans” are Ax (Rev. 20:4), Ox (Ex. 32), Lux (Isa. 14:12), Vox (Rev. 13:5), X-mas, and “Malcom X.” “X” marks the spot. (Ruckman, Peter. Ruckman’s Bible References: Personal Notes on Salient Verses in the Bible. 1997, p. 364)

Misc. superstitious statements

Adam and Eve go West to East, and this of course in the Bible becomes the standard direction for a tragic or false move…The rule is not infallible 100% of the time, but “the exception proves the rule.” (Ruckman, Peter. The Book of Genesis. 1969, p. 116)

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)

In the following statement, Ruckman is making mention of the kind of notes his reference Bible would someday include:

Detailed histories of the place that oak trees, the full moon, black cats, spontaneous combustion of humans, gold, and drugs have had in the history of religion and mankind in general. (Ruckman, Peter. 22 Years of the Bible Believer’s Bulletin Vol. 1 “The AV Holy Bible.” 1999, p. 565)

The above statement mostly came true in his Ruckman Reference Bible. For example, who but Ruckman would have a list of "asses" in the Scripture as an appendix to a reference Bible? He provides a list of 28 uses for them, then links it to the 28-day cycle of the moon!

He believes it's wrong for others to be superstitious

In some of his writings, Ruckman accuses others of being superstitious as if he believed it was a bad thing that he would never be involved in. (The Books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. 2004, p. 228; Bible Believers' Bulletin, March 2005, p. 6).

Ruckman’s admission

A 13 can’t “hex” you, but you ought to notice it and be wary of it. That happens to me all the time on flights. I am as superstitious as I can be. I notice the gate number, the flight number, the time of departure, the number of the fuselage of the plane, and the number of my seat. (Ruckman, Peter. The Books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. 2004, p. 459)

Many more examples could be given, such as from Ruckman's book on UFO's Black is Beautiful. To make the conclusion brief, the Bible presents superstition as something sinful that a Christian should not be involved with (Acts 25:19; 17:22).


This entry was posted in Articles. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Ruckman’s superstition

  1. Ann says:

    I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *