Katabole, the Overthrow, CORNERSTONE of the Chapel’s ERROR

The Gap Theory and the Katabole

To understand the Shepherd’s Chapel cult you have to understand the significance of what Murray refers to as the KATABOLE (Greek for ‘foundation’), or the Overthrow. This is a word in the new testament that means foundation but Murray with the help of another false teacher translates it as, “Overthrow”.

On the broadcast Murray makes much ado about the three earth ages – the first and second age are separated by this event called “the Overthrow” or Satan’s rebellion.

… it is for this reason, according to Murray, that God created this age at all!

Throughout the NT we see the word “foundation” being used – we are told it means the opposite of the way it is translated… huh? Instead of a literal “founding” we have something quite different.

“That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.” – Matthew 13:35

In most places “foundation” is the Greek word katabole, which we are told is an event that took place, an “overthrow” which was judgment and destruction of an age.

This Katabole is posited as taking place between in the gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. Hence the term Gap Theory. Murray got this notion from theologian E.W. Bullinger whose Companion Bible was a mainstay. In fact, Bullinger’s false teachings had an immense influence on Murray and we will be drawing these out in time…

Bullinger had a series of appendices in his bible. Appendix #146 Bullinger gives us the nuts and bolts of a false teaching that I would consider to be the cornerstone of the whole delusional and wildly popular system of Murray…

Here is appendix 146 if you want to look at it…

The Overthrow occurred as the result of Satan’s rebellion in the first earth age. It’s the stuff that religious fantasies are made of. According to Murray you and I were in angelic bodies in some distant prehistoric period of time.

Satan fomented a plot to depose God and drew one third of the souls with him. He tells us that Revelation 12:4 is referring to this event in the first earth age…

And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.” Revelation 12:4

God instead destroying the rebels just destroyed the age and decided to give us a probationary existence to amend our actions in the first earth age.

There is an immense system of fantasy religion based on these distortions. We will be overthrowing Murray’s foundational Katabole doctrine…

 

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Author: Timothy Campbell

Independent researcher exposing Joel's Army / Latter-Rain Movement, Christian evangelist and helping to expose the plot of the ages - the church will be here during the great tribulation (or Golden Age of Gaia) and will have resist the beast and his mark...

38 thoughts on “Katabole, the Overthrow, CORNERSTONE of the Chapel’s ERROR”

    1. The earth was (Became) void and without form. Genesis Chapter 1 verse 2. Strong’s Number: 01961
      Arnold Murray never told anyone to believe him. He told people to read it for themselves.

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  1. pastor Murray makes perfect sense…unless you can’t step out of your own understanding long enough to go to the manuscripts and do a bit of research. He was the most spiritually educated man on the planet. His teachings live. The man has passed, but his transliterations and translations surpass any others available. Anything else is built on selfish and corrupt Ideas, meant for “human” advantage. The most damaging trait ever to exist is playing the role of a child of God, for any reason other than spiritual justice.

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      1. This generation today is blind and slumbered by seductive spirits…Men (in general as well as woman) or should say Christians, through their blindness, pride, power etc. have divided the body of Yeshua, Jesus the Christ, they had to represent him, be the salt of the earth, the light of this generation, trees shedding good fruits, but they shed their own suitable fruits and say it is the good fruits of the Holy Spirit of our Heavenly Father Yahveh.

        COME LORD YESHUA THE ONLY ABSOLUTE SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE UNIVERSE, THE POWERFUL AND UNIQUE TRUE MESSIAH, THE ONLY LORD, THE ONLY MASTER, THE ONLY ABSOLUTE AND PERFECT CREATOR…OUR SOLE GOD…AMEN!

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  2. I have studied the word of God for many years. Pastor Murray teaches the word of God, every thing taught is documented with scripture, taken back to original languages! Those who disagree with the teachings, are using the traditions of men that the Lord Jesus plainly talks about and condemns. Not all of the teachings of
    Jesus are in the form of parables, when He did teach using parables He explained them to His disciples!

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  3. i’ve been studying with the Murrays for several years. I have researched every single far fetched fact of their studies and have yet to prove (even by their scripture documentation) that they have ever been wrong. I don’t see how anyone could dispute their word unless someone doesn’t research on their own or doesn’t know how to research, which is usually the case. I find most people have opinions based on no research. I think its a winning thing. Bless the Shepherd’s Chapel.

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  4. PASTOR MURRAY IS TEACHING A LOT OF PEOPLE THINGS THAT ARE MAKING YOU REV’S WORRY YOUR LOSING,YOUR CONVERTS,BECAUSE THERE SEEING THE RAPTURE LIE,THE BABBLE,AND THERE LEAVING YOUR CHURCH’S,HE WOULD EAT ANY REV, UP I HAVE SEEN ON HERE AND ON TV.THANK GOD THERE LEAVING YOUR APOSTATE BELIEFS GO GET YOU A JOB.YOU ARE NOT TEACHERS.I’LL BET THAT PASTOR MAKES YOU LOSE SLEEP AT NIGHT. I LOVE IT.ITS CLEAR NONE ON HEAR KNOW HEBREW OR GREEK. I WAS A TEACHER OF IT.YOU GUYS DONT HAVE A CLUE.TAKE THE CHAPEL DOWN YOU ARE NOT SMART ENOUGH.YOUR ON A 4TH GRADE LEVEL SEMINARY HAS DONE THAT TOO YOU.YOUR NOT ALOUD TOO TEACH ABOVE THAT,MURRAYS EATING YOU STOOGES UP.BUT I UNDERSTAND.YOU DONT WANT TO LOSE YOUR PENSION.GOD BLESS START TEACHING AND YOU WONT LOOK SO BAD.LOL

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      1. under which religious mind control are you? Perhaps you need Yahveh to open your true spiritual eyes and true spiritual ears before advising others to do it!

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      2. What’s your issue? This article is about the Chapel’s teaching on the “Katabole” and how it is not biblical – I don’t teach the pre-tribulation rapture so you have mistaken me for someone else. You have bought into Murray’s lie of the world that was – your whole view of the bible is distorted by it. I don’t mind discussing with you but please make your posts readable by making them shorter and to the point.

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  5. You do not know how to look up a word at all. Why don’t you do a study and post it here based on the words foundation (of the world) and katabole. I don’t think you know how to study so here it is. Look up every time the word foundation appears in the English text, look at the whole passage in original languages, Hebrew or Greek amongst others, and don’t forget that the Greeks also studied the Old Testament in Greek as well. Then you will see the difference between foundation (of the world), and the word foundation. It matters not what a Murray or Bullinger has to say about it, it is what it is. Man, I consider myself a person who only mildly studied with the chapel for short time many years ago. I learned one really great thing from them, how to study the Word for myself. How can I feel bad about someone like that? I moved on from them, so what? You on the other hand, either never really studied with them, on your own, or both.

    In any case, I suggest you prove Murray wrong about Katabole in detail here on your blog, because you haven’t. You’ve only proven that you don’t know what you’re talking about. I don’t care at all what you say about Murray. The Word is a different story.

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  6. God is the only one who knows everything. So you do all the research you want. You can argue till you are exhausted. In the end God is the one who knows the truth. If you are seeking it then ask him.

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  7. 2602 has two meanings in the concordance , yes it means foundation, conception or to conceive; it also has another meaning, go to 2598 it means to cast down, You lie like a kenite sir.

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  8. Pastor Murray’s teachings seem to align perfectly with God’s word. I myself was raised a Hebrew Israelite, and the transition to becoming a follower of The Christ was an arduous one. Nevertheless, I personally thank God for Sheperd’s Chapel. And make no mistake about it… every soul will discover the truth once they depart from the flesh.

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    1. I’m glad you benefited – it can be said that God used the Chapel in spite of the hindrance that it was to people. Do not be shocked if Christ calls you turn away from the Shepherd’s Chapel in time.

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  9. THE WORD OF YAHVEH IS SIMPLE AND PURE FOR THE HEARTS AND MINDS THAT SEARCH YAHVEH, THAT WANT TO BE INSTRUCTED ONLY BY HIM NOT MEN, ESPECIALLY TODAY THAT RICHES AND POWER AND MONEY ARE THE MOST COVETED IDOLS IN THIS GENERATION AND YES CHRISTIANS ARE NOT SPARED, NOT AT ALL! WHAT DID YAHVEH ANSWER TO SOLOMON WHEN HE PRAYED UPON BEING NOMINATED KING? PERHAPS MANY CHRISTIANS HAVE FORGOTTEN THIS FACT, THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ANSWER YAHVEH GAVE TO SOLOMON…SORRY BUT TODAY…MOST OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES ARE CHARISMATICS, MOST OF THEM INTRODUCE PSYCHOLOGY INTO SERMONS, MOST OF THE PASTORS HAVE BECOME JUST LIKE THOSE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AT THE TIMES OF THE TWELVE TRIBES…

    TODAY THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND THE PASTORS ARE NOT BETTER THAN THE SHEPHERDS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, TODAY THEY ARE COMMITTING THE SAME MISTAKES OVER AND OVER…THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN SAYS KING SOLOMON…

    THAT IS WHY OUR ONLY TRUE GOOD SHEPHERD HAS TO RETURN…BECAUSE TODAY THERE IS NONE GOOD SHEPHERDS…YESHUA IS OUR ONLY GOOD SHEPHERD…AMEN AND GLORY BE TO HIS PERFECT MIGHTY NAME…COME LORD YESHUA OUR SAVIOR AND OUR TRUE MESSIAH…AMEN!

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  10. Dispensational premillennialism is heretical – The Shepherd’s Chapel is just one more emanation of this many headed hydra… it’s time to take it off at the head

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  11. catabolism (n.) Look up catabolism at Dictionary.com1876, katabolism, “destructive metabolism,” from Greek katabole “a throwing down” (also “a foundation”), from kataballein “to throw down,” from kata- “down” (see cata-) + ballein “to throw” (see ballistics). Barnhart says probably formed in English on the model of metabolism. Spelling Latinized from 1889.
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/catabolism

    Please use your time more wisely and fight against the true evils in these end times. Jehovah has used Pastor Murray and Sheppard Chapel mightily. He never attacked other preachers. Other pastors didn’t like him because just by his testimony and thorough manner of teaching he showed how the others were sorely lacking. He also didn’t take any guff he told it like it was.

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    1. Wrong. The KJV translated it correctly based upon passages from the old testament – look up the Strong’s for foundation, it is a “deposition” as in depositing; the word means a founding, a foundation was laid, i.e. deposited, thrown down if you will. I addressed this again at the top of the blog yesterday. It is no small small wonder that Murray disagrees with the veracity and wisdom of the KJV translators.

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  12. It’s beginning to look like you can’t trust strongs anymore. Have always trusted it but recently found that in the newer versions things have been removed. I had been hearing that lately but noticed it for myself yesterday.
    But believe me there are much worse untruths being exposed out there that you could be spending your time and God given intelligence on like kabala, uncontrollable laughter, people making animal noise at churches for long periods of time., people saying Zeus will be standing in the temple as the abomination of desolation, preachers ripping people off and many more things that people searching for answers that have never heard one iota of truth will fall for. Fight the spiritual warfare that is out there rather than a man that devoted his whole life teaching chapter by chapter verse by verse and finished each program by answering biblical questions.
    What did he do to you specifically that is bothering you.

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  13. Genesis 1:2 The earth was (became) void and without form. Strong’s Number: 01961
    Murray encourages everyone to read the bible everyday and to stay in its word.
    If Murray’s teachings were false his ministry would have gone by the wayside long ago.
    1 CORINTHIANS 12:3…no man can say that Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit.
    Arnold Murray actually tells people not to believe him. He tells them to read it for themselves. He also tells people if he teaches something they don’t understand. To put it on the shelf. You Sir are focusing on one point so much that you have missed the main message. Stay in The Word. It is God’s letter to you.

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    1. not so, if that were so Islam or any other cult would have long since vanished. Take Roman Catholicism as an example. Some false religions, like invasive weeds can be very successful. Once again, you insert “became” to prove your assertion. Murray definately believed what he taught to be true and if you didn’t agree then, well, you just aren’t elect. For Murray Jesus Christ is the Jesus of modalism. Muslims believe in Jesus as well, just not the one of the bible.

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