Wesley A. Smith is the progenitor of the Christian Identity movement. As we have covered, Christian Identity is white supremacist theology. Try as they might to distance themselves from this reality the Shepherd’s Chapel is a distinct outgrowth of this movement.
In the same way Mormonism attempts to conceal it’s racist origins and statements made by it’s founders.
In several key aspects Mormonism bares striking resemblances with Shepherd’s Chapel teaching – this is due to Wesley Smith’s influence.
This can be in seen in the central tenet of pre-mortal existence of souls. An error introduced into the church by Origen and condemned at the Second Council of Constantinople in 553. The insanity of Murray’s religion can be attributed in no small part to this tenet.
Although Wesley wasn’t a member of the church of Mormon in his formative years he lived in southern California where many Mormons were settled. There is no doubt that his theology was influenced by them as the Mormon’s were the ones who emphasized the heresy at that time… Swift emerges into history baring the same notions.
And from there it was passed down to Murray. Bullinger seemed to hint at it but never gives us any details that I’m aware. The Mormon’s were the first cult I am aware of to have an elaborate history of a rebellion that took place in “the world that was”.
Christian Identity and Mormonism are part of the Dominionist Movement. During the “Golden Age of Gaia” or the Antichrist Millennium the Dominionist’s will receive the mark of the beast and be damned for eternity.
Joel’s Army is another key facet of the Dominionist Movement. The father of this movement, William Branham, shared the serpent seed doctrine in common with Swift.