Beware! The Golden Age of Gaia & the Antichrist Millennium…

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“And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea…” – Revelation 20:7-8

This period of time known as Satan’s little season will soon be upon us, it marks a dark turning point in mankind’s existence upon this earth and it will end with God destroying this world by fire…

As you know, the Chapel’s eschatology focuses heavily on a brief tribulation of 5 months followed by a glorious earthly millennium. During that millennium we are taught that the Murray’s “elect” reign over the inhabitants of the world and that the priesthood of the Zadok administer justice.

As covered previously, in the Chapel system, the “elect” aren’t merely Christians but the “elite” 144,000 and a smaller group of 7,000 very elect, the Zadok, according to Murray.

This is one of Murray’s most esoteric teachings – that concerning the Zadok (or Order of Melchizedek according the the Chapel) and the millennial priests. It really is a quite fascinating and colossal delusion. It ties in intimately with new age religion and I don’t think Murray ever saw it coming.

“In New Age circles, Melchizedek is thought of as a group of high-level spiritual beings who are custodians and teachers of ancient esoteric secrets. The group is sometimes called “the Cosmic Priesthood” or “Order of Melchizedek.” – Angels and Masters, A57

…And I cannot begin to overstate the way in which this new religion will tie into Joel’s Army, the Cosmic Christ, Latter-Rain and the Manifest Sons of God within Neo-Pentecostal Christianity. They will all join arms and march headlong into the lake of fire.

Many Chapel followers and occultists are now caught up in these teachings. This madness will become popular teaching during the tribulation and time leading into it as Satan seeks to establish his earthly millennium and Zadok priesthood.

In 2004 it began to dawn on me… everyone I ran into that was part of this cult suspected that they were literally one of the 144,000. The book of Revelation teaches that this is a symbolic number referring to the Church as a whole.

Well, it’s not hard to see, that if the chapel has millions of devout students they can’t all part of this group. I can assure you if you asked them all individually they wouldn’t hesitate to inform you that they are in fact “elect”.

The reality is that Shepherd’s Chapel false system of eschatology represents an antichrist script that will play itself out in the end. The real masters of disinformation in this world will use false religious movements like the Chapel in the end to accomplish their end.

They know the masses of Christians have intense expectations about the return of Christ and the age to follow – they will exploit that in a kind of religio-philosophical judo move using the masses expectations and ignorance against them. This is the final stage of the global domination. Many will be led into taking the mark.

The real pitfall is that all these Utopian doctrines to be found in all the varied religions, particularly premillennialism, point to the Golden Dawn, the Occult Golden Age of Gaia.

The Antichrist millennium is what we are building towards – the period of time when Satan is released for a short season and Chapel doctrine is priming it’s followers to go along with the program of deception…

The man of sin will have a priesthood which he will no doubt call the Priesthood of the Zadok among other things. I can show you many parallels between Murray’s teaching and the new age.

You can already see this group the “Zadokian Priesthood” being referred to in occult circles right now. Let that sink into your brain.

People wonder why I’m so adamant against this false teacher. When you come out of this cult and begin to see what Satan is using it for you will see it is for the destruction of people’s souls. Most of those who adhere to the teachings to the end will take the mark of the beast in the end and that is a sad thought.

Religious idolaters will end up in the lake of fire.

Did Jeremiah the Prophet Escape to Ireland & Establish a Dynasty?

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“The stone in Westminster Abbey has been analyzed and shown to be a calcareous type of red sandstone of Scottish origin.” – The Marson Report, pg. 128

No wonder the fable about the Stone of Destiny sounds like the ramblings of a deranged drunk man…

Deep within the annals of Irish, Scottish and British folklore comes a blarney little tale of gnostic Anglo-Israelism that goes a little something like this… try not have a hernia laughing at this piece of sheer hokum. Apparently some people take this very seriously, so have some respect.

Judah, who was destined to sire kings and reign over all until the end of time brought forth twins: Pharez and Zerah. The lineage of Zerah would make their way to Britain to rule, with Brutus the Trojan landing on the shores of the English Isle in 1103 B.C. and becoming the first King of Britain in London.

The Pharez line would remain to rule Judah until its fall to Babylon… this is where Jeremiah the prophet comes in, we read…

(Jer 1:10) See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

To some, this passage envisages Jeremiahs venture to a far away land to establish a new dynasty…

In days of the fall of Jerusalem to king Nebuchadnezzar around 586 B.C., Jeremiah devised a brilliant plan to uphold the providence of God and preserve the throne of David according to scripture. Obviously the prophet knew of a divine lineage already present in the British isles and would seek to establish the new dynasty there.

Jeremiah gathered up his scribe Baruch along with the King’s daughter and fled to Egypt. With them they brought David’s harp and curious stone called the “Stone of Destiny”.

Verily, this was the very stone of Jacob that Moses would strike to water the Israelites in the wilderness… atop this fated stone would all the great monarchs of the British isles be coronated to this day.

From Egypt they made their way to glory to be found upon the shores of Ireland. The King’s daughter emerges from obscurity in the annals of Irish history as the famed “Tea Tephi” who marries King Eochaidh, regal descendent of Brutus the Trojan of the lineage of Zerah…

This marriage made in heaven would unite the royal heads of the Pharez and Zerah lines of Judah. The new Israel was born. Surely, if any family deserved the right to rule this would be it.

This throne would make its way to Scotland and then to England to await the return of Shiloh, or Jesus Christ, who will take rightfully take his seat upon the throne of David during the millennium…

I hope it’s beginning to dawn upon you what we are dealing with here… FOOLISH MADNESS!!!

THE lineage of ZERAH NEVER WENT TO IRELAND! JEREMIAH THE PROPHET NEVER WENT TO IRELAND WITH THE KING’S DAUGHTER! WE ARE DEALING WITH THE INSANE FANTASIES OF RACIST ANGLO-ISRAELISTS!

THESE WACK-A-DOODLE TALES WERE INVENTED TO LEGITIMATE THE CLAIMS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND THEIR RIGHT TO RULE! THESE LIES WILL BE USED IN THE TRIBULATION!

LET THAT ALL SINK IN REAL GOOD!

 

People Don’t Really Die in the Tribulation? Are You Kidding!

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(Amo 5:18) Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
(Amo 5:19) As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

The book of Revelation drips with blood… if I’m reading it correctly it tells of unspeakable tragedy and judgment that will befall humanity in the end before Jesus Christ’s ultimate triumph. In fact, his return is a veritable bloodbath…

“And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.” – Revelation 14:20

Maybe this is talking about a circus, or an amusement park ride…

What I find strange indeed – Murray spoke with great zeal about the New World Order; could a man who spoke so fervently against this order really have been that ignorant about their plans for eugenics and depopulation?

And who are these people who long for the great tribulation to arrive so that they can receive their carnal vainglory?

For Murray, a period of 5 months IS the tribulation. That’s not so bad, right? He concludes that no one really dies a physical death at that time but that it is merely “spiritual” which happens by being deceived. What a relief, nothing to worry about!

The worst that can happen is that you come back during the millennium to experience a thousand years of works based religion – which is hell enough granted, but…

How does he know that?

(Rev 9:6) And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

So, dying a spiritual death from worshiping the beast and taking his mark in the tribulation is no big deal. Poor deceived souls can work their way to salvation during the millennium under the guidance and discipline of Murray and his Zadokian priesthood who will be dropping the hammer with a vengeance.

Does the scripture teach that no one will die physically during the tribulation?

Allow me to demonstrate some basic math:

(Rev 9:18) By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.

Let’s say the population at the time is roughly 6 billion. Okay, divide that by three. This is 2 billion people dying in a very short period of time. What part of “KILL” do you not understand?

You know, that serpent in Genesis was fond of saying, “Did God REALLY say that?”

Did God really say that masses of humanity would literally die in persecution and judgment in the book of Revelation?

Uh, yeah.

Murray likes to employ the same rhetorical devices it seems. Did God really say those people were going to literally die? Did God really say that taking the mark of the beast will land you hell?

Newsflash! Massive numbers of people will die a horrible brutish death during the judgments and tribulations spoken of in Revelation. Upwards of 2.5 billion will be slaughtered in the 6th trumpet alone in a short period of time! Not counting everything else…

That’s more people than have died in all the wars and revolutions in the history of mankind!

If you don’t think the deaths spoken of in Revelation are literal and that taking the mark won’t earn you a one way trip to hell fire, do me a favor and go flush your bible down the commode because it has become meaningless to you!

And if you think people can take the mark of the beast and die spiritually, yet come back in the millennium to earn a second chance at salvation then you my friend are dumber than a doorknob.

King Zion Cometh – “Shiloh” of the Chapel is the Antichrist!

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(Gen 49:10) The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

It is very clear – Shiloh is Jesus Christ, and this prophecy was fulfilled during his first advent.

The Chapel and the British Israelist’s tell us that this refers to Christ’s second advent and his earthly millennial reign from Jerusalem…

This is the crux of the matter. As I began to awaken from the religious trance of the Shepherd’s Chapel I started to realize the destructive nature of this false religion and how Satan intended to use it during his final rebellion…

The very thing the Chapel students don’t intend to do, (worship the beast and receive his mark) is the very thing that they are being programmed to do! The whole system of falsehood that they internalized is driving them to that point… for instance, saying that one could take the mark and get a second chance in the millennium.

If you take the MARK THERE IS NO SECOND CHANCE!

According to British Israelist’s the promises made to Judah and his descendants concerning a king and a kingdom were realized in the British isles and will see their ultimate fulfillment when Shiloh comes to inaugurate the millennium.

They claim the very throne of the English monarchy is none other than the throne of David… the Merovingian Antichrist will utilize these lies!

And as I have said before, many times, the Chapel is the purest manifestation of a British Israelism that we can find on earth today…

Let that really settle down into your minds…

The truth is that the scepter was put on a kind of probation (until Christ’s first advent) when Babylon destroyed Judah….

(Eze 21:25) And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end,
(Eze 21:26) Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high.
(Eze 21:27) I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.

HE OVERTURNED IT X 3 = HE UTTERLY CAST IT DOWN, DESTROYED IT – not replant it in the British isles

When God cast the throne of Judah down by 586 B.C. there was nothing left of it afterwards. There would be no more kings from the house of Judah until Jesus. Thus the promises of God to David concerning the kingdom came into abeyance until the first advent of Jesus Christ. He fulfilled these promises when ascended into heaven. At that time he fulfilled the Davidic promises.

The Anglo-Israel nutters want to say that Jeremiah fled with Tea Tephi to Ireland at the time when Judah fell in 586 B.C. to continue the Davidic dynasty. Nothing could be further from the truth.

You have a lot of false religion claiming that:
1.) Jesus never fulfilled the Davidic promises and is not currently seated on that throne but will do so during a millennial period (Zionist’s and Christian Zionist’s) and/or,
2.) The throne of David remains intact in the British isles and those kings have been fulfilling certain promises to this day – that throne will remain until the millennium at which point it will be given back to Shiloh (Christian Identity and British Israelist’s)…

Both of these movements will merge in the tribulation as hard as that is to imagine.

Question: if this throne is none other than the devil’s to begin with, who do they plan on giving it to in the millennium? Christ? I suspect that Jesus would laugh if they tried to bequeath this stupidity to Him.

No, this isn’t the very throne of David that Christ will reign from in the millennium… It should be clear to the discerning what is the outcome of these lies and what we’re dealing with.

In fact, Christ reigns NOW upon David’s throne – he reigns with the saints in heaven and on earth and he rules ALL nations with a rod of iron… RIGHT NOW!

The real man of sin will claim to be fulfilling the expectations of Zionists AND British Israelist’s. The BI crowd are still waiting for Shiloh to return and take over this earthly throne of David.

They are going to be really shocked when they find out who this guy is that the elites intend to coronate.

The Zionist’s on the other hand are still awaiting their Jewish messiah from the house of David. The man of sin will meet the expectations of both – this British monarchical phony “throne of David” will be transported back to Israel from there, their fictitious Merovingian Shiloh will be coronated as the global monarch of the occult golden age!

The Zionist’s and British Israelist’s will think Utopia has arrived! I hate to break the news guys – you’re about to be in for a RUDE AWAKENING!

That is why Shepherd’s Chapel is in big trouble! They are unconsciously preparing their followers to worship the beast and receive his mark… DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU!

British Israelism, Zionism and Christian Zionism are going to merge into one movement during the occult millennium, the Golden Age of Gaia – imagine that!

 

Fantasy Katabole, Chapel’s False Foundation Exposed…

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Another great article by Colby Braden of reformedthinker.blogspot.com… exposing the Chapel’s false teaching about the “foundation of the world”.

Refuting Shepherd’s Chapel – Katabole

A couple of years ago I posted some videos on YouTube. In those videos I tried to show some of the errors of Shepherd’s Chapel teachings. I also have a post on this blog where I briefly list and refute the false teachings of Arnold Murray. I believe more needs to be said to refute their claims more clearly. I have some posts that deal with their doctrine on Hell and Kenites (serpent seed) in more depth. In this post I want to discuss their doctrine of the Katabole and the Three Earth Ages.

One of the big oversights I can point out is how Shepherd’s Chapel followers misuse the Greek word katabolē (Strongs #G2602). Using hyper-dispensationalist E.W. Bullinger’sCompanion Bible, Arnold Murray weaves a false system of belief that there was an “earth age” before the one we live in now and in that age Satan rebelled and caused God to destroy it in what they call the “katabole” or the “destruction of the world that was”.

In the New Testament, Arnold Murray claims that when the word katabolē is used in the Greek it is actually a mis-translation in the KJV and should be translated as “destroyed” or “overthrow”. For example in Ephesians 1:4 when you see the word foundation (which in the Greek is the word katabolē) used in “before the foundation of the world” it should be translated as “before the overthrow (or destruction) of the world”. This, to them, validates their aberrant doctrine.

In the New Testament the word katabolē is used 11 times. 10 of those times it is translated in the KJV as foundation. The other one is the most interesting to our discussion and it appears in Hebrews 11:11.

Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. (Hebrews 11:11 KJV)

The word translated as conceive in this verse is the same Greek word katabolē that Shepherd’s Chapel claims should be translated “overthrow” or “destroyed”. This verse shows that the proper understanding of katabole does not follow Shepherd’s Chapel view but instead is consistent with the traditional renderings.

In the other uses of katabolē in the New Testament it is translated as foundation and is always in connection with the world. In Hebrews 11:11 when the word is used in connection with the birth of a child it carries the meaning of conceive. When used in the connection with the world it carries the meaning of founding or creating (conceiving the world). It does NOT carry the meaning of destruction, overthrow, destroyed, or ruin in any circumstance. The use of “laying down” or “throwing down” is only correct in the connotation of laying a foundation or creating not in the sense of destroying or judgment.

In fact the proper Greek words used for “destruction” is apōleia (#G684) and the Greek for “overthrow” is either katastrophē (#G2692) or anatrepō (#G396). In Luke 6:49 we have the Greek word rhēgma (#G4485used for “ruin”. If Paul wanted to stress some sort of judgment, satanic overthrow, or ruined state he would have used one of those Greek terms.

A simple survey of how the word katabolē is used in the New Testament gives us a very clear understanding of its meaning.

All verses that use the Greek word katabolē in the New Testament:

Mat 13:35Mat 25:34Luk 11:50Jhn 17:24Eph 1:4Heb 4:3Heb 9:26Heb 11:111Pe 1:20Rev 13:8Rev 17:8

Here are some notes concerning the supposed “gap theory” of Genesis 1:1-2:

Shepherd’s Chapel students often argue that the word translated as “was” in the KJV and most English Translations of Genesis 1:2 should actually be translated “became” as in “the Earth became formless and void.” This, to them, proves the supposed katabole.

This theory of creation is commonly called the gap theory and it suffers from a number of hermeneutical problems:

Time cannot be inserted between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2 because verse 2 does not follow verse 1 in time. Verse 2 uses a Hebrew grammatical device that is called a waw-disjunctive. This is where a sentence begins with the Hebrew word for and (waw) followed by a noun such as the earth (erets). A waw-disjunctive indicates that the sentence is describing the previous one and does not follow in time. In other words, verse 2 is describing the conditions of the earth when it was first created. Hebrew grammar simply will not allow for the insertion of vast periods of time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 in which a supposed satanic fall took place.

Exodus 20:11 clearly teaches that everything was created in the span of six literal days. This passage  refutes any possibility of vast periods of time between any of the days of creation. This theory suffers from the problem of death and suffering long before Adam’s sin. Romans 5:12 teaches that death came by Adam’s sin. God himself said on the sixth day that creation was very good (Gen. 1:31), how could it be very good if there was sin and death before the fall of Adam?

Another argument you may encounter when dealing with Shepherd’s Chapel students is they will claim Isaiah 45:18 substantiates their view:

For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else. (Isaiah 45:18 KJV)

The word in vain is the same Hebrew word tohu as used in Geneses 1:2 “without form”. Shepherd’s Chapel students will claim that God didn’t create the earth tohu but it became tohu (that is it became tohu “vian / without form” by the Katabole). But we must look at the context. The context here requires us to translate tohu as “in vain” instead of“without form”. Isaiah’s point here is that God did not create the earth without a purpose; He formed the earth to be inhabited by man. Genesis chapter one goes on to tell us how God formed the earth and created man and living creatures to fill the earth. Genesis chapter one records for us the whole act of creation and it was not completed until after the 6th day. Isaiah is not saying that God didn’t originally create the earth tohu “without form” on the first day, as Genesis 1:2 states, but that he didn’t create it without a purpose. God didn’t let the earth stay tohu but had a purpose and formed the earth for that purpose. The whole act of creation (from day 1-6) had a purpose and was not vain“tohu”.

The word tohu is used in several places in the Old Testament and it is translated 10 different ways in those places. In the Hebrew language it depends on the context as to how to precisely translate a word. Tohu is no exception. In Genesis 1:2 the context shows that the earth had no form to it yet so tohu is use to describe this state. In Isaiah 14:18 tohu is use to show that the whole act of creation had a purpose and was not in vain. There is no contradiction and this verse does not prove there was an earth age prior to this one.

Soli Deo Gloria! 

Annihilationism, Just One More Doctrine of Demons

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Here’s another excellent article by Colby Braden at reformedthinker.blogspot.com exposing the Chapel’s false teachings on annihilationism…

Refuting Shepherd’s Chapel – Hell (Matthew 10:28)

Shepherd’s Chapel denies eternal punishment in hell (Matthew 25:46). This view is commonly called annihilationism and is very popular in heretical groups (Seventh Day Adventist, Jehovah Witness, etc.). Although it is a deep topic and needs much to be said, in this post I want to address just some of the errors that Shepherd’s Chapel teaches.

If one discusses the subject of hell with a student of Shepherd’s Chapel probably the first verse that they will quote to defend annihilationism is Matthew 10:28.

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matt. 10:28, KJV)

 Arnold Murray along with his followers will latch on to the word “destroy” in this verse and claim that it means blotted out or annihilation. Thus, to them, this verse teaches annihilationism straight from Jesus’ mouth. The word destroy used in this verse is the Greek work apollymi (#G622). A few words must be said about this word. First, as used in Scripture the words “destroy,” “destruction,” “perish” etc. never signify cessation of existence. Second, you can go back in this same chapter in verse 6 and see how this word is used:

But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Matt. 10:6, KJV)

 The word “lost” used in this verse is the exact same Greek word apollymi that is used in verse 28 for “destroy”. As you can tell the word does not mean blotted out or annihilated. These sheep (Israelites) that Christ is talking about were not obliterated or blotted out, they were rather lost or separated from the true Shepherd (Christ). This is similar to those “destroyed” in hell, they are separated from Christ for all eternity (Rev. 22:15). This refutes Shepherd’s Chapel’s claim that the meaning of apollymi in Matthew 10:28teaches annihilation. The Greek word apollymi is also used in the following verses (the bolded word is the Greek word apollymi):

 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. (Matthew 18:11, KJV)

What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which islost, until he find it? (Luke 15:4, KJV)

For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.(Luke 15:24, KJV)

As can be seen the Greek word apollymi does not mean total annihilation, blotted out, or cessation of existence. Arnold Murray, as he has done many times, misuses the Greek or shows lack of understanding of how the Greek language works.

So, briefly, what does the Bible teach on hell? Well here is one thing that Christ said about it:

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. (Matt. 25:46, KJV)

This punishment of hell Christ describes as everlasting. I have heard Shepherd’s Chapel students claim that since annihilation is everlasting then it is everlasting punishment. This is not possible in the Greek syntax. the word for everlasting is aionios in the Greek and it modifies the nature of the punishment, not the results of the punishment. In this verse aionios modifies kalasis “punishment”, which is an action noun. Greek nouns that end with –sis will focus on the action of the noun and not it’s results. You can compare 2 Thess. 2:16 to see a parallel. In that verse aionios modifies paraklesis “comfort”, another –sis ending action noun. So this verse proves that Christ taught an everlasting hell of punishment. Also we have this:

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. (Rev. 14:11, KJV)

This again is another favorite verse for Shepherd’s Chapel. When you use this verse to prove the Biblical view of everlasting hell then they will jump on you and say “look it says the smoke of their torment ascendeth for ever and ever. Only the smoke.”. Ha! Gotcha right? Well no.

First, what is the smoke? It is of their “torment”. It doesn’t say it was the smoke of their annihilation, but the smoke of their torment. If the smoke ascends forever and ever, and the cause of the smoke is the torment, then it stands to reason that the torment lasts forever and ever. Second, if you continue to read this verse it states clearly thatthey have no rest day nor night. It does not say they were annihilated and the smoke rose for eternity. This verse clearly teaches that they are tormented for eternity and have no rest day or night.

This verse is very similar to Revelation 20:10

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (Rev. 20:10, KJV)

After judgment is passed down to Satan and his minions they are all thrown into the lake of fire and tormented day and night forever and ever. If this verse teaches anything, it at least teaches that Satan is tormented in hell for eternity. If you continue reading Revelation chapter 20 then you will see that all those in hell are cast into this exact same lake of fire (Rev. 20:14, also Matt 25:41). Again since they are cast into the same lake of fire the Devil is then the same punishment is dealt out. Also if you continue reading Revelation and in the last chapter (after all this has taken place) you see that the unsaved were not annihilated in Revelation chapter 20 but cast outside the Great City:

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. (Rev. 22:14-15, ESV)

I have heard the students of Shepherd’s Chapel claim that “forever and ever” does not mean eternity but simply a period of time. This is absolutely impossible in the Greek. The Greek phrase is eis tous aionas ton aionon and is often translated as forever, forevermore, and forever and ever. It is also used of the attributes of God which we know are unchangeable and are eternal. Please compare how this Greek phrase is used in the following verses of Scripture especially the ones in Revelation: Gal. 1:5Phil. 4:201 Tim. 1:172 Tim. 4:18Heb. 13:211 Pet. 4:11Rev. 1:6Rev. 1:18Rev. 4:9Rev. 4:10Rev. 5:13Rev. 7:12Rev. 10:6Rev. 11:15Rev. 15:7Rev. 22:5

If you do your research and actually read those verses you will see that eis tous aionas ton aionon does not mean a temporary amount of time, but is basically the Greek way of saying eternity.

One last note, even Daniel in the Old Testament saw that evil people are not annihilated at end of this age:

 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. (Daniel 12:2, KJV)

Notice this verse says that in the end at the resurrection and judgement (Revelation 20) the saved receive everlasting life and the damned everlasting contempt (not annihilation).

So in conclusion we have shown that Shepherd’s Chapel view of hell cannot be supported exegetically nor systematically from Holy Scripture.

Soli Deo Gloria! 

Refuting Shepherd’s Chapel on the Kenites

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This is an excellent expose by Colby Braden at reformedthinker.blogspot.com, a former Shepherd’s Chapel student taking apart the Chapel’s teaching on the Kenites in depth…

Refuting the Popular Teaching of the Kenites

One of the defining false doctrines of Shepherd’s Chapel is their twist on the Serpent Seed heresy. I have dealt with this topic in other posts in one form or another (See: here,here, and here). My desire for this post, Lord willing, is to expand on what I’ve already posted and make as concise a refutation as I can.

If one orders Shepherd’s Chapel’s free introductory CD called The Mark of Beast they will be introduced to the Kenite doctrine. Shepherd’s Chapel also has several study CD’s that deal with this doctrine in more depth, see their studies entitled Seed of the Serpent#30461, Genesis, Chapters 1-6 #30146, and Kenites #30436. I will give a brief definition of this doctrine, as they believe it, but feel free to order the material from Shepherd’s Chapel to get a fuller explanation from their point of view.

So what is this doctrine of the Kenite? Simply put, Shepherd’s Chapel teaches that Eve had sex with Satan. Eve then conceived and gave birth to Cain. Cain’s biological father was Satan, and Cain’s offspring are what the Old Testament identifies by the termKenite. Jesus, in the New Testament, identifies the scribes and Pharisees as these same literal sons of Cain. Kenites are still in the world today claiming to be Jews. Behind the scenes they control the world by, what Shepherd’s Chapel calls, the four hidden dynasties (political, religious, economic, and education). Utilizing their control of thesefour hidden dynasties, Kenites will bring about the one world system. Only churches that teach the true identity of these Kenites hold the Key of David, know the truth, and will not be deceived in the end-times.

Can any of that be substantiated from the Bible? Shepherd’s Chapel does, of course, try to defend these beliefs by selectively utilizing Scripture. I will examine these proofs and show that the doctrine of the Kenite cannot hold up to close scrutiny.

In reality the whole doctrine hinges on the interpretation of Genesis chapter 3. Does this chapter describe a sexual encounter between Satan and Eve? A straight read-though of this chapter would not lead to that conclusion, thus Shepherd’s Chapel is forced to take a completely allegorical interpretation of Genesis 3. We read the following in Genesis 3:3-6:

but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. (Genesis 3:3-6 ESV)

Shepherd’s Chapel claims that this eating of the fruit is used here as an analogy for sex. They claim this is describing sex between Satan and Eve; I suppose Adam as well sense it states he took the fruit too. There are, however, some serious problems with this interpretation.

The serpent is using what God said in Genesis chapter 2.

The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (Genesis 2:15-17 ESV)

Now if we are to take that eating of the fruit of the tree is an analogy for sex then we would be forced to conclude that God gave Adam permission to have sex with anything in the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. That is simply not true. We see from this text that God is giving Adam permission to literally eat of any tree in the garden he wishes. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil, however, is forbidden. Sex is not the topic of discussion. Even if one takes the scene in the garden of Eden as allegory we see that sex is not in view here.

You would also have to identify the tree of the knowledge of good and evil as Satan for Shepherd’s Chapel’s view to work. The problem is Satan is not identified as the tree but as the serpent, see Revelation 12:9. Even if sex was in view it was not with Satan. There are other problems as well. Take a look at Genesis 3:17.

And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; (Genesis 3:17 ESV)

We have read in Genesis 2:16 that God gave permission for Adam to eat of any tree. Now that Adam has sinned in eating the forbidden tree, God curses the ground. Since he ate fruit he wasn’t allowed to eat, Adam will have to work hard for his food. We see how the analogy of eating the fruit = sex simply does not work with the point God is making inGenesis 2 and 3.

The most serious and heretical problem with the view of Genesis 3 describing sex is in Genesis 3:22.

Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. (Genesis 3:22-23 ESV)

Arnold Murray, in his study #417 Elect, states that the tree of life is Jesus and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is Satan. Now in verse 22 God states that eating of the tree of life brings eternal life. This verse specifically says “and take also” which means the same action that was done to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil must also be done with the tree of life in order for someone to have eternal life. Are we really to conclude that God is talking about having sex with the tree of life instead of sex with thetree of the knowledge of good and evil? That we are to have sex with the tree of life in eternity, see Revelation 2:7? Of course Shepherd’s Chapel would deny that, but that is the logical conclusion to their interpretation of Genesis chapter 3.

It is quite obvious from reading the passages in Genesis 2-3 that sex is not in view. The scene in Genesis 3:3-6 is not describing a sexual encounter with Eve and Satan. The point of the story in Genesis 3 is to show the disobedience of Adam & Eve, the fall of mankind, and the consequence of that disobedience.

A student of Shepherd’s Chapel may raise the objection that Genesis 3:15 does prove the Serpent Seed doctrine.

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” (Genesis 3:15 ESV)

It has been shown by reading the texts that it was not the serpent that Eve took the fruit of but rather the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. So even in their own view ofeating the fruit = sex it was not the serpent that Even could have had sex with.

We see in Genesis 3:15 the enmity between the seed of the serpent and the seed of Eve. It is clearly shown that the serpent has a seed completely separate from Eve, not coming from Eve. Eve has no part in the serpent’s seed and does not give birth, in any way, to the serpent’s seed.

We read in Genesis 3:14-19 God hands down his punishments to the Serpent, Eve, and Adam. So literally serpents are cursed after the fall to no longer be as cunning and must go in shame on their bellies eating dust. Serpents and humans will always be at odds with each other with humans having the victory over them.

Allegorically we read in Genesis 3:15 what is called the Protoevangelium, the first announcement of the Gospel. The serpent would be identified as Satan, see Revelation 12:9 and 20:2. His seed would be that of anything that opposes the Gospel and Christ. The ultimate seed of the Eve would be Christ. The statement “he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel” would be Christ’s victory over the Devil and death at the Cross.

We see this dual-seed and its meaning most clearly presented in 1st John 3:8-10:

Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
(1 John 3:8-10 ESV)

Again sinners are the children of the devil and believers are the children of God. This alludes back to Genesis 3:15 so its meaning is very clear. Genesis 3:15 is not and cannot be talking about literal physical seed of Satan produced by a sexual encounter with Eve. If you read 1st John 3:1-3 you see believers being called the children of Godset against the world of unbelievers (children of the devil).

So who is Cain’s father? It is claimed by Shepherd’s Chapel to be Satan. We see in Genesis 4:1 who Scripture claims Cain’s father to be.

Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the LORD.” (Genesis 4:1 ESV)

The statement “Adam knew Eve” is a figure of speech for sex. We see, very clearly, that Adam consummated his marriage with Eve and she conceived and bore Cain. The statement “and she conceived and bore Cain” coming directly after the statement “Adam knew Eve his wife” proves the conception of Cain is in view. Cain was not conceived at some prior time before this.

Shepherd’s Chapel will claim that Genesis 4:2 shows that Cain and Abel were twins. Abel was born at the same time as Cain with Cain being conceived at a prior point. This was already refuted in Genesis 4:1 but we will take a look at this claim.

And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. (Genesis 4:2 ESV)

Shepherd’s Chapel will claim word “again” used in Genesis 4:2 means “to continue to do a thing”. In other words Eve continued in labor and bore Able. The Hebrew word here isyacaph and its meaning is to add, increase, do again. Here are a couple more verses, from Genesis, that use yacaph in a similar context:

And she called his name Joseph, saying, “May the LORD add to me another son!” (Genesis 30:24 ESV)

Yet again she bore a son, and she called his name Shelah. Judah was in Chezib when she bore him. (Genesis 38:5 ESV)

The bold words are the Hebrew word yacaph. It does not mean to continue in labor, but is a connector word indicating two separate events. Not the same event.

Shepherd’s Chapel also claims that since Cain isn’t listed in the genealogy of Adam in Genesis chapter 5 then he is not Adam’s son.

Cain could be included, in sorts, in Genesis 5:4 when it says of Adam “he had other sons and daughters”. More importantly the genealogy of Genesis 5 starts with Seth so it is perfectly normal to leave Abel and Cain out.

Genealogies in Old Testament times were often deliberately truncated to remove cursedgenerations or included only those of note. In the case of the Genesis 5 genealogy only those descendants leading to Noah are mentioned because only those are pertinent to the story. That the Bible does not list every single twig on a family tree does not mean that Kenite theory is a valid doctrine.

Also note in Genesis 5 Abel is not listed either yet Shepherd’s Chapel doesn’t say he wasn’t Adam’s son. Cain’s genealogy is listed separately because he’s not part of the lineage or Noah, not because he’s the literal biological son of the devil. Like I said before the genealogy starts with Seth and leaves out both Abel and Cain!

It has been fully shown that Genesis 3 is not talking about sex between Satan and Eve, Genesis 4:1 shows exactly who Cain’s father is, and Genesis 3:15 is not talking about a Kenite seed set loose in the world.

That leaves us with one question. Who are the Kenites? They are mentioned in 10 verses in the Old Testament and never mentioned in the New Testament.

(Genesis 15:19, Numbers 24:21, Judges 1:16; 4:11; 4:17; 5:24, 1 Samuel 15:6; 27:10; 30:29, 1 Chronicles 2:55)

Nowhere in the Bible are Kenites identified as descended from Cain. We do, however, see in two of these verses how they can be identified.

And the descendants of the Kenite, Moses’ father-in-law, went up with the people of Judah from the city of palms into the wilderness of Judah, which lies in the Negeb near Arad, and they went and settled with the people. (Judges 1:16 ESV)

Now Heber the Kenite had separated from the Kenites, the descendants of Hobab the father-in-law of Moses, and had pitched his tent as far away as the oak in Zaanannim, which is near Kedesh. (Judges 4:11 ESV)

We read from these texts that Kenites are the descendants of Moses’ father-in-law, see Exodus 3:1. Kenites are part of the Midianites and came out of Rachab. The name Kenite is probably derived from the name of Kenan the son of Enosh (the grandson of Seth and the great grandson of Adam).

We have already refuted the possibility that Cain was the biological son of Satan. Now we have shown that there is no warrant at all to identify Kenites as sons of Cain. It is known that Cain fathered children, but they all would have died in the flood of Noah. 2nd Peter 2:5 makes the statement that only eight people survived the flood; only Noah and his family.

No we will turn our attention to the New Testament. Shepherd’s Chapel uses several New Testament texts to try and prove their Kenite doctrine. One of these texts is what is commonly called the Parable of the Tares and is located in Matthew 13:24-30. Shepherd’s Chapel claims that the tares, or weeds, in this parable are identified as Kenites. Lucky for us Jesus explains this parable in Matthew 13:36-43.

Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. (Matthew 13:36-43 ESV)

Here Jesus does give us the true interpretation of the dual-seed or, if you will, serpent seed doctrine. The good seed is planted by the Son of Man (Jesus). The good seed are the sons of the kingdom. These sons of the kingdom are believers. They are called therighteous in verse 43. The good seeds are Christians, not the literal seed of Jesus. Thefield where the seeds are sown is the world. The tares, or weeds, are sown by the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, what we would call judgment day (Rev. 20:11-15). Verse 41 identifies the seed of the devil as “all causes of sin and all law-breakers”. So the seed of the devil is unbelievers, not the physical descendants of Cain. This is basically the same thing we see in 1st John 3:1-10.

Simply put, the Parable of the Tares describes the activity of God’s kingdom in the world. The enemies of the kingdom (weeds) will always coexist with the sons of the kingdom (good seed). It is talking about believers and unbelievers not physical offspring.

John 8:44 is also a popular text that Shepherd’s Chapel uses in an attempt to prove the Kenite theory. Jesus is speaking to the Jews when He says this:

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44 ESV)

Shepherd’s Chapel claims this text teaches that these Jews are literally the sons of Satan (via Cain). The contrast is being “of the devil” or being “of God” (see verse 47). Jesus is, however, speaking that the spiritual father of these Jews is the devil, not their physical father. Jesus identifies who their physical father is a few verses up in John 8:37.

I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you. (John 8:37 ESV)

These are the same Jews Jesus is speaking to in verse 44. Jesus here identifies them as being offspring of Abraham not Cain. So Jesus in John 8:37 identifies who their physical father is and then in John 8:44 identifies their spiritual father. Later in this chapter (John 8:56) Jesus again identifies who these same Jews physical father is.

Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” (John 8:56 ESV)

These passages clearly teach that Jesus did not think these Jews were literal, physical sons of Satan. What they do teach, however, is that the works of these Jews proved that they were spiritually the offspring of the devil. Jesus specifically identifies them as Abraham’s physical offspring (twice) and not Cain’s!

One New Testament text that Shepherd’s Chapel will claim proves a sexual encounter happened between Satan and Eve is 2nd Corinthians 11:3.

But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. (2 Corinthians 11:3 ESV)

The Greek word for deceived used here (beguiled in the KJV) is claimed by Shepherd’s Chapel to mean sexually seduced. So, to Shepherd’s Chapel, this verse says the serpentsexually seduced Eve in the garden of Eden.

The Greek word used here is exapataō, and simply means to deceive. Interpreting the word exapataō sexually brings up problems in other passages written by Paul. 1st Corinthians 3:18 uses the same word in a similar context.

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,”
(1 Corinthians 3:18-19 ESV)

The word deceive in this verse is the same Greek word exapataō. You can read by the context that exapataō has no sexual meaning whatsoever. Just try replacing deceive in this verse with sexually seduce and you see how ridiculous the assertion by Shepherd’s Chapel is. Paul also uses exapataō in 2nd Thessalonians 2:3.

Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, (2 Thessalonians 2:3 ESV)

The word deceive is also the Greek word exapataō and shows that it is not used in a sexual manner. Again try to replace deceive with sexually seduced in this verse, it won’t work. In fact the Greek word exapataō is only used 5 times in the New Testament, all by Paul, and it is never used in a sexual context to describe sexual seduction. (See: Rom. 7:11; 16:18, 1 Cor. 3:18, 2 Cor. 11:3, 2 Thes. 2:3)

These kinds of arguments are common with Shepherd’s Chapel. They will take a Greek word and using a Strong’s Concordance try and redefine what the word means, twisting it to fit their doctrines. Although Arnold Murray claimed to be a Greek scholar he was not. It has been shown that he did not know how Greek or Hebrew grammar works and deceived his students by twisting the meaning of Scripture. This is the same kind of tactic that Charles Taze Russell, founder of Jehovah’s Witnesses, used.

Another claim one may hear from Shepherd’s Chapel is that there are only 2 churches that Christ’s finds no fault with and those are the churches that teach the Kenite doctrine. To defend this view Shepherd’s Chapel will quote Revelation 2:9 and 3:9. Let’s take a look at one of these texts.

“‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. (Revelation 2:9 ESV)

Jesus is speaking to the church of Smyrna, see verse 8. Smyrna was known as thecrown of Asia where the Greeks held to strong emperor worship. They also had a large Jewish community and both the Romans and the Jews strongly persecuted Christians in this city. Although these Jews were Jews physically they spiritually aligned themselves with the Greek pagans in putting Christians to death. This is similar in the church of Philadelphia (briefly named Caesar’s New City) in Revelation 3:9. The Roman imperial cult and a large synagogue were known to be in Philadelphia around this time. Both Smyrna and Philadelphia were dangerous places for Christians to be.

Jesus’ statement “they say they are Jews and are not” is not Jesus denying their Jewish genealogy but rather their spiritual genealogy. Romans 2:28-29 declares “For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly… But a Jew is one inwardly…”. These Jews denied the Messiah and aligned with the emperor worshipers; thus Judaism became a “synagogue of Satan”. The New Testament defines God’s people in relation to Jesus, not genealogy. The “key of David” mentioned in Revelation 3:9 is simply Jesus’ authority to admit to or exclude from God’s kingdom (see Isaiah 22:22, Mark 16:19).

Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 does not teach or promote the Kenite or serpent seed theory.

We have shown from Genesis to Revelation that the Kenite or serpent seed theory is not taught in the Bible. Cain was the physical son of Adam not Satan (Genesis 4:1). Yet we are to head the warning of 1st John 3:12 and “not be like Cain, who was of the evil one”. Yes Cain’s spiritual father is Satan, just like our spiritual father is God. Our righteous seed is from God and unbeliever seed is from the Devil just as 1st John 3:10 states “By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother”. The point of all these Scriptures (starting with Genesis 3:15) is to differentiate believers from non-believers, not physical sons of Cain from sons of Adam.

Shepherd’s Chapel does not condone racism and claims not to teach racism. The fact is, however, the Kenite doctrine breeds this us versus them mentality. Saying that the people we identify as Jews are really literal sons of Cain will, inherently, cause racism and hatred. There are many evil people today in power but it is not Kenites behind the scenes controlling the world.

The Kenite false doctrine of Shepherd’s Chapel is dangerous and heretical. It needs to be avoided and Christians warned against it. I pray that if you are stuck in the false teachings of Shepherd’s Chapel that you will take serious these warning and that the Lord will open your eyes.

Soli Deo Gloria!