ALL of Shepherd’s Chapel FALSE Teachings – Comprehensive List

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Shepherd’s Chapel has a comprehensive, systematic, FALSE theology that must be unraveled. All of his lies are interlinked and build on another. The thing that makes it difficult do deal with is correctly apprehending what he does teach that is true. You must distinctly rely on the Holy Spirit to help you discern what is scriptural and what is not.

Some of what Murray teaches is biblical, for instance his expose on the pretribulation rapture… but so what? There are a multitude of good Christian teachers who expose this lie without all the garbage.

Many students complain to me saying that Murray simply teaches the bible – this is naïve. Look at what he is saying that the scripture means… put it all together and you will see, he has created his own religion.

The following is an exhaustive list of many of the heretical teachings and malignant errors disseminated by the Chapel. This list is by no means fully complete. Here we go!

* strange millennial teachings – Murray has his own spectacular variety of the millennial teaching that features who else? Him and his followers whom he calls the Zadok. Premillennialism however was condemned at the council of Ephesus long ago. Christ reigns in heaven upon Davids throne, ruling the nations with a rod of iron, right now!

* nonphysical resurrection for believers and Jesus Christ – this heresy is a big one, it shows us the strong gnostic undercurrents in Murray’s teaching. Murray commonly teaches that believers will experience no bodily resurrection. Murray teaches when a Christian dies, their spirit body resurrects and goes immediately to heaven and that is the resurrection. The flesh returns to dust forever. Murray teaches that Christ’s resurrection need not be bodily but was merely spiritual.

* No such thing as original sin due to Adam’s rebellion – According to Arnold Murray the only original sin was when Eve had sex with the serpent and sired Cain or when Satan rebelled in the first earth age. This denial of the true nature of original sin has staggering implications. Romans 5:15-21 teaches that Adam’s sin was imputed to every one as a result of the fall.

* annihilationism: no literal conscious eternal hell – according to the chapel the lake of fire is figurative, so the lost person need no worry if they don’t believe… God will simply burn them to a crisp instantly and they will go up into a puff of smoke, you will simply cease to exist. The bible teaches that hell is a literal place of eternal conscious suffering.

* pre-existence of souls in the first age – Murray has an elaborate speculative theology based upon the premise that we were angels on earth during a vast time of pre-existence, where a rebellion took place. Souls must be ‘born from above’ into this flesh body to undergo testing. Though God knew of our existence from the foundation of the world our spirit wasn’t with God in any sense before this life – He formed our spirit within us when we were in the womb as it says in Zechariah.

* Modalism, or Sabellian heresy, one God in 3 aspects – was condemned strongly by the early church. Pastor Murray rejects the orthodox doctrine of the Godhead that God is one being in three co-equal co-eternal persons. For Murray, Jesus incarnation was merely the Father being incarnate. God is simply one person that manifests himself in three different offices. This is flaming heresy.

* Open theism, God either cannot or will not know the future – In other words God is not omniscient, therefore not God. God because of man’s free will cannot fully know the future or God limits his knowledge so that man can remain free. I once recall Murray teaching about how God didn’t know what decision Adam and Eve would make in the garden. He commonly teaches that man has free will in salvation and that God chooses not to know what decision man will make. God only knows what choice the 144,000 will make who he says were justified in a previous earth age.

* Pelagian heresy – This is an overemphasizing of man’s free will in the process of regeneration. It also asserts that human free will was not tainted by the fall, recall that Murray rejects original sin. Since Murray taught that only 144,000 are the elect, for whom salvation was given before the “overthrow”. Those souls outside of that, not being predestined to salvation, are saved by virtue of their own free will. Murray would make your head spin in his explanation of justification and election. The elect were justified for their performance in the first rebellion…

* Being born again not regeneration – being “born again”, or born from above as Murray points out is not a reference to regeneration. It means to be born into this body from another spiritual age… this is such an idiotic teaching that I fail to find the words to express it.

* Mark of the Beast – He states that those who are deceived into taking the mark can amend their position by works in the millennium with a second chance. The bible says that it is precisely those who receive the mark who will be damned. 

* 6th day & 8th day man in Genesis are not the same, Eth ha adam – this insane doctrine is a favorite of Christian identity bigots who latch onto any lie they can to make themselves feel superior. It teaches that the swarthy masses of indigenous people were made on the 6th day… on the 8th day God created Adam to rule over the heathen. Yet, the bible says Eve is the mother of all living and the nations came from one blood. How did the races survive the flood?

* Noah’s flood was a local event – Murray has two positions on this. Secretly, for Murray the flood was not worldwide… but on the broadcast he commonly teaches that Noah took two of each flesh on the ark (Kenites and other races are flesh too but not of the same class of human as Noah). God sent a local flood simply to knock out the race of hybrid Nephilim who he claims were the result of fallen angels and humans procreating. Using Fredrick Haberman’s book Tracing Our Ancestors, Murray argues the flood happened in the Pamir plateau region in the Himalayas. The Kenites either were on the boat or fled the area as they were not effected by the flood…

* Earth and cosmos are millions and billions of years old – Murray definitely denies that the earth is recent creation. He must do this in order to have an immense prehistory for a rebellion to take place… he also does it win over scientifically minded people who really don’t like the thought of the earth being young. However, creation is as old as the bible states, or it is all a lie.

* Gap Theory – Murray commonly teaches about the three earth ages. He uses a collection of distorted texts to prove that there is gap of millions of year of time between Genesis 1:1-2. During this immense era of history Satan’s rebellion took place. The gap theory is used by bad theologians to prove that the earth is millions of years old.

* Serpent Seed, the Kenites, wicked pseudo Jews – In this teaching, Eve is not merely deceived by the devil in the garden to eat fruit, he has sex with her and sires a race of evil humans. The tree of life and knowledge of good and evil are Jesus and Satan respectively. As a result of this illicit union Eve becomes pregnant with Cain, the father of a murderous race of demonic hybrids who will plague humanity until the end of time. Murray calls them the Kenites and makes them responsible for all manner of evil… according to him these are the false Jews who rule the world.

* God rides around in a pimped out UFO – Murray teaches that UFO’s are referenced in the bible and that God and the angels ride around in highly polished bronze flying vehicles… this lie is setting his followers up to accept the end-time deception which will feature a staged alien disclosure scenario.

* Genesis 6 , nephilim Hybrids, fallen angels having sex – very popular notion these day; essentially the fallen angels in an attempt to overthrow God came to earth to have sex with women and thus pollute the gene pool of humanity. Physical and moral monstrosities were the result of these unions. God then sent the flood of Noah to destroy the hybrids. Once the flood had ended, the other fallen angels resumed their practice of illicit sex. These Nephilim or those with the blood of Nephilim play a big part in human history and work alongside the Kenites. In our modern parlance people like David Icke would call these beings Reptilians.

* Gospel in the Stars, truth of scripture found encoded in the zodiac – one of Murray’s biggest influences is E.W. Bullinger a 19th century theologian and contemporary to C.I. Scofield. Bullinger popularized the gospel in the stars. It’s the teaching that God told Adam the story of redemption in advance and the patriarchs encoded this story in the Zodiac. Over time the Zodiac was paganized and the message was lost. Bullinger recovered the corrupted knowledge. It is a perfect example of Christian Gnosticism.

* Biblical numerology is a form of divination for Murray – in the occult world, especially Kabbalah, numerolgy is an essential form of witchcraft. Ascribing arbitrary meaning to numbers which then in turn is used to support false ideas. With Murray it is a form of divination. Murray relies heavily on biblical numeric to trick meanings and support his errors. Numbers do not have meaning in and of themselves. Though the bible uses numbers in thought provoking ways, it never comes out and explicitly tells us what any number means.

* British Israelism – a theological form of British Imperialism, it is a core deception of the Chapel. It teaches that the lost tribes of Israel are the white European and Americans. Ultimately the Hebrews migrated to America and Britain and other places where Caucasians abide. It is from these people whom the Elect, the 144000 from the book of Revelation will come…

* Only the 144,000 are elect – the most asinine arrogant teaching of Arnold. His tape on election proves what a flaming heretic he is. He says that Romans 8:28-30 doesn’t refer to the church but merely to 144,000 Hebrews who sided with God in the first earth age. The other Christians are saved by their free will and are not predestined or elect. These 144,000 are the ones whose names are written from the foundation (or Katabole). In fact other places that mention the elect are talking about the same group!

* The 7,000 “very elect”, or the Zadokian Priesthood – Murray says initially even the 144,000 will be deceived into false worship of the beast. Only the “very elect” won’t be deceived – they are the 7,000 of Romans who didn’t bow a knee to Baal. These are the Crème de la Crème in Murray’s psychopathic vision. They will rule the millennial temple…

* Foundations of the World, The Katabole, or the “Overthrow” – teaches that when the bible refers to “foundations of the world”, it is referring to the cataclysmic overthrow or destruction of the world as a result of Satan’s rebellion. This is a foundational doctrine – he gets this interpretation directly from E.W. Bullinger. The Greek word katabole doesn’t mean what Murray says. It means foundation.

* Pyramidology, Great Pyramid built by Israelites – in the wacked out idea we find out that the Pyramids are not blasphemous monuments to mystery religion but divinely inspired structures encoded with hidden revelation from God…

* throne of David located in Britain, British Monarchy sits on it – this is where the chapel starts to get really insane; a whole elaborate theology about Judah’s two sons Perez and Zerah and their migrations to Britain. In essence the British Royal throne is David’s throne and Christ is slated to be seated on that throne in the millennium.

* Stone of Destiny – directly tied to this, is Jacob’s pillar. Jeremiah brought Jacob’s stone and one of the king’s daughter’s to Ireland after the destruction of Jerusalem… this one of the ways they lend credence to the claim that the British monarchy descends from Judah and has rightful rulership.

* The word ‘Easter’ in Acts is not a mistranslation – Arnold says that the word “Easter” in Acts 12:4 was incorrectly translated. He implies Kenites manipulated the text. The implication is that the KJV English version is not completely inspired and that we need Greek scholars like Murray to correctly translate the bible. The KJV scholars actually interpreted the word ‘Easter’ correctly.

* Endorsing and promoting the apocryphal books and other uninspired pseudopigraphal writings.

* 1/3 stars in Revelation – teaches that these stars are the souls who rebelled in the first earth age and are born into the flesh at the end of the age to worship the beast, this influx began in 1967, according to Murray. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that we are dealing with vintage religious idiocy.

* the whole tribulation will be shortened to period of 5 months – Murray reasons that for the elects sake the days will be shortened means the 5 month period of the locusts. The great tribulation will be shortened to 2.5 months. When the bible refers to 42 months, 1260 days, et al. it is really talking about a 2.5 month period.

* Deaths spoken of in the book of Revelation are spiritual and not physical – for Murray the tribulation is not a time of martyrdom and physical death. For instance in the 6th trumpet when 1/3 of humanity is killed – it is simply talking about spiritual death. But never fear! If you die spiritually or even take the mark during the tribulation you can make up for it in the millennium.

* second chance millennium – for Murray the millennium is about people on earth during the tribulation who never had a chance, receiving a second chance. We find out that no one really had a chance to begin with because of Satan’s powers of deception. In other words, if you take the mark (which is really just serving the beast) you will get an opportunity in the millennium to work your way back into God’s good graces. Albeit Murray and his Zadok will be ruling at that time and they are going putting everyone through spiritual bootcamp, so get ready to earn your salvation!

* ALL angels incarnate as humans during this age – all angels that is except for Lucifer, and as a result he will be the so called antichrist.

* first beast system, 2nd beast Satan – Murray teaches that the first beast is merely a reference to a world system and not the man of sin. The second beast on the other hand is Lucifer himself in a supernatural body and he will come here to tempt humanity for 5 months…

* Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit – this is when the elect are delivered up before the synagogue of Satan during the tribulation and refuse to all God to speak through them. Only the elect can commit it – recall that the elect are 144,000 white Caucasian Hebrews.

* Speaking in tongues conversely – Teaches two different tongues. The Pentecost tongue is when the elect are delivered up in the tribulation and allow the Holy Spirit to speak through them on international television… all the people of the world will be watching! And they will understand perfectly. The tongue of Corinthians 14 is merely speaking about the ability to acquire different languages, like Murray, nothing more.

* Non Kosher meats are not to be eaten – for Murray the health laws regarding Kosher meats are still binding in a sense for the new testament believer. So, no more porkchops for you Anglo-Israelites out there. This ignores tons of new testament stipulations regarding food and drink. We are free from OT health laws. Eat whatever you want (within reason) and give God thanks.

* The 5th trumpet sounded in 1967 or 1982 – Category 5 hurricane Camille was a sign of the 5th trumpet sounding, the Mt. Saint Helens in 1982… okay Murray, whatever you say, I’m sure they will believe it.

I am nowhere near being through with this list. I will keep adding to it…

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Two Former Shepherd’s Chapel Student’s Expose the Cult!

From my internet radio broadcast on 11.02.15 – Colby Braden, devout follower of Murray up until a few years ago gives an amazing testimony of deliverance and shares incredible insight into the nature of the Chapel’s deception.

We put this in-depth expose together to help liberate Chapel students from the snare of false religion… please listen and share!

An .mp3 version of the broadcast is available at the following link…

https://s3.amazonaws.com/btr.shows/show/8/044/show_8044479.mp3

The Gospel in the Stars Exalts Babylonian Mystery Religion!

The ancient Israelites and the Zodiac
The ancient Israelites commonly used the Zodiac – this was unearthed in one of their synagogues…

All the great doctrines of the Christian faith were known, believed, cherished, and recorded in the stars from the earliest generations of our race, proving that God has spoken to man, and verily given him a revelation of truths and hopes precisely as written in our Scriptures, and so fondly cherished by all Christian believers” – Joseph Seiss

By that Mr. Seiss is referring to what we commonly know as the Zodiac signs, the constellations that make up the wheel of zoo animals, the circus side show for demonic freaks. You know, where we get our daily horoscope.

I’m Aries by the way. My sign according to the Gospel in the Stars somehow denotes the Crowned Lamb. I’m feeling really special right about now.

Before we get started, lets see how the new agers understand the wonderful sign of Aries…

“Every beginner in astrology knows that the conventional astrological symbol for this sign is exactly the same as the letter Upsilon in the Greek alphabet. This correspondence, moreover, leads to much else, because the Ram, or Aries, is the Lamb in Gnostic Christianity; and we shall find… that the Hebrew interpretation of this ogdoad (group of 8) of initials gives us a plain intimation that the Founder of the Rosicrucian Order is none other than this same Lamb, and it even names ‘Lamb’ by the Hebrew equivalent to one arrangement of his initials…” (The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order, p. 40)

Consequently the Count Saint de Germain founded this order and he never dies, he’s coming to liberate humanity they say…

Ah, so the Gospel in the Stars that Murray promotes exalts and to the beast and his system? Oops I didn’t mean to bring that up, let’s put that on the shelf for later!

Didn’t mean to spoil this for you stargazers out there, let’s start again. So some would have us to believe that all sorts of wonderful biblical knowledge is locked away in pagan zodiac signs…

Really? I guess we can throw our bible away and take up astrology. But were all the great doctrines of the bible originally encoded in the stars only later to become lost? Is the pagan zodiac really just a corruption of this pure protoevangelium?

Who could ever help us crack this code and reverse engineer the pagan zodiac? Murray has some suggestions on his booklist…

Capt book that the Chapel sells

The Gospel of the Stars, far from being the protoevangelium is no evangelium but rather another evangelium and therefore accursed.

“But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!” – Galatians 1:8 NASB

I would like to submit to you that the Gospel in the Stars is very contrary to the gospel. I acknowledge that though many well meaning people have promoted this teaching it is still nonetheless heretical and essentially antichrist.

This notion was introduced into Christendom in 1862 in a book called, Mazzaroth: or, the Constellations by a woman named Frances Rolleston. E.W. Bullinger a was a very close associate.

The basic premise is that the story of redemption was given to Adam by God. Adam and progeny encoded this story with the constellation signs. Eventually this wisdom devolved into the pagan zodiac and said wisdom became all but lost, until 1862 that is…

According to Murray and those teaching this error, the following verse is talking about the secret hidden biblical knowledge that can be extracted from the pagan zodiac…

(Psa 19:1) To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
(Psa 19:2) Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
(Psa 19:3) There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Now we will need the aid of deft religious experts to help us decrypt the pagan zodiac… where will we turn?

Really this passage is about the glory of the heavenlies that God created in and of themselves. It is not making any reference to secret knowledge hidden in the pagan zodiac.

So that is the basic assertion – the story of redemption was originally given to Adam, who then because paper was lacking encoded this information within the stars which later became paganized. The reality is the pagan zodiac was always pagan and godless and never had a hint of truth in it…

E.W. Bullinger, God rest his Anglican soul, embellished Rolleston’s teaching with a book of his own to help popularize this whopper. Coincidentally, theologians of the 19th century must have really been bored – they didn’t have T.V. so they had to invent their own religious fantasies.

It must have tickled Murray’s heretical sensibilities to no end when he discovered the Gospel in the Stars. I used to own the book by E. Raymond Capt. that Murray endorses…

Where Did the Zodiac Constellation Signs Originate?

The truth is the Zodiac is explicitly condemned by the bible. It is at the heart of Babylonian mystery religion and sun worship.

It was invented at the tower of Babel and was part of the initial mystery religion. The tower of Babel itself was an observatory and was created to help facilitate this system of false worship.

When God scattered the people at Babel the people took this religion with them and started new civilizations based on the same general outline – like Egypt for instance.

The Israelites, too, were enamored with Babylonian mystery religion due to the influence of surrounding cultures…

“This is that Moses…to whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and IN THEIR HEARTS TURNED BACK AGAIN INTO EGYPT… And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifices unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the HOST OF HEAVEN: as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to Me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS? Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the STAR OF YOUR GOD REMPHAN, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.” – Acts 7:37-43

The system of false worship initiated at the tower of Babel is the reason why all the curses of destruction pronounced in Deuteronomy came upon the Jews during the Babylonian captivity.

It reeks of ‘666’. In fact the number ‘666’ derives directly from sun worship and the zodiac. The sun passed through each house of the zodiac per day; each house has 3 rooms for a total of 36 rooms – this is where the magical square of the sun comes from and where we get the number ‘666’.

magical square of the sun, 666
magical square of the sun, 666

(Zep 1:4) I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the priests;
(Zep 1:5) And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham;

So the Israelites were punished for worshipping God and Baal. This is the direction Murray and others are leading people by advocating the “Gospel in the Stars” which is no more biblical than the moon being made of Swiss cheese.

The wheel of zoo animals IS the host of heaven… there’s a gospel in there somewhere? Sure there is. Fact is these characters in the zodiac represent demon gods. And you want to reconcile this idolatry with the story of redemption?

(Deu 5:7) Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
(Deu 5:8) Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
(Deu 5:9) Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,

But you say, “it preaches real good, brother Tim, real good…” – indeed it does, my friend, indeed it does. Like hot pig slop in a bucket. And we’re about to have a real hog-slopping good time.

(Deu 4:19) And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

This is what the pagans and the Israelites did…

And that is what the zodiac is – a wheel of zoo animals, a system of sun based false worship… a circus side show for demonic freaks… but hey, I got an idea, let’s Christianize it – because Lord knows, if you take any demonic swill you can find and dress it up in Christian terminology Lord knows what kind of boon you’ll strike.

That’s what Rolleston, Seiss, Murray, Capt, Bullinger and those like them promoted…

A Christianized version of pagan idolatry. Kind of looks like something a Romanist would do. It origins were in hell – not some mythical protoevangelion. You know what they say about putting lipstick on a pig?

The pagan zodiac is the pig… the Gospel in the Stars is the lipstick – have fun with that and let me know how it works out for you.

Murray’s Shepherd’s Bible: Ephesians 2 With Notes

Most people are not aware that in 1978 Arnold Murray published a bible with commentary called the Shepherd’s Bible. He never finished or published it on a large scale. It was basically an expansion of all the pet doctrines of Christian identity with a few twists and new additions, repackaged for mass consumption.

So successful was the system early on that Murray chose a different route than that of a study bible. Murray decided to leave off finishing that work and base a teaching ministry around it.

In the early 1980’s he invested a large amount of money to initiate a satellite ministry which featured the teaching’s encapsulated in the study bible.

Library of Congress entry for the Shepherd's Bible
Library of Congress entry for the Shepherd’s Bible

In this article I’m going to present Ephesians chapter 2 from that study bible and have a look at some of his notes. His remarks on the text are in blue, my response in red. One thing we will realize is that Murray’s system didn’t change at all over the years. He found a successful system of false religion and ran with it…

Shepherds Bible. Ephesians Chapter 2

vs. 1 – And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

** Or, He quickened your mind. Those that stood loyal to Yahveh during the spiritual battle in the world-that-was are born of woman in this world-that-is, without conscious memory of what went before. But these things are caller to your remembrance by people such as myself and other students that teach and reach you because you were chosen before the foundations of the world. We simply call them to your mind.

+ Out the gate notice what Arnold Murray does. Clearly verse one is talking about salvation, regeneration and redemption of sin for all mankind. AM says being quickened has to do with cognizance of what took place in the first earth age by a small group. He equates salvation with this “special insight” into the world that was. In the AM system salvation for “the elect” in this age is earned by past life loyalty in the Katabole. The other “gentiles” come into grace via free will. What he is teaching is pure false religion and heresy.

vs. 2 – Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

** In other words, in times past, you went along with the crowd and you were obeying Satan. Now understand. Up till now Paul has been talking about salvation and redemption through Christ’s blood that was shed for us on the cross. Now here Paul speaks of the prince of the power of the air.

He’s talking about the one that’s going to come back saying he is the Christ. II Thessalonians stipulates that this one, the protecting cherub or Satan, will come back before Jesus, the legitimate Christ, returns. So you see the importance of knowing who you are, who the false Christ is, and which Christ will be the Savior. These things fall into place and come to mind for the elect.

+ The infinite vainglory of man. In the AM system the focus is on the antichrist, great tribulation, Satan and the triumph and exaltation of the “elect”, a small group of people whom Murray has conveniently defined as those who can understand his teaching. The bible teaches that ALL the saints, the redeemed of jew and gentile are the elect.

vs. 3 – Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

** In other words, we were born into this world in ignorance, so that every soul would have a choice, either here or in the millennium. That’s why this world is. It is so all His children that were led astray would have a chance again to love Him from their own heart. You will if your of the elect choose Him now in this world. Or, you will be taught YHVH’s full truth during the millennium and make your choice then. For those who refuse to accept Jesus Christ in the millennium, it’s good-bye.

+ In the AM system everyone receives a second chance in the millennium. And this world is here now because of what happened in the first earth age? RELIGIOUS MADNESS! Murray also equates loving God with salvation – that the sinners love for God is what saves him. This is heresy as well.

vs. 4 – But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith He loved us,

** Because of His mercy, they’re going to know the whole truth. He loved His children, even before this world, and He doesn’t want to destroy any of them.

+ This is more vainglory and delusion. When he says they are going to know the truth he is referring to millennium where deluded chaps will have truth drilled into their heads. But Murray is arrogantly referring to truth as he conceives it. An allusion to the false doctrine of annihilationism is made here as well. God, because of his mercy won’t send anyone to an eternal hell and will give everyone a second chance in the Murray millennial bootcamp.

vs. 5 – Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

** He quickened us how? By letting us know who we are. The greatest gift is knowing who you are and who the children of Lucifer, the Kenites are. Whereby you will know when and where the false Christ will appear. By the grace of Jesus Christ you are saved.

+ This passage is talking about the regeneration that takes place when a sinners transgressions are washed away. Murray reframes it into salvation via discovering who we are. And who is going to teach us that? Murray, that’s who. We are saved by grace through gnostic insight into who the Kenites are, who the elect are and when the false christ appears…

vs. 6 – And hath raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

** Or, He raised us to a higher level of thinking. To a higher level of knowledge whereby we would know where and when these things would happen, so that we would not be deceived.

+ And Murray is going to reveal this higher level of knowledge to us – the knowledge of the correct sequence of end time events for the purpose of not being deceived.

vs. 7 – That in the ages to come He might shew the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

** Many people don’t realize the scope of His love that is evidenced by the millennium. If there were, not to he a millennium, no one other than the elect would have an opportunity. The purpose of the millennium, during which it is your destiny to teach, is to give His full truth to those who have been misled. You shall teach and love and guide His people.

+ He turns this into more tripe about his false millennium. The age to come is talking about the eternal state, not the millennium.

vs. 8 – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

** What does that word faith really mean? In the Greek, it means divine influence on the heart. It isn’t a thing totally of your choice. God brings this divine influence and touches your heart because of your loyalty be fore the foundations of this world. Now understand this, because it clarifies the meaning of grace.

This is not the gift of man. It takes the divine influence of the Spirit to bring about the salvation of the elect. This word is addressed to the elect, or “saints”, to those of His people (Israel) who were led astray by Lucifer and to the ethnos. This is the reason some scholars have trouble with this.

+ Faith presupposes free-will and faith is also equivalent to repentance. Murray alleviates his hearers from the necessity of belief and repentance for salvation. God magically influences them because of their performance in the first earth age rebellion.

Murray talks about teaching on different levels and we see example of it here. That’s just a clever way Murray can have the text mean one absurdity and another absurdity that totally contradicts the first one. He will resort to any kind of lie and device to make the scripture say whatever he needs it to.

vs. 9 – Not of works, lest any man should boost.

** Now this says you are not saved by your good deeds, yet this is what most churches in our day teach. But what does the Word say? We were just told man can’t take any credit but that it is divine influence that saves. Now remember we are talking about this age and salvation prior to the millennium.

In that dispensation, it shall be different but this is addressed to those of the elect that are here on earth now. Let us keep our times and people straight and then it becomes clear and simpler to understand. You do understand if you are elect and you follow Christ your deeds could be none other than good. The point is these works are not your salvation.

+ What church teaches salvation by works? A cult? Most christian churches do not teach that. Murray teaches that man is saved by works in the millennium and that the elect receive divine influence due to first earth age performance. His gospel is a gospel of works through and through.

vs. 10 – For we are His workmanship, created, in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

** You should be able to see there is no choice involved here. God “before ordained” and “unto good works” refers to the fact that you should help His people. He hasn’t chosen you because you are something special. He chose you because you were loyal in that pre-foundation spiritual battle, and it is His purpose that you shall help the rest and lead them.

+ That is a complete butchering of the meaning of that text. And how should those who are ordained demonstrate good works? By spreading Murray’s teaching to all who will listen. To Murray, those are the good works “His people” have been ordained to.

vs. 11 – Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that which is called the circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

** Understand this is talking of the lost sheep of Israel and also to the physical ethnos, which means races other than your Nordic, Anglo-Saxon Adamic people.

+ It doesn’t take long for the racist Anglo-Israelist to rear it’s ugly head. See how condescending it is. The “gentiles” are poor saps who are not genetically similar to the British Israelists. Murray’s thinks he’s a Hebrew you see. The reality is that Murray is as gentile as he can be.

vs. 12 – That at this time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, find without God in the world:

** In other words, you didn’t have a chance or a prayer. You had no adoption into Israel. You had nothing. You were Gentiles. All the covenants of the Old Testament were made to Israel. For the deeper students, I add that I realize God made a covenant with the city of Jerusalem, also a covenant with the Kenites that they should never want for a man to lead them but here I’m speaking of the old powerful covenants made with the nation, Israel.

So you understand that Christ is the only door for the ethnos, for the Gentiles. He is the only door for you. He is the only door for everyone. Even the Kenites because He is the fulfillment of the covenant.

+ Sounds like the dual covenant theory for bigoted british-israelists. The gentiles are saved by grace through their free will and the elect (all of whom are Israel of the flesh) are saved by divine persuasion because of how good they were in the age that was.

vs. 13, 14 – But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are mode nigh by the blood of Christ. For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

** With His blood, He broke down the middle wall, whereby the ethnos (nations in the Greek, Rev. 21:24-25) if they accept Jesus Christ shall live in their own kingdom with their own rulers or kings and queens. These terms are used in the earthly sense. They shall of course be in YHVH’s kingdom and Jesus Christ shall be the King of kings. This middle wall of partition also means the present division of beliefs. Those who accept Jesus Christ shall be in unison, understanding the full truth at that time.

+ No, those who accept Christ are in unison now. They don’t need to wait for Murray’s teaching in the millennium. He makes an artificial partition wall.

vs. 15 – Having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in Himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

** What ordinances are we talking about? The blood of Christ replaced the blood ordinance. Now for you students who think that He did away with the law, you had better re-read the 5th chapter of Matthew where it says, He didn’t even change a tittle – the smallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet – of the law. It speaks here specifically of the blood sacrifice tying together His total plan of salvation… fulfilling both the Old and the New Testament and bringing salvation to the entire world for all those that would choose it.

vs. 16 – And that He might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

** You call it the body of Christ, the church, Christianity. Call it whatever you want but it’s Jesus Christ. It’s His body, His blood: through Him, the temple is made. It’s not made with hands.

vs. 17 – And come and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

** Those that were far off, or were not included in the covenants. And those that were nigh, or Israel, His people.

+ Murray teaches British Israelism. He doesn’t believe that he was at one time far off since he believe that he is part of Israel. Reality, Murray is a gentile.

vs. 18 – For through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

** Christ is the only door to the Father is what it is saying.

+ Shepherd’s Chapel teaches modalism, that Christ is an office – the same person as God the father.

vs. 19 – Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

** Saints used here again means the pure and holy, or the elect in relationship to the Gentiles. You are in a sense the saints of the Gentiles, in fulfilling that promise made to Abraham that he would be a blessing to all nations. You shall be the teachers of that blessing which is the truth. The word fellow-citizen in the Greek means a fellow Christian or one of the same belief and not necessarily of the same race or color.

+ The saints, the elect are ALL christians both JEW and gentile. It’s simply an elitist, arrogant theology.

vs. 20 – And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone;

** Note both the apostles and the prophets speak of Jesus Christ as the chief cornerstone, again tying together both the New and the Old Testament.

+ The prophets spoken of here are the new testament prophets of the early church, the importance of whom he excludes. It is not referring to the OT prophets but rather the NT ones.

vs. 21 – In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

** In other words, it’s the full cycle… the whole building, the whole foundation, and we see the beauty of His salvation unto the whole world including the saints and including the Gentiles.

Gentile christians are saints. Murray’s definition of a saint are the 144,000 that believe as he teaches.

vs. 22 – In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

** Or, the Gentiles, whom I’m teaching, are a part of this, is what he is saying.

In Chapel theology gentile Christians are almost subhuman. He asserts that they are not chosen. The bible says they are.  Murray has invented his own religion.

Eth Ha Adam – the Two Adams Teaching Debunked!

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The Chapel teaches that there were two distinct creations of man. The 6th day creation, or the “ethnos” and the 8th day “Adam” of who Christ and the Hebrews were to come…

One thing we really need to grasp is that this interpretation of the bible IS inherently wrong, even racist as it implies the majority of humanity didn’t come Adam and Eve.

Further, the teaching itself comes from racist origins and leads to racist conclusions. Not coincidentally, this notion of a 6th and 8th day creation can be found in the Kabbalah and in the writings of Helena Blavatsky, famed theosophist…

There are other curious similarities between Babylonian Kabalistic mystery religion (a.k.a. Theosophy) and what the Chapel teaches such as the ineffable magical name of God ‘YHVH’.

But back to the “two Adams” teaching, it is a significant contributor to the Christian Identity movement. Christian Identity falls under the umbrella of Christian Dominionism. It is beast religion and satanic to the bone and is under the spiritual control of the Roman whore.

Christian Identity adherent gravitate towards Murray like moths to a flame on account of teachings like this…

We’ll find this particular doctrine expounded in his Genesis series. There’s so many lies in that one set of tapes – it baffles the mind. According to this position God created mankind in general on the 6th day, the indigenous races. Then on the 8th day God created Adam, where fairer skinned folk come in. This is British Israelism 101.

Pandora’s Box opens up from here… how did the races survive the flood? Was the flood global or local? These are themes that Murray addresses over and over. Secretly Murray taught a local flood but to risk alienating people he also taught that Noah took the different races on the ark.

God says take two of each flesh, he reasons that the Kenites and other races were included in this commandment.

But what does the bible teach? Does it teach that the races were created on the 6th day and that on the 8th day God created the fairer skinned people?

How did Paul the Apostle understand this issue? Did he believe in two separate creations of man like Murray teaches?

“And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;” – Acts 17:26

The answer is no. He believed that all men descended from Adam and Eve.

“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.” – Genesis 3:20

So who are you going to believe? Murray twisted and distorted the whole of scripture to fit his man-made system of religion. If you are one his student’s and you claim to have a love of the truth then it’s time for you to begin to radically question and reject almost everything this man has taught… your soul depends on it.

Jesus Christ Delivered Me from the Shepherd’s Chapel

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 “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.” – Ephesians 2:4-5

My first experience with Shepherd’s Chapel was in early 1994 – I was 16 at the time. I happened across a study on the local channels one morning, with Murray teaching in his common manner. At the end of each study he does a Question and Answer session.

A question came up about the dead sea scrolls. It was about the Gospel of Mary. In some of the fragments there was a reference to a secret relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Murray deftly explained the problem away.

You see, at that time in my life I was tormented over this issue with the dead sea scrolls and particularly this Gospel of Mary Magdalene – but Murray adequately assuaged my doubts and I began a frenzied period of bible study with the Chapel to learn more.

At the end of the broadcast they advertised the free “Mark of the Beast” tape and introductory letter with recommended study tools and other information. I took them up on the offer. At the time I felt like I had discovered gold and began to assimilate the Chapel doctrine rapidly.

Before long I was poisoned. My struggle to break free from the grip of this cult would drive me into atheism, occultism and mental insanity.  In December of 1994 in an effort to separate myself from all of this I renounce all belief in God and became an atheist. A period of rebellion and vacillation between atheism and belief in God would go on for the next 9 years.

During those periods of brief belief I would invariably gravitate back towards Shepherd’s Chapel only to rebel again. These stints of religious faith were characterized by fascination with Shepherd’s Chapel themes, insanity and hospitalization.

On this blog I have detailed many of my experiences along the way and the freedom from false religion that only Jesus can give…

On February 14th, 2003, the Lord Jesus Christ saved me from the atheistic path of perdition I was heading. Almost immediately I began to drift back into Shepherd’s Chapel teaching. I got the mark of the beast CD and started to collect and study the Chapel’s material all over again.

Initially I remember the Lord convicting me to stay away from him but I was unable to do so… I just couldn’t see the bible outside what I had learned from Murray.

Within a short period of time I had a job and was tithing regularly and buying reams of study material from the Chapel – such was my commitment to Murray’s teaching. I would passionately share the teachings with others…

This period of time was characterized by astounding mental delusion and instability but God kept me from completely breaking down into madness.

I couldn’t conceive of anyone else having the depth of insight into the true meaning of scripture and I wanted more than anything to be one of the 144,000… I mean who wouldn’t? I would come to find out later that Murray’s insight was merely a gnostic façade.

You see, genuine truth from God’s word is for all – not for a select group of elite believers like the pastor from Arkansas taught. Murray’s stock response to those that would question his wisdom was that they weren’t the elect, that they were blinded and that only a small group of select students could understand.

In Fall of 2003 I for the first time became aware of Lance Knight’s ministry. Lance was a student of the Chapel and had a rather large following. He produced his own teaching material and taught the Murray system with a flair and charisma that the old man simply didn’t have.

In Spring of 2005 Lance had an “awakening” and repudiated the Shepherd’s Chapel and began to teach a new doctrine that I can only describe as Latter-Rain like.

For a time I would continue to study with him but it would soon become apparent that he was more deceived than before he come out of the Chapel. His heresies began to multiply and that’s when I cut anchor and began to turn away from man’s teaching and put my trust in God.

I would begin to radically reject the Shepherd’s Chapel and Lance Knight. In April 2005 I remember taking all of my study material to the dump and throwing it away. I even had a pricey companion bible – it went as well.

It would take several years to fully break away from the elements of Murray’s system of deception but the dye had been cast. Because of his lies I would never see him in a favorable light again.

It’s hard to understand the harm that cultic religion causes when you’re in it… when you come out of it then you begin to see.

My foray with the Chapel began in early ’94. It would unleash madness and instability in my life that will take some time to recount for you here. By the grace of our Lord Jesus it no longer has any hold or influence on me. I pray the same takes place in your life whether it be with ministry or any other false teacher that may have a foothold in your life…

Exapataō! How Private Interpretation & Sex Sells

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There are two passages in the bible that dumbfounds false teachers near and far…

“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation…“- 2nd Peter 1:20

“As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction” – 2nd Peter 3:16

Has anyone put forth with success more private interpretations and religious speculation as truth than Shepherd’s Chapel? You see, one of things our teacher likes to do is reinterpret the whole of scripture through the lens of his IDOL DOCTRINE the SERPENT SEED and it’s attendant KENITE deception. He knows no bounds to bending and twisting the text to make it fit his precious lies.

Take for instance where he tells us that the Greek word expatao or beguiled in Corinthians means to wholly seduce, as in both sexually and spiritually.

“For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2nd Corinthians 11:2-3

“You will remember also that, uh…  Paul, in second Corinthians chapter eleven verses two and three stated, “I wanna present you all as chaste virgins to Christ,” that is to say our husband, when he returns, “not as Eve who was beguiled by that serpent.”  The word beguiled in the Greek being, “Expattio”  which has only one meaning, and that is to be wholly seduced, uh.   Documentation?  Prove me out.  A Strong’s concordance, the Greek word 1818, beguiled as it is used in second Corinthians chapter 11.” – Arnold Murray, tape #438 Mark of the Beast

For Murray this text is about how Satan sexually seduced Eve in the Garden. At the same time he is suggesting that the antichrist will do to the church during the tribulation what Satan did to Eve in the garden. How that works I do not know. Somehow when Christ comes back he will find the church with a corporate devil baby.

I’m being facetious but you can see what happens when you logically follow these things out. In other words, Antichirst (or Satan according to Murray) is going to have sex with the church spiritually. OK, sure.

Expatao has absolutely nothing to do with being seduced sexually. The word simply means to be deceived and that is what happened to Eve – she allowed the serpent to deceive her through his subtlety into disobeying God. Sex never entered the picture – but like I said before, carnal man responds to this type of sensual perverse nonsense.

DON’T BUY INTO HIS CARNAL NONSENSE!

The main reasons I bring this up is to show you how false teachers distort and pervert the text making it mean something that is an utter abomination. Eve never had sexual relations with Satan and the word expatao has nothing to do with sexual seduction and means simply to deceive.