New Direction for the Blog…

After this post I will no longer be discussing Chapel related issues on this site – this blog will be devoted to the bible, gospel related items and other important things that I feel are necessary to share. I may recycle some of the old content to the top from time to time but what needed to be said about the Chapel has been said.

In April of 2005 the Lord Jesus Christ delivered me from the Shepherd’s Chapel system of theology. I was 28 at that time. I had been dealing with a lot of conviction due to my involvement with it and the spreading of false teaching.

It became very clear to me that I had been deeply deceived by this ministry.

It hurt me pretty badly in my younger years leading to complete atheism and unbelief, followed by periods of mental instability where I would return to my studies with the Chapel only to fall back into unbelief. If you read the site you will see that I first became a devout student in March of 1994.

The Lord Jesus Christ warned me in a vision when I got saved in February 2003 to stay away from the teaching. I remember wanting to reorder some of the tapes – I remember the Lord specifically warning me to stay away, but I couldn’t. I could only think of the bible in the way that Murray had taught.

In September of 2003 I started to study with Lance Knight, a former Chapel disciple and talented teacher of the Chapel system. Though I still held to Murray’s teachings I couldn’t endure listening to him any longer so I studied exclusively with Knight.

Also around that time I began to study with R.C. Sproul and that’s when the bands of false religion began to weaken significantly. I knew something was wrong with Murray’s teaching but I couldn’t quite nail it down.

In November of 2004 a teaching series on the Holy Spirit and Justification by Faith Alone by R.C. Sproul broke the Chapel system into thousands of pieces. It was then that I began to realize that Murray was teaching deadly heresy… but how could I let the Chapel go? It was all I knew…

I began to come under terrible condemnation – I would stay awake for night on end – every time I fell asleep I would have terrible demonic nightmares… I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep, it was one of the worst times of my life but the Lord Jesus Christ continually reassured me of my salvation and eventually my peace and sanity were restored.

I say all that to say this: I harbor nothing in my heart towards Murray and his followers; I hope the best that I can for them and that is to know the truth and be set from their captivity. There was a time when I was embittered and angry about the Chapel continuing to deceive people but that is over. I forgive him and his hostile followers as of a long time ago.

Deception is a two-way street, it takes two parties… if you are following the Chapel you consented to the deception just like Eve in the garden. I repented for my part in spreading this madness long ago and God had mercy. 

On this blog I did my part by warning those of you still following this idolatry. I know many of you are stiffened with pride and will never awake from your trance until Judgment Day – but you will wake from it and then it will be too late.

My efforts to warn Chapel followers in peril is done – we will move on… the articles will remain, some of the older ones will be edited and reposted from time to time.

The Curious Story of Lance Knight & King’s Chapel

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Some of you may have heard of Lance Knight’s conversion experience and subsequent violent repudiation of Shepherd’s Chapel in April 2005. At the time, Lance had developed a rather large teaching ministry based around the core of Chapel teaching, thereby leaching many of Murray’s hard earned students.

Because of his betrayal his name will forever burn in infamy in the minds of some…

I had the pleasure of witnessing the whole thing unfold – I was more a disciple of Knight at the time than Murray. I talked to him by phone in November of 2004 and for a short time tithed to his ministry. I owned all of his teaching material.

In fact by the end of 2003 I was no longer interested really in hearing Murray teach at all. I found him to be boring, repetitive and unspecific. Knight was just the type of teacher I was looking for…

When the Lord saved me on February 14th 2003, I immediately gravitated back towards Chapel doctrine which I was immersed in before becoming and atheist. One of the first things I did was send for the Mark of the Beast package. I specifically remember the Lord warning me to stay away from it at the time but I was unable – I couldn’t conceive of the scripture in any other light than what I had learned from Murray.

I tithed over $800 to the Chapel that year, such was my commitment.

In the Summer of 2003 I began to study with Lance Knight of the King’s Chapel. I found his teaching style and content much more in line with what I wanted. Lance taught an almost identical doctrine to Murray with extra insights and zeal to go with it – he was younger and I identified with him. He was much more militant and combative against the NWO, and gave more details… always a bonus. He brought another level of excitement to Murray’s false doctrine.

For all intents and purposes I left the Chapel behind because of Lance in late 2003…

In 2004, I began to give to Presbyterian teacher R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. I give R.C. a lot of credit for getting me out of this. His teaching series on the Holy Spirit, Election and Justification by Faith Alone shattered my confidence in the Chapel system completely… Sproul taught about the nature of the Godhead and the Holy Spirit and I began to realize Murray was teaching heresy.

It would take some time to bust loose but R.C. set in a motion an unraveling that would come to a head in late March 2005 when Lance had his epiphany.

By this time I was going through intense spiritual turmoil – I had already rejected Murray’s teaching while still being caught up in the more difficult errors. It was unraveling quick but I was still clinging to King’s Chapel to see what Knight had to say.

Lance would usually put out teaching material every week in those days – they were kind of like advanced Shepherd’s Chapel lectures. Lance always considered himself and his followers to be the elite of the elite in the Chapel scheme. I waited diligently to get these messages.

All of the sudden, Lance stopped posting. Then Lance pulled all the content down from his site and began to stream audio sermon’s every week beginning early April 2005.

The messages were very bizarre – Lance went on and on about his religious experience and he was accusing Murray of being the “man of sin” and referring to himself indirectly as Michael the Archangel. I knew something wasn’t right, but he was exposing a lot of the teachings from the Chapel that I was being freed from so I knew there was something to it. I wanted to hear more of what he was getting free from.

These were very instructive times. Lance for his part destroyed all of his old teaching material and instructed his followers to do likewise and depend solely on scripture…

I took him up on this – in April 2005, I not only threw away tons of Knight’s and Murray’s teaching material but also all the other study material I had accumulated. I even tossed my Companion Bible in the dumpster.

The teaching of Knight became so bizarre and unbiblical that I separated myself from Knight. I WAS FREE! The Lord Jesus Christ set me free from man’s religion completely back in April 2005. I give Knight some credit even though I’m wholeheartedly against his current teaching which is a variation of the Latter-Rain/Manifest Sons of God heresy.

When he broke at the time, the dye was cast, the war against falsehood began.