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For the past five years this ministry has received occasional inquires about Arnold Murray of Gravette, Ark. It seems that his message is blanketing the Delaware Valley through his “Shepherd’s Chapel” television show seen several times a day on various stations, including on Channel 61 Wilmington/Philadelphia.

We were at first put off by his television attitude that is marked by frequent insults and crass language. He thunders against people who write him letters ( all delivered while he sits behind a desk in front of an American flag). We were also surprised by the strength and loyalty of his following; he is on the air in numerous major markets throughout the U.S.

But, his outward behavior is merely a symptom of his heretical doctrine. The message Arnold Murray is spreading is cultic and lethal to one’s soul. And from an earthly perspective his teachings promote bigotry against Jews, blacks and all non-Anglo-Saxon people. This contrasts markedly with the fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (Gal. 5:22-23).

So beware of Arnold Murray. He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and though he may rant and rave against historic orthodox teachers saying they don’t know their Bibles, he is the one who doesn’t know his Bible.


  • Denies the historic doctrine of the Trinity.
  • Believes that men were once gods who existed prior to living on the earth.
  • Teaches the divisive doctrine promoted by other cults that the Anglo-Saxons are the chosen race, and America and Great Britain are the lost tribes of the children of Israel.
  • Denies the existence of hell.
  • Claims the doctrine of the rapture is “cultic.”
  • Bestows a special honor on himself, claiming to be God’s exclusive end time messenger for the world.
  • Falsely claims to have a doctorate degree from a properly accredited university or seminary.

But the core of his teaching centers around the sinister “serpent seed” doctrine that has been linked to various identity “Christian” and right-wing neo-nazi groups. What this doctrine teaches is that in the Garden of Eden, Eve’s sin was that of having literal sexual intercourse with the serpent, which resulted in the pregnancy that produced Cain; the devil’s literal offspring.

Murray says the descendants of this offspring are the “Kenites,” a hybrid that include the Jews of today. These were the “Jews” who killed Christ, he has stated in his tape called “Grace: Baptism,” adding that “if you have ever really believed that group was the chosen of God you were deceived by Satan!”

In the same tape Murray teaches that even among Christians the different races should have no fellowship.

But Paul says in Gal. 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” Express your outrage to any television station that carries Murray and his evil message.






  1. Some of the things you say about this man is not true. I’ve watched him for over 4 yrs. I have never heard him refer to himself as Dr. To be honest, I would have never started to read or study the Bible if the old man hadn’t woke me up one morning coming on the TV.

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    Hi Linda, Thank you for commenting. Yeh I had to watch Murray for a long time to see his faults too. And I never heard him say he was a doctor,,, but teh fact remains, he has referred to himself as such in the past to legitimatize his teachings. BUT since he only CANNOT provide documentation of his education, You won’t here him saying ti much. He has stated a place where he says he is accredited, but that school never heard of him. SO ARNOLD is tight lipped about it.


    I would suggest that you think and search out the things contained in this article about Murray. He has many heretical teachings,,,, and he is a rather hateful. I have debated many time with his followers and find them to be hardcore haters. DON’T BELIVE AS they and you a SEED and SYNOGOUGE of SATAN


  3. Dr Murray is a very learned man of the word of GOD, but if you have any qustion of his knowlege, break out your,e old credet card. Not a damm thing free if God can help his chosen to collect on it. GOD’S word get allo you can pay for.

    • Missy
    • Posted September 21, 2010 at 12:42 am
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    From my point of view an the Bibles, he is more than perfectly justified in his teachings. I’m proud to have him sitting behind that American flag instead of on a freaking marathon to raise money.
    If u need to do that to raise money for the ministry u practice, than u r not of God! Plain and simple! U don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out. And as far as his brashness in defending the faith as he comments on letters written to him, he is more than justified and not a WIMP or some MORON who doesn’t know what he’s talking about!
    Was Jesus soft spoken when he overturned the money tables when false idols and practices were taking place? I think not!
    So the person who made that comment referencing Arnold Murray and the American Flag, u need to seriously take inventory and think very carefully before you lash out. Him and his teaching. For it was written, “Touch not mine annointed”. And u have a very rude awakening coming! Will God have mercy? Well, Jesus did not have much mercy overturning the money tables,but that is HIS call, not mine to make!
    In his service,
    Missy Blacklidge

    • Missy
    • Posted September 21, 2010 at 12:44 am
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    Well if I repeated myself, then maybe u will remember!

    • ro
    • Posted September 21, 2010 at 7:18 am
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    i think we all need to spend more time on gods word and not spend it on talking down bout other ministries,what do you teach if you are downing all gods teachers.u think god think your helping by talking bout otheres.i think not,what you are doing is more of a cult than pastor murray,.

    • jim morehead
    • Posted September 24, 2010 at 10:37 pm
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    first of all, who says you have to be accredited to 5teach the word of god. god is about your spirit and soul. i don’t think you have to go to school to know the word. pick up the bible and read it with a open mind. why are people so quick to judge.are you afraid, miss led, deceaved or just brainwashed by church doctrin. we live in a time when christains are judging one another and declaring them non christain. one example is they way we persicute our own presidents beleaf.

    • jim morehead
    • Posted September 24, 2010 at 10:42 pm
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    be careful who you listen too. they are the false prohets the bible is warning. just turn on the tv. 99.9% are liars who care only about the money they raise. they will lead you to hell if you don’t open your eyes and hearts. i like arnold, will not mention there names or churchs, i don’t need to, if you open your minds you too will see the evil they spead on a daily basis

  4. you like arnold, sorry to hear that

  5. I’ve seen Murray do this numerous times

  6. “what you are doing is more of a cult than pastor murray”

    on what grounds do you validate such a comment?

  7. are you saying Murray is Gods anointed?

    • scott
    • Posted September 4, 2011 at 4:59 pm
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    this crap is written by some granola crunching hippie liberal. dont you have some trees in panama to save or something.
    lieing p.o.s.

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