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.
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