This group really takes the cake
when it comes to bastardization of scripture. The leader of this hate
mongering, white-supremacist, racist cult is Arnold Murray.
Trying to get a straight answer
out of this group is about as challenging as nailing jello to a wall. My
research is backed by apologetic ministries reports - those listed below
provided much of the information for this report. Murray keeps his past
and the origins of his ministry a well guarded secret.
Satan knows more about the Bible than all of us
combined. He has had millennia to study it. He delights in using men like
this to twist scripture to appear as an angel of light. He had to mix in
the truth and show some goodness - if it was all negative, no one would fall for
I have taken the liberty to sum up
some of his key doctrines and links to his site and sites discussing him are
* His teachings promote bigotry against Jews,
blacks and all non-Anglo-Saxon people.
* He denies the historic doctrine of the
Trinity and promotes Modalism.
* He teaches the common Mormon (LDS) doctrine that men
preexisted time. His interpretation on this is based on Genesis 1:26 which
he maintains is the Lord speaking to his children. Interestingly, Murray
teaches that fate was determined at the time of satan's rebellion. Those
that sided with God were predestined to 'salvation' and those that did not were
cursed with free will.
* He teaches the doctrine promoted by many other cults that the Anglo-Saxons are the chosen race, and America and Great
Britain are the lost tribes of the children of Israel (Replacement Theology).
* He claims the doctrine of the rapture is
* He denies the existence of hell and teaches
the Jehovah's Witness doctrine of annihilation.
* He claims
to be one of God's exclusive end time messengers for the world. (I am a
servant of the living God that carries the end time message, and it's either
time to wake up now, or go down with your boat, friend." The Shepherd's Chapel
Questions and Answers period, aired 5-16-91)
* Murray claims to have a doctorate degree
from an accredited seminary. This claim has never been verified by any
* He claims that the AV1611 is the only real
* The core of his teaching centers around
the serpent seed doctrine that has been linked to various 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
Murray says the descendants of this offspring
are the 'Kenites', a hybrid that include the Jews of today including those
adopted and married into Jewish families. "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!"
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