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Portions of Arnold Murray’s teachings include a very subtle form of racism, which his followers seem completely blind to. He teaches that the real Israelites came over the Caucus Mountains and became the Caucasians, eventually spreading to Brittan, America, and Canada. That’s not the racist part. The part that is racist is his take on the real Jews that are in Israel now. He believes that they are “Kenites”. According to Arnold Murray, Kenites descended from Cain, who is the son of the Devil. He is in fact teaching that the entire real Jewish race descended from Satan. Hitler also held this same belief and we saw how that turned out.
Further proof of Murray’s racist background can be found on his website. While reading his “Answer To Critics”, I ran across the following quote which comes directly from his website: “I have never claimed to have received a doctorate from Roy Gillaspie. I do not know where some of these “researchers” came up with this. Roy Gillaspie was simply a beloved teacher of God’s Word and I have never said or implied any such thing.” Murray is very clever with his words, while he mentions that he never claimed to have received a doctorate from Gillaspie, he also DOES NOT deny it. He could have just plainly stated whether he did or not, but he avoided the question completely. Why is this important?
Who Is Roy Gillaspie?
I decided to look up Roy Gillaspie since Murray’s website refers to him as “a beloved teacher of God’s Word.” The following information about Gillaspie was gleaned from several websites:
“Roy E. Gillaspie was a minister for the Soldiers of the Cross and served as pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ in Bellflower, California. He taught Anglo-Israel theology and was head of the Open Bible Foundation. Gillaspie had close ties to the Christian Nationalist Party, and he was the advisor for the Christian Defense League.” – The White Report
There are actually two Soldiers of The Cross Organizations. One that separates itself from both Murray and Gillaspie and another that trains Christian Identity leaders. The Christian Identity doctrine is well known as being very racist. Here is a brief list of the Christian Identity doctrine:
- Europeans are the true Israelites.
- Modern Jews are the seed of Satan.
- Adam and Eve only gave birth to the white race.
- All other races were created separate from Adam and Eve.
- Only the white race has a s soul.
Let’s stop right there because Murray teaches all of the above. The last point he teaches in a very subtle form. The Bible is clear that Noah took “two of every kind on the ark”. Murray believes that this includes other races. However, according to 1 Peter 3:20, only eight souls were saved. Murray considers these souls to be Noah and his family (white males and females), which by the very nature of the doctrine means that the other races are not referred to as souls and are grouped with the beasts that were saved. That’s why it is so important to listen to exactly what is being said by the person claiming to teach the word of God.
In conclusion, Murray admits that Gillaspie was “a beloved teacher of God’s Word.” Gillaspie held Christian Identity beliefs. Those beliefs consist of many racist views, but I’ve only listed five above, several more are:
- Only whites were created in the image of God.
- Interracial marriage is a sin against God.
- Jews are genetically programmed to oppress Europeans.
- Armageddon will consist of a race war against the Jews in Israel.
If Arnold Murray is not a racist, why does he refer to a racist as “a beloved teacher of God’s Word” and in addition, teach many of Gillaspie’s racist doctrines? I also want to point out that the above nine points cannot be backed by the Bible. In fact, they are in complete opposition to God’s word. I encourage anyone not following Murray to stay away from him and anyone that is following Murray to do some research and realize exactly who they are following.
If you know someone being affected by Murray and the false teachings coming from Shepherd’s Chapel, please share this series with them. If you run across a Murray disciple, feel free to see for yourself if what I say is true. Ask them about Ezekiel 13 and see if they quote Murray or if they quote scripture. Disagree with them enough to see if they mention “casting pearls before swine.” Shepherd’s Chapel is a cult and has exhibited extreme mind control over people that follow it. Do not be deceived by Murray’s claim to teach chapter by chapter and verse by verse. Anyone can read the Bible themselves. Below are resources for those that do not want to be deceived by this cult.
- Is Arnold Murray A False Teacher?
- Arnold Murray’s Teaching
- Arnold Murray At Shepherd’s Chapel
- Shepherd’s Chapel/Arnold Murray
- Cultic Teachings of Arnold Murray
- Who Is Arnold Murray?
- The Shepherd’s Chapel
- Shepherd’s Chapel Profile
- Arnold Murray: Is He The Watchman’s Pastor?
- Arnold Murray: The False Teacher – Part 1
- Arnold Murray: The False Teacher – Part 2
- Arnold Murray: The False Teacher – Part 3
- Arnold Murray: The False Teacher – Part 4
- Arnold Murray: The False Teacher – Part 5
- Arnold Murray: The False Teacher – Part 6
- Arnold Murray: False Teacher Exposed – Part 1
- Arnold Murray: False Teacher Exposed – Part 2
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