False Teacher Exposed: Arnold Murray

Arnold Murray is the “pastor” of Shepherd’s Chapel out of Gravette, Arkansas

As a Christian and believer in Jesus Christ, exposing false teachings are a necessity, so that others may come to know the true God of the Bible, not one who is distorted with false lies. False teacher, Arnold Murray is has lied numerous times, and twisted the Word of God to suit his deception. Let’s take a look at what Arnold Murray teaches.

1. Arnold believes in the serpent seed lie, where allegedly Cain was born of Eve and Satan.

My Comment: To read more on this lying teaching exposed, one can CLICK HERE. It is an article I wrote exposing this lie for what it is, an attempt to deceive. GOD proves this wrong in several verses with one of them being this:

Genesis 4: Adam made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain She said, “With the help of the Lord I have brought forth, a man.” Later she gave birth to his brother Abel.

2. Murray does not believe in the Trinity (God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit). When asked why, he said: “You have these yo-yo’s that will say, ‘Well I want you to think like of water (sic) and ice’ and so on, various gases or so forth, or then they’ll say, ‘I want you to think of a 200 watt bulb, and a 150 watt bulb, and a 50 watt bulb.’ Well, they’re all the same wattage, friend. So why not just simplify it instead of playing stupid games, and understand there are three offices of the Godhead. Like this little lady said. She said, ‘To my husband I am a wife, to my children I am a mother, that’s my office. To hundreds of third graders I am their teacher and have been down through the years. That’s a different office; none of them the same, but I’m still the same person.’ I like that. It’s simple and to the point.”

My Comment: If you deny that God, Jesus, and Christ are one, then you are not believing in Christ entirely, and it simply puts your soul in jeopardy. There is no plainer way to say it.

Isaiah 43:10,11  “You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior.”

Now this is extremely, important because God, Our King, Our Messiah specifically states this here:

John 8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am [the one I claim to be], you will indeed die in your sins.”

This is utterly important, because he  says here: you will die in your sins. So what right does Arnold Murray and others have to distort God’s word? Absolutely none.

3. Arnold believes that we were created in the first age, where we existed in the form of soul bodies.

My Comment: There is absolutely no Bible verse that support’s this lie. Absolutely None. For God created us in the very beginning, and God tells us not to add to his Word. In Genesis 1, we know that God created man and woman in His Image, and we also know:

Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

See? Absolutely no proof of Arnold claim, so he’s lying completely. And God warns us never to add to his word.

Proverbs 30:6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.

4. The Shepherd Chapel denies the existence of the rapture.

My Comment: Now I have met Christians (Jesus Christ and His Word Believing Christians) who do not believe in the rapture. That is fine, because we are all saved by the Blood of Jesus Christ and our salvation does not hinder on us believing in the rapture. The problem with Arnold is that he thinks it does. He states that those who believe in the rapture, will be deceived into worshipping the antichrist. Arnold has stated that 95% of the churches who believe in the rapture, will accept the antichrist as their savior.

That Arnold is a liar is evident, and the Word of God proves him as one. Nowhere in the Word of God does it even hint Arnold’s lies are correct. For Jesus Christ himself tells us how we can/are saved:

Romans 10:9-10If you use your mouth to say, “Jesus is Lord,” and if you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved.  We believe with our hearts, and so we are made right with God. And we use our mouths to say that we believe, and so we are saved.

Amen Jesus! Amen!

Written by Gloria

23 thoughts on “False Teacher Exposed: Arnold Murray

    • Des,

      Though the actual word “trinity” is not in the Bible, there are verses that tell us, God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are One.

      Since trinity means three: Matthew 28:19 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

      Here is another one that is very telling: 1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

  1. Gloria

    I listened to Arnold Murray for a
    while, until things started to not
    add up. Unlike many people that
    claim to check behind him and are
    mesmerized by his “chapter by
    chapter and verse by verse” claim,
    I follow Acts 17:11 and check
    behind every teacher. A lot of this
    stuff doesn’t add up that he’s
    teaching and his followers refuse to
    pick up a Bible. Here are some
    examples of what I mean:
    1. He claims that Adam and Eve
    had sex with Satan in the garden.
    The Bible says Adam wasn’t
    deceived, which means he was
    intentionally engaging in
    homosexuality. When I researched
    this, it’s nowhere to be found in
    the Bible and second it comes
    from the Targum of Pseudo (false)
    Jonathan. He is teaching it as
    scripture and it’s not.
    2. He teaches a twisted version of
    reincarnation called “Earth Ages”.
    He teaches that we lived in a 1st
    Earth Age and some of us fought
    against Satan as angels, but again, I
    can’t find this in the Bible.
    3. He claims that the Rapture is
    not in the Bible, but he also claims
    that the Antichrist’s message is
    going to be, “I’ve come to Rapture
    you away.” Either it’s in the Bible
    in reference to the AC, in which
    case he’s lying about saying it’s not
    there. If it’s not in the Bible, he’s
    lying about the Bible saying it’s
    going to be the AC’s message. It
    can’t work both ways.
    4. He always tells people to use a
    Strong’s Concordance, so I decided
    to check behind him with a
    Strong’s and I’ve noticed that
    whenever he fails to provide a
    Strong’s Number, things are not
    really as he claims. 1 Thessalonians
    4:17 is a perfect example. He gives
    the definition of “pneuma”, but the
    Greek word used is “aer” which
    has a completely different
    definition. Another example from
    the same verse, he claims that
    clouds means “a great cloud of
    witness” (nephos in Greek), but the
    actual word used is “nephele”
    which refers to actual clouds.
    There are many more examples,
    such as lying about what the
    Rapture teaches. Claiming there is
    only one version of the rapture
    teaching. Claiming that only 7,000
    angels are going to come with
    Satan. Soul Annihilation…
    Has anyone else ran across Arnold
    Murray ?

    • Hi tiva82,

      You asked,

      “Has anyone else ran across Arnold Murray ?”

      I lived in Arkansas for a couple years and heard Murray on the radio. I believe he is based in Gravette Arkansas. He sounded strange to me so after a few times I wrote him off. If a person reads Genesis, chapters 3 and 4, I don’t see how you could come up with the Eve having sex with Satan. Sometimes people and churches say things, or do things, and wind up painting themselves in a corner with no way out, without making a mess and admitting wrong. Not being able to admit being wrong is a sign of pride and a lack of meekness.

  2. Dave

    One of the several false doctrines
    of the Shepherd’s Chapel is the
    teaching that all people had an
    existence prior to being here on
    earth in what is called the first
    earth age. This aligns with the “gap
    theory” which tries to make the
    Bible conform to evolution versus
    it truly being created in six 24
    hour days just as Genesis, in its
    plainest reading says. These
    theories are what attacks the
    foundation of the Bible and causes
    it to lose its authority not only in
    the secular world, but with
    professing Christians as well. The
    Shepherd’s Chapel teaches that we
    were created in the first earth age,
    a time before the fall, where we
    existed in the form of soul bodies.
    The problem with this is that there
    is no Biblical support for this
    position. In fact, the Bible
    contradicts this soul-body idea.

  3. There are many who follow false gospel ,because they read false bibles ,they do not relize that Satan was involved in the altering of there versions eg:the NKJV removes the word LORD 66 times the word GOD 51 times and the word HEAVEN 50 times ,overall it removes 2.289 words from the NEW TESTOMENT alone and makes 100,000 word changes to the whole Bible reduceing it to a book just like these others NIV ,RSV or NASB .etc ……..,Only the KJV is the breathed WORD of GOD ,…a simple hour of research will explain the huge differance, after all the two men responsible for changing the word of GOD. { Westcott and Hort } where commissioned by the roman catholic cult and beleived in Darwism and thought Mary equal to JESUS etc, The Roman catholic cult has always sought to reduce our bible to a book ,heres a direct quote from a jesuit meeting in Cheri Italy in 1825 ……” Then the bible ,that serpant which with head errect and eyes flashing,threatens us with its venom,while it trails along the ground ,shall be changed into a rod as soon as we are able to seize it …for three centuries past this cruel asp has left us no repose, you well know with what folds it entwines us and with what fangs it gnaws us “…… it would apear{ “these men” ? } have allmost got there wish given all these corrupt/deceitfull versions of the bible out there !

    • The NKJV is the King James version without the thee, thou, yea, and etc. Their is no one truly inspired translation. No one ‘needs’ a particular translation to understand the gospel. People who live in countries and ethnicities without a written language need to hear the gospel. A translation is a translation and that is that. The pure Word of God is Christ. Not the King James version. John 1:1.
      People need Jesus Christ. Not some guying calling them an idiot, and the like. And making up scripture interpretations verse by verse. There is Biblical applications of men like Arnold Murray all throughout, and I like to think of him as like the Simon the socrerer who was in Samaria. Acts 8:9-25. I was introduced to Arnold Murray when I visited my mother last month (Jan 2014) and found out the minister died this month, February 2014.
      I knew he was trouble from the get go.

    • First, it’s spelled; he’s a liar, not “his a lier” (do a quick search). If you follow islam the same lazy way, then NO WONDER you’re stuck in the wicked lunacy of islam; allah and muhammad. The muslim religion is just as wicked and false as Arnold Murray’s fanatical false teaching! Even if English is not your first language you can spell words right if you try. Do you try and read the koran? Have you studied it for yourself, in depth, to notice all the contradictions and bold lies? Your religion does have a sect that is “peaceful” but if it came down to protecting a Christian or Jewish person who has done nothing but to be Jew and to love Jesus, you would allow them to be brutally murdered. What about that is appealing to you? I understand you people believe there is hell, and that is a place waiting for all who reject the Gift of what Jesus did at the Cross…! We all have free will, so THINK, and ask Jesus to help you see His Truth and not a lie.

      If you don’t repent of satan’s religion; islam, then you will end up in hell for eternity. There is only one God, one Way and one Truth and that is Jesus Christ and Him Crucified! The Holy Christian Bible testifies of itself, and does not need to lie, deceive with hatred, murder, and suicide etc. You obviously have a computer, DO YOUR RESEARCH before it’s too late for you. You muslim’s are coming out of the woodwork like termites, but you will be exterminated, but NOT through hatred, murder and suicide like the muslim religion loves so much, but through the Hand of my Mighty King, Jesus! The Christian faith in Jesus will prevail and we will have one more outpouring of the Holy Spirit before our Lord comes and takes us home. I sure hope you join us to be with our Lord. I righteously hate your religion because it hates my King, Jesus Christ!

      Who hates Jesus? Hmmm? Satan does with a fierceness because satan knows Jesus brings LIBERTY! There is FREEDOM in Jesus!

      There is bondage, suicide, hatred, killing, murder, darkness, darkness, darkness, and wickedness in the muslim religion! Religion kills because it can’t stand the Light of Jesus and those who follow Jesus, and those who brought the Christian Bible into this dark world, but we will continue to let our light shine in this dark world, and allah, muhammad or any darkness from hell can’t stop us! Christians are waking up and we know how to worship our King and we know how to call on the name of Jesus!!! Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! What a POWERFUL name! HE IS COMING, HE IS COMING, OUR KING IS COMING SOON! HALLELUJAH! PRAISE OUR GOD, FOR HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SAVE THE WORLD!!!

  4. There is one very important point you’ve left out. Whenever Pastor Murray Commented on things that weren’t written in God’s word. He would clearly state that it was food for thought. I have also studied God’s word a bit and find most of your comments unfounded and offensive. Some people who read this are influenced by your statements. Do any of you own a Strong’s concordance? It’s apparent that you need one to do some of your own work. Pastor Murray was a good man. Shame on all of you for your unfounded and twisted statements. Pastor Murray doesn’t need my defense, but you surely need God’s. Put down your Good News Bible and start reading the word God intended for you. None of you know enough to make such comments. Take the log out of your own eyes before looking for the stick in others.

    • The reason I defend him isn’t because I’m stuck in any teachings other than the truth. I respect the fact that you all disagree with some of his teachings. I disagree with a little of all of mans words. That doesn’t give me the right to judge. Only God The Father has that right. Throughout life, whenever I’ve needed to come back to God, he has reached out to me in many ways that weren’t meant to be permanent relationships with the vehicle he chose for that time. The Shephard’s Chapel was one of those relationships. I have the gift of discernment. I’ve also have led a life in need of much forgiveness. Therefore, I forgive. Any teachings Pastor Murray may be wrong about, are between him and God. I Know what my differences are, but the good things are what I needed. I won’t go into my take on the Word of God. From the comments I’ve read, I would be chastised. You all are responsible to familiarize yourselves with even the enemies knowledge so that you can not be misled. None of you have even scratched the surface. I’m sorry if that offends you. My God bless you with love and lift your vails completely. Don’t fight each other. Gently correct and spread his word. There will be plenty to fight soon enough.

      • Howard Dean,
        you said: “That doesn’t give me the right to judge. Only God The Father has that right.”

        Do you even know what to “judge” means? It means forming an opinion or conclusion. Now, since Murray’s actual arguments are false because they contradict the Bible, we can then “form a conclusion” that he is a false teacher! The article here is not judging Murray without solid evidence!! In fact, it is ONLY wrong to judge others if you do it by “mere appearances”; but if we do judge, we should do it righteously (John 7:24) As true Christians, we have the duty to rebuke and correct AND judge RIGHTEOUSLY so our brothers and sisters won’t be led astray! (see also 2 Timothy 4:2; Luke 17:3)

      • Now I turn the other cheek. Yes, I do know what judge means. You are the ones that like to twist his word for your own edification. You are insulting. You are poor teachers. Anger is a fear based response. What are you afraid of? I see that I’ve entered the realm of the ignorant. Fight with each other. I have no time for that. You probably even believe in the rapture. Only the weak would think they don’t need to pick up the sword in the end. I’ve run into puffer fish like you in every church and in every discussion about God’s word that I’ve had. Give it a rest Antonio. Challenge someone unknowing that will continue your banter. It’s people like you that we are warned about. Like I said, you haven’t even scratched the surface. You pick your verses individually to suit your needs instead of taking the Word in its entire meaning. If you don’t know that you have no right to judge, then you have no business going public with your so called wisdom. I’m not luke warm, Antonio. Don’t attack me with your exclaimed sentences and lone Bible verses. You are clueless. I doubt you even know what turn the other cheek means. Sounds like your one of those people that are angry about being a sixth day creation instead of an eighth day creation. I’m sorry that I’ve wasted any of this time with you. I hope you find peace.

    • Hello Howard,

      You said: I respect the fact that you all disagree with some of his teachings. I disagree with a little of all of mans words. That doesn’t give me the right to judge.

      My comment: There is one Bible verse that stands out to me when I read your words.

      2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

      When I wrote the article above a while ago, it is with all honor going to Jesus for allowing me to discern what Arnold Murray teaches goes against the Word of God.

      God Bless.

      • Hi Gloria! That was perfect to my eyes and ears. Probably the only single Bible verse that completely supports itself in this case of discernment and exactly what I’m trying to say. Much love and respect to you. May God bless you as well.

      • Wow. I stand corrected. I read what Gloria wrote again myself. You are all way off base. This just isn’t a place for me. Gloria needs to read that verse again. Nowhere does it tell you to judge him and discount him completely. Please don’t respond for my sake. I Won’t be wasting any more time here.

  5. Howard: Your replies only exposes the kind of person you are, and so I sincerely hope and pray that someday soon, before its too late, you will find the path to our true God, and that He remove the hardness in your heart and the scales in your eyes so you can see the way. God bless you Gloria for rebuking and judging righteously!

  6. As for you, Antonio. Read what Gloria wrote again. Ask God to lift your vail completely. I believe there is prejudice and hurt in your heart that’s impairing your ability to see some truths that are helpful. My comments do show what kind of person I am. I’m good with that. I don’t like to argue the Word. I do like to discuss it with a calm level head. Bring it down a notch when writing people you don’t know. Writing words leaves room for interpretation of the emotions being put forth. I’m sorry if I’ve hurt your feelings. Just trying to open some of you up. There is no reason to hate Pastor Murray nor ALL of his teachings. Gloria said it best. May God bless you always. Honestly, the whole “Exposing Pastor Murray” thing has me a bit angry. The word “expose” is too intense for what we should be doing here. He wasn’t always wrong, and at times, was very helpful. If you want to “expose” someone, let’s start with Joel Olsteen and go from there. Lol!

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