Arnold Murray and the Christian Identity Movement
Arnold Murray, False Teacher?
Â Â Â Â Â Â Do not get Arnold Murray confused with the worldÂ renownÂ Minister of Andrew Murray, the South African writer, teacher and PastorÂ 1828-1917. These two are light and darkness. remember a little poison goes a long way and still is poison. take two glasses of the most pure sparkling water refreshing and true. Add only one drop of poison to one of the glasses and that is what you have in comparison, a glass of poison and glass of life. Andrew Murray’s theology is sound and true while this man, who calls himselfÂ the bible answerÂ man, has no answersÂ you should consider. This man who calls himself the bible answerÂ man teaches elder worshipÂ sprinkled with hypocritical teachings onÂ mosaic law, a dab of racism here and there with his seed of seed of Satan seed ofÂ Cain theories, even teaching things that clearly are not in scripture in violation of Jesus Christ’s warning to the Apostle John, Revelation 22:18-19.Â The scripturalÂ evidence that Arnold Murray is a falseÂ teacher will become more clear to you in the following paragraphs.
Like all cults it is not immediatelyÂ apparent the beliefs of Arnold Murray and his followers just like it is not readily apparent in the other cultsÂ when first exploring them onÂ what they believe. They go to great lengths to keep this information hidden to those who are visiting their church or exploring their beliefs. This is no reason to enterÂ under the authority of the cult to investigate whether or not they preach truth or falsehoods that lead people astray. For simplicity sake when referring to them from here on in this study we will call them the Murrites. We call them this not to dishonor them or shame them, only we do it for simplicity sake to define them by what they believe as they are die-hardÂ followers of Arnold Murray the self-proclaimed bible answer man.
First a bitÂ about this so-calledÂ self-proclaimed bible answerÂ man. Arnold Murray, the self-proclaimedÂ bible answerÂ man, is the False Pastor of a church called the Shepherd’s Chapel out of Gravette, Arkansas. He has been very influentialÂ with his false teachings and at this time has over 200 stations thatÂ carry and hisÂ show. Many of these stations are Christian stations or promote themselves as such yet they are promoting this false teaching and racismÂ of Arnold Murray. This is the beginning stages of what I would call a Christian cult.Â Although some may think his teaching is innocent enough and it is unfair to call him a false preacher but the fruit of his ministry NOT from God and bears fruitÂ that is rotten to the core. I have met many baby Christians that were influenced by his ministerial teachings and I can assure you, he leads people away from Christ, not towards.
A true Minister can not teach these Arnold Murray worshippers anything. All they think about is what their elder taught them, not what God states in scripture. Just like all these other cults theyÂ are a bunch of lazy good for nothings with a common unwillingness to search the scriptures like any good BereanÂ should.Â And forget about getting them to open their bibles and read them on their own. They have to toeÂ the line of what their elder taught them closing their ears to any kind of teaching via the Holy spirit. It is a cult to the purest sense. Trying to teach them truth will be about the same likelinessÂ as trying to get a person out of Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses oe any other cult member willing to spend all day reading their literature rather than reading the bible. They are no different fromÂ the Jehovah Witnesses that claim they are Christians yet they carry the literature from the elders higher up as if it is equal to God’s words in the bible. Watch out for this ministry people. Warn all to stay clear of this path filled with holes and pits to trip up and trap all that transverse the path.Â Arnold Murray’sÂ Ministry is racist, teaching racismÂ cloaked under the guise of Christian identity and is very VERYÂ unscriptural.
Arnold Murray has shown no proof of his self claim Doctorate’s degree. He promotes himself as a scholar on his show and has claimed he has a PhDÂ yet he will not answerÂ this one question of what schoolÂ does his degree come from. The bible answerÂ man refuses to answerÂ what is considered a reasonable request, to produce his degree so a background investigation of his qualifications as a teacher on theology. Is a seminary degree required to teach people about God? No. Is a PhDÂ required to teach people about God? Certainly not. But his own claims during his teaching that he has a doctorates, he has a PhD, insinuating he went to seminary opens this up as a fair question, “Where is your seminary degree fromÂ Arnold Murray?” It would be nice to know your self-proclaimed credentials. I would be nice to know the prior churches you attended. I would also be nice to know what influenced the current theology you teach.
Why is the bible answerÂ man so unwilling to share anything from his past? Why won’t he share anythingÂ about the names of the churches he attended in the past which influenced his spiritual journey? What isÂ the bible answerÂ man hiding? He only uses general instances that he attended many churches and was influenced by many and then came up with his own theology. yet this statement by him is insincere at best. Why won’t he tell anyone the actual names of the churches he attended? I think, as man others do, thatÂ is an important issue to be considered when evaluating any ministry and whether or not from God. It would be significant for example if we found out he was a Jehovah’s Witness, then a Mormon and now this. Then and only then would we know his sincerity in Preaching the gospel. So why is the bible answer manÂ covering up the answersÂ to these important questions so many have of him? what are you hiding bible answerÂ man, what? What of your past churches taught that Eve had sex with Satan and birthed the Satan seed of Cain, as you repeatedly teach, was the twin brother of Able, the seed of Adam? What prior church you attended taught you to deny the existenceÂ of the Trinity? Inquiring minds want to know bible answerÂ man, inquiring minds wantÂ to know. I know you call everyone kennites that disagree with anything you say but God has a way of exposing the False Teachers of every generation.
Mr. Murray stated that when he was young he attended many differentÂ churchesÂ and that he has incorporated some of the teachings of these different churchesÂ into his current theology. Again, these different churches are not mentioned anyone on his website.Â Were any of them non-Christian cults?Â What is their denominational affiliation?Â We want to know because we want to find out what his theological background is since it might explain where he got some of his aberrant theological ideas.
Mr. Murray, or Pastor Murray, as his followers call him, teaches a brand of theology that has many problems. Mr. Murray denies the doctrine of the Trinity,Â denies the existence of hell and the rapture, and states that Eve had sexualÂ relations with the devil and that this union produced Cain.
When watching his television show it becomes quickly evident that he is a bitÂ condescending to those whom he claims are misled, something that seems to haveÂ rubbed off on his followers. He justifies this approach by stating that he wasÂ in the Marines and learned how to “teach his troops” with discipline.Â It seemsÂ his approach is lacking the humility and grace of the Holy Spirit which isÂ demonstrated in this brief audio clip whereÂ Murray threatens someone with a 9mm handgun.Â In addition, it seems that he hasÂ made a falseÂ prophecy as is documented by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance,Â a secular religious analysis organization.
Mr. Arnold Murray also frequently refers to the Christian identity movement whichÂ teaches that the British and, therefore, the Americans and Canadians, are theÂ true descendants of the ancient Israelites the 10 lost tribes.Â Jews in IsraelÂ are really descended from Cain who was the result of sexual intercourse betweenÂ Eve and Satan.Â Murray also teaches that all people had a pre-existence inÂ spirit-bodies before they were born here on earth.
Mr. Murray supports his off-base theological positions by interpreting versesÂ in light of his pre-conceived ideas, sometimes stripping biblical verses ofÂ their context.Â He also selectively appeals to the Strong’s concordance, citesÂ what Greek and Hebrew words mean, and weaves his theological positions into theÂ text.Â In reality, all he has done is justify his ideas through his unsoundÂ interpretive techniques.
In my opinion this man has taken a turn offÂ the straight and narrow road just like the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses. He certainly is a False prophet. He quenches the flow of the Holy Spirit by dismissing any type of dissensionÂ in discussion by putting them all into the same group and calling them kennittes. This promotion of elder worship cloaks the idol worship it really is. As Christians we are to never ever place the words of men before the words of God which is what must be done to follow Arnold Murray.
Maybe not in the order of Islam or Mormonism but remember, Mormonism has been growing now 150 years so it is easier to see the fruit that Mormonism produces. It is the same as Islam which has been around for 1400 some years. It is easier for us to see how rotted the fruits are of these Ministries. I do not see good fruit coming from theÂ Ministry of Arnold Murray, “The bible answerÂ man.” Turn away and run from this teaching. This is my warning to you. To build a whole ministry based upon what God doesn’t say rather than what God does say is a hollow ministry indeed. This is truth