Arnold Murray & Shepherd's Chapel

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  1. Jensen

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    I have a man in my church that is involved in the cult-like (?) teachings of Arnold Murray. He is very much into this "Serpent Seed" doctrine and almost always seems to tie "Kennites" into everything.

    If you are not familiar with this man and his teachings, here is a link to his site:
    http://www.shepherdschapel.org/

    Here link that "refutes" his teachigs:
    http://www.letusreason.org/Poptea4.htm

    My question is this: How do I go about confronting him about these heretical teachings?

    P.S. I pastor a small church (nearly everybody is related by blood or marriage)

    Thanks for any assistance.

    Steve
     
  2. go2church

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    I would suggest you become a source of information for this fellow. If he is truly saved the Holy Spirit will not allow him to continue in such a horrific line of teaching without conviction. There is some spiritual need that he feels is being meet, pray and ask God to reveal that need to you and also a way in which you can meet that need through the ministry of the local congregation. Also, I feel you must consider and pray about the fact that what is appealling is the racist overtones of this guys teaching.
    I have seen this guy on TV and I tell everyone I meet to run from him like the devil bit your b**t.
     
  3. gb93433

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    I think every pastor has run into this kind of thing at some point in time.

    Remember 2 Timothy 3:16,17, "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work."

    By accurately teaching the Bible the person will be corrected if he allows himself ot be taught. I am assuming that the person wants to learn more about what the Bible teaches. That is a good thing.

    You might just ask the man about Shepherd's Chapel and the pasotoral work of the preacher. I have been places and seen the literature of a church nearby that is only about 30 people. The locals think of the man as strange and a heretic. TV can make a person look good until someone else begins to ask the right questions.

    Some years ago a person in the church I was pastoring gave me some tapes to listen to. I did and we discussed them. After our discussion the person quit listening to the tapes and his theology began to correct.

    At one time I pastored a church loaded with false teaching and started teaching from 1 and 2 Peter. Then I preached from the book of Matthew.
     
  4. gb93433

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