Thanks for running up the flag and saluting.
You are a "true believer" in Murray and his teachings.
When you said, "I never claimed to know where the SC's money goes, but anyone with a half an ounce of brains can figure it out. "
You should have just left it at you don't know. As "anyone with a half an ounce of brains" knows, without a published budget that details how money is handled non one "can figure it out. "
Please understand that attempting to characterize criticism of Murray and his teachings as somehow criticism of "God" or the "bible" is not a meaningful response to criticism, but really rather evasive.
This is the response often given by members of groups called "cults," who insist that when people disagree with them, their group and/or leader, it somehow equals opposing or coming against "God" and or the bible.
However, some of Murray's most harsh critics are bible believing Christians that consider his teachings false and heretical.
Here are some excerpts about the false teachings promoted by Murray from a Christian perspective.
"Mr. Murray, or Pastor Murray, as his followers call him, teaches a brand of Christianity with many problems. Mr. Murray denies the doctrine of the Trinity, denies the existence of hell and the rapture, and states that Eve had sexual relations with the devil."
"Mr. Arnold Murray also frequently refers to the Christian identity movement which teaches that the British and, therefore, the Americans and Canadians, are the true descendants of the ancient Israelites the 10 lost tribes. Jews in Israel are really descended from Cain who was the result of sexual intercourse between Eve and Satan. Murray also teaches that all people had a pre-existence in spirit-bodies before they were born here on earth."
"Mr. Murray supports his off-base theological positions by interpreting verses in light of his pre-conceived ideas, sometimes stripping biblical verses of their context. He also selectively appeals to the Strong's concordance, cites what Greek and Hebrew words mean, and weaves his theological positions into the text. In reality, all he has done is justify his ideas through his unsound interpretive techniques."
The fact that Mr. Murray deviates from orthodoxy in some significant areas (i.e., trinity), that he is cryptic about his qualifications and experience, that he is often rudely condemning of those who do not agree with him, and that he has non-biblically based teachings are all signs of a false teacher. I recommend that you stay far away from this man and the Shepherd's Chapel."