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Thanks for the Insight into The Shepherd's Chapel and the Ministry of Pastor Arnold Murray

The Question/Comment:

----- Original Message -----
From:  Name and Address Withheld
To: reborn@oraclesofgod.org (Paul Stringini)
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 8:23 PM
Subject: Thank you for your insight!
 
Hi Paul,
All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you!  Looking for a serious Bible study, I stumbled across S.C. on Monday of this week.  By day 2 I had spotted some things that werenít quite right.  Yesterday I began seeing some things that were blatantly wrong according to scripture.  I decided to do an internet search and found your great website.  You affirmed what I had seen and was in error.  I do enjoy the line by line study and find it interesting.  I just wish he didnít twist the truth with his misguided doctrine. 
I was not raised in the church or even raised as a Christian.  My Mom raised my sister and I by herself as my parents were divorced when I was seven.  As a teen I was seeking although I did not understand I was looking for the Lord.  Starting out with witchcraft, astrology, wicca, reincarnation,  Indian Shamanism, crystals, etc., etc. If it was new age, I was into it.  For 25+ years I was heavily involved in new age, drinking, etc.  But God is soooo good!  I praise His wonderful name and thank Him for His grace and mercy!  Tweleve years ago I became curious about Jesus.  I had tried everything else and it left me empty and cold.  I started reading books about Jesus and I am convinced that my heart was opened to Him.  One day Jesus came to me in a vision.  He knew I was a hard nut to crack, but He is certainly able!  He appeared to me as a skeletal, emaciated man in white robe that was glowing from within.  I knew I had to reach out and touch the hem of His sleeve and felt compelled to do so (I didnít know that was scriptural).  Voices in the background said, ďStop, donít touch Him.  Stop!Ē  (the enemy trying to stop me).  But I knew I had to touch Him.  I felt such overwhelming Love from Him.  I touched His robe and He was transformed into a heathy, robust, strong man.  But it was not about His transformation, I was the one transformed!  He said to me, ďIn your past you have had no time for Me.  Now, all that has changed.Ē  I looked into His eyes and in an instant felt Him look into my very being.  He saw my mountains of sin and loved me anyway.  I felt mercy, grace, justice, love, peace, and judgement all at once.  I felt as though I had been hit by a lightning bolt of a zillion volts.  When I realized who He was and All that He is, I was overwhelmed and was on my face before Him.  I could not look up, but only lay before Him with one had slightly raised, pleading for mercy.  His Holiness is overwhelming!  When I opened my eyes, tears were running down my face and I was speaking in tongues.  (Really strange, since I didnít know what they were.)  Since that day, I am forever changed!  Thank you Jesus!  You need to understand also that it took me over a year before I could even talk of this experience.  It was so profound and there are no words to tell all that I experienced.  The enemy can  NEVER take that from me.  I am forever changed.  I have confessed Jesus  Christ is my personal Lord and my Savior.  He has forgiven me and I am changed!  Praise His wonderful name!  There is no other name in Heaven and earth by which we can be saved! 
God really does have a sense of humor.  I used to think Christians were a bunch of waco people.  Now I am one!  Thank you Lord that we are a peculiar people!
Thanks for your great website.  You are truly doing a service!
Blessings,
XXXXX
 


John 6:35 - And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

My Response:

----- Original Message -----
From: reborn@oraclesofgod.org
To: 
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: Thank you for your insight!

 
Lori,
Thanks for your letter it was very encouraging to me, the baptism of the holyghost is powerful and God is good.  Sorry it has taken some time for me to reply but at the same time that your letter came I received other letters from people who really needed my attention.  It is a pity that there is not more line by line study of the bible, the problem is that if most teachers did what Dr. Murray does they would end up like Dr. Murray and be forced to twist the scriptures in order to make the scriptures fit into their doctrine.  I've gotten where I am by letting the word guide me and change my mind that is where I will continue to go.  People involved in the established orthodoxy are chained and I pity them.  If I may be of any service to you, merely ask.
Sincerely
XXXXXX

 

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