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False Prophet Hall of Shame: Richard F. Ames & Doug Batchelor

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Disclaimer: Though there are many good prophecy teachers, some should be avoided. With that in mind, remember that we are commanded to pray for those whom we take issue with. Please don’t confuse this list with those who claim to be prophets or those with prophetic revelations, dreams, visions or other so-called inspired prophecies. (source:

Richard F. Ames

Television presenter of the Living Church of God (LCG) and co-host of “Tomorrow’s World,” another so-called end-times TV broadcast and bi-monthly magazine subscription.  He is second in command to the organization’s head, Roderick C. Meredith.  He has eccentric views of Bible prophecy (i.e., LCG followers are “Philadelphians” and will be protected during the great tribulation for 3 1/2 years), usually found in his numerous publications or published online at  He has a book about prophecy in the Middle East, and teaches that his church members should not participate in juries, politics or military service.  He rejects orthodox beliefs of heaven and hell, the Trinity, salvation by grace alone and the bodily resurrection of Jesus.

Doug Batchelor (1957-)

President/Speaker Amazing Facts

Seventh Day Adventist

Prestigious defender of Seventh-Day Adventism, host of the popular “Amazing Facts” television program.  Also hosts “Bible Answers Live” radio show.  Many of his prophecy teachings are rejected by mainstream prophecy scholars and teachers.  He, and other Adventists use “bait and switch” tactics at highly-publicized prophecy seminars (after many hours of prophetic teaching, participants are eventually told they will receive the “mark of the beast” if they don’t convert to a Seventh-Day Adventist).  Many Christians are duped by this tactic due to their lack of Bible prophecy knowledge.  These “Revelation seminars” promote doctrines that are required knowledge for membership or baptism in the SDA church.  For example, popular teachings are the “great whore” of Babylon in Revelation 17 & 18 is the Catholic church, and the “daughters of the whore” are Protestant Sunday-keeping churches of today.  The origins of SDA doctrine are rooted in date setting, false prophecies and legalism.

Written by lester

February 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm

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  1. So what makes a false prophet is not believing what the majority does. Orthodox beliefs!? Crazy so all the numerous denominations are “real” while their doctrines conflict with one another… Utter confusion! You might want to make sure you aren’t a false prophet.

    Jeremy Gibson

    March 17, 2013 at 6:56 am

    • no, being a false prophet is preaching a gospel that is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


      March 17, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      • Well what’s the Gospel according to you? And how do you differ?

        Jeremy Gibson

        March 17, 2013 at 1:47 pm

  2. “they will receive the “mark of the beast” if they don’t convert to a Seventh-Day Adventist)”

    this is not true.. being raised a Seventh-Day Adventist, they teach you will receive the “mark of the beast” if you do not keep the Sabbath holy..

    Patrick Downs

    May 5, 2013 at 8:03 am

    • hola Pat, there seems to b, several scriptures that point out the error of the SDA on this point. 1st in Romans 14;5 “not to esteem one day over another, 2nd in Matt 19:18 Jesus concerning law points out which to obey, notice none have anything to do with keeping the Sabbath day..

      el Guapo

      September 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm

  3. Sin is Sin! & The Gospel is the Coming Kingdom of Almighty GOD! When Singful man will be Ruled and Governed by CHRIST and His Saints. Then the Way of GOD will be Enforced and Man will learn Peace and the True Way of Life! AMEN! :)

    Jeremy Gibson

    May 10, 2013 at 4:53 pm

  4. You don’t understand what is a false prophet…in fact YOU ARE A FALSE PROPHET


    September 11, 2013 at 9:06 am

  5. Where do these sda preachers get their messages from? I thought they got them from the bible! I listened to one of his sermons-it was all scripture.

    Davies Ndovi

    October 27, 2013 at 11:13 am

    • Much of it comes from the writings of Ellen G. White.


      November 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm

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