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False Prophet Hall of Shame: Irvin Baxter, Jr. and Shawn Boonstra

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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:

Irvin Baxter, Jr.

Founder and President of Endtime Ministries

Oneness Pentecostal minister

Has unique views of prophecy, says they are “his” theories, and thus has many good and bad ideas.  He has a correct view on Israel’s role in history, and correctly argues against preterism.  He does not believe the book of Revelation is chronological, which leads him to some fanciful interpretations.  For example, he says we are now living in the midst of the sixth trumpet of Revelation 9, and we may soon witness the annihilation of 2 billion people.  The fifth trumpet he claims began in 1991 when Saddam Hussein (Saddam means “the destroyer”) set Kuwaiti oil fields on fire, and ended with his execution in December 2006.  Mainstream scholars consider that absurd.  Even so, he still says the 7-year tribulation period is yet future.  He hosts the popular radio broadcast, “Politics & Religion,” and is founder of Endtime Ministries at  He does not accept the doctrine of the Trinity, and is affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church which claims its methods are the only true way to salvation.  He also rejects a pre-tribulation rapture based on Revelation 20:4-6 which he claims is the “first resurrection.”  He fails to follow the text which clearly describes this first resurrection as being for the martyrs of the tribulation period after Christ’s Second Coming.  He also believes the two witness of Revelation chapter 11 are now here on earth, and mistakenly thought they might be revealed in Israel during the summer of 2011.

Shawn Boonstra 

Canadian-born director of the Seventh-Day Adventist’s “It Is Written” international television program, his teaching is focused on “unlocking” the signs of the end-times.  As with all SDA prophecy teaching, his focus is on the books of Daniel and Revelation.  Following the strategies of other popular SDA prophecy teachers, he also produces a graphical instructional series on DVD.  His production is called “Signs of the Appearing,” which is also sold as a “graduate course,” found at  Great artwork isn’t great prophecy teaching.

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Written by lester

February 28, 2012 at 6:43 pm

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  1. you will soon know if bro baxter is wrong or will you say that you just might be wrong yourself rev is not 123 and further more i see everything pointing toward what he is saying so soon we will know and all the smart one in jesus day they said the very thing you said and they were wrong

    tim dixon

    July 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm

  2. irvin baxter is not a false teacher. i listen to irvin baxter and i highly recommended people to go to irvin baxter’s website and can always call him and know more about his theology. if you really want to know why he believe’s the seals and trumpets already happened he gives a different view on it that it already it happened. i used to be against to what he said till i listen to his 7 trumpets dvd on tbn archives and will islam rule the world on tbn archives. type in there at tbn archives end of the age with irvin baxter. david reagen has a problem with it because he don’t teach it.

    Mike Crean Jr

    February 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm

  3. I’m sorry, I just don’t see any valid arguments against either of these gentlemen, least of all Shawn Boonstra. I’m neither a Seventh Day Adventist nor do I even know who Mr. Boonstra is, but to have some personal issue with the art work in his DVD presentation is hardly evidence of false teaching.

    Keith Davidson

    March 16, 2013 at 5:31 am

  4. The doctrine of the trinity what is that? I love the way people cut others down because of traditions of men. When you study the word you will never see trinity in the bible, in fact trinity did not exist until the council of nicea by the roman catholic church. Ask any Jew if there is more than one God and they will look at you crazy. All the fulness of the Godhead dwells in Christ, not three. If people would study there word and not rely on what they are taught by men they would be better off. False prophets I hardly think so. I think this guy is probably someone who says that homosexuals can be ordained as ministers.


    May 2, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    • The word “bible” isn’t in the bible either, but the scriptures contained in it are. The word “rapture” isn’t in the “English” bible ( but it is in the Latin Vulgate), but the concept is…. The concept of the “trinity” IS biblical…If not, then please explain the passage at Jesus’ baptism where Jesus is standing in the water, His Father speaks from heaven saying, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased”, and the Holy Spirit appears as a dove and lands upon Jesus as a confirmation….In this single passage of a single event, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit appear simultaneously together…. I’d say that pretty much confirms the “fact” of the Holy Trinity, wouldn’t you? As for the Jews, they don’t even recognize their own Messiah at the moment, and for the most part are as secular as anyone else on the face of the earth…The “trinity” isn’t a “tradition of men”, it is scriptural….and you Bible illiterates need to do some actual homework of your own instead of parroting the devil’s henchmen and using the same tired old platitudes like, “It all started with Council of Nicea, and” it all started with Darby in the 1800’s, or, ” “they left out a bunch of books that should be in the Bible….and on and on it goes ad nauseum….anything to argue and take away from God’s TRUTH, right?

      J Bartram

      August 16, 2014 at 5:36 pm

  5. According to Mr. Baxter, the antichrist is on the white horse in the first seal, (this hasn’t happened yet.) and the trumpets are blown after the six seal, how is it possible for most of the trumpets to have already taken place?

    Eric Porter

    June 22, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    • You have misquoted him cometely. The white horse is the spirit of Catholicism. Zachariah 6:1-8 and Revelation 6:1-8 both depict the 4 horsemen. In Zachariah it says the horsemen are spirits.

      rich hale

      August 16, 2013 at 3:26 am

  6. For all the Pretribulation believers (which I was one of them until recently ) would you say that it is ok to get the mark on your right hand or on your forehead, so that you can buy or sell goods and services, if there has been no rapture yet. Think about that, if it is pretrib then true believers have nothing to fear, but if it is posttrib then the majority will not have prepared. We will not be able to buy or sell for 3 1/2 years. You are going to need provisions.

    Matt. 24-29,31 Mark 13-24,26 Both say after the tribulation comes the rapture.
    2 thes. 2-1,3 Says the the rapture won’t happen untill the antichrist is revealed.
    Rev. 20-4,5 Says it’s the first resurrection.(Not Irvin Baxter) He just agrees.
    1 Cor 15-51,52 Says at the last trumpet we get new bodies (rapture).

    Too many people confuse Tribulation or persecution (Mark 4-17) with Gods wrath. Christians will escape
    Gods wrath, but not satans persecution. I heard Tim Lahaye say that God doesn’t want his bride beat up before the wedding feast, but the truth is he turned the groom over to be beaten and crucified, and 11 out of the 12 groomsmen died horrible deaths. Irvin Baxter has it right, not everything, but tell me, who does?


    July 7, 2013 at 2:09 am

    • Chuck, please contact me via. FB. Martha Davis Stephens. Would love to discuss with you what you have written here. You are the ONLY ONE that I have ever heard talk about the difference between wrath and tribulation. That is the first thing the HOLY SPIRIT instructed me to do when I prayed and ask the HOLY SPIRIT to be my TEACHER, and lead me into ALL TRUTH

      Martha Davis Stephens

      February 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm

  7. trinity is no where in the Bible, i fully believe in the oneness pentacostal way. Eph. 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism. there is only one Lord and that is Jesus, and there is only one way to Heaven.

    william brown

    October 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm

  8. Anyone that does not believe in the Trinity and preaches there is no Trinity is a False Teacher


    October 26, 2013 at 7:11 am

    • Would u care to give at least one biblical reference to support your statement defending a word found nowhere in scripture?


      December 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      • the word rapture and bible aren’t in the bible for thought


        December 8, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      • At Jesus’ baptism….the Father speaks from heaven, the Son is standing in the water, and the Holy Spirit as a dove alights on Jesus…same event….same time….Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…”Trinity”…. Hebrew word for God in Genesis 1…”Elohim”…it is a “plural” form of their word for “God”, as in, “Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness….”….You can start there….

        J Bartram

        August 16, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    • AMEN….

      J Bartram

      August 16, 2014 at 5:49 pm

  9. Isn’t the trinity the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Which is one? The Father (God), The Son, (Jesus) are one correct? I do believe in God, the Father, and Jesus, and them as being one, and as a spirit, not as a mortal human, such as you and I. Now TBN (The Trinity Broadcast Network) has A LOT Of false prophets and teachers on there. I have done some research on them, and if you look up what the Lion says on one side and the horse on the other, you might not want to ever watch that channel again, especially when you find out who owns and runs the whole thing. I have been watching rev. Baxter for Years now, and I have to say I honestly don’t know what to think. I used to think he was one of the better ones until he started asking for way too much money. A minimum donation of $500? Seriously? Does he not know how this economy is? Also, I really don’t believe i’s right to sell anything of God’s word or teaching, and you should share your prophecies with the class if they are true, not sell them on a DVD…God will carry you through, and he will provide! Where is the faith? The one thing I can’t understand is why he is not saying who the antichrist is when I know who it is…A LOT Of people know who it is, and have for some time now, and he is not announcing it. Is he under his thumb? It’s as plain as day. He is also described just like he was back in the 80’s, but it’s weird, how I don’t hear it anymore that “The anti-christ will be someone EVERYONE knows and the last person anyone expects!” I learned of him the other day. There is so much proof out there it’s not even funny. It’s all in plain site! And No, It’s NOT Obama, like everyone thinks. It is like Mr. Baxter has described in short detailed, “with the mouth of a lion”, meaning he speaks english, and is an englishman. So that, I do give him credit for, because I started researching on my own, and found all kinds of proof, and as usual, i feel like I am the last to know…lol…And I feel so stupid, because he has been in front of me all along, almost my whole life…My whole Christian life, anyhow. I can only speculate on the Pope being the false prophet, but the proof I saw for the antichrist was just unbelievable, and I really didn’t think it would make me feel the way I do. I am extremely upset, angered, sad, as though it’s the first time I have heard of it happening. Like someone is gonna hurt Jesus, and there is nothing I can do about it. It saddens me so much, I cannot even begin to describe. I know that God will reign over on him, and cast him onto the lake of fire, but I think about all the corruption he is putting into the world sneakily, and it really upsets me a great deal! Just my opinion.


    November 2, 2013 at 10:41 am

    • I have also done some research myself and Irvin Baxter tells a lot things that are not what it states in the bible.

      Jenny denman

      July 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    • Yep….it’s your “opinion”….You “don’t” know who the anti-christ is, and if you’re still here when he’s revealed, you’ve got some major problems ahead to deal with….just my opinion….

      J Bartram

      August 16, 2014 at 5:56 pm

  10. Irvin Baxter is a false prophet that teaches oneness Pentecostalism denying the deity of the son, claiming the son did not exist till the God the father became Mary’s baby. Yet scripture teaches the son is eternal just like the father is eternal, scripture says the son created all things

    Since I am well aware of the games oneness Pentecostals play, we will be looking at the scripture in its correct context

    Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

    ((whose blood forgives sin ? The son !)

    1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

    (((Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn ? The son, oneness Pentecostals love to play games using the name of Jesus for the father while denying the deity of the son which makes them antichrist for they deny the son 1 John 2:22))))

    1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

    ((((staying in the context in which the Oneness Pentecostals hate, we see that by him refers to the son. And all things were created by the son that are in heaven and in earth. yet Baxter denies the deity of the son)))

    Not to mention his silly end times prophecy of the lion being Great Britain, eagles wings America, Leopard Germany. Which is nothing more than silly interpretation. Not to mention that Baxter does not have the correct skills for correctly interpreting the bible, and does what all false teachers do which is to apply all scripture to the year 2013 to make everything fit his own money making agenda !

    Blake Duckworth

    December 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    • Mr. Duckworth,
      I am confused. I thought that the Oneness Movement believed that Jesus “only” was God and that He manifested Himself into the Father, when He felt like it, and into the Spirit, when He felt like it but that Jesus is God. I also understand that the followers of Irvin Baxter believe Jesus is schizophrenic and that He loved to talk and pray to Himself especially before He’d do miracles and before He died on the cross… according to the scriptures. (sarcasm inserted…)
      It’s so hard to try to explain in human terms the nature of God without looking silly…isn’t it? Maybe the people who believe this Oneness doctrine need to have more faith that God can be something they can’t explain…like One God but three Persons.

      Leslee Riddell

      April 5, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    • It is false to say oneness denies the deity of the some. Oneness confirms the deity of the son stronger than any other group. In oneness theology, the father dwells inside the son reconciling the world to himself (col. 1:27, 2:9) the one God is the father in creation, son in redemption, Holy Ghost in regeneration- 3 manifestations of the one God. To say they are 3 persons or entities is to split them up into 3 which the bible has a problem with


      August 5, 2014 at 7:06 am

  11. Thank you, Mr.duckworth you just proved the oneness of God,I couldn’t. Do any better!


    December 22, 2013 at 12:20 pm

  12. At Christ’s baptism the Father spoke of his great pleasure in the Son, unless Jesus is scitzophrenic that indicates two separate personalities. When Jesus told the believers in Acts that he would send the comforter (Holy Spirit) after he ascended to the Father he would have made a foolish statement of going on one hand then coming on the other. This again proves three distinct personalities. One God in three parts and purpose.

    Joey Kelly

    January 29, 2014 at 11:21 am

  13. This is to Chuck. I would very much like to get in touch with you – because of your post dated: July 7, 2013, at: 2:09 a.m. I have NEVER read or heard anybody else declare the statement that you must know the difference between tribulation and wrath. Would love to talk to you – there is so much more the HOLY SPIRIT has taught me that I would like to share with you from my seeking to know the TRUTH as taught only by the HOLY SPIRIT. NO commentaries, no books, NOTHING BUT MY BIBLE, THE HOLY SPIRIT AND ME. The LORD will teach us all the same TRUTH if we go before HIM just wanting to know the TRUTH from HIM – and not man.

    Martha Davis Stephens

    February 4, 2014 at 12:01 pm

  14. A less than adequate study of early church history, oh…..say the first 300 or 400
    hundred years, would teach you where the (false) teaching of the unholy trinity came from…… does 325 A.D. ring any systematic theological bells???
    My God in heaven have mercy on such willing ignorance….
    Have you not read the book of Acts of the Apostles? There is none so blind, as he, who will not see……

    Jackie d. wix

    February 6, 2014 at 3:33 am

    • The actual word “trinity” may not be used, however tHe foundations of Trinitarian doctrine can be found in the pervasive pattern of divine activity as witnessed in the New Testament. Time after time, passages link together these three elements as part of a greater whole. The Trinity has always been a reality—the Incarnation of the Son of God and the coming of the Holy Spirit (both of whom broke into our world!) reveal a Triune God.

      The following passages are just some that touch on the subject of the existence of the Trinity: Matthew 28:19, 1 John 5:78, John 14:26, Matthew 3:16-17, John 10:30-36, Luke 1:35, Hebrews 9:14, 2 Corinithians 13:14, 1 Peter 1:1-2, Romans 14:17-18.


      April 28, 2014 at 3:37 pm

  15. My understanding is the Holy Spirit is God, the one true God. This Holy Spirit dwells in the Father and in the
    Son. —-This same Spirit dwells in you and me , so we are dominated by the same Spirit that dwells in the Father and the Son. So the Holy Spirit is my God–the Fathers God and the Sons God. One God –different
    persons.——I hope this helped—-God Bless

    Bobby Addison

    June 12, 2014 at 5:10 pm

  16. The whole human race can read what ever they please, use resources to find answers, like I often do. But I also go back to the bible and cross reference to make sure the information I am receiving is correct. These false prophets give there side of the interpretation and people come running there way say he is the one telling the truth. If you really want to know the truth,” It’s plain and simple, READ THE BIBLE” and it will tell you the truth.

    Jenny denman

    July 29, 2014 at 2:21 pm

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