SDA Pastor Doug Batchelor's False New Birth

by David J. Stewart | August 2019

Joh:3:4-7, “Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”

       One of the most deadly, deceptive and damning false religions is Seventh-Day Adventism (which unofficially began in the year 1844 from a failed prophecy by William Miller). I am familiar with the cult, having studied it from my youth. The unlearned Christian will likely have difficulty in analyzing, discerning and exposing the Seventh-Day Adventism (SDA) religious denomination, simply because they are so clever and deceptive. Satan knows that the most effective lie is the half-truth, because the truthful part can be defended with incontestable logic, thus protecting the lie. Seventh-day Adventism is a Satanic religion based upon lies mixed with truth.

Having said that, the most prominent Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) teacher today is Pastor Doug Batchelor of the Granite Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church in Sacramento, California. I believe that Pastor Batchelor is a sincere man, I truly do. However, since he is an unsaved man, Doug Batchelor can only struggle to do his best in human wisdom to understand the inspired Word of God. Doug is not deliberately trying to deceive his listeners, he is deceived himself, and is sincerely doing his best as an unregenerate man to understand and explain the new birth. In so doing Mr. Batchelor damns himself! 2nd Peter 3:16-17, “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.” Kindly, Pastor Doug Batchelor is a very ignorant and foolish man regarding his knowledge of the Scriptures. Tragically, SDA today has over 20,000,000 deceived followers!

Matthew 24:24, “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Jesus foretold that the Devil would be so masterful a counterfeiter, and his sinister ministers so resemblant of God's ministers of righteousness, that IF IT WERE POSSIBLE (it is not possible), they would even deceive God's children. The reason why a Christian cannot be deceived is because we have the indwelling Holy Spirit. 1st John 4:4, “We are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” Humbly, I have been a born-again Christian for 39 years, since age 13, and by God's grace I see right through Doug Batchelor. I praise God for the truths His Holy Spirit has taught me from the blessed inspired King James Bible. My sincere heart's intent is to warn others about the deadly religious cult of Seventh-Day Adventism, and to present a clear true Gospel in this article so you can be saved immediately, if you so choose. I love you dear reader with God's unconditional love, which is why I freely labor night and day online to help others for Jesus Christ.

“Religion starts on the outside, and never gets to the inside; God starts on the inside, and works toward the outside. Grace is an inside worker, because sin is an inside problem.” —Brother Lester Roloff, an awesome quote from the presentation titled, “Hero Of The Faith: Lester Roloff.”

Doug Batchelor Rejects the Power of the True Gospel

Mark 7:9, “And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” Hell is coming up to meet Doug Bachelor at his coming when this life is over. I say that with love and sadness, but with all Scriptural boldness and knowledge of the truth. Mr. Batchelor is a fool of fools, the blind leading the blind, espousing a false gospel of works. The Bible warns that anyone is CURSED who preaches ANOTHER GOSPEL than what the Bible teaches...

Galatians 1:6-9, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”

As I will clearly show, Pastor Batchelor is a wolf in sheep's clothing, espousing a false plan of salvation which is rooted in works for salvation, including water baptism. For example, Pastor Batchelor falsely states:

“The only way, that you can get a new heart, is a creative act of God. It is the Word of God that creates a new heart within us. It's a miracle. ...a new creation is what God wants, a new heart—are you born-again?”

SOURCE: SDA Pastor Doug Batchelor, a quote from a YouTube video titled: “How To Be A Born Again Christian

Kindly, Pastor Batchelor is utterly confused. Although it is true that we grow from feeding on the Word of God (1st Peter 2:2), it is also true that this CANNOT HAPPEN without the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. 1st Corinthians 2:14-16, “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” The indwelling Holy Spirit teaches us as believers through the written Word of God. John 16:13, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”

Mr. Batchelor is confusing, mixing being born-again with being changed by learning the Word of God. The truth is that you first get born-again by placing your faith in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, believing that He died on the cross to pay for your sins, was buried, and raised up bodily the third day. And then as a new believer, which 1st Peter 2:2 says, you begin to grow. Unfortunately, Doug confuses growing in grace with the new birth, errantly teaching that the new birth comes by having a changed heart from learning God's Word. This is how Satan confuses people, to keep them from coming to the truth of the Gospel to be saved. To be saved, you must realize that you are a guilty sinner deserving of God's punishment in Hell fire! You are a wicked sinner, and so am I. Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Pastor Batchelor doesn't emphasize the fact that all men are guilty sinners, and consequently need to be redeemed by the Savior! Instead, Doug merely tells you to let God change your heart, and then you'll be okay! NO YOU WON'T!!!

Mr. Batchelor further heretically says:

“New birth represents a turning; it's a repentance. ...It is a heart transplant, He [God] makes us new creatures!”

SOURCE: SDA Pastor Doug Batchelor, a quote from a YouTube video titled: How To Be A Born Again Christian

LIES, LIES AND MORE LIES! The new birth is a FREE GIFT! Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Eternal life is a gift from God, in exchange for placing your sole trust in the sacrifice of His only begotten Son on the cross for your sins! Thank God!!! Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith. God will not save anyone who is trying to be saved, He will only save those who are trusting to be saved. You'll never hear these truths from Doug Batchelor, he is trying to convince you that you must try your best to be saved.

If you listen to Pastor Bachelor's entire sermon on how to be born-again, he errantly teaches that being born-again means to have a changed heart. Folks, that absolutely is NOT what it means to be born-again! Doug quotes Philippians 2:5, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” He cites this reference to teach that you get born-again by allowing Christ to put His mind (heart) into you...

“If you don't have a new heart, you can't be saved.”

SOURCE: SDA Pastor Doug Batchelor, a quote from a YouTube video titled: How To Be A Born Again Christian

In a foolish sense, Pastor Batchelor likens salvation to getting married. He logics that just as a man should forsake all his girlfriends before his wife will marry him, so also must a person turn away from their sins before Christ will save them. Mr. Bachelor errantly states:

“When you come to Christ through repenting of your sins, and you make that commitment...”

SOURCE: SDA Pastor Doug Batchelor, a quote from a YouTube video titled: “Must The Person Be Baptized In Order To Be Saved

You don't come to God through repenting of your sins! Nor does salvation require or involve a commitment of any sort! Pastor Batchelor has it all wrong doctrinally, woefully ignorant of what the Christian new birth is all about! He further errantly says:

“When you're born-again, you've got this new life within, and you've got to crucify the old man, otherwise he's going try to resurrect. God is calling us to be new creations!”

SOURCE: SDA Pastor Doug Batchelor, a quote from a YouTube video titled: How To Be A Born Again Christian

Do you see how corrupt Doug Batchelor is doctrinally? The new birth has NOTHING to do with making a commitment, nor turning away from sinful bad habits, nor letting God change your heart, nor being water baptized, nor anything else involving human effort. We are not saved by what we do, but what Jesus has already done on Calvary's cross!

Let me make it real simple—you have as little to do with being born again as does a baby being born in the hospital. Your ONLY PART in being born into the family of God is simply to BELIEVE THE GOSPEL! That's it. The only requirement is to see your need as a guilty sinner, so that you will be compelled to BELIEVE. 1st Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” Doug Batchelor is a theological liar!

Dear reader, God is not calling you to be a new creation (that is solely His department), He is inviting you to BELIEVE on His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” The Gospel of John is God's Gospel tract according to John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” Amen! In the Gospel of John the word “believe” is mentioned 87 times. That is how you get saved, by BELIEVING THE GOSPEL (i.e., THE GOOD NEWS) that Jesus DIED on the cross, was BURIED and bodily RESURRECTED three days later. ...

1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”

Doug Batchelor does not teach “THE GOSPEL.” Instead, he teaches that you are saved by having a changed heart. SDA's have “A FORM OF GODLINESS,” that is, the outer superficial shell, the mere appearance of a Christian church, a religious denomination, but they deny the power, which is the Gospel itself. 2nd Timothy 3:5, “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” SDA's have churchianity without Christianity! Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever really being born-again! That is what SDA is all about—deceiving people to live a changed life, pursue a changed heart, but without ever truly experiencing the new birth by the Holy Spirit of God. John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” Over and over again we keep reading in the Scriptures that we are saved by “BELIEVING.” Just as the physical birth occurs in an instance, so also is the second spiritual birth a one-time event. You don't “pursue” the new birth as Doug Batchelor falsely teaches! There is nothing to pursue dear friend! Christ died on the cross as the sacrifice to pay for your sins and mine. He was buried and physically raised up three days later for our justification, so that our faith is not in vain. 1st Corinthians 15:17, “And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.”

If you listen to Mr. Batchelor's sermon on how to be born-again, he doesn't emphasize Christ's death, burial and resurrection; he emphasizes letting the Word of God change your heart and life, so that God will accept you. Folks, that is a bastardized plan of salvation! It is not legitimate! If you want to spend eternity burning in Hell to pay for your own sins, then follow the bastard teachings of Doug Batchelor!!! The “POWER” spoken of in 2nd Timothy 2:5, which false prophets like Doug Batchelor deny, is in fact “THE GOSPEL.” Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

Now compare what you just read to the Satanic teaching of Pastor Batchelor. He is commenting on John 3:5, “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”...

“You need both! And if you've been baptized in the water, but you've not been baptized in the spirit, then Jesus is saying the same thing to you that He said to Nicodemus, don't miss the most important part—You must be born-again!—I think it's something to pray for, to pursue! ...I think Nicodemus did get the new heart, that he was born-again.”

SOURCE: SDA Pastor Doug Batchelor, a quote from a YouTube video titled: “How To Be A Born Again Christian

That is messed up on so many levels. Being “born-again” doesn't mean receiving a new heart, it means you have received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, and upon that decision the Holy Spirit of God came to live inside your body (which we theologically call the “indwelling” of the Holy Spirit). Salvation doesn't change you one bit, it just means that you are a new member of God's family, and God's Holy Spirit now lives inside your literal body, and He will begin to work to change you as His child). Change takes time. Growth takes time. A baby cannot run until he first learns to walk. It is ridiculous to expect a baby believer to run a spiritual marathon, or even to walk the walk, until they grow in the milk of the Word. The very first thing that I remember when I got saved at age 13, was a sincere hunger to read God's Word. I started in Genesis and began reading my King James Bible every day, hungry for the milk of the Word of God. 1st Peter 2:2, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.”

Doug Batchelor Adds Water Baptism to the Gospel, Damning Himself and His Followers

If I haven't already proven to you with the Holy Bible that Seventh-Day Adventism is of the Devil, then let me drive the nails in the coffin. Read the following heresy from Pastor Batchelor:

With the new birth, we choose to come to the Lord through baptism; He then chooses to send the gift of the Spirit, and they often happen at the same time.

SOURCE: SDA Pastor Doug Batchelor, a quote from a YouTube video titled: “Must The Person Be Baptized In Order To Be Saved

NO, NO, NO, you don't come to the Lord “THROUGH BAPTISM”! Doug's teachings are a blatant contradiction to the plain written Word of God. The Holy Spirit is not given in response to water baptism! In Acts chapter 10 we read about an unsaved religious man named Cornelius. God wanted Cornelius to get saved, so He arranged for the apostle Peter and Cornelius to meet up, which they did later in the chapter. As Peter preached the simple Gospel (Good News), Cornelius believed and was immediately saved. The Bible doesn't say that Cornelius did anything at all. We just read that as Peter told them the beautiful story of Jesus, they were saved, because they BELIEVED. Doug Batchelor's plan of salvation does not match up with the Bible's plan of salvation.

Here again is Mr. Batchelor corrupting the truth, teaching that water baptism refers to your choice to SURRENDER YOUR LIFE...

“Water birth is your choice to surrender your life; the spirit is God's choice.”

SOURCE: SDA Pastor Doug Batchelor, a quote from a YouTube video titled: How To Be A Born Again Christian

Did you get that? Doug is teaching that your part in salvation is the water in John 3:5, to surrender your life in obedience to God, and then God's part (the spirit in John 3:5) is to save you in respond to that. BLASPHEMY!!! Jesus plainly explains to us what He meant by being “born of water” in the following Scripture passage...

John 3:5-7, “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”

Clearly, to be “born of water” means to be “born of the flesh,” that is, the physical birth. Before you were born, you spent 9 months inside your mother's womb, encased in a bag of water. Thus, this is what it means to be born of water. I marvel at the woeful ignorance of Bible teachers, pastors, chaplains, preachers and theologians, who spiritualize the Bible, claiming that the water refers to baptism and being washed with the Word, when Jesus plainly told us what it meant in John 3:6. Doug Batchelor is a corrupt religious teacher.

In the following quote, Pastor Batchelor again irresponsibly associates water baptism with being saved...

“The gospels begin and end with baptism, it's connected with the forgiveness of sins, washing from sins, commitment to Christ, connected with the new birth, connected with deliverance from the slavery of Egypt, heading toward the promised land, baptism is very important, even in the sanctuary.”

SOURCE: SDA Pastor Doug Batchelor, a quote from a YouTube video titled: “Must The Person Be Baptized In Order To Be Saved

Hellbound Roman Catholics and Lutherans (instigated by heretic Martin Luther), teach this same garbage, that baptism is necessary to have your sins forgiven. If that is you dear reader, I plead with you to repent of your false beliefs and accept only the inspired Word of God (Hebrews 6:1), lest you split Hell wide open the moment you leave this earthly life. The choice is yours alone to make dear friend.

We Are Saved Solely By Faith in the Precious Blood of the Lamb of God

The following passages of Scripture teach us about the indwelling Holy Spirit in every Christian believer. No amount of sincerity, nor goodness, nor living the Christian life, nor water baptism, nor pursuing a changed heart and life, can atone for your sins! Only the precious blood of the Lamb of God—Jesus Christ the Righteous One—can forever WASH AWAY YOUR SINS! ...

1st Corinthians 3:16-17, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”

Romans 8:8-11, “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”

1st John 3:23-24, “And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.”

Oh listen dear friend, you don't have to “ask” Jesus to save you. He wants you to accept Him! Christ has already died on the cross to pay for your sins, paying the ransom price, so that you could be redeemed from the fires of an everlasting burning Hell in the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:11-15). And by the way, the Seventh-Day Adventist cult totally deny the existence and reality of the Lake of Fire (Hell). So if SDA's are correct, you've got nothing to lose by becoming a true born-again Christian; but if what I am telling you is in fact THE TRUTH, then you will burn in a miserable tormentuous Hell for all eternity, because you will die in your sin of self-righteousness. Seventh-Day Adventism is rooted in behavior modification!!! That is all Doug Batchelor talks about—changing your heart and life so that God will accept you—and only then, when God is pleased with your changed life, send you His Holy Spirit. That is as Satanic as the Church Of Satan! Thank God for the precious blood of the Lamb of God...

1st Peter 1:18-21, “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.”

Please don't be a fool dear reader, Doug Batchelor is headed for the Lake of Fire! Please don't follow him into perdition, where the False Prophet and the Beast will spend eternity also (Revelation 14:11). Titus 3:5, “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.” The “washing of regeneration” simply means that all your sins are forgiven when you receive Jesus as your Savior, at which time you are regenerated by the Holy Spirit, Who comes to live inside (indwell) you forever. Philippians 3:9-10b, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection...” To God be the glory, great things He hath done!


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