You can ordinarily watch Mark Taylor blather on with his notoriously wrong prophecies on the television program belonging to the disgraced televangelist, rapist, tax-evader, and felon, Jim Bakker. Taylor is one of the many charismatic prophets, like revivalist and “Holy Ghost Bartender,” Rodney Howard Browne, who have made pro-Trump spiritual prophecies into a cottage industry. And most recently, Taylor argued that calling him a false prophet would invoke God’s righteous anger.
Taylor calls himself the “firefighter prophet” (he was formerly a firefighter), and last month he made the headlines for claiming that Satan uses chemtrails to block people from experiencing God’s supernatural power. In a recent YouTube video, Taylor tried to provide some deflection from his failed prophecy attempts and then gave some imprecatory words towards those who hold his prophecies to be fallacious.
Taylor says in the video, “We have this movie that we rehearse over and over in our head, how we feel that something is supposed to come to pass, and when something doesn’t come to pass in the way that we’ve rehearsed it in our head—these unexpected expectations—then people say, ‘Oh, that’s a false prophecy. It just didn’t come to pass the way you wanted it to.”
But to what does Taylor refer? What prophecies of Taylor were fulfilled, just in slightly different ways as expected?
Taylor prophesied that Barack Obama would serve a third term. Defending his objectively false prophecy, he now claims that Obama is running a “shadow government,” and his prophecy indeed came true.
Deuteronomy 18, however, warns that if someone gives a prophecy and it doesn’t come to pass as expected, that they are to be discounted as a prophet, never revered or respected again, and even stoned to death.
Taylor went on to explain that those calling him a false prophet might die on account of it.
“I tell these keyboard commandos that before you hit that enter button and you attack someone, you had better make sure that they are not God’s anointed. People don’t understand the implications of that. You are literally taking your life into your own hands right now because judgment is here. It’s not coming, it’s here on the earth right now and God’s not putting up with it. So before you go calling someone false, you have better make sure that you have got all your facts and your ducks in a row.”
We just want to go out on a limb here and say, explicitly, that Mark Taylor is a false prophet. He has prophesied things that are, objectively, false. God’s wrath is not upon us; it’s upon him.