William Branham and His Message

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For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. (2 Timothy 4:3-4)

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16)

William Branham taught many things that he said was direct revelation from God. He claimed that those things were taught by the Apostles and preserved in the Bible, but that man had so twisted the meaning of Scriptrure that we could no longer recognize truths that have long been forgotten by the Church. He also claimed to have extrabiblical knowledge of what certain passages of Scripture alluded to but didn't say outright. The problem with this is twofold. First, some of what he taught is unfalsifiable. In other words, there's no way to prove if what he said is either right or wrong. In those cases, we are instructed by the Bible itself not to accept those things as God's Word since they cannot be proven by Scriptrue itself. Second, much of what he taught directly contradicted the Bible. God wrote the Bible. God cannot lie. Therefore, anything WMB taught that contradicts the Bible could not have originated from God.

Pray for those who follow WMB's "Message," that they will acknowledge it's errors and repent of following that which God did not reveal in His Word. Pray that they will receive the Gospel of Christ and honor His Word above all else.