William Branham lived from April 1909, and died in December of 1965. He claimed to be a minister from God, a prophet even.
But William deceived many by twisting God’s word to suit his own selfish purpose, and still does so. Many still proclaim he was a true man of God, but he has been exposed as a false prophet. Let’s take a look why:
1. Branham was once asked , “”Is it not true that you are not saved unless you have received the Holy Ghost?” His response was, “There could take a good five hour discussion on that.”
My response: Why the 5 hour discussion? William’s answer should have been:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
2. Branham said, “I’m convinced that the same Angel that come down in the form of a Man and talked to Abraham with His back turned to the tent (yet knowing the thoughts in Sarah’s heart), is the same One here tonight. He promised it would be. I believe that that same Angel anoints us, because It was God. Do you believe it?”
My response: A man who gives praise to an angel, surely risks their own soul. For it is Jesus Christ, who deserves ALL GLORY and PRAISE.
On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. But the word of God continued to spread and flourish.
3. William Branham was photographed several times with a fire on his shoulder, and a ring above his head. When asked about it, his response was: “Put it on the shelf. They didn’t believe the others and they won’t believe this one either”. He also claimed to be Elijah the prophet, and when many believed this, he never corrected them.
If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, 2 and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” 3 you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.
2 Cor. 11:13-15
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds.
4. Braham strongly denied the trinity: God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
One of the Bible verses that shows God and the Holy Spirit are one.
Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”
Here’s another one.
You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.ses,” says the LORD.
5. Another one of Branham’s quote:
“Same thing by being a true Christian. You have to be identified with it. I preached with Moses and war-with Noah and warned the people of the oncoming judgment, to be a real Christian. I was with Moses at the burning bush; I saw the Pillar of Fire; I saw His glory. I was with Moses up there in the wilderness. To be a Christian, I have to be identified with everything God was, to be a Christian. I seen His glory; I heard His voice. Don’t try to explain it away from me now, ’cause I was there. I know what I’m talking about. I seen what happened. Yes, sir!”
6. Another quote from Branham:
“I was at the Red Sea when I seen the Spirit of God move down and part the water from one side, … through about a ninety foot sea. I seen the Spirit of God. I walked with Moses through that dry ground, across that Red Sea. I stood by Mount Sinai and seen the thunder and lightning falling. I eat manna with them out there. I drank from that Rock; I’m still doing it tonight. I was identified with the manna-eaters. I was identified with them that drunk from the rock.”
For if Satan cast himself as an angel of light, so can these liars who twist God’s word. That Branham was a false prophet, should be pretty evident to a Bible believing Christian, just by the words he spoke. But unfortunately, many choose to be lead blindly. In this day and age, so close to Christ coming, we cannot afford to be lazy. We must always be on guard, against Satan. And that is by reading the Word of God and praying to Our Messiah.
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”
1 Timothy 4:1-5
Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.
Written by: Gloria