William Branham believed that he was a prophet. But on top of that, he told his followers not to interpret what he said but to simply "say what the tapes say".
So when he says that people have a right to disbelieve him, if he preaches something that is not in the Bible, then they should heed his warning. There is proof beyond any doubt that many things that he taught were not scriptural.
Quotes of William Branham
Now, if you'll notice, dear Christian friends, surely, that this is the much better way, if you'll just believe me with all your heart. I can only help you, as you believe what I say. And if I get off of the Bible, then you--then you got a right to disbelieve me. But as long as I'm preaching or teaching to you God's Word, then you should believe.
Now, why--why can't people believe the simple simplicity of a humble bunch of people (See?) and the--the voice of the signs of God? Why can't they believe it? Just like it always been. The true Word of God being made manifest, It's... They're too smart and too educated to believe the simple form of the written Word. They want to put their own interpretation to it. "It don't mean this. It don't mean that." See? It does mean that.
Listen. May I say this right quick now? Even the visions that God gives here at the place, it's so misunderstood. That's the reason you hear me on the tapes say, "Say what the tapes say. Say what the visions say."
Now, I've got something else in my heart that I've been warned of the Lord to do, some move to make pertaining to this Tabernacle, and this church; that I must go there or somewhere for a short time. It's for a purpose, a great purpose, a purpose that you know nothing about. But remember, I'm just not "ratting" around, 'cause I act like I am. I'm working in the will of the Lord, as far as I know how to work in it. See? That's the reason if you believe what I say, then do what I say do (See?); then listen to me and believe me as your brother. If you believe me to be a prophet, don't misinterpret my words.
If there's anything, so help me, if there's anything that you should know that God would tell me, God knows I would tell you just exactly. And don't add to it or take away from it; just do it just the way I say it (See?), 'cause I'm telling you from my heart the best that I know. See? You just believe that. Just--just take just--just what I say about it, and just leave it go like that. All right.
If people say, "Well then, Brother Branham, you don't believe we ought to speak with tongues?" See? Then you get exactly backwards what I've just said. Sure, I believe you should speak with tongues. And some of you people... See? But you get these, and I get these, like back here this fifteen hundred miles (You see?), being here at the Tabernacle. Just, if you don't understand it, then ask me. See? Write it back to me if you don't understand. Just say what I say here. See? And I... And you... As Paul said, "You follow me as I follow Christ." You see? Then you see I'm wrong, then get away from me (See? That's all), 'cause I'd--I'd be the wrong person. See?
- ↑ FOR.HIM.WILL.I.ACCEPT HAMMOND.IN 52-0718
- ↑ GOD.HIDING.HIMSELF.IN.SIMPLICITY.THEN.REVEALING.HIMSELF.IN.THE.SAME_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 63-0317M
- ↑ QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.1 JEFF.IN 64-0823M
- ↑ QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.3_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ 64-0830M