Are we wrong to highlight the problems with William Branham and his message?
2 Cor. 11:14: Satan disguises himself as an angel of light, to appeal to people. He cloaks falsehood in more beautiful packaging. B. Matthew 7:15-23 1. Subject: false prophets (who do not speak for God) 2. They look like the people of God. 3. They produce false disciples as their fruit. 4. There are people who call Him “Lord,” yet He tells them to depart from Him. C. Acts 20:26-31 1. Paul gives key things to pass on. 2. False teachers will arise, to draw away people. 3. We are charged to warn people. D. 2 Cor. 11:3,4 1. A different Jesus, spirit, and gospel were being spread in the first century. Kevin Lewis 2 2. False apostles do this, disguised as servants of light. E. Gal. 1:6-9 1. “Accursed” – damned, anathema 2. Even if Paul preached a different gospel, it was not to be believed. F. 2 Tim. 4:1-8 1. Keep fighting the good fight. 2. Others will distort it. G. 2 Peter 2:1-3 1. Heresy: a teaching that is sufficient to divide one from the true church, or truth from falsehood 2. Historically a. Material: held out of ignorance b. Formal: person willingly holds error and rejects truth
In Acts chapter 20, Paul told the Ephesian elders that false teachers would arise to draw people after them. He charged them to be on their guard, to warn people, and to keep watch over the church of God: