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In our search to find out the truth and to separate fact from fiction as it relates to William Branham's ministry, the biggest issue that we have run across is whether William Branham is credible with respect to the various stories he relates describing supernatural experiences.

Credibility refers to the believability, trustworthiness and reliability of a person or message.

Was William Branham credible?

As a minister of the Gospel, one starts off with the assumption that William Branham was credible. But that assumption can be eliminated or overturned if it can be demonstrated that, at times, he did not tell the truth. This might not necessarily mean that he was lying, as it is possible to believe that what you are saying is the truth but it's really not.

The following items have caused us to question William Branham's credibility (click on the links to read a detailed explanation of the issue):

Asking for Hope's Hand in Marriage

Do you remember the funny story of William Branham asking Charles Brumbach if he could marry Hope? If so, then here are some things you may not know:

1) Charles and Hazel Brumbach divorced in November of 1931.

2) Charles married Grace Creigh four months later, and moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Fort Wayne is a 3.5 hour drive north of Jeffersonville (in a modern car on a modern highway).

3) Hope's mother continued to live in Jeffersonville.

4) Hope and William were married in 1934 in Fort Wayne.

5) When William Branham went to ask Charles for Hope's hand in marriage, it was after a sermon spoken by Roy Davis on a Wednesday night. Roy Davis' church was in Jeffersonville and they walked to her house from church.

6) William Branham said that he asked Charles if he could marry Hope, and that Hope asked her mother, on the same night, at the same house.

And what did William Branham say about his in-laws? He said that Hope's "mother was a very prissy sort of a woman. Fine woman, but she belonged up in the ranks, you know. And so Charlie was just a good old humble brother."