No one dared oppose William Branham when he was alive
We have often heard this excuse for someone maintaining their continued belief that William Branham was a prophet, in light of the massive amount of evidence that has been compiled to the contrary?
- You sound convincing now but no one dared oppose William Branham when he was alive.
Is this true?
Many disagreed with him
William Branham admitted that most disagreed with him. He recognized that people were turning their backs on him:
- "And, brethren, who is listening to this on tape, I was a great guy when I come among you, just healing the sick, speaking of visions and showing things. But when I went to tell you the truth about the Word, what did you turn your back on me for? Do you realize it's just fulfilling what the Scripture said? Yes, it does that way. Now I can hardly get in a place." 62-0908
There were many preachers who hopped on the "Divine Healing" bandwagon. Many people in the Pentecostal ranks flocked after "signs and wonders" and readily opened their doors to any evangelist who claimed to produce them. So, why did people eventually turn their backs on William Branham?
He claimed they rejected him because of his teachings.
THEY DID. They rejected his "Word teachings" because they were not Biblical; therefore they were not Word.
So what do we do with that?
According to William Branham's own words, when his message was rejected it was over:
- "Notice when the Message is rejected and the messenger seems to be defeated, that's when God steps on the scene, his message is over." 63-0116
William Branham claimed that his message was unadulterated Gospel and Scripture:
"My message that's truly unadulterated Gospel and Scripture, and the people have to reject it to fulfill the Word." 57-1211 And according to his own words, his "Gospel Message" was rejected: "America: low-down, rotten, filthy, no good. That's exactly right. She's been a great nation. She's carried the Gospel message. What makes her the way she is? Because she's turned down the Gospel Message, and rejected the truths." 61-0108
For those who truly believe that William Branham had a "message" for his day, you might want to heed his words:
- "What happened if they tried to keep that manna over? It contaminated. It would kill them. That's the reason we got so many spiritual dead, so-called Christians. They're eating a glare of another day. They're eating manna that's already contaminated." 64-0125
Any way you look at it, William Branham's message was over... 50 years ago.