Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned. (Titus 2:7-8a)
Integrity is something you can put your faith in. If a bridge has integrity, it is complete (not missing any parts), sound (built with good quality material, design, and it will hold your weight without collapsing), and incorruptible (it won’t decay). Those three components of integrity are all mentioned in Webster’s dictionary.
Dr. Henry Cloud defines personal integrity as “the courage to meet the demands of reality.” Dr. Cloud writes the following in his book titled Integrity: “…in the real world, we must be in touch with what is, not what we wish things were or think things should be or are led by others to believe they are. The only thing that is going to be real in the end is what is.” (pg 106).
When we look at the stories, the vindication, the prophecies, and doctrines of William Branham – we see a lack of integrity. The stories are cunningly devised fables. The prophecies don’t hold water with history. The vindication is self-promotion, and the doctrines continually point to a man. What once looked like a prophet coming down from Sunset Mountain with an angelic message of truth, has been downgraded to a false prophet coming 'round Rattlesnake Mesa with a plagiarized message, a big imagination, and a picture from a pulp magazine.
As the foundation of the message is revealed, the time will come when the waves of reality will lap at your feet.
Would you risk your health to cross a bridge that was decayed, and may not bear your weight? If not, will you risk your soul on the message of a man who lied to you over and over again?
Where is the integrity in William Branham’s message?