Is it dangerous to question William Branham?
|"As for those who are guilty and persist in sin, rebuke and admonish them in the presence of all, so that the rest may be warned." |
(1 Timothy 5:20a Amplified)
Pointing out lies, inconsistencies, and false teaching is not spiritually dangerous. Remaining quiet is spiritually dangerous. Perhaps not for you, but for others. It comes down to knowing the truth, and speaking for the love of others.
The Bible says:
- But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a huge millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the open sea. Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks! It is necessary that stumbling blocks come, but woe to the person through whom they come.
We have sat for many years in a church that taught the message. As a result, we have a fair amount of frustration now about the lies we were told, and how the teaching of William Branham are used by ministers to place people in fear, take their faith off the finished work of Christ, and put their faith in works in order to control their behavior.
There is also legitimate frustration at the physical abuse that has been hid by the message, and by the spiritual abuse that has resulted in many people leaving the Message for Atheism. Why would William Branham or any message minister deserve any respect or reverence, when they have tried to intentionally deceive people?
We are not mocking. We are simply being direct and concise about how William Branham lied. We are simply being honest, and there is a certain amount of of danger in being honest. That is why Jesus said his followers would be persecuted.
Here are just some of the issues that we have found, and we hope that you take the time to read this list:
- Biblical Studies Press, The NET Bible First Edition; Bible. English. NET Bible.; The NET Bible (Biblical Studies Press, 2006), Mt 18:6–7.