Prophets that ministered at the same time
|What do you think? |
The statements by William Branham included in these articles are so strong, they force you to make a conclusion.
(a) Will you accept William Branham's statements and conclude that he was God himself - greater than Jesus, equal to the Holy Spirit, infallible, and above reproach?
(b) Or will you conclude that William Branahm was delusional.
There is no middle ground, because to compromise these statements requires you to deny William Branham's own words. It's time to choose: is William Branham's word Infallible, or was his message fallible?
This article is one in a series of studies on the doctrines of William Branham that pointed to himself - you are currently on the article that is in bold:
- Revelation 10:7
- The Fulfillment of Malachi 4:5
- The Laodicean Church Age Messenger
- Matthew 17:11
- Luke 17:30
- Matthew 24:28
- Zechariah 14:7
- Joel 2:25
- 1 Thessalonians 4:16
- The Importance of a Seven-Lettered Name
- The Prophet and The Eagle
- The Sign of the Messiah
- Two major prophets never ministered at the same time
- William Branham's View of Himself
- William Branham and the Nation of Israel
William Branham taught that God never had two prophets on the earth as the same time. However, anyone that knows any Bible history is aware that this is totally false.
What the Bible shows
The Bible clearly states that William Branham's prophet theory is false:
- At that time the prophets Haggai and Zechariah son of Iddo prophesied to the Jews in Judah and Jerusalem. They prophesied in the name of the God of Israel who was over them."
Not only that, but the life of the prophet Isaiah spanned the ministries of Hosea, Amos, Jonah and Micah. Additionally, Jermiah was a contemporary of Joel, Exekiel, Daniel, Nahum, Zephaniah, and Habbukuk. Finally, Obadiah and Malachi's ministries overlapped. The following is a timeline showing the prophets that ministered at the same time between 800 and 400 B.C.
What William Branham taught
And it's strange, but through the Bible, He never had two prophets, major prophets in operation at the same time. He always had one prophet. Then when He got through with that one, He--taken him away and put another one in his place.
Show me one time God ever dealt any way but one single person. He never even had two prophets the same time, always an individual. Men has different ideas. Cope that together, you get a mess. God has one man He works with. There's one Elijah, then Elisha, then a John, on down to Jesus, so forth, right on down. There's a Luther, a Wesley, so forth, just right on down.
God never did deal but with one person at a time. He never even had two prophets at the same time. One! God can get one man in His hand. 
Now, God always uses a—a prophet, a man. If you use a bunch of man, you get different ideas; see, each man, two man. Never did He have two major prophets on the earth at one time. He takes one, so the other one can take its place for another day, another message. He never has two, He has one at a time.
- Ezra 5:1 NLT
- Word in Life Study Bible, electronic ed. (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1996)
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