The Reason John Wept

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William Branham appears to disagree with the plain reading of Revelation 5:4-5.

What the Bible says

Revelation 5:4-5 states:

And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

The Bible says that John was weeping BECAUSE no one was found to be worthy to open the book. One of the elders consoles him by saying "Weep not because the Lion of Judah will open the book."

What William Branham said

And when the... John wept. Now, someone, as I said last week, they said, "John wept because that he could find nobody worthy." It wasn't that. A man under the influence of the Holy Ghost wouldn't weep for that. Thought that, "'Cause he wasn't worthy," maybe John himself wasn't worthy. There's nobody worthy. But he didn't weep because of that.
I believe he was weeping for joy because that he had seen the whole plan of redemption was wrote in this Book here. It wasn't because there wasn't nobody worthy, because there stood a Lamb right there was worthy. So he was weeping there, he said, "Oh, Glory to God." Listen at him directly when he goes to shouting. Now, but we find him here weeping because that he was so happy because that the Lamb had taken the Book for the--out of the hand of Him that set upon the throne.[1]

Questions to ask yourself

Did William Branham ignore the plain meaning of scripture? Was William Branham's doctrine in total contradiction to what scripture says? Why?


Footnotes

  1. REV.CHAP.5.PART.2 JEFF.IN ROJC 747-793 61-0618


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