William Branham's Visions

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This article contains links to articles on signifcant concerns regarding the message and ministry of William Branham. For artiles on Eyewitnesses, Healings, Doctrines or Prophecies click on the appropriate link.

Honest concerns about the Ministry of William Branham

Heavenly Vision. Read a vision written in William Branham's own words, taken from the tract "I Was Not Disobedient To The Heavenly Vision", which tells of a vision that commissioned his healing ministry in March, 1945. Note that this does not correspond to Israel becoming a nation, and the vision does not mention an angelic commission.

The Third Pull is very important to the Message, but very nebulous. By 1963, William Branham had said that the third pull was angels, the opening of the Word, revealed mysteries, the seventh seal, the king’s sword, the vindication of his ministry, and the spoken word. So what is the 3rd pull and why is it important?

Plum and Apple Trees. William Branham had a vision on the morning he laid the cornerstone for the Branham Tabernacle of a grove of plum and apple trees. His interpretation of this vision is clear - both Trinitarians and Oneness believers are found in the Cross. So why did he later teach that people who followed the trinity were lost? Was this early vision wrong, or was his later doctrine wrong?

The Cloud. At around sunset on February 28, 1963, a cloud appeared in the vicinity of Flagstaff, AZ and remained sunlit for 28 minutes after sunset. Believers of William Branham's see it as a supernatural sign the preceded William Branham's opening of the Seven Seals. Read the various quotes about this prophecy, and how they constantly change.

Vision of the Angels. Message Believers may point to this prophecy as being recorded on the tapes, and later fulfilled. But read the prophecy closely. Where is Joseph? Where are the litte birds? Where are the larger birds? Why are there only 5 angels in the vision? Why is the cloud not mentioned in this vision?

Rattlesnake Mesa. William Branham said that he was hunting on Sunset Mountain. But his daughter wrote that he was hunting on Rattlesnake Mesa. Gene Norman was hunting with William Branham in 1963, and said that he met up with William Branham on Rattlesnake Mesa Road. Is it evening time on Sunset Mountain, or serpent time on Rattlesnake Mesa? Big difference - so find out the truth.

The Cause of the Cloud. What caused the cloud? Did you know there was a second cloud to the north? Did you know that Dr. MacDonald (who was quoted in the Life Magazine article) was famous for his investigations of UFO's? Did you know that rockets have been launched recently that show the same cloud formation in the sky? Better check this out.

The Timing of Cloud Events. For years, followers of William Branham believed that he was hunting on February 28, 1963, the day the cloud appeared over Flagstaff. But William Branham preached in Texas on March 4, 1963, after which he drove back to Tucson to go hunting. Why is this imporant? It's because he wasn't on Sunset Mountain when the cloud appeared.

1933 Ohio River Experience. The June 2, 1933 Jeffersonville Evening News reported 14 conversions in a tent meeting held by William Branham. This is far less than 5,000 witnessing an light coming down on the Ohio river when the 17th person was being baptised, as told by William Branham. What is the truth about this story?

Hagin Prophecy. Did Kenneth Hagin and Anna Schrader predict William Branham’s death in 1964? William Branham called Anna Schrader a prophetess, so this should have been important to him.

Was William Branham Honest? "Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another." (Ephesians 4:25) What would you do if you caught William Branham lying on the tapes? Would anyone believe you?

The Man from Windsor lied on his prayer card. William Braham said he received forgiveness...and the diseases on his card came on him...and he died 6 months later...and he remained bedridden to this day...and he died a year later...and he remained in a serious condition...and he became paralyzed...and he died 6 weeks later...and he remains paralyzed. This story changes so much it is unclear whether there is any truth behind it.

The Red Herring. Voice of God Recordings has stated that you can trust the Message, despite its mistakes, because the Bible has mistakes. Ouch. Isn't that like cutting off the limb you are sitting on? Anyways, the explainations given for the mistakes in the message don't hold water. This article talks about why those arguments are smoke and mirrors.

Are Message Ministers Credible?. Ed Byskal, a hunting partner of William Branham and a major minister in the Message, came out against Peter Duyzer in an emotional story. We asked Peter if there was any truth to this story, and received a surprising reply. Get your felt hat on when you read this article.

Errors in the New Testament. In this article we outline how the New Testament was handed down, and transcribed. We explain discrepancies that are not errors, but interpretation - such as the invention of the "space between words", "lower case letters", "commas" and "periods" after the Greek New Testament was written. TRYTOSEEHOWHARDITISTOREADASENTENCELIKETHISAMEN