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A significant portion of William Branham's followers believe that every word he said is inspired and accurate. Here are some things he said that are easily identifiable as being wrong. Some of these are currently being propagated to kids as truth by the Young Foundations Ministry, in a series of online articles called “Did you know”. (Young Foundations is the youth ministry of Voice of God Recordings, Inc. and publishes these documents on its Young Foundations website.
|What William Branham Said||Better Science (The Truth)|
|A shooting star [is] really seen a weather light.||A meteor shower has nothing to do with the weather.|
|the world is square, and the papers packed the article.||The world is a sphere (a round ball).|
|one-fourth of the people of the world never dream.||Everyone dreams (but some people just don't remember their dreams).|
|The acid of a fishes body will eat up a hook in the fishes mouth”||Fish can't eat through metal with their mouth.|
|there's thirty and nine major diseases in the world today.”||There's more than 39 disease types in the world.|
|Before they had paper, all the old ancient writings was either on rock or on skin.”||Papyrus was popular before parchment.|
|They're going to find out, someday, that they're not seeing a hundred and fifty million years of light space either. They're going right around in a circle.”||Telescopes see in straight lines all around us.|
|Right down in the center of the heart, there's a little compartment where there's not even a blood cell in it. It's not in the animal heart, only in the human heart. They say it's the occupant of the soul.”||Not as far as we can see.|
|Mustard cannot by hybrid.” (January 18, 1965)||Mustard can be hybrid|
|Opium comes from lilies.” (January 18, 1965)||Opium comes from poppies.|
|If an angel started from Mars to come here to earth, flying at the speed of light, it would take him billions of years to get here?”||If you went to Mars at the speed of light, it would take you 4 minutes on average.|
Not In The Bible Stories
When William Branham wanted to use statistics to prove his point, he would often use 80% and provide no backup for his comments.
- Now, in the meetings, there's somewhat about seventy to eighty percent that passes through the prayer line, you here, that's healed within the space of ninety days, are well.
- And during that time, cancer broke out, sickness in the Church. Oh, my. Eighty percent of the people are sick now.
- Statistics shows by doctors, I believe, that eighty percent of the women that has children that smoke cigarettes, if they'd raise their baby like they should, to the breast, in eighteen months it dies. It kills the baby, the nicotine poison in the milk of the mother. 
- They made an analysis throughout Arizona, where I live, of all the schools. They gave the children, unknowingly to them, a mental test. And guess what? Including high schools and--and grammar schools, there was eighty percent of the children suffering with mental deficiency.