SCRIPTURALLY... THE TRUTH
WHO WAS WILLIAM BRANHAM?
1) Was He GOD?
“Bro. Branham, it is commonly believed by many that follow your Message that you are the Messiah of this day. Is that so?”
No sir! …first place, I am not the Messiah. See? Messiah is Jesus Christ…and in Him dwelt the Fullness of the Godhead Bodily. In me just dwells part of His Spirit, the same as He dwells in you. I've been given a gift to know little things and foresee things. That makes me just still your brother, see? I am not no Messiah! I am your brother, see? Just a shepherd to the flock…And if I told you I was the Messiah, I'd be a liar, see? And I don't want to be a liar.
[Questions & Answers Book 1]
…the Sister was wrong. I am not Jesus Christ; I am His servant.
[Questions & Answers Book 4]
I'm telling them not to do it. But you see, that's got to follow the meeting. Why does people call me Messiah? …One fellow up there the other day, he had a little thing he was carrying on, wanted all the people to be baptized in my name, that'd make me an antichrist. But I'm not for those things at all: you people know that. …That only identifies the Message as true. Did they not come and try to tell John that…the First Coming of Christ, “Aren't you the Messiah?” He said, “I am not.”
[Questions & Answers Book 1]
2. Was He A WOMAN HATER?
Now you can see why I have said the things and done the things that I have done, knowing all these in my heart, brethren, sisters? I know, sisters, you've got your place and a wonderful character that God can mold in you, but I'm just trying to speak on the other side to show what you're actually from the beginning. Jesus told us to go back to the beginning to find it. That's what we are doing.
…All things go back to the beginning.
You can see, today, why people say I'm a woman hater. That's far from the Truth. I do not. They call me a woman hater. Remember, they called Paul a woman hater. A woman minister, not long ago, said, “Oh, you're like old Paul: all he had to do is pick on us women!” [Paul]…a saint of God that was permitted to write the Bible, the New Testament, and [she] disputed his words! He said, “If an angel from heaven teaches any other thing than this that I've said, let him be accursed” — let alone some woman preacher.
[Marriage and Divorce]
“Oh, you are a woman driver; you're a woman hater — you do this and that!”
No sir! That's not right! That is a falsehood. I do not hate women. No, sir! They are my sisters — if they are sisters.
[The Second Seal]
“A humble devout man of God.”
– Oral Roberts [Healing Waters]
“When the gift is operating Bro. Branham is the most sensitive person to the presence and working of the Holy Spirit and to spiritual realities of any person I have ever known.”
– F. F. Bosworth [A Prophet Visits South Africa by Julius Stadslev]
“Sometimes I was scared because of the deep sense of holiness that penetrated the meetings, but I never failed to see the gift of God in operation through His servant and to feel the warmth of love that flowed through his ministry.”
– Joseph Mattson-Boze [The Herald of Faith]
“Never had we known of any preacher calling deaf, mutes and people to pray for, and then to see those people delivered on the spot…a ministry that was beyond any that we had before witnessed.”
– Gordon Lindsay [The House the Lord Built]