About Seek Ye The Truth
||About John Collins
Almost 36 years in the Message, the name of the group of people following the teachings of William Marrion Branham. John is the grandson of Willard Collins, current pastor of the Branham Tabernacle, which is the home church of Rev. Branham in Jeffersonville, IN. Jeffersonville is also the location of the headquarters of the organization, Voice of God Recordings.
John is the son of one healed by God of rheumatic fever during the ministry of Rev. Branham.
Seek Ye The Truth is dedicated to those who are following the Message, and to those who are no longer in the Message but serving Jesus Christ. Our goal is to remind both groups that we serve a living God who does not look to any organization, doctrine, mystery, or gift of the Spirit; we serve a God who looks at the heart.
Our purpose is to point others back to the Bible, which is the Absolute. All words of men may fail, but the Word of God will never fail. We should put our hearts and minds back on Jesus Christ, who died on the cross so that ALL could be saved by grace through faith.
Seek Ye The Truth started as a central place for all Message believers to ask the questions openly and anonymously, many of which they had in their hearts and minds for many, many years and were afraid to ask. The original goal was to go "hand in hand" with the local pastors in Jeffersonville, spreading the answers and vindicating the teachings of William Marrion Branham.
After a conversation with the local pastor regarding those who had fallen into worship of William Branham and those who had fallen into worship of Branham's son, it was evident that it would not be a joint effort. The conversation did not match the sermons preached by the same pastor, and could only lead to confusion.
Research began for a book, which was to include all of the many things William Branham preached that were doctrinally and historically sound. The goal was to show the people who followed Branham that though he was a prophet of God, he was still a man. He was not an object of worship, and the people had turned to idolatry in placing his every statement equal to the "Voice of God."
This website first contained a very small list of discrepancies, and only for a few days. Within only two days time, it was identified by someone within the Organization, and broadcast quickly to pastors across the nation. One pastor felt it his duty to threaten using a family member as a mouthpiece, while another local pastor called to threaten directly.
The local pastor was one of the key founders of the following of over two million people. When he made his threats, one phrase stood out above every other word in the conversation: "People have known about these problems for years. What does it hurt you to believe it anyway?"
It appeared that the pastor was hiding something. Something had been uncovered, something that was large enough to have the nation of followers in an uproar if discovered. Something that needed research.
As research started to progress, more false teachings were found than truths. More prophecies had failed than had succeeded. None could be proven. Bible teachings came from Gnostic texts and other strange beliefs, and did not line up with the Word of God. Scriptures were invented. Local pastors had no answer.
It is believed that other key figures in the following also hid these things from the people. Magazine articles uncovering the "cloud hoax" were discussed in private and hidden from the people with all traces of evidence removed. Most ministers even missed the fact that the Arizona appearance of angels were introduced after the magazine article, while others knew. Failed prophecies about a bridge that was built long before Branham was alive were discussed in private and hidden from the people. Works of Clarence Larkin were plagiarized, and proclaimed as "Divine Revelation" for teachings such as the Seven Seals and the Seven Church Ages. False bibles were promoted as scriptural accuracy. False prophets were promoted as "having the same anointing as Moses." Other cults were spun off. And people had "known about these things for years," expecting us to believe them!
While some live normal lives walking "middle ground," many are starting to become very hurt and abused. Many suffer depression. Physical and sexual abuse, and self condemnation.
Before long, it was found. There wasn't a single prophecy! All prophecy was given after the event happened! Most of them didn't happen at all! Every prophecy changed over time!
Because of the research that followed, the biggest scam in the history of mankind had been uncovered. One that had gained over a hundred million dollars in assets for just one of the hundreds of organizations involved in the scam around the world.
All the while, helpless and poor followers had no clue what was going on. Life's savings were donated to Lincoln Navigators, a tour bus used for vacations, and more. Money donated was untraceable, spread across the entire world in assets. Money was grown in foreign exchange as additional profit. The perfect breeding ground for the perfect money laundering scheme, with not a single church or organization that could be accused; people willingly gave their hard-earned pay!
Over time, this site slowly transformed into a site of questions into a site dedicated to help those in need. There are far more than two million followers of William Branham around the world, making it larger than some of the other cult followings, and there are almost no support groups for those desperately seeking help. Please join us as we help others.
As for me and my house, we will serve The Lord. You can read my testimony here.
God Bless You!