The first of the seven "Visions of 1933" is about Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The president which now is, President Franklin D. Roosevelt... (Now remember, this is twenty-eight years ago.) will cause the whole world to go to war
BRANHAM, 60-1113 CONDEMNATION.BY.REPRESENTATION_
It's important that we review everything Rev. Branham said about this vision, and compare it to actual, historical fact about World War II and Roosevelt. It is also important to note that though Rev. Branham claimed that this vision came to him in 1933, the first time he mentioned it in his recordings was 1958.
Now, look what happened now. In... President Franklin D. Roosevelt took America to England's tea party. That's right. Germany never picked on us; we picked on them, throwed the whole world into a war, to cause a world war.
BRANHAM, 60-1113 CONDEMNATION.BY.REPRESENTATION_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN
From the Beginning, Rev. Branham would describe the vision as a clear insight that Roosevelt would cause the world to war with each other as another world war.
Said, "We now have a president (Dwi... Mr. Roosevelt), and this Mr. Roosevelt will cause the world to go into a world war through his--in his time of his administration, his--his--as president,"
BRANHAM, 60-1125 CONFERENCE_ SHREVEPORT.LA FRIDAY
Eleven years before the Maginot Line was built, I said, "The Germans... America will just... President Roosevelt will be the rascal of all of them." And that's right. He was.
BRANHAM, 60-1204M THE.REVELATION.OF.JESUS.CHRIST_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN _
1933, one morning going to the Baptist tabernacle, I went into a trance, saw a vision. I saw President Roosevelt was going to help lead the world to a world war, told it that morning. They was going to lock me up for it.
BRANHAM, 61-0312 JEHOVAH.JIREH_ RICHMOND.VA SUNDAY_
As time progressed, and a better understanding of the war was given to the public, Rev. Branham would change his views on the instigator. In later accounts, Rev. Branham would proclaim that he had prophesied that Hitler was the one in his vision that caused the whole world to go to war. The vision was said to have even predicted the country of origin for Hitler, where he would become a dictator, and the mystery around his death.
The next vision foretold that an Austrian by the name of Adolph Hitler would rise up as dictator over Germany, and that he would draw the world into war. It showed the Siegfried line and how our troops would have a terrible time to overcome it. Then it showed that Hitler would come to a mysterious end.
History tells us that WWII began in March 1939. The United States finally joined into the war after over 2 years of fighting in 1941, after several other major world powers had entered into the war. Below is a list of the countries, and the date they entered into WWII.
Great Britain 9/3/39
New Zealand 9/3/39
S. Africa 9/6/39
Costa Rica 12/8/41
Dom Rep 12/8/41
El Salvador 12/8/41
Five world powers were already at war as either Axis or Allied forces. Though it was necessary for the United States to get involved to stop Germany as their forces grew, Roosevelt was hesitant to join the fighting. Instead, Roosevelt insisted on preventing Japan from becoming a part of the war or a supplier of military supplies. It was Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor that ultimately led to the United States joining the war, and only as retaliation from a first strike.
Let's compare the original vision with what it became:
Roosevelt would cause the whole world to go to war
What the vision became:
Hitler would cause the whole world to go to war
Clearly, Roosevelt did not lead the world into war, and we did not "pick on them [Germany] first" as Rev. Branham claimed.