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Vision 4: Egg-Shaped Cars Driving Themselves

John Collins4/3/2012 8:01:00 PMAs a Christian, we must ask ourselves: what spiritual significance does this vision serve? Whether this vision is correct or not, is our salvation or even our well-being in any way affected by cars that have the shape of an egg?

Though he considered science to be "of the devil", Rev. Branham was constantly amazed by science. He would speak of great feats of science he saw at the Worlds Fair, wonders of medical science, astronomy, astrology, and psychology.

In 1956, around the time of the Heinkel Cabin Cruiser, Rev. Branham claimed to have a vision of cars that would become shaped like an egg. At the time, they were considered the latest designs that would take the world by storm, but fortunately for anyone with long legs, did not.

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And, you, how many can remember what a '33 car looked like back there? Oh, it kind of run out like this, and way up the back, and chopped down for the spare tire to hang on. I saw a vision, that before the coming of the Lord, that cars would look like an egg. How many remembers that prediction? Is there anybody left in here? Brother Steward's gone, and I guess. It was 1933 when we were having services over here. I guess just about all of them's gone now, since then.
BRANHAM, 56-0513 TEACHING.ON.MOSES_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN


In 1958, after an article released by a few magazines showed cars that did not require attention while driving. These cars, according to the magazines, would be self controlled, self propelled, and the way of the future. Rev. Branham would incorporate this into his accounts of the vision, saying that the egg shaped cars would even control your speed; you wouldn't be able to hit another car because they controlled the steering and the speed according to the speed limit.

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And in 1933 when the Lord, {...} And also said that cars would keep getting more like an egg, until the last days they'd be just in the shape of an egg.
Now, I said, "It'll come to pass that those cars will not be run by a steering wheel; it'll be something another run." It's them cars they're bringing out right now, remote control, for safety. Correct. You won't be able to enter into a city then, a twenty-mile zone, you can just go twenty mile. You can't hit another car, because it's remote control. See, it's going like that right now. {...} that's THUS SAITH THE LORD."
BRANHAM, 58-0927 WHY.ARE.WE.NOT.A.DENOMINATION


The articles began to speak of electronic-powered vehicles that were self-directed. About that time, the visions changed to electronic powered cars that the driver could not steer.

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You remember, I predicted that in 1933. And it will be that way too. For I saw a vision before the end time, that great and powerful thing stood up in the United States, and she become as stubbles. So then, it's going to happen. I said, "Automobiles will--come like the shape of an egg." You know what a '33 car looked like. And I said, "There'll even be traveling on the road, they won't even have to guide it." They've already got that out; I seen it here not long ago. It'll be controlled by electronics like
BRANHAM, 60-0805 LAMB.AND.DOVE_ YAKIMA.WA


The vision started to include families that were playing games once they were commonplace on the road.

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They'll control it with some kind of a steering outfit that they don't have to touch it theirself." I seen an American family, going down a great big broad way playing cards with a glass-top car, looked like an egg
BRANHAM, 61-0312 JEHOVAH.JIREH

Now, the fifth thing. "Science will progress in such a way until they will make a car that will not have to be guided by a steering wheel, and the cars will continue to be shaped like an egg until the consummation," the end time. I seen American family going down the road in a broad way, riding in a car with their backs turned towards where the wheel should be; looked like they were playing checkers or cards.
BRANHAM, 61-0806 THE.SEVENTIETH.WEEK.OF.DANIEL_



In a book, Branham would write that the vision was exactly like the photograph in Popular Science. The egg shape would be removed from this version of the vision altogether and replaced with a bubble top.

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The fourth vision showed the great advances in science that would come after the second world war. It was headed up in the vision of a plastic bubble-topped car that was running down beautiful highways under remote control so that people appeared seated in this car without a steering wheel and they were playing some sort of a game to amuse themselves.
LAODICEAN.CHURCH.AGE


The truth of the matter is, these cars already existed by science, and he definitely saw them, they were in the popular science magazines of that day. But we must remember that science progresses quickly over time, and that the vision is another moving target.

Let's compare the original vision to the vision it became:

Original:
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I predict that cars will become shaped like an egg


What it became:
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I predict that cars will be electric, self-propelled, self-guided, shaped like an egg with a glass roof that you can watch families playing checkers or cards as it is guided down the road.


We know that families today would be playing Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo - not checkers. More than likely, they would be watching movies and eating popcorn on long trips.

We do have these cars today, and have cars with many of these features that popular science predicted long before Rev. Branham predicted them. They are very rarely seen on the roads, however, and because of the aerodynamics of the egg, probably will not be as common as Rev. Branham described. That is the reason that they did not do very well in the first place.

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