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is a website we have been watching from some person or people who were enslaved
in the cult of William Branham, and had heard time and again how William
Branham was a "vindicated prophet." But
like us, the phrase "vindicated" was thrown around like some beach ball, and
never landing into the hands of someone who had enough knowledge about the
subject to give an answer as to WHAT this vindication was. This website is www.searchingforvindication.com
the only answers given about "vindication of a prophet" were that Branham had a
massive healing campaign — like Oral Roberts or Billy Graham did, these people
quickly realized that every cult pastor in every cult church was sidestepping
the issue. Why?
Roberts and Billy Graham had huge healing campaigns. Did this make them "prophets?" Oral Roberts even claimed to have been a
prophet, and you can read about the prophecies that he had as self-promotion —
prophecies that failed. Does the fact
that Roberts had a healing campaign make him no less a false prophet?
was not satisfied with the cult pastors dodging the issue each time the
question was asked, and knew that their promoting the idea of an "evil spirit"
each time a member asks this valid question was absolutely against
scripture. So they decided to search for
this "vindication" themselves. (Hence
the name, Searching For Vindication.)
the first set of articles produced by Searching For Vindication, they examined
the "Ohio Bridge Prophecy," one of the many "prophecies" by William Branham
that could not be substantiated.
the years, many in the cult had tried to find supporting evidence of these 16
men who fell to their deaths in the prophecy given by William Branham. Each time a new person would search, they did
find 16 men falling to their deaths when a section of the bridge collapsed —
but it was for the Big Four Bridge in Louisville, a bridge that was built long
before William Branham was even born.
like myself, have spoken with the local Bridge Authority. Men who were alive and even remembered
William Branham would chuckle a bit when I asked them about these sixteen
men. Respectfully, they never would say
anything negative about William Branham, but under duty, was obligated to tell
the truth. The Clark Memorial Bridge —
the one that Branham claimed to have seen in the vision prior to the sixteen
men falling — was one of the safest constructions for its time. In fact, because there were so few
casualties, the method of building the bridge used for the Clark Memorial
Bridge is still used to this date.
this was not enough to persuade those who think that William Branham was a
"vindicated prophet." So Searching For
Vindication went through a painstaking effort to filter through the entire set
of newspapers and logs from the coast guard, daily recording not only deaths,
but atmospheric conditions and other information relative to the construction
of the bridge.
can read through this information yourself on their website, www.searchingforvindication.com,
but here is a summary of their findings that is listed after the search:
Each day the log contained
the wind direction, force, barometric pressure, temperature, and surf
conditions. These all had to be recorded at 4 AM, 8 AM, Noon, 4 PM, 8 PM, and
Midnight. The log also records the number and types of ships that passed. It
appears that the main types tracked were steamers and barges in tow. The
station ran a regular lookout schedule which was recorded every two hours.
Absences for vacation or sick leave were recorded. The log includes any drills
held as well as a count of vessel boardings, inspections, and most importantly,
the cases of assistance and number of lives saved. Finally, the second page of
the daily log included a record of miscellaneous events of the day, recorded in
chronological order. The log was signed by the officer in charge at the end of
We've reviewed all of these
logs and found that the Coast Guard Station ran a lookout twenty-four hours per
day, every day of the year. The logs contain information about all distress
calls, cases of assistance, and even mundane events at the station, like painting
the kitchen, or buying groceries to supplement rations. The log contained
accounts of drownings, body recoveries, suicide attempts, aiding prohibition
agents in executing searches on remote islands, etc. There were heart-wrenching
entries about young children drowning and Coast Guard personnel administering
resuscitation for up to 90 minutes in a failed attempts to save young lives.
The log covered capsized boats, mechanical problems, cars crashing into the
river, saving unsuspecting canoeists headed for the peril of the falls, and
even records of recovering a little boy's lost bicycle that ended up in the
The Coast Guard station was
located a few hundred yards from the Municipal Bridge and ran a constant
lookout. There's no record of any accident where sixteen men fell from the
bridge to their deaths and drowned.
There's also no evidence of
construction in 1936 as was suggested by one reader.
the time they finished their search, I think it was obvious that they realized
that instead of "vindicated," William Branham was very much
"un-vindicated." But they continued.
For Vindication put together an interactive timeline of events that occurred
early in William Branham's ministry, and found some very shocking results.
records were found, confirming that William Branham was born April 6, 1907 —
invalidating his many stories in sermons like "How An Angel Came To Me," where
the "fortune teller" told him that he was "born under a sign" in the year
1909. He could not have been born a
second time! Not to even mention the
fact that they found a third date given on his first marriage license. Before the story of the mystic woman was
given, Branham also claimed to have been born in 1908!
also found census records and confirmed birth dates showing how William
Branham's siblings were born in Indiana — not the hills of Kentucky. Branham himself moved to Indiana before age
three according to census records — but he would often tell stories of how he
hunted and trapped in the hills of Kentucky to support his poor family. There are even songs, such as the "Cabins
Location," that immortalize Branham's stories of his childhood with his
siblings in Kentucky.
these records show that his childhood stories are just another fabrication in
the huge web of things that are simply not true.
timeline shows newspaper articles of Branham's siblings marrying, divorcing,
and then getting re-married — by William Branham himself. In public, Branham had a tremendous hatred
for any minister of the gospel that would do anything that would even slightly
violate certain parts of the Mosaic Law that was rendered obsolete (according
to Paul) after the New Covenant of Grace.
But then in private, Branham would massively bend rules so that his
brothers could enjoy new wives as though they were trading in for a new car
every few years.
while William Branham claims that God's wrath smote his wife and child, wrath
because he did not believe in the Pentecostal movement, the newspaper articles
tell a slightly different story. Hope
and Sharon Rose died several months AFTER the flood of 1937, and Branham's
daughter died of a short-term illness.
â€¦this is very strange, when you combine this with the fact that one of
Branham's closest friends, Dr. Sam Adair, performed the autopsies! But this was not the shocker!
shocker was that William Branham was already ministering at a Pentecostal
tabernacle BEFORE the flood! A fact that
now uncovered, completely eradicates his ENTIRE conversion story before it even
strange new turn of events sent Searching For Vindication on a new journey, one
that investigates the history behind the Branham Tabernacle, and all the
stories William Branham told that surround the Pentecostal Tabernacle — that
should have NOT been Pentecostal according to Branham's many conversion
such event is one that all cult followers immortalize: The 1933 Baptism.
of you are familiar with that story — because it is one of MANY "commission"
stories that Branham claimed to have had to "vindicate" his ministry.
1965, Branham reminds his followers once again of the story:
now, I ask you at this hour, you people here of Jeffersonville. In 1933, the supernatural
Light that fell down yonder on the river , that day when I was baptizing five hundred in the Name of Jesus Christ, as
about a twenty-year-old boy. What did It say, Jeffersonville? What was It at
the foot of Spring Street there, when the Courier Journal, I believe it was the
Louisville Herald, packed the article of It? It went plumb across the Associated Press, plumb into Canada.
Doctor Lee Vayle cut it out of the paper, way up in Canada, in 1933. When I was baptizing my seventeenth
person, under this Witness; and you know the rest of the story. And
when I was standing there, baptizing the seventeenth person, a Light come down
from Heaven, shining down above there, like a Star falling from the Heaven. A
Voice said, "As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of
Christ, your Message shall forerun His second Coming, into all the world." This
day this Scripture is fulfilled.
This Day This
Scripture Is Fulfilled preached in Jeffersonville, Indiana on February 19, 1965
what Searching For Vindication found was not a great event, so great that the
Associated Press would quickly travel to the little town of Jeffersonville,
Indiana to cover this incredible breaking news that God had spoken from the
was not five hundred being baptized, not even close. In fact, there was not even seventeen, the
number Branham gives when he fabricates a story about God speaking from the
fact, this is the only thing that the newspapers wrote about the event — which
to them was simply about another few people seeking their salvation:
CONVERTED — Fourteen conversions are reported in a tent meeting conducted at
Eighth and Pratt streets by the Rev. William Branham.
the five hundred, not even the seventeen.
And not some of the greater numbers Branham gives when he exaggerates
this story with even more added details.
as the time that he claimed that five thousand were converted:
That day down
there, about thirty-three years ago, or thirty-four, standing on the banks of
the Ohio River there, at the bridge, and about five thousand people or more gathered on the banks. I was
just about twenty years old, twenty-three, twenty-two or twenty-three years
old, my first revival.
Go Awake Jesus
preached in Shreveport, Louisiana on November 30, 1963:
he claims that TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE were standing there to witness it!
It's all down
through the records. The first time that was ever taken, the Canadian newspaper
packed it thirty-one years ago, across the whole province of Canada, all the
provinces, the Dominion of Canada. Said, "A mystic Light appears over a minister
while baptizing in the river." That was in 1930, at the foot
of Spring Street at Jeffersonville, Indiana, when around ten thousand people was standing there. And I was baptizing
my seventeenth person.
A Testimony Upon
The Sea preached in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada on July 26, 1962:
anxious to hear the upcoming results from the study on Branham's first years as
a Pentecostal pastor in the church that the other Pentecostal Pastor Roy E.
Davis started. The same Roy E. Davis
that was establishing the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which would have
been the one that taught William Branham the mystic knowledge of Freemasonry.
after everything I myself have uncovered in the many fabricated stories Branham
told, this one shocks even me. I had no
idea that Branham was a Pentecostal minister before the flood. I had no idea that he was preaching at a
Pentecostal church — when practically the entire world believes that he started
out as a Missionary Baptist preacher.
knew that the story of the 1933 Baptism, specifically the part about the mystic
light speaking from the heavens so that ten thousand people would witness God
telling the world that William Branham was the "next forerunner" of Christ.
I did not know that it was such a small event — so small that it received just
a tiny little section in the newspaper — less than the seventeen that were
baptized before Branham's claim that "God spoke from the heavens and it changed
the hearts of over five thousand people."
recently watched a documentary on the ancient religion of Hindu, from the
country Branham wanted so badly to return to:
documentary described how the story of the Hindu gods were embellished so that
the people would worship them more. The
people themselves KNEW that they were adding details to the story, but their
form of worship was not to worship in truth — they would rather invent new
stories and greater stories to make their god sound more powerful.
question I will leave you with is this:
Which "god" did William Branham serve?
Was it the God of the Bible, the One True God? The God that not only ASKS us to follow all
truth — the God that IS TRUTH?
did William Branham serve another god, one that required fabricating
supernatural events so that he sounded greater than he really was? One that the truth was not good enough — when
Branham sold his soul to this god, he was required to add fictional details to
lift this god into power?
you rather serve the God of the Bible?
Wouldn't you rather believe in Jesus Christ?
IS power in the Gospel of Jesus Christ — the simple Good News that God loved us
so much that He sent His only Son to suffer and die for our sins so that we do
not have to. The Good News that Christ
paid our penalty, and now holds the keys to death, hell, and the grave. The POWERFUL story that Christ rose again, so
that we will rise with Him!
not a power that the cult would enjoy and immortalize with added fictional
details. It doesn't turn people into
wizards, give them super-human abilities, or make them communicate with the
dead like William Branham claimed to have done for the mother whose son had
"gone on to a better place."
is the power of Love. It will change
hearts. When you tell others of the
Gospel, you can take the most violent sinner and make them into the most humble
seeker of Truth.
made my choice as to which God I will serve.
Won't you make the same choice?
for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!