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It has been a while since I asked Voice of God Recordings this question. Unfortunately I have never received any response. It's a subject that matters to me. So May the administrator of this lovely blessed website allow me to post this letter and may God children help me understand it. Below is the copy of the e-mail.
Dear Bro Joseph Branham & Billy Paul,
I am sendig this e-mail because as a black person I am shocked, outraged and disappointed to see on how VGR is racist and discriminating on promoting Brother Branham teaching of segregation that strictly forbids interracial marriage between a black person and a black human being which is not scriptural.
I know you know all those sermons in which he shows how racist and segregationist
(Today, we have so much fussing and stewing about this segregation of white and colored and everything)61-0411 BUT.IT.WASN'T.SO.FROM.THE.BEGINNING
64-0830E QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.4 (In this sermons he's treating that of communist)
And the list goes on. I say it's racist because the bible which is the supreme authority doesnot forbid interracial marriage. below is the list of some people who get married to other race:
Joseph while in Egypt got married to an Egyptian. I was born in The Democratic Republic of Congo which is in the African Continent. So I have studied the African history along with its various races including the one that is in Egypt.
The Hebrews were forbidden to marry Canaanites and other pagan peoples (see Exodus 34:11-16 and Deuteronomy 7:1-3). The reason was because those people worshipped idols, not because of race. In fact, the Hebrews, Amorites, Canaanites, etc. were all racially similar.
Moses was married to an Ethiopian woman and was criticized for it by his family:
Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman.
A Cushite is from Cush, a region south of Ethiopia, where the people are known for their black skin. We know this because of Jeremiah 13:23: "Can the Ethiopian [the same Hebrew word translated "Cushite" in Numbers 12:1] change his skin or the leopard his spots?""
In response to Miriam's criticism, God does not get angry at Moses; he gets angry at Miriam. Then God strikes Miriam with leprosy. Why? Consider this possibility. In God's anger at Miriam, Moses' sister, God says in effect, "You like being light-skinned Miriam? I'll make you light-skinned." So we read, "When the cloud removed from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, like snow" (Num. 12:10)
God says not a critical word against Moses for marrying a black Cushite woman.
In fact, there are no passages in the Bible that condemn or even discourage biracial marriage.
We also have King Solomon whose wife was Black.
It's obvious that those teaching was inspired to William branham by his link and love to the KU KLUX KLAN . We all know that William Branham had a soft spot for the KKK. His first pastor, Roy Davis, was a well known member of the KKK (I have official Documents of the KU KLUX KLAN to prove it) . And also with segregation as He was for segregation. Unfortunately he claimed that he could prophecy but he couldn't see that The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Lovings' convictions in a unanimous decision (dated June 12, 1967), dismissing the Commonwealth of Virginia's argument that a law forbidding both white and black persons from marrying persons of another raceâ€”and providing identical penalties to white and black violatorsâ€”could not be construed as racially discriminatory. The court ruled that Virginia's anti-miscegenation statute violated both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Chief Justice Earl Warren's opinion for the unanimous court held that:
Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival.... To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State's citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.
William Branham also seems to have confused the KKK with Freemasonry, and there is some speculation that the KKK evolved out of the Masons.
We didn't even have food to eat, in the house, so how could we pay a hospital bill, hundreds of dollars? But she, through her church society and the Ku Klux Klan, paid the hospital bill for me, Mason's. I can never forget them. See? No matter what they do, or what, I stillâ€¦ there is something, and that stays with me, see, what they did for me. And they paid the bill to Doctor Reeder. He is still living, lives here in Port Fulton, could tell you the story.
63-1110M - Souls That Are In Prison Now
Rev. William Marrion Branham
"I can never forget them. See? No matter what they do" that quotes disappointed me as a black person and many African. For your information I personally lost confidence to Voice of God and Branham teaching. So is my brothers, my family and so are many believers in Congo and in many African Countries after reading this racist quotes. A lack of confidence is growing in our hearts. Instead of condemning the KKK as they kill black people. He didn't. Weird for a man who pretend to be a prophet or messenger. I use the term pretend because after research his major doctrine were plagiarism of various author such as CLARENCE LARKINS (the 7 church ages and so forth).
IT'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND AGAINST THE 14th AMENDMENTS
I know you are aware how people reacted after watching Donnie Reagan video on youtube .Just type on YouTube: " DONNIE REAGAN RACIST" it will show you that video.
I had to stop going to message churches when I moved here in the US because of that. White people really have racist attitude when I wanted to ask a white sister in Marriage.
No black people is happy with the KU KLUX KLAN even though you have some black people in the message. Many are still in the message because of the pastors doctrines of that leaving the message means to go to hell. When I was in Africa the quotes of Brother Branham defending the KU KLUX KLAN where not available and was removed in the translation because No african is happy to follow a man who defends the KU KLUX KLAN.
With racism growing stronger in America ( Police killing black people and not being held accountable, Fraternity chanting racist songs and so forth along with the US Attorney report on racial bias) and you promoting those teachings, it's raising questions on the credibility of Voice of God Recordings.
" A black man is happy in the state he is" said Branham and " I have many precious color friends" .
Don't think black people are happy when we see that Branham is calling MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr a communist, Black people are not happy knowing that Bro. Branham was defending the KU KLUX KLAN which kills black people , we are not happy of those quotes. In Africa people are leaving one by one the message because of that. And with websites like www.seekyethetruth.com , www.believethesign.com and so many more showing how cultist is the message people now take time to search the scriptures and find out that they have the right to understand for themselves.
I know you guys are white and will say that Joseph and Billy paul Branham are not racist and blah blah blah. that we have many believers in Africa and have precious brothers of color. Those kind of quotes are hurting, OFFENSIVE AND RACIST. watch on YouTube how The Pastor DONNIE REAGAN was qualified of racist. So will Voice of God be. Let the number of people leaving the message make you understand and get that. I know as you are white people the US government will still allow you to spread those teaching and lying on the media that RACISM AND BIAS are not tolerated.
In closing I have some biblical verse I would like to share with you to make you understand that the teaching of forbiding interracial is not from God. IT'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND AGAINST THE 14th AMENDMENTS Section 1.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
GENESIS 41: 44-45 (Verse may very depending on versions)
44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt." 45 Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On,[d] to be his wife. And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt.
Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. 2 "Has the Lord spoken only through Moses?" they asked. "Hasn't he also spoken through us?" And the Lord heard this.
3 (Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.)
4 At once the Lord said to Moses, Aaron and Miriam, "Come out to the tent of meeting, all three of you." So the three of them went out. 5 Then the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud; he stood at the entrance to the tent and summoned Aaron and Miriam. When the two of them stepped forward, 6 he said, "Listen to my words:
"When there is a prophet among you,
I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions,
I speak to them in dreams.
7 But this is not true of my servant Moses;
he is faithful in all my house.
8 With him I speak face to face,
clearly and not in riddles;
he sees the form of the Lord.
Why then were you not afraid
to speak against my servant Moses?"
9 The anger of the Lord burned against them, and he left them.
SONG OF SOLOMON 1
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
So as you see now that forbiding interracial marriage is not found in the bible. read the following verse
Galatians 1: 8-9
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
God bless you
Bro Junior KANYINDA
Long Beach, California