DID YOU KNOW - Fourth of July:
Many cult followers learn their world history through recorded tapes of William Branham, some even preferring his version of history over history taught in public schools.
While Message believers in today's version of the cult enjoy Fourth of July celebrations with barbecue, hot dogs, fireworks, fun and games, the cult of yesteryear celebrated with threats of impending destruction marinaded with doom and gloom. Take Branham's "Masterpiece" for an example:
"Yesterday, fourth of July. Thomas Jefferson had signed the Declaration of Independence, him and the other board that was with him, and the Liberty Bell rang, and we was declared an independence, as a nation. According to history, there has never been a democracy at any time last over two hundred years. And that was 1776, July the fourth. And we're just eleven years left. Will it make it? No, can't, see. Eleven years. And, if it does, it'll break all history. And we see the condition of time. We see the condition of the people. We see the condition of politics. We see the condition of the world. It can't stand. It's got to sink, like the Titanic. It must go down, for theirs give room. One nation gives room to another, as it falls. And this kingdom must fall, and every other kingdom, to give room to that Kingdom that's coming, which cannot fall. "For we receive a Kingdom that cannot be moved," through this perfect image of God, the Masterpiece."
William Branham, 64-0705 - The Masterpiece
Not only did the nation last eleven more years after 1964 (very close to Branham's 1977 doomsday prediction), his tidbit of history is incorrect. The Greeks coined the term "Democracy" in 430 B.C., and Iceland is the longest continuous democracy, dating back to 930 A.D. http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/what-is-the-worlds-oldest-democracy