What About the Miracles?:
â€œIf he wasnâ€™t really healing the people, why didnâ€™t that make front-page news?â€
One of the more unbelievable â€˜healingâ€™ claims WMB made repeatedly was the healing of Donnie Morton. He claimed as late as 1964 that Donnie Morton was healed, and that he was alive and well, defying the medical community's predictions about his chances of survival. WMB mentions this article directly over 30 times, but those in the congregation obviously did not fact-check the man on the platform!
The truth of the matter was quite different than what Branham claimed. Readerâ€™s Digest carried the story in November of 1952. Donnie Morton was diagnosed with meningitis and his doctors told the family that the boy was going to die. His father took him through William Branhamâ€™s prayer line and he was declared healed. But, Donnie wasnâ€™t healed, and died of meningitis and pneumonia. He never recovered, he never received his healing. The article recounts the tragedy with a bittersweet, hopeful tone, highlighting the faith and dedication of a poverty-stricken father as he faced the excruciating ups and downs of his son's illness , and the love that lives on in the memories of little Donnie.
Readerâ€™s Digest was a well circulated publication and the failure to heal WAS documentedâ€”the followers simply didnâ€™t verify what he was claiming! People simply accepted what WMB claimed without further evaluation.
If you are clinging on because you believe in the diligence of those who followed his ministry early on it is time to reevaluate. They certainly weren't diligent about this claim.