The "One" Vision That Didn't Happen:
Of the many cult churches I've visited from coast to coast in the United States, none were so intent on proclaiming Branham's "Tent Prophecy" as the home church of Jeffersonville, Indiana. In contrast, some cult pastors ridiculed the Branham Tabernacle for believing that William Branham would rise from the grave to take one more world tour as an evangelist when this idea seems so contrary to Scripture. The Bible does state that the dead in Christ will rise, but Christ Himself is supposed to come first:
"For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
Therefore encourage one another with these words." - 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
"In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed."
1 Corinthians 15:52
As strange as it may seem to those in the "tape only" cult churches, some cult ministers actually make an attempt to reconcile Branham's claims with scripture -- even if it is directly in conflict with the
"Word out of Jeffersonville." When comparing everything Branham said about this tent vision, they could not preach it. So what did they do?
There was no real answer to this problem. Branham prophesied that he would get a large tent, one with a tiny room, where cult followers would enter with William Branham to receive their new bodies.
This prophecy itself could not be reconciled with scripture. Therefore, the ministers who tried desperately to take this back to the Bible were forced to "spiritualize it," or turn the entire prophecy
into a symbolic meaning rather than describing a physical event.
But there is more than one huge problem with doing this. Branham compared this prophecy to others in his ministry -- prophecies
that were real, physical events. To spiritualize this single prophecy, one must twist Branham's words. The Jeffersonville church refused to twist -- instead proclaiming, "SAY WHAT THE TAPES SAY."
This hard stance to promote the tent vision, however, produced even more problems for the Jeffersonville church. Yes, by changing the scriptures in 1 Thessalonians to replace "The Lord Himself" with "Lord Branham," they could explain why the tent vision was never fulfilled during Branham's lifespan. But in some of these proclamations of the "rapture tent," William Branham claimed that this was the only prophecy that had not yet been fulfilled.
That single statement is ignored by each and every cult pastor in the following of William Branham. Most of them teach their congregations that they are expecting a female president in order to fulfill one of Branham's (unfulfilled) prophecies. Others look to the Google Car, expecting another of his (unfulfilled) prophesies. Those in India look forward to another revival, where Branham himself leads an altar call of 300,000 souls. Those in Alaska wait for his return for the slaughter of a Kodiak bear. The list goes on, and on, and on.
And with each of these, the cult pastors are forced to twist the words of their Bibles -- because they refuse to alter the words of William Branham even when they are in direct conflict with each other.
But the fact of the matter is, we are following instructions from Mecca, or as some like to call it, Voice of God Recordings and the Branham Tabernacle. We are "SAYING WHAT THE TAPES SAY." If you line up all of the quotes for this "Tent Vision," it is easily apparent that it was no vision at all. It was wishful thinking, at a time when William Branham was abandoned by men who refused his false doctrines. A time when he was trying to make a name for himself without Ern Baxter. Over time, and to collect more money, wishful thinking turned into prophecy. And upon his death, prophecy turned into false prophecy.
The bottom line here does not come to opinion or difference in understanding of Branham's doctrine for these cult pastors. Branham said it. They twist the scriptures to support it. But in doing so, each and every one of them are forced to deny William Branham himself when he claimed that every prophecy except this "Tent Prophecy" was fulfilled.
How many of YOUR cult pastors still look for the fulfillment of one of these prophecies -- one of these prophecies that Branham clearly stated (often) that was already fulfilled? Are THEY twisting Branham's words after already twisting their Bibles?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRanxp5rgX4