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William Branham's Marriage And Divorce

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Of all the sermons that William Branham preached in his hometown of Jeffersonville, Indiana, "Marriage and Divorce" is arguably one of the most damaging to the female members of his doomsday religious cult. It could even be argued that this is the most destructive sermons of his entire recorded ministry.

When new converts are introduced to "The Message," cult pastors generally hand them a tape that was recorded away from the home church of Jeffersonville where the "deep mysteries" were preached. "When Love Projects," for instance, is a very lighthearted sermon often given to a new convert. Preached in Canada, Branham withheld a great deal of his heretical and extra-biblical teaching. The pastor at Branham's tabernacle in Jeffersonville often handed out "How the Angel came to me," which was preached in Chicago, Illinois. First-time listeners find themselves awestruck at the descriptions of supernatural events, unaware that there are deep, dark secrets that they must learn later, and the huge amount of fiction they are digesting.

"Marriage and Divorce" is one recording containing those deep dark secrets. In this sermon, women are degraded to a level lower than a dog or even a hog. In fact, that is his exact words:

"Now, there is nothing designed that can deceive, and be deceived, as easy as a woman. There is nothing designed or can stoop as low as a woman can. Think now. There is nothing designed, in all creation, that can stoop as low as a woman can. She can tear a man's heart to pieces easier than anything else there is in the world, is his wife. Let that nice little wife get to running around with some other man; look at that fellow sitting there with his children, the tears dropping out of his eyes. She is designed that way. She is designed to do this. There is no hog, no dog, or no other animal, designed like her or can stoop as low as she can stoop. Now, that is true."
Branham, 65-0221M - Marriage And Divorce

There is an abundance of examples of Branham's heretical teaching in this sermon that can be used, but they all boil down to one single point: The woman is to blame. For everything. Branham walked his listeners through his trail of thought, right back to the Garden of Eden. And then he blamed all sin and death on Eve, the mother of all living. Death, he said, came from the woman, while life, he said, came from the man.

When cult pastors are confronted with this heretical doctrine, they often respond: "He didn't mean GODLY women -- Branham was condemning the ungodly." But remember, Branham was walking his listeners through the Bible, referring to Biblical women right down to Eve. The women he referenced were not all "ungodly" -- in fact, some were righteous.

But in the end, there is little to gain when an ex-cult member discusses these things with an argumentative pastor. It is not the ex-cult member that these self-proclaimed ministers are arguing with. These cult pastors who are indoctrinating their congregations with unscriptural teaching, are arguing directly with the Apostle Paul. Paul would disagree that death came through the woman, and in fact is very clear that sin and death came through Adam.

"Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come."
- Romans 5:12-14