William Branham And The Conquering Power of Knowledge and Wisdom:
Alexander III of Macedon, more commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon who lived from 356 BC to 323 BC. His legacy includes the cultural diffusion of the nations that he conquered, creating a blend of the Greek culture and religion that mixed with foreign lands. In Bactria, for instance, Hellenistic culture was mixed with Buddhism to create Greco-Buddhism, and the strange mixture appears to have spread into China, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Siberia, and Vietnam.
Historians describe Alexander the Great as a brilliant mind, not only in strategic warfare, but specifically in the assimilation of entire cultures and their theologies into his own empire. Once conquered, there was little chance for revolt; the people of the foreign lands transformed from "the enemy" to "his people." In his short life span, he created one of the largest empires in the ancient world undefeated and established over twenty cities in his name.
Of those conquests, his greatest achievement was the taking of Egypt and establishing a long-lasting foothold into a culture and people vastly different than that of Greece. And this achievement was not the result of any significant battle; the fleeting military strength of the Persians was no match for Alexander's military might. But even military might could not maintain fortification among the Egyptians, as the Persian empire learned. To establish a long-lasting empire, a conquerer must invade with true power, not sword or shield. Alexander was armed with something far greater than his enemies: he was armed with knowledge.
Studying Egyptian culture and mythology, Alexander armed himself with an understanding of the people in every function of life. From the powerful rulers and governing authority to the common people and their worship of Egyptian deities. While the Persians paid little respect for Egyptian culture, Alexander entered the land filled with admiration of the Egyptian mythologies. And the people that had once rebelled against the Persian empire immediately noticed the mask of tradition that Alexander donned. As he entered Egypt paying tribute to the Egyptian gods, they worshipped, they started to see Alexander as a savior and liberator as compared to the tyranny of Persia. Not only was he anointed as Pharaoh in Memphis, the high priest named Alexander "Son of the Gods" according to Egyptian tradition. Alexander had become a deity before the people.
In comparison, this ancient cult worship and the invasion of a man who brought healing to the nation of Egypt is very similar to the invasion of William Branham as he sought out to conquer American Christianity. Though Branham's 1936 Pentecostal background of his hometown of Jeffersonville, Indiana was fundamentally surrounding the belief of a modalistic God fashioned after the Jehovah's Witness faith, Branham entered cities accepting their own tradition.
Speaking to an audience in New York, NY, Branham prayed to a Trinitarian God, fully submitting and accepting the Persons of the Trinity on September 29, 1951. Like Alexander's conquest and acceptance of foreign religion, Branham attempted to conquer New York City by becoming a Trinitarian. An offense he would later claim to be punishable by eternal damnation as acceptance of the "Mark of the Beast" from the Book of Revelation in the Christian Bible.
Like Alexander, Branham died before very important and planned campaigns were fulfilled. Alexander fully intended on invading Arabia, and Branham prophesied of invading the United States with an airplane and a tent. And like Alexander, there are multiple conflicting stories surrounding Branham's death. But if you judge the success of the two men by the peoples that were conquered, the similarities between Branham's attempt to dissolve Christianity and Alexander's success in dissolving ancient mythologies are astounding.
Fortunately, the balance of power has shifted. In the age of Alexander and even in the age of William Branham, the common people had little or no access to information. And information is knowledge, and knowledge is power. Had the Egyptians had the information on Alexander's background, they would have revolted and the mighty Alexandria would have never been built. And had the people conquered in Branham's invasion had information on William Branham's background, including the accurate details of his many fabrications, he would have been ran out of town.
Ironically, the cult claims that the tape recorder was sent by God to record the sermons of William Branham, and those very recordings are his undoing. More specifically, knowledge to study and technology to index and search those sermons are enough to bring down the house of cards.
Thankfully, we can cross-reference the message of William Branham by his own words, and we can now cross-reference his teachings by the Bible to come to this conclusion:
The two are not the same, and we know have the knowledge--which gives us the power to be set free. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqfAMLW4flM