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Billy Paul Branham And The Letters Of Legal Defense

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Billy Paul Branham And The Letters Of Legal Defense:

When one examines the lifestyles of the Branham family, and especially after digging into the legal matters that surround the actions taken with the business entities that have proven to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars under the status of "non-profit," there is a sudden realization that things are not as they seem. None of the attorneys used by the Branham family in the most important legal matters appear to be indoctrinated by the teachings of William Branham. Why do they use "worldly attorneys?" Do they trust their "business" in the hands of Almighty God? Do they distrust the followers who have been through legal school and are capable of representing their business matters?

William Branham often used phrases in his more astonishing claims that led his followers to believe that he, also, was using attorneys for the business he called "the business of Divine Healing." As he described situations that were extraordinary, a complete defiance of both science and nature, Branham liked to claim that he had sought out legal representation. Yet not a single cult follower in the legal profession is aware of any of these legal documents. They have never laid eyes upon them, never heard mention of their existence, and quite frankly overlooked the fact that William Branham claimed to have boxes and boxes of them. Why did William Branham himself not seek legal advice from his followers in the legal profession? And if these "legal documents" exist, why are they not plastered all along the walls of Voice of God Recordings?

Recently, at the Still Waters Children's Indoctrination Camp, Billy Paul Branham retells one of William Branham's stories concerning "divine healing" in a school for the deaf and mute.

They brought seven children from the mute school that was born deaf and dumb, and five of them got into the line that night. And all five are pronounced perfectly well. I've got their pictures, their testimony, and sent home to their loved ones, all five of them. Born deaf and dumb, pronounced by the doctor, not... by doctors, they taken over to California, and California doctors pronounced them well. Five of them... I got—I've got letters there then from a legal defense and everything like that if they come in.
Branham, 47-1207 - Experiences

This wasn't the only "experience" Branham told concerning the healing of deaf or mute children. Nor is it the only time Branham mentioned using legal documents to confirm their healing:

A little school up here in Washington, and we have this stated, Notary Public, that nine people from a deaf-mute school, all nine of them was talking near normally when they left the platform.
Branham, 53-1104 - Deep Calleth Unto The Deep

But in Billy Paul's version of the story, in (strategically?) a different time and place, there were one hundred and fifty six children healed! And he used this story to give hope to one child in the group who had a hearing impairment. How painful was this experience for the child after leaving, when the impairment remained? Even if Billy Paul's version of the story matched William Branham's version, what benefit was this tale for the child? Shouldn't he be teaching her of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and how these "jars of clay" will one day fade away to a new body? Or excite her about heaven, when she would one day hear perfectly well?

Let's ignore the fact that Billy Paul's version would have made international news and been studied in textbooks. Instead, let's ask the simpler question:

Let's see these letters "from a legal defense." ... and ask why a "legal defense" was necessary.