The Many Doomsday Predictions of William Marrion Branham:
Very few mind control cult followers remember the urgency that the "Message" cult pastors placed upon the 1977 destruction. Books were published, ads were placed in newspapers, and ministers preached around the globe that the end was in sight. Today's cult followers benefit from this one of several doomsday years William Branham predicted, because with each failed year, the cult reduces the amount of fear that holds the followers captive and oppressed.
In Tucson, Arizona, the urgency of 1977 was so strong that it reached the Tucson Daily Citizen. The title of the article stressed the fear that Pearry Green and others had placed into their congregations, "Worshipers believe world to end in '77"
But were the ministers honest with the news media?
Towards the end of the article, it appears that the news reporter brought up the subject of mind control. Pearry Green discussed a young girl who was "abducted" from a Branham cult group in Minnesota by "professional cult deprogrammers." Though his response dodged the apparent question well, one has to ask the question: If this was not a mind-control cult, why would one need deprogramming?
During the course of the article, the cult tactfully dodged the cult issue by telling the reporter that William Branham's prophetic doomsday did not originally include the year 1977. This was a prediction added later;
"And they say their faith will not be shaken if Branham's prophecy is not fulfilled this yeawr because the original vision from God about future events that Branham claims to have had in 1933 did not have the 1977 timing. That was his own prediction added later, they say."
But why would the cult misrepresent Branham's "reading" of the alleged 1932 prophecies? Why would they tell the reporter that the alleged prophecies were in 1933 instead of 1932, and that 1977 was not on the original "piece of paper" Branham kept in his "desk drawer," "cornerstone," "flyleaf of his Bible?"
When William Branham read the alleged prophecies, he clearly read the year as 1932:
By the way, Mr. Mercier and many of them are going to take some of these old prophecies, and dig them out, and revise them a little, or bring them up to date, and put them in papers. I'd like to read some things that I'd like for you toâ€”toâ€¦ This one first. I'd like to read something to you. 1932: (Listen to this.) As I was on my wayâ€¦ Or as I was getting ready to go on my way to church this morning, it came to pass that I fell into a vision. Our services is being held on Meigs Avenue at the old orphans' home, where Charlie Kern lives in part of the building." (He lives just across the street now, you know.) And it came to pass that while I was in this vision I seen some dreadful things take place. I speak this in the Name of the Lord.
- Branham ,60-1113 - Condemnation By Representation
But after reading the prophecies, and in "1932," Branham have the doomsday prediction that spawned this investigation by the Tucson Citizen reporter:
Then I seen the United States as one smoldering, burnt-over place. It will be near the end. (Then I've got in parenthesis: "I predict that this will take place." Now, remember, the Lord neâ€¦ That's what the Lord showed, but "I predict this will take place before 1977.") Upon this prediction, I base, because of the onrushing slaught that's coming now, how fast that it was moving, how long it'll take till this nation meets its place.
- Branham, 60-1113 - Condemnation By Representation
Mind control cult followers are programmed to believe that it is not destructive for ministers to constantly threaten their congregations with impending doom. Branham used the following doomsday years himself:
1954 (54-0513 #33)
1956 (56-0212 #12)
1962 (62-0518 #112)
1975 (64-0705 #76)
1977 (61-0806 #196)
1983 (63-1229M #219)
1999 (63-1124E #320)
2000 (63-1229M #219)
Listen to them here: https://youtu.be/3Q2H0ZqnMsg
In normal (not mind-controlled) churches, Christians are taught to accept Jesus Christ for their salvation, and in Him alone is their eternal security. There is nothing one can do to save themselves, outside of faith in Jesus Christ according to Ephesians 2. Oppressing your congregations with fear of impending doom is nothing short of spiritual abuse. And like any form of abuse, it leaves its victim broken, beaten down, oppressed, and in severe bondage. Is this the way of a Christian minister?
When an ex-cult member mentions one of Branham's "doomsday years," the programmed response given by the mind control of this cult is to respond, "Branham predicted -- he did not prophesy."
But William Branham also programmed his followers to believe that his "predictions" concerning Armageddon were fully accurate:
When, I predict, It's just a few more turns of the sun. This nation is gone.
- Branham, 64-0705
When one examines all of the "doomsday years" that William Branham used throughout his ministry, one must ask the question: "Did William Branham really believe in the 1977 doomsday like his followers did until 1978?"
... or was he randomly throwing out years to scare people into his cult. https://www.facebook.com/SeekYeTheTruth/photos/a.281312795303458.48697.214739791960759/690101897757877/?type=3