The Race For The Egg Car Prediction:
The turn of the century appears to be a race for an egg-shaped car prediction. "God" against the newspapers. Who won the race? Did "God" win through William Branham? Or did the newspapers win through innovation?
William Branham claimed to have had a prophecy in 1933 regarding the automobile industry. The earliest record we have of this claim is on a 1956 sermon entitled "Teaching on Moses," 23 years later.
And, you, how many can remember what a '33 car looked like back there? Oh, it kind of run out like this, and way up the back, and chopped down for the spare tire to hang on. I saw a vision, that before the coming of the Lord, that cars would look like an egg. How many remembers that prediction? Is there anybody left in here? Brother Steward's gone, and I guess. It was 1933 when we were having services over here. I guess just about all of them's gone now, since then.
- Branham, 56-0513 TEACHING.ON.MOSES
But was this "prediction" anything special? What spiritual significance did this prophecy have? Since it has nothing to do with salvation, most cult pastors claim that this prophecy pointed to William Branham, and that God was using it to point to a "messenger" for an "age." Wouldn't one assume that such a "prediction" would be strange enough to stand out against the world's current events? Otherwise, how would the world know that this was a true messenger?
In 1902, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article describing a new automobile design that was breaking all speed records. Mr. Serpollet won a contest in Nice, France using a brand-new 12-horsepower egg-shaped automobile. Was Mr. Serpollet a prophet?
In 1921, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle published another article describing German innovation. An article entitled "Sensation Created By Egg-Shaped Car With Rear Motor" described a stream-lined automobile that was making world headlines. Was the German automobile industry leaders "prophets?"
By 1930, newspapers across the United States were preparing Americans for the change coming to the automobile industry based on the innovation of engineers in several countries. The automotive industry began producing prototypes of automobiles shaped like eggs with titles such as "Freak Car Like This May Be Common In Future!" And "Future Autos May Be Shaped Like Egg and Run on Air!" (Example El Paso Evening Post, Wednesday Aug 13, 1930)
The most eye opening is an article by the Ottawa Journal that ran on April 25, 1931. "Egg-Shaped Automobile Body Predicted For Future" described the changes required in the bodies of vehicles to achieve greater speed. http://seekyethetruth.com/img/eggcar/The_Ottawa_Journal_Sat__Apr_25__1931_.jpg
Using the same logic used by "Message" cult pastors, can we say that God was promoting the Newspaper companies as the next "messengers" for our "age?" Did God want us to believe that the Newspaper journalists are "Malachi 4?"
The real question is this: Was William Branham really a "prophet?" Or was he just another automobile enthusiast?
The video: https://youtu.be/IKMWg5ABM2o
The research material, including newspaper clippings from the video: http://seekyethetruth.com/resources-easy-eggcar.aspx