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Each time a new person discovers doctrinal positions of the "Message" mind control cult following of William Branham, specifically the doctrine of "Serpent's Seed," the first question asked quickly becomes: Was William Branham a member of the Ku Klux Klan?

The Klan is not the first to promote "Serpent's Seed," which is the idea that a human (Cain) was sired from an animal (the Serpent from the Garden of Eden). Hate groups in various forms have used this to promote their agenda, generally for the purpose of claiming that their opponents came from the animal. Literally, they teach their followers that those opposed to them are a lesser creature. Hitler used it in hate speech against the Jews, and it was documented as early as Iraneaus' book "Against Heresies."

But where did William Branham learn this doctrine?

Our recent study of the research regarding William Branham's mentor, Roy E. Davis, and his high-level involvement in the Ku Klux Klan revealed some surprising information with regards to "Serpent's Seed." In Davis' Pentecostal Tabernacle, newspaper articles mention two active elders of his church: William Branham and George DeArk.

The 1936 deed to Branham's Pentecostal Tabernacle is also of interest. Though William Branham claims to have buried "prophecies" in the cornerstone of the Tabernacle in 1933, the deed was not generated until 1936. And listed on the deed to Branham's church is the same George DeArk that came from Davis' Tabernacle. This is interesting, because William Branham claims that he first heard about Serpent's Seed from George DeArk. ... only at that time, he claimed to disagree with the idea that an animal had sex with Eve, mother of all living:

Now, it's been said, And I hope that my colored friends that's in here will excuse this remark, because it's absolutely not right. The first time I ever met anyone in my life, after I'd been converted... I was--met Brother George DeArk and them down there. And I was walked, and the Lord led me to a little place. And they was discussing where the colored man came from. And they were trying to say that the colored man, that Cain married an animal like an ape, and through there come forth the colored race. Now, that's wrong. Absolutely, that's wrong. And don't never stand for that. 'Cause there was no colored or white, or any other different; it was just one race of people unto the flood. Then after the flood and the tower of Babel, when they begin to scatter out, that's when they taken their colors and so forth. They're all come from the same tree. That's exactly right. Adam and Eve was the father and mother, earthly, of every living creature of human beings that's ever been on the earth.
- Branham, 57-1006

Most "Message" cult ministers would violently oppose any Christian who repeated what William Branham just said. When Branham later introduced "Serpent's Seed" into his lineup of "mysteries" required for "rapturing faith," Branham reversed his teaching. And interestingly, Branham compared his Serpent's Seed teaching to that of a mother bearing twins from a white male and a black male:

Now notice when she conceived here. We begin at the 4th chapter, first. And Adam knew... his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten... she said now, I have gotten a son from the LORD. Course, it had to be. No matter if it was prostitute or anything, it had to come from God, see, because that's His seed, it's the law of His seed, it has to bring forth whether it's corrupted seed, perverted seed, or whatever it is. It's got to bring forth, anyhow. It's His command. And she again bare his brother Abel. No more knew him. Adam knew his wife, and she bare Cain and also bare Abel, twins. Satan was with her that morning, Adam that afternoon. You see the big fuss in the paper here, I believe, in Tucson now, of that woman bringing forth a colored child and a white child, at the same time. She lived with her husband that morning, and the man that afternoon. And the man would take care, the white man said he'd take care of his own child, but the colored man would have to take care of his own.
- Branham, 65-0911

There is little detail we can find about George DeArk outside of William Branham's own words. There are no references to him being religious outside of the advertisement to Klansman Roy E. Davis' church. We do find two instances of newspapers mentioning a George DeArk in secret societies. The Louisville Courier Journal announced George DeArk's promotion to "Outer Guard" of the Masonic Order, and also mentioned George DeArk's induction to the I.O.O.F. (Independent Order of Odd Fellow Masons).

But in the end, Roy Davis' involvement as Imperial Wizard is not important. George DeArk's involvement in secret societies is not important. What is important is William Branham's claim that this "mystery" that has been in existence since the rise of Gnosticism is of any value to salvation. Combined with his self-proclaimed status of "end time messenger," one has to ask the question: Would God send a messenger with an uncertain sound? Would God send William Branham to speak against a doctrine that he later would promote as critical to salvation?

Very few African Americans are aware that William Branham used the example of white-skinned people and black-skinned people when he spoke of "Serpent's Seed." Nor are they aware that William Branham was introduced to this doctrine by members of secret societies like the Ku Klux Klan. What would they say if they knew? Would they still believe that he is a "messenger from God?"