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Are Cult Leaders Honest About The Cabin

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Are Cult Leaders Honest About The Cabin:

On our government records page, we've pointed out the inaccuracies of Branham's "log cabin childhood" stories in the hills of Kentucky. The Branham family moved to Indiana when William Branham was three years old, and most of his brothers were born in the busy river port city of Jeffersonville -- not in the hills of Kentucky. Why does Branham claim that he and his other siblings were raised in the log cabin?

Interestingly, this "hallowed spot" is quite a money-making extravaganza. Some of the more prominent cult leaders in Jeffersonville give tours to the "spot where it once stood," and unsuspecting victims travel into the middle of absolutely nowhere and see an empty wilderness. They all stand around like Native Americans, scared to step on the "sacred ground," trying to catch a "spiritual glimpse" of the place where Branham [allegedly] bustled with his brothers and sister for his [allegedly] widowed mother.

Recently, there has been some question as to whether the spot is even in the correct county. While Branham claims the "cabin" was in "Cumberland County, Kentucky," the 1910 census places the family in Metcalf County, KY.

In the October 1948 issue of Voice of Healing, Branham begins his Life story telling the tale of the "log cabin." In his original version, there are no "supernatural lights," and he places no significance whatsoever on the cabin.

But most interesting is his description in 1948.

"I was born in the state of Kentucky in a little old log cabin. It had no floor, just the hard dirt. It had just a few rooms in it, a little kitchen off to one side. The building was made of large logs, and I remember that as I used to look at it I'd think that house would never come down -- it's too big and strong. But friends, there's a housing project there now. Why? Because here we have no continuing city, but we're seeking one to come."
- William Branham, "Life Story of Rev. Wm. Branham" Voice of Healing.

Since the 1948 publication of this article, photos have been presented, drawings made, paintings spread on canvas, internet websites, and more. All of them depict a run-down shack, with decrepit trees, sitting on the middle of an open field in the middle of nowhere in Kentucky. Are these the "large logs" that "would never come down?"

The photos and paintings of the cabin are that of a boarded structure, not a log structure:

Also, if you look closely at the pictures, you'll find no structure large enough for a "few rooms," (it's a one-room cabin) and there is no "kitchen off to one side." Instead, there is a shelter to store firewood off to the side.

Are cult leaders purposefully misleading unsuspecting victims by driving them to the middle of an abandoned field?

Branham clearly states that there is a "housing project there now." This, in 1948 English, is saying that a neighborhood full of houses now sits where that log cabin once stood. Later in his "Life Story," William Branham makes the same statement to describe his old schoolhouse. Those who live in Jeffersonville are aware that neighborhoods filled with houses now stand where the old schoolhouse once stood.

Strangely, Branham uses this phrase in his recorded sermons. "there's a housing project there now." Cult leaders have been aware that a city had been built over the "cabin's location."

Are cult leaders purposefully leading unsuspecting victims to a location that has absolutely nothing to do with William Branham? If not, who told them its location?

Also, why is Voice of God Recordings selling different "Life Stories" with several "supernatural" additions? And why is this "Life Story" not for sale? Are they purposefully misleading the people?

Do they know where the "cabin" was? Did it even exist?

Write them and ask!

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