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William Branham Following Labeled Cult by Evangelical Times

02/28/2018
Seek The Truth Blog

William Branham Following Labeled Cult by Evangelical Times:

This article was brought to our attention today by a researcher.
Apparently, in 2002, Evangelical Times tagged the "Message" following of William Branham as a "cult" and suggests the occult may have contributed to Branham's success amidst false claims. From the article:

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Foolishly, many followers accepted his claims. In fact, when he died in 1965, many ‘expected him to be resurrected, some believing him to be God, others believing him to be virgin-born' (Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, 1988, p.96).

Should we reject these claims?

Yes, of course. After all, only God is omniscient. No human is able to reveal the thoughts and secrets of individuals. That is God's prerogative alone. To claim that the ‘light' that appeared in the photo was a ‘supernatural Being' and, by implication God, is absurd. There are plausible explanations, of this phenomenon, such as glare or reflections, accidental film exposure, or deliberate ‘touching-up'. Furthermore, now we have the complete Bible, God does not ‘reveal' himself physically to anyone, and certainly not in photographs! Apart from God's glory stamped on creation (Romans 1:19-20), all that we ‘see' of God here and now is found only in the Bible.
Also, we must reject the claim that Branham had achieved ‘exactly' what our Lord's ministry achieved 2000 years ago.

Read the full article:

Part 1:
https://www.evangelical-times.org/26489/concerning-cults-william-branham-part-1/

Part 2:
https://www.evangelical-times.org/26692/concerning-cults-william-branham-2/