Site Search:

 

Voice of God Recordings Closed Due To Sex Scandal

05/13/2018
Seek The Truth Blog

Voice of God Recordings Closed Due To Sex Scandal:

We are getting information from our overseas contacts that trouble is brewing in Nairobi, and the Kenya Voice of God Recordings office is closed due to sexual misconduct and possible criminal activity.

You'll remember that in 2014, "Message" cult leaders in Jeffersonville Indiana were approached by foreign ministers who challenged Voice of God Recordings, and Willard Collins, pastor of the Branham Tabernacle over their rejection of William Branham's statements promoting, supporting, and even advocating for polygamy. For those of you who missed it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PS2o3UoZys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsryUGfOx_E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRpfNoMrMrU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfNorgBgfuM
http://publications.seekyethetruth.com/polygamy/proud%20polygamist%20eyes%20eighth%20wife.pdf

Allegedly, while condemning "Message" cult members in Kenya who were following William Branham's teachings that promoted, supported, and advocated for multiple wives, officials of Voice of God Recordings were sexually abusing women behind closed doors. In a letter challenging Voice of God Recordings from Boniface Njiru:

"The conduct is reprehensible, shameful embarrassing and disgusting. It make us Message Believers look much worse than the denominations that we left. It is worse when such acts are associated with Message Ministers accredited by VOGR to man and guide the VOGR products and the
numerous libraries in the countryside. Even more embarrassing is the fact that those who engage in such heinous conducts of sexual immorality claim to be Christians and more so to be ministers of Christ."
- Letter to Richard Sutton, Boniface Njiru

For those interested, the copy of the letter that was sent to us:
http://publications.seekyethetruth.com/awareness/Letter%20to%20Richard%20Sutton%20VOGR.pdf

Full text of the letter:

...

Dear Richard Sutton
richard@branham.org
vogr@branham.org

Greetings to you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ who is our Kinsman Redeemer and Saviour. Let there be an abundance of Blessings to you, to your family and to the Bride of Christ from Him Which was, Him Which is and Him Which is yet to come.

My names are Boniface Njiru a Message Believer of 42 years standing and a Pastor of a little Message Congregation in the outskirts of Nairobi, one of those numerous little,
insignificant Message Assemblies sprawled all over the country, unknown yet beloved of Christ (God Hidden in Simplicity paragraph 153) My Congregation is one of the consumers of Voice of God Recordings materials and services.

It is therefore with quite some disappointment that we were notified that the VOGR has closed its Nairobi offices and all inquiries about the closure were to be directed to you. No
reasons have been given, no explanations and no apologies offered either. This is a bit unfortunate since the Nairobi VOGR office is the earliest or one of the earliest offices to be
opened. I recall that I was one of the ministers who attended the inauguration meeting of the VOGR office held at the Nairobi Intercontinental Hotel in the year 1983 when Joseph
Branham and Billy Paul invited us in order to brief us about the Libraries Project. We received the new undertaking by the VOGR towards operation of Message Libraries with a lot of appreciation. I am grateful that this project has worked so well over the years and the Malachi 4 Message has reached nearly every part of the globe. God bless you. May the Lord
keep the VOGR in that same step but also desist the temptation to send ministers or missionaries from America to the world. The Ministry in the Message ought in my view to
remain charismatic and local based (God- called Man 1958).

Dear Br Sutton you don't have to tell us why the VOGR has closed up the Nairobi office. We live here and we are quite well acquainted with the sex scandals that have bedevilled your VOGR office here affecting also some countryside libraries. We know them, The conduct is reprehensible, shameful embarrassing and disgusting. It make us Message Believers look much worse than the denominations that we left. It is worse when such acts are associated with Message Ministers accredited by VOGR to man and guide the VOGR products and the numerous libraries in the countryside. Even more embarrassing is the fact that those who engage in such heinous conducts of sexual immorality claim to be Christians and more so to be ministers of Christ. Scripture condemns such conduct in the strongest possible language,

"But Fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness let it not be once mentioned among you as becometh saints, neither filthiness nor foolish talking nor jesting which are not
convenient but rather giving of thanks. For this you know no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man who is an idolater has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ
and of God"

However it is important to point out that the VOGR has persistedly followed a policy of discrimination against African brethren who believe and practice polygamy by refusing to
appoint us as Librarians, subjecting us to humiliation, rejection, insults , derision, and denying us a smooth flow of Branham's books and tapes. We literary have to grovel and beg to receive even a token of the VOGR services that you offer, all because we dared believe the Prophet's Revelation of MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE (65-0221M). The VOGR holds that
African Brothers who believe and practice polygamy are a depraved lot, immoral and are on lower rung of godliness. I myself have been called awful names by fellow Message Believers some which are too awful to be printed here. I cant forget the hurt I felt when the Chairman of the Voice of God Recordings Joseph Branham issued a newsletter some years back and equated polygamy with sodomy. I still smart at the slur because I believe in true holiness and godliness among God's people and honour the institution of marriage even a polygamous unions. I hope and pray Joseph Branham will find room to repent before the Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Prophet said,

"I'd rather stand before God with three married women, or five married women standing by my side, than to stand there with one wife, and running with another man's... Yes, sir.
I'd have a better chance before God". (Abraham restored 61-2-11)

Dear Br Sutton I don't know how you intend to sort out this terrible sex scandal that is now associated with the VOGR, but I would suggest that just closing the Office here is not
sufficient. In most international organizations matters of sexual impropriety in workplace are dealt with very severely and I think you should conduct a careful investigation, identify the victims and their families and make restitution. The investigation should not be confined only at the VOGR offices but also be extended at local libraries some of which we hear awful reports of sexual immorality. I understand in the VOGR system each individual library has a direct contract with the VOGR so you also bear direct responsibilty.

In Africa sex is a taboo not openly discussed and some families may choose to suffer in silence rather than be disgraced by the open exposure of the plight of their children.
However they should be persuaded to discuss these issues otherwise I shudder to imagine what will happen to the children of those families some years to come? They will hate and despise the Message of our Prophet and anyone associated with it. I think the VOGR should simply own up to it and accept responsibility towards the victims especially where a victim has become a mother (as I hear that there is a child in one case!). It is not fair that you leave
the responsibility of the victim and child to the official who committed the act . I think the VOGR should step in to make amends and give financial support to the victim and the child.
All said and done I hope your organization has at least learnt that sexual aberrations are not confined to polygamy believers but monogamists too suffer the same weaknesses!

The prophet said,

"And that's what God told us to do. Not one time was we ever commissioned to discern the-- man's group. But we was constrained and commanded by God to discern the spirit in the man, what he's trying to do, what the spirit in his life is trying to lead him to. And then if we can find out that he's trying to lead the people (not to break them up, but to bring them together) and to bring the church of the living God, not all to one denomination, but to a understanding, a fellowship, a unity of spirit. Then if he is former rain or latter rain, or
whatever it is, his spirit and his purpose is right. And the spirit that's in him, no matter what move he belongs to, the Spirit that's in him is trying to point the people to Calvary,
away from himself or away from anything else, but his only achievement he has is to point them to Calvary. He doesn't care whether he's even knowed or not. He doesn't care
whether even his own movement... which is fine (See?), it's good, if he is a Methodist, or a Presbyterian, or a Roman Catholic, or whatever he wants to be by denomination.
(Discernment of spirit)

Otherwise May God bless you

"See you in the Rapture, see you in the Rapture, yes I will see you in the Rapture some sweet day"

Yours in Christ

For the Little Barefoot Cousin (Sixth Seal paragraph 80-101)

Br Boniface Njiru

Nairobi