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Dig A Little Deeper: Roosevelt

When you examine William Branham's statements regarding government officials and those running for candidacy, it is very evident that there were political motivations behind some of the statements in the sermons. Though Branham claimed that he was "neither democrat or republican, I'm a Christian," his rants against political leaders would seem to say otherwise.

While we do not have any recorded statements concerning president Roosevelt during his run for president or his time during office, we do have expressions of memories describing this time period by Branham on recorded sermon. As we've shown in other places, these memories are not always found to be truthful, however we can find a thread of truth in-between the lines of fiction. And this thread of consistency seems to be one having ties to Branham's former pastor, Rev. Roy E. Davis.

Branham describes his being at a Roosevelt rally as the election campaign made its way through Southern Indiana:

Well, it's just too bad. Well, we just have to put up with... Our day's coming. That's right. Our day... This — this is the day of man. The day of the Lord will come. That's right. That's when... I stood one time to watch the late President Roosevelt when he came into a little city of ours, in New Albany, Indiana. I was working out there on high lines as a lineman.
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His memory of this rally was not a good one. He woudld often describe being upset because he had to stand in the back of the crowd with the "common people":

One time in New Albany, Indiana, when our late President Roosevelt was coming down to make a speech, and he came down by the train, and they stopped down at the river, I tell you, every place was filled up. And two or three of us preachers, little, what we call Holy Ghost preachers... I tell you, talking about a back number, we was. They wouldn't even let us get nowhere. So we had to stand way back up somewhere. But I thought, "Yeah, this is the day of man. But wait till the day of the Lord comes." Amen.
56-0403 SHEPHERD.OF.THE.SHEEPFOLD

When the late Mr. Roosevelt come to the little city (my city's too small for him), but when he come to New Albany, just below me... I think we got about twenty-one thousand; they got about twenty-seven thousand. But he stopped there in one of his elections and electioneering, and, oh, my, everybody just filled the whole country around there to see Mr. Roosevelt. Well, I was like Zacchaeus, I was too little. So I... to look over the crowd, so I got way up on top of the hill. And the train stopped near the river. And he stood on the back po — or the back part of the train to make a little speech. And so I backed my truck up to a shed and climbed up on top of the shed to look. I thought, "Well, you know, nobody knows I'm here now; probably Mr. Roosevelt doesn't either." Doesn't make much difference. But I want to live so that when Jesus comes, that He will say to me like He did to Zacchaeus, "Now, come down off of that shed." I'm sure we all feel that way, don't we?
56-1002E ELISHA.THE.PROPHET

I came down, and I thought... Well, they told us we could go down and hear him. He was going to make just a little whistle stop like when he came through the city. And oh, how everybody gathered out. Well, time us workmen got there, well, I had to get on top of a shed way back up here to even see the man walk out.
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Before Branham started promoting the idea that he prophesied regarding president Roosevelt, his statements concerning the late president would clearly display his political viewpoints. Some of them were with mixed emotion, but generally speaking, they were negative:

But let me tell you, when Mr. Roosevelt... The man is dead. Let him rest; I trust he is. Come in, and run in three or four terms, and taken over, just a preliminary dictatorship. I can prove to you, that in the Scripture, where That said it'd take place. That's right. We haven't got no more constitution. She is broke to pieces. Everything is all smattered. The Republicans is just as bad. It's six of one, and a half a dozen of the other one. 204 For, every kingdom is going to be smashed, but the Kingdom of Jesus Christ shall stand and reign forever. That's right. Upon... Daniel saw the Rock hewed out of the mountain, and hit the political world back there and mashed it into a grinding powder like that, like the wheat on a threshingfloor of a summertime. But that Rock grew into a great mountain that spread over the hea-... filled the whole heavens and earth. That's it.
54-0509 THE.INVASION.OF.THE.UNITED.STATES

Why is it each day you make a mistake, each day you do wrong? But if you're borned again, man or woman, as soon as you make the mistake, God knows you're sorry for it. You'd stand in the Presence of — of President Roosevelt or anybody else and say, "I'm wrong; God forgive me for this thing." Why? And there's where the Blood atonement... You notice that s-i-n-s. A sinner is a sinner; he does not commit sins. But the church commits sin, does wrong, gets a wrong thought, wrong impression, makes scruples, wobbles like a little child walking, trying to learn how to walk. He just don't know how to walk good yet, 'cause he's a little boy. But we have a hand that reaches down if we — gets us and steadies us, and say, "Make this step this a-way, son." He doesn't pick us up and spank us because we made a mistake; He doesn't beat us to death because we're trying to walk. He loves us like we love our children.
60-0522M ADOPTION.3


Over time, Branham starts to claim that he was speaking against Roosevelt during his time under Pentecostal pastor Roy E. Davis. Like other recorded statements regarding Branham's personal opinion, these negative statements against Roosevelt later turned into a description of what he called "prophecy." But remember,there is a thread of truth that can be found between the fiction. Branham started claiming that he "prophesied" of the downturn in Roosevelt's policy:

The president which now is, President Franklin D. Roosevelt... (Now remember, this is twenty-eight years ago.) will cause the whole world to go to war; and the new dictator of Italy, Mussolini, shall make his first invasion towards Ethiopia, and he will take Ethiopia; but that'll be his last. He shall come to his end.
60-1113 CONDEMNATION.BY.REPRESENTATION


The irony is found in Roy E. Davis himself. Davis was Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, recorded in the United States Senate giving testimony in his establishment of the White Knights throughout the midwest. Branham was Davis's assistant pastor.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt ran for office under the disguise of a Klan supporter, and even pushed Klan agendas from time to time. Roosevelt is viewed negatively for nominating Hugo Black for the supreme court — while it was public knowledge that Black was affiliated with the Klan.

While we do not find recorded statements to confirm this, it is our opinion that WMB supported Davis during a portion of his run for election. Simply based upon his memories of Roosevelt, there was a combination of supportive statements and very negative emotions. Generally speaking, the Klan were supporters until they realized that Roosevelt was using them as a tool for election.

Towards the end of his run for election, Roosevelt started making decisions that angered the Klan. He started accepting the support of the Catholics, Jews, blacks, and union organizers. Trying to sway the vote against Roosevelt, the Klan issued this statement:

"Don't be fooled. Farley is ROOSEVELT; Tammany Hall, Catholic controlled, is ROOSEVELT.... EVERY PROMINENT ROMAN CATHOLIC YOU CAN FIND IS FOR ROOSEVELT..... The Underworld is a unit for Roosevelt. The gangsters of Chicago, St. Louis... and New York are for Roosevelt.... Roosevelt, their subservient tool, will turn our country over to Tammany and thus we will have CATHOLIC CONTROL OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND LIFE, if he is elected.... BE AWARE OF THE 8TH OF NOVEMBER!"
Wade, The Fiery Cross: The Ku Klux Klan in America


This statement, issued by the Klan, pretty much sums up Branham's political agenda for years to come. One can easily take this same statement, change the name "Roosevelt" to "Kennedy," and apply the same position towards any of the politically minded statement Branham made concerning President Kennedy before, during, and after his presidency.

The problem is that Branham tied these politically-motivated statements to what he called "prophecy."

1933, one morning going to the Baptist tabernacle, I went into a trance, saw a vision. I saw President Roosevelt was going to help lead the world to a world war, told it that morning. They was going to lock me up for it.
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As time progressed, and a better understanding of the war was given to the public, Rev. Branham would change his views on the instigator. In later accounts, Branham would proclaim that he had prophesied that Hitler was the one in his vision that caused the whole world to go to war. The vision was said to have even predicted the country of origin for Hitler, where he would become a dictator, and the mystery around his death.

The next vision foretold that an Austrian by the name of Adolph Hitler would rise up as dictator over Germany, and that he would draw the world into war. It showed the Siegfried line and how our troops would have a terrible time to overcome it. Then it showed that Hitler would come to a mysterious end.
BRANHAM, LAODICEAN.CHURCH.AGE

Now, look what happened now. In... President Franklin D. Roosevelt took America to England's tea party. That's right. Germany never picked on us; we picked on them, throwed the whole world into a war, to cause a world war.
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But the truth is that Roosevelt was not the instigator, and did not lead the world into war. World War II began in March 1939, and United States finally joined into the war after over 2 years of battles between world powers — in 1941. The United States joined into the war after several other countries, even major world powers, had entered into the war.

These are the dates each country entered into the war:

Australia 3/3/39
Germany 9/1/39
France 9/3/39
Great Britain 9/3/1939
New Zealand 9/3/1939
S. Africa 9/6/1939
Canada 9/10/1939
USSR 9/17/1939
Italy 6/10/1940
Japan 9/22/1940
Bulgaria 4/24/1941
Romania 6/22/1941
Hungary 6/27/1941
India 12/7/1941
Panama 12/7/1941
Yugoslavia 12/7/1941
Costa Rica 12/8/1941
Dom Rep 12/8/1941
El Salvador 12/8/1941
Haiti 12/8/41
Honduras 12/8/1941
Nicaragua 12/8/1941
Manchukuo 12/8/1941
Netherlands 12/8/1941


Five world powers were already at war as either Axis or Allied forces. Though it was necessary for the United States to get involved to stop Germany as their forces grew, Roosevelt was hesitant to join the fighting. Instead, Roosevelt insisted on preventing Japan from becoming a part of the war or a supplier of military supplies. It was Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor that ultimately led to the United States joining the war, and only as retaliation from a first strike.


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Branham's statements concerning president Roosevelt:

Now, look what happened now. In... President Franklin D. Roosevelt took America to England's tea party. That's right. Germany never picked on us; we picked on them, throwed the whole world into a war, to cause a world war. The Germans built the Maginot Line, which there — any veteran here knows what she took there at the Maginot Line. Women, given the right to vote, elected President-elect Kennedy — with the woman's vote, the wrong man, which will finally be to full control of the Catholic church in the United States; then the bomb comes that explodes her. There's seven things predicted, and five of them has already happened. So you can judge yourself how far away we are. We're near the end. If them five things happened, these other two things are bound to happen. It's just got to happen. I do not think that Mr. Kennedy will have much effect now, because he'll make a wonderful president in order to bring in the others to get a scene set just like they have in England, like they did Mexico, like they did everywhere else, like that. And the American people, so unstable, not spiritually; they're smart, but too smart for their own good. Intelligence swings backward sometime and backfires. So they... (I'm preaching on that this morning, in a little bit.) So we find out we're — we're right on the verge... The reason I said this, that's the reason I pressed that the other day so hard the way I did, but it was that that did it. That's right. Women's vote that put... Did you notice the rallies on the television? Nixon to be pretty near all men. All of them wanted to kiss Kennedy (the women), jumping astraddle the cars and everything like that, jumping up and down. And now, let me bring something else. I haven't got it written here, but on magnetic tape (And this is taped too.)... 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, standing at the — that sch — Lane Tech High School (They were there.), I said, "This year is going to be the changing point of America. I'd just come from overseas — don't know why I come. Come back; canceled my meetings in Africa and around — come back." Billy Graham, something mysterious, he canceled his. Tommy Osborn canceled his. And we all crossing the United States in meetings. I said, "America will either receive or reject Christ this year." Then I said, "When they elected in Indiana, a twenty-two year boy — year old boy to be judge," the Spirit of the Lord came on me and I said, "They'll finally have a president that'll be one of these crew cut, playboy, beatnik-type presidents, a ladies' man." Now, them's predictions years ago. See where we're at? It's later than we think.
60-1113 CONDEMNATION.BY.REPRESENTATION

Now, to you that's crippled, and all twisted and afflicted here, my heart goes out for you when you see me here on the platform pronounce blessings upon some of the people. There's been several of them here that's all crippled and twisted up has been healed. You've heard of that. For instance, Mr. Upshaw here that was crippled for sixty-six years. There's not a one of you that was in the condition that he was in since a little boy, and tried to be healed when he was seventeen years old when he had his back first broke. He was like President Roosevelt, our late president, from his waist down, is where it had him. I only could do as God told me to do, to see a vision and tell him about it, what would happen.
51-0505 MY.COMMISSION

I stood one time to watch the late President Roosevelt when he came into a little city of ours, in New Albany, Indiana. I was working out there on high lines as a lineman. I came down, and I thought... Well, they told us we could go down and hear him. He was going to make just a little whistle stop like when he came through the city. And oh, how everybody gathered out. Well, time us workmen got there, well, I had to get on top of a shed way back up here to even see the man walk out.
53-0907A LORD.SHOW.US.THE.FATHER.AND.IT.SUFFICETH.US

Look like if God would've wanted to heal him, He would've healed him when he was a young man and his bones were all flexible, soft. Looked like He wouldn't have waited till his bones was old, and brittle, and his back broke just like President Roosevelt, but that man who had been an invalid for sixty-six years in wheelchairs, and rolling bed, and could walk with the support of crutches to his back, rose to his feet in one moment's time and was made perfectly whole by the power of the resurrected Jesus Christ. He was acquainted with nearly all the kings and potentates of the nations, known by being a congressman. He even kindly had me to sign my name to a letter that went to Joe Stalin. That's right, and spoke to him, and told him of his healing, of how God had healed him and told him if he would come this side of the Iron Curtain he'd prove it to him. He was quite a sense of humor — the congressman was.
53-1130 HAS.THE.LORD.SPOKEN.ONLY.TO.MOSES

And as I looked, I seen that old congressman, like a shadow, going walking like that. And he was setting there with a blue suit on and a red tie. Only in the vision he had a brown suit, a kind of a chocolate colored brown, with a white stripe in it. And I said, "Congressman, have you got a brown suit with a white stripe?" He said, "My son, I just bought one yesterday." I said, "You have been a very reverent man and it — has honored God all these years. And through the honoring of God and believing God, God has... rewarding you now, to give your last days happy. You can walk Congressman. The Lord Jesus Christ has healed you, THUS SAITH THE LORD." He said, "When will I be able to walk, my boy?" And I said, "Right now, Congressman." And up he jumped from that chair, threw aside... He had big crutches that went up over his shoulders, when they'd stand him up; it was like Mister Roosevelt, I... like that, in his back.
54-0217 JESUS.ON.THE.AUTHORITY.OF.THE.WORD

But let me tell you, when Mr. Roosevelt... The man is dead. Let him rest; I trust he is. Come in, and run in three or four terms, and taken over, just a preliminary dictatorship. I can prove to you, that in the Scripture, where That said it'd take place. That's right. We haven't got no more constitution. She is broke to pieces. Everything is all smattered. The Republicans is just as bad. It's six of one, and a half a dozen of the other one. For, every kingdom is going to be smashed, but the Kingdom of Jesus Christ shall stand and reign forever. That's right. Upon... Daniel saw the Rock hewed out of the mountain, and hit the political world back there and mashed it into a grinding powder like that, like the wheat on a threshingfloor of a summertime. But that Rock grew into a great mountain that spread over the hea-... filled the whole heavens and earth. That's it.
54-0509 THE.INVASION.OF.THE.UNITED.STATES

And the fact of all the error and everything there is about it, there's something about it that the world tries to make it an Xmas, you know, and... But God still's got a Christmas in it somewhere, hasn't He? He sure has. He's got something about it, just the very names, and the thoughts of the birth of the Lord Jesus. Oh, the world's put Santa Claus in His place, sure, but not to the Christian. It's still a Christmas. Now, the Christmas is not a Protestant holiday. It's a Catholic day. The 25th of December was months and months before our... after... or before our Lord was born. Our Lord was born in April. But He wasn't born in December. If you've been in Judaea in December it's colder than this, so — so you know He wasn't born in December. And it's spelled, it's C-h-r-i-s-t-m-a-s, a mass for Christ. It's the Christ-mass. We only have one Protestant holiday in America, and Mr. Roosevelt changed that for us. Uh-huh. That's Thanksgiving. The rest of them are all Catholic days, every one of them. See? Mr. Roosevelt changed that for us. So we just have it on every Thursday, or some week, or something like that. It isn't on a regular set day any more.
54-1219M DIVINE.HEALING

One time in New Albany, Indiana, when our late President Roosevelt was coming down to make a speech, and he came down by the train, and they stopped down at the river, I tell you, every place was filled up. And two or three of us preachers, little, what we call Holy Ghost preachers... I tell you, talking about a back number, we was. They wouldn't even let us get nowhere. So we had to stand way back up somewhere. But I thought, "Yeah, this is the day of man. But wait till the day of the Lord comes." Amen.
56-0403 SHEPHERD.OF.THE.SHEEPFOLD

When the late Mr. Roosevelt come to the little city (my city's too small for him), but when he come to New Albany, just below me... I think we got about twenty-one thousand; they got about twenty-seven thousand. But he stopped there in one of his elections and electioneering, and, oh, my, everybody just filled the whole country around there to see Mr. Roosevelt. Well, I was like Zacchaeus, I was too little. So I... to look over the crowd, so I got way up on top of the hill. And the train stopped near the river. And he stood on the back po — or the back part of the train to make a little speech. And so I backed my truck up to a shed and climbed up on top of the shed to look. I thought, "Well, you know, nobody knows I'm here now; probably Mr. Roosevelt doesn't either." Doesn't make much difference. But I want to live so that when Jesus comes, that He will say to me like He did to Zacchaeus, "Now, come down off of that shed." I'm sure we all feel that way, don't we?
56-1002E ELISHA.THE.PROPHET

I thought, "If that could make a man who is living under the flag of the British Crown feel like that, when a earthly king passes by, what's it going to do when our King of king comes riding by one of these days with His beautiful Bride all clothed and has made herself ready. Though He has scars in His hands and nail prints, He will stand as a King, the King of kings and the Lord of lords. I want to see that day." I've often wondered, those Angels, when they see this great inauguration taking place, when Jesus does return in a physical body... About two years ago Mr. Moore, Mr. Brown, and myself were coming down from Roosevelt Dam. And we'd been up there visiting the nature and so forth, and having fellowship. And we begin to sing the best that we could, the old Blood songs of redemption. And it seemed like down through those desert hills it just went on and on.
57-0308 THE.GOOD.SHEPHERD.OF.THE.SHEEP

Now, another thing was the change of time. Billy called me up awhile ago, and he said, "Daddy, there's a change of time, an hour's difference. I believe, between the city and the country out here." So it's made quite a little difference. Tomorrow night, I think we should start just about a little later. You think that would be all right, Brother Sothmann? And then, to you people who are desiring prayer cards. Come and receive your prayer card. What time are you going to start the service, Brother Sothmann? At eight o'clock. All right, be here at seven. That's this... What would you... be seven... Now I got a quarter of nine now, what is... That's Democrat time, we call it down home. That's Saskatoon time. We call it at home, Democrat time, because Mr. Roosevelt was the one who did this thing. And our country set it up so they could get a... oh, "I will play golf a little longer, or something another." I don't know what they're... I don't see why they just leave it the way God made it. Don't you think that'd be better? God made the sun to go over, so just... They just settled on something about it anyhow. And so we'll start then according to this time here. Fast time, I guess we'd... it's a... fast time. At eight o'clock. So at fast time, that's daylight saving time, at seven o'clock, between seven and quarter after, something, come bring your — come and get your prayer cards, so it won't interfere with the rest of the meeting. And — and we'll see just how things come out where we have afternoon services for those who come from out of town, for the rest of the week.
57-0516 WE.WOULD.SEE.JESUS

And just as I turned, I seen the old Congressman with a brown pinstriped suit on. He wore a blue suit with a red tie at the time. He was going right over the tops of the heads of the people. He was very southern hospitality, going along, going like this. I said, "Congressman," (they run the address system to him quickly). And I said, "Haven't you got a brown pinstriped suit?" He said, "My son, I just bought one yesterday." I said, "THUS SAITH THE LORD. It looks like that God would've healed you when you were about seventeen years old and your bones all young to wait till you're eighty-six and then heal you." But I said, "He's healed you, Congressman." He said, "Do you mean to say, my son, that I can rise from this chair?" I said, "In Jesus' Name, come here." And that man, being bound to his... When they raised him up like President Roosevelt, with those great, big things over him (braces) and he walked. You know how he walked, if you knew him. And he threw those down, raised from his wheelchair, run to the platform and touched his toes like that, and stand up as a real man. And it's...?... the nation.
58-0208 THE.QUEEN.OF.THE.SOUTH

And in 1933 when the Lord, when we was having meetings over here where that Church of Christ is standing now, the old Masonic home, the vision of the Lord came to me up here and predicted that, Germany would rise up and have put that Maginot Line there. Many of you remember. And how they'd be all fortified in there, and the Americans would take a great beating right there at that line. It also said what would take place, and about Roosevelt and them things, how he would run and make that fourth term. Perfectly, just exactly the way it come to pass. And also said that cars would keep getting more like an egg, until the last days they'd be just in the shape of an egg. Now, I said, "It'll come to pass that those cars will not be run by a steering wheel; it'll be something another run." It's them cars they're bringing out right now, remote control, for safety. Correct. You won't be able to enter into a city then, a twenty-mile zone, you can just go twenty mile. You can't hit another car, because it's remote control. See, it's going like that right now. And I said, "Remember, in that day, before the end time comes, before the end time comes, that a woman... Now, you all keep this wrote down. There'll be a great powerful woman raise up, either be President, or dictator, or some great powerful woman in this United States. And she'll sink under the influence of women. Now, you remember; that's THUS SAITH THE LORD."
58-0927 WHY.ARE.WE.NOT.A.DENOMINATION

If God took the leukemia out of that girl when she was laying yonder (and one of the best hospitals, Johns Hopkins, that could be gotten), and her limbs falling from her, and one hour after the prayer was made here, that child was pronounced sound and well by the same doctors... God can't be just. Let Congressman Upshaw, who'd been in a wheelchair for sixty-six years, broken in this back, walked like Mr. Roosevelt, and would heal that man and bring him out of that chair by vision, and if another man set in the same way and met the same faith, God would be unjust to heal one and let the other one alone. He is just! It's us, friend. If we can move a past that sound barrier, if we can get to a place where it don't make any difference who says it, as long as God said it's the truth, sail on.
58-1003 LOOKING.AT.THE.UNSEEN

In the time of the Big Four meeting, it was a conference because that World War II was almost getting out of hands. And they had to get together, and put all their strategy together, and work out something, Mr. Churchill and Roosevelt, and the others, trying to put their senses together, to pool it, to find out what's best; because it was a crucial moment. It was a time when the whole free world could've blowed up. And Hitler today would've been dictator of the world. Then we'd have not had this meeting today. That's why conferences is held, and the... And the reason they put them in selected places, and — and the reason that they have to have them... And if... We're forced to a conference. That's the way they meet. And them's been great conferences. There's no doubt in my mind. And time would not permit me, my voice, to go on and say of the other great conferences down through the age that I have read about in the days of Pharaoh, and so forth. But the great conferences of this world system has been held.
59-1220M CONFERENCE.WITH.GOD

How can you preach predestination of God, foreordaining and setting, unless there's a sin atonement somewhere? Why is it each day you make a mistake, each day you do wrong? But if you're borned again, man or woman, as soon as you make the mistake, God knows you're sorry for it. You'd stand in the Presence of — of President Roosevelt or anybody else and say, "I'm wrong; God forgive me for this thing." Why? And there's where the Blood atonement... You notice that s-i-n-s. A sinner is a sinner; he does not commit sins. But the church commits sin, does wrong, gets a wrong thought, wrong impression, makes scruples, wobbles like a little child walking, trying to learn how to walk. He just don't know how to walk good yet, 'cause he's a little boy. But we have a hand that reaches down if we — gets us and steadies us, and say, "Make this step this a-way, son." He doesn't pick us up and spank us because we made a mistake; He doesn't beat us to death because we're trying to walk. He loves us like we love our children.
60-0522M ADOPTION.3

But last week, the reason I was expressing the way I did, there was more than politics included. I'd like to read you a prophecy that was given. I got on... And many... By the way, Mr. Mercier and many of them are going to take some of these old prophecies, and dig them out, and revise them a little, or bring them up to date, and put them in papers. I'd like to read some things that I'd like for you to — to... This one first. I'd like to read something to you. 1932: (Listen to this.) As I was on my way... Or as I was getting ready to go on my way to church this morning, it came to pass that I fell into a vision. Our services is being held on Meigs Avenue at the old orphans' home, where Charlie Kern lives in part of the building." (He lives just across the street now, you know.) And it came to pass that while I was in this vision I seen some dreadful things take place. I speak this in the Name of the Lord. The president which now is, President Franklin D. Roosevelt... (Now remember, this is twenty-eight years ago.) will cause the whole world to go to war; and the new dictator of Italy, Mussolini, shall make his first invasion towards Ethiopia, and he will take Ethiopia; but that'll be his last. He shall come to his end. We will be in war with Germany. Watch Russia. (Now, that's...) Communism, Nazism, and Fascism... Watch Russia. But that is not the main one to watch. It shall — also has been an evil thing done in this country; they have permitted women to vote. This is a woman's nation, and she will pollute this nation as Eve did Eden. Now, you see why I'm hammering the way I do. I got, THUS SAITH THE LORD. In her voting she will elect the wrong person. The Americans will take a great beating at a place that Germany will build, which will be a great wall built of concrete (The Maginot Line, eleven years before it was ever built.) But finally they will be victors. Then when these women help elect the wrong person, then I seen a great woman rise up in the United States, well-dressed and beautiful, but cruel in heart. She will either guide or lead this nation to ruination. (I've got in parenthesis "perhaps Catholic church.")
60-1113 CONDEMNATION.BY.REPRESENTATION

I was on my way to Sunday school, and when I was getting my Bible, a vision came before me; and I was stopped in the floor. And here was what it said. It's on yellow paper. Will be printed in the "Herald of Faith" right away, because most all of it is fulfilled. 1933 — think of this now. Many, many years ago, about twenty-eight years ago it — it taken place. Watch how accurate His Word is. Said, "We now have a president (Dwi... Mr. Roosevelt), and this Mr. Roosevelt will cause the world to go into a world war through his — in his time of his administration, his — his — as president," and then said, "And during this time they have permitted women to vote, which will be a curse to the nation. They'll elect the wrong man sometime." And they did the other day. Now, think of that. Said, "We will go to war with Germany, and Germany will be fortified behind concrete. And we will take an awful beating at this place," the Maginot Line eleven years before it was built. See? Exactly.
60-1125 CONFERENCE

Look at the prophecy the Lord give me in '33, how it would happen, "They'd permit women to vote. In voting, they'd elect the wrong person." Seven things was give, and five of them has already happened. The next thing was a great woman, a church, a power or something, would take over this United States, to rule. Then I seen it just like ashes, laying, where it come to the end. It was the end time. It said, "They'd have a machine that could drive. They didn't have to have no driver in it." They just perfected it. It said, eleven years... The Holy Spirit said to me. There it is on paper. You can't... It can't be denied. There it is on paper, as the Holy Spirit said. Eleven years before the Maginot Line was built, I said, "The Germans... America will just... President Roosevelt will be the rascal of all of them." And that's right. He was. Not hurting you Democrats' feelings, but I — I'm telling you. It's not a Democrat or Republican now. It's Jesus Christ, the Son of God, that we're talking about. I'm neither Democrat nor Republican. I'm a Christian. So then, they, whatever it was, but you notice there. And look here, the other day, if you want to see what a renegade bunch that is. Taking those machines and fix them, where, every time you'd vote for Mr. Nixon, you had to vote for this other fellow, the same time. Ed-... J. Edgar Hoover pulled the machines out. How many has been reading it? Why, sure, it's all over the whole papers, news, and everything else. You see where we're at? There's nothing honest no more but Christ. Amen. Oh, that blessed old Book! That's It. That's the only One that tells you who you are, where you come from, and where you're going (Yes, sir.), is this blessed old Book, oh, that makes me love Him. Don't it you? [Congregation says, "Amen." — Ed.] Faith in the Father, faith in the Son, Faith in the Holy Ghost, these three are One; Demons will tremble, and sinners awake; Faith in Jehovah makes anything shake. Amen.
60-1204M THE.REVELATION.OF.JESUS.CHRIST

How many remembers that vision, here in the church? Sure. Said that, how that even Kennedy would be elected in this last election. How that women would be permitted to vote. How that Roosevelt would take the world to war. How that Mussolini would go towards Ethiopia, his first invasion, and would take it; that'd be the end, he'd die off after that. How these great isms would rise up and all fall back into Communism; Hitlerism, and Mussolini, and Co-... Nazism, and so forth, would all fall back into Communism. And eleven years beforehand, it said that "We'd go to war with Germany, and Germany would be fortified behind concrete," the Maginot Line. It happened just that way. Said then, after that, would come to place that... come to pass that science would increase so greatly until they would invent a car, the cars would become more like "egg" all the time. And that vision was told right here where the Church of Christ stands now, at the old Mes-... orphans home. Charlie Kurn, perhaps in the building tonight, was living at the place at the time. One Sunday morning about seven o'clock it happened. And It said, "Then there would come to pass that they'd invent a car that they didn't need a steering wheel in it, it would be controlled by some kind of a power." They've got it now. They got it now, in magnetic power, radar control. They don't even... just set your radar to where you're going, it takes you yourself, don't have to steer.
60-1205 THE.EPHESIAN.CHURCH.AGE

And now, and as I started the Sunday school I fell into a trance. We was having it over here at the old Masonic home, Charlie Kern's place, little group of us. And I seen this President Roosevelt leading the world to a world war. Predicted! I said, "And there's three isms: the Nazi, and the Fascism, and Communism." I said... (How many in here remembers?) I said, "Keep your eyes on Communism, it'll all head up in there." I said, "Ethiopia, Mussolini will go to Ethiopia, but he'll fail." And I said, "We'll finally go to war with Germany, but" I said "Germany will be fortified in, in a great big bunch of concrete." Eleven years before the Maginot Line was built, eleven years.
60-1208 THE.THYATIREAN.CHURCH.AGE

But the Lord showed me a vision of the great powerful woman, in '33, 1933, it's on paper. Of how that "Roosevelt would cause... he would help cause the world to go to war." How that "Mussolini would make his first invasion to Ethiopia and he would take it, but he would come to a disgraceful end." And how that "Then the three ism: Nazism, Fascism, and Communism, would all wind up in Communism." And how many in here remembers me just keep having you stand, just say it over, I'd tell you, "Watch Russia! Watch Russia, the king of the North! Watch Russia, king of the North! Watch Russia, king of the North!"? How many has heard me just say, just wave that over, over? The old-timers, you see, back in the early part of the church. Just stand there and wave it over and over, "Watch Russia, the king of the North! See, what he would do, for all those isms will heap up into Russia."
60-1211E THE.LAODICEAN.CHURCH.AGE

A few days ago we... Now, I'm not Democrat nor Republican; I'm a Christian; so I don't mention these things. But I picked up an old book there that the — the Lord had gave me a vision in 1933 when I just first become a minister, going down to the Baptist Tabernacle. And He gave me a vision that morning, and I seen the first one I remember of an international affair. And I seen that President Roosevelt that was in then, and seen that we'd go to a world war. Then I seen also that — that was eleven years before the Maginot line was built, I seen Germany fortify themselves in this big concrete place. I also seen they permitted women to vote, which was wrong. And said they would — they would someday elect the wrong man; they just did it. And then... So then I seen the time of — of the end coming, and five things that the Lord let... Seven things I saw, five of them has already come to pass. I seen a powerful woman stand up to the United States. You can write this down if you do so — it's going to happen. I don't know... She's on her road now. Exactly. And she took over. And then I seen the United States just like something had burnt it over hit it, and just something, blowed up rocks and things.
61-0128 WHY

Over the nation it looked just like where rocks was blowed out and stumps was smoldering, and — and so forth. And immediately after that, Mr. Roosevelt — truly in the time of his administration here — the world went to war. And Mussolini did just exactly, and Maginot line, and everything that we spoke of. And the electing, and it was women, we know, that elected our president now. I'm... just like it is in the southland, being a southerner, they ask a lot about, "What about segregation and so forth?" I just... The...?... As an American, I — I believe...?... Whatever it takes, all right. So now, if it be our president, we have to respect it.
61-0129 TURNING.NORTHWARD

Now, look. Sodom was sinners. They were perverted, just like the world is today. Great portions of this nation is completely gone. And as I said, "We're just being honeycombed with communism and everything." Every ism, it's... Many of you, if you'd put a righteous President in every county in the whole United States, it's still gone. She'll never rise again, THUS SAITH THE LORD. 1956 she made her fatal move. Now, and she took well on her way about three months ago. Now, she's gone. Write it in your Bible; see if it's right. 1933, one morning going to the Baptist tabernacle, I went into a trance, saw a vision. I saw President Roosevelt was going to help lead the world to a world war, told it that morning. They was going to lock me up for it. And I said, "They'll go to war with Germany." Eleven years before the Maginot Line was built, I said, "There..." in that same vision I saw Germany fortified in concrete. And America took a terrible beating there, and many of you boys know what happened, was there.
61-0312 JEHOVAH.JIREH

All of them was afraid to say anything. Isn't it just like the same thing today? They were afraid to say something. So we find out, they were just loose, haphazard, drunk, carrying on, and pleasure mad, and everything else, just as it is today. Jezebel twisting those Scriptures... What did she... or them laws, as — as Jezebel will twist. Remember, Jezebel, she calls herself a prophetess to subdue the people, and she says that she is the only voice of God on the earth. She'll make the carnal mind believe that as sure as the world. There'll come a worship of a woman in the United States, and that'll be Mary. I seen it, thirty — 1931. Seven things happened. I got it right on paper here with me, wrote it in 1931. How that I said, "This President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, he will cause all the world, help do it, send the world to war." Hadn't come to war yet, during time of the depression. I said, "Another thing..." And my mother, a square-back Democrat, if she didn't look at me hard when I said that. I said, "I don't care if there's a Republican or if he was a Socialist or whatever he is, this is THUS SAITH THE LORD." And I said, "Doing this, they're permitting women to vote. And when they do that, they done one of the greatest disgraces this nation ever done." And I said, "Someday they'll pay for it." And they did at this last election. That's what elected him: women. And you precious colored people in the south, how you voted. You say, "You got no business saying that in the pulpit." Oh, yes I have; it's the Word of God. And the stain of — of Abraham Lincoln, the one that freed you, laying yonder in that museum on a woman's dress, and you sell your birthright. Shame on you. And you people, for politics, because you're just a good Democrat, voted for something like that and sold your birthrights of Americanism and Christianity to give it over to the prostitute that run us in this nation, what made us what we was. See how she's been creeping in real easy, until now she's on the throne (Sure.), the White House throne.
61-0319 JEZEBEL.RELIGION

Now, watch. I predicted seven things was yet in the making of the — before this great consummation or great thing would take place here in the United States — some great horrible thing. I said... Now, remember, this is before it started. I said we would go into a second world war. How many remembers hearing me say that, say "Amen." [Congregation replies, "Amen." — Ed.] All right. A second world war. I said, "The President that now is (I copied this off of the old Scripture — old thing yesterday) — that the President that we now have, which was (how many remembers whose it was?) Franklin D. Roosevelt..." I said, "The President we have in now will run even in the fourth term (He's on his first then.) — will run into the fourth term, and we will be taken to a second world war."
61-0806 THE.SEVENTIETH.WEEK.OF.DANIEL

Oh, the things that's got our democracy so corrupted, until it's real shaky! We used to could put a lot of confidence in our democracy. And, which, I do think it's the best form of government. But, still, our democracy is shaky. Because, we, this nation, our people, we have a constitution, and this constitution is — is our ultimate. But, yet, in that, our constitution is shaky, because it's already been broken many times. The late Mr. Roosevelt made havoc out of it. So, see, you see it can be broken. It's not much confidence you can put into it. Politics, oh, my, how shaky! People just argue, and argue, and argue, about politics. And neighbors will fall out, about it, and people that were once good friends. Some president will raise up, or somebody run for the sheriff, or something, and the other fellow on the other side of the political fence, and they'll fuss with one another until they fall out about it, politics. And I don't... hope I don't hurt anybody's feelings, but I think the whole thing is rotten. See? Yes, sir. So why would you fuss and fall out about something that ain't no good anyhow? That's right. It's just awful bad.
63-0114 A.TRUMPET.GIVES.AN.UNCERTAIN.SOUND

Now, here, many of you can remember the... for instance, the conference we had in the world crisis, when Germany and the rest of the world was at war, when President Roosevelt was president of the United States. And — and there was the other great four, they call it. They held, what they called the "Big Four Conference," of Churchill. And they met together, and they had to have what they called the Big Four Conference of the free world, because that they had to come together and pool their ideas together, and get in a strategy of somewhere, because the enemy was advancing, and he — he must be stopped.
63-0608 CONFERENCES

During the time of the last war, when Rome fell, these German soldiers... Many of you boys know about this. Them German soldiers got back up into the Vatican City there, and firing out at the Americans as they were advancing. Brother Funk, and Brother Roberson, and many, and Brother Beeler, and many of those brethren who was in that war, knows. And you know what? We issued orders that they could not fire on that city. Americans, you stood there, and you was a target to them. But at the West-... the Westminster Abbey at the... in England, you could fire on that all right; that's where the Protestants gathered. So it was all right to fire on that, but not to fire on the Vatican. Because, as President Roosevelt... I heard his speech when he — when he broadcast it that night, called, A Fireside Talk. He said, "When Rome fell," he said, "such a shame, because Rome is the head of all Christianity." Could you imagine a Protestant saying that?
63-0707M THE.INDICTMENT



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