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Deep Study: E. Howard Cadle and the Cadle Tabernacle Klan Meetings

William Branham often used a strategy of persuasion that involved painting the picture of a courtroom in the mind of his followers, giving them the mental image of his ministry being on trial. As the congregation listened to the version of truth he presented in this imaginary courtroom, listeners could come to a conclusion based on his opinion of circumstances while he controlled the information they used to base this decision. One of the "witnesses" Branham liked to use in these imaginary "trials" was E. Howard Cadle. But was the partial information Branham presented accurate?

What if I could go call E. Howard Cadle, an old friend of mine with the Cadle Tabernacle, was a drunken sot laying out yonder, and the flies blowing his mouth and the vomiting in a barroom and a... What do you think if I could go to the celestial realms of glory and call Howard Cadle down this morning to testify? You've heard his broadcast for years through here. A bosom friend of mine down from Milltown, Indiana, where I pastored a little old Baptist church down there. I'd say, "Brother Cadle, I want you this morning, in the face of the Philadelphian Church, tell me Who you think the Son of God is?"
- Branham, 53-1213M

E. Howard Cadle was a confessed gambler and saloonkeeper who claimed to have converted to Christ and left his past life behind. Once known as the "slot machine king," Cadle was a well-known man in Chicago's "Levee" gambling district. His reputation was that of a magician with dice and cards and he was trained to manipulate and "trim the sucker" in the underworld of casino life. As a businessman, Cadle was the president of the American Shoe Repairing Company, with branches in Chicago, Terre Haute, Louisville, Dayton, Evansville, and other cities. His business locations appear to be strategically placed in cities with a reputation of a thriving gambling community.

But according to Cadle's story, he hit rock bottom before converting to Christianity. Claiming that he had no money for food for his wife and children, Cadle said that he returned to the home of his parents like a prodigal son. And after doing so, he decided to build a church. But rather than a meager church on a hillside, Cadle built a massive structure in downtown Indianapolis by putting down $305,000 in cash. In today's currency, the total downpayment for the building paid in cash would be $1.3 million, but based on the size of the structure in today's cost of construction, the Cadle Tabernacle would require several million dollars to complete

This quickly caught the attention of the news agencies. On August 17, 1922, a rather large article was published in the News and Observer newspaper. According to the reporter, "[He] was more interested in the man Cadle who put $305,000 in cash in the building and who carries it on than I was in the tabernacle."

The Cadle Tabernacle was completed and dedicated on October 8, 1921. From there, things get very strange. Rather than settle into his new church and build a congregation, Cadle formed an organization called the Cadle Tabernacle Evangelistic Association. On November 10, little over one month after its dedication, Ed Jackson, the Indiana Secretary of State was named head of the Cadle Tabernacle. This resulted in a church split, and Cadle claimed that he did not want to give ownership of his new church over to Jackson. Over a thousand members sided with Cadle, and he retained controlling interest for a period of time.

Not long afterwards, men in white hoods started coming to the meetings. During a revival, the Ku Klux Klan made the news when they delivered a message during a gathering at the Cadle Tabernacle. The congregation watched silently as the church began doubling as a spiritual "house of God" on Sunday and a meeting place for high-level klansmen at night. Newspapers are filled with articles describing visits by the Imperial Wizard, Grand Dragons, and other elite figures as they discussed their intentions to enter politics and "clean house."

While services and high-level Klan meetings were being conducted, Cadle started facing problems. After making negative statements about a religious film, Cadle was sued for libel and slander. Not long after, the Tabernacle started struggling. Cadle was not able to keep controling interest of the church. During the banks foreclosure of the church, Cadle accused those with controlling interest of not allowing the church to function in a way that paid the bills. It was during all of these problems that Cadle announced that he was running for public office under the Republican ticket.

Meanwhile, Ed Jackson of the Cadle Tabernacle began to make a name for himself in the State of Indiana, moving eventually from Secretary of State to Governer of the State of Indiana. Others supported by the Ku Klux Klan started filling seats in the Indiana State government, and those who lost their place to the Klan-supported replacements began suspecting a conspiracy. Eventually, the entire Indiana State government was under scrutiny, and Ed Jackson of the Cadle Tabernacle was accused of receiving bribes from the Ku Klux Klan. Denying his accusations, Jackson remained in office during the investigation. Eventually, enough evidence was gathered to have likely convicted him of felony crime. But unfortunately, the statue of limitations had expired on his wrondoing. Jackson was never convicted.

William Branham frequented this tabernacle during his recorded ministry. This church, the Cadle Tabernacle, was where William Branham and the infamous Jim Jones of Jonestown shared a pulpit for a healing campaign that would give Jones the boost he needed to create his People's Temple cult.

We're in this great shrine here, where thousands of souls have been saved. Your servant E. Howard Cadle, Gypsy Smith, B. E. Rediger, many other great men who stood here looking for this day
- Branham, 57-0610

But when William Branham referred to E. Howard Cadle or the Cadle Tabernacle in his imaginary trials, much of this story is overlooked. In most of his statements about Cadle, Branham referred to his gambling days as though he were a two-bit gambler -- not an owner of a saloon in one of the largest gambling districts in the United States. Oddly, he does make one single reference to the politics that went on in the Cadle Tabernacle. According to William Branham's version of the story, Cadle's gambling habits and drunkenness was due to "them Democrats" who overrun his church.

It was E. Howard Cadle, down here at Indianapolis, laying out yonder on the street, drunk, flies blowing his mouth. He staggered into the church where he had backslid. And the Democrats had made a big rally hall out of it, and went down into the basement, drunk, staggered over to the coal pile, and there laid his mother's picture. There he prayed. The darkest hour he ever seen; cold, drunk, passed out. Then Jesus came along.
- Branham, 52-0810A

E. Howard Cadle first ran for public office under a Republican ticket, not Democratic. Ed Jackson, Governer of the State of Indiana, was a Republican -- not a Democrat. And the political agenda of the Ku Klux Klan was strongly opposed to Democratic policy. Klan groups were strong supporters of the Republican party, so long as they were not Catholic, Jewish, or African-American.

Was William Branham trying to divert attention from what really happened at the Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis, Indiana? Was he uninformed of what was big news in the State of Indiana? or could it be that he was still bitter at the aftermath of the widespread cleanup in the Indiana State Government after the Klan was exposed?


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The Courier Journal Sat, Jun 5, 1920
The Indianapolis News Sat, Apr 9, 1921
The Indianapolis News Thu, Jun 23, 1921
The Indianapolis News Sat, Oct 8, 1921
The Indianapolis Star Thu, Nov 10, 1921
The Indianapolis Star Wed, Nov 23, 1921
News and Observer Thu, Aug 17, 1922
The Indianapolis News Sat, May 12, 1923
The Indianapolis News Wed, Jun 20, 1923
The Indianapolis News Tue, Feb 12, 1924
The Indianapolis News Fri, May 9, 1924
The Indianapolis News Sat, May 10, 1924
The Indianapolis News Sat, May 10, 1924
The Indianapolis News Mon, May 12, 1924
The Fairmount News Fri, May 16, 1924
The Indianapolis News Fri, May 16, 1924
The Indianapolis News Sat, Mar 29, 1924
The Indianapolis News_Sat, Jun_7, 1924
The Indianapolis News Sat, Sep 6, 1924
The Hancock Democrat Thu, Sep 18, 1924
The Indianapolis News_Wed, Oct_1, 1924
The Alexandria Times Tribune Sat, Oct 11, 1924
The Indianapolis News Wed, Oct 22, 1924
The Indianapolis News_Thu, Nov_6, 1924
The Indianapolis News Tue, Dec 30, 1924
The Indianapolis News Mon, May 4, 1925
The Daily Republican Thu, Mar 26, 1925
The Indianapolis News Mon, Jul 27, 1925 (1)
The Indianapolis News Mon, Jul 27, 1925
The Indianapolis News Tue, Nov 10, 1925
Logansport Pharos Tribune Wed, Jan 13, 1926
The Indianapolis News Thu, Apr 15, 1926
The Huntington Press Thu, Jun 16, 1927
Wilmington News Journal Fri, Aug 24, 1934
The Journal News Mon, Sep 28, 1936
The Kokomo Tribune Fri, Jan 21, 1938
The Circleville Herald Tue, Aug 1, 1939
The Decatur Daily Review Wed, Nov 22, 1939
Kingsport Times Fri, Jun 6, 1941
The Open Door, April 1956

William Branham's statements On E. Howard Cadle and the Cadle Tabernacle:

It was E. Howard Cadle, down here at Indianapolis, laying out yonder on the street, drunk, flies blowing his mouth. He staggered into the church where he had backslid. And the Democrats had made a big rally hall out of it, and went down into the basement, drunk, staggered over to the coal pile, and there laid his mother's picture. There he prayed. The darkest hour he ever seen; cold, drunk, passed out. Then Jesus come along. Yes.
52-0810A - I Am The Resurrection And The Life

What if I could call this morning… What if I could go call E. Howard Cadle, an old friend of mine with the Cadle Tabernacle, was a drunken sot laying out yonder, and the flies blowing his mouth and the vomiting in a barroom and a… What do you think if I could go to the celestial realms of glory and call Howard Cadle down this morning to testify? You've heard his broadcast for years through here. 48 A bosom friend of mine down from Milltown, Indiana, where I pastored a little old Baptist church down there. I'd say, "Brother Cadle, I want you this morning, in the face of the Philadelphian Church, tell me Who you think the Son of God is?" Hallelujah. If he could walk down tonight he'd say, "I was a drunken sot. I was laying yonder drunk, debauched, and dying. And a little mother out behind a corn crib somewhere praying in the Name of Jesus Christ, when He sent His Angel to deliver me and made a minister that sent thousands of souls to the glory Land."
53-1213M - What Think Ye Of Christ?

A bosom friend of mine down from Milltown, Indiana, where I pastored a little old Baptist church down there. I'd say, "Brother Cadle, I want you this morning, in the face of the Philadelphian Church, tell me Who you think the Son of God is?" Hallelujah. If he could walk down tonight he'd say, "I was a drunken sot. I was laying yonder drunk, debauched, and dying. And a little mother out behind a corn crib somewhere praying in the Name of Jesus Christ, when He sent His Angel to deliver me and made a minister that sent thousands of souls to the glory Land."
53-1213M - What Think Ye Of Christ?

What if I could call E. Howard Cadle from here in Indianapolis, a drunken sot, laying out yonder, the flyblows on him when he was laying in the barroom? When he walked down into the of bottom of his church, where the Democratic relatives throwed his own mother's picture on the scrap heap down there, tears rolled down out of his eyes. What think ye of Christ? Christ rose him up and he sent him thousands of souls. That drunkard, what God did for him, it's amazing grace to what He give to Howard Cadle.
54-0321 - What Think Ye Of Christ?

And now, I got a little note here, said, "When will I be in Indianapolis?" On June the eleventh to the fifteenth will be at Cadle Tabernacle at Indianapolis, Indiana, June the eleventh to the fifteenth, seating eleven thousand people.
56-0304 - Making A Way

And then—then I think—then on the eleventh to the fifteenth of June at Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis. And then the—the seventeenth, I believe, through the twenty-first of June, is at Minneapolis in the football stadium out there, seating twenty-seven thousand, at the International Convention of Christian Businessmen, speaking and having prayer for the sick each night. And now, be praying over these, do, and pray hard.
56-0304 - Making A Way

So I got about a month's constant of services before I get any let up at all. We leave right straight from here and go to Columbia; and from Columbia to Spindale; from Spindale to—to Charlotte; and from Charlotte to Anchorage, Alaska, and then come right back and in the Cadle Tabernacle, right back to Minneapolis and overseas. So we're just really—just right—one right after the other. Well, I love to do it. If you all will just pray for me, I will just keep on going. It's—it's…
56-0403 - Shepherd Of The Sheepfold

Now, the meetings are… We continue next week, go right straight from here home. I was trying to talk Brother Joseph out of letting me close this service Sunday afternoon, 'cause I got to be Louisville, Kentucky, at eight o'clock Monday morning. And I—I couldn't do it. And you talk about being a Swede, he's a Jewish. He's… All came out of something. And—and so, I, perhaps, will have to take a plane home that night, in order to be there, and let Brother Wood and them go on with the cars. And then, be home Monday. And Tuesday we leave for—for Columbia, South Carolina. And then from there to Spindale. And from Spindale, to Charlotte, North Carolina. Just right straight along, five and six nights along. And then from there to Anchorage, Alaska, and back and to Cadle Tabernacle, June the eleventh through the fifteenth, and then to Minneapolis, on the seventeenth. And from there on I…
56-0405 - The Resurrection Of Jesus

And now, I want to get right down to your heart and have a heart to heart talk with you, and for the next night or two, perhaps. As I have said that I am weak in my throat, and four months straight without any rest at all, and got to go to Alaska immediately after this. Then I get a couple weeks of rest before returning back for the big Cadle Tabernacle (eleven thousand) just in Indianapolis, Indiana. Then to the Christian Business Men over at Minneapolis.
56-0426 - Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday, Today, And Forever

So now, our next meeting begins on the eleventh of this next month at Cadle Tabernacle at Indianapolis. At the—at the Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis, from the eleventh through the fifteenth. And then, from there, over to—to Minneapolis, Minneapolis; from Indianapolis to Minneapolis, Christian Business Men.
56-0513 - Teaching On Moses

Now, we got one more week. A week from next Monday now, the services begin at Cadle Tabernacle, in Indianapolis. And we trust that the Lord will bless us up there in a exceeding great meeting. As a child with Christmas anticipations, I'm waiting for that service. I… You…
56-0603 - The Lamb's Book Of Life

Don't forget the services in Indianapolis this week. If any of you are—have any friends up that way, why, write and tell them. The services will begin tomorrow night at seven o'clock at the Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis.
56-0610 - Perfection

How did Jesus cross the stormy sea one time to the land of Gadara, to come to the aid of one maniac? And left the land of Gadara and crossed for that. Not only that, but He will come from the portals of glory to the Cadle Tabernacle tonight for any person that will believe Him and accept Him.
56-0611 - Hear Ye Him

If we had the love of God in the Assemblies, in the United, in the Church of God, in the Methodist, in the Baptist, then denominational barriers would be broke down, this Cadle Tabernacle tonight would be packed to the streets here, and the power and glory of God, and an old fashion revival would sweep this city and…?… out. If the people in this city that's called by the Name of the Lord Jesus as believers, would come together in that condition tomorrow night, a week from now, a bootlegger and a whiskey joint wouldn't be found in this city. What's the matter? Lacking of love.
56-0611 - Hear Ye Him

Oh, I know that You will, Lord, for I offer this prayer to You in their behalf. I may never get able to shake their hands in this life. But someday, standing yonder in the near future, when life is all over and the great table is set, and thousands of miles across the skies, and we look across the table to each other, and the tears running down our cheeks, like to hear them say, "Yes, Brother Branham, that night at Cadle Tabernacle, it changed my being."
56-0611 - Hear Ye Him

I turned on my radio. I thought, of Cadle Tabernacle, "That morning program isn't off yet." And I turned it on. Mrs. Cadle, and I believe, Russell Ford was singing… no, I, believing Mrs. Cadle, by herself, was singing, "I want to see Jesus, don't you?" Oh, my, I just fell over on the floor and started crying like a baby, just on my face. "When I reach the Land of that far off strand, I want to see Jesus, don't you?" That immortal soul of hers rests in the bosom of Christ tonight. That voice will never be forgotten as long as there's a people here to remember it. God bless her. 44h We certainly want to cooperate with the Cadle Tabernacle with everything that we have. May it long stand till Jesus comes, is my prayer.
56-0611 - Hear Ye Him

We certainly want to cooperate with the Cadle Tabernacle with everything that we have. May it long stand till Jesus comes, is my prayer. B's, did you say, son? B's, one to fifty? Fifty to a hundred. All right, start off with fifty. Who has B, fifty raise up your hand? Prayer card B, fifty, we'll just start and take just a few up… [Blank.spot.on.tape—Ed.]
56-0611 - Hear Ye Him

We thank Thee for everything that the Cadle Tabernacle stands for, and that is Jesus Christ. And we are grateful for the privilege of being assembled here tonight for this great convention that's going on.
56-0612 - Life Is The Healer

How many in here knows F. F. Bosworth? Let's see your hands. Just got a long distance call from him a few moments ago. They think he's dying, and he's nearly a hundred years old, preached right off this pulpit here. Had great campaigns here years ago from the Cadle Tabernacle. I've been closely associated with him for the past eight or ten years. He's been overseas with me. And nearing way up near a hundred years old, and he's just been too feeble to get around lately.
56-0612 - Life Is The Healer

And sometimes that way when we give out prayer cards, that's to keep a line in order. The men that we just prayed for was the one who introduced it. Years ago, you old customers here at the tabernacle, accustomed to coming, rather… You remember when Mr. Bosworth had his prayer lines here in the Cadle Tabernacle, maybe twenty, thirty years ago or more? That's the way he prayed for them by lining them up.
56-0612 - Life Is The Healer

"Yet a little while and the world (unbelievers) will see Me no more; yet ye shall see Me, for I will be with you (how long) to the end of the world." Is that Cadle Tabernacle in this night? The end of the age, Christ will be the same.
56-0612 - Life Is The Healer

Here's a woman standing here. I don't know the lady. I don't guess we've ever met, have we, lady? We're totally strangers. Here's just a woman standing here: Never seen her in my life, know nothing about her. She knows that's the truth. Isn't that right, lady? Now, I don't know her, never seen her, know nothing about her. She's just a woman; I'm a man. She could verify the same thing. You may know her. Maybe you're a sister right here at Cadle Tabernacle for all I know. I couldn't tell you. God knows; I don't.
56-0612 - Life Is The Healer

It's awfully warm in the tabernacle tonight, but we're happy to be here in the service of the Lord. I understand that my sister, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, and a host from Jeffersonville is here. Just as I come up, my son told me. We're sure glad to have you in the Cadle Tabernacle tonight. My mother-in-law is the mother of my first wife. It was she that walked in door with me there when E. Howard Cadle walked down and shook our hands and taken us through the tabernacle about twenty years ago or better. So we're very privileged tonight, to be serving the Lord in this day.
56-0613 - Jehovah-Jireh

As Howard Cadle used to sing, "His eyes on the sparrow, and I know He watches me." That's right. No matter what can come, God knows all about it. He's in glory tonight, watching His church. You can be carefree.
56-0613 - Jehovah-Jireh

Sister Cadle should be alive tonight, to stand here now and sing for us, "When I reach that land—on the strand—on the far off strand, I want to see Jesus, don't You? I believe that's the hunger of every Christian heart: "I want to see Jesus." Let us bow our heads just a moment. The organist, if she will, just a little note… 44 I wonder, tonight, with your heads bowed, realizing that you're an Eternity-bound person, knowing that this may be the last night that you'll every be privileged to set in the seat that you're in… You know, there's many people in the long history of this church, that's heard powerful sermons from Brother Cadle, and Brother Lincoln, many of those other great warriors, and Doctor Ford, Doctor Bosworth, Gypsy Smith. If they could only come back and set in that same seat, that you're setting in tonight, where they did sit, perhaps, what a difference it would be.
56-0613 - Jehovah-Jireh

I wonder, tonight, with your heads bowed, realizing that you're an Eternity-bound person, knowing that this may be the last night that you'll every be privileged to set in the seat that you're in… You know, there's many people in the long history of this church, that's heard powerful sermons from Brother Cadle, and Brother Lincoln, many of those other great warriors, and Doctor Ford, Doctor Bosworth, Gypsy Smith. If they could only come back and set in that same seat, that you're setting in tonight, where they did sit, perhaps, what a difference it would be.
56-0613 - Jehovah-Jireh

Now, we have one more night after tonight in this lovely gathering here in the great Cadle Tabernacle. And we're so happy to be here; and for the opened door to meet together, worship the Lord. And the Lord has been blessing us tremendously, I feel. And this great convention that has come to Indianapolis, and I am so happy that they invited me to have a part of this convention: to speak to you, the purchase of the Blood of the Lord Jesus. I've often wondered what I would do if I have two drops of the literal Blood of Christ, that I could hold in my hand in a charger. How I'd walk with it so carefully that I would not spill it. But I think tonight, I have in His sight, greater than two drops of the literal Blood. I have the purchase of His Blood before me. So I'm very careful of what I say to the purchase of His Blood. 3 So it was… It's our intention to try to help further the cause of Christ and make people—the world, as Mr. Cadle used to say it here at the tabernacle, "A better place to do—easier to do right and harder to do wrong," something of that order. And many of you has heard the—the brother say that. And we're thinking, tonight that he is—a place where they'll never be any more wrong: in glory.
56-0614 - God Provided A Lamb

So it was… It's our intention to try to help further the cause of Christ and make people—the world, as Mr. Cadle used to say it here at the tabernacle, "A better place to do—easier to do right and harder to do wrong," something of that order. And many of you has heard the—the brother say that. And we're thinking, tonight that he is—a place where they'll never be any more wrong: in glory.
56-0614 - God Provided A Lamb

Now, when the little boy was born, God proving that after Abraham had held on for all these years… When he was about twelve years old, God said, "Now, Abraham, I'm going to show those Cadle Tabernacle folks up there, one of these days, that I keep My promise; and I'll show the world that you got faith in Me. I want you… I've made you a father of many nations, and this boy, in him, I'm going to call the seed from Isaac. And I say this: that I want you to take Isaac out there and kill him."
56-0614 - God Provided A Lamb

Then in behalf of the Cadle Tabernacle and its staff, I certainly thank them, truly, with all my heart, that it's certainly been a great privilege to be here under the roof of this great mammoth church here. I say this without hesitation. I believe this is the best acoustics and the best arranged church for a healing campaign that I ever walked in in my life. And I certainly appreciate their kindness of opening the doors to us. May the Lord bless them. 2 And to Mr. Russell Ford, and Cadle, and the staff, I certainly thank you all, my brethren, with all my heart. And if ever I can be a blessing to you or a favor to you, why, just let me know. And I'm thinking of this—what it means, and how Mr. Cadle, this memorial here of love and suffering and tears and prayer, that he and Mrs. Cadle has gone upstairs. And God rest their gallant soul, is my prayer. And we are—deem it a privilege to get into the Tabernacle to continue the work along and help our part, as Mr. and Mrs. Cadle labored so faithfully here in the church.
56-0615 - An Exodus

And to Mr. Russell Ford, and Cadle, and the staff, I certainly thank you all, my brethren, with all my heart. And if ever I can be a blessing to you or a favor to you, why, just let me know. And I'm thinking of this—what it means, and how Mr. Cadle, this memorial here of love and suffering and tears and prayer, that he and Mrs. Cadle has gone upstairs. And God rest their gallant soul, is my prayer. And we are—deem it a privilege to get into the Tabernacle to continue the work along and help our part, as Mr. and Mrs. Cadle labored so faithfully here in the church.
56-0615 - An Exodus

And I've been pretty busy. We had a lovely meeting at Cadle Tabernacle. And the most lovely part of it, besides the healing, to my opinion, was the last night, the altar call, where the hundreds poured down the line there, and packed all the altar space out, and every aisle, and up and down the sides, and were people coming to the Lord Jesus Christ. And that's the main thing, after all, is see people being borned again, coming into the Presence of God.
56-0617 - Revelation, Book Of Symbols

He said, "Brother Branham, I'd like to be with you, in the Cadle Tabernacle, in a revival." Said, "Maybe we can go in next couple years, sometime."
56-0621 - The Law Having A Shadow

And last evening we had a marvelous time. The Lord Jesus certainly blessed in an outstanding way, which we were very happy about it. And feeling that was the second time that ever happened in my career, was immediately after being under the anointing for maybe twenty-five or thirty minutes, and then just before to make an altar call, snapped right back to myself again. I… That's the second time that's ever happened. And that was a time, meeting just before this at the close of the meeting in Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis.
56-0726 - Love

And the little mute come up in the line, and the Lord Jesus made her perfectly whole right there before the audience. And I—and I felt myself weaving, and Billy kept hitting me in the side, and some of them speaking to me. And I knew that was for me to go. And as I started to go, I looked up, and here was another Cadle Tabernacle up here. And I seen people just screaming down the aisles. And I made my own altar call. And about five hundred souls come to Christ.
56-0726 - Love

Now, we're happy to see many of you still holding out to Christ and now, just for a few moments of your time. I would like to speak just something because of being here with you. I'm tired. My voice is low, and I've had some big meetings. In Indianapolis was a great heavy meeting, and that night we were so happy to see hundreds walk down through that tabernacle, around ten thousand people seated, come down to give their hearts to Christ on this night. And Russell Ford and them, how they was thrilled. And—and the work that Brother Cadle started years ago, still going on.
56-0826 - Divine Love

Not long ago (while you pray now, your head bowed), it was cold in my room that morning. I couldn't get the fire to burn. Sister Cadle come on the air singing, "I want to see Jesus, don't you? My Saviour so faithful and true. When I've reached that land on the far away strand, I want to see Jesus, don't you?"
56-1002E - Elisha The Prophet

I was in a meeting not long ago at the Cadle Tabernacle, when I said… I preached for five nights with the place packed out. And my love offering was about a thousand dollars, I believe. Brother Roberts, the night that he come, he said, "I want from the middle of this, this side, sixty men to stand and say tonight they'll pledge me a thousand dollars." Sixty thousand just on half side of the same crowd that I had. That's all right. He needs it. He must have it to carry on.
57-0518 - Stand Still

Good evening, friends. You can be seated. With a welcome like that, anyone ought to preach. It is indeed a great privilege to be here tonight. And this wonderful crossroads of America in this great shrine to the memorial left here to a—a man who loved Jesus Christ, the late E. Howard Cadle. And the… Always something when I think of Mr. Cadle stands out as something he used to say, "We come to make this a better place to live, harder to do rightly, or harder to do wrong and easier to do right." Something on that order. [Blank.spot.on.tape—Ed.] He used to say it on his broadcast. How I appreciated the ministry of Brother Cadle.
57-0610 - Faith Once Delivered To The Saints

Here, it's this simple. There's the picture of Mrs. Cadle on one side. There's the picture of her son on the other side. When you're looking this way, you're thinking of Mrs. Cadle. When you're looking on the other side, you're thinking of the picture on this side, you're thinking of E. Howard Cadle. If you're looking at Mr. Cadle or you're looking at the clock, you're looking at the flag. Whatever you're looking at that's what you're thinking about.
57-0610 - Faith Once Delivered To The Saints

As I think, someday I got to preach my last sermon. Someday I've got to stand at the pulpit the last time. I think it was Brother Cadle when he stood here his last time. I think of other men who stood here, men who's passed on. Perhaps B. E. Rediger, many others who stood at this pulpit. They stood their last time. They gave their last testimony.
57-0610 - Faith Once Delivered To The Saints

Your servant E. Howard Cadle, Gypsy Smith, B. E. Rediger, many other great men who stood here looking for this day… And parting has leave behind them footprints on the sands of time. I pray, God, for the sake of this church that's living today to see this hour. Blessed are their eyes who can see. Blessed is the ears that can hear, to live in this great day, to see the things that our forefathers has told us would come to pass before the coming of the righteous One, the Lord Jesus in a corporal body. That His Spirit would be poured out, His church would be drawed together.
57-0610 - Faith Once Delivered To The Saints

Now, if I have found grace in your heart, you believe what I'm telling you as His servant, while the anointing of the Holy Spirit is here. If any person in here, regardless of what's in your—what is your trouble, heart afflictions, whatever it is; the atonement of Jesus Christ at Calvary taken care of that condition for you if you believe it. Nineteen hundred years ago, by His stripes you were healed, already done, past tense. He has come and preached it by His Word. He has sent His Spirit to confirm His resurrection. He, personal pronoun, the Holy Spirit that Christ promised to send after nineteen hundred years has found infallible in the Cadle Tabernacle tonight, performing the same things in the body of Christ that He did in Jesus Christ nineteen hundred years ago on the sandy seas of Galilee.
57-0610 - Faith Once Delivered To The Saints

Blessed Lord, here I am once more standing here at the Cadle Tabernacle. And I've had the privilege of standing here in Your anointed Presence to see the great I AM, not the I was, I AM, that stood at the burning bush that day and proclaimed to Moses, "This is My Name through all generations: I AM."
57-0610 - Faith Once Delivered To The Saints

Dr. F. F. Bosworth, which Cadle Tabernacle will never forget… How many knows Brother Bosworth? See? Wonderful character. He was with me as acting manager. And after I left from that place, they claim they took seven truck loads of crutches, and chairs, and sticks, and clubs, that the people had been on coming up. When Brother Bosworth estimated twenty-five thousand definite healings at one prayer. Think of it.
57-0613E - Thirsting For Life

Blessed Lord, as these two little sweethearts stand here, down through the years, hearing their testimony of how they went hungry, and walked through the cold, run out of towns, and stood on the street corners, and preached the Gospel, and here they are tonight alive, standing here in this Cadle Tabernacle, this great shrine to the glory of God, giving testimony to His praise and His glory.
57-0613E - Thirsting For Life

Just a moment longer. I know our time's getting away. How many in here that maybe has never been in a meeting before, say, "Brother Branham, I have come tonight on this one basis. I've come like the queen of Sheba. I've come, I've heard about this Christ being raised from the dead doing the same thing in here the Cadle Tabernacle that He did before His crucifixion."? "And if Christ will do that tonight, as I've come like the queen of Sheba to watch, I too will surrender my heart. Oh, I've been a church member, Brother Branham, but I've never been borned again. I still love the things of the world." Oh, you say, "Do you… Is there something make you quit loving it?"
57-0614 - The Queen Of The South

And I wonder tonight, as we stand here as the closing of this meeting, I want to thank Buford Cadle, and the staff of the Cadle Tabernacle from the depths of my heart for the privilege we—they have given us to come to this great city, and to be in their tabernacle, and be their guest here. May God fill this tabernacle with 'pented souls is my sincere prayer. The beloved pastor here, I can't think of his name at this time. I've heard him several times on the radio, and a wonderful Bible teacher and a blessed brother. And all knows Russell Ford who sang with Mrs. Cadle, the late Mrs. Cadle, a lovely voice. God bless him also. And all that's concerned in this tabernacle, we thank God for them. May the Lord bless them. [A brother says, "It's Reverend Reynolds."—Ed.] Reverend Reynolds, I believe it's Doctor Reverend Reynolds. We are… [Blank.spot.on.tape—Ed.]
57-0614 - The Queen Of The South

I think of E. Howard Cadle up here not long ago, when he was laying across the floor as a drunken sot and the—and the flies a blow in his mouth. And his dear old mammy down yonder had prayed, and believed, and held onto God for her drunkard boy. There, when he left the world, he left a testimony and a memorial of the grace of Almighty God that's sufficient. When God's Word is placed to him in prayer, God's got to answer for that.
57-0818 - Time-Tested Memorials Of God

And myself, I was—belonged to the Missionary Baptist church. Dr. Vayle here, my associate, he's the pastor of the First Baptist church here in Ohio, at Spencerville. But we're neither one Baptists. We're Pentecostal Baptists. We're Nazarenes, Pilgrim Holiness. Whatevermore your church represents, all that it represents in Christ, that's what we represent to you: brothers. And we are here to help you to make this a, as Brother E. Howard Cadle used to say, "A community in which it's easier to do right, harder to do wrong." That's why we're here.
58-0323 - Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday, Today, And Forever

I remember one morning, waking up, and going in to my little old stove, and trying to make a fire. And the thing wouldn't burn, and I was setting there. Oh, I was cold, and frost all over the floor, and little old cabin, and—and I was trying to get the fire to burn, and the wind was down the chimney, and it wouldn't do it. Sister Cadle come on from Indianapolis, saying—singing it, "I Want To See Jesus, Don't You?" I sit down there on that cold frosty floor, raised up my hands to God. I said, "Lord, let it be now that I will see Him. I—I—I'm sick and tired of it. I'm homesick now. I want to get out of it."
59-0416 - El-Shaddai

I used to be amazed at a friend of mine, E. Howard Cadle, from the Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis. He was a famous singer, about like me. He couldn't carry a tune in a tub. But he always tried to sing, "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me." That used to be his favorite. He tried it, and tried it, and even on the radio, and everybody would laugh, because he didn't have a voice to sing it. But it was in his heart. Maybe over in glory somewhere tonight, that he's gone to his eternal destination, the eye is still on him.
59-1120 - A Prophet Like Unto Moses

And now, I… Any of you people that's around here in the city or neighborhooding around that doesn't have a home yet (church home), you're welcome here to come any time and make this your home. Remember, we don't have no membership here, just fellowship for all. We don't have, as Howard Cadle used to say, "No law but love, no creed but Christ, no book but the Bible"… And so you're always welcome at the—this little tabernacle, which we're expecting, if the Lord willing, soon as we can, to build a better church, more—more substantial place. Not too big, for we believe Jesus is coming soon, and we don't want no too elaborate thing; we just want something… This one's about to fall in. It's served its purpose, and we're very thankful for it.
59-1220E - Identified With Christ

Up here at Cadle Tabernacle, when we had that meeting, that crippled boy that come in there and was prayed for, many of you was there to see him. They brought him back in that emergency room. Billy led me to him. They had him on the platform for three or four nights, there on the—in the building. He didn't get a prayer card, so they put him in the emergency room. I went in there and prayed for him, looked at him. He said, "Mr. Branham, can you tell me some consolation?"
59-1227E - A Super Sense

Now, they was up at the Cadle Tabernacle up at Indianapolis, or down from here it is, to Indianapolis… They had a—a boy that had had polio. And they brought… After the Rediger girl was healed… Brother Rediger's girl was setting out there in the—in the coal shed. Trying to hold her… She gone insane.
60-0611E - Faith Is The Sixth Sense

One day… I remember Sister Cadle, Sister Howard Cadle, I think many of you remember her. I was across the street there, and my wife sitting there now remembering she was cold, in the room. And I had got up, and had a little, ol'… it was a monkey stove out there with a… we baked our bread up in the oven, in the pipe. And I… it was real cold and wind was blowing, wintertime, snow on the ground, and wind down the smokestack, and I couldn't get that thing to burn, to save my life. And I was just so tore up about it. And I put some in, it'd blow it out again. Billy was cold and she was cold, I was trying to make a fire. And then I happened to turn on the radio and (a few minutes before, and just got warmed up, come on), and Sister Cadle was singing, "When I reach that Land, on a far away strand, I want to see Jesus. Don't you?" Oh, my!
61-0101 - Revelation, Chapter Four #2

Thank you, brother. We welcome you to our fellowship. And our—our credentials is of above. Our life makes our credentials. You see? That's our credentials. "If I do not the works of My Father, then believe Me not." See? That's right. That's our credentials. And as an old… As Howard Cadle used to say, "We have no law but love, no book but the Bible, and—and no—no creed but Christ." That's right. "No law but love, creed but Christ, book but the Bible."
61-0112 - Questions And Answers

Then, I will always be grateful to Brother Sullivan. This is… Excuse this expression: I think when they made Brother Sullivan that He just throwed away the pattern. There's none like him. There's only one man I ever met in my life that reminded me of Brother Sullivan; that was E. Howard Cadle. I don't know whether he ever knowed him or not, from the—from… Brother Cadle was just a good old country boy like Brother Sullivan. He'd stick his hands down in his pockets so far till his suspenders was drawed way down, and talk with his head sideways, and he was just one E. Howard Cadle. And so I'm—I'm so glad to have Brother Sullivan as a friend and a brother in the Gospel. And I pray that God will bless him and his little church up here, his precious wife, his loved ones.
61-0319 - Jezebel Religion

For a good song, would you like to hear one? I understand that we have an evangelist song leader here from Indianapolis. I believe he sings at Cadle Tabernacle. Is that right? All right, sir. That's his place at Cadle Tabernacle. How many remembers E. Howard Cadle? Oh, my! God rest his precious soul. The mockingbird of the air, a woman that I loved to hear sing, better than anybody I nearly ever heard sing in my life, was Mrs. Cadle, singing, "Ere you left your room this morning, did you think to pray in the Name of Christ our Saviour, as a Shield today?" 171 Right across the street there one morning, in a little old two-room shack, I got up, was going to go in and make a fire. The stove wouldn't burn. And I tried to start it, and the wind come down, blowed the thing out in my face. And it was cold, and I was about froze. And frost all over the floor, and me barefooted; trying to get this little old tin stove started, little oven pipe on it. And I just… Meda and I had just been married a little bit. And I was trying, the old wood was wet and wouldn't burn, and I was sitting there, I thought, "Oh, my! I'll try it again." Had to go to work, and fanning that old stove like that. And I reached over and turned the radio over on, and she begin to sing, "Ere you left your room this morning, did you think to pray," I just fell down on the floor, "in the Name of Christ our Saviour, as a Shield today?" Oh, how I love to hear that woman! 172 When I cross over the river sometime, I believe I'll hear Mrs. Cadle sitting over there. You know, I've always made an appointment. On this side of the river, there's the evergreen Tree, you know, the Tree of Life; and over on the other side of the river, there's an Angelic choir sings day and night, 'cause there's no night there, sing all day, see. I'll get me a place and just set back and listen to it. I believe I'll hear Mrs. Cadle over there singing.
62-1014E - A Guide

So, therefore, we have no strings, nothing to join, nothing to do but just be a Christian. As E. Howard Cadle used to say, "We have no law but love, no book but the Bible, no creed but Christ." That's right. Come and visit with us. We're happy to. We believe the Full Gospel, every bit of the Word. We believe just exactly the way. We don't add one thing to It, take anything away from It, add any organization stuff to It. We just leave It just the way It is. That's it. And we're always glad to receive you. You come and be with us when you can. We pray for the sick. We believe everything the Bible says do. We are "forgetting our weaknesses, behind, and we're pressing towards the mark of the high Calling."
62-1104M - Blasphemous Names

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