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The walls of the denomination of faith that held us bound for so long are crumbling. Though it was largely unexposed for so long, the religious following of William Marrion Branham has been taken out from under the shadows and placed under the light of God's Word. And the darkness cannot abide in the light. What was once hidden has now been made known, and the exodus has begun.
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Examining The Ministry Of William Marrion Branham
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:
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":
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?
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.
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:
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.
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 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:
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."
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.
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.
BRANHAM, 60-1113 CONDEMNATION.BY.REPRESENTATION
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:
Great Britain 9/3/1939
New Zealand 9/3/1939
S. Africa 9/6/1939
Costa Rica 12/8/1941
Dom Rep 12/8/1941
El Salvador 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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