The message is not the Absolute

There can be no mistakes in the Absolute. If brother Branham muddles up a single fact, then he is not the Absolute.

First published on the 2nd of May 2020 — Last updated on the 7th of October 2021

Message people promote brother Branham to be infallible

Brother Branham was the end-time prophet to the Gentiles and he revealed many brilliantly inspired mysteries from the Bible. Sadly, as a result of his incredible ministry, all-too-many message-pastors have gone to great lengths to elevate William Branham in the same way that the Catholic church has gone to great lengths to elevate the Pope. The Protestant daughter copies the Catholic mother church.

EZEKIEL 16:44   Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.


And then after the messenger is finished and the Message is done, then they build a denomination upon the Message. And there they die, right there, never come to Life again.

Thus the promotion of brother Branham to the Godhead as the infallible Voice of God and Son of man, actually destroys the truth that he tried to restore.


To make me the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, would be an antichrist


And, because of that, it forces me to say I am leaving the ministry, is because that there is something arose up amongst the people that's caused me to do it, that is, that I have been taken from my bracket of a "minister" or "brother"

and being called Jesus Christ, and so call... and that would brand me as an antichrist.

And I'll meet God as a quitter before I would meet Him as an antichrist to take away from Him.

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But when this awful deceiving spirit (Oh, man.) incarnated spirit, this doctrine spirit became incarnated to take the place of Christ into a man,

it must be worshipped then--turned to be a worship like Christ.


Now, if Jesus was here, tonight, in a visible form, then it would be wrong. If Jesus Christ stood on this pulpit tonight, the Jesus Christ of Heaven, stood on this pulpit tonight and

claimed to be Jesus Christ, He'd be an antichrist. It's exactly He'd be. For when Jesus comes, the Rapture takes place.

"As the light cometh from the east even to the west, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of Man."

Elevating brother Branham is a very dangerous doctrine.

This study is not to criticize William Branham. It is just to remind people that you can learn the truth from him without having to praise him and elevate him. He was a man who made mistakes, yet God used him in an amazing way.

God allowed him to make mistakes in order to stop people from regarding him as being the Absolute, which would make him Christ.


But those who can accept the Word in Its fullness,

not me preaching It, because It's the Bible says so.

Those who accept that is free, because the Word's already been judged.

A statement is not true because he says so. You must find that statement in the Bible.


The Pope is officially known as "Vicarius Christi", in the place of Christ.

This teaches us that by promoting a man to replace Christ, we create an antichrist.

In 1870 the Pope got the church to agree that he was infallible.

The Pope is the figurehead of the antichrist spirits.
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...some brethren up there that said that I sent them up there, and they're preaching that men should leave their wives and hunt for their spiritual mate, and

that I am perfectly infallible.

That there's nothing... And, oh,

some of the awfullest things you ever heard.

Being infallible would make brother Branham another Pope. How awful.

Message-pastors claim that brother Branham is infallible and state aggressively that, “The prophet cannot be corrected”.

Look what he said.

'Cause we are finite, we make mistakes. God's infallible, and infinite, and cannot make a mistake.

Brother Branham said humans are finite and make mistakes and thus a prophet's word must be proved correct.

In the Old Testament, before a prophet's word could be made manifest, it had to be examined and proved. They wasn't loose with it, like we are today.

I know the Message is right, for It's in the Word.

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How did Micaiah know he was right? He waited. He had a vision. They had a vision, too,

but the vision didn't compare with the Word.

And today, the same thing. Micaiah compared his vision with the Word, and then he seen he and the Word was together.

Today, if your vision is contrary to the Word, leave it alone, 'cause it's the wrong.

Only believe brother Branham when he tells you what is in the Bible.

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Believe all the Message. Believe That.

If it isn't written in the Bible, then don't you believe it.

Message-pastors call his sermons “The Voice of God” instead of the “voice of the seventh angel”.

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for they can hear plainly the God's Voice, calling, through His Word

...  Listen to the Bible, the Voice of God calling to you in this day.

LUKE 4:4   And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
PROVERBS 30:5   Every word of God is pure:

Every word in the Bible is pure and true and must be believed.

If brother Branham makes one mistake, then he does not qualify as the Word of God.

Now, all these things I've said, if they don't jive with the Bible, or

dovetail with God's Word, they're wrong, they're wrong,

Brother Branham as a prophet can be referred to as “a son of man”.

But message-pastors promote him to be “the Son of man”.  This is a position that only Jesus can occupy.

Speaking of Jesus, the Bible says.

REVELATION 1:16   And he had in his right hand seven stars:

However highly you rate William Branham, please remember that he is only a star in the right hand of Jesus.

Thus Jesus has a far, far higher rating that no man can approach unto.

Message-pastors prefer the quotes of William Branham to Scripture, and his quotes are now their Absolute.

They cannot argue their case from Scripture because they do not know enough about the Bible.

Thus, they prefer to leave the Bible aside, just like denominational pastors do.

This is mainly due to the fact that it is much easier to read message-quotes than what it is to read and understand the Bible. Humans very easily become lazy and Bible-illiterate.

Oh, my, talk about the lid off of the kettle:

demons going around,

powers of the devil under the name of Christianity,

teaching for doctrine the commandments of men,

theological seminary doctrines,

leaving the Bible alone.

Being human, brother Branham made mistakes at times.

This study is aimed at pointing out certain mistakes that William Branham made.

However, this is not an attempt to discredit him.

He is the end-time prophet to the Gentiles.

It is merely to show that by making mistakes he is human rather than infallible.

John the Baptist foreran the First Coming of Jesus and made a serious error when he doubted that Jesus was the Messiah. That did not mean John was not the forerunner. It just meant that John was not infallible. As a man, he could make a mistake. He did not have to be perfect to be the prophet.

As such, John could be corrected when he got it wrong.

If brother Branham even makes one mistake, then message-pastors cannot claim him to be the Absolute.

"The Absolute" means perfectly correct. Not a single mistake.

Only Jesus and the 1769 King James Version of the Bible, which is the thoughts of Jesus in Word form, qualify as the Absolute.

Brother Branham made a number of mistakes in the sermon THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL.


The church leaves on the 3rd chapter of Revelations. Nothing said in there about--nothing but just the last thing was the last messenger of the age.

Then we deal with the Jews until the coming again with the Bride in the 19th .

From the 6th to the 19th chapter is all Jewish.

…  From Revelation 6:1 to Revelation 19:21, we would've missed it, 'cause (See?) we'd have been trying to apply it back there in this Gentile age, where you see it's over in this age.

But, this is not correct. Revelation Chapters 10, 13, 14, 17, and 18 deal with the church.

Revelation Chapter 12 also deals partly with the church.


Vicarivs Filii Dei is not on the throne of the Pope

Let us consider VICARIVS FILII DEI.


Roman alphabet is 666 is Vicarius Filii Dei, which is "Instead of the Son of God," on the pope's throne.

There is no evidence of this being written on the Pope’s throne.

“Vicarius Filii Dei” was only written in AD 754 on a forged document “The Donation of Constantine” used by Pope Stephen II to fool Pepin, the leader of the Franks.  He would make Pepin king if Pepin defeated the Lombards and gave some of their territories to the Pope as an earthly kingdom, called the Patrimony of St Peter. This made the Pope feel more like a king and around AD 860, Pope Nicholas 1 crowned himself as a king.


I've often heard that over the throne of the pope of Rome, it's wrote, "Vicarius Filii Dei.   " I often wondered if that was true. Draw a line, and draw it up in figures in Roman numerals, and see if it is. It's exactly the truth.

I stood that close to the triple crown of the pope in a glass: Jurisdiction of hell, heaven, and purgatory. See? So, those things, I've just come from there, just come from Rome and know it's the truth. Now, we know it's pictured out.

Here he says he looked at the triple crown. He never said that he looked at "Vicarius Filii Dei".

Brother Branham had heard the rumour of Vicarius Filii Dei being written on the throne.

There was, and still is, no proof of this rumour.

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In other words,

up over the Vatican (Now, I've been right there.) it's wrote Vicarius Filii Dei,

Now he says Vicarius Filii Dei is written over the Vatican. A meaningless statement.

There is nothing written over the Vatican. Vatican City is a country.


Herod, Nero, and Galba are muddled up in his mind. 

Herod lived long before Emperor Nero and General Galba who usurped the position of Emperor.

The next mistake is muddling up Galba and Herod as the seventh Roman emperor.


And here the seven kings: five are fallen... (which was at that time),... and one is... (That's the one that come now, which was Caesar.),... and another is yet to come... (which was Herod, which was wicked);...

Now watch, watch how perfect it is.

... and when he cometh, he must continue for a short space.

Does anybody know how long Herod reigned? Six months.

Pulled his mother through the street on a single tree of a horse, and burnt the city, and laid it onto the Christians,

and fiddled on the hillside while they were burning the city.

Six months.]

Herod never was a Roman Emperor.

That was Nero who fiddled while Rome burned.

Nero ruled for 14 years from AD 54 - AD 68.

Herod the Great ruled 33 years.  His son Herod ruled about 38 years. Known as Herod Antipas.

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And there are seven kings: five are fallen...

... one is... (Nero)... and one is to come;... and he must continue a short space... (about six months when he comes.)

You all know what a terrible king he was. He hooked his mother to a single tree of a horse and drug her through the streets, and set the city a fire, and fiddled up on the hill.

Here the bad things he said about Herod are applied to Nero. That is correct. Nero did these evil things, not Herod.

Galba came after Nero. He lasted for 7 months and was killed.

Herod never came after Nero. Herod died soon after Jesus turned two years old. Herod was never a Roman emperor.


The next mistake is muddling up Mount Sion in Jerusalem with Mount Sinai which is in Arabia.

Placing the 144000 on Mount Sinai instead of on Mount Sion or Zion.


... there's your 144,000. When we get to Revelations 11 you'll see them. He said, "There's twelve tribes of Gad, twelve tribes of Aser, twelve tribes of Reuben, twelve tribes..." And where were they all standing? On Mount Sinai: Jews, back in the homeland.

Mount Sion, not Mount Sinai.  Mount Sinai is not in the Jewish homeland of Israel.


And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.


A very wrong prediction that was made concerning 1977

This caused a lot of problems for many people.


A striking statement: From the time God made the promise to Abraham (Don't miss this.)--from the time God made the promise to Abraham, Genesis 12:3, to the time of Christ being rejected in A.D. 33, by the Jews, according to Galatians 3:16 and 17, and according to Usher's (U-s-h-e-r-s) Usher's Chronology of the Hebrews, the power of God was with the Jews exactly 1954 years. God dealt with the Jews 1954 years according to the chronology of the Jews and according to Galatians 3:16 and 17. I got many more Scriptures, but just give that. Then after they rejected Christ, He turned to the Gentiles to take a people for His Name. You want a Scripture on that, the place? Acts 15:14.

Irish Archbishop Ussher’s date for the call of Abraham (then known as Abram) was 1921 BC.

1921 BC to 33 AD =  1921 + 33  =  1954 years.

Now, counting the time, we find that we have exactly (Listen.) seventeen years left, and we will have the same span of time given to us as God dealing with us in the power of the Holy Spirit since A.D. 33 until 1977, the same span of time of 1954 years.

God deals with us the same as He did with the Jews. See? How about that?

This calculation is not true.

33 + 1954 = 1987     NOT 1977.

So, the date of 1977 was a miscalculation that nobody checked.

Message-pastors are so scared of correcting brother Branham that they cannot spot an obvious arithmetic error.

So, you should not be scared of message-pastors.

God closed down their churches for a reason in 2020. They deceive the people with their statements that brother Branham is the Absolute, he is infallible, and he cannot be corrected.

Look how wrong this prediction was.

And nothing happened in 1977 in terms of America being destroyed (vision 7)  or a cruel woman ruling America  (Vision 6).


Brother Branham had another wrong Jubilee calculation that he thought gave him 1977.


Leviticus 25, begin with the 8th verse. God calls a jubilee every forty-ninth year; the fiftieth year was the jubilee. We know that. We understand that. From the first jubilee of Leviticus 25:8, in 1977 will be the seventieth jubilee, making exactly 3,430 years. Jubilee means the going up, the release.

… It'll be the Jubilee of the going up of the Gentile Bride and the return of Christ to the Jews, when they go out of bondage.

Scofield’s King James Version gives Ussher’s dates at the top of the pages.

Leviticus is dated as 1491 BC.

The first Jubilee would be after 50 years which is  1491 – 50  =  1441 BC

But there was no rapture on that date.  Every 49 years after that failed to produce the main Jubilee.

So, the 70th Jubilee would be  49 x 70  =  3430 years.

3430  -  1491  =  1939 AD  if we start counting from  1491 BC.

Or,    3430  -  1441  =   1989 AD  if we start counting from 1441 BC.

Neither 1939 nor 1989 gives us 1977.

This calculation was also wrong.


That was in 1933. And I predicted that there would be some great tragedy happen to this United States before or by the year of 1977.

That never happened. This prediction date was anything but infallible.

… Now, then after that, I turned and looked, and I saw this United States burning like a smolder; rocks had been blowed up. And it was burning like a heap of fire in logs or something that just set it afire; and looked as far as I could see and she'd been blown up. And then the vision left me.

This was the seventh vision. Nothing like that has happened so far. This will be fulfilled in the future.

… but I predict that that'll all happen between right now, 1933, and 1977. And not knowing it, God knows my heart, I never knowed it until yesterday, that 1977 is the jubilee,

The Jubilee was not 1977. And America was not destroyed.


And here we are at the end of the age, at the coming in of the seventieth week.

No. Half the seventieth or last week has gone, fulfilled by the ministry of Christ.


Now, I predicted and said, "I saw a great woman stand up, beautiful looking,

dressed in real highly royals like purple,

and I got little parenthesis down here, "She was a great ruler in the United States,

perhaps the Catholic church."

A woman, some woman...

I don't know her to be the Catholic church.

I don't know. I can't say. Only thing I seen, I seen the woman; that was all.

This was interpreted by message pastors to mean that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 Presidential election.

She lost.

So much for “interpreting” quotes.

Message-pastors who cannot prove their beliefs from Scripture now interpret quotes, and they got it wrong in 1977 and 2016.

The sooner you stop listening to their interpretations of quotes, the safer your soul will be.

God wants us to change so we must become small groups.

In 2020 Kamala Harris was elected as Vice President. She wore a purple outfit for the inauguration. Purple is the colour of archbishops in the Roman Catholic church. A distinct sign of the time that brother Branham's sixth vision is about to come to pass.

The Jews were in a lockdown just before the Exodus. Then they left their old life and moved on to a new journey.

The year 2020 started with a lockdown due to the coronavirus that closed down the message-churches that had failed to stop the pandemic.

Message pastors huddled safely at home while doctors and nurses risked their lives as they fought the battle in the danger zones. Politicians were more effective than pastors. What does that tell us about pastors?

God wants people to sit at home and puzzle out why the message-pastors failed in the face of the enemy virus.

We all need to purge out the leaven of our wrong unscriptural "message-traditions" and contemplate a new exodus back to being strictly Scriptural.

No pastor was ever in charge of a church at the beginning when the New Testament was written.

We are now, during the virus, sitting at home. The early church met in homes in small groups. Each little church was run by a group of elders, not a one-man-dictator.

All the big groups folded up in the face of the virus.

But a small group could carry on as before.

Using ZOOM video-conferencing, a small scattered group can still interact by asking questions and debating issues and listening to Bible studies.

Live-streaming or YouTube videos are not very effective as they are one-way communications. There is no interaction.

No questioning. No correction of the speaker. No alternative viewpoints can be presented.

God is trying to teach us something.


Message-pastors claim that brother Branham is infallible and cannot be corrected.

Elijah had 7000 secret followers. While preaching on the Seven Seals brother Branham said, "Seven hundred" seven times. This insistence on the wrong number worried people. When they checked with him, he freely admitted that he was wrong and the Bible figure was right.

So anyone who says that brother Branham cannot be corrected when he disagrees with the Bible is just totally wrong.

Question 20.

Brother Branham, did you mean to say seven thousand who had not bowed their knee to Baalim, or seven hundred?

Seven thousand, I meant to say. Forgive me for that.

...  I just happened to say seven hundred. I didn't mean just seven hundred, I meant, you... I just didn't read it out of the Scripture. It just come to my mind while I was talking, and I just said seven hundred instead of seven thousand.

I make them mistakes all the time. I'm sure a dummy, so you forgive me. See? I didn't mean to do that.

He admits that he often makes mistakes.

4 factual mistakes occur on one page of Serpent Seed

Brother Branham’s sermon on Serpent’s Seed was a remarkable insight. But near the beginning he made four obvious factual mistakes.


After the death of the apostles, there what come the Nicene fathers, and they went on for several years (three hundred and twenty-five years) finally came to Nicaea, France, where they had the great Nicene Council.

Nicaea is NOT in France, it is a city in Asia Minor, just below Istanbul or Constantinople.

…Nicaea, Rome

In the same study he says, “Nicaea, France”  and “Nicaea, Rome”.

When he says "Nicaea, Rome" he means that Emperor Constantine introduced the idea of Trinity that the Roman Bishop agreed with and forced it onto the church at the Nicene Council of AD 325. He has given the beautiful Lateran Palace to the Bishop of Rome as well as huge sums of money in order to buy his loyalty. This established the power of the Roman Bishop over the western churches.


And as I said it in the teaching this morning, each one of those church ages on up to that Thessalonica church age, the fifteen hundred years of dark ages, there was not one time but what He said, "You still have My name." …

There was never a Thessalonica church age. He meant the Thyatira church age.

The Dark Ages were 1200 or 900 years long depending on whether you count both the third and fourth church ages or just the fourth church age.

The Dark Ages ended around 1520 with Luther’s Reformation.

If the Dark Ages were 1500 years long, then Jesus was in the Dark Ages. Impossible. He was the Light of the world.

And it's exactly three hundred and twenty-five years to the Laodicean council.

Above, he said it was 325 years to the Nicene council.

The Laodicean Council was AD 363-364. At this Council, they left out the Book of Revelation. They did not like what it said about the Catholic church.

Laodicean Council is a mistake if he is talking about AD 325. The Council of Nicaea was AD 325.


A reminder that he makes two different dates in the same study.

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Now, now, Jesus, Messiah, rode into the city of Jerusalem, triumph, on the back of a white mule on Palm Sunday, April the 2nd, A.D. 30. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, A.D. 30.

... From the time God made the promise to Abraham (Don't miss this.)--from the time God made the promise to Abraham, Genesis 12:3, to the time of Christ being rejected in A.D. 33, by the Jews,


… . Or when they rejected Christ and killed Him in A.D. 33

In this same study, he says AD 33 and AD 30.


He makes the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus to be the year AD 96.  It was during the year AD 70.

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In A.D. 96, coming of Titus, coming down from the part, Jerusalem was compassed about with armies.

Titus came in AD 70.


And Titus besieged the walls of Jerusalem in A.D. 96, and burnt the city.


The Book of Revelation was written over two prison sentences. One under Nero and one under Domitian.


... title of this is: The Patmos Vision. It took place in A.D., between A.D. 95 and 96.

This was during John’s imprisonment by the Roman emperor Domitian who ruled from  AD 81 - 96.

But there had to be a second imprisonment.

Because another part of Revelation refers to the Roman emperor Nero. So, John had to be imprisoned by him during Nero's persecution that lasted from AD 64 - 68. Nero died in AD 68 after ruling for 14 years.

Political prisoners were always released when the emperor died.

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And there are seven kings: five are fallen...

... one is... (Nero)...

and one is to come;... and he must continue a short space... (about six months when he comes.)

You all know what a terrible king he was. He hooked his mother to a single tree of a horse and drug her through the streets, and set the city a fire, and fiddled up on the hill.

This quote is correct. Nero died in the year AD 68.  He was still alive when John wrote this portion.

Thus, John wrote the Book of Revelation in two parts.

One when Nero imprisoned him and one when Domitian later imprisoned him.

Nero was followed by general Galba who was "one is to come and he must continue a short space". Galba was killed after 7 months.

The Mosque of Omar is not on the Temple site

Brother Branham again muddled up the date of when Titus destroyed Jerusalem.

He also claimed that the Mosque of Omar stood on the temple site in Jerusalem.


In A.D. 96, Titus came in and captured Jerusalem and burnt the temple, and they built the Mosque of Omar (the Mohammedan religion) right on the temple grounds, and still stands there to this day. And it will stand there until God returns to the Jews again. "And the abomination (that is the Mosque of Omar) that maketh desolation of the holy place," standing in the holy place... See?

Today, the Mosque of Omar is not on the Temple Site (Al Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock are built there). The Mosque of Omar is next to the church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is about half a kilometer to the left of the Dome of the Rock.

The current mosque of Omar (built in 1193) is located at a different site than the one where Omar is believed to have prayed and where the earlier mosque was located after Jerusalem fell to the Muslims in AD 637, since it stands to the south of the church of the Holy Sepulchre rather than to the east of it.


the Mohammedans set up the Moslem of Omar there.

There is no such thing as a Moslem of Omar.

The Mosque of Omar is half a kilometer away from the Temple site where the Dome of the Rock is.


Now, He said, "That time's near at hand, for they're going to tear down this temple and put up the Moslem of Omar, is going to stand on the same place here, the Mohammedans, Gentiles. And it's going to stand there."

DANIEL 9:7   And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week the sacrifice and oblation to cease


And Christ came and preached and prophesied just exactly three and a half years, and the daily sacrifice was taken away, everything just as perfect as it could be. And the Moslem of Omar was right... built on the same grounds and stands there to this day. And they will tread down the walls of Jerusalem until the Gentile dispensation will be finished, the Church is taken up (the Elect, the Bride) out of there.

And the two prophets, Elijah and Moses, turns to Israel for them other three and a half years. It's the most beautiful thing when you see it brought out.


The abomination (means filthiness) that maketh desolation, the abomination was the Moslem--Mosque of Omar that was built on the temple grounds where the holy place stood.

No, it is built half a kilometer away.

In A.D. 96, Titus came in and captured Jerusalem and burnt the temple, and

they built the Mosque of Omar (the Mohammedan religion) right on the temple grounds, and still stands there to this day.

Titus came in AD 70, not AD 96.

Dome of the Rock (built by AD 692)  which is not a mosque is in the centre of the Temple Site.

Al Aqsa Mosque  (built by AD 705)  The covered mosque building in the corner of the Temple site was originally a small prayer house erected by Omar, but was rebuilt and expanded and finished in  AD 705.

These are the only two buildings on the Temple site, shown in white, on the map below.

There is a lot of controversy as to whether this is the actual Temple site. Some claim that it is the site of the Roman Fort Antonia.


Brother Branham's claim that Noah watched Enoch cannot be true. Enoch died before Noah was born.

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We're watching just as Noah watched Enoch, and knowed immediately after Enoch come, the judgment was going to strike the earth.


But Noah went right on preaching, anyhow. And all of his family and all the converts went right on believing, anyhow. All that was following Noah believed Noah. That's right. They had to make their choice, to believe what the world said, or believe what this mighty anointed prophet said.

So, he said, "Now watch. Enoch is going to leave, one of these days, church. And when it does, when Enoch goes away, we better get in. We're going to miss Enoch. He's going to be taken up. So, we better get in." So, they watched closely as the days passed by.

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You know, Noah watched Enoch, for when Enoch come up missing, he knowed judgment was at hand. He got to hanging around the ark,

Noah did not watch Enoch because Enoch died 69 years before Noah was born.

Noah was 600 when he got into the ark.  That was 669 years after Enoch was caught up to Paradise.


Brother Branham gets the secret Old Testament name of God wrong.

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J-V-H-U.   It isn't Jehovah.

It is J H V H       There is no U as Hebrew has no vowels.


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Jesus changed his name from what? From Saul to Paul.

… Changed from Simon to Peter.

Jesus did not change Simon to Peter. Jesus gave him the surname of Peter.

MARK 3:16   And Simon he surnamed Peter;

After that, he was called Simon Peter.

MATTHEW 16:16   And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.


Brother Branham got the dates for the life of Irenaeus wrong.

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That was Irenaeus about four hundred years after the death of Christ.

Irenaeus lived about AD 130 - 202.



2 PETER 3:8  One day is with the Lord as a thousand years

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Three minutes is… about thirty-five years. A thousand years is only about one day to Him.

Wrong.  On that scale, 3 minutes is about 2 years.



In Genesis 1:1, it said, 'In the beginning God created heavens and earth' period. See? That's all. Now, the world without form and void." And I said,

"I believe every seed was laying right there from some other civilization or something,

and as soon as the water lifted off and the light struck it, up come the trees and everything."

Some earlier civilization means that Adam was not the first person.

"Something" means he is not sure what was happening.

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Did you ever notice a seed, as Rev. Pitts was speaking a few moments ago, and how a seed goes into the ground? Many seeds are there in the ground. When God moved upon the water, with the Light, and Light brought forth. The first Presence of God, spoken Light came by God's Word. And God's Word is the only thing that still brings Light.

And when the waters went back, the seed was already in the earth,

and the Light only brought forth the seeds that remained with germ in them, come forth.

God making His creation.

God created the seeds at the beginning and planted them in the earth, under the water.

No mention of an earlier civilization.

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Now, the sun, at the rising of the sun. Well, there was a time when the world was laying in utter darkness. It was without form, and was void. And it was all covered with water, and was laying there in the dark, dismal, gloomy atmosphere. And the Spirit of God moved upon that water, and said, "Let there be light."

God had a reason to do that, for down beneath that water there was seeds that He had planted, and it had to have that sunlight to make it live.

65-12 04   THE RAPTURE

The same as it was in Genesis, when He planted them seeds down beneath the sea, where "it was without form, and void; and water upon the deep."

The whole world was covered in water.

When the Spirit of God moved upon the waters, He was planting the seeds under the water, into the earth.

GENESIS 1:2  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the

Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

There was no previous civilization before Adam.


Revelation Chapter 6 only has one horse rider.

63-03 22   THE FIFTH SEAL

The four horse riders

There is one horse rider, the antichrist spirit.

In the second Seal, John saw another horse but not another rider. The same rider moving from religious deception to political power.

REVELATION 6:4   And there went out another horse that was red:

There are 3 horses, white, red, and black.

In the end, they merge into one pale horse, with only one rider.


Enoch never walked 500 years with God. He walked 365 days with God.


Enoch walked five hundred years before God

GENESIS 5:23   And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years.

Brother Branham muddles up the idea of four dimensions

Let us consider the idea of dimensions.

A physical dimension allows you to move backward and forwards along a straight line.

There are 3 dimensions that combine to form what we call space. Length, breadth, and height.

Then there is also the fact of duration whereby things last for a certain time.

Time is part of the fourth dimension but it is very tricky.

We do not know what time is and we cannot go backward in time.

Nor, by ourselves, can we look into the future. We remember the past but can only live in the present.

God uses His knowledge of the future to inspire prophets to tell us of future events.

The coronavirus caught the world completely unawares. This shows the lack of present-day prophets.

The churches all closed down in the face of the virus, showing their helplessness.

God is telling us something. All our churches have failed. Message-churches and denominations.

Time is part of the fourth dimension. An invisible wall that we cannot see beyond.

The immortal body that the Bride gains, just before the Lord’s return, must be outside of time.

That is why in Revelation Chapter 10 the mighty Angel, or Archangel who performs the resurrection of the Bride from the seven church ages, announces that

time is over once the 7 Thunders have uttered.

64-0119  SHALOM

When that Angel, of Revelation the 10th chapter, puts one foot on land and one on the sea, and a rainbow over His head, He swore, "time shall be no more." When that time comes, you will rise up from among the dead. While the rest of them lay there, you'll go in.

After the resurrection, the seven mysterious Thunders will utter to show you how to change this body into a new immortal body. That is what will give you rapturing faith.

The seven Thunders will give us rapturing faith. That faith is only possible when you have your new body. You cannot be raptured in your present body.

REVELATION 10:4   And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices,

I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

REVELATION 10:5   And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

REVELATION 10:6   And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein,

that there should be time no longer:

Once you have your new immortal body, then you are no longer limited by the fourth dimension of time. You will be immortal.

Time produces changes that cause decay, getting older, disintegration, sickness, and ultimately death.

As long as time is present, these unpleasant effects will be present.

These effects will disappear when time disappears, as time cannot affect your new immortal body.


Step up in faith. Move out of these three dimensions up into the next one.

We live in the 3 physical dimensions of space where we are surrounded by what we can see.

Faith requires us to move up to a higher dimension of the spirit that we cannot see.


Now, those that are in darkness are influenced from beneath. Those that are lights are influenced from above. Now, when you leave either one of these channels, you go into the realm of spirit. This is the mortal realm, the dimensions that we live in.

We live in the 3 visible dimensions of space, influenced by angelic spirits from heaven, the 6th  dimension that is outside of time. And by demonic spirits that live in the abyss or pit of the 4th dimension, as they are also subject to time. They will eventually perish in the Lake of Fire.


Now, when we come along, we remember that we live here in three dimensions. And I don't know whether I can name them or not. One of them is light, and the other is matter. Tommy, you remember what the third is? [Someone says something--Ed.] Huh? ["Atom."] Atom? [Someone else says, "Time."] Time. Right. Now,

light, matter, and time.

These are not the three dimensions of space.

The next quote has brother Branham asking school children for the first three dimensions.

What are the first three dimensions taught in school?  Length, breadth, and height.

What is the fourth dimension taught in school? Time.

62-1125E  THE  COUNT

And we live now in here what we think we call three dimensions. I might not call these right. I think the three dimensions is called

(Some of you kids out of high school might be able to correct me on this.) light, air, and thought:

three dimensions. Now... Or is that right?

Light, air, and thought.

That's the three dimensions, isn't it? I think that's right. All right.

Now, we know there is another dimension, which is the fourth dimension, because science has probed into it and found it, and it is radio.

Then, I think the fifth dimension is where the sinner dies, where he goes. Now, I think that when the sinner dies he goes to this fourth dimension.

Does the sinner go to the 4th or 5th dimension?

The fourth dimension, the spirit world of the lost, is wrapped up in time as it ends up in the Lake of Fire. It is also home to demons and the satanic horde that oppose God’s Bible truth.

The sinner ultimately ends up in the Lake of Fire where he will perish. Thus, he remains a prisoner of time. So, when the sinner dies, his spirit goes into the 4th dimension, down into prison in the sides of the pit of hell. Because all of hell is wrapped up in time as it will eventually perish in the Lake of Fire.

Are the first three dimensions light, air, thought  or  light, matter, time? No.

  1. The first three dimensions are length, breadth, height. These make up space. Things exist in space. But things have to have duration. They have to last for some time interval. So, we also need time.

Time is part of the 4th dimension.

Br Branham thought that he stood under the 1963 cloud

We now consider what is probably the most serious mistake that brother Branham made.

Because message-pastors who build up their beliefs on quotes have made up numerous wrong doctrines from what is basically a mistaken time and place.

This refers to the time and place where brother Branham met seven angels. This was 8 o’clock in the morning of 8 March, 1963 near Sunset Peak.

And the totally different time and place where a supernatural cloud was photographed.

This was just after sunset on 28 February, 1963 just north of Flagstaff city in Arizona, America.

And brother Branham mistakenly thinking both events happened at the same time and place.

Please remember that brother Branham knew nothing about the cloud until its photograph appeared on the back cover of the 17 May edition of Life magazine. His first comments about the Cloud were in June 1963, three months later.

He was very unsure of the cloud as he said it was formed by 7 angels coming down on Sunset Peak on 8 March 1963 and also said that the 7 angels were going up as they formed the cloud. He also said that the cloud was hanging in the sky all day.

These statements are obviously confusing since the Cloud had been photographed 8 days previously, north of Flagstaff which was 200 miles away.

The cloud of 28 February 1963.

42 kilometers high. Too high for a natural cloud.


And say, let's say, maybe it's fifteen miles till you can't get no more vapor. But this is twenty-six miles, and she hung there all day. See? They don't know what It is. But, thank the Lord, we do.

No. The Cloud never hung there all day. The cloud was only visible for 28 minutes, just after sunset.

63-0623   STANDING  IN  THE  GAP

And, now, I didn't know at the time, that they were taking pictures of that, scientists was, as the Angels lowered themselves from Heaven, to bring the Message.

… See the pyramid of the Cloud? I was standing just below this.

He claims that the cloud was the angels coming down.

He was under the angels but not under the cloud as this was 8 days after the cloud was photographed.


and I and Brother Gene Norman, standing right there present when it went up. They took the picture, still they don't know what about it.

Here he says the angels were photographed forming the cloud as they went up.

Not so. The cloud was seen 8 days before the angels went up.


“The Revelation of the Seven Seals” is the title of the book published in 1967.

It carries the cloud photograph with a comment:  This ring-shaped cloud …. Is referred to by brother Branham throughout these messages on the Seven Seals.

The introductory page claimed that brother Branham was caught up in a constellation of seven angels on 28 February 1963 when this photograph was taken.

But he preached a sermon “A Absolute” in Houston, Texas on 4 March 1963 and only got to the camping site on 6 March.

The seven angels came to him on 8 March according to his daughter Becky in her article “Return to Sunset”.

The 7 angels came 8 days after the cloud and were 200 miles south of Flagstaff, where the cloud was photographed.

The javelina pig hunting season only opens on 1 March and closes on 10 March. Thus, he could not be hunting on 28 February.

Brother Branham made no reference to the cloud in this book as he knew nothing about it at that time.

He first commented on the cloud in June 1963.

The publishers of the book thus reinforced the error. The 7 angels did not speak to him on 28 February 1963.


Another  “The Revelation of the Seven Seals” book, was reprinted in 1993.

There the introductory page says that the supernatural Cloud was formed by the wings of seven angels on 28 February 1963 who had ascended after speaking with Brother William Branham on 8 March 1963. Impossible.

Wrong date. The angels spoke to him 8 days after the cloud was photographed.

What is more alarming is the photograph of brother Branham with the Pillar of Fire over his head. The caption reads, “As John the Baptist foreran the first coming of Christ, you will forerun His Second Coming”.

There is no quote in all his messages that says “you will forerun His Second Coming”. This is Fake News.

The publishers reinforce the error of the dates and put a wrong emphasis on the man, William Branham.

Page 44 0f the same book of Seven Seals says, “As John the Baptist was sent forth… the hour has come when your message will stray the world”.

So there is a contradiction in this book


"As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Christ, your message will forerun the second coming of Christ”

The emphasis is on the message, what he preached, not on him as a man.

REVELATION 10:7   In the days of the VOICE of the seventh angel.

The Bible did not say in the days of the seventh angel. That would have put the focus on the man.

So, it is a big mistake to elevate the man. That is what Nicolaitans do. And God hates that.

64-0419  THE  TRIAL

One day at the river, I was baptizing five hundred people at the river, when, all of a sudden, this same Light that come in when I was a little boy. And I had told the people I had been seeing It. They said I was dreaming and it was some kind of a mental conception that I had. But before better than five thousand people, at two o'clock in the afternoon, in 1933, out of the skies come this Cloud coming down, speaking these Words, "As John the Baptist was commissioned to forerun the first coming of Christ, your ministry will forerun the second coming of Christ," where thousands times thousands of people heard it, and newspapers give witness of it.

“Your ministry” puts the emphasis on his revelation of the hidden mysteries in the Bible.

It does not put the emphasis on him as a man.

“Thousands times thousands” would be millions. That never happened.

Two clouds were seen just north of Flagstaff. One was a smoke cloud from an exploded rocket and the other was a supernatural cloud formed by angel wings.

Here is a photograph of two clouds that formed that day.

Message-believers just deny the second cloud and say it is not there. But the reason the scientist James MacDonald said the big cloud was a mystery that he could not explain was that there were two clouds. He could not explain two clouds. There had been a rocket explosion at Vandenberg Airforce Base in California, but that could only explain one cloud.

A high-altitude smoke cloud is needed to fulfill the prophecy of Peter.

ACTS 2:19  And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire,

and vapour of smoke:

Water vapour makes a rain cloud. Smoke vapour makes a smoke cloud.

On the map of Arizona, the red arrow shows the direction in which the two clouds were moving.

So, what is the cloud photograph all about?

The main cloud was photographed north of the city of Flagstaff on 28 February 1963 by the Tucson observatory. The sun had set. The high-altitude clouds were dark. Then a brightly lit huge cloud appeared for 28 minutes. To be bright, after sunset, meant that it had to be very high.

42 kilometers high. Much too high for a normal cloud that cannot form above 20 kilometers in height.

There was no face in the cloud.

Let us briefly look at what clouds can form at different heights.

A proper noctilucent cloud can only form between 80 – 85 kilometers in height. The temperature must be below minus 123◦C. Noctilucent means it can only be seen at night, after sunset.

Proper water vapour clouds only form below 20 kilometers. There is not enough water vapour to form a cloud above 20 km.

Artificial noctilucent clouds can be made from the water vapour in the exhaust fumes of jet aircraft or rockets. These form between 20 kilometers and 80 kilometers.

Or they can be formed by the smoke when a rocket explodes.

99% of water vapour lies below the 20-kilometer height. Thus no normal clouds can form above 20 kilometers.

One fact that brother Branham never knew about, was that there were two clouds.

This was only visible from a photograph taken at Winslow, which was in the path of the clouds that moved from west to east.

Because there were two clouds, about 20 kilometers apart, scientist James MacDonald did not know what had caused them. There were no jets or rockets in the area.

He knew nothing about angels' wings but could not explain two clouds from one explosion.

The dotted line on the next map shows the smoke from the rocket explosion as it drifted over Flagstaff, where the seven angels then formed a supernatural cloud as well. This was eight days before the seven angels met brother Branham near Sunset Peak.

An exploded rocket, which happened above Vandenberg Airforce base in California earlier that afternoon, would form one cloud, not two clouds.

The dotted line shows the path of the invisible noctilucent (only visible at night time) smoke cloud during daylight.

The red arrow shows the path of both clouds, just after sunset.

But in the early afternoon of 28 February 1963 a souped-up Thor rocket with 3 extra solid-state boosters exploded 42 kilometers above Vandenberg Airforce base in California. Exploding so soon after it was launched meant that most of the liquid fuel was still in it. So, all the remaining liquid fuel and the extra solid-state fuel exploded to make a gigantic smoke cloud. This drifted from west to east, too high to be seen in daylight, until it became visible just after sunset when it was near Flagstaff.

Above 20 kilometers, water vapour is too spread out to form a visible cloud. It cannot be seen against the glare of the blue sky where the air molecules scatter the blue rays of light downwards.

Then the smoke cloud was joined by an even bigger supernatural cloud, formed by seven angels. Both were visible briefly for 28 minutes after sunset.

Two clouds were visible from Winslow because it is in the path of the two clouds as they briefly became visible.

The next diagram is not a photograph, just a diagram. It shows the dark natural clouds. But, after sunset, the sky is dark. Thus, the sunlight can reflect off high-altitude artificial clouds. There is no glare from the blue sky to blot out the artificial noctilucent clouds between 20 to 80 kilometers in height.

If you want to spot artificial satellites, that orbit over 100 kilometers high, the best time is around sunset or sunrise when the earth is still dark.

Seven angels formed a supernatural cloud on 28 February 1963 north of Flagstaff, after sunset. They were only visible against a dark sky.

But the 7 angels were never photographed, nor seen, on 8 March 1963 when they came in the morning to brother Branham. They would not be visible at that height, during daylight. Nor was there a high-altitude rocket explosion on that day to explain the second smoke cloud.

Now we get to the dangerous part.

Brother Branham made a mistake of thinking that the 7 angels of March 8 were forming the cloud of February 28 as they left him or as they came down to him.

Though he never saw the cloud, because his first reference to it was made in June after an article appeared in the 17 May Life magazine, he really believed that he stood below the cloud.

That was a big mistake.

He was in Tucson, 200 miles south of the cloud when it was photographed.

A typical fact that was never checked is that the hunting season for javelina pigs is from 1 March to 10 March only. Thus, no hunting was allowed on 28 February.

Plus, the fact that brother Branham preached the sermon “A Absolute” in Tucson, over 1000 kilometers away, on 4 March.

Message-pastors, who never checked the facts, have built two main doctrines on the mistaken quotes that brother Branham made at that time.

Message people said the cloud is the coming of the Lord

Their first wrong quote-doctrine. They said this cloud was the Coming of the Lord.

Brother Branham never made that statement.

So they produced this photograph.

Brother Branham never said “Christ on Sunset Mountain”. That is a fake quote.

The cloud was never on Sunset Mountain. It was 200 miles away, north of Flagstaff.

The Cloud was photographed 8 days before the angels visited brother Branham.

The cloud cannot be the coming of the Lord.  Because we would then know the day and hour of His Coming.

28 February 1963. We know the hour of this Cloud, just after sunset.

MATTHEW 24:36   But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Flagstaff is outside the great Sonoran desert.

Sunset Peak is close to Tucson and inside the Sonoran desert.

Jesus warned us not to look for Him in a desert which is where Sunset Peak is.

MATTHEW 24:26   Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth:

The second mistake.

Message-pastors then spliced quotes together to make this cloud the  Coming of the mighty Angel in Revelation Chapter 10. Even although they have no idea what that Angel is supposed to do. The Angel has done nothing for 60 years, if He did come down in 1963.

Message people claim the Angel of Revelation 10 has come down

According to them, He came down as the cloud. Despite the cloud remaining at a height of 42 kilometers.

64-0119  SHALOM

When that Angel, of Revelation the 10th chapter,

puts one foot on land and one on the sea, and a rainbow over His head, He swore, "time shall be no more." When that time comes,

you will rise up from among the dead.

While the rest of them lay there, you will go in.

So, this Angel has not come as brother Branham is speaking in the future tense, almost one year after the cloud was photographed.

The coming of this mighty Angel Who is to raise the dead. This is still in the future because the resurrection has not yet happened.

Consider what brother Branham was looking forward to in the last month of his life.

65-1127E  I  HAVE  HEARD  BUT  NOW  I  SEE

Dear God, in this solemn moment, it's going to be a time like this when there really will be a clap of thunder someday, and the Son of God shall descend from the heavens with a shout,

with the voice of the Archangel,

and the trump of God,

the dead in Christ shall rise.

He was still waiting for the voice of the Archangel to raise the dead.

65-1204  THE  RAPTURE

Therefore, the Message calls the Bride together, see, the shout.

… The same One, He, with a loud voice, He screamed out with that shout and a voice, and woke Lazarus. With a loud voice He cried, "Lazarus, come forth." See?

And the voice wakes up the sleeping Bride, the sleeping dead.

The voice of the Archangel is the Lion’s roar of the mighty Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 as He raises the dead.

That certainly did not happen in February 1963.

Brother Branham knew nothing of the cloud when it happened.

There were no spiritual people in the city of Flagstaff to respond to the Cloud either.

In their rush to develop dramatic doctrines, message-pastors overlooked a much simpler solution.

People only see what they want to see.

Confirmation bias. We only look for evidence to confirm what we believe.

If a fact does not agree with our beliefs then we ignore it or reject it.

This supernatural cloud was just the sign of the Son of man in the heaven.

MATTHEW 24:30   And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:

Moses led the first exodus of the Jews out of Egypt when he saw a sign that somehow combined the natural (a bush on mount Horeb) that burned without getting burnt up (supernatural).

Jesus led the second exodus of the church out of Judaism. His sign was the natural death of a brutally tortured Man that was somehow combined with a supernatural resurrection.

Brother Branham was to lead the third exodus of the Bride out of the church by revealing the deep mysteries of the Seven Seals which would open up the hidden mysteries of the written Bible. The "shout" will be heard when the Bride members can prove the truth of the message just by using the Bible.

The sign to vindicate this message was a supernatural cloud made by 7 angels together with a natural cloud formed by a high-altitude rocket explosion. Symbolizing the failure of clever human science to save this world.

MALACHI 4:4   Remember ye the law of Moses

my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

:5     Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet

Remember Moses on mount Horeb with a natural – supernatural sign. A natural bush burned, But it burned with a supernatural fire and never burned up.

Elijah will also have a natural – supernatural sign. Two clouds. One natural – one supernatural.


And then in that great observatory, so that the world will be without, they're still wondering what happened. In Tucson, them big observatories took the picture of it up there; still wondering what happened. What is it? They still put in the paper, "Does anybody know anything about what, how it could have happen?" There is no fog up there, there's no air, there's no moisture; thirty miles high in the air. Oh, my!

"There shall be signs in the heaven above. And when these things take place, earthquakes in divers places,

then shall appear the sign in the heaven, of the Son of man."

ACTS 2:19   And I will shew wonders in heaven above,

and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire,

and vapour of smoke:

“Wonders in heaven above”.  The wings of seven angels forming a supernatural cloud 42 kilometers above the earth. No natural cloud can form above about 20 kilometers. There is just not enough water vapour and it is too thinly spread out to be visible against the glare of the blue sky.

“And vapour of smoke”. Water vapour makes a cloud. But Peter predicted a high-up cloud made of smoke. How could that be possible? Natural smoke does not rise that high.

This was fulfilled by the high-altitude rocket explosion above Vandenberg Airforce base.

So, what caused all the confusion about this cloud?

Seven angels formed the cloud just north of Flagstaff on 28 February 1963 as a sign, just after sunset.

Seven angels visited brother Branham on 8 March 1963 around 8 o’clock in the morning near Sunset Peak to give him the commission to reveal the 7 Seals. All this was invisible to any observers.

The two events are separated by 200 miles and 8 days.

But the sign and the commission were not the main point.

It was the one-week series of sermons that revealed the Seven Seals that was the very important event.

Now the individual Bride members would be able to puzzle out and understand the hidden mysteries of Scripture.

The wise virgins must be able to understand the written Bible.

DANIEL 12:10   Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

Brother Branham was wrongly convinced that the angels formed the cloud

after they left him, or came down to him,

that morning near Sunset Peak.

He was uncertain on this point at first. Were the angels coming down or going up when photographed?

The answer is neither. They stayed at the same height on 28 February.

Brother Branham was 200 miles away in Tucson, completely unaware of the angels.

63-1110  HE  THAT  IS  IN  YOU

Now, some sister here, Billy just showed me, was nice enough to go get this Life magazine, this picture, and blow it up, of that of the seven Angels, and have it taken and sent to me.

That is the picture. And now if you'll notice here, as it was leaving, ascending back,

when the Angels had brought Their Message, it was in the form of a pyramid;

In the above quote, he thought the angels were photographed as they ascended after speaking to him.

Then a conflict arises.

Because in the next quote he says they were photographed as they descended towards him.


Brother Fred Sothmann, I know he's here. And I'm pretty sure Brother Norman is here. We was up... I had to go to Houston about getting that little boy saved from the electric chair. [This was 4 March 1963]. And then I went back and I went hunting up there with the brethren [On 6 March 1963]. And that morning [8 March], I was standing there picking cockleburs, or what they call goatheads there, burrs off of my trouser leg. And the blast did just exactly the way It said it. Is that right, Brother Fred? And I must have jumped way off of the ground. And just above me was the Angels of the Lord that sent Message back, for me to come here to break these Seals.

And, now, I didn't know at the time, that they were taking pictures of that, scientists was, as the Angels lowered themselves from Heaven, to bring the Message.

[This was the mistake. No photograph was taken on 8 March. The cloud was 42 kilometers high. Brother Branham thought that the angels were lowering themselves down to him when they were photographed].

And you remember, I said the One on the right side of the constellation had, kind of, His chest back, and His wings. You remember me saying that, all of you? And how that I watched Him? He was very distinctive from the others. And I didn't know they were taking a picture of It, 'cause immediately I hurried East. But going back home to Tucson, there It was all through the papers that had been seen almost nationwide, or plumb into Mexico, and all the Western States, and I think the Courier over here. It was on the Associated Press. How many saw, "A mysterious cloud in the sky"? You see the hands.

And now the Life magazine picked it up. 

And I have the article here this morning, in the Life magazine, of to show. Now here It is, the same time I was there. See the pyramid of the Cloud?

I was standing just below this. 

And there, see the distinctive Angel on the right-hand side? See the pointed wing of It?

Impossible. The angels only met him on 8 March. The cloud was photographed eight days earlier.


I believe, they told me, Brother Hickerson just took this out of the magazine. He put it on my desk back there. That is that constellation of Angels that's in the magazine that was spoke of. See the pyramid shape? Look at this One on this side, the pointed wing, coming with His chest out like that, on my right-hand side. As I spoke from this same pulpit, months and months and months ago, see, there It is. And Or, Life magazine has It, the May issue, May the 17th, I believe it is. That right? May the 17th, issue.

17 May.  This was the first article to mention the cloud.


I met Brother Fred and Brother Norman, about a hour later, when I found them. They were excited and talking about it. There it is. And science says that it's impossible for any kind of a mist or anything get that high, fog, vapor. See? It'll only go just... I wouldn't know.

No cloud was photographed that day. So nobody saw the cloud on 8 March 1963.

The cloud was invisible during daylight. It could only be seen after sunset. It was a supernatural noctilucent cloud. Ordinary noctilucent clouds are only visible between 80 - 85 kilometers in height.


And you know, not in that time, I didn't know it; but cameras from all over the country was taking the picture of That, as the white Cloud settled down, went on the Associated Press. I think your Chicago paper packed it, all around. Life magazine packed it. How many has seen it in there, that Mr.... That, see, that was it right there, just exactly the way it said it,

standing right under It when It come down and formed.

He was convinced that he stood under the cloud as it came down.

But he also says the angels formed the cloud when they ascended from him. So his thoughts are muddled.

But a 42 kilometer high cloud is invisible in daylight under the glare of the blue sky.

The cloud was only visible just after sunset for 28 minutes. Not in the morning.

… And here It come, settling down.

And watch on the righthand side of that constellation, if it isn't... Read the tapes, or listen to the tape, Sirs, What Time Is It? about three or four months before it happened. There it is.

Even science has to recognize It to be true. They are studying It.

They say it's a mystery they can't understand.

The science down there in Tucson are trying to understand It, what It is.

Again he says the cloud was coming down.

Dr. James McDonald’s report said he could not understand the cloud because there were two clouds and only one rocket explosion from Vandenberg Airforce Base in California that afternoon.

This next quote claims that the cloud formed as the angels went up.

Despite the fact that no cloud was seen that day.

63-1128  TESTIMONY

Like the March 17th, the March issue of the Life magazine, you seen that circle of Light in the skies, thirty miles high, twenty-seven miles across. Why, moisture is only about nine miles high, and they can't even make up what it was.

And right standing beneath that, a man that is sitting right present now, was right standing there by me, when seven Angels come down from God, visibly standing right there, and told me about the end time, and these revelations and things of the Book of Revelation, the Seven Seals, and said, "Return home, and one by one will bring the Message." That, that's right.

And It went right up, and begin to turn white as It went up,

on up; and a blast that shook the mountains, till rocks, size of a bucket, fell out of the mountains, like that.

… Then if you'll get the magazine and look, you can even see the shapes of

their wings is still in there as They're going up, the seven Angels.

63-1201  AN  ABSOLUTE

One day, standing there, picking the cockleburs off, or a little bullheaders off of my legs, like it was; there that seven Angels broke through from the sky and shook the place, till, rocks, weighing fifty or sixty pounds, rolled down the hillside. There stood seven Angels standing there, commissioned me go back and to bring these Messages, and said, "One by one" they would "meet and tell what happened." And it did exactly that way.

And when they ascended up on High, like that, went thirty miles high in the air; and, on the same day, they took the picture of It, science did,

and went around the world.

Now he insists that the angels were going up on 8 March.  And science photographed them.

No photograph was taken on 8 March.

But the cloud was just a sign in the heavens that the Seven Seals would be revealed.

64-0112  SHALOM

But before He broke forth on those Seven Seals to reveal them, that He showed miraculous, He showed it first in the heavens.

That day they took pictures all across southern United States and Mexico. There it hangs now in the Life Magazine, still a mystery to them. But He declares it in the heavens before He does it on earth. He always does that.

He shows His signs in the heavens first.

Br Branham never said that the 7 Thunders have uttered

Let us consider two statements that brother Branham never made, but which are commonly preached by message-pastors.

There is no quote that says “The seven thunders have uttered”.

But this error is now a doctrine because it has been repeated so often.

In addition, there is no quote that says “The message is the Absolute” or

“My message is the Absolute” or

“I am the Absolute”.

62 – 12 30   ABSOLUTE

And we know, Lord, that we are finite.

No matter who we are, we're still mortal. But, not the messenger, but the Message.

Grant it, Lord.

That's where we point, to Jesus Christ

the Son of God. Grant that He will be so real to every one here today, even to the little children,

that He will become the absolute

of the entire congregation.

Jesus Christ is the Absolute.

62-1230   IS  THIS  THE  SIGN  OF  THE  END  SIR

That's the reason, this morning, I did not want to place that time before the Message, and

I never got through talking about my Absolute,

and I don't think I ever will. I hope I never do.

He is so wonderful!

Brother Branham says, “My Absolute….. He is so wonderful.  That is Jesus.

62-0727  WE  WOULD  SEE  JESUS

Therefore, I believe the Bible to be the absolute truth of God,

This makes it clear. The Bible is the Absolute.


Now, we're going to speak just a few moments on "The Authority Of God's Word."


every Word of God is a written,

sworn authority.

It's the absolute right of the believer to accept this as the infallible Truth, because it is God's Word.

Each one of us has the absolute right to believe that the Bible is infallible.


Kind heavenly Father, we approach Thee to thank Thee for this written Word. To realize what a supreme sacrifice has been paid that we could have this Word tonight... It's the most persecuted Book in all the world and yet the greatest seller of all literature that was ever written.

It's the absolute one Book that every Word is infallible. 

Absolute and Infallible are two words that only apply to the 1769 Version of the King James Bible and to Jesus.

63-1110  HE  THAT   IS  IN  YOU

Believe all the Message. Believe That. If it isn't written in the Bible, then don't you believe it.

But if It is in the Bible, then the Holy Spirit that's living in us is duty bound to perform that if we believe It.

I know it's hard. See, nothing comes easy.

65-0801   THE  GOD  OF  THIS  EVIL  AGE

… so that the peoples that

has believed the Message

that the Lord Jesus has given me for this hour, might know what's taking place,

and placing it in the Scripture.

Mistakes in the dates of Daniel's 70 weeks


Now, now, Jesus, Messiah, rode into the city of Jerusalem, triumph, on the back of a white mule on Palm Sunday, April the 2nd, A.D. 30. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, A.D. 30. And now, now, from B.C. 445 to A.D. 30 is exactly 475 years.

Jesus rode in on a donkey or ass, not a mule. 

White? There is no mention of the colour of the donkey.

But as we have already seen that the sixty-nine weeks makes 483 years... Now, there's where the trouble comes, right there. See? We've got only with the marking of the Bible here, time, only 475 years, and actually it's 483 years, a difference of eight years.

Every 69 years the Roman calendar of 365¼ days loses 1 year compared to the Bible calendar of 360 days.

So 70 Bible years is just 69 of our Roman years.

490/70 = 7 years

So over Daniel's prophecy, the Roman calendar loses 7 years.

So 490 Bible years are equal to 490 - 7 = 483 Roman years.

So Daniel's prophecy would take 483 of our years.

Now, God can't make it miss. If He said it would be so many days, it's so many days. If He says it's so much, it's so much. So, what are we going to do? Now, the B.C. 475 to A.D. 30

BC 475?  Babylon was still ruling. This is a pointless date.

AD 30?

This is contradicted by another quote in the same sermon that says AD 33.


From the time God made the promise to Abraham (Don't miss this.)--from the time God made the promise to Abraham, Genesis 12:3, to the time of

Christ being rejected in A.D. 33, by the Jews,

… . Or when they rejected Christ and killed Him in A.D. 33

In this same study he says AD 33 and AD 30 for the death of Christ.

One of these dates must be wrong.

To get the correct date we must refer to the Bible.

Caesar Augustus died in the year AD 14. That is when Tiberius became emperor.

LUKE 3:1   In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar…

:2   … the Word of the Lord came unto John

15 + 14 =  29 AD

So later in that year AD 29 Jesus was baptized by John.

Luke 3:23   And Jesus Himself began to be about thirty years of age.

So, the water baptism happened late in AD 29. Jesus was almost 30.

The Holy Ghost descended and called Him, “Son”.  This was Messiah the Prince of Daniel’s prophecy.

On Palm Sunday He was called the King, not the Prince.

His death was 3½  years later in AD 33.


Well, God did with the Jews just exactly what He said He would do in them sixty-nine years--or 483 years, but sixty-nine weeks. And one week left,

one week's yet determined

This quote claims that there are still 7 years left to the Jews. But the ministry of Jesus was the first 3½ years to the Jews.


… from the rebuilding of the temple to the Messiah was 438 years, so 434 years,

[438? and 434]

and 434 times 49 makes exactly 483 years. It hit it on the nose exactly to the day, from day to day.

The order to rebuild the Temple was given in 538 BC.   Messiah the Prince was baptized when about AD 30.

From the rebuilding of the Temple to Messiah was      538 + 30  =  568 years.      NOT  438 years.


434 times 49 = 21266   NOT 483.

He meant 434 plus 49 =  483   (a basic mistake)

The "438 years" is just another basic mistake as he meant to say 483.

He accidentally swapped the last two numbers around.

… Seven times sixty-nine is 484 years exactly;

No.       7 x 69 = 483        (not 484).


And now, we see that all this stuff was to take place was over in this time of the seventieth week, the last week. Now, if they've already had sixty-nine weeks and lived it exactly the way God said they did, and it happened exactly the way God said it would do,

then there's one more week promised to the Jews.

…  The moment He starts that seventieth week or seven years, the church is gone

…  Well, God did with the Jews just exactly what He said He would do in them sixty-nine years--or 483 years, but sixty-nine weeks.

And one week left, one week's yet determined.

He keeps claiming there are 7 years left when there are actually 3½ years left to the Jews.


Now, when you read in Revelations 11 that He will send His two prophets, and they'll prophesy in that time. And then they'll get angry with these prophets and actually kill them. Is that right? And their dead bodies shall lay in the spiritual street called Sodom and Gomorrah where our Lord was crucified: Jerusalem. Is that right? And they'll lay there for three days and nights. And after three days and nights, the spirit of life will come into them, and they'll be raised up and go into glory. A tenth part of the city fell at that time. Is that right? See? What is that?

In the middle of this last seventy years.

Not “seventy” years.  “Seventieth” year, the last week or 7 years that was cut in half.


… The overspreading of that Roman power to conquer all the sleeping virgins, Jews and all... We'll all be Roman or we won't be nothing.

He'll break his covenant in the middle of the week.

This is a common denominational belief that there is a 7-year covenant made by the antichrist that he breaks in the middle of the last week, or 7 years.

When does he make a seven-year covenant?

DANIEL 9:27   He shall confirm the covenant with many for one week

The seven-year covenant must be confirmed, not made.

The antichrist would first have to make a covenant before he can confirm it.

Then if it is confirmed, it cannot be broken 3½ years later.

If you can break a covenant, then that covenant was never confirmed.

The Scripture mentions no 7-year covenant that the antichrist makes.

The Scripture never says, "The antichrist".


But God made a covenant with Abraham and his natural seed Isaac and the Jews.

Then God confirmed that covenant when Christ died as the spiritual Seed of Abraham.

GENESIS 15:18   In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed …

GALATIANS 3:17   And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ,

The next quote says that the Jews have 3½  years left.


"There's seventy of weeks still determined on Thy people, and Messiah shall be cut off in between them." When He's taking away, the Gentiles will be given a place,

and then they got three more years and a half to be preached to, of Jesus Christ.

The Jews only have 3½ years left, not 7 years.

Mistakes in the dates of rebuilding the Temple

Consider the rebuilding of the Temple and the city wall after the captivity of the Jews in Babylon


Now, the going forth of the commandment to rebuild Jerusalem, which was on the 14th day of March. If any of you want to put that down, in the Hebrew you'll find it called N-i-s-a-n-Nisan, which means "March." The issue was given on the 14th day of March,

B.C. 445--the issue went forth to rebuild the temple.

You understand it, as you people have read the Scriptures then. Until it was completed,

it taken forty-nine years to complete the temple and the city--to rebuild it.

These facts are very muddled up. The date 445 BC is wrong. This was around the time when the order was given to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem.

In 538 BC Cyrus gave the order to rebuild the Temple, NOT in 445 BC.

Babylon fell in 538 BC and Cyrus gave the order to rebuild the Temple. In 536 BC they laid the foundation. The Temple was finished about 516 BC after enemies held up work for about 17 years.

So, it took 21 years to complete the temple, which happened in the sixth year of Darius who ruled from 522 BC to 486 BC.

EZRA 6:15   And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.

Seventy years after the Temple was finished, around 446 BC, Artaxerxes gave Nehemiah the order to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem. This took 52 days.

So, the time to rebuild the Temple and the city wall was about 91 years. About 86 years of that time saw nothing being built.


Look, there's exactly forty-nine years in the time of the building of the temple, the seven prophetic weeks, seven weeks, 'cause there's was

seven weeks determined to the temple, to rebuild the temple; and it was built in exactly forty-nine years.

Now, we have the meaning of the time of weeks, 'cause if the Bible said,

the Angel said it taken seven weeks until the building of the temple

... And it was exactly forty-nine years building the temple from March the 14th

B.C. 538 until the temple was restored again and the streets was restored, exactly forty-nine years

Here brother Branham refers to Cyrus giving the order for the Temple in 538 BC.

Brother Branham thus has two starting dates for the Temple:   445 BC or 538 BC, in the same study.


They built the Temple in four years. But they had to stop working for 17 years due to enemy opposition after the foundation was laid. So, it took about 21 years to complete the Temple.

There was no 49-year period involved with building the Temple.

Then from 516 to 446 BC, there was a 70-year gap until Nehemiah rebuilt the wall of Jerusalem in 52 days.

Nehemiah 2:1   … in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king

Artaxerxes became king in 465 BC.

Most people, for his 20th year, do a simple subtraction   465 – 20 = 445 BC.

But numbers are a bit more tricky than that.

Take 465 BC as his first year.

Then the 20th year is 446 BC.


They are divided in three periods, as we find out in Daniel 9--three periods: First, a seven week period; then a threescore and two, which is sixty-two; and then a one week period. They're divided in three different periods.


7 weeks is "a time”.        62 weeks is “times”.

The seven weeks or 49 years was the time from the giving of the commandment to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, in 446 BC, to the date of the prophet Malachi.  Dr. Scofield gives this date as 397 BC.

So, the 49 years was a time when the Jews could still expect prophecy from Zechariah, Haggai, and Malachi. Then came 62 weeks or 434 years when the Jews had no prophets. Then John the Baptist baptized Jesus, to start the last week.

Thus, 7  +  62  =  69  weeks had passed.

69 x 7  =  483 days or years. (A day can mean a year in prophecy).

The last week was divided in half by the 7 church ages. So, the church ages are called “the dividing of time”.

Jesus' ministry took up half of the 70th week.

So the Jews only have half a week, 3½ years left.

The top line is the Jewish last week divided in half. At Calvary, they got cut off.

Then time dropped down to the Gentiles for the 7 church ages. Then it goes back up to the last half-week for the Jews, in the 3.5 years of great Tribulation.


Now, this top line here represents the Jewish nation as it goes across. This is just time, and when it drops down here, it drops out of the Jewish nation into the Gentile time, then goes up again and catches Israel and goes on.

Let us consider the Roman calendar.


Now, we got two--three different calendars. We go back to the old astronomy calendar, and we find out that in the Julian calendar there is 365 ¼ day in a year. They timed that by the passing of Sardis and the different stars and so forth, they timed it. Now, we find in the Roman calendar, that we live under now, 365 days in a year by the calendar. But in the Christian or prophetic calendar we find there's only 360 days in a year.

There is no star Sardis.  The Egyptians learned about the 365¼ days by timing the calendar from the first appearance of the star Sirius each year as it rises with the sun. Sirius is the brightest star in the sky.

The Romans, under Julius Caesar, learned about this calendar from the Egyptians.

DANIEL 7:25  [Little horn] and think to change times

The little horn is the Vatican City that controls the Roman Catholic church worldwide. It is the world’s smallest country. So pagan Rome changed our calendar. The pagan Roman Empire was destroyed by the barbarians in AD 476 but then resurrected back to life as the Roman Catholic Church on the ruins of the pagan Roman Empire. Then Roman Pope Gregory 13 fine-tuned the calendar in 1582.



Brother Branham made mistakes as a human being which stops him being the Absolute or being infallible.

But what he got right made him the most inspired preacher of the end-time church.

We judge the man by what he got right. He got more doctrines right than any other man in our generation.



“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” — 1 Corinthians 16:23