The Message Church (Brahmanism)
Message Church or Believers Church or End-Time Message Church are churches founded upon the teachings of William M. Branham (1909″1965), Branham's teachings are sometimes called Brahmanism or The Message of the Hour. William Branham was a Pentecostal preacher who strongly believed in visions and new revelations.
Teachings of the message church
1. They believe William Branham is a Word prophet and the messenger (angel) of the Laodicean church age (Rev 3:14).[i]
2. William Branham is the prophet promised in the book of Malachi who would come in the spirit of Elijah.
3. There are three stages to salvation.[ii]
4. Water Baptism Justifies and is required to salvation.[iii]
5. The bible is not the only source of scripture but also Brenham”™s revelations.
6. They don”™t believe in the Trinity, they believe that God The Son, God The Holy Spirit and God the Father are the same Person but in different manifestations and the three names are just titles. see (see modalism)[iv]
7. The original sin resulted from Eve having sexual intercourse with the Serpent resulting in the birth of Cain who is the child of the devil[v]
8. They believe that Baptism is only done in the name of Jesus only and rejects baptizing in the name of The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost because they believe the name is Jesus and the Father and Holy Ghost are just titles.[vi]
9. They are anti-Denominational. [vii]
10. Baptism is required to Salvation[viii]
11. Tithe is an obligation and should only go to the minister.[ix]
12. Christmas is a myth and a pagan celebration[x]
12. they believe in Annihilation (hell is not eternal)[xiii]
Some of Brenham”™s shocking Quotes
- . “So you see, JESUS was GOD. He was not NO third person, fourth person, second person, HE was THE PERSON, HE was GOD, see? He was GOD Immanuel, God come down from glory, revealed Himself.”[xi]
- .Â “GOD veiled in JESUS to do the work of REDEMPTION at the cross… GOD could NOT DIE in the SPIRIT; He's ETERNAL. But HE had to put on a MASK and ACT the part of death. HE DID DIE, but He couldn't do it in His God FORM. He had to do it in SON form, as a Son of Man on earth.”[xii]
- Now don't let anyone say that I don't believe in a lake of fire and in punishment. I do. I don't know how long it will last, but it will eventually be removed. In Rev.21:8, it says that at those sinners mentioned will have their part in the lake of fire. But the true interpretation of the word is not 'part' but it is 'time'.” (W. M. Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, pp. 28, 48; W. M. Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, pp. 134-135).
- . “Now, Adam could say, “Let this mountain here be moved over there,” and it would do it. Adam could say, “Let this tree, here, be plucked up and planted over here”; it would do it, see, for he had complete, supreme control, as a minor god under God, our Father, because he was a son of God.” Now we know where Benny Hinn was inspired to say Adam could fly.”[xiv]
They are not Christians, slaves of truth does not recommend this churches.
Soli Deo Gloria
Some of the churches associated with these Teachings
Third Exodus Assembly
B. C. Fellowship
Happy Valley Church
Evening Light Tabernacle
Bible Believer's Fellowship
Edmonton Living Word Assembly
Bible Believers Church
Living Word Tabernacle – Aus
Hickory Bible Tabernacle
Spoken Word Church
[vii] Weaver, p. 117
[ix] http://endtimemessage.info/tithes.htm,QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.title JEFF.IN COD 61-1015M
[xi] (God's Gift Always Find Their Places/63-1222)
[xii] (Unveiling of God/ 64-0614m)
[xiii] (W. M. Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, pp. 28, 48; W. M. Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, pp. 134-135).
[xiv] (The Revelation of the Seven Seals p.83).