William Branham did not pretend to speak in tongues, as he's been accused of. As usual, his accusers have jumped to conclusions. Brother Branham possessed Christ-like character.
It's sad to see how low some people will go to discredit God's prophet. But love and correction is my response to the accusers, just like Jesus said:
"Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you." Luke 6:26-28
My latest YouTube video will cover this subject. I'm in the editing process now, and hopefully it'll be posted this weekend, Lord willing. The accusers say Brother Branham pretended to speak in tongues when he spoke two Finnish phrases he knew. It's simply a huge misunderstanding, and hopefully after I share the video with the accusers, they will take down their erroneous webpage.
The accusers make three mistakes.
First, they misunderstand Brother Branham's statement of "What was I saying?" to mean he was pretending to speak in tongues. It's sad when the accusers, who claim to always understand context, misunderstand the context in which Brother Branham is talking. It seems the accusers have not even listened to this sermon. Brother Branham meant, "Don't you remember what I was previously preaching?" when he said "What was I saying?" Context, context, context.
Second, they misunderstand Brother Branham's statement of "Spoke in a language that I didn't know." Brother Branham was not talking about himself; he was referring to the Holy Ghost. The Spirit of God took Brother Branham's English and interpreted it into the listener's native language, just like He did on the Day of Pentecost. There were seven discernments given, and I can narrow it down to three that Brother Branham may have been talking about.
Third, the accusers fail to read on, or continue listening to Brother Branham's sermon. Had they listened further, they would have understood Brother Branham wasn't sure which discernment case his friends were excited about. He said, "Finnish, or whatever she was."
There's many lessons to learn here, but again, you and I need to see those with the wrong spirit will always make mistakes that can be detected. It's sad when the accusing group claims to be experts at research but drastically fall short of their own standards. Proverbs 18:13 rings true:
"He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him."
Friend, we are not ashamed of God's servant, Brother Branham. We're forever grateful for his sacrificial ministry, just as we feel for all of God's prophets. But all glory, honor, and praise goes to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Who inspired all of it!
Be encouraged, the TRUTH will always set us free. The Holy Ghost will always lead us into all truth, according to John 16:13.
And one final prayer request. Please pray that my next book, The 12 New Testament Mysteries Revealed, will be finished soon and spread to the predestined readers. June 2021 is the scheduled release date, but perhaps the Lord will help it to be completed sooner.
God bless you and thank you for your support and prayers!
~Pastor Jesse Smith