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God wrote three Bibles

 

 

 

William Marrion Branham taught that God wrote three Bibles. Here are some of his words he spoke about this subject: ‘God wrote three Bibles. One of them was the Zodiac in the skies. That's the first Bible. Man was to look up to realize that God is from above. Follow the Zodiac; did you ever study it? It even gives every age, even the cancer age. It gives the beginning, the birth--the birth of Christ. What is the first figure in the Zodiac? The virgin. What's the last figure? Leo the lion. The first coming and the second coming of Christ, all of it is written in there. Then the next Bible was written, was in stone, called pyramid. God wrote in the pyramids. If you study them, watch the ancient histories and wars, how they were built before the antediluvian destruction. The third was wrote on paper, the Bible, for the great, smart intellectual world to come. Now, as God has moved down through the age, we're at Leo the lion. We're at the capping of the pyramid. We're in the Book of the Revelations at the last chapter. Science says we're three minutes before midnight. Oh, think of where we're at’ (Excerpted from his sermon Adoption, which he delivered on Sunday evening, 22nd May 1960 at the Branham Tabernacle in Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A.); ‘‘Now, I want to draw just a small picture to you, talking now. Let's all of us take a little trip tonight, on a little ship, and let's... a little spaceship, or airship. Let's go back a hundred million years before there was a world, before there even was a star or anything, and there you can see nothing but space. And all that space was God. In the beginning was God. And now, we'll watch coming into existence a little white Light. We'll call it, like, a Halo. And that was the Son of God, the Logos that went out of God in the beginning. And then that how that He was standing there; and He, in His mind He begin to think of what the world would be and drew all this pictures in His mind. And He said, "Let there be light." And a atom split and begin to break forward, and a atomic went off, the first atomic explosion. And then them atoms begin to accumulate till it made into cinders, as the moisture, ever what it was, begin to break, and the atoms split. And after while, there came a star, or a piece of the--a missile that flew off and went sailing through the air. He watched it maybe for a few million years, and then stopped it. He had no hurry. He was--had plenty of time, forever. He was from the beginning to the end. There was no--no time with Him. And then another one flies off, and He stops it over this a way. What's He doing? He's writing His first Bible. The first Bible was ever written, was written in the skies, the zodiac. It starts out with the virgin; that's how He come first. It ends up with Leo the lion, the second coming. And He's writing His first Bible. The second Bible was written, was written by Enoch, and put in the pyramid. The third Bible was written, and the last one, is this One. God always does things in threes. God is perfect in three. He's perfect. Pardon me. He's perfect in Father, Son, Holy Spirit. He's perfect in justification, sanctification, baptism of the Holy Spirit. He's perfected in His threes. We are in His making, so we are perfected in three: soul, body, and spirit. And our body's controlled of--of nerves, of blood, and of cells (flesh): three. All perfected in three...’ (Excerpted from his sermon The Cruelty Of Sin, And The Penalty That It Cost To Rid Sin From Our Lives, which Branham delivered on Friday, 3rd April, 1953 at the Branham Tabernacle in Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A.)

So, according to Branham, God wrote the history of mankind in the Bible, in the sky and in the pyramids (Branham said that the Great Pyramid in Egypt was designed by the Great Architect of the Universe and it was built by Enoch). As things are, therefore, a disciple of Christ should study not only the Bible, but also astrology and pyramidology.

Branham interpreted the total eclipse of the moon which took place on December 30, 1963, as the falling away which is to occur before the second coming of Christ, for he said that when pope Paul VI went to Jerusalem (January 4-6, 1964), the moon or the church went into total darkness. Here are his words: ‘Matthew 24, mentions signs in the heavens concerning this last day just before Jesus comes. I wonder if you noticed such a sign recently fulfilled as to portray the very truth we have been discussing. That truth is that Jesus has been steadily pushed aside until in the last age He is pushed outside the church. Recall that in the first age it was almost a full orbed church of truth. Yet there was a little error called the deeds of the Nicolaitanes that kept the circle from being full. Then in the next age more darkness crept in until the ball of light glowed less, and darkness covered more of the circle. In the third age it was eclipsed still more, and in the fourth age which was the Dark Ages, the light had all but gone. Now think on this. The church shines in the reflected light of Christ. He is the SUN. The church is the MOON. Thus this orb of light is the moon. It had decreased from almost a full moon in the first age, to a sliver in the fourth age. But in the fifth age it began to grow. In the sixth it took a great step of growth forward. In part of the seventh age it was still growing, when suddenly it stopped short, and waned to almost a nothingness, so that instead of light it was the blackness of apostasy, and at the end of the age it had ceased to shine for darkness had taken over. Christ was now outside the church. Here is the sign in the sky. The last eclipse of the moon was a total eclipse. It waned to a total darkness in seven stages. In the seventh stage, the total darkness came as the Pope of Rome (Paul the Sixth) went to Palestine to make a holy tour of Jerusalem. He was the first pope to ever go to Jerusalem. The pope is named Paul the Sixth. Paul was the first messenger and this man goes by that name. Notice it is the sixth, or the number of man. This is more than a coincidence. And when he went to Jerusalem, the moon or the church went into total darkness. This is it. This is the end. This generation shall not pass away until all be fulfilled. Even so Lord Jesus, come quickly!’ (William Marrion Branham, An Exposition Of The Seven Church Ages, page 357).

 

Confutation

 

The teaching of Branham according to which God wrote three Bibles is false. For there is but one Bible, the one which is written on paper. Now I will show you that neither the Zodiac nor the Egyptian pyramids are Bibles written by God.

Let us start with the Zodiac: in the sky we can’t read the story of the nations nor the story of each of us, for the stars, the planets, the sun and the moon and any other star in the sky do not declare these things. The Bible states that “the heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1 – NIV); but it never states that the heavens and the skies proclaim the ages to come or the events to come, for the belief according to which by observing the position of the celestial bodies at a given time one can foretell future events is part of that occult art called astrology, which is condemned (together with any other occult art) by God. In the book of the prophet Isaiah God rebukes those who observe the sky in order to foretell the future and He affirms that their work is useless. Here is what God says: “Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it. Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.” (Isaiah 47:13-15). At this point someone may cite the biblical example of the star which appeared to the wise men in the East in order to support the art of reading the sky; however this example does not support at all the reading of the sky for at that time there was no planet conjunction or anything like that, and furthermore the star which appeared to the wise men in the East went before them and led them to the place where the young Child (Jesus) was, for when the wise men came to Bethlehem the star “stopped over the place where the child was” (Matthew 2:9 – NIV). In other words, that star was a star which went ahead of the wise men and not a star which foretold some future events! The appearing of that star was a wonder worked by God and it had nothing to do with astrology. Branham, therefore, was wrong in saying those things about the zodiac. Those who see in the signs of the zodiac the first and the second coming of Christ as well as those who see the falling away in an eclipse of the moon are like those who see in the sun the spiritual power of the pope, while in the moon the temporal power of the kings of the earth. The spiritual sight of Branham became blurred; that’s why he began to see in the sky all kinds of events!! Yet many people believe his fantasies!

Let us now speak of the Egyptian pyramids. It is beyond doubt that Branham believed pyramidology, which is an occult art which claims that many historically significant biblical events can be found in the Great Pyramid for they were inscribed into it by its builders. ‘By taking measurements of the perimeter, sides, outer courses and masonry, inner chambers, galleries and corridors, by dividing the results by certain numbers held to be significant in the construction of the pyramid, and by relating the results to biblical chronology and to the history of Christianity, exact correspondences were claimed to exist. By the same token, an understanding of the cipher was supposed to permit the making of prophecies up to the Second Coming which, following the pyramid-inch-year theory up the Great Gallery, was clearly close at hand" (Man, Myth and Magic, Vol. 17, p. 2314). Through this process of divination many groups teach a variety of prophetic events based on their own arbitrary calculation. Know this, that no matter how much the dimensions of the Egyptian pyramids may strike you favourably, God wrote nothing in them! The Pharaohs who had the pyramids built were surrounded by people who practiced occult arts; they believed all kinds of lies, how can we believe then that the Egyptian pyramids are ‘scripture of God’? Pyramidology is a ‘science’ widespread in esoteric circles where the strangest doctrines are professed. Many articles on the Egyptian pyramids often appear on esoteric magazines. Pyramidology has nothing to do with the Word of God, just as lies have nothing to do with the truth. Surely the shape, the measures, and other things concerning the Egyptian pyramids have a specific meaning, for the people who built those buildings did not build them in that way accidentally; however, since we know that the Pharaohs were not worshipers of the only true God but of demons, and the pyramids served as tombs for the Pharaohs we may conclude that the Egyptian pyramids have something to do with the occult world. This is confirmed by the fact that many magicians and other ministers of the devil feel attracted by the Egyptian pyramids. So anyone who claims that Enoch built the great pyramid of Egypt is a liar, for we know that Enoch walked with God (cf. Genesis 5:24) and pleased God (cf. Hebrews 11:5).

Brothers, abhor both the Zodiac and pyramidology. They are useless things which are not able to help you; they are things which are not fit for the saints, for the Lord has given these things as a heritage to all those who do not know Him and are darkened in their understanding. Study the Bible, take your delight in the Word of God, meditate on it all day. Search the Scriptures for in them are revealed the secrets of the wisdom of God, of the great and only true God who created all things through His wisdom and who upholds all things by His great power. The Holy Scriptures can make you wise for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. On the contrary, if you study the zodiac and pyramidology you will become fool. Take heed to yourselves. Let no one deceive you with his sophisms.

 

 

 

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