Episode 19 – William Branham in Summer Shorts

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Episode 19 - William Branham in Summer Shorts

For July and August, Bryan and Rod are doing a series of short podcasts that they are calling “Summer Shorts”.   They will only be 4-5 minutes… just enough to get you thinking about something that you might not have thought about before.   Some may be the two of them, while others may just be solo.

William Branham wearing “women’s underneath clothes” in South Africa

William Branham stated that when a man wore shorts, he was wearing a  “woman’s underneath clothes”, but don’t men were shorts for underwear as well?  Could it be that William Branham didn’t wear any underwear?

In this podcast, we look at William Branham’s condemnation of men wearing shorts and his apparent hypocrisy in wearing shorts himself.

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Music – Summertime, Summertime  by The Jamies, from the album – Radio Hits of the ’50s – available from iTunes

3 Replies to “Episode 19 – William Branham in Summer Shorts”

  1. We have had some disingenuous criticism of this podcast. However, the subject of the criticism is dealt with in the online article here.

    1. Unfortunately there is lots of disingenuous criticism in the “mess”age.
      I don’t know how hard it is to see that the man WMB rarely practised what he preached. The Pastors learnt that very fast and they did exactly the opposite to what they preached (they had TVs, their children would live a good life and do what any other normal human being would do.. play sports, wear shorts, play cards, have a TV of their own.. etc name all the things they preach against.

  2. I didn’t want to deal with this issue, however, I had someone try to post a comment that appears to be completely based on the individual’s feelings against me personally.

    Specifically, this individual wants to excuse this photo by saying that the picture clearly wasn’t taken for public consumption, but only for William Branham’s own family to see. Our response is, “of course it wasn’t for public consumption. Who said it was? What if we had a picture of William Branham doing something else he criticized openly, like wearing a dress? Would it be OK to criticize that kind of hypocrisy? He said that a man wearing shorts was like a man wearing a woman’s underneath clothes.”

    The issue is that William Branham screamed condemnation for men who wore shorts but then wore them himself. He ridiculed others for wearing them but then allowed someone to “talk him into it.”

    We believe our criticism of William Branham on this issue is fair. If you disagree, that’s fine BUT we are entitled to our opinion as well. But as Christians that should not be a basis for personal attack.

    Finally, I will not allow this podcast or any of the comments here to be focused on anything other than to help others understanding that William Branham was a false prophet and to encourage those that have come out of the message.

    I do not do this podcast because I need to be heard or because I am trying to get people to follow me. I simply want to point people to Jesus.

    I will simply say what Paul said, who apparently had a similar problem:

    It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.  The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. (Phil. 1:15-18)

    So I will not mention the individual’s name and neither will I engage with him. We are not doing this out of fear but simply to avoid getting into a needless disputation over things that are not important. As Paul instructed us in 2 Timothy 2:24-25:

    And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25 Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth…

    I wish this individual but I will not engage with him. I do pray that our Lord will show him that the way of love is the better way.

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