Updated: Mar 17, 2020
Everybody understands Brother Branham's resurrection principle. "The same one that goes down is the same one that comes back up." In other words, the same Jesus that went into the grave, come out of the grave with the nail scars on His hands, to one day Himself return. This is the very tenet of the Christian faith itself.
Now, Christianity is based upon resurrection, now, not replacement. Now, if this falls, now to take this and put its place, that’s not resurrection. That’s replacement. But resurrection is to bring up the same one that fell down. The same Jesus that went into the grave come out of the grave with the scars on His hands.
There is, however, a movement within the message touting a more recent belief concerning the return of Christ. It is a hybrid of both Jesus only'ism and the church body replacement theory.
I read an article here, not long ago. I got it in my scrapbook, where that the American preacher, they taken a analysis of who believed in the literal coming of the Lord Jesus. And seventy-eight percent of the American preachers, denied the literal return of the Lord Jesus. Babylon!
How do you expect to build the church of the living God upon such ruins and chars of Sodom as that? It’ll never work then...” --William Branham
To deny the literal return of Christ, to rule and reign a thousand years, is to try to build the church of the living God upon the ruins and chars of Sodom. It'll never work.
282 … And that’s the reason the Catholic doesn’t teach the coming of Jesus, to this day. “It’s all in the church. This is the Millennium. The church owns everything. This is it.“
See, post-millennium (Oh, my!) without the return of Jesus Christ. --William Branham
A little insight into this teaching (which we will refer to as the third-coming replacement doctrine) may seem very strange to those who are not familiar with it. It is the teaching that the literal return of Christ is in them, to the exclusion of His own resurrected corporal body, which the prophet Himself identified as an old roman catholic doctrine.
Scripture declares, "who confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is a deceiver and an antichrist."
2 John 1: 7 - For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. Thi