Welcome to WMBranham.net! My name is Peter M. Duyzer, author of Legend of the Fall.
The subject of my book is an evaluation of William Branham and his message. My goal
in writing this book was to answer the question, "To what extent is William Marrion
Branham’s 'Legend of the Fall' and his resultant teaching supported by Biblical
Revelation?" . To purchase Legend of the Fall, click "Buy Now"
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Within Pentecostal and Charismatic circles William Branham appeared a man with the
combined prophetic status and prowess of Moses, Elijah and John the Baptist. His
ministry of healing spearheaded the Healing Revival of the '40s and '50s. The miraculous
which was said to attend his meetings dwarfed even the biblical accounts of Jesus'
Appearances of pillars of fire, Christ, the Holy Spirit, angels, clouds and other
phenomena were stated to accompany his meetings. Discernments of illnesses and personal
information of his patients, staggered the minds of many. His name is found in many
religious encyclopedia and in countless Internet Websites, pro and con.
Legend of the Fall examines Wm. Branham's life and ministry from the position of
an insider. Peter M. Duyzer's evaluation of Wm. Branham's life and his message challenges
the status quo of Wm. Branham as a man sent from God. Duyzer holds a Master's degree
(MACS) in Modern Apologetics from Northwest Baptist Seminary at Trinity Western
University, in Langley, BC, Canada.
Few people have investigated and analyzed the life and teachings of William Marrion
Branham in greater detail than Peter Duyzer. Coming from within Branham’s movement,
itself, Duyzer demonstrates a unique understanding of both the man and his message.
By all accounts Branham was both a fascinating and captivating religious figure
of the twentieth century. His claims to be a prophet, a healer, and one who could
disclose personal information of others, including diagnoses of their medical conditions,
wowed many and earned him a ver y faithful following today. What are we to make
of astounding claims and alleged activities like these? In this book, Duyzer has
done the work that few others are either able or willing to do. As a trained theologian
himself, he has looked deeply into Branham’s sermons and unveiled the teachings
embedded there, giving necessary comparisons with biblical teaching. He has also
provided some background on the man himself, making this a comprehensive resource.
Whether you are a follower, a critic, or simply a neutral observer, this book is
a must read for anyone wanting to understand William Branham, his message, or even
his life story.
Associate Professor of Apologetics & Philosophy
Director, Institute of Christian Apologetics,
Trinity Western University (ACTS division)
William Marrion Branham was one of the most interesting figures of popular religion
during the twentieth century. As an influential healing evangelist of post-WWII
America, he captivated crowds with his humble demeanor. Yet, the latter part of
his life was marked by controversial doctrine and a loss of popularity among the
Pentecostal masses. The Branham story remains fascinating because his doctrinal
teachings endure as the “Message,” and followers today believe Branham to be the
prophet of the end-time. In this book, Peter Duyzer, after painstaking and thorough
research into Branham’s voluminous sermons (which serve as sacred writings to his
followers) provides a thorough examination of Branham’s doctrine. Readers who are
interested in Branham’s message, apologetics, the popularity of “new religious movements,”
and/or the popularity of “end-time” religious groups, will want to read Duyzer’s
Professor of Religion
There is one name that represents the signs and wonders and healing movement more
than any other in our modern history -- that is William Branham. He has become the
source of inspiration and a ministry model for many today, yet much of his life
and teachings are veiled. Peter Duyzer’s book is unique, because of Peter’s former
background being part of the “message” believers. His research is thorough, as he
takes us behind this veil and presents pertinent information not found anywhere
else on this master of supernatural stories. Branham’s claim to be the last days
prophet to the church and his illness diagnoses are challenged and refuted. With
much documentation and insight Peter shows the internal contradictions in his sermons,
and spiritual experiences that are in opposition to the Bible. I highly recommend
the book Legend of the Fall to anyone interested in learning about William Branham
and modern church history.
Director of Let Us Reason Ministries
Thirty-two years ago I was a follower of William Branham’s “Message.” My pastor
back then had criticized a booklet which dared to suggest that if William Branham
wasn’t lying about having seen seven angels while hunting Javelina in the Arizona
desert, then he was hunting out of season. That claim troubled me greatly. I checked
it out for myself, and within 2 months I became a former follower of the Message.
Little did I know that the man who wrote the booklet that would change the direction
of my life would one day become my good friend and fellow servant of the Lord, Peter
Duyzer. Peter’s diligent research has led to the publication of his book, The Legend
of the Fall, which I believe is the most comprehensive examination of the life and
teachings of William Branham available. I highly recommend it not only to those
who want to know more about William Branham and his teachings, but to those who
still follow his Message. I guarantee that regardless of how much you know about
William Branham, you will be surprised at the amount of relevant information you
didn’t know after reading this book.
John Kennah, Owner of :
William Branham and His Message Website
Host of Message of William Branham Support Forum
My grandfather was William Branham’s associate, the current pastor of Branham’s
home church of Jeffersonville…Legend of the Fall was fundamental in my realization
that the myths we believed were in error…[and did] not line up with recorded history,
government documents, or even different versions of the stories Branham told as
he travelled from town to town. The book was painful, each line tearing away threads
of fiction that were woven around the worship that had molded each of us…Ultimately,
this book was the reason behind my decision to help extricate those worshipping
this man, who deceived the masses. Without its gentle approach to difficult truths,
the magical spell cast by fictional heart-warming stories could not be broken. Thanks
to Legend of the Fall, lives are being changed around the globe.
Author and Webmaster, Seek Ye The Truth
Legend of the Fall is a goldmine of well-referenced facts. This book isn’t just
opinion: its the cold hard truth about William Branham’s life.
A home run! Mr. Duyzer hit this one out of the park! Obviously well researched,
a ton of references throughout the work, and personal experiences. A must read for
anyone associated in any way with the Message of the Hour.
Matthew R. Douglas.
Biggest Religious Exposure of All Time! Peter has done a wonderful job of pointing
out all the discrepancies of "The Message". This book exposes the problems, lies,
sexual perversion and failed prophesies of "the message". It is well written with
footnotes available at the end of each chapter. Peter does all of this in a very
matter of fact way without condemning those exposed! GREAT READ!
Extremely well researched and referenced book. I discovered problems in the prophecies,
teachings, and "miracles" of William Branham over a decade ago. This book is indisputably
and thoroughly researched. If you want to pursue the truth about William Branham,
buy this book and read it. If the author is wrong, you lose nothing and your faith
in William Branham as a prophet will have withstood a powerful test and come out
stronger. But if you are following a false prophet into error, this book will help
to open your eyes to the truth, and replace a false belief system with the God of
the Bible. Get ready for an encounter with the Truth!
I began to search on the Internet and came across Peter Duyzer’s book, “Legend of
the Fall”. In this book the lies in William Branham Life Story and in his message
are exposed one by one, until nothing is left to hold on to. It was a revelation!
Years of research and vast numbers of references make “Legend of the Fall” the most
authoritative book available to date regarding the ministry and false doctrines
of William Branham. It is impossible to consider the preponderance of evidence and
come away without a new view of Branham’s legacy.
Mr. Duyzer’s research is a treasure for people currently or formerly involved with
the ministry of William Branham. He knows it from the inside out.
With all of the information now available regarding William Branham’s ministry,
it is exciting to finally have a concise and well referenced work that brings all
of the facts together in one place. I would highly recommend “Legend of the Fall”
to all fellow students of Truth.
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