Questions 331 & 332 (COD Page 1088)
331. Brother Branham, do you teach that the Bride must not attend any church unless you are there preaching, or else the tabernacle, other words, the tabernacle? (Got “else,”it means “other words.”)
332. Also, do you teach that we need not keep the–the Sunday or holidays, as working, fishing, or so forth? Or…(I’d say that was Sunday. It looked like Sunday tome. Or right at the bottom it look like…or Sunday, I guess it is, holidays or Sundays. Yeah, Sundays, that what it look like? [Brother Branham speaks to someone–Ed.] Holy days–holy days, Sunday and holy days.)
122 No! You’re mistaken. See? Let me go over and just answer it as I come by. Do you teach that the Bride must not attend any other church unless you are preaching–preaching or else, otherwise, the tabernacle?
123 No! I don’t teach that. I don’t believe that; I do not believe it. We’ve got ministers setting here that’s scattered all around through the country, and I believe they are part of that Bride. I believe that a man or woman can go to church anywhere they want to go that teaches the Word.
And I believe, if they don’t teach the whole Word, and you can’t go to church any other place where they teach the whole Word, go where they teach half the Word until you can get to where they teach the whole Word. Go to church whatever you do. Do that.
Also do you teach that we must–we must…need not keep Sunday, or any holy day, or–or working, or like working, or fishing on Sunday?
124 I believe it’s a sin to fish, and hunt, and work on Sunday when you can go to church. Now, I believe you’re transgressing the laws of God. “Is there a commandment to such?” Yes, sir! Now, in the Old Testament we had a type of the Sabbath day. It was all…
And Jesus did not come for you to keep Sabbath days. The old Sabbath day was Saturday, which was the end of the week. Sunday is the eighth day, or the first day of the week, which Jesus rose on.
125 I do not believe it’s right to…Now, if you’re way away into a wilderness somewhere, and you’re out there on a hunting trip, there’s no church around, anything like that, and there’s nothing you can do; and if you was fishing, I believe that would be all right. But if you’re around in the city, or around where church is going on, you should attend church by all means, somewhere.
126 And I believe, as far as working, I believe if the ox is in the ditch, or something has to be done on Sunday, you go ahead and do it, if it’s something that you couldn’t help, it had to work that way. But if you just do it, and wait till Sunday to do it, or just do it like that, you’re wrong. See? We must not do that, we must respect that holy day.
127 And now, remember, go to church somewhere, someplace. If…I–I could call a certain denominational church, but I wouldn’t do it, because this church, only thing I know that they teach that I believe is, they say they believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Well, I do that. All their other teaching is…They believe in…and remissions of sins is by water. Now, it isn’t the oneness; they do the same thing, but I’m not talking about them. They believe that–that regeneration by water, and so forth.
And I don’t believe that. And they, oh, they believe if anything’s got Divine healing in it is of the devil. And they believe in all…They’re the only–they’re the only thing that there is, and the only thing you have to do is just put your name on that book. And if you ain’t got it there, you’re lost. Now, I don’t believe that. But if there was no other church to go to (I wouldn’t go there critical), I’d go there with the intention of my presence, and me setting by somebody, that the Christ that was in my heart might influence somebody there. Go among them, but don’t be partakers of their unbelief.