Were Dead Raised in William Branham's Ministry?
Followers of the message often point to the dead being raised in William Branham's ministry as vindication for his status as a prophet?
However, we have been unable to find any evidence that anyone was ever raised from the dead through William Branham's prayers.
No evidence in newspapers
On the left is an article in the July 23, 1947 edition of the Jeffersonville Evening News, which states:
Rev. Branham In The News
The Evening News yesterday received an unusual telegram from Ted Shrader, reporter for the Winnepeg (sic) Tribune, Winnepeg Manchester, Canada, which it reproduces herewith:
REVEREND WILLIAM BRANHAM OF JEFFERSONVILLE
CLAIMS THAT HE RAISED A MAN FROM THE DEAD
IN A JEFFERSONVILLE UNDERTAKING PARLOR.
CAN YOU PLEASE WIRE DETAILS WHETHER OR NOT
THIS IS TRUE? WHAT WAS THE MAN'S NAME?
CAUSE OF DEATH? NAME OF MORGUE? WHEN IT HAPPENED?
(SIGNED) TED SHRADER
On the right is a newspaper advertisement from the Winnipeg Tribune announcing William Branham's meetings in Edmonton in July 1947. It is obvious that the reporter for the Winnipeg Tribune heard William Branham make a claim in the meetings in Winnipeg in July 1947. He sought to corroborate William Branham's claim but was unable to do so. This appears common of many of William Branham's claims. They are incapable of corroboration as there is no evidence to support them.