Plagiarism of the Seven Seals?

Those who are anti-message are claiming that brother Branham plagiarized his revelation of the seven seals from the author of Dispensational Truth, Clarence Larkin. Any student of Bible prophecy is wise to refer to the writings of Clarence Larkin. God used him in a mighty way to bring forth many truths from the prophetic Scriptures. But this charge against brother Branham of plagiarizing his revelation from Clarence Larkin is absolutely false.The seven seals of Clarence Larkin bears no resemblance to that of brother Branham. This is an outright lie based on ignorance. I will do a step by step comparison of each seal between the two of them.

William Branham

Clarence Larkin

Larkin speaks about the purpose of the sealed book and this is similar to what brother Branham taught, but not precisely the same. Larkin puts all the seals during the 70th week of Daniel and brother Branham has them spread out through the church age dispensation. Larkin gives no significance to the beasts whereas brother Branham applies them to how the Holy Spirit combatted the antichrist spirit during the time of those 4 riders. 1st seal – Larkin states it is the leader of the revived Roman Empire, Branham puts it as the antichrist spirit working through the Nicoalaitan movement in the early church. 2nd seal – Larkin says its the Antichrist making war – Branham says its the Romish Church working in tandem with the Roman Emperors to kill heretics. 3rd seal – Larkin says this speaks of a famine in the tribulation period and Branham says this is the Roman Church selling indulgences during the dark ages. 4th seal Lark says it speaks of the death and destruction during the tribulation period – Branham says it is the ecumenical spirit bringing spiritual death and persecution during the Laodicean-tribulation ages. 5th Seal – Larkin says this is Christian martyrs – Branham says these are Jewish martyrs. 6th seal is the day of the Lord for Larkin and for Branham it is the wrath of God poured out through the ministry of the two witnesses 7th seal for Larkin is the seven trumpets and for Branham is Revelation 10.

It is quite obvious the two of them had very different teachings regarding the seven seals. Any honest person would make this conclusion.

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Brother Jason DeMars, is an author, preacher and a missionary that plants churches in the Middle East. He travels extensively to the Middle East, but resides full time in Crystal, Minnesota where he lives with his wife Amy and two daughters, Avery and Mina.
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