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Episode 58 – An interview with message follower C. Jay Cox (Part 2)

8/26/2018
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Rod continues his conversation with Jay Cox, a follower of William Branham. In this second part, they discuss whether William Branham made any real prophecies. Their discussion includes: What is the Biblical Test for a Prophet? The Seven Visions of 1933 Did President Roosevelt start World War 2? Video – The prophecy of the egg-shaped … Continue reading "Episode 58 – An interview with message follower C. Jay Cox (Part 2)"

Duration:01:22:49

Episode 57 – An interview with message follower C. Jay Cox (Part 1)

7/29/2018
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Listen to Jay Cox, a message follower, in a conversation with Rod Bergen, a former message believer. In this first part, they discuss what it means to be a follower of William Branham; where Jay places himself in the world of the message and the types of prophecies that William Branham made. External links: The … Continue reading "Episode 57 – An interview with message follower C. Jay Cox (Part 1)"

Duration:00:21:51

Episode 56 – An interview with Cindy and Anna Bergen (Part 2)

6/18/2018
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Rod concludes the interview with his wife, Cindy and their daughter, Anna, regarding their experiences in the message and why they left. Music – Father and Daughter by Paul Simon from the album The Essential Paul Simon (2007) – Available on iTunes

Duration:00:31:55

Episode 55 – An interview with Cindy and Anna Bergen (Part 1)

5/20/2018
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In this installment of Off The Shelf, Rod interviews his wife, Cindy and his daughter, Anna, about their experiences in the message. Music – You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker from the album 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Joe Cocker (2000) – Available on iTunes

Duration:00:30:14

Episode 54 – An Interview with Dr. Gabriel Pollen (Part 2)

4/22/2018
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This is the conclusion of the interview with former message follower Dr. Gabriel Pollen of Zambia. Dr. Pollen recently received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of London. Dr. Pollen was raised in the message but recently came to grips with the problems in William Branham’s ministry. This is his story. Music – Love … Continue reading "Episode 54 – An Interview with Dr. Gabriel Pollen (Part 2)"

Duration:00:31:28

Episode 53 – An Interview with Dr. Gabriel Pollen

3/18/2018
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Rod interviews former message follower Dr. Gabriel Pollen of Zambia. Dr. Pollen recently received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Manchester. Dr. Pollen was raised in the message but recently came to grips with the problems in William Branham’s ministry. This is his story. Music – Songs That Answer Questions by Gaither Vocal … Continue reading "Episode 53 – An Interview with Dr. Gabriel Pollen"

Duration:00:34:23

Episode 52 – An interview with Pastor James Manuel of South Africa (Part 3)

2/18/2018
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Rod continues his interview with former message pastor James Manuel of Cape Town, South Africa. James was in the message for almost 40 years. Since leaving the message, James has embarked on a mission to expose the lies, deception, fraud and corruption in the message wherever and whenever he gets an opportunity. He has challenged … Continue reading "Episode 52 – An interview with Pastor James Manuel of South Africa (Part 3)"

Duration:00:33:16

Episode 51 – An interview with Pastor James Manuel of South Africa (Part 2)

2/11/2018
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Rod continues his interview with former message pastor James Manuel of Cape Town, South Africa. James was in the message for almost 40 years. He believed it, he lived it and he preached it. The message was all his wife and children knew and it was all he knew. James has stated that he is … Continue reading "Episode 51 – An interview with Pastor James Manuel of South Africa (Part 2)"

Duration:00:25:57

Episode 50 – An interview with Pastor James Manuel of South Africa (Part 1)

2/4/2018
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Rod interviews former message pastor James Manuel of Cape Town, South Africa. James was in the message for almost 40 years. He believed it, he lived it and he preached it. The message was all his wife and children knew and it was all he knew. Since leaving the message, James has embarked on a … Continue reading "Episode 50 – An interview with Pastor James Manuel of South Africa (Part 1)"

Duration:01:19:47

Episode 49 – A Biblical view of the Seven Church Ages – An Interview with Andrew Loza (Part 2)

1/28/2018
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Rod and Andrew Loza, a former police detective, continue their discussion of the doctrine of the seven church ages. External links: BelieveTheSign article on the Seven Church Age doctrine BelieveTheSign article on whether the message is a cult BelieveTheSign article on Christians that were required to believe Satanic doctrine Music – Wishful Thinking by MercyMe … Continue reading "Episode 49 – A Biblical view of the Seven Church Ages – An Interview with Andrew Loza (Part 2)"

Duration:00:21:52

Episode 48 – A Biblical view of the Seven Church Ages – An Interview with Andrew Loza (Part 1)

1/21/2018
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Rod and one of our listeners, Andrew Loza, a former police detective, discuss growing up in the message and what led him to leave the message. They also begin a discussion of the doctrine of the seven church ages. Sermon quotes played in this podcast: William Branham, The Invisible Union Of The Bride Of Christ, … Continue reading "Episode 48 – A Biblical view of the Seven Church Ages – An Interview with Andrew Loza (Part 1)"

Duration:00:20:48

Episode 47 – How to defend William Branham… poorly (Part 5)

1/14/2018
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Rod & John continue to examine Wisper Gwena’s defence of William Branham. In this episode, Pastor Gwena’s defense of William Branham is challenged on the basis that: All of William Branham’s prophecies are “after the fact” and even some of those he gets wrong. William Branham made no valid “before the fact” prophecies on any of … Continue reading "Episode 47 – How to defend William Branham… poorly (Part 5)"

Duration:00:26:11

Episode 46 – How to defend William Branham… poorly (Part 4)

1/7/2018
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Rod & John continue to examine Wisper Gwena’s defence of William Branham. They examine what cognitive dissonance is and discuss Pastor Gwena’s claim that he is not the one suffering from cognitive dissonance, rather it is John and Rod that are the ones that are experiencing cognitive dissonance. But is this really the case? External Links: … Continue reading "Episode 46 – How to defend William Branham… poorly (Part 4)"

Duration:00:25:37

Episode 45 – How to defend William Branham… poorly (Part 3)

12/31/2017
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Rod & John continue to examine Wisper Gwena’s defence of William Branham. Pastor Gwena is from Waltham Abbey (North London), UK where he is the pastor of Spoken Word Ministry church. Joining Rod is John Collins, author of the Seek The Truth website and grandson of Willard Collins, the former pastor of Branham Tabernacle in Jeffersonville, Indiana. … Continue reading "Episode 45 – How to defend William Branham… poorly (Part 3)"

Duration:00:34:11

Episode 44 – Christmas in the message

12/23/2017
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Rod and his daughter, Anna, share stories from our listeners about their experiences with celebrating (or not celebrating) Christmas in the message. Rod ends the podcast with a description of what Christmas is really all about. External links Article on Christianity and the Celebration of Christmas Article on William Branham and the Birth of Jesus … Continue reading "Episode 44 – Christmas in the message"

Duration:00:23:49

Episode 43 – How to defend William Branham… poorly (Part 2)

12/17/2017
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Rod & John continue to examine Wisper Gwena’s defence of William Branham. Pastor Gwena is from Waltham Abbey (North London), UK where he is the pastor of Spoken Word Ministry church. Joining Rod is John Collins, author of the Seek The Truth website and grandson of Willard Collins, the former pastor of Branham Tabernacle in Jeffersonville, Indiana. … Continue reading "Episode 43 – How to defend William Branham… poorly (Part 2)"

Duration:00:28:33

Episode 42 – How to defend William Branham… poorly (Part 1)

12/10/2017
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In this episode, Rod responds to a defense of William Branham that was presented by Wisper Gwena, pastor of Spoken Word Ministry church, Waltham Abbey (North London), UK. Rod is joined by John Collins, author of the Seek The Truth website and grandson of Willard Collins, the former pastor of Branham Tabernacle in Jeffersonville, Indiana. … Continue reading "Episode 42 – How to defend William Branham… poorly (Part 1)"

Duration:00:22:08

Episode 41 – Recovering from the message

12/3/2017
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Several weeks ago, we received an email from a listener. Here is an excerpt from that email: In a nutshell, I feel like I am in the very beginning stages of “Message Recovery”… terrified of attending “any church”, still struggling with fear of “damnation” and “total confusion” of who/what God is vs. the Indoctrination of … Continue reading "Episode 41 – Recovering from the message"

Duration:00:24:30

Episode 40 – Interview with Paul & Kathy Jenkins (Part 2)

11/26/2017
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This is part 2 of the interview with former message followers, Paul & Kathy Jenkins. Paul’s father, Lonnie Jenkins, was a well known teacher in the message and Paul was also the worship leader for many years at Believers Christian Fellowship in Lima, Ohio. Paul is the brother of Jeff Jenkins, who we have interviewed several … Continue reading "Episode 40 – Interview with Paul & Kathy Jenkins (Part 2)"

Duration:00:35:09

Episode 39 – Interview with Paul & Kathy Jenkins

11/19/2017
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In this episode, Rod talks to former message followers, Paul & Kathy Jenkins. Paul’s father, Lonnie Jenkins, was a well known teacher in the message and Paul was also the worship leader for many years at Believers Christian Fellowship in Lima, Ohio. Paul is the brother of Jeff Jenkins, who we have interviewed several times on … Continue reading "Episode 39 – Interview with Paul & Kathy Jenkins"

Duration:01:20:58