The Family Altar
102 But, you know, I don’t say this sacrilegiously. I say it for truth. I feel like that way Paul did, when he said, in Acts 20:24, “None of these things move me.” “I am determined to know nothing among you; but Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” I’m not bothered about these absolutes, whether it’s the pope, bishop, or a general overseer, or a counsellor, or a system, or whatever it is, none of these things move me. I don’t care if they say, “Well, we—we won’t co-…” That don’t make a bit of difference. I’m determined to know nothing but Jesus Christ, His Word made manifest among us. I’m tied to That. That’s my anchor. I’ve anchored in That.
103 “Since I…” Paul said, “Since I met Him, on the road, I’ve turned around. I’ve…He straightened me out.”
104 My, how He straightened me out! What a straightening He had to do on me. But since He straightened me out, I got tied to It. I seen the Word was Truth, everything contrary to It was wrong.
105 You know what? He had a purpose in saving me. He had a purpose in saving you. And I am determined, by His will, to do His will. The reason He done it, I don’t know why He done it.
106 “Not add to It or take from It!” As I said, Revelation 22:19 said don’t do it. If He is our Absolute, it cannot be otherwise. There is no way for it to be otherwise. He has got to be the Absolute, the last Word.
107 You know, there were millions in sin when I got saved. He had a purpose in saving me. I’m the oddball amongst the brethren, many time; believes in predestination, seed of the serpent, baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ, and all these other things that seems to be…and the visions, and the power of Christ returned back, and condemning organizations and things. I’m the oddball, but He had a reason to save me, a purpose for doing it. He saved me when there was millions of others in sin, but He saved me for some reason. There were educated man, there were smart man, there were theologians, there were bishops and doctors, and so forth, in the field, when He saved me, but He saved me for some reason.
108 And I see the Word is the Absolute, and I’m tied to It, and determined I’ll know nothing else but Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. He had a reason for it, and I’m determined to hold that reason. No matter what anybody else says, I don’t disfellowship them or discredit them, but I know what I’m tied to. He wanted me like this. He had me like this. I was made like that for a purpose. I had to be made up of all these qualities, and so forth, and all these no-accounts, so He could dig it out of me, put Something in there; that was His Word. And I’m determined I’ll know nothing else but Christ.
109 Christ’s death was an absolute. It was an absolute. It was the end of all fear to them that was scared of death. His death is an absolute, then.
63-1201M - An Absolute
Rev. William Marrion Branham