And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;  And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.  And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves. (Mark 11:15-17)
55 Just let me ask you something. You can’t believe nothing, hardly, but the Bible. We still have Christ; thanks to God. See? You—you can’t believe anything. You get on…For instance, when you turn your television on (you that have such), and when you turn your television on and see the—the commercials, well, if a person tried to live by one hundredth of those commercials, you’d die in a week. See, you couldn’t do it. And the very thing that some company will break down, like a product, and say, “This is the thing here, and don’t have this one over here,” and the same company sells the same product. Then another commercial will come on, take this on this side and not that, and the same company. The American people fall for such stuff as that, till the whole thing is become a rotten, until there’s no hopes at all. Nobody knows what to believe. But I’m going to tell you after a while what to believe, if you want comfort, if the Lord willing.
56 The people, they lie, cheat, steal, till you almost have to have a bond of security to borrow five dollars from somebody. It’s a…You know, the Bible speaks that, that there’d be no love in the last days but just amongst the elect people. That’s right. The Scripture speaks of that, that the husband would be against wife, and wife against husband, children against parents. Just among the Elected of the Lord will there be any love left.
57 The churches has got into the same thing out of social life. They brought it into the church, their social life and their politics and their other things, until they’ve got the church so confused that it doesn’t know what to do. They brought politics into church. They brought also social life, their social life in the church, their social activities, bingo or bunco, or ever what they call it, and these suppers and dances, and so forth, in the house of the Lord. Why, it’s—it’s a pity.
They say, “Well, now, that isn’t, that’s on the annex.”
58 Remember, it was the annex also that Jesus beat the—the merchants out with their merchandise, and said, “It’s written, ‘My Father’s house is made a house of Prayer,’ and you have made it a den of thieves.” See? It’s wrong, I don’t care where it’s at. As long as the church…The church is not so much the building, it’s the people in the building. And if those people are anticipating in this, why, it’s wrong. And they’ve brought that practice.
59 Now we find out that the churches, too, are always promising something, like television and so forth, that they never get to the—the thing they promised. As I have often said, an old quotation, “Man is always praising God for what He did, praising God for what He will do (looking forward to what He will do), and then ignore what He’s doing.” See, they—they—they fail. And that’s the way they become history after a while, of the polluted, see, because they fail to recognize now! You can talk of the comfort Christ give once, and say that a comfort He will give in the ages to come, but refuse the comfort that He’s got here now for you. See? It’s on the same basis we find that.
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Rev. William Marrion Branham