When I first come into this as a Baptist minister, why, one group said, “Come, join our group”; the other one said, “Come join our group.”

I said, “Brethren, I love you both.”

“You’ll have to come to one. We just won’t permit it.”

I said, “Oh, but God will permit it. See? I’ll stand right between you with a arm out to both sides and saying, ‘We are brethren!’” Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die. That’s right. Get love in your heart, and be true and honest, and have the right kind of a motive, and the right kind of objective, and God will take care of the rest. If your motive is right, and your objective is right-- If your objective’s right, and your motive’s wrong, it won’t work...If you know it’s the will of God, then your motive right, and your objective right--

Like now. Here’s a group of people. I’ve been talking about Him being Messiah that you can still touch. I’m not talking about it because I think so; I’m talking about it ‘cause the Bible said so. Now, the reason...

You say, “Brother Branham, aren’t you afraid He’ll--?”

“No, sir. Now, if I wanted to say, “Look here. I could do this. See what a big guy I am?” I’d better shut up, and walk away from the platform right there, ‘cause it’ll never work. See?

What’s my motive? To melt these people together, as God’s people. Say, “I tell you, all you people, I belong to the Baptist. You all come over, join the Baptist.” “I’m a Oneness.” “I’m a Trinitarian.” “I’m a Threeness,” or “Twoness,” or whatever you have, I don’t know. “I belong to that one.”

No, sir. I’m your brother. I belong to Christ. We belong to one another. So that makes my motive, my objective right. My motive’s right. So therefore, He said, “Say to this mountain, ‘Be moved,’ and don’t doubt--” And it’s the will of God for me to do it, or He’d have never sent me. There you are. You get everything working right, and your motive and objective right, you can say to anything-- As long as it’s the will of God, it’ll do it.

-- Brother Branham
January 24, 1961