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An Interview with Minister Anthony Grigor-Scott

November 8, 2016

Interviewer: Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Numbering: Issue 12.A, Idea: Outliers & Outsiders (Part Eight)

Place of Publication: Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Title: In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal

Web Domain: http://www.in-sightjournal.com

Individual Publication Date: November 8, 2016

Issue Publication Date: January 1, 2017

Name of Publisher: In-Sight Publishing

Frequency: Three Times Per Year

Words: 2,901

ISSN 2369-6885

Abstract

An Interview with Minister Anthony Grigor-Scott, Bible Believers’ Church (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia). He discusses: cultural, geographic, linguistic, and religious family background; influence on development; being a follower and minister of William Branham; characterization of William Branham in and out of the followers; the reasons for believing; the essential message of William Branham and the Gospel; whether followers of William Branham are part of a cult or not; core doctrines of the followers of William Branham; experience in and out of the community of believers; and the reasons for non-believers to follow the Believers’ theology.

KeywordsAnthony Grigor-Scott, Believers, cult, Gospel, Minister, Prophet, William Branham.

An Interview with Minister Anthony Grigor-Scott: Bible Believers’ Church (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)[1],[2],[3]

*Footnotes in & after the interview, & bibliography & citation style listing after the interview.* 

1. In terms of culture, geography, language, and religion, where does your family background reside?

Australian-born, I represent the third generation of my family whose paternal antecedents emigrated from Scotland and my maternal antecedents from England.  In my formative years Australia was a homogenous nation of British stock speaking English and sharing social mores across an egalitarian socio-economic spectrum. As to religion, one was either Roman Catholic or Protestant and in those days even children were aware of the irreconcilable division.

2. How did this influence development?

My family were nominal Protestants; I attended Anglican Schools where chapel was weekly and divinity and comparative religions were taught. I attended Sunday school and later church which stood me in good stead as I have always believed in and loved the Lord Jesus. Business took me overseas: I began to seek the Lord and realized He has much more for His children than the modern-day Anglican Church has apprehended. Casting my net I attended YMCA chapel on six mornings, two weekly and one monthly charismatic service, Assemblies of God Sunday morning, Anglican services Sunday and Wednesday evenings and visited other denominations seeking further Light.

3. You are a follower of William Branham. What were pivotal or influential moments for you in becoming a follower and minister?

I follow William Branham as he follows Christ, listen with all readiness of mind then search the scriptures to ensure I am receiving the mind of Christ. A Scotsman who visited our Monday evening charismatic group introduced me to William Branham’s ministry. I recognized from the Bible there is no trinity in either the Old or New Testaments. Father, Son and Holy Ghost are three offices or dispensation claims. Jesus Christ,: the Author and Beginner of creation (John 1:3; Genesis 1:1) is that One Person creating Himself part of another, NEW CREATION—the continuation of Himself in the Church formed from the Holy Spirit taken from His side as Eve was the continuation of the first Adam being formed from flesh and bone taken from his side (Revelation 3:14; Colossians 1:18; II Corinthians 5:17). So the Bible is the story of God changing His form or unfolding Himself from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts to the flesh of His glorified Family. Jesus was the first God-Man—the virgin-born fullness of the godhead manifest in flesh to fulfil the part of KINSMAN Redeemer for Adam’s fallen race.

This essential revelation changed my life; the Bible became a new Book and I began my Christian journey. In obedience I was baptized by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ which is the Name (singular) of God’s three main offices (Matthew 28:18; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38-39; Colossians 3:17). God’s Absolute is His Holy Bible. Apostle’s Creeds, catechisms, Easters and Christmases, a clerical hierarchy and organized religions are unscriptural reasoning against faith.

Since the fall every man is born in sin and cannot meet God’s requirement for redemption. Jesus was born by the will of the Father to do the will of the Father. In order to “born-again by the will of God” (John 1:13) we must recognize our day and become written epistles of its Message which is “the present Truth” —what Jesus is doing now (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7). Otherwise ignorance will have us impersonating the Word for a day gone by as the Anglicans impersonate Martin Luther’s Sardis Church Age which ended in 1750.

Israel’s feast of Pentecost types the Gentile dispensation of grace which commenced the day of Christ’s resurrection and was followed by seven sabbaths or Church Ages distinguished by seven distinct baptisms of the Spirit that quickened the Word for the Age delivered by the “angel” to the Age. These seven men were Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley and William Branham. God’s Word comes only to a prophet; Paul was the prophet who wrote the New Testament expounding the common faith once delivered to the apostolic saints.

Through the Church Ages the Bible was sealed so Christ interceded for His elect, receiving their revelation of the Word for the hour He “winked at” their ignorance of the fullness and they were born-again. Laodicea ended in apostasy but the seventh angel was a prophet whose mission was “to restore the heart of His elect to the faith of their apostolic fathers, before striking the world with a curse” (Malachi 4:5-6b; Matthew 17:11). The Lord will do nothing without first showing a sign in the heavens and sending a prophet with warning and a way to escape the judgment (Psalm 19; Revelation 10:1-4; Amos 3:7).

After the end of the seventh Church Age and mediation Jesus claimed the Book of Redemption, opened the Seven Seals and took the throne as the saints crowned Him King of Kings and Judge (Revelation 4; 5; 10:1-7; John 5:27).  At this point William Branham received his anointing to reveal the mysteries of the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10 that are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. It is these divinely revealed ‘mystery-truths’ that literally turn the heart of the children to their Pentecostal fathers. The denominations “know it not [and] scoffers, walking after their own lusts say: where is the promise of His [second or (Gk.) ‘parousia’] Coming? For since the fathers fell asleep all things continue as they were” (Matthew 12:32; II Peter 3:3-4; Revelation 3:17).

We live under the antitype of the holy convocation of the fiftieth day of Israel’s Pentecostal feast and by God’s help we have the perfect interpretation of His Word with divine vindication. Thus we no longer labour like the Church Age saints trying to ‘solve’ the mysteries of the Sealed Book,  because “in the days of the voice of the seventh angel the mystery of God was finished, as Christ had declared to His servants the prophets” (Revelation 10:7).

A further ‘pivotal moment’ was the revelation that redemption is over. Christ’s end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary being foreknown as receiving the fullness of the Word in the revelation of the Seven Seals or the Seven Trumpets. The Church Age saints received only PART-Word so the Blood laid on the Mercy Seat and Christ interceded for their ignorance until the last saint ordained to  the Laodicean Church Age was baptized into the Body (I Corinthians 13:10) and the Mercy Seat became the Judgment Seat.

From school days I knew God had promised a prophet, and “proving all things” I saw that the doctrine of this humble man was the faith once delivered to our apostolic fathers.

4. Outside of the “Believers,” he was a post-World War II Healing Revival preacher. Inside, to the Believers, he was a modern Prophet. What characterizes each perspective to you?

Outside:

Quoting II Timothy 4:2-5 the Lord commanded His prophet, “Do the work of an evangelist; this is not your tabernacle.” And I said, “Where is my tabernacle?” And He set me down under the bright blue sky, and He said, “Do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but shall heap for themselves teachers, having itching ears and shall be turned from the truth to fables.”

He was to do the work of an evangelist until Laodicea apostatised: “make full proof of his ministry . . . and reveal the Son of man by discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart as it was in the days of Lot” (Luke 17:28-30; Genesis 18-19; Hebrews 4:12; 13:8). In the days of Lot three created men visited Abraham’s separated group. Abraham worshipped one Man as Elohim; He proved He was the Word by discerning the thoughts and intents of Abraham and Sarah’s hearts, the same sign would identify Jesus as the Christ. Meanwhile His two companions delivered a basic salvation Message to the inhabitants of Sodom.

The world is in a Sodom condition and Luke 17:28-30 was fulfilled when the Holy Spirit, veiled behind William Branham, a sinner-saved-by grace, “revealed Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, today and forever by discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart”; raising the dead, casting out demons, restoring sight to the blind, speech  and hearing to deaf mutes, making cripples whole and healing diseases while two messengers, Billy Graham and Oral Roberts preached to the churches in Sodom.

Matthew 24:37 (Genesis 6:1-4) is also fulfilled.  As it was in the days of Noah we live in a day of unparalleled scientific achievement, wealth, violence, corruption, and a repetition of the ‘original sin’ on a global scale—miscegenation between the races of Cain and Adam. This is genocide to Adam’s race as the progeny are not in the Book of Life. Applauded by apostate churchmen and self-seeking politicians, ‘multiculturalism’ is accursed by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel; (Genesis 1:11, 25; 3:15; Revelation 22:18-19) as Jesus is the last Adam; He is not the last Cain.

Inside:

In the realm of the Supernatural William Branham’s ministry, like that of Jesus the Son of man whom he revealed, was to attract believers for his end-time Message which is the “Shout” of I Thessalonians 4:16 and the “midnight cry” of Matthew 25:6, confirmed by the “Voice” of Revelation 18:4 “calling the wise and foolish virgins out from Rome and her harlot daughter churches” into “the unity of the faith” for “the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation” after the Laodiceans “turned away their ears from the truth unto fables” (Revelation 17:5; Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 15:52).

When Jesus Christ and William Branham were manifesting the Supernatural they were welcome in every synagogue and church; but when they delivered their Message each was rejected. And as John the Baptist introduced Christ’s first Coming, Brother Branham’s Message introduced His second or (Gk.) ‘parousia’ Coming in W_O_R_D form (I Corinthians 13:10). We are not to look for the Man from Galilee but for Light on the Word (Matthew 24:22-28; Zechariah 4:7).

Revelation 4, 5 and 10:1-4, the Laodicean Church Age and Christ’s mediation in the office Son of God were fulfilled on about March 8, 1963. From March 17- 24, 1963 the Prophet received his ‘Elijah’ anointing as he delivered The Revelation of the Seven Seals which brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form (I Corinthians 13:10).

5. What convinces you of your perspective?

“My perspective is scriptural.” Many denominational people declare we are living in “the end-time” yet they have no prophet, no understanding of the Seven Seals, and have not seen the heavenly sign which are all mandated (Revelation 10:1-7; Amos 3:7).  “The end-time” cannot begin until the Lord displays a sign in the heavens and Christ opens and then reveals the Seven Seals through His prophet (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:4). With the US dollar and world economy close to collapse and the United States anxious to fight Iran, Russia and China there is insufficient time for a prophet to fulfil Malachi 4:5, 6b and Revelation 10:7. So whoever he was, that prophet has been and his ministry was identical to that of William Branham.

William Branham passed the test for a prophet (Numbers 12:6; Deuteronomy 13:1-5; 18:15-22) and fulfilled all Scripture spoke concerning him. “My perspective” is based on scriptures fulfilled in our lifetime, testified by witnesses, recorded on film and in print, and preserved in 1,188 recorded sermons which feature thousands of discernments, prophecies and healings. William Branham was a prophet as thoroughly vindicated, or even more thoroughly vindicated than any prophet in all the ages from Enoch to this day, because this man of necessity had the capstone prophetic ministry, and God showed him forth. He did not need to speak for himself; God spoke for him by the voice of the sign.

6. What is the essential message of William Branham and the Gospel?

William Branham’s essential Message was founded on the revelations of the prophet Paul whose Message was built upon the revelations of the prophet Moses. It restored the apostolic faith, finished the mystery of God, introduced Christ’s second Coming and is calling Christ’s end-time Bride out from the world into oneness with the fullness of the Word which is Christ. It initiated the threefold PROCESS of the ‘rapture’ described in I Thessalonians 4:14-17 which began after the revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963. Thus William Branham’s Message will crown the Good News when “we which are alive and remain are caught up together with the resurrected Church Age saints to meet the Lord in the air”.

7. Some characterize the movement as a cult. Does this seem accurate to you? If not, why not?

Unless they realize God promised us a Prophet and that whoever he was he has been, they have failed to “prove all things” and “make their calling and election sure.”  It seems pride in wilful ignorance has preceded their fall, and their self-assured cultic folly shall be manifest to all men.

8. What are the core doctrines of the Believers of William Branham?

A clear understanding of the true Oneness of the godhead, scriptural water baptism in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ which is the compound redemptive Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Acts 4:12; I Corinthians 10:48; Ephesians 4:5), and  the original sin.

9. What has been your experience of life in and out of the community of Believers?

The majority in community of Believers (so-called) are not born-again but like their nation they are under the spirit of Laodicea which means ‘people’s rights’ or communism (Revelation 3:14-22). When the Lord translates His end-time Bride they will so few they will not be missed amid the terrible natural catastrophes that strike earth with the curse of God’s wrath. “Strait is the gate and narrow is the way which leads unto eternal Life, and few there are that find it”.

I am astounded at the apostasy of the world church system and the corruption of our base and violent (once) Christian nations which remain vassals of the City of London, Vatican City State and its city state of the District of Columbia.

10. Why should non-believers follow the Believers’ theology?

Believers have ‘knee-ology’: theology is the educated guesses of educated men long deceased. Theology hung Jesus on the Cross! By theology many are “crucifying unto themselves the Son of God afresh and putting Him to an open shame.” Revelation 13:15-18 informs us that in several years those who refuse the mark of the beast, which is the trinity, will be martyred by the churches. United States’ al Qaeda mercenaries are now setting the stage for blind self-righteous retribution by the false church and its (once) Protestant image.  Jesus told Peter He would build His Church on the rock of revelation from Above and that the gates of hell could not prevail against faith. Without faith with repentance non-believers cannot follow the Lord.

Thank you for your time, Minister Grigor-Scott.

Appendix I: Footnotes

[1] Minister Bible Believers’ Church (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia).

[2] Individual Publication Date: November 8, 2016 at www.in-sightjournal.com; Full Issue Publication Date: January 1, 2017 at https://in-sightjournal.com/insight-issues/.

[3] Photograph courtesy of Minister Antony Grigor-Scott.

Appendix II: Citation Style Listing

American Medical Association (AMA): Jacobsen S. An Interview with Minister Anthony Grigor-Scott [Online].November 2016; 12(A). Available from: http://www.in-sightjournal.com/an-interview-with-minister-anthony-grigor-scott.

American Psychological Association (APA, 6th Edition, 2010): Jacobsen, S.D. (2016, November 8). An Interview with Minister Anthony Grigor-ScottRetrieved from http://www.in-sightjournal.com/an-interview-with-minister-anthony-grigor-scott.

Brazilian National Standards (ABNT): JACOBSEN, S. An Interview with Minister Anthony Grigor-ScottIn-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 12.A, November. 2016. <http://www.in-sightjournal.com/an-interview-with-minister-anthony-grigor-scott>.

Chicago/Turabian, Author-Date (16th Edition): Jacobsen, Scott. 2016. “An Interview with Minister Anthony Grigor-Scott.” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 12.A. http://www.in-sightjournal.com/an-interview-with-minister-anthony-grigor-scott.

Chicago/Turabian, Humanities (16th Edition): Jacobsen, Scott “An Interview with Minister Anthony Grigor-Scott.” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 12.A (November 2016). http://www.in-sightjournal.com/an-interview-with-minister-anthony-grigor-scott.

Harvard: Jacobsen, S. 2016, ‘An Interview with Minister Anthony Grigor-ScottIn-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 12.A. Available from: <http://www.in-sightjournal.com/an-interview-with-minister-anthony-grigor-scott>.

Harvard, Australian: Jacobsen, S. 2016, ‘An Interview with Minister Anthony Grigor-ScottIn-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 12.A., http://www.in-sightjournal.com/an-interview-with-minister-anthony-grigor-scott.

Modern Language Association (MLA, 7th Edition, 2009): Scott D. Jacobsen. “An Interview with Minister Anthony Grigor-Scott.” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal 12.A (2016):November. 2016. Web. <http://www.in-sightjournal.com/an-interview-with-minister-anthony-grigor-scott>.

Vancouver/ICMJE: Jacobsen S. An Interview with Minister Anthony Grigor-Scott [Internet]. (2016, November; 12(A). Available from: http://www.in-sightjournal.com/an-interview-with-minister-anthony-grigor-scott.

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