Students of the Seven Seals
The Branch Davidian beliefs are rooted in Seventh-Day Adventism...
 


 

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Seventh-Day Adventists


1831:
William Miller begins his teaching during The Great Second Advent Awakening
Mar. 21, 1843(4):
Miller predicted the Second Coming
Oct. 22, 1844:
Samuel Snow's prediction
1863:
Formal organization of Seventh-Day Adventists by Ellen White

For more info, see the following site:

Seventh Day Adventist Church

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Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists


1919:
Victor Houteff joined the Seventh-Day Adventists
* Wrote The Shepherd's Rod
* Declared himself the fourth angel from Rev 8:12
1929:
Left the church to form a new sect
1935:
Founded the Mt. Carmel Center with 11 followers
1942:
Called his group the Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists
1955:
Victor died and wife Florence took over
* Believed in the femininity of the Trinity
Apr. 22, 1959:
Florence predicts this date as the end of the world (of course it wasn't!)

For more info, see the following site:

The Shepherd's Rod

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General Association of Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists


1962:
Benjamin Rodin assumed control after Florence Houteff left the church
* He named the group General Association of Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists
* Proclaimed himself to be of King David's heritage
* Proclaimed himself to be the fifth angel of Rev 9:1
1978:
Lois Roden took control after husband's death
* Considered herself to be the sixth angel of Rev 9:16
1981:
Vernon Wayne Howell joins this group

For more info, see the following site:

Vernon Wayne Howell

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The Students of the Seven Seals


1985:
Howell leads international recruitment drive
1987:
Howell moves to Mt. Carmel and takes control of group when Roden is jailed
* Calls group Students of the Seven Seals, commonly known by outsiders as Branch Davidians
1992:
Renames Mt. Carmel "Ranch Apocalypse"
Feb. 28, 1993:
The siege at Waco, TX begins
Apr. 19, 1993:
The siege ends with a fiery conclusion

For more info, see the following sites:

Students of the Seven Seals

Branch Homepage - http://www.easy.com/thebranch/index.html (no longer online)
 


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