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    David Koresh and the Davidians Sect

        This was a destructive, doomsday cult led by David Koresh. The group that became popularly known as the Branch Davidians were a splinter sect that broke away from the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (SDA) in 1929.

        They believe that the 'lamb' mentioned in Revelation 5:2 is not Jesus Christ, as essentially all Christians believe, but is David Koresh himself. The lamb is to open up the seven seals and trigger the sequence which ends the World as we know it.

        A major tragedy happened at Waco in the Spring of 1993. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) decided to arrest David Koresh on firearms violations. A group of 76 armed ATF agents entered the compound on February 28, 1993 and attempted to serve a search warrant. The ATF withdrew and the FBI took charge; a 51 day siege followed. On April 19, 1993, a group of fires started almost simultaneously in different locations within the compound; they combined to form a great conflagration. 8 followers were able to escape during the attack; many were severely burned. Koresh and about 75 of his followers died.

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