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  The Watchman Expositor: Branch Davidian Theology
The Branch Davidians refer to the Bible as their main standard of authority, but often use apocryphal books.
As a result Branch Davidians do not believe in a pre-resurrection afterlife (with the exception of the 144,000), but believe that the dead remain in the grave without any consciousness or existence until the rsurrection.
The Branch Davidians also believe (based on 1 Corinthians 10:4 with Exodus 17:1-9 and Numbers 20:1-13) that since the rock (Christ) was struck twice, at two different times and places, so would Christ (a Christ) be rejected and killed at wo different times and places (Fagan, p.
www.watchman.org /cults/fagan.htm   (1746 words)

 Religious Movements: Branch Davidians
Relying heavily on reports from a few former members of the Branch Davidians, Marc Breault (a former member and angry apostate) and Rick Ross (a deprogrammer and anti-cultist), Aguilera's affidavit delved into topics not under the jurisdiction of the BATF or part of the initial investigation into firearms violations, such as allegations of child abuse.
The nature of the compound and the fact that the Branch Davidians were considered a cult by the government convinced the BATF that because of its "cultic" nature bad things were going on inside Mount Carmel.
This large posting of 80 or more stories about the Branch Davidians is on the homepage of Rick Ross, a leading anti-cultist in the U.S. Ross claims to have been an advisor to the BAFT and FBI both before and during the siege, but just how influencial he may have been remains unknown.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/bran.html   (4453 words)

 Branch Davidians, Waco, and the FBI - religious cults and sects
The Branch Davidians are a sect (in the sense of "splinter group") of the Seventh-Day Adventists movement.
The Branch Davidians descend from a schism in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Chronology of the Branch Davidians The group's background, controversies, Koresh's multiple marriages, and the group's rise, and fall.
www.apologeticsindex.org /b10.html   (3244 words)

 Carol Moore: The Branch Davidian Trial and Appeals
Eleven Branch Davidians faced trial in January and February of 1994, charged with conspiracy to murder federal agents, murder of federal agents, and various weapons charges.
Despite this judicial and prosecutorial misconduct, jurors found Davidians innocent of conspiracy to murder, and murder of, federal agents because of evidence that BATF's February 28th attack was brutal and unprovoked.
He will have to decide if there is evidence in the trial record that any Davidian had, and knew he had, illegal weapons on February 28, 1993 during the BATF attack on the Branch Davidians during which four federal agents and six Davidians died.
www.serendipity.li /waco/moore5.html   (1877 words)

 The Davidian Massacre page (Waco Tragedy)
Davidians and their on-site attorney made it clear to FBI negotiators that evidence of illegal gunfire in the highest roofs and walls of Mount Carmel would lead to prosecution of agents for murder.
One of the Davidians' motivations for refusing to surrender was their demands for assurances this evidence would not be destroyed by BATF investigators after they left the premises.
Davidians pleaded with gestures and signs to have their phones fixed--they were terrified of being shot or run over by tanks if they started exiting.
www.carolmoore.net /waco   (1553 words)

 Still seeking answers
Branch Davidians who left their Mount Carmel compound before it burned have returned to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and faraway corners of the United States.
For many years, the Branch Davidians were viewed in McLennan County as a quirky, sometimes unstable, communal sect based on a stretch of prairieland that followers called Mount Carmel.
Branch Davidian Clive Doyle, 62, who lives nearby, leads the group in its afternoon Bible discussion, which typically lasts two to three hours.
www.rickross.com /reference/waco/waco304.html   (2533 words)

 Prologue for No More Wacos, by David B. Kopel & Paul H. Blackman
Some Branch Davidians may have died from inhalation of hydrogen cyanide, which is produced when CS burns under certain conditions, and others may have been asphyxiated or incapacitated by the CS itself.
The BATF assault on the Branch Davidian compound is detailed in Chapter Two, with a particular focus on the lack of justification for an armed, military assault to serve a search warrant.
Branch Davidians, in their own way, actually gave up all to follow what they believed to be God's truth.
www.davekopel.com /Waco/Book/waprolog.htm   (15005 words)

 Branch Davidian Conflagration
The Branch Davidians were formed in the 1950s and Koresh — who was born Vernon Wayne Howell in 1959, in Houston, Texas —; had become their leader in 1990.
Davidians were variously reported to be narcotics traders, child molesters, and a suicide cult, and their leader David Koresh was portrayed as a gun-crazed prophet with delusions of Christhood.
It is not at all clear that the Davidians desired to die in an auto-da-fé, or that they set the flames that immolated their own home.
www.ronaldbrucemeyer.com /rants/0419almanac.htm   (492 words)

 KWTX | Anniversary Of Branch Davidian Raid Passes Quietly
In the wake of the deadly fire that destroyed the compound 51 days after the raid, investigators recovered charred firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition, although critics still challenge claims that many of the weapons were illegal.
The government maintains the Davidians, who had been warned of the raid, were lying in wait.
Eleven surviving Branch Davidians were later tried in federal court in the deaths of the four ATF agents who died in the raid.
www.kwtx.com /home/headlines/2382876.html   (720 words)

 CNN.com - Closing arguments under way in Branch Davidian trial - July 14, 2000
The plaintiffs accuse federal agents of using excessive force during the initial raid on the Branch Davidians and negligence in the way the siege was brought to a fiery end.
Michael Caddell, the lead attorney for the Davidians, admitted that the sect had "strange religious beliefs" and "different sexual practices." Caddell then tried to focus the five member advisory jury's attention on the children who were killed when the compound burned to the ground.
Eight Davidian members were found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and weapons charges in a 1994 criminal trial on the seige.
archives.cnn.com /2000/LAW/07/14/davidian.trial.01/index.html   (867 words)

 The Waco Massacre
Many people believe that David Koresh (or the Branch Davidians) were responsible for the deaths of the 74 men, women and children who died in the inferno at Waco on April 19, 1993.
The raid went badly; six Branch Davidians and four agents were killed, and after a fifty-one-day standoff, the United States Justice Department approved a plan to use CS gas against those barricaded inside.
Chapters show how the the Davidians came to trouble authorities, why the group was labeled a "cult," and how authorities used unsubstantiated allegations of child abuse to strengthen their case against the sect.
www.serendipity.li /waco.html   (2627 words)

 The General Association of Branch Davidian Seventh Day Adventists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Davidian Branch Davidian SDA was the original name of David Koresh's group.
The basic aim of this testimony is to show that Vernon Howell* (later known as David Koresh*) and his followers left the authentic Branch Davidian Seventh Day Adventists Association (aka, "The Branch"),...as a new, distinct movement which abandoned most of the fundamental principles and practices of the true movement.
As the somewhat recent publications bring up many of the issues in the long-running controversy, a response to those articles, such as is contained herein, is a fitting forum to bring to the seeker of Truth an over-all view of the situation and the fundamentals of the controversy.
the-branch.org /index.html   (3153 words)

 Branch Davidian Notes
Of course, the Branch Davidians are just one of a number of Davidian groups, who have their own share of factions and micro-factions.
The markers to the "Branch" and the victims of Oklahoma City across from the grove, as well as the writings on the display there, were from Charles Pace.
To say that I have joined the Branch Davidians and bought into the teachings of some misguided 'prophet' is to disrespect and slander my own Christian religion and beliefs which I have held my entire life.
dan.tobias.name /controversies/davidian/davidian-notes.html   (3088 words)

 The Massacre of the Branch Davidians
Branch Davidians admit Koresh devised various "tests" of his followers' faith in God and his prophecies--from long study sessions, to communion twice a day, to food deprivation, to relinquishing wives to Koresh.
Former Branch Davidians claimed that Koresh was obsessed with members proving their loyalty to him and his prophecies by promising to kill or die for them.
Branch Davidian Kathryn Schroeder, who has agreed to testify for the prosecution to obtained reduced charges, claims that Koresh "told his followers that soon they would have to go into the world, turn their weapons on individual members of public, and kill those who did not say they were believers.
www.firearmsandliberty.com /waco.massacre.html   (15983 words)

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A painstaking examination of the assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.
Chronicles the siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in 1993, and the hostile interplay of FBI tactics teams and hostage negotiators.
The destruction of the Branch Davidian Compuund of David Koresh and his followere is shown on live television.
www.unc.edu /~elliott/koresh.txt   (3926 words)

 Waco Branch Davidian Disaster, Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
DENNIS, Edward S. Evaluation of the handling of the Branch Davidian stand-off in Waco, Texas, February 28 to April 19, 1993, by the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Armageddon in Waco: critical perspectives on the Branch Davidian conflict.
Branch Davidians - Religious Psychology - Cults--United States--Psychology - Psychology and Religion - United States--Religion--1960-....
users.skynet.be /terrorism/html/usa_waco.htm   (1117 words)

 The elites had to have the Branch Davidian Village eliminated because:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, is shown engulfed by flames in this April 19, 1993, file photo.
Retreating from its past denials, the FBI is acknowledging that federal agents fired one or more incendiary tear gas canisters during the standoff with Branch Davidians, while maintaining its stance that it did not start the fire that consumed the compound with Koresh and more than 80 followers inside.
All packages are screened during the Branch Davidian trial." [Photo shows a man placing packages from a handtruck onto a conveyor belt feeding an X-ray machine mounted cross-wise in an apparently un- marked white van.
www.apfn.org /apfn/elites.htm   (1997 words)

 CNN.com - U.S. government on trial: Waco families take wrongful-death case to court - June 19, 2000
The defendant is the federal government, which says it was justified in using armed force to end a 51-day standoff with the Branch Davidians, a Christian apocalyptic sect.
On February 28, agents of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, sent to the Branch Davidian compound -- called Mount Carmel -- to investigate reports that the sect was hoarding weapons, came under intense fire.
The Branch Davidians say the fire was caused by the FBI's use of incendiary tear-gas canisters.
archives.cnn.com /2000/LAW/06/16/wacotrial   (1117 words)

 The Branch Davidian Trial
Nancy Kerrigan never staggered under such a handicap as the surviving Branch Davidians had to overcome in their murder and conspiracy trial, one year after the bloody attack, siege, and final assault on their communal home.
Zimmerman answered that he was Jewish, and that his spoken defense of the Davidians' faith was at the invitation of his synagogue.
Was the jury verdict at the Davidian trial a victory for freedom from a centralized and oppressive police power, for freedom of religion and the right to keep and bear arms, for the Constitution of the United States?
www.firearmsandliberty.com /waco.tausch.html   (2696 words)

 CNN.com - Jury seated for Branch Davidian wrongful-death lawsuit - June 19, 2000
WACO, Texas (CNN) -- With opening statements set to begin Tuesday, a jury was seated Monday afternoon in the wrongful-death lawsuit against the federal government brought by relatives and survivors of the 1993 FBI raid on the Branch Davidians' compound.
The defendant, the U.S. government, says it was justified in using armed force to end a 51-day standoff because the Branch Davidians left agents with no other choice.
On February 28, 1993, agents of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms went to the Branch Davidian compound, called Mount Carmel, to investigate reports that the sect was hoarding weapons.
archives.cnn.com /2000/LAW/06/19/wacotrial.02   (1340 words)

 Waco aka Waco Davidians, Branch Davidians, David Koresh
Branch Davidians make little headway in push for new trial against U.S. Waco man wins land
Davidian Lawyer: Death of Infrared Expert a Major Setback in Waco Trial
Justice Department agrees to turn over evidence in the Branch Davidian case to federal judge
www.rickross.com /groups/waco.html   (1439 words)

 Evaluation of the Handling of the Branch Davidian Stand-Off in Waco, Texas February 28 to April 19, 1993
Evaluation of the Handling of the Branch Davidian Stand-Off in Waco, Texas February 28 to April 19, 1993
Davidians' trust and to discredit Koresh in the eyes of his followers.
The Davidians were given every opportunity to leave the compound.
www.usdoj.gov /05publications/wacoeval.htm   (12592 words)

 Urban Dictionary: Branch Davidian
Someone who ought to be repremanded with a shotgun shell in the face.
Nobody gives a shit about what you think, you fucking Branch Davidian.
Urban Dictionary is not appropriate for all audiences.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=Branch+Davidian&r=s&pos=3   (94 words)

 Find in a Library: Department of Defense military assistance provided at Branch Davidian incident : report to the ...
Find in a Library: Department of Defense military assistance provided at Branch Davidian incident : report to the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of the Treasury
Department of Defense military assistance provided at Branch Davidian incident : report to the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of the Treasury
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worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/391bd1f2780cd791a19afeb4da09e526.html   (128 words)

 Guns and Violence: Waco
Documentary that takes the position that the federal government caused the fatal fire at the Branch Davidian compound
Who do you believe started the fire at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco?
New revalations have emerged about the raid on the Branch Davidian compound.
www.time.com /time/daily/newsfiles/waco   (165 words)

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The Branch Davidians is a sect that split away from the Seventh-Day Adventist church.
Under their now deceased leader, David Koresh, it became a destructive, doomsday cult.
www.religioustolerance.org /dc_branc.htm   (135 words)

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