Waco (Part One: The Shepherd's Rod)

Waco (Part One: The Shepherd's Rod)

By Unresolved Productions

"Our prayers for such an undertaking on behalf of God's people will be answered by whatever the results to this call might be."

More than a century before David Koresh or the Branch Davidians became household names, the religious movements that led to their existence began growing out of the American Northeast. First came William Miller and the Millerites, a collapsed movement that ended up inspiring the Seventh-Day Adventists years later.

In the early 20th century, an Adventist named Victor Houteff wrote a book titled The Shepherd's Rod, which he hoped would help reform the church. After being disfellowshipped for creating a "disloyal" and "divisive movement," Houteff ended up building his own church, the Davidians, nearby Waco, Texas...

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