While the Branch Davidians are known for the tragedy that occurred in Waco, Texas. It is uncertain when The Branch Davidians became a cult or if they were a contrast between a religious group, and a cult. A cult is a small religious group that is not part of a larger and more accepted religion and that has beliefs regarded by many people as extreme or dangerous. When did the Branch Davidians become a cult?
The Branch Davidans were a small breakaway religious sect coming from the Seventh-Day Adventist. The founder of this sect was Victor Houteff, a Bulgarian emigrate. In 1930 Houteff wrote The Sheppard’s Rod, a book containing errors of the Adventist denomination. Within his book, there are two topics explained; the revealing of a secret scroll which explains the last book of the Bible, Revelations. The scroll states when and how Christ will return it also states that purifying a small group of Christians will allow the second coming of Christ to occur. With his 11 followers he founded Mount Carmel in 1935.
Vernon Wayne Howell was born August 17, 1959, to Bonnie Clark. At two years of age Vernon was left in the care of his grandparents, who raised him on the outskirts of Dallas, Texas. From an early age, David loved music and to attend the Seventh - day Adventist church. By age twelve David, had managed to learn and memorize large portions of the bible, despite being dyslexic. He had become completely Due to his condition, he was constantly bullied because of his learning disability. He returned back to Texas, after a failed attempt to become a rock star. In 1981 David, took a job as a handyman, at Mount Carmel in Waco, Texas, later he would become the leader of the Branch Davidians.
In 1990, Vernon changed his name to David Kores...