David Koresh: Cult Of Death

Holed up in a Texas fortress, Koresh and his followers fervently believe he is Christ -- and till death do them part

David Koresh -- high school dropout, rock musician, polygamist preacher -- built his church on a simple message: "If the Bible is true, then I'm Christ." It was enough to draw more than a hundred people to join him at an armed fortress near Waco, Texas, to await the end of the world. The same message tempted Koresh to entertain a vision of martyrdom for himself. He would die in a battle against unbelievers, then be joined in heaven by the followers who chose to lay down their lives for him.

Koresh moved a little closer to that nightmare vision last...

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