Adventism
General Association of the Shepherd’s Rod Seventh-day Adventists
General Association of the Shepherd’s Rod Seventh-day Adventists is one of several small groups to grow out of the work of Victor Houteff, a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church who developed unique views on the imminent end of the worldly order, and called for a return to the pacifist stance of the early Seventh-day Adventist movement. The most famous branch of the Houteff movement was the Branch Davidians, which in 1993 had a violent confrontation with government agents at Waco, Texas, that led to the death of most of its members. The other branches of the Houteff movement were not related to the Branch Davidians at that time.