I would imagine this is also how David Koresh thought of himself and how his followers viewed Koresh.
Alright, let's take this little bit of skepticism.
How about, KingRat, we actually compare
David Koresh to Jesus?
How about we examine the two lives for a comparison?
A few facts of David Koresh:
1.) David Koresh stole the wives of members of his group to their resentment.
2.) David Koresh sexually exploited young girls and then rewarded them with colorful clothing to distinquish them from the other girls.
3.) David Koresh's compound was armed to the hilt with guns, bombs, explosives and weapons. His war seemed much less moral and spiritual than military.
Now don't come back and tell me about the Crusades or the Spanish Inquisition. We are comparing David Koresh with Jesus Christ. Okay ?
So don't come back with "The Salem Witch Trials !!" "Child Molesting Priests!"
We are comparing the behavior of David Koresh specifically with that of Jesus of Nazareth specifically.
Now Jesus. I would not hesitate to submit that Jesus of Nazareth exemplified both in teaching and in behavior the highest level of morality that the earth has ever seen in any age.
I would submit that Jesus of Nazareth demonstrated a life which cared less for Himself and more for the will of God (whom He called His Father) than any spiritual leader that ever lived.
It is apparent to me the Jesus wanted nothing
for Himself and wanted everything
for His Father.
So we cannot say that just because both men stood up in front of a crowd and talked about spiritual things, that they are equal. That is not sober minded consideration.
Now how are the two men similar ? well both David Koresh and Jesus Christ based who and what they were on what was written in the Bible.
The difference to me is that David Koresh used the Bible's King David to dignify his lust for multiple sex partners. And Jesus was born and acted like the Davidic Messiah prophesied to come throughout the Old Testament in terms of righteousness, holiness, and divine glory.
Koresh may have started out a very eloquent Bible teacher. But he was duped by evil spirits to utilize the Bible to make sacred his sexual appetite for multiple sex partners.
Jesus was not able to be corrupted through and through.