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Church of Christ (Dravites)

 Organization

The Church of Christ With the Elijah Message (1943-) is a church associated with the Latter Day Saint movement.

The Church of Christ With the Elijah Message has its roots in the Temple Lot Church of Christ (Hedrickites). After declaring several revelations that he claimed to have received from John the Baptist, apostle Otto Fetting was rejected by the Temple Lot Church of Christ and formed his own church, called the Church of Christ (Fettingite).

Four years after Fetting's death in 1933, William A. Draves claimed to have also been visited by John the Baptist. This eventually led to a split in the Fettingite church, and the Church of Christ With the Elijah Message was formed. Draves published 90 revelations he had received in a book called "The Word of the Lord Brought to Mankind by an Angel." Following some disputes around the time of Draves' death in 1994, there was another split in the organization, and the church's name was legally changed to The Church of Christ With the Elijah Message, Established Anew 1929.

Citation

Wikipedia.org, via WWW, April 17, 2020 (Otto Fetting claimed revelations from John the Baptist; split from the Temple Lot Church of Christ; Fetting formed Church of Christ (Fettingite); four years after Fetting's death, William A. Draves claimed revelations from John the Baptist; Draves formed Church of Christ With the Elijah Message; Draves published his 90 revelations in "The Word of the Lord Brought to Mankind by an Angel"; split in the church after Draves' death in 1994; name changed to The Church of Christ With the Elijah Message, Established Anew 1929).

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

William Brace letters received

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 197
Scope and Contents Typewritten and signed letters addressed to Brace explaining the differences between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other "splinter" faiths.
Dates: 1953

Floyd Craig Wolverton letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 400
Scope and Contents ALS, TL, and TLS's collected by Wolverton from spokesmen for seven Latter-day Saint Church-related groups describing their history and present activities.
Dates: 1962-1977