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William Branham and the Mentorship of Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

07/27/2018
Seek The Truth Blog

William Branham and the Mentorship of Jim Jones and Peoples Temple:

From the book: Gone from the Promised Land: Jonestown in American Cultural History published in 2017 by author John R. Hall:

"Perhaps the most disconcerting were the pronouncements based on truth. Jones drew on techniques he apparently had learned from Hoosier evangelist William Branham years earlier, reading off three-by-five-inch member information cards at the pulpit to place facts known by his audience in a prophetic web that supported his own conclusions."
- John R. Hall. Page 111

"Somehow the deaths of heroes, saviors, tyrants, and devils -- from Jesus to Jesse James and Adolf Hitler -- require more evidence than deaths of lesser mortals. So it was with one of Jim Jones's early mentors, William Branham, whose followers believed him the Second Coming. After Branham's death in late 1965, his body was rumored to have been "embalmed and refrigerated" by followers in hopes of a resurrection. Burial, in fact, did not take place until after the following Easter, when all hopes of resurrection had faded."
- John R. Hall. Page 292

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