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Reverend James Jones

Overview

Jim Jones (1931-1978) was a "Latter Rain" minister from Indianapolis, Indiana. Through the work of William Branham and Joseph Mattson-Boze, Jones was quickly lifted into fame as a "healing evangelist." During a joint campaign with Branham at the Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis, William Branham referred to Jones when he prophesied that God had announced the "sending forth of a ministry." After his ordination into the "Latter Rain" Independent Assemblies of God by Mattson-Boze, Jones started Peoples Temple cult. He and over 900 of his followers died through mass suicide when he convinced his victims to drink cyanide-laced Kool-Aid.


Jim Jones and the Malachi 4 Prophecy of Elijah

During Jim Jones early years as a Latter Rain" minister in the post-WWII Healing Revival, the name "Elijah" carried great significance. Elijah was the healer. Elijah was the leader. Elijah was the prophet for the day. Elijah was the Messiah, who came with the "Spoken Word." Through the example set by William Branham, Jones took his place as one of many "Malachi 4 Elijahs".

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Jim Jones Was A "Message" Pastor

Reverend Jim Jones started his ministry as a "Message" minister in Indianapolis, Indiana. Though his group was formed under the name "Peoples Temple", Jones continued to refer to cult doctrine as "The Message", referring to William Branham's Latter Rain doctrine.

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Jim Jones Latter Rain Transcripts

Jim Jones often used William Branham's Latter Rain Manifest Sons of God theology during his sermons and speeches to manipulate his following into submitting to control and influence. Examples can be found in the transcripts of his sermons.

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The Message Connection of Jim Jones and William Branham

"The Message" Jones claimed to be "God" referred to Branham's "Latter Rain" Pentecostal sect, but it carried a much deeper meaning with regards to the "prophet leaders" appointed to govern each branch. Prophets were deified, and members were indoctrinatd to believe they were literal voices of Almighty God.

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Colonia Dignidad and Jonestown

Though Jonestown is well-known to be the most deadily tragedy of the modern world, it is not the only climactic event for a cult leader and his or her victims. The massacre that happened at Jonestown, Guyana, was far from unique. There are similarities between Jonestown and other religious compounds that should be considered. Interestingly, some of the other religious compounds also had connections to William Branham's "Message", such as Colonia Dignidad.

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Mind Control and Jonestown

Reverend Jim Jones started his ministry as a "Message" minister in Indianapolis, Indiana. Though his group was formed under the name "Peoples Temple", Jones continued to refer to cult doctrine as "The Message", referring to William Branham's Latter Rain doctrine.

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Alternative Considerations of Jonestown & Peoples Temple

Alternative Considerations of Jonestown & Peoples Temple is the best resource for finding information about Reverend Jim Jones and the Jonestown Massacre. Check out the Jonestown Report for the latest information.

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Jonestown Articles by John Collins

John Collis has researched and written extensively about the controversial issues in the ministry of William Branham. When the research began to overlap with the historical data collected for Jim Jones and the Jonestown Massacre, John began writing articles for the Alternative Considerations of Jonestown & Peoples Temple "Jonestown Report".

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List of References

List of references used in the research of Jim Jones, William Branham, Latter Rain, and Pentecostal history.

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