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Jonestown and Jim Jones:

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It lists some of the mentioned fruits of Jones.  As Jesus told us, "by their fruits ye shall know them", but it is important to realize that it is not only the evil fruits that bad fruit shows, it is that the root is evil.  Which means that evil men have false doctrines and teachings.  That is what their evil fruit is showing us.  Do not be deceived thinking that their teachings are valid but their actions are not.  Jesus gave us the fruit test to know what their root is.  "if the root be holy, so are the branches." [Rom 11:16]  So when we see unholy branches, fruit/works, then the root also is unholy.

Don't focus on the fruits, they are only showing you the root.
  • "Some people see God in me"
  • A Community like the Promised Land
  • Tells followers, "Don't be this way"
  • Carrying on Adulterous relationships
  • No tears in repentance
  • "I represent Divine principles"
  • From a dysfunctional family
  • Targeted Blacks and became Pastor of a Black church
  • Hated and despised in the White community
  • Started out in the Revival circuit or era
  • The government is wrong
  • Tried his 'craft' in California
  • Sell all and give to 'this church'
  • Traveled USA spreading his beliefs
  • All needs provided for people by Community
  • Their personal homes are not elegant
  • Made to feel guilty for taking luxuries [Sleep deprivation]
  • Tells followers, "You don't think for yourself"
  • Followers gave up their rights to him
  • Certain people believed "The man got power"
  • False healings [or: past Unverifiable Stories]
  • People running around the isles, hollering
  • The Bible isn't where the power is, it's in the anointed man
  • "Did you see any lightning come from the sky and strike me dead?"
  • "You need to believe in what you see. If you see me as your God I'll be your God"
  • Followers lifted him up to a level of adoration
  • Admired, loved, excused
  • Homosexual acts
  • "You're all homosexuals"
  • "Sexual relationships are very selfish", yet was involved in many sexual affairs himself
  • Not monogamous
  • What he preached was not what he did
  • Forbids followers to speak with one another
  • 'Feelings' are bad, "Quit you like men"
  • Followers loyalty tested
  • You are to obey any and every word from him - without question
  • Political power
  • Had people that would 'take a bullet' for him
  • People always Threatened or feeling threatened
  • Tells followers, "You're not diligent enough"
  • Paranoia that 'those on the outside' are enemies
  • Community was to be free of the government oppression, to live as God wants us to
  • People loved to be in the 'Community' ... at first
  • Forced confessions (testimonies)
  • Beatings [Jones: physical; Other cult leaders use: verbal, mental, spiritual]
  • Sexually motivated
  • Talks about Sex explicitly, often
  • Bussed in congregation for public meetings to show off
  • Isolates followers from their families
  • Had ex-members, people left him
  • Told them the world would treat them badly
  • They could never leave 'the Church' (Community)
  • Followers subject to integration
  • Used his 'platforms' as fronts
  • Community was 'lighter' when he was not present
  • Speaker system going 24/7 with his voice anywhere you were
  • He would interpret the news events over his 'broadcasts'
  • Pervasive sense of being under attack, things are getting worse in the world
  • In the end he was getting more frantic and insane in his ramblings
  • Followers subjected to Loyalty tests
  • No freedom to express to others what was going on (keep your mouths shut)
  • Took it as betrayal to himself and the cause if someone left
  • "It's blasphemy to talk about leaving without approval"
  • Community was spartan but very impressive
  • Food stored on Community
  • People thought it was the best thing that ever happened in their lives, at first
  • People found it hard to find a way to leave (their money, houses, family, & friends were all taken from them)
  • Would say, "People lie on me/us", "Just leave us alone"
  • Said 'you can leave if you want', but made them believe they were betraying him if they did
  • Often told, "Everybody report to the 'tabernacle' for a meeting"

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