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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 17, Virtual Item 30, Q612-Los Angeles Sermon | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 17, Virtual Item 30, Q612-Los Angeles Sermon

This sermon by Jim Jones at the Los Angeles Peoples Temple church touches on familiar themes for the minister. He speaks of his healing powers, his personal ministry to people in trouble, and the works of his church to aid the less fortunate of American society. Although he does not make direct reference to it, he invokes the spirit of the beatitudes, when he speaks about feeding the hungry, giving shelter to seniors and children, helping people with legal trouble in the courts, and providing medical care to his followers. He also criticizes other mainline religions and the Bible which they teach; he refers to himself as the leader of the revolution of God, and the person of Christ. However, his claims are within the framework of biblical teachings themselves, and while he says the Bible is a killer book, he does not completely disown it.

Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

Phys. Desc:
Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
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