Those in the media back in the late 70s when this happened, wanted to blame “religion” for this horriffic crime. They can not do that anymore. This was socialism at work. For more information, pick up the book “Raven” by Tim Reiterman.
Cults have fascinated me for many years. From Hitler, to Charles Manson, to Jim Jones–and all those before and after. Even, the one that led me to the Lord. Yes, that is right. It was a cult that led me to the Lord. I was one of the fortunate ones; God saved me from it within a short while after coming to Him. He wasn’t about to let me go to a cult after delivering me out of the occult. Not everyone is that blessed. I could have easily been one of those who looked upon Jim Jones or Charles Manson as some great one, such as their followers did. I could have easily been led astray into lies and false doctrines as their followers were. But God had such mercy on me. Why? I’m not any better than those who are deceived into thinking someone is some great one. It is simply because God will have mercy on who He will have mercy.
Even though you can see the video above for yourself, I have posted parts of the transcript below to point out the deceptions of this man. It is never too late to come to the truth–unless you drink the kool-aid. No pun intended. There is nothing humorous about the Jim Jones tragedy.
The ONLY way it could have been prevented–was not from government and congressmen getting involved; but from the truth of God being proclaimed. I often wonder how many of these people had Christians in their life that spoke truth to them. Did any of them? And if they had, why did they not listen? It could only be because they were in great deception and would rather believe lies.
The lie that Jim Jones was a god to them. The lie that they could create heaven on earth. The lie that there was no god. All these things are anti-christ. Jim Jones was anti-christ, such as were his followers; unless, they were able to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ before their gruesome death.
Keep in mind when you hear his voice; it is a devil speaking through him. The devil is a liar and the father of all lies.
Parts of transcript:
Jones: How very much I have loved you. How much I have tried my best to give you a good life.
(Applause from the crowd)
RedeemedHippie>>>[He has already set himself up as God, here. Preparing them for loyalty to him. Preparing the people that he will be a martyr. And the poor people love it so.]
Jones: In spite of all that I have tried, a handfull of our people with their lies have made our lives impossible.
RedeemedHippie>>>[He sets the people up as one to believe the lie that they are victims. He is beginning to take away any hope they may have. Also notice he uses the word “I.” Never mind the hundreds who built that place with the sweat of their brow and devotion to him.]
Jones: We are sitting here waiting on a powder keg.
RedeemedHippie>>>[He gives them great cause to fear.]
Jones: It was said by the greatest of prophets,…, no man takes my life from me, I lay my life down.
(Cries from the crowd.)
RedeemedHippie>>>[He is setting himself up as Jesus.]
Jones: But you can’t steal people’s children.
RedeemedHippie>>>[Jones was the one who stole children. Parents were not allowed to raise their own children in his group. So he does what a good socialist does, he turns around his own doings, twisting things to his advantage.]
Jones: You can’t take off with people’s children without expecting a violent reaction. And that’s no so unfamiliar to us either. Even if we were judeo-christian, if we weren’t communists, the world…sufferest violence and the violence will take it by force.
RedeemedHippie>>>[He admits they were not christian. He admits they were communists! He even quotes the Word of God. So if one can merely quote the Bible does that make them a follower of Jesus? No. Satan knows the scriptures very well.]
Jones: If we can’t live in peace. Then let’s die in peace.
(Great shouts and applause)
RedeemedHippie>>>[Those who applauded and shouted just gave more power to the enemy of their soul. I wonder here; how many were thinking it was just another white night and they would soon be released to go back to their shack and allowed to go to bed. I wonder how many did not shout and applause and what they were thinking. Surely, there had to be some that God was revealing himself to, as they were about to die.]
Jones: We have been so betrayed. We have been so terribly betrayed.
RedeemedHippie>>>[He uses the word ‘we” to bring a spirit of camerderie among his followers. He sets them up for more victimhood.]
Jones: If this only worked one day, it was worth while.
RedeemedHippie>>>[No. Not if it was getting ready to take the lives of 1,800 (?) people. No, it is not worth dying for just because it did not work.
He then tells them about what is to take place at the air strip. He is pretending to be aprophet here. He lets on like some great power told him before the fact.]
Jones: Plane is going to come down in the jungle and we had better not have any of our children left when it is over. Cause they’ll parachute in here on us. I’m telling you as plain as I know how to tell you. I’ve never lied to you. Never never lied to you.
Redeemdhippie>>>[He plays on their emotions and loyalty to him. He never lied to them? Jim Jones’s father was Satan. The devil was speaking through him even then, preparing to take as many to hell as he could within the hour!]
Jones: So my opinion is, we be kind to children and we be kind to seniors. Take the potion like they used to take in ancient greece. Step over quietly. Cause we are not committing suicide. It’s a revolutionary act. We can’t go back. They won’t leave us alone.
RedeemedHippie>>>[First he uses the most defensless among them to appear kind and caring; the children and the seniors. He begins to prepare them to die. It is not suicide? Liar! A revolutionary act? Liar! He is binding them together as one with his words. He instills more paranoia in his followers leaving them with no hope. Step over quietly??? I shudder to think of the ones who took the kool-aid believing this, only to be thrown into the arms of devils and demons!]
Jones: They’ll go back and tell more lies which will mean more congressmen and there’s no way, no way we can survive.
RedeemedHippie:>>>[He takes away more hope–instilling more fear in them. What does God’sWord say? It says, “Perfect love casts out all fear.” Jim Jones had no perfect love in him.]
Jones: Anyone who has a dissenting opinion? Please speak.
(Somene speaks but inaudible)
Jones: You’re going to have an opportunity but if we have any children left, we’re going to have them butchered.
RedeemedHippie>>>[Did he say what I thought? That if there were any children left, “we’re going to have them butchered.” We? As in them? What did any sane parent think at those words?]
(He passes blame)
Jones: The people in San Fransico will not be idle. They’ll not take our death in vain, you know.
Redeemdhippie>>>[Preparing them to be martyrs. I wonder how many were wishing they were in San Fransico?]
Christine Miller, one lone courageous woman stands up– only to be ridiculed at some point: Is it too late for Russia?
He sounds hopeless in telling her it is too late for Russia.
Jones: Do you think I’m gonna deliver them to you all? Not on your life. I’ve lived for all and I’ll die for all.
[Shouts of admiration]
RedeemedHippie>>>[He plays on their loyalty to him by pretending to be loyal to them.]
Jones: I was living on hope for a long time, Christine. You always have been a good agitator and I like agitation because you have to teach two sides on an issue. Two sides to a question. …these people going to make our life worse than a hell. Make the Russians not accept us…We are done in as far as any alternative.]
RedeemedHippie>>>[He plays on Christine Miller’s past loyalty to him. Hoping to still bind her to himself.]
Christine: I feel like we make an airlift to Russia. That’s what I say. I don’t feel nothing is impossible.
Jones: Check Russia and see if they take us, otherwise we die. But for me death is not a fearful thing. It’s living that’s treacherous.
(Shouts and applause)
RedeemedHippie>>>[With his words he has just alienated Christine Miller. As any good follower at that moment would have sided with him.]
Jones: Christine it’s not worth living like this.
Christine Miller: I think there were too few people who left for twelve hundrend people to give their lives.
RedeemedHippie>>>[I can’t but help believe this was one woman who was beginning to see the truth.]
Jones: Do you think Russia is going to want us? Do you think they’re going to want us with all this stigma? We had some value but now we don’t have any value.
Christine Miller: I don’t see it like that. I don’t feel like that. I feel like as long as there is life, there is hope. That’s my faith.
RedeemedHippie>>>[One lone woman; one brave soul.]
Jones: Everybody dies. Someplace that hope runs out becasue everybody dies. I haven’t seen anybody yet that didn’t die. I’ld like to chose my own kind of death for a change. I’m tired of being tormented to hell, that’s what I’m tired of. Tired of it.