Peoples Temple Collection; Box 28, Virtual Item 34, Q1059-Pt.4- Two sermons (first 20 October 1973; second Fall 1974)
- Digitized: October 20, 1973; Fall 1974
- Jones, Jim (Jones, James Warren) (Person)
This tape consists of two parts, a continuation of Part 4, which began on tape Q-1059 (3), and Part 5, which continues on Q 1059 (5). While the first is quite specific in time -- it refers to the events of the day in October 1973, when President Nixon fired Watergate Prosecutor Archibald Cox during the so-called Saturday Night Massacre -- the second is of an unknown date. However, Part 5 does seem to occur in Fall 1974, since Jones describes the September funeral of a man who was still living in Part 4. Both parts include several elements of a Jones address: descriptions of what Peoples Temple as an institution, and Jones himself, do for its members; reflections and predictions on government, politics and American society; liberal use of quotations from the Bible, mostly as a mean to discredit it; and reflections on the miracles and healings of the church. Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.
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Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
Publisher: The Jonestown Institute