August 15 And 16 Pastor Jones Will Conduct A Humanitarian And Healing Meeting At Benjamin Franklin Junior High School On The Corner Of Scott And Geary. The Saturday Night Meeting Will Be Held In The Gymnasium And The Sunday Meeting In The Auditorium. There Will Also Be Meetings At The Auditorium On September 5 And 6, October 3 And 4, November 28 And 29, And December 26 And 27.
See Special Sermon And Message Beginning Page 3
Current Activities At Peoples Temple
Jim Jones has recently been unanimously elected president of the federally funded Legal Services Foundation for Mendocino and Lake Counties by a large number of attorneys on the board. This is just one more way in which our pastor serves the community practicing the principle of service to mankind as the highest form of worship to God and Christ.
Peoples Temple has just acquired a second bus to be used for those who wish to come to Redwood Valley. This has lowered the rates by nearly half which is consistent with our teacher’s unique concern for all mankind.
The Temple is also paving the large parking lot in Redwood Valley which was advised by our insurance company. This will enable us to paint in different games for the children on the blacktop, and allow for more recreational area for all.
Dr. Carlton Goodlett gave a fine message at our last San Francisco meeting supporting the practical Christian life which Jim Jones has manifested. Our staff feels that everyone concerned for humanity should be a regular reader of the Sun Reporter.
Peoples Temple has sent $100 to the San Francisco Policeman’s Welfare Fund in appreciation for the help which this organization gave Richard Oaks, the Indian who was in the hospital injured. We received a very timely letter from the chief of police (Chief Nelder) in response to our gesture. It must be the purpose of all of us who believe in social justice to achieve these ends through Christ’s transforming message of nonviolence and apostolic share.
In order to carry on such a vast humanitarian program, we need your pledges of support, though financially and in service. We have had $4000 spent on busses. We are having to asphalt our parking and playground area which will cost several thousand dollars. The cost of the newsletter is over $500 for each monthly mailing. We have a regular outgo a $70 to $80 a week for additional food for our meetings in Redwood Valley due to the large number of guests. The cost for radio, rent, news ads for the San Francisco meetings runs approximately $1200 for each meeting, not including the expense of the free banquet. If one were to get a comparable meal in a restaurant for 2000 the cost would be $5000 for such a fine meal for so many. With this kind of bare-essential operating budget for so many free services provided, we need your financial support. You could not find a more worthy program on earth to help support. As another example of our program we have converted to a useful life over 60 young people who were involved in a life of drugs. Hours of guidance have been given to these young people who now live from full lives. Their testimonies of conversion are indescribably inspirational. Many attend college in Santa Rosa in our two church-sponsored dormitories, one for boys and one for girls. Our indoor heated pool will become ever more recreational for the children as the colder winter months approach. We simply live in Redwood Valley. Our Pastor wears clothing given to him used by people who no longer need it. His two pairs of shoes were both given to him secondhand. He receives no special birthday gifts. Each person who comes to the Temple receives a birthday gift of the same value on the second Saturday night of the month in which their birthday falls. We provide an enhanced learning program for the children and we have recently been testing them in order to find their special needs and began a program to meet those needs.
Next San Francisco Meetings
The dynamic and inspirational healing and humanitarian meetings of Jim Jones will be held in San Francisco on the following dates:
August 15 (gymnasium) October 3 and 4
August 16 (auditorium) November 28 and 29
September 5 and 6 December 26 and 27
The Saturday night meeting begins at 7 PM and the Sunday morning meeting begins at 11 o’clock and Benjamin Franklin junior high school auditorium on the corner of Scott and Geary Sts. Due to a conflice [conflict] in scheduling at the auditorium and Benjamin Franklin School, our Saturday night meeting on August 15 will be held in the gymnasium instead of the auditorium. However, our Sunday meeting will be held in the auditorium as usual. Please pass this information along. Signs will be posted to lead the way to the gymnasium. Remember this is the only meeting that will be held in the gym, all future meetings will be scheduled in the auditorium.
In each service many, many are called out a name by the divine force which works through Jim Jones and gives intimate details of their lives. We have seen tumerous growth spit out and passed at every meeting. In each service we have seen individuals who were cippled [crippled] for years get up and walk after his revelations about them and meditation for them. Just this week Mrs. Edna Watson (2249 E. 99 Place, Los Angeles, Calif. 90002) wrote in concern for her son who was in jail. Jim Jones said he would be set free. She later wrote and confirmed that her son had indeed been set free miraculously. She said, “Oh how I thank you, I thank you, I think you and God for setting my son free.” We have seen the miraculous gift of prophecy work through Pastor Jones thousands of times. We saw Mrs. Rachael Lewis of San Francisco healed by Mr. Jones. She was unable to walk with an incurable crippling disease until called out by Jim Jones. A woman’s two-year old son was called out by name last week and instantly healed of lung absesses [abscesses]. The mother said with great joy that before he was healed he couldn’t go for five minutes without coughing. Greater miracles have never been witnessed.
Special Thanks To Peoples Temple Colleagues
A special thanks should be given for the extensive work done in trying to find a project for neighborhood rehabilitation in San Francisco. We would like to thank the following people simple colleagues: Mrs. E. Roller, Mrs. V. Duncan, Mr. K. Brown, Mr. D. Garrison, Mr. C. Jackson, Jr., Mr. B. Thomas, Mr. J. A. Phillips, and Mrs. B. C. Coleman. We like to make it a practice to patronize businesses of those working in Peoples Temple such ads: as: The Leon trucking Co., 831 Ocean Ave., 333-6682; Robinson’s TV, 4614 3rd Street, 824-1506; Charlie Mudd’s Radio & TV Repair, 932 Central Ave., WA1-3622; B. C. Coleman’s Furniture Co., 560 Valencia Street and 2059 Mission, 621-8385; Mac’s Cleaners, 3077 14th Street, 648-3773; Brown’s Moving Service, 2827 Pine Street, JO7- 0662; Regina Beauty School, 1415 Divisidero [Divisadero], FI6-9869 or 346-9879, and Duncan’s Beauty Salon, 517 Laguna, MA1-1415; call Edward Costin evenings and week-ends for light hauling and odd jobs, 133 Jules St., 587-2045; for freight shipments to Los Angeles, Burbank or Sacramento Arebesco Airlines, Inc., Cargo Building 3, Door 21, San Francisco Airport, 635-2261.
Many of our people own nursing and rest homes in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, and Ukiah. We especially have a large number of rest homes in Ukiah. We know we have missed many businesses and we would like you to let us know of others in Peoples Temple that we might mention in a later issue in order to patronize them. We like to help one another as the Scripture says, “take care of the household of faith” as well as reach out to help friends outside. We should reach out and support one another toward our journey in this God-ordained crusade as well as serve people who are harmonious outside our work.
Notes on Fellowship with Macedonia Baptist Church
We have still not received a response from our last letter to Macedonia Baptist Church which ask for a meeting of the two boards. We did receive a telephone call from Dr. Bedford welcoming us to San Francisco, but we have not received any contact giving details as to any future joint meetings.
We appreciate the many ministers of all faiths are regularly attend our meetings and except these latter day truths. Last week we had to Baptist ministers who came all the way from New York City to visit Peoples Temple. One of the ministers parishioners was healed by Jim Jones of a tumerous growths which was diagnosed in trouble. She was spared by this divine gift. Both ministers returned to New York was a totally different concept of Christianity.
Peoples Temple in San Francisco
Those who are truly interested in a Peoples Temple in San Francisco should attend the Friday night meetings at 7:00 PM at 1250 Divisidero [Divisadero]or 1415 Divisidero [Divisadero] which are teaching sessions. Jim Jones has attended the last four meetings and will attend many of the sessions. It is important to be in attendance because special revelations about diets, healthful foods, and preventative measures to avoid many problems are given at these meetings. Also this is an opportunity to learn of the beautiful concepts of apostolic social justice. As in the days of Jesus people came together with their questions to learn the deeper truths to which Jim Jones guides us.
Important: if you want to remain our mailing list, please let us know in writing as we are screening down our mailing list to those who are really interested in the work. Write us a card or short note to P.O. Box 214, Redwood Valley, California if you wish to remain on the mailing list.
Special Sermon and Message by Pastor Jones
The doctrine of being born again, counterfeasance, or metempsychosis is a beautiful principle indeed. It is the only way one can explain God as love which He is. One of the early apostles of the church writing in our scriptures declare that God hated Esau before he was born or from birth, and loved or preferred Jacob. This statement in our Bible is inconsistent with any other doctrine except reincarnation. Life would prove God to be a respector [respecter] of persons, which the Bible and reason clearly point out is not so, unless we accept the beautiful truths of reincarnation. For men and women are not born equal and free. They are created free and equal, but they are not born so. The American Declaration of Independence does not say that men are born free and equal. It says merely that they are created so which is certainly a different thing.
Men and women are not born free and equal. They started life like ourselves in a handicapped capacity. God could not be love nor could He be just if He were to create people as most theologians state and send them directly to earth, some being born blind or like vegetables due to retardation or other crippling diseases, while others are born both gifted with every talent and all the riches of this world’s resources. Then at the end of the earth’s life all believers go to the same heaven no matter what handicap they have had and all unbelievers go directly to a hot burning eternal hell. The truth of rebirth is, in spite of the mistranslation in the King James version of the Bible, still to be found in every modern version of our Bibles. In Malachi 4:5 God said He would send again, or reincarnate Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord, and God clearly did re-incarnate Elias (which means Elijah) as John the Baptist as in Matthew 11: 13-15, Matthew 17:11-13, Mark 9:13, Luke 1:17. If He would require a good man to come to earth at least twice according to our scriptures, then surely He would require men who had not lived uprightly to comply with the same scripture which unequivocably states “whatsoever a man sows to the flesh (and a body) he will reap to the flesh (or in a body).”
Many other scriptures support this doctrine such as where Jesus asked his disciples “Who do you say that I am?” His disciples clearly proved their beliefs and their affirmation of reincarnation by suggesting that Jesus might be Jeremiah, or Elias (which is the same word for Elijah). Jesus did not deny that He might have been or could have been someone else in a former life time which he would have done had the disciples been holding to a heathen doctrine that was untrue. But as a matter of fact he affirmed the doctrine by his silence on the subject and by simply asking “But who do you say that I am?”, and Peter gave him the answer that was relevant for that time that he was the Christ which means the anointed one for that hour. Reincarnation is suggested in our scripture when Jesus was asked who sinned, “this man or his parents that he was born blind.” Jesus did not ask them why they would ask such a question or hold them to a doctrinal heresy. He gently responded, “neither in this case” as it is written in the original scripture, “… but that the glory of God might be revealed.” Thus meaning that it could have been because of his reincarnation, but his blindness had a different purpose in this case. Certainly if it were possible for him to have been born blind because of sin he would have had to have committed the sin in a former life.
We could go on with scripture after scripture and the proof provided by modern scientific studies in age regression through hypnotherapy which have proven that people were taken back before the time of their birth and provide a documented descriptions of former lives. These findings have been accepted by governments such as India and England. (See Stranger Than Fiction by nationally known commentator Frank Edwards, Edgar Cayce’s The Sleeping Prophet, and Many Lifetimes, etc.) Also there are many other scriptures to give credence to this doctrine in addition to my own gift of prophecy which spoke of specific things that came to pass in clear detail which confirm this philosophy on countless occasions.
This belief in reincarnation has been adhered to by men such as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, U.S. General Patton, Thomas Jefferson, several other former presidents as well as a host of leaders in every field of life throughout the Christian world (not to mention the other great religions of the world which accept the doctrine in one form or another). Of late many Christian and ministers (which include a high ranking Baptist official, an Episcopalian bishop and a Pentecostal superintendent) have attested to their faith in this truth. This belief can cause all Christians to have a greater awareness of their responsibility to their fellow man because it brings home the impact of the concept of, “what we sow we shall also reap” more clearly than any other doctrine. Many such refined individuals as Helen Keller who reportedly subscribe to this belief give proof that it can be a great motivating force to overcome self-centeredness, racial prejudice, insensitivity to the masses of colonial people who are suffering exploitation from imperialism and war.
Many American life have attained the noblest goal of human service because of being inspired by this doctrine which is as Christian as Jesus Christ himself. Revelations [Revelation] 3:12 indicates “to whom that overcometh I will make a pillar in the Temple of the house of the Lord and he will go to war out (ancient original scriptures show that there are three other words added to this verse; namely, “into the earth”). With or without the last three words, what could this scripture possibly be meaning except reincarnation. Thus, we should work with all diligence to overcome self as Jesus required when he said, “if any man follow me, he must deny himself and take up his own cross.” This, dear friends, is not a test of fellowship in Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ Denomination’s mother church or any of its branches. It is, however, deeply revered by the hundreds of people who hold membership in the Temple because it gives greater purpose to life and shows that before we can reach to the heavens – (Paul spoke of being carried to the third heaven, so graduation must continue even after we finished the Earth life) – nonetheless, as I said, before we can reach to Heaven, Paradise, or the extra-terrestrial dimensions we must overcome the earth plane by spending as many cycles in the school grades of life necessary to conquer the seven deadly sins, etc. which we will enumerate more about on another occasion. This teaching does not preclude an acceptance of Christ. In fact all who adhere to it in our fellowship endeavor to keep the teachings and commandments of Jesus Christ more closely than any religious group that we have ever known! Therefore, although it might not be acceptable to you, it has caused many of us to lead a more Christlike life because of the beauty and merit of the truth of incarnation.
THE LIES HANDED DOWN BY KING JAMES OF ENGLAND WHO MISTRANSLATED THE LAST MAJOR EDITION OF THE BIBLE
We have been given many contradictions in our service which can be found in the Bible. We shall now print here for you some of the numerous contradictions found in the Bible. (King James version) Remember King James was a man who endorsed slavery and many other criminal acts. Most of the outstanding contradictions found is in the lineages of Jesus traced through Joseph found in Matthew and Luke. You’ll see in the following paragraphs but there are fifteen more generations in Luke from Jesus Abraham and Matthew. One must read Matthew from verse 16 backwards in order to began with Jesus and complete the lineages. Luke begins with Jesus and traces its ancestry back, but Matthew begins with Abraham and traces the lineage up to Jesus.
1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Pharas begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezedias [Ezekias];
10 And Ezekias begat Mannasses; and Mannasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon;
12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Ekliakim; and Ekliakim begat Azor;
14 And Azro begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli. (Notice in Matthew the fater [father] of Joseph is Jacob rather than Heli. Thus the grandfather of Jesus is different in Luke and Matthew. Remember both lineages are traced through Joseph.)
24 Which was the son of Matthat, (Notice that the grandfather of Joseph is Matthan rather than Mattat in Matthew) which was the son of Levi (Instead of Levi, one finds Eleazer in Matthew) which was the son of Melchi, (Here one finds Eliud instead of Melchi in Matthew) which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,
25 Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,
26 Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
27 Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,
29 Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,
30 Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,
31 Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,
32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,
33 Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,
34 Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,
35 Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,
36 Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,
37 Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,
38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
Here is a list of Bible verses in the first column and opposite them in the second column of verse or verses which conflict or disagree with the verse which you can look up and read:
Statement (Verse) Contradiction Statement (Verse) Contradiction
We can provide many more scriptures which reveal contradictions in the Bible.
We at Peoples Temple are so fortunate to see the living word every Sunday. As the scripture says, “how can you hear without a preacher and how he can he preach lest he be sent?” “The word is nigh thee even in thy mouth and in thy heart. This is the word of faith which was preached from the beginning.” With the many biblical errors one might ask “how do you know who to follow?” Followed the kindest man who leads the most consistent life. Show us a man other than Jim Jones who has adopted children of all races, who serves the needy and who provides animals a place of refuge. Compare the materialistic inclination of ministers about you with the life of self-sacrifice exemplified by Jim Jones. His home is modest, his clothing second-hand. Who else can heal the sick of infirmities consistently week after week? Who else is prophesyed [prophesied] with such outstanding accuracy events to come such as the earthquakes in Peru and the fall of the government of Equador [Ecuador]? What other man knows the thoughts of your mind? Not only can Jim Jones heal your body, but your soul as well. He gives more than just prayers; he gives a life of service day and night. Who fulfills a true scriptures which have not lost their essence by the bungling of King James, as James 1:27 which says, “pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” (from things), and Matthew 25:34-46 which states, “that we must feed the hungry, clothe the naked and visit those sick and in prison.” Another excellent reference book of truth is Thomas Paine’s Age of Reason which all should read.
Possible Future Radio Broadcasts
Peoples Temple is interested in obtaining radio broadcasting time. Anyone who is interested in helping with this project in San Francisco can contact Mrs. Leona Collier at 626-3365.
Regular Peoples Temple Services
You are cordially invited to attend the regular services of Peoples Temple on Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM at the center on East Road in Redwood Valley. Children of every race are invited to ride the ponies and swim in the indoor heated pool. There is a free banquet meal served to everyone after every Sunday morning service. Pastor Jones is allowing children to have a diversion during the Sunday morning service by swimming, playing outdoors and horseback riding. We have a new trend in the evening service which is developing the soul, moral and ethical growth in all of us. Please don’t miss these challenging services.
We also have a birthday party on the second Saturday of every month. And equal birthday gift is given to every person born in that month. Let us know when your birthday is so that we can share this event at our monthly party.
Need for Canned Food, Stamps and Used Clothing
We need the following items for our two church sponsored college dormitories: canned food, linen, pots and pans, bunk beds or contributions towards purchase of bunk beds, dishes, blankets, and spreads, lamps, chairs, pillows, refrigerator, curtains, chest of drawers or any other item which you might be able to contribute. If you have any of these items, please call Leona Collier at 626-3365 and give her your list.
We need any green or blue chip stamps in order to get more chairs for the church. Please do not purchase chairs as we need chairs of uniform size and style. Stamps are also used to acquire other items for the church. For years there has been no request for an offering by letter or in public meetings, but our vast ministry need your support. Any canned goods, and good used clothing which you would like to donate for use by many needy families including Indian families and others can be donated by calling Mrs. Leona Collier 626-3365.
Temple Expansion in Redwood Valley
The Temple is negotiating for more acreage in order to expand our work with children. We are looking into possibilities for licensed nursery care. All Temple children are given the opportunity to have free music lessons on the instrument of their choice through the church.