(Editor’s note: The following notation in Jim Jones’ handwriting appears on the reverse side of the ordination.)
* Note: This ordination was given voluntarily by Joseph Mattsson-Boze Executive & officials of Indepent [Independent] Assemblies (“No creed or autocratic jurisdiction as to teachings of church organization. Only requirement is that ministers practice the Love of Christ and love honorably and practice every aspect of integrity in his pastoral and business relationships. This was given as an honorary recognition without my request for our good works as an Indepent Church in Indianapolis, Ind. I naturally accept their ordination in that it required no endorsement of a limited creed, dogmatic ritual, or narrow religious restrictive fellowship.