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Jim Jones James Warren "Jim" Jones Jim Jones Born: May 13, 1931 Crete, Indiana Died: November 18, 1978 Occupation: Leader, Peoples Temple James Warren "Jim" Jones  (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was the American founder  of the Peoples Temple cult. On November 18, 1978, most Peoples Temple members committed mass  suicide by drinking poison in their isolated agricultural intentional community called Jonestown,  located in the country of Guyana. Jones was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head among the  914 corpses there. Page 1 of 5
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David Koresh David Koresh Born: August 17, 1959 Houston, Texas, USA Died: April 19, 1993 Waco, Texas, USA Occupation: Leader, Branch Davidians millennial cult David Koresh  (born  Vernon Wayne Howell ) (August 17, 1959 – April 19, 1993) was the self- proclaimed leader of the Branch Davidians millennial cult, believing himself to be the Messiah, until a 1993  raid by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and subsequent siege by the Federal Bureau of  Investigation ended with the burning of Branch Davidian ranch, causing the death of Koresh and most of his  followers. Page 2 of 5
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In history there have been many so-called religious deceivers. The Jews even thought Jesus was blasphemous for  claiming to be Messiah. Of course, Christ was not a deceiver because He spoke the truth about who He was. In  contrast, cult leaders of the twentieth century such as Jim Jones and David Koresh falsely claimed to be the  promised Messiah. In the nineteenth century, Joseph Smith founded the religion of Mormonism based on  supposed visions. Still, these three men had more things in common than just being founders of religious  movements.  Jones Forces Suicides by Poison Jim Jones was born James Warren Jones in 1931 in Indiana. He grew up as part of the Christian  Church/Disciples of Christ denomination, but in the 1950’s established his own church known as the People’s  Temple. Then, he preached that the world would soon end due to a nuclear war and he claimed to be God. On 
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