FIND LIVING WATER —AS FROM GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU—GUSHING OUT FOUNTAINS TO SHARE BY GOD’S OWN POWER—NOT LIKE THAT SWEETENED BUT DEAD WATER—FLAVORED TO TASTE GOOD WHEN STILL DEAD!
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Most of us recognize that saying as a reference to Jonestown and what happened to the people who lived there. For those of you who are not familiar with this incident, there was a man named Jim Jones who was head of the People’s Temple. He was a charismatic leader and several thousand people followed him. His services were known for faith healing and mind reading. Although the People’s Temple was involved in outreach activities in their communites, Jim Jones did not treat his own followers so well. They were humiliated and beaten and were told that if they left the People’s Temple, they would be put in government-run concentration camps. When the press began to look into his activities, he moved several hundred people to Guyana and they lived on an agricultural commune there. Eventually the relatives of some of the people who…
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