Self-Proclaimed Saviors?

Many who claim to be messiahs, prophets and sect leaders gain fierce followings.

The Second Coming?

Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Would Be Messiahs
Jim Jones : The Rev. Jim Jones was the mastermind preacher behind one of the largest mass murder-suicides in history, ordering more than 900 followers to ingest cyanide-laced fruit punch in 1978. Members of the Peoples Temple were lured to Jonestown, Guyana, thinking it would be a utopian paradise. It was meant to be the culmination of Jones' gospel -- a place of racial and economic equality. It turned out to be a place of death. (AP Photo)
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