15. Jim Jones Convinced His Members American Society Is Evil
Jim Jones needed to do a lot of persuading when it came to asking nearly 1,000 people to move to Guyana. While some members would go without much question, many didn’t want to leave their home, job, extended family, and friends. They wanted a good reason to why they should go.
Jones persuaded many people by telling his members American society is full of evil. They only way they could escape from the evil soaring around them was to move to Guyana. They would purchase land away from any sin, allowing them to survive.