Father Divine

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Father Jealous Divine (c. 1876 – September 10, 1965) was the leader of the International Peace Mission Movement, his church, from the 1910s to the 1960s. He bizarrely claimed himself to be "the only one true God." Hardly surprisingly, contemporary critics claimed he was a charlatan, and some suppose him to be one of the first modern cult leaders.

After God's death in 1965, Jim Jones from the People's Temple claimed he was the reincarnation of Father Divine and co-opted the teachings of the International Peace Mission Movement into his own church - and we know how that turned out.

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