This article was originally published in 1975 in the New York Times. In the article, Jack Hickman claims that they are not charismatics, yet the New York Times interviews him because they are doing the same practices as other Pentecostal Christians. The only difference is that Jack is adding special cult touches to St. John’s
Pentecostal Lutheran Church.
At the time, Jack and L. started performing tons of exorcisms and the members were doing the speaking in tongues performance regularly.
I am posting this article to help document the history of this doomsday cult. I will later write a few articles that describe their past history and where they are presently.