Friday, June 07, 2013

5 False Christs of our day... A closer look.

Alan John Miller

Inri Cristo

Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda 

Sergey Anatolyevitch Torop (a.k.a. "Vissarion") 

Wayne Bent

When Jesus was asked in Matthew 24 what would be the signs of his coming, the first thing he said was "Take heed that no man deceive you, for many shall come in my name saying 'I am Christ, and will deceive many'" (Matt 24:4-5). Just in case his point wasn't clear enough, he essentially repeats himself shortly afterward: "... if any man shall say unto you, Lo, there is christ, or there; believe it not, for there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible they shall deceive the very elect"' (Matt 24:23-24) .

And yet, men continue to rise up and declare themselves to be Jesus Christ... and people continue to follow them, to their own detriment and destruction. The human capacity to be deceived continues to amaze me. 

The Christian Post has a good article  here on five of the more prominent false Christs in our world today. Excerpted from article: Five False Messiahs and Why Their Claims to be Jesus Contradict the Bible...


Australian Alan John Miller, Miami-based José Luis de Jesús Miranda, Brazilian-born Inri Cristo, Russia's Sergey Anatolyevitch Torop and Wayne Bent, who is currently imprisoned in New Mexico – these are men from different parts of the world all claiming, like dozens long gone before them, to be Jesus Christ, God's Messiah and even in one case, both Christ and the end-times figure, the Antichrist.

Perry Noble, pastor of the nondenominational NewSpring Church in Anderson, S.C ;, that part of him could hardly believe it.
"But then part of me goes to Matthew 24 where Jesus said other people are going to come in my name claiming I am he," he added. "Then he basically says don't fall for it. Jesus says when he comes back, we'll know it."
"The first time he came, he came in a very obscure way — you know, baby in a manger in a sheep cave outside of Bethlehem. But when he comes back again … he will come as king, and we will know him. There will not be any doubt in our mind. … He said until that time, don't fall for people who claim that they are Jesus. He said it would happen."
Despite such warnings, dozens of figures over time claiming to be Christ have attracted a following, with detrimental consequences, such as with Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple and David Koresh and the Branch Davidians. Below is a list of five men, still living, who have managed to attract followers with their claims to be the reincarnation or second coming of Jesus Christ.

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