Sunday, May 3, 2009

Man Claims To Be Christ

Matthew 24:23-24
23) Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24) For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

*I don't know how people have fallen for this guy...and all his lies, and all the contradictions to the Word of God.


Hundreds celebrate a man they believe to be Jesus Christ reincarnated

By Christina Hernandez, WINK News

GOLDEN GATE, Fla. - A man claiming to be Jesus Christ reincarnated had a birthday party Friday. Hundreds gathered in Golden Gate to celebrate their Christmas - the birthday of a Miami man who says he is Jesus Christ the man.

His name is Jose Luis de Jesus. In 1973, he said angels came to him in a dream and told him he is the second of coming of Jesus Christ. He has millions of followers nationwide, and hundreds gathered in Naples to celebrate his birthday a few days early.

"This is part of my life," one follower, Brenda Lopez said.

"Our apostle, Jose Luis de Jesus, is God on Earth. He is the second coming of Jesus," another believer said.

People came from Miami, and even all the way from Massachusetts.

A believer said, "God is on Earth again - the second coming of God, the man Christ Jesus."

Jose Luis de Jesus refers to himself as 'The Man Christ Jesus' and he believes there is no sin, the devil does not exist, and 666 is the number of God himself.

"It's the most beautiful number that one person can have on his body because it's the number of the name of God," a tattooed man said.

The symbol is permanently marked on arms, worn around necks, and even stuck to vehicles.

"This number is the number of a man," Lopez said.

The Growing in Grace movement survives through donations, and this so called second coming brings in 1.4 million dollars a year. Some followers donate cars, homes, and large sums of money to the man who claims to be Jesus Christ.

Everyone at the birthday party believes Jesus is back, but many others aren't convinced.

"Listen to him, and then judge the words that come out of his mouth," one believer advised.

"Just like Jesus of Nazareth - a lot of people didn't believe who he was either. I believe that he is who he is because everything that he says, he has confirmed it in the true gospel," another said.

WINK News spoke with some preachers about this man who claims to be 'Jesus Christ Man', and despite his national attention, the religious leaders we spoke with have never heard of him.

This man was a heroin addict at 14-years-old and has even served time in jail for theft.