Tuesday, January 30, 2007

a new false messiah

"Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There he is!' do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect."
- Matthew 24:23-24

A friend of mine sent me this Newsweek article story about a man who claims to be Paul, Jesus, and the Antichrist all rolled up into one! Needless to say, don't send him any money!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jason,

Apparently this man has an official prepared statement when he is called out for what he is.

http://www.creciendoengracia.com/naciones/falsechrists.htm

Wikipedia has some biographical information on this man.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Luis_de_Jesus_Miranda

I am saddened to see the size and scope of this organization and its outreach.

We need to pray that the people that have been lead astray will come back to Christ as soon as possible.

John Flores
Frisco, Texas

Jason Woolever said...

thanks for the links John. Prayer for these folks is definitely appropriate!

JD said...

Jason,

Let the wife, from hence forth, V, to read that article and she began to quote scripture about the false messiahs, and we discussed it. She asked how Christians can fall for this stuff. I mentioned to her that it may be because people in America, and the world, seem to want to have their religion, feel good about it, and not be judged. They forget that we are here for God, not the other way around. When we start to seek "new and improved" ways to worship and live out the Christian faith that is more "in-line" with the culture, then we are in turn denying the faith that we believe. There are some traditions in the Christian church that make us distinctly Christian and straying from those ideals allows for Satan to become more involved in our lives. Satan has an easy time convincing us that what we do is right. Making us liars and ultimately godless.

Prayer is the answer for this. For the leader, and more so for the individuals that have fallen under the spell of Satan's lies.

Today's My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers reads like this:

"Our calling is not primarily to be holy men and women, but to be proclaimers of the Gospel of God. The one thing that is all important is that the Gospel of God should be realized as the abiding Reality. Reality is not human goodness, nor holiness, nor heaven, nor hell; but Redemption; and the need to perceive this is the most vital need of the Christian worker to-day. As workers we have to get used to the revelation that Redemption is the only Reality. Personal holiness is an effect, not a cause, and if we place our faith in human goodness, in the effect of Redemption, we shall go under when the test comes."

Could it be that the test has come for these individuals and for some reason, they went under?

You guys can check more of this each day at http://www.myutmost.org/

PAX
JD

Jason Woolever said...

hey JD, i read oswald today too. I don't read it everyday, my wife does, but for some reason I felt inclined to read it today. i loved it. it really spoke to me.

greg hazelrig said...

Wow. That's all I can say. This guy is really out there. Jesus did say that there would be False Prophets and that we were to be careful.

I've linked to this article on my website too.