That "nut job" in Florida
is no different than that "nut job"
Muhammad who began Islam. Both found something that works for
them, and made them feel like a "big shot" in front of many people.
Both are evil personified. Muhammad was worse, because he raped,
plundered and murdered. He had anyone killed who disagreed with him.
And, he is responsible for leading millions & millions of people
(Muslims) to hell.
De Jesús Miranda goes one step further than Muhammad did with his lies.
Both, however, cause great harm to innocent, gullible souls, because
redirect the spotlight away from what is necessary for salvation.
That is a personal relationship with the real Son of God, Jesus of
Nazareth (Yeshua). José Luis De Jesús Miranda
lets his followers think he is God.
We can't say Jesus didn't warn us about all these "false
Both also have in common the fact that neither could show any sort
of divinity by doing any miracles. Twice in the Qur'an Muhammad
admitted he could do no miracles. Like this Florida "weirdo",
Muhammad pointed to his life and work (Koran/Qur'an) as proof of his
divinity. When people asked Jose
Luis de Jesus Miranda if he can show any signs of divinity, this guy took the
same line as Muhammad, by saying something similar. De Jesus said to
people who asked him about miracles; “My life is my church and what
I’m doing worldwide”.
José Luis De Jesús Miranda
|A few of his
- Hell, the devil, and sin are non-existent
- Prayer is a waste of one's time
- The 10 Commandments are irrelevant
He says he is Christ
-- and he lives here. At his web site,
which welcomes you to his "government of God on earth", this guy bills himself as the King of Kings,
and Lord of
Lords. He is a paunchy,
middle-aged man from Puerto Rico who favors $10,000 Rolexes and
claims millions of disciples worldwide.
06:55 PM CDT on Friday, September 29, 2006
By Nancy Holland / 11 News
He makes a remarkable claim: that he is the second coming of Jesus
Dr. Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda
Perhaps equally remarkable, the number of people who believe him.
Now this man could be your neighbor and who says he’s Christ, has
moved to Houston.
When members of Creciendo en Gracia had a worldwide meeting in Miami
this weekend it had a Latin beat.
And when Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda entered the room with a security
detail clearing his way, it could have been a rock star or a
politician. His style is a bit of both.
“I am the second coming of Christ, that messiah that they’ve been
waiting for,” said Dr. Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda.
But he claims to be something much more.
A self-confessed heroin addict at 14, in jail at 21, Dr. Miranda
said angels visited him, then Christ himself.
“He came and he disappeared in me. He integrates in me. Since then
I’ve been teaching mysteries in the Bible,” Dr. Miranda said.
What is undeniably true is that people, he claims millions of them,
He began in a non-descript Miami warehouse. He now spreads his
message by way of DVDs and owns his own 24-hours-a-day satellite
He is Puerto Rican but has followers throughout Latin America and
increasingly in the U.S. where he has learning centers in New York
and now, alongside other non-denominational churches, he has one in
“He is God,” said one follower.
Followers hear there is no devil, no sin, that Jesus took it away.
“We are so tired of the lies of so-called Christians today because
if they call you a sinner, we feel hurt that someone would call you
a sinner because if Jesus died for sins it’s very contradictory that
someone call you a sinner. Now I’m misrespecting Jesus,” said Dr.
Most of all he seems to tell them they are worthy of being cared
“Some people tell me, you know, that it looks like the devil. If
that is true I want to be with the devil because he make me so
happy,” said Claudia Salazar, Creciendio en Gracia follower
One person termed Dr. Miranda’s message “seductive.”
“You’re getting something that you get similar to what you get over
at Joel Osteen’s place except Joel would not claim to be Jesus
Christ,” said theology expert Lynn Mitchell.
After watching the video, Mitchell made the interesting observation
that it was joyous and the growth of Creciendo en Gracia is due at
least in part to conventional Christian churches.
“I think it represents a very heavy failure of Christian churches
because Christian churches have not really conveyed their message
for decades now. So people think of the Christian church as being a
downer as always talking about people being sinners and so forth,”
said Mitchell, U of H Resident Scholar Religious Studies.
The danger, Mitchell warns, is that with such devout followers this
could become a cult, especially since Dr. Miranda also envisions a
world government, with him at its head.
“They don’t understand it. They call it a cult. If I’m a cult, I’m
the best one. I love to direct this beautiful cult,” said Dr.
And he will be directing Creciendo in Gracia from Houston.
He says he was recognized everywhere in Miami.
So he will now run his worldwide organization from a home in the
Reference for above:
More about this Florida "nut job":
(CBS4 News) DORAL His name is Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda; his
followers call him everything from apostle to Dad, or simply Jesus
Christ Man. De Jesus Miranda himself believes he’s the living
incarnation of “Jesus Christ Man,” “the second coming of Christ.”
A follower of his believes “he is God, he is God.” She also lavishes
him with money and gifts.
"I don’t have one Rolex,” de Jesus Miranda said, “I have 3 because
they want to give it to me. It's like that woman that came to Jesus
with the expensive perfume and put it on his feet. He didn’t reject
it, so when someone gives me a watch or a gift, I receive it. I like
them too, they're nice."
This self-proclaimed Son of God is a 60 year old former heroin
addict and convict. The divorced father of 4 was born in Puerto Rico
and now lives in South Florida with his second wife.
From a warehouse in Doral, near Miami, he presides over the "Creciendo
en Gracia" or Growing in Grace Ministry which he also calls “God's
Government On Earth.
As any other head of state, he is protected by a security detail
that mimics the U.S. Secret Service.
In an interview with the self-proclaimed Messiah, CBS4’s Ileana
Varela asked de Jesus if he was able to do some of the things Jesus
Christ did like performing miracles, healing the sick and walking on
De Jesus said not necessarily. “My life is my church and what I’m
doing worldwide,” he said.
What De Jesus is doing at more than 300 centers in Central and South
America, Cuba and the U.S. is preaching a message of "freedom to
indulge" because according to this modern messiah, there is no sin,
no devil and no hell to pay.
De Jesus says, “It doesn’t exist. The devil was destroyed two
thousand years ago."
It is music to the ears of his followers, mostly Hispanic men and
women who believe they are God's chosen people, predestined for
salvation no matter what they do on earth. They also believe all
other faiths are false and must be destroyed, from Catholics to
Baptists and Jehovah’s witnesses.
His followers have organized marches at which they destroy religious
books and symbols. They also have a campaign aimed at disrupting
other religious gatherings, sometimes with violent consequences.
“What disturbs me is that he fits into the typical mold of a cult
leader, total complete submission to his authority," FIU Religion
professor, Daniel Alvarez said.
Alvarez has a Masters Degree in Theology from Harvard Divinity
School, and is among those who fear "Creciendo en Gracia" has the
makings of a destructive cult.
“He destroyed my family,” said former member Regina Albarracin, who
left the church about 5 years ago. Her husband soon followed but
their son Alvaro remained to become one of the ministry's biggest
financial backers, donating more than $1 million to the church.
Alvaro is not alone; many others have set up businesses in de Jesus'
name that pour cash into the ministry.
"I know we're going to be running the whole world,” de Jesus said.
A web entrepreneur and self made millionaire, Alvaro Albarracin left
his wife and children for the man he calls Jesus. He has since
remarried to another church member and rarely speaks to his parents
who insist he's been brainwashed by the man "they" certainly don't
His mother, Regina Albarracin said, "You think he's Jesus Christ? No
he’s the devil. You think he's the devil? Yes that's him."
Regina Albarracin is afraid for her son's soul, and Professor
Alvarez says she should be. Most of these movements, he says, self
destruct sooner or later.
"Lots of broken lives, lot of spiritual and emotional and
psychological debris that will be strew on the path of the
gentleman,” Alvarez said, “and the fallout will be inestimable for
the lives of these people who get caught up in this kind of
Unfazed by the criticism, de Jesus continues to plan for the role he
believes he is destined to play on the world's stage. “I will be
president of the biggest government that this earth has
experienced," promised de Jesus.
CNN Video on him.
See the Feb 07 Newsweek article on him:
Read more on him. A
biblical discussion on him:
|By John Zarrella and Patrick Oppmann
MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- The minister has the number
666 tattooed on his arm.
But Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda is not your typical
minister. De Jesus, or "Daddy" as his thousands of
followers call him, does not merely pray to God: He
says he is God.
"The spirit that is in me is the same spirit that
was in Jesus of Nazareth," de Jesus says.
De Jesus' claims of divinity have angered Christian
leaders, who say he is a fake. Religious experts say
he may be something much more dangerous, a cult
leader who really believes he is God. (Watch
followers get 666 tattoos for their leader )
"He's in their heads, he's inside the heads of those
people," says Prof. Daniel Alvarez, a religion
expert at Florida International University who has
debated some of de Jesus' followers.
"De Jesus speaks with a kind of conviction that
makes me consider him more like David Koresh or Jim
Is de Jesus really a cult leader like David Koresh,
who died with more than 70 of his Branch Davidian
followers in a fiery end to a standoff with federal
authorities, or Jim Jones, the founder of the
Peoples Temple who committed mass suicide with 900
followers in 1978?
Prophets 'spoke to me'
De Jesus and his believers say their church -- "Creciendo
en Gracia," Spanish for "Growing in grace" -- is
misunderstood. Followers of the movement say they
have proof that their minister is divine and that
their church will one day soon be a major faith in
But even de Jesus concedes that he is an unlikely
leader of a church that claims thousands of members
in more than 30 countries.
De Jesus, 61, grew up poor in Puerto Rico. He says
he served stints in prison there for petty theft and
says he was a heroin addict.
De Jesus says he learned he was Jesus reincarnate
when he was visited in a dream by angels.
"The prophets, they spoke about me. It took me time
to learn that, but I am what they were expecting,
what they have been expecting for 2,000 years," de
The church that he began building 20 years ago in
Miami resembles no other:
Followers have protested Christian churches in Miami
and Latin America, disrupting services and smashing crosses and statues of Jesus.
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LATEST NEWS (Jan 2009)
Self-proclaimed Antichrist loses bid in divorce court
to protect church assets
By Casey Woods / McClatchy Newspapers
Sunday, January 11, 2009
MIAMI — The Christmas season was not kind to the
Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda, who gained international
notoriety by declaring himself first to be Jesus Christ,
then the Antichrist, roundly lost his divorce court bid
to protect his church from financial claims by his most
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Roberto Pineiro in Florida
essentially ruled that De Jesus’ Growing in Grace church
was his personal business rather than a religious
non-profit, and awarded Josefina de Jesus Torres the
more than $2.2 million she sought in the divorce — the
amount her lawyer deemed was half the assets of her
ex-husband and his church.
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Quote: L. Ron Hubbard Hubbard
declared in the late 1940s: “Writing for a penny a
word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a
million dollars, the best way would be to start his own
Hubbard established the Church of Scientology (CoS)
Wayne Bent of
The Lord Our
Wayne Bent (aka: Michael
Travesser) - undated photo
|The Lord Our Righteousness Church, sometimes
called the Strong City Cult, is a Christian
community near Travesser Park, Union County, New
Mexico. Its origins are in a group of about
eighty adherents who migrated to the area from
Sandpoint, Idaho in 2000. In 2008, the
community consistedof approximately fifty
people. The men have beards and the women wear
long denim skirts, and reportedly mix well with
the local people.
Its leader, Wayne Bent, born May 18, 1941, is
known as Michael Travesser within the church.
Bent, once a
Seventh-day Adventist pastor, left
his denomination with a group of followers in
1987 and has since referred to that church as
one of the "daughters of great harlot" condemned
in the book of Revelation. Bent claims that
during an experience in his living room in March
2000, God told him, "You are Messiah." Bent has
since asserted, "I am the embodiment of God.
I am divinity and humanity combined."
The group's website contains frequently updated
writings and videos, including a nearly two-hour
long documentary entitled Experiencing the
A documentary entitled Inside a Cult was
broadcast on the National Geographic Channel in
the United States. It covers Bent's announcement
that the day of Judgment began on October 31,
2007. Bent chose that date after calculating a
Bible prophecy number (490) and adding it to the
year 1517, when the Protestant Reformation
began, yielding 2007 as a result. The specific
date October 31 comes from the day that Martin
Luther produced his 95 Theses.
A former church
member has alleged that Bent told his
congregation that "God told him that he was
supposed to sleep with seven virgins," including
the member's own daughters, then only 14 and 15
years old. The man, John Sayer, refused.
Though he left the compound and took his wife
and daughters after being a church member for
sixteen years, one daughter returned and,
according to Sayer, was one of three minors
taken into state custody for their own
protection in April, 2008.
Bent has said he has had sex with his
followers, including his former daughter-in-law,
but asserts that though he lay "naked with
virgins" and the virgins asked him for sex, he
A New Mexico state Children, Youth and Families
Department spokeswoman said that three minor
teens were taken from the compound in the days
after an April 22, 2008 investigation.
The state judge hearing the case has issued a
gag order and state officials have provided no
further details of the investigation.
Two weeks after the children were removed and
after the gag order was in place, Bent was
arrested by the New Mexico State Police. The
charges were three counts of criminal sexual
contact with a minor and three counts of
contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The
ages and genders of the children in state
custody were made public: a 16-year-old boy, a
16-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl.
He was held on $500,000 bond with an arraignment
scheduled for May 8, 2008. Following his
arraignment the judge reduced the bail to
$50,000, though as of May 9th he remained
incarcerated. He was later released on
bond. On May 20, the charges were dropped in
Magistrate court, and a different/lesser version
of charges were applied to the District court.
Mr. Bent's bond money was returned in full while
he awaits (as a free man) for the continuation
of this event to unfold.
The initial charges refer to Bent having
inappropriately touched three minor girls in
2006 and 2007. According to the state Department
of Public Safety, one of the girls no longer
lives in the community.
Bent also freely admits having sexual relations
with his son's former wife. He, and his son,
state that "God forced Michael" to commit this
act of obedience to his faith.
Sun Myung Moon's
Sun Myung Moon is the owner of the Washington Times newspaper and
the UPI wire service.
Sun Myung Moon openly states that "(John 8:58) does not signify that
Jesus was God himself. Jesus, on earth was a man no different from
us except for the fact that he was without original sin." With this
statement we immediately need to call to mind that this is the
spirit of the Antichrist (like Islam) which we were warned about.
This eliminates Moon's church from ever being considered Christian.
It gets worse for the Moonies. Unification theology denies the
Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ. Moonie church spokesman, Dr. Kim
wrote, "If Joseph was not the Father, who was?...." Matthew 1:18-25
and Luke 1:26-2:20 give such detail of the virgin conception and the
birth of Jesus that no serious Bible student could miss it.
Reminiscent of Jehovah Witnesses - who wrote their own Bible, Moon
wrote a book filled with such wacky theology as that above, and
more. It is called "Divine Principle". The Divine Principle is
authoritative scripture in the Unification Church, and is considered
by Moonies to be superior to the Bible. A self-appointed Reverend,
there is no history of Moon's ordination by any bona fide
denomination in Korea or America. See more references in
Scripture showing Jesus as God also:
Shortly before the Second World War, Moon drifted from one
"Pentecostal" group to another. It is no hidden fact that these
groups blended séances, spritism, ancestral spirit guidance, and a
host of occult practices with their "Pentecostal Christian" faith.
What one ends up with is spiritism practiced in the name of
Christianity, something exercised by many cults and abhorred by all
It was through these spiritistic endeavors that Moon claimed to
discover the nine levels of the spirit world, each of which he
subjugated by questioning the spirits he faced. His supposed proof
of authenticity is that Jesus, Confucius, Mohammed, and Buddha all
appeared and agreed with his conclusions.
There are two features that distinguish the Moonies from all other
cults: their fund-raising tactics and their mass weddings. Much has
been written in magazines and newspapers about the deceptive tactics
used in fund-raising, called "heavenly deception." This is the
practice of justified lying, which is permissible because it is for
good. During one of Moon's training sessions, a student asked "What
about white lies?" "Rev." Moon answered, "If you tell a lie to make
a person better, then that is not a sin." He further added, "Even
God tells lies very often; you can see this throughout history."
But wait. Scripture tells
us God cannot lie Mr. Moon. Could you hold a meeting with Muhammad
of Islam again, and tell him this? He certainly has God frequently
changing his mind and lying about Jesus and biblical historical
facts in his Qur'an... See here:
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before
the world began; Titus 1:2
Teach me thy way, O
LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy
name" - Psalm 86:11
Moonies have been found raising funds from wheelchairs while in
perfectly good health. They have even been spotted carrying the
wheelchair back to their automobile!
Reference for above: The Kingdom of the Cults by Dr
Walter Martin and Ravi Zacharius
Moon declared himself the Messiah:
posted April 2007
Moon's Coronation. Declared himself
On 23 March 2004, more than a dozen lawmakers attended a
congressional reception honoring the Rev. Sun Myung Moon in which
Moon declared himself the Messiah. Afterward, Moon told
his bipartisan audience of Washington power players he would save
everyone on Earth as he had saved the souls of Hitler and Stalin --
the murderous dictators had been born again through him, he said. In
a vision, Moon said the reformed Hitler and Stalin vouched for him,
calling him "none other than humanity's Savior, Messiah, Returning
Lord and True Parent."
During the ceremony in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rep.
Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) wore white gloves and carried a pillow
holding an ornate crown that was placed on Moon's head. The
Korean-born businessman and religious leader then delivered a long
speech saying he was "sent to Earth . . . to save the world's six
billion people. . . . Emperors, kings and presidents . . . have
declared to all Heaven and Earth that Reverend Sun Myung Moon is
none other than humanity's Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True
To many observers,
this bizarre scene would have looked like the apocalypse as depicted
in "Left Behind" novels. Moon, now 87, the benefactor of
conservative foundations like the American Family Coalition -- who
served time in the 1980s for tax fraud and conspiracy to obstruct
justice -- has views somewhere to the right of the Taliban's Mullah
Omar. Moon preaches that gays are "dung-eating dogs," Jews brought
on the Holocaust by betraying Jesus, and the U.S. Constitution
should be scrapped in favor of a system he calls "Godism" -- with
him in charge. The man crowned "King of Peace" by congressmen once
said, according to sermons reprinted in his church's Unification
News: "Suppose I were to hit you with the baseball bat to stop you,
bloodying your ear and breaking a bone or two, yet still you
insisted on doing more work for Father."
What, exactly, drew
at least a dozen members of Congress to Moon's coronation? (By
the Unification Church's estimate, 81 congressmen attended, although
that number is probably high.) The event was the grand finale of
Moon's coast-to-coast "tear down the cross" Moonification
tour, intended to remove Christian crosses from almost 300 churches
in poor neighborhoods -- the idea being that the cross was an
obstacle to uniting religions under Moon.
and John Gorenfeld
New messiah or
Just who is Rex Farrye?
This may all be all a hoax. We
acknowledge that Derek Clontz is the only one reporting on
this Rex Farrye. Google search also reveals nothing on "Laycie Datnoff"
who Derek Clontz claims below -is a "freelance journalist who has
reported on Farrye and his ministry". According to posts on Derek's
Blog (see link below), Rex Farrye and/or his followers have the
ability to cause this news blackout. Let's watch and search
out more about this. There may be nothing to this at all. /s/
Steve K, FakeMessiah.com
Copyright (c) 2008 Derek Clontz/4-Page
Media, Inc. All rights reserved.
A MAN who claims to have a human mother and a
space alien father is said to be working
miracles in the Holy Land.
And while untold thousands of
true believers are convinced he is the new
Messiah who will lead the forces of goodness and
light to victory in the Battle of Armageddon, as
many or more insist that Rex Farrye is not the
Son of God or even a sincere evangelist.
He is, they say, the evil anti-Christ
portrayed so chillingly in the Bible’s
apocalyptic Book of Revelation.
“I am who I am, nothing more,” the slightly
bulb-headed and lily white, almost translucent,
Farrye told me exclusively in a rare telephone
interview from his ”Miracle Camp” on the
outskirts of Jerusalem.
“I am of this world
because my mother is of this world,” he said,
referring to his claim of having an
“I am not of this world because my father is
not of this world. Some say I am the
Messiah. Some say I am not.”
No one is denying that Farrye, 33, has
performed seemingly impossible healings of
hundreds of sick and dying people, many of whom
have waited in lines up to a mile long seeking
cures that, they believe, only he can give them.
He is also said to have the ability to vanish
and reappear hundreds of miles away - and move
or destroy objects just by looking at them or
waving his hand.
But skeptics - including individuals,
religious scholars, and intelligence agencies
such as Israel’s Mossad and America’s CIA - say
the question isn’t whether Farrye works
miracles, it’s, “How does he work miracles - and
“Everybody wants to know how it is he is able
to do what he does,” said Laycie Datnoff, a
freelance journalist who has reported on Farrye
and his ministry since the mystery man began to
develop a following late last year.
“Does he heal through mass hypnosis? Are we
looking at group hysteria? Does Farrye seed the
ranks of the sick and dying with healthy
followers who only pretend to be sick and then
‘miraculously recover’ to make his successes
seem more common and dramatic than they really
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