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The Self-Proclaimed Antichrist

For many will come in My name,
saying, `I am the Christ,'
and will mislead many.
-Jesus (Matthew 24:5)

Puerto Rican born José Luis De Jesus Miranda has claimed for some years to be Jesus Christ in his second coming. The cult-leader now claims that he is the antichrist though he says that title is a misunderstood one. The Apolegetics Index says of his theology
José Luis De Jesus MirandaDe Jesus teaches that the Devil has been destroyed, and that Hell does not exist. Nevertheless, he claims there are two classes of people: those who reject his message and are therefore predestined, and those who accept his word as true. The latter are saved and can not lose their salvation. Hence they are allowed to indulge in sin.
A recent report on CNN noted 1.4 million dollars in contributions last year to the self-proclaimed antichrist's cult Growing in Grace. The group was in the news late last week due to the trend of his followers having the number 666 tatooed on their bodies as a sign of their connection to their leader. An article in the Houston Press This Man Thinks He's Jesus H. Christ: and a lot of people agree with him will give you more background on the would be antichrist and his followers.

This cult shows all the more clearly how Christians need to proclaim in word and deed the Truth of Jesus as conveyed through scripture and the creeds of the church.

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor

Then if anyone says to you, `Behold, here is the Christ,'
or `There He is,' do not believe him.
For false Christs and false prophets will arise
and will show great signs and wonders,
so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
Behold, I have told you in advance.
So if they say to you,
`Behold, He is in the wilderness,' do not go out, or,
`Behold, He is in the inner rooms,'do not believe them.
-Jesus (Matthew 24:23-26)


  • At 2/19/2007 8:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    He is so antichrist in just looking at his picture. The nice suit, arrogant smile, and all that money and fame. No, not the ways of Jesus.

    On the other hand, he doesn't seem smart enough to be Satan's son either. He proclaims that it is acceptable to indulge in sin and still be saved. Satan's works are more subtle and discreet. He is a master of trickery and it would take us a lot longer to see through him. Hopefully, not when it is too late!

  • At 3/08/2007 2:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It is not as though you can read satan on the other side of a poker table. He has been running the show for thousands of years here on earth, and he knows how to play around with the church. I think we must be careful before outright discrediting the effectiveness of this man. To say he is stupid in action is one thing, but Satan might just be checking on a full house.

  • At 4/03/2007 10:01 PM, Blogger cHRiS said…

    This man is full of contradictions...first he says he's the reencarnation of Christ, then he says that he IS "The Second Coming of Christ", then, all of a sudden, he says that he's the antichrist...which is it? Antichrist means that you are against Christ and what he has to offer, therefore, this man is nothing but an impostor, hustling people for their money, gaining fame through his vicious lies. The book of Revelations clearly speaks of these type of deceivers, it's amazing to see that we really are living in the times of Revelations...we just might be the last generation that will see the real second coming of Christ.

    cHRiS MaRTiNeZ-04-03-07


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