We have all heard the news of the Australian man, Alan John Miller claiming to be Jesus and a week or two later, two other South African men claimed the same, that they are Jesus Christ.
Our question, to these men should be, why do these men not read the Bible before making such false claims ?
Do they not know that the second coming of Jesus will be a glorious event for all the eyes to see ?
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
(Matthew 24:30 KJV)
Do they not know that Jesus warns himself of false Christs, who will say they are Him?
Jesus said : Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here 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. (Matthew 24:23-24 KJV)
Why do men and women believe follow and believe these things ? The Bible is clear :
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. (1 Corinthians 2:14-15 KJV)
Who are these men who are making such false claims ?
False Jesus 1
Moses says it’s the second coming (Note below Moses claimed this back in 2012)
Moses Hlongwane, a man who claims to be Jesus Christ who has come back to the land of the living, is looking for a wife.
He doesn’t care if she is young or old, rich or poor, but there are a few conditions.
For one, she must give up everything she has ever had and that includes her children, her family and all her possessions – and she must also be prepared to make a death sacrifice for him!
Unlike Jesus in the Bible, Moses from KwaKhoza in Eshowe, KZN, has already had two wives. The first wife died and the second wife left him. “To fulfil the end of times, I must get married. My disciples are searching for a wife for me,” he said. Zanele Ntuli, who is the main searcher for Moses, said he found somebody a few weeks ago but Moses said God told him she wasn’t the right one.
See video clip from Etvnews Here
Moses doesn’t want to have anything to do with his relatives, as they don’t believe him. But there are men, women and children living in his house who have decided to be part of this journey. “No one is permitted to work or go to school or leave the house,” he said.
Pastor Sifiso Khuzwayo from the Methodist Church said: “This is just foolish.” Colonel Vincent Mdunge said Moses is dangerous and wants to brainwash women. Moses Hlongwaneclaims he is Jesus.
False Jesus 2
From South Africa Phetole Selepe
A 48-year-old man claims to be Jesus and that he came back to save the world.
Phetole Selepe, from Dan village, South Africa, claims he is Jesus Christ and was sent by his ancestors to save the world.
Selepe has been living on the banks of the Letaba River which is located in the Eastern Limpopo Province of South Africa, since 2004, where he performed his rituals.
Although he was arrested more than eight times, the local municipality was unable to evict him. He seems to be “untouchable,” as he claims to be protected by a large water snake.
He thinks he can bring people back from the dead and that one day he will lead his people to Canaan and wash their sins. Selepe, who goes by many different identities, said he used one of his names, Molalatladi, to control the world.
“He is not the first to make that claim. In the past, many people have claimed, either by themselves or by their followers, to be Jesus or the Second Coming of Christ. If he is really Jesus why does he have a rap sheet?” Rebecca McNeil, 63, of Kent, England told YourJewishNews.com after hearing about Selepe’s Jesus claim. Selepe claims he realized he was Jesus in 1999!
“I was told to leave my family and come here to help the poor and those who are suffering,” Selepe said. “I’m not allowed to be with a woman and I can only eat bread, fish and bananas,” he added.
False Jesus 3
Australian claims to be Jesus
– A former IT specialist from Australia is claiming to be the reincarnation of Jesus and is amassing followers from as far afield as Britain, say reports.
One of Alan John Miller’s followers is a British woman Louise “Luli” Faver, aged 39, a former neuroscientist who gave up her career to be closer to Miller’s home near the small town of Kingaroy in the state of Queensland, SkyNewsreported on Wednesday. Miller runs the religious movement, which he calls Divine Truth, from the home.
“It’s just nice to instead of being surrounded by people who think you are nuts, to be surrounded by people who understand what you are going through and the difficulties of trying to deal with all the emotional stuff,” Faver told the broadcaster.
Dozens of other people have reportedly bought properties in the area to be closer to Miller.
According to the report, Miller denies he started the movement to make money, saying instead that “donations are welcome but not mandatory”.
In a 2011 report, the divorced father of two said his first marriage broke down because he started having memories of his ‘incarnation’.
The MailOnline report cited a recording in which Miller reportedly says:”There’s probably a million people who say they’re Jesus and most of them are in asylums. But one of us has to be. How do I know I am? Because I remember everything about my life.”
Miller also claims that his partner, Mary Luck, is Mary Magdalene, who is considered by some as the second most important woman in the New Testament after Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Lets have a look what the Bible says about the glorious coming of our Lord Jesus.
When Jesus Comes…
When I have stated all that I know about the second coming of Christ and prophetic events, I will not have said much. The glory that awaits God’s elect when time shall be no more is indescribably greater than any mortal mind can comprehend. But some things are clearly revealed about our Lord’s second coming. Let me remind you of a few of those things which are most obvious in Holy Scripture.
1st, We must recognize the fact that our Lord Jesus Christ may come at any moment (Rev. 1:7). There is nothing necessary to prepare for the coming of Christ. The time is at hand. “Lift up your heads, your redemption draweth nigh.” Indeed, the sense of Scripture is that our glorious Redeemer is presently coming; he is on his way now. We should live, moment by moment, upon the tiptoe of faith in anticipation of his glorious appearance. Everything he has done since his ascension and exaltation has been and is just the movement of his feet in his return. Every work of providence is another step toward his bride, whom he is preparing for himself.
2nd, Our Lord is coming in power and great glory (2 Thess. 1:7-10). The Bible nowhere speaks of our Lord coming in secret to rapture the church and then coming again (a third time) in judgment seven years later. The second advent of Christ will be a climatic thing. Suddenly, he shall appear in power and in great glory.
3rd, Our Lord will come in a real body (Rev. 1:7). I will not attempt to say what the glory of his body will be; or how every eye shall see him at once, but two things are sure: (1) Christ will come in a physical body, the same body in which he hung upon the cross; and (2) His body will be so glorious, so bright, so dazzling, that every living creature shall see him, and the earth shall melt before him.
4th, When Christ comes a mighty resurrection shall take place (John 5:28-29). There will be a resurrection of the just. – The people of God shall be raised to immortality, life, and eternal glory. The body of flesh shall be gathered from the dust and united to our souls in the perfection of righteousness, blamelessness, and glory; and in those bodies we shall see the Lord, our Redeemer (Job 19:25-27). Eternal life, in all its fulness and bliss, shall be our portion! There will also be a resurrection of the wicked. – The ungodly, the unbelieving, shall also be raised, their bodies shall become immortal and united to their souls, so that they may endure everlasting damnation in hell. This is the second death. Eternal death, in all its horror, shall be their portion forever!
5th, At the second coming of Christ, this world shall be destroyed and our God and Savior will create new heavens and a new earth (2 Pet. 3:10-14; Rom. 8:18-23). The people of God will not spend eternity floating around like ghosts in the air. In these very bodies, we shall live for ever upon the new earth. Heaven shall be brought to the earth. Righteousness shall reign here. The Paradise of God, the Heavenly City, shall be with men.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
(1 John 4:1 KJV)
A special test for false preachers
In this chapter, the apostle warns against evil seducing spirits, advises us to examine and try the spirits, gives rules by which evil spirits are recognized and then returns to his favorite subject — brotherly love!
v.1. ‘Beloved, believe not every spirit.’ The word ‘spirit’ signifies to a man who claims to be endowed with the gift of the Spirit to perform the office of prophet, preacher, or teacher. God’s word is received from the mouth of man, but some who claim to speak for God are false preachers and are sent by Satan to deceive and disturb the church. There were false teachers among Israel, there were false teachers in the days of the apostles and there are false teachers today (2Pe_2:1-3; 2Co_11:13-15). Let this fact be fixed in our minds that, from the time the gospel began to be preached, false prophets immediately appeared, and we must not be dazzled by everybody who claims to be holy, to speak for God, to work wonders and to be a minister of righteousness. We must try these spirits (these preachers and religious leaders).
v.2. Let all preachers and religious leaders be tried by the word of God first (Act_17:11; Isa_8:19-20). This will expose most of them, for they do not preach the word of truth at all. Their messages are full of free will, human righteousness, life by law and works, the advocacy of Mary and saints, God’s weakness and inability, sabbath keeping, rituals and holy days, infant salvation and all manner of tradition and open error. But John lays down a special mark by which we can easily distinguish between true and false prophets. Christ Jesus is the object of true faith and the whole foundation of acceptance with God. Therefore, he is also the stone at which all heretics stumble, and his person and work will be the place where error will be most evident.
1. When the apostle says Jesus Christ ‘is come’ we conclude that he was, before he came, with the Father, co-equal, co-eternal. He is very God of very God (Isa_9:6).
2. By saying he came ‘in the flesh,’ he means that Christ, by putting on flesh, became a real man, of the same nature with us, that he might become our Brother, except that he was free from every sin and corruption (Heb_2:14-18; Joh_1:14).
3. And lastly, by saying that he came, the cause of his coming must be declared, for the Father did not send him here for nothing (Mat_1:21; Luk_19:10; Isa_53:10-12; Rom_3:25-26; Gal_4:4-5). As some heretics depart from the faith, denying the divine nature of Christ, and others depart from the faith denying the effectual, sufficient and substitutionary work of Christ, leaving the final redemption of men’s souls up to their own free will, works, or co-operative efforts (Heb_10:11-18).
v.3. This attack on the person and work of Christ, whatever direction it may take, is satanically inspired, for it robs Christ of his merit and glory! It is the spirit which motivated Cain to reject the blood atonement, the Galatian heretics to preach circumcision, the Catholics to enthrone Mary and fundamentalist of today to say, ‘Christ has done all that he can do; now salvation is up to you’ (Rom_8:28-34). This spirit is not anti-religion, not anti-morality, not even anti-good works; it is anti-Christ! (Col_1:14-20).
v.4. ‘Ye are of God. You are born of God (Joh_1:12-13), and by the power of God ye shall discern error and overcome false preachers.’ The Spirit of God in us is greater than the spirit of evil and error in the false prophets.
v.5. There is no reason for us to be disturbed. These heretics are of the world system of which Satan is the prince, and it is not unusual that those under his direction should listen to him.
v.6. ‘We are of God’ — true preachers, true believers and the true gospel of Christ. All who are of God know God, are chosen of God and will hear God’s word (Joh_10:24-28; Acts 12:48). ‘Hereby know we the spirit of truth and the spirit of error,’ by the answer to this question: ‘What think ye of Christ?’
Henry Mahan (Bible commentaries)
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