Did you know that Jesus is back?  Five of him in fact!  Gosh, I knew the world was in trouble…….

One of them, Jose Luis d Jesus Miranda, has been around for a while and claims he is really the “antichrist”, but that we have misinterpreted what “anti” really means.  In fact, according to Miranda, “anti” really means another.  Which begs the question:  Is he Jesus, or just another?  Let this answer your question – he has told his followers they need to have “666” tattooed on themselves as a sign of their devotion.  There is a rumor that he died on August 8 of cirrhosis of the liver, which would be really inconvenient (especially for him), but his followers are being told this is not true.

As I said, there are (at least) five people running around the world claiming to be Jesus and drawing a following – just as every other self-proclaimed “savior” has throughout history.  Like Paul I am amazed that these people can draw a following.  On the other hand, didn’t Jesus (the REAL Jesus) tell us this would happen?


Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.  They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.         1 John 2:18-19 (ESV)


The important question remains:  How do I make sure I am not fooled like those people?  The answer is easy; Read, meditate and become (very) familiar with what the Bible says.  As we talked about last Sunday, if anyone teaches anything differently from the Bible, (Paul says), let them fall under a curse.  There is only one Jesus and when He comes back everyone will know it.

At least, that is what He told us.