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Ten Crazy People who Claim to be the Reincarnation of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is an epic figure in Christianity, though he is also infamous in other world religions and also recognized in the Islamic Faith. Christians believe that Jesus will come back again and bring a new heaven and a new earth and change the status quo.This belief has obsessed many Christians and in times of trial and defeat they look up and hope for the savior to come back and take them to heaven where they belong. Some of these religious heretics have actually claimed to be the reincarnation of Christ Himself.
10. Sergey Anatolyevitch Torop
On 18th day of August 1990, Sergey Torop allegedly received a revelation from God that changed his life and that of 10,000 people who believe in him. Nowadays, he is known as the teacher or the vissarion, staying in Petropavlavka alongside 4000 devoted followers. Surprisingly, Petropavlavka is a man-made Utopia where consumption of meat, drinking, smoking and cursing is forbbiden. Moreover, the community of his 4000 devoted believers do not actually use money for servival. Before he claimed that he had received the revelation from God, Sergey worked as a traffic cop for USSR. When the Soviet Union disintegrated, he lost his job after which he claimed that he is the reincarnation of Christ. The Vissarion has established his own church called the Church of the Last Testament. Amongst his prominent teachings include the believe of Aliens - people staying in the outer space apart from planet earth. Notably he has copied some teachings and religious practices from Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism, Collectivism, Apocalipticism and the Russian Orthodox Church.
9. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez
In 2011, Oscar Ramiro tried to assassinate the former USA President Barrack Obama by firing 9 shots at the White House. Fortunately, no one got hurt in his murderous escapade. President Obama, his wife Michelle, his daughters and their entourage had gone to San Diego on a presidential mission. Five days after the firing if the white house, Oscar Ramiro was caught in Western Pennsylvania. So why did Ramiro intend to kill the former USA president? Its because he believed that he was the reincarnation of Christ and Obama was the Antichrist. It was therefore his mission to destroy the Antichrist. He even made a video declaring his delusional claim that he was the reincarnation of Christ. In that video, he declared, "it's not just a coincidence that I look like Jesus. Iam the modern day Jesus Christ that you all have been waiting for."
8. Wayne Bent
He is also known as Michael Travesser. He used to serve the Seventh day Adventist denomination as a full time pastor before he moved to establish his own church: The Lord our Righteousness which is now based in New Mexico. In 2000, he claimed to have received a Revelation from God that he was the reincarnation of Christ. However, in 2008, he was arrested, charged and convicted with a 10 year sentence for molesting a 16 year old girl who was surprisingly one of his followers. Wayne Bent confessed to the crime: he also confessed sexually harassing and molesting his female followers, but he still maintained that he was the Christ. He compared his suffering to that of Christ; saying that the people and the State were persecuting him because he was the reincarnation of Christ so he is destined to suffer like Him. This year,Wayne Bent was released from prison. Currently, he still maintains his own church:The Lord our Righteousness.
7. Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda
Apart from Jose Luis claiming that he was the reincarnation of Christ, he also claimed that he was the Antichrist! In fact, he had the number 666 tattooed on his arm. He claimed that he received the revelation from God that he was both the Christ and the Antichrist in 1973. He established the Growing in Grace church which is based at Miami, Florida. In 2007, 30 of his followers had the 666 mark tattooed on their arms as a sign of devotion and love to him. Jose Luis teaches a very strange doctrine which states that sin and Satan do not exist. According to him, "his followers...literally can do no wrong in God's eyes." However in 2013, his wife Josefina Torres revealed via YouTube that Jose Luis had already died due to liver cirrhosis.
6. Apollo Quiboloy
Apollo Quiboloy is the founder and the leader of the church called The Kingdom of Jesus Christ The Name Above Every Name located in Davao City in Philippines. This church was established in 1st September 1985 and since then, it has attracted 6 million devoted followers: 4 million based in Philippines and 2 million based abroad. Apollo Quiboloy established his church after defecting from another church that was not his where he pastored. However, Apollo is not just an ordinary pastor. On 13th April 2005, Apollo claimed that he received a revelation from God saying that he is the reincarnation of Christ. He said that he was given the authority by God to govern His kingdom and to execute His Laws throughout the world. Since 2005, Apollo has claimed that he has been living in a sinless state. He is very influential in the Philippines highly sought after by politicians because of the large number of followers he has garnered.
5. Ahn Sahng Hong
Referred to as Christ Ahn Sahng Hong by his followers, Sahng Hong is the leader of a South Korean based Christian Movement called the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG.) Apart from being a Christian leader, he claims that he is the reincarnation of Christ in the age of the Holy Spirit. Before he started his own Christian movement, Sahng Hong was very in the SDA denomination. One of his most common and strange teachings is the extra addition of God the mother to the Holy Trinity, making the Holy Trinity have 4 persons i.e, God the Father, God the mother, God the son and God the Holy Spirit.
4. Allan John Miller
Before John Miller claimed that he was the reincarnation of Christ, he worked as a simple IT specialist for an Australian based company. He has now established his own Church; The Devine Truth which is very popular; not only in Australia but also in other parts of the world. What makes him from other people in this list is the clear memories he has of his crucifixion; saying that it wasn't that painful and harrowing the way most people are made to believe. Moreover, he has a female counterpart, fellow Australian Mary Luck whom he claims is Mary Magdalene - The one Jesus cast out 7 demons.
3. Inri Christo
At 66 years old, Inri Christo has attracted hundreds of followers all around the world. Since 1979, when he claimed that he received a revelation from God that he was the reincarnation of Christ, Inri Christo has traveled to 27 countries publicly declaring that he was the saviour that they needed. However, his efforts to convince people that he was the Messiah have been met with a lot of critism and opposition, especially when he was arrested and deported in the UK, Venezuela and America. Currently, he stays in a farmland out of Brasilia which he claims to be the new Jerusalem.
2. Moses Hlongwane
In 2013, at the eNews TV channel Africa, Moses Hlongwane publicly declared that he was the black reincarnation of Christ. He also claimed that he was immortal and he is being prepared by God to perform miracles such as curing the sick,lame and the blind and to resurrect the dead. Surprisingly, he has garnered a lot of followers in South Africa, who are giving him all of their possessions to enable him tell the whole world that he is the saviour.
1. David Shayler
Previously, David Shayler was an excellent British Agent working for MI5 and MI6 before he degraded to a homeless heretic claiming that he is the reincarnation of Christ. While working at NI5, he made a terrible mistake: he boldly accused MI5 of taking part in illegal activities and mismanagement. These bold accusations landed him in jail, he got sucked, his girlfriend left him and no one else wanted to give him a job. These series of misfortune prompted Shayler to believe that he was the present day Christ. Moreover, he claims to have supernatural powers to control football results, affect the weather and to stop terrorism. Surprisingly, he smokes cannabis and claims that cannabis is great for spiritual growth. "Bank makes you more spiritual... And takes you closer to the light." However, unlike other people in this list, David Shayler has no followers. He is a transvestite, he dresses like a woman and goes by the name Dolores Kane. As per 2009, it was reported that he was living as a squatter in a Government owned land.
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