Scott on February 20, 2007 at 3:28 pm
From the Scary but True File A tale of two “christs.”
I know that the idea of false christs/antichrists isn’t a laughing matter, but I can’t help but wonder what would happen if the following two guys who both claim to be Christ and who are making the claim at the exact same time ended up in a Celebrity Death Match cage-fight.
Death Match Celebrity #1 – JosÃ© Luis De JesÃºs Miranda
This guy lives in South Florida and claims that he is the new Jesus and is also the Antichrist. Those of you who are astute in all-things Biblical will notice the apparent contradiction in a guy claiming to be Jesus Christ while also claiming to be the Antichrist. “How is this possible?” you may be asking yourself.
Mr. Miranda says that he has come to replace the teachings of Jesus with new/better teachings AND has come to establish the real church, not the fake/false one that was established by Jesus and his followers.
Miranda has a long history of claiming titles for himself. In 1988, he announced he was the reincarnation of the Apostle Paul. In 1999, he took the title of ”the Other,” a spiritual super being who would pave the way for Christ’s second coming. Then in 2004, he proclaimed himself to be Jesus Christ. Which brings us to 2007 and his claim of being the Antichrist.
What a resume: Apostle Paul The Other Jesus Christ The Antichrist.
I guess you could say that he has a spiritual identity crisis.
Death Match Celebrity #2 â€“ Maitreya
This guy has been around for years, making claims and taking names. Maitreya and his main front man Benjamin CrÃ¨me have been trying to convince anyone who will listen that “The Teacher” (his preferred moniker) is the fulfillment of all of the major religions of the world.
The slogan on his website is: “One World. One Humanity. One Savior. One God.” Touching isn’t it in a Maharishi Mahesh Yogi sort-of-way!
By the way, Maitreya is the guy who ran ads in major world newspapers in 1982 announcing his arrival as the Christ. I still remember how freaked out people were when those ads ran!
Maitreya’s website provides a listing of all of the times he has appeared to groups of people around the world. Oddly enough, he hasn’t made an appearance since 2002. Maybe he just needed a vacation a long, long vacation.
So anyway, I’m just wondering who would win the “cosmic-consciousness-throw-down” between “christ” #1 (JosÃ© Luis De JesÃºs Miranda) and “christ” #2 (Maitreya).
Maybe the fight could be marketed through the Ultimate Fighting league or through the World Wrestling Federation.
Just think of the marketing.
Just think of the merchandising.
Just think of both these guys lost for all eternity.
On second thought, forget I mentioned it.