False Christs

False Christs (Messiahs) / False Prophets (Teachers)


PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:

The glorious truths of God's Word and especially of The Gospel are attacked in every generation by the activities of false messiahs (Greek christos - "anointed one") and teachers whose words do not agree with the Bible. The first thing Jesus taught his disciples about the future is that there will be false Christs.

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many. - Matthew 24:3-5

Jesus also taught that during the Tribulation the problem of false teachers and prophets will be even worse:

Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. - Matt. 24:11 At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Messiah!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. - Matthew 24:23-24

At the midpoint of the Tribulation (Revelation 13) an "unholy trinity" will impose a one-world government and one-world religion on the people. This evil trinity includes the Dragon (the Devil), the first beast (evil world dictator), and another beast, whom most prophecy scholars call "the False Prophet."

11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. - Revelation 13:11- 17

We will also occasionally list efforts by false religions, atheists, and even entertainment industries to erode the faith of Christians.

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Significance of False Christs and False Teachers in Prophecy


See also: False Signs and Wonders
Antichrist
One-World Religion


Is new 'Exodus' movie actually blasphemous?

Dec. 1, 2014 - Why would famous director Ridley Scott create a film about the Bible's Exodus story that will make Christians, Jews, and even Muslims dislike it? Chris Stone, the founder of the North Carolina-based consumer advocacy group Faith Driven Consumer, said, Scott should have learned from the financial failure of Darren Aronofsky’s $125 million epic “Noah,” that, “The portrayal of God as a willful, angry and petulant child in ‘Exodus’ will be a deal breaker for most people of faith around the world.”

“Evidently the filmmakers have a goal other than maximizing the film’s appeal and its monetary success.”
Source: WND

Prophetic Significance of False Christs/ False Prophets


False Christs Arising Worldwide Claiming to Be Second Coming of Jesus

Sept. 9, 2014 - This article documents examples of "false Christs" around the world today:
- Alan John Miller and Mary Luck. Miller - Queensland, Australia - claim to be reincarnations of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.
- Sergey Anatolyevitch Torop, the “Jesus of Siberia,” has more than 5000 followers.
- Brazil: Alvarro Theiss, also known as Inri Cristo, maintains a compound that houses his followers, who are mostly women.
Source: Christian News



Lord Rayel tweets about Adam Muema

March 1, 2014 -
Former San Diego State running back Adam Muema has claimed over the last week that he's been following the instructions of God. Muema has said that he believes in Lord Rayel, a person on the Internet who claims to be the second coming of Jesus.
Richard Ruff, a follower of Lord Rayel claims he found a prediction that an "Adam M" would bring public exposure to Rayel in February 2014. Ruff uses a controversial computer analysis method known as Equidistant Letter Sequencing (ELS) to try to find hidden meanings in the Bible and other books.

Source: U-T San Diego (Thanks to Jim Keith for giving us heads-up on this story!)
Update Mar. 13, 2014 - RB Adam Muema tweets that he won't be playing football - CBS Sports
Update Mar. 14, 2014 - Meet Lord RayEl, ‘risen Christ’ and failed politician, who ruined a young man’s NFL prospects - Tony Ortega - RawStory
The Messiah Has Arrived - January 28, 3011 - In Jerusalem via UFOs
The Messiah 2014 RayEl - YouTube
Torah CodesRichard Ruff - YouTube

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