False Christs

False Christs (Messiahs) / False Prophets (Teachers)


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

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Significance of False Christs and False Teachers in Prophecy

See also: False Signs and Wonders
One-World Religion

Man claims he's Jesus, girlfriend is Mary Magdalene

July 4, 2013 - An Australian man, Alan John Miller, claims that he was Jesus Christ 2000 years ago and his girlfriend was Mary Magdalene, whom he said was pregnant with their daughter when he was crucified. He has about 150 followers. He said,
“They don’t believe Jesus to be a man,” Miller said. “They believe Jesus to be some kind of God-man. Well that’s not true."
Source: WND

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The Second Coming Christ Controversy: More Leaders Speak Out

Sept. 13, 2012 - This is the story of Edmond Chua, who was the lead representative for David Jang to Singapore. Jang is thought by his followers to be the "Second Coming Christ."
As the Southeast Asia representative for David Jang's organizations—pastor of his churches, proprietor of his businesses, and editor of his Christian news website—Edmond Chua believed that Jang was a new Christ, a messianic figure establishing the kingdom of God on earth.
The story explains how Edmond and his wife became disenchanted with Jang and his movement.
Source: Christianity Today

Unification Church founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon dies at 92

Sept. 3, 2012 -
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon was a self-proclaimed messiah who built a global business empire. He called both North Korean leaders and American presidents his friends, but spent time in prisons in both countries.
Moon started his own religion in 1954, saying that Jesus Christ personally called on him to complete his work. He was known for performing mass marriages of his followers. Detractors accused him of brainwashing his recruits and extracting money from them. He died today of pneumonia at the age of 92.

His organization owns many businesses including the Washington Times and the New Yorker Hotel. He may have had 100,000 followers or more.

Source: USA Today
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'The time is finished': Religious sect erects billboards in Toronto ahead of the 'transformation'

May 3, 2012 - A cult called Growing in Grace International has put up billboards in Canada featuring the number "666" as a symbol of their group's messanic leader, Jose de Luis de Jesus. De Jesus' headquarters is in Texas, but he claims followers from more than 130 countries. Many of them have "666" tattooed on their wrists.

They believe that a day of reconning is coming on June 30/July 1, when most of humanity will be wiped out, but De Jesus and his followers will be transformed into immortal beings.

Source: National Post
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