Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

Christianity: Four people who claimed to be Jesus

15/04/2024

Christianity: Four people who claimed to be JesusChristianity is one of the world's dominant religions, with more than 80% of South Africans following this faith. What about false Christs' and prophets?

by Francois Jansen

15-04-2024 17:51

in Christian Connect

Get your daily bible verse and prayer here to start you day with hope, EVERYDAY. You are deeply and eternally loved. Photo: PEXELS

Christianity is one of the world's dominant religions, with more than 80% of South Africans following this faith. Some Christians believe that Jesus Christ, their Saviour, will one day return.

--

Unfortunately, many people have also claimed to be Jesus Christ in the flesh.

Conditions like schizophrenia or brain injuries can trigger religious delusions. It's scientifically called the Messiah Complex', when someone believes that they are Christ or Christlike.

There are many people who have claimed to be Jesus who has come back.

--

Here are four people who claimed to be Jesus.

Christianity: People who claimed to be Jesus The Bible says that Christ will return.

There are many people who have claimed Christlike heritage or abilities. Some people have claimed they are Jesus directly, or descendants from his family line.

--

The Bible also talks about false Christs (in Matthew).

People who claim to be Jesus have found hundreds of followers. Unfortunately, this belief can be extremely harmful to congregants and believers.

David Icke is one example. He claimed to be Jesus during a live interview in 1991. Today, he writes about reptillian conspiracies and other things.

Here's more about four interesting figures.

Christianity: David Icke David Icke is an ex-football player and television personality. He's also a writer and conspiracy theorist.

Icke was born in 1952.

He claimed to be Jesus in a 1991 BBC interview, changing his look to match. He later changed this belief, writing books about reptillian conspiracies.'

Icke remains an influencer and writer.

Christianity: Sun Myung Moon Sun Myung Moon (1920 to 2012) started the Unification Church.

Believers soon followed Sun Myung Moon, who told followers they were Christ Returned.

Moon and his wife soon amassed a small following as humanity's new parents'.

Christianity: Inri Christo Inri Christo takes his name from the phrase in classic Christian art, often depicted above Christ's head.

Inri is a Brazillian man who has been claiming to receive messages from God since 1969.

He's a famous personality for many people.

Inri wears robes and a long beard. He even has a website.

Christianity: Ariffin Mohammed Ariffin Mohammed started the Sky Kingdom group, considered a cult and banned in Malaysia.

They were born in 1942, and would later amass a group of followers.

The Sky Kingdom cult believed they were directly following Christ's new form.

What does the Bible say? These aren't the only people who have tried to convince Christianity that they're Jesus.

The Book of Matthew talks about false Christs and false prophets'

Someone who claims to be a Messiah probably isn't one. Could some of these false Christs' have claimed to be Jesus?

What do you think about this?

Tell us your thoughts Tell us your thoughts. Let us know what you think by sending an email to info@thesouthafrican.com. We love hearing from our readers, so tell us your thoughts and comments!

READ MORE ARTICLES BY FRANCOIS JANSEN (ALEX J. COYNE)

Is jy Afrikaans? Kliek hier vir nuus in jou taal!
LINK: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/christian-connect/christianity-four-pe...
See more stories from thesouthafrican

Africa Stories

22/05/2024

Judge blocks auction of Elvis Presley's Graceland estate

Judge blocks auction of Elvis Presley's Graceland estateA judge in Tennessee has temporarily halted a foreclosure sale of Graceland, the historic home of El...

22/05/2024

Skeem Saam: Wednesday's episode, 22 May 2024 [video]

Skeem Saam: Wednesday's episode, 22 May 2024 [video]Missed an episode of Skeem Saam? No problem! Watch the latest episode of your favourite South African so...

22/05/2024

Tonight's Scandal: Jojo draws a line in the sand and Phaka must make a decision

Tonight's Scandal: Jojo draws a line in the sand and Phaka must make a decis...

22/05/2024

Tonight on House of Zwide: A costly request from Adani and Keletso, breaking the wedding dishes by mistake

Tonight on House of Zwide: A costly request from Adani and Keletso, breaking the...

22/05/2024

Tonight on Smoke and Mirrors: Dikeledi's death at the hands of Mthetho leaves Caesar and Jaxon troubled

Tonight on Smoke and Mirrors: Dikeledi's death at the hands of Mthetho leave...

22/05/2024

Skeem Saam: Tuesday's episode, 21 May 2024 [video]

Skeem Saam: Tuesday's episode, 21 May 2024 [video]Missed an episode of Skeem Saam? No problem! Watch the latest episode of your favourite South African soap...

22/05/2024

Shaka ILembe': Mzansi Magic denies food poisoning incident, confirms death

Shaka ILembe': Mzansi Magic denies food poisoning incident, confirms deathMzansi Magic has responded following reports that two Shaka ILembe' season tw...

22/05/2024

Bridgerton's third season sizzles with record-breaking viewership

Bridgerton's third season sizzles with record-breaking viewership Bridgerton' Season 3 Part 1 shattered records with a staggering 45.1 million views wit...

22/05/2024

Tonight on Skeem Saam: The Maputlas find out about Ntswaki's lies

Tonight on Skeem Saam: The Maputlas find out about Ntswaki's liesDon't miss Wednesday, 22 May's riveting episode of South African soapie Skeem Saam ...

21/05/2024

WATCH: Tonight's Scandal teaser - 21 May 2024

WATCH: Tonight's Scandal teaser - 21 May 2024Don't miss Tuesday, 21 May's riveting episode of South African soapie Scandal! on e.tv on DStv channel ...

21/05/2024

Tonight on Skeem Saam: Sthoko and Babeile's reunion puzzles and shatters their loved ones

Tonight on Skeem Saam: Sthoko and Babeile's reunion puzzles and shatters the...

21/05/2024

Tonight on House of Zwide: Soka is forced to lie after Mampho catches him preparing to go to dinner with Ona

Tonight on House of Zwide: Soka is forced to lie after Mampho catches him prepar...

21/05/2024

Skeem Saam: Monday's episode, 20 May 2024 [video]

Skeem Saam: Monday's episode, 20 May 2024 [video]Missed an episode of Skeem Saam? No problem! Watch the latest episode of your favourite South African soapi...

21/05/2024

Popular children's TV shows you may have forgotten

Popular children's TV shows you may have forgottenSouth African television channels have entertained us over the years. Here is looking back at some popular...

21/05/2024

Actor Dumisani Dlamini discusses his role in Isitha: The Enemy'

Actor Dumisani Dlamini discusses his role in Isitha: The Enemy'Legendary actor Dumisani Dlamini has landed the character of Nsimbi in e.tv's popular te...

21/05/2024

Tonight on Smoke and Mirrors: General's romantic gesture to Lulu meets with hesitation

Tonight on Smoke and Mirrors: General's romantic gesture to Lulu meets with ...

20/05/2024

Tonight on Skeem Saam: Ntswaki sneaks Toby into the house, but sadly for her, Leeto arrives unannounced

Tonight on Skeem Saam: Ntswaki sneaks Toby into the house but sadly for her, Lee...

20/05/2024

Tonight on House of Zwide: Soka decides to explore things with Ona while still seeing Mampho

Tonight on House of Zwide: Soka decides to explore things with Ona while still s...

20/05/2024

Tonight on Smoke and Mirrors: Jaxon and Caesar fail in their attempt to corrupt Phakathi

Tonight on Smoke and Mirrors: Jaxon and Caesar fail in their attempt to corrupt ...

20/05/2024

Tonight on Scandal: Dintle's work life suffers as she struggles to hold it all together

Tonight on Scandal: Dintle's work life suffers as she struggles to hold it a...

20/05/2024

RIP: Two deaths' on Shaka ILembe' production

RIP: Two deaths' on Shaka ILembe' productionTwo people, who are part of the Shaka Ilembe' production set to return for a second season, have repo...

20/05/2024

Gangsterism in movies and television: Wees geskool'

Gangsterism in movies and television: Wees geskool'Gangsterism has been portrayed in movies and television: but have you ever seen these films and televisi...

20/05/2024

School project features Die Antwoord' [Watch]

School project features Die Antwoord' [Watch]School projects are difficult. However, this student took some inspiration from the controversial band Die An...

20/05/2024

Tonight on Skeem Saam: Ntswaki sneaks Toby into the house but sadly for her, Leeto arrives unannounced

Tonight on Skeem Saam: Ntswaki sneaks Toby into the house but sadly for her, Lee...

19/05/2024

House of Zwide' June Spoiler: The Zwides recover their millions

House of Zwide' June Spoiler: The Zwides recover their millions The House of Zwide' June teasers reveal that Funani and Nkosi will recover a share of t...

18/05/2024

Skeem Saam: Friday's episode, 17 May 2024 [video]

Skeem Saam: Friday's episode, 17 May 2024 [video]Missed an episode of Skeem Saam? No problem! Watch the latest episode of your favourite South African soapi...

18/05/2024

Shaka Ilembe' approved for season three

Shaka Ilembe' approved for season threeMzansi Magic's hit series Shaka Ilembe' which stars Nomzama Mbatha has been commissioned for a third season....

17/05/2024

Tonight on Skeem Saam: Lehasa gets a rude awakening when Kgosi blackmails him

Tonight on Skeem Saam: Lehasa gets a rude awakening when Kgosi blackmails himDon't miss Friday, 17 May's riveting episode of South African soapie Skeem ...

17/05/2024

Tonight on House of Zwide: Dorothy is blown away by Ona's sketches for her wedding dress

Tonight on House of Zwide: Dorothy is blown away by Ona's sketches for her w...

17/05/2024

Tonight on Scandal: Dintle has a visit from her past that leaves her very unsettled

Tonight on Scandal: Dintle has a visit from her past that leaves her very unsett...

17/05/2024

Skeem Saam: Thursday's episode, 16 May 2024 [video]

Skeem Saam: Thursday's episode, 16 May 2024 [video]Missed an episode of Skeem Saam? No problem! Watch the latest episode of your favourite South African soa...

17/05/2024

Prison Journalism: Letter to my mothers

Prison Journalism: Letter to my mothersThabo Mthembu was incarcerated in Pollsmoor Prison from 2014 to 2019. Read Thabo's story by Thabo Mthembu 17-05-20...

17/05/2024

Paul McCartney becomes UK's first billionaire musician

Paul McCartney becomes UK's first billionaire musicianMusic icon Paul McCartney has become the UK's first billionaire musician, according to the Sunday ...

17/05/2024

Tonight on Smoke and Mirrors: Sakhile advises Tiny against sabotaging Petunia

Tonight on Smoke and Mirrors: Sakhile advises Tiny against sabotaging PetuniaDon't miss Friday, 17 May's riveting episode of South African soapie Smoke ...

16/05/2024

Tonight on House of Zwide: Nkosi is angry and accuses Shoki of keeping secrets from him

Tonight on House of Zwide: Nkosi is angry and accuses Shoki of keeping secrets f...

16/05/2024

Tonight on Smoke and Mirrors: Phakathi examines the CCTV coverage and questions Jaxon

Tonight on Smoke and Mirrors: Phakathi examines the CCTV coverage and questions ...

16/05/2024

Tonight on Scandal: A terrifying story pushes Dintle into making a life-altering decision

Tonight on Scandal: A terrifying story pushes Dintle into making a life-altering...

16/05/2024

Irma Stern's 1930 portrait Cape Girl with Fruit headlines SA art auction

Irma Stern's 1930 portrait Cape Girl with Fruit headlines SA art auctionAn Irma Stern painting from 1930 leads Strauss & Co's diverse catalogue of moder...

16/05/2024

Prison Journalism: The role my mother played in my life

Prison Journalism: The role my mother played in my lifeWesley Leong was incarcerated at the age of 15 in 1996 at Pollsmoor Prison. He is currently part of Resto...

16/05/2024

Actress Sibongokuhle Cele joins Muvhango'

Actress Sibongokuhle Cele joins Muvhango'Model and former Durban Gen' actress Sibongokuhle Cele has secured a role in SABC2's soapie Muvhango'...

16/05/2024

Tonight on Skeem Saam: Carol sees Ntswaki getting up to no good with Toby

Tonight on Skeem Saam: Carol sees Ntswaki getting up to no good with TobyDon't miss Thursday, 16 May's riveting episode of South African soapie Skeem Sa...

16/05/2024

Skeem Saam: Wednesday's episode, 15 May 2024 [video]

Skeem Saam: Wednesday's episode, 15 May 2024 [video]Missed an episode of Skeem Saam? No problem! Watch the latest episode of your favourite South African so...

16/05/2024

Monet painting fetches R640 million at New York auction

Monet painting fetches R640 million at New York auctionA Monet has sold for nearly R640 million at auction, Sotheby's said, marking a solid start to New Yor...

15/05/2024

Eminem killing off Slim Shady' with new album

Eminem killing off Slim Shady' with new albumEminem is announcing a new album, called The Death of Slim Shady' killing off his controversial, crazy ps...

15/05/2024

Tonight on House of Zwide: Zanele's baby's heart is not beating

Tonight on House of Zwide: Zanele's baby's heart is not beatingDon't miss Wednesday, 15 May's riveting episode of South African soapie House of ...

15/05/2024

Tonight on Skeem Saam: Mr Kgomo is forced to defend his decision to hire Eunice

Tonight on Skeem Saam: Mr Kgomo is forced to defend his decision to hire EuniceDon't miss Wednesday, 15 May's riveting episode of South African soapie S...

15/05/2024

Afrikaans words nobody learned at school

Afrikaans words nobody learned at schoolAfrikaans has some interesting words, which nobody might have learned at school. What about koeksisters' and panto...

15/05/2024

Tonight on Smoke and Mirrors: Tiny is intimidated by Petunia and tries to have her removed from the hotel

Tonight on Smoke and Mirrors: Tiny is intimidated by Petunia and tries to have h...

14/05/2024

Radio Mzansi: Nine Proudly South African stations

Radio Mzansi: Nine Proudly South African stationsRadio stations are everywhere, but limited to area Or are they? You can listen to these proudly South African ...

14/05/2024

Leon Schuster: Five of the comedian's favourites

Leon Schuster: Five of the comedian's favouritesLeon Schuster is one of South Africa's favourite comedians. What's your comedy movie of choice? Watc...