List of people who have claimed to be Jesus


List of people who have claimed to be Jesus

__NOTOC__The list of people who claimed to be Jesus consists of notable people who have made statements claiming to be Jesus of Nazareth.

Religious leaders

* Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda — Organizer of the Growing in Grace who claims that the resurrected Christ "integrated himself within me.".
* Luc Jouret — Leader of the Order of the Solar Temple and who was believed to be the third reincarnation of Jesus Christ.
* Maitreya — The expected "world teacher" who is promoted by the British author Benjamin Creme.
* Sun Myung Moon — Founder of the Unification Church, who considers himself the second coming of Christ, but not Jesus himself.
* Jung Myung Seok — Founder of Providence Church; an international fugitive wanted for rape among other crimes.
* Ariffin Mohamed — Also known as "Ayah Pin", the founder of the banned Sky Kingdom in Malaysia. He claims to be the incarnation of Jesus Christ, as well as Muhammad, Shiva, and Buddha. [ [http://www.thestandard.com.hk/stdn/std/Weekend/GD23Jp01.html "Escape from Islam"] , "Weekend Standard", April 23-24, 2005.]
* Ayya Vaikundar — According to Akilattirattu Ammanai, the scripture of Ayyavazhi Narayana, who was one among the trinity in Vaikundar was the one who incarnated as Jesus.
* Inri Cristo — Brazilian religious leader.
* Matayoshi Jesus — In 1997 he established the World Economic Community Party based on his conviction that he is the God and Christ. ref|Matayoshi
* Hogen Fukunaga — He claimed to realize he was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ and the Buddha ref|Hogen.
* Apollo C. Quiboloy — A Cebuano pastor who claims to be the Christ. He has also marked Pastor Eli Soriano as being condemned to hell.
* Arnold Potter, schismatic Latter Day Saint leader; called himself "Potter Christ"
* Charles Manson — Founder of "The Family".
* Sergei Torop — a Russian who claims to be "reborn" as Vissarion, the returned Jesus Christ. He founded the Church of the Last Testament and the spiritual community Ecopolis Tiberkul in Southern Siberia. ref|Sergei

Others

* Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko — A supporter of the New Chronology, claims that Jesus Christ is the same person as the prophet Elisha, Saint Basil of Caesarea, and Pope Gregory VII.
* Vince TaylorFact|date=October 2008 — Musician.
* Mehmet Ali Ağca a Turkish assassin who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II [ [http://www.repubblica.it/2006/a/sezioni/esteri/agcalib/annull/annull.html Repubblica.it » esteri » Istanbul, arrestato Ali Agca Torna in cella il "lupo grigio" ] ]
* Tom Graeff — filmmaker who claimed to be Jesus Christ II in the early 1960s
* David Icke — Claimed he was the Son of God on UK chatshow 'Wogan' in 1991. He later denied his claim, saying that the media had misinterpreted his remarks.
* Hong Xiuquan — self-proclaimed brother of Jesus Christ.
* Laszlo Toth - Hungarian-born Australian who vandalised Michelangelo's Pietà in 1972
* Ahnsahnghong - South Korean man worshiped by World Mission Society Church of God as the second coming of Jesus
* David Shayler - former MI5 (British Security Service) officer who gained notoriety after being prosecuted under the "Official Secrets Act" for his passing secret documents to the press. In July 2007 Shayler claimed to be a reincarnation of Jesus Christ.
* Billy Meier — Alleged sole contactee of the "Pleiadian" race of human ETs; it is claimed in literature disseminated by Meier that he is not only the re-incarnation of Christ and the "prophet" and world-savior of the modern-age, but also the re-incarnation of Isaiah, Elijah, Muhammad, and others.

Notes

# From My Best Fiend. the documentary detailing his life.
#cite book | author=Galanter, Marc | title= | publisher=Oxford University Press; 2nd edition | year=1999 | id=ISBN 0-19-512370-0( [http://www.meta-religion.com/New_religious_groups/Articles/Peoples_Temple/history_of_jonestown.htm meta-citation] )
# "After the Upper House Election, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi should hand the seat of the Prime Minister to Jesus Matayoshi, the one true God." [http://cgunson.com/extras/matayoshi.html Cgunson]
#"I, Jesus—Son of God—acknowledge on this date of September 25/26, 1995: 1. I am about to return to my Father's Kingdom. 1A. This "return" requires that I prepare to lay down my borrowed human body in order to take up, or reenter, my body (biological) belonging to the Kingdom of God (as I did appx. 2000 years ago when I laid down the body that was about 33 years old in order to reenter my body belonging to the Kingdom of Heaven)." Marshall Applewhite (1995). [http://groups-beta.google.com/group/alt.consciousness.mysticism/msg/16e80c2e5d60fe9f?dmode=source UNDERCOVER JESUS SURFACES] . alt.consciousness.mysticism. Retrieved August 15, 2005.
#Link to a BBC [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1087178.stm article] on his statements and claims.
#"For the past three weeks the face of "the master", as her followers call her, has smiled out from laminated posters tied to traffic lights and road signs advertising the event and bearing the message: "See the living god"." cite news | last=Mullins | first=Andrew | title=Cult warning on travelling 'god' | date=June 20, 1999 | publisher=The Independent (London) | url=http://web.lexis-nexis.com
#"Followers of Suma Ching Hai claim she is the living reincarnation of Buddha and Jesus Christ, and go so far as to drink her bathwater and buy up her used personal items, marketed as "Celestial Clothing." One disciple bought her sweat socks for $ 1,100 because "when the Master leaves the physical world, at least I will have her socks." cite news | last=Phillips | first=Andrew | title=Cash and the campaign | date=January 13, 1997 | publisher=Maclean Hunter Limited | url=http://www.rsicopyright.com/ics/prc_main/prs_request.html/
# In an article from [http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,721088,00.html The Guardian] he states: "It's all very complicated," he starts quietly. "But to keep things simple, yes, I am Jesus Christ. That which was promised must come to pass. And it was promised in Israel 2,000 years ago that I would return, that I would come back to finish what was started. I am not God (My emphasis). And it is a mistake to see Jesus as God. But I am the living word of God the Father. Everything that God wants to say, he says through me".

ee also

* God complex
* List of messiah claimants
* List of people who have been considered deities
* List of Buddha claimants
* List of charismatic leaders
* List of people who have been considered avatars
* Messianic complex
* People claiming to be the Mahdi

References


* [http://www.shareintl.org/ Maitreya's website]
* [http://www.rickross.com/reference/heavensgate/gate29.html An article on Marshall Applewhite]
* [http://www.inricristo.org.br/pg.ingles.html Inri Cristo's official English website]
* [http://davidsisler.com/11-14-98.htm An article by David Sisler on Jim Jones]
* [http://www.templarhistory.com/solar.html Information on the Order of the Solar Temple]
* [http://www.rickross.com/ Rick A Rose Study Of Destructive Cults/Cultleaders]


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