Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Heretic, False Messiah, Cult Leader, Satan's Servant...All of the Above


Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda is the founder and leader of Growing in Grace International Ministry, based in Miami, Florida. He has the number 666 tatooed on his arm. "The spirit that is in me is the same spirit that was in Jesus of Nazareth," de Jesus says. He says he is God. De Jesus preaches there is no devil and no sin. His followers, he says, literally can do no wrong in God's eyes. His followers are now also receiving 666 tattoos to declare their allegiance to him. The Bible tells us that in the last days many will come saying they are the Christ and that they will lead many astray. (Mathew 24:5)

Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda also claims there is no hell. Yet Jesus taught more about hell than He did heaven. The reality of hell is all throughout the New Testament. He claims there is no devil, yet Peter—after the resurrection of Jesus—says that Satan goes about like a “roaring lion” (1 Peter 5:8). Finally, regarding Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda view of the futility of prayer, how can we regard prayer as futile when Jesus not only taught about it (Matthew 6:9-15; Luke 11:1-13; 18:1-8), but practiced it all throughout His ministry. Similarly, the Apostle Paul opens every one of his letters with prayer and thanksgiving, and frequently asked for his readers to pray for him. Far from being futile, prayer is vital to the Christian life.

Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda is a false Messiah and a heretic. He claims to be the second coming of Jesus Christ despite the preponderance of Biblical evidence that belies his claim of divinity. His teachings are heretical in the sense that, far from leading people into a life of greater holiness and righteousness, seem more likely to lead people to a life of licentiousness and debauchery (no sin + no law + no hell = no consequences for my actions). Finally, look at the life of the man. He is a former drug addict and convict. Now, anyone can be saved from their sin and become a Christian, but would Jesus Christ “integrate” Himself with one such as this? How about his lifestyle? He lives well beyond his means off of the “generosity” of his followers. Would Jesus do that? Jesus lived the life of a peasant with “no place to lay His head”—He took advantage of no one. The Bible tells us to “beware of false prophets.” Concerning them we “will recognize them by their fruits.”

This man is clearly a servant of Satan himself !!!

Jesus will return again to judge the living and the dead, and to establish a kingdom that will have no end. In Matthew 24:30-31 (NIV), Jesus is quoted as saying that He will return during the last days of man: "At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other."


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Brett said...

Becky,

I was perusing some of your posts and you and I sound similar in our views on issues. Your blog title is very appropriate for today. It is all about Jesus. I have your link on the Christian Blogroll but I will add your site to my featured list. You have some good insights.