i couldn’t believe it when my friend sent me this link. It seems that Jesus has come again and in my own backyard in Houston/Missouri City! He also likes to play pool and one can not sin as sin stopped exisiting when Jesus did on the cross…How can people buy into this stuff???
De Jesús claims he’s the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Yep, you read that right. He says he’s Him, the Big Man, the Son of God, the King of Kings. And he’s not some alcohol-addled homeless guy screaming damnation from a street corner. He’s a dapper 60-year-old from Puerto Rico who claims thousands of followers. Along with congregations scattered across the Americas, his ministry, Creciendo en Gracia (Growing in Grace), has a 24-hour cable channel, complete with sermons, news programs and music videos, that reportedly reaches over two million homes.
His message is simple (you know, once you get over the whole “I am Jesus” thing). All sin died with Christ on the cross. Anytime a priest or a preacher calls you a sinner, he’s a liar who’s trying to steal your money. In fact, other churches should be picketed, which is something his followers have done in Miami and Latin America.
“Believing in Jesus of Nazareth does not make you a Christian,” he says. “Jesus of Nazareth was a Jew. He wasn’t a Christian; he was a Jewish man…People who put their eyes on Jesus of Nazareth become Jews, and they don’t know.”
But those in the know are increasing, thanks to large donations and slick public-relations campaigns. Last year Creciendo en Gracia’s central office pulled in over $1.4 million and added over 100 churches. You might think all these folks are being conned by a false messiah with lavish tastes, but if that’s the case:
It’s one happy con.