There have been many false prophets throughout the existence of the world. The biggest false prophet as many see it, is Muhammad—supposedly God’s last prophet—that delivered a revised word in the form of the Quran. A man has come forward not claiming to be a prophet of God, but his son—or at least a reincarnation of Jesus, that is.
In an extremely bizarre claim, seeing how Christianity does not support the belief of reincarnation, Inri Christo, a 66 year old man is claiming to be the reincarnation of the son of God. His claims have gained him much publicity over the years, many followers and have even resulted in him being expelled from certain countries such as the U.S., Venezuela, and Britain.
Since coming forward in 1979 with his claims, the man has traveled to 27 different countries in order to spread his word. He even went as far to change his name to Inri Christo, “which derives from the latin acronym said to have been written on the cross during Jesus’ crucifixion, and stands for Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum, or in English: Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews’ and Christo, meaning Christ.”
His self declared disciples consist of mostly women ranging in ages from 86 to 24. The oldest disciple, Abevere, has followed Inri for 32 years while his youngest, has been brainwashed since she was just two years old.
He dresses in similar fashion that may resemble something that Jesus himself would have worn and even has accessorized with a fake crown of thorns—apparently not committed enough to endure the pain a real crown of thorns would have inflicted.
Inri runs a church called Soust, or Suprema Ordem Universal da Santmssima Trindade, located on farmland outside the capital of Brazil which he has labeled the, “New Jerusalem.” On the farmland the complex grows its own food acting as a self sustaining organization. Inri and the disciples live off of things such as, “homegrown fruit like bananas, avocados and mangoes as well as a vegetable garden.”
He also has made himself a throne that he calls a pulpit where he preaches from to his congregation even Saturday morning.
Critics have often accused Inri of suffering from some form of mental illness but he has always disputed the accusations. He claims, “I can be crazy but not dumb. Madness is different from dementia. It is the mother of philosophers, prophets and inventors.”
Now despite his refusal to admit he may suffer from mental illness, he does admit that he does often hear a powerful voice that, “speaks in his head.” It wasn’t until, “a religious fast in Santiago, Chile, in 1979,” where the voice identified itself to Inri saying, “I am your Father. The God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob.”
Inri describes his true intentions saying, “My mission is to prepare the elect, the survivors of the inevitable nuclear hecatomb that will culminate in the end of this chaotic world, for the formation of the new earthly society, which will strive to fulfill the Creator’s will.”
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