Miami's Antichrist Cult Says World Will End on June 30

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Back in 2010, José Luis de Jésus Miranda, leader of a Miami-Dade-based cult and the self described Antichrist, told us that the world was going to end on July 1st, 2012. Apparently the man who has a "666" tattoo on his forearm and openly refers to himself as "The Man Christ Jesus" has reworked his math -- he's now announced that the Earth will instead meet its final destination a day earlier on June 30, 2012. Oh, shucks, we had plans that day.

The leader of the Growing In Grace International Ministry, Inc., and -- fun fact -- a former heroin addict, made his prediction to his followers, most of whom are scattered throughout Latin America, in a broadcast last week.



New Times profiled Miranda and his shady church extensively back in 2006.

Apparently he's missed the publicity.

Just about the cheapest way for any fringe "religious" figure to strum up some media attention is to declare that the world is going to end.

For whatever reason, people tend to be obsessed with the end of the world. Maybe it's got something to do with our thoughts on our mortality. Maybe it's because we can't really wrap our heads around why we're all here in the first place anyway, so on some subconscious level it makes sense to us that it could all be gone in an instant. Whatever the reason, predictions about the end of the world tend to excite us. We're all crazy masochists, really.

But this is a prediction coming from a guy who used church donations to make alimony payment to his first wife. So, we're not sure what's the bigger mystery: why people are obsessed with the end of the world, or why this guy has any followers in the first place.

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Lars
Lars

If there is no evidence to support Miranda's claims about who he is with all his prophecies, I am in no way obligated to believe him. I noticed that in some of his speeches, he uses manipulation, where he calls anyone, who doesn't believe in him 'Miserable". You know in Africa, for instance, there are many tribes that have never heard of Jesus, and they spend their lives on earth in total bliss.

I don't think it's a good idea to actually scare the world with the Apocalypse, particularly, in his case, because he simply comes across as a psychopathic genocidal maniac. He needs to leave this fantasy alone, especially, that he knows from his failures that he cannot predict things like these.

Lari
Lari

I heard him say 2 different things on his relationship to Jesus. The first time, he claimed to have merged with Jesus' consciousness, and that's how he, supposedly, became one with Jesus, and consequently Jesus himself. Kind of what Catholics believe Jesus does once in while to random people. He enters their bodies to perform tests of virtue on people. The second time, in his interview with Bill Mayer, he stated that he is DIRECTLY related to Jesus through his bloodline, meaning he is a direct descendant of Jesus, who Miranda thinks actually had a wife on top of everything.

I think that's where Miranda screwed up as far as the consistency in this part of his story is concerned. Spirit possession and direct descendency are two different concepts. He needs to stick with either or. I think he picked up the latter one from the "Da Vinci Code", and the first one, spirit possession, circulates in many Christian denominations, and even science fiction. The bloodline idea is, actually, the weaker one because it implies that any of Miranda's ancestors could be considered Jesus as well. Plus, after so many generations, you are pretty much NOT related to a specific ancestor. Your DNA is too diluted by all those other ancestor' DNA that contributed their genes to it. It's like saying you're related to Lucy. Well, anybody can say that at this point in time.

He actually strikes me as someone, who's simply making people look like idiots.

kearth
kearth

You can simply start a business just like Miranda did and take a professional approach. Just the fact that he was able to do something with this, I mean with whatever it is that is his condition, is worthy of a praise in itself. Just think of all those people, who think of themselves as Christs, and live in misery, stigma and isolation. They can really turn their lives around and make a decent living out of this. Just keep telling everyone that there is no such thing as a false Christ, and push forward. You can generate tons of profit from running a church. I think this guy is outright brilliant! He is a true savior of Jesuses or Jesi more than of anyone else. What an amazing example for all those Jesuses out there!

A true believer!
A true believer!

Huh, whoever would have guessed that he was right? I know I was surprised when all the world's governments collapsed under his new rule this morning.

N4tvq
N4tvq

Let us not be too quick to judge.  We should wait until June 30, 2012 to see if his prophecy comes true.  If so, then so be it.  He is a man of his word..if not then we should stone the false prophet to death!

JB
JB

I did a report on this guy's church for an Anthropology class during college. I attended one of their meetings with a friend in a hotel conference room in MIA.

He broadcasts weekly sermons to his many chapters in south/central America from an undisclosed location, and is an overall nut. The people that were there were nice... but you can tell they were severely brainwashed. And OF COURSE he collected cash, and plenty of it. I can only imagine how much bank this guy is making. 

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time...But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can't handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshiIIt story. Holy ShiIIt!

Blackmamba31286
Blackmamba31286

Hey Kyle.... Here's a thought... Why don't you do a little more research and get your facts straight before you publish a bunch of bullshit speckled with your personal opinion.  WE are NOT counting down to the "End of the World"... We are awaiting the transformation of our mortal bodies into incorruptible ones as promised in the word of God -

2 Corinthians 3:18 - "And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit."

We FOLLOW him because he has taught us a message of hope, unconditional acceptance, faith without works, and a life free of sin and guilt. I don't know about you but that's the best news I've ever heard in my life. 

666
666

What you meant to say Kyle is that back in 2010 the Man Christ Jesus warned the press the countdown had begun & that we were down to 878 days back then. You said July 1 and the other media is saying June 30, but the Man Christ Jesus says we're now down to 57 days or less from today May 4...so it could be tonight or anytime within the next 57 days! http://www.jh.to.countdown

Felipe Arejula
Felipe Arejula

This guy is a Clown, psycho egomaniac who feeds his pocket and mind with stupid and ingnorant people , poor bastard

thereal666
thereal666

 AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH! on the 58th day you will still be alive, just completely broke!

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