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Man Who Claimed to be Jesus Now Says He's the Antichrist

By Critical_Conformity     Feb 16, 2007 in World
People thought it was shocking when a local preacher who claimed to be Jesus Christ was introduced, I hope they don't fall off their chair when reading this.
More than 12 followers of the church showed up at a tattoo parlor to get the numbers 666 tattooed on themselves, all as a show of faith and respect to their preacher Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda, who is now sporting a 666 tattoo of his own.
"I am Jesus Christ man," he said in front of our cameras. “The second coming of Christ."
Less than 6 months ago, the founder and operator of the "Growing in Grace Ministry" was billing himself as the second coming of Christ. However, now he says he's the Antichrist.
When we asked his daughter and follower, Joann de Jesus, if it was the sign of the devil, she said no."Jesus of Nazareth , when he died on the cross, he killed the devil," she said, all while getting her own '666' tattoo done.
But de Jesus, who preaches that the devil and sin do not exist, isn't necessarily declaring himself the devil.
FIU religion professor Daniel Alvarez says " I think he may be playing on an ambiguity of the word Antichrist, meaning taking the place of Christ. In other words, because he claims to be the second coming of Christ, he rejects the continued worship of the old Christ: Jesus of Nazareth."
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