Sunday, April 01, 2007

Has it really come to this?




Peace and blessings,

I mean I joke about things being "apocalytpic" (i.e., that mini snowstrom steez in Cambridge, MA last year) and that we are in the end times, but now it doesn't seem so funny. For those of you who have not yet heard, here's some info on
  • Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda



  • Despite the fact that his claim to be the second coming of JC is all wrong, his steez is wrong on so many levels:

    #1: He "preaches" that there is no such thing as sin because JC destroyed sin when He died on the cross. Therefore, we can do no wrong in God's eyes.

    This statement is beyond inaccurate on at least two accounts. The first account is the fact that although JC died and resurrected, he did so so that we, through Him, can have a closer relationship with God, given that we accept and live for Him. The second account is due to the fact that sin is still very real. You would be lying to yourself and jeopardizing your soul if you tried to convince yourself otherwise. Jesus is very much alive, and yes He did die and rise for our sins, but that does not mean that we are exempt from obeying His commandments and trying to live like Him. If anything, His death and resurrection is all the more reason to live right. Lastly, JC, who was there since the beginning of time and will be there after the end, never said anything about there will be a time when we could do no wrong in God's eyes. Although He often told people to "go and sin no more," He NEVER said "do what you want because there's no more sin."

    #2: He "preaches" that prayer is a waste of time (as if "#1" was not inaccurate enough).

    There are too many bible verses where JC emphasized the importance of prayer and fasting. I mean dang, He did both for forty days! If he prayed, fasted, and was tempted with sin (although he NEVER succomed to the temtpations), who are we to think that we are exempt? If anything we should be treated more harshly than He was, but instead He showed HIs unconditional love for us by humbling Himself among us and paying the ransom for our transgressions. Neglecting prayer is spiritual denial because it's like saying that there's no need to talk to God, and that God doesn't work through/answer prayers.

    #3: He makes His congregation get a "666" tatoo like him. What more is there to say?

    How can one speak this blasphemy when the very things that he claims are irrelevant now (sin and prayer) are two things that JC spoke of passionately and often. Heck, that's what most of his ministry was about. Also, if there is no such thing as sin, then why did JC often speak about the sin of greed and how it can prevent one from entering heaven (Matthew 19:23-25; Luke 16:19-23)? If there was no more sin, the JC would have told His disciples that after He died, that everyone would automatically go to heaven. Further, He would not have comissioned us to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20).

    I don't know what bothers me more. The fact that he has the audacity to promote such garbage, or the fact that his followers are growing. In one conversation with the disciple Peter, JC speaks against everything that Miranda "preaches" about:

    "Simon, Simon (Peter), listen! Satan has asked excessively that [all of] you be given up to him [out of the power and keeping of God], that he might sift [all of] you like grain, But I have prayed especially for you [Peter], that your [own] faith may not fail; and when you yourself have turned again, strengthen and establish your brethren."
    -Luke 22:31-32 (NKJ AMP)


    What do you think? Are you more bothered by Miranda's claims or his increasing number of followers? Weigh in and speekonit...




    10 comments:

    Shanessence said...

    Umm, no. This is some ridiculousness that I had no idea existed. Thanks for putting us up on game, Thoughtz. I definitely think that this is a hoax!

    Secret Rapture said...
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    Thoughtz said...

    I feel you Shanessence, but for some reason I don't think it's a host. Imagine that...

    Sarah said...

    I have been reading up on this guy. What I find interesting is that, in the past, when I studied the book of Revelations...I always assumed that the antichrist would be clear about the fact that he represented the devil...not God. But in actuality, he would be able to get a much larger following by telling people that he represents God, but removes all the things about God that people don't like to think about. Like sin or satan. He would try and give the best of both worlds..telling people that they are all saved and they can sin as much as they want and not have to pay the price. I now realize that it makes sense that the devil would do it this way. Maybe this guy is the antichrist. I feel sorry for the people that are deceived by him. To those people I say...read the New Testament for yourself and allow it to speak real truth to you so that you can truly be saved.

    Anonymous said...

    I can not believe that this is really happening. My pastor has been saying for some time about this very situation. i just didn't think people were dumb or just so easily influenced. It is a shame that we are in the last days. I know that I need to get a closer relationship with GOD and spread his word.

    Anonymous said...

    Thoughtz!!! outstanding backup from the Bible for your comments. The enemy is out full force to steal, kill and destroy all of those that let him do it. And this is just one of them. We are in the last days, and it's going to get worse before it will become better and I look forward to HIS COMING!!! God is still on the throne and in control!!!! It's all about God folks and not MAN!!!!

    Thoughtz said...

    Thanks to everyone for the love shown by visiting the page and hitting up the comments section. These are definately some trying times we are in, whether not only are the major religions isolated from and/or "beefing" with each other, but Christianity is also misrepresented and distorted in alot of arenas, setting the stage for people like Miranda spreading garbage and "luring" people in with it. Jesus help us...

    Joe said...

    I recently posted on this guy. I found it wonderfully ironic that "God himself" is on tour around the world, around the same time that "God himself" is getting a divorce. It's one of those "huh?" moments. You just have to scratch your head and wonder what rock these people crawl out from under. This guy is too stupid to be the anti-Christ.

    barbie said...

    anyone can speculate about this gentleman, however a few questions do come to mind.... Jesus washed the feet of sinners.. Does this man do that? Does he share the wealth of his temple with his people?
    Does he help his people raise above?
    TO me it seems Jehovah god has no desire for man made riches. To tithe do you have to do so with riches, and man made wealth? Church is what resides in us all. If Jesus was anything wouldn't he be a humble man. Wealth won't make a great leader, actions do. When you truly give back to the people and the land that's what makes great leaders. Humans are born with sin in their hearts, so I wouldn't understand why any godly ruler would let any one human have control over his kingdom. We will know when the prince of his kingdom is upon us. There will be no questioning of his presence.

    MovieMakerOnTheHill said...

    I am Luis de jesus Miranda. A lot has happened since I last disappeared into the woodwork like a cockroach does when the lights are turned on. I've been having lots of fun using up your life savings, chuckling as I watch all those videos where you worship me like God. Ha ha. That's so funny, all you people out there, thousands, all tricked on June 30th, showing how stupid you all are! I mean, come on, did you really think you were gonna fly and walk through walls. The only way you'll fly is by jumping off a roof. The only way you'll walk through a wall is in your stupid dreams. So this is why I suggest you buy my new book, "Miranda Dreams." In this book I will teach you to achieve many of the miracles I promised you. I will show you how you too can be transformed from greasy prison heroin-shooting Puerto Rican into a man of substance, that is, with lots of pocket change. Order now and you will get my new very thin book called, "Miranda's Very thin Book." It contains little lies you can tell yourself every day to help boost your self-awareness, and distract you from coming to find me and put me out of your misery. Another book I will send you is called, "Don't Kill Me Cause I Tricked You." In this book you will learn to deal with all your hostile feelings towards me. Get rid of that molotov cocktail under your sink. Sell that shotgun and give the money to a poor person. Yes, now I am teaching about loving-charity, hell, why not? Most of all, my last free book (also small) is called, "I wish I Lived In Hitler's Bunker" a short tale of what I have been going through since my great prophetic failure of June 30th, 2012. And don't ask me why I don't give a damn what you've been going through. Your life doesn't matter to me. Do you think I told you to accept the 666's on your bodies because I cared for your souls? Don't ask me to start caring now. Send me your money, all the money you can spare. I am still your master. The dumbest of you will still lick my feet. And I mean this in the nicest way possible.