Wednesday, March 07, 2007
ABC News on Creciendo en Gracia
Yesterday, ABC News devoted part of its program to profiling Jose de Jesus and his Creciendo en Gracia cult. They have written an article based on their segment and posted it online: "Jesus Might Be Alive and Well in Houston." ABC News has also included a couple of video clips, including snippets of an interview they had with de Jesus. Here is their introduction:

A few weeks ago, in a tattoo parlor in the hip art deco district of Miami Beach, people were lining up to get "666" tattooed on their bodies, and then smiling through their pain. But these are not devil worshipers. They see themselves as devout followers of Jesus Christ. But the major difference that separates them from other Christians around the world is that the Jesus Christ they worship is alive and well — and living in the suburbs of Houston.

These people belong to a new movement devoted to a man who calls himself the Second Coming of Jesus, and also claims the title of Antichrist, which to him is the next incarnation of Jesus on earth, not an evil being. To show their devotion, some followers ink themselves with "666." One follower said, "I just want to make sure it's visible, that everyone knows my life belongs to the man." Another said, "I want everyone to know I'm one of the antichrists."

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At 8:51 PM, Blogger Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

That man scares me. I don't for the life of me see how he is so easily taken to, because he comes across as rather ignorant (IMHO). I guess the lure is the fact he preaches you can do what you want; you lead from the mind, not the heart.

 
At 10:56 AM, Blogger Kenny Wells said...

I watched the whole segment about this man, and it first made me extremely angry. I was talking to the TV and muttering about how crazy this guy was and how I cannot believe that people are buying into this heresy.

Then, I became extremely saddened by this, especially when he brought out those little children, his "super raza" (super race) as he calls them. How sad it is that they are growing up with heresy, believing that there are no eternal consequences to their actions.

If he does not repent, this man will face the consequences of his actions for the rest of eternity in a hell that he does not believe in...

 

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