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11 People Who Have Claimed to Be Jesus

There are many people out there claiming to be Jesus of Nazareth. Here are the top 11

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  • 1. Wayne Bent

    claims that God told him, "You are the Messiah." He stated, "I am the embodiment of God. I am divinity and humanity combined." A former church member has alleged that Bent told "God told him that he was supposed to sleep with seven virgins," including the member's own daughters, then only 14 and 15 years old. On 2008 he was convicted

  • 2. Marshall Applewhite

    posted a famous Usenet message declaring, "I, Jesus—Son of God—acknowledge on this date of September 25/26, 1995 ...". After two years he and his Heaven's Gate cult committed suicide to rendezvous with a spaceship hiding behind the comet Hale-Bopp.

  • 3. Inri Cristo

    Brazilian who claims to be Jesus Christ reincarnated. He has been detained by police more than forty times, owing to his statements and unusual way of dressing

  • 4. Matayoshi Jesus

    Japanese politician who styles himself The only God Mitsuo Matayoshi Jesus Christ. According to his program he will do the Last Judgment as Christ but within the current political system

  • 5. José Luis de Jesús Miranda

    He claims to be both Jesus Christ returned and the Antichrist, and exhibits a "666" tattoo on his forearm. Followers have shown their support by getting "666" tattoos on their bodies

  • 6. Jim Jones

    founder and leader of the Peoples Temple, which is best known for the November 1978 suicide of more than 900 Temple members in Guyana. Claimed that he was the reincarnation of Jesus of Nazareth, Mahatma Gandhi, Buddha, Vladimir Lenin, and Father Divine

  • 7. David Koresh

    leader of a Branch Davidian religious sect, believing himself to be its final prophet. A 1993 raid by the US forces ended with the burning of the Branch Davidian ranch outside of Waco. Koresh, 54 adults and 21 children were found dead after the fire.

  • 8. Ariffin Mohamed

    Founder of Sky Kingdom commune and sect in Malaysia. Followers' central objects of veneration included a large cream-coloured teapot

  • 9. Laszlo Toth

    He vandalised statue Pietà by Michelangelo on 1972. Wielding a Geologist's hammer and shouting, "I am Jesus Christ — risen from the dead" attacked the statue, with fifteen blows

  • 10. Thomas Harrison Provenzano

    Executed on 2000 by means of lethal injection by the state of Florida. He believed he was Jesus Christ and also compared his execution with Christ's crucifixion. Was sentenced to death for a shooting at the Orange County Courthouse that killed an 60-year-old and left 2 others paralyzed

  • 11. Sergei Torop

    Russian who claims to be "reborn" as Vissarion, the returned Jesus Christ. He has around 4,000 followers in around thirty villages in Russia and about 10,000 followers around the world.