GOLDEN GATE, Fla. – A man claiming to be Jesus Christ reincarnated had a birthday party Friday. Hundreds gathered in Golden Gate to celebrate their Christmas – the birthday of a Miami man who says he is Jesus Christ the man.WINK News report
His name is Jose Luis de Jesus. In 1973, he said angels came to him in a dream and told him he is the second of coming of Jesus Christ. He has millions of followers nationwide, and hundreds gathered in Naples to celebrate his birthday a few days early.
The Growing in Grace movement survives through donations, and this so called second coming brings in 1.4 million dollars a year. Some followers donate cars, homes, and large sums of money to the man who claims to be Jesus Christ.
WINK News spoke with some preachers about this man who claims to be ‘Jesus Christ Man’, and despite his national attention, the religious leaders we spoke with have never heard of him.
Last January Miranda lost his divorce court bid to protect his church from financial claims by his most recent ex-wife.
Carlos de Jesus Miranda says his brother, Jose de Jesus Miranda, is a phoney, and that his followers are being brainwashed into tattooing themselves and giving money to a slick salesman, who has become a very wealthy man.