New photos have been released this week of a 66-year old Brazilian man w.ho claims to be the reincarnated Jesus. Inri Christo was born Álvaro Theiss, but changed his name to Inri (the acrynoym of the Latin title ‘Jesus Christ King of the Jews’) when he heard a voice in his head revealing his true divine identity.
The photos of him dressed up in full Jesus regalia, sitting on a throne, surrounded by disciples are at best amusing and at worst disturbing, not least because the line of people looking adoringly up at him are almost exclusively young women. It’s a picture that provides yet more evidence for the worrying fact that women are much more susceptible to being seduced by religious cults than men – research suggests that women make up to 70 per cent of global cult members.
According to him since childhood he had been following a powerful voice that ‘speaks in his head’ but it was only on this occasion that it told him: “I am your Father. The God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob. Afterwards he wandered to 27 countries to spread his message but it resulted in him being expelled from the United States, Venezuela and Britain.
He now runs his own church, the ‘Soust’ (Suprema Ordem Universal da Santíssima Trindade), located on a lush farmland outside of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, which he calls the ‘New Jerusalem’.
Most of the disciples who live at his church – mostly women – have followed Inri for decades, the eldest, Abevere, 86, has been following him for 32 years.
His youngest disciple is now 24 years old and first met Inri when she was just a two years old.
As ‘Jesus reborn’ he has even taken the name of Inri, which derives from the latin acronym said to have been written on the cross during Jesus’ crucifixion, and stands for Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum, or in English: Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews’ and Cristo, meaning Christ.
His Jesus-like dressing and unorthodox views on capitalism, abortion and even Christmas has seen him detained by police more than 40 times.
As the history of the world draws to a climatic end with the return of Jesus, it is expected that several nut-jobs like this will appear to take the minds of men from the true ‘man of sin’ that brings the ‘desolation’ spoken of by Daniel in the High places.
It is therefore important that we take our bibles even more seriously and read to understand the events that unfold showing us that indeed the end is near.