This Man Claims He Is Jesus Christ Reincarnated

A self-proclaimed Messiah in Brazil casts his net for disciples on social media.
Near Brasília, Brazil, followers of INRI (Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum: Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews) push their messiah around on a rolling pedestal. A dozen disciples—most of them women—live full-time with the celibate 69-year-old in his walled compound, which is protected with barbed wire and electrical fencing. INRI takes his name from the initials that Pontius Pilate inscribed on Christ’s cross. His awakening came in 1979.
PHOTOGRAPH BY JONAS BENDIKSEN

 

Sometime in 1979, while Álvaro Theiss was fasting, he came to believe that he was Jesus Christ reborn. He received a divine message in the form of a voice in his head, and, in the days that followed, he decided to permanently shed his former name and refer to himself as “INRI Cristo,” a tribute to the inscription “Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum” that the Roman prefect Pontius Pilate inscribed on the cross on which Jesus was crucified.

INRI now lives with 12 of his disciples—three men and nine women—in a compound surrounded by barbed wire and an electric fence outside of Brasília, Brazil, in a town he has named New Jerusalem.
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One comment on “This Man Claims He Is Jesus Christ Reincarnated

  1. Pingback: Christoși mincinoși !!! – B a r z i l a i – e n – D a n (Un Barzilai izvorât din Dan)

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