A new book features photographs of men who know they are Jesus. Each has a band of followers.
The link has pictures of these men who live all over the world. Mostly, they have received a message telling them they are the Messiah. Some live lives bordering on poverty, others seem to be doing better. The author does not make judgments as to their validity.
I looked up Christian sources to learn about what we are to expect when Jesus returns. I wanted to see if any of the current crop qualifies as the real thing. It seems to me they neither qualify nor can be disqualified.
Apparently, the Bible says when the big show happens everyone will see it, but few will believe it. Certainly that it the case today with these men and I’m sure nearly all Christians are scoffers.
The event is to be preceded by a big upheaval. I would guess there have been people during every period of history who said, “This is the big upheaval talked of in the Bible.”
The pictures of these Jesuses highlight the problem Christian debaters have when challenged to spell out exactly what we are to expect at the “second coming”. It is all quite vague. That, of course, it the reason there is writing from around the forth century saying the Bible should not be taken literally.
We are left with a crop of new Jesuses every few years. My guess is they are as “real” as anything anyone will ever see.