This is “Lord Ra-el.” In case you’re wondering, he isn’t an ex-member of a renaissance-obsessed progressive rock group (at least I don’t think he is). Although, as much as I dislike progressive rock, I would be much more content if that’s all he was. This also isn’t an instructional video on how to LARP or play Magic the Gathering. No no no. Lord Ra-el claims that he is the second coming of Jesus Christ. He says that he is “your king” and “lord,” and has arrived “as promised.” I seem to remember Paul speaking about us all being changed instantly and meeting Christ in the clouds of heaven when he returns.
“For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.” [1 Thessalonians 4:16-17]
Apparently Lord Ra-el knows better, claiming that jugment has come. Makes me wonder if maybe he thought that Camping may have been right, and was going to take the opportunity to mislead peopel post-Rapture as they would be looking for hope. He hasn’t uploaded anything since May 21, 2011.
He says that he has come to reclaim the throne of his father. From the looks of this guy, I’m not sure if his father is King George or the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. At Pentecost, Peter tells the crowds that Christ ascended and sat down at the right hand of God the Father. Christ is on His throne now. There is no reclaiming a throne or anything. The writer of Hebrews says this in Hebrews 1:8,
“But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.”
This man just sounds like he has taken medieval stories and jammed Bible language into it. He says he will remove all evil from the kingdom. I’m sorry, but LOL. The kingdom of God is comprised of those who have placed their faith in Christ. Although these individuals are sinful, and are not intrinsically righteous, the righteousness of Christ covers their sin. For him to cleanse the kingdom by removing evil from it would mean that he will judge men’s deeds. But the Christian repents everyday as modeled by Jesus when He was asked how we should pray. “Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us.” This repentance is a daily recognition of our sin. It is a daily reminder that Christ is worthy to forgive those sins through His shed blood on the cross. If this was truly Christ and He was going to cleanse the kingdom of evil, it wouldn’t be through judgment. It would be through his atonement being applied to them.
“I freed you from the law of Moses, and replaced it with the law of love. So simple were my two commandments: Love our Father, love each other. And you have failed terribly. And that is why, regrettably I must judge you as well.”
This has go to be the most obvious evidence that this man is a fake. He says he replaced the law of Moses with the law of love… Is he serious? Jesus said that the “law of love” is the summary of the law of Moses.
“And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” [Matthew 22:35-40]
Lord Ra-el is basically saying, “I freed you from the law of Moses, and replaced it with the law of Moses,” criticizing people for not being able to live by it. Of course these people would fail terribly at doing these things. That is why Christ came. The apostle Paul said that the law of Moses only brought death, and strength to our sin. When we look at the ten commandments, it is obvious that we fail and sin continuously. The law of Moses only lays a burden upon anyone who think they can live by it. Lord Ra-el doesn’t sound like the same Jesus that said He would comfort those who were burdened and weary by the law of Moses.
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” [Romans 8:1-2]
“The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” [1 Corinthians 15:56-57]
“I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.” [Galatians 2:21]
He says that his kingdom is reserved for those he “deems worthy will walk its boulevards.” Sounds to me like this is old fashioned works based religion.
If you would like to see Ra-el’s web site, you can visit it [here]. There you can find sermons, follow him on twitter, or see evidences that he is Christ. I suggest checking the evidence page out. It is wayyy out there. He says things like:
>The Bible tells how the Messiah will make His return known “in the clouds” so that “every eye will see Him”.
“The Bible often speaks in metaphors, and as many who study ancient prophecies will tell you, quite often a prophecy cannot be properly interpreted until the time of its unfolding, because the language used in the original prophecy wouldn’t make sense without a modern understanding. An example is Hopi prophecies that described an “iron snake” crossing the country, we now know that the Hopi were prophesying “trains”.
We know that if the Messiah appeared in the clouds, it would be impossible for every eye to see Him, because the earth is round, and clouds only cover about half of the planet. On the other hand, there are “clouds” that everyone can see at the same time… The Internet, as well as private intranets, are now called “the clouds” (as in “cloud computing”), and the announcement of Lord Ra-El, on May 21st 2011, less than 4 months after the sign on the moon, has been made in the clouds, so every eye can see him.”
>Generally, Gnostics do not believe Jesus was born of a literal virgin; they do however believe His was a divinely ordained “miracle birth” during the zodiac period of Virgo (a later misinterpreted astrological reference to “virgin birth”). It is believed that when He returns, He will be born under the sign of Gemini (astrologically representing “II” or “second”). Many Gnostics further believe that by the will of God, the mother of Jesus was actually impregnated by a Roman Soldier.
During the post WWII eugenics movement that swept the United States, Lord Ra-El’s mother (Ruth, daughter of Mary) was surgically forced sterilized, and rendered completely unable to have children. Years later, she laid with a man named William Collins, an Italian man who was in the Army (Roman Soldier), this man was also a Rosicrucian (those that carry the hidden knowledge of Christ). By this union, Ruth miraculously became pregnant, and gave birth to Lord Ra-El under the sign of Gemini.
Interestingly, in modern Illuminist teachings, it is understood that the Collins bloodline is the “mystical line”, that many believe is actually the true Davidic bloodline of Jesus.
>It is now believed that Joseph was considerably older than Mary, and not simply a carpenter, but actually a metal worker.
The man who married Lord Ra-El’s mother (Raymond Elwood Sr.) gave Him the name Raymond Elwood (which is abbreviated Ra-El), and raised Lord Ra-El as his own. He was considerably older than Ruth, and he was a metal worker by trade.
>It is believed that Mary Magdalene was a repentant prostitute, possessed by 7 demons, and only Jesus could save her. Many Gnostics believe that Mary Magdalene went on to become the “specially beloved” of Jesus. Modern religious researchers now believe that the “demons” spoken of here, are derived from the Greek translation for someone “enchanted by witchcraft”. The Greek word for this is “pharmakeia”, from which the modern word “pharmaceutical” is derived. It is therefore believed that Mary Magdalene, and others who were at the time considered “demon possessed”, were in fact addicted to drugs (substances).
The specially beloved of Lord Ra-El is a repentant prostitute, she was severely addicted to 7 mind-altering drugs (forced upon her), and only Lord Ra-El could save her.
> Jesus was greatly persecuted by authorities for fighting against corruption.
Lord Ra-El was greatly persecuted by authorities for fighting against corruption. His earthly father died a victim of crooked police officers, who were hiding a crime committed against the Holy Family, leaving Lord Ra-El a widow’s son.