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May 07, 2008, 10:22:06 PM
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Predators: New Mexican Messiah Arrested on Sex Charges
« on: May 07, 2008, 10:22:06 PM »
This sure sounds familiar, but he's got one thing that Jeong hasn't: a beard.
And when I saw the headline on CNN's homepage, I thought it might be about JMS.
I guess we'll have to wait a little longer before Jeong gets CNNed

    Sect's 'Messiah' arrested on sex charges

    The leader of an apocalyptic New Mexico church who claims to be the Messiah was arrested Tuesday on sex charges, state police said.

    Wayne Bent, who also goes by the name Michael Travesser, was arrested at the compound that is home to his Lord Our Righteousness Church, called Strong City by members. He was being interviewed, said state police spokesman Peter Olson.

    The arrests come after three children were removed from the compound late last month.

    A Tuesday post on the group's Web site said Bent was arrested Tuesday morning.

    "I was told by the agent in charge of the case that the arrest warrant specified charges of three counts of sexual contact with a minor, and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor," said the post, written by an unnamed follower. "The bail was set at half a million dollars."

    The writer said sect members were questioned at a state police office in Clayton, New Mexico, and promised to update the site with "a more complete response to these false charges."

    The Lord Our Righteousness Church was founded in 1987 by former Seventh-day Adventists, according to the group's Web site. "Since that time, many have joined who do not have their roots in Adventism."


    Bent said on the Web site that God revealed to him in 2000 that he is the Messiah.

    A post from Monday written by Bent said: "The current upheaval over me and the present contest is well under way. It was the same for Jesus. Jesus had not committed any crimes, so the authorities had to invent some crimes to crucify him over.

    "It is the same for me also," Bent wrote. "I have committed no crimes, but many crimes are being imagined and concocted in the minds of men to try and kill me again. Men are so stupid, though, for they do not know that they cannot kill Spirit."

    Last month, authorities removed two girls and a boy from the compound. The reasons for their removal are not publicly known, but the removals gained attention because they came after more than 400 children were removed from the Texas ranch of an offshoot Mormon sect that practices polygamy. Those children remain in state custody.

    Bent has acknowledged having sex with his followers, but authorities will not divulge who the alleged victims are.

    A former member of the Lord Our Righteousness Church, however, told CNN affiliate KOAT that he left because Bent wanted to sleep with his daughters.

    John Sayer said he split with the church after 16 years when Bent told him he was supposed to sleep with seven virgins -- and that two of them were to be Sayer's daughters, then 14 and 15 years old. He said he told Bent it wasn't right, and that he, his wife and daughters left the compound.

    Sayer told KOAT that his youngest daughter later returned, and was one of the three removed by authorities.

    In posts on the group's Web site, Bent wrote that the three children were "abducted."

    "The state has made its move, and now God will make his," he said.

    The Lord Our Righteousness Church is to be featured Wednesday on a National Geographic Channel program, "Inside the Cult." In a video clip of the show posted on the channel's Web site, Bent and some young women followers admit the young women lay with him while naked, but deny sex took place.

    "It was God," Bent said in the video clip. "God came down on them and told them to do it."

    A posting from a teenage girl on the compound Web site denied that she was molested, saying that her "lying with" Bent was not sexual. She was one of the three later removed.

    Bent had predicted the world would end October 31, 2007. A post to the site in March said, however: "Now we are in the time of 'the eighth day' -- Shemini Atzaret -- the day after the Feast of Tabernacles, when God said, 'Stay with me one more day.' Now we are in the time that Shemini Atzaret foreshadowed, and Father has been saying to us, 'Stay with me one more year.' ... It is the time of the 'last trump.' In the scriptures, it is 'that day' when the final judgment of man is carried out."

    Also on the site is a message to the media, saying that no interviews will be given.

    "I know very well who the media represents," Bent wrote. "I have no illusions regarding a free press. The press is only an arm of the beast."

    He continued, "I do not speak to, nor do I negotiate with terrorists, who are holding my children hostage. I will speak with the media when they let my children go, permanently."


Here's their own site: http://strongcity.info/

It seems to be down at the moment.
I hope it's available soon, it'll be interesting comparing it to Providence sites.

May 08, 2008, 01:12:38 AM
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Re: New Mexican Messiah Arrested on Sex Charges
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 01:12:38 AM »
It's up now. It seems to just be a small cult of ~50 people. Their Messiah posts quite a lot on it. I've only seen that with Jesus Christians.

He believes he is the second coming of Christ etc... Nothing new there. He apparently said the world would end in 2007. Hmm.

Some interesting comments:

Some accuse me of not being “nice” like Jesus.  I only say, “What is it about Revelation 19:11 don’t you understand?” He comes with fire in His eyes, a sword in His mouth, and blood on His garments.  And so it is.

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First of all, just for the record, there never was any sex with minors.  That is imaginary and promoted by those whose spirit is fearfulness just as those who promoted the idea that Jesus was going to destroy the ancient temple.

But there has been sex with the seven, as the prophecy declared and as our own movie clearly related.  Why would God use the sexual?  No one would be interested in the message of judgment if National Geographic did a move on how well we wash our clothes or on how many hours we pray.  But God put sex in it so that the mob would come and read, and judge themselves.  Since this age is so sex obsessed, it was the perfect vehicle for Him to use.  And by the way, God put sex in everything but the rocks, and I am not even sure about the rocks.  It is the devil that ruined sex, and not God.

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This sounds familiar:

The current upheaval over me, and the present contest is well underway.  It was the same for Jesus.  Jesus had not committed any crimes, so the authorities had to invent some crimes to crucify him over.  It is the same for me also.  I have committed no crimes, but many crimes are being imagined and concocted in the minds of men to try and kill me again.

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From a member's blog:

Michael, I am quietly resting
In the joy of Who You are
I am finding out the greatness
Of Your precious, loving heart
You have bid me gaze upon You
And Your beauty fills my soul
For by Your transforming power
You have made me wholly Yours

Simply trusting You, dear Michael
I behold You as You are
And Your love, so pure, so changeless
Overflows my drawn-out heart
Satisfies its deepest longings
Meets, supplies, its every need
Compasses me round with blessings
Only Yours, is love indeed

O how great is Your love
Vaster, broader than the sea
O how marvelous Your grace
Lavished so freely upon me
Yes, I rest in You, Beloved
Know what wealth of grace is Yours
Know Your ceartainty of Word
And have made it wholly mine

Ever lift Your face upon me
Here within Your gaze I stay
Resting in Your smile, dear Michael
Earth's dark shadows are no more
Brightness of my Father's glory
Sunshine of my Father's face
Keep me ever trusting, resting
Hold me quietly in You

Michael, I am quietly resting
In the joy of Who You are
Keep me ever trusting, resting
Hold me quietly in you

May 08, 2008, 01:25:42 AM
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Re: New Mexican Messiah Arrested on Sex Charges
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 01:25:42 AM »
Sounds familiar

When I laid naked on Michael's bed with Him,   I saw into His heart of pure love in a way I had never ever seen before. It kinda put me in shock to realize that I was loved like that. What I mean by "like that" is that He didn't see anything wrong with me, He loved and accepted me just the way that I am, seeing no spot in me, just like Father does. It was the total opposite of how I had viewed myself. I had always picked myself apart and hated myself so much, and here was the Son of God just loving me, showing me what Father thought of me. It kinda blew me away.

Anti-cult site: http://www.travesser.info/site/index.php

There's a couple of docos.. one hasn't been aired yet, but it seems it was leaked

January 26, 2018, 11:21:51 PM
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People Like Jeong: New Mexican Messiah Arrested on Sex Charges
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2018, 11:21:51 PM »
Here's their own site: http://strongcity.info

That site is archive here.

And this testimony caught my eye. It's very similiar to the one above that rb shared:

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My name is Liberty. I am 24 years old, and I am one of the seven virgins who was anointed by Father to carry out His purposes in pouring out the seven last plagues upon the earth.

I would like to share with you the story of my own personal experience here in the land, and then how my heavenly Father chose me to be one of the seven messengers, how He led me to lie naked with Michael, and the healing I received from it. This was a gift that I could never have received in the world. What a privilege I have been given to walk with the Son of God, to talk with Him, to love Him and be loved by Him, and then for Him to appear within me  ....