the Fireball that is hurled from the sky and burning svavelsjöar.
No, it is not an extract from the recent UN report on climate change, without a undergångsvision from the book of Revelation which is becoming all the more credible.
No wonder then that around the world there are people who claim that they are the son of God, who re-descended to the earth. For three years Jonas Bendiksen followed some of them with the camera, and with the start of christmas eve brought the images out at Fotografiska in Stockholm.
"It has been three years of magical situations," says the Norwegian photographer.Image 1 of 2 , Brazil. 69-year-old Inri (formerly known as Alvaro Theiss) happy up on his, as he says, ”modern donkey”. He lives with his followers in the New Jerusalem, outside of Brasilia. The congregation, which mostly consists of women, living a quiet life, but spreads extensively Inris learning via social media and in music videos. Photo: Jonas Bendiksen Slide 2 of 2 , Russia. He is Sibirian Christ. When the traffic police Sergei Torop became unemployed in the late 80's, he received a revelation that he was Jesus. He took the name Vissarion and the founder of The last testament church, which today has about 5,000 members. The congregation has built up an eco-town in the siberian wilderness, with their own schools and church buildings. Photo: Jonas Bendiksen Slideshow
brazilian Inri Cristo, who since childhood been plagued by visions. After a turn as the guru of the wealthy in the 1970s, he received a vision during a fast that he was crucified as reborn, and since then he has spread the gospel of Christ. His church is now Bendiksens most ardent followers on Instagram.
– it is hard For me to point out why their faith would be more unreasonable than the faith of others, " says Jonas Benediksen.
In the siberian Krasnoyarsk region, he met the prophet Vissarion. His congregation has now grown to a city of five thousand inhabitants, whose christmas coincides with his birthday on 14 January.
with a long shot, however, was the mood excited, because he happened to climb up in their sacred tree. But God's son urged calm.
the photo shoot entitled " springs from a lifelong fascination with religiosity, as Bendiksen think because he grew up in an irreligious home. By following the kristusfigurerna he has been able to approach matters of faith.
– My dna is a sceptics, the first question I ask myself is always: ”Is this true?” But when I seen the incredible vitality, meaning, and beauty of the faith can bring, I become more humble. I'm no longer sure that the question of truth is most important.Image 1 of 2 , south Africa. 2014. Moses Hlongwane was juvelhandlare when God through a dream told me that he was the Messiah. Today he lives with his supporters outside Durban. Moses Hlongwane has for many years been fighting against Satan and is convinced that judgment day is approaching with leaps and bounds. Photo: Jonas Bendiksen Slide 2 of 2 North Yorkshire. David Shayler is a former MI5 agent who exposed corruption within the organization in 1996. In 2007, he received the revelation – he was Jesus Christ. Photo: Jonas Bendiksen Slideshow
was with Moses Hlongwane, a south african juvelhandlare in the beginning of the 90's understood that he was the Father incarnate. Bendiksen searched him up in a village outside Durban, and when it came to the Norwegian visitor has not yet booked the hotel, invited him to sleep over. The men in the family slept in one room, women in another, but the Savior had plenty of space inside with him.
– So I jumped in bed with the Messiah on the first night. It was very exciting.
" Yes, a little, but I have definitely heard worse.
the Exhibition ”The last testament” at Fotografiska in Stockholm is in progress 24 december 2017-17 February 2019.