Ruben Ecleo, False Messiah

As painfully evidenced by Ruben Ecleo and the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, we can see how popular a strategy it is for cultist leaders to claim to be Jesus reincarnated; not just in rural provinces of the Philippines, but elsewhere in the world as well.

Jesus had words for the generations after his ascension, a future world that could be easily deluded by false Messiahs:

“Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect — if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time. So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the desert,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.”

Christ is Lord, God come in the flesh for the salvation of all who put their faith in him and him alone. That is a grisly, bloody, yet ultimately glorious mantle that no man can even pretend to take up for his own self-glorification. The Second Coming of Christ at the end of the ages will not be through a reincarnation or rebirth; he ascended bodily, and that is how he will return at the Judgement. Any who claim to be Jesus reborn, no matter their charisma, signs, and wonders, will be proven frauds: vultures gathering at the carcass of false, fleshly doctrine.

But those who through the sacrifice of Jesus have inherited the gift of salvation, who have been cloaked with the righteousness that is by faith, will be raised to a promised resurrection that no mere mortal could ever give — or take. So take careful heed, and make certain the Messiah that you follow is The True One.

(Update: Thank you to all the “Rubenian” cultists who left their angry, rambling, heretical responses. These comments will go a long way around the web to prove the true nature of the PBMA cult to the world.)


  1. ronnel says:

    Our Master did not and have not claimed that he is the Messiah.If you watched in the TV when he was interviewed.Only the critics and those detractors mostly in the religious sectors that is them who asserted such words .Like you.You told him asa venerated god.We do not claim such things. How can youproved that Jesus willnot reincarnate?Doyou expect himto descend in the clouds at the Mt.Olives literally as what he said?History repeats itself.People at thosetimes were expecting Elijah.But like what Jesus said at that time Elijah has come and they do not know it.Because the spirit of Elijah reborn in the personality of John the Baptist.

  2. Paulo says:

    Well, that was incoherent. I do know that John the Baptist was NOT a “reincarnation” of Elijah, and Jesus never claimed he would come back in a “reincarnated” form. Only the cults believe such fallacies.

  3. janEli says:

    how do you know that your faith is a true faith? my friend ONLY GOD knows it! DO YOU KNOW HIM VERY WELL? What if your CONCLUSION that HE IS NOT THE MESIAH is FALSE TOO? My friend you already JUDGE the HOLY SPIRIT. According to JESUS, “Ang LUMALAIT sa ANAK ay NAPAPATAWAD, ngunit ang LUMAIT sa ESPIRITU ay WALANG KAPATAWARAN.”Besides if you try to STUDY the ETYMOLOGY of HIS NAME, MIDDLE NAME and HIS SURNAME…YOU WILL FIND and KNOW the reasons, WHY I call HIM “MY GOD and not god!!!”

    Marami ang magsasabi “PANGINOON KO, PANGINOON KO, ngunit di lahat ay MAKAKAPASOK sa KAHARIAN SA LANGIT.”

    “Pag-aralan ninyo ang lahat ng bagay at PULUTIN ANG MABUTI.” 1TES. 5:21

    Do you really know WHO IS JESUS? If you know HIM, how many wounds he received? How long he stay on the “ground”? What exact time HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN? What exact time he COME OUT from HIS TOMB?

    “Kung may magsabing NAROON SIYA(JESUS) Huwag kayong PUMAROON.” Bakit sinabi niya ito?, Because in HIS 2ND COMING he has now a NEW NAME! Rev. 2:17, 3:12. Note: People are consists of MATErial and SPIRITUAL. So therefor, we have a material name and a spiritual name, and this SPIRITUAL NAME remain silent!


    SA HEBREW 6:1-5. Mayroon tayong dapat pag-aralan…”GANAP NA PAGKAUNAWA.”

  4. Paulo says:

    I really love how you people are all responding to months-old comments that no one reads anymore.

    Now, where does it say anywhere in Scripture that the “New Name” of a reincarnated Messiah is “Ruben Ecleo Jr, Drug Addict and Murderer?” Your admonitions are merely claims to higher intelligence, without solid proof from the true word of Scripture. You quote verses meant to prove me inferior, yet your quotes are groundless.

    Do I need to count wounds to know a man? Do I need to pretend to know a spiritual name which has not been given yet, and will not be given till the end of time? Pah. These are petty details which cultists focus on in their pretensions to higher knowledge. I have the Bible to tell me all the truth I need to know: Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior of all!

    “You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.” (Mark 7.8

    Have a care! There are false Messiahs aplenty, but Jesus was clear that his Second Coming would be unmistakable:

    “For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.” – Matt 24:27

    “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” – Acts 1:11

    No mere “spirit,” no reincarnation; he will return physically, as he is bodily in heaven even now, and when he comes, everyone will know it! And anyone who claims that Jesus Christ is only spirit and not body, he is an antichrist.

    The case is closed for me. Ruben Ecleo is either deluded or deceitful, but I can declare with certainty that he is not the messiah. Does he teach that salvation is by Christ alone, that His propitiatory sacrifice on the Cross is what cleanses us from sin, that Jesus Christ is Lord and God, who died and rose again and will return to judge the Earth?

    If not, he is a false teacher, and any who follow him have been led astray from the truth of Christ.

    Salvation is from Jesus Christ alone, and it is by Him that we are saved. He is Lord and Savior of our lives. Start from there, my friends, and read your Bibles, then everything else falls into place. But first throw off the sin that so easily entangles: throw off the Rubenian cult. Before it is too late.

  5. janeli says:

    JUST READ GEN. 49:3.NOW in what particular book of the bible saying that “ANYONE CLAIMS THAT JESUS CHRIST IS ONLY A SPIRIT AND NOT BODY IS ANTI-CHRIST.”?

  6. Paulo says:

    HAHAHAHA!!!!! Just because the name “Reuben” comes up in the Bible — referring, byt he way to one of the sons of Israel, and not your heavy metal messiah — it’s automatically a prooftext? That is the most hilarious hermeneutic I have ever laid eyes on, janeli.

    And who’s claiming that Jesus is Spirit? I affirm to you, He is in Heaven, physically and bodily, just as He was raised.

    Ruben Ecleo, on the other hand, is in jail.

    I venture to say that it is the reincanationists, who claim that Christ’s soul can be reincarnated in another human — while he still lives bodily in heaeven! — who are the real anti-christs, for reducing Jesus to some sort of reincarnatable spiritual floppy disk.

    Leave the Rubenian cult NOW, my friends, because in hell it will be too late to renounce its errors. But if you repent of your sin and trust in the Son of God, the real and true Jesus Christ (and not his paltry pretenders here on Earth), you will be saved.

  7. Paulo says:

    Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. – 1 John 4

    Jesus Christ was resurrected physically, he ascended physically, and he reigns in heaven in body — which is why no mere human can claim to be Jesus Christ in body, because Jesus’ body is in heaven, and simultaneously omnipresent, because he is God.

    Therefore, anyone who says Jesus is just a spirit which can be reincarnated at will in just any human like the False Teacher Ruben Ecleo, I regard as antichrist.

  8. Anonymous says:

    masyadong literal ang PANG-UNAWA PO NINYO. Well, SANA TAMA PO KAYO!!!


    Pls. read the following: LK. 6:37-38; ROMA 14:4; 1 COR.3:2-2

    the CASE is CLOSED, magkaiba tayo ng FAITH.”Ang IYO AY IYO, ang akin AY AKIN, ngunit ang SA IYO AY MAPAPASAAKIN.”

    SEE YOU ON THE JUDGMENT DAY!!! sana ang HALAKHAK na iyan ay walang KATAPUSAN. Have a NICE day. PEACE BE WITH YOU.

  9. Paulo says:

    Ang mapikon, talo.

    Salvation is in Jesus Christ alone. If you follow a man who claims to be Jesus simply because he is the son of a charismatic with strong political connections, then you are not even ready for the spiritual milk which Paul speaks of.

    Look away from Ruben Ecleo, and look to the true Jesus of the Bible. Believe that Christ has risen from the dead — truly risen, and not just reincarnated in imperfect man — and you will be saved.

    I do not need to judge, as Christ will come Himself at the end of time to judge. He will come as He left: bodily, out of the clouds. And I will bow at His feet, an unworthy sinner who is saved only because it was His will and His sacrifice that redeemed me.

    As for Ruben Ecleo himself, read Matthew 18:6. Judgement will come.

  10. janeli says:

    If you mixed dinuguan with chopsuey, walang lasa. My friend, KINUTYA NG MGA TAO SI KRISTO NOON, SAME WITH MY DIVINE MASTER TOO!

    Ang GINTO kung ibigay mo sa BABOY, AAPAK-APAKAN lang niya ITO!

    Kung ano ang ginawa mo sa kapwa mo tao, yan din ang gagawin sa iyo. Sabi pa ni KRISTO,”Kung ano ang ginawa mo sa kapwa mo, yan din ang ginawa mo sa akin.”

    Ang tao naghuhusga base sa nakikita’t naririnig, ang DIYOS base sa laman ng PUSO, PANANALITA’T GAWA.

    By the way, ANONG KATURUAN NI DIVINE MASTER na MALI at sinabi mong HE IS A FALSE TEACHER? You already JUDGE HIM. “Judge not so that you will not be judged.”

    SEE YOU ON THE JUDGMENT DAY. sweet dreams

  11. Anon says:

    Uy, brownpau!

    Tireless Rebutter. Don’t answer anymore. Cultists don’t think. They troll.

  12. JOY says:

    janeli is RIGHT! DO NOT JUDGE, because GOD IS THE ONLY JUDGE! I’m not one of them.


    YOU CALLED him TIRELESS REBUTTER because you can’t accept what he has.

  13. j abbot says:

    2 U PAOLO!


  14. arcel says:

    paulo my dear.tama ka jesus will come like the lightning visible sa east to the west.alam mo ba kung ano ang tinutukoy na lightning?baka ang interpretation mo naman literal…what is the shape of the lightning ?what is it made of?ano ang symbolism ng lightning?kung si jesus will come literally as it is said in Acts 1:11 how come you interpret yung isang verse sa Isaiah and also quoted by St Paul in Hebrews na ang shoot of David will be raised up to rule the Gentiles.anyway hahanapin ko ang verse and chapter para sa iyo para paisip mo rin.yung term na raised up hanapin mo sa bible it refers to the one dead formerly and now living like lazarus.ito ang tanong ko since jesus ascended in heaven how come will he be raised up?also try to face the verses or the words of jesus about john.those words of jesus will give you confidence.di mo ba alam na may verse sa bible na no one went up to heaven and come down again refers to jesus?at sa pagbalik nya may anak siya.tinatanong nga kung ano ang name nya and his son.hanapin mo sa proverbs.pag do mo nakita sirit ka sabihin ko sa iyo .pag nakita mo sabihin mo sa akin kung sino pa maliban kay jesus na umakyat at bumaba uli….ano nga pala ang middle name mo?thanks ha.sana matuwa ka dahil this page na luma na bago na ngayon at nag eenjoy ka.sabihin mo rin pala sa akin kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng lightning.meron ka ba nun?pwede ba yun?o, baka i literal mo naman ang tanong ko kung may lightning ako literal di kita masusulatan..hehehehehe….