Raj Patel‚Äôs desk sits in a dusty, cement-floored nook in his garage, just beyond a parked gray Prius, near the washer and dryer. They are humble surroundings for a god.
‚ÄúIt is absurd to be put in this position, when I‚Äôm just some bloke,‚ÄĚ Mr. Patel said.
A native of London now living on Potrero Hill in San Francisco, Mr. Patel suddenly finds himself an unlikely object of worship, proclaimed the messiah Maitreya by followers of the New Age religious sect Share International.
He was raised as a Hindu and had never heard of the group. He has no desire for deification. But he may not have a choice.
Matthew 28 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." ---NASB
It's a shame that this man who all this attention is on, isn't or doesn't become a Christian, he would make a great witness for Christ, at the moment however he is making a great witness for the foolishness of men.
Proverbs 1 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 18 2 A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.---NASB