- A TikTok account shares videos of a computer-generated Jesus that talks
- The digital form gives blessings or damnation if users do not share videos
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Jesus has made his way to TikTok, gaining over nine million likes on 70 videos.
Daily Believer’s profile shares AI-generated clips showing the Biblical figure with long hair, a beard and blue eyes based on the 1940 painting ‘Head of Christ.’
Each video shows computer-generated Jesus telling viewers that if they believe in God, they must share this video with their friends and family and comment, ‘I believe.’
If TikTok users do not comply, the digital Christ threatens them with ‘damnation.’
Jesus has made his way to TikTok, gaining over nine million likes on 70 videos
Each video shows computer-generated Jesus telling viewers that if they believe in God, they must share this video with their friends and family and comment, ‘I believe’
The videos feature different blessings for various people and occasions.
And many of them start with Jesus saying, ‘Hey.’
Brandon Dean, professor of religious studies at the University of Iowa, wrote for The Conversation: ‘I argue that this TikTok phenomenon, in which viewers are promised good luck for sharing, liking and commenting on videos of a computer-generated Jesus, is close to what is known as the prosperity gospel – that is, a Christian belief that God will reward faith with this-worldly comforts, like health and wealth.’
‘Welcome Jesus Home,’ pinned to the top of the TikTok profile, is the most popular video on the page with 22.2 million views.
‘This video brings a special visitor to you, straight from my home. He is someone I know very well, his name is Jesus Christ. He is ready to enter your life, bring protection to your family, and cleanse your heart with His love,’ the caption reads/
Daily Believer’s profile shares AI-generated clips showing the Biblical figure with long hair, a beard and blue eyes based on the 1940 painting ‘Head of Christ’
The same video offers a kind of damnation to users who do not share the clip with friends and family.
‘If you reject, remember what He said. ‘If you deny me before me, I will deny you before the Father,’ the AI Jesus says, reciting Matthew 3:10.
Daily Believer has more than 813,000 followers and over 9.2 million likes.
Christian TikTok has become a popular search, with a trove of videos and accounts dedicated to the religion.
In 2020, a TikToker by the name of Felicia, who was a self-proclaimed atheist, revealed she had turned to God after watching videos like TikTok Jesus, Christen Post reports.
The user pleaded with her followers for ‘help’ because she was feeling conflicted after identifying as an atheist for so long.
‘Now I’m really confused because all I see are videos about God and Jesus, and I actually prayed the other night, and I don’t know why,’ she explained in a video removed due to her previous account being hacked.
‘I guess I need help because I just don’t know where to start. I just don’t get how, if you guys claim He loves me so much, I don’t understand why I have denied Him so many times.’
She released another video the next day, sharing that she had overcome her fear of vulnerability with her new found faith.