We all know that Jesus Christ died on the cross to save us from sins. We can never forget the injuries, the lacerations, the mocking, and the crucifixion wounds that he had to endure for the sake human kind. Since then, there are people who received those wounds called “stigmata” and most of them are now saints in Roman Catholic.
Recently, a baby boy was born in Quezon City, Philippines with strange stigmata-like sores resembling the injuries suffered by Christ during his crucifixion. The news about the boy’s stigmata is already drawing a lot of believers across the Philippines. And thousands have already assembled around the Quezón City General Hospital, hopeful that they can see the “blessed” child.
In the morning of March 15, 2015, Jejomar Castillo was born weighing 3.2 kilograms. But the boy had peculiar marks on his hands, feet, and face.
These marks resemble the wounds suffered by Jesus Christ when he was crucified. These wounds bleed regularly and it doesn’t heal completely.
The news about the so-called “blessed” child spread like wildfire, from the hospital, and across the Philippines.
Little did they know, thousands had already gathered inside and outside the building, praying and chanting like “Welcome to the Saviour” and “Thank you God for sending Jejomar“
Ph.D. Merlyn Cruz, one of the country’s top microbiological experts said, “The baby boy suffers a very rare syndrome causing localized purpura, which is characterized by red or purple discolorations on the skin.”
She also said “I have to admit that this is an amazing case”, “Only a handful of similar cases have been recorded throughout history, and it’s the first time on a baby, so the scientific knowledge accumulated about his pathology is very scarce. We are doing a series of tests to determine what these sores actually are and what is causing them to appear, but we have found nothing yet.”
Many believe that these mysterious wounds of this child are associated in the biblical “Return of Jesus Christ”, and it seems that passionate Christians are already calling him a saint. It feels like baby Jejomar Castillo fate would revolve around his mysterious wounds.
People who received stigmata in the past had a common thing; they all experience the suffering of our Lord Jesus Christ through those wounds. One of them is Marie Rose Ferron who bore all the wounds of Christ at once until she died at the age of 33, same age Jesus Christ died.
Truth unfold: Here in Wereblog we don’t post craps, we want to deliver awesome but real stories as much as possible. We were intrigued by the news so we did a little research, apparently, this could be just another hoax. We searched other news related to “Jejomar Castillo” and we couldn’t find any reliable sources that make it more doubtful. Although there’s a real Ph.D. named Merlyn Cruz, but we aren’t sure if she is related to this case. One netizen also commented the real photo which leads to the conclusion that the photo above is just photoshopped. The site Coolbuster even debunked the news showing that logo of the Quezon City General Hospital is different from those on the “blessed boy’s photos.”
Here’s the real photo:
And he is not a boy but a girl named “Danica May Camacho” the world’s seven billionth baby, born in Jose Fabella Hospital in Manila, Philippines.
Here’s the comparison from Cool Buster:
Real or fake let us all be reminded that there is one true God watching us. Be aware of the false prophet as one Bible verse said “At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” – Matthew 24:23-24 New International Version.
We must not focus our faith on statues, saints, or false prophets, rather have a direct faith in God. This may be just a reminder that Jesus suffered and died for us!