Sergei Torop, who has about 5,000 followers, heads the Church of the Last Testament. He also wrote ten volumes which it claims are “a sequel to the Bible.”
Before claiming to be the incarnation of Jesus Christ, Torop had worked as a traffic police officer. He allegedly used his followers for profit. (Read: North Korea Shoots Dead South Korean Officials, Burns His Body)
While claiming to be the modern-day Messiah and leader of the Church of the Last Testament, Torop was often seen wearing a white robe.
Two other leaders of the Church of the Last Testament Vadim Redkin and Vladimir Vedernikov, were also arrested and detained.
Judge Alla Veselykh of the court in Novosibirsk, Siberia’s largest city, was quoted as saying Mirror, Thursday (24/9/2020), said; “Torop will be detained for two months, until November 22”.
All three were accused of using psychological violence which caused some followers to endanger their health.
Sect leaders are accused of using their followers’ money to make a profit. They face up to 12 years in prison if convicted. (Read: Stupid, the Icelandic Church Shows Pictures of Breasts of Jesus Under a Rainbow)