Jesus also taught that during the Tribulation the problem of false teachers and prophets will be even worse:
Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. - Matthew. 24:11 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
The word "Christ" means "anointed one" in Greek.
False Christs may or may not be known for their "religion". That can be very much secondary. Most notably, a false Christ will profess some special revelation or message (religious or not) that directs people away from the Lord Jesus Christ as their prime focus.
Many of today's secular & new age speak- ers fit into this profile. Their message is that the the ultimate controller & ultimate being that we should answer to is ourself. And that every person's ultimate dependency should rest upon himself. Of course, this kind of misleading philosophy exlcudes the need for the cross & the Savior, Christ Jesus.
Apollo C. Quiboloy - Mr. Quiboloy claims to be Jesus Christ in the following words on his website
Apollo Carreon Quiboloy is the founder and leader of the Philippines-based Restorationist Christian church, the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, Inc. He has made claims that he is the "Appointed Son of God" Wikipedia
False Christs Around the World (video)
Jose Luis: Just One of Many False Christ's
The Cult of Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda (by Pastor G. Reckart)
José Luis de Jesús Miranda (born April 22, 1946 in Ponce, Puerto Rico), founder and leader of Creciendo en Gracia sect (Growing In Grace International Ministry, Inc.), based in Miami, Florida. He claims to be both Jesus Christ returned and the Antichrist, and exhibits a "666" tattoo on his forearm. He has referred to himself as Jesucristo Hombre, which translates to "Jesus Christ made Man"
He teaches that Peter, James, and John conspired to silence and eventually kill the Apostle Paul so that they could establish their new religion of a false Jesus. They would keep people in bondage to a form of the law of Moses where sin was the focus of salvation. These wanted to remove the doctrine of grace that Paul was preaching that there was no more sin. Miranda teaches that the lies and falsehood of Peter, James, and John have been successful for nearly 2000 years and the Roman Catholic Church along with all other religious groups are keeping this veil over the world's eyes. But, according to Miranda, God has sent His Christ back to the world and he is this new Jesus. He will remove the veil from the eyes of the people and those who follow him in his new kingdom will stand victorious against all of the enemies of God. His followers will establish His government on the earth among the Latin/Spanish people. Together, he and his followers will take over the world and run the government of this new kingdom. According to Miranda, God's Kingdom is one of complete grace therefore God's people are above sin, they cannot sin no matter what they do, since they are the predestinated Elect. More ---> http://jesus-messiah.com/miranda/miranda.html
Being Tricked By The Anti-Christ
List of messiah claimants.