Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. I have a question concerning this verse and general warning not to follow. I understand the religious climate around the world is different in each country and there are people who have said "I am Christ" but overall history has only recorded around 14 people who have actually stated they are Christ rather a small percentage when the scripture refers to many. Therefore my question is this, since Christ is in italics indicating it is not part of the original language, is it possible that the passage might be instructing us that the people that come in my name are simply people claiming to be Christians? And that the general warning is for true believers not to be duped by men and women who claim to be Christians and claim to have the answers that will make them the Savior mankind?