Jemima Wilkinson was born in Rhode Island during 1752. Her Quaker parents provided a religious education, but she later became a religion unto herself. She was a very capable speaker who convinced a following of 250 people that she had been raised from the dead at age twenty. They thought she was the Messiah. At one point in her ministry she took her flock to a lake and begged the question, Do you think I can walk on this water like Jesus did? They affirmed she could, so the spiritual leader said, Then there is no point in me doing it. When she died in 1820, the sect followed her strict orders, Don't bury me, because God is going to raise me from the dead. As Wilkinson's body decomposed, her following died off as well. False gods give false hopes, but Jesus Christ is the Truth that can set you free.
I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me - John 14:6