"There is only one savior, and it is not me. #Jesus," he tweeted.
As of this writing, the short message has been retweeted over 750 times.
"Well played," a post at Twitchy said, praising Rubio for rejecting Time's characterization.
One commenter at The Blaze said the only reason Time likes Rubio is because he supports Obama's immigration policy.
"As usual, the press is trying to find another puppet for their cause in the GOP," the commenter added.
In the featured article, Michael Grunwald wrote that "just two years after he arrived in Washington, the charismatic conservative often hailed as the Tea Party’s answer to Barack Obama has emerged as the most influential voice in the national debate over immigration reform."
He also called Rubio a "key player" in the GOP's "efforts to make up to Hispanic voters" after the 2012 election. Grunwald also claimed that Republican candidates proposed putting alligators on the southern border, but he did not name who those candidates were. The only reference we could find on Google came from Barack Obama, who made the accusation in May 2011.
"Ed Gillespie, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said Rubio is the 'most natural communicator' in the GOP since Ronald Reagan," USA Today added. "I’ve not said that of anyone before,” he added.
"When he speaks, it's like someone tapped a tuning fork. He just hums," Gillespie said.
An article at the Washington Post called Rubio "the new leader" of the GOP and hints that he may seek the presidency.
The Post went on to say that Rubio has become "decidedly deft" at working with both the Tea Party and the GOP establishment.
"That decidedly rare skill — Boehner, Mitt Romney, John McCain and many others lack it — coupled with the sense that Rubio is the person best positioned to put a Republican back in the White House in 2016 — could well provide the momentum he needs to be the GOP’s answer, figuratively and literally, to President Obama," the Post added.