Evangelical pastor claims Jesus hasn’t returned because people aren’t donating money
Jesus will rise... but only with a small donation of £9.99 a month
Right-wing evangelical pastor, Jesse Duplantis, claims that Jesus has not yet returned because people are not donating enough money to churches.
During a recent four-day live TV event entitled Victorython, Duplantis claimed that people are not being generous enough to churches, hence why Jesus has not returned from the dead.
Participating in a "Victorython" fundraiser for Kenneth Copeland's ministry, right-wing pastor Jesse Duplantis brags about being a multi-millionaire with his own private plane while telling viewers that they can "speed up" the return of Christ by donating. pic.twitter.com/3VE6sETWBB
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) September 22, 2021
“I honestly believe this — the reason why Jesus hasn’t come is because people are not giving the way God told them to give,” he said, “when you understand this, you can speed up the time.”
He continued to suggest that if people called the number at the bottom of the screen, “God the Father would say ‘Jesus, go get ‘em.’”
These are the greatest con men… maybe ever. https://t.co/ZfYj2Ld5B0
— Andre Medeiros (@andremedeiros44) September 23, 2021
He continued: “I realized that I will not move people emotionally to give.
“I’m gonna have people move according to the word of God. What is God saying to you?"
It can be assumed that no one donated enough as the BBC is yet to report the messiah returning from the grave.
Tax exempt! Anyway, don’t forget to send your tithe in. We accept credit cards, checks, cash & wire transfers! Blessed. https://t.co/XaVOd1VBw4
— Dr. Pablo Pistola (@drpablopistola) September 24, 2021
People online have been quick to criticise Duplantis, with one writing, "Can you believe this crap? How can people be so lost and not understand that you don't have to fund the lives of Pathetic People like these?"
"Do not listen to these Evil Men! They are what is wrong with this world. This is what the Bible says to avoid, is ministers like these!!" wrote another.
How is this legal?
Saying that viewers can "speed up the return of Christ by donating" should 100% count as false advertising, right? https://t.co/HaDwWrulKE
— Lord Rev. Bryan Young (@BryanIsTheKing) September 24, 2021
Another reverend tweeted: "How is this legal? Saying that viewers can "speed up the return of Christ by donating" should 100% count as false advertising, right?"
Someone who seems to have lost their faith wrote: "The manipulation! They’re all the same. This is why I can’t, in good faith, even call myself a Christian anymore. I believe in Christ’s teachings but the institution of the church is evil, backwards and predatory."
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