Pastor Says Reason Jesus Hasn’t Returned Is People Aren't Donating | 22 Words

An Evangelical pastor claims Jesus wants more people to donate to the church, admitting we have more chance of him returning to earth if we do.

These bizarre claims come from Jesse Duplantis, a right-wing evangelical pastor, who gloats about being a multi-millionaire.

He admitted that he "honestly [believes]" that the only reason Jesus hasn't made a return is because people aren't digging deep enough into their pockets.

He shared his thoughts on live TV, during a 4-day stint for the Victory channel called Victorython... And you're not going to believe what he said...

As per a clip shared to Twitter by Right Wing Watch, he said on the show: "The reason why Jesus hasn't come is because people are not giving the way God told them to give. When you understand this, you can speed up the time."

Duplantis went on to explain his theory later on in the clip...

Saying: "If people would call this number and put this victory all over the world, every available voice, every available outlet, God the Father would say, 'Jesus, go get 'em.' Because, you see, he wants to see us as much as we want to see him... And so what is hindering all these things is because people are not doing in the financial realm — because we're living in an economic world — what God's called them to do."

So all this time, all we needed to do was pay Jesus to make him visit?

Duplantis continued: "So I don't have a problem with giving, I don't have a problem with receiving. It doesn't make any difference, I just made up my mind, I want Jesus to come."

Duplantis' comments have understandably ruffled a few feathers, with people questioning how anyone could buy into what he's saying...

It's shocking that people like this are allowed any air time, let alone preach the word of God. Damn.