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.
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
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...
I give to places like St Jude's or Feeding America in the name of God and not to millionaire Televangelist and prosperity preachers.— MaRe (@maparen) September 22, 2021
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?
I wonder where in the Bible @CopelandNetwork found the support for his statement that viewers can speed up the return of Christ by donating. I've never read it. 🤔🧐😒— The GOP Failed Our Country (@TXNinWisconsin) September 22, 2021
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...
Pretty sure Jesus has not returned cause these snake oil salesmen have taken the good book and turned it into a multi million dollar pyramid scheme, of which they brag about it— 3JT (@buzzTime169) September 22, 2021
It's shocking that people like this are allowed any air time, let alone preach the word of God. Damn.