During a fundraising marathon on Victory Channel in the United States, evangelical pastor Jesse Duplantis, 72, used a controversial argument in a bid to encourage viewers to donate more money to churches.
In front of the camera, he said, “I sincerely believe this: The reason Jesus did not return is because people don’t give back what God said about them.” “When you understand that, you can hurry him back.”
The telepastor went even further: “If they do this (give more), God will say, ‘Jesus, go and get them.'” “He wants to see us as much as we want to see him. They are doing in the financial realm – because we live in an economic world – what God called them to do.”
Jesse Duplantis is known in the American media as an ardent supporter of the right and a critic of progressive agendas. Before he became an evangelical in the 1970s, he was a Catholic. In his youth, he was a member of some heavy metal bands.
According to Forbes magazine’s fortunes, the American pastor, who has his own church, with branches in Europe and Australia, has assets of $20 million, or about 106 million Brazilian riyals.
In 2018, he asked his pupils to help pay for the purchase of an executive jet. According to the channel, he said, “I can’t ride a donkey like Jesus.” News letters.
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