Prosperity gospel televangelist Jesse Duplantis says God told him to he needs a $54 million jet because “If Jesus was on the Earth today, he wouldn’t be riding a donkey.”
In a recent video the popular televangelist explains that God told him he needs a new jet. In particular, God says Duplantis needs a Dassault Falcon 7X, a three-engine private jet capable of carrying 12 to 16 passengers at speeds up to 700 miles per hour.
The Falcon 7X has a range of almost 6,000 miles and costs about $54 million new. If Duplantis gets his new jet, it would be the fourth plane owned by Jesse Duplantis Ministries.
Appearing in a video on “This Week with Jesse,” Duplantis makes a fundraising appeal for his new jet, declaring:
You know I’ve owned three different jets in my life and used them and used them and just burning them up for the Lord.
Now some people believe that preachers shouldn’t have jets. I really believe that preachers ought to go on every available voice, every available outlet, to get this gospel preached to the world.
The televangelist continued:
If Jesus was physically on the Earth today, he wouldn’t be riding a donkey. Think about that for a minute. He’d be in an airplane preaching the Gospel all over the world.
Duplantis is known for preaching the controversial “prosperity gospel,” an immoral but popular method of relieving Christians of their hard earned cash; a method used by many if not all televangelists.
The prosperity gospel, or prosperity theology, is a popular Christian doctrine that promotes the idea that financial donations to Christian ministries will always increase the faithful’s material wealth.
The message is stupid but simple: Money is a seed, and if you give money to the supposed messenger of God, in this case Duplantis, your “seed investment” will be returned to you by your imaginary God in a harvest of cash.
It is a deplorable con used to hustle gullible rubes blinded by ignorance and religious superstition.
In 2015, Duplantis appeared with fellow televangelist Kenneth Copeland where they defended their need for private jets, arguing that flying commercial in this “dope-filled world” means they would be getting into “a long tube” filled with “a bunch of demons.”
Bottom line: Televangelist Duplantis is a charlatan and a fraud, and he wants your money.