EVANGELICAL pastor Jesse Duplantis (net worth $20-million) told viewers during a recent four-day live TV event that God was “withholding” Jesus because people weren’t giving enough money to churches.
He said on a “Victorython” broadcast:
I honestly believe this – 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.
According to The Independent, which published a bunch of snarky tweets, Duplantis said that if people called a number on their TV screens to donate cash:
God the Father would say ‘Jesus, go get ‘em.’
Here are a few tweets that followed the “Victoryton”:
• This is why Christianity is taken as a joke by so many ppl I hate to see stuff like this
• 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
• And we wonder why Christians have such a bad name … SMH
• Truly sad to think there are poor people out there calling in to give their last $10 instead of taking care of themselves.
Appearing alongside Duplantis was freaky fellow con artist Kenneth Copeland, above. His net worth his $300-million.
Hat tip: BarrieJohn