Jesse Duplantis, the Destrehan-based prosperity gospel televangelist with a global reach, is asking disciples for money to buy a jet that costs $54 million “so we can go anywhere in the world in one stop.” He seeks the donations in a video posted last week on his ministry’s website.
“The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” Jeremiah 5:31 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: People get mad at me for exposing the religious con game known as both the Prosperity Gospel and the Word Of Faith Movement. Here we find millionaire televangelists, even one claiming to be a billionaire, who have gotten stupendously wealthy by preaching lies that appeal to the innate greed of the people in their congregations. “Want to be rich?”, they tease. All you have to do is “send in your seed faith of a thousand dollars“, and God will then “reward you a hundred fold”. Hmm, now if that were true, wouldn’t the preachers be giving away money instead of asking for it? Today’s article shows the current trend among these false teachers to outdo each other by seeing who can buy the flashiest, most expensive private luxury jet. Click here to read the NTEB ‘Cults & False Teachers’ story archive. If you find your pastor listed there, time to get a new church that teaches the Bible.
“I really believe that if the Lord Jesus Christ was physically on the Earth today, he wouldn’t be riding a donkey,” Duplantis says in the video. “He’d be in an airplane flying all over the world.”
He says his 40-year-old Jesse Duplantis Ministries has paid cash for three private jets and been “just burning them up for the Lord Jesus Christ.” The most recent purchase was in 2006, he says.
Now he has his sights set on a Dassault Falcon 7X, a three-engine jet with a range of 5,950 nautical miles. Its customizable cabins accommodate 12 to 16 passengers. A 2017 write-up on SherpaReport.com, a website focused on private aviation, said the list price for a new Falcon 7X was $54 million.
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— Jesse Duplantis (@jesse_duplantis) May 21, 2018
Duplantis’ solicitation comes four months after another televangelist, the Newark, Texas-based Kenneth Copeland, announced he had bought a new Gulfstream V jet. That aircraft, when first sold in 1998, carried a $36 million price tag, The Christian Post reports.
Watch Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis justify their luxury private jets while calling their followers ‘demons’
Professional evangelical mercenaries Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis, feeling the sting of conviction for their lavish sheep-funded lifestyles, have released a video to support their traveling around in private luxury jets. This video speaks for itself, click to watch now.
In 2015, Duplantis and Copeland defended their use of private jets. In a segment on Copeland’s television program, they argued that commercial planes were full of “a bunch of demons” that will bog down their busy schedules with prayer requests, The Washington Times reported. source