We have all, at some point, undoubtedly been exposed to the horde of modern-day religious capitalists who boast some intrinsic sanctity on television. These “televangelists” promise devotees medical miracles, solutions to familial and economic struggles and divine intervention — for a price. But now these “holy” men are promising an accelerated return of Jesus if people just send them more money.
During a recent Victorython on the Victory channel, evangelical pastor Jesse Duplantis told the audience that the reason Jesus hasn’t come back yet is because people aren’t donating to their churches generously enough.
“I honestly believe this — the reason why Jesus hasn’t come is because people are not giving the way God told them to give,” he said.
“I realized that I will not move people emotionally to give,” he said later in the segment. “I’m gonna have people move according to the word of God. What is God saying to you? … 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 I don’t have a problem with giving, I don’t have a problem with receiving. It doesn’t make any difference,” he continued. “I just made up my mind, I want Jesus to come.”
Yup, it seems ludicrous that anyone could buy into their scam. However, these televangelists make millions of dollars each year from their deceptions.
Watch the video below, via Right Wing Watch:
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