A televangelist with several viewers over the world claims that Jesus has urged him to buy a fourth private jet.
Jesse Duplantis from Louisiana is asking his supporters to make a contribution he can buy a new Dassault Falcon 7X, the first business jet which costs around $54 million.
In a video recently posted on the Jesse Duplantis Ministries website, the preacher states that aircraft bring him closer to God — in both literal and figurative sense — and in a divine discourse Lord Jesus, Lord Jesus asked him to buy a Falcon 7X.
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— Jesse Duplantis (@jesse_duplantis) May 21, 2018
Although Duplantis claims that he was initially reluctant about purchasing the private jet, Jesus assured him by telling him that he does not have to pay for Falcon 7X. He just needs to believe for it.
Even though it isn’t uncommon for evangelists to own private jets, Duplantis’ request for donations has raised eyebrows.
The appeal for a fourth private Jet has sent waves of disbelief rolling across the Twitterverse.
Twitteratis responded to it by citing Bible verses cautioning against avarice and false prophets. Some suggested that the money could be used for philanthropic causes.
“For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.”
1 Timothy 6:10
— Tom Eubank (@tomeubank) May 30, 2018
68 years old minister says that he is aware that not everybody thinks that preachers need private jets. He added that he is just trying to follow one off of the last commandments: “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
He says that considering his age, he cannot be expected to follow the command by traveling via card, ship or train. He can do it by an aircraft.