Televangelist Jesse Duplantis not too long ago requested his fans to assist pay for a $54 million personal jet as a result of Jesus Christ “wouldn’t be using a donkey.”
“I would like you to consider in me for a Falcon 7X,” Duplantis stated in his weekly video deal with, “This Week with Jesse.” “Pray about changing into a spouse to it.”
Duplantis believes the brand new jet will permit his ministry to trip globally to unfold the gospel with no need to refuel. If a success, the expensive acquire would be the fourth jetliner the ministry will personal.
“We’re believing God for a brand spanking new Falcon 7X, so we will be able to move any place on the planet in a single forestall,” Duplantis stated within the video message. “Now other folks say, ‘My lord, can’t you move with this one?’ Sure, however I will be able to’t move in a single forestall. If I will be able to do it for one forestall, I will be able to fly it for lots less expensive as a result of I’ve my very own gas farm. And that’s what’s a blessing of the lord.”
Other folks took to social media to precise their discontent over Duplantis’ request.
How about elevating $54 million to offer to the deficient and assist the ones in want as a substitute of a 4th personal jet? God doesnt choose wealthy over the deficient.
— Ryan (@Ecoguy4431) Might 30, 2018
This isn’t the primary time a minister has requested for a brand new personal jet.
In 2015, televangelist Creflo Greenback requested his fans to assist his ministry acquire a $65 million jet. That very same yr, Kenneth Copeland’s ministry effectively bought a Gulfstream V jet value hundreds of thousands.
“Glory to God! It’s Ours!” the Kenneth Copeland Ministry web page posted. “The Gulfstream V is in our arms!”
Additionally, Copeland’s tv program “Believer’s Voice of Victory”, held a phase with Duplantis to talk about the adaptation between industrial airplanes and a non-public jets to unfold the gospel. The ministers argued that flying on a industrial aircraft can be very similar to flying with “a number of demons.”
All over the phase, Duplantis mentions a time when he needed to unbuckle his seat belt as a way to talk to God.
“You couldn’t have finished that over an airline,” Copeland stated. “Get up and say, ‘What did you are saying, Lord?’”
Duplantis didn’t right away reply for remark.
The Nationwide Affiliation of Evangelicals president Leith Anderson puzzled the effectiveness of passing the providing plate on this means announcing, “I stay pondering how a lot excellent $54 million would bless the deficient as a substitute.”