An evangelical pastor has said that Jesus has not returned back to Earth because people have not donated enough cash to their churches.
Jesse Duplantis, the pastor, was speaking during a four-day event named “Victorython” when he maid the claim.
Duplantis told the viewers that if congregations handed over more cash, they could speed up the return of Jesus.
During the session, he said:
I honestly believe this – the reason why Jesus hasn’t come is because people are not giving the way God told them to give.
The pastor then urged people to pick up their phones and call the number on their screen and make a donation right away.
He went on:
I really believe this, if people would call this number, and put this Victory all over the world, every available voice, every available outlet – the Father would say, ‘Jesus, go get ’em’. Because you see, He wants to see us as much as we want to see Him. Do you see what I’m saying? And 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. You know? He’s called us to do that. I don’t have a problem with giving, I don’t have a problem with receiving – it doesn’t make any difference, I just made up my mind, I want Jesus to come.
He also bragged in the show that he was a multi-millionaire.
At one point, he joked about owning a jet, which he says he is going to hand over the day after the “Rapture”.
The Rapture, in Christianity, the eschatological (concerned with the last things and Endtime) belief that both living and dead believers will ascend into heaven to meet Jesus Christ at the Second Coming (Parousia).
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