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A prosperity gospel televangelist from Louisiana says Jesus has asked him to buy a new private jet. And wouldn't you know it, Jesus has real nice taste in planes.

Jesse Duplantis, leader of Jesse Duplantis Ministries and the owner of three other private jets, is asking his followers to chip in so his ministry can purchase a brand new Dassault Falcon 7X, which runs about $54 million.

In a video recently published on his website, Duplantis says the planes get him closer to the Lord -- both literally and figuratively -- and he had a divine conversation in which Jesus asked for the new aircraft by name.

"It was one of the greatest statements the Lord ever told me, he said, 'Jesse do you want to come up where I'm at?'" the minister says. "'I want you to bleed me for a Falcon 7X.'"
By "bleed," Duplantis -- er, Jesus -- apparently meant "ask for donations."

Duplantis goes on to tell his followers that jets, especially nice ones with good fuel efficiency, allow him and his ministries to reach more people around the world. And no, it wouldn't technically be his, it would be the ministry's.

"All it's gonna do is it's going to touch people, it's going to reach people, it's going to change lives one soul at a time," Duplantis said of the aircraft.

"I really believe that if Jesus was physically on the earth today, he wouldn't be riding a donkey," he added with a chuckle.

Jesse Duplantis, CNN 11 Comments [6/14/2018 10:58:49 AM]
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Pharaoh Bastethotep

'cause Jesus, he knows me, and he knows I'm right...

6/14/2018 11:00:29 AM

shy

A prosperity gospel televangelist from Louisiana says Jesus has asked him to buy a new private jet.


lol no

If Jesus is talking to you, it's time to talk to the men in white coats.

6/14/2018 11:01:56 AM

Tyler-045

If Jesus was real, a Donkey is exactly what he'd be riding.

6/14/2018 11:27:13 AM



Have you read the bible? Ever? Did you skip Matthew and Ezekiel? Jesus would oppose prosperity gospel

6/14/2018 11:41:08 AM

Anon-e-moose

he added with a chuckle

There's an extremely good reason why you're known as Sheep , fundies.

Wolves, however, as smarter. We don't allow fleecers such as this slime anywhere near our money.

Speaking of smart people, good to see you back, shy. b^_^d

6/14/2018 12:23:13 PM

Skyknight

"I really believe that if Jesus was physically on the earth today, he wouldn't be riding a donkey," he added with a chuckle.


Probably not. He'd probably be looking at a bicycle. If he had to travel a highway, station wagon or minivan would be my guess (q.v. seating capacity).

But seriously, how does spreading the gospel require four jets? What can they do that commercial airliners can't?

6/14/2018 1:14:21 PM

The Crimson Ghost

I will never understand exactly how people continue to fall for this nonsense. This asshole couldn't make his greed & hypocrisy any more obvious, so what's their excuse for being so gullible? Are these people just plain stupid?!

6/14/2018 1:18:08 PM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

Can't God just spare even one angel for such a holy man as you to carry you on its wings?

6/14/2018 1:44:12 PM

Citizen Justin

Personally I think He'd be on a motorbike, but it wouldn't be a Harley or a Suzuki Hayabusa, it would be more like a Honda C90.

6/14/2018 3:48:35 PM

ChrisBP747

@Skyknight

Haven't you heard? According to these hacks, commercial airlines are just so full of "demons" and "sinful people" that they fear that their precious spiritual health is in danger just by flying with them. Obviously giving into greed (a sin by the way in and of itself) and letting other people buy you four planes for yourself is the only way to deal with this problem (sarcasm if it wasn't obvious)!

6/14/2018 4:00:21 PM

Kadorhal

Duplantis goes on to tell his followers that jets, especially nice ones with good fuel efficiency, allow him and his ministries to reach more people around the world. And no, it wouldn't technically be his, it would be the ministry's.


Technically the ministry's private jet that only Duplantis can use, that nobody else can even look at or help maintain without Duplantis' explicit permission and supervision, that Duplantis will probably charge a couple hundred bucks to come along with whenever he flies. The private jet that will allow Duplantis' ministry to reach more people around the world, so long as the part of the world they're in is the Bahamas or Costa Rica or other nice places like that.

Imagine that!


The best part, though, is that now he's trying to backtrack and claim that he never asked his followers to buy him a Dassault Falcon 7X - he just asked them to believe a Dassault Falcon 7X into existence for him.

It's like he saw that stupid "747 created itself" argument every creationist keeps using and, rather than thinking "hah, you evolutionists are stupid for believing this thing we think you believe", he thought "hey, willing a plane into existence would actually be really convenient, let's try it".

6/15/2018 12:51:11 PM

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