Right-wing evangelical pastor, Jesse Duplantis, claims that Jesus has not yet returned because people are not donating enough money to churches.
During a recent four-day live TV event entitled Victorython, Duplantis claimed that people are not being generous enough to churches, hence why Jesus has not returned from the dead. He says:
“I honestly believe this — the reason why Jesus hasn’t come is because people are not giving the way God told them to give, when you understand this, you can speed up the time.”
He continued to suggest that if people called the number at the bottom of the screen, “God the Father would say ‘Jesus, go get ‘em.’” He continues:
I realized that I will not move people emotionally to give. I’m gonna have people move according to the word of God. What is God saying to you?
It can be assumed that no one donated enough as the BBC is yet to report the messiah returning from the grave.
People online have been quick to criticise Duplantis, with one writing:
“Can you believe this crap? How can people be so lost and not understand that you don’t have to fund the lives of Pathetic People like these? Do not listen to these Evil Men! They are what is wrong with this world. This is what the Bible says to avoid, is ministers like these!!” wrote another.
Another reverend tweeted: “How is this legal? Saying that viewers can “speed up the return of Christ by donating” should 100% count as false advertising, right?”