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Jesse Duplantis, leader of the Jesse Duplantis Ministries, is asking his congregation to buy 1 more private jet to add to the 3 the ministry already has.

According to CNN, Duplantis had said Jesus told him to tell his congregation to get him a new plane. He said:

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? I want you to bleed me for a Falcon 7X.”

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.

I really believe that if Jesus was physically on the earth today, he wouldn’t be riding a donkey.

Gospel singer Kirk Franklin has, however, called the preacher out.

Kirk, in an Instagram post, encouraged other Christians to stand up to injustices perpetrated by other Christians in the church. He wrote:

This is Jessie Duplantis. A televangelist who has (three) planes, and is now telling us that “Jesus” wants us to buy him another one. I’m posting this because now that we see popular culture stand up to the injustices in mainstream society, I believe the church should do the same for its own as well. WE should take the lead when there is an abuse of power that affects our message to the masses; our silence can be as loud as the bigotry and racism we see in the public square. Many of these “ministries” built their wealth on the backs of poor rural minorities that put their trust in the hands of “god’s shepherds” only to see the prosperity benefit those doing the preaching. Again, there are GREAT Christian leaders, and there is NOTHING wrong with having a plane… but if the burden falls on the less fortunate and GREED is the check written by those drowning in socio-economic rivers of systemic disparities, GOD is not flying that plane.

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This is Jessie Duplantis. A televangelist who has four planes, and is now telling us that “Jesus” wants us to buy him another one. I’m posting this because now that we see popular culture stand up to the injustices in mainstream society, I believe the church should do the same for its own as well. WE should take the lead when there is an abuse of power that affects our message to the masses; our silence can be as loud as the bigotry and racism we see in the public square. Many of these “ministries” built their wealth on the backs of poor rural minorities that put their trust in the hands of “god’s shepherds” only to see the prosperity benefit those doing the preaching. Again, there are GREAT Christian leaders, and there is NOTHING wrong with having a plane… but if the burden falls on the less fortunate and GREED is the check written by those drowning in socio-economic rivers of systemic disparities, GOD is not flying that plane.

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21 Comments

  1. Ajala & Foodie

    May 31, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Amen!!! I have said this when Joyce Meyer talked about getting a tattoo just to provoke over zealous religious bigots in Christiandom. It is high time we Christians begin to call this inappropriate behaviors out. If not we are no better than the perps themselves and no better than the Muslims we condemn for not speaking against the extremists in their midst (Yes, I am aware that there are Muslims that do speak up). Nevertheless, prominent people of said faith, such as Kirk in this case, openly and publicly condemns such nonsense then we are on the right track. Before anyone comes on here talking any “touch not” or “you did not call this men”. Go read your Bible and read where Paul openly and publicly condemn Peter, who Jesus told “On this Stone I will build my Church”. I mean it does not get more called than that, If he can be called out then I believe no one is not only beyond reproach but beyond being called out as well.

    • Zee

      May 31, 2018 at 10:55 pm

      Please…. Dan Allah Dan Anabi! Leave Muslims out of this garbage Biko! Face ya Greedy Church Leaders okay!

  2. Amaa

    May 31, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    It’s about time they started calling out their own.The original prosperity preachers kwenu ?.

  3. Sonia Paloma

    May 31, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Ahhh but some people are werey ooo. They dont have conscience at all. God is indeed too patient
    After 4 private Jets, you want another one? old papa, sell the 4 you have and buy the new one you want
    Radarada!

  4. Cmbo

    May 31, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Evil thrives in silence. Majority of the hypocrites and judgemental people are in the church, so i wonder why they always turn away when their leaders are messing up. Weldone Kirk, this is very necessary,

  5. Amaka

    May 31, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    It’s not in Nigeria alone that you have criminals on the pulpit. It’s happening here in the USA. It’s about time we tell this greedy fools that enough is enough. Three planes and you are asking for a new one? That is NOTHING BUT GREED written all over it. Very soon every member of Jesse Duplantis’ family will have a plane to their name, while poor people are on every corner of our streets asking for food to eat. I can’t. This Christian religion of a thing is just making me want to think again, and question if there is God. This is total and complete business. GREED TO THE HIGHEST ORDER, yes that’s what this so called pastors or men of God are, really. GREEDY FOOLS. By the way, I am a strong believer in Christ, because I have seen Him move in my life. But this preachers/pastors/men of God/ whatever they call themselves, I wish God will just speak up against them in a way the whole world will hear about their lies, whenever they say God said to them.

  6. Kemi Adekunle

    May 31, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Brethren in Christ, we cannot remain silent and continue to defend these indefensible practices. When we remain silent in the name of ‘touch not my anointed’ which the preachers use to gag us into silence by the way. When we who know better but remain silent during these times, we become complicit in these injustices and we are just as guilty as those amongst us who continue to fleece the good people of GOD. That’s how crimes against humanity like slavery were propagated and even defended using the Bible because those who know or knew better chose to remain silent. Will we continue to remain silent? May our God given conscience judge us if we choose to remain silent and let the good people of God carry on being fleeced. Time is up, enough is enough now.

    • Cocoa

      June 1, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      This is true…no one is above correction nor rebuke.

  7. THE MUMMY

    May 31, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    ‘Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm’ has destroyed Christianity. People are afraid to tell their pastors they are messing up because of this. On the last day we will be shocked who the REAL prophets and anointed ones are, hmmmm, none of your mega pastors may even be amongst them. O ma she o!! What a pity!!

  8. CLIVE JONES

    May 31, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    OONLY AMERICNS ARE STUPIF ENOUGH TO FALL FOR THIS CON TRICK

    • Uberhaute Looks

      June 1, 2018 at 12:32 am

      You’ll be so surprised so many Nigerians have and are still falling for it.
      I have a friend, she had to remove her children from their school to their church’s own because her husband is part time pastor and could lose his position since they need parishioners children to fill up the newly built school.
      I was so dumbfounded and wondered what happened to freedom to choose?

    • Cocoa

      June 1, 2018 at 8:07 pm

      Once coercion is involved…its pretty obvious it is not of God.
      God doesnt even force people to WORSHIP Him. CHOICE is part of the beauty of Christianity.

      Give your friend wise counsel.

  9. zzzzzzzz

    May 31, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    For a Christian I don’t believe calling him out on social media is the way to go about it. How about speaking to him directly since you are that influential

    • Uberhaute Looks

      June 1, 2018 at 12:32 am

      Mtsheeew. How will you now hear about it and make a change?

    • Seriously

      June 1, 2018 at 1:40 am

      Condemn him openly. he’s asking for the jet openly. All this silent, behind the scene secret talk is unnecessary and hasn’t helped anyone. Expose them. Jessie duplantis has always been a crook on the pulpit, one of the top liars and thief using God’s name in vain. I blame people for allowing such foolishness for so long.

  10. Kemi Adekunle

    May 31, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    @zzzzzzzz-Stop!!! Please stop it right there with this write-up and talk and open your eyes. Do you know the Jesus you serve? Do you REALLY know Him. See ehhh….Christians like you are the problem. Please I beg you, kindly go back and re-read your Bible. Jesus spoke constantly about the social injustices of His time and the ABUSE of power and He did it PUBLICLY. Did you notice how Jesus dealt with the Pharisees and Sadducees, He did it PUBLICLY, Do you remember how in PUBLIC He whipped the people selling in church. He did that PUBLICLY too so please stop it right there and pick up your Bible and pray that the shackles of doctrinal chains be broken of you so you can be free to serve God. What we need is to pick up our Bibles and cry out to the Holy Spirit to teach us lest some of the charlatans in our midst bleed us dry and rob us not just of our finances but our spiritual inheritance in Christ.

    • Cocoa

      June 1, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      I thank God for you sister. Thank you..ive learnt something from you tonight..

  11. Kemi Adekunle

    May 31, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    @zzzzzzzz-Stop!!! Please stop it right there with this write-up and talk and open your eyes. Do you know the Jesus you serve? Do you REALLY know Him. See ehhh….Christians like you are the problem. Please I beg you, kindly go back and re-read your Bible. Jesus spoke constantly about the social injustices of His time and the ABUSE of power and He did it PUBLICLY. Did you notice how Jesus dealt with the Pharisees and Sadducees, He did it PUBLICLY, Do you remember how in PUBLIC He whipped the people selling in church. He did that PUBLICLY too so please stop it right there and pick up your Bible and pray that the shackles of doctrinal chains be broken of you so you can be free to serve God. What we need is to pick up our Bibles and cry out to the Holy Spirit to teach us lest some of the charlatans in our midst bleed us dry and rob us not just of our finances but our spiritual inheritance in Christ.

  12. isaid!!

    June 1, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Call a thief, a thief..Nonsense

  13. secretive

    June 3, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you Kirk for speaking up. I know a lady taking all her former church pastors to court for owing her money she loaned them during their period of crisis. She is now going through financial challenges and the church has not only turned their backs but have refused to pay her back her money after 15months. The last message she got from one of the pastors was that they were praying about the situation, whereas, another one of the pastors has been bad mouthing her….calling her rude and disrespectful. Please we all need to start calling them out for the evil they perpetuate in the name of Jesus

  14. Bee

    June 5, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    This is a good one, enough of going in private to discuss ridiculous attitude. Call them out even Jesus did it; enough of gullibility of Christians.
    My dad has always done this as far back as I know in my local church and they never liked my parish because we’d honest and accountable people who will always speak up when they try diverting the church funds at the district level.
    I hope Americans are not defending the pastors as Nigerians would do

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