A pastor with "no shame" has declared that Jesus has not returned because his congregation have not donated enough money.
The right-wing evangelical pastor, Jesse Duplantis, said on live TV that the reason for Jesus's absence is that congregations do not give enough money to their churches.
During the four-day event 'Victorython' on the Victory channel, the pastor shamed church-goers for not doing enough.
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."
He claimed that if more money is donated then Jesus' return will "speed up".
Pastor Duplantis then urged people to dial the number advertised on the screen to donate and God will be very happy.
"God the Father would say ‘Jesus, go get ‘em,'" he encouraged.
One person said: "If the solution to bringing on the second coming is to get more donations, why isn’t he donating his money in order to make it happen?"
Another user chimed in: "Right now I'm embarrassed not just because of what he said but because there are people who will actually believe it."
Someone else commented: "These people have no shame, using the name of God to make money off of poor people, ignorant people, elderly people."
On the show, Duplantis goes on to say: "And so 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.”
Some users however seemed amused by the pastor's shameless request to ask for money.
On Twitter user said: "I don't agree with what they do and couldn't stoop this low but from a pure business standpoint you can't knock the hustle...Fantastic business model."
"He at least said he'll yeah I'm rich. White collar fraud never do this," stated another.
The televangelist has recently donated £100K after being heavily criticised after his ministry did not do enough to help his community of St. Charles Paris which was hit by Hurricane Ida.
During the hurricane, 95% of his parish were without electricity.
In 2019, he was under fire for asking his followers to give money so that this ministry could purchase a brand new Dassault Falcon 7X plane, which costs about $54 million.
He has had 3 jets in the past, but that God specifically asked for this model.
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