Theology for Morons: Jesse Duplantis’ Blasphemous Absurdities
This week, Jesse stars in the new reality TV show “Keeping up with the Copelands!”
A few weeks ago I revealed how Kenneth and Gloria Copeland are trying to manipulate their followers into buying them two new Cessna Citation X private jets.
Well, not to be outdone by the Copeland's, Jesse has decided that he too must have a new Cessna Citation X in order to “preach the gospel to the world”
According to Jesse’s website :
”God has given JDM a commission to, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15). As these last days draw to a close, it's time to speed up the work and reach more nations with the Gospel. God will not be satisfied with a half-fulfilled assignment and neither should we.
In order to complete this assignment, God has told us to believe Him for a Citation X (10), an $18 million corporate jet with the speed and fuel capacity to fly anywhere in the world.”
With apologies to Janis Joplin
Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Citation Ten
I’ve been flying Delta, I must make amends
Worked hard all my lifetime preaching about sin,
So Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Citation Ten
Kenneth and Gloria are asking for two
I know that’s greedy, for me just one will do
I’m begging my partners to send their cash in,
So oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Citation Ten!
Here’s an interesting story from the book of Acts that you should consider if you’ve ever felt led to give to one of these covetous wolves.
In Acts chapter 8 the story is told of Philip the evangelist who went to Samaria and preached Christ unto them (verse 5-13). After this the angel of the Lord tells Philip to go down to Gaza. (verse 26). As he was going he came upon a man in a chariot who was reading a scroll of the book of Isaiah. The Lord told Philip to go up to the man in the chariot.
Philip explained the meaning of Isaiah’s prophecy. This particular passage is found in Isaiah chapter 53 which is the gospel. So Philip preached the gospel, the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ to this man. Upon hearing and understanding the gospel, the man wished to be baptized which Philip did.
Now check out this verse:
Acts 8: 39-40
And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.
Philip was translated from the middle of the desert to Azotus, (Ashdod) and he didn’t need a $20 million dollar jet to get there!
Do you realize that within a few years after the day of Pentecost the early church had preached the gospel in almost the entire known world. And it didn’t cost them billions and billions of dollars. And they didn’t need satellite TV and private jets to do it.
What they did need was obedience to the Lord. What it cost them was their lives. When you finally decide to lay down your life, your will, your plans and take up the cross in obedience to the great commission, the Lord will make sure you get to wherever he wants you to go.
On his website Duplantis talks about those who would give to this project being obedient to the leading of the Lord. Well Jesse let me tell you about obedience. Philip was obedient to the leading of the Lord. You should take a lesson from a real evangelist.
Repent from the preaching of your false gospel! Repent of your covetous idolatry! You should sell everything you have, return the money to your partners and actually lay down your life for Christ.
2Cor 11: 13-15
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Steve Lumbley 2004
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