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Do You Brothers And Sisters Like Jesse Duplantis?

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I do. I think he is very funny but at the same time has a wonderful way of weaving the word of God into his funny stories. I could not stop laughing almost. Here is part one, and it's more than an hour long but is so entertaining that it doesn't seem long at all.

 

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I do. I think he is very funny but at the same time has a wonderful way of weaving the word of God into his funny stories. I could not stop laughing almost. Here is part one, and it's more than an hour long but is so entertaining that it doesn't seem long at all.

i do enjoy him - he's not a teacher of the word of God but he has a great testimony of an exciting blessed life in Christ - miracles etc
 

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My husband and I have seen him twice in person and he is a very funny man, but he is also a prosperity preacher who owns three jets and looking to buy a forth one as he said God told him he needed another one. That throws up a red flag to me even though he only ask those to believe with him that he will get this new one. To me he is just another line my pockets Preacher like Joel Olsteen and all those Preachers that love their elaborate luxurious life styles. There is nothing wrong in wanting nice things, but when it is funded by the money of hard working people and those on SSI that's just wrong. A Pastor needs to be paid to help support them and their family, but there needs to be a specific percentage of the offerings that go to them. Jesse's asset are around $50,000,00. Makes ya kinda think how did he aquire this amount.

Below comes from St. Charles Herald Guide - Watchdog group investigates Jesse Duplantis.

He also owns a 35,000 square foot house that was bought and paid for by his congregation. It's stated that since the tax-except ministry, which by the way is his own ministry he started, owns the house he lives so lavishly in that he doesn't have to pay the over $33,000 a year in taxes that the homeowner of a $3,000,000 house would normally have to pay according to Parish Assessor Clyde Gisclair. The money donated to build the home will not be taxed either. Trinity Foundation has been investigating Jesse for five years on issues of conversion, when donor funds are used to benefit for non-profit entities, and inurement or excessive compensation and lifestyle.

Legally, the ministries revenues should only be used to fund what they are getting their tax exempt status for, not for personal use by Jesse. Jesse is facing losing his tax-exempt status if he is found abusing the tax code
 

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There is nothing wrong in wanting nice things, but when it is funded by the money of hard working people and those on SSI that's just wrong. A Pastor needs to be paid to help support them and their family, but there needs to be a specific percentage of the offerings that go to them. Jesse's asset are around $50,000,00. Makes ya kinda think how did he aquire this amount.
he is a multi billionaire business man - he acquired his wealth from business before he ever started travelling and speaking - he takes no fees for speaking - he still makes his money from business which is not connected to his ministry - he donates huge sums of money to charities and ministries

joel osteen takes no money from the ministry - his only income is from the books he writes - iow he funds himself and gives his time to ministry for free
 

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My husband and I have seen him twice in person and he is a very funny man, but he is also a prosperity preacher who owns three jets and looking to buy a forth one as he said God told him he needed another one. That throws up a red flag to me even though he only ask those to believe with him that he will get this new one. To me he is just another line my pockets Preacher like Joel Olsteen and all those Preachers that love their elaborate luxurious life styles. There is nothing wrong in wanting nice things, but when it is funded by the money of hard working people and those on SSI that's just wrong. A Pastor needs to be paid to help support them and their family, but there needs to be a specific percentage of the offerings that go to them. Jesse's asset are around $50,000,00. Makes ya kinda think how did he aquire this amount.

Below comes from St. Charles Herald Guide - Watchdog group investigates Jesse Duplantis.

He also owns a 35,000 square foot house that was bought and paid for by his congregation. It's stated that since the tax-except ministry, which by the way is his own ministry he started, owns the house he lives so lavishly in that he doesn't have to pay the over $33,000 a year in taxes that the homeowner of a $3,000,000 house would normally have to pay according to Parish Assessor Clyde Gisclair. The money donated to build the home will not be taxed either. Trinity Foundation has been investigating Jesse for five years on issues of conversion, when donor funds are used to benefit for non-profit entities, and inurement or excessive compensation and lifestyle.

Legally, the ministries revenues should only be used to fund what they are getting their tax exempt status for, not for personal use by Jesse. Jesse is facing losing his tax-exempt status if he is found abusing the tax code
I'm a little wary of the prosperity preachers, but I don't see that Jesse Duplantis and Jeol Osteen are of the same type or cut from the same mould. Jesse has some fairly serious videos aside from these funny compilations that I've seen also. He weaves quite a bit of scripture into his videos and talks, where Joel Osteen does not. I agree that Jesse is not a serious teacher of the word as was noted, but he has some very serious testimonies that he recounts...and I believe.
 

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he is a multi billionaire business man - he acquired his wealth from business before he ever started travelling and speaking - he takes no fees for speaking - he still makes his money from business which is not connected to his ministry - he donates huge sums of money to charities and ministries

joel osteen takes no money from the ministry - his only income is from the books he writes - iow he funds himself and gives his time to ministry for free
I don't know as when we went to see him he said when he and his wife started out in the ministry how poor they were barely having gas money to travel to their first ministry speaking engagement only receiving not money, but only a can of soda.
 

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I'm a little wary of the prosperity preachers, but I don't see that Jesse Duplantis and Jeol Osteen are of the same type or cut from the same mould. Jesse has some fairly serious videos aside from these funny compilations that I've seen also. He weaves quite a bit of scripture into his videos and talks, where Joel Osteen does not. I agree that Jesse is not a serious teacher of the word as was noted, but he has some very serious testimonies that he recounts...and I believe.
Only giving what I know about him as there are many that come in sheep's clothing and can use many good testimonies for their own self gain. I bought a few of his videos, but he just throws up to many red flags IMO.

All I can say is to each their own, but also learn to discern the spirit within them.
 

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Only giving what I know about him as there are many that come in sheep's clothing and can use many good testimonies for their own self gain. I bought a few of his videos, but he just throws up to many red flags IMO.

All I can say is to each their own, but also learn to discern the spirit within them.
I agree with that. But I have been learning and trying to not judge people, and if he is using the Lord for self gain...whoa. That is between him and God. It would scare me to death to do something like that! Like God will not eventually catch up with those people....wow.

I am kinda critical of Joel Osteen though and I try not to be, but he should have opened the church sooner when the flood came. Not my business, but I wondered one time, where this man came from? So I googled up his dad on youtube to listen to him. John Osteen...and wow, he makes Joel look bad. The first words out of John Osteens mouth is turn to scripture so and so...and he had a bible in his hand. I like John Osteen!

I didn't post this to try to change anyone's beliefs or anything. I just thought it light hearted and funny. I do have a certain amount of spiritual respect for him, but that wasn't the point either. To each his own. Some of those testimonies are really funny and it shows that God does indeed have a sense of humor!
 

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I don't know as when we went to see him he said when he and his wife started out in the ministry how poor they were barely having gas money to travel to their first ministry speaking engagement only receiving not money, but only a can of soda.
I think I heard something to this effect in a video too. I don't remember which one.
 

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I agree with that. But I have been learning and trying to not judge people, and if he is using the Lord for self gain...whoa. That is between him and God. It would scare me to death to do something like that! Like God will not eventually catch up with those people....wow.

I am kinda critical of Joel Osteen though and I try not to be, but he should have opened the church sooner when the flood came. Not my business, but I wondered one time, where this man came from? So I googled up his dad on youtube to listen to him. John Osteen...and wow, he makes Joel look bad. The first words out of John Osteens mouth is turn to scripture so and so...and he had a bible in his hand. I like John Osteen!

I didn't post this to try to change anyone's beliefs or anything. I just thought it light hearted and funny. I do have a certain amount of spiritual respect for him, but that wasn't the point either. To each his own. Some of those testimonies are really funny and it shows that God does indeed have a sense of humor!
John Olsteen was a good preacher and his son should have taken after him. I really do not care for most TV Evangelist, but I do like Andrew Wommack. Check him out sometime as you can find his teachings online.
 

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John Olsteen was a good preacher and his son should have taken after him. I really do not care for most TV Evangelist, but I do like Andrew Wommack. Check him out sometime as you can find his teachings online.
I've listened to Andrew Wommack for a long time. I like him. Shortly before I moved from Colorado to Ohio, he was building a Bible College in Woodland Park Colorado. I missed being able to bid on the HVAC portion of the job by about 10 days, grr! And then I wound up moving to Ohio before it was finished! Grr again! Lol! It looks nice in his videos though!
 

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I saw Jesse in person about 35 years ago at a Church I used to attend. Very funny man. I used to watch him often on TV. These days though I rarely watch any TV at all, not enough time and I simply lost interest in TV for the most part.
 

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I've listened to Andrew Wommack for a long time. I like him. Shortly before I moved from Colorado to Ohio, he was building a Bible College in Woodland Park Colorado. I missed being able to bid on the HVAC portion of the job by about 10 days, grr! And then I wound up moving to Ohio before it was finished! Grr again! Lol! It looks nice in his videos though!
Andrew Wommack was very influential to me in my early Christian years. I still must have over 100 of his FREE cassette tapes that I used to order 3 per week of. he helped straighten out many wrong concepts I had about God. Saw him one in person at a Church I used to attend. nowadays of course I simply download many of his teachings for free from his website and have them on my computer, phone, etc. i listed to them from time to time. he's a great man of God.
 

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Thanks for telling about Andrew's web site. I like listening to sermons.
 

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