If God told him to do it. Seriously? God did not tell a false teacher as egregious as Jesse Duplantis to try and fleece 54 million dollars from his sheep so he could fly around the world spreading his false gospel. The premise is ludicrous on its face. Even the comparison Burton makes is unfair. Solomon's temple was not solely used by Solomon. It was used by the same people who funded it. The jet plane is solely for use by Duplantis.
"10. If he missed God on this, extend grace. If Jesse is wrong, let's bless him, love him, honor him, pray for him and believe for great things in his life. Extending grace while also standing for righteousness is something we must do. But, again, not one single person reading this article knows whether he's wrong or not at this point, no matter how much you might believe God is consulting you on the matter. "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen" (Rev. 22:21). Unless otherwise specified, the opinions expressed are solely the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of Charisma Media." -- John Burton
Missed God on this? What does that even mean? Are you saying what if he made it up? Lied to us? He claims that God SPOKE to him and said this. Is he now hallucinating or do you mean that there's a chance that demonic forces spoke to him. As for no one knowing; that is simply untrue. I know he is wrong. So does anyone with a sliver of discernment. This shill piece aside changes nothing. Jesse Duplantis is one of the most egregious false teachers alive today. The only thing the Bible says I am to extend to him is the shepherd's rod. I pray those that pursue the riches of this world would reflect on the key verses for today. Verses that Jesse Duplantis has no doubt never seriously preached on. Give me neither poverty nor riches but only my daily bread. That which I need. When I first read the story of Duplantis I was saddened because so many in the world correctly see him for the charlatan and whore that he is, while so many in the church simply refuse to see. So many are just blind by choice and willfully ignorant. Then there are the gatekeepers like John Burton. They do not use their platform and megaphone to protect the sheep of the Lord. Instead they are like the hireling the Bible warns about. They open the pen door up to the wolves and let them have their way with the sheep. They know just enough scripture to be dangerous and wield it in defense of the cravenly indefensible.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- June 8, 2016