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From: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-10 10:28 AM 
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 38472.1 
Is Jesse Duplantis Lavish Lifestyle Hurting His Witness?
No, God wants him to have a lavish lifestyle
Yes, He's misusing donations for his own gain
 

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From: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-10 10:32 AM 
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 38472.2 in reply to 38472.1 

Jesse Duplantis has 4 airplanes and now wants another one for a cost of $54M, so he won't have to fly first class overseas. He also has a 35,000sq/ft mansion, he is living a lavish lifestyle from the donations made to his ministry. Is this hurting his witness? Should he live more like Billy Graham did and live modestly or does God wish him to live like a high roller? 


 

 

 
From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconAug-13 10:46 AM 
To: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon Poll  (3 of 9) 
 38472.3 in reply to 38472.1 

Is his lifestyle Bad?  I do not think it is Good either!  Wealth in and of itself has nothing whatever to do with goodness or evil.  The parables and stories such as the rich man entering through the narrow gate are wildly misconstrued, in no way does that parable indicate wealth as evil, just that a rich man needs to do good things, not hoard his beneficence or strive to hurt others.

 

Warren
 
USCG Engineer 1961-1982
 
 
 

 
From: smallville20Aug-13 9:49 PM 
To: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon Poll  (4 of 9) 
 38472.4 in reply to 38472.2 

he and others like him give christianity a bad name. didn't Jesus say something along the lines of give away all your posessions and live a simple life?

 

 
From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconAug-14 9:33 AM 
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But nowhere does the Bible even remotely espouse wearing a hair shirt and living in a tree as desirable either.  Living humbly does not mean poorly or without the good things available.

 

Warren
 
USCG Engineer 1961-1982
 
 
 

 
From: smallville20Aug-14 10:11 AM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Poll  (6 of 9) 
 38472.6 in reply to 38472.5 

But nowhere does the Bible even remotely espouse wearing a hair shirt and living in a tree as desirable either.  Living humbly does not mean poorly or without the good things available.

True. depends on what you define as the "good things available" having 4 planes a mansion and millions of dollars for doing nothing isn't what I call "good things".

 

 
From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconAug-14 11:47 AM 
To: smallville20 Poll  (7 of 9) 
 38472.7 in reply to 38472.6 

Just like perceptions of God, it varies widely from one man to another's prophet.

 

Warren
 
USCG Engineer 1961-1982
 
 
 

 
From: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-14 4:31 PM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Poll  (8 of 9) 
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Is his lifestyle Bad?  I do not think it is Good either!

bob>The thing about a TV evangelist is that he's a public figure and his pitch is to everyone, be they Christians or not and it's to those who gave to him and those who did not. He needs to have an image of the highest standard without question. Billy Graham did, Jesse does not and doesn't care either. 

  Wealth in and of itself has nothing whatever to do with goodness or evil.

bob>Depends how it's achieved and how it's used. 

  The parables and stories such as the rich man entering through the narrow gate are wildly misconstrued

bob>The parable of the narrow gate is not about a rich man, but every man. The rich man through the eye of a needle is. 

, in no way does that parable indicate wealth as evil, just that a rich man needs to do good things, not hoard his beneficence or strive to hurt others.

bob>We all need to do those things. 


 

 

 
From: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-14 4:34 PM 
To: smallville20 Poll  (9 of 9) 
 38472.9 in reply to 38472.4 

he and others like him give christianity a bad name.

bob>It does to those not in his circle, evidently those that support him don't mind how he lives and what image he has. 

didn't Jesus say something along the lines of give away all your posessions and live a simple life?

bob>That rich man was a Sadducee, who were rich and didn't believe in eternal life, his wealth was his God, so to speak, Jesus was not speaking about all rich people, in fact, Lazarus was his best friend and he was loaded and financially took care of Jesus and the 12 

 


 

 

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