Kenneth Copeland: Scripture Says It’s Good to Be a ‘very wealthy man’

ChurchLeaders | 5/23/2019 | Staff
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Televangelists of the prosperity persuasion are hard for your average church-goer to understand. Most of us can’t reconcile a preacher wearing $2,000 shoes while preaching, let alone a preacher who needs his own private jet. Yet, Kenneth Copeland continues to be completely unapologetic for his lavish lifestyle. In a recent interview, Copeland gleefully told a reporter he’s a “very wealthy man” and that Scripture defends his lifestyle.

“It takes a lot of money to do what we do,” televangelist Kenneth Copeland told a reporter who caught him getting into a vehicle in Branson, Missouri.

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Copeland claims his ministry has brought 122 million people to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. He made sure Lisa Guerrero with Inside Edition heard this number.

All this soul-winning would not be possible without the ability to travel using private jets, he explains. Besides, Tyler Perry “made that airplane so cheap for me, I couldn’t help but buy it,” Copeland says with a smile, referring to the Gulfstream 5 jet that he recently bought.

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Why Does Kenneth Copeland Believe Flying Commercial Means Flying With Demons?

Guerrero asked about a controversial statement Copeland made about commercial airplanes. While speaking to fellow televangelist and private-jet-owning Jesse Duplantis, Copeland called commercial airplanes “long tubes with a bunch of demons.” Guerrero asked why Copeland calls people who fly commercial demons.

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“No, I do not. And don’t you ever say I did,” he said, pointing his finger rather menacingly in Guerrero’s face. “It’s a biblical thing, a...
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