More Pastors Will Buy Private Jets… This Is Just The Beginning – Bishop

More pentecostal jets are in the offing according to the National Vice President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), southwest zone, Bishop Francis Wale Oke. He stated this through an article published in a national daily following the widespread criticism and condemnation that has greeted the acquisition of private jets by men of God lately.

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According to him, the process towards the acquisition of private jets by pentecostal pastors has only just begun.

“They have seen a few jets. They ain’t seen nothing yet! More of us will still buy and maintain our jets because, by the mercy of God, we have been given the wisdom to do so.

“And we are willing to teach the nation, if they will listen to us, rather than throw stones.

“More Pentecostal jets are on the way, and we owe no apology about that.

“Come along with us, and you too will soon become a solution, a job provider, a pioneer, and no more a part of our national rot, corruption and inefficiency,” the Bishop told critics.

He recalled that while the Pentecostalism was just growing in the country, people called them various derogatory names including ‘poor church rats,’ and ‘mushroom churches,’ but these same people have taken to criticising the pastors now that they are reaping from their labour.

“Our critics do not understand the way of God, that when someone sows, he or she must reap; that those who sow in tears shall reap with joy,”  he said, adding that he was sure their critics would have denied them the joy of reaping from their labour if such critics had the powers.

He said rather than engage in criticisms the nation should have turned to the church for wisdom.

“How have you (the church) been able to provide electricity for your massive organisations and campsites and we have not been able to power the nation?

“How have you (the church) been able to maintain your jets for years, and we don’t even have a national carrier?

“How do you make your schools, colleges and universities such first-class institutions and ours are dilapidating, riddled with cultism and violence in spite of so much money we are pumping into them again and again?

“Rather than blind, and sometimes irreverent, criticisms that flow out of a mixture of ignorance and envy, the Pentecostals should have been asked, how did you move from a people despised and rejected to becoming the jet owners, institution pioneers and nation-builders that you are today?” He said.

He, however, said the jets meant nothing to them more than for use to propagate the teachings of God which he said has now gone global and technical.

“They (the jets) are just tools to do the work that God has given us in a more effective manner.

“How can Enoch Adeboye who has churches in over 160 nations of the earth cope with his pastoral and apostolic responsibilities without some private jets!

“He does not need just one. He needs some!

“How can an Ayo Oritsejafor, who has to minister around the globe, pastor a very large congregation in Warri, and still attend to critical national matters in Abuja cope if he has to keep waiting at the airports, in a system where nothing is predictable?

“Our critics should please note that more of us are following the trail of the likes of Adeboye, whose wealth and affluence has never stopped him from being a true shepherd of the poor and downtrodden, in true humility, simplicity and godly sincerity, a shinning example of true Pentecostalism and charismatic wisdom.”

 

 

10 Comments

  • Why waste time here, The bible says clearly, You shall lend and not borrow,be the head and not the tail. He who sows tearfully will reap in joy. That’s the truth… Abraham,Isaac,Jacob,David,Solomon were so so rich because they needed them. Did the go to hell ? No. The problem becomes when you leave God and go for the money

    • Abraham never ministered within a poor situation like ours in Nigeria. The poor are contribute their kobo kobo for us to jets and better cars and tell them to hope in God, we couldn’t wait for as pastors

  • Its unfortunate ppl dnt knw d awesome power of God,d best busines partner is God and another thin is riches and wealth belong 2 him so for as many dat is obedience 2 His instruction HE give power 2 access dis Gold and silver.

    • @Adeyinka, nobody is disputing the Awesome Power of the Lion of the tribe of Judea, The I AM THAT I AM. Everything on earth and in heaven belongs to Him. Leave spiritually and lets come back it is not an easy thing to operate and maintain a jet. If these people have the business that can take care of it without disturbing their congregations to exercise faith met to deceive them it will be good. But I know that definately the congregation of churches will fill the heat.

  • When we read the Bible, we should give the through meaning of things. Sowing and reaping does not come into play when we look at acquisition of jets. Where does the money to maintain these jets come from if not from the very congregation of these churches. We should ask football stars that acquired such luxury years ago what happen to theirs. The buying is easy but the operational and maintenance cost will definately show its head in the nearest future hence the level of preaching will change to God want to bless people with their own private jets so they must maintain pastor’s own. Men of God should think of the long-term financial implication before heading for such projects.

    • i wont be surprised that you saying this has not even payed the school fees of the child of a challenged member in your church. please be careful what you post

  • How I wish Jesus christ would come around again to stay on earth.I can bet that he won’t buy a “private” jet. During his triumphant entry he could have asked for a white horse or even an elephant, but he requested for a baby horse*arse*. Ș☹ I pray these rich preachers think it over again before God intervenes. Its not been long W̶̲̥̅̊e̶̲̅ heard about Dana!

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