Filthy Rich Televangelist Kenneth Copeland Explains the God of Bling and Lear Jets
The very reason men like Kenneth Copeland prosper is because the people following him do not study the Bible. The wealth of Kenneth Copeland is generated from people ignorant of Biblical law and directives. If the people actually knew the Word they would no the qualifications to be a pastor, preacher, or a deacon for the people. We will circle back to this in a moment, but first let us take a look at the controversial background of Kenneth Copeland.
In 2010, the island of Haiti was hit with a powerful earthquake which killed over 250,000 and injured over 300,000. Kenneth Copeland Ministries was criticized in 2010 for failing to fly disaster relief missions to Haiti after allegedly promising an aviation relief assistance program called Angel Flight 44. The Angel Flight 44 ministry was announced by Kenneth Copeland Ministries in 2006 and the ministry attempted to raise money to fund it. In the end the Haitians never received any disaster relief missions and Copeland used the money for upgrades on one jet and purchased a new Lear Jet!
In 2015, Kenneth Copeland Ministries hit the radar of comedian John Oliver. in a 2015 episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver criticized the Copelands for using tax laws to live in a $6.3 million mansion as the parsonage allowance for their home is not subject to income taxes, for using church donations to buy a $20 million jet that was used for trips to a ski resort and a private game ranch.
In the above video, Inside Edition, accost Kenneth Copeland and demand answer why he said, “Flying coach is like flying with a tube of demons.” The interviewer demanded to know why Copeland made this comment and Copeland began to cherry pick scripture and allude to Ephesians 6:12. That scripture still does not explain why he called the people flying coach demons. Later, in the line of questioning Copeland is asked how much he spent on the purchase of Tyler Perry’s Lear Jet.
1 Timothy 3:1-7 New International Version (NIV)
Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons
3 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, NOT A LOVER OF MONEY. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full[a] respect. 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.
Copeland dodged the question, but he paid $5.6 million and invested more into upgrades. Copeland tried to play nice but you can tell he was annoyed and reverted to deflection and flattery before he slithered into his vehicle. Copeland told the interviewer, “I love your eyes.” 1 Thessalonians 2:5 – For we never came with words of flattery,2 as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness. Paul, told the Church this in an attempt to the keep them honest.
As you can see, according to scripture, Copeland is not living up to 1 Timothy 3:1-7. Copeland is a liar, deceiver, and a lover of money who exploits the Biblically ignorant. This is nothing new and there are many other prosperity preachers out there just like him. Ironically, when the Great Teacher (Yahusha, aka Jesus Christ) incarnated on Earth His ministry was quite different. 1 Corinthians 2:4- 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power.
You see when you genuinely have the Power of the Spirit you will be infused with great Power. You will demonstrate the acts known as miracles that Yahusha and His Disciples did. Men like Copeland use wise and persuasive words…only. Kenneth Copeland’s words are so persuasive he is now a mega-millionaire who cannot demonstrate one miracle of Yahusha. SMH.