During a time when American citizens are facing financial hardships related to the outbreak of the coronavirus, televangelist Kenneth Copeland reminded his flock that sending money to their church is of utmost importance.
In a clip provided by Friendly Atheist, Copeland begins by suggesting that being afraid of the coronavirus somehow reduces a person’s spiritual standing. He continues by describing a person losing their job and being afraid, a very plausible scenario that has happened and is likely to become more common in the U.S. as the outbreak continues.
Copeland then suggests one should not consider a job as their “source” because Jesus is their “source”, insinuating that a person need not fear anything if they lose their primary source of income.
“Fear of this coronavirus is faith in its ability to hurt you or kill you. The fear of “What are we gonna do? I’m getting laid off at work!” he said. “Hey! Your job’s not your source. If it is, you’re in trouble. Jesus is your source!”
“Whatever you do, don’t stop tithing! Don’t you stop sowing offerings,” Copeland pressed on, telling people to take their money to their church and put it under the door if need be.
During a time of crisis, peoples’ priorities may become more evident. Copeland has shown that one of his top priorities is getting paid.