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Why I Would NEVER Support Pastors With Private Jet - The Billy Graham Example by FactBoyz: 9:26am On Mar 11
Owning a Private Jet is not a sin neither is it evil. Infact, it helps users get around places faster and with ease.
My point is this, the one man who has preached to more people in person and on television than any other person worldwide was Billy Graham. Till today, no one has matched his feat; he carried his work of evangelism all across the world from Africa to Europe, Asia and North America.

Now, Nigerian pastors are keen on private jets, which in my view is totally absurd citing the really high costs of maintaining them, I mean how else can a top Nigerian pastor show humility but by riding along normal people in a normal plane. Let me give you a brief rundown-

The cheapest Private Jet is the[b] Cirrus Vision Jet[/b] worth about 1.96 million dollars.. Lets say 2 million dollars -

In Naira, thats 760 million naira. Thats Huge!

Now check the parking fees for each single day. In Nigeria, private jet owners pay 3000 naira per hour for private jet owners.. Now, check per day. Let me help you calculate this 3000 * 24 is 72,000 naira per day. Now, per year - 72,000 * 365 = 26,280,000! We have not included fuels and maintenance yet. So you see, we have close to a billion naira leaving the church to service a jet!

God's work is definitely not cheap and would require money, but in my own opinion costs can be cut to finance building of churches, charity, schools and more!

Billy Graham born in 1918 and died in 2018, is reputed to be the greatest evangelist who has lived after Paul the apostle because he reached more than 300 million people with the gospel. One remarkable thing about him was his humility, he chose to fly normal, regular planes, ships, and trains when he went to do God's work, if he wanted to get a jet, sure he could but he didn't.

Private jet is not a sin but in my view, for pastors; its unnecessary and flamboyant.. Christianity is not a call to live big, its a call to impact live and spread the gospel.

Lalasticala
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Re: Why I Would NEVER Support Pastors With Private Jet - The Billy Graham Example by RedSquid: 9:28am On Mar 11
1 Billion to get and 40 Million per year parking fees. I've been looking for this information. I must own a private jet.
Re: Why I Would NEVER Support Pastors With Private Jet - The Billy Graham Example by JourneytoEL(f): 9:45am On Mar 11
Have you ever seen how Nigerians mob pastors that enter commercial flights? Jeez, imagine Adeboye entering a commercial flight, you will see people shouting daddy, daddy, i have this problem, pls do this for me etc. Even the air hostesses will be all around you like flies. Besides, having a private jet, allows you to travel with better security, peace, and at your own timing. However, what i don't agree with is having more than one jet, like seriously why should a pastor have more than one jet especially in a poor country like ours. That money can be used to build a free maternity hospital that will win more souls for God. However, who am i to judge. They are wearing the shoes, so they know where it is pinching them.
O.p, your submissions are correct though your calculations are a bit flawed. They actually rent out those jets daily to cover up maintenance costs and other expenses. Maybe, that's why they own multiple jets to serve as a source of revenue.
Re: Why I Would NEVER Support Pastors With Private Jet - The Billy Graham Example by Freestainworld(m): 9:56am On Mar 11
I once spoke against owning multiple jets by our pastor when Suleiman boasted about owning 3, am not against it owning the jet too, but common, owing 3 is crazy, the maintenance is very high , and the money could be used for other better things
Re: Why I Would NEVER Support Pastors With Private Jet - The Billy Graham Example by excel101(m): 10:27am On Mar 11
For your info, any pastor or man that can afford to buy a car and buys it, he can also buy a jet if he can afford it.
Re: Why I Would NEVER Support Pastors With Private Jet - The Billy Graham Example by Kobojunkie: 11:48am On Mar 11
JourneytoEL:
Have you ever seen how Nigerians mob pastors that enter commercial flights? Jeez, imagine Adeboye entering a commercial flight, you will see people shouting daddy, daddy, i have this problem, pls do this for me etc. Even the air hostesses will be all around you like flies. Besides, having a private jet, allows you to travel with better security, peace, and at your own timing. However, what i don't agree with is having more than one jet, like seriously why should a pastor have more than one jet especially in a poor country like ours. That money can be used to build a free maternity hospital that will win more souls for God. However, who am i to judge. They are wearing the shoes, so they know where it is pinching them.
O.p, your submissions are correct though your calculations are a bit flawed. They actually rent out those jets daily to cover up maintenance costs and other expenses. Maybe, that's why they own multiple jets to serve as a source of revenue.
When Jesus Christ was mobbed while walking through the streets of the city, did He buy a chariot in response?

When the boat to get Him to the other side had already left before Him, did He buy Himself a ship? undecided

When it was time for Him to stroll the streets of Jerusalem the final time, did Jesus Christ, purchase for Himself fleet of chariots for Himself and His entourage? undecided

I am afraid many of you are already lost in the bosom of your men and women of god and the world as defined by them for your ilk. undecided

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Re: Why I Would NEVER Support Pastors With Private Jet - The Billy Graham Example by Kobojunkie: 11:50am On Mar 11
Freestainworld:
I once spoke against owning multiple jets by our pastor when Suleiman boasted about owning 3, am not against it owning the jet too, but common, owing 3 is crazy, the maintenance is very high , and the money could be used for other better things
I was beginning to wonder why you used Graham as an example.... undecided

So this hoopla was no hoopla to begin with? You were just incensed by the man who claimed he bought 2 more gets in the name of his god. This was never about the teachings of Jesus Christ and His instruction but a mini tantrum that this man bought more and pays more maintenance fees as a result. Interesting undecided

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