The ideology of Christians gaining wealth through Jesus has been a very touchy subject for decades now. Millionaire televangelists such as Joel Osteen, T. D. Jakes, and Pat Robertson have caused an uproar, with many believing they’re not being true to their relationship with Jesus.
Two of the Ten Commandments stated are “Thou shalt not steal” and “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.” Unfortunately, a man from Florida probably skipped past those while attending church, and he could face serious time in jail for his actions.
John Michael Haskew was arrested back in December after being caught trying to wire transfer a plethora of money from a bank institution. Using a routing number that wasn’t his, the man managed to steal $7 billion through 70 separate transactions.
He didn’t go to any sort of school to understand how it all worked out. He was self-taught in this dangerous profession.
When asked why he did it, Haskew stated that:
Jesus Christ created wealth for everyone.
He was only trying to get the wealth Jesus left for him.
He originally stated that he owed the government money. Haskew can face up to five years behind bars and a fine up to $250,000 when he is sentenced. It’s safe to say that Jesus won’t be hanging around the courtroom to save him this time.
Haskew will join the long list of people that used to name of God to commit horrid crimes.
In 2013, former First Baptist Church of Hammond leader Jack Schaap was sentenced to 12 years in prison for having a relationship with a minor. He believe that God brought them together to be a couple.
Isaiah Kalebu got life in prison for brutally attacking two women and killing one back in 2009. He said that he was simply following God’s orders.
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