We have followed the dubious work of Rev. Jim Bakker after his release from prison, including "curing" the coronavirus. There's an interesting twist now. While Bakker is being prosecuted by the government for possible fraud for selling counterfeit medicines for Covit-19, the government has only given him a loan to help him continue his work during the Covit-19 pandemic. Ironically, Bakker asked supporters for money to help him hold off the government. The government appears to have responded.
According to the Associated Press, Bakker was approved for an amount ranging from $ 650,000 to $ 1.7 million in Paycheck Protection Program funds. This is useful assistance as he is being prosecuted by the Federal Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as the New York and Missouri attorneys general. While PPP loans are designed for specific purposes like paying wages, the infusion of money can only help Bakker, who called for supporters for emergency relief.
As we discussed earlier, Bakker has purchased a wide variety of products including doomsday supplies. However, his "silver solution" drew the wrath of government officials.
However, here is a February 12 broadcast with Sherill Sellman:
Bakker: You are that influenza that is now circling the globe
say that silver solution would be effective.
Seller: Let's say it wasn't tested on this variety
Coronavirus, but it was tested on other strains of the coronavirus and got rid of it within 12 hours.
Seller: Eliminate it completely, kill it. Deactivate it.
Seller: And it boosts your immune system so you can
Help recovery because if you kill the virus, it will kill the
The immune system steps in to clear it up
living immune system as well as the ability to deactivate these viruses.
Seller: Silver Sol has been proven by the government that it is
has the ability to kill every pathogen it has ever been tested on
including SARS and HIV.
Bakker used shows like this to introduce Silver Sol products to viewers
Donate like $ 80 or $ 125.
The fact that Bakker is offering a fraudulent cure as part of a religious pitch does not protect him from civil or criminal laws. If so, criminals could simply set up religious forums to scam people with bogus investments, medicines, or products. This is exactly the kind of behavior that led me to write an academic paper called "Laying Hands on Religious Thugs" about thirty years ago.
The PPP loans could further transform the fraud detection by asking applicants applying for PPP loans to certify that they are not engaged in any illegal or fraudulent activity under federal, state, or local laws. However, the government does not appear to be taking active eligibility decisions before making money as part of its rush to get money to the public and businesses.
Of course, if this is a cure or Bakker did not commit a deception, that remains in God's hands. At the moment Bakker's prayers may have been answered. Bakker stated on his show: “SOS, save our station, save our ship, help us stay in the air. We are asking people to make an offer and we need a miracle. "
“Your products will come to you. Each of them will come to you, come straight to your home, and if we can't we will refund. I will sell the buildings and parts of the buildings in Moringside for the long term if you give me a chance. Don't let me file for bankruptcy. . . We need money to say in the air. I'm just saying it bluntly, ”he said. Bakker and his wife asked people to buy their books or send in donations. . . You're already bleeding us to death and now we have to pay lawyers to bleed you to death. "
As said in Matthew 7: 7, “Ask, and it will be given to you; Search and you will find; knock and it will be opened for you. “At least under the government there is a knock on a search warrant and a seizure warrant.