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Jack Van Impe, a popular televangelist and one of the world's most well-known end times preachers, died at the age of 88. His passing was confirmed Saturday by Jack Van Impe Ministries International.

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Every week for more than 30 years, Van Impe appeared on TV as the host of his own half-hour show, Van Impe Presents, offering eschatological commentary on current events. Alongside his wife Rexella, Van Impe read the latest headlines and explained how they connected to prophecy about the Antichrist, one-world government, and the rapture of true believers that might happen at any moment.


Yet didn't happen for 30 years. Evangelicals are such suckers. No wonder they support Trump.

#1 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-01-20 04:27 AM | Reply

Happy to say I never heard of him.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2020-01-20 08:25 AM | Reply

#2 | Posted by danni

You seriously never heard of Jack Van Impe?

He was around for decades. Built himself a tidy fortune doing it. Good riddance what a vile hate filled fear mongering POS he was.

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-01-20 01:53 PM | Reply

I had heard a Jack Van Impe but I only saw his show Once about 5 years ago.

It was really sad.

His wife was desperately trying to look half her age but the way she moved screamed Parkinson's.

And for all her hyping her husband has a walking Encyclopedia of Bible knowledge he clearly didn't have all his marbles anymore and was running on fumes.

Yet there they were trying to get people to send them money with a routine that clearly started out in a revival tent in the 1950s.

They were pretty much a parody of another era and a embarrassing portion of that era at that..

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2020-01-20 03:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh wow, I remember his show with his wife being on late night TV in the 1990's. I think it was on after Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, if I remember right. It was hilarious. He was predicting the return of Christ or something in the year 2000, and then kept pushing the year back.

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-01-20 11:19 PM | Reply

Rexella

He used to post here. Prolly still does!

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-20 11:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I've never heard of him either. But then I never went looking either.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-01-21 02:06 AM | Reply

If the pastor is wealthier than the congregation he is working for the wrong person.

I find it fascinating that in the 21st century these con artists still find cretins moronic enough to give them money.

It explains Trump too.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-01-21 06:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Time's up Impy"
"It's your world, Boss"
--Dialogue between The Rev. Jack and God

After which The Rev returns to his cell for the first of an eternity of beatings from the Captain of the Damned...

(With apologies to 'The Shawshank Redemption')

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2020-01-21 09:17 AM | Reply

I should mention that if I accidentally do turn the channel to a TV Preacher I have incredibly fast reflexes which instantly change the channel. Old Joel Osteen tries to get lucky sometimes after one of the Sunday news shows but I'm pretty quick, he never gets past a couple of syllables.

BTW I accidentally found this bit of info:

"Church Survivors. Well it's official; there is now a cover charge to hear the word of God imposed by Joel Osteen. For those that are just so star struck with his watered down message can now pay a fee to look directly up his nose, to the tune of $147."

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#10 | Posted by danni at 2020-01-21 02:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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Jack Van Impe was fun to watch, especially when he starts rapid-firing Bible verses and saying, "That's right, Rexella!"

But my favorite late night TV preacher of all time is Dr. Gene Scott, who used to sit in a chair smoking a cigar and screamed at the TV audience to send more money. He had this southern rock hippie band playing a song over and over, which he would then interrupt, scream at the camera, then say, "Play that goddamn song again until the money comes in!"

HAHAHAHA! He's the KING!

#11 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-01-21 02:18 PM | Reply

He finally got it right....

OCU

#12 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-01-21 08:58 PM | Reply

He had colon cancer several years go... my guess it was something to do with that. He was a weird savant with bible verses. I learned all about premillennial dispensationalism from Jack and Rexella.

#13 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-01-21 09:54 PM | Reply

He would have been better off predicting his own demise. Eventually he'd have been right.

In the 60's, Van Impe raised money preaching about the end times the Soviet Union was going to bring about.

In the 70's, Van Impe raised money preaching about the end times other communists were going to bring about.

And so on ...

#14 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-01-21 10:25 PM | Reply

Van Impe wasn't lying about the "end of the world".....

It ended for him didn't it ?????

#15 | Posted by saginawmi at 2020-01-21 11:06 PM | Reply

I MISS Dr Gene Scott. That guy was super fly on steroids.

#16 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-21 11:14 PM | Reply

I'm sure the gene Scott inspired Doctor Teeth of The Muppets.

#17 | Posted by Tor at 2020-01-22 12:33 AM | Reply

Old Joel Osteen tries to get lucky sometimes after one of the Sunday news shows but I'm pretty quick, he never gets past a couple of syllables.

As soon as I hear "The following is a paid advertsing message from Joel Ols......" I'm onto premier league soccer.

The one time I was out of the room and he made it onto the screen I swear his fake white teeth burnt out 10% of the pixels on the screen.

#18 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-01-22 07:33 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Religion consists of a little story and a lot of show biz. the more talented the actor the higher his pay scale. Look at every "mega" church and you will see high theater fueled on enough narcissism to shame both Bollywood and Hollywood combined.. The ol "look at me I'm talking for god" performance... the place people get their weekly catharsis and feel good about themselves. They sell themselves out to these whores who live the life because they believe they can't talk to god or a too intellectually laze to talk to god themselves.

Its a greqt place for frustrated actors who need a stage where people are forced by custom to be polite even when you stink because it's written in the rules.
It's showbiz.

Clowns like theater... they think it's real... its instructional to them... Jayzus is there to teach them how to fall in line.

Dealing with reality is a serious issue with clowns... especially the white male variety... mostly because they failed to adjust to the changing world when the shine wore off their specialness and are now they wearing out the patience of those who outnumber them 8 to 1. Now they are suicidal junkies armed to the man ----- with guns to use on themselves in record numbers.

oink oink weeweewee alllll the way home to the sty in the sky

RIP

#19 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-01-22 08:15 AM | Reply

Increasingly Secular Nation Replaces Outdated Religious Ideas With End Times Prophecies, Moral Judgments

U.S.--The increasingly secular nation has replaced its outdated religious ideas with more advanced, enlightened ideas, like telling you what behavior is immoral and predicting when the world is going to end.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has just predicted that the world will end in 12 years if you do not give the government more power over your life. Leftists across the country agreed this is a big improvement on outlandish religious claims that the world will end and you will be judged for your sin one day soon.

In addition, Lady Gaga pronounced Mike Pence's Christianity as lacking morality, a claim immediately praised by the same people who agree that morality is relative and that you can't judge people based on who they are or what they do.

"Having been freed from the shackles of religion, we will now make wild predictions about when the world will end and inform you who is moral and who is not," atheist small group leader Beorn Mingles said at a Portland coffee shop Tuesday. "Finally, we have cast off the opiate of the masses and instead will just tell you what to believe and how to behave."

"I'm glad it's the 21st century," he added, chuckling, as his small group members arrived, marked-up copies of The God Delusion in tow. "Living under the thumb of religion's doomsday declarations and moral judgments is so last millennium."

#20 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-22 10:08 AM | Reply

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