But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in mire.” 2Peter 2:22
Jim Bakker has started over again, how be it on a smaller scale. His Heritage USA theme park was 4 square miles of property. He is now promoting “Morningside” which is about 600 acres on the Missouri side of the border with Arkansas (stinking up the area I live in). Heritage was a vacation theme park, Morningside sounds like an end-time sanctuary. On his daily show and website he promotes survival items like processed foods and flashlights (he missed the Y2K marketing opportunity due to legal problems). You can, if you hurry, buy a condo for anywhere between 80,000 and 350,000 dollars and the community has it’s own backup generators for power when the coming doom arrives. (source)
He has replaced Tammy Faye with Lori (eerily similar with less makeup) and has abandoned the “prosperity” message and replaced it with the “end is near” (Bakker is now 70 year old). Since he owes 6.1 million in back taxes, everything is in Lori’s name or one of his partners. Most of his supporters think he was wrongly prosecuted for fraud in the late 80’s, so this is not a real bright bunch of folks.
If Bakker’s sales figures can be believed ( why would anyone doubt him?), his end-time hiding place will fill up quickly and it will be the end of time for his followers finances. Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks.