Ilhan Omar joins chorus of criticism after Christian passengers sing HYMNS on flight
The footage comes from a Facebook post by Jack Jensz Jr, who is a Christian preacher and one of the founders of 'Kingdom Realm Ministries'
On social media, a video of a group of individuals singing Christian religious music on an airline has gone viral and prompted a lot of debates. The footage originated from a Facebook post by Jack Jensz Jr, who is a Christian preacher and one of the founders of the Christian religious group 'Kingdom Realm Ministries' according to TMZ. While the original post has since been removed, there are multiple reposts all over the internet. Two passengers can be heard singing Christian hymns in the aisles of an EasyJet aircraft in the viral clip. Others in the audience may be seen singing. It's unknown when this video was shot, however on April 9, Jack Jensz Jr shared the identical footage on his Instagram profile. In the caption of the video, he stated, "#Jesus is taking over this Flight."
According to TMZ, Jensz Jr and ‘Kingdom Realm Ministries’ have been going around Europe to assist migrants fleeing Ukraine. This is confirmed by Jack's wife Lilly's Instagram posts. Both Lilly and Jack can be seen holding a huge number of goods in one post, which they claim they are collecting for Eastern Ukraine refugees. She wrote in the caption, “Church, because of your generosity, we were able to supply a van full of medicine, food, hygiene products to two pastors who host refugees in their cities from Eastern Ukraine as well as help their congregation and city as products are impossible to get now in their area. They were overwhelmed with your generosity! We are continuing to pray for Ukraine and doing what we can to help.”
While Jack and the Kingdom Realm Ministries' charitable work is praised, their technique of religious promotion has sparked a debate on social media. One user wrote, “As a person of faith, I implore you: don’t do this. St. Francis of Assisi said it best: preach the gospel every day, and only if you have to, use words. This kind of thing just turns people off, and rightly so.” “They did this knowing it would annoy people. If nobody complained then they would say to their young followers ‘people love it when you stand up for God,’ and if it went poorly they would say ‘look how much people hate Christianity, we need to stand up for God,’” another user added.
Others thought that if a Muslim did anything similar, the passengers present in the place would not have sat by and watched. Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar wrote on Twitter, “I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane. How do you think it will end?” Some Christians, on the other hand, said they would be fine with such a performance just like one person remarked, “I don’t find anything wrong with this video. On the contrary, I have mega respect for the people playing and singing. ‘Preach the gospel to all the world.’”
However, it appears that the group's in-flight singing was not an isolated incident. The duo also shared a video of one of their gospel performances aboard the train. Jack states in the video's caption, “During one of the alter calls the Lord completely healed a lady of her stomach and back pain.” Preaching on transport appears to be a theme for the group. A family ‘made a decision to follow Jesus during the preaching of the gospel on the train!’ Jack added in another Instagram post.
Imagine you get on a plane and you have to listen to this pic.twitter.com/RpY8d7RK4Y— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) April 16, 2022
As a person of faith, I implore you: don't do this. St. Francis of Assisi said it best: preach the gospel every day, and only if you have to, use words. This kind of thing just turns people off, and rightly so.— Kim Possible 🇺🇦🌈📚 (@kimlockhartga) April 16, 2022
They did this knowing it would annoy people. If nobody complained then they would say to their young followers 'people love it when you stand up for God,' and if it went poorly they would say 'look how much people hate Christianity, we need to stand up for God'— Cessecce (@Cessecce) April 16, 2022
I don’t find anything wrong with this video.— Be The Light 💡 (@OnthatileM_99) April 17, 2022
On the contrary, I have mega respect for the people playing and singing.
“Preach the gospel to all the world”