Swaggart used to say that he has a special relationship with God also. Actually he even bragged that because he is a Christian, he can only have one wife so he picked the best. This he was bragging while he was having sex with a different woman every night. But that 'relationship with God' was good for him. At a tune of one million dollar per day. While his relationship with God allowed him to swindle and have his sexcapades, those who actually gave him that money continue to live paycheck to paycheck. That is what it is all about. Preachers have no problem screwing people who allow themselves to fall prey to the ponzie scheme.