Three rob Brooklyn church at gunpoint on Easter Sunday

They wanted money but three men who robbed a Brooklyn church at gunpoint on Easter Sunday may instead have picked up an easy pass to hell.

The thugs entered the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God at 2233 Bedford Ave. around 2:30 p.m. Sunday and asked to use the bathroom, cops said.

Once in the basement, one of the men pulled out a black firearm and demanded money from the pastor, cops said.

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God is known for its heavy-handed prosperity ‘gospel’. Various churches and televangelists use this false teaching to virtually ‘extort’ money from people gullible enough to believe God only blesses those who give (the most) to whomever preaches this scam.

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The robbers got away with more than $3,000, cops said.

There were a handful of parishioners in the church at the time preparing for a 4p.m. Mass.

“Robbery is wrong, totally, but you’re going to rob a church on Easter Sunday? That’s like the worst,” said Andre Allison, 40, who works at an adjacent Boys and Girls Club.

A worker was installing motion detectors at the church Monday.

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