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The Glue that holds TPM as a separate entity is their doctrine regarding eternity. Our TPM diehard supporters will tell us that this special revelation of eternity in TPM is unique for them. Sadly, they do not realize that such exclusive revelation is an alarming sign of a heretic religion. In this article, we will consider the Second Most Important place in Eternity according to TPM Doctrine.
Occupants of New Jerusalem according to TPM
New Jerusalem stands No.2 in the list of most important place in Eternity. According to TPM, the primary occupants of this place in eternity is going to be TPM Believers as they are the ones that have been following the “Apostolic Doctrine”. In reality, they attain this qualification because they are suffering the unbiblical nonsense which comes out of TPM Pulpits. They cunningly try to bring up some universality into this doctrine by telling us that it can be “any person” who follows the Apostolic Doctrines. However, they come back to square one when we ask them where do we get this “Apostolic Doctrine” other than in TPM.
This special “Apostolic Doctrine” is none other than the deceptive scripture twists and turns they present to their unlearned believers.
“……..which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.” 2 Peter 3:16
These TPM Theologians do not follow any hermeneutical rules. They already have a set conclusion. Now to arrive at this conclusion, they will abuse and undo any rules that will disallow their conclusion.
How they arrived at this conclusion
In order to keep their control over the TPM Believers, they had to give them the No.2 Position in Eternity. Otherwise, it is quite natural that these people will get disinterested in their teachings and drop out.
Let us discuss the key point they use for this doctrine.
According to this point, TPM Teaches that their believers are better in eternity because Abraham and the rest of the Old Testament folks are not worthy for New Jerusalem. Let us consider the verse that they bring up.
“39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.“ Hebrew 11:39-40
Verse 39 says that the Old Testament saints did not receive the promise. So TPM Assumes that THEY WILL NOT RECEIVE THE PROMISE. Does the writer of the Hebrews say so? No. The writer of Hebrews says that these people have NOT YET RECEIVED IT.
We know that Verse 40 Tells us the complete explanation. It tells that they will attain the promise(New Jerusalem) along with us. So we should be clear that the Old Testament Saints WILL ATTAIN THE PROMISE(New Jerusalem) ALONG WITH US.
It also tells us that we have something better. But as we already know that we both are getting the same promise(New Jerusalem), the Better thing is NOT New Jerusalem-The Promise.
To know what is that Better thing, we need to read the entire Book of Hebrews. The Book is written for Hebrew(Israelite) believers who were considering to go back to the mosaic law because of the persecution they were facing. So the entire book is written to showcase this Better Way which is Through Jesus Christ when compared to the Mosaic Way.
- Hebrews 1 – God’s Son Jesus is the Final Word. Moses’s was not the Final one.
- Hebrews 2- Jesus is the Eternal Promise whereas Moses was just a Shadow.
- Hebrews Chapter 3 – Jesus as a person is Better than Moses
- Hebrews Chapter 4- Jesus Sabbath Superior to Moses’s Sabbath
- Hebrews 5,6,7 – Jesus Priesthood better than Aaronic Priesthood
- Hebrews 8,9,10 – Jesus Covenant better than Moses’s Covenant
We hope the reader understood what is that BETTER THING which the Writer of Hebrews was talking about. This deception of TPM works because the TPM Believers do not read the Bible to understand it for what it is written for. They read it to confirm the twisted teaching of their denomination. People, remove the TPM Goggles from your eyes and open up your eyes of understanding.
“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened ………” Ephesians 1:18
Confirming our Understanding/Interpretation
We know that everything has to be established by two or three witnesses.
“……..Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses” 2 Corinthians 13:1
Let us see another reference about New Jerusalem to confirm if we understood the Hebrews Passage Right. Revelation 21 gives us a vivid explanation of this place called New Jerusalem. One important characteristic of this place is the presence of 12 gates and 12 foundations.
Let us read Verse 12 “ And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:”
Just like the New Testament Saints are represented by the 12 Apostles, the Old Testament Saints are represented by 12 Tribes. Notice the important placement of their names. It’s put up on the gates of New Jerusalem. Let us check out the below picture of Door name-plate.
What do we understand from this picture? To Me, it tells very clearly the resident status of Mr Daniel C Oldjeans. God is clearly mentioning the eternal resident status of different people in Revelation 21. Clearly, Old Testament Saints will be residents of New Jerusalem. God does not tell us foolish things. And Far from it, that God will tell a lie.
Numbers 23:19 “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?”
Hebrews 11:8-10 “8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”.
Though TPM Infers that God Deceived Abraham, Do not believe their lies. They are impinging on the integrity of God. And Do we need to tell who impinges on the Integrity of God? This TPM Doctrine which shows God in a Bad Light is From the Pit of Hell. Do not believe it if you are on God’s Side.