Satan is a master of deception. He is so smart that it is not easy to identify his tactics unless you are helped by the Spirit of Lord to discern the deception. Deception in the spiritual realm is even more convoluted. Let us be responsible enough to identify this issue and warn others who could be duped.
In our last article, we had drawn a comparison of TPM with Roman Catholicism. The comparison should have given you an idea of who is the controller of both these religious systems. Now we would like to compare TPM with another religious system which is identified as the evilest of the religion by many Christians. You guessed it right. This comparison is between TPM and Islam. We agree that TPM would not go to the same extreme extent as Islam does. However, the orientation is in the same direction.
I know many staunch TPM Followers would have become quite upset already because we are comparing TPM with the very epitome of Evil and Satan i.e Islam. But please continue reading and check out for what is being mentioned below. You will be surprised to know that both the religious systems use the same devilish tactics to manipulate and control innocent folks. But at the same time, I would not limit this phenomenon only to TPM. Rather I would be the first to agree that the list below is employed by many religious systems to varying degrees. The reason is because all these religious systems are controlled by the Devil. Do you know that Islam was a Christian Cult when it started?
Some of the similarities are mentioned below.
1. Closer to God than the Others.
Islamic Behaviour: The Islamic Shahada is the confession of their faith. Do you know what is that confession? No person is a Muslim if he does not confess the Shahada. Let us look into the contents of this confession of their faith.
لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله
lā ʾilāha ʾillā-llāh, muḥammadur-rasūlu-llāh
There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God.
Analyze the above statement. The first sentence is a circular sentence that does not make any sense. But the second sentence is the real reason for the Shahada. Muhammad wanted to enslave people in the name of his God(Allah). So he had to get some authority to do it on the behalf of his God. Therefore, he made his mediatorship and so-called closeness to God a key element of their religious confession. Though he claims to be a prophet, it defies any logic as to why is a Prophet elevated to almost the status of God that his name has to be a part of the Shahada(confession). Do you know why? If you would have read the Quran and the Hadiths, you would have known that he could break many laws because of his elevated status. For, eg Muslim men can marry a maximum of 4 wives, whereas Muhammad was given a freedom of any number. But notice one thing. People would not question those practices as they do not want to confront a wrathful Allah who somehow agrees with the carnal demands of his prophet.
TPM Behaviour: If you have been in TPM for some time, you already know that there are these special folks with an elevated status over the rest of the brethren. They claim to be next to God and has already reserved a place in the ever exalted Zion for themselves. Because of this very reason we are inundated with extra-biblical teachings from the TPM Clergy who thinks it is their prerogative to twist, interpret and extrapolate the scripture to establish their dominant status and keep the believers enslaved. TPM Believers really do believe that the TPM Clergy is God Like and hence should be obeyed without any questioning. (Galatians 3:28, Matthew 23:8)
2. The Bird in a Cage Syndrome of Believers
The Ultimate aim of any religious system is to control you and all other people. They constantly use various tools at their disposal like manipulation, Fear, Domination, Threats, Curses and Divine Retribution to control you. Most of the people under these systems have no idea of the real Freedom that we had gained through Christ. All your actions are monitored and controlled through the lens of the religious system. Some of the controlling mechanism employed by Islam and TPM are as follows.
Parroting that you are in the best system
Islamic Behaviour: Ask any Muslim and he will tell you that being a Muslim is the best thing that has happened to him. But ask for the specifics, they have nothing other than their shallow claims.
TPM Behaviour: Similarly, TPM Ministers and Believers keep parroting that their Church and Doctrine are the best in the world. But ask of the specifics, all their hollow claims just get hollower and shallower.(1 Corinthians 1:31)
Questioning is unacceptable in the religious system
Islamic Behaviour: Islam discourages questioning of Islam or Muhammad. If you question, you will severely be rebuked and can end in your isolation or even in extreme cases death.
TPM Behaviour: Similarly, TPM Discourages questioning of their God-given revelation and the so-called apostles that propagate the TPM Doctrines. Questioning can end up in your being rebuked and isolated. You will be branded as a Rebel against God and his servants. You will be publicly shamed as a backslider.(Acts 17:11)
The System replaces God for you.
Islamic Behaviour: Going against Islam is considered as Going against God. The system has replaced God for you. Therefore, they have this weird dogma embedded within them that all non-Muslims are Kaafirs which means unbelievers technically. However, all Kaafirs are seen as agents of the Devil as they are not part of the overall religious system of Islam. People enslaved in the system lose their individuality and always think collectively. For them, only two identities exist 1. US (The Chosen of God) and 2. They (The Enemies of God). To know more about how Islam thinks, the below video would be helpful.
TPM Behaviour: If you have been with TPM, you would also be part of this system which identifies itself with God. Any other Christian is also considered as a borderline case. Therefore they have this great zeal of getting people from other denominations and born again groups to join them. For them, the sinners are in other Christian Denominations. They somehow think that non-TPMers are not under the Apostolic Doctrine and Fellowship of the Saints and therefore their eternity is bleak and needs to be considered as out of God’s true system.
3. Being Accommodative when Weak and Brutal when Strong.
Islamic Behaviour: When Islam is introduced to a new place, it comes as a completely peaceful and with all the goody-goody kinds of stuff and appeals to people who do not know the true being of this system. There is a technique in Islam called Taqiyya where Muslims are asked to lie in such a way that the bad things about Islam are not portrayed and only the good part is shown to the potential believer. They are asked to imitate many customs of the new place so that their intentions are not known. Peaceful verses are used as a weapon to overpower arguments against it. The more peaceful you can portray yourself when your intention is not really so, the more successful you are in deceiving.
TPM Behaviour: Now consider the above situation with that of TPM where they are so accommodating when they are in a vulnerable territory. They put away all those rigid doctrines inside their suitcases and become more peaceable. They would practice a kind of TPM Taqiyya by not mentioning their elite Zion doctrine, Medicine doctrine, eternity doctrine etc. But focus more on how they would get up at 4:00 AM and start praying for you and would stand in intercession and even the sisters would come and help in your house for things they would never consider if they are their strong territory. When they are in the alien western land, they will change their dresses to match with that of the audience. These are the same people who would make a big issue for someone who came in a colored dress in their local south Indian faith homes. They will publicly shame people who do not follow their unbiblical protocols. (James 1:17)
4. Resist being tested
Islamic Behaviour: Its a very basic reason that we need to test the people who bring in the revelation. Muhammad brought in a new revelation which parroted his special nature and people were forced to believe in it. If someone tried to criticize him, that person will be killed. It is quite easy for anybody to see through the propaganda and look into the very nature of this messenger to know if he truly represents a Benevolent diety. Actions speak louder than words. But Nah.The Messenger cannot be tested. He is divinely approved by God.
TPM Behaviour: TPM also has this special class of Apostles who brings in doctrines which were never ever taught in the early church. The TPM Ministers also claim that they are in a much more special category than the direct disciples of Jesus Christ. Hence, the people have to obey and follow them. They are beyond any testing. They cannot stand spiritual scrutiny. They claim to be Apostles and Special Saints but ask them how they qualify as apostles and they bring in new interpretations of the scripture. Their qualification for being Apostle is that they have not married and has joined TPM. For that, they twist many scriptures and claim themselves to be some special high priests according to the order of Melchizedek. The Unlearned folks in their church is intimidated by these doctrines and keep their mouth shut to avoid any curses or divine retribution. They cannot handle the offense. Christ is a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense for them. (1 Thessalonians 5:21, Revelation 2:2)