Now that we have seen in our earlier post that TPM doctrine of Jesus’s second coming is based on their internal planning and manipulation, let us focus on what the scripture says. When reading the scriptures, we should always follow the below pattern
- The words of Jesus supersedes any other passage if there is a seeming conflict in the reader’s understanding
- The other passages of the bible should be used to corroborate the words of Jesus.
- Unclear passages of the bible should never supersede clearer passages of the bible.
- Last but not least. Never accept any interpretation just because it is said and propagated by the Church Clergy.
If you follow the above rules, you will never be in the dilemma that many of our TPM Ministers are in.
Sequence of Events to Follow
God does not confuse you with jumbled up communications. The confusion is a result of human over-specialization and micro management.
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 1 Cor 14:33
Now going back to the pattern we set earlier, to understand prophetical scriptures. Let us search for scriptures which have the direct words of Jesus. These scriptures can be found in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. We also have few other scattered passages in Revelation and the Gospels. We also need to check into the epistles to corroborate with the understanding of his disciples. Finally, we should be able to corroborate our understanding with the Old Testament prophecies.
The Gospel Account
Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 is the same event described by different gospel authors. The disciples wanted to know the details of his second coming and the end of the world. So Jesus let them know all details regarding his second coming. He did not keep anything away from them. Moreover, we need to understand that they were not highly educated people. Therefore, they need to be told plainly the events in sequence. As they were plain men they transmitted what they knew. Let us check the first sign in the sequence.
1. Rampant Deception (Matt 24:4-5):
I believe that this is the most important sign we see during the end. This is not speaking about deception in business or other ways of life.
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. Matt 24:4.
It’s specifically about spiritual deception. The agents to spread this deception are False Teachers/prophets (1 Timothy 6:5,2 , Timothy 4:3-4). Sad to say that TPM as an organization stands in the forefront of this prophetic fulfillment. As exposed through this site by many articles, TPM gets an A+ in this category. Deception is most effective when you mix the truth with a little lie. So the truth gives them credentials whereas the lie gives them the needed twist. The Nicolaitan system (Revelation 2:6, 14-15) of TPM puts an imposing authority structure with their specialized clergy dresses. This clergy machinery is used for indoctrination and brainwashing of Christians to such a level that most of them become blind cult members and replace Christ with TPM Clergy as their Lord.
Our Lord is detailing about this deceptive technique in the next verse.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Matt 24:5
Many people have misunderstood this verse and have assumed that there would come people claiming to be Jesus Christ, in the end-times to deceive. It is partially right. However, the context here is not that. To prove it, let me ask you a question. If someone claims to be Jesus Christ and comes to you, will you follow him? Surely NO. Why is that so? Because you already know who is Christ and how he will come next time. Such claimants cannot deceive real Christians. So what does the above verse mean?
It says that people will come during the last days having the Right Confession that Jesus is Christ. The wolves in Sheep’s clothing will ensure that the sheep do not recognize the real Wolf. They will have the right covering. The best covering is to proclaim the divinity of Christ. Let us consider TPM. TPM has got the doctrine of Trinity Right. They have got the doctrine of Christ’s Divinity Right. So where do they deceive their believers? They deceive their believers in removing them far from Christ telling that they need to WORK for their Salvation. They juxtapose themselves(TPM Clergy) as a special category of people who is the essential component for their salvation. They use implied trickery to push their devious teachings. Let me cite an example here.
If you are with TPM for some time, you would have heard that you cannot be caught up in the coming of the Lord if you are not under the Apostolic teaching. By Apostolic teaching, they mean THEIR TEACHING. They keep harping their deceptive doctrines every time to ensure that the hearer gets brainwashed.
It is a Satanic Technique that has been successfully employed by none other than Adolf Hitler.
“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
Matthew 24:5 is a warning to all of us to not let our guards down just because of some right initial confession. We need to be constantly on our watch. Note how Jesus did not give Peter the advantage of his previous right confession when calling him out for his being a tool by Satan
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
To be continued……
Can’t wait for the next part! It is very truly said – if you keep repeating a lie, people will start believing it as true. Maybe, you might be skeptical for some time, but the next generation which has grown up with this lie will eventually start believing it to be true. I have been having arguments with so many hard-core TPM members (I too was one, at one point in time) and this is exactly the same thing I used to say, and still say, that standing from the pulpit, they might be preaching “some” truth but they also subtly introduce small lies which eventually turns the whole thing upside down. What is the response?
You should focus on Jesus and absorb only the truth. Discard the lies. Why do you want to get involved in all this debates? Seriously?
What more can I say? People just don’t want to take it up to themselves to challenge the lies being openly preached from the pulpit. Why? Because their motto is: “We preach that we may present every man perfect in Christ!” What was the context & intent of Paul saying this and what is the preaching we get to hear in TPM? Think guys.
May God bless you.
//You should focus on Jesus and absorb only the truth. Discard the lies. Why do you want to get involved in all this debates?
This is a great trick played by the TPM Clergy to avoid scrutiny of their own erroneous doctrines. Acts 17:11
Have you heard of this controversial theocratic belief in TPM that was very vehement in the 20 hundreds (last decade) that sex defiles marriage?
“Sex within marriage is not sin but a stain or defilement as such it keeps the body of Christ with spot.
Marriage is not sinful, but sex in marriage should be only for the purpose of procreation of a godly generation.
After having marital sex, the couple have to earnestly ask the Lord to cleanse them with His blood and forgive them
Sex with your partner is meant only for the initiation of parenthood and not for a continuum of intimate relationship
They quote verses from all over— from David’s statement to Naboth to Paul’s advise to the Corinthians”
(Those of you who have attended the 2000 IYC may have witnessed a bunch of youths who raised this question)
The clergy also claim that they have special revelation or insight into who is currently transgressing these (un)marital boundaries.. God has gifted some of them with discerning and capacity to see through…
Is this also not a false Christ with a false prophesy, using true scriptures?
I am so reminded of the garden of eden story- allegorical it might be- it ended up making Adam and Eve afraid of seeing themselves naked in front of each other.
Verses they use are Exo-19.15, I Sam 21.5, I Cor 7, Ephesians 5
They also use Matthew 4- where Jesus rebuked satan, so we should be firm in our holiness.
They claim to be the eunuchs of the palace/ harem that ensure that the bride is well taken care of and thus the eunuchs know more of the bride than the other courtiers in the palace.
Although not openly professed, they believe that the original plan of God did not permit sexual relations in humankind. Man was meant to reproduce asexually by eating of the tree of life and after a long period of maturity, he was entitled to eat of the tree of division, which instills sexual attraction.
So according to them, the tree of knowledge was forbidden just as a teenage girl is prohibited from getting easy with a teenage boy.
After the fall of man, man lost his spiritual privileges which included the right to eat of the tree of life. For if he ate of the tree, he could have children without sex, and as such he would live for ever…
So TPM, in its godly zeal subtly denounces marital pleasures and many a godly marriage has ended on the rocks.
Wow…They know the Original Plan of God Better that God Himself.
It’s the same gnostic dualism that is presented with a different packaging. This teaching is so ingrained in TPM. They believe sex within marriage defiles. It is for that very reason they interpret the verse in Rev 14 to mean 144,000 aren’t married. It’s just like the RCC still maintaining Mary and Joseph didn’t have sexual relations after Jesus was born.
I feel it is closer to Manichaeism than classical gnosticism…
The hierarchy, the orderliness and the consecration- so reminds me.
I grew up in this church. I used to be a very sincere apologist for how this church is the best one out there. And when I finally realized I was being fed a lie , it broke me ..and long story short I ended up a strong agnostic ….the scars are still there but the path back to faith was very painful …I was bitter against this church but I’ve finally learned to let it go …I appreciate you guys exposing them ..
Brother, hope that you have become a theist instead of continuing as agnostic. This church is a bundle of lies. It is very difficult to understand. Many people who left this organization is telling that the entire period they have served there is lost. It is highly hypocritical. Very few understand the reality.
Praise God for opening your spiritual eyes, continue to write about your experiences.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
This church maybe a bundle of lies, but which church isn’t??
Brother, we are the church. Don’t worry about man-made organizations with man-made rules. Christ lives in us and makes us His living temple. In case you’re not continuing as an agnostic, please get in touch with some small fellowship or home church. I was exactly in the same position as you – zealous for this church, but no more. The day I realized the TRUTH is beyond the 4-walls of TPM, I felt liberated. Brother, if you wish, we can get in touch with the help of the admin of this website. Just share your email/mobile no with the admin – firstname.lastname@example.org and he will connect us. I will look forward for your response.
As Bro Santosh said, as TPM believers we had a distorted view of what a church is. In reality, the church is an assembly of the ‘called out’ ones. We are called to serve others. But in TPM we are taught to use the “consecrated saints” as a crutch and always be dependent on them for our every move, never growing as a Christian. In TPM, being a Christian means to attend meetings from Sunday through Saturday. But God has called us for so much more. I’ve learnt to not keep my faith in man made institutions. If we leave TPM with a “TPM-mindset” and look for another institution to replace TPM, we are bound to be disappointed. Humans and human institutions will always fail us. We must rather place our faith in God alone and have fellowship with Christians who share the same faith in the finished work of Christ across denominational lines.