We have been receiving many comments from TPM Diehards that what we are doing here is not right because we are finding fault with God’s organization and its leaders. Therefore, I think we have a responsibility to clear the air concerning the ministry we are doing through the web. We understand your emotional disturbance when the deeds and doctrines of your HOLY COW are exposed to the Christian world in general and Pentecostal group in particular. We also understand the dilemma you face when many of your non-TPM friends ask you questions regarding your church after visiting our website.
I would like to present you, the thoughts of G K Chesterton from his book Everlasting Man, chapter Riddles of Gospel. I have paraphrased his idea in my own words. He asked his readers to imagine a person coming from the moon and reading the Gospels. This individual does not have any pre-conceived idea about how the church has painted the picture of Jesus. He will find words of Jesus full of comfort and mercy for poor and afflicted ones. However, those are not the only sort of words he will find in the story of Jesus!
He would not be wrong if he made statues of Jesus in street corners and marketplaces with an expression full of wrath proclaiming woes to the generation of vipers and angry with the hypocrite Pharisees. He may not present a Jesus with an outstretched arm like what you see in many places.
While reading the story of Jesus presented in Gospel, it is indeed true that we find a merciful Jesus forgiving Peter but we also find a Jesus who rebuked him in wrath, “Get thee behind me Satan.” It is true that we find a pitiful Jesus weeping for Jerusalem who was to murder him, but we also find Jesus proclaiming curse on Bethsaida and Chorazin with much worse than the ones applied to Sodom! We find Jesus as a lamb – humble and ready to be slaughtered, but we also find lion of Judah roaring in fierce anger towards religious hypocrites! G K Chesterton finally concludes that if we were to read the Gospel reports as news in the newspaper, they would puzzle us or perhaps terrify us much more than the same things as developed by historical Christianity. The moral is that the Christ of the Gospel is actually more strange and terrible than the Christ portrayed by today’s modern Church.
The True Jesus Rebuked Hypocrisy and Evil very openly
Many have come forward and rebuked us for being judgmental. Too often the readers of this website have neglected to note the difference between judging individuals and exposing of false teachings! The Former needs checking while the latter should be applauded. The reason why 21st century Christians are unable to discern between the two is because we are imprinted by modern evangelists with the one-sided image of God, as loving-caring-forgiving God! No doubt he is greatly merciful and a forgiving God but we forget that he is also a God who condemns and rebukes all the evil acts of murder and injustice done to poor. He has been a God who has been sending his prophets not only to comfort people but also to rebuke and expose the works of darkness. Did not Jesus lash out at murderers who appeared before men as whitewashed sepulchers (Matt 23:35)? Jesus did not silently neglect the works of darkness committed by Pharisees. He did not think the way TPM hardcore fans teach us that “It is no spiritual use to spew dirt!” In fact, he said, “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved (John 3:20).” Did not God send Elijah to proud Jezebel and Naboth for slaughtering the poor Naboth? Did he ask Elijah to keep silent and watch injustice being done to poor Naboth (I kings 21:18-19)?
If this is true, then why are our TPM believers so judgmental towards our articles? Why do they fail to see that God who raises a minister to comfort people also raises minister to condemn evil acts of men in power? Why do TPM hardcore fans call this website a work of the devil and fail to see the devilish fruits of people whom they worship (check Matt 7:1-16)?
It is one thing to mention small mistake committed by men of repute and it is altogether another thing to expose the heretical teachings taught by him! The former carries a judgmental attitude forgetting we too are humans prone to mistake, but the latter is made as an attempt to help people get discerned from falling prey into the pit of hell. It is one thing to find fault with an individual who is ashamed of his mistake and is repentant of his doings, but it altogether another thing to expose the evil doings of a proud person who falsely exalts himself before men and presents an counterfeit image of self to get worship of men instead of directing the worship to God Almighty.
We at fromtpm.com apologize for any hurt caused to true and sincere men and realize that it is possible for us as humans to commit the same mistakes as TPM does. We are sinners saved by Grace! We might have been mistaken to find fault at individuals, to which we humbly agree and seek forgiveness from God. However, we also ask TPM hardcore believers to realize that it is expected not only from us but also from you to expose the works of darkness and save many.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Please recognize that Jesus was not only lamb but also Lion of Judah. His ministers ought to follow him!