As confirmed by many of our readers, TPM has this special way of telling people that they have the exclusive contract of preparing people for the coming of the Lord. It’s time we look at another angle of TPM’s faulty doctrine. I have lost count of prophecies where TPM Pastors and Sisters have prophesied that the “Coming of the Lord is at Hand“. I wonder how many people even take this seriously and go back to the scripture to check out the truth of the matter.
Sequence of Events according to Paul
If you are to believe the bible, you can squarely say that anybody saying that the Coming of the Lord is at Hand is simply deceived. Let us turn to the scripture to check this.
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
I am yet to understand what is there in the above verses which the TPM Pastors or believers do not understand? They claim to say they understand all the great biblical mysteries. But how could they not understand plain English?
- The First Verse is speaking about the context. Clearly, it is about our Lord’s Second Coming(Rapture).
- The Second Verse speaks about people who make and publish stories that the Coming of the Lord is at Hand.
- The Third Verse states that it is DECEPTION to teach that Jesus will return without the Great Apostacy taking place and the Anti-Christ Being Revealed.
- The Fourth Verse tells us that we will witness the scene of the Anti-Christ sitting in the Temple of God (Meant Jewish Temple – Rev 11:1-2) and be proclaiming himself as God.
- Finally, in the Fifth verse, Paul is reminding the Thessalonian believers about this sequence of events which needs to precede the second coming of the Lord.
Sequence of Events according to Our Lord Jesus
This same sequence was explained by the Lord when he was asked by his disciples concerning the second coming (Matthew 24).
The Falling away Part is described in verse 9-12
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
The Usurping of the Temple of God by the Anti-Christ is mentioned in Verse 15
15 When ye, therefore, shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Though our Lord gave much more events. These two key events are what we have to look for before we can even start lifting our heads for his return. Till then we are commanded to hold the fort and not look out for emotionally whipping up prophecies which are clear proof of False Prophets.
One key thing that I would like to bring with respect to TPM is a behavior of usurping which can be seen in the Anti-Christ.
Anti-Christ seeks to usurp the authority of Christ in some form or other. We have given enough proofs in many of our preceding articles about that. Surely TPM is in the grip of Anti-Christ and needs an immediate rescue.
Now you may be eager about the Lord’s words that No man knoweth the day or the hour statement. Also the coming like a thief statement. I exhort you to keep holding the fort till i come with the next article of this series. Till then
God Help all of us.
To be continued…..