Advertising Gimmick and Extortion in TPM

Of late I have been analyzing many advertisements by different companies which come in the Media. After doing my due diligence of those advertisements, I understood one thing. These companies know what are their weak points. So they try to cover up their weak points by advertising against their weak points. They assume that people will blindly believe their advertisements and think that they are great in those spheres whereas, in reality, it is their Achilles heel.

TPM Covering up their weaknesses by false advertising

Similar is the case with TPM.  They have to claim and cunningly advertise what they are not. If you have been a regular with this website, you should know how “Saintly” they are to claim themselves as SAINTS. We all know how “Apostolic” they are to claim themselves as APOSTLES. Their white dress is supposed to be an illusionary cover to their dark inside. This is an article to refute the claim of the faith life of TPM ministers.  Now in this article, I would like to highlight their Faith Life which they advertise using the Terminology called “FAITH HOME”. They call their residence “FAITH HOME” but in reality, it’s a “FAKE HOME” and the life they live is not a “FAITH LIFE” but a “FAKE LIFE”. In Luke 19 we read about a man called Zaccheus who had a privilege to have Jesus at his home. But as Jesus went to abide at his house the murmuring of the people around was so loud that probably even Zaccheus heard it (Luke 19:7).  The divine presence of Jesus brought a genuine conviction in Zaccheus life and he made a public confession that we read in Luke 19:8,Zacchaeus then stood up in front of everyone and he spoke to the Master. ‘Listen, Master’, he said. ‘I will give half of all that I have to poor people. I have taken too much money from some people. I will give them 4 times as much as I took from them wrongly .

Religious Extortion

Now if we compare the life of many TPM ministers with Zaccheus, it’s really miserable. Sad to say that many so-called Zion bound pilgrims (TPM ministers) do not have the conscience that Zaccheus had. What I can say about them is, in practical terms, many TPM ministers have no divine presence of Jesus with them. If they have the divine convicting presence of Jesus with them, then no doubt they will realize and make corrections & confession like Zaccheus. There are examples of so many TPM ministers who like extortioners, extort money from their members in the name of buying land & making huge buildings.  Zaccheus used to employ his extortion technique by threatening using the name of Caesar. But TPM Ministers threaten them using God and Jesus as the Extortion authority. In today’s parallel, Dawood Ibrahim is a Saint compared to these religious extortioners.

Example of Religious Extortion

Let me cite one incident. In order to prove the authenticity, I will have to quote a name. There is a Minister named Francis (Biju). He purchased a piece of land in Batala (Dhariwal Centre). To pay the money he has fixed a certain amount for every family. It varies according to the standard of the members of the church; some are asked to pay 50k, some 25k & so on. It has been reported by some members that some people have borrowed money on interest to give him the land offering.  They are threatened with Divine retribution if they fail to comply. What can we call such kinds of practices by such TPM ministers? Just because these things are practiced by so-called white-clad ministers of TPM, can we justify it as divine act instituted by God? We believe that sensible people will say that, for sure it’s an extortion. Their favorite quotes come from Acts 5 where Ananias and Saphira were taken dead. They twist the context to make it look like Ananias and Saphira died because they did not pay up what was due.

Comparison with People of New Heaven/Earth according to TPM Doctrine.

Even during the Moses time, such practices were not entertained. When God told Moses to make the tabernacle, what was the command God gave him? “Take from among yourselves an offering for the LORD. Everyone whose heart is willing is to bring as an offering to the LORD: gold, silver, and bronze” (Exodus 35:5). Moses, unlike such TPM ministers, did not put an unbearable heavy burden on people saying, beg, borrow or steal I want things for the tabernacle. But how unfortunate it is that those who profess themselves to be doing the apostolic ministry of perfection are bringing people under the curse. It’s written in Deuteronomy 28:12….thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.” How miserable is it when the ministers who are bound to liberate people from the curse, do bring them under it? How can we justify such acts? The role of chief clergies is very questionable. They turn their blind eyes & deaf ears to such extortion cases.

Can these TPM ministers who claim to be found on mount Zion with the lamb, stand before Samuel of the old testament & St. Paul of the New Testament? You can read their bold confessions that they never forced anything on anyone. “Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or who have I defrauded? who have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.” (I Samuel 12:3). How many can TPM ministers make such a challenging confession? How can a righteous God ignore Samuel just because he was married & give the highest place to TPM extortioners because they are celibates? No, God is not unrighteous to ignore Samuel who exhibited beautiful character & place the TPM ministers who are crooks and just have hollow boastings of consecration. More than the consecrations, the characters & deeds are going to be rewarded. “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:12). Another example we can see of St Paul in Acts 20:33,34  “I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel. Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.”  St. Paul, worked with his hands not only to meet his personal needs but the needs of others also. Who among the TPM Ministers can claim such a thing?

Depth of the Decay – It’s Septic

Almost all of them are intoxicated with the spirit of Buying land and building mansions. They enjoy all luxuries and preach about sacrificial life. It’s a far cry for them to work with their own hands but at least if they can support the poor by providing them minimum one-time meal & clothes to cover them, we would commend them. But the undeniable fact is that it is next to impossible for TPM ministers because many of them have learned to lead a comfortable & luxurious life.  The Lazy, Gluttonous, Partial TPM Ministers are truly an abomination to the Lord.

The desire of TPM ministers for the comfort & luxury can be evidently seen almost in all conventions. When all other participants suffocate without or with some limited fans, you can see the stage occupied by the ministers are surrounded by pedestal and table fans; some even have individual fans. When all others are supposed to drink ordinary water, the ministers feed themselves on bottled water. What is their source of enjoying all these comforts? Is it not on the tithes & offerings given by the believers? These are the ministers who call themselves the true servants of God following the lamb(Jesus). But did Jesus enjoy the comfort & luxury on the labor of His followers? No! In  2 Corinthians 8:9.St. Paul says that Jesus became poor to make us rich. Alas! TPM ministers are making the poor more poor to become rich. Again in 2 Corinthians 4:12 St. Paul says, “So then death worketh in us, but life in you.” Can the TPM ministers who claim to be doing the apostolic ministry confess the same with a clear conscience?

Advertising Gimmick and Extortion in TPM

Look at the picture above. This was shared to us by a friend through WhatsApp. The recently constructed Alwaye church building is another display of the perfect sacrificial life of the TPM ministers. Amazing! They are so consecrated that climbing down to the car porch also has become difficult for them; they want the car to be parked right in front of their room. Even God of heaven will be laughing at their sacrificial & consecrated life.  It would be good if the TPM ministers & believers read Micah 6:8, ” He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” Instead of making the palatial and luxurious building in the name of FAITH HOME, TPM should show mercy by providing food, clothes & shelter to the poor.

Conclusion

Zaccheus, when he met Jesus, made a decision in public that he would give half of his goods to the poor. I don’t know what place the TPM ministers have allotted in eternity? But for sure, not Zion and New Jerusalem. And if Zaccheus who was willing to gift half of his good to the poor has no place in Zion and New Jerusalem then(according to TPM Doctrine), which place the TPM ministers. would occupy who do nothing for the welfare of the poor?

9 Comments on “Advertising Gimmick and Extortion in TPM”

  1. I am an advertising professional and I could relate to his. I remember one of the first lectures I had attended was by Ivan Arthur, a senior advertising professional he gave a presentation on that the best advertising book is the Bible. He did not say it pejoratively he said it in all goodness.
    Christians evangelists, particularly the tele evangelists, have actually given valuable inputs to the advertising community. You ask me there is a thick line between testimony and advertising .. and I have often seen people who testify in church indulge in self promotion to get themselves squeezed into the church hierarchy. Christians are supposed to labour unrewarded, the gospel was given to make a man evolve into a divine being as someone who overcomes all his/ her banal instincts to survive and safe guard his own interest.
    TPM definitely takes selfishness to the next level. When these men are talking about their place in Zion and when they are placing holiness above honesty and sincerely they have lost the plot already. When I see this group of people all clad in whites elevate themselves in their behaviour and demeanour the only thing I can think of is – White washed Sepulchres.

  2. So Sorry to hear
    //To pay the money he has fixed a certain amount for every family. It varies according to the standard of the members of the church; some are asked to pay 50k, some 25k & so on. It has been reported by some members that some people have borrowed money on interest to give him the land offering.//

    This thing is indeed true and common in Punjab. I will mention two more incidents to support the claims of this article. I remember one aunt who told her plight to my parents that her husband has taken loan to give money to saints. When my father scolded her husband, then that uncle promised that he will not repeat it again. He said “Agli wari mai asia nahi karenga.” Few months later he again borrowed money to offer to saints.

    I don’t know for truth but I feel there is this spirit in TPM that captures and blinds its followers. I too was once in full grasp of TPM spirit. I remember another incident. Once one Elder brother of Punjab said to me privately (I was attending his local convention) that these Punjabi are not spiritual people like people of south. These morons don’t give tithes regularly and therefore saints have to forcefully get the money from believers.

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    1. Till people like us do not wake up and educate common folks, the TPM Mafia will continue to become more controlling and deceptive

    2. That’s some real faith life. They should soon start calling it “extortion home” instead of faith home. People are being taken for a ride. I see no difference between people like Joel Osteen and Creflo Dollar and TPM. Money has become their God.

      2 Tim 3:1-13
      “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

      6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone. 10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, [b]deceiving and being deceived[/b].”

      Truly it is a cycle of being deceived and then deceiving others. Most of these workers don’t know any better. They themselves are deceived because of the brainwashing they received through the years.

  3. This picture here looks very nice. However, in another article, a writer spoke of the kundalini-like manifestations within TPM.
    Kundalini has been described as “the figure of a coiled female serpent – a serpent goddess not of “gross” but of “subtle” substance; indeed, a satanic angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14)
    Another snake too, called the Zionist serpent, uses an occult form of light, illumination and enlightenment to accomplish his purposes. (Texe Marrs)
    Even the Jewish Elders of Zion recognise a Symbolic Snake which they say symbolises their people.
    Both Jews and researchers state that the kabbalistic serpent, the Symbolic Snake of the Jews, has its purpose to conquer the world, set up a kingdom of the Jews, in which the Jews, as their own Messiah, will reign over the nations.
    The devouring serpent is embraced by the kabbalist masters as a picture of the Jewish Nation or People. This serpent, empowered by supernatural force, will make all creatures and things subservient and passive. (Texe Marrs)

    Well, TPM ministers grow Zionist doctrines.
    Members are dwelling in passivity. They are not resisting unbiblical teachings. TPM members hold that they have a special doctrine by personal revelation, not Biblical scriptural revelation, that out of their ranks will be raised 144,000 Israelites. Now it takes a great illusion and beguilement to believe this, unless the serpent spirit has captured one’s whole imagination.
    But unto TPM leaders take heed for:
    “And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.” (James 3:6)
    Scripture cries out to the people of TPM. Get out of this building! It’s on fire, and the fires of hell!
    Run for your lives! Run for your lives! Run to Jesus the ONLY Saviour. His grace is sufficient for everything.

    1. Dear Believer in Christ,

      You have brought up some new thoughts to mull over. I may not endorse 100% of everything written here, but generically, it is an alarm and signpost we should not ignore.

      Texe Marrs, is not someone I would agree with, at face value, given that his allegations are wild and have overtones of hatred more than journalistic balance. Nonetheless, its really worth reading as ‘food for thought’ and actually opens up the debate at multi-levels rather than as a bipolar camp.

      Zionism at a political level is unacceptable, but I am not sure of how the TPM connection fits into this Jewish philosophy.
      It was the persecution at the hands of catholic Europe and North Africa, that instigated in the Jews the need for a national identity and homeland and they used scriptures to further their agenda. The point is, that God does not need an upheaval that brings about a racial divide, especially in the NT times. It was rather the rejection of the Lord Jesus Christ in their Jewish pride that seeded anti-christian ulterior motives.
      The Christian Continent was just as evil as they persecuted only the true people of God.
      The unfortunate culmination that I completely agree with you, as do most others, is the Rothschilds, Illuninati, Freemasonry, British Israelism etc are all connected with Zionism and rendering the whole thing as inherently evil. Would there have been Zionsism if not for anti semitic Catholic Europe? No wonder Zionists adopted communism and found greater acceptance of their ideals in socialist Russia.
      What about Hitler? Was he not a hater of Jews, didn’t he not actually indirectly make Zionism a fad?
      The simple point am making is that political movements cannot bring about righteousness. The Jews did that in the OT against Babylon and failed.
      The second point I make is that TPM has a pro-Zion ecstatic view, but was that propelled by the spirit of Cabalistic Jews?… I don’t know.

      In my humble opinion, during the diaspora, the reconciliation of Talmud based esoteric works with mystery religions brought about exegetic conclusions that are totally out of line with the Torah (OT) or the gospels (NT)

      TPM, I believe is on the other end of the debate, leaning fully towards the heresy of replacement and making the Jewish role as an also-ran, in the grand scheme of things.
      It was this heresy that actually got the Jews more desperate for ‘Zion’ as the return to the promised land.. don’t you think?

      Nonetheless, there’s great takeaway and learning from your comment.
      Thank you.

      1. Dear Denzel Joy,
        Agreed, it’s quite a challenge to present various common threads of expression successfully, which are spiritual, from things that are going on about us, and which I ascertain, have to be discerned through spiritual knowledge from the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit. I’m sorry that I can’t answer some of your questions though I can say these things.

        There are Christian Zionists today that are leading people into Jewish mysticism.
        I have found that the Hebrew Roots Movement is also an area needing careful analysis and examination.
        Since TPM holds a Zion doctrine which is manufactured from vain imaginations, this opens the door to further subtle Jewish fables. God has his own purpose and plan for the bride of Christ and also for Israel in the future and we must not change, add to or take away from the words of the book of his prophecy regarding the church and Israel. Revelation 22:18-19
        The reality is that the subtil serpent (Genesis 3:1), the old serpent the Devil (Revelation 20:2) who sinned from the beginning (1 John 3:8) is the source of all the deceptions taking different forms, and through various doctrines, coming from seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. 1 Timothy 4:1
        Apostle Paul met heresies that minimized Christ by presenting the Eternal Christ, Creator and Head of all beings. Colossians 1:1-16
        From the Apostolic age to now it has been necessary for Christians to be on the alert and beware of the false teachings and false experiences.

        Wisdom from God’s Word reminds us – Know ye not that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? Romans 6:16
        […] for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 2 Peter 2:19b
        God bless you.

        1. Dear Believer in Christ,

          Thank you for the kind reply.

          These are scary times for not just the ungodly, but for the elect as well. You are very correct in pointing out that ideas stemming from imagination can lead one away from ‘Christ’ and His kingdom.

          This reply suffices me for now, as all we need is to sincerely love Him and pray that the Spirit leads us.

          My thoughts have been much troubled over a few years, because of so much fakeness in what Christianity is made to be, with answers bringing new questions.

          I realise that the best assurance comes by getting on my knees and resubmitting myself to the Lord and trust in His promise that the Lord might lead me away from untruths and towards Him alone.

          The old serpent uses religion to bring about false worship, devotion to nurture idolatry, knowledge to stiffen hearts, sorrow to quell hope. He has played cultures and kingdoms against each other and done his best to bring about a misrepresented Christianity.
          One example (not to delve) is: Was the name of the Messiah paganised? Did pagan Europe twist the pronunciation of ‘YESHUA’ (saviour) to ‘JESUS’
          IESOUS means Hail Zeus. Was there an agenda?
          1611 KJV corrected this (error??) but redacted it in its next version.
          The Jews witnessed each and every Jewishness being hellenised or romanised, from 3 BC to 3AD, until a new Christianity came into being. Perhaps they were irked by all the fakeness around and further held onto fables.

          A second example is the ‘SUNDAY’ in Christianity… Not that I have any problem, but it was a forcible replacement of the Sabbath. Remember the ‘sun’ was a deity worshipped by all pagans under different names.

          To be a true Christian means so much, in these times- as you have mentioned beautifully in your closing verses- submission.
          My prayer is that the grace of God should light up the inner eyes of every sincere Christian especially brainwashed TPM folks, so that the real joy and true peace will rule them through the knowledge of God’s Holy son.

          Thanks again for your sincere reply.
          Much appreciated!

        2. Amen, Denzel Joy.
          Yes, my heart is very sad for the folks too.
          But we know that God is very merciful and gracious and so long suffering towards us all. My prayers to the Lord too that He may mightily establish them to be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might and to know the riches of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved, so that they might be truly blessed.
          God bless you.

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