We have been exposing so many erroneous teachings of The Pentecostal Mission. In this article, I would like to highlight one more instance how TPM ministers always prefer to take pre-eminence in almost everything. This is in blatant violation to the following scriptures.
And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 1 Colossians 1:18
But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. Matthew 23:8
Molding the kids in their control
To highlight such things I have taken some portions from Std.11 lesson 1 of the TPM Sunday School Syllabus. This is about the sacrifices of the old testament and related spiritual significance in New Testament. I am not against the spiritual significance but I am against the selfishness of the TPM ministers who take the best share and impose their corrupted views on young impressionable minds. They are masters in repeating their corrupt doctrine to unlearned masses and manipulate them. This was successfully employed by Hitler, Lenin and many of the world leaders. Just think for yourselves, Who will in their right senses call themselves as Apostles and Saints to the exclusion of others. This is a very strong mind control mechanism.
Here you can see, mentioned about the minor sacrifices. Please read all these very carefully and try to find out how the TPM doctrine is giving an insignificant share to the believers of Christ and taking the major share for themselves.
We can see that in the first four out five offerings “saints” are mentioned and in the fifth, it is mentioned “people of God”. According to TPM saints are the celibate ministers and people of God means their New Jerusalem bound believers. Now if they try to say that my speculation is wrong then why should they use saints and people of God two different terms? There is not an iota of doubt that they never hesitate to show themselves higher than everyone. Like Adonijah the son of Solomon, they are a self-proclaimed elite group. The sad part is that so many foolish members do support and follow them as Joan & Abiathar did with Adonijah. They are perhaps ignorant of the consequences awaiting them but I would that they should understand what happened to Joab & Abiathar.
Now let us consider few of their interpretation they have given for these minor sacrifices and any man with a little common sense will understand that how these TPM ministers are trying to throw Jesus out of the work for human salvation.
Saints offering for the salvation of mankind.
What a false claim? The sacrifices of Animals & birds in the old testament could not give the salvation therefore, Jesus Christ came and offered himself for the salvation of mankind. However, according to TPM Sunday School Syllabus, they want to prove that like the old testament sacrifices, the sacrifice of Jesus was not perfect enough. Therefore, they have to offer themselves for the salvation of mankind. They somehow want to put themselves at a pedestal which is very blasphemous. The Spirit that is guiding them is putting them on dangerous ground. No one from heaven or from earth needs to offer for the salvation of mankind because Jesus Christ has already offered himself as the only perfect sacrifice. It could be accepted had they said that they are preaching the good news to lead people to one who has offered Himself as a Wave-Offering. Oh, my God, I don’t know to what extent these TPM.minister would go to preach their own wrong teachings.
No one from heaven or from earth needs to offer for the salvation of mankind because Jesus Christ has already offered himself as the only perfect sacrifice. When confronted they will try to go round about to say that they are preaching the good news to lead people to one who has offered Himself as a Wave-Offering. TPM ministers can go to any extent to preach their own wrong teachings.
See the biblical reference they have taken. Acts 1:8, it’s like “easier said than done”. We can understand that they are clearly pointing to the word “witness” which in original term is “Martus” means martyrs. Either they are ignorant of the definition of that word or deliberately they are making a fake claim. According to Thayer’s definition, it’s like this, “those who after his example have proved the strength and genuineness of their faith in Christ by undergoing a violent death“. We all know that how pragmatic the TPM ministers are with this definition. They are the timidest people who are afraid of persecution & they make all kinds of excuse to evade if any such situation arise. These TPM ministers are the ones claiming to do the ministry after the order of Melchisedec who has no father, mother or any descendants. Compare them with married preachers who are facing persecution and death without giving much thought about their wives & children? Doing nothing still claiming many things. How shameful it’s on the part of TPM ministers?
Saints surrendering themselves to the Lord.
The verse they have quoted to substantiate their concept is II Timothy 1:12. But I don’t think apostle Paul has said that exclusively for TPM’s self-proclaimed saints. God is the master of everyone and all those who follow Him are his servants. Therefore, every servant needs to surrender himself to the master. Not the TPM ministers alone but, everyone who wants to be kept safe and exalted in due time should surrender completely to the Lord.
Saints pouring out their life in the ministry.
If not the above two, in this third offering by the very statement it’s evident that it has exclusively been referred to the TPM ministers. I don’t understand, in what way they are pouring out their life in the ministry? Is it by ruling over their people and bringing them under the subjection of laws made by them? If you want to see these saints pouring out their life in the ministry, please go and check out their pre-convention, convention & post-convention behavior. These saints will be “in-charge” of certain departments having the believers under them. You will find that except the junior workers most of these saints will be neatly dressed (dazzling white & sharp crease) making the believers work like Labourers. Is this what you call pouring out the life in the ministry?
“My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.” James 3:1
Instead of pouring out their life in the ministry, like masters, they are draining out the poor believers. Please stop fooling the people.
Saints living with a grateful heart for all the good things.
Bible doesn’t say to live with a grateful heart only for the good things like; good food, good clothes, good residence, good amount of tithe, etc. but for everything. St. Paul says in [1 Thessalonians 5:18] In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Moreover it’s not required only from TPM saints but from every child of God.
Now see the interesting thing in that section. In the above four offerings the saints alone are playing the role but, in the fifth offering the saints vanished & people of God are brought into the scene. Can you guess, why? Because in the first four offerings saints have nothing to pay in terms of money or any article but, in the fifth it’s about giving. And giving to poor & needy people is a far cry to them. They have learned only to receive but not to give. They think that to give freewill offering is meant only for their believers & they are exempted from that. But Jesus has taught that it is better to give than to receive (Acts 20:35). These TPM ministers consider themselves the only & true New Testament ministers. According to their convenience mix both Old and New Testaments. Alas! Their words and deeds have no harmony but, still claim to be the only best and capable church to prepare the people for the coming of the Lord. What a big deception? and I can just cry on behalf of the people trapped inside it like St. Paul, “O, wretched people! who shall deliver them from the church of hypocrisy?”
Dear TPM Believer,
The People whom you believe as Apostles and Saints are frauds of the highest category. They do not consider you any better than you will consider your cattle and poultry. You are just a revenue earning mechanism. Nothing More. Just as you feed your cattle and poultry, they also feed you with some cheap food to keep you under their control. They would not share a table with you. This is because you give them Milk, Meat, and Eggs. Once your utility is over, you will be thrown out for good. Check out their doctrines and see how they are Injecting Poison to impressionable minds in TPM.
Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision; Philippians 3:2