In this new series we will explain how TPM tries to change and redefine the biblical definition of phrases and words used in scriptures. A few days back one TPM worker called me on my mobile. He started enquiring about someone and we landed upon discussing an ex-TPM minister. Then the worker uttered, “Oh all backsliders come together!” The so-called backsliders were two ex-TPM workers. Then I interrupted and said you TPM people have your own definitions!

Now such conversations are common in TPM. If you are a TPM member you might have encountered at least one such conversation. TPM saints and believers always refer to the ex-TPM believer or minister as a backslider. This is their shibboleth. TPM has its own definition to certain biblical words. They alter the meaning of a biblical word and use it so frequently that believers get painted in the paint in which white-clad ministers paint their language (without pausing and cross checking it with scriptures). They start using those words not as how bible uses, but as how TPM uses. It really makes me wonder how TPM has changed the language of people. Believers speak without thinking. One such a word which is misused by TPM is backslider. The word backslider in general means a person who has turned far from God or one who has turned in the direction opposite to God. But in TPM, if a person has left TPM church and has joined another church or if a person has left TPM ministry and is serving God in another denomination then that person is called backslider. Does scripture call any such person who leaves one Christian group and joins another Christian group as apostate or backslider? Let us have a look at it.

Who is a backslider according to Scripture

When an individual or group departs away from worshiping Jehovah God then bible calls such an individual as a backslider. For example, in the Old Testament Israel went whoring after other gods. So bible calls Israel backslider (Jeremiah 2:19, Jeremiah 14:7). In New Testament Demas left Paul to join the world (2 Tim 4:10). He didn’t join another apostle. He left Paul to join the world. Hence he can be considered as a backslider. Hymenaeus and Alexander did put away faith (1 Tim 1:19). Therefore they can be considered as backsliders or apostates. I don’t need to speak much on this. You all very well know this part.

Who is NOT a backslider according to Scripture

Now let us consider when the bible does NOT call  someone as a backslider. Abraham and Lot parted. Lot went away from Abraham, but Abraham never said Lot is a backslider. In the New Testament, Paul and Barnabas parted their ways! Barnabas took Mark with him and Paul took Silas with him (Acts 15:36-41). But Paul never said Barnabas and Mark are backsliders. In his first epistle to Corinthians, we find Paul discussing divisions in the church of Corinth.

Twisted Meanings in TPM - Backsliding

Some of them made denomination in name of Paul and others made denomination in name of Apollos, while others called themselves belonging to Cephas. Paul rebuked them but he never called the other group which did not join Paul’s group as backsliders or fallen or apostate. For him, backslider was one who departed from the faith. For him, backslider was one who went away from God to join the world. Even in times of Jesus Christ himself, a man arose and started ministering people in the name of Jesus. And the disciples of Jesus asked him to follow their group but he didn’t follow Jesus and the group of twelve disciples. Then they complain about the same to Jesus, but Jesus said, “Forbid him not for he is that is not against us IS WITH US (Mark 9:38-41).” Jesus did not call him backslider. In fact, Jesus said he is with us.


Do you know which other church in the world dares to call someone fallen or backslider who forsakes their organization and join any other Christian church? You might have guessed. It is the same church the leader of which desires to sit in between cherubim. Yes, it is Roman Catholic Church. Although their policy might have changed in recent times but in some 500 years back they used to say such things. You will find a lot of questions on Google whether an ex-catholic goes to hell? Why? Because that was what they taught a few centuries back.

They may have forsaken it and they might now be going ecumenical way but TPM has endorsed it. Let us ask ourselves question? Is forsaking TPM equivalent to forsaking God? Is TPM equivalent to God that it means same whether you leave God or TPM? Think about it! How subtly believers partake the heretical idea that forsaking TPM means forsaking God! Devil is called as fallen angel because he left God. Fallen means one who has rejected God. If so then why does TPM brainwash believers to make them say fallen means someone who has rejected TPM? Is rejecting TPM rejecting God? Think!


  1. I’ve heard quite a few sermons in this TPM aka New Testament church / New Covenant Pentecostal church (cult) mentioning the examples of “backsliders” who have left this organization. This is not surprising as all their so called “deeper truths” (which are actually from the depths of hell) have been twisted to invoke fear on the members and control their minds.

    • You are right brother! This is for controlling people and ruling. This is power game. It is a game of throne. It is means to stay in Power. People in power know that there true power is people following them. Look at the link for pictorial explanation. If people will stop coming to their church their power will diminish. To stop people from leaving the group they invent such techniques. This hunger for power becomes evident in cities where you have more than one faith home. In such cities they make rules that the person who goes to “X” faith home must not go to “Y” faith home. They are not hungry for saving souls. If they were truly desirous of saving souls they would have rebuked people like Paul did, for fighting over church membership (I Corn 1:12-14). They are hungry of power and money as if it is a throne game.

      • Yes brother… this is ? power game..In this game the poor, innocent souls are deceiving… like a man addicted to alcohol or drug.. people are addicted..One group knows all things, because of their nativity in TPM., they’re bearing theses things with a bitter ?… another group is worshipping this cult clergies.., tertiary group is the innocent people… That’s all

  2. This I know. Once I was blind, but now I see. (John 9:25)

    Would I stay in darkness when Jesus has let the gospel light shine unto me? By no means.

    This is what the Bible tells me. I’ve been washed, I’ve been sanctified, I’ve been justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

    This is the precious truth. Christ loved the church and gave himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish. (Eph 5:25b-27)

    Hence, we should not be surprised when Apostle Paul writes:
    Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
    For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
    For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. (Romans 16:17-19). See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. (Eph 5:15-16).

    So it’s a matter not of ‘backsliding’ from TPM, but of obedience to Christ our Saviour and walking circumspectly, following him. And of walking in the light as he is in the light.

  3. Explanation given by a brother for the below verses on a Sunday sermon.
    ACTS 20:7-9.
    Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.
    ##Paul was preaching in the third floor which means Zion and new Jerusalem.
    First floor- New Earth
    Second floor- New Heaven
    Third Floor- Zion and Jerusalem
    So he was preaching about the glorious doctrines of TPM’s Zion and Jerusalem.
    ##There were many lights in the upper chamber and he was preaching till midnight.
    Many lights means TPM’s deeper truths like Consecration, Apostolic separation, divine healing etc…. and Paul was talking till midnight which means, the doctrines are so glorious that a day was not enough for Paul and its so glorious that even years are not enough to explain the doctrines.
    ## The young man did not receive the glorious doctrines of Zion and New Jerusalem correctly as preached by the saints, so he fell asleep and fell down from the third floor and taken dead.A person who does not accept the glorious doctrines even though he is at Zion and New Jerusalem(TPM church), he will fall and he cannot get a place at the First or Second floor and he will be dead, meaning he will be thrown to Hell.
    ##Verse 10 says, the young man was raised from dead by Paul but for TPM that’s not relevant.
    For controlling the mind and to create fear among the believers verses 7-9 is enough.

    • Lol!!!! What a illuminating revelation of backsliding by TPM.

      John Gill says mention of many lights is probably to remove suspicion among pagans that this was not a midnight society gathering for abominable activities, rather it was worship event. Hence the mention of many lights.

    • Wow!
      Did the brother make connotations with the name Eutychus. It means lucky.
      Perhaps good luck raised him from death to life?
      Nice explanation… and I laughed a lot.

  4. Dear RG,
    Once I was attending the Sunday Service at Mulund Faith Home, Mumbai. The pastor was preaching “holy spirit is the garment of the church” without any reference from the bible. I thought what a blasphemy he is preaching? I was looking here and there at least for the facial expression of the audience. Nobody moved, means, all were agreed what he preached?
    During the convention last month at Bhandup, on Satuday night the speaker said “if we stand united deeper truths will be revealed.” Immediately I remembered the rift between Paul and Barnabas. I asked to myself both of them were not having deeper truths?
    These people are twisting the scripture for their advantage. Where they are heading? May God open the spiritual eyes of these innocent brainwashed believers.

  5. Dear Augustine,

    What I understand from reading these messages, each of you have some ego issues.

    Comparing always creates issues.

    Take what is needed for your spiritual growth from any of the pastors from any church and leave the rest.

    Dont worry about the chaff.

    You all seem to be worrying about the chaff, thats reserved for fire.

    • Am I missing something or is RG doing a chameleon here and telling that some TPM clergy are the chaff? Looks like RG is the one having ego issue.

    • Dear RG,
      With my knowledge about tpm and information received from various sources, these white clad day time saints of tpm are the most unethical, immoral, scripture twisting (and so on) people of the world. They are all 100% chaff only.After my long association with TPM i have come to the conclusion that there is no wheat but only tares in the clergy class of TPM.
      You are right, they are reserved for fire if they continue in the same way. Otherwise, repent and start preaching the scripture in its original form.

  6. wow.. what a revelation .. Bro Augustine. Why dont you write a book this and make money….

    That would be great…..people can buy the book … read and read and LOL….

    • As mother so is the daughter…RG with such a low mind asking to make money, just like their “consecrated saints”

  7. One always slides and falls, so backsliding means sliding down.
    Now instead of sayin ill or judging about any denomination you should always look at Christ and His way. Brothers, there may be many shortcomings and failings, but if our eyes are set on the author and finisher of faith, and trust in the grace of God, He is able to preserve till the very end that which we have committed to His hands.
    There may be many who have fallen or are removed from grace, but dear brother I am not worthy or having any authorization to even talk about their failures because as one of my teachers at secular school used to quote “when you point one finger on some one you are actually pointing 3 on yourself”.

    • Brother,
      You are just repeating the brainwashing technique of TPM Clergy here.
      //you should always look at Christ and His way//
      How do you think you can look at Christ and His way? Do you know? In case you do not know it, it means FOLLOWING CHRIST’S TEACHINGS. It does not mean looking the other way.
      In case you do not know what it means to follow the Teachings of Christ and his Apostles, please tell me how are you following the teachings in

      Ephesians 5:11 ? Does the Apostle tell you to keep silent and look the other way?
      1 Thessalonians 5:21 ? Does the apostle asks you to ignore all false teachings?
      Rev 2:2 ? Does Jesus say you should not have tested the false apostles who claim to be apostles?

      Brother where do you get such kinds of Brainwashing words? Be honest with yourself and serious about your spiritual life. You will have no excuse when you stand in the Judgement seat of Christ.

    • Brother,
      How long you will cover under the wrap of “God will do” slogan. Can you tell me from the Bible, on how many occasions God did directly? God always uses someone to act on HIS behalf.
      JESUS himself said, Luke 12:47, “Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right?”


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