Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Matt 7:13
Though TPM claims to be a church with strict discipline yet it’s a wide gate and a broadway that is leading people to hellfire. As the Apostle Paul prayed for the people, in Ephesians 1:18, I pray to God to open the eyes of understanding of TPM believers. Many are being deceived by the hypocritical life of TPM ministers, who are considered to be saints. I think that the most deceived are the people of Punjab who address their ministers with the title, “SAINT.” For them, their false saints & words spoken by them are the ultimate. Once one TPM pastor said about the people of Punjab that, even if you put a white cloth on a donkey, then also TPM people of Punjab would say, “Santhji, Jai Masih di.” Just see, how the so-called saints consider their own members? Isn’t it another hypocrisy of TPM. saints to Cunningly enjoy the service, tithes & offerings of the naive members & then make fun of their ignorance? Without a speck of doubt, anyone can say that these hypocrites ministers are the reason for the ignorance of their members because they know that maximum benefits can be drained out of the people as long as they are kept ignorant. No doubt that the judgment of these so-called saints will be very severe. At the same time, the members will not be exonerated because they never desired to buy the truth when it was available for them.
A majority of the TPM believers have pushed aside God to a corner and given the place of God to their white-clad ministers. I have heard some people saying that they are saints because of their celibacy but, who can understand their dirty secrets behind the curtain of this celibacy? Some rate their ministers, “SAINTS” based on the construction works & the job to beautify the existing buildings. Alas! What a pathetic spiritual state of TPM believers? I think that these people have reached a state of no turning.
In fact, I started this article to highlight some of the things found in TPM, which even resurrected Jesus pointed out to a few churches in the book of Revelation. Before going further, first of all, I want to say that the tall claim of TPM daylight saints based on Revelation is absolutely wrong. Without any doubt, it can be substantiated that the lifestyle of 99% of these people nowhere fit in REVELATION 14 (as per their own interpretation) because their very deeds testify them. Sometimes they go above Jesus to claim themselves the saints going to the zenith of heaven. Consider the Lord Jesus; like the TPM frauds, He never witnessed about himself. “If I said great things about myself, my words would not be true. But there is someone else who speaks about me. What he says about me is true. I know that.” John 5:31-32, See the audacity of these arrogant people who, unlike the Lord Jesus dare to speak great things about themselves.
I would like to take two of the seven churches in the book of Revelation to make a comparison with The Pentecostal Mission.
Church of Pergamos and The Pentecostal Mission:
- The doctrine of Balaam: [Rev 2:14]] – But I have a few things to say against you. Some people among you do what Balaam taught. He taught Balak to do what was wrong. And Balak caused Israel’s people to want to do wrong things. He caused them to eat food that people had given to false gods. And he caused them to have sex with people who were not their husbands or wives.” Here the Lord Jesus said that there are some who practice what Balaam had taught Balak. In KJV, it’s written that Balaam taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel that they might practice immorality. Don’t you see the same thing being practised in TPM? As Balaam taught Balak, so also the deceptive spirit influenced ALWYN DE ALWIS to bring a system of celibacy. He also introduced the abominable system of unmarried male/female staying together under the same roof. I am not against anyone serving the Lord being unmarried but the unbiblical way of living should not be condoned. As the teaching of Balaam made the children of Israel practice the sexual immorality; so also in TPM, the system of celibates staying together has made many to fall in immoral activities. If you study the Bible carefully, you even with a simple mind can understand that God also never encourage such a system. That’s why Solomon the wise writes in Proverbs 6: 27-28, “Can a man hold fire against his chest without burning his clothes? Can a man walk on hot coals without scorching his feet?” These verses very much substantiate that, unmarried male/female staying together is not a system instituted by God. The constitution of TPM in many ways are contrary to the constitution of God. Another incident in the Bible to prove that male/female celibates living together are unbiblical is found in Genesis 39. We find that how the wife of Potiphar tried to snare Joseph. Even though Mr Potiphar was still alive yet, Mrs.Potiphar tried to have Joseph to fulfil her dirty desire. Joseph did not say that I will not run away but stay here and prove that I can live an overcoming life. But he knew that staying there for another moment is just like walking on the coal of fire. Thank God! TPM was not there during Joseph’s time otherwise they would have tagged him also, “fallen”, “backslider” or “left ministry”. The young Joseph left the cloak to save his character but, sad to say that the majority in TPM is still holding on to the cloak and keep losing their character. The New Testament says to FLEE From Sexual Immorality ( 1 Cor 6:18). Other sins can be fought against. But when it comes to sexual sins, we have to RUN and not stand there and Fight.
- Teachings of Nicolaitans: [Rev 2:15] “So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.” This is the other deadly system predominantly working in TPM. What is the teaching of Nicolaitanes? The word Nicolaitanes is derived from the original word Nikaolaos. NIKAO means “to conquer” and LAOS means “people or laity”.
Therefore, Nikaolais from which is derived Nicolaitanes means, “to conquer the people or laity.” The teaching of Nicolaitanes is at work in TPM with full fledge. A week ago one TPM believer reported to me that on Sunday the white-clad saint was harping on the system of believers’ subjection to the saints. He said that earlier believers, always consulted with the saints before taking any decision but, nowadays some are doing many things independently. where did this thought stem from in his mind? It’s stemmed from the trunk (TPM System) that he is abiding in. This is not the case only with this particular person but, almost every saint wants to have complete sway over their members. These hypocrite saints want to be the centre of attention in all the aspects of their believers. You know why? They are like the consultants who expect consultation fees at every approach and never allow any of their members to grow in a personal relationship with God. Oh…their greed has no end, it’s growing Taller, deeper, wider and stronger day by day. I should not blame only these daylight saints but, I equally blame the believers (not of God) too. In the market if consumers stop buying any product then slowly it will go into oblivion but, on the other hand, the product will grow wild if there are more buyers. This is the case with TPM; it’s the wrong system & erroneous doctrines are growing wild because biblically naive people are buying it. These people of TPM are least bothered about their own personal spiritual growth and they are happy that, their saints are celibates and constructing huge buildings for them.
Now, look at the warning resurrected Lord Jesus gave to the church of Pergamos. [Rev 2:16] “Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.” The time is getting closer when the righteous judge is going to fight against those, who do practice and support such things.
to be continued….