During the earthly days of Jesus, the only worshipers of Jehovah God were Sadducees, Pharisees, and the Israelites. All other inhabitants on earth, worshiped false deities made up by their hands. It is also ironical that the people who worshiped true God became the enemies of the true God. On one hand, they prayed to God, showed zeal to obey the laws of Moses. While on the other hand, they killed Jesus and opposed his teachings.
Some Historical Lessons
I want you to travel back in time and imagine the situation that was happening in the land of Israel. While the Jewish priests performed their daily ritual of sacrifice inside the temple, Jesus the true sacrifice was dying outside the temple. The zealous Pharisees assumed that they are going by what is written in the laws of Moses. But the irony was that, they were opposing the true sacrifice to which the Laws of Moses pointed. This is a unique trait of religious people. They think they are pleasing God by their religious duties, but the fact remains that they are very far from the expectation of God.
The question for us to ask is, whether TPM ministers and believers are guilty of the same crime? Does TPM ministers and believers think that they are pleasing God? Are they really pleasing or are they annoying him by their ways?
Let us not say in our hearts that independent churches don’t worship God in spirit and truth but we do. Even the Jewish people thought the same way. They thought they were worshiping the true God and the rest of the heathen nations were not. They were blind and unable to see (Rom 11:8). Are TPM believers and ministers under the grasp of the spirit of slumber? We know that Pharisees prayed to God, fasted and taught true Jehovah God’s instructions to men. Therefore, for the people of Israel, it was beyond their imagination – how on earth could their religious leaders be opposing God. Similarly, TPM ministers preach from Holy Bible and make a show of life of piety and asceticism, and the disciples of TPM find it hard to imagine that their saints can be wrong! It was highly unbelievable for people in those days how Pharisees were leading men towards hell (Matt 23:13, Matt 15:14). TPM Believers are also facing a similar situation.
The Modern Pharisees from TPM
What if TPM leaders are Pharisees of the 21st century? The sect of Pharisees are no longer seen on earth, but we need to question – “have the blinding spirits gone too? Or are the blinding spirits still working in another group in another name? Let us do a check! See the below chart of comparison. The chart compares Pharisees, TPM white frauds and the true apostles of Jesus.
For more comparison on Pharisee Spirit and TPM (The Pharisee Mission) refer to Zac Poonen’s article on 50 Marks of Pharisee. http://www.cfcindia.com/books/fifty-marks-of-pharisees