Testimony of Sister MST from Singapore.
Let me first start off by saying that I am absolutely astounded by your work.
I have always wished for this to have happened much sooner, but I do believe God has His timing and it is now. I hope many will see the deception and that they may test and see for themselves, opening their eyes.
As much as I would love to reveal my identity to them, now is not the right time. I don’t want to make things hard for my relatives who are still in ministry. I know there are workers in the church who are reading this website and they still definitely recognize my name and as you know, they blackmail each other within the ministry. Singapore is a very small country
My parents were brought up in TPM Singapore. They were born into it, as my grandparents on both sides were already attending the church. Their marriage was arranged by the leadership (typical thus saith the Lord you shall marry each other). My father was not allowed to lift the veil on the day of their wedding. A worker lifted the veil my mother wore. The dress was picked and approved by the church, so was the catering, the date, etc. Obviously, my mother was disappointed but she did not say anything as they were taught to obey and not question.
Terrible face of a Cult
On my father’s side, some of his relatives joined the ministry. One decided to leave as she was raped by a pastor in TPM and could not face him. She was disowned by her family and was excommunicated and outcast. The official story was that “she couldn’t do God’s calling” so she left. She became a Hindu and married a Hindu man after. Unfortunately, she died as one too. None of the workers whom she was very closely related too attended her funeral as they said she will go to hell for deserting the ministry and her faith. They tore the family apart on my father’s side, using manipulation and mind games and guilt. Families have ripped apart, married couples were separated. They would get involved in marital problems and make the situation worse.
Childhood Trauma from the Saints
We were taught to believe that unless you die perfect, you will go to hell. Not to mention, the 4 levels of Zion, New Jerusalem etc. They also said if you ever leave the church, you are doomed to hell.
When I was a child, I attended a camp in church. I bought a Christian friend along from another church. She used an NKJV bible as it as easier to understand. When one of the sisters saw the bible, she told her that it was evil and only the KJV version was correct. And the way she did it was so forceful and it was as if it personally offended her. And they still wonder why the church does not grow through outreach.
At that same camp, as we were playing “games”, I wore 3 quarters Bermudas. A worker told me I was improperly dressed and was supposed to wear a long skirt. The next day of camp, a brother was preaching about something and I was seated behind. A boy, who was seated separately from us girls, was also starting to not pay attention. We looked at each other and smiled. Big mistake. A sister came to me and said I was being immodest and at this age how could I smile at a boy! I was only 10 years old, so was he. This shows what sick minds they have. She managed to link her argument to my Bermuda shorts again.
During the Christmas skits, they only picked the fairest and most good looking children to play the parts, even if they were horrible actors. It was not my imagination and many of my peers felt the same and were hurt. Their parents could see it too, but that didn’t do anything about it.
When we stayed over at the faith home, we had to wake up for morning prayer (or morning chanting to be more precise) at 4:00 Am. We were 7-year-old kids and they would threaten us with hell and not getting caught up in the second coming if we didn’t get up.
We were not allowed tv, radio, books, conversations with non-believers or other church Christians etc. I only knew about Barney and friends because my father secretly got a tv in the house and let us watch it! Luckily for us, my parents weren’t as strict as the other parents.
The Departure from TPM and some other events that opened my eyes
One day when I was 11, my father finally confronted the pastor of the church about some major doctrinal issues. The pastor said touch, not the anointed and obey who God had placed over you, as they receive the revelation. He was told to leave the church. Thankfully, he did and we have grown up in a good strong and wonderful church since then for the past 17 years.
However, all my extended family was still stuck there. They thought we had backslid and left the faith. They cut all communication with us. Years later, we started talking again. One day my cousin said something amazing happened on one of the faith home branches. I asked her what happened. She said a sister had vomited so much blood on the floor and before they could clean it up, she said to wait so that she can see how much blood she has shed for Jesus.
I was so mad. It was so outrageously wrong and stupid. I spent hours and hours talking to her and trying to open her eyes to see. Finally one day she secretly came to my church. And God touched her. She never went back to TPM. Through her, her family left and so did my other relatives.
We are all SERVING GOD WITH THE GIFTS HE HAS GIVEN US which is contrary to what is thought in TPM where the only way to serve him is to wear white, sit in church and chant and go to Zion.
Some of my relatives who joined the ministry have died from suicide. I call it suicide because it was a simple illness that could have been fixed with prayer and medication. But it ended up in death. before she died we went to visit her. My uncle (who left TPM) begged her to go with him and he will take care of her, just leave this place. She said, “but what will people think of me after so many years in ministry?” How sad that when facing death, she still sought the approval of mere TPM men than the approval of God. She died in excruciating pain and she sat for 2 years and she was unable to lie down. Her muscles had stiffened and were unable to move and her legs had to be broken for them to put her on a stretcher and remove the body.
They think they suffer for Jesus. Rubbish. The real people who suffer for Jesus are those who risk their lives to spread the gospel, facing death and injury every day. Not sitting in a posh church with servants.
Some other observations ( Many of these are common in all Faith homes all over the world)
- We had a brother in the church who served in the ministry for years. However, he was very soft spoken and bullied by the pastors and even the sisters. He used to always smile and it came to a point where he completely stopped smiling and always looked so depressed. He started to avoid the believers and we could only see him when he was seated for the meeting. One day he disappeared. We never saw him again. The official story was that he left. However, an insider told us that he had a mental breakdown and was ‘removed’ from ministry. It was all done quickly and quietly, no questions asked. What’s the difference between the nuns and monks of the Catholic church and the workers of TPM? They are so against it when you make the comparison but at the same time, the pattern is so similar, yet they can’t see it. Manipulation, indoctrination and mind control.
- I know for a fact that the church has a special funeral provider whom they have been using for many years. They are the ones who issue the death certificate and a lot of the times, it does not add up to how they died actually because the way they die “in faith” is technically a crime in Singapore and it is covered up. Those who have left the ministry have told us when inspections of the church were done by the government, all the workers were required to leave the building and hide until the inspection was done as it is illegal for them to be staying in the church, especially so many people!
- The retirement money of the workers who joined ministry was automatically transferred to the church account upon their death. We have something called CPF which is a retirement fund.
- The workers who have left have also shared that some sisters only buy expensive silk underwear and expensive oils for their hair. These are ok but wearing make up will cause you to miss out on communion. My aunt has been disciplined for wearing makeup to church and attending a wedding in another church. TPM believes have secretly attended other church weddings and wore glitter on their hair. When questioned, they say the bible doesn’t say anything about glitter but at the same time, they will never admit to the leadership that they wear glitter.
- The clergy gets money every time they pray for someone. When they say “thank you pastor” after he prays for them, they shake his hand but in their palm is money which is slipped to the pastor who promptly pockets it. Where this money goes, I don’t know.
- When you want to host a prayer meeting in your home, money is always exchanged under the name of “offering/blessing”
- The pastors here drive cars and so do some of the brothers and sisters. But when a believer buys a car, they say it is extravagant and misusing your money. But if you drive into church with a very nice car, they treat you with extra special care because they know your tithe will be a fat paycheck.
- People are pressured to be baptized starting at age 14. Even if you are not ready, they will cause you to fear being left behind that many take baptism without truly understanding what it means. I feel indignant anger but the same time I feel sorry for their plight.
- Another way for believers to quickly go up the ranks in terms of favor from the pastor is to attend conventions in other countries. The more conventions you attend, the holier and more radical for God you are. It becomes almost like an internal tour agency.
- During the convention, women are not allowed to eat where the men are eating. I would get dirty looks when my brother and I would try to look for my father during mealtimes as if I was a walking sin. This was when I was 6 or 7 seven years old. Is there anything wrong for a child to look for her parents?
- We had a mother’s room where mothers who had to breastfeed children or had very small fussy babies could sit during the meeting and still hear the sermon. Unfortunately, this area was right beside where the brothers sit and only separated by a thin white sheet with a fan blowing that sheet all over. Interestingly, you’ll always be able to catch a glimpse of them peeking. If the mothers noticed, they never said anything.
- The church hall was sectioned into the main area where you can sit down or the chairs at the back where you can sit on the chair. If you pick a chair, it’s a direct relation to your spiritual state. Lazy. I’ve seen old grandmothers sit on the floor in pain just to “prove” their devotion to God.
- Sunday school came with exams and if you didn’t pass them, woe betides you. The exams would last 2 hours and it would be regurgitating of indoctrination of twisted revelations from TPM.
- Other than a bass drum and a piano and some shakers, all other instruments were considered to defile the worship. They finally relented and allowed a violin but it stopped there. Worship in TPM is just singing a bunch of songs, not really worship. Look around y during worship, you’ll see no one worshipping as the bible says to worship with joy.
- When it comes to tarry meeting, you have to stand up and confess your sins for the week or God will not forgive you. Out of fear, I have done that many times. About half an hour after this “confession time” they start singing “praise songs” which picks up in speed and then goes faster and faster until they “fill in the spirit” and their eyes roll back into their sockets and they bounce on their knees. I have seen this for myself. I hated tarry meeting because they scared me so much. The whole idea of the tarry meeting is flawed, to begin with.
- The healing services during the conventions, I have yet to see anyone healed during them.
- They have a practice of “promise” during the new year service. The new year service starts at 6:00 PM and goes on till 4:00 AM and those who stay to do praising after that are considered holy. At the end of the service, they put a box on the pulpit filled with little notes. In every piece is a verse. Whatever you picked will be what God promised you for that new year. My father once mentioned what’s the difference between that a fortune cookie? I tend to agree with him to be honest. The promises of God are for us to claim and hang on to throughout the year, not a specific one at the beginning of every year.
- Once someone prophesied(believer) during the tarry meeting saying God will bring judgment to the church and it will start in this house of God. He was promptly banned from prophesying again.
- Whenever we visit for a funeral or to see people, we are treated as outcasts and backsliders now. People have come up to us and said that unless we come back to the church, we will not be caught up in the second coming. It’s quite sad how far it has gone.
From an ex TPM SINGAPORE member