In this series about Eschatology, we have been exposing the lies that TPM Believers are taught about end times. They are waiting for a Secret Rapture taught by their religious gurus and is expecting to escape the Great Tribulation. But Before we start, let us check some nice quotes.
- Today’s church cannot remain faithful if it tolerates false teachers and leaves their teachings uncorrected and unconfronted. Albert Mohler
- “You can believe in whatsoever you like, but the truth remains the truth, no matter how sweet the lie may taste.” Michael Bassey Johnson
- “If a person claim, “Thus says the Lord” and told you something but it contradicts the Bible it is not the truth.” Dexsta Ray
Twists by a TPM False Teacher
Before we explain what is the significance of Tribulation, let us hear a False Teacher of TPM (A C Thomas) trying to run down another organization (IPC) before his brainwashed followers. Please note the disparaging tone which comes out of the person who loves the title of Apostle and is therefore always Right. This is just the first few minutes of his sermon filled with many such false teachings.
Always be a Berean. They tested the True Apostle Paul. However, Paul was never offended. But these false Apostles(TPM Clergy) will be offended by our exposing of their Chief.
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Acts 17:11
TPM : Day of Christ is not the Day of the Lord
His Preaching starts itself with accusing God and the Writer(Paul) of creating confusion. But do you agree with this False Teacher( A C Thomas) that God and Paul are creating confusion? Let us turn to 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 (The TPM Translators are quoting the references wrongly)
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Do you know why A C Thomas is accusing God and Paul of creating confusion? Because this passage demolishes his doctrine of Secret Rapture. He is unable to bring his Secret Rapture Doctrine into this passage, hence he is saying that the Day of Lord is not the Day of Christ. Even a First Grader Sunday school kid knows that Christ is Lord. But this TPM False Teacher has issues with that terminology. Paul makes the context clear in Verse 1 itself that he is explaining this regarding the coming of our Lord and our Rapture. And he Calls that day as the Day of Christ. This same day he refers as the Day of the Lord in other places.
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that “DAY OF THE LORD“ so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that THAT DAY should overtake you as a thief. 1 Thess 5:1-4
7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: 8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the “DAY OF OUR LORD” Jesus Christ. 1 Cor 1:7-8
To know more details about the Day of the Lord/Christ, Click Here.
Though he is trying to Show IPC in a bad light for quoting Matthew 24:29-31 as the Second Coming, he himself is quoting another verse( 1 Thess 4:16-17) of the same Glorious coming as Secret Rapture. It is just that his prideful heart cannot accept that somebody has gotten a better reference. To know the details of this Secret Rapture, Click Here.
The Bible does not self-contradict its teachings. It is these false teachers who are teaching their disciples and blaspheming the Name of God by creating confusion. This is just Character assassination of God.
- He goes ahead and also tells us that the ELECT is not the Bride of Christ.
- When Jesus Says “After” the Tribulation, A.C Thomas says NOT After the Whole Tribulation.
Wow, Do We have someone who knows better than Jesus? He should have at least done a homework before blurting out these kinds of contradictions.
God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. Romans 3:4
What is the Great Tribulation?
The Great Tribulation is the Darkest period in all of human history. If we are part of that Generation, there is no escape from that for all True Christians. The Tares, however, will betray and save their skin during that time ( Matthew 24: 10 ). It is Christ Himself who used the phrase “Great Tribulation” with reference to that time. In Matthew 24:21, Jesus says, “For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall.” In this verse, Jesus is referring to the event of Matthew 24:15, which describes the revealing of the abomination of desolation, the man also known as the Antichrist. Also, Jesus in Matthew 24:29-30 states, “Immediately AFTER the tribulation of those days . . . the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.” In this passage, Jesus defines the Great Tribulation (v.21) as beginning with the revealing of the abomination of desolation (v.15) and ending with cosmic signs followed by Christ’s second coming (v.30).
There is going to be great persecution against God’s people BOTH the Church AND the Jews during this time, and I sometimes wonder if the Church as a whole is prepared for such great persecution. I am frequently reminded of the words of Jesus in Luke 17:7,8 as I was led to write this
“And shall not God avenge his own elect, I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, shall he find FAITH on the earth?” One of the things that we are to do to PREPARE for the time of GREAT tribulation is to cry out to God for the abominations that are coming on the earth. “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect, those days will be shortened. Matthew 24:22
Jesus himself is questioning this time of intense trial as to whether or not he will find FAITH on the earth when he returns. This makes me take a CLOSER look at all that the word of God has to say on the subject of his SECOND COMING. Will Jesus find faith on the earth when he returns? Will the Church as a whole be prepared for the great tribulation? How many Christians will deny the faith, because they were NOT taught the TRUTH? Many Christians, myself included, have been taught practically all our lives that we need not be concerned with what takes place during the great tribulation period because the Church is going to be taken OUT out of the earth before it takes place. It is my opinion that those who still cling to this false teaching of the PRE-tribulation rapture will not prepare themselves for the days ahead. This is because they see no need to prepare.
When all I knew was the PRE-tribulation rapture teaching of TPM, I once thought, that if for some reason I were to miss the rapture and go through the period of great tribulation that I would be confident that I would not deny the Lord when faced with martyrdom. However, once I fully realized the TRUTH of God’s word that the Church will without a doubt go through the entire period of great tribulation, the reality of martyrdom became more real to me. And the more real the reality that quite possible I might be beheaded for Jesus Christ, I was not so sure that I would lay down my life so willingly for my faith. In other words, I had to prepare myself spiritually and mentally for the reality that, one day, I might have to lay down my life for the Lord. I want you to know that for me this preparation did NOT happen overnight.
Daniel 12:10 says it like this
“Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried, but the wicked shall do wickedly: and NONE of the wicked shall UNDERSTAND, but the wise shall understand.”
However, the question still remains in my mind, “Will the Church, as a whole, be prepared for his appearing, the second coming of Jesus?” TPM teaches that the church is going to be raptured BEFORE this time of great tribulation, so for THEM they see no need to prepare for something that they THINK that they are not going to be around to go through.
But to the WISE the Bible says THEY shall KNOW and UNDERSTAND that the time of great tribulation is coming upon all the earth, but some Christians who do indeed know the TRUTH that the church will go THROUGH the entire period of great tribulation are still yet wondering WHAT they should be doing to PREPARE for the coming days ahead.
Let me ask you my readers and seekers of the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God, “Are YOU spiritually and mentally prepared for the soon coming days of great tribulation that Jesus tells us about in Matthew 24:15”. I urge you to read Matthew chapter 24 in its’ entirety.
Why does TPM create such Erroneous Doctrines regarding Eschatology?
Simply speaking, they want to do a successful Religious Business. Men are always looking for an easy exit from troubles. So these religious contractors are seemingly guaranteeing that for a small fee. So to get that done, they do the following three things. TPM does that very excellently.
- Authenticate their special ability to get them across the great Gulf without any trouble. TPM does this by laying claims to their exclusivity by branding themselves as Apostles and Saints before their unlearned Laity. Have you noted the tone of TPM Clergy as if they are the gate pass issuing authority for Eternity?
- Bring out specialized teachings by twisting the scriptures. Teachings like Secret Rapture and the rest of the TPM Specific Doctrines are part of the Trick.
- Throw condemnation on people who are not in their group. In the Process of elevating their clergy and believers, they have to make their lies believable. Therefore they use disparaging tones at other denominations and believers. The TPM Doctrines regarding Eternal Habitations are evolved from that kind of strategy.
End Times Time-Line
Let us see what the Bible says about the end times and the coming of the Lord.
Why can’t TPM accept the plain truth as said by the Lord Himself? Do you think that the TPM clergy knows better than the Lord? If there was a secret Rapture as claimed by TPM Clergy, the Lord should not have missed mentioning this breakthrough event to his disciples in the Olivet discourse. I guess the TPM Clergy thinks that the Lord was forgetful to mention this event to the Apostles himself and he remembered it 2000 years down the line to whisper it to Alwyn and A. C Thomas.
Do you realize that you have been taken far away from the scriptural point by the TPM False Teachers? Next time somebody takes you through the secret rapture lane to avoid the Great Tribulation, Just ask him to give clear verses and their references for you to check . I know some of you might feel hurt when we call your most respected Clergy as a False Teacher. But we do not have any other options but to call him so because his teachings have taken you to a place which is too dangerous as Jesus tells about the Laodecian Church.
14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.