TPM has lots of weird practices that are alien to the Church of God and also to basic decency in the secular world. When I was a teenager, there were some questions which bothered me when I saw certain practices in TPM. Of course, I did not get any answer to those questions then.  However, I would like to share it with you for your benefit.

1. Holy Communion

Apart from those regular issues which have been raised on this website, I always had this question about TPM’s Holy Communion. When the Holy Communion is conducted in TPM, the Pastor takes and eats his portion before giving to others. Then he shares it with his fellow workers. Later on, he gives the left-overs to the congregation.  When I read my bible, it was quite an unbiblical practice for me. I also understood that TPM Pastors eat it before the rest and then share the leftovers with the believers because he considered himself higher than the others.

Now let me share what the Bible says.

How did Jesus conduct the Last Supper?

Let us consider some verses.

He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.  John 13:1,5,14

rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. Philippians 2:7

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, Philippians 2:3

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them(Did not eat it himself First), saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19

22 During the meal, Jesus took some bread in his hands. He blessed the bread and broke it. Then he gave it to his disciples (He did not eat it first) and said, “Take this. It is my body.” Mark 12:22

just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28

Anybody who is even unlearned in scripture can understand that Jesus became a Servant and Served his disciples. Its common sense that a servant never eats before the one he serves.  Ever heard of a servant who eats up his portion and gives the leftover to the others whom he is supposed to be serving? Yes. You got it right. You can see this special servant in the Pulpits of The Pentecostal Mission and also in Luke 12:45 and Matthew 24:49

Do you think Jesus gave the bread to his disciples like the TPM Pastor who makes his Believer to Kneel Before Him?

Of course Not. This is because Jesus became a Servant and a Servant will not make the one who is Served to kneel before him. Have you noted that TPM Pastor Makes the Believer Kneel before him?

It is reasonable to assume that Jesus and his disciples sat at the same table as the room was furnished and prepared for the Supper. Then why does the TPM Pastor wants to give the Lord’s Supper in this Fashion?

……Where is the guest-chamber, where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples15 And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us. Mark 14:14b-15

2. Making the Believer kneel before the Pastor

Some Practices that bothered meThey cannot get rid of their mind control games anytime soon. If you have been with TPM, you could have seen so many occasions where the TPM pastors make the believer kneel before him and place his hand over the believer to show his superiority.

Is there any precedence of such kneeling and falling before another man in the Bible?

Yes, we have it. But always it is for Worship and also showing Ones superiority over others.

“Bathsheba bowed low and knelt before the king. ‘What is it you want?’ the king asked.”  1 Kings 1:16

“You made my adversaries bow at my feet.”  2 Samuel 22:40

Should a New Testament believer kneel or fall before another Man?

25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. 26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man. Acts 10:25-26

Who are we supposed to bow our knees to?

Another Man? Of course Not.

For this, cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 3:14

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! Psalms 95:6

Do you think that your knees which Bow Before God should also bow before another Man?

Next time your TPM Minister asks you to bow your knees while he is standing or sitting,  do you know what to do?  Ask him to bow his knees along with you as you are both equal in the sight of Almighty God. He will know that you cannot be controlled.

3. The Hovering Holy Spirit

You know the TPM Prophets have some set of standard prophetical lines. One of the introductory prophetical lines you get to hear is that the “Holy Spirit is Hovering over this assembly” . I always wondered why does the Holy Spirit need to hover over people as was in the days following the creation.

And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Gen 1:2

When will the TPM Prophets realize that the Holy Spirit indwells within each believer and he need not hover on them? If they are creating imagery of Hovering of Holy Spirit, they are in fact agreeing that they are not the Temple of God.

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth IN you? 1 Corinthians 3:16

Conclusion

Dear TPM Believer,

Do not fall for the Clergy Manipulation. Question everything and prove what is Right according to the Scripture.

Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Ephesians 4:14

35 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Raju & Sword of Light,
    Can you tell me the visa status of those so called saints of TPM at Dubai today? I have heard that Trinity church at Dubai stopped issuing the visas to TPM following the Sunny George scandal? Is it true? If so, what is the visa status of Thambidurai and Felix please. Another TPM scandel?

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    • Dubai trinity is not the only place to get priest visa in UAE. Visa can be obtained legally from Abu Dhabi and Sharjah churches too. Recently I heard Fujirah and Ras al Khaimah churches are also ready to offer priests visa. I wonder why you see scandals in everything?

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        • I believe almost all workers are sponsored by Trinity or St. Andrews or Union church. Bro Reji, you mean Bro Reji from AUH? Can you find out how many workers or who all are are sponsored through his company?

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        • Brother Johnson,
          Wow… these saints are on work permit.?
          These so called saints always blame other churches that they are working for their stomach. Now they themselves are working for their existence in Dubai.

          Another shameless attitude.

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  2. Well on point 2 the appachans sit on chairs. So the believers have no choice but to stoop low or better kneel to save the back. Well its better we avoid going there in the first place. But most die-hards will insist that we fall in line to meet the appachan as it is supposedly a blessing. If you noticed the prayer starts with syllables repeated back and forth, few words and then amen. What kind of difference would that make when they have no spiritual discernment on what your state is and who you are?
    My own parents would push me hard to do it and I have refused constantly.
    Then there is another practice which is marathon prayer session for 14 hours. we have one scheduled this public holiday. The meeting agenda is 70% tarrying meeting + 10% sermons/songs+20% chatting/refreshments. Effect on spiritual edification is quite questionable.
    What’s your view’s on it??

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      • Very true. People are not spared on any holidays, Its another mind control. No off is given to people to explore places, to think and do things we like. They kind of dictate lives . We are puppets in their hands .

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        • Even God does not get a chance to talk to you. This is a satanic way of clouding your schedule with their religious works. Hear their sermons which have no spiritual value.

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        • That is because their folks do not have the Holy Spirit within them. If you are being controlled by the Holy Spirit, you will NEVER take their micromanagement.

          Likewise, the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Romans 8:26

          But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26

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        • Absolutely true. These days the clergy keeps the members busy by conducting meetings on all evenings and prevent even the family members to spend time with each other. If someone takes this up to the minister, they don’t answer directly to that person but make it a point in their next preaching about this and tell that person has made his family his idol and doesn’t want to sit in God’s presence in the church. They will be vehement in their proclamation by stating that they were urged by Holy Spirit to preach this and this message was not what they prepared.

          They also prevent us(but they do go out) from going out to tourist places. The verse they use for this is
          Job 31:26-28 KJV
          If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness; [27] And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand: [28] This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

          If we tell them that we need to visit our relatives (who are not in TPM), they’ll bring in the doctrine of Separation.

          We can’t visit our relatives who are in TPM. They would be kept busy by their minister-in-charge.

          If we cut the meeting or go out without informing them, then the next message would be full of curses and that family will be shunned by the congregation.

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      • I used to think the same as well that they did their best to make sure people were never free to do anything in their own time. So they had tarry meeting Saturday night, which is the day most people have time to go spend time with friends and family. And since Sunday service was the next morning we had to sleep and wake up for that too. Also during holidays they had meetings and if we didn’t attend they would want to know why and everything people do had to be relayed to the clergy. They want absolute control over every aspect of everyone’s life. This is 100% mind control.

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  3. “//When I (fromtpm.com admin) was a teenager, there were some questions which bothered me when I saw certain practices in TPM. Of course, I did not get any answer to those questions then.//” –
    1. When you were a teenager, were your parents living with you?
    2. Did you ask them these questions?
    3. How do they respond to your questions?
    4. Did they teach anything from the scripture to you?

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    • These and many other questions were asked not only to my parents but also to many others including the TPM Ministers who were close to me. Unfortunately, they did not have any answers other than a blank face or ask the Centre Pastor etc. But Well, which better source can give you a reply than the Scripture and the Spirit leading you to those scriptures?

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      • I commend and appreciate the observation, higher thinking and questioning skills you had while growing up. You may be blessed with similar talents like the Lord had as a 12 year old “in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions (Luke 2:46). ”

        Very few in the system take the time to clarify and respond appropriately. I heard that the current chief responds to certain biblical questions and practices when a younger clergy writes to him. Many of the previous elders like Late Bro. Farly Wilson and Late Bro. PM Thomas used to take time to write/speak/respond/clarify to queries in an appropriate manner even if they had a busy travel schedule. If they don’t know the answer, some of these honest men admit that they don’t have an answer to your questions instead of dodging or directing/answering the question in a different way.

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        • Dear Anonumous,
          You might have heard of Pastor Jose Karakkal, who is the leading TPM preacher of Kerala, India. Once he had some doubts about some verses from the book of “Song of Solomon”. He asked many people, nobody could clear his doubts. Finally what happened you know? Late Pastor T U Thomas appeared in his dream at 2.00 am on one fine day and called him,
          Mone (മോനെ) I know your doubts,
          Then he responded Appacha (അപ്പച്ചാ),
          Finally this dead appachen cleared all the doubts of mone in his dreams.
          This may be the way the doubts in TPM are clearing.

          Anyone who has some knowledge about Bible can easily interpret such dreams.

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        • Lol! @ mone appacha story.
          Recently it was said that dead Pastor Paul came to take away AC Thomas as he was dying (Instead of God). AC said while dying ,”Pastor Paul is calling me… I am going ”

          We have heard that when pastor Michael Thomas died, pastor Shyam Sunder got a dream and in it he saw pastor Michael Thomas very sad. Immediately he discerned that devil was fighting for his body as he fought for body of Moses. So Pastor Shyam sunder got on his knees and started fighting in prayer ?. Later when he rebuked devil, he saw that Michael Thomas and TU Thomas both looking at dis centre Pastor and smiling happily. ??

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        • @apostate

          Nice story! We can infer that false shepherd Shyam Sunder saved Michael. I will let his brother Rick know this when I see him next. Even though Pastor Rick is in the ministry He openly scoffs at TPM’s 144k Zion doctrine and many of their deeper truths. No wonder he is in P&G.

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        • @Admin, if your guess is correct, as far as I know He is a good man trapped in a perverted system, but knowing TPM and its deception I can be wrong as I was for my entire life stuck in this cult.

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    • anonymous questions and questions, it just goes on and on…at least one thing is sure that you are reading every word in every article…you are without excuse.

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    • After spending a lifetime in TPM how can one ask questions, much less answer them. You loose your reasoning skills. We by the grace & mercy of God managed to stick our necks out and attempt to undo all wrongs we were inculcated with. Hope we will get there..

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  4. Dear bro,
    When I was young have asked questions, to my parents, grand parents, even Sunday school teacher,
    All were trying to keep me shut but never answer,
    You should not question
    You should not doubt
    You should not etc, etc
    When I become adult I asked the brother uncharged, and pastors too
    They didn’t answer me still the same
    Not to question
    Threat,
    You can see their anger, rather than answering
    And finally, they will say, you are controlled by Satan that is why u ask such questions,
    You are a back slider.

    If u have doubt ask genuine question to them regarding scripture,
    You can see their Color,

    God bless you .

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  5. Good work Admin, you seem to have mastered the art of hitting this cult where it stings.

    There are a few more strange practices I used to wonder about like why Sunny chayen is still taking and administering communion while a poor TPM faithful is denied communion when his child decides to marry a non TPM member.

    Why TPM faithful are advised against medicine while they allow them to run Medical colleges and become Doctors and Nurses and TPM Clergy happily take their money.

    Why Communion in the USA is from small individual cups and you don’t have to kneel to take it but is passed around in a tray.

    Why do they buy land and build godowns while discouraging the faithful from owning anything as their christ is coming soon?

    The list of Whys is endless and I saw one in Facebook which was over 100+ and still counting.

    These bunch of religious quacks will continue to enslave these poor souls in the name of Christianity. Can’t they see that they are being taken for a ride, only God can save them. Personally I have a whole bunch of them leading and being led to the slaughterhouse.

    O Lord have mercy.

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  6. Dear admin..
    I totally agree with the views of this article. Its true that idol worship is going on in TPM. Pastors are busy in attracting people to them, not to God N they succeeds in this. The result- we can see long queues for “meeting” pastors after convention. First they make people to stand in queue for food, they treat them very badly ( the arrogant way of controlling people, who stands in queue for food), then they will be standing in queue for “seeing” the main pastor, then at the end the local pastor or CP will be sitting in a chair near the entrance, so that no one can skip the last collection point!
    Now a days , for a convention in center faith home, the first collection point is local faithhome, where they announce that we all shall “pray” for the convention and those who want to contribute for convention, they should handover money by so and so sunday. People think that wow thats a good idea, so that no need to pay during the convention and every one contributes. Then comes the second and the third tier collections. Organize one convention, there will be collection for atleast ten conventions.
    Pastors even capitalize the death of poor people to cause a fear about them. Starts claiming that I had warned so and so person to correct such such things in life, but he neglected that….now everyone can see the result.
    Now a days pastors started saying that married people should lead a “saint” life form this date to this date – for the blessings of upcoming convention. Our body and soul should be pure, so that God will bless our convention!
    Earlier the value of pastor was done on the basis of number of persons he could attract to god. Now its number of crores he spend in a church. Almost all pastors boast that i had spend so much money in that church. I think pastors are competing for faster promotion or for better church. Ultimately thats their life, this is how they can make it better, cant blame them!
    The root cause I feel is – once they complete few years in service, they realise the truth. Then there is no turning back as time is already lost, their own family/society will not accept them. They cant survive in real world. Then comes the survival of the fittest! The smarter will grow..others feel jealous.
    Poor people unknowingly following them- thinking that they are GOD!
    But ……Its all about money!!!!

    I seek my forgiveness in case I hurt anyone.
    With all these shortcomings, I do respect all pastors! Irrespective of the denomination.

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    • After reading your Third sentence I could not but type in the following Prophetical fulfillment


      For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
      30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
      Acts 20:29-30

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  7. hi Tpm saints , you are so backward and don’t know that “internet is a free country ” , you cannot dictate a single letter or word once the article is released .. All you could do is whimper , moan and .. mourn for Tpm … you never expected an attack like this ? oh what a sad thing in’it ..??

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  8. A few Weeks back Lighting struck a local Faith Home in Kerala and all its gadgets, Fans, Lights, and Wirings got damaged. This was witnessed by many people in the area.
    Had this same thing happened to a Hindu Temple or another Denomination Church, The TPM Pastors would have started to say and preach that it is the Judgement of God on them. Now they are silent. Why such unbalanced behavior?

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    • @Johnson,

      Who can they blame?

      God of the Bible, no way as He never makes a mistake.

      god of TPM, possible as he has never done anything right in his life however TPM clergy will not admit it as he is their god.

      The poor believers, YES, TPM god is not happy with their behavior and so he is angry and taking it on their poor celibate saviours. It is a sign, so shape up and contribute so that we can buy new equipment to continue the headbanging.

      Also warn your children not to visit fromtpm.com otherwise the next bolt will strike their homes.

      However The TPM faithful visiting this site will blame it on the Admin.

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