The Case of Grandiose Delusion in TPM
Pharisees had a similar ideology. Luke 18 tells that Jesus said a parable for people who despised others and counted others with disdain (Luke 18:2). This means they had a delusional grandiose feeling about themselves. They despised Samaritans and Gentiles. Disciples of Jesus had a similar feeling. They argued who is greatest (Matt 18:1) and later James and John said: “Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?” But Jesus said, “Ye know not what manner of Spirit ye are of (Luke 9:54-55).” Haven’t we seen this Spirit in TPM? Just as John and James compared themselves with Elias, TPM workers compare themselves with Peter in Acts 5 (Ananias & Sapphira), and Moses in case of Dathan, Korah, and Abiram!
I know one TPM Minister, just hatched out of egg who said to me “Brother can you please take me to shop where spectacles are sold. I need to check the number of my eyes as I cannot see small letters.”. So I took him and he got checked and ordered a pair of glasses. The shopkeeper then asked for money and you know what this “kid in white” said? He said to shopkeeper “Are you asking money to servants of God?” I could only laugh. What the shopkeeper had to do with your TPM ministry? A center pastor once went to visit “Wagah border” – the border between India and Pakistan. The Border Military personnel did some inspection to check if visitors were armed? And when they tried to inspect center Pastor, this megalomaniac became quite angry and started rebuking the Officer saying “How dare you to check the servants of God?”. Better sense prevailed when junior ministers understood the situation. They took the center Pastor aside and told him “this is not faith-home. He is a soldier of Indian Army and can detain you behind prison bars. Just let him do his duty.”. These are few examples! I am sure you have plenty of such experiences where TPM workers have demonstrated this haughty megalomaniac abnormality – “We are servants of God- don’t play with us!!” Why do these so-called servants of God behave so rudely? The answer is simple. They have been fed with the idea that they are called with a high calling. They are under a grandiose delusion. Right from the time they entered the ministry they, have heard God speaking to them, “I have called you with High calling.” through all these made-up prophecies and their sermons.
The High Calling
Let us look at the word “High calling” used by Apostle Paul. In Philippians 3:14 he says “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Here the blessed Apostle is not comparing himself with other Christians. He is not saying that few people have received high calling while other Christians have a low calling. By high he means a heavenly calling. In Hebrews 3:1 he says “Wherefore holy brethren, partakers of heavenly calling…” High means “not earthly” but “heavenly,” – i.e. from high or calling from above! This is applicable to all Christians and for every believer – we have a purpose to fulfill which is not earthly, but heavenly – from above!
Do you think that God talks with TPM youths, that he has called them to become great compared to other Christians? Will he go against his written word? What does bible say? Bible says we should not be high minded (Rom 11:20). Jesus said ye all are brothers. Do not make one person chief among you or rabbi or master above you. Do not give any person higher seat in synagogues. The Pharisees did this. It must not be so among you (Matt 23:6-11). Jesus said, “he who wants to be great let him be your servant.” Christianity is about loving others like ourselves (Luke 10:27). This is the sum of all commandments (Matt 22:40). There should be no difference between you and other Christian or another man. This is what repentance should produce – that if you have two coats then give one to whom has none (Luke 3:11). Love them as you love yourself! You are not called to be higher than him, but to be united with him in the same body with Jesus. He is your part, – part of your body. Love others as your own body!
Paul rebukes this high minded attitude of the Corinthian church. In I Corinthians 12 & 13 Paul says that gifts of Holy Spirit are like different roles in various members of the body. No part of the body is CHIEF or CENTER or better than another part. We all should work with the common aim of benefitting the entire body! Similarly, no Christian is better or has received higher calling compared to others. The greatest gift he says is love (I Corinthians 13), which is to say like greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself. There are coherence and integration in every passage in the bible.
The Purpose of Life
Many youths wonder about the purpose of their lives? The spirit working in TPM utilizes this opportunity to suck such youths into the TPM ministry! They hear this voice “I have called you with a high calling” which implicitly means he/she must serve in TPM ministry, which becomes the purpose of his life! But what does the written word of God say? Does the voice of this spirit match with the voice of written inspired word? What does the bible say? Bible says that the purpose of every person is to glorify God (Isa 43:7)!
So how can we glorify God? Jesus glorified God by his ministry and by his death (Read John 17:4, Acts 10:38, John 21:19,)! Jesus went about doing good and healing people! He said, “Father, I have glorified you and have finished the work you have given“! Similarly, God may give you miraculous gifts. At the same time, He might not give you any miraculous gift! Then how can we glorify God, like Jesus? If you have no miraculous gift, then you can glorify God by doing good works, loving your neighbor as yourself, that by seeing your good works people will glorify your father in heaven. In this way you have utilized the material gift given by God to you, to glorify God (Matt 5:16)! If you have been given a spiritual gift, like say, God may impart you with gifts of healing, miracle, faith, evangelism etc; in such a case you must use these gifts for the glory of God (I Pet 4:10-11)! So whether it be by money or energy that God has given you or be it by miraculous gift of evangelism, healing etc, all must be done to glorify God!
One important point to note in this is that the supernatural gifts are responsibilities assigned to you to use them to benefit others, so that end result is the glorification of God (I Pet 4:10-11). These supernatural gifts are not to exalt you in the sight of others or to grant you a chief chair in the Church gathering (see Matt 23:6)! And even if God happens to wish that you go to the remotest part of the earth like Paul labored, then be not high minded thinking you will get a chief seat in heaven (I Corinthians 9:16), like TPM claims on the ground of their consecration and sex starvation! Apostle Paul said that my ministry is not a thing in which I can glory (unlike TPM which take the glory of Zion on behalf of their consecrated ministry) but he says it is my duty! Woe to me if I preach not the gospel (I Corinthians 9:16)
1 Corinthians 9:16 – “I don’t have any reason to brag about preaching the good news. Preaching is something God told me to do, and if I don’t do it, I am doomed (CEV).”
1 Corinthians 9:16For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel (KJV )!
On one hand, we have Apostle Paul, who considered his calling as not a thing in which he can exalt himself above others, on the other hand, we have spirit in TPM which says “I have called you with high calling!”- which is a matter of pride and glorying amidst TPM apostolic ministry! TPM’s high calling is for glory and exaltation of TPM worker! They will get the chief most seats in heaven- Zion! The difference is crystal clear!
Finally summing up – what is the purpose of our lives? Utilize whatever gift God has given us, whether it be material or spiritual to glorify God. It must not be for our own glory! However TPM’s high calling is their own glory – they serve God for Zion (rather the name of their organization)! The prophecy of “high calling” is like kisses of Babylonian harlot bride (Rev 17:5, Proverbs 7:13, 21); Result of such faltering prophecy, is that simple ones go straight running after the Babylonian harlot; like an ox goes to slaughter! Proverbs says that this adulterous church has caused many wounded and many strong men have been slain by her. Her house (faith home) is way to hell, going down to chambers of death (Proverbs 7:27). Youths who are curious about what is the purpose of your life must understand there is no special, high calling to make you centre of attraction of world, but you and I have responsibility to utilize what God has given us (material or spiritual) to make Jesus and his Father focus of our praise and glory!
I request you, not to hearken to the voice of adulterous Pharisaic organization (Proverbs 5:1). She will make you two-fold the child of hell than it made its pioneers (Matt 23:15). If you desire to stay away from false bride – an adulterous apostate Babylonian woman, then – “Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman: That they may keep thee from the harlot church (Proverbs 7:4-5, Eph 4:13-14, Hosea 4:6).”
If you are a TPM Minister already trapped in the wicked system, I ask you to come out of that and be a normal Christian following the below commandments of God.
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Phil 2:3
Oh, don’t worry; we wouldn’t dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But they are only comparing themselves with each other, using themselves as the standard of measurement. How ignorant! 2 Cor 10:12