Lessons from the Flood – 2

This article is in continuation to our previous article. Many of the TPM Clergy and believers were saved by fishermen and defense personnel in this terrible flood. None of them were asked their religious affiliation before the rescue happened. They were taken in the same boat/helicopter in which there could be a poor man, a rich woman, a sinner, a Hindu, a Muslim or whatever. The TPM Clergy and believers buried the doctrine of separation and went to the relief camps without any reservations. This flood taught many so-called saints the meaning of equality. All of their religious exclusivity went for a walk.  I would like to ask those people who were rescued if they saw different kinds of menu when food was served? Were there any special dishes for some and a lower grade for others? Did they have different kitchens like Pastors Kitchen in the relief camp?

Religion Lost, Humanity Won

Religion is in the business of dividing and subdividing people into different camps and making merchandise of them. The Clergies of different religion are in the business of snatching the people from other religions so that their income base increases.

And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 2 Peter 2:3

Thankfully the people of Kerala ignored the divisional walls created by various religions and united for the sake of humanity. I pray that this spirit of humanity survives and thrives even after the flood. The Bible recognizes only ONE Religion and it identifies as PURE RELIGION. This Pure Religion is called HUMANITY by many.

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.  James 1:27

Reading between the lines, the above verse also says that False Religion Corrupts you.

 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  Matt 22:39

Good Samaritans vs Religious Clergy

There are a very large number of youths in Kerala who have not bothered to be involved in any religion. These people abhor religion and do not like to keep company with any of the Clergy.  They are totally disenchanted with hypocrisy. But these are the very same youths which jumped to the rescue mission without any apprehensions. At the same time, most of them who proclaimed and taught exclusivity and religious fanaticism, were busy saving their own lives and properties.  This reminds us of the parable of the Good Samaritan. When the Levi and the Priest were busy preserving their own consecration and showing their own exclusivity, the Good Samaritan did that was necessary to save the man’s life. (Luke 10:25-37)

The Fishermen(Good Samaritans) who came from Kollam, Trivandrum and Alleppey districts did not wait for a confirmation. They knew what they had to do. Their tasks were cut out clear.  Once the relief work was almost over, the Government announced Rs 3000 per day for each of them for their work. Do you know what did the leader of the Fishermen say? He plainly refused to take the money and said that whatever he did was to save lives and not for any money. In fact they lost a precious week of fishing and hence monetary loss.

At the same time, contrast these fishermen with the Religious Clergy who claims that they are also Saviours and acts as brokers for the salvation of souls. They show a different face if you do not pay them enough. And if you happen to be monetarily poor, you are considered cattle class. They ensure their self preservation by misapplying the old testament doctrine of Tithe.

Tell me who represents the Good Samaritan to you. The Fishermen or the Religious Clergy? The Good Samaritan did not end up with some monetary profit. He did make losses monetarily to save the man. As a result he did not end up building a bigger Faith Home for himself, more convention grounds for himself neither did he grew a potbelly after that. Think over.

Conclusion

I wish many of our TPM Fanatics learn a lesson from the non-religious youths and fishermen who did a great work of saving people without any barriers. The flood waters covered up the boundaries set by men showing that God does not consider the barriers raised by men when he saves people or when he judges them. He loves the entire world and Mankind irrespective of any religious or geographic or political boundaries set by man.

Lessons from the Flood – 2The Kingdom of God was seen in Relief Camps . They are not seen in Church Buildings when you go there on Sundays.  The Love seen in the Relief Camps were much genuine than the hypocrisy seen in Churches. Scratch a little bit over the artificiality we see in many churches and you will see it teeming with exclusivity, envy, pride, jealousy, drama and all kinds of malice.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

So from now on we regard no one according to the flesh. Although we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 2 Cor 5:16

that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 2 Cor 5:19

On one side I am sad that many people lost their lives and possessions in the flood.  But at the same time, I am glad that this flood brought down the barriers of hate and exclusivity raised by religions.

 

14 Comments on “Lessons from the Flood – 2”

  1. Hi,

    I would liked to be briefed about the fact tpm church leaders are money minded. That was one of the accusations put up in this site. However, from a brief exposure I have seen the church never asks for offerings explicitly unlike other churches who have offering drives often for many spontaneous causes.
    Some one can explain me on this point which is put forth in the site

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    1. @Tamaron
      You said “..However, from a brief exposure I have seen…”

      It is not good to support something based on your brief exposure. Spend some time inside and then tell us.

      You’ve also said …the church never asks for offering Explicitly.

      Yes almost in all places they do this implicitly, by preaching blessings you can get when you give tithes, or they will ask you to pray for convention. You must understand that to ask for prayer is to implicitly reveal that you are in need of money.

      In few places (like punjab) we have got report that they have explicitly asked for money. Check this..

      https://www.fromtpm.com/blog/2018/02/14/extortion-best-tpm-mafia/

      Another place where you find their money mindness is their demand for tithes from coworkers, within ministry. Many of our contacts workers have reported us directly how centre pastors ask for money (tithes) from coworkers for placement at rich faith homes.

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      1. I have heard with my own ears that in bangalore target is set for the pastors, brothers, sisters and empty envelopes are given from the centre and the next time hey go, they should have achieved the target. People who achieve targets are in the good books of centre pastor and get their desired places. Heard this 2-3 years back

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        1. Yes Joice, it’s an open secret and I know this for a fact.

          They give credit to RPD later on, when in fact they are making merchandise, for the sake of saving their skin.

          @ admin, not sure if there’s a separate article to show the pyramid scheme of this secret society.

        2. @Denzel,
          Though we have referred to such practices of making money, I do not recollect having written an article like that. I will have something coming up after researching with few of the TPM inmates.

  2. Pas N Stephen died. The way people are thinking whom to make chief pastor makes me to remind of Jesse giving all his sons to Samuel to see who will be anointed as King. If it was indeed led by Holy Spirit, will not a youth brother or an outsider come in as chief pastor? Man sees outside but God sees inside.

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  3. Recently heard a message in FH, that king Artaxerxes is compared to Jesus. Mordecai to Holy spirit, Esther to Church or we individual, Eunuchs to Servant of GOD ( may be pastors, brothers).

    SOG prepares the church or the individual for the king to accept us. All was ok, till SOG coming in between and making holy spirit redundant. Is Jesus – we relationship that complex that we need mediator in between ? We read the temple veil was torn in to two, making the separation void. I have never read this story with this understanding, may be its not how it should be told. As complex as the yeasts of the religious heads ….

    1. In every part of the bible, they will find themselves as the indispensable part of the scriptures. They think that the scriptures are written to show case their Group. These clowns are always up for some drama.

      The evil spirit that is leading them is always in competition with Jesus. Do I need to say any further as to what is the spirit that leads them?


      Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of ME(Jesus). John 5:39


      What more proof do we want about the spirit that is leading them? Any casual reader can understand that even in a Typology the Eunuch Hegai is a type of the Holy Spirit. By this weird TPM Typology, they themselves are excluding from the bride of Christ. I am glad we do not have to be clubbed with these nut cases.

      1. @ TPM Sunday School staff- (former/ present),

        You could check with your students about basic eschatology and you will be embarrassed at their reasoning.
        Many times, the student has a logical question (as in Esther story) but the SS staff are confined to adhering to the new gospel written in the syllabus.

        Do not get me wrong- I was also royally embarrassed quite a few times- when I was a die-hard.

        One of the questions that were posed to me was: Is Barnabas in Hell, which according to TPM doctrine, he quit the ministry started by Paul and left with his cousin/nephew John Mark.

        I replied no- Barnabas (and Mark) was readily accepted by Peter and he evangelized in Corinth, while the nephew went to North Africa.
        His dispute with Paul was personal and temporal and had more to do with Mark leaving them when persecution increased and coming back when things got better.

        So, my SS students asked me, then why does TPM quote Jude and say that Workers who leave the ministry will go to outer darkness- they have no second chance.

        I, like today’s die-hards, got angry and accused them of being funny and wasting precious time.

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