One of my favourite TPM Pastor is M. T Thomas. This is because he makes it very easy for people to spot, errors in TPM Doctrines. There were times when he used to preach about getting money by the power of RPD. Those days I used to get confused by his confidence in Vain Repetitions to get money. It takes time and an opening of your eyes of understanding to get out of this enchantment. Many years back, there was a Piper who tricked little kids out of their homes and took them all, to their destruction. All that he used was his pipe and his ability to generate soul grabbing music. If you have not heard of the pied piper, just watch the below video.
The modern Pied pipers of TPM also have this capability of using their enchantment. Just like how the Pied Piper of Hamelin used his tune to lure away the rats and the kids, M T Thomas has that same capability. His smile and friendliness should not be confused when it comes to doctrine and teachings. Do not be like those kids of Hamelin who did not understand the true intent of the Piper. Now let us jump into the Tune of M T Thomas which I would also call as TPM Hermeneutics.
Does Scripture command us to remove Jewels?
This was the focus of M T Thomas in the TPM International Youth Camp 2018. I do not have an issue with anybody wearing Jewels or not wearing Jewels. Sadly this is one topic which has been manipulated by TPM Pied Pipers to lure away ignorant people after their ways. They use half-baked scriptures out of context to manipulate people. Moreover, they say that IT IS GOD WHO SAID IT when in reality God never said any such things. So when we bring such rules and blame it on God, it is a serious issue. This is nothing other than TAKING THE NAME OF GOD IN VAIN. Hear the below audio snippet where MT Thomas is blowing his pipe with the full force of deception. He starts with saying that if you do not wrestle according to the rules, you will not be crowned. He is quoting 2 Tim 2:5. I guess he had a lapse of thought and assumed that he was the one setting the rule. Somebody needs to remind him that the rules are already set and he is just a wrestler flouting all those rules.
The Piper now sets the premise by announcing that the rules he is about to say is directly from God and not of the Church (0.24 to 0.40). Now that he has conditioned the crowd by taking the name of the Lord in Vain, for his manipulative work. Let us proceed.
He gives a reference to read. 1 Tim 2:9-10
9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
Note the semicolon(;) before the “BUT” at the start of verse 10
Continue to hear it from 0.40 and see how MT Thomas assumes a full stop instead of comma/semicolon and quickly jumps to a different verse without even allowing verse 10 to be evaluated. Why is he afraid of completing the sentence by reading verse 10? Why is he putting a FULL STOP where the Scripture has a COMMA or SEMICOLON? Now assume a scenario when you start putting FULL STOPS before all the “BUT”s in the scripture. We will then be reading Satan’s word and not the scripture.
He now asks to read out 1 Peter 3:3-4
3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
Here also he does the same Manipulation. The SEMICOLON is converted to a FULL STOP and the evaluation of the scripture is stopped before verse 4 is read out. He then quickly jumps to a different topic. You should also note that M T Thomas is saying that God HATES Ornaments when neither in Timothy or Peter that was an inference. He is pushing his teaching into a scripture which does not say so.
This is how TPM enforces their erroneous doctrines in the name of God. But is Paul or Peter saying what M T Thomas is inferring? I do not think so. If you read the context, what the writers are saying is that we should not spend our time and effort in adorning our external person BUT rather concentrate on the internal man. What MT Thomas is doing is fooling people to enforce certain unbiblical practices of TPM. This is how dishonest men treat God and Scriptures before Ignorant People. They do not revere God before the people.
BEWARE OF DOGS, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision; Phil 3:2
Applying TPM Hermeneutics to another similar Scripture
I will quote another scripture below and let us see if M T Thomas and his Organization can be consistent in applying the same flawed logic to it.
Labour not for the meat which perisheth, BUT for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. John 6:27
Let us apply the MT Thomas Logic and put a FULL STOP before the “BUT“. Obviously, that would mean that all TPM Believers should resign their jobs and stop working. If they are Farming or in some business, they should stop that as well. The above verse is said by Jesus Christ Himself. Therefore, it should carry more weight than the words of Paul and Peter. Let MT Thomas be consistent in his hermeneutics. If somebody is friends with MT Thomas, please ask him and let us know his logic.
The New Testament is NEW and the Law is written in the Hearts of Men.
“This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” Heb 10:16
Let not the Evil workers of Circumcision force you into what they believe to be true. You should stick to the Scripture for any substantial reasoning.
Watch out for those people who behave like dogs! They are evil and want to do more than just circumcise you. Phil 3:2
This issue of Jewel Wearing in TPM is akin to forcing a non-veg person to be vegetarian because the rest are so. Where the scripture is not explicit on certain things, we should also leave it to the personal choice of the one who wears it. Why try to interfere where you are not required to do? This is legalism at its best.
Dear MT Thomas and Co,
Stop using the Name of the Lord in Vain. This is a direct Violation of the Third Commandment.
“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. Exodus 20:7
For your information, God does NOT HATE any of the Jewels or Gold. If it was such a hateful thing he would not have adorned his bride in that and also explained in those terms. In your excitement to go to Zion, you seem to have ignored New Jerusalem.
18 The wall was made of Jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. 19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.[f] 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass. Rev 21:18-21.
Stop your manipulation at least now, for your own good. You may convert a comma to be a full stop. Do not assume that God is pleased with that.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Matt 5:18
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Rev 22:18-19