A few years back, we heard a sermon in which Teju was accusing us of being the Fifth columnist of Christianity. Since then, he has been enchanted with the FIFTH. Till now we were of the understanding that TPM’s multi-storied eternal habitations had only four tiers. But 2 weeks back in the Youth Camp, they decided that they would need a basement as well. Now as that it is an order coming straight from Zion, we have no reason to disbelieve it. Right?
Before we learn about the brand new habitation, let us review the earlier habitations that TPM published.
Now that we are clear about TPM’s earlier structure, we are happy that they have been merciful in accommodating people who could help with their finance and some work. Let us listen to Teju before we proceed.
Teju’s New Tier Introduction
As far as I understand, this new tier is positioned below the New Earth but above the Eternal Hell Fire. I believe that this is a new development as the holy ones in Zion are right there on the Throne of God letting us know the latest. For convenience sake, I shall refer to this new group as “New Earth Basement“.
Cause for this aberration
When the stalwarts of TPM formulated their doctrines, they hastily slotted people against some names and published their doctrines. As they already constructed the Four Tier structure, their heaven has to revolve around that. All their doctrines are built upon that SAND. The imaginations of A C Thomas is now proving to be a burdensome stone for TPM Clergy. Listen to the voice clip again before proceeding. The voice clip is a portion of Teju’s reply to someone who asked if Good people will go to heaven. Teju always thinks in terms of TPM’s HEAVEN DOCTRINE. His thoughts cannot be removed from the poison that A C Thomas injected the organization with. As he is married to the organization, he cannot have a fresh look at the Bible and study it without any bias. Therefore he is forced to build upon the false doctrine of TPM. The Leaning Tower of Irumbuliyur is now being pulled closer to the ground.
What does the Scripture Say?
Before you start understanding the scripture, you need to throw that TPM Junk to where it belongs. Yes!! throw them to the hellfire, in your mind.
The Relationship between the Sheep and the Shepherd
32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Matt 25:32-33
If Jesus is the Shepherd and the people are his Sheep, who are we talking about?
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. John 10:27-28
The Shepherd has Many Folds
The thinking of TPM Clergy is twisted in such a way that they follow a beaten path by the false teachers. They think in terms of Organization and Denominations with boundaries set by men. When will they come to the conclusion that Jesus does not value those boundaries? In fact, he abhors such divisions (Rom 16:17-18).
I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. John 10:16
It is the height of arrogance and ignorance to claim that your assumed group is the ONLY FOLD. To assume that God has to get into your peanut sized doctrinal box is stupid at best. In the end, each of his fold is merged and made ONE. IT IS NOT A 5 TIER HEAVEN. It is preposterous to claim that you know as much as the Lord. Remain where you are and watch the events unfold as each fold gets merged into the single entity. It is better to accept that “We do not know” rather than acting as a Know All.
The Actions of the Sheep vs Goat
Jesus is citing the reason for his selection so that there is no ambiguity about his judgement. Jesus’s judgement is based on his Kingdom Principle. His Kingdom rules were unveiled in the Sermon on the Mount. I know TPM Clergy will have a tough time when it comes to the Sermon on the Mount. Their lives are the opposite when it comes to the Kingdom rules and they are expecting to be placed on top of Jesus’s kingdom. You cannot expect to enter the heavenly kingdom if you live according to the rules of the earthly kingdom. The evident sign of being Born Again is “FOLLOWING KINGDOM RULES” because you are born as a New Creation in the Kingdom. They have a NEW HEART which has compassion and justice of the KING.
Check out the below facts of the kingdom and compare that with the lives of the Sheep and Goats in Matt 25:31-41.
|Life of Kingdom subjects||Kingdom Principles||Sheep||Goat|
|They fed the Hungry and comforted them||Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Luke 6:21||Followed Kingdom Principles||Followed Selfish Earthly Principles|
|They were Merciful to others||Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matt 5:7||Followed Kingdom Principles||Followed Selfish Earthly Principles|
|They comforted the Sorrowful||Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matt 5:4||Followed Kingdom Principles||Followed Selfish Earthly Principles|
|Did good to others||In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matt 5:16||Followed Kingdom Principles||Followed Selfish Earthly Principles|
The Great Vs the Least
Teju thought that it is easy to push these people into the “New Earth Basement ” section so that the order is not disturbed. He and his white-clad have to be on top of the order. Let us see how Jesus views the priority list.
Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever ” PRACTICES” and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:19
In fact, Jesus is calling these people in Matt 25 as GREAT in the Kingdom of Heaven as they practised the Kingdom Principles which they Taught.
Let us evaluate some obvious PRACTICES that we see in TPM. Now place them in the Kingdom (Great or Least). You can find the Kingdom principles in Matt 5,6,7 and Luke 6.
- Claiming to be an Orphanage and getting government subsidies when there is no Orphanage or anything of that Nature. All that they do is feeding themselves by fooling people with a Tithe Doctrine. How do you compare TPM with the Sheep in Matt 25:31-41 or Luke 6:21?
- Every time you separate a Married Couple for your organization, you violate the Principle in Matt 5:32. How would you position TPM against this principle?
- Matt 6:7 forbids Vain Repetitions. How come chanting and Vain Repetitions are the foundation of TPM Ministry?
- How would you reconcile Matt 6:19-21 For every Convention Ground Purchased, For every opulent Faith Homes Build, For every huge concrete structure built by TPM.
- Every time you Prioritize the Rich over the Poor, you are displaying the Master you serve. Compare your actions with Matt 6:24.
- Every time you have a separate food and separate kitchen for the clergy serving better meals, can you claim to be the tree that bears good fruit? (Matt 7:17)
- Are you bearing good fruit every time you serve the wealthy foreigners better, with better food and living quarters for your conventions and youth camps when Indian Believers are made to live in third class accommodations? (Matt 7:17)
Dear Teju, Evaluate the above mentioned, obvious points for yourself and put a grade against these PRACTICES before you categorize others as least or great. Remove the beam in your own eyes.
The Attitude of the Sheep vs Goats
The Sheep were the ones who practised the Kingdom principles without any expectation of a Reward. When they helped the poor and the needy they did it for the Poor to alleviate their suffering and address their needs. It never played in the back of their minds that they will be rewarded for this work of theirs. Their focus was to remove the suffering of these folks. They were not driven by greed like the 20% rule of T U Thomas. In short, they did not give or do, to be Rewarded back. That is why they were surprised when Jesus said that they did it to him.
But why were the goats surprised? I guess it was because they did many things to the clergy expecting a reward. Unfortunately, the clergy was not representing Jesus and his kingdom. I also think they were surprised because they never saw these sheep in their Church Buildings. All goats believe in a Transactional God in which they do something to benefit themselves. Listen to the below video.
Being a Christian does not mean that you have to be an active Churchian following the wolves. Most of the Churchians are goats. They follow the instructions from the wolfs who act like sheep. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
The blessed ones are those who have seen a King who is not like the kings of this world. They are blessed because they know a King who brings real peace, who sees the needy, and who hears the cries of the oppressed. In God’s kingdom, no one is hungry, naked, sick, or alone. To bear witness to Christ as King is to be a messenger of this kingdom–to serve others and thereby profess the invasion of God’s glorious empire.
You cannot be blessed if you do not have the heart of the King. You cannot have the new heart of the king if you are not Born Again. And if you are not Born Again, you cannot become a sheep. And if you are not a sheep, you are a goat.
The Goats can never do the will of the Father. They have their own agenda. Their focus is on themselves and their ministry. Look at some of them who focussed on their own ministry and used Jesus as a bandwagon.
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ Matt 7:21-23
The Sheep are called the “blessed by my Father” (Matt 25:34) because they did the will of the Father.
To be continued…
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இந்த படிப்பினையை தமிழில் கேட்க கீழே கிளிக் செய்யவும்