A dichotomy is when you are split in your mind, trying to reconcile two opposing ideologies. Consider this cult which supposedly preaches Jesus but follows the god of this world.
Click here to see a comment where the TPM god is in the business of plucking the eyes of people who oppose their cult.
Read this portion from John 9:1-11 and know who is the true Jesus
As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.7 “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
8 His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?”9 Some claimed that he was.
Others said, “No, he only looks like him.”
But he himself insisted, “I am the man.”
10 “How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.
11 He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”
Do you think The TRUE Jesus is in the Business of Plucking our Eyes?
The Gospel according to TPM has a Jesus who is more than willing to pluck out eyes. “Their Jesus” is more or less like a Genie who can do what they want. One of that is plucking out eyes. They do not realize that “their Jesus” is already doing their bidding, but he is not able to realize his targets. Is it not true that so many of their Ministers are already blind and requires the help of others to move around? One of that is the famous Sunny George.
We close this with a testimony of a sister who wrote to us about the dichotomy she faced when in TPM. God bless you.
I found this site by chance at beginning of the year.
I was a TPM believer for 16 years and a Sunday school teacher.
I had questions about many of their doctrines and practises but being there for so many years, every time a question raised in my mind a fear also prevailed in my heart that I am speaking against the teachings of SOG. Now i am out of the church I wanted to share some of my experiences.
1. Convention practice: I completely agree with the view expressed that hardly one soul is won during TPM convention days. Once I happened to be closely working with MOTHER in charge of the faith home that I attended and all throughout the week before the convention she was busy buying and packing gifts for SOGs from other faith homes. She was saying that I have to give gifts according to the rank of SOGs or they will belittle us and will not treat us well when we go.to their conventions. There is no effort put to meet poor new souls and to bring them to Lord
2. Accessories: they preach not to wear gold and they wear gold-rimmed spectacles the believers wear gold watches. One SOG during one-night prayer was praying with us saying let the wrath of God come upon all the believer girls who do eyebrows.
3.Alliance: For finding partners for marriage it is just an external saying that we are one flesh but when the time comes to find an alliance they are very keen on “CASTE” and also demand dowry,
4. Divine Healing: They ask us to follow divine healing but they treat themselves with various ayurvedic medicines which always confused me.
5.Demands: I always believed in buying stuff for SOG, but their expectations always shocked me. When it came to buying bags for them the sisters would say to me, the bag should be so and so colour and should be soft and should look this way, that way, I was left wondering so much specification to keep a bible.
Once I wanted to buy some inners for them, even for that they specified the brand.
And they even used to ask me to buy cakes for celebrating their birthdays.
6. Conflict within: At some place,s if the local brother and sister are not on good terms the sisters make tasty food for themselves by asking some of their “faithful ones” to get stuff and give any plain stuff to the brother. In one time the brother in charge had diabetes and as the mother was not in good terms with the brother in charge, she did not give him food for hours which made the brother to faint then he asked some believers to get him food.
7.Prayer: I have hardly seen SOGs crying and praying for the church. I always felt that their heart has hardened in the ministry.
8. Partial Treatment: In ministry too. they have partial treatment; one of the girl from an affluent family who went to the ministry has not been transferred at all and is part of printing ministry as her parents gave a lot of money on the other hand people from poor families are transferred to poorest places.
9. Worship: they will beat the drum at full speed and all the people in the church would shout and jump at the speed of the drum which was called anointing of the spirit and as the volume/speed of the drum lessened the jumping also reduced. Thus people in TPM do not have a clear idea about the anointing of the holy spirit and his work.
10. Speaking in tongues: I did not bring many of my friends to the church as I thought what explanation do I give them for the loud drum worship, jumping and speaking of tongues.
11.Wedding: the affluent could wear a gown for the wedding, do makeup, wear a gold crown, gold watch but no jewels. So much for simplicity/doctrine. The tpm weddings of Kerala on YouTube are such a show of money, such as double standards!!
As I got an alliance outside TPM, I was worried if I was doing the right thing. But his holy spirit has convicted me fully I did not do anything wrong. As I married a person outside TPM the believers made stories about me saying that I had a love marriage.