One of the traits of saintly character is the ability to understand weakness and sufferings of people around us. A saint natured soul will never laugh at the weakness of others but will help him. If you see a small boy having compassion on the old woman, to help her cross the road, then you will esteem the little boy very high. However, if you see a group of children mocking poor old man then you can easily conclude that such children have low morals and are wicked. It shows their wicked upbringing. I remember a Tamil movie by name Anjali, in which a bunch of children made fun of the mentally retarded girl. There was news some years back when youths from college made fun of an old man. They surrounded him and laughed at him and the weak old man was humiliated. When the video went viral, citizens expressed their anger. College administration then suspended these youths. A few days back my colleague showed me a video in which young employees were making fun of an aged employee. He was laughing as he showed me the video. Mocking and making fun of weak people is not a new trend of the 19th century. This spirit is working in children of men since ages. Some children, who were wicked, made fun of Elijah. They surrounded Elijah and mocked him saying “Go up thou bald head..Go up thou bald head (2 Kings 2:23).” Ishmael the son of Hagar made fun of Isaac the son of Sarah and Abraham (Gal 4:29). Philistines made sport of Samson and laughed at him when he became weak (Judges 16:25). Youths made fun of Job when Job was weak and sick (Job 30:1). Soldiers made fun of Jesus saying “Hail king of Jews (Matt 27:29-31).” Mocking helpless poor and weak people is a sign of wickedness.
Holy laughter or a mocking Spirit?
We have shown you the life of small sisters in TPM through these articles (click here to Part1, Part 2). Sisters who don’t look fair and are not educated and have no strong family background undergo tremendous mental torture in TPM. It’s high time we unravel another group of workers that face mental torture in TPM. Watch this video for yourself.
What do you call this – A holy laughter, because holy saints of TPM are having a merry time; or a mocking spirit at work in the life of TPM prophetesses? This not a lone case in TPM! I have personally witnessed many scornful workers, mocking their weak counterparts. Usually, married people, joining late to TPM ministry are treated with disdain. I remember some 20 years back a motherly figure being treated with contempt. Young workers used to make fun of her and reply to her in a derogatory tongue. I was a child in those days. One worker sister told young brother then, “Do not listen to her. It is the pastor’s order.” Recently an old widowed TPM worker, made a complaint to our family about a young worker treating her disrespectfully. She said, “I am of the age of his mother and see how he disrespects me. The pastor has put him on his head and he has no respect for aged people.” I have been in the room of worker brothers and have seen poor uneducated brothers being ridiculed by the company of holy saints. People who are powerless and who never raise their voice become a laughingstock in TPM.
Put yourself in the place of these feeble men and women. Imagine the mental torture they go through. Whenever they see a company of scornful workers (people) gathered together, they know in their heart, that time is up for them to become a laughingstock. They have to live with this constant fear. Everyone deserves to live with dignity and respect. Bible says scoffers are an abomination to mankind (Proverbs 24:9). I don’t know on what basis TPM believers call these workers as saints? Seeing their behaviour their followers (The Believers) also do not understand the gravity of the situation.
The Bible says, “You shall stand up before the grey head and honour the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the LORD (Leviticus 19:32).”
“God is mighty, but despises no one; he is mighty and firm in his purpose. Job 36:5
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Gen 1:27
Every time you mock at a person for their physical or mental disabilities, Remember that you are mocking his/her maker.