Do you know TPM worker sisters in India cannot wear a half-sleeved blouse in Sunday meeting? Why? Because TPM rules prohibit them from doing so! According to their claims, the uniform of workers is so designed by revelation, that they leave not even an inch of the body to be visible, to become a temptation for others. Not even brothers can sit in meetings, with their legs visible an inch above toes. They consider this blasphemy to the holy presence of God if the human body part is visible during meeting hours. Now when the same sister is transferred to the United States or Canada, she is made to wear a skirt. That which is blasphemy to Holy God in India, it is excusable in the United States.
Take another example. A small brother cannot travel in AC train. Ac travel is a life of comfort and sinful. But a pastor can travel in AC train. It is not a sin in the pastor’s case. A sin for one is the norm for another. Take one more example. A pastor can use pictured diagram and charts to explain bible studies to people, but a junior cannot use them, because if any junior desires to explain himself with visual charts, he will be labelled as a proud fellow. The pastor will call him and say “See the pride in you! Do you want to become a celebrity?” He will be punished and prohibited from preaching from the next meeting onwards. Using chart diagram is sin for the junior minister, but the pastor can use charts and become the celebrity.
Do not have two differing weights in your bag–one heavy, one light. Deut 25:13
East-West standards of measurement
We have exposed double standards of TPM
- Of workers versus believers (check reflections of life in TPM 6 , ROLIT part 7, flip flop series) and,
- Of Worker versus worker (check freedom from fraudmen), in various article
We have also shown you their hypocrisy numerous times. However, one category of double standards measurement which needs emphasis is the difference between east and west rules of TPM. Double standard rules of perfection for people in India and western nations need to be brought to the notice of the general community.
|Sin in India||The norm in the USA, Canada etc|
|If you have entered TPM ministry, and feel like obeying 1 Corinthians 7:9, you will be charged with the crime of violating consecration. You cannot marry. and continue a married life in TPM.||In the United States, you can marry and also you can bear children in the faith home.|
|It is sinful, unholy for workers to let even an inch of body parts, arms legs, visible to human eyes.||Sisters wear skirts in the USA.|
|No flowers, no decoration. It is abomination||Floral decorations are part of their weddings and funerals etc|
|Clothes must be white. Coloured clothing means you will not get raptured. Man being married cannot wear a coat or blazer for his own marriage. His marriage will not be solemnized in coat and blazer.||Even chief pastors wear jet black clothes. They can dress like supermodels of Raymonds in suite boot and tie.|
|Much boasting is made about wine given in single cup during communion. They say it is one blood and all must drink from the same cup.||In the US and other countries, each individual is given a separate cup to drink wine during the Lord’s table.|
|Sisters lead song. Believers cannot raise a voice above the sister’s choir.||Believers choir leads worship through songs.|
|Pastor sits facing the audience on the podium (raised platform). He cannot sit with normal believers.||Pastor sits in the front row with his back against believers. He gets to face believers and on the podium only during the sermon time.|
|Saturday night fast is a compulsion. A sign of a true believer is one who attends tarrying meeting and keeps fast on Saturday night.||No compulsory fast on Saturday nights.|
In the book of Micah, God questions children of Israel saying, Shall I consider them holy who use double standards of weight and measurements (Micah 6:11 paraphrased)? Double standards are an abomination in sight of God (Proverbs 20:23). A person with a double standard of measurement has two different measuring stick for the same thing. He weighs one kg of flour as 1 kg sometimes, and 2 kg at other times. Such people are not considered as holy or pure in the sight of God. TPM ministers fall in the same category. Rich and powerful can wear anything, can do anything, can murder, can do sodomy, can do witchcraft, can go to the doctor and so. They will be given grace and forgiven. The Poor and weak of TPM society will, however, be given no relaxation. They will be surely punished for transgression to TPM commandments. A pig from the rich will be swallowed, but flies of the poor will be filtered by these blind guides (Matt 23:24).