If you would have tried answering the test in the previous episode, you would have realised that even the so-called good things you would like to do are emanating from SELF-CENTREDNESS. As long as your life is NOT Jesus Centric, you cannot be made perfect in Christ Jesus. Most of our TPM friends have been put into an orbit where they are circling TPM and their white-clad. To become Jesus Centric, you need to undergo a massive change.
Look at the featured image where we display the Solar System. All the planets are revolving around the Sun. These planets are pulled to the orbit by the Sun’s gravitational pull. That is the reason why these planets have an orbital direction. In a perfect setting, all of us should be orbiting around Jesus and not after TPM or any other organization/individual.
Changing of the Orbit
Look at how Paul puts this Orbital change in his epistle to the Romans
20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
Coming back to the Solar system example, if a planet has to stop circling the Sun, there is only one way. An external Star which is much bigger than the Sun comes close to the solar system and pulls away these planets by its gravitational force. Once we were orbiting Sin and reaping the benefit of Sin (Death). Now we are orbiting Jesus(God) and we are reaping the benefit of God (Eternal Life). For the theological purpose, any star other than Jesus is Sin.
When the Orbital Change happens, you can see a particular pattern. This pattern can easily be identified in Acts 2:38-42. Note the Bold portions in the below scripture.
38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” 40 With many other words, he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
The Pseudo Orbit change
What happens in TPM is a pseudo orbit change. It comes with all the above checklist but without any real change. Check out various testimonies in the VOP and soon you will realise that the conversion is to a Mission’s doctrine rather than to CHRIST. As there is no real INNER CHANGE, they become prototypes of the TPM Minister or the TPM Believer. They somehow seem to follow a god who seems to be eager to reward their religiosity.
The above testimony is not an exception. I just put it because that was the first one on top of my stack of the VOP English shelf. You can scan through various testimonies and instances like these are dime a dozen. If the ministers of TPM are like these, what can you expect from a typical TPM Believer? Do you trust people like these to MAKE YOU PERFECT IN CHRIST JESUS?
The god of TPM has no problems in leaking the question paper to his devotee as a reward for attending the cult indoctrination. To me, the god of TPM is none other than Allah of Islam who is eager to get the wishes of his devotees met. Check out the below portion of Hadith Sahih Bukhari where Muhammad’s wife(Ayesha) is replying to his weird desire of sleeping with many women.
I said (to the Prophet), “I feel that your Lord hastens in fulfilling your wishes and desires.”
Sahih Bukhari 33:51
As long as you remain SELF-CENTRED, you may do many things which could be appreciated by men, however, you are in the same OLD ORBIT with a New Label. Your focus continues to be “YOU“.
Incurvatus in se
Incurvatus in se is a Latin term which means “curved inward on oneself “. This is a dangerous phenomenon we can see in Apostate Christianity. According to this logic, your god behaves just like your expectations. He is busy getting you
- A better job,
- Getting a promotion in the job,
- Helping you buy/build a better house,
- Arranging for a cheaper home loan,
- Getting your children more marks than their peers
- Healing your sickness
- Helping you get Visas
- Resolving Family Problems
- Fighting against your enemies
- Filling your coffers with more money than your neighbour’s
If you do not believe in what I say, go to a TPM service and listen to the testimonies. Or better still, listen to one of your prayers. For all these benefits, the Believers payback god money by handing over one-tenth of their income to the clergy. According to this logic, MAN becomes the centre of the universe and God is busy making man happy.
There will be no escape from Incurvatus in se as long as “I” continues to be the ruler. As long as you practice Incurvatus in se, rest assured that you have not yet changed your ORBIT. It is IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU. You have to give away any notion that you can have a “SAY”, if the Centre of your revolution is Jesus.
25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
To Escape out of SELF-CENTREDNESS, you need someone much more powerful than you to pull you out of that Incurvatus in se. That SOMEONE is GOD/JESUS.
Every time your clergy says that he has left his house, property, family etc to serve God, just take note that he still is “I” Centric. Why should anybody keep harping on the dung unless he thinks his dung is special?