When the Singapore scam of Joshua’s exploits was flashed in this website, we were treated with disdain by many Singapore believers. Waves of abuse were thrown at us as if they are standing for a righteous cause. For them, to expose Joshua was like blasphemy against the Lord himself. But we are glad that the tide has turned and some sense has returned to them in small quantum.
Though they are yet to recover from the shock treatment they received at the hands of the Chief at Irumbuliyur, they will gradually come to their senses, knowing how they were duped. Click here to know the Five stages they would cross.
Though they still have a long way to traverse to get out of the CULT MENTALITY and the deviant doctrines of the Cult, We can pray that they are delivered soon.
The Following are the chain of communication to us which elicits the previous communications between them and the TPM Chief/Joe Neo. We are publishing it in the same form.
The believers’ petitions (refer below) to Chief Pastor Abraham Matthew (CP) and Pastor Joseph Neo (JN) fell on deaf ears! On the contrary, they took unilateral action using the help of a lawyer (who claims to be doing pro-bono work for the church), the Court and Police to throw out Bro Joash – so much for Christan forgiveness and TPM unwritten rules not to use the legal system! The current CP is breaking every rule in the rule-book of the ‘consecrated’ saints!
Also, Elder Roshan was not allowed to resume after he withdrew his resignation within 24 hours – instead, the lawyer and police were called to evict him from the church premises! In his 6 page letter on insubordination to Bro Joash, CP has cited divine inspiration and counsel of his deputies (who have always expressed their inability to do anything as CP does not consult them)! That letter reeks of CP’s huge ego and pride and self-conceit! The whole episode of the ‘scuffle’ was orchestrated and planned well in advance based on the evidence provided to the court for the injunction! This is a vindictive retaliation on two honest workers who wanted to stand for the truth, question wrong practices and fight for what is right.
Due to inaction by the leaders, the Singapore believers have decided to boycott the church, send tithes for other worthy causes, and take up the matter with the relevant authorities for justice and righteousness to prevail. We call on all sincere TPM Believers & Workers worldwide who want to continue in the same doctrines, to unite and create a separate clean organization, where we can worship God in truth and Spirit without corrupt clergies like CP, JT, JN and a host of others, whose wrongdoings have been exposed by your website. There are reports that one of the reasons that CP is supporting JT is for the large tithes sent in cash illegally from Singapore to India through innocent carriers.This is after under-reporting the total collections received on the books. This is clear from the fact that a recent move to move away from cash tithes and offerings to electronic means, in order to improve corporate governance, was severely opposed by CP and JT.
If TPM believers and workers cannot do anything with the current CP Abraham, then we believe that God will at the right time! Only most of us may not be around in this church by then, as we are running out of patience!
PCS Believers (TPM Singapore Believers)
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From: PCS Believers <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2020 at 12:30
Subject: Kind attention: Pastor Abraham Matthew, Chief Pastor
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
2 October 2020
Kind attention: Pastor Abraham Matthew, Chief Pastor
The Pentecostal Mission Society
Roja Street, S. V. Nagar Post
Chennai 600063, India
We, the Members of Pentecostal Church of Singapore (Church), are deeply concerned about the sad state of affairs in our Church, following serious wrongdoings by an errant Pastor (M. Joshua Thiagarajan), who is currently undergoing police investigations for alleged financial misconduct by the enforcement authorities. Also, allegations of sexual misconduct are being investigated by you for the past several months, with no resolution in sight.
We have lost trust and confidence in the current Management of the Church, and have sadly not received adequate support from you as our Chief Pastor. You have been procrastinating on important decisions related to change of leadership in the Singapore church, and making unfair and arbitrary decisions from India, without making yourself available for discussion with Members of the congregation in Singapore. A recent example is the swift “ex-communication” and eviction orders issued against Brother Joash Vinod Ramadasan, a consecrated servant of God, without proper basis, or natural justice.
The above action comes as a surprise to us given that you have condoned the serious offences of Pastor M. Joshua Thiagarajan for several months without ex-communicating or evicting him, while you have issued instructions to dismiss Bro. Joash, with no investigation, or without giving him an opportunity to be heard.
You may lose the Church in Singapore. Unless you act now, you are not likely to resolve all difficulties facing the members.
We humbly request you to urgently resolve the serious issues faced by the Singapore congregation as follows:
1. Withdraw the wrongful excommunication and eviction orders against Bro. Joash
2. Remove Pastor M. Joshua Thiagarajan from the consecrated ministry
3. Send a new senior Pastor to Singapore, who will rebuild and restore the deeply divided and frustrated church, through much prayer and divine wisdom
4. Call for a Special Meeting/EGM to enhance the Church Constitution and improve internal controls and governance for the Church
Please also find below our petition sent to Pastor Joseph Neo, the current interim Pastor-in-charge.
Kindly respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
From the following Members of the Pentecostal Church of Singapore who have signed the petition (185 names of believers removed for privacy):
Email to Pastor Joseph Neo,
Pentecostal Church of Singapore, 1 Tai Gin Road Singapore 327872
Praise the Lord! We, the believers (Church Members) of Pentecostal Church of Singapore, have been compelled to write this letter, as there is no other way of contacting you, in view of your refusal to meet us to discuss current issues affecting the Church and the members, to express our serious concerns and burdens regarding certain unfortunate incidents, which have occurred between September 22 and 24, 2020.
We understand that you were appointed as the Interim Pastor-in-charge of our church on 22 September 2020. Your pastoral duties will include the sharing of burdens and concerns of believers and servants of God. With reference to the incident of the scuffle with Bro Joash Vinod Ramadasan on the night of 22 September 2020, five representatives of the Church Members (Bro. xxx, , Bro. xxxx, Bro. xxxx, Bro. xxxx, and Bro. xxxxx – names redacted for privacy) expressed our desire to speak with you on 24 September 2020. However, they were made to wait for over 2 hours, without being given any specific reasons. When they finally had access to you, you were not willing to speak with them. Instead, they were directed to speak with your representative, a lawyer, Mr Alfred Dodwell.
This is the first time we experienced a scenario where believers had to go through a lawyer to share their burdens and concerns to the Pastor, who has the responsibility as the Interim-Pastor-in-charge to address the concerns of the believers of the church. Our representatives were also told by Mr Dodwell that due to COVID19 restrictions, we had to take prior appointment to meet you. This excuse was not convincing, because these restrictions did not seem to apply to himself, nor to the three other believers (Bro. Wilson Rajoo, Bro. Daniel Jalal, and Bro. Alwin Dawson) who were already there! We are being forced to think whether a church institution is even required if the believers are not allowed to approach their church pastor directly. “Bear ye one another’s burdens; and so, fulfil the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
With respect to the incident of the scuffle with Bro Joash on the night of 22 September 2020, we understand it was started because you had taken a video of the two brothers, when there was no reason or anything untoward happening to record. Bro Joash tried to take away the phone from you to see what you had recorded of him. When he approached you, he was pushed by you first, and he responded by pushing you back in self-defence. We also understand that in this scuffle, you kicked Bro Joash repeatedly three times. This should not be the conduct of a consecrated Pastor. Although Bro. Joash rightly asked pardon from you for what had happened the night before, an ex-communication letter was still issued by you to him on 23 September 2020, instead of pardoning him as Christ would. If the reason for ex-communication was disorderly behaviour, we are confused as to why the act of kicking Bro. Joash repeatedly by you is not considered as disorderly behaviour from your side. Further to this, a police complaint was also filed against Bro. Joash either by you on 23 September 2020. When the police tried to reconcile the matter, you vehemently refused any form of reconciliation.
This was not a good reflection of the Christian spirit of forgiveness, particularly by a Pastor. Bro Joash was willing to ask pardon again but this was not accepted by you. You chose to disregard the word of God in James 3:18 (And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace). We have been taught that one facet of the apostolic ministry is the ministry of reconciliation– reconciling your flock with God and man – 2 Corinthians 5:18(…and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation). We are saddened to mention that as a pastor, you have failed to lead by example in the full view of believers and non-Christian police officers gathered there. To our surprise, the next day you went ahead and issued a letter of eviction to Bro Joash, which clearly reflected that there was no Christ-like virtue of forgiveness and restitution on your part.
On 24 September 2020, after refusing to meet with the believer brothers, you immediately issued visiting guidelines to the church members due to COVID-19 measures, asking us to take prior permission via email, and this requirement again did not seem to apply to certain believers, who continue to have unfettered access, including at odd hours. As no telephone number was mentioned, how will the believers seek appointments by email for even urgent matters like death, sickness, or giving of tithes and offerings! Ministers of the church should be easily accessible to the congregation, without partiality. From the inception of this Church, never has there been such a rule imposed on believers by any Faith Home. Further, the Church belongs to God and ALL His people.
Please also be reminded according to the Church Constitution, the Trustees are the custodians of the Church property and assets, and as such, we would like to remind you that you do not have the authority to issue an eviction notice. We would appreciate it if you kindly provide an immediate response to this letter by way of a reply to us or inviting us to discuss these points in person. On 27 September 2020, another request was made by two brothers (Bro. xxxx and Bro. xxxx names redacted) to discuss a settlement for the above matters. Your response was that you were willing to pray with them, but not discuss this issue. You will appreciate that it is difficult to pray when the underlying issue of forgiveness and reconciliation have not been settled by you. (Matthew 5:23, 24 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother and then come and offer thy gift). Kindly note that as the believers of the church, we have lost our confidence, and will not be able to take counsel or instructions for our spirituality from you as our Pastor.
Finally, we request you to immediately withdraw the letters issued to Bro. Joash for wrongful ex-communication and eviction order. We reserve our rights.
Copy sent to Pastor Abraham Matthew, Chief Pastor Pastor M. T. Thomas, Deputy Chief Pastor From the concerned Members (Believers) of Pentecostal Church of Singapore who has signed the petition (185 names removed for privacy)
The above chain of mails should be a reminder to all of us that people who try to save their own skin will come to a situation when others will also respond in the same way, they treated others.
I feel sorry for the people in Singapore PCS but they have a reason to ponder into their own lives. As far as I know, M T Thomas is just saving his own skin and not getting involved because he has his Chair to protect. When it comes to situations like this, we will realise that what is good for the goose is NOT good for the Gander.
Now some hard meat for the PCS Believers.
When People were violated by the TPM Clergy in different places, and the PCS believers came to know of that, did they confront the local clergy who represented the institution for them? Of course NO. Because that event happened many miles beyond the oceans in a different land. Every time the one who took the risk and exposed these scoundrels in white was Villified and abused with threats of Destruction.
- When Rapes Happened in TPM
- When Homosexuals were exposed
- When Murders happened
- When Extortions happened
- When Believers’ Land was unjustly Appropriated
- When the Rich and Mighty was Protected by these Clergymen against the Poor and Helpless?
- When Poor Believer women were violated by these men in White?
Why were you silent? All that the Typical TPM Believer would say is that this Website is Run by the Enemy and they are slandering the CONSECRATED SERVANTS OF GOD( We call them Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing). God will Judge them and Bla Bla Bla etc.
The Basic Concept of a TPM Believer is that “As long as it is not affecting you, it’s not your Problem“.
Why are your fellow brethren in India, Sri Lanka, US, UK, Australia etc not coming to your rescue? Why are they not confronting their local clergy? Have you ever thought about it? Why are they turning a deaf ear too?
I would like to end this section with an Anecdote which I had even quoted earlier. Let them who has a brain, understand it.
The Rat Trap
A rat looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening a package. What food might it contain? He was aghast to discover that it was a rat trap. Retreating to the barnyard the rat proclaimed the warning; “There’s a rat trap in the house, a rat trap in the house!”
The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Excuse me, Mr. Rat, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.”
The rat turned to the pig and told him, “There’s a rat trap in the house, a rat trap in the house!” “I am so very sorry Mr. Rat,” sympathized the pig, “but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured that you are in my prayers.”
The rat turned to the cow. She said, “Like wow, Mr. Rat. a rat trap. I am in grave danger. Duh?” So the rat returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s rat trap alone.
That very night a sound was heard throughout the house, like the sound of a rat trap catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see that it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital. She returned home with a fever.
Now everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the barnyard for the soup’s main ingredient.
His wife’s sickness continued so that friends and neighbours came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them the farmer butchered the pig.
The farmer’s wife did not get well. She died, and so many people came for her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide meat for all of them to eat.
So the next time you hear that someone is facing a problem and think that it does not concern you, remember that when there is a rat trap in the house, the whole barnyard’s at risk.