This article is titled as The Ultimate and Undeniable Deception leading to Hell 2 because this is the second portion of the earlier article. We assume that you had read the earlier article to this sequel. Without reading the earlier one, you may not understand this article. Click here to read the earlier article. Just as I mentioned, the TPM scenario is coming in this part.
The First way to Hell is to Not accept the Call/Invite. However, the second way to hell is even scarier. We were given to understand in the Parable of the Banquet that all those who had accepted the call were ushered into the Banquet Hall. As we continue reading the passage, we see that the Master of the Banquet is doing an inspection of the guests.
BUT THE MAN WAS SPEECHLESSMatt 22:11-12
There was One Individual, who somehow could enter the Banquet Hall and was comfortably sitting along with the others. I am sure he might have noticed the difference between his garment and that of the rest. However, I guess he would have been confident of himself assuming that the Master will appreciate his efforts with whitening his own garment.
The Garment story
If Jesus is the Door, then how could he have entered in? Surely those who enter through the door would have received the wedding garments of righteousness given to all those who accepted the invite. The One Standing at the Door takes away our Filthy garments and replaces that with the Wedding Garment. The Exchange of Garment is happening at the DOOR.
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.2 Cor 5:21
So it means that this individual had sneaked into the banquet hall, by stealth. He found it impossible to discard his self-righteousness and exchange it for the Righteousness of Christ. He is unable to comprehend that his self-righteousness is filthy rags in the eyes of the Master.
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind, our sins sweep us away.Isa 64:6
Deeds of Self-Righteousness
The Bible clearly speaks about the deeds of self-righteousness which the Lord Abhors. Let me show it to you from another parable which Jesus told. This Parable is called the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector.
9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’
14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”Luke 18:9-14
Notice how the Pharisee qualifies himself. He is clearly sneaking into the Banquet Hall without recognizing the Door. He wants to carry his own garment of self-righteousness for the feast.
The Qualifications of Self-Righteousness
Have you noticed the list of qualifications that are being displayed by the Pharisee? These qualifications are what we hear very often, in The Pentecostal Mission.
I am Not Like Other People
This is the First Qualification that the Pharisee boasted and said about himself. Every TPM Believer is well acquainted with this attitude and qualification and boasting in every meeting by the white clads of TPM. Like the Pharisee of the parable, They always like to keep saying that they are Not Like other People meaning they are Much Better.
- How many times we have heard them speaking about other fellowships in a disparaging way?
- How many times have we heard that this TPM is the Apostolic Ministry run by Consecrated Ministers who have abandoned their parents and family?
- How many times have we heard that only they are able to prepare the Bride of Christ while other ministers are a lower category?
- How many times have you heard that they are the specially anointed ones to take the highest seat in Heaven( Their so-called Zion) and “their Believers” will be the ones occupying New Jerusalem?
- How many times have you heard from the pulpit that they are the exclusive ones, living by faith whereas the other church ministers are doing it as a Career and not living by faith?
- Many More.
If you are clothed by the righteousness of Christ, you would have done a totally different action. Look at how St Paul exhorts the Philippians.
DO NOTHING OUT OF SELFISH AMBITION OR VAIN CONCEIT. RATHER, IN HUMILITY VALUE OTHERS ABOVE YOURSELVES,Phil 2:3
Listen to this audio which reeks of their Spiritual Megalomania.
I Fast Twice a Week
If the earlier statement was about Self Exaltation above others, this is about declaring one’s Works to others. People who boast about their Works do not Believe Salvation by Grace. They have this notion that their works will be able to take them to the Great Banquet of the King.
One of the Purposes of Fasting is to Repent for Sins. It is supposed to be an open acknowledgement of your failing the mark. However, these self-righteous Pharisees have turned it upside-down and are projecting it as a brownie point to be bargained into their way to Salvation.
When they had assembled at Mizpah, they drew water and poured it out before the Lord. On that day they fasted and there they confessed, “We have sinned against the Lord.” Now Samuel was serving as leader[a] of Israel at Mizpah.1 Sam 7:6
Some of the other WORKS OF SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS practiced by The Pentecostal Mission are as follows
- Repeated Chants of Praise The Lords. Usually in multiples of 100s for getting some desired results. This is very similar to Hanuman Chalisa of the Hindus.
- Shouting Aloud in unknown tongues before the prayer to show others that the prayer which is to follow, has power.
- Excessive use of unknown tongues to show to the audience that there is some kind of live connection with Heaven. This is used especially before their so-called prophecy happens. This is used for hype-creation, among unlearned masses.
- Not taking medicine when sick and showing off their special holiness when everybody knows of the hollow life of these white clads.
- Wearing an external White dress to psychologically intimidate others into believing their so-called holiness.
- Remaining unmarried and showing their Spiritual Machoism against the human nature of procreation gifted by God.
- Many More.
Hardly a week passes in TPM without the White clads telling us that if you do not attend the Fasting Prayers, Tarrying Meetings, Bible Studies etc, you will not be caught up in the Rapture. They say so because they believe in bargaining their way into the Great Banquet, by such acts of self-righteousness. They somehow consider the imputed Righteousness of Christ as less worthy than their own qualifications. The Ultimate and Undeniable Deception leading to Hell 2
At least the Pharisees had some real fasting. But the TPM Fasting is basically an exercise to fool people. The solid food gets converted to high-quality juices, soups, Ensure, Complan and Milk Shakes etc.
I Give a Tenth of All I get
During the time of Jesus, it was considered among the Pharisees that giving a Tenth is a Righteous act. But they gave the Tenth to the Temple Treasury. They did not give the ones who are genuinely in need. The giving by the Pharisee is basically done, so that Others may see it. It is visible to all who stand there.
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.Mark 12:41
This kind of giving in public creates a sense of competition, to show who is more righteous. So even the poor will try to push their money, so that others who watch them may not think lowly about them. In the process, the poor widow put in the two coins which was her entire savings. This kind of giving is from the self-righteousness of men.
Jesus never advocated giving to the temple treasury to be used by the corrupt religious leaders of those days. Instead, he said about Giving to the NEEDY and NOT to SHOW OFF Before Others.
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,Matt 6:3
The kind of giving that is to be practised by the disciples of Jesus, is explained in the Scripture Portion regarding the Sheep and Goats in Matt 25:31-46.
Read the following comment and know how the temple treasury of TPM makes demand from their believers so that they can earn brownie points with their god.
Following are the Two ways of landing into eternal Punishment
- The Path taken by the sinner who did not heed to the call of Salvation.
- The Path taken by a self-righteous man against the way opened by God.
Which of the above is more insulting to the Lord?
The one who ignored the call OR the One who challenged the way provided by the Lord?
Needless to say, the Self-Righteous who has challenged the righteousness of God is the one Who has Insulted Lord More.
This reminds me of an Old Testament Passage where the then Priests(Nadab and Abihu) took in strange fire to offer sacrifice to the Lord.
Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, contrary to his command. 2 So fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord.Lev 10:1-2
Dear TPM Workers and Believers,
If you are trusting on your own works of self-righteousness to take you to eternity over-ruling the provision of God, rest assured that you will be in for an unpleasant surprise. Repent before it is too late. Trusting in your righteous deeds is The Ultimate and Undeniable Deception leading to Hell 2.
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