Will a person be worthy to be called an Apostle by forsaking everything and being unmarried? Before we discuss that, please make sure that you had read the earlier articles of this series – The Magic of TPM Zion. Click here to read those.

Even though it tickles the ears and pleasures the mind, let me invite these believers to the next stage of the Bible study. Evaluate it as the Bereans did –  Acts 17:11.

The Election of an Apostle

Let us start with a scripture portion.

One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. 13 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles:

Luke 6:12-13

From the above verses, and from Luke 10:1 it is undoubtedly clear that Jesus had many disciples including the group of 72. Out of that, he chose twelve and called them apostles. We also understand that the power of selection was solely bestowed on Jesus by God. In Luke 10:17, the scripture introduces those 72 people chosen by Jesus, and then Jesus calls them as disciples. They are not addressed as apostles.

the Magic of TPM Zion
The Magic of TPM Zion is not what Jesus established

According to Matthew 19:28 and Revelation 21:4, God limited the foundation of the bride of the lamb the New Jerusalem to 12. Only the names of 12 apostles are engraved in it. Is not that the plan of God? If not, what else? The 7 people chosen by the apostles – Stephen, Philip, James – the brother of Jesus and an elder in Jerusalem, Ananias who baptised Paul, Timothy, Titus, and Philemon and even Luke the author of the Gospel – are not identified as apostles of Christ in the scripture. If so, is it not heresy and spiritual pride when some present-day preachers identify or introduce themselves as “apostles of Christ”?

Timothy, Titus and Junia could be called apostles of Paul because Paul did send them to some places representing him. However, they are not the Apostles of Jesus Christ. The Apostles of Christ are ONLY the 12.

The Replacement of Judas Iscariot

Now there is a genuine question; How did Matthias and Paul become apostles? The statement given by Peter in Acts 1:20-26 gives the full answer for this question. One must be selected for the place vacated by “Judas”. That means, even though 2 equally competent people were available, only one can be selected. This is what Peter understood according to Psalms 109:8. Now dear readers please give me the answer, why did they ignore Barnabas also known as Joseph? There is only one answer; the apostleship in the plan of God is limited to “twelve” people only.

From there onwards, we must study many things together from scripture regarding the absence of a further history of Matthias and the selection of Paul. If we understand the fact that the selection of Matthias was before the arrival of the Holy Spirit, then it will be easy to understand the matter in depth.

When we read Acts 9:5, we can understand that the selection of Paul was done by Jesus. His calling and election were done by Jesus himself. For the fulfilment of the prophesies mentioned in Luke 2:10; 2:30; Isaiah 42:1 and in many other places, the selection of Paul was unavoidable. Also, read John 16:13; 21:2-3; Gal 2:11 for an in-depth understanding.

The Five-Fold Ministry Twist

Then what about the ministry of apostles among the five-fold ministries for the church as mentioned in Eph 4:11-13? If we understand the whole counsel of the word of God, we should evaluate it with other portions of scripture too. if we study it along with Phil 1:1 we can understand that there are two more ministries.

Secondly, when we study Eph 2:20 carefully, we can understand that we are BUILT upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, where Jesus Christ himself being the cornerstone. The usage of the term BUILT clearly signifies that the foundation is already Laid. Will anybody do the foolish work of laying the foundation again and again after starting the construction? If so will God do this kind of utter foolish thing? “We” including the Evangelists, do we become the Foundation Stones or Living stones? (Please read 1 Peter 2:5).

Be cautious with the Magic of TPM Zion where they self-proclaim themselves as apostles of Christ. They are Apostles of TPM and not Apostles of Christ. When a local minister claims himself to be an apostle, he is technically right. He is indeed the apostle of the Centre Pastor of TPM. However, he is NOT the apostle of Christ Jesus.

The TPM Twist

A Misrepresentation of the following scripture to their ignorant believers is the cause for their so-called apostolic ministry.

If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Luke 14:26

There are people who teach this heresy to ignorant people by telling them again and again that by following the conditions mentioned in this verse, they will become an apostle. Whereas this scripture lays down the condition for “being a disciple”. We know that even though Jesus had many disciples, He had only 12 apostles.

In such a scenario, it is amusing that the modern-day white-clad ministers of an organization want to be known as apostles. Is not this spiritual pride? In the ministry of God, there are many other ministers apart from apostles? Apart from the builder of the house nobody has the authority to appoint Apostles or for that matter any other ministry? Do not be duped by the Magic of TPM Zion.


End of “Questioning the Magic of TPM Zion 4”

19 COMMENTS

  1. Another insightful & thought provoking article by the Admin of this blessed site which proves beyond doubt the apostles of Christ being the only 12 that Christ had chosen & that’s it! The rest of other apostles other than the 12 chosen by Christ are chosen by their own decisions & especially the decision taken by Simon Peter to appoint Mathias was prior to the coming of the Holy Spirit. All these insights into the Gospel & the New Testament cannot be disputed or proven otherwise other than by scripture itself as Scripture can only be interpreted by Scripture itself as admin explains it & not by a mere individual or any particularl organization. Again Thank You once again to the Admin of this blessed site for sharing these biblical insights to everyone generously without prejudice.

  2. I think there is a flaw in understanding the bible. In Jesus time, true, there were only 12 disciples, and the whole kingdom is linked with the 12 numbers like 12 foundations. But after Jesus regime, we see lots of disciples, believers, apostles too. One of the named apostle by himself is Paul.

    • Maybe you should remove the TPM lens and start reading the scripture once again. The Word Apostle is “TO BE SENT“. Though we all are in that general calling of being sent. The specific selection is done very selectively Only the 12 who got the Apostolic Ministry. But when Judas was Removed, his Bishoprick needs to be transferred. That transference is done in the Road to Damascus By Jesus Directly. Maybe you should read Acts 26:15-18

      And I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. 16 But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, 17 delivering you from your people and from THE GENTILES – TO WHOM I AM SENDING YOU 18 to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

      Notice the capitalized portion of the above scripture. that is the reason why Paul is called the Apostle to the Gentiles. (Romans 11:13, Eph 3:1)


      Stop saying that Paul named Himself as an Apostle.

  3. The above verse you are quoting is what every or most of the minister has the calling, who re sent. I think you need to come out of tpm lens and accept Bible as is. Inspite of age, your negative vibes has not been disappeared over times and you are forming yourself as another nimrod 😂

  4. “Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.” (II Cor:12:12). Practically, none of these signs are seen in TPM and if at all any, it may be one in a million. Besides, after a discussion in Jerusalem concerning circumcision, the True Apostles, selected and elected by Christ and the Holy Spirit, came to the conclusion that it is not necessary for the Gentiles to be circumcised like the Jews in order to be accepted by God in Christ (very symbolic of anti-legalism) and the only ordinance added was that they (the Gentiles) abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. (Acts:15:8-20). This was delivered to the Gentiles in Acts: 16th Chapter. Then why have the so called apostles of TPM added their own ordinance of seven steps of Salvation and the abstinence from medical help to be raptured, and many such, etc.? It is very difficult to comprehend that they are led by the Spirit of God and that they are the Apostles of Christ. May God help them.

  5. I’m really thankful to God that he has opened a way for me to get enlightened. As a daughter to TPM parents I’m expected to obey whatever they say no matter right or wrong. As they do so sometimes even I who are firmly against to TPM beliefs might get brainwashed or psychologically threatened not to leave their truth( even if they fail to give me an appropriate or logical answer to my very simple biblical questions) . They will make me to come to a conclusion that TPM is the real truth and if I leave it I will end up in hell. However God is mindful of me and is helping me to get some clarity through this site. As the word of God says Know the truth and the truth shall set you free truly this site helps me to hold on to the truth and their cunning ways to trap me works no more. Funny part is if they can’t answer me they’ll start praying God should talk to me! I think God is going to write a new Bible as per TPM doctrines and give it to me !
    Thanks for this wonderful article admin.

  6. Hi, can you please clarify this for me? The book of Revelation says “THE 12 Apostles of the Lamb”, indicating a definite number (The 12).

    Then why is Barnabas also called an Apostle along with Paul?

    Acts 14:14
    14: அப்போஸ்தலராகிய பர்னபாவும் பவுலும் அதைக் கேட்டபொழுது, தங்கள் வஸ்திரங்களைக் கிழித்துக்கொண்டு, கூட்டத்துக்குள்ளே ஓடி, உரத்த சத்தமாய்:
    Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, (KJV)

    I’m confused, please explain.

    • Brother,
      Technically Apostles Means “BE Sent”. If I send my son for some purpose, He becomes my Apostle. Mind you, he is not the Apostle of Jesus. Similarly, when the Chief Pastor of TPM Sends his Centre Pastor to a Place, the centre pastor is the Apostle of Abraham Mathew.. He is not the Apostle of Jesus Christ.
      The 12 were sent by Jesus and hence they are called the Apostles of Christ.
      Barnabas was sent by the Apostles themselves(Acts 13:3). So yes Barnabas is an Apostle, but not of Christ, but of the APOSTLES oF CHRIST. I hope you understood that.

      Paul or Saul Received the Apostleship by Jesus directly at the Gate of Damascus.

  7. Yes, Apostle means “A messenger” or “Someone sent”.

    Strong’s g652

    Lexical: ἀπόστολος
    Transliteration: apostolos
    Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
    Phonetic Spelling: ap-os’-tol-os
    Definition: a messenger, envoy, delegate, one commissioned by another to represent him in some way, especially a man sent out by Jesus Christ Himself to preach the Gospel; an apostle.
    Origin: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ (“apostle”) (with miraculous powers).
    Usage: apostle, messenger, he that is sent.
    Translated as (count): apostles (59), an apostle (12), apostle (7), a messenger (1), messenger (1).

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    • So you consider yourself as Ichabod? When you reach hell, please shake hands with The Chief pastors of TPM and congratulate them for having successfully got all their believers in the place.

    • @ you are being watched
      From today I not come on this website again — because I am being watched closely by my controlling saints.

  8. But wasn’t Barnabas also sent by God?

    Acts 13:4
    So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. (KJV)

    • Of course. But that does not end with Barnabas. There are billions of people after that who has been sent by God. The Apostles of Christ are an Exclusive group having the command directly by Jesus himself.

  9. I have read almost all your blogs, and I totally agree with each and every thing, I have been a member of TPM church since childhood, and after growing up and doing the bible study on my owm , I realised that there are plenty of unbiblical teachings in this church, I had so many questions in my mind, but I never, got a satisfactory answer by the so called servants of God, instead they used to scold me for asking questions by calling me disobedient.
    And then I got into theology, sound doctrine and Apologetics, and I now I have realised that this church is totally heretic, I have so many times tried to expose its false teachings to my friends and family, but nobody listens, folks accuse me instead.
    God bless you admin.

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