This write-up is regarding the Boss of TPM – The Chief Pastor. TPM as an organization is riddled with lots of Doctrinal Problems.
But you may respond as below.
“Well…Well…Almost all Christian Organizations have doctrinal differences, So what is new in this revelation of telling that TPM has Doctrinal problems?”
We can find doctrinal issues with almost all church organizations in this world. But there is a tipping point before you come to a conclusion that a particular organization is riddled with erroneous doctrines.
Do you know that certain names are reserved only for God or Jesus? If I start claiming for myself a title like “Lamb of God” or “Word of God” , You will surely accuse me of Blasphemy.
Do you know that PASTOR is the other word for “SHEPHERD”? Both these words can be replaced with each other without any change of the meaning.
The word “pastor” derives from the Latin noun pastor which means “shepherd” and relates to the Latin verb pascere – “to lead to pasture, set to grazing, cause to eat”. The term “pastor” also relates to the role of elder within the New Testament, but is not synonymous with the biblical understanding of minister.
Title Claim in TPM – The Chief Pastor
Now consider the CEO of this organization called TPM, claiming for himself the Holy Title reserved only for Jesus. He claims himself to be “THE CHIEF PASTOR” or also called the “THE CHIEF SHEPHERD”. How is it that people within this organization have not made an issue of this title misappropriated by a man running an organization? I can for sure tell that many people equate this person as a substitute for Jesus in this earth, just as the Catholics do. Therefore, many of them have said to me that the people in the clergy class of TPM are “LIKE GOD” for them. So the title of “Chief Shepherd” being taken by the Boss of the Organization is not an issue with them.
You can view the list of “Chief Pastors” of TPM from Wikipedia. The current Incumbent is N Stephen who holds the Position of the “Chief Shepherd/Pastor”
But I wish that they would have taken off the blinders and read 1 Peter 5:4
“And when the Chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.”
Clearly, any person will understand that the title of Chief Shepherd/Chief Pastor is reserved only for Jesus.
- Either the TPM Chief Pastor is usurping the Title of Jesus OR
- Does not recognize Jesus as the Chief Pastor/Shepherd OR
- He is heading a parallel organization in competition to Jesus.
Choose any one of the above.
But then when the Blind is leading the way, we should expect this.
“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”