"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).
"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church".-St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.
“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15
"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811
Friday, May 22, 2009
How many is less?
Thanks to YouTube user bosesnimanalo, sorry for the hatred incitements and the insults this video may contain. This is not a Catholic video upload but its contents are highly informative.
How many are the members of the Iglesia ni Cristo? They won't say their official number of adherents but from his own words, their leader Erano Manalo says it substantially.