Head of largest Philippine indigenous church diesAP news says, Felix Manalo founded the Iglesia ni Cristo. Certainly, AP sources for news are all based on FACTS.
(News Source: Asia Yahoo!News)
MANILA, Philippines – Erano Manalo, leader of the Philippines' largest indigenous religious sect, has died, his spokesman said Tuesday. He was 84.
Manalo took over Iglesia ni Cristo, or Church of Christ, after the death of his father and the church's founder, Felix Manalo, in 1963. The church is believed to have millions of members but does not disclose the figure.
Manalo died of a heart attack in his Manila home on Monday, the church's spokesman Bienvenido Santiago said.
The church was founded in 1914 when Felix Manalo resigned as minister of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church after questioning the observance of Sabbath on Saturdays. He experienced what he claimed to be a call similar to those of ancient prophets.
Again, AP news repeated the words "FOUNDED" since according to existing historical facts that the INC was actually FOUNDED BY FELIX MANALO IN 1914 (and not Christ).
Iglesia ni Cristo rejects the Christian doctrine of trinity and believes Christ is one of several prophets.Where Filipino Foreign Workers are, the INC of Felix Manalo is present.
It is considered the largest indigenous church that originated from the Philippines and the largest independent church in Asia.