In history, the Catholic Church is the only Christian Church that traces it’s origin to the first century making it one of the oldest intitutions in the world and has existed for more than 2,000 years. In fact the history of the Catholic Church is directly integrated to the history of Christianity and the history of Western Civilization as a whole (see answers.com).
In the same way, the history of the Iglesia ni Cristo®, traces its origin from 1914 ("July 27 – Felix Manalo registers the Iglesia Ni Cristo with the Filipino government." wikipedia) according to its records at the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission making it one of the many “churches’ founded and managed by individuals. The cult is known to have been founded and registered by Felix Y. Manalo in Sitio Punta, Sta. Ana in the city of Manila in the Philippines as a Corporation Sole owned and managed by the Manalo Clan.
Unlike the Iglesia ni Cristo® of Felix Manalo, the Catholic Church is NOT registered in any government in the world because it existed even before these governments became nations.
From the time of St. Peter, our present Pope Benedict XVI is the 265th Popes (see list here) of the Universal Church which has direct lineage to the Petrine See established in the Vatican, in whose “keys of the kingdom” was given to him “Thou art Peter (Rock) and upon this rock I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever you loose on earth will be loosen in heaven.”
Unlike the Iglesia ni Cristo®, neither the Popes nor the Bishops transfer their power to any of their relatives. However since the Iglesia ni Cristo® as a Corporation Sole owned and managed by the Manalo family, it is logical that Felix would confered his inheritance to his son Eraño. After Eraño died his son Eduardo inherited the Iglesia ni Cristo® corporation from his father Eraño. Indeed the Iglesia ni Cristo is a more than a business than a church.
In 1820 A.D. Joseph Smith claimed that Christ’s Church apostatized and that he came to re-established it. Later, he proclamed himself the “Last Prophet”. Another man in 1914 by the name Felix Manalo claimed also the same but at this time he claimed to be the “Last Angel (Messenger)” of God, Christ and the Apostles.
Unlike the Iglesia ni Cristo® cult, the Popes do not own not a single pebble found in the Vatican. Its beautiful museums and artifacts, paintings and sculptures are not owned by neither any Pope nor Bishops residing in the Vatican. Among the vast contradictions between the original Church of Christ and the many wannabees churches of Christ, the Iglesia ni Cristo®’s wealth is not known to any member except that the Manalo clan has closely monitored every single cent added to their account (read Iglesia ni Cristo in a Nutshell). Each dollar to its last cent is owned by the Manalo family and every trademark (Iglesia ni Cristo® ) and its buildings, to the last pebble found in their temples are owned by the Manalo. The Republic of the Philippines has stipulated that the Iglesia ni Cristo® Trademark belongs solely to Felix Manalo and his clan—no other individuals can register any similar name unless one has to register a name like "Iglesia de Cristo”
These are FACTS!
Iglesia ni Cristo® members has their own way of refuting my arguments. Either they invite you to meet a Minister in their localities or — put you to shame by PERSONILITY/CHARACTER ASSASSINATION tactic!
An unidentified Iglesia ni Cristo® reporter who was into hiding by using a name he stole from Mr. Soriano, the founder of the Ang Dating Daan (see Public forum) was silenced. In other forums, he’s known as “truthcaster” “c_amalon” “cedric_amalon” etc. but he is one and the same person.
Spitted out from forums for being rude, unprofessional, annoying, committed bigotry, character assassination, malice, slander, foul language, naming names, spreading malicious information, stealing names, he was later known to be the owner of a blog solely for retaliation (resbak.com --which he NEVER posted any comments challenging his stand!).
Identified as CONRAD J. OBLIGACION (he too stole my name and created a bogus blog that bears my name at Catholic Ivatan) he posted the photos of Fr. Abe from Splendor of the Church while he hides behind the skirts of his mother providing no photo in his personal blog. Out of desperation he even threatened me in my blog:
Mr. Conrad J. Obligacion is COWARD! While feasting on someone's identity like Father Abe, he hide his real identity from the public! What a COWARD SISSY(sorry for my language)!
Mr. Conrad J. Obligacion is the embodiment of EVIL in its purest sense, something typical to members of any cult like the cult he belongs to. In fact his own god-angel, Felix Manalo preached in Davao demonizing the Pope and every Catholic by saying that the Pope is the anti-Christ, Catholics are sons (and daughters) of the Devil, priests as ministers of the Devil and the Catholic Church not by Christ but the Devil (Pasugo, August, 1962, p. 9 and Pasugo October, 1956, p. 1).
Mr. Obligacion has mastered what he got from the Father of Lies (Satan), and has inherited darkness from his own cult (Iglesia ni Cristo® Corporation). He bears no Christian values whatsoever in his articles. He fabricated lies and sowed them and made people stumble in the the darkness he created. He published false statements against Christ's own Church (Catholic Church) but defended the Iglesia ni Cristo® cult just like pagans lifting god Baal to the heights worthy of God alone!
Like any Iglesia ni Cristo® member, he esteemed Felix Manalo and the Iglesia ni Cristo® more than Christ God and the Church Christ himself established (in Jerusalem) which he promised to keep. He reduced Christ to a mere man but lifted Felix Manalo to the heights of angels (and gods).
His lies can NEVER be hidden (and soon he will be revealed). God will not let the light of Truth be hidden under his darkness. God will exposed him (God-willing) and his lies. The lights of the Bible has exposed what should be done to anyone who preaches another gospel like Felix Manalo. God will do the same to anyone who preaches another gospel like Conrad J. Obligacion.
Here's the truth. Be it a warning to all Catholics (see Galatians 1:6-9 ).
"I am amazed that you are so quickly forsaking the one who called you by (the) grace (of Christ) for a different gospel (not that there is another). But there are some who are disturbing you and wish to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach (to you) a gospel other than the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed!
As we have said before, and now I say again, if anyone preaches to you a gospel other than the one that you received, let that one be accursed!"
St. Paul says, let that man who preached another gospel be accursed. Felix Manalo must be accursed now in Hell and Mr. Obligacion is following his footsteps. Mr. CONRAD J. OBLIGACION neither carries the truth therefore he rightly deserves to be called the 'LIECASTER'. Just like Satan, a LIAR is unworthy of our belief.