|Eduardo V. Manalo, Iglesia ni Cristo's Executive Minister, grandson of the founder Felix Manalo addressing his followers in its newly built INC temple in Araneta Avenue, Quezon City in the Philippines (Source: PASUGO Dec. 2009, Vol. 61, No. 12)|
The Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo®, actually second in rank, vehemently denies the truth about the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity.
"The Father who created all things is the only true God. There is no Trinity, no three persons in one God."
That makes them uniquely different (though not original) from the entire Christian community of believers (if they're to be considered "Christians" for denying the Divinity of Christ even it's explicitly affirmed in the Holy Scriptures.) We should note in this juncture that members of the Iglesia ni Cristo® DO NOT call themselves "Christians" but "Iglesia" or "Iglesia ni Cristo."
In this video, they boldly proclaim how they're called "Iglesia ni Cristo" (not Christians) and confessed the truth of the Trinity by acknowledging the Three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit-- pledging worship to [One] God (which is a Catholic Teachings-- "There is only ONE God in Three Divine Persons they insist that Catholics have three gods).
Ako'y Iglesia ni Cristo,ang Iglesiang hinulaan,[Is there any difference if they'd say "Purihin ang DIOS (Ama), mabuhay sa pag-ibig ng DIOS (Anak), taglayin ang DIOS (Espitu Santo) na banal? It's makes more sense to me.]
Nakabalik na sa Jerusalem and dating tahanan,
Si Cristo'y susundin ko, ano man ang kasapitan,
Ako'y Iglesia ni Cristo, hanggang kamatayan,
Ako'y laging maglilingkod sa Dios at kay Hesus,
Sa hirap at pag-uusig ako'y magtitiis,
Purihin natin ang AMA, mabuhay sa pag-ibig ng ANAK, taglayin ang ESPIRITUNG BANAL,
And DIYOS ang lagi nating sambahin!
|Iglesia ni Cristo® Logo which has equivalent symbolism in Masonry (source: PinoyExchange)|
In Christianity, the symbolism of triangle represents that of the Holy Trinity. The Iglesia ni Cristo® have that symbolism in their Official Logo. Bro. Quirino M. Sugon Jr. analysis on the subject notices that too (read HERE). If not for the Holy Trinity, then the remaining option in its symbolism is MASONRY which only confirms their group being a CULT disguising as a religion.
Then there's a Letter to PASUGO (INC®'s Official Magazine)and the Chief Editor's Response. Notice how the Iglesia ni Cristo's PASUGO Chief Editor emphasizes no distinction (using pronoun HE/HIM) between God (the Father), Jesus (Son) in its explanation implying God and Jesus are equal in essence. Read it for yourselves. (No Iglesia dared to comment on this post).
Therefore in theory, the Iglesia ni Cristo® denies the Truth of the Trinity but elsewhere in its external proclamation of its beliefs they categorically affirm this basic Truth which one has to adhere so as to be worthy of the name "Christians".
For now, let them call themselves "Iglesia" while we proudly call ourselves CHRISTIANS belonging to the One, Holy, Catholic (Universal), Apostolic Church of Christ FOUNDED BY CHRIST in Jerusalem. For who can suppress the Truth manifested in His Church? Not even the "gates of Hell can prevail" against His own founded Church (Matthew 16:16-18). Not even the Iglesia ni Cristo®!