"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

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

OK let's compare the True Church from the False church

As requested by members of Manalo's INCorporated 1914 All Rights Reserved Church, I would like to compare the TRUE CHURCH from the FAKE CHURCH so that they may find the truth they are asking.

Although the requester didn't specifically listed down how the comparison would be determined, I would like to assume that by this comparison table he may understand why the Catholic Church remains to be the TRUE CHURCH while the INC is MANALO'S own-- therefore FAKE!

Comparison Table between the One, Holy, Catholic Apostolic Church of Christ and the Iglesia ni Cristo founded by Felix Manalo in 1914
Founded in 33 A.D.Founded in 1914 A.D.
Founded by Jesus ChristFounded by Felix Manalo
Not registeredRegistered under the Philippine Goverment
2000+ years now97 years
To the Third Millenium (3,000)To centennial (100 years in 2014)
1.2 Billion members worldwide (Read Catholic by Country)3-10 million Filipinos???
265 PopesSo far 3 Manalos and Angelo is expected to be the next.
Popes not affiliated to families/clansOnly the Manalo clan
Numerous HEROES called Saints who died for the sake of Christ and his ChurchINC's ultimate and most perfect saints are FELIX MANALO, the founder, his son ERAÑO, now reigning EDUARDO and soon to be the next leader ANGELO MANALO!
Next Pope, only the Holy Spirit can chooseNext leader:  Angelo Manalo, son of Eduardo Manalo.
Kept the Bible for centuriesKept different versions of the Bible which are Catholics and Protestants. Felix Manalo considers Catholic and Protestants as children of the darkness.
Have Catholic Bible Scholars INC do not have scholars
Bible Versions: Latin Vulgate, Greek Version, Jerome Bible, New American Bible, Jerusalem Bible, Rheims-Dhouay Bible, Community BibleINC relied heavily on Catholic and Protestant translations/versions.  They do not have their own Bible.
Source of Teaching: our own Bible and Apostolic TraditionCatholic and Protestant Bibles
What other people say about the Catholic ChurchWhat the INC says about the Catholic Church
An atheist businessman, Robert Wilson, gave $22.5 million (£13.5 million) to Catholic education in New York, arguing that, “without the Roman Catholic Church, there would be no western civilisation.”PASUGO Abril 1966, p. 46: “Ang Iglesia Katolika na sa pasimula ay siyang Iglesia ni Cristo." [The Catholic Church which in the beginning was the Church of Christ.]
Catholic Contribution to the World (Source: Catholic Herald UK and Wikipedia)Iglesia ni Cristo contribution to the world (None)
The Opus Maius (1267) of the Franciscan Roger Bacon (d 1292), written at the request of Pope Clement IV, largely initiated the tradition of optics in the Latin world. The first spectacles were invented in Italy around 1300, an application of lenses that developed later into telescopes and microscopes.None
While many people think of Galileo (d 1642) being persecuted, they tend to forget the peculiar circumstances of these events, or the fact that he died in his bed and his daughter became a nun.None
The Gregorian Calendar (1582), now used worldwide, is a fruit of work by Catholic astronomers, as is the development of astrophysics by the spectroscopy of Fr Angelo Secchi (d 1878).None
Most remarkably, the most important theory of modern cosmology, the Big Bang, was invented by a Catholic priest, Fr Georges Lemaître (d 1966, a historical fact that is almost never mentioned by the BBC or in popular science books.None
Catholic civilisation has made a remarkable contribution to the scientific investigation and mapping of the earth, producing great explorers such as Marco Polo (d 1324), Prince Henry the Navigator (d 1460), Bartolomeu Dias (d 1500), Christopher Columbus (d 1506) and Ferdinand Magellan
(d 1521). Far from believing that the world was flat (a black legend invented in the 19th century), the Catholic world produced the first modern scientific map: Diogo Ribeiro’s Padrón Real (1527). Fr Nicolas Steno (d 1686) was the founder of stratigraphy, the interpretation of rock strata which is one of the principles of geology.
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (d 1829), a French Catholic, developed the first theory of evolution, including the notion of the transmutation of species and a genealogical tree. The Augustinian monk Gregor Mendel (d 1884, pictured) founded the science of genetics based on the meticulous study of the inherited characteristics of some 29,000 pea plants.None
Catholicism regards philosophy as intrinsically good and was largely responsible for founding theology, the application of reason to what has been revealed supernaturally. Great Catholic philosophers include St Augustine (d 430), St Thomas Aquinas (d 1274), St Anselm (d 1109), Blessed Duns Scotus (d 1308), Suárez (d 1617) and Blaise Pascal (d 1662). Recent figures include St Edith Stein (d 1942, pictured), Elizabeth Anscombe (d 2001) and Alasdair MacIntyre. On the basis that God is a God of reason and love, Catholics have defended the irreducibility of the human person to matter, the principle that created beings can be genuine causes of their own actions, free will, the role of the virtues in happiness, objective good and evil, natural law and the principle of non-contradiction. These principles have had an incalculable influence on intellectual life and culture.None
Catholic Contribution to EducationIglesia ni Cristo's contribution to Education
Perhaps the greatest single contribution to education to emerge from Catholic civilisation was the development of the university system. Early Catholic universities include Bologna (1088); Paris (c 1150); Oxford (1167, pictured); Salerno (1173); Vicenza (1204); Cambridge (1209); Salamanca (1218-1219); Padua (1222); Naples (1224) and Vercelli (1228). By the middle of the 15th-century (more than 70 years before the Reformation), there were over 50 universities in Europe.Copied that definition of "university." Only the New Era (named after Era-Ño, son of INC founder Felix Manalo) Universities in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines and in some other places in the Philippines.
Many of these universities, such as Oxford, still show signs of their Catholic foundation, such as quadrangles modelled on monastic cloisters, gothic architecture and numerous chapels. Starting from the sixth-century Catholic Europe also developed what were later called grammar schools and, in the 15th century, produced the movable type printing press system, with incalculable benefits for education. Today, it has been estimated that Church schools educate more than 50 million students worldwide.Courses they offered in New Era University are also offered in many Catholic Universities. Except Philosophy and Theology.
Catholic Contribution in Arts and ArchitechtureNone
Faith in the Incarnation, the Word made Flesh and the Sacrifice of the Mass have been the founding principles of extraordinary Catholic contributions to art and architecture. These contributions include: the great basilicas of ancient Rome; the work of Giotto (d 1337), who initiated a realism in painting the Franciscan Stations of the Cross, which helped to inspire three-dimensional art and drama; the invention of one-point linear perspective by Brunelleschi (d 1446) and the great works of the High Renaissance. The latter include the works of Blessed Fra Angelico (d 1455), today the patron saint of art, and the unrivalled work of Leonardo da Vinci (d 1519), Raphael (d 1520), Caravaggio (d 1610, pictured), Michelangelo (d 1564) and Bernini (d 1680). Many of the works of these artists, such as the Sistine Chapel ceiling, are considered among the greatest works of art of all time. Catholic civilisation also founded entire genres, such as Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, High Renaissance and Baroque architecture. The Cristo Redentor statue in Brazil and the Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona show that the faith continues to be an inspiration for highly original art and architecture.Copied gothic-styled temples from the Mormons.
Catholic Contribution to Law and JuresprudenceNone
The reforms of Pope Gregory VII (d 1085, pictured) gave impetus to forming the laws of the Church and states of Europe. The subsequent application of philosophy to law, together with the great works of monks like the 12th-century Gratian, produced the first complete, systematic bodies of law, in which all parts are viewed as interacting to form a whole. This revolution also led to the founding of law schools, starting in Bologna (1088), from which the legal profession emerged, and concepts such as “corporate personality”, the legal basis of a wide range of bodies today such as universities, corporations and trust funds. Legal principles such as “good faith”, reciprocity of rights, equality before the law, international law, trial by jury, habeas corpus and the obligation to prove an offence beyond a reasonable doubt are all fruits of Catholic civilisation and jurisprudence.None
The centrality of Greek and Latin to Catholicism has greatly facilitated popular literacy, since true alphabets are far easier to learn than the symbols of logographic languages, such as Chinese. Spread by Catholic missions and exploration, the Latin alphabet is now the most widely used alphabetic writing system in the world. Catholics also developed the Armenian, Georgian and Cyrillic alphabets and standard scripts, such as Carolingian minuscule from the ninth to 12th centuries, and Gothic miniscule (from the 12th). Catholicism also provided the cultural framework for the Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy), the Cantar de Mio Cid (“The Song of my Lord”) and La Chanson de Roland (The Song of Roland), vernacular works that greatly influenced the development of Italian, Spanish and French respectively. The Catholic Hymn of Cædmon in the seventh century is arguably the oldest extant text of Old English. Valentin Haüy (d 1822), brother of the Abbé Haüy (the priest who invented crystallography), founded the first school for the blind. The most famous student of this school, Louis Braille (d 1852), developed the worldwide system of writing for the blind that today bears his name.Language they use mostly Tagalog and partly English.  It's own "little pope" speaks ONE language-- only Tagalog!
In MUSIC: Catholic civilisation virtually invented the western musical tradition, drawing on Jewish antecedents in early liturgical music. Monophonic Gregorian chant developed from the sixth century. Methods for recording chant led to the invention of musical notion (staff notation), of incalculable benefit for the recording of music, and the ut-re-mi (“do-re-mi”) mnemonic device of Guido of Arezzo (d 1003). From the 10th century cathedral schools developed polyphonic music, extended later to as many as 40 voices (Tallis, Spem in Alium) and even 60 voices (Striggio, Missa Sopra Ecco).

Musical genres that largely or wholly originated with Catholic civilisation include the hymn, the oratorio and the opera. Haydn (d 1809), a devout Catholic, strongly shaped the development of the symphony and string quartet. Church patronage and liturgical forms shaped many works by Monteverdi (d 1643), Vivaldi (d 1741), Mozart (d 1791, pictured) and Beethoven (d 1827). The great Symphony No 8 of Mahler (d 1911) takes as its principal theme the ancient hymn of Pentecost, Veni creator spiritus.
No contribution. Having only world talent singer Charice Pempengco who converted to Catholicism together with her whole family.
On Women: Contrary to popular prejudice, extraordinary and influential women have been one of the hallmarks of Catholic civilisation. The faith has honoured many women saints, including recent Doctors of the Church, and nurtured great nuns, such as St Hilda (d 680, pictured) (after whom St Hilda’s College, Oxford, is named) and Blessed Hildegard von Bingen (d 1179), abbess and polymath. Pioneering Catholic women in political life include Empress Matilda (d 1167), Eleanor of Aquitaine (d 1204) and the first Queen of England, Mary Tudor (d 1558).

Catholic civilisation also produced many of the first women scientists and professors: Trotula of Salerno in the 11th century, Dorotea Bucca (d 1436), who held a chair in medicine at the University of Bologna, Elena Lucrezia Piscopia (d 1684), the first woman to receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree (1678) and Maria Agnesi (d 1799), the first woman to become professor of mathematics, who was appointed by Pope Benedict XIV as early as 1750.
List of Heroic Catholics who defended the Church and Jesus ChristNone
Life of John Paul IILife of Felix Manalo
Vatican City - the smallest country in the world, recognized by the whole United Nations as an independent State, with the Pope as it's "President"INC Central - a small portion lot in Diliman Quezon City, Philippines, with Eduardo's control only in that area
Vatican Flag recognized by the United NationsINC flag, a symbol without explanation
Vatican City's Official SiteINC's Official Site

Comparison Table between the One, Holy, Catholic Apostolic Church of Christ and the Iglesia ni Cristo founded by Felix Manalo in 1914
CATHOLIC APOLOGISTSINC ATTACKER and Conrad J. Obligacion's RESBAK.com from Tagalog street language which means "REVENGE"
Sources: Bible and TraditionSource: Bible of Catholics and Protestants)
Official Catecshim of the Catholic Church translated in different major languages; made available in major bookstores worldwide; generously made available in the internet for everyone to investigate and study.The INC PANDOKTRINA and Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo by the late Eraño Manalo, which is only available in Wikipedia, hidden from public scrutiny and study, therefore it's unofficial.


  1. hehe this is painstakingly done but wonderful. did you send this po sa INC na humihingi ng comparison?

  2. Hello catholicdefender,

    Greetings. My name is John. I'm new to this website. And thanks very much for making this article. I'm a Filipino, but I don't speak tagalog though. I am very well aware that the "INC" is not a true church to begin with solely because of it's political influence in the Philippines. Anyway, great article and kind regards!

  3. Hello bro. Gregor,

    I don't need to send this to them... I am 100% they are following this blog, to the Glory of God and our Lord Jesus Christ!

    Bro. John, thanks for dropping by. And thank you for realizing that, that the INCorporated 1914 All Rights Reserved Church of Manalo is NEVER even for Christ but for the Manalo family, according to its registration in the Securities and Exchange Commission-- FELIX MANALO as its FOUNDER!!!

    God bless and wish you a Happy Easter!

  4. God bless you for your work which will help us in dealing this (INC) cult.


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