"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

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Iglesia ni Cristo Lies and Deceit Part 2

INC Deceit and Lies Part I

Taken from: Study Iglesia ni Cristo

Examine the Verse
Philippians 2:9-11
This verse is claimed to provide the basis of the Iglesia ni Cristo belief
that Jesus is not an ordinary man but a very special Man,
who was sanctified; made Lord, Christ, Savior, Mediator and Judge by God.
Because of that obedience, God lifted him high and honored him far beyond anyone or anything, ever, so that all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those long ago dead and buried—will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father.
(Philippians 2:9-11, The Message) 

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Philippians 2:9-11, New King James Version) 

Iglesia ni Cristo belief in God and Jesus Christ:
Iglesia ni Cristo believes in the absolute oneness of God, that "the Only True God is the Father" in heaven; The Father is the Lord God Almighty, the Creator of all things. God is Spirit, eternal, immortal and invisible; He is the God and Father of Jesus Christ and His Apostles; and that of Moses,
Abraham and the ancient Israelites.
Iglesia ni Cristo believes that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. As the Son of God,
Jesus is a Man. However, Jesus is not an ordinary man but a "very special Man",
who was sanctified; made Lord, Christ, Savior, Mediator and Judge by God. 

Apostle's admonition, warning and unique way of teaching:
1. No prophecy of scripture is a matter of personal interpretation (2 Pt. 1:20, NAB)
2. Do not go beyond what is written. (1 Cor. 4:6, NIV)
3. We do not use words of human wisdom. We speak words given to us by the Spirit,
using the Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths. (1 Cor. 2:13, NLT)

Points to Consider:
1. Please notice the reason why Jesus was highly exalted, in the preceding verse 8, this is written: "And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross" (NKJV). Thus, Jesus is a man who was obedient to God, even up to death.
2. Notice what the above verse clearly says, "Because of that obedience, God lifted him high and honored him or highly exalted Him.... so all created beings.... will bow and worship Him". Thus, it was God the Father who ordered Jesus to be worshipped, not because Jesus is God but only for God's glorious honor. The fact that God exalted Him and ordered Him to be worshipped is proof that Jesus is not God Himself but a very special Man.
3. For more information:

You were FALSELY tricked by these Deceivers of Faith!

As you can see, the Iglesia ni Cristo cult CAREFULLY CHOSE this particular VERSE in PHILIPPIANS 2 and IGNORED verses 1-8  and highlighted only verse is 9-11

What is that? 

Let's see! BEHOLD the LIARS now being EXPOSED!

Phil. 2:1-11:

If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love, any participation in the Spirit, any compassion and mercy, 2complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing.a 3Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves,b 4each looking out not for his own interests, but [also] everyone for those of others.c

5Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus,*

6Who,* though he was in the form of God,

did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.*

7Rather, he emptied himself,

taking the form of a slave,

coming in human likeness;*

and found human in appearance,e

8he humbled himself,f

becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.*

9Because of this, God greatly exalted him

and bestowed on him the name*

that is above every name,g

10that at the name of Jesus

every knee should bend,*

of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,h

11and every tongue confess that

Jesus Christ is Lord,*

to the glory of God the Father.i

As they have HIGHLIGHTED the word "MAN", they COMPLETELY and DELIBERATELY ignored VERSE 6 which also claims Jesus is in the form of GOD! "

... though he (JESUS CHRIST) was in the form of God"

Read the verse again! It says, JESUS was IN THE FORM OF GOD!!!!!

In Verse 7, the Bible says Jesus is GOD coming in HUMAN LIKENESS and we found this GOD in HUMAN appearance!!!!!!

"...coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance."

The Bible says nothing about Jesus being man ONLY as the Iglesia ni Cristo wants his followers to believe!

It says, Jesus is in the FORM of GOD, something we should all GRASP (understand or comprehend).  He is GOD who came in HUMAN LIKENESS and he was FOUND HUMAN IN APPEARANCE.

Now, have you found any wordings there saying JESUS is a MAN ONLY? !!!

If you believed in INC twisted theology, YOU WERE DECEIVED!

Again as you can see:

"... that at the name of Jesus (a MAN only according to INC) every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord..."

Yes!  At the NAME of JESUS, every knee shall bend, every tongue confess...

But this SAME WORDINGS was CLAIMED by GOD the Father in Isaiah 45:23

God the FATHER SAID:
"...To me (GOD) every knee shall bend; by me every tongue shall swear..."

So if we believe in the "Two Lords" theology of the INC of Manalo, we may end up with rivalry between the MAN-Jesus and God the Father!

Going back to Philippians 2, the same chapter says JESUS is in the FORM of GOD, which we SHOULD ALL UNDERSTAND!

I will repeat, we need to "ALL UNDERSTAND" or COMPREHEND or GRASP.

Obviously THEY FAILED to understand, comprehend or grasp that TRUTH.

Yes! The CHURCH teaches that JESUS is a TRUE MAN. Their claim is perfectly in congruence with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

But nowhere in the chapter says "HE IS NOT GOD"!

Yes, HE IS IN THE FORM OF GOD -- yet man in our own appearance!

His DEATH was not due to any reason by the JEWS understood well of his (JESUS) CLAIMS in John 10:33:

The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.”
Did Christ recant or try to correct these Jewish authorities if his words were completely taken out of context?

No!  He didn't!

Because HE KNEW who he was! How could he ever deny his own identity?

He became obedient, even "death on the cross" says Philippians 2.

So please do not be deceived! Before believing in their carefully chosen verses, you need to READ the WHOLE chapter so you can have a CLEAR picture of what's being talked about, not chop-chop verses to suit their GUILE evil intentions!

And what is the Bible telling us about THESE DECEIVERS of Faith?

Here is from 2 John 1:7

Many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh; such is the deceitful one and the antichrist.

Yes, the IGLESIA NI CRISTO of MANALO is the fulfillment of this message.  They denied JESUS who is GOD coming in the FLESH...

Exposing these DECEIT and LIES of INC of Manalo, may bring souls to the realization that the Iglesia ni Cristo is the anti-Christ disguising as a "church".

To Jesus Christ be praised FOREVER and EVER!

4 comments:

  1. TAMA BANG GAMITIN ANG VERSE NA ITO PANTAPAT SA IGLESIA NI CRISTO?

    SULAT NI SAN PABLO SA MGA TAGA-HEBREO 1:8-10,

    'Ngunit tungkol sa anak(kay JESUS) ay sinabi niya(AMA),

    "Ang iyong trono, 0 DIYOS, ay magpakailanman, IKAW AY MAGHAHARING may katarungan. Kinaalulugdan mo ang paggawa ng matuwid, ngunit ang pagsuway ay kimumuhian, kaya't hinirang ka ng DIYOS(AMA)NA IYONG DIYOS, At pinuspos ng kagalakan- Higit sa mga kasama mo.

    Sinabi pa rin niya(AMA),

    "Ikaw, PANGINOON, ang lumikha ng sangkalupaan,At ang IYONG kamay ang gumawa ng sangkalangitan.

    : kaya malinaw na kahit ang DIYOS AMA ay kinikilala ang makalangit o ang makaDIYOS na kalikasan ng kanyang ANAK nang KANYANG tawaging "DIYOS at PANGINOON SI JESUS.

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    1. Heto ang paliwanag ng CATHOLIC CHURCH about that verse:

      Gal. 1:8–12] O God: the application of the name “God” to the Son derives from the preexistence mentioned in Heb 1:2–3; the psalmist had already used it of the Hebrew king in the court style of the original. See note on Ps 45:6. It is also important for the author’s christology that in Heb 1:10–12 an Old Testament passage addressed to God is redirected to Jesus.

      -Biblical Commentary from NAB

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