Yahoo Question: Is there any locale of iglesia ni cristo in al satwa dubai uae ? kindly pm me for the ans pls thanks !?
what i mean is , is there any locale of iglesia ni cristo ( chruch of christ ) in al satwa dubai ?
From sas35353535: "whats this , cant understand"
From ': "Are you talking about the church in Honolulu with the same name? or are you Pinoy and have this in your country too.
I'd be surprised if there are , but I suppose a Hawaiian could pass for an east Asian in Dubai. No body notices any way ;)"
From Catholic Defender:
There is no official recognition of the United Emirates for a church called "Iglesia ni Cristo". If the INC founded by Felix Manalo in 1914 (Philippines) are given permission to gather and worship in any of the emirate states, they are categorized under the general term "Protestantism".
The Jehovah's Witnesses are banned in the UAE.
Permitted Christian groups include the worldwide Catholic Church founded by Jesus Christ in 33 A.D. which has a diplomatic ties with the Vatican State, the Orthrodox Church, some Evangelicals and other Protestant churches and sects. (Source: Global Security)
Mostly visible churches in the region are owned by the Catholic Church mostly are Indians, Filipinos, Lebanese, Americans and Europeans.
Among the churches in the Region are : (Wikipedia)
- St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Abu Dhabi
- St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dubai
- St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Jebel Ali
- St. Michael's Catholic Church, Sharjah
- St. Mary's Catholic Church, Al Ain
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Fujairah
- Fujairah Sub Centres in Kalba, Khorfakkan and Dibba
- St. Anthony of Padua Church, Ras Al-Khaimah
However here is more accurate statistics from Catholic Hierarchy.
The Iglesia ni Cristo is not known to any other nationalities outside the Philippines. The mere fact that its name is exclusively registered in Tagalog language traces its history in the Philippines when it was founded by Felix Manalo, a Filipino ex-Catholic and ex-Protestant minister which the founder registered his church in 1914 as the "Iglesia ni Kristo" (INK) later was changed to "Iglesia ni Cristo" (or INC).
The INC is a Sole Corporation protected by the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Philippine government. Its name is Registered Patented Trademark that no one is allowed to register a church or group similar to theirs.
The INC members believe that Felix Manalo is an "angel" or their "Last Messenger" which is almost similar to Joseph Smith's earlier claims, founder of Mormonism. Or some viewed INC's teachings more "Islamic" than "Christian". The only difference is that Mohammad is Islam's "Last Prophet" (or Messenger) while Felix Manalo is INC's "Last Messenger" called to restore Christ's Church which for them totally apostatized, earlier claimed by Joseph Smith, Mormon's "Last Prophet".
The INC officially believes that the Catholic Church is the True Church of Christ founded by Jesus however it completely apostatized according to INC's official teachings.