"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 25, 2012

On Holy Images and Christmas: Iglesia ni Cristo's Many Hypocrisies!


One of the many HYPOCRISIES of the INC of Manalo.  They question our PHOTOS of JESUS and the SAINTS but here in their Pasugo Magazine (Manalo's INC Church official magazine) they freely publish IMAGES of JOSEPH, MARY and the BABY JESUS!

Concerning Christmas the same Pasugo questions:
"Thus, Christmas is purported to celebrate the birth of Christ.  But was this custom observed by the early Christians?"
But who are the early Christians they are referring to?

PASUGO April 1966, p. 46 says:

“The Catholic Church which is the Church of Christ from the beginning."

It's the CATHOLIC CHURCH!

And this EARLY CHURCH was found to have remained in the TRUE FAITH which all Iglesia members are advised to observe.

PASUGO June 1940, p. 27:

"How to care and keep our faith? We do nothing except to remain faithful to the teachings of God which we have studied. This was what the early Church did. They remained faithful and strong to the teachings of the apostles. This too we should also do."

And because of that, members of the Iglesia ni Cristo of Manalo at times in history celebrated Christmas just as the EARLY CHRISTIANS did.

PASUGO December 1957, p. 28: (written by Emeliano I. Agustin) (Poem)

“Ang diwa ng Pasko ay kapayapaan;
Nang mundong naglunoy sa lusak ng Buhay;
Mabuting balita sa kinalulugdan;
Pagsilang ni Jesus sa abang sabsaban."
And since they question Christmas date as UNBIBLICAL, what about JULY 27 INC Founding Anniversary?

Hypocrites!!!

6 comments:

  1. iain , what about the fact there is only one father GOD but all catholic priests are addressed as " father "

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  2. Si JESU-CRISTO ay Diyos na nagkatawang tao!

    Juan 1:1-Nagkatawang Tao ang Salita - Sa pasimula pa ay naroroon na ang Salita. Ang Salita ay sumasa Diyos at ang Salita ay Diyos. 2 Siya ay sumasa Diyos nang pasimula pa. 3 Ang lahat ng mga bagay ay nilikha sa pamamagitan niya. Kung wala siya ay walang anumang nilikhang bagay na nalikha. 4 Ang buhay ay nasa kaniya at ang buhay ay ang ilaw ng mga tao.
    Mga Taga-Colosas 2:9 - Ito ay sapagkat nananahan sa kaniyang katawan ang lahat ng kapuspusan ng kalikasan ng Diyos.

    Mga Taga-Filipos 2:6-8 -Bagaman siya ay nasa anyong Diyos, hindi niya itinuring na kailangang pakahawakan ang kaniyang pagiging kapantay ng Diyos. 7 Bagkus ginawa niyang walang kabuluhan ang kaniyang sarili at tinanggap niya ang anyo ng isang alipin at nakitulad sa tao. 8 Yamang siya ay nasumpungan sa anyong tao, siya ay nagpakumbaba at naging masunurin hanggang sa kamatayan, maging sa kamatayan sa krus.

    Mga Taga-Colosas 1:15-16 - Siya ang wangis ng Diyos na hindi nakikita, ang panganay na pinakahigit sa buong sangnilikha. 16 Ito ay sapagkat sa pamamagitan niya, nilalang ang lahat ng mga bagay na nasa langit at mga bagay na nasa lupa, mga bagay na nakikita o hindi nakikita. Ito man ay mga luklukan, o mga paghahari, o mga pamunuan, o mga pamamahala. Ang lahat ng bagay ay nilalang sa pamamagitan niya at para sa kaniya.

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  3. Denver C. I grew up fro a close tight catholic family. My father was an ex SVD seminarian. His father worked for the mission for almost all his life. My mother as well was a working student in a convent. Everything changes when my dad met my mom. One month before his ordination, they eloped. I also have Three (3) uncles who are priest, and Two (2) relatives who are nuns.

    What I don not like about the Roman Catholic church is that, everything is about business. When you go to church, its not solemn, the sermon jump from the bible to political or social issues. No really biblical basis sometimes. I hate how these men and women in a white robe pretend and try to elevate themselves as the highest. They sin within themselves. they are great pretenders by acting as God's true servants. ( Not all maybe) They drink, they smoke, they commit crimes like rape, homosexuality, theft of church wealth, have secret child/ children and others. See? are there any new churches established or remain as old and becoming older? wake up fellow! leave the old doctrine and wrong teachings from wrong servants. You try to break that narrow mind, research, try to compare things and stop being blind and deaf! If you are thirsty for truth, I believe, You will find this in a true Church and that is INC.. I am an accomplished person, I have almost everything and anything I want, but I never gave up searching for the truth. Now I'm at peace inner and out. I am just sharing the change I found. Discover it too and live according to the Bible's teaching only and not invented doctrines from false prophets.

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    1. Thank you Mr. Denver for your honest observation and opinion. I am saddened by your story and I am sure this kind of comment will help Catholics to be more aware of our PRIESTS need for PRAYER.

      We in the Catholic Church believed that our priests ordination is a continuous succession from the time of the Apostles. That is one of the Pride we have in the Church yet humbled to know that our priests are NOT "self proclaimed SUGOS".

      Non of our members ever claimed to be. They remained priests yet SINNERS in need of SALVATION. Their being priests will never save them but their holiness will.

      Sad to say but you missed a lot. YOu're highlighting JUDAS over the ELEVEN faithful servants. We have lots and lots of good and holy priests. Hindi lang sila maingay. They lived quietly and celebrate the Holy mass with solemnity.

      I do understand your point. In my I have experienced "boring priests" and some do have "boring sermons" but THE MASS IS NOT ABOUT SERMONS great or dull. The MASS is the SACRIFICE of the BODY and BLOOD of Christ. It is not the priest who is the center of the celebration but CHRIST JESUS.

      The priest might be boring but the Mass is not. The priest has his own flaws but the Mass has it all.

      Obviously you had attended a Mass in ONE CHURCH only. Try others, we have lots of it. Remember the CENTER of our celebration is NOT THE MINISTER or PRIESTS (like in INC, their center of worship is GREAT SERMON).. we center our celebration to JESUS, NOT the priest.

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    2. I have a lot of things to search for my Catholic faith. Thank you so mch mr defender for this clear and simple respond to the attack of cults!! See? They can't even reply after you answer them. They cannot even say thank you.. if they are truly searching for TRUTHS! Godbless you bro and more light for us truthseekers!

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    3. Thank you bro. Donald g. God bless you too.

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