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?