It was in one of their anniversary Pasugo publications that the INC Church of Felix Manalo deceptively boasted their 95th Anniversary:
"NINETY-FIVE YEARS AGO this month, the Far East saw the unfolding of a very significant prophecy in the Bible-- the reemergence of the true Church of Christ in these last days after long centuries of absence due to apostasy. On July 27, 1914, concurrent with the outbreak of the first global war, the Iglesia ni Cristo, the true Church of Christ, was officially registered with the Philippine government."
"... AFTER LONG CENTURIES OF ABSENCE DUE TO APOSTASY..." was their ministers' favorite line of deception to accomodate Felix Manalo's self-proclamation as (fake) "God's Last Messenger" or "Huling Sugo".
How many centuries was the CHURCH' ABSENCE to be exact?
The author of this man-made doctrine CANNOT determine how many centuries. However some ministers believed that the TOTAL APOSTACY happened right after the death of the last apostle who is St. John (c 110 A.D.).
If "Total Apostasy" did happen right after the death of the last apostle, therefore JESUS abandoned HIS CHURCH for more than 1,804 years until 1914!
Some ministers would argue that the TOTAL APOSTASY did happen when Church Fathers DEFINED the DOCTRINE (First Council of Nicea) of the HOLY TRINITY (INC of Manalo believed this doctrine was INVENTED). Meaning the "Total Apostacy" did happen in 325 A.D.
If "Total Apostasy" did happen in 325 A.D., therefore JESUS abandoned HIS CHURCH for 1,589 years until 1914?
Still other ministers believe there was NO "Total Apostasy" (which does not reflect INC's official doctrine on Felix Manalo's call).
So when did the "Total Apostasy" happen? Where was it specifically written in the pages of history? Where was it written in the Bible?
While they love to BOAST this line, anywhere, they WOULDN'T and COULDN'T site any Bible passage because simply THERE IS NONE. They can only speculate because it never occurred in the more than 2,000 long salvation history of the CHURCH.
Jesus WARNED us of the coming of the deceiver . It was clearly PROPHESIED in 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.
Felix Manalo and his INC Church DENY JESUS CHRIST COMING in the FLESH, such is the DECEITFUL ONE and the ANTI-CHRIST!
Therefore, from the Bible own confirmation, FELIX MANALO was the PROPHESIED DECEIVER and ANTI-CHRIST. Free yourselves from his lies and come to the LIGHT of CHRIST in HIS TRUE CHURCH -- the ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC and APOSTOLIC CHURCH of CHRIST!
PASUGO April 1966, p. 46:
“Ang Iglesia Katolika na sa pasimula ay siyang Iglesia ni Cristo." [The Catholic Church from the beginning was the Church of Christ.]