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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

IGLESIA NI CRISTO: EXAMINED by CATHOLIC ETERNAL TRUTH

Source: Bro. Isahel N. Alfonso's Catholic Eternal Truth - Iglesia ni Cristo is an indigenous cult founded on July 27, 1914 in the Philippines, this religious cult was founded by Felix Manalo y Sagun born May 10, 1886 in Barrio Calzada Taguig Rizal. He was born from of Catholic parents and was baptized in a Catholic Church.

Felix Manalo did not understand the Catholic faith, from then on he keep on hopping from one church to another, later on he become a Colorumism, Methodist, Presbyterian, Alliance of Christian Missionaries and lastly Adventist.

Discontented by what he learned from these churches he later on founded his own Church and named it Iglesia ni Cristo. In 1919 Felix Manalo went to America to study theology at Pacific School of Religion however his name does not appear in the list of student who enrolled in the said University, it is also odd that a messenger of God an angel (according to their doctrine) got his theology from a protestant university not from God himself.

In 1920 Felix Manalo’s moral integrity was questioned both in public and in court, a certain member of INC named Rosita Trillanes made a letter that exposed the abuses of Felix Manalo to her and other women. Here is the letter of Rosita Trillanes made public in the Official Gazette of July 1942;

“Brother: Because of my love for the Church and for your welfare, I wrote you to confess what really happened to me and those things that I witnesses and knew during my two years stay in the central. I am a maiden who became a member of the Church of Chris in Batangas. My parents and brothers hated and disowned me. In my belief that I will find protection, I agreed that I be brought to our central office by Brother Jacinto Tories. When I was already there, I experienced the most bitter and painful thing in the life of a maiden like me when Manalo, whom I considered as a father, abused me. At first, he courted me but when I refuse to accede to his wishes he struck and beat me which rendered me unconscious; and when I was already unconscious he raped me. There I suffered much because of the ill treatment, beating and threat that I received whenever I protested against his lewd designs. I also witnessed many who have been raped by Felix Manalo; others are maidens; others are wives of members while the other one is a wife of a minister. Manalo himself told me about the others who were his victims when he was persuading me to accede to his wishes. He told me about fifty women whom he took advantage of. I could not reveal their names to cover their dishonor, but they frequently went to the central office. In my presence he attempted to violate a maiden who was pregnant and who happened to live in the central office also at the special insistence of Manalo. Probably the reason why Liloy resigned was because of Manalo attempted to rape Amanda. All those who have been his victims were afraid to speak because they were threatened that they will be killed if they speak, like he did with Basiha Santos of Paco who pointed Manalo as the father of her two children. This was current in Paco.


Before Manalo went to America, he brought be to the house of Protacio’s in Pasay, but in less than a month he came to take me back, fearing that I told the Protacio’s all what he had done to me; when I refuseto go with him he ill-treated me with a revolver and by means of force he compelled me to go with him. Later on, the members of the Protacio family were expelled from the church and accuse falsely. He spent all his monthly salary of P1,300.00 for girls and for immoral purposes, while the poor workers of the church received only P5, P10, P15, P20, a month. Practically all your contributions which you offered to God went to him and which he, spent for all his immoral acts. I told brother Doro all these things when Manalo was still in America. In view of these, could you tolerate that Manalo took advantage of the members and deceived the Church in the name of God? Did you love the church? Your wife and daughters are in danger of being victims of the lewd designs of that man whom you considered and recognized as the teacher of the word of God. I am confessing to you all these things, leaving to you the decision which may make if you really love the church and God. To persuade a woman, whom he desired, whether she is a maiden or married one, he cited the many wives of Solomon and he claimed that a man sent by God must be made happy and that to agree to consent to his wishes is a meritorious act in the eyes of God. Could your good sense admit this anomaly? It is up to you to decide.

Your sister who had been unfortunate because of over confidence,

Rosita

According to Erano G. Manalo who authored the book Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo, Felix Manalo is a messenger from God or an angel, however Felix Manalo’s moral integrity is question because of abuses and violations that he committed against women such as grave threats and rape, surely he is an angel but whose angel is he?

Can a messenger of God or angel commit such hideous damnable and demonic sins? Or a minion of satan that is used to commit this sins?

One of their fundamental belief is that Jesus is not God, for them Jesus is only a man a prophet, how ironic Felix Manalo a man born from a Catholic parents who studied theology was made an angel (by the way I didn’t know that an angel of God studies theology from a protestant university), while Jesus a true God was only a man lower than Manalo.

Ministers of Iglesia ni Cristo ignores dozens of Bible verses that points to Jesus Divinity, in John 1:1 it states In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God a minister of Iglesia ni Cristo in a debate was confronted by a question that if the Word in Jn.1:1-2 is not Jesus Christ, then who is it?

The minister did not answer the question rather he replied saying in Jn.1:1-2 you cannot read Jesus Christ therefore the Word in Jn.1:1-2 is not Jesus Christ! The minister form Iglesia ni Cristo merely side step the question, this minister refuse to answer this question because he doesn’t have an answer to it in Jn.1:1-2 the Word is none other than Jesus Christ, in The Living New Testament Tyndale Jn.1:1-2 states Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God.

He has always been alive and is himself God. It is hard to discuss with Iglesia ni Cristo ministers because they are used to using dirty tactics one good example is when they quote the Ryrie study bible to prove that Jesus is not God, instead of quoting the entire sentence they only quote the phrase that states that the Logos in Jn.1:1 is not Jesus Christ, then refuse to read the succeeding phrases, the author of the Ryrie study bible knew about this and immediately send a letter to the Iglesia ni Cristo informing them of their dishonesty, the thing also happened in the debate between Karl Keating of Catholic Answers and Jose Ventilacion a minister of INC in California the debate should be a one on one debate yet Ventilacion has assistants in the debate to help him, however the debate went fine for Karl Keating and nailed Ventilacion even now the INC did not reproduce or put on air the debate because Ventilacion was defeated.

Another belief of Iglesia ni Cristo is that the Church that Jesus Christ established in Mt.16:18 apostasies and was only revive by Felix Manalo in 1914. To who shall we believed? In Mt.28:20 Jesus said that he will be with his disciples until the end of the world and in Jn.16:13 Jesus said to his disciples that he Spirit of Truth will teach them to all truth, with this promise of Jesus that he will guide his church until the end of time can we say that his Church apostasies?

Is Jesus a liar that after all his promises and affirmation of his guidance his church still apostasies? Or should we believed Felix Manalo that after studying theology he claimed to be a angel of God and declared Christ’s true Church apostasies and he revive it? To whose words shall we put our trust and faith? to Jesus who is God or Felix Manalo who is morally corrupt?

Iglesia ni Cristo also believes that their church is the true church that Jesus Christ established because it is named Church of Christ citing Acts 20:28 that states Church of Christ using the Lamsa version, however the Lamsa version does not come from the original Greek manuscript, the Original Greek manuscript states Church of God not Church of Christ; here is what different Greek versions has to say in Acts 20:28,

Greek New Testament: ἐκκλησίαν τοῦ Θεοῦ = ekklesia hoheto theos = Church of God

Textus Receptus Greek N.T:εκκλησιαν του θεου = ekklesia hoheto theos =Church of God

Byzantine Greek N.T: εκκλησιαν του κυριου και θεου= ekklesia hoheto kurios kai theos= Church of Lord and God.


Nowhere in these Greek versions ever states Church of Christ, the Iglesia ni Cristo will believe their reference even if it is corrupt or wrongfully translated just to prove that they are right.

It only shows how determined they are to deceive their members and true believers of Christ just to gain converts and profit from them. Unlike the Catholic Church the Iglesia ni Cristo was registered in the Security and Exchange commission not under religious organization but under Incorporation, a company!

The Iglesia ni Cristo also believes that we all should love one another as true brothers and sisters, evidently this is only good as words since Iglesia ni Cristo is well known for being a sour loser on debates, if they can no longer win using good arguments they will personally attack their opponent, it is even noted that during public debates their members conceal weapons inside their garments and there are speculation that the Iglesia ni Cristo has weapons of all sorts that is enough to supply a small army, Iglesia ni Cristo is also well known for slaying those INC ministers that left the church so much more for their love one another doctrine.

The Iglesia ni Cristo also teaches that they worship Jesus Christ because it is the will of God, however this doctrine will contradict their belief that Jesus is not God, Ex.20:1-5 says that one should not worship anything else except God.

Basing on the belief of INC that Jesus is not God, whenever they worship Jesus they will be guilty of idolatry because it is forbidden to worship other gods and whenever they worship Jesus they make Jesus a god, this will be a contradiction to their doctrine that Jesus is not God, the only way to solve this dilemma is to accept that Jesus is truly God and to worship him is not violating Ex.20:1-5, yet INC will not accept this truth and will continue to be blinded by their ignorance to Holy Scripture.

13 comments:

  1. Sa tinging ko lang po kailangan pagaralan at suiriin natin muna ang tinuturing nilang sugo si FYM bago natin suriin ang kanilang doktrina. Una, sabi sa Deut. 18:22 "When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken". Tanong: May sinabi ba si FYM na propesiya na natupad?

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    1. Katotohanan ba yan? o panay paninirang puri lang, kasi di nyo matanggap na ang Katolisismo ay humihina na at namumulat sa katotohanan... Hay naku kahit magkaroon pa kayo ng bagong pinoy na santo di nyo makakaila na hango lang ang aral nyo sa mga pagano...

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    2. Opo. Ang katotohan po ay parang ILAWAN. Nakalagay sa mataas na lugar upang ang lahat ng paligid ay naiilawan ( Matt 5:14-16; Mk 4:21,22; Lk 8:16,17; Lk 11:33-36. Luke 8:16-17)

      Ang amin, nalantad po lahat ng ARAL KATOLISMO-- sa Internet and in PRINT in different languages in the world.

      Let all people see for themselves, everyone is welcome to read, digest, judge it.

      Kayo sa INC ni Manalo, nasaan ang inyong aral? Nakatago sa Central. Anong klaseng katotohan ba ang nakalagay lamang sa isang sulok ng mundo at ayaw ipabasa sa buong mundo? At kung ito'y nasusulat man ay sa Tagalog lamang ito mauunawaan at iilan sa English at Spanish?

      At huwag mo nang laitin ang aming santo. Paghambingin mo ang buhay ng Santo Pedro Calungson at ni Felix Manalo at di hamak na napakalayo ng kanilang pamumuhay.

      Ang isa ay pinili ang kamatayan alang alang sa Iglesia at Dios samantalang ang sa inyo ay namatay dahil bumulwak ang sikmura sa ulcer.

      Ang isa ay nag-iwan ng alaala ng katapangan sa pagmamahal sa pananampalataya at isa ay nag-iwan ng iglesiang korporasyon.

      Kaya't hindi kami bulag kung ano ang totoo dahil NAKATAAS ang aming ILAWAN. At kahit saan sulok NAIILAWAN kami at hindi NATITISOD.

      At tanggapin mo man o hindi, MISMONG PASUGO niyo ang nagsasabing ang IGLESIA KATOLIKA AY SA PASIMULA AY SIYANG IGLESIA NI CRISTO (PASUGO Abril 1966, p. 46)


      At ang Iglesia ni Cristo na sumulpot lamang noong 1914 ay PEKE.

      PASUGO Mayo 1968, p. 7:
      “Ang tunay na Iglesia ni Cristo ay iisa lamang, ito ang Iglesiang itinayo ni Cristo. Kung mayroon mang nagsisibangon ngayong mga Iglesia at sasabihing sila man ay INK rin ang mga ito ay hindi tunay kundi huwad lamang!"

      At si Felix Manalo nga ang nagtatag:

      PASUGO Agosto-Setyembre 1964, p. 5
      “Kailan napatala sa Pamahalaan o narehistro ang INK sa Pilipinas? Noong Hulyo 27, 1914. Tunay nga na sinasabi sa rehistro na si Kapatid na F. Manalo ang nagtatag ng INK."

      Basahin ANG KATOTOHANAN TUNGKOL SA INK-1914

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  2. Sa pagkatao palang atin nang makikita na si Felix Manalo ay isa sa mga huwad na mangangaral na galing sa tunay na relihiyon na lumalabas at mangaral ng kabigtaran. Dotrina nila ay kinokopya lang sa Mormons at medyo minodify lang ng kaunti. Kong panoorin natin ang debate nila sa mga apologist ng Katoliko sa Pilipinas at sa America, katawatawa at non sense ang ang mga argumento at puro putol putol ang mga footnote. Magaling talaga manloko tong mga kampon ni Satanas.

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  3. yes brothers totoo yan... magagaling manlinlang

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  4. paano makukumbinsi ang isang member ng inc simula pagkabata na hindi tama ang paniniwala nila?

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  5. Itinakwil din ako ng pamilya ko dahil umalis ako sa INC... member ako since birth at alam ko kung gaano kahirap matanggal ang doktrina na pinasok nila sa utak ng mga miyembro.. sad sad sad... Wala bang sinumang maaaring magpaclose sa INC?

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  6. Purihin ang Dios at naliwanagan po kayo at bumalik sa tunay na Iglesia ng Dios.

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  7. Magandang araw. Isa po akong katoliko pero may nobyo po akong kasapi ng Iglesiya ni Cristo.
    Papaano po kayang hndi namin maging problema ang relihiyon? may 3 taon na din po siyang convert ng INC at nahihirapan po akong kumbinsihin siyang bumalik sa Katoliko...

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    1. Nakakalungkot naman yan. Pero ang payo ko lang sa iyo ay suyuin siya sa pamamagitan ng PAGPAPAKITA ng TUNAY BUHAY KATOLIKO. I-respeto mo siya bilang INC at huwag mong piliting bumalik sa pagka Katoliko. Sya dapat ang magsabi na gusto niyang bumalik kapag MAKITA niya na ISINASABUHAY mo ang BUHAY KATOLIKO.

      God bless.

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    2. Ms Anonymous, nakakalungkot nga ang kalagayan mo dahil ito ang pinakamalakas na pamamaraan ng INC para maka recruit sila ng converts from Catholics upang sumapi sa kanilang kulto. Ngunit pwede mong ipaglaban ang pagiging katoliko mo. Yung hipag ko nakapagasawa ng myembro ng INC 30 years na ang nakaraan at ikinasal sila sa simbahang katoliko at hindi sa INC. Ipinaglaban nya ang at hindi sya pumayag na makasal sa INC. Kung ipilit ng nobyo mo ay siguro makakaiging papillin mo sya katoliko o iglesia ni cristo. Ang ito ang bilin ni Jesus: Matthew 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.
      http://catholicsilentcrusade.blogspot.com/2013/10/17-beware-how-church-enemies-organized.html

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  8. CATHOLIC DEFENDERS IN 1950s
    Not knowing that Rosita Trillanes already went back to the fold and even made an aiifidavit retracting the “letter” she signed in 1939, many Catholic publications published “Rosita’s 1939 letter.” They even titled their headlines, “Angel or Maniac,” “Ganid sa Laman,” “A Rapist Sugo,” and others. They thought that they already found a “smoking gun” against Brother Felix Y. Manalo. However, their “gun” backfired against them. Tney were surprised when they learned that Rosita and her family were again members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo and that she already made an affidavit retracting the “letter” that she signed in 1939. As history tells us, again, the INC detractors failed in their attempt to destroy the mission of the Church of Christ. The Church continued to grow, spread not only nationwide, but worldwide
    lols

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    1. Maraming mga lumalabas na kwentong kutsero ngayon ang mga INC™ Defenders pero iisa lamang ang katotohanan noong panahon ng pangre-rape ng inyong malaswang sugo na siya ay tinawag na A MAN OF LOW MORALS... o mababa raw ang moral ng inyong sugo... Kung kaya niyo ngang maliin ang kasaysayan labang sa Iglesia Katolika eh ito pa kayang sugo niyo na tinawag na mababang moral?

      Your paid ministers are very much experts in LYING and TWISTING of FACTS.

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