"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

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Catholic Church provides the fullest of graces... - Mayor Socrates Fernandez

"Once a minister of an iglesia approached me and said: 'I will give you this house and lot if you will change your religion to ours.' I said immediately to him: 'Yes!'

The minister was so happy to hear it and said: 'Really, you would?'. I answered back: 'Yes, I will convert to your faith if the time comes that I will be insane.' He proposed with a condition, I answered in return with a condition.

"I will not change my religion because it is worthwhile to be a Catholic. We are provided with the fullest of graces and friendship comes easily along the way."

HON. MAYOR SOCRATES FERNANDEZ
Present Mayor of Talisay City, Cebu.
Former Seventh Day Adventist, renowned Catholic Apologist, Debater/Catholic Faith Defender.
Source: 100% Katolikong Pinoy Group in Facebook

1 comment:

  1. Saludo ako sa'yo Mayor!

    Last Month, October, i was approached also not by a minister of INC but a head teacher of a school beside the INC building here in our town.

    She said, " alam mo itong biyaya na natatanggap mo ngayun ay temporary lang ito, dodoble titriple pa ito kapag pumasok ka sa tunay na iglesia." I answered her with a smile. She insisted that mag attend bible studies sa kapilya nila umano but still smile was my response. She continued persuading me 'til getting a thought of that she'd be leaving with "NO thank you ma'am" from me. Nabigla ako nung may threat na siya, na baka raw magaya ako sa pamangkin niya dahil hinindian daw siya ay nagkasakit sa kidney. "Nag usap usap na po kami sa pamilya namin, mag stay kami as Catholic", ito ang sagot ko para matapos na pag imbita niya.

    Then she suddenly asked if i make the sign of the cross. "Yes, i do the sign of the cross" Sagot ko agad. Alam mo bang sign yun ng Diablo. Nakasulat yun sa biblia. "No, walang nakasulat na krus ay sign ng Diablo sa bibliya" sagot ko. Pero nakalagay na ang may TANDA sa ulo at sa... "Opo, pero WALA PO NAKASULAT NA KRUS ANG TANDA" paputol na sagot ko sa kanya. "Ma'am ang mga maliligtas ayon sa biblia ay may pangalan ng Ama at Anak sa noo" at katoliko lang gumagawa nito. Hindi siya nakasagot.

    "Alam mo hindi lahat ng gusto sa amin pumasok ay nakakapasok. Mahirap at matagal. 6 months bago ka mabautismuhan", aniya. "Pero ma'am sa ikatututo ng ating sarili ay kailangan na pag-aralan natin ang kasaysayan para masagot ang mga modernong tanong ng mga nasa labas ng Church. Hindi po namin binabelawala mga akusa ng iba kasi nakakatulong pa nga po yun para maghanap at mangalap kami kasagutan para sa aming sarili. At nalaman na po namin dahil sa matibay na Church history. Catholic po kami hanggang katapusan." Hindi ulit siya nakasagot.

    Head Teacher ito, pero ganito siya mangimbita. Alam pa yata niya na 3 ministers (head minister + 2 ministers) ang nangimbita dito sa bahay namin. Dalawa nag walked out, at ang huli ay di na bumalik, di na rin tinapos ang doktrina nila. Sa dahilang nahuhuli naming pili at putol mga talatang binabasa. Head minister nga di masagot sino root ng nag ordained sa kanila. "Kung nakabatay kayo sa history ng mga napiling mangangaral ni Kristo ay makikinig kami sa inyo, kung hindi sino kayo para pakinggan namin?" Sagot ng alalay ng Head minister, "nagalit tuloy, mali kasi ang tanong mo eh". Smile lang sinagot namin then walked out silang lahat. September 25 last day nila pagbisita at di na ulit nagpadala ng ministro.

    Just sharing baka marami din mag approach sa inyo tulad ng sa amin ni Mayor.

    God bless us all!

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