"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

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The CHURCH is CATHOLIC!

The word Catholic


                
Why Catholic, where can we find it in the bible? Frequently asked question in every Catholic Apologetic forum and group I have joined.


Before answering this question, although similar in approach and partly tackled, I would like to point out first that this article is not intended to address the issue on whether or not Christ gave an Exclusive Specific Proper Name for his Church. (This is another issue to address with).
The word Catholic
The word Catholic was first coined by Ignatius of Antioch, a direct hearer and disciple of the Apostle John:


Where the bishop appears, there let the people be, just as where Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. (ekklesia katholicos) [letter to the Smyrneans (35-107 A.D.)]


ekklesia katholicos soon became in many cases a mere appellative or proper name of the true Church founded by Christ.


The word katholicos is a Greek word derive from two words kata-, down, along, according to; + holou (from neuter genitive of holos, whole.) The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company and the same explanation given by Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001 Douglas Harper


It is worthy to note that the original language of the New Testament books was written in Greek, so by going back to its original language we can find verses that deal to the question on where is that in the bible.


Acts 9:31

Greek
μν ον κκλησία καθ’ λης τς ουδαίας κα Γαλιλαίας κα Σαμαρείας εχεν ερήνην οκοδομουμένη κα πορευομένη τ φόβ το κυρίου κα τ παρακλήσει το γίου πνεύματος πληθύνετο.


Transliteration
ē men oun ekklēsia kath olēs tēs ioudaias kai galilaias kai samareias eichen eirēnēn oikodomoumenē kai poreuomenē tō phobō tou kuriou kai tē paraklēsei tou agiou pneumatos eplēthuneto.
ἐκκλησία
καθ'
ὅλης
ekklēsia
kath'
holēs
churches
throughout
all

Acts 5:11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these things
.
λην
τὴν
ἐκκλησίαν
holēn
tēn
ekklēsian
all
the
church,

Acts 15:22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders with the whole church to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas namely Judas surnamed Barsabas and Silas chief men among the brethren.
ὅλῃ
τῇ
ἐκκλησίᾳ
holē
ekklēsia
all
the
church,

Therefore, ekklesia katholicos which means "Universal Church" can be trace within the core text of the bible: holen ten ekklesian means “The Whole Church” or ekklesia kath holes which simply means “The Church throughout the whole” which were both used by no less than the Apostles themselves.


Matthew 28:19 therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Mark 16:15 He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.

Because the Church that Christ founded is a Universal Church – a Catholic Church… races from all nations gathered before him.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May "scandal" daw, tinatago ng Vatican angal ng isang kaanib ng INC ni Manalo na nagtatago pa rin!


oh my scandal na namn sa pagano katoliko! corruption sa opisina ng pope.. wow, pagdating talaga sa paggawa ng kalokohan, lagi kayong nauuna.. ayaw neo magpahuli.. bakit ayaw mo ipost yong mga kinomento ko.. di ba totoo? ok lang, ipost mo man o hindi, ang katotohanan kahit itago mo pa sa opisina ng vatican, lalabas at lalabas pa din.. CORRUPT PALA POPE NEO EH.. KUNWARI MAGPAPAIMBESTIGA PARA DI MADAMAY ANG POPE.. KAILANGAN MAIBINTANG SA IBA AT HINDI SA POPE KAYA NAPAGDISKITAHAN YONG BUTLER..

Kaawa-awa itong mga kaanib ng INC ni Manalo. Sapagkat hindi lang sila SALAT sa totoong balita ngunit lalo pa nilang MINAMALI ang kakapiranggot na balitang nakalap nila.

Sa loob ng INC ni Manalo, mahilig silang magkalat ng "chismis". Lalo na kung ang involve eh ang Vatican City (bilang estado o bansa). MATAAS pa rin kasi ang EXPECTATIONS nila sa ating mga KATOLIKO na siyang "TUNAY NA IGLESIA NI KRISTO" sabi ng PASUGO Abril 1966, p. 46, opisyal na magasin ng INC ni Manalo.

Ano nga ba ang katotohanan sa mga bali-balitang kumalat sa buong mundo sa lahat ng wika tungkol sa Vatican?  At bakit masyadong sensationalized ang mga balita mula sa Vatican?

Sapagkat ang VATICAN CITY ay isang ESTADO o STATE. Ibig sabihin, ISA ITONG BANSA, katulad ng Pilipinas o Estados Unidos. Ang karapatan ng ibang mga bansa sa International Community ay ganon din ang karapatan ng Vatican City.

Iyon nga lang maraming pagkakaiba ang Pilipinas kung saan nanggaling at itinatag ni Felix Manalo ang KANYANG IGLESIA-- ang INC.

Ang Vatican ay napapaloob sa CITY of ROME. Bago ka makapasok sa VATICAN ay papasok ka muna sa bansa ng ITALYA at doon ka muna sa ROMA.  Kaya't hindi basta-basta ang Vatican sapagkat ito'y nasa ROMA at isa siyang INDEPENDENT STATE with the POPE as its "President"!

Kaya huwag pong magtaka kung bakit may malaking interest ang media sa Vatican News.

Heto pa ang pagkakaiba sa ibinibintang nitong mga INC Manalo members na halatang DUWAG at ayaw talagang magpakilala.

Sa amin mga KATOLIKO, ang balitang ito ay PUBLISHED mismo MULA sa Vatican City Press.

KAMI PA ang NAGBALITA!

Kaya't mali ang bintang nitong kaanib ng INC ni Manalo!

Sa katunayan, SILA -- mga kaanib ng INC ni Manalo ang SUMUSUPIL sa KATOTOHANAN.

Naalala kaya nila si ROSS TIPON?

Si Ross Tipon ay KINASUHAN at BINANTAAN ng mga kaanib ng INC ni Manalo dahil sa isang aklat na sumasalamin sa KATOTOHANAN sa loob ng INC ni Manalo!


Bago pa man ilimbag ang POWER & GLORY: THE CULT OF MANALO, hinarang ito ni ERAÑO MANALO at kinasuhan si Ross Tipon sa korte ng "libel".

Ang INC ni Manalo sa pamamagitan ng kanilang abogadong si Espiso ay NAGBANTA sa KORTE at ang sabi:

"The publication of the criminal manuscript will trigger social unrest... "Millions of people may come out in the streets and this may lead to violence. ...The book contains allegations based on hearsay and insinuations against the INC that could trigger protest among millions of church members nationwide."

Mahigit ISANG MILYONG PISO ay hinihingi nilang halaga ng "LIBEL" daw na ito.

Ngunit natuloy pa rin ang pag-publish at ngayon ay laging OUT OF STOCK ang nasabing aklat. (Basahin ang kwento rito at ang TRO Dismissal).

Kaya't SINO ang LUMALABAS na NAGTATAGO ng KATOTOHANAN? Ang Iglesia Katolika ba or ang INC ni Manalo?

Isa pang SCANDAL sa loob ng Iglesia ni Cristo de Manalo ay ang published na kayamanan ng mga MANALO.

Sa website na  IGLESIA NI CRISTO IN A NUTSHELL isang "insider" ang naglabas ng MALAKING HALAGA ng salapi na NAPUPUNTA sa KABAN ng mga MANALO.

Hind naman ito kataka-taka sapagkat ang INC ni Manalo naman ay isang CORPORATION SOLE-- ibig sabihin ay pag-aari ng IISA-- mga MANALO! Heto po at nasa kanilang REGISTRATION!



Angal nitong si Conrad J. Obligacion ng INC ni Manalo sa aking post na IGLESIA NI CRISTO: Why A Multi-Million Sect is Without a Website? , "LIBEL" daw ito at ang ginawa niya ay nag-RESBAK.com bigoted at very ANTI-CATHOLIC ang kanyang blog at NAGNAKAW ng ALIASES, mga LARAWAN, at gumawa pa ng mga blogs GAMIT ang AKING PERSONAL NA PANGALAN!

Pilit niya akong  i-HARASS para hindi ko gamitin ang Nutshell na iyon.  NAGBANTA at NAGLABAS ng mga MALALASWANG mga blogs pero dapat IHABLA niya ang nag-publish ng IGLESIA NI CRISTO in a NUTSHELL dahil sila ang naglimbag ng SCANDAL na ito at dito lang kami nakakuha ng "INSIDE STORIES" mula sa loob ng INC ni Manalo.

Di ba kaya dapat ang tawag dito ay INCLeak?

Pero sinong NEWS AGENCY ang bibili sa balitan walang laman?

Si ERAÑO MANALO nga, samantalang halos lahat ng magagandang balita sa INC ay CREDITED sa kanyang legacy. Pero saan ba siya ibinalita sa buong mundo? Sa PASUGO lamang!

Alam niyo ba si Conrad J. Obligacion ay napatunayang ANAK ng KASINUNGALINGAN?

Sa isang forumd, DENY to DEATH po siya na "HINDI KAANIB" ng Iglesia ni Cristo!

"I don’t have any affiliation from the INC Administration nor NET25. Never had and probably never will. If you have issues with them, then please take it up with them."

Kaya't sa mga nagbabasa na gamit ang kanilang talino, huwag sumabay sa AGOS ng mga INC ni Manalo na tinatangay lamang ng agos habang gising.

Kung baga sa isda, binigyan tayo ng Dios ng palikpik para lumangoy at HINDI PADADALA sa agos ng kasinungalingan. 

Magbasa! Magbasa pa. Huwag makontento sa iisa. Lalo na kung AVAILABLE naman sa INTERNET at BOOKSTORES ang mga dapat babasahin.

Huwag nang umasa sa mga babasahing ITINATAGO.  Sila iyong mga ayaw sa katotohanan.

Magbasa, magsuri at tingnan ang katotohanan sa likod ng balita. Iyan ang pinagpapala!

Magandang araw po sa lahat at pagpalain tayo ng Dios!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Iglesia ni Cristo (Churchof Christ) church??!

"...The youth of Iglesia Ni Cristo church in South Vallejo, invited their teachers to show their appreciation." -Times Herald

'Church of Christ church'??! Sounds weird? Find out the answer.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Celebrating the Birth of Felix Manalo, is it biblical?

Source: Affordablecebu
They hated Catholics for celebrating Christ's Birthday every 25th Day of December. However they rejoiced and celebrated with much fervor every May 10 to commemorate the birth of Feilx Manalo.

Is Manalo's birthday biblical? Does it mean INC Church of Manalo favors more of Felix Manalo than Christ?

One of the many HYPOCRISIES of the Church of Manalo.

Iglesia ni Cristo as the "Church of Christ" has leader speaking only in the local Tagalog language

"Church" Executive Minister Eduardo Manao (grandson of INC's founder Felix Manalo) speaks only in a local language known to less than 93 million people - the Tagalog. Tunay nga ang Iglesia ni Cristo ay isang Proudly Philippine Made church!


INC Church of Manalo is a SECT!

"...Aquino visited Eduardo Manalo, the leader of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), at the sect’s central temple in suburban Quezon City, Metro Manila." -Oman Tribune

INC Church of Manalo: Only Four Million!

Who says that the "influential" Iglesia ni Cristo founded by Felix Manalo in 1914 have 10 million? That'sa  LIE as they are well known for!

However here is another revelation from a renowned local newspaper in the Philippines.

That the INC of Manalo has only 4 million members:


"However, conspicuously missing were members of the four million-strong Iglesia Ni Cristo..." on Corona Walks Out!news!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Iglesia ni Cristo's Fundamental Beliefs: Are they Original?

The Pope with African children during his visit (Photo sourc: Times of Malta)
The Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo (fouded by Felix Manalo), COPIED by Felix's son Eraño Manalo from different Christian churches.

The Bible : The words of God are written only in the Bible. The Bible should be the only basis of service to God. This is the truth which will teach man salvation from punishment on Judgment Day. Thus, each member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo should give value to the teachings of God written in the Bible by fulfilling them in his life.The Bible Alone: Originally taught by Martin Luther, John Calvin and other Protestant Reformers. It is called Sola Scriptura however this teaching is not found in the Bible yet Luther et al kept that belief in Jesus Divinity. The INC is not!

Although the look at the Bible as their sole authority but the same Bible DIVIDED them, cannot agree on one thing. The Catholic Church remained One- in-tact!
The true God : The Father Who created all things is the only true God. There are no three persons in one God; thus, reject the belief in the Trinity.Christians believed there is ONE true GOD in Three Divine Persons or the Trinity.  Islam taught Tauheed (Oneness of God) which Mohammad founded in 622 AD and directly denies any divinity of Christ.  INC beliefs stemmed from Arius (ca. AD 250–336 AD). But modern adherents directly rejecting the doctrine of the Trinity came from Calvinism, Anabaptism, Adventism, Wesleyanism, Lutheranism, etc. and it's called Unitarianism.INC is never unique in this claim.
The true religion : The belief that all churches belong to God is false. Christ founded only one true Church - the Church of Christ (Iglesia ni Cristo). Therefore, we value the Church because herein are we able to do the kind of service acceptable to God and through which we shall be saved.INC Manalo is not unique in this claim.  All religions and newly founded churches in fact claimed to be the "true religions" however only one Church consistently claims historicity of its origins- the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church.

Muslims also believe Islam is the only "true religion". However history proves that Islam was founded by its prophet Mohammad between 622 AD until his death on June 8, 632 AD.

Iglesia ni Cristo was recently founded in July 27-, 1914 AD. It's forthcoming Centennial confirms that fact. Not even the doctrine of "Total Apostacy" to accommodate their "Last Messenger" doctrine was originally. Mormonism founded by Joseph Smith was the first to claim that "heavenly calling" of prophethood. But Islam's prophet claimed to be the "Last Prophet (Messenger)" known by a billion people.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The most PERSECUTED CHURCH!

New York Times Ad
Complained by a hiding minister "readmeinc.blogspot.com entitled "INC: the most persecuted religion in the Philippines"

Is it true that the Iglesia ni Cristo of Manalo is the "most" persecuted church (in the Philippines)?

For me, Iglesia ni Cristo is the most persecuted religion in the Philippines. Who are the persecutors?

(In the web alone)
1. Catholic Defenders
2. ADD members of Soriano
3. Born Again/protestant denominations and sects
4. Catholics
5. Local Media
6. other jealous nonmembers

These people make disinformation about the Iglesia ni Cristo in the web for nonmembers will have a bad impression to the church. I do not believe them that they make posts, blogs, websites, comments and so on to "EXPOSE" the false doctrine and practices in the INC.

That's a LIE!

In the Philippines, the most persecuted Church is the Catholic Church. And who are its PERSECUTORS? They are the following:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Anti-Catholic Ad OK; Anti-Islam Ad Not OK

Source: Atlas Shrugs

THIS IS OK to be printed in New York Times!

This ad was not published for fear of Muslim retaliation!
Thanks God Catholics are very very TOLERANT and PEACEFUL! Otherwise the New York Times won't publish that ad!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

It's all about SHARING the TRUTH of our FAITH!

Asked why the INC Church of Manalo has no official website to publish their OFFICIAL TEACHINGS I received a disturbing and obviously a very bigoted comments from an anti-Catholic member of cult of Manalo in our post  A Conversion Story of an Iglesia ni Cristo, saying Manalo has no teachings FROM HIMSELF!

Catholic Offender May 11, 2012 6:20 PM

AGAIN, you did not respond to anything and did not answer properly to anything mentioned! "Don't sweat it out.." YOU STOP BEATING AROUND THE BUSH!

you will not find any official documents from Manalo simply because there are none.. our teachings come from the BIBLE, from hearing the truth IN CHURCH, we are not an internet based Church...

But of course, like usual, that's a BLATANT LIE!

The reason why the INC Church of Manalo DOES NOT WANT to publish their teachings in the internet because in one time, their teachings have been roundly questioned for having a lot of INCONSISTENCIES and LOOPHOLES and their doctrines cannot even hold water- COPY CAT, no originality while the INC central was silent.

So WHO FORMULATED INC'S TEACHINGS? 

These PASUGO quotes confirm Felix Manalo, its founder, formulated them.

PASUGO Mayo 1952, p. 4
“Kung ang babalingan ng pag-uusapan ay ang nagtatag, dapat na siya ang may-ari ng itinatag, at sa kanya rin manggagaling ang mga aral at turo na ipinatutupad."

PASUGO Nobyembre 1960, p. 26:
“Kaya't papaano makikilala ang sugo ng Dios at ang hindi sugo ng Dios: Sa aral makikilala ayon kay Jesus. Ang aral ng mga sugo ng Dios ay mula sa Dios, ang mga aral ng hindi sugo ng Dios, ay mula lamang sa kanyang sarili. (Juan 7: 16-18)

PASUGO May 1961, p.4
“At sino nga ba ang gumagawa ng mga leksiyong itinuturo ng mga ministro, maging sa mga pagsamba, mga doktrina o mga Propaganda? Ang Kapatid na Felix Manalo.”

PASUGO Mayo 1963, p. 27:
“Kaya’t sa katuparan ng hula, ang lahat ng mga itinuturo ng mga Ministro ng INK sa mga pagsamba, sa mga doktrina, sa mga pamamahayag sa gitna ng bayan, ay si Kapatid na Felix Manalo lamang ang bumabalangkas at nagtuturo sa kanila.”

It is a blatant and deceitful LIE to claim that Manalo has no teachings from himself while officially their Pasugo confirmed otherwise. And it is a grave insult to the HOLY SCRIPTURES to claim that INC Church of Manalo's teachings are "ALL" from the Bible.

Let me prove them wrong once again:

MANALO FOUNDED THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO, not Christ!

PASUGO Nobyembre 1940, p. 23:
“Iisa lamang ang tanging makapagtatayo ng Iglesiang magiging dapat sa Dios. Kung sino? -- Ang ating Panginoong Jesu-Cristo lamang! Sinumang tao-- maging marunong o mangmang-- ay walang karapatang magtayo..."

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."


MANALO'S IGLESIA NI CRISTO IS FAKE!

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!"

THE ONLY TRUE CHURCH OF CHRIST IS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

PASUGO Abril 1966, p. 46:
“Ang Iglesia Katolika na sa pasimula ay siyang Iglesia ni Cristo."

THERE IS NO TOTAL APOSTASY! Therefore we don't need another "Last Messenger"

PASUGO Mayo 1968, p. 5:
"Ano ang katangian ng maging Tupa ni Cristo? Sa Juan 10:28 ay ganito ang sabi: 'At sila'y binigyan ko ng walang hanggang buhay, at kailanma'y hindi sila malilipol, at hindi aagawin ng sinuman sa aking kamay'. Isang dakilang kapalaran ang maging Tupa o Tauhan ni Cristo sapagkat sila'y binibigyan niya ng walang hanggang buhay at hindi sila malilipol kailan man."

PASUGO Hunyo 1940, p. 27:
"Papaano ang pag-aalaga at pag-iingat sa pananampalataya? Wala tayong dapat gawin kundi manatili sa mga aral ng Dios na ating napag-aralan. Ito ang ginawa ng unang Iglesia. Sila'y nanatiling matibay sa aral ng mga Apostol. Ganito rin ang dapat nating gawin."

PASUGO, Abril 1966, p. 46:
“Ang totoo hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay patuloy na ginagawa ni Satanas ang pagpapasok ng mga maling aral sa Iglesia Katolika na sa pasimula'y siyang Iglesia ni Cristo. Sadyang matalino at tuso ang diablo. Hindi niya ginawang biglaan ang pagtalikod sa Iglesiang itinayo ni Cristo noong unang siglo."

( All Pasugo excerpts were taken from Ang Katotohanan Tungkol sa INK-1914 by Julian Pinzon)

Truth HIDDEN is truth DENIED. Therefore it's a LIE.

Patented Trademark Registration of a society formerly called the Iglesia ni Kristo founded by Felix Manalo in 1914
IGLESIA NI CRISTO TEACHINGS ARE UN-BIBLICALLY FOUNDED!

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.

In Philippians 2:5-8

"...though he (JESUS CHRIST) was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance,..."

Jesus is GOD "coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance.."

Even the JEWS knew exactly what Jesus wanted to convey!

In John 10:33:

The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.”

FELIX MANALO DENIED JESUS' DIVINITY who is in human likeness, and found human in appearance!  And what FATE would that MAN be rewarded for DENYING JESUS-GOD who is in human likeness and found human in appearance?

In 2 John 1:7

Many deceivers (including Felix Manalo) 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 is the DECEITFUL and ANTI-CHRIST for DENYING JESUS CHRIST as "coming in the flesh" GOD-MADE FLESH (John 1:1-5).


Below are other of his/her complaints againt the TRUE CHURCH OF CHRIST - the CATHOLIC CHURCH.

Behold the TRUTH:


Does Jesus approve of calling the leaders of the church, “Father”?


“Do not call ANYONE on earth your Father, for ONE is your Father, HE who is in Heaven” -Matthew 23:9


I do not believe that GOD appreciates you calling a MAN, “father” especially when HE himself commanded this and this man commits sin.


We do not WORSHIP FELIX MANALO, nor did/do we call him father for it is WRONG

Catholic Answer: Call No Man "Father"?

Next,
Worshipping idols, icons and images violates the 2nd commandment…
FACT: Catholics regularly bow down to idols, icons and images of Jesus, Mary and the apostles, kissing the feet of the statues and praying to them.
Historical note: The Pope deleted the 2nd of the 10 commandments so they could use statues & images in worship. They split the 10th commandment on coveting into two commandments so they could still have 10 in number. Don't believe this? Look at the list of 10 commandments published by the Roman Catholic church! The issue here is not how the Ten Commandments are numbered, rather the issue is that most published lists of the 10 commandments do not include the words, "you shall not for yourself an idol". Open your Catholic Bible and look for yourself!
Question #1: Does the 2nd commandment approve of bowing down and kissing idols?
"You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them." -Exodus 20:4-5
Question #2: Did JESUS say it was OK for man to change what the word of GOD teaches for man-made catholic doctrines?
"'But in vain do they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.' "Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men." He was also saying to them, "You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition." Mark 7:7-9


Sounds like your priests would rather keep to their traditions rather than follow what is commanded

Catholic Answer: "Worship God Alone" - Catechism of the Catholic Church


Catholic Answer: "The sacred image, ...principally represents Christ. It cannot represent the invisible and incomprehensible God, but the incarnation of the Son of God has ushered in a new "economy" of images" - Catechism of the Catholic Church

Did Jesus forbid repetitive prayer using Rosary Beads?


“And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the GENTILES do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words” -Matthew 6:7




Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee..
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee..
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee..


…Sounds repetitious to me..

Catholic Answer: "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee..." (from Luke 1:28), sounds BIBLICAL to me... (and no matter how many times they are repeated, they are still SCRIPTURAL.  Is reading the Bible again and again a "vain repetition?"  Was Jesus anti-scriptural? INC are bigots and fools!!! How could Jesus condemn prayers taken from the Scripture merely for repeating them again and again?

Bible passages that we meditate on during the Rosary (Source: David MacDonald:


Many Evangelicals do not know that the Rosary is very Bible centred. It is a meditation on the life of Jesus and his conquest over death. Here are the biblical sources of the Rosary.


“Joyful Mysteries”(Mon & Sat)


First Decade: The Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-38)
Second Decade: The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56)
Third Decade: The Birth of Our Lord (Luke 2:1-21)
Fourth Decade: The Presentation of Our Lord (Luke 2:22-38)
Fifth Decade: The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52)


“Luminous Mysteries”(Thurs.)


First Decade: The Baptism of Our Lord in the River Jordan (Matthew 3:13-16)
Second Decade: The Wedding at Cana, when Christ manifested Himself (Jn 2:1-11)
Third Decade: The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15)
Fourth Decade: The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Matthew 17:1-8)
Fifth Decade: The Last Supper, when Our Lord gave us the Holy Eucharist (Mt 26)


“Sorrowful Mysteries”(Tues & Fri)


First Decade: The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-56)
Second Decade: Our Lord is Scourged at the Pillar (Matthew 27:26)
Third Decade: Our Lord is Crowned with Thorns (Matthew 27:27-31)
Fourth Decade: Our Lord Carries the Cross to Calvary (Matthew 27:32)
Fifth Decade: The Crucifixion of Our Lord (Matthew 27:33-56)


“Glorious Mysteries”(Wed & Sun)


First Decade: The Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord (John 20:1-29)
Second Decade: The Ascension of Our Lord (Luke 24:36-53)
Third Decade: The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41)
Fourth Decade: The Assumption of Mary into Heaven (Song of Songs 2:2,10-11)
Fifth Decade: The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth (Gn 3:15a) (Jdt 13:18) (Jdt 15:9) (Rv 12:1) (Sir 24:4) (Sir 14:9) (Cor 4:17) (Lk 8:21)(Gal 4:19)

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You confess your sins to the priest to be forgiven..

Catholic Answer: John 20:22-23 "And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." (Read Why Catholics Confess their Sins to a Priest)

Historical fact: many priests have been known to take bribes for forgiveness of sins…
So if I had enough money, I could be forgiven of my sins?
AWESOME!

Catholic Answer: There were many recorded abuses within the Church but these grievous acts were condemned by the Church.

By the way, what’s the difference between a child molester and a priest??
…still trying to figure that one out…

Catholic Answer:  The difference is that any sexual molestation is SIN while a priest is someone who should be imitating the holiness of Christ.   Judas Iscariot who was one among the 'Chosen 12' had sinned.  Similarly the Church has its own Judases but they were now being punished.  Other Judases were those who left the Church and preached HERESY such like FELIX MANALO who DENIED Jesus God coming in the flesh.  Such are deceitful and anti-Christ says the Bible.

Between those child molester priests and the RAPIST MANALO, the former were put to justice while the latter was never condemned rather he elevated himself MORE THAN JESUS the LORD.

PASUGO Mayo 1964, p. 1;

“Inihandog ng Dios ang kanyang sarili sa kanyang huling sugo upang dumiyos sa kanya. Samakatuwid, ang tanging may Dios na huling araw na ito'y ang huling sugo -- si Kapatid na Felix Manalo."

Dios ang NAGHANDOG ng kanyang sarili kay FELIX MANALO?!!!


NOW WHEN YOU RESPOND BACK, PLEASE USE VIABLE SOURCES AND REFER TO THE BIBLE! FOR THIS IS WHAT WE, MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST HOLD TRUTH TO!

Take note, when we read the BIBLE, we do not create other books, passages, commandments etc, to claim as our own teachings…

YOUR words and accusations are amateur, SITE YOUR BASIS!!!

The BIBLE: Our Debt to the Catholic Church "Amid the general jubilation over the three hundredth anniversary of the appearance of King James’s version of the Bible, I think it would be a pity if we did not make mention of that great Church to which, under God, we owe our possession of the sacred Scriptures—I mean of course, the Roman Catholic Church. Without striking one single jarring note, I hope, in the universal chorus, yet I feel it would be rather ungenerous, and indeed historically unjust, did we not turn our eyes at least in passing to that venerable figure standing in the background surveying our celebrations, and, as it were, saying, “Rejoice over it, but remember it was from me you got it.” As a Scotsman, who cannot forget that it is the Bible that has made Scotland largely what she is today, I yield to no one in veneration of the inspired Scriptures and in admiration of the incomparably beautiful Authorized Version. Still, honor to whom honor. We shall only be awarding a just meed of praise and gratitude if we frankly and thankfully recognize that it is to a council (or councils) of the R.C. Church that we owe the collection of the separate books into our present Canon of the New Testament, and that to the loving care and devoted labor of the monks and scholars of that Church all through the ages we are indebted, not only for the multiplication and distribution of the sacred volume among the faithful when as yet no printing press existed, but even for the preservation of the Book from corruption and destruction. It is, then, undoubtedly true to say that, in the present order of Providence, it is owing to the Roman Catholic Church that we have a Bible at all. And no one will be a bit the worse Christian and Bible-lover if he remembers, this notable year, that it is to the Mother Church of Christendom he must look if he would behold the real preserver, defender, and transmitter of the “Word that endureth for ever.”
- HENRY GREY GRAHAM

Why bite the hands that feed you?!  INC are very very ungrateful!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Lebanese priest who baptized Muslim is abducted, then released

Photo Source: NaharNet
Catholic Culture -A Lebanese priest who baptized a Muslim woman has been kidnapped and released.

The daughter of a Shiite cleric “said she was physically and psychologically tortured by her father for converting to Christianity three years ago, although she is a 24-year-old adult,” said Maronite Catholic Bishop Simon Atallah of Baalbek. “I have received an unconfirmed report that she had recently fled to an unknown destination after her father forced her to marry someone.”

The kidnappers thought that Father Walid Gharious knew the woman’s whereabouts and later released him. The nation’s president condemned the kidnapping.

According to the prelate, the kidnapped is part of an escalating pattern of violence against local Catholics.

“Last Wednesday, unknown assailants fired gunshots at the house of a priest from the Kairouz family in the town of Nabha, and a similar incident occurred on Sunday before the start of the municipal elections, when shots were fired at the Our Lady Church in Nabha,” he said.

Let not the evils of Obama cross our international borders!

At last, Obama, the WORST President of the United States have finally shed his true color on the issue of "Same-sex Marriage". Let us unite ourselves now and protect our borders from this evil president's evil administration to cross our borders. Save our FAMILIES! Save our children!

Yes, the CHURCH is at war!

Washington D.C., (CNA/EWTN News).- President Barack Obama has become the first U.S. president to publicly support “gay marriage,” breaking silence on the issue and pointing to his Christian faith as a motivation for his position.

“I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama said in a May 9 interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney responded by reaffirming his own commitment to defending marriage. According to the Associated Press, Romney said on May 9 that he believes marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman and has held this view “since running for office.”

In supporting a redefinition of marriage, Obama said on Wednesday that his wife, Michelle, “feels the same way that I do” and cited the couple's religious beliefs, saying, “we are both practicing Christians.”

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