"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

Friday, June 29, 2012

CATHOLICISM! Let's Celebrate it!

Catholic City: How the Church Converted the Pagan West and How We Can Do It Again

Catholic City by Diane Moczar - published by Catholic Answers, 2012

Foreward by Father John McCloskey

Order the book at Amazon.com
Okay, I confess. My two favorite Church historians of this century and the last are the late Warren Carroll and Diane Moczar, the author of this book.Why? Simply because Carroll was and Moczar is a fully credentialed historian who clearly believes that the Catholic Church is the Body of Christ and who makes the history of the Church excitingly page-turning while not being fictional.They write from a faith perspective that recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of the members of the Church, from popes to laymen, who populate their pages, but they recognize that all will be well in the end. After all, we await the Parousia, which we all will experience either in this life or in the life above (we hope!).

This most recent volume by Professor Moczar deals with great conversions to Catholicism through the centuries and down to our own time, conversions that have had an outsized impact not only on the Church but also on the world we live in.

Some of the individual converts were kings who brought all their subjects along for the ride to salvation. Others, like St. Patrick and St. Juan Diego, experienced mystical encounters or inspirations, revelations, or apparitions that changed their lives and won whole nations and even continents to Catholicism.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Jesus Christ or Felix Manalo? Christ's Church or Manalo's INC?

They can't be both true!

Should be one is saying the truth while the other saying lies about the truth!

Or still one is a true God while the other is a fake messenger!

Jesus can't be both the truth while he being a "failure" Savior. Nor Felix Manalo can be a false messenger while fulfilling Jesus' failed mission.

But we know Jesus.

If Jesus is the TRUTH, everyone re-telling Jesus Christ words are LIARS.

And at the end of the day Jesus is a real God and Felix is a fake messenger!

Behold the INC LOGO, symbol of new "salvation".

What the INC Church of Manalo can do?
INC of Manalo can buy earthly properties but NOT heaven.
INC of Manalo can buy the world but not our souls.
INC of Manalo can re-tell history but not our memories.
INC of Manalo can preach another gospel but not our Bible.
INC of Manalo can build fancy beautiful temples but not our hearts!
INC of Manalo can formulate new teachings but not our Apostolic traditions.
INC of Manalo can introduce another Christ but not our God.
INC of Manalo can establish a new religion but not Christianity
INC of Manalo can deny the Trinity but not their own doxology.
INC of Manalo can convert people but not our faith.
INC of Manalo can win debates but not our intelligence.
INC of Manalo can lie and deceive but not our Catechism.
INC of Manalo can claim numbers but not salvation.
INC of Manalo can celebrate anniversaries but not our 2000 Jubilee
INC of Manalo can rejoice at FYM's birthday but not of Jesus birth celebration.
INC of Manalo can register as many Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) but not the Cross of Christ.
INC of Manlao can have FYM as their Shepherd and new god but not our Lord Jesus Christ the only one Shepherd, Savior and God!

African Jubilee: assessing accomplishments and planning the future - Vatican News

Vatican news - For many African nations this is the decade which marks more or less half a century of independence from colonial rule.

It’s an occasion to think back, and of course… look ahead!

That’s why professors in African studies, theologians and African ministers and politicians are travelling to Nairobi in Kenya, to participate in a five-day International Interdisciplinary Conference taking place at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

The title of the event is “Africa’s Golden Jubilee: Assessing 50 Years of Scholarship and Development in Africa.

The Conference seeks to highlight achievements of the last 50 years and lay down lessons for the future.

So, as Vatican Radio’s head of the English for Africa Programme, fr. Moses Hamungole explained to Vatican Radio's Linda Bordoni, the focus of the talks will be Africa’s accomplishments in the past 50 years.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Relax, have faith, God is in control

“...don't worry about anything, even in the face of great adversity. You're not the one in control.

“I can't fix everything and I'm no PR miracle worker but I think the fact they created this position is a step in the right direction.”

-News Rome correspondent and former National Catholic Register journalist Greg Burke

Post by a Catholic against INC's endless bigoted rantings

By ncv, jr.June 25, 2012 11:05 PM from The Sign of the Cross is the Power of God1 1 Cor 1:8

From INC comments: [Libre lahat, pwede ka ngang makasal nang hindi kana gagastos kahit singko.sainyo ang kasal gastos, kaya pinipili na lang nang iba live in na lang or civil, na tinututulan ng simbahan ninyo mismo.]

ncv.jr: Hindi naman siguro kelangang kwentahin kung gaano kalaking pera ang pumapasok sa kaban ng INC-1914 sa tuwing may araw ng pagsamba at iba pang lagak. Noong dumadalo ako sa pagsamba ng INC, yung may hawak ng abuluyan ay hindi umaalis sa harapan mo hangga't hindi naghuhulog. Kapag nagtagal siya (may hawak ng basket), pansinin mo ang katabi mo at palihim iyang susulyap sayo.

Sa pagdu-doktrina naman ay laging may paala-ala sa pag-aabuloy (baka makalimot?). (I agree on this one.  It's one of the 10 commandments of the Manalos na HINDI DAPAT KALIMUTAN! -CD2000)

Hindi ko na rin kailangan na isa-isahin kong ano pa ang pinagkakakitaan ng mga Manalos dahil hahaba lang masyado itong post ko.

Ang point lang, kung masabi mang libre ang kasal at iba pa sa INC ay dahil ito ay pwedeng ituring na "bayad na" rin at sobra-sobra pa.

Ako, personally, hindi ko itinuturing na bayad kapag nag-aabot ako sa simbahan, kundi ito ay konting contribution lang para sa gawain ng simbahan. Hindi naman kasi ako nire-require ng simbahan na laging magbigay. Kahit pagsama-samahin pa ang contributions na naibibigay ko sa simbahan (kasal [na minsan lang], libing [minsan lang], binyag [minsan lang], etc.) ay mas maliit pa rin ito kumpara sa abuloy na naibibigay ng isang INC sa kaban ng Manalos.

Nakakatuwa naman na nasabi sa post ng INC na ang pagli-live-in ay tinututulan ng simbahan. Higit kasing matimbang sa akin ang maunawaang hindi ito itinuturo ng simbahan. Sa panig ng nagli-live-in, yun ay isang bagay na sarili nilang desisyon. Kung minsan, ginagawa lang nilang dahilan ang "bayad" daw sa kasal. Yung mga taong sinasabi mo, sa palagay ko, kahit may "kasalang-bayan" ay hindi pa rin magpapakasal dahil sa totoo lang ay ayaw nila.

Sigurado ka bang walang nagli-live-in na INC?
Na, walang gumagawa ng pre-marital sex?
Walang bakla o tomboy?

Tungkol sa third sex, may mga kilala akong tomboy sa INC. Pumupunta ng kapilya na nakapanlalaking attire (or sabihin nating unisex, katulad ng maong pants) pero nagpapalit lang ng lady dress kapag andun na sa loob ng kapilya. Bago lumabas, nakapagpalit na ulit ng damit.

[... sainyo mga around 9 to 10pm yata sarado na naka padlock na, sa gate ka na lang manalangin ...]

Parang ayaw mo na naman bigyan ng pahinga ang Priest, e. Marami namang oras para makapasok sa simbahan, from early morning to evening (9 or 10pm kamo). Bakit malaking question sayo ang pagsasara ng simbahan kung malalim na ang gabi?

Hindi lang naman sa loob ng simbahan o kapilya pwedeng magsagawa ng pananalangin, di ba?

Alam naman ng INC 'yun!

Monday, June 25, 2012


"Binabati kayo (Iglesia sa Roma) ng lahat ng mga iglesia ni Cristo." -Roma 16:16
“Ang Iglesia Katolika na sa pasimula ay siyang Iglesia ni Cristo." -PASUGO Abril 1966, p. 46

St. Peter's Basilica

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Vatican News: Pope confirms election of new Archbishop of Homs in Syria

Coat of Arms of the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate
of Antioch and All the East
of Alexandria and of Jerusalem
VATICAN CITY (News.va) - The Holy Father has given his consent to the election of Archbishop Abdo Arbach, BC, to the Greek Melkite Metropolitan Archdiocese Archdiocese of Homs, Hama, andYabroud in Syria.

Archbishop Arbach was born in Yabroud on June 28, 1952. He made his final vows in the Basilian Chouerite Order of Saint John the Baptist in 1977, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1980.

On October 17, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Apostolic Exarch for the Greek Melkite faithful residing in Argentina.

Archbishop Arbach’s election happened at the Greek Melkite Catholic Synod of the Church, which is led by Greek Melkite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Gregory III Laham.
At the opening of the Synod on June 18, Patriarch Laham expressed his solidarity with the Syrian people, calling them “tenacious in their quest for life, dignity and unity of their country”

He also called for the reform of the country, which he said must happen "in all fields of the political, social, cultural and administrative reality, through the efforts of all the Syrians: the government, political parties, intellectuals, constructive opposition".

Friday, June 22, 2012

Jesus was a Failure Founder according to the Iglesia ni Cristo (Manalo) doctrines

FYM: The most ironic of his teachings about Christ is that Jesus was a failure as a founder, even with the help of 12 apostles and the assurance of the Holy Spirit, the church he built still fell into apostasy.

He (FYM) succeeded where Christ failed!

Note: Eight years after Manalo's Church was registered, it was only in 1922 when FYM realized he was an "angel" (Last Messenger) and he started preaching about it. And this fact was never discussed among INC's ministers and it's members.

-Fides et Veritas in Facebook

Yes! The Iglesia ni Cristo® was founded by Felix Manalo! He claimed it "My Church"!

"To be deep in history is to cease to be a protestant" is one of the most famous words a Catholic Church's greatest converts CARDINAL HENRY NEWMAN said.

INC Minister's Lies and Deceit in his blog "readmeinc.blogspot"

FACT: NO. The INC doesnt have any doctrine that says Bro. Felix is the founder of the church, what we have is that it is Christ, the true founder of the Church of Christ.

Why? Because Christ did established a church:

“And I also say to you that you are peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hades shall not prevail against it.” Matt. 16:18

And this church which was established by Christ is called Iglesia ni Cristo, Church of Christ:

"Take heed therefore to yourselves and to all the flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed your overseers, to feed the church of Christ which he has purchased with his blood." Acts 20:28 (Lamsa version)

Why Church of Christ?

“But there is something we must tell you and everyone else in Israel. This man is standing here completely well because of the power of Jesus Christ from Nazareth. You put Jesus to death on a cross, but God raised him to life…Only Jesus has the power to save! His name is the only one in all the world that can save anyone.” Acts 4:10,12

It is our Lord Jesus Christ who established the church, and was called after his name because his name is the only one in ALL the world that can SAVE ANYONE.

FACT: The Iglesia ni Cristo® was FOUNDED by FELIX MANALO!

Who said it?

JESUS CHRIST said so (Mt. 16:18)
"And so I say to you, you are Peter [not Felix Manalo], and upon this rock  I [not Felix Manalo] will build my [not Manalo] church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it."[Christ's original Church will not be re-established!!! Hell shall NOT prevail! It's CHRIST'S CHURCH!]

"Why, who is Quirino? He is a man just the same as I am. I am not afraid of him. Show fear to no man--that is the best way to defend your rights. Member of MY CHURCH were beaten up..." [Confirmation came right from the mouse of the horse! It's MANALO's CHURCH!]
PASUGO November 1940, p. 23:
“There is only one who could build a Church worthy for God.  Who is He-- Only Jesus Christ.  No man-- whether wise or fool, whether small or great-- has the right to build a Church." [FYM is a man, fool, made himself great has no right!]

PASUGO August-September 1964, p. 5, "Ang Katotohanan Tungkol sa INK-1914"
“When was the INK recorded or registered in the Philippines?  It was in July 27, 1914.  Truly the registration says Brother F. Manalo founded the INK."

PASUGO May 1968, p. 7:
“The true Church of Christ is only one.  This is the Church that Christ built.  If there are established (founded) churches today that claim to be the Church of Christ too, these are not real but fakes only." [INC founded recently in 1914 is fake-thanks Pasugo!]

MANILA BULLETIN, May 10, 2007, Birthday of Felix Manalo
We greet Executive Minister Eraño G. Manalo, the Officials and Members of Iglesia Ni Cristo, as they celebrate the 121st birth anniversary of their founder, Felix Y. Manalo."

PHILIPPINE STAR Sept. 02, 2009, By Katherine Adraneda
Manalo was executive minister of the two-million-strong Iglesia ni Cristo (INC, or Church of Christ), founded by Eraño’s father Felix Manalo in 1914.

PHILIPPINE STAR, March 25, 2012, By Sionil Jose
"One notable statement made by Felix Manalo, Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) founder, when I interviewed him in the ‘50s..."

MANILA BULLETIN, July 26, 2011, Editorial

MANILA, Philippines — The first church of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) was established in Punta, Santa Ana, Manila, on July 27, 1914.

Its founder, Brother Felix Y. Manalo, a young man who had been in search of the truth, had drifted from one religious organization to another before he established the Iglesia ni Cristo.

"Whether Rylands would have approved of the fanatical and controversial INC is another matter, particularly the claim of founder Felix Manalo that he was the last messenger, sent by God..."

PHILIPPINE INQUIRER, April 21st, 2012, by Rudy M. Viernes
INC has been steadily spreading everywhere since its founding in the Philippines in 1914 by Felix M. Manalo, its Supremo, who died in 1963. It is a large, tightly knit indigenous Christian religious group that counts millions of members nationwide. According to the National Statistics Office in Manila, 2.3 percent of the entire Philippine population of 93 million is an INC affiliate. Its present head is Executive Minister Eduardo V. Manalo, the eldest son of Felix.
SUNSTAR quoted Bienvenido Santiago, INC's Spokesperson, February 28, 2012
“The Iglesia Ni Cristo has been holding such gatherings in various places on a regular basis since the time of its first Executive Minister, Brother Felix Y. Manalo, who established the INC’s first congregation in the Philippines in 1914...” [Santiago, INC's official Spokesperson should have said "Brother Felix Y. Manalo, who RE-established the INC..."]
WOW BATANGAS, Sept. 03, 2009
Ka Erdie was the fifth son of INC founder, Felix Manalo and his second wife Honorata de Guzman.
MANILA BULLETIN, Feb. 27, 2012, by Madel R. Sabater
In a statement, INC spokesman Bienvenido Santiago said, “The Iglesia Ni Cristo has been holding such gatherings in various places on a regular basis since the time of its first Executive Minister, Brother Felix Y. Manalo who established the INC’s first congregation in the Philippines in 1914.”
NEWSFLASH, Sept. 03, 2009
Manalo was executive minister of the two-million-strong Iglesia ni Cristo (INC, or Church of Christ), founded by Eraño’s father Felix Manalo in 1914.

MANILA BULLETIN, Jan. 02, 2012
Born on January 2, 1925, Ka Erdie took over the church on the death on April 12, 1963, of his father INC founder Felix Y. Manalo. The officials and members of the INC looked upon Ka Erdie, who followed the example of his father, as their guiding light and inspiration.

MANILA BULLETIN, July 26, 2011, Editorial
MANILA, Philippines — The first church of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) was established in Punta, Santa Ana, Manila, on July 27, 1914.

Its founder, Brother Felix Y. Manalo, a young man who had been in search of the truth, had drifted from one religious organization to another before he established the Iglesia ni Cristo.

MANILA BULLETIN, Sept. 01, 2009, By Leslie Ann G. Aquino
Born on Jan. 17, 1925, Erano took over the church upon the death in 1963 of his father, INC founder Felix Manalo.

Encyclopedia Britannica, Article: Iglesia ni Kristo (Filipino church)
"...the largest entirely indigenous Christian church in the Philippines. Its members assert that the early Christian church was restored in God’s chosen nation, the Filipinos, when Felix Manalo launched this church in 1914. Rapid growth after 1945 produced some 600,000 members…"

WIKIPEDIA, On Article Felix Manalo
Because there were no precursors to the registered church, external sources and critics of the Iglesia ni Cristo refer to him as the founder of the Iglesia ni Cristo and describe him as such but the official INC doctrines claim otherwise..." [Its members asserts otherwise.]

WORLDIQ, on Article Felix Manalo
Felix Ysagun Manalo is the founder of the Iglesia ni Cristo, a church founded in the Philippines in 1914.

1914 Iglesia ni Cristo incorporated in the Philippines

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven..."
"So by their fruits you will know them."

2 John 1:7 (Read Deceivers of the Faith
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.

Iglesia ni Cristo thinks of Christians

"If you think I sound intolerant of other beliefs, take a look at what Iglesia ni Cristo thinks of Christians:
"…we now ought to reject the catholic priests and the protestant pastors, for they are ministers of satan. We also ought to reject the Catholic Church and the different protestant churches, for they are not of God, but of satan or the devil " [INC publication Pasugo, August 1961, p. 39]."

-Maldives Times

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The need for Catholic Defenders!

"We need not apologize for apologetic catechesis. Since its birth, Christianity has been subjected to attacks from which it has had to defend itself. Jesus had to answer early Christian errors, and charged his disciples to protect the faithful from them while keeping pure the Deposit of Faith. Apologetics has always been part of the pastoral and theological tradition of the Church. We must today be willing and able to defend our teachings in public fora, and we need to equip the faithful so that they can defend their Faith. Parish priests must encourage and support the training of lay Catholic Faith Defenders."

-2nd Plenary Council of the Philippines, Paragraph 222

The Dress Code for the Vatican - Should it be Universal? I think we should!

I agree with Dr. Taylor Marshall's observation and opinion. This should be posted in all Catholic Churches around the world. - CD2000

[Thanks to Taylor Marshall for this article]

Below is the modesty Dress Code enforced for entry into Saint Peter's Basilica.

The dress code forbids:

  • hats for lay men inside the basilica
  • shorts/skirts above the knees
  • sleeveless shirts
  • shirts exposing the navel
  • shirts for women that expose cleavage
  • shirts which contain profanity
  • excessive jewelry
  • The use of mobile phones is also prohibited, as is smoking.

In my lowly layman's opinion, this same dress code should be printed out and posted on the door of every Catholic Church on earth...the immodest clothing displayed on Sunday mornings is over the limit.

The sad thing is that people (especially mothers) used to have a cultured sense of decency. Nowadays this has been lost so that grown men and women see nothing wrong with entering a church half clad. The solution is not to judge and shame others but to bring about a re-education on what is modest and appropriate.

I appreciate your balanced and carefully weighed thoughts on this matter.

[Please post your comment to Caterbury Tales]

Monday, June 18, 2012

CNA/EWTN News: Pope establishes Australian ordinariate for former Anglicans

Father Harry Entwistle and Pope Benedict XVI
Melbourne, Australia, (CNA/EWTN News).- On June 15 Pope Benedict officially erected the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross for Anglican groups and individuals who want to enter full communion with the Catholic Church.

Archbishop Dennis J. Hart of Melbourne, the president of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, assured former Anglicans of “a warm welcome in the Catholic Church throughout Australia,” and offered his “respect and admiration” for the “gifts” that Anglicans bring.

“For them and for us, this is a very special moment on which we pray the blessings of the Holy Spirit and the prayers of Our Lady of the Southern Cross,” he said.

In an interesting twist, Pope Benedict named former Anglican bishop Harry Entwistle as the first ordinary of the group, making his appointment effective as soon as he was ordained a Catholic priest, which happened on June 15.

Archbishop Hart welcomed Fr. Entwistle, saying he and his people have “made a long journey.”

The ordinariate is a special church jurisdiction similar to a diocese. Pope Benedict XVI announced the ordinariates for former Anglicans in his November 2009 apostolic constitution “Anglicanorum Coetibus.”

They allow Anglicans to join the Catholic Church while retaining aspects of their liturgy and customs.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Iglesia ni Cristo's man-made unbiblical "Total Apostasy" doctrine

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.]
Come Home to the Father's House!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

THE BIBLE: Our Debt to the Catholic Church!

Without the Catholic Church, there is no Bible -Tanbooks.com

Pope Benedict XVI - Successor of St. Peter holding the Bible with utmost respect and holiness.
(Source: Why Catholics Do That)
Article Source: CatholicTruth

Versions of the Bible are translations of the Bible into other languages. The following are the most important versions or translations of the Bible.

1. Septuagint. The oldest Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament is known as the Septuagint, and was made between 300 and 130 B.C. It derives its name from the seventy or seventy two translators to whom it is attributed. According to a legend, Ptolemy II (284-247 B.C.) wished to have a copy of the Law of Moses in his famous library in Alexandria. At his request the high priest sent seventy two scholars (six from each of the twelve tribes) from Jerusalem to Alexandria to translate the Law into Greek.

The Septuagint contains all the forty-five books of the Old Testament. It was used by the Apostles and early Christians and helped greatly in the spread of revealed truths among the Greek pagans. Many Jewish and pagan converts obtained their first knowledge of the Bible through the Septuagint.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Katotohanang si Feilx Manalo ang TUMALIKOD sa IGLESIANG tatag ni Cristo - ang Iglesia Katolika!

From ReadMeINC blog
Totoo bang NATALIKOD na GANAP ang IGLESIA? O ang TAO ang tumalikod sa Iglesia?

Heto ang sabi ng nagtatagong Ministro ng INC ni Manalo:

Thank God, an anti-INC blogger called Catholicdefender2000 is accepting the truth that Christ's church is called "Iglesia ni Cristo"! We are glad that for the sake of the truth, you are going against the Catholic Church's doctrines, Im proud of you!

He even call his church as "Iglesia ni Cristo" (Note: Not a descriptive title because it starts in capital letters) instead of "One Holy Catholic Apostolic Roman Church" as what their doctrine states to be the true church of Christ.

At first, he believe that the church that Christ built is the Catholic Church:

Hindi lamang po ako naniniwala na ang TUNAY na IGLESIA ni CRISTO ay ang IGLESIA KATOLIKA kundi mismong OPISYAL po itong sinasang-ayunan ng INC ni Manalo sa kanilang PASUGO Abril 1966, p. 46:
“Ang Iglesia Katolika na sa pasimula ay siyang Iglesia ni Cristo."
Mula pa sa PASIMULA ang IGLESIA KATOLIKA raw ay ang siyang TUNAY na IGLESIA ni CRISTO.

Pinatutunayan din po ng kanilang pamunuan na HINDI nga po NATALIKOD ang IGLESIANG ito na TATAG ni CRISTO, bagkos ito ay BUHAY na BUHAY hanggang sa kasalukuyan.

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."
Ang UNANG IGLESIA po ay ang IGLESIA KATOLIKA at sila po ay "binigyan" ng "walang hanggang buhay" at "kailanma'y hindi sila malilipol..."

Iyan po ang pagpapatunay ng kanilang PASUGO. Opisyal po iyan!

At hindi lang po buhay na buhay ang IGLESIA KATOLIKA na siyang TUNAY na IGLESIA ni CRISTO noong una sapagkat SINASABIHAN pa nila ang kanilang mga kaanib sa INC ni Manalo na DAPAT daw na ITO RIN ANG KANILANG GAWIN.

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."

Bilang katunayan na HINDI nga NATALIKOD ang IGLESIANG ORIG kay CRISTO, heto ang sabi ng 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."
Ano raw?

Sa totoo, "HANGGANG SA KASALUKUYAN..."daw ay patuloy pang pinapasukan ni Satanas ng maling aral daw.... Samakatuwid buhay pa!

At bago MAGSAYA itong si README na "TINANGGAP" ko raw ang "IGLESIA NI CRISTO" bilang Iglesiang kay Cristo, napansin niyo ba ang sabi ng kanilang PASUGO?
"Hindi niya ginawang biglaan ang pagtalikod sa Iglesiang itinayo ni Cristo noong unang siglo.
Sa makatuwid, TANGGAP na TANGGAP nga nila na ang IGLESIA KATOLIKA nga ay ang IGLESIANG TATAG mismo ni CRISTO.

Heto nga't NAHULI na natin sila sa katotohanang ang IGLESIA KATOLIKA ay siyang TUNAY na IGLESIA ni CRISTO, ating hahanguhin ngayon sa BIBLIA kung ano ang IPINANGAKO ni CRISTO sa kanyang ITINATAG na IGLESIA!  

Aalamin nga natin kung SINABI ba ni CRISTO na MATATALIKOD ang IGLESIANG kanyang ITINATAG?

And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church,* and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.

HINDI raw po!

HINDING-HINDI raw MANANAIG ang kapangyarihan ng HADES rito. 

Ibig sabihin ay MANANATILING MATIBAY ang kanyang Iglesia kahit ilang SALOT ni MANALO at ng kanilang ampon sa ka-DILIMAN ang kumakaaway dito.

Matthew 28:20
"...And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

At si CRISTO ay MANANATILI raw sa kanyang IGLESIA hanngang sa katapusan ng mundo.

Pero sa PAGTUTURO ng INC ni Manalo, pinapangaral nilang si CRISTO ay NAGSINUNGALING at HINDI TUMUPAD sa kanyang mga pangako dahil PINABAYAAN niya ang kanyang IGLESIA na maagaw ng HADES at HINDI siya nanatili dahil INAGAW nga naman ng kaaway ang KANYANG IGLESIA.

Kung paniniwalaan natin ang HOKUS-POKUS na turo ng INC ni Manalo, lalabas na si CRISTO ay NAGPABAYA sa loob ng maraming taon at saka lang NAGPAPOGI muli noong 1914.  At si FELIX MANALO pa ang nakita niyang magtatatag. 

Parang lalabas na si CRISTO ay isang INUTIL na panginoon kaya't kailangan pa niya ng isang FELIX MANALO para "ITATAG MULI" ang kanyang inanay at binukbok na Iglesia?

Kung paniniwalaan natin ang HOKUS-POKUS na turo ng INC ni Manalo, lalabas na SINUNGALING si CRISTO sapagkat NANAIG nga ang kapangyarihan ng Hades sa kanyang tatag na Iglesia.

Pero alam na alam natin na HINDI SINUNGALING si CRISTO.  Siya ang DAAN, ang KATOTOHANAN at BUHAY (Juan 14:6), kaya lalabas na ang TAGAPAGTATAG ng INC ni MANALO ang siyang saksakan ng KABUKTUTAN at  KASINUNGALINGAN.




Sa kabuuan, ang IGLESIA KATOLIKA  pala ang TUNAY na IGLESIA ni CRISTO, at sino ang NAGTATAG sa INK sa Pilipinas noong 1914?

Opisyal pong sinasabi ng 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."
Opo, SI FELIX MANALO raw po ang NAGTATAG ng INK (Iglesia ni Kristo) noong 1914!

Rehistro sa SEC ng samahang INK at anging INC

Purihin ang Dios sapagkat HINDING-HINDI mananaig ang kapangyarihan ng Hades sa kanyang NAG-IISA, BANAL, PANGKALAHATAN at APOSTOLIKANG IGLESIA ni CRISTO!

At napatunayan natin na si FELIX MANALO ang TUMALIKOD at hindi ang IGLESIA!!!

CNA News: One thousand more Syrian Christians flee after ultimatum

Let us fervently pray for our brethren in Syria who are the latest victim of violence. (Note: No Syrian is a member of the INC founded by Felix Manalo in the Philippines in 1914 (on Christian Persecution). -CD2000

Beirut, Lebanon, (CNA).- An ultimatum from the Syrian armed opposition’s military chief caused over 1,000 Christians to flee the west Syrian town of Qusayr, adding to fears that believers may be forced out of Syria.

“The Christian communities fear being targeted, destroyed or driven out,” said Neville Kyrke-Smith, Aid to the Church in Need’s U.K. director. “We all need to stand in prayer and solidarity now.”

Kyrke-Smith, who returned from Lebanon on June 11, told CNA that the report of Christian flight echoes the concerns he heard from bishops, priests, and religious communities concerned about Christians’ fate in neighboring Syria.

“The message time and again was ‘please do not forget the Christians of the Middle East,’” he reported.

Syrian opposition military chief Abdel Salam Harba had given an ultimatum for Christians to leave Qusayr, a town near Homs, by June 8. Some mosques in the city repeated the message in announcements from their minarets, Fides news agency reports.

Only 1,000 Christians remained in the town, which was home to 10,000 Christians before the conflict began between the Syrian government and opposition forces.

Monday, June 11, 2012

On Protestant Worship Places

"...the theater form, a fear of sacred images, asymmetrical layouts, vacuous sanctuaries, minimalist liturgical elements, prominently placed Jacuzzis for baptism, and the banishment of the Blessed Sacrament to the baptistry. The altar area becomes a stage with a focus on entertainment alongside praise bands that perform upbeat music..."

-The Institute of Sacred Architecture

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Origin of the Bible: Honest Questions to Protestants and the Iglesia ni Cristo

  1. What is the meaning of the word "Bible"? 
  2. Was the Bible originally one book? When did the "volume" style come into vogue? 
  3. What is the meaning of the word "Testament"? How were the Old and the New Testaments sealed? 
  4. What was the original language of the Old Testament? Of the New Testament? 
  5. What were the three styles of writing in antiquity? \
  6. How were the books of the Old Testament grouped? of the New Testament? 
  7. When was the Bible divided into chapters? into verses? by whom? 
  8. What is a Biblical autograph? What materials were used in the composition of the original books of the bible? 
  9. Name the four oldest Bibles. 
  10. What is a version? 
  11. Describe the origin of the Septuagint version; of the Old Latin version; of the Vulgate. 
  12. Describe the origin of the Rheims-Douay Version; of the Confraternity edition of the New Testament. 
  13. Name three Protestant versions.

Answers: Click HERE

  1. Why was Luther opposed to St. James's Epistle? 
  2. What change did the King James Bible introduce into I Corinthians 11:27? 
  3. What changes introduced by the King James Bible were inspired by the Reformers' doctrine on original sin? 
  4. Was the long ending, which Protestants today add to the Lord's Prayer, contained in the first and oldest Bibles? 
  5. What is the correct division and interpretation of the Angelic Hymn, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will"?

Answers: Click HERE!

As Catholics were responsible for writing the New Testament (under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit), the Catholic Church doesn't "interpret" the Bible. We explain it. Protestants can only "interpret", because they are not the author (guided by the Holy Spirit), and therefore, can only guess at the possible meaning of a chapter, passage or phrase, just as anyone can only guess at any author's intentions in any other book. As the author, the Catholic Church is the only proper authority to consult in matters pertaining to the Bible.

The Catholic Bible

"As Catholics were responsible for writing the New Testament (under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit), the Catholic Church doesn't "interpret" the Bible. We explain it. Protestants can only "interpret", because they are not the author (guided by the Holy Spirit), and therefore, can only guess at the possible meaning of a chapter, passage or phrase, just as anyone can only guess at any author's intentions in any other book. As the author, the Catholic Church is the only proper authority to consult in matters pertaining to the Bible."

-Catholic Truth

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Iglesia ni Cristo's Mythical Numbers

(Source: Phillip Garcia) In a book written by former Iglesia Ni Cristo minister, Dr. Melanio P. Gabriel, Jr., titled “Ang mga Lihim at mga Kabulaanan ng Iglesia ni Cristo” (The Secrets and Lies of the Iglesia ni Cristo), on page 7, the total membership of INC is listed by years. Sources of the figures are the official magazine, Pasugo, of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, and other prominent newspapers. The list shows the year, membership and the publication where the figures were published, respectively: 1949, 4 million, Pasugo, August 1954, p.5-6; 1950, 2 million, Pasugo, December 1955, p.35-36; 1951, 2 million, Pasugo, July 1951, p.24; 1955, 1 million, Pasugo, July 1964, p.23; 1961, 4 million, Manila Times, October 13, 1961; 1963, 3.5 million, Sunday Times Magazine, April 28, 1963, p.62; 1964, 3 million, Sunday Times Magazine, August 9, 1964, p.28-29; 1965, 4 million, Philippine Herald, November 1, 1965; 1966, 5 million, Manila Times, May 9, 1966 and Pasugo, July 1966, p.6.

As observed in the given figures, the total number of members of this organization radically fluctuates. They have announced their total membership in their official magazine, Pasugo, in 1955, and the figure they gave was 1 million. In 1966, only after a decade, they have reported a total of 5 million members in both the broadsheet Manila Times and in their Pasugo. As of 2007, in Inquirer.net, the group “has a membership of at least two million,” as aforementioned. Therefore, it appears like a guessing game.

However, there are more reliable sources than the Pasugo of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, like the Bureau of Census and Statistics. Here is an extract of Joe Cruz’ report from the newspaper The Bombshell, published on October 21, 1954: (Source: Phillip Garcia blog)

Right from the mouth of the late son of their "Last Messenger" Mr. Eraño Manalo came out the confirmation that their 10 million affiliates is just a MYTH!

“Hindi ho ba naman isang napakarahas na pagpaparatang iyan? Hindi. Kaya ko nalalaman sapagka't ang mga ulat na dumarating sa amin, hindi totoo." -Eraño Manalo

“Kayong (Eh yong) manggagawa ngayon, inaasahan ko na kapatid, heto, mali ito, bakit ka mag-uulat ng hindi totoo?" -Eraño Manalo

Yes their own ministers cheated their statistics to make it appear that they are more than what we think they are.

CNA/EWTN News: UK ordinariate adapts Anglican prayers for Catholic use

London, England, Jun 6, 2012 (CNA/EWTN News).- The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham is preparing to publish its daily liturgical prayer book, as part of its mission to incorporate Anglican traditions within the Catholic Church.

Father James Bradley, communications officer for the jurisdiction, told CNA on June 5 that the “Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham,” which contains the order of daily prayer and readings, “shows a deep respect for the Anglican tradition, and gives it space to flourish” in the Catholic Church.

Announced in the ordinariate's “Portal” publication on June 1, the book is due out “in a month or two” according to Monsignor Andrew Burnham, Assistant to the Ordinary.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Can you guess which/who is REAL and ORIGINAL?


Ossama bin Laden
Ossama bin Laden?
Anghel Sugo
Anghel Sugo?
Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) 33 AD
Iglesia ni Cristo? (Church of Christ?) 1914 AD

Friday, June 1, 2012


Transcript: from an earlier post

“Ngayon, kung ang isang manggagawa, mga kapatid, sinungaling, hindi puwedeng manindigan. Kung ang isang manggagawa kakampi sa katiwalian, hindi puwedeng manindigan. Kung ang isang manggagawa siya pang nagtuturo ng katiwalian, eh lalong masamang manggagawa ito.

“Wala nang sariling paninindigan ay siya pang kasangkapan ng diablo. Eh sino ho iyang ganyang manggagawa? Maraming manggagawa natin, halos lahat ganyan.

“Hindi ho ba naman isang napakarahas na pagpaparatang iyan? Hindi. Kaya ko nalalaman sapagka't ang mga ulat na dumarating sa amin, hindi totoo. Bakit ho hindi naging totoo?

“Hindi sapagka't ang kapatid ang nagkamali kundi ang mga manggagawa ang siyang bumabago ng ulat para ilihis ang paniniwala ng pangangasiwa.

“Eh iyon ho bang mga tagapamahala nalalaman iyan? Nalalaman iyan ng karamihan. Pero nagkaisa ang mga manggagawa sa loob ng iglesia para linlangin at dayain ang pangangasiwa sa layunin nilang gumanda, kuminis ang bagay na marumi at ang bagay na hindi matuwid.

“Pero napakasama naman na ito palang mga tinustusang ito, ito pala naninira sa iglesia. NAPAKAGAGONG pangangasiwa, na gumagastos ka para sa maninira.

“Pero gusto kong masaktan kayo. Gusto ko na higit pa sa masaktan. Kung maaari ko lang DAGUKAN ang iba ay gagawin ko para maging matindi sa kaniya...

“Yung ibang mga kalihim sa probinsya, talagang wala eh, hindi abot ng kanilang kapasidad. Lalo na sa mga liblib na lugar, papaano makagagawa ng form 'yun?

“Kayong (Eh yong) manggagawa ngayon, inaasahan ko na kapatid, heto, mali ito, bakit ka mag-uulat ng hindi totoo? masama iyan.

“Eh hindi, yung kapatid mag-uulat ng totoo. Baguhin mo iyan! Eh ito ho ang nasa tuntunin. Ah, anong nasa tuntunin?

“Akin na iyan, pag hindi SUSUNTUKIN KITA! Iyan ang manggagawa natin ngayon. “MANLULUPIG! MANINIKIL NG KAPATID.

“Kaya ang iglesia'y naghihimagsik laban sa manggagawa sa nakikita nilang KATIWALIAN AT KATAMPALASANAN na hindi nila inaasahang mangyari.

“Ano ang sulat sa akin ng isang kapatid? Baka gusto ninyong ipabasa ko sa inyo. Hanggang ngayon wala pa po akong nakikitang MATINO na manggagawa sa kasaysayan ng buhay ko, LAHAT ho puro TIWALI. Masakit na salita.

“NASAKTAN AKO... sapagka't ako'y manggagawa rin. Pero hindi ko masita yung kapatid sapagka't alam kong nagsasabi siya, kung hindi man buong-buo na katotohanan eh NAGSASALITA SIYA NG TOTOO.

“Wala nang nagkaroon ng takot sa Dios na kahit isa para tumayo at manindigan sa panig ng katuwiran. LAHAT MANLULUPIG na ng katuwiran.

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