"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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

INC Newport purchased a Baptist church

"...no pictures of Jesus Christ – the Church does not worship idols."


Newport church re-opens for worship after £1.6m revamp
Source: South Wales Argus

A 100-YEAR-OLD former church in Newport that served as a performing arts academy has been returned to its use as a place of worship after a £1.6 million project.

The Philippines-based Iglesia Ni Cristo, which translates to Church of Christ, has renovated the Grade I-listed Burleigh Hall in Llanthewy Road, Newport, to be a base for its congregation stretching from West Wales to the West Country.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

INC of Manalo purchased formerly Protestant church

Source: Azstarnet Business

• Iglesia Ni Cristo purchased a 7,000-square-foot church building, formerly Park Avenue Christian Church, at 4635 S. Park Ave., from Arizona Christian Missionary Society. Rob Tomlinson of PICOR Commercial Real Estate Services handled the $380,000 transaction.

The IGLESIA NI CRISTO beliefs

Below is an unofficial summary of the belief of the Iglesia ni Cristo - church founded by Felix Manalo in the Philippines, registered in July 27, 1914.  Their official teachings are carefully kept in secrecy at their Central Office in Manila, we can only base our understanding of their argument operating on these beliefs. [Source:The Iglesia ni Cristo: God's Message BLOG]

Note: Felix Manalo was never baptized in the Iglesia which for them makes him equal with John the Baptist.  Notice the "Father, Son and Holy Spirit" but not the Trinity; their teachings on "Christian Unity" is not on Ecumenism but unity within themselves as members of the Iglesia ni Cristo.  They remain deeply unbending, rigid, anti-Catholic in all their teachings. They do not have official representative on Christian Ecumenism. They detest every church that teaches Christ as God and hated the Doctrine of the Trinity.
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What’s the difference?

Is the usual remark we hear from some people when the Iglesia Ni Cristo is introduced to them. It is a perfectly sound and legitimate question to ask considering that there are so many religions today vying against each other, and making claims and counterclaims that theirs is the best church to affiliate one’s self with.

Many people had joined one religion after another without having noticed any substantial difference among those religions. Some of them even felt they had been tricked; others downright deceived. From such sad experiences some of them make a sweeping conclusion that all religions are the same. And depending on the degree of their disillusionment they become indifferent to religion, or overly cautious or altogether shy away from any religion. Some of them even become anti- religion. But that should not be the case.

While there are so many false religions in the world today, this fact alone does not warrant the conclusion that all religions are false. There is a true religion, one which worships and serves the true God based on His true words written in the Bible. Everyone owes it to God and to himself to find this true religion. And one may start searching by asking how one religion differs from the other.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sagot sa kaanib ng INC ni Manalo

Narito ang isa sa mga dahilan kung bakit kailangan ng bawat Katoliko na ipagtanggol ang kanyang mga aral:

Mga komento mula sa post kong Alin ang Iglesiang binabati ng "lahat ng mga iglesia ni Cristo: Iglesia sa Roma o Iglesia sa Pilipinas?

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  1. karen April 8, 2012 3:18 PM
    catholic po b ang itinatayo ni cristo? bakit po every year namamatay si cristo sa loob po ng katoliko what i mean semana santa, diba po matagal ng patay si cristo? bakit po ang binago sa pamamaraan ng katoliko gaya po ng pag bibinyag, d pag aasawa ng pari at pag samba sa diyos diyosan marami pa pong iba.. kung catholico po ang tunay relehiyon bakit po binago ang mga utos ng diyos na nka sulat sa bible? paki sagot lang po...

  2. Catholic Defender April 8, 2012 9:50 PM
    Hahaha.. kapag ipinagdiriwan niyo pala ang kaarawan ni EDUARDO ibig sabihin paulit ulit na ipinapanganak si Eduardo...

    Hahahahaahhahaha!!!

  3. karen April 9, 2012 8:22 AM
    sagotin nyo po muna ang tanong ko po.. yan ba sagot mo ang tumawa.. bakit po every year namamatay si cristo sa loob po ng katoliko what i mean semana santa, diba po matagal ng patay si cristo? hndi ganun mali po kayo hindi po paulit ulit ipinangak c bro. edwardo ang pa ulit ulit po ay ang kapanganakan nya po yung date at year ng pag silang nya hindi po sya.. ikaw man pag nag birth day ka pa ulit ulit habang buhay ka pa d ho ba..

  4. rodylin August 14, 2012 5:53 AM
    tama karen isa akong INC member, at i realy agreed with you defense.
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  5. Catholic Defender August 14, 2012 7:56 PM
    I have proven myself wrong when I thought that INC members are "biblical" (daw).

    Does Corinthians say Jesus dies again when we celebrate the Eucharist?

    1 Corinthians 11:23-30:

    For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me." In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.

Purihin ang Dios! Purihin si Cristo at ang kanyang nag-iisang Iglesia!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Do Catholics Base Their Beliefs On Tradition And Not The Bible?


Misconception: Catholic’s base their beliefs on tradition and don’t really read the Bible.


True Catholic Teaching: The teaching authority of the Catholic Church is obtained both from Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the Magesterium. The Magesterium is the teaching authority of the Church comprised of the Church’s Bishops, led by the Pope to interpret the truths of the Faith. Catholics believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is a gift from God that reveals His great plan of salvation for us all. However, since it was written by humans at a specific time and in a specific place, Catholics do not believe that everything we need to know about God is contained in the pages of Scripture. As John says at the end of his Gospel, “There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written.” The Catholic Church’s Traditions are those things that the Apostles witnessed and handed down by word of mouth and by example over the years, but were not recorded in the final version of the Bible.

The idea of sola scriptura is one that is very prevalent in Protestant denominations. Sola scriptura is the notion that scripture alone is the foundation of faith, and contains all revealed truth in Christianity. A common misconception that Protestants hold is that since Catholics do not believe in sola scriptura, we therefore do not know the bible, and do not promote the importance of reading and applying the teachings of sacred scripture to our lives. However, this understanding of Catholicism is not correct.

Again, the teaching authority of the Catholic Church is obtained both from Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the Magesterium. Protestants tend to overlook the importance of Sacred Tradition in an effort to hold scripture as their sole basis of faith. Catholics do observe Sacred Scripture with high importance, as it is the inspired word of God. It is actually through the eyes of apostolic Tradition that scripture can be most fully understood, because they are so closely tied. The Second Vatican Council on Divine Revelation, says:

“Hence there exists a close connection and communication between sacred Tradition and sacred Scripture. For both of them, flowing from the same divine wellspring, in a certain way merge into a unity and tend toward the same end.”

The composition of the New Testament in fact, was not begun until nearly two decades after Christ’s death, and the books were slowly completed during the span of about fifty years. During this time, Christianity was based solely on tradition. That is, the teachings that were passed down from Christ’s apostles, which were received from the lips of Jesus, or through divine revelation or inspiration. The Second Vatican Council on Divine Revelation, says:

“For sacred Scripture is the word of God inasmuch as it is consigned to writing under the inspiration of the divine Spirit. To the successors of the apostles, sacred Tradition hands on in its full purity God’s word, which was entrusted to the apostles by Christ the Lord and the Holy Spirit.”

Christ instituted His Church as the authentic authority to interpret scripture, and to transmit, instruct, and explain the essential tenets of Christianity. It is in this way that the teaching authority of the Catholic Church utilizes both Sacred Scripture as well as Sacred Tradition to guide the faithful.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Local Government of Pangasinan Official Certification: Felix Manalo founded the Iglesia ni Cristo in 1914

Pangasinan Province officially acknowledge the FACT that the INC was FOUNDED not by Jesus but Felix Manalo: "having been FOUNDED (all caps mine) on July 27, 1914 by the late Executive Minister Felix Y. Manalo"!

Source: pangasinan.gov

CERTIFICATION

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY that at the regular session duly constituted of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Province of Pangasinan, held on September 17, 2012 at Lingayen, Pangasinan, the following provincial resolution was approved:


PROVINCIAL RESOLUTION NO. 329-2012


EXPRESSING CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 98th FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY


WHEREAS, the Iglesia ni Cristo is known to be one of the oldest religious organizations in the country, having been founded on July 27, 1914 by the late Executive Minister Felix Y. Manalo;

WHEREAS, today, the Iglesia ni Cristo has gone a long way from being a small group in the early 1900s to becoming a solid religious foundation in the Philippine archipelago and even all over the world;

Friday, September 7, 2012

Why the proposed RH Bill should be junkedl!

Disunited nation

Source: PhilStar from A LAW EACH DAY (Keeps Trouble Away) By Jose C. Sison 

Photo Source: Ipaglaban Mo
Undoubtedly, the most controversial and divisive bill ever introduced in Congress is the “Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health, Population and Development” bill (RH bill). The title itself is already questionable as it covers several subjects, contrary to the universally accepted and ideal standard of statutes requiring only one subject.

The sad thing here is that this paralyzing disunity among us now is not of our own making. It is due to the machinations of international organizations and foreign entities which are trying to impose on us their own agenda of population control by means of a law (the RH bill) providing for universal access to artificial methods of birth control like contraception and sterilization.

More unfortunate is that in pushing for this RH bill, its foreign funded proponents and supporters concentrate their attack on the Catholic Church for its allegedly outmoded teachings against contraception and sterilization. And when the Church prelates responded to the attack by defending the Church teaching, they are even branded as “bishops at war”. Actually, the bishops are opposing the bill merely because, as good shepherds, they have to protect their flock from going astray or sinning, and from the known evil effects and dire consequences of contraception promoted by the bill.

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