ReadMe, a member of the Church of Manalo says this pertaining to the ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC and APOSTOLIC CHURCH of CHRIST:
"This False Church is present in all the 6 continents for the past 2 millennium composing of 1.1 BILLION people, 1/6 of World's total population, from different language, race, and cultures but UNITED under the leadership of the Successor of St. Peter the Apostle, the False Church of Rome."
"The False Church also is being recognized by all countries and has established diplomatic ties with major states and cities around the world. The leader of this False Church, the Pope is always welcomed with honor in every country he visits..."
"There are parishes of the False Church in any place in the World. In the Middle East, only the False Church is being recognized by Muslim Kingdoms..."
"The False Church has old church buildings which were built century years ago while the "True Church of Christ" has recent modern houses of worships built in uniformity. How is that?"
"The False Church names its structures and buildings to CHRISTIAN HEROES..."
Using my GOD-given thinking abilities, my question to README INC of Manalo member:
- How could a "False Church" be present in 6 continents for the past 2 millennia and comprising of 1.2 billion people, 1/6 of the World's total population-- more than the population of Protestants combined?
- How could a "False Church" be recognized by all countries in the world and how these countries allowed this "False Church" establish a diplomatic ties with them if the Catholic Church is a "False Church"?
- How could this "False Church" so brave to establish parishes and friendship to other religions when they are a "False Church"?
- How could a "False Church" have historical houses of worships?
- Why would holy people chose to die for the sake of a "False Church"?
- And why would God allow a "False Church" to PROSPER, GROW and INFLUENCE people to become HOLY and RIGHTEOUS?
Thing to ponder from Acts 5:38-39:
For if this endeavor or this activity is of human origin, it will destroy itself. But if it comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them; you may even find yourselves fighting against God.”
The INC of Manalo and other anti-Catholics say that the Catholic Church is a "False Church" when in fact, it was divinely protected for more than 2,000 years now.
Consider these facts of history:
- 31 AD - Peter and the Apostles were persecuted but they survived and multiplied
- 34 AD - Stephen was stoned to death for believing in this Church called the "False Church"
- 64 AD - Nero persecuted the Church until 313 AD but she survived and its members multiplied
- 100 AD - The death of the last apostle John
- 110 AD - The "False Church" was first called "Catholic" by St. Ignatius of Antioch- the same city where followers of Christ were called Christians (Acts 11:26)
- 150 AD - This "False Church" translated Greek texts of the Scriptures to non-Greek speaking Christians.
- 250 AD - January 20, persecution of the "False Church" continued under Emperor Decius.
- 312 AD - Emperor Constantine allowed Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire.
- 1918 AD - This "False Church" was persecuted in the former Soviet Union until 1985 but it survived and the whole of USSR and communism in Eastern Europe fell without a single bullet fired-- which was credited to the late Blessed John Paul II-- the 264th Pope of the Universal Church.
- 1926 AD - This "False Church" was persecuted in Mexico until 1940 but it survived and is the only Church that boldly combats the cartel of drugs.
- 1931 AD - This "False Church" was persecuted in Spain until 1936 but it survived and is the only Church that speaks of the evil of same-sex marriage and abortion.
Empires, kingdoms, ideologies tried to SILENCE this "False Church" but divinely God protects it for Jesus said "the gates of hell shall not prevail." (You may read the whole TIMELINE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH in Wikipedia)
My next question is:
- Why is it that the "true church"- the Iglesia ni Cristo (Registered Trademark) is just only 98 years existence? And why for 98 years they only have 2.5 million only - just the size of Catholics in Metro Manila? -- Is this a mark of a "true church"?
- Why is that the the "true church" - the Iglesia ni Cristo (Registered Trademark) is not recognized by any country except that it's a Registered Trademark that is protected under the Laws of Patents and Trademarks? - Is this a mark of a "true church"?
- Why is it that this "true church" - the Iglesia ni Cristo (Registered Trademark) cannot make friends (and are not recognized by other denomination) with other beliefs? - Is this a mark of a "true church"?
- Why this "true church" - the Iglesia ni Cristo (Registered Trademark) is just established recently and is always in Tagalog? - Is this a mark of a "true church"?