"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 28, 2013

MAJOR RELIGIONS originated from the MIDDLE EAST...

FAKE Religions (churches) came outside the Middle East!
In response to ReadMeINC's assertions against the Catholic Church!

Photo taken from Wikipedia - Vatican Relations
Here's a classical example of how members of the so-called Iglesia ni Cristo® like  ReadMeINC.blogspot brag about their church founded by Felix Manalo in 1914:
Itinatag ng ating Panginoong HesuKristo ang kaniyang Iglesia sa Jerusalem na nasa ASYA. Ang Iglesia noong unang siglo ay kalaunay natalikod.
(Jesus Christ established his Church in Jerusalem which is in ASIA. That Church from the first century eventually apostatized.)

Sa loob ng CHRISTIANITY, alin ang totoong Iglesiang itinayo ni Kristo?
(In CHRISTIANITY, which is the true Church Christ founded?)
Ang Roman Catholic Church ba na nagmula sa EUROPA?
(Is it the Roman Catholic Church which originated from EUROPE?)

Ang Protestantism kaya na nagmula kay Martin Luther na nagmula sa EUROPA DIN?
(Or Protestantism which came (sic) from Martin Luther which came also from EUROPE?)
Ang Iglesia ni Cristo kaya sa Pilipinas na naitayo sa pamamagitan ni Ka Felix Manalo base sa propesiya ng banal na kasulatan, na nagmula ASYA?
(Or the Iglesia ni Cristo which emerged fromt he Philippines through Ka Felix Manalo according the the prophesis in the holy scriptures, which came from ASIA?)
Kung ang Major Religions of the World, lalo na ang Christianity o ang Iglesiang itinayo ni Kristo sa Jerusalem ay nasa ASYA, saan kaya naroon ang TUNAY na Iglesiang itinayo ni Kristo? Sa Amerika, Sa Europa o sa ASYA?
(If Major Religions of the World, especially Christianity or the Church founded by Christ in Jerusalem which is in ASIA, where can we find the TRUE Church which Christ established? In America, in Europe or in ASIA?)

ANONG SA TINGIN NIYO?
(WHAT DO YOU THINK?)

Good that this member of the so-called Iglesia ni Cristo® helped us find very easily  the "ORIGINAL" Church of Christ amidst a throng of various claims by different founders and their churches opposing one another in the Protestant world - "40,000 competing different versions of Christianity" claiming ONLY THE BIBLE is their Sole Authority yet the same "Bible" divided them continuously!


To begin with, if you  notice in the above map, the WORLD'S GREATEST MONO-THEISTIC RELIGIONS started NOT just in ASIA but PARTICULARLY in the MIDDLE EAST.

  1. JUDAISM (14 million) was founded through Abraham in Mesopotamia (Iraq) more than 3,000 years before Jesus Christ was born.
  2. CHRISTIANITY (2.1 billion) was founded in Jerusalem (Israel-Palestine) by Jesus Christ around 30 A.D. It includes the Mother Church which is the CATHOLIC CHURCH and others are from Oriental and Protestant churches worldwide. Still the CATHOLIC CHURCH (in communion with the See of Rome) is the largest single world major religion which is now 1.2 billion worldwide.
  3. ISLAM (1.5 billion), which was founded by Mohammad bin Abdullah in Makkah, Saudi Arabia around 610 AD.  It includes the Sunni (which has the majority number) and the Shi'a.
Elsewhere, all other religions (and churches) were founded by Protestant men and women OUTSIDE the Middle East-- such as in EUROPE, the AMERICAS and in the PHILIPPINES!

READMEINC: Itinatag ng ating Panginoong HesuKristo ang kaniyang Iglesia sa Jerusalem na nasa ASYA. Ang Iglesia noong unang siglo ay kalaunay natalikod.
(Jesus Christ established his Church in Jerusalem which is in ASIA. That Church from the first century eventually apostatized.)

CD2000: Historically, the true Church of Jesus Christ was founded in Jerusalem, and still IS.  There is no proof that the CHURCH of JESUS apostatized-- not even in the Bible or in any historical books existing in this planet.  Therefore claiming that Jesus' Church apostatized is DECEIVING in its entirety.

Iglesia ni Cristo®'s own official magazine even admitted that the original CHURCH OF CHRIST haven't apostatized (till 1966):

“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."  [In truth until now Satan continuously inject false teachings in the Catholic Church which from the beginning is the Church of Christ.  The devil is really wise and cunning.  He didn't apostatize suddenly this Church (the Catholic Church) which Jesus built from the first century.] -PASUGO, Abril 1966, p. 46:
That is the STAND of the Iglesia ni Cristo®, Mr. ReadMeInc. Therefore what you wrote in your blog are mere personal opinion coming out from your own stupidity.

READMEINC: Sa loob ng CHRISTIANITY, alin ang totoong Iglesiang itinayo ni Kristo?(In CHRISTIANITY, which is the true Church Christ founded?)

CD2000: Thanks for the question. Let's quote what your iglesia says-- officially!

PASUGO, Abril 1966, p. 46:

“Ang...Iglesia Katolika na sa pasimula'y siyang Iglesia ni Cristo... [ang] Iglesiang itinayo ni Cristo noong unang siglo." [The... Catholic Church from the beginning is the Church of Christ... (the) Church which Jesus built from the first century.]

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 true Church of Christ is only one, this is the Church that Jesus built. If there are other churches arising today which claim to be INC too, they are not real but fakes.]
Readme, it takes a humble heart to accept the TRUTH your church is teaching.  Your INC® says that the Catholic Church is the Church founded by Jesus Christ from the first century and this Church haven't apostatized... but you claimed it HAD APOSTATIZED.

Who is the LIAR, you? Or the Iglesia ni Cristo®?  And about apostasy, who LIED, your INC® or Jesus Christ?

READMEINCAng Roman Catholic Church ba na nagmula sa EUROPA?
(Is it the Roman Catholic Church which originated from EUROPE?)

CD2000: Your statement is deceiving Mr. INC®!  The (Roman) Catholic Church was NEVER founded in Europe.  You need to correct your facts straightforward.

The CHURCH was FOUNDED in JERUSALEM by Jesus Christ according to existing history books and encyclopedia (see Britannica Encyclopedia).  However the Roman Church of course was established in ROME by St. Peter the Apostle, just as the Filipino Church was established in the Philippines by the Spaniards. Or what you mean by "Roman" is the Diocese of Rome or the Latin Rite among the 23 different rites in the Catholic Church?   Or you mean the "Roman", "Romanist", "Papist" bigoted insult coming from the Anglican Church? You need to clarify that Mr. ReadMeInc.

READMEINC: Ang Protestantism kaya na nagmula kay Martin Luther na nagmula sa EUROPA DIN? (Or Protestantism which came (sic) from Martin Luther which came also from EUROPE?)

CD2000: Now when citing Protestantism (which your church originated) your facts are straightforward.  Why Mr. ReadMe?

READMEINC: Ang Iglesia ni Cristo kaya sa Pilipinas na naitayo sa pamamagitan ni Ka Felix Manalo base sa propesiya ng banal na kasulatan, na nagmula ASYA?
(Or the Iglesia ni Cristo which emerged fromt he Philippines through Ka Felix Manalo according the the prophesis in the holy scriptures, which came from ASIA?)

CD2000: Jesus Christ predicted HIS CHURCH would NEVER apostatize (Mt. 16:15; Mt. 28:20; Jn 14:16;).   Instead he prophesied that SOME MEMBERS of his Church would LEAVE or apostatize (2 Thes 2:2-3; 1 Tim 4:1; 2 Tim 4:3-4; 1 Jn 4:1).

So who LEAVE first, the CHURCH or FELIX MANALO?

It was FELIX MANALO who left the Catholic Church and established his own in 1914.  Therefore the prophesy of Jesus Christ has been fulfilled by Felix Manalo.

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 true Church of Christ is only one, this is the Church that Jesus built. If there are other churches arising today which claim to be INC too, they are not real but fakes.]
READMEINC: Kung ang Major Religions of the World, lalo na ang Christianity o ang Iglesiang itinayo ni Kristo sa Jerusalem ay nasa ASYA, saan kaya naroon ang TUNAY na Iglesiang itinayo ni Kristo? Sa Amerika, Sa Europa o sa ASYA?(If Major Religions of the World, especially Christianity or the Church founded by Christ in Jerusalem which is in ASIA, where can we find the TRUE Church which Christ established? In America, in Europe or in ASIA?)

CD2000: The TRUE CHURCH OF CHRIST is now present in every corner of the globe. From its root in Jerusalem (which most historical churches were under the custody of the Catholic Church by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem - Patriarch Fouad Twal) It's UNIVERSAL (Catholic)! From its more than 2,000 year history, the Catholic Church played a pivotal role in shaping Western Civilization including ours (the Philippines).  It revolutionized governments and kingdoms-- yet remained UNCHANGED for centuries.
Latin Patriarchiate in Jerusalem
Today, the Catholic Church remains to be the sole single institution that has direct and indirect authoritative say on moral issues that may affect Catholics and non-Catholics and non-Christians as well.  When the Catholic Church' leader the POPE speaks, the world listens.  It is the LARGEST single institution in the world that has 1.2 billion adherents, it's 1/6 of total world population and still growing despite the fact that Sexual Abuse of Catholic Priests affected many souls of which some deserted her for good.

This TRUE CHURCH is now sitting in ROME, the Eternal City.  Truly ROMANS 16:16 has been fulfilled in our midst "All the churches of Christ greet you (Church of Rome)"!

Green color are Countries around the world sending greetings to the Church of Rome (Source: Wikipedia) as fulfillment of Romans 16:16

READMEINC: ANONG SA TINGIN NIYO?
(WHAT DO YOU THINK?)

CD2000: How about you, WHAT DO YOU THINK Mr. ReadMeInc?

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