"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?)


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!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Iglesia ni Cristo® and anti-Catholics, read: Jewish View on the Catholic Church

Members of the Iglesia ni Cristo® and other anti-Catholics, please read this message from a non-Christian non-Catholic:

Sam Miller, prominent Cleveland businessman – Jewish, not Catholic – is fighting mad about & concentrated effort by the media to denigrate the Catholic Church in this country.

I’m going to say things here today that many Catholics should have said 18 months ago. Maybe it’s easier for me to say because I am not Catholic, but I have had enough, more than enough, disgustingly enough.

During my entire life I’ve never seen a greater vindictive, more scurrilous, biased campaign against the Catholic Church as I have seen in the last 18 months, and the strangest thing is that it is in a country like the United States where there is supposed to be mutual respect and freedom for all religions.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Iglesia ni Cristo® and other Protestant churches are Religion of the Book

"...and that BOOK is a Catholic Book"- the Bible!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SYRIA - The Suffering Church is in Need of your help and prayers!

"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give it to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.”
John 14:27

Dear Friend,

“Peace be with you.” Simple, powerful words that every day fill our hearts with the comfort and joy of our Faith. Yet today, that joy and that comfort has been stolen from many of our Christian brothers and sisters in Syria.

Peace is gone for the Syrian family who used to live in the house shown in this photograph. It was a loving Christian home where a mother cooked for her05 Seite Syrien National 12-87 DSC_5493 family, watching over her children as they played outside. Where a father came home after work, grateful that no one had yet discovered his was a Christian family. And where children knew only the joys and innocence of childhood.

The home that once housed this family is now this burnt out building – the front door that protected these faithful blown off its hinges, and the furnishing within destroyed.

Hundreds of families like this Christian family have fled Homs, Syria. The last remaining Christians are taking shelter in an old monastery. Father Frans van der Lugt, S.J. faces a daunting task. He is trying to find solutions for the most urgent needs of 89 people who have come to his door. He has limited supplies of food and medicine and he asks us for help.

We will not turn him down! We also cannot ignore the plight of 200 families trying to survive in Al Qusair, a small town about 20 miles from Homs. The situation is desperate, families struggling to survive on little food and running out of medicine, living in temporary shelters. They are trapped, for if given the choice to go home, most no longer would. Their fear runs too deep. Home is not home anymore. And peace has vanished from their lives and their hearts.

Bishop Antoine Audo in Aleppo is very appreciative for our help and assistance – for your support and your gifts do not provide solely food and medicine. Your gifts as the Bishop puts it “…are helping us Christians in Syria to hold our heads up in dignity and to be aware that we are not alone, that our brothers and sisters understand us and love us with active charity.”

But where is the international aid? you may ask. While Muslim refugees are supported by Arab nations, the Church is the only hope for Christian refugees. Families are afraid to take advantage of international aid because these aid agencies must record and register aid recipients. Christians have learned the hard way, during civil wars in the Middle East, that extremists may rise and the refugees’ personal information, including their religion, could be obtained, leading to harassment, persecution, or worse….

Fr. Andrzej Halemba, our head of projects for Syria, is closely monitoring the situation of the refugees. “Syria’s Christians live in fear,” he said. “The tension is almost unbearable. They rely totally on the Church. That’s why it’s so important to distribute the aid through the structures of the Church.” Through the Church, our organization provides more than food, medicine and blankets; we are a pastoral charity. We care for the spiritual well-being of our refugee brothers and sisters.

I know I can count on your prayers. Let us pray and let us open our hearts and embrace our displaced brothers and sisters in Syria, so that, as Jesus said, their hearts are not “troubled or afraid.”

I also know I can count on your generous gift to support Father Frans, Bishop Audo or Father Andrzej in their efforts to reach out to these refugees. Thank you for your generosity.

Father Hugh and EFC

P.S. Let us pray to the Lord that we awaken to His presence amongst the refugees, that we create room within our hearts to recognize Him amongst the abandoned, the suffering -- those who have entered the world of uncertainty. Right now, our Christian brothers and sisters in Syria need our help.

Monday, June 24, 2013

We Belong to the Church of Christ!

“It is not possible to find Jesus outside the Church. The great Paul VI said: "Wanting to live with Jesus without the Church, following Jesus outside of the Church, loving Jesus without the Church is an absurd dichotomy." And the Mother Church that gives us Jesus gives us our identity that is not only a seal, it is a belonging. Identity means belonging. This belonging to the Church is beautiful.” -Papa Francesco

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Christendom’s Greatest Catholic Cathedral to Become a Mosque

Hagia Sophia as it looked before the Muslim conquest in 1453
by Raymond Ibrahim (Facing Islam)

While unrest in Turkey continues to capture attention, more subtle and more telling events concerning the Islamification of Turkey — and not just at the hands of Prime Minister Erdogan but majorities of Turks — are quietly transpiring. These include the fact that Turkey’s Hagia Sophia museum is on its way to becoming a mosque.
Why does the fate of an old building matter?

Because Hagia Sophia — Greek for “Holy Wisdom” — was for some thousand years Christianity’s greatest cathedral. Built in 537 A.D. in Constantinople, the heart of the Christian empire, it was also a stalwart symbol of defiance against an ever encroaching Islam from the east.
After parrying centuries of jihadi thrusts, Constantinople was finally sacked by Ottoman Turks in 1453. Its crosses desecrated and icons defaced, Hagia Sophia — as well as thousands of other churches — was immediately converted into a mosque, the tall minarets of Islam surrounding it in triumph.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Iglesia ni Cristo's® Official Website: Empty without Sufficient Substance!

In my previous post "IGLESIA NI CRISTO: Why A Multi-Million Sect is Without a Website?" I've challenged members of the Iglesia ni Cristo® why its management were UNWILLING create an official website while earning millions of dollars from its members being milked by their ministers. And so finally, they've got one. Let's see what we can get from their official website at http://incmedia.org/incms/:

The IGLESIA NI CRISTO® Official Website

Inside the INC® official website, the contents are as follows:
  • INC® International Edition (all videos)
  • Face the Truth (all videos)
  • Contact Us
  • INC® Bible Classes Application
  • INC® Giving (a charitable drive of the INC®)
  • That's in the Bible (a deceptive campaign of its members using the Word of God against God-- all in videos)
  • One-on-One (all videos)
  •  Forever INC® Music Ministry of the INC® (all videos)
  • INC® Giving Blog
  • Live Video with GEM TV schedules
  • Stories of Faith (all videos)
  • INC® Review (all videos)
  • Podcast
  • Band Together (all  videos
  • About the Iglesia ni Cristo® (which features "About Us", "Organization", "History", and "Core Values" 
  • Christian Music Videos
  • The Message (all videos)
  • Executive News (all videos)
  • Kinds INC®
Out of 19 different links, NO OFFICIAL TEACHINGS (such as the Catechism) is found in the webpage.  For serious "TRUTH SEEKERS" its official webpage is of NO HELP at all.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Iglesia ni Cristo® Ministro: "Lahat ho puro Tiwali" - ni Eraño Manalo

“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.”

“...Akin na iyan, pag hindi SUSUNTUKIN KITA! Iyan ang manggagawa natin ngayon. “MANLULUPIG! MANINIKIL NG KAPATID.”- Eraño Manalo, Second Executive Minister (Punong Ministro) of the Iglesia ni Cristo, son of its founder Felix Manalo (Listen here)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Catholic Church Vandalised in France: "Death to France, Long Live Islam, Long Live Bin Laden"

On Saturday morning a parishioner discovered the graffiti on the wall of the Saint John the Baptist church in Bourgoin-Jallieu. These were done with a marker on two pillars, and on a notice on a panel at the back of the church. The messages were signed GIA, which may be a reference to the armed Islamic group. [Armed Islamic Group of Algeria]. Story source: LeDauphine.com

Islamization of Europe is Imminent and Real!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Former Taliban Muslim Baptized at Mt Athos

Article from Facing Islam
Ahmed was born and raised in a village in Afghanistan in the middle of war. His childhood memories are dust, poverty, and compulsory Islamic education in the holy writings and war.

"I do not remember anymore who fought whom, however there was constant warfare."

For years he worked for the Taliban doing various things. He was a fanatical Muslim who belonged to so-called radical Islam. At some point he could no longer bear this sort of life - misery, poverty, violence, pain, and death which he saw everywhere.

At 23 he journeyed through the impassable mountains into Pakistan and then to Iran. His only "passport" was the common language of Farsi.

He worked for two years there "without documents" and eventually arrived at the coast of Asia Minor in Turkey, which for him was the gate to the paradise of the West.

One winter evening nine years ago, with an inflatable that children play with on the beaches, two oars and four to five bottles of water, he along with a friend jumped into the sea across from Lesvos, which seemed so close.

Friday, June 14, 2013

A FAKE CHURCH disguising as the true church-- the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) of Manalo!

ReadMe, a member of the Church of Manalo says this pertaining to the ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC and APOSTOLIC CHURCH of CHRIST:

From: http://readmeiglesianicristo.blogspot.com/2012/12/ang-iglesia-katolika-daw-ang-nag-iisang.html

"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:
  1. 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?
  2. 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"?
  3. How could this "False Church" so brave to establish parishes and friendship to other religions when they are a "False Church"?
  4. How could a "False Church" have historical houses of worships?
  5. Why would holy people chose to die for the sake of a "False Church"?
  6. And why would God allow a "False Church" to PROSPER, GROW and INFLUENCE people to become HOLY and RIGHTEOUS?

In Defense of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Article taken from Catholicwvengeance
Dear, Life Magazine and editors of Life Magazine:

I recently bought and read your “Pope Francis” issue of Life Magazine, Volume 13. No. 8 March 29, 2013. It was full of beautiful photographs and packed with information that was fairly free of bias. I commend you for giving the historical facts about Catholicism being Christianity’s oldest branch, the excavation of St. Peter’s tomb and the myth of Pope Joan. However your gloss over the Crusades was one-sided, viewing them more as a campaign for material gain than a defensive maneuver to protect Christian pilgrims.

Your coverage of past popes and their lives was meaningful. It keenly followed the history of Catholicism up to the present day. Your connecting the dots from antiquity to this modern day was very engaging. Most people do not realize how old the Catholic Church is and that its roots lie in Biblical times, starting from the apostles. Thank you for showing us this!

Now I must share some criticism. On the section about Pope Benedict XVI, a flash of bias came out strongly. Your treatment of him was harsh, implying he was a cold figure of the “old church” with his outdated bans on birth-control and gay-marriage. Worst of all, you said he did nothing to stop child abuse.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

We are Catholics! The CHURCH is there to guide us!

As true Catholics, we don't accept relativism. We have the teaching authority of the Church to guide us. The Lord Himself solemnly declares: “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bound on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Mt. 16:18-19). We believe the assurance of the Savior that He will never abandon His Church: “I will be with you always until the end of time” (Mt. 28:20). Thus, the Church cannot teach error because it has promise of the Lord that He will send the Spirit of Truth to guide it and to lead it into ALL the truth: “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I have said to you” (Jn. 14:26).

Unlike in Protestantism and Evangelicalism, there is no central teaching authority – everything is interpretation – hence, truth remains to be subjective and relative (and that is no truth at all). The Catholic Church, on the other hand, has a teaching authority as willed by its Divine Founder. Thus, when as doctrine is doubted or debated, the Church settles the issue once and for all. Truly, the Church is the “pillar and bulwark of the truth” (1 Tim. 3:15). When our leaders make a binding decision, we obey and submit them because it is written: “Obey your leaders and submit to them; for they are keeping watch over your souls, as men who will have to give account” (Heb. 13:17). - by Jason Noel

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Idolatry in the Iglesia ni Cristo!

"...the idolatry in INC is not in images or sculptures but to the ministers, especially to EVM..." -comment from a former INC member

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

"...historically, the Roman Catholic Church cannot trace its origin back in the first century” because i do not recognize the RCC to be the Church of Christ" - ReadMe Iglesia ni Cristo Member

ReadMe is a bonafide member of the church founded by Felix Manalo in 1914. It's name is purely in Tagalog as it was a REGISTERED PATENTED TRADEMARK, a sole corporation owned and managed by the MANALO CLAN. ReadMe's response is typically an "Iglesia" that is almost evident in most of its members joining in forums. It's PAID MINISTERS authority is hanging while their credibility as "bible experts" cannot even recognized since NONE of its paid ministers are considered as such. Let's be patient with ReadMe and other members and pray for them that they may finally find light in the TRUE CHURCH OF CHRIST-- the ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC and APOSTOLIC CHURCH! -CD2000

This article was taken from The Splendor of the Church blog of Father Abe, my good friend.

ReadMe: Im just wondering why Catholic defenders CANT understand my point. frequently happens, like in the case of Catholicdefender2000. Was it my problem or there is a problem on how they understand things? Well never mind.

Sagot: I’m just wondering too why people like you are buying the idea that the church apostatized when, in fact, it is not supported in scripture. Anyways, don’t mind it because your problem is yours alone.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Catholic Church is THE CHURCH!!!

The Catholic Church is THE CHURCH being described in the Holy Scripture.  It is THE CHURCH because it's the ONLY CHURCH Jesus Christ built - there is no other!

This ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC and APOSTOLIC CHURCH can be called in the following names:

The Church of God
The Church of the Living God
The Church of the Divine
The Church of Jesus Christ
The Church of Jesus
The Church of the Resurrected Christ
The Church of the Alpha and the Omega
The Church of the Redeemer
The Church of Christ
The Church of the Trinity
The Church of the Lord
The Church of the Logos
The Universal Church
The Apostolic Church
The Holy Church

Friday, June 7, 2013

Heads of States from all around the world, welcome the start of Pope Francis' Papacy

Nangyari kaya ito kay EDUARDO MANALO ng pekeng Iglesia ni Cristo?

Again, who founded the Iglesia ni Cristo? Answer from local News Agencies and INC's official magazine

It was FELIX YSAGUN MANALO who founded the IGLESIA NI CRISTO said the news...

 HUNDREDS of thousands of people flocked to a huge vacant area in Pasay City for the “Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko” humanitarian outreach mission of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) on Tuesday, a day after the 50th death anniversary of its founder Felix Ysagun Manalo (FYM) -Business News.

Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko was first launched a day after the 50th death anniversary of INC founder Felix Ysagun Manalo (FYM), whom Iglesia members revere as God's last messenger. -SunStar

'Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko' was first launched a day after the 50th death anniversary of INC founder Felix Ysagun Manalo, whom Iglesia members revere as God’s Last Messenger. -Pampanga Today

Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko was launched a day after the 50th death anniversary of INC founder Felix Ysagun Manalo, whom Iglesia members revere as God’s Last Messenger. -Phil. Daily Inquirer


“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."-PASUGO Agosto-Setyembre 1964, p. 5

Photo of INC's founder Felix Ysagun Manalo
 *Pasugo is INC's official magazine.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

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

Ang angal ng isang kaanib ng INC in Manalo:

Alex FerreraSunday, February 24, 2013

PANDARAYA LANG PO ang ginagawa ng mga pare at mga Catholic Defender na pagsipi sa PASUGO, Abril, 1966 para papaniwalain ang mga tao na naniniwala raw tayo na ang Iglesia Katolika ay siya ring Iglesia ni Cristo.

Ganito ang pagsipi na ginawa nila na may pandaraya:

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

Ngunit ano po ang totoo? PINUTOL NILA ANG KABUUAN NG NAKASULAT DOON SA SINIPI NILA MULA SA PASUGO. Ang totoong nakasulat doon ay ganito po:

“…Ang totoo, hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay patuloy na ginagawa ni Satanas ang pagpasok ng mga maling aral upang ang Iglesia Katolika na sa pasimula ay siyang Iglesia ni Cristo ay mamalaging nakatalikod sa habang panahon. Sadyang matalino at tuso ang diablo. Hindi niya ginawang maging biglaan ang pagtalikod sa Iglesia ni Cristo noong unang siglo. Sa pagkasangkapan niya sa mga bulaang tagapangaral na pinapaging dalubhasa niya sa lisyang paggamit sa mga salita ng Panginoong Diyos ay nangyaring papaniwalain niya ang maraming tao. Ito raw ay nagpatuloy hanggang sa kasalukuyan. Hindi raw naitalikod ang Iglesiang itinayo ni Cristo. At lalong hindi raw ginawa ng Iglesia Katolika ang pagtalikod. Bakit nga hindi natin masasabi na sadyang tuso at matalino ang diablo? Yaon mismong mga kinasangkapan niya ay hindi nababatid na naganap ang pagtalikod sa tunay na Iglesia.” (Kung Papaano Naitalikod sa Pananampalataya ang Iglesia na itinatag ni Cristo noong Unang Siglo, Sinulat ni Tomas C. Catangay, PASUGO, Abril 1966, p. 46)


Mula sa blog ni README sa http://readmeiglesianicristo.blogspot.com/2013/01/historically-biblically-catholic-church-cannot-trace-its-origin-to-the-1st-century.html

Isang malaking PANLOLOKO, PANDARAYA at PANLILINLANG na naman ang ginagawa ng mga kaanib ng INC ni Manalo sa blog ni ReadMeInC. Tutal ganon na ganon naman po ang kanilang punong si Felix Manalo (2 John 1:1), isang MANDARAYA at ANTI-CRISTO.

Angal nitong kaanib, pinutol daw naming mga Catholic Defenders ang sipi ng kanilang OFFICIAL MAGAZINE na PASUGO Abril 1966 p. 46 "Ang Iglesia Katolika na sa pasimula ay siyang Iglesia ni Cristo."

Sinong nagsabing PINUTOL ito?  Buung-buo po itong nilathala heto ang kabuuan (Ang Katotohanan Tungkol sa INK-1914) na pinaghugutan namin ng quotes na 'yan!
 Ang kaso di kayang PATUNAYAN ni README na ang IGLESIA KATOLIKA ay HINDI Iglesia ni Cristo... samantalang ang sabi ng OFFICIAL MAGAZINE nila ay:

"Ang Iglesia Katolika na sa pasimula ay siyang Iglesia ni Cristo"

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

INC-1914 Central Doctrines, Are they original? By C. Pio

Article taken from Catholic Point
JasonINC: Umalis ka na dyan sa iyong Satanistang Simbahan (ang iglesia katolika romana), ang biblia ay nang hula pantungkol sa kapatid na Felix; ang tunay na sugo ng dios, ang mga doktrina ay tunay na galing kay Kristo. Huwag mo ng protektahan ang iyong Pope… ang Pope sa roma ay isang diablo. Umalis ka na dyan habang may panahon pa kaibigan… (Get out from your Satanic Church (the Roman Catholic Church), Bible prophesies speaks about Brother Felix; the true messenger of God, doctrines are truly from Christ. Don’t protect your Pope… Pope in Rome is a devil. Get out while there is still a time my friend….)

@ JasonINC thank you for showing your concern to me. Jason this comment of you only shows how INC-1914 deceives you. Felix’s central doctrines were not original to him nor these came to Christ, he copied it to other quasi-Christian Sect, mixed and blend then voila new doctrines emerge.

Jason, allow me to show to you where Mr. Felix got his central doctrines:
(a) God’s Messenger Story
(b) Great or Total Apostasy
(c) The ‘1914 Event’
(d) The Messenger of God
(e) The Church Name: Church of Christ

These five were first introduced not by your Sugo to the theistic world; long before he founded his own church, there were two persons who preached these to the public: Joseph Smith founder of Mormonism in 1830 and Charles Taze Russell of Jehova’s Witness in 1876 both these are Americans.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I converted to Catholicism after being surprised by what Catholics were actually like

A family pictured with Archbishop Nichols after a Rite of Election (Photo: Mazur)
Source: Catholic Hearald UK
Three years ago when I announced to my family that I had followed my Latin American husband’s lead and converted from Protestantism to Catholicism, my intellectual-atheist brother immediately proclaimed that I had joined “the Evil Empire”. The jokes and ridicule have never stopped coming. Just yesterday he sent me the Epicurean paradox and asked how my priest and I intend to explain it. (“When there is evil in the world, how can God be good?” – To put it simply).

My family and friends’ reactions to my conversion have ranged from disgust to pity, to a mysterious type of curiosity: “So, do you hate gay people now?” “Are you going to have lots of children then?” And of course: “Has your priest ever abused anyone?” Really?

As it happened, I didn’t have a big moment where I was “called” to the Church, there was no white dove fluttering down on my shoulders, whispering the word of the Lord in my ear. I was as much a Protestant hater as the next person. And my decision to go into the RCIA course (after which you decide to either walk away or receive Holy Communion and join) was initially a fact-finding mission because I knew that my husband wanted our children to go to a Catholic school.

I expected to find a cliquey, self-absorbed group of elderly nuns and priests handing out rules I was supposed to live by. I expected to be met with blind denial of the child abuse scandal that was raging at the time, and I definitely expected no discussion of the Catholic “absolutes” regarding homosexuality, contraception and celibacy for men in the cloth.

But what I found was humility and an honest willingness to debate how the Church and its doctrines fit into the modern world. At one of the first meetings the priest in session asked: “No contraception? Is it really doable? Do people really live by it?” Rather than preaching blind acceptance, we were invited to examine the historical and philosophical reasoning behind the traditions, and it all made so much more sense.

What struck me most was that nobody purported to hold the truth about anything. Catholics have been accused of a sense of dogmatic holiness that puts everyone who is not in the fold to shame. What I found was a group of people who know that they constantly fail at reaching the high standards they set for themselves, but who try their best.

Yes, this clashes blatantly with recent developments in the Church. The speculations surrounding the Pope’s resignation coupled with Cardinal O’Brien’s admission of sexual misconduct all add to the longstanding indignation against the Church.

But the Catholic Church is much more than this, and it is in my opinion widely and deliberately misunderstood. We all need an enemy, and the Church lends itself so easily to that role.

But I think it’s a testament to the humility of the Catholic community that it hasn’t mobilised in a violent defence of itself. Instead it has bowed its head in recognition of its sins and is constantly reflecting on how it can do better.

TS Eliot once wrote: “For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.” If any religion can make us do that, I think we are doing OK.

Monday, June 3, 2013

"Iglesia, Yglesia, Church.. it doesn't matter" -INC comment

I thought this PROFILE name is "IN DEFENSE OF THE CHURCH"... but what you are doing now is an OFFENSE, actually it doesn't matter if "IGLESIA, IGLESYA, CHURCH"! So we must go to the ORIGINAL TRANSLATION, because the Bible was originally written in Hebrew and Greek.The mere FACT that we must know if Apostle Paul wrote to the Roman (Roman 16:16), what Church is establish by Christ! if it is "CHURCH OF CHRIST" or "ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH" in Greek... But i think in so many Bible Store and there in Vatican City which they Sell right now! ha... What do you think is the NAME MY FRIEND? 
 Mr./Ms. member of INCorporated Church of Manalo, you are right when you said that this blog is IN DEFENSE OF THE CHURCH.  Exposing the LIES and DECEITFUL claims of Manalo and his paid ministers is part of that ministry.  Catholics like me, should not be sitting cold while our MOTHER CHURCH is being attacked by voracious wolves of darkness by fabricating lies.

This CHURCH is THE CHURCH of JESUS CHRIST according to pages of HISTORY and your own PASUGO (April 1966, p. 46).  We claim to be as such because that is what HISTORY tells us, which your own PASUGO confirms.

Regarding the name, it's a LIE to say that "it doesn't matter" if the name is "IGLESIA, IGLESYA, CHURCH" because what your church did is to REGISTER the name IGLESIA NI CRISTO exclusively for you.  That is why in the Philippines, NO OTHER GROUP can claim the name IGLESIA NI CRISTO" for that reason because that it was REGISTERED and PATENTED TRADEMARK under the laws of the PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC at the SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION.

And what was written in their registration?




Na ang naghahain ng kahilingan ay humaharap sa Tanggapang ito at magalang na nagsasalaysay:

Na ang naturang naghahain ng kahilingan ay ang Tagapagtatag at kasalukuyang Pangulo o puno ng Kapisanang tinatawag “Iglesia ni Cristo”, at nagnanasang palitan ang nasabing Kapisanan sa Korporasyon Unipersonal.

Na sa pagkakataong magkaroon ng bakante sa hanay ng mga Namiminuno, at ang tungkuling Tagapagpaganap, tulad ng Pastor, Obispo, Ebanghelista, Kalihim, Ingat-yaman, Diakono, at mga Diakonesa; ang alinman sa mga nabanggit na tungkulin ay hahalinhan o papalitan sang-ayon sa mga ipinag-uutos ng Banal na Kasulatan.

Na bilang Puno ng naturang kapisanan, siya ang mananagot at siya ang mangangasiwa sa lahat ng ari-arian ng naturang Kapisanan.

Na pakundangan sa lahat ng mga binaggit sa itaas, ang may lagda ayhumihiling sa Tanggapang ito na matala ang naturang Kapisanan bilang Korporasyon Unipersonal, at siya’y magbabayad sa lahat ng katugong gugol ayon sa Artikulo 154 ng Batas ng Pilipinas bilang 1459 na umiiral sa Kapuluan.

Felix Manalo

English translation


BUREAU TRADEMARKS & COPYRIGHTS (Not the exact translation)

FELIX MANALO Requestor for the recognition as a Corporation Sole of the organization called “IGLESIA NI CRISTO”

The requestor appears before this office and respectfully states:
That the requestor is the FOUNDER and the present President or Head of the organization called “Iglesia ni Cristo”, and wishes to change the said organization into a Corporation Sole.

That in the event that a vacancy in the Leadership and Administration, e.g. Pastor, Bishop, Evangelist, Secretary, Treasurer, Deacon and Deaconess, whichever of the positions mentioned will be replaced according to what is written in the Bible.

And as Head of this organization, he will be responsible and will manage ALL  properties of the said organization.

Regarding everything stated above, the undersigned requests the Office that the said organization be listed as a Corporation Sole and that he will pay all the required fee according to Article 154 of the Philippine Laws 1459.

Felix Manalo

And since your ignorance of JESUS CHRIST's CHURCH history is a product of dishonesty, let me help you find out where did the name ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH originate:
The term originates as an insult created by Anglicans who wished to refer to themselves as Catholic. They thus coined the term "Roman Catholic" to distinguish those in union with Rome from themselves and to create a sense in which they could refer to themselves as Catholics (by attempting to deprive actual Catholics to the right to the term).

Different variants of the "Roman" insult appeared at different times. The earliest form was the noun "Romanist" (one belonging to the Catholic Church), which appeared in England about 1515-1525. The next to develop was the adjective "Romish" (similar to something done or believed in the Catholic Church), which appeared around 1525-1535. Next came the noun "Roman Catholic" (one belonging to the Catholic Church), which was coined around 1595-1605. Shortly thereafter came the verb "to Romanize" (to make someone a Catholic or to become a Catholic), which appeared around 1600-10. Between 1665 and 1675 we got the noun "Romanism" (the system of Catholic beliefs and practices), and finally we got a latecomer term about 1815-1825, the noun "Roman Catholicism," a synonym for the earlier "Romanism."

A similar complex of insults arose around "pope." About 1515-25 the Anglicans coined the term "papist" and later its derivative "papism." A quick follow-up, in 1520-1530, was the adjective "popish." Next came "popery" (1525-1535), then "papistry" (1540-1550), with its later derivatives, "papistical" and "papistic." (Source: Random House Webster's College Dictionary, 1995 ed.)

This complex of insults is revealing as it shows the depths of animosity English Protestants had toward the Church. No other religious body (perhaps no other group at all, even national or racial) has such a complex of insults against it woven into the English language as does the Catholic Church. Even today many Protestants who have no idea what the origin of the term is cannot bring themselves to say "Catholic" without qualifying it or replacing it with an insult. (Source: Catholic Answers)

And when and where did the CHURCH called CATHOLIC?

The earliest document we have in which "Catholic" is used to label the Church is a letter from Ignatius of Antioch, who wrote around A.D. 107, while being taken to Rome for execution. For all we know, the term was used well before that time—which is to say, in the time of the apostles. (Source: Catholic Answers).

So the name of the Church as CATHOLIC is very much ancient than the Tagalog exclusive patented registered trademark called the IGLESIA NI CRISTO.

And before you deceitfully claim ROMANS 16:16 as your basis READ and DIGEST about the verse. IT TALKS ABOUT THE CHURCH IN ROME "all the churches of Christ greet YOU" (Church of ROME)!!!!

Romans 16:16 has nothing to do with the church founded by Felix Manalo in the Philippines in July 27, 1914.

Truthfully, not because it bears the name CHURCH OF CHRIST or IGLESIA NI CRISTO  it will mean it's Christ's.... thanks to your official magazine PASUGO May 1968, p. 7:
“There is only one Church of Christ, it's Christ who established it.  If there are churches established now that claim they too are churches of Christ, these are not genuine but fakes."
"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!"

So when was this newly established church IGLESIA NI CRISTO founded? Let their own Pasugo magazine answer it.

PASUGO August-September 1964, p. 5
"When was the Iglesia ni Kristo in the Philippines established?  It was in July 27, 1914.  Trully it was said in the registration that Brother F. Manalo established it"

“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."

Another church claiming to be the Church of Christ?

Established recently?

Pasugo said, it's FAKE.

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