"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, July 31, 2013

INC® 99th Year Anniversary: It's growth, thanks to ITS FOUNDER FELIX MANALO - Manila Bulletin


Thanks Manila Bulletin for the straightforward facts! [emphasis mine]
"Today, INC® membership includes at least 110 nationalities. Its phenomenal growth and expansion has been attributed to the zeal of its founder, Ka Felix Y. Manalo, his son, the Brother Eraño G. Manalo, and the current INC® Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo."

Felix Ysagun Manalo - Founder of the Iglesia ni Cristo®

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Catholic Youths are Well-Behaved!

"...Catholic youth who descended on Rio from around the world were almost unfailingly good-natured and well-behaved. " -Eduardo Paes, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the World Youth Day 2013 with more than 3,000,000 attendees [Source: The Telegraph]

Photo Source: CBS News

Monday, July 29, 2013


Comments from Monk's Hobbit

On this video – The End of the World - Judgment Day - Ang Paghuhukom a lot of times “Panginoon Diyos” have been mentioned several times likewise for “Panginoon Hesucristo” and been shown as text you can read on the video.

As you can read – Panginoon means Lord which is actually God if the subject is about religion. And yet to INC Jesus is a man-mediator only sent by God. But they kept saying that Jesus is Lord which is also God.

Okay, as we all believed, just as INC said the second coming of Jesus will be the time of the final judgement which shall be the end of days for both the living and the dead and at that time the whole world will be engulfed in fire. Everything on Earth will be burned down literally. Nothing is wrong with the second coming but burning of the whole world is new to me. Judgement day I believe.

But I’d be crazy to the bone if I see Felix Manalo appears instead of Jesus Christ. That would scare the hell out of me. At least hell will be out of me and only heaven will be left in me. That is okay for me.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Was Peter the "Other Man" in Rome? – A Mystery in St Paul’s Romans

From Dr. Taylor Marshall's Canterbury Tales

Peter Crucified Upside Down in Rome
Most Protestant scholars contest that Catholic claim that Saint Peter was the first bishop (pope) of Rome. They go so far as to say that Peter never even visited Rome.
As we prepare to celebrate the feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (June 29), we should take a look at this objection.
I argue that there is plenty of evidence of Peter’s presence not only in tradition, but also in Sacred Scripture. 

I refer to the mystery of the “another man” in Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Romans.

[the following is a free selection from my book The Eternal City: Rome and the Origins of Catholicism]

As one reads the thirteenth chapter of Romans, one cannot help but see a concern in Paul’s mind about the tenuous state of the Roman Church in relationship to Imperial Rome. Once already the emperor had exiled all Jews from the city on account of “Chrestus” – a Roman mispronunciation of “Christus.” Perhaps Paul was worried that the current emperor Nero Caesar might hear rumors that “Chrestus” was once again stirring up rebellion in the imperial city—this time not only among the Jews but also among the non-Jews. Paul therefore exhorts the Roman Christians to “be subject to the governing authorities,” and to honor the Roman Caesar in things pertaining to civic duties (Rom 13:3-7).

Friday, July 26, 2013

Non-Muslim pupils forced to eat in bathroom because of Ramadan

The act of segregation is condemned by politicians and Muslims. Our "religion does not dictate this," Muslim woman says. However, in many Islamic countries, non-Muslims are required to respect the eating ban during the period of fasting.

Kuala Lumpur (AsiaNews/Agencies also read here) - Non-Muslim children in a Malaysian primary school were forced to have lunch in the facility's change room whilst their classmates fasted during Ramadan. Pictures of ethnic Chinese and Indian (usually Christian or Hindu) children were posted on the internet by one of the mothers, Guneswari Kelly, causing an uproar among politicians and Muslims opposed to unhygienic segregation.

On her Facebook page, Kelly Guneswari wrote that staff at the Sri Pristana School, in suburban Kuala Lumpur, told non-Muslim children to eat in the school's bathroom and not in the canteen. "Is this fair? Can [a national school] treat [non-Muslim pupils] like this" during Ramadan?

After being informed, Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin ordered an investigation into the matter, saying he would take action.

School officials have not released any statement, but Jehan Bakar, a Muslim woman lawyer and mother of two, said she was "horrified" by the segregation of non-Muslim children. Our "religion does not dictate this," she insisted.

In fact Islam does not ask non-Muslims to fast or hide, but in many Islamic countries, Christians, Hindus or people of other religions are asked (and sometimes forced) not to eat in public or are not allow to eat at all during the fasting period, which runs from dawn to dusk.

In Malaysia, there are often signs of impatience towards Islamic rules that are often applied in a very restrictive way. Recently, a Chinese couple was accused of sedition for posting online a Ramadan greeting that showed them eating pork, which is forbidden in Islam.

In 2010, the principal of a secondary school in the state of Kedah accused ethnic Chinese students of being insensitive towards their Muslim classmates because they ate at school during Ramadan, telling them to "return to China" if they could not respect the culture of other ethnic groups.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Malaysian Muslims ask Vatican to recall envoy over use of “Allah”

Islamists are now the Catholic Church' nemesis in building peace among believers. Their ignorance of history is blissful.  For the information of those who don't know, Arab Christians have used the word 'allah' (الله) long way even before the advent of Islam itself.  In pre-Islamic Makkah Muhammad's father (Islam's prophet) was named 'Abdullah' (عبد الله) --'Slave of God' or 'Servant of God -- which suggests that pre-Islamic Makkah had used the same word even before Islam came to be.

BANGKOK, Thailand (RNS) The Vatican’s first envoy to Muslim-majority Malaysia should quit and go back to Rome, angry Malaysian Islamists said after the Roman Catholic cleric said Christians may use the Arabic word “Allah” to describe God.

In an escalating confrontation, dozens of Islamists marched to the Vatican’s mission in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, after prayers at a mosque on Friday (July 19), and presented a 670-word memorandum demanding his recall.

The troubled envoy, Archbishop Joseph Marino of Alabama, arrived in the Southeast Asian country in April.

Marino’s problems began after his interview with reporters on July 11, when he spoke about the Christian Federation of Malaysia’s controversial decision to call God “Allah,” the Arabic word for God.

“It seems to be quite logical and acceptable,” Marino said in the interview.

Some Muslims complained, and the Malaysian government summoned Marino on July 16 to discuss the issue.


Very valuable comments from a user by the name Silent Crusader for members of the INC® of Manalo at Monk's Hobbit blog:

This facts about INC is quite interesting –


Erano G. Manalo (Ka Erdy) is the fifth child of INC founder Felix Y. Manalo. He was born on January 2, 1925. He is now 80 years old. He went to college to get a degree in law but left to become a minister in his dad’s religion. His dad worked out his promotion to be the general treasurer of the church. He has never had a lack of money. The bank accounts have been flowing over by the billions of pesos. The income of Ka Erdy is a top secret.

Because he wanted the flow of information from the Church to the membership and the world to be under tight censorship, Erano was placed in the hierarchy of the church magazine Pasugo. Nothing would be written about or released concerning doctrine, faith, and practice and his father that he did not approve. Everything written in Pasugo about Felix Manalo had to pass the desk of Erano.

When it was written in Pasugo in 1976 that his father was the “seed of Abraham”, Erano approved it. It was this “seed of Abraham” doctrine that was used to claim Felix Manalo was Jesus in another form. Yes, Felix Manalo did claim he was the messiah according to Philippine court records. The INC now try to cover this up and sanitize his life history to expunge this stunning falsehood.

Church members and ministers join in choir when someone opposes their founder, his false doctrines, and their use of every perverted translation they can find to substantiate their claims. They sing their church is under attack and must stand firm and be faithful to “Brother Felix” and the doctrines of the Iglesia Ni Cristo. It is safe to say the rank and file of INC now have the persecuted syndrome and feel they must suffer martyrdom and not forsake the teachings of their founder.

So Erano Manalo approved the concept that his father was the “seed of Abraham”. Wow! This is surprisingly amazing. And that Felix was the messiah. So why then did he not introduce himself to Israel so the Jews can finally rest in waiting for their messiah. But then again, he will not be accepted because the Jews expects a King that will come down to destroy the Romans but this is too late now…Felix is neither a king nor he can travel back to the time of the Roman occupation of the Jews. From being an angel (messenger) to becoming the messiah….this is truly amazing. According to the Philippine court records, Felix Manalo did really claim he was the messiah. And I think this is the reason why INC has been named Iglesia Ni Cristo or Manalo. It doesn’t really matter since Felix and Jesus is one. If Jesus is actually God, so Felix was God. He died though and never resurrected.If secretly he did ascended so is he now sitting at the right hand of the Father? I don’t know what to say at this point. Something is very very wrong here. And the INC tried to cover and sanitize this biggest lie in the history of INC. Some people had to wake up from this dream.

The heir of the papal throne of INC attacked the deity of Jesus but had no backbone to attack the falsehoods of his own father. Thus, he put his father above Christ! We can be sure the papal power to continue the same errors and heresy will fall to one of Erano’s sons when he becomes ill and unable to function or dies. I predict this will likely be Eduardo Manalo and he has probably already been secretly tapped for the throne. The central administration has no one among them worthy enough to inherit the messiahship throne. The blood lineage of the Manalo messias seed will be enforced you can count on that. Erano Manalo can boast of several things during his reign. He continued the Theodotus-Islamic doctrine that Jesus was just a man and not God. He can boast his methods caused membership and wealth increase for INC. He can take credit for the many, many, new rapture-designed buildings that were erected. He must be proud of the fact he holds great political power via the Church membership and by his coercion INC has risen to the level of a Philippine shadow government.


Deist do not view God as an entity in human form. They deny Jesus was God!

Deist view Jesus as a philosopher, rabbi, teacher and healer, but not as the Son of God.

Anyone who denies Jesus was God is of the Deist religion and Antichrist. The Iglesia Ni Cristo church denies Jesus was God therefore it is Deist. According to its founder, Jesus was no more God then he was. This is Deist and Islamic talk! Manalo’s doctrine makes himself a Son of God on the same level as Jesus. Any and all Ministers, Pastors, Evangelist, and other preachers of the Manalo Deist religion are Antichrist since they all deny Jesus was God. Is Jesus God? Read Revelation 1:8 and check out the words of Jesus himself.

The translation of this verse is as follows: I AM Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord God, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

In this one text Jesus subscribes to himself the same titles used of God in the Old Testament. If Jesus is not God, he lied when he claimed to John to be the Lord God. Jesus claims he is the LORD GOD, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the ALMIGHTY! For the Iglesia Ni Cristo group to claim Jesus was only a man is to call Jesus a liar. Who do we believe, the Iglesia Ni Cristo and the central administration or Jesus?

Erano wrote a 64 page booklet attacking the deity of Christ, “Christ-God: Investigated-False”. Anyone deceived by this book is brainwashed. The truth is, Manalo stole his anti-Jesus-God arguments from Islamic propaganda. The arguments of Erano Manalo in his writing against the deity of Jesus are right out of Islam-Jesus 101. Both Manalo’s stole the Islamic arguments that exalt Allah and make Jesus just one of several prophets.

Iglesia Ni Cristo calls God the “Father” but if pressed will admit the Father’s name is also Allah! Iglesia Ni Cristo ministers are teaching a form of Islam-Christianity to its members. All this is lacking is to call the Father Allah and say Mohammed is his prophet and they are Islamic! The conversion to Islam is not that far off and can happen overnight at any instant. If the Philippine government ever suppresses INC you can expect INC to court Islamic favor and some form of unity and immediate religious war could break out right in the nation’s capitol! In fact, in court pleadings before the Honorable Ofelia Marquez, Branch 216, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines on May 24, 2005; the lawyer for INC claims if the book: “POWER AND THE GLORY: THE CULT OF MANALO” is published, it will trigger unrest and possible violance throughout the 7000 islands of the Republic. This is a threat that if anyone makes INC, the central administration, and the members mad; they will turn to the streets and burn the nation down, which may include the killing of a lot of people! The proper response would have been for INC to publish a rebuttal, not to threaten the nation with riots, violence, and possible killing. INC has become a dangerous militant religion and the claims of the INC lawyer proves it.

One identification of a true church is the kind of preachers or teachers she has. How can shepherd takes care of the flock if he’s the first to violate God’s commands. He must practice what he preaches. And please don’t give me that usual common excuse again that they’re only humans.

SO LET’S LISTEN to Erano Manalo in his own very words about his own ministros (mang gagawa)…please listen in entirety. This is not speculation. It is the very word of INC’s papal who has described his own workers. http://youtu.be/ThKY1vC2ilk

Judge yourself… what I stated earlier: “The sin of few or many is not the sin of the church” is correct.
I wrote “few or many”…. not few only….

I would never deny that erring priest that are being reported are growing and we can speculate there are more unreported but unless they are proven we cannot judge.

So let’s watch this about the INC’s messiah or angel…http://youtu.be/Etl0JD27ChA
If this case was true then he is neither a messiah nor angel…If he is an angel then he belonged to the fallen angel group of Satan.

I’d be happy if you (INC) can dispute these two videos.


Here's another comments from the same user by the name Silent Crusader at Monk's Hobbit blog:
Nearly all people have heard of angels or are at least familiar with pictures of them in popular culture. Yet, few perhaps, actually understand the nature of these creatures and their relationship with humans.


The word “angel” means messenger. Truly, this reflects the office of the angels and their relationship with humans. As such, it should be realized that the word “angel” does not properly describe their nature; it only describes what they do in relationship to us.

Angels are more properly referred to as “spirits”, for this is what they are. An angel is an incorporeal spirit of great power and intelligence. They are at the very pinnacle of the order of God’s creation. Their spiritual nature is closest to the image of God, and thus they have great power and intellect (although not necessarily charity).

It is important to realize that an angel is not a dead human; in other words we do not become angels when we die and pass on to heaven.

Angels are as different from humans as animals are from us. Humans are endowed with sentience, conscience and a measure of intellect which divides us from the animals. In a similar manner, angels are endowed with a power and intellect not proper to man. In a sense, man is a composite creation which blends the nature of the animal (corporeality, instinct, passions) with the nature of the angels (free will, intellect, conscience, sentience and rationality).

****Thus the angels are not humans, and humans can never become one.***

When they choose to communicate with humans it is always by the will of God, and they serve as messengers from God. Angels can manifest themselves in corporeal form when they wish to communicate with us.

So how can Felix Manalo become an angel… jumping from one religion to another to become a self-declared angel later on. An angel never dies as human…. Felix died and not even a single miracle known to anyone outside INC. Only God can give instruction to HIS angels to communicate with humans as in the case of Blessed Mary during the Annunciation. There were more biblical and scriptural proof of angels communicating with human and even on human forms but only for a while not from childbirth up to the time he dies. Felix’ self-proclamation only existed in his human mind and definitely not from God.


Angels had three primary roles given to them by God. Their first role was to worship God. The blessed angels of heaven, which were not corrupted by Satan in the beginning of time, are able to gaze on the revealed nature of God and contemplate the mystery of the Trinity. In this way, the formidable intellect of the angels allows them to dwell on the infinite glory and goodness of God. As the psalmist records, “Adore Him, all you His angels” (Ps 96:7). This is the bliss of heaven; a bliss which sharpens the mind and brings eternal tranquility and charity.

The second major role of the angels is to implement the will of God. God uses the angels to order creation, implement the laws of the physical world and aid in the spiritual deliverance of man. The psalms records, “Bless the Lord, all ye His angels: you that are mighty in strength and execute His word, harkening to the voice of his orders” (Ps 102:20). There are many occasions in Scripture which record the implementation of God’s will in the physical world by the angels (Exo 14:19, Mt 13:49, 1 Chron 21). Additionally, they also petition God with prayers on our behalf (Tob 12:12, Mt 18:10). It is believed that God assigns a guardian angel to each person.

So did Felix tell us that he has no angel guardian because he was already an angel from his birth? Where in the bible says that an angel can be born and grew up to become adult, grew old, travelled, studied GOD using the bible and scriptures joining other religions to make sure his interpretations and translations of the sacred text are correct according to God’s will?

On our behalf, the angel prays for us and protects us from the evil angels (Mt 18:10). God’s use of the angels to implement his will is appropriate to a good God who values a familial relationship of charity between angels and men.

Finally, angels serve as messengers from God. Scripture records that the prophets received messages from God through angels. Indeed, the Virgin Mary received the good news of salvation from the angel Gabriel. Many of the prophets such as Ezekiel, Daniel, Abraham, and Isaiah received prophecies from the angels (Ezekiel 1:4, Daniel 7:16,.Genesis 22:11, Isaiah 6:2).


There are several orders of angels like Cherubim, etc and the last order of angels is most familiar to man. This order is comprised of the Principalities, Archangels and Angels. Principalities are the leaders of the last order, and direct the actual implementation of God’s will. Archangels and angels actually carry out and execute what is to be done. This is why angels (such as Gabriel and Raphael) are the choir sent to communicate with man.

It is highly questionable for Felix to declare himself an angel just because he found a verse in the bible that would fit to his plan of becoming one so that he could maintain his supremacy among INC? And why did this angel wants to save members of INC only? Why not all humanity? Then why did this angel declared that Jesus is just another human and that HE is not GOD of the Holy Trinity?



Wake up brothers in sisters, let’s apostolate the world only in humility not with VANITY and FANFARE.


Moral goodness is not something that is dependent on the nature of a created being. The nature of a creature is the innate powers and potential given to a being by God. Because free will is a necessary part of the nature of man and angel, there exists the possibility of sin. Angels can, and have, sinned. Indeed, the original creation of God was perfect and moral in every possible way.

Unfortunately, Satan (for reasons we can only speculate on) a good Cherubim, decided to selfishly seek and increase his own glory and power beyond the limits set by God. When he refused to submit to the will of God he committed the first of all sins: the sin of pride. When Satan sinned in pride, he convinced many other angels to follow him into submission and evil. For this sin, he was expelled from heaven forever and was denied the immediate vision of God.

The good angels who resisted Satan’s temptations were admitted into the immediate vision of God and became firmly rooted in virtue. For this reason, the angels who resisted the first sin are no longer capable of sinning; they have made a permanent and indelible choice to submit to the love of God. The fallen angels, or devils as we now call them, are likewise permanently rooted in sin. It is not possible for a devil to repent of his sins.

This fact partially explains why belief in angels is a primary dogma of Catholic faith. Without belief in angels, there is no possible explanation for the existence of evil in the good creation of God.

I am Just curious why not one INC member or ministro makes comment on my comments here. Is it because I do not wish to engage in useless debate but simply sighting my personal thoughts of what is truth and lies? Yes I am not a debater and will never be. If I see error on any comments, I will surely point them out.

God Bless and let’s pray for everyone’s salvation especially those with hardened hearts, blind followers of Satan (satanist, Illuminati, bohemian grove club members, free-masons, prostitutes, drug addicts, criminals, idolaters, fornicators, liars, adulterers, homosexual sinners, agnostics, atheist, anti-Christ, Babylonians, and anyone who is against Christ) and lastly for the souls in purgatory especially those who have no one to pray for them). I also for those other denominations for Christ that they may continue to serve Jesus in utmost humility.

LIES OR WHAT? Iglesia® claims that Jesus Christ is not God but a created being

Recently, I start loving the comments of a certain user by the pen name Silent Crusader at Monk's Hobbit blog:

It is really very hard for me to understand or reconcile INC’s Ministers claims on their TV programs addressing Jesus as “Ang atin pong Panginoong Jesucristo” when on the other hand they have published claimed that Jesus is never a God but just a mere human being.

Isn’t this an irreconcilable error or mistake? Or is this just a simple white lie? But isn’t lying an abomination and sinful in the eyes of God? Can any INC member or ministro explain this one for us Catholics?

Catholics believed that Lucifer is the father of all lies and liars….unless INC also do not believe this too?

Here is another favorite topic of INC – “Alin ang Iglesia sa kasalukuyan ang itinayo ng Panginoong Jesucristo?” They love to discuss this on debates and they are really well prepared. Yes this is one written topic of INC I always find and read or heard on many occasions.

Is this now an indirect acceptance that Jesus is actually their Lord and God? If it is then why continue to deceive your own flock? Oh they cannot accept this otherwise they will be branded as liars.

What does Panginoon really means to the Manalo brothers or INC’s ministros? Is the word means leader or boss or founder? This is very confusing. This is an outright hypocrisy that they will never admit. Simply outrageous. Wake up people!

isn’t the meaning of Panginoon is Lord or God?

Unless INC clarifies their meaning or concept of Panginoong Jesucristo, I am inclined to believe Felix Manalo was simply a similarly influenced fallible human being (not angel) like Mohammed of Islam (a self proclaimed the only messenger of God who replaced Archangel Gabriel as God’s Messenger).

INC please clarify this outrageous discrepancy………

In most cases, INC’s strategy in converting naive catholics is simply by showing Manalo’s Bible that only INC’s church is the rightful church of Christ that the Catholic church or other denominations are not.

So from here on let’s reverse the situation, let INC then prove that everything they claim are all correct and according to God’s direction:

  1. That Jesus Christ is not God but a man-mediator sent by God.
  2. What is the meaning of ‘Panginoong Jesucristo’ to INC.
  3. That there is no Holy Trinity but only one God.
  4. That Jesus last instruction to the 11 apostles written in the Bible: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations and baptize them in the name of “The Father, of the Son and of The Holy Spirit……” that it should be in the name of “The Father” only.
  5. That INC is the rightful church established by Christ himself and where it is written on the Bible.
  6. How did Jesus Christ able to found INC and what is the manner He handed the stewardship to Felix Manalo?
  7. Did Jesus appeared to Felix Manalo during the 3 days he was in exclusion inside his room and gave him the key to the Kingdom of God which Jesus gave to St. Peter? or When did it happen?
  8. Did Jesus claimed it back from Peter and explained that He made a mistake giving it to him that he found favor with Felix Manalo for he made effort by jumping from one denomination to another to learn about how to establish Christ new church so he can claim the title of an angel by doing so?
  9. That Felix Manalo as really an angel where Felix Manalo’s name written just like Peter the Rock in the Bible.
  10. That salvation is exclusively only for and within INC and that it is written in the Bible. 
  11. That Far East and Philippines can be found written in the Bible. Though the only one I found closest was Psalms 102:12 – “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our iniquities from us.”
Once these legitimate questions are answered and proven with a written scriptures in the Bible, I will have more questions to follow. I want to prove to myself that I am wrong in all my comments of the INC.

This is not to invite debate but I am seeking for the scriptural answers to all my doubts of INC.

Kindly direct me please to the Bible that if you are correct I may discern and meditate on them.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

What is the relationship of Catholics with the Bible?

The Church existed before the Bible. The Catholic Church, founded by Jesus Christ, was teaching and preaching the word of God for many years before a word of the New Testament was written and for the greater part of a century before it was completed.

The truths enunciated by her divine founder were deep in her heart and fresh in her memory; she was busily engaged in imparting these orally to mankind. Christ wrote nothing; neither did He command the apostles to write. He commissioned them to teach His doctrines to all mankind.

"Go ye into the whole world", He said, "and preach the gospel to every creature". The apostles fulfilled the command of Christ by their oral preaching. Peter, Matthew, John, James and Jude, supplemented their preaching by writing.

It is well to remember, however, that the Church was a going concern, a functioning institution, teaching, preaching, administering the sacraments, saving souls, before the New Testament saw the light of day.


The Catholic Church is not the child of the Bible, as many non-Catholics imagine, but its mother. The canon or list of books which make up the Old and New Testaments was determined by Catholic Church. The declaration of the Catholic Church that the books of both the Old and the New Testaments are all inspired by God constitutes the sole authority for the universal belief of both Catholics and Protestants in their inspired character.

The Catholic Church is the mother of the New Testament. It was written in its entirety by Catholics. If she had not scrutinized carefully the writings of her children, rejecting some and approving others as worthy of inclusion in the canon of the New Testament, there would be no New Testament today. If she had not declared the books composing the New Testament to be the inspired word of God, we would not know it.

With the possible exception of St. John, none of the apostles ever saw all the writings which now make up the New Testament. If the Church had not preserved the Bible, shielding it from the attacks of barbarians, copying it in her monasteries throughout the long centuries before the art of printing was invented, the modern world would be without the Bible.

The Catholic Church derives neither her existence nor her teaching authority from the Bible. She had both before the New Testament was born; she secured her being, her teachings, her authority directly from Jesus Christ. That "the Bible alone privately interpreted is the sole rule of faith" is something not found in the Bible itself. It would exclude from Christianity the countless millions who have not been able to read... Read more...

Monday, July 22, 2013

Let's Celebrate our Faith! It's WORLD YOUTH DAY in RIO, BRAZIL!

Let's celebrate our Catholic Faith! Celebrate it with our Catholic World Youth Day in BRAZIL!

For timely updates visit the Official Website of WYD 2013 Rio! Or these alternative websites World Youth Day and  xt3.com!

If you don't want to miss anything, watch the events  LIVE! Here's a screenshot of the WYD2013 schedules of programs.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Why All the Iglesia ni Cristo® claims and what they know about the Catholic Church are deep in error!

Comments from Iglesia ni Cristo® (INC) logo: Christian or Masonic symbol? by a Catholic revert from INC® back to the Catholic Church.

Number of revert Catholics in the US (2012). Photo Credit: Nineteen Sixty Blog
When I went back to Catholicism after years of listening (INC was one of them) and going to other denominations Jesus gave me a special message during one of my deep meditations (in original tagalog) which I would like to share with everyone.

“Anak, huwag kang lumingon sa paligid, sa akin ka lang tumingin, makakaraos ka rin sa taglay mong hirap at liwanag ko anak sa iyo’y darating. Ang bigay ko sa iyo ay pagibig, sana anak sa puso mo ay itanim, pagingatang lubos ang bigay kong punla upang anak sa puso mo ito’y lumago. Tunay na tunay kitang mahal, o anak tanggapin iyong mga pasanin, manatiling tapat sa iyong mga hanggarin dahil anak sa itaas doon kita dadalhin, upang anak ang langit ay iyong marating.”

Right after receiving the message.. I grabbed a pen and paper and wrote them without thinking nor trying to remember how He said it…it flowed effortlessly and done in just few seconds without stopping even half a second. I share this message to anyone who is ready to receive this. I did not dare to translate into English for fear that I may translate it wrongly.

THE PROBLEM WITH INC is that they use their mind to rationalize every word they read in the bible instead of using their hearts and try to meditate the real spiritual meaning of the scriptures they read. If only they search and read the Bible in all entirety, their is a good chance they will be able to connect with verses that are related in meaning. The danger is when you translate the Bible into the Filipino Language there is always a chance that translations will be accorded to the capacity of whoever is doing the translation of the Holy Scriptures. The most complete and perhaps void of errors is the Catholic Bible as the scriptures written where taken from the original books carefully studied and transcribed by many holy persons (not by few) not in months or years but centuries to make sure there were no errors during transcription. The Catholic Bible is the result of many minds (holy and mystics) who gathered together to put together all books done in centuries not days or months and transcribed them into one Bible for all Christians and Gentiles. When the protestant wants to translate the bible according to their needs that was the beginning of the advent of many religions to come and they come and go. Most non-Catholic bible were the translations of only few people and done in shorter times. Felix Manalo did his own thorough studies and comparison of different bibles in 3 days only though may have developed the rest of INC’s bible as the sect grew and progress of the years. Catholic Bible has been reviewed and re-reviewed by many theologians and bible scholars for one purpose only to ensure that there are no errors, additions and omissions. In other non-catholic bible there are additions and omissions of books and scriptures. This is what the Book of Revelation has been warning everyone not the mere addition or omission of some words or verses as other verses can cover them but they are the omission of books. Like Islam, they have omitted several books and added some to the original books of scriptures from the Genesis thru Revelation. When I read King James Bible several times, I decided to just keep and use the complete original and error free Catholic Bible that was originally translated into English not in Tagalog as I am having an issue on they way the were translated which not all can fully grasp (too wordy).

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Muslims in France riot over Veil

"Instead of protesting, why aren't they packing their bags and going back to their home countries? If you move some place new, expect to follow their laws or find another place more suitable to your beliefs. The tail does not wag the dog. If they feel compelled to wear some particular item of clothing; they can wear it in their own home or place of worship. As the old adage states, when in Rome, do as the Romans do." -Reader's Comments (Ian)

Photo credit: Islamization Watch
TRAPPES, France (AP) — About 250 people hurling projectiles clashed with police firing tear gas west of Paris, in apparent protest over enforcement of France's ban on Islamic face veils. Five people were injured and six detained in the violence, authorities said Saturday.

The interior minister urged calm and dialogue, insisting on both the need for public order and respect for France's Muslims. The incident in the town of Trappes on Friday night reflected sporadic tensions between police upholding France's strict policies of secularism and those who accuse authorities of discriminating against France's No. 2 religion.

A few garbage dumpsters in the area were torched and a bus shelter shattered in the Trappes unrest. Spent tear gas capsules lay on the road Saturday near the police station at the center of the violence.

A 14-year-old boy suffered a serious eye injury in the violence, from a projectile of unknown provenance, Prosecutor Vincent Lesclous told reporters. Four police officers were injured and six people were detained in the violence, said an official with the regional police administration.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Kuwait: The prince's mysterious conversion

And why didn't Prince Abdullah IV al-Sabah convert to the "true" church the Iglesia ni Cristo®?  His failure to convert to Manalo's Church is a failure of Eduardo Manalo. Because this new convert believes JESUS IS GOD!

From Vatican Insider by Marco Tosatti, Rome
In an audio file posted on a Christian satellite TV channel, prince Abdullah al-Sabah declared his faith in Jesus Christ. Muslims have attacked him saying “he isn’t a member of the royal family”

According to reports, a Kuwaiti royal prince has become a follower of Jesus Christ. In an audio file posted with his name, he affirms that if he is killed because of a recording he made where he talks about his conversion, he firmly believes that he will meet Jesus Christ face-to-face. The news comes from Middle Eastern sources which state that al-Haqiqa – a Christian satellite TV channel in Arabic that transmits Christian religious programmes – broadcast an audio file attributed to the Kuwaiti prince, identified as Abdullah al-Sabah. The al-Sabahs are the royal family of Kuwait, a country rich in oil. The name Abdullah (servant of God) frequently appears in the Emir’s family tree.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Attacks on Catholic faith by Iglesia ni Cristo®'s ‘Pandoktrina’

Photo borrowed from INC Exposed Facebook Page
[Article taken from Know the Catholic Truth Blog. All phrases such as "Iglesia ni Cristo" or "INC" will be marked with "®" and "™" indicating its Registered Trademark rights -- a  Corporation Sole founded by Felix Y. Manalo and registered it under the Philippine Registered Patents Trademark at Securities and Exchange Commissions.]

Just like hundreds of Catholics, Iglesia Ni Cristo® attracted me too, with its uniformity and discipline. Their missionary zeal and hospitality shown to visitors in their churches and locals are praiseworthy! Magnificent churches, which are constructed imitating Catholic Cathedrals of medieval gothic art, also capture our immediate attention. But we were shocked when the minister began to teach us their ‘Fundamental Doctrines’ from a secret but official book called ‘Pandoktrina’. There is a ‘litany of accusations’ in that book against the Catholic faith and their ministers are compelled to teach this to all new ‘converts’ as fundamental lessons and basic teachings of INC™! Filled with hatred against the Catholic Church, each and every lesson in the ‘Fundamental Doctrines’ exposes the fundamental character of that religion and the unethical hostility and poverty of spirituality of the one who created it! Even their ministers are ashamed to give its copy to others, as its arguments and criticisms against Catholics are substandard and mean which can be easily refuted and proven baseless. This book is widely used by ‘Iglesia Ni Cristo®’ as a guide to attack the Catholic faith and it gives all tricks and guidelines, how to make a Catholic, an anti-Catholic! (Ref.: Pandoktrina, Serie 1976-77)

Anointed by satanic anger, Pandoktrina bursts out: ‘The Catholic Church is not the true Church.’ ‘The Catholic Church is not from Christ, not of God’ (Lecsion 5, pg 9). ‘There is no salvation in the Catholic Church.’ ‘Convert Catholic people; Turn back from Catholic Church.’ ‘The devil’s lessons are there in the Catholic Church.’ ‘Priests of the Catholic Church are compared to false prophets who wear sheep-like clothing but they are ferocious wolves.’ ‘Take away all the pictures, images, and crosses (pg. 14). Don’t attend Mass, and don’t receive communion, etc…’ The creator of this poisonous work, gives the impression that more than immorality, drugs, prostitution and sin in this world, Catholic Church is the first enemy to be attacked! See, how crookedly Satan is using people to divert the attention from priorities to create his own kingdom!

The 12 lessons of this book, against the Holy Catholic Church, are used to confuse the indoctrinee, who sits in front of the minister, attracted by advertisements of salvation in the TV shows of INC™, thirsting to hear the word of God! To make him a victim of these falsehoods, the minister uses different Bible translations! There will be many ‘bibles’ in the table of a minister which are to be changed cunningly, one after another, to get favorable words and interpretations, just for defending the claims of this Pandoktrina! It creates an impression in the indoctrinee that the minister is quoting everything from the Bible! Thus ‘Pandoktrina’ becomes the master, and different bibles, its servants! To make things safe, some Catholic writer’s books will also be quoted out of context! (Those books are not given for further reading; if so, the indoctrinee will become a better Catholic!) When the minister becomes successful in injecting this ‘poison of hatred’ in the mind of the indoctrinee, he becomes worthy to be a member of INC™, and taken for baptism. The minister, who is successfully confusing more number of Catholics, gets the title with recognition: ‘The Most Fruitful Minister!’ Thousands of Filipino Catholics are already trapped in this deception!

Most of their converts are nominal Catholics, the rural poor, illiterate and gullible, who does not know much about their faith to defend it. (Ref.: Quo Vadis by Ignacio B.Camello, Imprimatur: Cardinal Sin, 1987, pg. 38)

The Bible warns: “…You are mistaken, not understanding the scriptures, or the power of God.” (Mat. 22:29)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Journey Home - 2013- 07- 15 - Talat Storkirk - Former Muslim

What is wonderful with Conversion Stories of Catholics is that they never condemn or demonize their former religion but thank God for it. Because without their former religion they would never see the light in the Church of Christ.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bulleted Facts About Felix Manalo, Founder of the Iglesia ni Cristo® (Registered Trademark)

Brief insight of Felix Manalo founder of the Iglesia Ni Cristo
Source: Monk's Hobbit
  • baptized a Catholic – learned the fundamentals of the Roman Catholic faith.
  • became a follower of the ”Colorum” spiriting sect in the Philippines
  • joined the Methodist Episcopalian Church, attended their Seminary and became a pastor.
  • began studying at the Presbyterian Bible School
  • came upon the Christian Mission group (Church of Christ), studied at the Manila College of the Bible for four years. received the idea of restoring the New Testament Church.
  • became a local evangelist in “Society for the propagation of the Gospel.
  • left the Christian Mission group converting to Seventh Day Adventism where he began to think of starting his own church.
  • Left Seventh Day Adventists, claimed to experience a call like the ancient prophets.
  • Closed himself in with his Bible for three days and began his mission to start a new church.
  • His study of religions and the Bible led him to conclusion that none of the existing churches then remained faithful with the biblical truth – that none of them is the true religion.
  • Like many others before him he has fallen into the trap since none are perfect by his own judgment he is to restore the true church.
  • In 1913 started his own group incorporated in 1914.
  • Brother Felix wandered into different religions always examining, in the light of scriptural truth, their various doctrines and religious practices”
  • In 1919 Manalo left the Philippines to learn more about religion to America, to study with Protestants, whom Iglesia later declare to be apostates. It is for this reason they do not disclose this information.
  • In California enrolled in the Pacific School of Religion.
  • Five years after being called by God to be his “last messenger???” he goes to the U.S. to learn from apostates? This does not make sense.
  • What could God’s messenger learn from a group that, according to Iglesia, had departed from the true faith?
  • Manalo did not believe himself to be God’s final messenger back in 1914. He didn’t use the last messenger doctrine until 1922.
  • Another factor of his adopting the messenger doctrine is in response to a schism in the Iglesia movement. Manalo appears to have developed the messenger doctrine in an effort to maintain and re-assert his leadership in the church thereby keeping control.
  • In the early days Manalo did not attack the deity of Christ.
  • After 1930 began to deny his pre-existence, his being the beginning in purpose with God.
  • Erano Manalo wrote a 64 page booklet attacking the Deity of Christ called Christ-God.
  • Began systematic campaign of attacking the Church and her doctrines he held from the apostles.
  • They attack by writing in their publications and public pronouncements, but when someone challenges their beliefs they are labeled as attackers of God’s (new) Church and considered unworthy to be noticed.
  • They continue to have a strong hold on their members and have no intention of reforming to become orthodox.
Ref: http://www.letusreason.org/Iglesia2.htm you be the judge!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Muslims are not for Intergration. They are there to Conquer!

Founder of Hizb Al-Tahrir in Chicago: The Caliphate Is Coming, and Britain and America Can Go to Hell

[From JihadWatch also read here at Facing Islam]- Founder of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Chicago: "We demand a state ruled by the Koran...Let Britain, America, and the entire West go to hell, because the caliphate is coming"

We're constantly told that no Muslims, not one, in the West believe that Sharia and the caliphate should be extended to Western non-Muslims. We are ordered to believe this on pain of charges of "Islamophobia." Mohammed Malkawi must not have gotten the memo to keep mum about this sort of thing.

"Founder of Hizb Al-Tahrir in Chicago: The Caliphate Is Coming, and Britain and America Can Go to Hell," from MEMRI, June 21:

Following are excerpts from a speech delivered by Professor Mohammed Malkawi, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on June 21, 2013.

Professor Mohammed Malkawi: After Islam had reached the peak of glory and the Muslims were masters of the world, there came a time when the infidels conspired against the Muslims, who were in a deep slumber. Britain conspired against them, along with Arab and Turkish collaborators and traitors, and ended the Islamic Caliphate and its glory.

Ever since the Caliphate was destroyed, the world has lost an exemplar of justice, a model for humanity in its entirety. Since then, the world has been held hostage by wolves, who do not respect the honor of a man or a believer. Two world wars cost the lives of over 70 million people, yet they accuse us of terrorism. They killed over 70 million people, and dropped atomic bombs on Japan, yet they level accusations against us.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Who's becoming richer?

Members of the INC™ are so proud whenever the Manalo clan purchases another bankrupt church around the world or a new INC™ chapel is built somewhere but little they know they are being milked out of their hard-earned money and only one is GOING RICHER by a the million dollar-- the MANALO FAMILY.

Why I am saying that ONLY THE MANALOs are becoming RICHER? Here's it:

PASUGO Mayo 1952, p. 4
“Kung ang babalingan ng pag-uusapan ay ang nagtatag, dapat na siya ang may-ari ng itinatag, at sa kanya rin manggagaling ang mga aral at turo na ipinatutupad."

Here's what's stipulated in their SEC Registration:

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.

Here's what the late ERAÑO MANALO said against those INC™ Ministers who wanted to replace the Manalos:
Kayo ang maghahari sa iglesia? Hindi. TAMAAN KAYO NG KIDLAT AT KULOG bago mangyari iyan."

So here's a paid Minister ReadMeINC who was asking for MORE MONEY from INC™ members... read below, READMEINC said...

August 31, 2010

Mga kapatid, gusto ko lang sabihin na sana ay walang masumpungan sa ating matitisod dahil sa paghahandog o pag-aabuloy, mensahe ko ito sa mga aktibo kahit di aktibo sa Iglesia.

Bakit ko ito nasabi?
Ituloy ang pagbabasa rito...
According to INC in a Nutshell, and average yearly amount that a single INC member submits to Erano Manalo* to the Philippines is $3,681 (as of this INC in a Nutshell article was written)

Not much, right?

But translating that figure to peso (multiplied with the current exchange rate of 48.4 per US dollar), it would sore up to 178,160.40 pesos—a huge amount for an ordinary wage earner.

But this is just the estimated amount from a single member.

The breakdown?
Worship service offerings ($5.00x52x2)....$ 520.00

Local offerings ($10.00x40)............... 400.00

District offerings ($10.00x12)............ 120.00

Thanksgiving deposits ($25.00x49)........ 1,225.00

Supplemental Thanksgivings............... 500.00

Anniversary offerings.................... 700.00

God's Message offerings ($2.50x2x12)..... 60.00

EGM offerings ($3.00x52)................. 156.00

TOTAL $3,681.00
*Now it's Eduardo Manalo who heads his grandfather's sole corporation.

After campaigning for Morsi's ouster, Egypt's Christians come under retaliation from Islamists

In this Sunday, July 7, 2013 photo, relatives of Christians killed near Luxor, Egypt, pray during their funeral after two days of violence that followed the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. Some Christians are paying the price for their activism against Morsi and his Islamist allies in a backlash over his ouster last week. Since then, there has been a string of attacks on Christians in provinces that are strongholds of hard-liners. In the Sinai Peninsula, where militant groups run rampant, militants gunned down a priest in a drive-by shooting as he walked in a public market. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Zayed)
CAIRO, AP News — With a mob of Muslim extremists on their tail, the Christian businessman and his nephew climbed up on the roof and ran for their lives, jumping from building to building in their southern Egyptian village. Finally they ran out of rooftops.

Forced back onto the street, they were overwhelmed by several dozen men. The attackers hacked them with axes and beat them with clubs and tree limbs, killing Emile Naseem, 41. The nephew survived with wounds to his shoulders and head and recounted the chase to The Associated Press.

The mob's rampage through the village of Nagaa Hassan, burning dozens of Christian houses and stabbing to death three other Christians as well, came two days after the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi from power. It was no coincidence the attackers focused on Naseem and his family: He was the village's most prominent campaigner calling for Morsi's removal.

Some Christians are paying the price for their activism against Morsi and his Islamist allies in a backlash over his ouster last week.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Affirmation of the Iglesia ni Cristo® that their church was founded "less than a century" ago!

Mula sa website na "iglesianicristowebsite.com"
INC™ founded "less than a century" church.

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 Christ built.  If there are churches nowadays which claim they too are INK (Iglesia ni Kristo), they are not real but are fakes.]

Connecting the dots helps us recognize very easily the real from the fake churches! Thanks iglesianicristowebsite.com and Pasugo Magazine.

Katotohanan Tungkol sa Iglesia ni Cristo®: Nagkataon lang ba?

The first INC™ church when it was founded in 1914
Location: SANTA ANA, Manila
(Si Santa Ana ay ang Ina ni Santa Maria)

Philippine Arena

Location: Ciudad de Victoria, Bocaue and SANTA MARIA, BULACAN
(Si Santa Maria ay ang Ina ni Hesus na ayaw igalang ng mga kaanib ng INC™ ni Manalo)

INC™ Central Office

Ang pagtatalaga ng kanilang Central sa "ka-diliman" (darkness) ay nagkataon lamang kaya?

Thursday, July 11, 2013


Source of Article: Atty. Marwil Llasos, OP. Read also Did Felix Manalo Rape Rosita Trillanes?

God's Messenger in the Last Days: "Committed immoral acts with some women, members of his church"


-Versus -

Accused -Appellant

No. 8180

April 21, 1942

D E C I S I O N1


The accused-appellant was the object of the prosecution for the crime of libel based upon a letter subscribed, which is of the following tenor:


“Because of my love for the Church, and for your welfare, I wrote you to confess what really happened to me and those things that I witnessed and knew during my two years stay in the central. I am a maiden that became a member of the Church of Christ in Batangas. My parents and brothers hated and disowned me. In my belief that I will find protection I agreed that I be brought to our central office by brother Jacinto Torres. When I was already there I experienced the most bitter and painful in the life of a maiden like me when Manalo, whom I consider as a father, abused me. At first the courted me but when I refused to accede to his wishes he struck me and beat me which rendered me unconscious; and when I was already unconscious he raped me. There I suffered much because of the ill treatment, beating and threat that I received whenever I protested against his lewd designs.

“I also witnessed many who have been raped by Felix Manalo; others are maidens; others are wives of the members while the other one is the wife of the minister. Manalo himself told about the others who were his victims when he was persuading me to accede to his wishes. He told me about thirty women whim he took advantage. I could not reveal their names to cover their dishonor, but they frequently went to the central office. In my presence he attempted to violate a maiden who was then pregnant and who happen to live in the central office also at the special instance of Manalo. Probably the reason why Liloy resigned was because Manalo attempted to rape Amada. All those who have been his victims were afraid to speak because they were threatened that they will be killed if they speak, like he did with Basilia Santos of Paco who pointed Manalo as the father of her two children. This was current in Paco.

“Before Manalo went to America he brought me to the house of the Protacio’s in Pasay, but in less than a month he came to take me back , fearing that I told the Protacio’s all what he had done to me; when I refused to go with him he ill treated me and threatened me with a revolver and by means of force he compelled me to go with him. Later on the members of the Protacio Family were expelled from the Church an accused falsely.

“He spent all his monthly salary of p 1,300.00 for girls and for immoral purposes, while the poor workers of the church received only P5, P10, P15, P20 a month. Practically all your contributions which you offered to God went to him and which he spent for all his immoral acts. I told brother Doro all these things when Manalo was still in America.

“In view of these, could you tolerate that Manalo took advantage of the members and deceived the Church? Your wife and daughter are in danger of being victims of the lewd designs of that men whom you considered and recognized as the teacher of the words of God.

“I am confessing to you all these things, leaving to you the decision which you make if you really love the Church of God. To persuade a woman, whom he desired, whether she is a maiden or married one, he cited many wives of Solomon and he claimed that the man sent by God must be made happy and that to agree to consent to his wishes is a meritorious act in the eyes of God. Could your good sense admit this anomaly. It is up to you to decide.

“Your sister who had been unfortunate because of over-confidence.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Early Church Apostasy: Fact or Fiction?

(Women walk on a street with the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussokro, a Roman Catholic church, seen in the background in Yamoussokro February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon )
Article taken from XCrusaders Blog. So that we may be clearer all phrase such as the "Iglesia ni Cristo" or INC or anything that pertains to it will be with ® and ™ to indicate that this church is a REGISTERED TRADEMARK owned by Felix Manalo and his family:

Because INC™ believes that the Catholic Church is the former Church of Christ of the First Century, Iglesia ni Cristo® aka Church of Christ has denied any continuous historical connection with Christianity. According to Iglesia ni Cristo®, the world had been living in the darkness of apostasy from the gospel since then.

In 1914, Felix Manalo founded the INC™ claiming that he'd been chosen as God's "prophesied" last messenger that would restore the true Church on earth; the same Church that Christ built before his death.

INC™ teaches that the apostasy took hold in the days of the ancient apostles themselves. With the loss of the Gospel, the nations of the earth went into moral eclipse. This darkness still prevails except among those who have come to knowledge of the restored Gospel through membership within the INC™ organization.

Conrad J. Obligacion: Filthiest bonafide INC™ member trying to steal photos and identities and uses many aliases

Trying to add me in my facebook page, one of the FILTHIEST member of Manalo's Church - the Iglesia ni Cristo® - Known for his evil tactics, bad mouthing, naming names, stealing identities , concealing himself in many aliases and to revenge against those who criticize his gods - the INC™ and the Manalos - who owns Resbak.com (revenge) - CONRAD J. OBLIGACION - is still trying to infiltrate my Facebook account.
CONRADO J. OBLIGACION's Facebook Account
Please pray for this man for he does not know what he's doing. May he find the truth in the true fold -the CATHOLIC CHURCH Jesus Christ founded.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

LUMEN FIDEI - First Encyclical of Pope Francis during his Pontificate

Here's a copy of the first Encyclical of His Holiness Pope Francis during his Pontificate.


1. The light of Faith: this is how the Church’s tradition speaks of the great gift brought by Jesus. In John’s Gospel, Christ says of himself: "I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness" (Jn 12:46). Saint Paul uses the same image: "God who said ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts" (2 Cor 4:6). The pagan world, which hungered for light, had seen the growth of the cult of the sun god, Sol Invictus, invoked each day at sunrise. Yet though the sun was born anew each morning, it was clearly incapable of casting its light on all of human existence. The sun does not illumine all reality; its rays cannot penetrate to the shadow of death, the place where men’s eyes are closed to its light. "No one — Saint Justin Martyr writes — has ever been ready to die for his faith in the sun".[1] Conscious of the immense horizon which their faith opened before them, Christians invoked Jesus as the true sun "whose rays bestow life".[2] To Martha, weeping for the death of her brother Lazarus, Jesus said: "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?" (Jn 11:40). Those who believe, see; they see with a light that illumines their entire journey, for it comes from the risen Christ, the morning star which never sets. Continue Reading Here...

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