"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

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Wikipedia: Iglesia ni Cristo, founder Felix Manalo has 2.3% membership of the population in the Philippines.

Official Seal of the Iglesia ni Cristo
Iglesia ni Cristo pronounced [ɪˈgleʃɐ ni ˈkɾisto] (English: Church of Christ; abbreviated as INC) is a Christian denomination religion that originated in the Philippines in 1914 under founder Felix Manalo, who become the first executive minister. By the time of his death in 1963, the Iglesia ni Cristo had become a nation-wide church with 1,250 local chapels, and 35 large concrete cathedrals. His son Eraño Manalo became the next church leader and lead a campaign to grow and internationalize the church until his death on August 31, 2009, whereupon his son, Eduardo V. Manalo, succeeded him as executive minister. In 2000 the Philippine census by the National Statistics Office found that 2.3 percent of the population in the Philippines are affiliated with the Iglesia ni Cristo, making it the third largest religious denomination in the Philippines after the Roman Catholic Church (80.9%) and Islam (5.0%), respectively.
Source: Wikipedia
ClassificationNontrinitarianism, Unitarianism,Restorationism
GovernanceHierarchical/Monarchical
LeaderEduardo V. Manalo (Executive Minister)
Region102 countries and territories; 114 nationalities[1]
HeadquartersNo. 1 Central Avenue, New Era,Quezon City, Philippines[2]
FounderFelix Y. Manalo (as the registrant for the Philippine Government)
OriginJuly 27, 1914 (registration inPhilippine Government)
Punta, Santa Ana, Manila,Philippines
Congregations5,545[3] as of March 2014
MembersNo official count
Ministers7,205[4]as of 2009
Aid organizationFelix Y. Manalo Foundation, Inc
Unlad International, Inc
Tertiary institutionsNew Era University
College of Evangelical Ministry
Other name(s)INC, Iglesia, English: Church of Christ, Spanish: Iglesia de Cristo,German: Kirche Christi, French:Eglise du Christ
Official websitewww.incmedia.orginc.kabayankokapatidko.org

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