"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, December 31, 2014

Pakistani illustrator writes to Ben Affleck on radical Islam: 'Your heart's in the right place but…'

Read the highlights, it's very powerful! -CD2000
Source: scroll.in

Dear Ben,

I am writing to you today as a woman who was born and raised in Islam. I saw your discussion with Bill Maher and Sam Harris, and I must say you did me a great disservice that day. Your heart was in the right place, of course, and it was lovely of you to step up and defend "my people".

What you really did though, perhaps inadvertently, was silence a conversation that never gets started. Two people attempted to begin a dialogue and you wouldn’t even listen. Why should any set of ideas be above criticism, Ben?

Why are Muslims being "preserved" in some time capsule of centuries gone by? Why is it okay that we continue to live in a world where our women are compared to candy waiting to be consumed? Why is it okay for women of the rest of the world to fight for freedom and equality while we are told to cover our shameful bodies? Can’t you see that we are being held back from joining this elite club known as the 21st century?

Noble liberals like yourself always stand up for the misrepresented Muslims and stand against the Islamophobes, which is great but who stands in my corner and for the others who feel oppressed by the religion? Every time we raise our voices, one of us is killed or threatened. I am a blogger and illustrator, no threat to anyone, Ben, except for those afraid of words and drawings. I want the freedom to express myself without the very real fear that I might be killed for it. Is that too much to ask?

When I wrote a children’s book that carried a message of diversity and inclusivity for everyone, my life changed. My book, My Chacha (uncle) is Gay’ has the innocent anti-homophobia message, "Love belongs to everyone." This was not palatable to many of my Muslim brothers and sisters.

Since that project I have been declared an "enemy of God" and deemed worthy of death. All because I want to help create a world where South Asian children too can have their stories told, so they too can know that love comes in all forms, and that that’s okay. My Muslim brothers and sisters were hit hard by this work because it addresses the issue of homophobia within our own community. It is not something they can pass off as "Western" immorality. Just like they deny that any issues exist within the doctrine of Islam, many deny that homosexuality exists amongst good, "moral" Muslims. Just like that, millions of people’s existence is denied. Please do not defend people who think this way, and let me tell you Ben, many "good" Muslims do think this way.

What you did by screaming "racist!" was shut down a conversation that many of us have been waiting to have. You helped those who wish to deny there are issues, deny them. You became an instant hero, a defender of Islam. It’s kind, it really is. I understand because I too am plagued and affected by the issues brought about by actual Islamophobia. I have a Muslim name and brown skin, my peaceful relatives have been pushed in the subway and called "terrorist" for no reason.

I get that.

We must distinguish critiquing an ideology from being hateful towards a group of people. And for this reason I think that tackling the issues within Islam should be two-pronged. They must be brought up, but simultaneously we should stress that blame for these issues cannot be placed on individuals.

In the interest of being politically correct and "liberal", we silence the voices of millions. I am turning to you because you were instrumental in starting this conversation. Those of us who want reform are muted by extremists, as well as the liberals who betray us in the name of multiculturalism.

ISIS paints a horrific picture, so I understand the knee-jerk reaction to deny any link. Most Muslims choose to interpret scripture in a peaceful way, but that doesn’t mean the raw material isn’t there for those who choose the path of violence. That material must be addressed.

Can we talk about the blatant double standards and violation of human rights, for a second? Mosques are built throughout western countries, usually without much issue. But in the hub of Islam, the heart of Islam, Saudi Arabia, no one but Muslims are allowed to officially practice their faith. There are no churches, temples or synagogues because Saudi Arabia will not permit any non-Muslim place of worship to exist. Who will hold them accountable for such injustice if we hush everyone who speaks out against Islam?

What is so wrong with wanting to step into the current century? There should be no shame. There is no denying that violence, misogyny and homophobia exist in all religious texts, but Islam is the only religion that is adhered to so literally, to this day.

In your culture you have the luxury of calling such literalists “crazies”, like the Westboro Baptist Church, for example. In my culture, such values are upheld by more people than we realise. Many will try to deny it, but please hear me when I say that these are not fringe values. It is apparent in the lacking numbers of Muslims willing to speak out against the archaic Shariah law. The punishment for blasphemy and apostasy, etc, are tools of oppression. Why are they not addressed even by the peaceful folk who “aren’t fanatical, who just want to have some sandwiches and pray five times a day? Where are the Muslim protestors against blasphemy laws/apostasy? Where are the Muslims who take a stand against harsh interpretation of Shariah? These sandwich-eating peaceful folk do not defend those suffering in the name of Islam, Ben, and therein lies our problem.

Maybe the points Maher and Harris were trying to make are more easily digested when coming from within the community, I can appreciate that. That is why I am writing to you, as someone who has personally been hurt by the lack of acknowledgement of these issues.

If Muslims do not critique their own atrocities, then people on the outside will and their message will not be listened to simply because of who they are. It’s a vicious cycle, one that can only break if indeed, like Harris said, true reformers are empowered.

I ask you and anyone reading this to make an effort to seek out reformers from within our community, and support them in any way you can.

If I were allowed to meet a man that is not my father, brother or husband unchaperoned, I would have loved to discuss this over drinks (which I am also not allowed to have) with you. So, you see, things must change.

Sincerely,

Eiynah

Monday, December 29, 2014

Now you understand why there was Crusades! It's About Time... No to Islamization of our countries!

Many Muslims question us Christians why we conducted those "deadly" Crusades. Little they know that their imams (islamic teachers) lied to them. The Crusades were conducted in order to protect Christians from Muslims attacking them during pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  Now that Muslims are invading us again, not through invation and  Jihad but through IMMIGRATION, we need to stand on our ground and denounce once against the Islamization of Europe. -CD2000

Record numbers rally against 'Islamisation' in Germany

A record 17,000 anti-Islamic protesters rallied for their tenth demonstration in as many weeks Monday in eastern Germany, celebrating the rise of their far-right populist movement by singing Christmas carols.

Germany has for weeks grappled with the emergence of the "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident" or PEGIDA, whose ranks in the city of Dresden have swelled rapidly from just a few hundred in October.

About 4,500 counter-demonstrators marched through the city under the slogan "Dresden Nazi-free", warning that there was no space for racism and xenophobia in the country that perpetrated the Holocaust.

Most PEGIDA followers insist they are not Nazis but patriots who worry about the "watering down" of their Christian-rooted culture and traditions. They often accuse mainstream political parties of betraying them and the media of lying.

Braving cold and wet weather, they gathered outside the historic Semperoper concert hall for their pre-Christmas recital. Police put their numbers at about 17,500, up from the previous high of 15,000 a week earlier... continue reading

Thousands in Dresden rally against Islamization, call for Western values


Thousands took to the streets of Dresden, Germany, to protest the Islamization of their country. Their opponents also rallied at the same time warning about spreading xenophobic ideas in Europe.

At least 10,000 people joined the march of Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of Europe, or PEGIDA, a German right-wing organization. The protesters say they want to preserve Germany’s Judeo-Christian Western culture, and curb the spread of Islamic State and Al-Qaeda activities in the EU... continue reading

‘BOUT TIME! Anti-Islamization movement heats up in Germany and is starting to spread all over Europe


Every Monday, more and more anti-Islam demonstrators come out to protest in Dresden. Hemmed in by dozens of police vans, more than 17,500 demonstrators stood in the December cold. For an hour and a half, they listened to speeches denouncing Germany’s political class and media institutions, cheered anti-immigrant rhetoric, sang Christmas carols and chanted slogans that rang off the 19th century facade of Dresden’s opera house.

Marchers on Monday carried banners reading “Courage for the truth”, “Stop immigrants abusing our social welfare system” and “We miss our country”.

Michael Stuetzenberger, 55, drove five hours from Munich to join the rally. “We’re being inundated by asylum-seekers and 70 percent of them have no right to be here,” he said. “We want to talk about that. And we’ve got a problem with Islam overrunning us in Germany and Europe. It’s just stupid to say that’s not happening because it is.”

The demonstration was the 10th in as many weeks and the largest to date. Loosely organized under the name PEGIDA, the rallies have shaken Germany’s image of itself as an open, tolerant country.

PEGIDA, Patriotische Europäer gegen eine Islamisierung des Abendlandes (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamicization of the West), has steadily grown from a Facebook page and a march of a few dozen people in late October into weekly demonstrations attracting thousands of people and the rapt, uncomfortable attention of German politicians and the media...continue reading

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Catholic Church is not even mentioned in the Bible -INC™ Ministers



I am pretty much sure there's no such words written in Mt. 16:18 as "Catholic and Apostolic church" But that does not mean the CATHOLIC CHURCH is a fake church! 

But that error does not even help them in their claim that the Iglesia Ni Cristo® is the "true" church founded by Christ.

As far as the IGLESIA NI CRISTO® is concern, they should not deny the FACT that the INC™ Hierarchy ACCEPTS the TRUTH that the CATHOLIC CHURCH is the ORIGINAL CHURCH ESTABLISHED by CHRIST and wasn't apostatized yet, thus admitting that the IGLESIA NI CRISTO® is a fake church.

If the Catholic Church is the true Church founded by Christ and it's still existing until now, then the Iglesia Ni Cristo®'s TOTAL APOSTASY doctrine simply yields to the fact that the INC™ is definitely a FAKE CHURCH.

That was recorded in their OFFICIAL MAGAZINE called PASUGO, "Hindi niya (diablo) ginawang biglaan ang pagtalikod..." referring to the Catholic Church, in 1966 was still the TRUE CHURCH, almost 52 years after the INC™ was established in Punta, Santa Ana in Manila.

PASUGO, Abril 1966, p. 46:

“Ang totoo hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay patuloy na ginagawa ni Satanas ang pagpapasok ng mga maling aral sa Iglesia Katolika na sa pasimula'y siyang Iglesia ni Cristo. Sadyang matalino at tuso ang diablo. Hindi niya ginawang biglaan ang pagtalikod sa Iglesiang itinayo ni Cristo noong unang siglo."

PASUGO July August 1988 pp. 6.
“Even secular history shows a direct time link between the Catholic Church and the Apostles, leading to the conclusion that the true Church of Christ is the Catholic Church.”

 PASUGO March-April 1992, p. 22
"The Church of Christ during the time of the Apostles became the Catholic Church of the bishops in the second century..."

Compairing CHRISTIANITY and ISLAM

From The Religion of Peace
A Side by Side Comparison*
* It is not the purpose of this site to promote any particular religion, including Christianity. 
However, we do enjoy refuting nonsense, such as the claim that Muhammad 
and Jesus preached a morally equivalent message or that all religion is the same.
"I will cast terror into the hearts of those who
disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads
and strike off every fingertip of them." 

"Allah" (Qur'an 8:12)
"Fight everyone in the way of Allah and
kill those who disbelieve in Allah." 
Muhammad (Ibn Ishaq 992)
"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."
Jesus (Matthew 5:14)
Even though many Muslims regard terrorists who kill in the name of Allah as criminals, they cannot deny that Muhammad also killed in the name of Allah.  What example of Jesus do Christians emulate which has them confused them with terrorists and criminals?
Each year, thousands of Christian homes and churches are torched or bombed by Muslim mobs, and hundreds of Christians, including dozens of priests, pastors, nuns and other church workers are murdered at the hands of Islamic extremists.  The so-called justification varies, from charges of apostasy or evangelism, to purported "blasphemy" or "insulting" Islam.  Innocent people have even been hacked to death by devout Muslims over cartoons.
Yet, there is little if any violent retaliation from religious Christians to the discrimination, kidnapping, rape, torture, mutilation and murder that is routinely reported from nations with Muslim majorities.  Neither is there is any significant deadly terrorism in the name of Jesus, as there is in the stated cause of Allah each and every day.  Muslim clerics in the West do not fear for their safety as do their Christian counterparts

The "Christian world" and the Islamic world contrast sharply in other ways as well, from the disparate condition of human rights and civil liberties to economic status.  An astonishing 70% of the world's refugees are Muslims -  usually seeking to live in Christian-based countries.  
 
While Western societies take seriously "scandals" such as Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo (where no one has actually been killed), Muslims routinely turn a blind eye to their own horrible atrocities, even those committed explicitly in the name of Allah.  The Muslim world has yet to offer a single apology for the tens of millions of lives consumed by centuries of relentless Jihad and slavery.

These sharp differences are almost certainly rooted in the underlying religions, which begin with the disparate teachings and examples set by Jesus and Muhammad...
Differences Between Muhammad and Jesus
Muhammad...
Jesus...
Said Allah hates those who don't accept Islam.
(Qur'an 30:45, 3:32, 22:38)
Said God loves everyone. 
(John 3:16)
"I have been commanded to fight
against people till they testify that there
 is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad
 is the messenger of Allah"

(Muslim 1:33)
"He who lives by the sword
will die by the sword."

(Matthew 26:52)
Stoned women for adultery.
(Muslim 4206)
"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
(John 8:7)
Permitted stealing from unbelievers.
(Bukhari 44:668, Ibn Ishaq 764)
"Thou shalt not steal."
(Matthew 19:18)
Permitted lying.
(Sahih Muslim 6303, Bukhari 49:857)
"Thou shalt not bear false witness."
(Matthew 19:18)
Owned and traded slaves.
(Sahih Muslim 3901)
Neither owned nor traded slaves.
Beheaded 800 Jewish men and boys.
(Sahih Muslim 4390)
Beheaded no one.
Murdered those who insulted him.
(Bukhari 56:369, 4:241)
Preached forgiveness.
(Matthew 18:21-22, 5:38)
"If then anyone transgresses
the prohibition against you,
Transgress ye likewise against him"
(Qur'an 2:194)
"If someone strikes you on the right
cheek, turn to him the other also."
(Matthew 5:39)
Jihad in the way of Allah elevates one's position in Paradise by a hundred fold.
(Muslim 4645)
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for
they will be called Sons of God"
(Matthew 5:9)
Married 13 wives and kept sex slaves.
(Bukhari 5:268, Qur'an 33:50)
Was celibate.
Slept with a 9-year-old child.
(Sahih Muslim 3309, Bukhari 58:236)
Did not have sex with children.
Ordered the murder of women.
(Ibn Ishaq 819, 995)
Never harmed a woman. 
"O you who believe!  Fight those of the
 unbelievers who are near to you
and let them find in you hardness."

(Qur'an 9:123)
"Blessed are the meek, for
they shall inherit the earth."

(Matthew 5:5)
Ordered 65 military campaigns
and raids in his last 10 years.
(Ibn Ishaq )
Ordered no military campaigns, nor
offered any approval of war or violence. 
 
Killed captives taken in battle.
(Ibn Ishaq 451)
Never took captives.
Never killed anyone.
Encouraged his men to rape enslaved women.
(Abu Dawood 2150, Qur'an 4:24)
Never encouraged rape.
Never enslaved women. 
Demanded captured slaves and
a fifth of all other loot taken in war.
(Qur'an 8:41)
"The Son of Man came not
to be served, but to serve.
"
(Matthew 20:28)
Was never tortured, but tortured others.
(Muslim 4131, Ibn Ishaq 436, 595, 734, 764)
Suffered torture, but never tortured anyone.
"And fight them until there is no more persecution and religion is only for Allah"
(Qur'an 8:39)
"Love your enemies and pray
for those who persecute you
"
(Matthew 5:44)
Blessed the brutal murder of a half-blind man
(al-Tabari 1440)
Healed a blind man
(Mark 8:28)
Ordered a slave to build the very pulpit
from which he preached Islam.
(Bukhari 47:743)
Washed his disciples feet.
(John 13:5)
What are the Greatest Commandments?
"Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause"
(Muslim 1:149)
What are the Greatest Commandments?
"Love God and love thy neighbor as thyself."
(Matthew 22:34-40)
Demanded the protection of armed bodyguards, even in a house of worship
(Qur'an 4:102)
Chastised anyone attempting
to defend him with force.
(John 18:10-12)
Died fat and wealthy from what was
taken from others in war or
demanded from others in tribute.
Demanded nothing for himself. 
Died without possessions.
Advocated crucifying others.
(Qur'an 5:33, Muslim 16:4131)
Was crucified himself.
According to his followers:
Had others give their lives for him.
(Sahih Muslim 4413)
According to his followers:
Gave his life for others.
(John 18:11 and elsewhere)

Did the Church burn the first printed copies of the Bible?

Full Question

A friend insists the Catholic Church burned the first printed Bibles and punished people who had them. Is there any truth to the story?

Answer

Nope. Printing with movable type was first used (say most historians, but not all) by Johann Gutenberg, a German Catholic. The first book he printed was the Mazarin Bible, so called because a copy was discovered in Cardinal Jules Mazarin’s library. More commonly known as the Gutenberg Bible, the book was printed more than 60 years before the Reformation began.

Read: CatholicSay

How do I explain that the Catholic Church did not split from the Christian church?


Full Question

Someone I know claims that the Catholic Church divided from the “Christian church” around A.D. 900. I know he is incorrect, but how do I explain it to him?

Answer

Tell him to go find a serious book on Church history and read it. There is no basis for what he is claiming. Not only were there no significant splits around A.D. 900, there were no splits anywhere near this period that resulted in a surviving group that was called “the Christian Church.”

The claim is so preposterous that one suspects your acquaintance has gotten something garbled somewhere along the line. If you really want to engage him on this subject, get more detail about what he is claiming. Insist that he give a source for the info, then research the claims made by that source.

Are "This is the body of Christ" and "I believe" acceptable substitutes for "The body of Christ" and "Amen"?


Full Question

When distributing Holy Communion, the extraordinary ministers have been told to say “This is the body of Christ” instead of “the body of Christ,” and the communicants are to respond with “I believe” instead of “Amen.” Our priest says it’s more meaningful this way and has assured us that he is authorized to make such changes. Is this true?


Answer

No. A priest has no authority to make creative changes to the Mass. He is to follow the rubrics as outlined in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, which is binding on all Roman Rite celebrations of the liturgy.

According to the Code of Canon Law, “In celebrating the sacraments the liturgical books approved by competent authority are to be observed faithfully; accordingly, no one is to add, omit, or alter anything in them on one’s own authority” (CIC 846 §1).

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal states:

If Communion is given only under the species of bread, the priest raises the host slightly and shows it to each, saying, "Corpus Christi" (the body of Christ). The communicant replies "Amen" and receives the sacrament either on the tongue or, where this is allowed and if the communicant so chooses, in the hand. As soon as the communicant receives the host, he or she consumes it entirely. (161)

If Communion from the chalice is carried out by intinction, each communicant, holding a communion-plate under the chin, approaches the priest, who holds a vessel with the sacred particles, a minister standing at his side and holding the chalice. The priest takes a host, dips it partly into the chalice and, showing it, says, "Corpus et Sanguis Christi" (the body and blood of Christ). The communicant responds "Amen," receives the sacrament in the mouth from the priest, and then withdraws. (287)

The USCCB’s Committee on the Liturgy document “Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass” states:

The proper and only permissible form for distributing Holy Communion is to offer the consecrated bread by saying, "the body of Christ" and to offer the consecrated wine by saying, "the blood of Christ." No other words or names should be added; and the formula should not be edited in any way.

Is there any biblical evidence for the Catholic doctrine of original sin?

Full Question

Is there any biblical evidence for the Catholic doctrine of original sin?

Answer

Sure. God told Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:1-24 that because of their sin they would have to work for a living, be at war with nature, suffer pain and sickness, and eventually die. Paul explains original sin in great detail in Romans 5:12-19 and in 1 Corinthians 15:21-22.

Read: CatholicSay

Friday, December 26, 2014

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ADMIT THAT YAHWEH IS THE MORE CORRECT WAY OF PRONOUNCING THE DIVINE NAME

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ADMIT THAT YAHWEH IS THE MORE CORRECT WAY OF PRONOUNCING THE DIVINE NAME

Charles Taze Russell, founder of Jehovah’s Witnesses:
“Cursed be any one who trusts in man” (Jer. 17:5).

While the whole Christian world commemorates the Savior’s birth on Christmas, JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES are busy as hell selling their publications on street corners. They would approach every Tom, Dick and Harry to entice them to buy their books, magazines and pamphlets. The Bible reminds us about these people: “through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you” (2 Pt. 2:3).

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the proper name of God is JEHOVAH. But did you know that Jehovah’s Witnesses admit in 1950 that the more correct way of pronouncing the divine name is YAHWEH? They won’t tell you about it when they approach you. Thus, Jehovah’s Witnesses are hypocritical to claim that God’s proper name is JEHOVAH when at the back of their minds they know that there is a more correct way of pronouncing God’s name.

On February 9, 1950 the New World Translation Bible Committee of the Jehovah’s Witnesses wrote a Foreword to the official Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible, the New World Translation. In the foreword, the Committee categorically states:

“While inclining to the very pronunciation “Yahweh” as the more correct way, we have retained the form “Jehovah” because of people’s familiarity with it since the 14th century. Moreover, it preserves, equally with other forms, the letters of the tetragrammaton JHVH.”


The smoking gun: NWT Bible Committee admits “Yahweh” to be the more correct pronunciation of God’s name.

Straight from the horse’s mouth, the Committee that churned out the highly discredited New World Translation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible unequivocally admits that is inclined to the pronunciation of “Yahweh” as the correct one. They explained their retention of “Jehovah” because of “people’s familiarity with it since the 14th century.” Did you get that?

Moreover, the Committee insists that “Jehovah” preserves the letters of the tetragrammaton JHVH. This is another error being brazenly passed around by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Unlike German, the Hebrew language does not have a word for “J” (instead it has a letter for “Y.”).[1]

Judaism 101: The Hebrew Alphabeth (www.jewfaq.org)

The Jehovah’s Witnesses made a great cover-up. In the more recent editions (since 1984) of the New World Translation, the Jehovah’s Witnesses dropped the damning Foreword of the 1950 Committee. But the truth is already out! You simply cannot trust these “false witnesses.” Proverbs 14:5 (KJV) says, “A faithful witness will not lie; but a false witness utter lies.”

BEWARE!!! “In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed” (2 Pt. 2:3, NLT).

[1] http://www.jewfaq.org/alephbet.htm.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

CRIME worst than killing: HAVING a BIBLE! Why there's so much fear for Muslims to read the Bible?

When Muslims would tell you that ISLAM is a RELIGION of PEACE and TOLERANCE, that's not exactly what's in their hearts. In Saudi, having a Bible is a crime; wearing a cross is a public offense but when they kill and butcher there's no moral question for that.  Judeo-Christian sense of morality is not compatible with Islamic sense of morality.  Our common human moral standards with Jews, Hindus, Buddhist, Taoist are in exact opposite to Islamic jurisprudence.  -CD2000

Report: Islamic Saudi Arabia Passes Law That May Impose Death Penalty on Bible Smugglers (Source: ChristianNews)

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Recent reports state that officials in the Islamic country of Saudi Arabia have passed a law that may impose the death penalty on Bible smugglers and any others distributing religious materials that are not of the Muslim religion.

“[T]he new law extends to the importing of all illegal drugs and ‘all publications that have a prejudice to any other religious beliefs other than Islam,'” Paul Washer’s HeartCry Missionary Society outlines in a post on their website. “In other words, anyone who attempts to bring Bibles or gospel literature into the country will have all materials confiscated and be imprisoned and sentenced to death.”

It points to an article on the Copts Today website, which notes that “indecent materials and publications” are also included in the customs prohibition.

Reporters have attempted to obtain confirmation of the report from Saudi Arabia’s U.S. Embassy press officer in Washington, but the information has neither been confirmed or denied.

“Sometimes they don’t want to say anything (to the media),” a representative named Cecelia told WND.

The United Nations has also declined to comment on whether or not the report is accurate.

As the HeartCry Missionary Society notes in pointing to a video on Prayercast, Saudi Arabia has a long history of hostility toward Christians, as it is illegal to convert to Christianity in the country, a crime considered to be apostasy against Islam and punishable by death.

“Christians are raped, abducted, murdered, and beaten on a daily basis. Saudis who accept Christ as their Savior are choosing to pick up a cross of ostracism, discrimination, harassment, and even death,” it outlines. “They risk losing their jobs, access to education for their children, or even the right to basic utilities like water and electricity.”

Open Doors International likewise reports that Christians are forced to worship in secret as it classifies Saudi Arabia as #6 on its “World Watch List” of the 100 most dangerous places to live as a Christian. Saudi Arabia is the home of Mecca and the “Mosque of the Prophet,” which contains the tomb of the Islamic prophet Mohammad.

“The open practice of any religion other than Islam is forbidden here, and conversion to another faith is punishable by death. Most Christians are ex-pats from Asia or Africa,” it states. “During 2013, several Christian migrant fellowships were raided by police, and tens of worshipers detained and deported. Muslim-background believers run the risk of honor killing if their faith is discovered.”

The U.S. Department of State noted several other cases in its 2009 report on religious freedom in the country.

“On January 13, 2009, [Hamoud Saleh] Al-Amri was arrested for discussing his Christian faith on his blog,” it explained. “The case received international attention and advocacy groups such as the Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) campaigned for Al-Amri’s release.”

“On January 29, 2009, Sabri Bogday, a Turkish barber, returned to Turkey after the King [of Saudi Arabia] pardoned him,” the government report also outlined. “On March 31, 2008, Bogday was sentenced to death after two men reported to authorities that he blasphemed God and the Prophet Muhammad in his barber shop. On May 1, 2008, an appellate court upheld his conviction of blasphemy, necessitating the pardon.”

“On August 12, 2008, Okhdood.com and Gulfnews.com reported that a member of the CPVPV in the Eastern Province murdered his sister after confirming she had converted to Christianity,” it continued. “She had reportedly revealed the story of her conversion on a website posting. The story was picked up and widely reported by other Internet news outlets, some of which provided additional detail, including that she wrote about her family’s hostility toward her after heated discussions about her new faith.”

Despite the consequences, a number of Muslims are receiving the gospel nonetheless.

“[A] small but growing number of Muslims are coming to Christ and sharing their faith on the internet and satellite TV,” Open Doors USA states.

“[T]he Church flourishes under persecution, and the body of underground believers in Saudi Arabia is no exception,” adds Prayercast. “No one is beyond the reach of God’s hand; pray for the Saudis to have the courage to take hold of it.”

Monday, December 22, 2014

Ano kaya ang Pilipinas kung ang Iglesia Ni Cristo® ang naging pangunahing relihiyon sa bansa?

Alergic po ang mga kampon ni Manalo sa mga pagdiriwang na ginagawa ng mga Katoliko sa bansa.

Pero sa ganang akin, hindi po natin sila matutulungan sa problemang 'yan sa pagkat bago pa man ako isinilang, o nang aking mga ninuno ay halos kalahating milenya na po ang nakakaraan nung sinakop ng bansang España ang pulong bansang ito ay pinangalanang "Las Islas Filipinas"  o "The Islands of Philip".

Sino ba si Philip? Siya po ay isang Hari ng España noong panahong 'yon. 

Siya po ay isang Katoliko!

At ang mga nanakop ay Katoliko! Kaya Katoliko po ang NAGDALA ng MAGANDANG BALITA sa bansang ito tungkol kay CRISTO!

Katoliko po ang unang nagbahagi ng tungkol sa pangalang JESUS at CRISTO

Katoliko rin po ang unang nagdala ng Biblia rito sa bansa.

At Katoliko po ang NAGPAGANDA sa bansang ito! 

Kaya po ang mga sa tinagal-tagal na ng Iglesia Katolika sa bansang ito, ang kanyang mga NILULUMOT na SIMBAHAN ay mga YAMAN ng BAYAN.

Itinuturing po silang mga UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Pero ano nga pala ang mangyayari kung sakaling ang Iglesia Ni Cristo® or INC™ ang pangunahing relihiyon sa bansang ito?

CATHOLIC IGLESIA NI CRISTO®
January 1BAGONG TAON ayon sa Gregorian Calendar ng Katoliko
Marahil ay kokopya na lamang sila sapagkat walang kalendaryong sarili ang kanilang sugo
Walang babati ng "Happy New Year" pero may babati ng "Maligayang Kaarawan"
January 2, KAARAWAN ni ERAÑO MANALO
Walang Pagdiriwang! Malungkot ang araw ng mga mag-iibigan
MAHAL NA ARAW, pagdiriwang ng Pagpapakasakit, Pagkamatay at Muling Pagkabuhay ni Hesus
Walang Holy week break
Walang pagdiriwang maliban sa DEATH ANNIVERSARY ni FELIX MANALO sa buwan ng April 12
May 1, LABOR DAY
Walang LABOR DAY, bawal ang Labor Union sa INC™
May 10, KAARAWAN ni FELIX MANALO.
Isang malaking pagdiriwang sa Central at mga INC Locale
June 12, INDEPENDENCE DAY
June 12 INDEPENDENCE DAY
July 27, INC™ FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY, ang PINAKA-PASKO ng mga INC™
Milyon ang ginagastos ng INC™ para dito
Walang pasok ang mga lahat ng INC™
August 15, Feast of the Assumption
August 31, DEATH Anniversary of Eraño G. Manalo 
September 8, Birthday of Mary
Wala
October, month of the Holy Rosary
October 31, BIRTHDAY ni EDUARDO V. MANALO

November 1 ALL SAINTS DAY
November 2, ALL SOULS DAY
Walang Break! Tuloy ang Trabaho!
Walang pag-aaalala sa mga namatay na mahal sa buhay!
December 25, CHRISTMAS DAY
SANTA CENA (Huling Hapunan)
Walang Christmas break
Walang Christmas bonus
Walang Christmas gifts
Walang Christmas parties
Walang Christmas trees
Walang Christmas songs
Walang Christmas spirit
Maririnig natin ay ang INC™ Doxology

O di ba, NAPAKA-BORING ng Pilipinas?

Kung sa buong taon ay wala nang IPINAGDIRIWANG kundi ang KAPANGANAKAN at KAMATAYAN ng mga MANALO at nang kanilang KORPORASYONG tinawag nilang "IGLESIA NI CRISTO" naku, sigurado ko mangingibang bansa kayo para lamang maranasan ang mga masasayang pagdiriwang ng mga Katoliko sa buong mundo.

Kaya MAGPASALAMAT po tayo sapagkat sinakop tayo ng mga KATOLIKO.

Kundi, MANALONG-MANALO ang simoy ng hangin.

At ang PILIPINAS ay hindi ipapangalan kay HARING FILIP kundi ipapangalan sa REPUBLIKA DE VICTORIA!

O mas kilala sa Tagalog na "REPUBLIKA NG MANALO"  o "REPUBLIC OF MANALO"!

MERRY CHRISTMAS PO SA LAHAT ng FOLLOWERS ng IN DEFENSE OF THE CHURCH!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The First Woman Bishop Soon!

The Church of England and its women priests! (The Telegraph)
The Apostate Fake Church of England which is ruled by the Queen of England has finally approved its first woman bishop after decades of struggle according to The Telegraph

The first woman priest  was approved by the General Synod in 1992 and the ordination took place later in 1994, breaking the long tradition of the Church of England to ordain only male priest, thus alienating it further with dialogue with the Catholic Church, whose supreme leader is the Pope, the Bishop of Rome.

The ordination of its first woman priest caused a deep dissent within its rank, from its clergy and its members crossing the Tiber River and asking the Bishop of Rome to accommodate them.

Since then, the good Pope Emeritus Father Benedict XVI created the Anglicanorum Coetibus which he himself would supervise, adhering to the teachings of the Catholic Church but retaining their Anglican Tradition.

How the Church of England separated from the Worldwide Catholic Church? It was through MARITAL INFIDELITY and UNCONTROLLED SEXUAL DESIRES of KING HENRY VIII.

Here is Wikipedia:

In 1534, King Henry VIII separated the English Church from Rome. A theological separation had been foreshadowed by various movements within the English Church such as Lollardy, but the English Reformation gained political support when Henry VIII wanted an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon so he could marry Anne Boleyn. Pope Clement VII, considering that the earlier marriage had been entered under a papal dispensation and how Catherine's nephew, Emperor Charles V, might react to such a move, refused the annulment. Eventually, Henry, although theologically opposed to Protestantism, took the position of Supreme Head of the Church of England to ensure the annulment of his marriage. He was excommunicated by Pope Paul III.

In 1536-41 Henry VIII engaged in a large-scale Dissolution of the Monasteries, which controlled much of the richest land. He disbanded monasteries, priories, convents and friaries in England, Wales and Ireland, appropriated their income, disposed of their assets, and provided pensions for the former residents.
Thus the CHURCH OF ENGLAND is an APOSTATE CHURCH, which separated from the TREE, now being cut, teaches heretical teachings and one of them is the ordination of women priests and now a woman bishop.

Will Pope Francis dialogue with an apostate bishop?

That's something we are not hopeful.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Iglesia ni Cristo: 'Far East is the Philippines" vs "INC never teaches that Far East is the Philippines"

DECEIVERS will always change teachings which means their doctrines aren't from God but from their own interpretation to suit Felix Manalo's position in the salvation history of mankind.



IGLESIA NI CRISTO-README: Si Cristo at Espiritu Santo ay "NANDOON NA SA SIMULA" kasama ng Dios


Here is what the Iglesia Ni Cristo®'s position on Jesus' pre-existence.

"Many believe that Christ is God who pre-existed before being born on Earth. However, such a belief is based on erroneous interpretations of the Holy Bible." -INCMedia.org

Therefore, IglesiaNiCristoREADME, the only INC™ Defender in the blogsphere is UNBIBLICAL according to the management of the Iglesia Ni Cristo®, Incorporated. 

Thank you for clarifying.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

If Islam conquers Vatican, whom would the Iglesia Ni Cristo® side-- Muslims or Catholics?

Muslim extremists, to the rejoice of Muslim moderates who wanted to dominate within our democratic cities are waging war against the Christian Church which for them is represented by the CHURCH OF ROME, in the VATICAN CITY. [Read the News HERE and the Muslim Terrorist's MANIFESTO]

If such war would occur, whom will the Iglesia Ni Cristo® side for—Muslims or Catholics?





If the Church apostatized in the First Century, then why they're using the Bible that was ratified by the same Church in the Fourth Century?

"...if the Church did commit apostasy in the first centuries, then why does the Iglesia ni Cristo use the Holy Bible that was ratified by the same Church in the 4th century?"

A PRIMER ON THE BELIEFS OF THE IGLESIA NI KRISTO
PART TWO, Section I, Item No. 7

The Holy Bible ratified by the Catholic Church in the 4th Century during the time when the Church already "apostatized" (Source: CatholicSay)

If the true church was restored in Rome and Jerusalem, why is it that the Iglesia Ni Cristo® Central is still in the Philippines?

Restoration (ROME)
But the true Church of Christ is back in the region. Three momentous occasions that happened in the mid-1990s in the cities of Rome, Jerusalem, and Athens highlight this return. They involved the registration of the Church's congregations in Italy, Israel, and Greece with these countries' respective governments. A special worship service officiated by the Executive Minister, Brother Erano G. Manalo, marked each occasion. -The Iglesia Ni Cristo Website

Then WHY is the Iglesia Ni Cristo® CENTRAL still in the Philippines if the "true church" had been returned and restored to its origin?

DECEIVERS! That's what Felix Manalo's INC™ do. 

They DECEIVE people!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

PAANO NAGSIMULA ANG IGLESIA NI CRISTO: INC™ Version


PAANO NAGSIMULA ANG IGLESIA NI CRISTO ayon sa IGLESIA NI CRISTO®-1914?



KA ARNEL: Mga mahal na tagasubaybay,

Ang iglesia ay nagsimula nang itatag ito ng ating Panginoong Hesukristo noong Unang Siglo.
[Tama ka diyan!]
Sinabi po ng ating Panginoong Hesukristo sa Mateo 16:16,

"At sinasabi ko naman sa iyo, ikaw ay Pedro, at sa ibabaw ng batong ito ay itatayo ko ang aking iglesia, at hindi makapananaig sa kanya kahit ang kapangyarihan ng kamatayan."
[Itatayo ni Jesus ang kanyang iglesia sa IBABAW ng BATO.. sino ang kausap ni Jesus? Si Simon na pinangalanan niyang PEDRO na ang ibig sabihin ng PEDRO ay BATO... kaya't sa "ibabaw ng batong (Pedro) ito ay itatayo ko ang aking iglesia. Kay PEDRO itatayo ang tunay na Iglesia at hindi kay Felix Manalo.  "At hindi makapananaig" ang ano mang kapangyarihan ng kamatayan, kaya't PAANO MATATALIKOD ang Unang Iglesia kung MISMO si CRISTO ang nangako na HINDI MAKAPANANAIG" ang kapangyarihan ng kamatayan?!!!]

Bagaman nagsimulang isang munting kawan, ang iglesia noong Unang Siglo ay lumago.
[Paano lumago? Sa Pentekostes. Noong nangaral si Pedro sa Jurusalem, may mahigit 3,000 katao ang nagpabautismo at umanib sa Santa Iglesia (Mga Gawa 2:41)]

Friday, December 12, 2014

A PRIMER ON THE BELIEFS OF THE IGLESIA NI KRISTO

+ORLANDO CARDINAL QUEVEDO, O.M.I.
Archbishop of Cotabato
Chairman, Commission on the Doctrine of the Faith, CBCP

“The Iglesia ni Cristo will celebrate its 100th foundation anniversary on July 27, 2014. As fellow citizens of our country we join the members of the INC in remembering their history where we find virtue and commitment to God. Anticipating the questions of the Catholic faithful that will arise on the occasion of this anniversary regarding the religious beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo, the present Primer was approved by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) as a guide for catechesis.”

A PRIMER ON THE BELIEFS OF THE IGLESIA NI KRISTO
[Source: Know the Truth]

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword

Part One:
The Basic Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo
I. Jesus Christ and the Church He Founded
II. II. The Unfaithfulness (“apostasy”) of the early Church
III. The Restoration of the Church by Felix Manalo
IV. IV. The sources of the teachings of the Iglesia ni Cristo

Part Two:
The Catholic Faith
I. The Teachings of the Catholic Church on Revelation and the Holy Bible
II. II. The Teachings of the Catholic Church on the Holy Trinity and Jesus Christ

Foreword

The Iglesia ni Cristo will celebrate its 100th foundation anniversary on July 27, 2014. As fellow citizens of our country we join the members of the INC in remembering their history where we find virtue and commitment to God.

Anticipating the questions of the Catholic faithful that will arise on the occasion of this anniversary regarding the religious beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo, the present Primer was approved by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) as a guide for catechesis.

The respect we give to the religious beliefs of others should motivate us to get to understand those beliefs deeply, as this is demanded by the requirements of sincere dialogue. Differences in what we believe in do not make us distant from those who hold those beliefs, because as J. Maritain put it, among ideas contradictions are inevitable, but not among persons.

We cannot close our eyes to the fact that there are serious and deep differences between the Christian Faith and the doctrines of the Iglesia ni Cristo. Thus, this Primer presents in Part One what the Iglesia ni Cristo believes in; Part Two is on what the Catholic Faith teaches on those same points.

Pope Francis, talking about Interreligious dialogue in Evangelii gaudium (no. 251) explains: “In this dialogue, ever friendly and sincere, attention must always be paid to the essential bond between dialogue and proclamation, which leads the Church to maintain and intensify her relationship with non-Christians (cf. Propositio 53). (…) True openness involves remaining steadfast in one’s deepest convictions, clear and joyful in one’s own identity, while at the same time being “open to understanding those of the other party” and “knowing that dialogue can enrich each side” (JOHN PAUL II, Encyclical Letter Redemptoris Missio (7 December 1990), 56). What is not helpful is a diplomatic openness which says “yes” to everything in order to avoid problems, for this would be a way of deceiving others and denying them the good which we have been given to share generously with others. Evangelization and interreligious dialogue, far from being opposed, mutually support and nourish one another (Cf. BENEDICT XVI, Address to the Roman Curia (21 December 2012); VATICAN II, Decree on the Missionary Activity of the Church Ad Gentes, 9; Catechism of the Catholic Church, 856.)”

We pray that the wish of the Lord Jesus Christ at the Last Supper (“that they may all be one, even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee”) become a reality in the hearts of all Christians, so that the one Church founded by Him may become an agent of unity for all mankind.

+ ORLANDO CARDINAL QUEVEDO, O.M.I.
Archbishop of Cotabato
Chairman, Commission on the Doctrine of the Faith, CBCP – 25 March 2014

PART ONE
THE BASIC BELIEFS OF THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO*

I. Jesus Christ and the Church He Founded
1. What does the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) teach about God?

There is only one God. He alone is God (Ps. 86:10). “For I am God, and there is no other” (Is. 45:21-22; Is. 46:9-10; Dt. 32:39, RSV). The INC interprets these as proofs against the Trinity of Persons in one God. God is unchangeable, immutable: “For I the Lord do not change” (Mal. 3:6, RSV). He did not and will not, become man or anything. Therefore, Jesus Christ is not God that became flesh. Christ is man, not God. And God is not man. “For I am God”, He emphasized, “and not man” (Hos. 11-9).

2. What does the Iglesia ni Cristo teach about Jesus Christ?

Despite His uniqueness when compared to all other men, Christ remains man in His state of being. Christ is never the true God. He is a true man (“But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth which I heard from God”: Jn. 8:40). When Apostle Matthew gave his account of the birth of Christ, he said that in the womb of Mary was a child (Mt 1:18), not a god. Christ, since birth, was subjected to the experiences and circumstances of human life, inherent in all men (sin, of course, excluded). The true God has no beginning nor is He a son of man (Ps 90:2; Num 23:19). He is Spirit (Jn. 4:24); He does not grow weary (Is 40:28), does not sleep (Ps 121:4). The true God is immortal (I Tim 1:17).
* The answers to the questions in this part are lifted from the INC publication This is the Iglesia ni Cristo (“The Church of Christ”).

3. Is Jesus Christ the Savior?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Islam: 270 Million Bodies in 1400 Years - What Every Kafir Must Know!


ISIS Declares War On The Vatican, And Says, “Muslims will be at war with the Roman Christians”.

Will the IGLESIA NI CRISTO® of FELIX Y. MANALO and other anti-Catholics come for the defense of the CHURCH IN ROME against Muslims? -CD2000

URGENT: ISIS threatens to invade Rome and fly its flag over the Vatican (IraqiNews.com)
By Theodore Shoebat

ISIS has now declared war on the Vatican in their manifesto, which contains numerous details on their plans to invade Rome. In their manifesto they quote one of ISIS’ spokesman Shaykh Abū Muhammad al-’Adnānī ash-Shāmī as saying:

O soldiers of the Islam- ic State, be ready for the final campaign of the crusaders. Yes, by Allah’s will, it will be the final one. Thereafter, we will raid them by Allah’s per- mission and they will not raid us… And so we promise you (crusaders) by Allah’s permission that this campaign will be your final campaign. It will be broken and defeated, just as all your previous campaigns were broken and defeated, except that this time we will raid you thereafter, and you will never raid us. We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah, the Exalted. This is His prom- ise to us; He is glorified and He does not fail in His promise. If we do not reach that time, then our children and grandchildren will reach it, and they will sell your sons as slaves at the slave market

Moreover, ISIS makes it clear that Rome is their main target, stating that their jihad will not end until Rome is fully taken, and thus making Rome their top priority:

Finally, do not forget that Allah is with the Mus- lims and will never abandon them to His ene- mies. And the Islamic State will remain until its banner flies over Rome.

They go on to quote al-Qaeda agent Abū Hamzah al-Muhājir, when he spoke of a future Islamic conquest of Rome:

…by Allah, we will not rest from our jihād until we are under the olive trees of Rome, after we destroy the filthy house called the White House

Notice how he says the conquest of Rome will happen after they conquer the White House, and notice how he says that they will not rest until they conquer Rome. Again, this places Rome as the major priority of the Muslim expansion. They continue on to say that Rome does not just signify the Vatican or the Italian city, but the Christians of Europe in general, and that after the Muslims defeat them, then they will take the city of Rome:

the Muslims will be at war with the Roman Christians. Rome in the Arabic tongue of the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) refers to the Christians of Europe and their colonies in Shām prior to the conquering of Shām at the hands of the Sahābah. There will be a pause in this war due to a truce or treaty. … Then the Romans will commit treachery by raising the cross and killing a Muslim. This will lead to the continuation of the war between the Muslims and the Romans. They will demand access to those who enslaved some of them or the former captives themselves who accept- ed Islam so as to fight them. This enslavement will have taken place either before the signing of the truce or after the treachery, and Allah knows best. These events all lead up to the final, greatest, and bloodiest battle – al-Malhamah al- Kubrā – between the Muslims and the Romans prior to the appearance of the Dajjāl and the descent of al-Masīh. This battle ends the era of the Roman Christians, as the Muslims will then advance upon Constantinople and thereafter Rome, to conquer the two cities and raise the flag of the Khilāfah over them.

The Holy League, a confederacy of Catholic nations (that consisted mainly of Spain and Italy) that formed in the late 16th century to fight the Ottoman Turks, will rise again. This is not just some utopian dream, but an event foretold by God; for in the Book of Daniel it says,

For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant. (Daniel 11:30)

Chittim consists of Cyprus, Greece, and Italy. The New King James renders it as “ships from Cyprus”, while the Douay-Rheims presents the passage as, “And the galleys and the Romans shall come upon him”. The Greeks, Cypriots, and Italians will be appointed by God to fight the Muslim armies of the Antichrist. The Greeks and the Cypriots are Eastern Orthodox, while the Italians are Roman Catholics.

The holy centurion, Cornelius, was amongst the first warriors to join the fold of Christianity, and he was “of that which is called the Italian band” (Acts 10:1). And the Italians of today, the inheritors of that mighty Cornelius, will be amongst the forces who will fight the Antichrist.

The Catholic world will therefore join forces with the Eastern Orthodox world, and together they will combat and crush the empire of the revived Ottomans and their Islamic confederacy. It will be a holy war; the Cross will be our banner; our souls will be armed with the Sword of the Spirit, and the hilt of the sword will be gripped in the thrall of mighty Christendom! The Holy League will rise again, and the New Crusade will end with the sword stained by pagan blood!

The New Crusade will be one based on Christianity, its foundation will be Orthodox theology; it will unsheathe the sword of truth and the eternal blade of the Spirit, and through Christ the warriors will sternly charge and conquer their enemies.

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