"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

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Did Felix Manalo restore the local churches or he actually founded another Church of his own?

Pasugo God's Message, Ferbruary 2014, Vol. 66, Number 2, ISSN 0116-1636
A 2014 publication of the Iglesia Ni Cristo® of Manalo highlights its 75th Year Pasugo Publication Anniversary with the high spot on its Founder no other than the apostate Felix Manalo.

It remembers how Pasugo started a "humble beginning" in 1939 when the apostate and founder Felix Manalo formally announced the publication of his Church's official magazine.

The name of the magazine has something to do with Felix Manalo's claims!

We recall the year in 1922 the "Ora Rebellion" when Felix Manalo was accused of immorality by one of his most trusted men Mr. Teofilo Ora and Mr. Basilio Santiago.

A certain author Donald Platt writes:

"During this time, charges of immorality were lodged against Manalo, and some members left the church. The most serious of these defections was the "Ora Rebellion" of 1922, led by Teofilo Ora and Basilio Santiago, resulting in the loss of the congregations in Bulacan and Nueva Ecija. One result of this challenge to Manalo's authority was the development of the "Sugo" teaching, in which Felix claimed to be the fulfillment of a prophecy in Rev. 7:1-3, the "angel ascending from the rising of the sun". Since no other church had a leader who was the fulfillment of prophecy, then the Iglesia ni Kristo was the only true church, with God's only true messenger. This teaching helped firmly establish Manalo's authority over the church." (Counterfeit? 1981, page 87-88)

That schism compelled the apostate founder Felix Manalo to proclaim himself as the "Last Sugo" or "Angel" -- it is where Pasugo was derived.

Pasugo means "any warning, word, or message, written or not, which is delivered or conveyed from one person to another person, group or people..." (p. 5) creating the apostate Felix Manalo as a modern doomsday fortune-teller.

Twelve of the most memorable issues were given special attention.  It includes the symbolic visitation of Eraño G. Manalo in Rome in 1994 with the description of a deceitful announcements: "The true Church is back in Rome!

The inauguration of their first locale in Rome in 1994 that Eraño G. Manalo graced became the official recognition that the "true Church is back in Rome!".  He then pronounced deceitfully that the "original Church of Christ" is now "officially restored" in the Eternal City. But in reality, the original Church NEVER left Rome from the time it was planted by the Sts. Peter and Paul and the Martyrs of Rome to the present leadership of Pope Francis.

With its symbolic presence in Rome, they want to portray among their mostly Filipino members that the "Iglesia Ni Cristo® conquered Rome"! And for us Catholics, their presence in Rome challenges us to witness to the truth which is overwhelmingly revealed in every pieces of stones in all of Rome. There were Christians who died as martyrs to what Rome is now today.  We have been assured by the Lord himself that no matter how they'd try, "the gates of Hell shall not prevail"? (Mt. 16:18). A promise that made the Catholic Church's faith "heralded throughout the world." (Letter of the Apostle Paul to the Christians in Rome Christians. 1:8)

And what was shameful for the heir of the "Last Messenger" is that his Church's RESTORATION MISSION in Rome didn't even made the headlines. In fact, the Romans didn't even realize that the son of the "Last Messenger" Eraño ever set foot on its soil in that supposedly jubilant fateful day.

What was recorded in its Tribunale Civile Di Roma in 1994 was that a certain Filipino by the name Eraño G. Manalo officially REGISTERED a corporation business that is called the Iglesia Ni Cristo®!

Then after it was registered Eraño G. Manalo declared the "original Church of Christ" was "officially restored" to Rome!

Now the compelling question is:  Did the Manalos TRANSFER the CENTRAL OFFICE of the  "TRUE CHURCH" the IGLESIA NI CRISTO® back in ROME?


The CENTRAL OFFICES of the IGLESIA NI CRISTO® REMAINED in the Philippines! Therefore the supposedly restoration of the "original Church of Christ" back to Rome was just a deliberate and deceitful propaganda making their members believe in a blatant LIE!

What a betrayal from the Manalos! Members should wake up and leave the INC™ of Manalo at once and save yourselves from sure damnation!

And the sad part of it is that the Iglesia Ni Cristo® Church in Rome remained  an ordinary LOCALE to this day. And since the Central Offices remained in the Philippines, no doubt, the Iglesia Ni Cristo® in Philippines is the ORIGINAL Iglesia Ni Cristo®!

Therefor applying what they love to quote in Romans 16:16, the INC™ is completely in contradiction since all the "churches of Christ" (mga Iglesia Ni Cristo daw) are SENDING THEIR GREETINGS to the CENTRAL OFFICES in the Philippines and not to their LOCALE IN ROME!

Then another highlighted publication was their July 1996 Pasugo with Eraño G. Manalo's as the cover photo with the walled City of Jerusalem and the Golden Dome as his background.

Its caption was: "The Church Returns to Jerusalem". When the INC Locale celebrated a special worship service in March 31, 1996 held at La Romme Jerusalem Hotel, Eduardo V. Manalo expounded on the "fulfillment of the prophesied return of God's people to their original abode," thus registering the Iglesia Ni Cristo® in Jerusalem in February 1996. (PASUGO God's Message February 2014, p. 7)

In the same way, if the "original Church of Christ" has returned to God's people (the Israelites) to "their original" RESIDENCE or BEGINNING or "abode"  then why Eraño G. Manalo DID NOT TRANSFER the CENTRAL OFFICES of the IGLESIA NI CRISTO® BACK in JERUSALEM?! In the first place, Jerusalem was, as mentioned by Eduardo V. Manalo, the "ORIGINAL ABODE" of the  true Church of Christ!

So the question to INC's ministers is:  Was the ORIGINAL CHURCH OF CHRIST been restored in Rome or Jerusalem?

If Felix Manalo was called to be the "LAST MESSENGER" what message was it?  And whose message was it? Did Christ appear to him in person?  Did Christ told him specifically to restore the local churches?

Then why is it that since 1994 and 1996, the Central Offices of the Iglesia Ni Cristo remained in the Philippines-- why it wasn't transferred in Rome or in Jerusalem?!

And if the Central Office will remains in the Philippines then it is simply logical to conclude that Felix Manalo FOUNDED an ORIGINAL CHURCH OF HIS OWN.  That's why he and his children personally witness the registration of its locales around the world. To ensure that it is registered under their name!

With that, we can now settle in peace the issue about Felix Manalo—that he has fulfilled Biblical prophesies about the coming of APOSTATES teaching false doctrines and deny Jesus (Divine God) coming in the flesh (2 John 1:7). Moreover, we count on its own judgment no less than from their official publication!
“Iisa lamang ang tanging makapagtatayo ng Iglesiang magiging dapat sa Dios. Kung sino? -- Ang ating Panginoong Jesu-Cristo lamang! Sinumang tao-- maging marunong o mangmang-- ay walang karapatang magtayo..." -PASUGO Nobyembre 1940, p. 23:

Sorry folks, the Corporation Sole of the Manalo clan will never restored “back to Rome” nor it will be ever be back in its birthplace in Jerusalem! For the TRUE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST NEVER LEFT neither ROME nor JERUSALEM!

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