Contradicting God's Truth: Why INC is not Sanctified

10/31/2015 371 Comments

In the midst of what is happening today with the Iglesia ni Cristo, it is important that we learn to distinguish what is true from what is false.

When the supposed victims come out to cry to the public how they had been treated unfairly, they end up saying they come from a true church. But we can always resort to God’s guidance from the Bible to learn what is truth. Let us go to the basics. Who instituted truth if not the maker of all things?

Let us first dwell with the characteristics of truth – God’s truth or absolute truth.

First, truth can sanctify. The best thing with truth is that it blesses the carrier and upholder of it. It purifies the heart. Sanctification is one of the things God’s truth is able to do.

JOHN 17:17 
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Second, truth is absolute. God’s truth is absolute truth. He does not lie because He cannot lie and it is "impossible" for Him to lie.

TITUS 1:2 
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

Third, truth has proper locations. Truth knows its proper place. It is with God, the Father, that is rightfully defined by the Lord Jesus Christ in John 17:17 as "Thy truth.”

It is also with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Apostle Paul said.

If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

It is also with the Holy Spirit.

JOHN 16:13 
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.

The truth can also be in a disciple.

II JOHN 1:1-2 
1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;
2 For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us forever.

For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.

Fourth, truth exists and never dies despite lies arising to cover it up. When one surfaces to reveal what he says are facts, another one comes up with a different version. But truth is there – known to the one who made us all. Take note that the opposite of truth is lie but which can never win over truth.

Fifth, but not the least, not loving the truth has a consequence: they shall be deluded who believe in lies or the opposite of truth.

II Thessalonians 2: 9-12 
9 [Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Sixth, there is “gain” in turning away from truth but a woeful gain. One may reap material and physical profits, that in the first place is the reason why one turns away from truth and turn to lies. Ahead, I will tell you, this “gain” translates itself into punishment.

The Bible then indicates that there are "true pretenders"! They are genuine liars! They receive not the love of the truth but prefer the pleasures of unrighteousness. And for that, they are deluded into believing their lies. That is the sorry effect.

13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

While they may appear for a time as lights, like Satan, that light is not absolute because somewhere not perceivable by the simple, is great darkness! They may look like sheep, outwardly they really are, but something cruel is hidden!

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

JUDE 1:16 (ASV) 
These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their lusts (and their mouth speaketh great swelling words), showing respect of persons for the sake of advantage.

In sum, the Bible has pointed out two truths: One is absolute truth called "God's truth." The other is evil in the guise of truth and, in fact, evil – that the world knows as lie. Those who believe it, really believe it as “truth” out of delusion that God had allowed. Such is the nature of lie or “truths” believed out of delusion. Absolute truth and truth from delusion (lies) are directly opposite each other.

The public has been treated by “truth” from abducted ministers and the mother and siblings of the Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo who is Eduardo Manalo. These were denied by the INC spokesman Edwil Zabala and the INC leadership who voiced out another “truth.” Which is which now? What they are saying are directly opposite each other– and, for a fact, are not my inventions.

I may call expelled ministers of the INC as my "hostile witnesses" to the witness stand to testify to these truths! They are Isaias Samson Jr., former editor-in-chief of the Pasugo, and Lowell Menorca II, also a minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo.

Isaias Samson, Jr. claims being illegally detained.

July 2015, at Net25, station of the INC, Lowell Menorca, middle, claims he was not abducted.

Three expelled INC ministers ran to Department of Justice to seek help, claim lives are in danger.

October 2015, Lowell Menorca goes on YouTube after Writ of Amparo and Writ of Habeas Corpus were granted by the Supreme Court, claims first declaration was scripted. 

October 2015, Lowell Menorca tells all about abduction (Rappler interview).

Let us look into what they claim first: Are they really in the true church? If they were, why are these things happening to them?

Heavy Consequence 

As we have discussed earlier, not believing in truth has a heavy consequence: One is that one is deluded to believe in lies. God allows that because of the refusal to believe in what is true. The preference for the pleasures of unrighteousness comes from Satan, the father of lies.

II Thessalonians 2: 9-12
9 [Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

And for that, the INC is very full of lies, but let’s focus on just a few assertions that are often repeated.

Expelled INC Ministers Samson and Menorca claim and do believe that they are in the true church, and that outside, no one will be saved. Is this true?

Sanctification not Working with the INC

We have earlier said that the first characteristic of truth is that it purifies the believer or the one who upholds truth. Contrariwise, the one who believes lies is deluded to believe lies as “truth.” There is pleasure found in unrighteousness that they enjoy. We can therefore say, where there is no truth, purification does not happen.

A Pasugo article written by Eduardo V. Manalo, the incumbent Executive Minister, says in the vernacular, “Hindi maliligtas ang nasa labas ng Iglesia ni Cristo.” Translated, it reads, “Outside of the INC, no one can be saved.” He wrote this almost 40 years ago, and therefore this doctrine of theirs can be said to have been taught for 40 long years.

 Eraño Manalo, second generation Executive Minister, says those outside the INC are “sentenced to the fire.” He had been preaching for at least 50 years or half a century before he died. With that length of time preaching false doctrines, imagine the many people he had deceived!

What these two Manalos are preaching for a hundred years directly oppose God who says He would want everyone to be saved. He did not say what these Manalo’s are preaching.

I Timothy 2:3-4
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

We then see both father and son, who lead the INC, reinforcing each other in their false doctrines to trap people to their fold.

Corruption of the Soul

Our issue here is not the abduction or illegal detention of these expelled ministers but their claim that they are witnesses to the corruption in the core of “the one-and-only-true church.” The one and only true church? How sure are they?

If at all, the corruption that Samson and Menorca should be talking about should not be focused on siphoning money by those they accuse (material) but about the corruption in the teachings of the INC. That is the core of the true church – the teachings. Then and only then will they be assured that they are in the true church. If the teachings are true, there is no need for anyone of them siphoning the contributions of their poor members.

Investigations Needed

Investigations of Filipinos about this group have long been overdue! It is high time for my countrymen to know, according to biblical precepts, what kind of churchFelix Manalo established in the Philippines.

Here is what I can say: A church claiming to be the "true church,” the "only one" at that, but being feared by its own ministers and members for what it can do to them, may paradoxically be true! It is the true church of Satan!

No less than the widow of the former Executive Minister, Eraño Manalo, who is the mother of the incumbent Executive Minister, Eduardo Manalo, fears for her life and the lives of her children – the very siblings of the incumbent Executive Minister! By just revealing their knowledge about corruption in the core of their church, they were expelled! Shouldn’t the expected reaction be one of knowing the truth – let them tell what they know, and conduct investigations?

Here’s the mother wanting to talk to her son but from reports, the son never talked to her for six years – or since Eraño Manalo died.

Is there biblical possibility that the INC is a "true church?" I believe there is none!

I did not take it lightly when on Philippine television these ministers of Manalo publicly said that they would welcome me at the airport when I come back home with their brother Amurao, a funeral parlor, to fetch me. Below is footage from Net25, the INC station.

Here’s the signboard of Amurao’s funeral service. 

Am Vindicated

It is not because of cowardice but to spare other people's lives that I decided - although with heavy heart - to stay away from my beloved country!

These INC ministers were mocking and maligning me, saying I am a coward, and must return to the Philippines to face the invented cases they filed against me in Philippine courts!

Even Catholic Apologists are challenging me to go back to the Philippines to face these (false) charges against me.

Now, I know better: I am vindicated by what is being exposed by these ministers and members of the Iglesia ni Cristo. If their very own peers fear the leadership, it is wise for me to feel the same - not only for my life but also for the people who care for my safety!

I praise the Lord for all His love, His justice, and His care!

To Samson and Menorca

Those who do not know the truth and not uphold the truth are not being sanctified. They are not being cleansed from their wanton pleasures.

They know no bounds such that they find pleasure in lies as encouraged by the father of lies. I can tell you, the INC leadership have invented all those false charges they filed against me.

A church that teaches lies to trap people into it is a pit meant for evil people. My hope for Samson and Menorca and the likes of them is that they may still strive to find out the truth. Over and above complaining about siphoned money, they should instead go up a higher level and examine their beliefs. The world is not too narrow that they cannot find the means to do it. Truth has proper locations.

To God be all glory forever! Amen!


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Christ is the Real 'Worm Jacob' – Not Felix Manalo

10/17/2015 , 526 Comments

The Iglesia ni Cristo of Manalo claims that Felix Manalo, their founder, is the "worm Jacob" because he was allegedly despised of people. Haha! That’s funny!

In their Pasugo of November 1976, on Page 15, in a Q-&-A approach, the question asks why their “Last Messenger” is called worm Jacob. The “answer,” according to their indoctrination, is that it is due Manalo’s being despised and scorned.

Iglesia Ni Cristo Felix Manalo

For all we know, Manalo could have been despised and scorned for other things like making money out of deceitful preaching! Right now, it is stealing the identities of Jesus Christ.

This sick book of all times (Pasugo), teaching their members abominations, implies that one can have the liberty to pick names from the Bible and apply it to himself. Either Manalo is sick in the mind or the people writing in their "Pasugo" magazine to deify him.

What about the meaning of these identities? Picking up Psalms 22:6-7 to explain Manalo’s being despised and scorned attempts to “void” Jesus Christ of the identity.

Manalo or his drumbeaters intentionally did not consider the fullness of the prophetic pronouncement of David. Did they notice Verses 16-18 of the same chapter?

PSALMS 22:16-18 
16 wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. 
17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. 
18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

The "worm" mentioned in 22:6-7 [which they (mis)applied for Manalo] was not only despised. That worm was pierced by his enemies - particularly mentioning hands and feet!

And on verse 18, “the worm” said ‘they part my garments...and cast lots upon my vesture.’ All these were fulfilled according to enlightened authorities in the Bible, on our Lord Jesus Christ - not to Manalo as explained by his thieving ministers!

Let us look at John.

JOHN 19:23-24 
23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. 
24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.

That “worm” was also the same subject of the prophecy of Isaiah as the man "despised..."

ISAIAH 53:2-5 
2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Verses in the Bible triangulate facts though placed in different books and chapters. They affirm each other that it is hard to simply steal an identity and (mis)apply it to someone. For this, Manalo is clearly a sham, a fake pastor for all intents.

Surely, the "worm Jacob" despised of men and pierced in the hands and in the feet is not Manalo but the Lord Jesus Christ!

Initially, Isaiah 41:2 speaks of a "man from the east" - not Manalo, but a "righteous man" to whom God gave the nations and to "rule" or be "king" over kings!

Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.

They attribute these identities to Manalo! What a big lie! It must take a professionally shameless person with propensity of lying to claim he is the man mentioned!

These pronouncements including that on Verse 8 that says, "But thou Israel, my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend," fit only to the Lord Jesus Christ and not to anybody else, let alone Manalo!

But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.

Christ is "the seed of Abraham." Note the use of the definite article "the" in the phrase, "the seed of Abraham," implying only one person - not as a group or the Iglesia ni Cristo of Manalo who have claims to this nomenclature. Galatians 3:16 prove them wrong.

Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Christ is the "king of kings" as pictured on verse 2 because nations were given to Him to be under His dominion! Manalo is not a king to rightfully be called "a ruler over kings" as the "worm Jacob"!

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Practically, from verse 2 up to verse 27 of chapter 41 of Isaiah, all texts and contexts are mentioning things about the Lord Jesus Christ.

The foresight of God is to make His Son the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and to bring nations under subjection unto Him! Verse 2 and 3 disqualifies Manalo. Verse 25 and 27 as well!

ISAIAH 41: 1-4 (KJV)
1 Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.
2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.
3 He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he had not gone with his feet.
4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he.

ISAIAH 41: 8-14 (KJV)
8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
13 For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

ISAIAH 41: 25-27 (KJV)
25 I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.
26 Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that heareth your words.
27 The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.

Christ is mentioned with Israel from time to time with Christ as the supposed head (of God’s nation). But Israel, for all the goodness of God falls back now and then, and of course gets punished. They turn to self-inspection and repent and God sees that. Such relationship recurs now and then with God promising them help.

Worm as normally used in ordinary language can mean many things but not positive. It can mean corruption and depravity. The use of Christ about him being “worm” refers to the humiliation of man on him, the lack of respect as in the soldiers dividing his garments. It can also mean contempt from men, especially those who accuse him of many things including being non-believer.

The use of the term, “worm” from God is accompanied with “Jacob.” When used as such, the meaning changes to positive. Bear in mind that the name Israel is the God-bestowed name given to Jacob, and God had a plan for Jacob. With Christ as “Worm Jacob,” the meaning gets to be more of a promise of continuity – the realization of God's intention for man, his masterpiece.

The only person possible to occupy the fulfillment of that prophecy is the first person to bring the good news (the gospel) to Jerusalem. This was fulfilled in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.

MARK 1:14-15
14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

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Worm Jacob: Christ's Title Plagiarized by Felix Manalo

10/10/2015 , 234 Comments

Felix Manalo the Plagiarist

Imagine all the claims of Felix Manalo and his ilk about his person! Manalo is the founder of the Iglesia ni Cristo as registered in the Bureau of Commerce of the Philippines in 1914.

The inevitable conclusion after close scrutiny of all these claims is that Manalo is a title and honor grabber! Consider all these, recorded in their publication, the Pasugo, that I have been exposing in the past -

1. That Manalo an angel from the east. 
2. That Manalo is the seed of Abraham. 
3. That Manalo is the one pastor of one flock in John 10:16. 
4. That Manalo is the bird of prey in Isaiah 46:11. 
5. That Manalo is Elijah. 
6. That Manalo is the "worm Jacob." 
7. That Manalo is the third angel of the three mentioned in Revelation 14:9-11.
8. That Manalo is the last messenger of God in the last days.

The greatest men of God from the Lord Jesus Christ to the prophets and the apostles never claimed that much honor and titles for themselves! When asked, John the Baptist, the greatest of all that were born of women, simply said, "I am the voice crying in the wilderness."

MATTHEW 11:11 
Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

JOHN 1:19-23 
19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? 
20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. 
21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that Prophet? And he answered, No. 
22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? 
23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaiah.

Note that he (John the Baptist) even refrained from usurping the person of Elijah! “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness.” That is all John the Baptist said about himself, although people believed him to be the Christ or Elijah because of his works.

What about the greatest teacher who lived on earth? When asked about His authority, Christ even refused to give signs of His authority to the doubting Jews.

MATTHEW 16:1-4 
1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven. 
2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 
3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 
4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And he left them, and departed.

Even among His Apostles, Christ did not boast of His authority.

JOHN 2:18-22 
18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign showest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? 
19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? 
21 But he spake of the temple of his body. 
22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

Note on verse 22 that the Apostles only understood the "sign" He mentioned when He was resurrected from the dead. It was on account of his refusal to claim titles and honor – even those in prophecies - unlike the ways of Manalo!

Felix Manalo is an exceptional "claimant" that affixes to himself much of the prophecies that do not rightfully belong to him!

Let us examine the claim that Manalo is the "worm Jacob." In Pasugo of November 1976, on Page 15, it is written that Felix Manalo is God’s Last Messenger. More than that, according to their publication, he is the “worm Jacob” prophesied in Isaiah 41:14. Is he?

For all the wrong interpretation that Pasugo does, it goes on to weaving a story that God covenanted with Felix Manalo and comparing the covenanting to that of God and Abraham!

Let us analyze.

ISAIAH 41:14 
Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

In this verse, the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, is speaking to two persons: to the "worm Jacob" and to the men of Israel. It is vital to understand the truth about this prophecy to consider the setting. After mentioning all the things that will come to pass concerning the two persons, "worm Jacob and men of Israel,” the prophecy states that it will first happen in Zion or in Jerusalem.

ISAIAH 41:25, 27 
25 I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon mortar, and as the potter treadeth clay. 
27 The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.

In bringing to Jerusalem good tidings, "the worm Jacob" will be helped by God or the Holy One of Israel.

ISAIAH 41:14 
Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

The help that will be given by God to the "worm Jacob" is to accomplish His mission of bringing the good tidings to Zion.

ISAIAH 41:2, 8-10, 13-14 
2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow. 
8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. 
9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. 
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. 
13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

To arrive to an equitable conclusion, let us examine the context of the texts.

On verse 2 of Chapter 41, it is mentioned that the "worm Jacob" is a righteous man from the east. He will be made by God a king over kings! ("...and made him rule over kings”).

This pronouncement never happened to the person of Felix Manalo. There was not even one king who became member of the Iglesia ni Cristo before the death of Manalo in 1963.

On verse 8, the "worm Jacob" is mentioned as the "seed of Abraham." Note that the verse mentions "seed of Abraham” speaking of one person, and not "seed" as a group like the Iglesia ni Cristo, claiming that they are the seed of Abraham.

The apostle Paul, an authority of God's teachings, said that the promise was mentioned to Abraham and "his seed" but not the Iglesia ni Cristo!!!

Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

By this explanation of Paul, we can perceive that the "worm Jacob" is not Manalo but the "seed of Abraham" which is Christ!

The Iglesia ni Cristo is somehow confused because of their reckless claims for their leader. The Pasugo, a confused magazine, at times said that the "seed of Abraham" and the "worm Jacob" is Manalo.

In later publications, they confessed that the only mentioned "seed of Abraham" is Jesus Christ.

This is an undeniable reckless use of the word of God! More importantly, there are veritably men of Manalo and around Manalo who are not afraid to manufacture lies, hence the liberal shifting of meanings with them from time to time that are not hedged on biblical truth. So Manalo, over the years, has heaped on the many titles and honors of Christ to himself.

Responsibility for truth falls on every man of God.

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Felix Manalo's Marks of Usurping Christ's Honors

10/03/2015 , 256 Comments

Manalistas through the teaching of Felix Manalo believe and teach that Manalo is the "one shepherd" mentioned by the Lord Jesus Christ in John 10:16.

JOHN 10:16 
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

A close look at John 10:16 tells us of these following vital information.

1. There is a fold or a flock that exists. 
2. There are sheep that presently are in the fold. 
3. There are other sheep that presently are not within the fold - that the Lord Jesus will also bring to make "one flock.” 
4. The present sheep plus those that are to be brought into the fold to form "one flock" will have one and the same pastor or shepherd.

But here is the Pasugo of the Iglesia ni Cristo dated August 1976 (p.3) that says –

As long as there is a messenger commissioned by God, Christ could continue establishing His Church. It is precisely through the instrumentality of that one Pastor, realized in the person of Brother Felix Manalo, that Christ established His other sheep into one flock – that is the Church of Christ that emerged in the Philippines in 1914.

Pasugo then twists what was said in the bible and their teaching carries other loads: 1) That there must be a messenger; 2) That the church has to continue (Why? Did it stop?); 3) The one Pastor is Felix Manalo; 4) Christ established “the Church of Christ that emerged in the Philippines in 1914” or the Iglesia ni Cristo; 5) It was only in 1914 that this “other flock” was joined to the one flock.

Manalo as the one shepherd?

That Manalo is that one shepherd is outright presumptuousness of a people referred to in the Bible as "natural born beasts!” Right! The beasts work as team, reinforcing each other’s lie.

II PETER 2:10, 12 
10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 
12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

If we are in the setting where the Lord Jesus Christ is speaking, we can easily understand that the sheep that are in the fold the very moment he is uttering these words are the Israelites.

Meanwhile, the other sheep that are not yet within the fold, can be inferred from the biblical context and will possibility be Israelites that will be, by tomorrow, next week, or six months after, or a year after, called to the flock. Still, this “other sheep” could also be Gentiles that will be called by God to form part of the flock that "presently" during His declaration of the verse were not yet with the flock!

The present flock when He is uttering this declaration about "other sheep" were being shepherded by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. When the other sheep will be gathered together with the present, they will have "one shepherd" which one shepherd is impossible to be Manalo!

How can Manalo shepherd the sheep being at present shepherded by the Lord Jesus Christ? Sorry, but I find it so laughable, presumptuous, and borders on shamelessness. Are your members that stupid they believe those lies you concoct?

Not Filipinos but Israelites

Manalo and cohorts misinterpret Scriptures that "the other sheep" are Filipinos. Pasugo, January 1964, p.3 says in the vernacular –

So, the sheep of Jesus that were not in the fold when Christ was not here on earth, are from the Philippines (Filipinos). What did Jesus say that he would do to these sheep of his? He will make them one coral or will establish them as one church. It will be Christ who will establish it, and not Brother Manalo.

They out rightly disregard the truth that after the death and ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ, sheep were called to the church and added to the flock. These are not Filipinos but Israelites.

THE ACTS 2:46-47, 41 
46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 
47 Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. 
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

These 3,000 souls (See how specific the Bible is about it?) that were added to the church in fulfillment of the pronouncement of the Lord Jesus about "other sheep" certainly did not refer to Filipinos.

Therefore, the first fulfillment of the declaration of the Lord Jesus Christ in 10:16 of John regarding the other sheep that are not of this fold, firstly, were Israelites. Secondly, a few years later, the Gentiles unto which the Apostle Paul preached the gospel were added also to the flock or the church!

Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

In fact, Paul successfully preached the church and was accepted in seven places in Asia Minor.

Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

In what space of time in the Bible and in history did it happen that Manalo and his cohort Filipinos crept into the history of the Christian church? Such a big lie! Such pretentious discourse in a dangerous game you play!

Speaking of reality, sheep understand the language of the shepherd.

JOHN 10:4-5 
4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 
5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

Manalo, (No intention to denigrate), cannot even speak fluent English; more so, Hebrew, Latin, or Greek for him to qualify as a shepherd to the sheep shepherded by the Lord Jesus Christ.

Remember, they will be one fold - the present and the future sheep!! Hence, the one pastor must have the capacity to speak their languages!

I cannot in all honesty fathom how you and your ilk have dared to weave lies that far!

How dare any pretender and honor usurper inject himself as the one shepherd of the one flock shepherded by the Lord Jesus Christ - before and after the other sheep were called!

Simple understanding needed

Only about 5% of our thinking ability is needed to understand the simple truth that the other sheep in time and setting were not Filipinos. The possibility is after the Gentiles of the first century were called and added to the flock, in much later time Filipinos will be added also - but definitely not the way Manalo and cohorts misinterpret this verse.

Manalo cannot be the one shepherd to shepherd all the sheep of Christ! The past, the present, and the future sheep that will be called into the fold or in the church can have only one legitimate (in the truest sense of the word) shepherd. That is none other than the shepherd presently shepherding the flock when the Lord Jesus Christ said, "other sheep I have but not of this fold.”

"I" must bring them also. Christ must bring them also.

"They shall hear my voice." They shall hear Christ’s voice.

"They shall be one fold with one shepherd." Christ is speaking of Himself – the one shepherd. He is the one shepherd.

I PETER 2:24-25
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

That worthy Shepherd is the one who gave His life for the sake of the sheep.

JOHN 10:11  
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

Such life that is given for the sheep is a sinless life, and therefore can be given to many.

To further prove that the Lord Jesus Christ is the one Shepherd capable of shepherding Israelites, Gentiles (including, yes, Filipinos), and all sheep coming from all nations in all epoch of time, the truth was revealed through a vision to John.

REVELATION 7:9, 15-17 (ASV)
9 After these things I saw, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their hands;
15 Therefore are they before the throne of God; and they serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall spread his tabernacle over them.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun strike upon them, nor any heat:
17 for the Lamb that is in the midst of the throne shall be their shepherd, and shall guide them unto fountains of waters of life: and God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes.

The misrepresentations of Manalo and his cohorts cannot then be called innocent, accidental, a result of poor education but premeditated, calculated, and planned to fool people. Their Pasugo magazine, or what they refer to as God’s Message, again and again was being used to instill these lies with persistent instruction.

Woe unto those who usurp honors meant by God for the Lord Jesus Christ! Woe unto those who glorify themselves! Christ is the head of the church; the fullness is in him – not in any human being.

18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;

To God be the glory! Amen.

Sincerely yours,

Brother Eli Soriano


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