[[1. The church as to have the official name
of "Church of Christ" or "Iglesia ni Cristo"
is simply a forced fabrication and unfounded.
Acts 20:28 does not say anything to that effect.]]
Even if you accept that Church of
Christ as the official name of the
church, you will have another problem.
Because it's not only INC religion
have this name.
There are so many religion with a name
of Church Of Christ.
The name Church Of Christ is not the
complete description of a true church
of Christ. It is also about its teachings.
And most of all, the fulfillment of
the prophecy written in the Bible.
The issue is that INC teaches that the official name of the church that Christ built is "Church of Christ" or "Iglesia Ni Cristo". And that this teaching is not found in the Bible.
I am surprised that now you are saying something different. That the name of Church of Christ is not the complete description of a true church of Christ, and that it is also about it's teachings, and the fulfillment of the prophecy written in the Bible. This is simply not the teaching I heard INC teaches and preach. Then you may as well tell them that they should change what they teach regarding this, because I can see that what you say is far better than what is actually taught, as far as I was informed.
[[2. Acts 20:28 in the original Greek scriptures
don't have "church of Christ", but "church of
God" and "church of the Lord". To have "church
of Christ" in place of "church of God" and "church
of the Lord" is alteration of the actual written
words of scriptures.]]
Excerpt from link below.
Apoc 5:8-9 At pagkakuha niya ng aklat, ang
apat na nilalang na buhay at ang dalawangpu't
apat na matatanda ay nangagpatirapa sa harapan
ng CORDERO, na ang bawa't isa'y may alpa, at
mga mangkok na ginto na puno ng kamangyan, na
siyang mga panalangin ng mga banal. At sila'y
nangagaawitan ng isang bagong awit, na nagsasabi,
Ikaw ang karapatdapat na kumuha ng aklat, at
magbukas ng mga tatak nito: sapagka't ikaw ay
pinatay, at BINILI MO SA DIOS NG IYONG DUGO ANG
MGA TAO SA BAWA'T ANGKAN, AT WIKA, AT BAYAN,
Ang liwanag ng sabi ng talatang ito:
BINILI MO SA DIOS NG IYONG DUGO ANG MGA TAO
SA BAWA'T ANGKAN, AT WIKA, AT BAYAN, AT BANSA
Ang kinakausap dito at pinagsasabihan ng mga
katagang iyan ay ang CORDERO na siyang BUMILI
sa mga tao NG KANIYANG DUGO sa DIYOS, na siyempre
naman ang MGA TAO na tinutukoy ay tumutukoy
sa mga kaanib ng IGLESIA.
Kaya napakaimposible talaga na ang Diyos ang
bibili ng kaniyang dugo sa Iglesia, kasi nga
Una, walang dugo ang Diyos, at pangalawa sa
kaniya binili ng dugo ang Iglesia.
Let me post English versions of the reference verse.
8 And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of Gods people. 9 And they sang a new song, saying:
"You are worthy to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
because you were slain,
and with your blood you PURCHASED FOR God
persons from every tribe and language and people and nation."
8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying:
"You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And have REDEEMED us TO God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,"
Revelation 5:8-9 (AMP)
8 And when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin] prostrated themselves before the Lamb. Each was holding a harp (lute or guitar), and they had golden bowls full of incense (fragrant spices and gums for burning), which are the prayers of God's people (the saints).
9 And [now] they sing a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll and to break the seals that are on it, for You were slain (sacrificed), and with Your blood You PURCHASED men UNTO God from every tribe and language and people and nation.
Nowhere does it say that Jesus redeemed or purchased people FROM God. Besides, these people are not of God's, but of Satan's. So, how can Jesus purchase them from God?
Now, we know that the people who were bought are not their own anymore, but belongs to the one who bought them. And the one who sells, is not now the owner of those whom he sold. If Jesus have is the one who bought these people, then they are said to be owned by Jesus. And if it was from God that Jesus bought them, then would it not follow that these people are not now of God who sold them? And elsewhere in the scriptures, it speaks of God as the owner of these people whom Jesus bought with his blood. This is really getting quite a mess out of logic.
1 Cor.6:19-20 (NKJV)
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN? 20 FOR YOU WERE BOUGHT at a price; therefore glorify God in YOUR BODY and in YOUR SPIRIT, which ARE GOD's.
So, did Jesus purchased the church from God? Just the thought of it does not make sense.
3. INC's claim that the official name of the church that Christ built is "Iglesia ni Cristo" is baseless and false.
The above have not been refuted properly as of this post. Emmanuel, you seem to have overlooked this one.
THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE.
JESUS is the Way, the TRUTH, and the Life.
PRAISE BE TO GOD, CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH!