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IGLESIA NI CRISTO DOCTRINES, PART 26 (1 OF 2)
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This is the continuation of the much awaited series. This installment is second to to the last Gospel of Manalo indoctrination lesson, otherwise, called Lesson No. 26.
Q. What is Gospel of Manalo Doctrine Lesson No. 26?
A. The following is an excerpt of Gospel of Manalo Lesson No. 26:
"LESSON NO.26 - JUDGMENT DAY
Theme: On Judgment Day there will be resurrection of the dead and the granting of inheritance to the members of the Church of Christ.
Summary - The Church of Christ believes that God has determined the Day of Judgment which will take place on the second coming of Christ. This is the great day when the Church of Christ will receive the reward promised by God -- the everlasting home for God's chosen people.
INTRODUCTION: In this world, evil and iniquity are common place. Many people of the world are under the spell of calamities, hunger, and hardships. Where will these tribulations of man lead to? What will be the end of the world? What do members of the Church of Christ expect so that in spite of what they suffer in this world they still strive to remain in the service of God?"
(Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), Erano G. Manalo, 1989, p.110)
MANALO'S DECEPTIONS ABOUT JUDGMENT DAY
Manalo's doctrine about Judgment Day is the Nirvana that all Iglesia ni Cristo members must strive for so that they will not suffer hell or the lake of fire. It is also the carrot and stick weapon of Manalo to make Iglesia members body, soul, and spirit his hostages and to inhibit them from escaping his salamander hold on their necks. Manalo has conceived an elaborate scheme by hijacking some verses of the Bible in order to deceive outsiders and insiders of the Church of Christ of Manalo.
For outsiders or non Iglesia members, he scares them they will go to hell if they don't become members of his Iglesia ni Cristo cult. His deception line being, "Do you want to suffer the lake of fire judgment of God or do you want to escape it? If you want to escape God's punishment, then, come aboard the Iglesia ni Cristo ark because she is today's vessel or ark of salvation as Noah's ark was then the vessel of salvation in the old world. This deception line is a concocted lie. The ark was the means of salvation in the old world but in the new world, it is Jesus Christ who is the ark or means of salvation (Acts 4:10,12).
For insiders or members of his Iglesia cult, Manalo's first line of deception is this: "Do you want to remain as God's children? Then do not exchange your Iglesia memberships with anything else in this world. Watch out the devil because the devil is a roaring lion who has the intention of devouring you or separating you from the Church of Christ." This is another concocted lie. Never did the Apostles commanded Christ's believers from exchanging their membership in the "Way." The first century Christians were never members of the supposed Church of Christ organization but were actually members of the sect called "Way" (Acts 24:14).
Manalo's second line of deception is this: "Do you want not to be cursed by God? Then fulfill your oaths until the end." (Note: Iglesia members are held defenseless because members are forced to take initial oaths at baptism followed by the required reaffirmations of oaths annually).This doctrine of swearing or taking an oath that is more than saying "Yes" or "No", is from the devil (Matt.5:37). Swearing or oathtaking in any form is strictly prohibited by the Lord Jesus Christ (Matt.5:34).
Manalo's third line of deception is this: "Brethren, your Iglesia faith is dead unless you have works. Therefore, you must work, work, work, for your salvation." This is another deception. The works required by Manalo are not the works prescribed by God. The works required by Manalo are the following: Attend always the Iglesia worship services; bear fruits, meaning, produce new converts; do all the obligations you are required to do as members of the Church of Christ such as giving regularly to the offerings and thanksgiving deposits, be active in all the activities of the Church of Christ so that your life is tied up to serving God; most important work is to love the Church of Christ or Iglesia ni Cristo."
The true works required by God -
The true works required of Christians are works of the Spirit (Gal.5:22-23) or works of righteousness (Phil.1:11) which are actually good Christian conducts (Js.3:13). The number one work that Christian do is believe Jesus Christ (Jn.6:28-29). We like it or not, believing Jesus Christ is a work of God.
How Manalo justifies the evil works required of members -
Manalo justifies the works being required of members by using some verses such as Phil.2:12 NKJV which says, "work out your own salvation with trembling." This is a deception because salvation does not depend on our works (Eph.2:8-9). Why did Apostle Paul said, "work out your own salvation," when our salvation does not depend on our own works? If we will read the continuing Verse 13 (Phil.2:13), it is actually God (not our ownselves) who do the works. It is not our own will but the will of God that is at work. Manalo, being the messenger of the devil, wants to impose the will of his devil master on his Iglesia members.
Another verse being used by Manalo to justify doing the Manalo works is James 2:26 NKJV which says, "faith without works is dead." In this verse, Manalo has erred in comprehending the verse because Apostle James was talking about the similarity of faith and works with body and spirit. When the spirit is separated from the body, the body dies. Similarly, when the works is not present in one's faith, such faith is considered as dead. Therefore, if body and spirit are together, there is life. So also if faith and works are together, faith is made alive. Faith and works go hand in hand. Faith and works make a Christian alive. If Christian Danielle gives food to the hungry, Danielle's Christian faith is made alive. But, supposing she doesn't? That would not make her a non Christian, either. Everyone is given his/her own gift by God. If Danielle's gift is not in giving to the needy, probably, Danielles gift is in teaching, or leading, or exhorting, or giving cheers or comfort.
Manalo's hijacking of Bible verses -
There is no Bible verse that says the Church of Christ organization of Felix Manalo will be saved on Judgment Day. Only natural persons with live souls can be saved by God from sins committed. Artifical entities created by man such as corporations are not subject to salvation by God because they do not have souls. Business corporations are only alive by operation of law of men. When you create or form a corporation, you need to draft the specifications on a piece of paper such as its name, purpose, address, incorporators, etc. When the paper is filed with appropriate fees to the government and is in accordance with the laws of that government, upon approval, such corporation becomes alive. But it is only an artificial or man-made person. But Manalo is teaching that his Iglesia ni Cristo sole corporation will be saved by God on Judgment Day. How does he do it? He hijacked verses of the Bible such as Ephesians 5:23 of Today's English Version. Let's read this verse:
"For a husband has authority over his wife just as Christ has authority over the church; and Christ is himself the Savior of the church, his body." (Eph.5:23 TEV)
How does Manalo convert the phrase, "Christ is himself the Savior of the church, his body" into "Christ is himself the Savior of the Church of Christ, his body"? He does this through his familiar question and answer jingles, as follows:
"Q. Does Jesus Christ has a church?
A. Yes, the one He built...Matt.16:18 NKJV
Q. Of the thousands of churches that has proliferated on earth, which is the real one built by Christ?
A. The Church of Christ or Iglesia ni Cristo...Acts 20:28 Lamsa.
Q. Why do we know the Church of Christ is the only one that will be saved by Christ?
A. It is the Church of Christ which was purchased with Christ's blood...Acts 20:28 Lamsa
Q. What is the invitation of Jesus Christ to those who want to be saved?
A. Become a member by entering His fold or flock...John 10:9 Revised English Bible
Q. Which is this fold or flock that we must enter or become a member in order to be saved on Judgment Day?
A. This fold or flock is no other than the Church of Christ or Iglesia ni Cristo....Acts 20:28 Lamsa"
FALLACY OF MANALO'S JINGLES
The faith of the Iglesia ni Cristo is founded upon a sand! Which is the sand? The sand is Lamsa's Acts 20:28! On Judgment Day, will each and every Iglesia member carry the Lamsa Bible as his/her passport for salvation? If they will do that, probably, George Lamsa will be summoned if he ever wrote "Church of Christ" in his bible translation. For which George will testify, "I did not write "Church of Christ" but only "church of Christ"! THEN ARREST THE CULPRIT LEADER OF THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO CULT FOR HIS DECEPTION! Therefore, the faith of the Iglesia ni Cristo had collapsed.
George Lamsa's translation is not based from the original Greek manuscripts but only based on a secondary source, the Peshitta. On the book cover of Lamsa's translation of the Holy Bible is imprinted the following: "GEORGE M. LAMSA'S TRANSLATION FROM THE ARAMAIC OF THE PESHITTA." Therefore, it is not from the original Greek manuscripts. All original manuscripts of the New Testament were written only in Greek. The Peshitta is only a translation in Aramaic of the Greek original. But it was translated wrong. In the Greek original manuscripts, what is written in Acts 20:28 is "ekklesia tou Theou" or church of (the) God." It was never written "ekklesia tou Christos" or church of (the) Christ."
Q. What are the deceptions of Manalo incorporated in his Gospel of Manalo Doctrine No. 26?
A. The following are his deceptions in Q & A format:
1. "Q. What did God determine to do to the world?
A. The Day of Judgment...Acts 17:31
2. Q. What is the proof that this will happen?
A. Death is also appointed by God...Heb.9:27
3. Q. When will this Day of Judgment be?
A. On the return of Christ...Jude 1:14-15
4. Q. How do we know that the Day of Judgment or
end of the world is near?
A. There will be visible signs...Mt.24:6-8
Conclusion: We are very near the Day of Judgment because we have already seen the signs given by our Lord Jesus Christ.
5. Q. What calamity will befall the world on the Day of Judgment?
A. The perdition of ungodly men...1 Pet.3:7,10
6. Q. But who are assured by the Bible as safe from judgment?
A. Those in Christ or the members of the Church of Christ...Rom.8:1, Mt.16:18, Rom.16:16
Conclusion: For those outside the Church will come perdition on the Day of Judgment; for the members of the Church of Christ, however, this day will be a great day of salvation."
(Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), Erano G. Manalo, 1989, pp.110-111)
EXPLANATIONS OF MANALO'S DECEPTIONS
1. On Acts 17:31 - God determined a Day of Judgment?
"because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead." (Acts 17:31 NKJV)
The right word is "appointed" not "determine." Manalo has no respect for the authority and words of God written in the Holy Scriptures. According to the verse, God will judge the world in RIGHTEOUSNESS. Which is this righteousness? Is it righteousness in the gospel of Manalo? Let's read:
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written the just shall live by faith. (Rom.1:16-17 NKJV)
It is righteousness in the gospel of Christ! It is never righteousness in the gospel of Manalo. What if Manalo, being as cunning as the devil, would say, "The gospel we preach is also the gospel of Christ." Then, we will tell him, "If the gospel of Christ is what you preach, then why can you not refrain yourself from opening the Manalo gospel book called "Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo," which your ministers use in indoctrinating converts? Why? Why can't you trash that book into the trashcan?" Though we are sure that Erano Manalo will never junk his father's gospel book, and in fact, we can separate that book away from Erano only over his dead body, supposing Erano complies? What shall we do then? We'll tell Erano that his job is not done yet. He has to undo what his father's gospel book had done, which is, dumping the third Iglesia ni Cristo group that Felix had created. There are only two groups that have the promise of salvation which are the Jews and the Gentiles (Acts 2:39). There is no third Iglesia ni Cristo group (Rom.9:24). Having done that, what will be his next move? He has to believe the Lord Jesus Christ and forsake his belief in his father Felix. The power of God to salvation rests on the gospel of Christ for anyone who believes. By believing Jesus Christ,one will be justified and will live. The verse saying, "the just shall live by faith," is explained as "God is the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus (Rom.3:26).
2. On Heb. 9:27 - The proof that the Day of Judgment will happen is because there is death appointed by God?
"And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment," (Heb.9:27 NKJV)
The verse only says that after men are appointed to die once, after that dying once, is the judgment. Therefore, men dying is not the proof that Judgment Day will happen. Judgment Day does not depend on people dying or not dying. We like it or not Judgment Day will come. Judgment Day is appointed as well as first death is appointed.
3. On Jude 1:14-15 - The Day of Judgment will be upon the return of Christ?
"Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgments on all, to convict all who are ungodly among men of all their ungodly deeds, which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him." (Jude 1:14-15 NKJV)
The verse is not the scenario of the end of the world. Why is it so? Because the judges are the ten thousands saints that accompany Christ. So which scenario is this? It is the start of the 1,000 years reign of Christ on earth when Christ will subdue those who are alive and ungodly. It will be the imprisonment of the devil. Christ's angels will separate the sheeps from the goats. The sheeps (those given by God to Christ whose names are written in the Lamb's Book) will have eternal life and they will be exempted from judgment (John 5:24). How come there are ten thousands saints accompanying Christ? Who are these saints? These are the disciples of Christ who are present in the Lord but absent from their bodies. In other words, these are the living souls of the saints who will be reunited to their resurrected bodies and given instant incorruptible bodies. The goats (non believers) which unfortunately include all faithful members of the Iglesia ni Cristo of Manalo will be barred from the camp of the sheeps or saints to suffer the first death. The second coming of Christ is the judgment for the living. After 1,000 years reign of Christ, the devil will be released from imprisonment. What follows will be the judgment for the dead when dead unbelievers will be resurrected to be judged by the Great White Throne according to their works (Rev.20:11-13).
Faithful Iglesia ni Cristo members will be blacklisted from the Holy City -
Will Iglesia ni Cristo members ever be allowed to enter the Holy Coty? Let's read the verse:
"But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life," (Rev.21:27 NKJV)
Faithful Iglesia cult members are blacklisted from entering the Holy City because Iglesia members have the upbringings that defile. Which is one example? Their failure to acknowledge the divinity of Jesus Christ. To them, Lord Jesus Christ is just a man and not God. If He is just a man, how come he is able to save the world (1 John 2:2)? If He is just a man, how come He suffered eternal punishement for just a little while (John 16:19)? And had been able to take one of the two criminals in paradise at that moment (Luke 23:43)?
What else are the habits of the Iglesia ni Cristo members that defile? Cowardice in leaving Manalo's cult. Their unbelieving of God and His Son Jesus Christ. Their abominable worship of their INC idol. Supposing these hot headed Iglesia members will fight with their Manalo faith that they are also listed in the Lamb's Book of Life? Then, they will be asked to produce evidence, right? The moment they produce Lamsa's Bible, they are already defeated. They will be asked, "Who told you you are listed in the Lamb's Book of Life?" What follows is a pointing game. Members pointing to their ministers. Ministers pointing to their district supervisors. District supervisors pointing to Erano Manalo. And Erano pointing to his father Felix. Lastly, Felix will point his little finger at George Lamsa. But George Lamsa will deny having ever written the name "Church of Christ" and will accuse Felix Manalo of perverting the Lamsa Bible.
4. On Matt.24:3,33 - We know that Judgment Day is near because of visible signs?
"Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?".. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near--at the doors!" (Matt.24:3,33 NKJV)
What the Apostles had asked are two things. (1) the sign of Christ's second coming, and (2) sign of the end of the age or end of the world. What is near is the second coming of Christ. The end of the world is 1,000 years away after the second coming of Christ (Rev.20:4). Erano, being not given the secrets of the Bible, does not know that the second coming of Christ is not yet the end of the world nor does he know that there are two judgments--judgment for the living, and judgment for the dead. Judgment for the living starts immediately after Christ comes. The judgment for the living is killing of ungodly men to suffer the first death. The judgment for the dead is the resurrection of the ungodly dead to suffer the second death where their souls will also die. As soon as the saints are translated to the new earth and heaven and only the ungodly are left on the old earth, God will unleased fires from heaven and the earth and debris falling from the sky. The extreme heat will cause cataclysms and ocean waters will evaporate and the earth's core will melt together with all the ungodly to suffer the lake of fire that will ensue. The devil trinity (devil, beast, and the spirit of error)that had caused sin on earth will be thrown also in that lake of fire to finally kill this arch enemy of God forever. (Rev.20:10).
5. On Matt.24:6-8 - The visible signs that show that the Day of Judgment is approaching are the wars, earthquakes, hunger, and tribulations?
"And you will hear of wars and rumors of war. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet, for nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows." (Matt.24:6-8 NKJV)
The verse says these signs (wars) are not the signs of the end of the age. Though there are already wars between nations and between kingdoms, these causes of sorrows inflicted by famines, pestilences, and earthquakes occuring at the same time or successively after one another, have yet to occur.
Passed Sign Kept Secret by Erano
There is a sign that had already passed but is being kept secret by Erano. Which is this sign that Manalo does not want members or other people to know? Let's read:
"And Jesus answered and said to them: Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, "I am Christ,' and will deceive many." (Matt.24:4-5 NKJV)
These verses were intentionally omitted by Erano. He has a good reason for omitting to mention this sign because if he didn't he will be presenting his Church of Christ as the deceiver. Erano follows the maxim: "If you are the deceiver, don't ever tell anybody!" Does the Iglesia ni Cristo present itself as the Christ? Absolutely! When Erano uses John 10:9 as his alleged authority to require people to enter Christ via his Church of Christ, he is presenting the Church of Christ as the Christ! The Church of Christ of Manalo has become the false Christ. What is another instance? When Erano teaches people to become branches of the vine using John 15:5 and making the Church of Christ as the vine where people must become branches of, is basically presenting the Church of Christ as Christ!Therefore, Manalo's Church of Christ is the deceiver! How many Filipinos have been deceived, so far? Millions of Filipinos and they have scattered outside the Philippines in Asia, Europe, and America. Therefore, the sign that there will be a false Christ had passed already. The deceived are the Filipinos who comprise 98% of the membership of the cult in any place.
6) On 2 Pet.3:7,10 - The calamity that will befall the world on Judgment Day is the perdition of ungodly men?
"But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the Day of Judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up." (2 Pet.3:7,10 NKJV)
This judgment is called Day of the Lord or Day of Judgment and perdition of ungodly men. In this scenario, the ungodly will be burned up together with the old earth and old heaven. The earth becomes a lake of fire with its molten rock core liquified and evaporates. Souls of ungodly men that includes the deceived Iglesia ni Cristo members will finally be tortured by the heat and their bodies and souls will be tormented and killed. The saints, however, will be given a new earth and a new heaven before burning the old earth and old heaven (Rev.21:1-2).
Why are faithful members of the Iglesia ni Cristol the ungodly? They are ungodly because they are faithful to their Iglesia ni Cristo idol! If you worship an idol, are you godly or ungodly? You are ungodly because God prohibits idolatry of other gods. Since, Iglesia members are idolaters, they are hated. They loved their Iglesia ni Cristo idol so much that they don't want to exchange it with anything else in this world. Thus, their love for their idol surpasses the love due to God. They had obeyed the commandments of that Manalo man rather than obeying the commandments of God. Instead of believing God the Father and believing Jesus Christ, the God Son, they had believed Felix Manalo and his Iglesia ni Cristo made up idol.
Why is Felix Y. Manalo a messenger of the devil? His work is about lying and deception. He lies that there were no people of God that had remained when the Apostles died. If there were no Christians in 1914, where did he get his Christian Bibles? He lies that what is written in Acts 20:28 is Church of Christ when it is not. He lies that what is written in Romans 16:16 is Church of Christ when it is not. He lies that the first century Christians were members of the organization Church of Christ when actually the Christians were members of the "Way" (Acts 9:1-2). He lies that he is God's messenger in these last days when it is the Lord Jesus Christ who is the first and the last messenger of God (Rev.1:10-11; Heb.1:1-2). He lies that the prophecies he is using are his when they are only stolen. His alleged prophecies are stolen because he can not provide any fulfillment verses on any one of them. If he is a liar, naturally, he is a messenger of the devil because his father is the devil (John 8:44).
7. On Rom.8:1; Mt.16:18; Rom.16:16 - Those assured or safe from judgment are the members of the Church of Christ?
"There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit." (Rom.8:1 NKJV)
"And I say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build My church..., (Matt.16:18 NKJV)
"Greet each one with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you." (Rom.16:16 NKJV)
Where in the verses cited that says the Church of Christ members are safe from judgment? None! These people who don't have condemnation are those who are in Christ who walk according to the Spirit. Who are these people? Anybody can claim he is in Christ, but the problem is how can you be in Christ?
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life." (John 5:24 NKJV)
These are the true people who don't have condemnation. Who are these? They are the believers of God and Christ! Whom to believe is God and His Son Jesus:
"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know." (John 14:1-4 NKJV)
Believing God and believing His Son Jesus Christ is required. How can one become a believer?
"Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world." (John 17:24 NKJV)
Therefore, only God can give you to Jesus Christ to become His believer. It is accomplished by confession with your mouth that Jesus is your Savior (Rom.10:9-10). Therefore, those given to Jesus Christ by God are the true children of God who are in Christ. How is it possible that the children of God is able to walk according to the Spirit? Let's read:
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God." (Rom.8:14 NKJV)
Since children of God are led by the Holy Spirit, they are able to walk according to the Spirit. If you are being lead by the Spirit of God, will the evil spirit has a chance to devour you? No more! Therefore, Erano's scaring that members will be devoured by the devil is preposterous if members are really true children of God. The fact is, members were already devoured by the devil ever since they were deceived into becoming Iglesia ni Cristo cult members.
On Matt. 16:18 - Christ built His Church or church?
"And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it." (Matt.16:18 NKJV)
What was built by Jesus Christ? Was it the Church of Christ as claimed by Felix and Erano? No! What is written is "My church". Erano had been changing the common noun "church" into proper noun "Church". The word "church" is not a name of a particular organization. Therefore, what was built was not the Church of Christ. If it was not the Church of Christ of Manalo that had been built, what was it then? The proper authority who can shed light on this is our Lord Jesus Christ. What is the church that was built?
"And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." (Matt.16:19 NKJV)
The church that was built is the kingdom of heaven with Christ as its King while the children of God (those who were called by God and given to Christ) comprise the people of the kingdom.
How can one enter the church or kingdom of God?
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven." (Matt. 7:21 NKJV)
To enter the church or kingdom of heaven, one must do the will of God. Which is the will of God? Do not ask Erano or the Church of Christ of Manalo because they are not given the mystery of the Bible. Let's ask the Lord Jesus Christ:
"This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day." (John 6:39-40 NKJV)
The will of the Father is that those given to Christ should not be lost. Furthermore, it is the will of the Father that everyone sees the Son and believes in Him. To see Jesus Christ is to know His double nature as God and as Man (John 9:35-37 NKJV) What will happen if you have seen Christ and believes Him? Well, since you have done the will of the Father, you can enter the kingdom of heaven and you can not be lost anymore.
Will faithful Iglesia members enter the kingdom of heaven? They cannot because they are prohibited by their devil father. The devil has deceived them into believing another person by the name of Felix Y. Manalo. If they don't believe Jesus Christ but believed Felix, naturally, they can not enter the kingdom of heaven. Those who don't believe Jesus Christ are condemned already (John 3:18).
On Rom.16:16 - Name of the church that Christ built is the Church of Christ?
"Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you." (Rom.16:16 NKJV)
Before the Lamsa Translation appeared in 1957, the verse that Manalo uses to deceive members is Rom.16:16. Felix can not help but endure the shouts of "devil's play" everytime he reads "churches of Christ" into "Church of Christ". His falsification is very obvious. With the coming out of the Lamsa, Felix and Erano were relieved. Now, Manalo's falsification becomes subtle. The Church of Christ's name is just one big letter C away from the written "church of Christ" of Lamsa.
Which is plural in the name "churches of Christ"? If Manalo has his way, what is plural are the INC congregations. Let's read the prior verses to know which is plural:
"Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them. Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you." (Rom.16:15-16 NKJV)
What is plural are the individual members. Only individual members can greet each one another. It is the brethren ( or sometimes called churches) who are doing or sending the greetings. Every brother is a church or temple or house of God (1 Cor.3:16-17;12:27;Heb.3:6).
Iglesia ni Cristo or Church of Christ members will not be saved on the Day of Judgment for the simple reason that their Scripture support is a fraud. What is a fraud? A fraud is one that is based on deceits, cheats, and tricks. Iglesia ni Cristo members are not in Christ because they are false believers of Christ. Actually, they are the true believers of Felix Manalo. They are the Manaloans of this world. They refuse to do the will of the Father which is to see and believe Jesus Christ. They are even repulsed to the will of the Father that His children will not be lost. Because of this, Iglesia members can not enter the kingdom of heaven. Will they be saved if they are outside the kingdom of heaven? It is a resounding "No"!
TO BE CONTINUED
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INC does not teach a false Christ. It is a twisting of their statements to claim
|August 14 2017, 4:12 AM |
that they teach the church of Christ is Christ. They teach correctly that Christ is the head of the body, the church. They don't teach the whole church is Christ. They do teach that we enter Christ by entering the church, but that is biblical. When we repent and believe, we are added to the church, which is the body of all repentant believers, so that way we enter Christ. Nobody outside the church is in Christ. Bu tof course we should not confuse the church with Christ himself. INC is simply wrong by identifying the church with their own INC. The church is all the repentant believers, regardless if they belong to a denomination like INC, Catholic church, etc., or are non-denominational.
Tomas, looks you didnt digest the CR piece
|August 15 2017, 5:13 PM |
Of course, they don't literally teach their INC or their Church of Christ is Jesus Christ, but, how does one according to them enter Christ? Is it not by entering their group called Church of Christ? So, I am asking you, is their Church of Christ a false Christ or a genuine Christ?
My second question to you, Tomas, is how do you enter the genuine Jesus Christ?
We enter Jesus Christ by being added to the church, when we believe and repent,
|August 17 2017, 12:11 AM |
then Jesus baptizes us with the Holy Spirit, we are justified, forgiven, we are added to the church (Acts 2:47, e.g. in KJV). So that is how we enter the church.
Your faith also is EVM's INC
|August 17 2017, 11:01 AM |
Using same Acts 2:47, they also teach entering Jesus by being added to the INC Church. How are you different?
No, biblically, when we enter Christ, we are added to the church, sometimes called
|August 18 2017, 7:29 AM |
in the Bible the church of God, or the churches of God, or the churches of Christ, or the body of Christ. It consists of all believing repentant Christians, regardless of denomination or being non-denominational. So it is not some denomination, like INC or the Catholic church or whatever, it is what Luther called the invisible church. It is visible to God of course, but it is not visible to us, who is a member and who is not, among professing Christians.
So churches which equate the church with their own denomination are very wrong about it.
There is no intermediary for Christ
|August 20 2017, 8:14 AM |
If you enter Christ, you are added direct to Christ (Acts 11:24).
John 10:9 says, "by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved..."
Tomas, did Christ say, "by the Church if any man enter in, he will be saved"?
As you quoted, Jesus said in John 10:9 "by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved...".
|August 21 2017, 4:18 AM |
So if we enter by Jesus in the church, we are saved. The church is not our intermediary, it is simply where we are when we are saved. The church is not a denomination, it is simply all who are saved. So when INC or the Catholics or the Landmark Baptists or others say that some are saved outside the church, they are wrong. Christ died for his body, the church, Acts 20:28, Eph. 5:23. So the church is all the saved, not just some of the saved. So the claim of INC or Catholics, that some are saved by their conscience, even if they are not Christian, is totally wrong. Or likewise the claim of Landmark Baptists, and Church of God in Christ (Mennonite), and the True Jesus Church, that some Christians are saved outside the church, is wrong. The church is not the Baptists, or the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, or the True Jesus Church, or the Catholic church, or the INC, some can be saved and be in such denominations, but the church is all the saved, regardless of denomination or being non-denominational. So I am in the church of God, even though I don't belong to any denomination. And I hope you are too.
Those saved are added to the Lord (Acts 11:24)
|August 21 2017, 7:08 AM |
"For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord." (Acts 11:24 NKJV)
Therefore, the church comprise those who become members of the flesh and bones body of Jesus.
"Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually." (1 Cor. 12:27 NKJV)
Yes, they were added to the Lord. But they were also added to the church, Acts 2:47,
|August 23 2017, 8:38 PM |
see for example the KJV, although it is true that some Greek manuscripts leave out the Greek words for 'to the church'. We are the body of Christ, Col. 1:18 says he is the head of the body, the church. So when we are added to the Lord, Acts 11:24, we are also added to his body, the church, which he is the head of.
We can only be added to the church if we become
|August 23 2017, 9:10 PM |
one flesh with Jesus.
"For we are members of his body, of His flesh and of His bones. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." Eph.5:30-31 NKJV)
Of course we are members of his flesh and his bones. But we are members of the flesh
|August 25 2017, 9:18 AM |
and bones that he had when he was still on earth. Now he does not have flesh. Look at 1 Cor. 15:50 "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God". So when Christ ascended to heaven and inherited the kingdom of God, he got a new body, a spiritual body, without flesh or blood.
So of course we are members of his flesh and bones that he had when still on earth, symbolically, not literally, as now he has no flesh and bones.
If Jesus has no flesh and bones after resurrection why
|August 25 2017, 1:37 PM |
was He seen by Thomas and His disciples when Jesus appeared to them?
"And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst. and said, Peace be unto. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and trust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God." (Jn.20:26-28 KJV)
I think Tomas, you are not a member of Christ's flesh and bones, which is the real Christ's body.
Jesus was not resurrected with a glorified spiritual body, but with a physical body
|August 26 2017, 11:29 PM |
of flesh and bones. So he was seen by Thomas and the other disciples still in flesh. It was only when he ascended to heaven, that he was transformed into a glorified spiritual body, without flesh, since as Paul writes, flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.
With those who died saved, it will be a bit different, they will be resurrected with a glorified spiritual body, without flesh and blood, right away, and then we will meet Christ in the clouds, and we will be always with him, as the Bible says. So this way we too will inherit the kingdom of God. We will be given eternal life at that time. But those who died unsaved, will be resurrected with mortal bodies, not glorified spiritual bodies, their bodies will not be spiritual at all, so presumably they will have flesh again. Then they will be taught correctly, by God himself, at Mt. Zion, see Is. 2:2-4 and Micah 4:1-3. So then if they believe God, and repent of their sins, and come to love God and his Son, then they too could become saved, and so they will pass successfully the great white throne judgment at the end of the millennium, be judged righteous, be finally given eternal life, and their bodies too will be transformed into glorified spiritual bodies, so they too can inherit the kingdom of God. But the wicked will not repent, will not learn righteousness, Is. 26:10, so they will be judged unrighteous at the end of the millennium, they will be cast into the lake of fire, where they will perish, and become ashes, Mal. 4:3. So then they will be no more, Psalm 37:10, see also verse 20. So the doctrine of eternal suffering in the lake of fire, as taught by INC, Catholics and some other churches, is unbiblical, it portrays God falsely as a cruel and sadistic being.
If after ascension Jesus has no flesh and bones
|August 28 2017, 11:44 AM |
why is it when He comes again, we shall see Him?
"And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn , and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." (Jn. 24:30 KJV)
Were there cases in the Bible when someone saw an angel? Yes. Did the angel
|August 30 2017, 6:46 PM |
have flesh and bones? No. Yet, miraculously, he could be seen. So likewise the Son of man will be miraculously seen.