"Before he passed away, Bro. Erano G. Manalo strictly instructed Bro. Eduardo not to allow Bro. Jojo de Guzman to be a part of the family, and not to bring back STF Members because Satan will use the STF members to force the church to its apostasy.These STF Members were promptly ordered to go back home."
Ito po ang PATUNAY na TOTOO ang naka SULAT sa ibaba!!!
Re-post: WHO IS STF (SPECIAL TASK FORCE)
Today’s Special Task Force, or STF for short, is what used to be New Gen. In 2004, NewGen created a website criticizing Bro. Erdy’s administration the church.
Time came when some of the NewGen members decided to join the ministry. When these Fil-Am students came to the Philippines, this group now called Special Task Force or STF was formed and was placed directly under the wings of the office of Bro. Eduardo. STF members were given special assignments such as information technology (IT), music video production, photography, and many others. The STF members are close friends of Bro. Eduardo’s son, Bro. Angelo. One of their pioneer leaders was Bro. Jojo de Guzman – then the boyfriend of Sis. Gemma’s (Bro. Eduardo’s second daughter), and now Sis. Gemma’s husband.
One time, an elder ex-District Minister reported to Bro. Erdy that he was disrespected by a Fil-Am workee, his reserve for one worship service. Bro. Erdy ordered an investigation of incident. That’s when Bro. Erdy found out that the reported Fil-Am worker is a STF member. Bro. Erdy was not aware that such Special Task Force group existed, nor that the group was being supported by the church financially. Bro. Erdy never liked calling or creating “special” groups in the church, to prevent this notion of preferential or existence of unequal treatments within the church. Bro. Erdy immediately commissioned a group of ministers (which included Bro. Jun Samson and Bro. Edgar Samson) and ordered a thorough investigation of the STF. These ministers went to the dormitories where STF members were staying and checked their personal belongings. Found inside their lockers were lewd and pornographic materials, X-rated films, cigarettes and liquors, among others. These STF members were promptly ordered to go back home. Some were expelled from the church, including Bro. Jojo de Guzman. The probe results into STF confirmed that the group was behind the tirade criticizing the church administration.
Instead of Bro. Jojo de Guzman going back home to the US as decided upon by Bro Erdy, Sis. Babylyn Manalo (Bro. Eduardo’s wife) in an obvious act of defiance, decided to hide him in the province of Mindoro. Sis. Babylyn used Bro. Jerome Arais, then Head Deacon of Grace Park and now a close buddy of the Sanggunian and other corrupt ministers. As fate would have it, Bro. Jerome and Bro. Jojo got into an accident on their way to Mindoro. Bro. Jojo was in a 50-50 critical condition.
The STF group used their influence on the family of Bro. Eduardo to reinstate the ministers who were disciplined by Bro. Erdy on one hand, and also to punish and discipline other ministers without Bro. Erdy’s knowledge on the other hand. If STF members do not approve of any minister from anywhere in the world, the STF will get the minister reported and reprimanded. Bro. Erdy was extremely upset when this came to his knowledge. According to Bro. Erdy “I established the College of Evangelical Ministry, through the urge and guidance of the holy spirit, for the church to shape and build true ministers of God – but these people (referring to the STF members) tarnished the name and desecrated the mission of the school”.
As the investigation progressed, Bro. Erdy learned that it was Bro. Eduardo’s wife, Sis. Babylyn, who established the STF. Bro. Erdy, through Sis. Tenny, summoned Sis. Babylyn and sent the message that she should stop meddling and to leave the church administration strictly to her husband alone. She was also warned that her continued involvement in the affairs of the church will endanger her husband’s office and compromise the welfare of the church. Bro. Erdy further forewarned her that the spirit of Jezebel will descend upon Sis. Babylyn if she does not heed the warning.
The dismantling of the STF, the expulsion of Bro. Jojo de Guzman, the separation of her daughter, Gemma, from Bro. Jojo, and the words of admonishment she received from Bro. Erdy through Sis. Tenny – all these did not sit well with Sis. Babylyn. She harbored ill-feelings against the entire family of Bro. Erano G. Manalo.
Before he passed away, Bro. Erano G. Manalo strictly instructed Bro. Eduardo not to allow Bro. Jojo de Guzman to be a part of the family, and not to bring back STF because Satan will use the STF members to force the church to its apostasy. Bro. Erdy also told Bro Eduardo that its better to have a heart-broken loved one rather than putting the church in danger.
EVM, LVM & STF: The Threat of an Apostasy
EVM, LVM & STF: The Threat of an Apostasy of the INC
by ExSTF » Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:38 pm
EVM, LVM & STF: The Threat of an Apostasy
Around 2004, Bro EVM formed a group of ministerial students called the Special Task Force also known as the STF. We did special projects that included music composition, video production, photography, and the like. Sis Lynn V. Manalo (EVM’s wife) heavily supported us along with, Bro Antonio De Guzman, Jr. (aka Jojo). Now who is Jojo you ask? Jojo openly admitted to a few of us that he wanted to “reform” the Church. While some who were recruited to this STF group were clueless as to the objectives of this group, the people in charge knew exactly what they wanted. A lot of the newer subordinates of STF were innocent and unsuspecting, but the older veteran STF knew the plan. What “reform” did they want?
In the latter part of 2006, STF came to an end. Apparently, Bro Eraño wasn’t aware of our group which was a shock to me. It was kept secret from Bro EGM. Many of us were taken out of the ministry, and Bro. Jojo was expelled. Bro EGM held a ministerial conference letting the ministers know about STF, and WARNED vehemently that it was a threat to the Church. He said it could be used to turn the Church away. What did Bro EGM mean? I didn’t realize it then, but I do now.
Fast forward to 2009, and Bro EGM passes away. Bro. Jojo is back, marries into EVM’s family through Sis. Gemma Manalo, and STF is back up and running again under Bro EVM. The STF is no secret anymore and has grown to a very big and visible group in the Church. The veteran STF members are now ordained ministers and are placed in key positions around the world. As you all have noticed, many ministers were sent to the Philippines in far remote places, while new ministers replaced them. Ministers that can be fully controlled and fully submissive without question to the current administration are who they maintained.
What you have seen as “reform” is the current state of the Church now.
The real enemy in this day and age is inside the Church. The Church is no longer challenged by other religions and the such. The doctrines are biblical and concrete. The devil has infiltrated the Church in a very dangerous way. The persecution is now within the Church, threatening to expel anyone who questions the changes.
The true members of the Church can discern that this so called “reform” is wrong and is AGAINST God’s teachings. Unfortunately, these true brethren are the ones now being persecuted.
Do you see the changes? The topics of the lessons: More offering, more propagation, and full submission to the Church Administration. Regardless what the title of the lessons are, these 3 things are the contents of the lesson. They teach about impending doom and eternal damnation if you don’t become an officer when asked, if you don’t give offering, if you don’t bear fruit, and most importantly, don’t fully submit to the ADM. Basically they are twisting God’s teachings to secure their power over you spiritually and materially.
This is idolatry! Everything is done to glorify the administration. Shamefully, the Church now has all the qualities of a cult! The Pasugo or God’s Message has become a monthly EVM & Co newsletter revering them under the ‘guise of Church success giving glory to their leadership while the glory that is DUE to our Almighty God takes a back seat. Haven’t you noticed that when EVM officiates those video con W.S., the ministers that pray for him revere him way more then they revere God? Basically, the more they kiss up to the administrator & Co, the more they can secure their position.
God guided Bro. Felix Y. Manalo to successfully steer this Church for 48 yrs. Bro. Eraño continued this work staying true to the gospel. With God’s guidance, he did this for 47 yrs by genuinely staying true to the teachings written in the bible. He maintained full transparency of how our offerings were spent down to the last penny. The Church was stable for 95 yrs making the members unsuspecting and innocently compliant to the agenda of the current administration. Currently, the Church is undergoing a big trial and facing the threat of fully being apostatized. It’s already half way there.
Again, Bro. Erdy warned the ministers that this group can be used to apostatize the Church. He asked them during his last minister’s conference: Papayag ba kayo na matalikod ang Iglesia? (Will you allow the Church to turn away?) And the ministers responded: Hindi Po.(No, sir.) EGM then replied: Titignan natin. ( We’ll see.)
So now we will see if the ministers will fulfill their promise. Ministers need to become aware if what they are being asked to preach is still for God’s glory or for the glory of man. Who have they become more afraid of? God or man? Seems the many ministers that were around to hear Bro EGM’s warning all have selective memory and forgot about it or they’re just plain scared to admit it.
Bro. EGM had full confidence that God will help the Church and that the brethren would be strong enough not to allow this to happen. Leaders are only as powerful as you allow them to be. Like gold refined through fire, our faith is put to the test. Let’s pray hard to our Almighty God to help us in preventing this from happening. This turning away can be prevented. The first step is educating our fellow brethren and opening their eyes. With God’s help, we will make that difference.
Re: EVM, LVM & STF: The Threat of an Apostasy of the INC
by PleaseHelp » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:32 pm
There is a plan to send 400 ministers from outside the Philippines back to the Philippines. These ministers were trained under Ka Eraño. The current adm is going to replace these ministers with ministers who are STF right now. This is all part of the plan to change the church. The ministers who will be sent home might believe they are being sent back to PI because they did not bear enough fruit. Lately, the ministers, fearing they will be sent to the Philippines, are pressuring the brethren esp the officers in their local to bear fruit. If the ministers fail to bear enough fruit by the adm's standards, the ministers will be sent back to Pi. This will be the adm's excuse to replace these ministers with STF. BEM students who are STF right now do not recognize the trap they're walking into. They are brainwashed to become the adm's robots.
Re: EVM, LVM & STF: The Threat of an Apostasy of the INC
by bamboo49 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:57 pm
I believe that the apostasy is already here. The new administration has perverted the gospel so much with its commercial ventures, attacks on EVMs own family and its outright attacks on members who, in their paranoid minds they believe are a threat.
The STF is already in action here in the US. I am hearing from others that they are starting to personally attack those whom they perceive as threats to the ADM.
I would recommend everyone to closely watch everyone in your locale, because the apostasy is here and if you are not careful, the church will attack you. Be aware of everything you say or how you act in church, and trust no one. Never, ever put yourself in a situation where you or a loved one is alone with a church officer.
"I will make mere youths their officials; children will rule over them." People will oppress each other-- man against man, neighbor against neighbor. The young will rise up against the old, the nobody against the honored.