SHOCKING REVELATION OF THE BEAST HAVING 666 NUMBER:
In this part, we will know that Felix Y. Manalo is the beast. There are proofs beyond reasonable doubts that Felix Y. Manalo is the beast from the earth. Not only that he has the 666 number but also he has all the other seven damning clues of the beast, as provided in Chapter 13:11-18 of the Book of Revelation.
Q: What is Manalo's persecution of the Catholic church concerning the sign of the cross, and what are its fallacies?
A: The following is found in the Manalo gospel:
"Q. What mark is given to those who are deceived by the false prophets or the priests?
A. The sign on the forehead and right hand ... Rev.13:16;
Q. What is the sign on the forehead and right hand?
A. This is the sign of the cross..Ref: Externals of the Catholic Church, Rev. J.S.Sullivan, p.219;
Q. What is the sign on the forehead and right hand according to the priests themselves?
A. The proof of the anti Christ...Ref: 1000 Questions and Answers on Catholicism,P.O'Reilly, p.240;
Q. What awaits those people who possess the sign on the forehead and right hand?
A. They will be punished by fire...Rev.14:9-11;
Conclusion: Thus, stop making the sign of the cross."
(Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), Erano G. Manalo, 1989, p.19)
Fallacies of Manalo about the mark mentioned in Rev.14:9-11:
Let us bring up the verses to know the perversions of Manalo:
"He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads." (Rev.13:16 NKJV
"Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of his indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name." (Rev.14:9-11 NKJV)
Manalo had changed the Scriptures! What is written is mark on his right hands OR on his forehead. He has replaced "or" with "and". We have underestimated Manalo's pocket contents. Now it turns out Manalo has stocks and supplies of all letters of the alphabet in his pockets. He is always ready to change what is written in the Bible. Manalo has no respect at all to God's words written in the Bible.
Furthermore, Manalo has put words that was not written by his referenced book's author. Let's read what is written in his reference book:
"What is the significance of the sign of the cross?
The sign of the cross is an inseparable symbol of the Catholic faith." (Philip O'Reilly, 1000 Questions and Answers on Catholicism, 1963, p.240)
The reference book says, "inseparable symbol of the Catholic faith, but, Manalo changed the statement into, "proof of anti Christ". Because of this, Manalo is not only a perverter of the Holy Scriptures, but also a perverter and changer of the books he is using as references.
What is forbidden about the mark?
The verse says, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead OR on his hand." Therefore, there are two requirements, not only one, that are specified by the third angel.
They are: 1) Anyone who worships the beast and his image; plus
2) Receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand.
All these two requisites must be present before one will be punished. The Catholics do not have either one of these requirements. The Catholic's sign of the cross is not the mark because Catholics do not have an option to either use their right hands or their foreheads. Do we see Catholics doing the sign of the cross using the foreheads only, or vice versa, using just the hands only? Absolutely no! Neither Catholics worship any beast or worship any image of any beast.
If Manalo insists Catholics have the mark, Manalo will suffer billion dollars losses from his scammed monies. Why? He will have to pay for the result of his discrimination---he is required to provide artifical hands to armless Catholics or to Catholics who lost both arms or have lost their right hands to allow them to do the sign of the cross. He will also be required to repair the right hands of senior citizen Catholics who through old age or disease, have unmovable, or unbendable, or erratic, or twitching right hands, prohibiting them from doing the sign of the cross.
One of the requirements of the third angel for anyone to be punished besides the mark of the hand or the forehead, is worshipping the beast and his image. Problem is who is this mystery beast?
THE MYSTERY BEAST WITH THE NUMBER 666:
If we will read Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation, we will know that there are two kinds of beasts, namely, beast from the sea (Rev.13:1-10), and beast from the earth (Rev.13:11-18). Both beasts are buddies of Satan (Rev.13:4,11). The first beast, also known as the beast from the sea, is the one whom Mother harlot SDA sits. This was touched on in previous series as the roller coaster beast on which mother harlot SDA rides in an excursion to the bottomless pit.
What about the second beast, also known as beast from the earth? This beast is another monster. The characteristics of this beast are the following:
1) With two horns like a Lamb and spoke like a dragon (Rev.13:11);
2) Exercises all authority of the first beast (Rev.13:12);
3) Performs great signs, even makes fire come down from heaven (Rev.13:13);
4) Orders making of the image of the beast (Rev.13:14);
5) Granted power to the image to speak and causes those not worshipping the image to be killed (Rev.13:15);
6) Causes all rich and poor, small and great, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads (Rev.13:16);
7) No one may buy or sell except those who have the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name (Rev. 13:17);
8) The number of the beast is the number of a man which is 666.
Who has all these eight characteristics of the beast? Without a doubt, it is Felix Y. Manalo!
Let us tie one at a time these characteristics to Manalo:
1) Two horns like a Lamb and spoke like a dragon - The two horns of the Iglesia ni Cristo which was founded by Felix Y. Manalo are: Far East and Far West. Manalo teaches that his cult will come from the Far East (Philippines), the first horn, and will reach the Far West (USA and rest of Europe), the second horn. Like a Lamb means falsely appearing like Jesus Christ or impersonating Jesus Christ. Manalo had made it known that he is messenger of God taking the position of Jesus Christ who is the true messenger of God.
Spoke like a dragon means spoke lies because the dragon is the devil (Rev.20:2) and the devil is the father of liars (Jn.8:44). There are too many lies of Manalo. One of the many lies of Manalo is telling the first century Christians were Iglesia ni Cristo members. The truth is, the first century Christians were members of the organization called, "Way" (Acts 9:1-2). The second most notorious lie of Manalo is telling everybody that the Iglesia ni Cristo or Church of Christ is written in the Bible, but not just any Bible, but only the Lamsa Bible. The truth is, the name Church of Christ is not written in any Bible. Manalo carries always his tools of deceptions which are pairs of scissors, pastes, and capital letter C's to change Lamsa's "church of Christ" into "Church of Christ".
2) Exercise all authority of the first beast - Which are these authorities? They are a) blaspheme God, b) blaspheme God's name, c) blaspheme God's tabernacle, d) blaspheme those who dwell in heaven (Rev.13:6), and e) leading people into captivity (Rev.13:10).
Does Felix Y. Manalo and his Iglesia ni Cristo cult possess all the above blaspheming authorities of the first beasts? Absolutely!
How does Manalo blaspheme God? Manalo blasphemes God by changing the words of God written in the Holy Scriptures. He changes always the word "church" into "Church" or brazenly changing it into "Church of Christ" if you are not looking at his hands. He also teaches all Iglesia members should not exchange their Iglesia memberships with anything else in this world. This is blaspheming and relegating God second only to their Church of Christ idol.
How does Manalo blasphemes God's name? Manalo had instituted a forced worship reviving the forced worship of King Nebuchadnezzar (Dan.3:1-7). This is clear blasphemy against God's name because Manalo has been telling its members it is God who is being worshipped when in fact it is the worship of their Iglesia ni Cristo idol created by Manalo. What else? Manalo is teaching that the many offerings, contributions, and deposits that members are doing are commands of God when they are not. This act is abomination to God (Ezek.22:28). The truth of the matter is, sacrificial offerings had already stopped when Christ had offered His body in the cross (Heb.10:10). Using the name of God in order to deceive people is blasphemy against the name of God.
What about blasphemy against the tabernacle? Manalo had built an imitation tabernacle near the Iglesia ni Cristo central office in the Philippines. The tabernacle of God is the one that was authorized by God that was built by Moses. This true tabernacle is a movable tent, but Manalo's tabernacle is a fixed building structure. A tabernacle built that is mocking the true God's tabernacle is blasphemy against God's tabernacle.
What about blaspheming those in heaven? This is Manalo's mischievous use of Ephesians 1:9-10 where Manalo teaches that according to that Ephesian verse, all things in heaven such as heavenly angels must be forced to become Iglesia ni Cristo members.
What about the beast leading people into captivity? This is the teaching of Manalo to go in and enter the Iglesia ni Cristo cult but after going in members must not go out from it. Members are therefore imprisoned. Manalo has been leading all his Iglesia members into his Gulag concentration camps. Iglesia members can not even evade the forced worship services on Thursdays and Sundays, lest their deacons and deaconesses will be in hot pursuit to extract for their reasons for non attendance.
3) Performs great signs and even makes fire come down from heaven - Manalo is noted for having performed great signs about the progress of his Iglesia ni Cristo cult. He had appropriated many Bible
prophecies that serve as signs to prove his allegation he is from God. How does he makes fire come down from heaven? He does this by scaring people if they do not become Iglesia ni Cristo members, they will be burned in the lake of fire, or scaring current Iglesia members, they will be thrown into the lake of fire if they ever leave the cult.
4) Orders the making of the image of the beast -What is the image of the first beast? Let's know this:
"Now the beast, which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion." (Rev.13:2). The image that Manalo has created for the Iglesia ni Cristo is the image of wild animals such as leopards, bears, and lions, that prey on anyone easy enough to catch or capture for food or for devouring. Iglesia ni Cristo ministers are strong enough to capture and convert people who are weak, wounded, or babies as to knowledge of God and the Bible.
5) Granted power to the image to speak and cause those not worshipping the image to be killed - Manalo and his Iglesia ni Cristo cult speak with authority and power. All members are required to obey for as long as they live. Those who are authorized to be killed for not worshipping the beast are the cold Iglesia members for whom Manalo instructs his guard deacons/deaconesses to find and locate them and bring them back to the worship service or to the fold. Bringing them back to the worship service is tantamount to killing them because not only that they could not have a life of their own because they return to being slaves, but also have no more opportunity for the salvation of their souls.
6) All rich and poor, great and small, are given marks on their right hands or on the foreheads - Everyone inside the Iglesia ni Cristo are given two distinguishing marks by Felix Y. Manalo.
First mark is in their foreheads, which is, to remember always that every Thursdays and Sundays, they will have to troop to the Iglesia ni Cristo chapels to worship their idols. Watch out all of you friends of any Iglesia members! You are not invited in their homes on those sacred days. Whoever you are, and whatever you are, you, who accidentally happens to be in their homes in those days will be left cold in their houses. Reason: Their idols are more important than you.
Second mark is on their right hands, which is, the many varied offerings, contributions, and deposits that every member give to their Iglesia idols.
Either one of these marks distinguishes the Iglesia ni Cristo cult from all presently established churches all over the world.
1) Question: Which established church on this earth that requires more than 25% of your income and requires weekly deposits, and requires yearly increasing of thanksgiving offerings twice a year? (THIS IS THE MARK ON THE HAND)
2) Question: Which established church on this earth has forced worship service that every time Thursdays and Sundays arrive, everyone must troop to the chapel buildings, must flip their nametags in the hallways in order to avoid being visited by his deacon/deaconess, and must always obey the Church Administrator?(THIS IS THE MARK ON THE FOREHEAD)
Official answers to both the two questions: Iglesia ni Cristo or Church of Christ (of FYM).
7) No one may buy or sell unless given the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of the beast - The marks were already explained in Item #6 above. The name of the beast is Felix Y. Manalo. The number of the beast is explained in Item #8 below. The buying and selling is exclusively under the authority of the beast. Without the marks, members of the Iglesia ni Cristo can not do buying and selling. Which are these merchandises being bought and sold in the Iglesia chapels? They are their monthly magazines, Pasugo and God's Message, and the certificates of deposits. The Pasugo and the God's Message magazines are not sold to outsiders but only to members. The members in turn distribute them free to non members. What about the certificates of deposits for their yearly December thanksgivings? These are members only buying and selling transactions. The Church of Christ administrator (EGM) sells them in the Iglesia chapel buildings exclusively to members. You can not buy them if you are not an Iglesia ni Cristo member. Members buy them weekly accomplished through their weekly deposits from January through December. At the end of the year, the bought certificates are handed to the buyers who in turn surrender their deposit booklets. The certificates of deposits are placed in an envelope plus additional cash and money orders. The envelopes are to be collected during the Iglesia Thanksgiving worship service (third week of December). The buying of the certificate is a lifetime member obligation.
8) The number of the beast is the number of a man which is 666 - This number is read as six six six which is the number of Felix Y. Manalo, as follows:
Number of the first letter of his name?
F (A-B-C-D-E-F), therefore, F is the
sixth letter of the alphabet..... 6
Number of syllables of his name?
Number of Iglesia ni Cristo prophecies
that Manalo had propped up?
(Isaiah 43:5-6; Isaiah 46:11;
Isaiah 41:9-10; Acts 2:29;
John 10:16, Revelation 7:2-3
(God's Message, Special Issue of
1993, Page 13)......................... 6
Therefore, the number of Felix Y. Manalo is 666
There is only one man in this whole wide world who has these three unique six's. That man is Felix Y. Manalo.
What are we going to do with Beast Felix Y. Manalo?
It is high time that we get out of this beast and his abominable Iglesia ni Cristo cult that he had created. Here is the command of God to all Iglesia ni ?Cristo members:
"And I heard another voice from heaven saying: "Come out of her my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities." (Rev. 18:4-5 NKJV).
Take note that the verse says, "lest you receive of her plagues.." All Iglesia ni Cristo members will be punished for possessing the two requirements pronounced by the third angel:
1) Worship the beast Felix Y. Manalo and his image - All Iglesia ni Cristo members worship and bow their heads in recognition to him as their alleged God's messenger. They have placed him as an idol more important than Christ and God. They adhere to his teaching of not exchanging INC membership with anything else in this world, therefore, surpassing the importance of Jesus Christ and God.
2) Given the mark on their hands or on their foreheads. Either one of these two marks distinguishes them uniquely from all peoples of this world.
Q: What is Gospel of Manalo Doctrine Lesson #10 and what are its fallacies?
A: An excerpt of Gospel of Manalo Doctrine Lesson 10 follows:
"LESSON NO. 10 - The Church of Christ in the Philippines
Theme: It was Christ who established the Church of Christ in the Philippines by virtue of the fulfillment of the prophecy.
Summary: The Church of Christ which emerged in the Philippines (a country in the Far East) in these last days was established by virtue of the fulfillment of the prophecies of God (Isa.43:5 Moffatt) and of Christ (Jn.10:16;Acts 20:28 Lamsa). This is the third group (Acts 2:39) of people in the Church established by Christ. This arose in these last days after the apostasy of the Church built by Christ in the first century as a result of the work done by false prophets. Even the spread of this Church in the Far West (Isa.43:4-6;59:19 NKJV) is a fulfillment of God's prophecy written in the Bible." (Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), Erano G. Manalo, 1989, p. 40)
Fallacies of this Gospel of Manalo Doctrine No. 10:
This doctrine is based on a false assumption that the church established by Christ in the first century had completely apostatized or completely disappeared. Through skillful use of perverted two or three verses and with lots of Catholic bashings and Catholic bedevilings, Manalo unfortunately succeeds in creating anger of the indoctrinees against the Catholic church, making easy for him to sell the fraudulent establishment of the Iglesia ni Cristo cult in the Philippines.
The problem is did the Christian church established by Christ in the first century completely apostatized? Let's highlight Manalo's teachings:
"Q. What did Christ prophesy concerning the Church which He built in the first century?
A.It would be led away......Mt.24:4 RSV
Q. What did the Catholic Church do to those who refused to be apostatized?
A. They did not spare the flock....Acts 20:29
Q. How did Christ introduce the false prophets who would lead His Church away?
A. They are dressed in sheep's clothing...Mt.7:15
Q. Who is that sheep whose clothes are to be imitated by the false prophets?
A. Christ, the Lamb of God...Jn.1:29
Q. Who imitated the clothing of Christ?
A. The Catholic priests...(Ref:Father Smith Instructs Jackson, Rev.J. Francis, p. 214")
(Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ),Erano G. Manalo, 1989, p. 17-19)
The following are the lies of Manalo based on these Manalo teachings:
1) What is written in the Revised Standard Version for Matthew 24:4 is as follows:
"And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray." (Mt.24:11 RSV)
Observe how Manalo had changed the word "astray" into "away". Why do you think Manalo had used the RSV? Because it is easy to change the word "astray" into "away." In the New King James, he can not do that. Here's what is in the NKJV:
"Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many." (Mt. 24:4 NKJV)
Manalo could not afford to use the NKJV because the verse will make him guilty as the deceiver. Another thing, where would he place his "away" placard that is tucked underneath his belt? His "away" placard is usable only for the RSV. For every word in the Bible that he needs to change, Manalo is always eveready with his supplies of deception hidden in his pockets or in his belts. Manalo is as wise as the serpent when it comes to Bible versions and translations to use for easy perversion.
2) Is it the Catholic Church that did not spare the first century flock according to Acts 20:29?
Manalo tries to reinvent history. Here is the true history:
1 A.D. - Founding of Christianity by Jesus Christ (Note: Christ has been going forth from of old from everlasting, Micah 5:2 NKJV);
30 A.D. - Jesus Christ crucified and risen;
49 A.D. - Jerusalem Council attended by Apostles. Council upheld that Gentiles should not be circumcised;
64 A.D. - Start of Christians and Jews persecution by Roman Emperor Nero (Nero had replaced Emperor Claudius who had peaceful co-existence with the Christians);
67 A.D. - Apostles Paul and Peter were executed in Rome by Emperor Nero;
70 A.D. - Roman Legions under Titus, son of Vespasian, destroy the Jerusalem Temple;
95 A.D. - Christian persecution continued by Emperor Domitian. Apostle John, last remaining Apostle exiled to Patmos (an island southwest of Asia Minor, now Turkey);
112 A.D. - Christianity banned by Emperor Trajan. Christians were brought in by informants to be killed;
250 A.D. - Christian persecutions and killings continued by Emperor Decius;
303 A.D. - Most severe persecutions of Christians by Emperor Diocletian;
313 A.D. - Christian persecution stopped by Emperor Constantine, a converted Christian;
313 - 800 A.D. - Christianity flourished and spread;
800 - 1300 A.D. - Christianity became formally universal starting with the reign of Charlemagne of France;
1521 A.D. - Christianity brought to Philippines by Spain;
1914 A.D. - Felix Y. Manalo founded the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ).
It should be noted from the above that during the first century (first one hundred years) the Christians were under the rule of the Roman Empire, a pagan regime. There was no Catholic Church as yet. If there was a Catholic Church, they were the Christians who were being persecuted and killed by the Romans.
3) Were the Catholic priests the false prophets that did not spare Christ's flock in the first century? How could the Catholic priests do that when they were not yet born? If it is possible, Manalo will force the Catholic priests to be born three hundred years earlier in order to blame them for the killing of the Christians. Backdating is tampering of history. To reinvent history just to get converts is plain deception. Therefore, Manalo is the fulfillment of Matthew 24:11 as the deceiver of Christ's flock.
Are priests wearing long gowns the savage wolves in sheep's clothing?
Just because the Catholic priests are wearing long gowns does not mean they are wolves in sheep's clothing. Firstly, in Jesus Christ's time, all people wear long gowns. Were all the people in Christ's time savage wolves? Secondly, in the present time, priests are not the only ones who wear long gowns. If Manalo insists those wearing long gowns are savage wolves, he would be killing all the savage wolves doing hymn singing in his Iglesia chapels because Manalo's choir members all wear long colorful gowns. If Manalo enforces his dark obsession outside his Iglesia fold, he would be killing also the judges of the courts, and the high school graduates and college graduates attending the graduating ceremonies, including the school administrators because they all wear long gowns. What this portends is, if ever Manalo succeeds in spreading his own gospel, there would be inquisitions of unimaginable proportions.
The real false prophets
False prophets had existed even during the time of the Apostles. False prophets have one thing in common---they lead you away to serve another god (Dt.13:1-2). What does "in sheep's clothing" really tells us? It tells us they identify themselves as sheep or people of God though they are not. They are impostors. Were there moles inside the Christian church during the time of the Apostles? Yes, there were. Let's read:
"For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our Lord God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ." (Jude 1:4 NKJV)
Based on the above, there are men who surreptitiously enter as sheeps of the flock, but they are not really true sheeps. They are only in disguises. Actually, they are wolves that prey on the sheeps. These are the true false prophets. Who were the true false prophets in the false century? They were the spies introduced by the Roman Emperors to spy on the activities of the Christians to know who should be brought in to be killed. The false prophets have also introduced some foreign doctrines in order to lead some to another gods. One of them is Arius.
How about in our time, do we have false prophets? Absolutely. As a matter of fact, Christ had predicted them as one of the signs of the end of the age (Mt.24:24). And it is not only false prophets, but false Christs, also. Who do you think are examples of false prophets and false Christs? Since Felix Y. Manalo is already dead, that leaves his son, and his ministers in the Iglesia ni Cristo cult. How do they become false prophets? They lead people to worship another god, which is, the Church of Christ god, or the Iglesia ni Cristo idol. They also worship the beast in our time regularly in July and May. Would you like to see a picture of this beast? Get the May issues of any year of the Iglesia ni Cristo's God's Message and Pasugo magazines.
Who do you think are the false Christ?
They are the Iglesia ni Cristo and the Iglesia ni Cristo ministers. When Manalo teaches that the door specified in John 10:9 in which we must enter is the Church of Christ, we are seeing the false Christ.
When Manalo teaches that Iglesia members must abide in the vine as provided in John 15:5 and a corresponding Manalo teaching that any Iglesia member who does not abide in the Iglesia ni Cristo or Church of Christ can not do anything to save himself because he did not abide in the vine, we are seeing the false Christ.
When the Iglesia ni Cristo teaches Felix Y. Manalo is the messenger of God when according to the Bible it is Jesus Christ who is the true messenger of God (Isa.61:1; Lk.4:18; Jn.3:17;17:3; 1 Jn.4:14), we are seeing a false Christ in the person of Felix Y. Manalo.
When we see the Iglesia ni Cristo ministers carrying different Bible versions and translations pretending to be sheeps and who shamelessly change the words of God written in the Bible, and who tell Iglesia members always to have the obedient mind of Christ to remain Iglesia members until the end of their lives, we are seeing the false prophets and false Christs guiding those deceived to their deaths.
What are the proofs that the Christian church established by Christ did not disappear?
"Go therefore and make disciples of the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (Mt.28:19-20 NKJV)
"For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am there in the midst of them." (Mt.18:20 NKJV)
The fact that Lord Jesus Christ promised He will be with the Apostles and His disciples always even to the end of the age, is proof that the Christians were not abandoned by Christ up to our time, even today.
First visual proofs are our Christian Bibles that we can see everywhere. Even tares such as the Iglesia ni Cristo cult, have them in order to disguise themselves as sheeps but inside they are ravenous wolves.
Lord Jesus Christ has been faithful with His promise. He had protected Christianity from the Muslim conquerors, as it was then (from Ottoman Empire) as it is today (from Interntional Muslim extremists). Christianity always triumphs.
Second proofs, we can see many Catholics and we can see many Protestants walking all around the globe. There is Pope John Paul II who is a Catholic from Poland, and there is President George W. Bush, a Protestant, from the United States.
Q: What is Manalo's war on monies?
A: Manalo's war on monies is a different kind of war not of the flesh and blood but of wits and tricks to extort monies of Iglesia ni Cristo members and making them happy for doing so. It is a one sided war where Manalo is always the victor while members always surrender -- i.e., surrender their monies. It is also a war that has no end. It recurs yearly, and in fact, twice a year every July and December. It is similar to the War on Poverty, only that it's guiding principle is the reverse -- instead of uplifting the members from poverty, Iglesia members become more impoverished.
Q: How does Manalo successfully wage his war on member's monies?
A: This war is patterned at such war as World War I or World War II. In a conventional war, there is always preparation and a plan to win the war. There is always logistics involved on proper use of materials and personnel. There is a war room where the generals convene to see how the war is progressing using a huge map where the concentrations of enemies are placed on the map, their probable attack plans are shown,and the consequent plans to launch the counter attacks.
So is the Manalo's war on monies. He has a plan, has personnel and materials, and has a war room managed by his generals of the Iglesia army of ministers to oversee the ongoing war. As a Commander in Chief of the Iglesia ni Cristo army, Manalo is fed with all the information including the success of the war, which is, the capturing of tons of moneys from members.
Every Iglesia ni Cristo congregation that has an established chapel, worship services, and a Manalo appointed minister, must surrender a money thanksgiving that is more than what was surrendered last year. Ministers must see to it that his assigned congregation fulfill this faithfully.
Early in January, suitable Bible verses are incorporated into the worship service sermons, teaching members and reminding them of their obligations that they must prepare in advance (using 2 Cor. 9:2 NKJV) for their respective thanksgivings in December. Deacons and deaconesses are instructed to see to it that every members under their care have thanksgiving deposit booklets which will be used in making weekly deposits.
Ministers check the progress of the thanksgiving deposits regularly every end of March, June, September, and November. To make sure that members comply with the abounding of thanksgiving. This is accomplished by comparing members current year to date deposits with previous year's deposits. Any deficits found gives authority of the minister to stress faithfulness and curse free making of deposits in the Thursday and Sunday worship services in order to correct the downward trend. This is to make sure that no one lags behind in his/her deposits.
Four or eight worship services prior to the scheduled thanksgiving day, the worship service sermons are about perfect manners of complying with the thanksgiving obligation. The sermons are about the curses that happened to those who did not properly perform their obligations. Of course, blessings are incorporated also in the sermons for those who faithfully obeyed acceptable manners of giving thanksgivings to God.
Also, one week prior to the thanksgiving day, members are required to do seven days of devotional prayers nightly in the Iglesia chapels. In such devotional prayers, members must recollect how God had saved them from various accidents, sickness, and other calamities. Manalo reminds them that God can kill anyone anytime even if you are in your respective offices, just like what happened to the thousands who died in the twin towers of New York when they were blown up by the terrorist last Sep. 11, 2001.
Members are enjoined to name the prices or values of their lives and if such values merit the thanksgiving monies they will be giving to God. Most important of all that members must recollect is the grace of God of allowing them to remain inside the Iglesia ni Cristo. According to Manalo, salvation alone is priceless. How much would you pay in order to live in the Holy City of pure gold? How much would you pay for the eternal life given by God? How much would you pay God for saving you from the lake of fire? All these recollections ordered by Manalo are sufficient to bleed the hearts of members in order to give almost all of their monies or even be indebted just to satisfy the good mercies of God.
The Thanksgiving Worship Day:
All members are ready for their envelopes. Names and amounts are written outside the envelopes for proper recording of reports. Manalo is also ready with his sermon to prop up the egos of members imploring how God is very much pleased with their thanksgiving offerings. The deacons and deaconesses collects the envelopes from each seated members. Armed guards are already placed in strategic locations around the chapel. Usually, about $200,000 cash and money orders is collected which represents a third of the total thanksgivings. Manalo does not want to lose any monies from possible stickups. Responsibilities in handling the monies are wisely spread among trusted finance and head deacons officials, therefore, precluding inside job stealing. Money handlers are required to pay pro rata for any missing monies. The monies are guarded overnight for deposit in the morning. The congregation issues one check for the cash, money orders, and personal checks. The certificates of deposits are disregarded for these monies were already taken in advance by Manalo. The congregation's bank account serves only as clearing account for these money transactions.
Manalo's War Room:
The thanksgiving day is simultaneously done all over the world. On the day of the thanksgiving, the war room is ready and functional. There is a map of the world that shows the Iglesia ni Cristo congregations scattered all over the world marked with pins. Results of the thanksgivings are required to be faxed that same night by the assigned ministers to the central office in the Philippines where the war room is situated. Ministers and preparers of the statistic reports will not sleep until the work is done and faxed to the war room. The statistical reports shows the year's thanksgivings compared with last year's thanksgivings and increase/decrease percentages of changes. The generals plot the money increases of each and every congregation.
The money generals are excited of the dozen congregation that usually surrender the highest thanksgivings. As the fax reports come in, there are "Yeahs" and "Nays". "Yeahs" for all that has produced abounding thanksgivings. And "Nays" for those ministers who faxed decreased thanksgivings. There is a general secretary that keeps tab of accumulated monies that will soon be received by mails.
Minister's Judgment Day:
Ministers already know by the time they faxed their thanksgiving congregation results whether they will receive blessings or curses. Ministers are ranked as to their thanksgiving production from highest to lowest. Those producing the cream top twelve will be awarded promotions, allowance increases, and prestigious congregation assignments. The ministers who are neither top twelve or the bottom dirty dozen ministers are not entitled to blessings or punishments. They just performed what they were required to do, in essence, they had just performed a satisfactory job. The bottom dirty dozen, however, will incur the wraths of Commander in Chief Manalo, for they have failed their thanksgiving production jobs. These bad ministers deserve to be demoted, their pays cut, and reassigned to a remotest place or barrio in the Philippines, or even be reassigned in Mindanao to fend themselves against the Abu Sayyaf kidnappers or the Muslim secessionist forces of Mindanao in southern Philippines.
The Day after the Thanksgiving:
It is the members' day of reckoning. Members will now realize how they have lost their monies. It is a day of grieving and thinking how in the world did they voluntarily parted with their hard earned monies. The monies could have been used wisely to pay their mounting debts. The monies could have been saved for their retirements and purchasing their family's needs. Now, the money is gone. The depression is too much for some. There are reported suicides for those unable to cope. Others just banished themselves out of shame to hide from their relatives. There was a reported head deacon from the the Ilocos region in northern Philippines who was rich and having several agricultural lands. Upon becoming an Iglesia ni Cristo member and had appointed as head deacon, had annually sold his landholdings to make sure his thanksgivings is the highest until he had no more lands left. One night, he and his family disappeared to start a new life at an undisclosed place out of shame from non Iglesia relatives.
Thanksgiving Aftermath Shocker:
There is a very big shocker that affects many members. Because of the too much thanksgiving increase that members have given, they are required now to deposit the same amount next year plus corresponding increase. For example, if a member's total thanksgivings (deposits plus supplementary cash) is $5,000 this year, the member must deposit this same new amount next year plus additionals. What a shocker!
Worship Service is eraser of all Iglesia hurtings:
Manalo is wise enought to soothe the wounded feelings of members. He does this through his worship service that members can not do away with. It is Manalo's worship service that does the trick of equalizing the anomalies being done inside the Iglesia ni Cristo. The worship service serves as the eraser of all ill feelings against the Iglesia ni Cristo, and all doubts on its teachings, and all problems of being an Iglesia member. The worship service is designed to restore trusts in the Church Administrator.
Manalo teaches that God will solve every problem of members because they are the children of God. Manalo teaches that the monies they have lost will be replaced by God with much much more monies and blessings. Manalo is so powerful in designing a worship sermon that will make all Iglesai members cry that after leaving the worship service, they are refreshed, reinvigorated, rehashed, and makes them forget their problems so that once again they will be able to continue and remain as slaves of Manalo.
Members' attendance in the worship service is of utmost important to Manalo. Without the forced worship service, the Iglesia ni Cristo dies a natural death. Manalo instills into the minds of members always that it is not God who benefits in the worship service, but it is them who benefits. That is why Manalo emphasizes never never to be absent from it. He scares them there will be no more remedy for such sin if they ever become absent. He scares them God will not be pleased on those who do this most evil act. Manalo scares them their names in the Book of Life will be delisted by God. To make sure that no one escapes the worship service, he instructs his deacons and deaconesses to get their reasons for being absent. Manalo even deputizes fathers and mothers to make sure their children attend the worship. And deputizes every member to look out and not allow any one they know to be absent from the worship. Manalo reviews regularly the absence reports submitted by his deacons/deaconesses for possible correction sermon.
Manalo's fooling of members:
Manalo teaches forsaking the worship service is the most dreadful sin a member can ever commit because there is no more remedy for it except the lake of fire that will consume the forsaker. Guess what? Manalo violates his own teaching. He provides a remedy. He sends his deacons/deaconesses and ministers to cajole the erring members to come back to the worship service. Ministers will go to the extent of pleading and kneeling to get back cold members. Manalo wants his cold members back dead or alive.
Manalo Plays Witch Doctor and Fortune Teller:
Manalo teaches that members must pray to God so that their problems will be solved. But Manalo plays safe by becoming a fortune teller. He has an escape route in case members will not receive what they pray for. He says if members do not receive what they pray, the problem is not God's but the members'. Probably, he says, the members have been remiss in their duties, or probably the members were having sinful lives, or probably the things that they pray for will not result in their salvation. What a witch doctor!
Q: How do we know that all the prophecies being used by Manalo are stolen prophecies?
A: Manalo can not provide, not even one, fulfillment verse to confirm his prophecies. He uses only fulfillment that come from his mouth. It is the Apostles teaching that prophecies must have confirmation (2 Pet.1:19). As a rule, prophecy appointments found in the Old Testament must have their respective fulfillment verses in the New Testament. The following are examples:
1) Prophecy and fulfillment verses of John the Baptist:
Fulfillment of the prophecy....Matthew 3:1-3
2) Prophecy and fulfillment verses of Jesus Christ:
Fulfillment of the prophecy....Luke 4:16-18
3) Prophecy and fulfillment verses of Apostle Paul:
Prophecy .......Isaiah 49:6
Fulfillment of the prophecy..... Acts 13:47
As evidenced by the above, a prophecy if it is fulfilled, must have corresponding fulfillment verse. Prophecies in the Old Testament are confirmed by fulfillment verse in the New Testament. It is to be noted also that the fulfillment verse paraphrases the prophecy or repeats substantially the prophecy. Any person who claims to have prophecies but cannot substantiate or cannot produce the required fulfillment verse is a fake.
Q: What are the prophecies mentioned in the Gospel of Manalo Doctrine Lesson No. 10 that have corresponding fulfillment verses?
A: None. The following prophecies mentioned in the Doctrinal Lesson do not have any fulfillment verse confirmation:
Isaiah 43:5-6 (Moffatt & NKJV);
Isaiah 59:19 (Moffatt)
John 10:16 (NKJV)
Acts 2:39 (NKJV) Note: Manalo instructs his ministers never to use the NLT (New Living Translation).
Q: How does Manalo pervert the above verses to make them appear as his inspite that he had stolen them?
A: First of all, at this stage, Manalo had already stripped the indoctrinees of all their clothes and underwears. Their nakedness is exposed. If you become stark naked in public and somebody throws even a small towel or piece of hanky, you will readily accept it to cover yourself. Secondly, Manalo is expert in perverting the prophecies. Although he does not own them, he makes them appear as if he owns them by changing the letters using his tools of deception that we already know he carries in his pockets.
The perversion of Isaiah 43:5-6 (Moffatt & NKJV):
Manalo uses two Bible versions to support his invention that the prophecy pertains to the establishment of the Iglesia ni Cristo in the Philippines (Far East) and will spread to the U.S. and Europe (Far West).
Let's read the verse:
"Fear not, for I m with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west; I will say to the north, Give them up! And to the south, "do not keep them back!' Bring My sons from afar, And My daughters from the ends of the earth." (Isa.43:5-6 NKJV)
"From the far east will I bring your offspring,
and from the far west I will gather you,"
I will bid the north lands give them up,
and bid the south let go,
bringing my sons from afar,
and my daughters from the end of the earth." (Isa. 43:5-6 Moffatt)
Manalo's reference that Far East is Philippines nand Far West is the U.S.:
"The Philippines were Spain's share of the first colonizing movement in the Far East..." (Boak, Slosson & Anderson, World History, USAFI, 1942, v.2, P.445)
"Far West: California, Neveda, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii..." (World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1976, G.E. Delury, NY,p.88)
True, the reference that Manalo uses has Far East and Far West. Are these the locations mentioned in the Scriptures? Read again what is written in Isaiah 43:5-6. After reading carefully, what are written in the Bible? Are you still being deceived? If you see Manalo's deception, how did he do it? Remember always what Manalo has in his pockets. That's right! He used his scissors to cut the small letters "f" and "e" of the word "far east". And what did he do after that? Right you are! He took out the capital letters "F" and "E" from his pockets and pasted them in the places of the cutout letters, and boom, there is no longer "far east" but we have now "Far East" to agree with his book references! The same thing he did with the words "far west" changing it into "Far West". Manalo is as cunning as the serpent, isn't he? Far East is different from far east because there is only one Far East, but there are as many far easts depending on the places you go and travel. The same thing is true for Far West and far west. There are as many far wests as you move from place to place and there are only certain places comprising the Far West.
The true context of Isaiah 43:5-6
The verse is about bringing and gathering from the east and west and telling the north and south to give them up or not keeping them back. Therefore, rightaway we catch the deceptions of Manalo because it is not only east and west but also north and south are the places where the children of God are coming from. Which event in history did the children of God gathered from east, west, north, and south? This even happened when the Israelites were exiled and deported everywhere (north, south, east, west) by the Assyrians and Babylonians conquerors after the Israelites' lands were captured. God had used King Cyrus of Persia who defeated the Babylonians to bring back the Israelites from their places of exiles (north, south, east, and west of Palestine). Therefore, Isaih 43:5-6 is this prophecy of gathering of the Israelites back to Israel. The prophecy is unquestionably owned by the Israelites but is being stolen by Felix Y. Manalo.
To be sure that the prophecy is owned by the Israelites, let's bring up the New Living Translation, and the Living Bible:
"Do not be afraid, for I am with you, I will gather you and your children from the east and west and from north and south. I will bring my sons and daughters back to Israel from the distant corners of the earth." (Isaiah 43:5-6 NLT)
"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. I will gather you from the east and west, from north and south. I will bring my sons and daughters back to Israel from the farthest corners of the earth." (Isaiah 43:5-6 LB)
Without a doubt, the children that are to be brough together from all corners of the earth back to Israel are the Israelites. Never the Philippinos. By the way, did the verses say brought FROM the east or gathered FROM the west? If the east is Philippines, it would be a catastrophy for Manalo. Why? Where will Manalo bring his Iglesia members if they are brought out from the Philippines? Manalo will have a monstrous problem where to bring his Iglesia members. If he says, he will bring them to America, uh oh, the verse says, "gathered from the west", it is not going to the west but coming from tghe west. Now he has two problems. Where will he bring his Philippine Iglesia members and where will he bring his western Iglesia members? His two groups were both kicked out. If Manalo tries to bring his two groups to Israel, probably the Israeli Prime Minister will ask, "Hey Manalo, what is this news I hear that you are telling the people of the world, we, the Israelis, are no longer the people of God? And how dare you to steal our prophecies?"
Q: How does Manalo use the "ends of the earth" as time of rising of the I.N.C. in 1914 and what are its fallacies?
A: Manalo says the phrase "ends of the earth" found in Isa. 43:6 is time, not place, because the earth has no end. According to Manalo, since the word "ends" is plural, it refers to the time between the end of the sixth seal and the beginning of the seventh seal which is another end. Manalo uses the war mentioned in Rom.6:25, Jer.4:19.13; Mt.24:6-7 wjen great men hid in caves as timeline of the start of World War I of 1914 that started in July 27, 1914. Because the Iglesia ni Cristo was also registered in the Philippine government in July 27, 1914 coinciding with the prophecy, Manalo gloats the I.N.C.'s rising was in accord with the prophecy.
The fallacies of Manalo's time element:
1) The phrase, "from the ends of the earth" refers to place and is not a time because it is preceded by the word "from". If this "ends of the world" is time, then from which previous time? It would be a "Back to the Future" science fiction time that Manalo is trying to make here. If we have to believe this, then we have also to believe that Manalo came from a previous time back to the Garden of Eden when the first deceiver appeared embodying the serpent. Therefore, the devil has now embodied Manalo.
2) It is not because of war that the great men hid in caves but because of the wrath of Lamb that has come (Rev.6:15-17). Take note that the men wanted to die wishing the mountains and rocks to fall on them.
3) The "ends of the earth" refers to the mentioned four points of the earth, which are: north, south, east, and west.
4) What happens before men will hide in the caves is that every mountain and island will move out of their places. This is the coming cataclysm after the tribulations as explaned in Rev. 16:18,20). This event or this cataclysm has not yet happened. Since, it has not yet happened, the kings and great men will not have hidden yet in the caves.
Q: How does Manalo pervert the north and south found in Isaiah 43:6 and what are its fallacies?
A: Manalo(both father and son) teach that the north is Protestantism because it is predominant in North America and in North Europe and that the south is Catholicsm because the Catholic Church is in south of Italy which is Rome, or prevalent in Southern Europe
Fallacies of north and south teaching of Manalo:
Here's what Moffatt says of the north and south:
"I will bid the north lands give them up, and bid the south let go, bringing my sons from afar, and my daughters from the end of the earth." (Isa. 43:6 Moffatt)
The verse says "north lands" and consequently the south is south lands. It is never the Protestant Church nor the Catholic Church. How can the Catholic Church and Protestant Church become south lands and north lands? My goodness, Manalo should ban the Moffatt's Isa. 43:6. This guy Moffatt has become a bad boy. He exposed the Manalo father and son as, like father like son deceivers of men.
Q: How were the Manalo father and son busted in their claim that the word "south" mentioned in Isaiah 43:6 is Catholicism?
A: The Manalo father and son were busted in their deception that 'south' is Catholicism because almost all of former Catholic converts came from the 'north' which is Manila and other surrounding towns all located in Luzon, a northern island of the Philippines. In Mindanao, Philippines' southern island, is mostly of the Islamic or Muslim faith. If Manalo father and son insist Catholics are from south Europe, it would result in misfire of the prophecy by about 5,000 miles or more, which is the distance between South Europe and the Philipppines.
Q: How were the Manalo father and son busted in their claim that the word "north" mentioned in Isaiah 43:6 is Protestantism?
A: The Manalo father and son were busted in their deception because most of former Protestant converts are American males who are husbands of female members. In other words, sexy female members have discovered first the Protestant males before being rediscovered by their Iglesia ministers. The INC ministers had to resort to threats of expelling the female members if their future American suitors would not allow themselves to be indoctrinated and converted into the Iglesia cult. Therefore, American suitors were made love hostages. The hearts of the Caucasian males are located neither in the north nor in the south, but midway between their heads and waitsts, debunking Manalo's teaching that Protestantism is in the north.
Q: How does Manalo pervert Isaiah 59:19?
A: Manalo's doctrine concerning Isaiah 59:19 follows:
"Q. When will the Church of Christ reach the Far West according to the prophecy written in the Bible?
A. When the East has already proclaimed the glory of God......Is.59:19 Moffatt
Q. Which part of the Far West will the prophecy begin to be fulfilled?
A. In Hawaii and California....World Almanac'76,p.88
Note: This was fulfilled when the Church of Christ went overseas, when Brother Erano Manalo officiated the first worship service in Hawaii on July 27, 1968. This was followed by another gathering of the brethren in San Francisco, California. These are the official beginnings of the Church of Christ in the Far West."
(Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), Erano G. Manalo, 1989,p.42)
Let's read Manalo's cited Moffatt verse:
"till in the far west men have awe of the Eternal,
and in the east they see his brillian deeds,
for his vengeance pours out like a pent-up stream,
driven by a blast of wind." (Is.59:19 Moffatt)
Goodness, what glory of the East is Manalo talking about? Did anyone see the word "glory" in the verse? None! Let's go to the New King James:
"So shall they fear
The name of the Lord from the west,
And His glory from the rising of the sun;
When the enemy comes in like a flood,
The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a
standard against him." (Isa.59:19 NKJV)
Manalo has lied! The verse is actually from New King James. Manalo's perversion is in making the Iglesia ni Cristo's in the East or in the rising of the sun, the proclaimer of the glory, thereby stealing the prophecy.
Who is the real owner of the prophecy?
"For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you,
The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising." (Isa. 60:2-3 NKJV)
Manalo is a thief! Isaiah 59:19 is owned by the Gentiles. The Gentiles are the ones who will proclaim the glory of God. It is never the Iglesia ni Cristo. The Gentiles are the ones rising in the sun. The Gentiles are the ones prophesied to be given the light (Isa.49:6). Manalo's acts of lawlessness is akin to finding a vacant land and claiming ownership without going to the City Hall book of records to know the registered owner.
Q: What is Manalo's perversion of John 10:16?
A: Manalo perverts John 10:16 by splitting the two groups of sheeps into three in order to accommodate his Iglesia ni Cristo cult. Let's read the verse:
"And other sheep I have which are not of this fold, them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice, and there will be one flock and one shepherd." (Jn.10:16 NKJV)
According to the verse, the two groups of sheeps are:
1) Sheeps already in the fold (Jews); and
2) Sheeps (other sheep) not yet in the fold (Gentiles)
How does Manalo split the two groups into three? He does this neatly by splitting the first group (already in the fold) into two to be the Jews and the Gentiles. He bumps the Gentiles from their 'other sheep' slot to make way for the Iglesia ni Cristo to occupy the slot. The result of the perversion is shown below:
1) Sheep already in the fold (Jews);
2) Sheep already in the fold (Gentiles);
3) Other sheep not yet in the fold (Iglesia ni Cristo)
Like Manalo, all other cults claim also they are that other sheep.
What are the proofs that the other sheep could not be the Iglesia ni Cristo?
1) There are only two groups (Jews and Gentiles)who are called according to the Bible. Let's read this:
"even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?" (Rom.9:24 NKJV)
2) There are only two groups (Jews and Greeks or Gentiles who are saved by the gospel of Christ. Let us read this:
"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." (Rom.1:16 NKJV)
3) Apostle Peter teaches there are only two that has the promise of salvation:
1) To you and your children (Jews)
2) To all afar off (Gentiles)
Acts 2:39 NKJV
Those afar off as explained in Eph.2:17 are the Gentiles. The first group Jews include the children who are the Samaritans who were Jews married to Gentiles. The Samaritans were from the former northern kingdom of Israel.
4) In the Revelation, the Jews (Rev. 7:1-8) and the Gentiles (Rev. 7:9-17)are the only two groups specified to be in heaven.
Who were the ones already in the fold testified by Lord Jesus Christ?
The Jews (Jn.4:22)
What are the proofs that the Gentiles were not yet in the fold at the time Christ spoke of the other sheep?
1) Christ prohibited his Apostles from going to the Gentiles(Mt.10:5)
2) The Gentiles were at one time strangers from the covenant of promise (Eph.2:10-12)
What are the proofs that the Gentiles were the other sheep?
1) They were called when their time was fulfilled (Lk.21:24)
2) They were called after Christ resurrecion during the time of the Apostles (Eph.2:10-12)
3) The Gentiles were called through Apostle Paul sent by Christ to the Gentiles (Acts 13:47)
It should be noted here that the Gentiles group are lumped all other races other than Jews.
Distinctions between the sheeps of Christ and the goats of Felix Manalo:
1) The sheeps of Christ listen and follow Jesus Christ (Jn.10:4). The goats of Felix Manalo follow and obey Felix Manalo.
2) The sheeps of Christ recognize Jesus Christ as the messenger of God (Jn.5:37;17:3; 1 Jn.4:14). The goats of Felix Manalo recognize Felix Y. Manalo as the messenger of God.
3) The sheeps are believers of Christ (Jn.3:16). The goats do not believe Jesus Christ (Jn.10:26). They rather believe Felix Manalo than Christ.
4) The sheeps of Christ are given by God to Him (Jn.6:37). The goats of Manalo are given by Manalo's devil father (Jn.8:44).
5) The sheeps are being guarded by Christ and His Father (Jn.10:28-29). The goats of Manalo are being guarded by the devil from being saved (Heb.2:14-15).
6) The sheeps are being called by their names and are lead out (Jn.10:3). The goats are being called in by Manalo by their tagboard names leading them into prison and guarding them so they can not go out.
7) The sheeps enter the door who is Jesus Christ (Jn.10:9). The goats enter the door which is the Church of Christ or Iglesia ni Cristo.
8) The Shepherd gives his life for the sheeps. The goats, however, give their lives for their goatherd Manalo.
Q: What are the other deceptions of Manalo incorporated in his Gospel Doctrine Lesson No. 10?
A: The following are the other deceptions of Manalo found in his Gospel Doctrine No. 10:
"1) Q. How did Christr establish the Church of Christ in the Philippines in 1914 when he was already in heaven?
A. The voice of Christ would be heard...Jn.10:16
2) Q. How could Christ's voice be heard in the Philippines in 1914 when he was already in heaven at that time?
A. "He who hears you hears me"....Lk.10:16 RSV
3) Q. Who are those whom when listened to, it is actually Christ who is listened to?
A. Messengers.....Jn.13:20 NEB
4) Q. What is the value of listening and following the words of Christ taught by the messengers?
A. He who listens and obeys is set on a rock...Mt.7:24-25
5) Q. What was built by Christ on the rock?
A. The Church....Mt.16:18
6) Q. What isthe great fortune and priviledge of those who belong to the Church of Christ in the Philippines?
A. They are God's children....Is.43:6
(Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), Erano G. Manalo, 1989,p.43-44)
Fallacies of Questions and Answers #1 thru #3:
Although it is the voice of Felix Manalo, Manalo is wise enough to impersonate Christ and says it is Christ whom the indoctrinees hear. Manalo's perversion lies in the use of Luke 10:16 and John 13:20. Take note how Manalo had used two Bible versions for the two verses. RSV for the Luke verse and NEB for the John verse.
In Luke 10:16, the pronoun "you" (He who hears you hears me) is addressed to the seventy disciples who serve as advance party in group of twos to every cities and towns where Christ will go. The deception of Manalo is in making the seventy as messengers of God. They aren't! They are only messengers of Christ! There is only one messenger of God in the Christian era---Jesus Christ (1 Jn.4:9 NKJV).
In order to be properly connected to God, here is the rule laid down by Lord Jesus Christ:
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me." (Jn.13:20 NKJV)(
Therefore, the orderly arrangement is:
From GOD TO God's Messenger Jesus Christ TO Christ's messengers Apostles and His disciples TO people.
Going up order will be:
From People TO Christ's messengers Apostles and
His disciples TO God's messenger Christ TO GOD.
Where would the body of Manalo fit into the orderly set up? Nowhere. He can't be messenger of God because the seat is already occupied by Christ. He can't be messenger of Christ because all members know already he represented himself as messenger of God not messenger of Christ. He can't also claim now at this late hour that he is messenger of the Apostles because he would be risking a kick in the ass from his Iglesia members.
Fallacies of Questions and Answers #4 thru #5:
Those who hear the sayings of Christ and does them are the wise men who build their houses on the rock (Mt.7:24). Take note it is the sayings of Christ. It did not say "sayings of His messengers." Messengers of Christ such as the Apostles and the seventy disciples do not have general unrestricted authority. Their authority is only to preach Christ's gospel (Mk.15:16; Rom.1:16), to heal the sick (Lk.9:2), baptizing in the name of the Trinity (Mt.28:19), and teach the commands of Christ (Mt.28:20), nothing else.
Manalo cannot use John 13:20 because the sent or messengers spoken therein are the messengers of Christ. Manalo is never a messenger of Christ. Manalo's actual position is being an impostor messzenger of God.
The fallacy of Question and Answer #5:
Manalo says what was built on the rock is the "Church" using Matthew 16:18. Is this true? Let's go to his cited verse:
"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." (Mt.16:18 NKJV)
Can anyone find the word "Church" in the verse? Manalo says it is in the verse. Uh oh, Manalo went back to his old profession. He still carries with him his tools of deception which are scissors, pastes, and supplies of capital letter "C's.
Are Iglesia ni Cristo members children of God?
Manalo says they are. Who are the real children of God? Let's read this:
"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God to those who believe in His name." (Jn.1:12 NKJV)
The true children of God are believers of Christ's name! They accepted Christ as their personal Savior.
Whose children are the members of the Church of Christ or Iglesia ni Cristo?
What do you think? First of all they have entered a wrong door. They have entered the Church of Christ door instead of the true door which is Jesus Christ. Upon their entering the Church of Christ door, the door was shut and locked with a padlock whose key is kept only by Manalo. They are therefore locked in prison, right? Which prison is this?
"Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage." (Heb.2:14-15 NKJV)
Iglesia ni Cristo members are inside the prison of the devil. Iglesia members are held as slaves and in bondage inside the Iglesia ni Cristo penitentiary to obey always the commands of Manalo. Manalo scares them always they will be thrown into the lake of fire should they exchange their Iglesia memberships or abandon their faith for Manalo. They have received the false gospel. What they were indoctrinated into is not the gospel of Christ but the gospel of Manalo. Iglesia ni Cristo members are children of the devil.