Q. Why was Felix Y. Manalo expelled from his former religion as member of the Churches of Christ (Disciples of Christ)?
A. He was expelled for being a wife beater, an adulterer, and a fornicator. The evidence is the letter dated Oct.14, 1933 of Leslie Wolfe of the Philippine Mission of the Churches of Christ reproduced below:
Churches of Christ
Leslie Wolfe Anne A. Wolfe
Mr. Salvador Laspinas
1535 Felix Huertas, Int.C.,
I have your letter of Oct.7th. You know I am sick I am not able to give you all the information about Felix Manalo that you desire. He was a student in our mission and I was one of his teachers. We had him employed as an evangelist, paying him a salary. He was minister for the church at Singalong for some time. His wife accused him of cruelty and of adultery. She came to my house and showed the wounds which Felix had made by blows on her back. I called the doctor who is now in Manila to examine her wounds. The church at Singalong had an investigation of Felix. The wife of Felix came and made complaints, but Felix did not come. The church at Singalong voted that Felix was guilty of the charges of his wife. As a consequence we took away the salary thaat we were giving to Felix. The Felix left us.
I do not have further personal knowledge of the life of Felix. There was, however, a Teresa who studied with us. It was proven in court that Felix was the father of her child. Brother Baronia has much typewritten information about Felix Manalo and especially about the Teresa case, which he says he will be glad to furnish to anyone desiring the information.
I hope you will be able to continue your work and that you will be very successful. I am.
Note: The original copy of this letter is available in the internet by logging in at www.geocities.com/fym_exposed/file1.htm
Q. What is also the cause of separation of Felix Y. Manalo from the Seventh Day Adventists?
A. The cause of separation of Felix Manalo from the Seventh Day Adventists was due to unspecified conduct which was grave enough to warrant investigation and expulsion after he was found guilty. The letter of H.W. Klaser of the Seventh Day Adventists is reproduced below:
"Office of the Treasurer
June 9, 1933
Mr. Salvado Laspinal
331 San Rafael, Sampaloc
Dear Mr. Laspinal:
Please pardon me for this belated reply. I have been out of the city for sometime and have been in a position to answer your letter of May 3. I am sorry to hear that you are having difficulty with Mr. Felix Manalo and his following. The Seventh Day Adventists have a number of books giving an outline or rather going into detail as to what we believe. We believe in the soon coming of our Saviour, together with other teachings that are supported by the Bible. In fact we have no creed. The Bible is our rule and guide. Now, if any church follows this outline certainly it cannot be said that they are apostates.
Mr. Felix Manalo at one time was worker in this denomination but because of his conduct, after investigation, it was found necessary to not only sever his connections from the work but also to disfellowship him from membership in our denomination. I trust that this gives you the information that you desire.
(SGD) H. W. Klaser
Note: This letter was posted by INC Researcher in this forum on May 23, 2003 at 7:08 P.M. INC Researcher says the original is in his possession.
As we can see from these letter evidences, Felix Y. Manalo is a wife beater, an adulterer, a fornicator, and a liar. Why is he a liar? Let's quote the INC's God's Message magazine as to his reasons for leaving the Disciples of Christ (Churches of Christ) and the Seventh Day Adventists:
"From being a Methodist, Brother Felix joined the presbyterian Church and became one of its pastors. Later, he discovered that another Protestant group, the Christian Missionary Alliance also known as the Disciples of Christ practiced the biblical way of baptism - by immersion. He transferred to this group thinking that their beliefs were more scriptural than the previous churches he joined. Still, his thirst for scriptural truth was not fully satisfied by this group. He soon found many contradictions in their beliefs and decided to leave them when they could not answer his questions on doctrines. ..At age 25, he joined the Seventh Day Adventists Church and became one of its most outstanding evangelists..Brother Felix remained with the Adventists until the time that he began to question their observance of the Sabbath during Saturdays. When the Adventist failed to respond to his queries, he resigned as ministe and member in 1913." (God's Message, Jul-Sep 1994,p.11)
This Felix Manalo is caught in his lies. He says he left the Disciples of Christ (Churches of Christ) because they could not answer his questions about doctrines. The truth came out, however, that he was actually expelled by the Disciples of Christ because of cruelty to his wife, adultery, and fornication. And he also lied that he left the Seventh Day Adventists because they could not respond to his query why Sabbath is observed during Saturdays when in fact he was also fired or disfellowshiped because of his conduct. Felix Y. Manalo was an adulterer and fornicator before founding his Iglesia ni Cristo church. And he was a fornicator and an adulterer after founding his Iglesia cult. This false messenger of God of the Iglesia cult is a pathological adulterer and liar.
Q. What is Gospel of Manalo Doctrine Lesson No. 24 and its fallacies?
A. The following is an excerpt of the Gospel of Manalo Doctrine No.24:
"LESSON NO.24 - THE CHURCH ADMINISTRATION
Theme: Each member of the Church of Christ should be listed with the Church and should submit to the Church Administration.
Objective: To teach the candidate for baptism concerning submission to the Church Administration by obeying the rules and orderliness imposed on the members such as the getting of a certificate of transfer, attendance on committee prayers, getting certificate of attendance in the worship service from locales other than the one he is registered in, etc.
Summary: Each member should submit to the Administration placed by God in the Church by means of total agreement with the teachings and rules observed in the Church of Christ.
Introduction: We should know that to ensure our salvation, we should remain members of the Church of Christ. For this reason, it is important that we know how to keep and maintain our membership in the Church."
(Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), Erano G. Manalo, 1989, p.99)
THE FALLACIES OF THE DOCTRINE
There is no mention at all of ruling by a church administration in the Bible and neither was it taught by Felix Y. Manalo while he was alive. Therefore, it is only an invention of his son Erano G. Manalo in order to gain support and acceptance of being his father's successor. Immediately after the death of Felix Manalo in l963, sermons in the Thursday and Sunday worships were about the new teaching of "Church Administration" position headed by Erano G. Manalo. Having no biblical basis for his Church Administration role, Erano went on a searching binge on all Bible translations and versions that were in print in search of the word "church administration". Through luck, he was able to find one Bible version that nearly matches the word "church administration." This is the New American Standard rendition of Eph.3:7,9. Several years later, the Rotherham's Version of Col.1:25 was found and had become the backbone of the church administration authority of Erano. Let's go to these church administration verses being used by Erano G. Manalo:
"of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God's grace which was given to me according to the working of his power...and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things." -Eph.3:7,9 NASB
Reading the verses, you will realize the impropriety of using the verse because it is about the administration of mystery. What Manalo needs is the administration of his cult, not the mystery hidden in God.
This is the Rotherham's Emphasized Bible of Colossians 1:25:
"Of which [I] have become minister -- According to the administration of God which hath been given unto me to you-ward, To fill up the word of God." (Col.1:25 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible)
If we will read the conventional Bibles such as the New King James, there is no word of administration but the proper term is stewardship. Let's read:
"of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God," (Col.1:25 NKJV)
What is a steward? To understand this position, recollect any steward that you know. That brings to mind the stewardess of airlines. What is the duty of stewardess and what kind of position is it? The stewardess is the servant of the passengers. She serves food and gives comfort to the passengers. Therefore, Erano Manalo in elevating himself as Church Administrator is not a servant but a master and a dictator of the Iglesia cult. His exalting himself as the Church Administrator is the fulfillment of the prediction by Apostle Paul concerning the rise of a deceiver who exalts himself above all. Thus Apostle Paul warned:
"Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God." - 2 Thess.2:3-4 NKJV
Iglesia ni Cristo members though they like it or not, they are serving Erano in a god like fashion. It is his sermons that members hear every Thursdays and Sundays. It is him who should be obeyed in any matter. It is him who promulgates laws, rules, and regulations. It is him who decides how members should live. It is him who decides the correct understanding of the Bible. And there is no one who can question him in any matter.
In Today's English Version, Col.1:25 is translated as servant of the church of God:
"And I have been made a servant of the church of God, who gave me this task to perform for your good. It is the task of fully proclaiming his message." -Col.1:25 TEV
In the New International Version, it is translated also as a servant:
"I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness--" -Col.1:25 NIV
Who is the one referred to in the verse as the minister steward/servant from God of the church of God?If we will read the upper Verse 23, it is Apostle Paul. In effect, the use of the verse by Erano, he is stealing the position of Apostle Paul. This shows that this thievery habit runs in the blood of the Felix Manalo ancestry. It is called in lay terms as "LIKE FATHER LIKE SON."
THE DOCTRINE OF THE NICOLAITANS
Why is it that all Bible translators except Joseph Bryant Rotherham did not use the word "administration"? Firstly, because stewardship or servanthood is not administration. In administration, there is a hierarchy of individuals from top to bottom. Secondly, ecclesiastical or administrative order is hated by Jesus Christ. This order of hierarchy by groups of men is labeled in the Bible as the practice of the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which Jesus hates: Let's read the verse:
"Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate." -rev.2:15 NKJV
What is the doctrine of the Nicolaitans? The word Nicolaitans comes from two Greek words "niko" which means to conquer or overthrow, and "laos" which means the laity or people. Therefore, the doctrine of Nicolaitans is a doctrine where people are conquered by an ecclesiastical or administrative order. The church of Ephesus had once practised this (Rev.2:6). But it was the church of Pergamos that did not eradicate the doctrine (Rev.2:15). The doctrine of Nicolaitans is a form to evade the doctrines of God by creating separate rules for them in order to access to the desires of the flesh. Why does Jesus Christ hates that God's people are ruled by an administrative or ecclesiastical body or following the doctrine of the Nicolaitans? It is because it should be the Holy Spirit who should rule and teach the people (Rev.2:17). If an administrative hierarchy rules over the lay people without their voices heard, it is not conducive to a strong spiritual environment because the people depends on the Administrator not on God. The spiritual well being of the people is therefore undermined as the Administrator decides which one will be saved or not saved. The lay people or members will be forced by the Administrator's adjuncts to obey blindly the Administrator.
How does Erano G. Manalo practice the doctrine of the Nicolaitans? He has established an administrative ranking from top to bottom as follows:
RANK 1 - Executive Minister (Erano G. Manalo)
RANK 2 - Deputy Executive Minister (Eduardo V. Manalo)
RANK 3 - Executive Council (Corporate officer ministers)
RANK 4 - District Ministers
RANK 5 - Assigned Locale ministers of all INC congregations
RANK 6 - Locale officers of the congregations;
RANK 7 - Ordinary members.
The administrative ranking obligates those of lower ranks to report or be supervised by the ranks above them. The obligation of the lower ranks is always to obey the upper ranks. This kind of dictatorship bores
well for the Manalo owner of the Iglesia corporation. Whatever Manalo desires are passed on to his next rank and it becomes a passing the buck ordeal. The lower ranks always say Amen.
If Manalo desires to make the semi annual thanksgivings into quaterly thanksgivings, the echos go from top to bottom and all will say Amen.
If Manalo wants all members to have a month long devotional prayers, all will say "AMEN." If Erano Manalo wants all members to sell all their properties (his son excepted) and proceeds given to the Church of Christ, all will say "AMEN!" And finally, if Erano Manalo commands all members to be in the chapels at a certain date and time to have their Last Supper of grape juices with cyanide potion, all will give their lives to their cult leader. In the end, Erano G. Manalo has conquered his people members through the use of the doctrine of the Nicolaitans.
Q. What are the deceptions included in this Gospel of Manalo Doctrine No. 24?
A. The following are the deceptions written by Manalo in questions and answers format:
1. "Q. What is the obligation of each member of the Church of Christ to keep him in the Church?
A. Submit to the Church Administration...Heb.13:17
Explain: It is God who placed the administration in the Church and has given it the responsibility to watch ovedr us. It is our obligation to submit ourselves to and obey it. Unlike in other religions, members of the Church of Christ are lovingly cared for so that our service to God can be administered properly.
2. Q. Who are administering us and why should we submit our selves to them:
A. The ministers given the task to make known the words of God...Col.1:25 RSV
Explain: In the Church of Christ there is someone given by God the task of administering His people and making His words known to them. The present Executive Minister of the Church of Christ is brother Erano G. Manalo.
3. Q. Aside from the over all administrator (Executive Ministe), whom else should we submit ourselves to?
A. Those who help the administration...1 Cor.16:15-16;
Note: The Executive Minister has helpers in administering us. Thus, there are ministers, evangelical workers, locale church leaders overseeing us and administering our service to God. Each of us should submit himself to the Church Administration so that we may remain administered in our service to God.
4. Q. How are we placed under the administration of the Church?
A. We should be bound on earth so that we may also be bound in heaven...Mt.18:18
Note: On this occasion Christ spoke to Apostles to whom He gave the Administration of His Church in the first century. Christ made sure that whomever the Apostles would bind on earth would also be bound in heaven, and whomever they would loose on earth would also be loosed in heaven. Thus, because in these last days God also placed an administration in the Church, whomever these administrtors bind on earth will also be bound in heaven and whomever they will loose on earth will also be loosed in heaven.
5. Q. What is this bind taught by the Bible which only the Church Administration has the right to use on the Church members?
A. The commandments of God...Prov.3:3,1;
Note: The commandments or words of God are compared to a bind by the Bible. Thus, those with the right to bind this on man are the Church Administraors because this bind is given to them to reveal to man the words of God (Col.1:25);
6. Q. How is this binding by the words of God done on man?
A., Preach it--so that those who believe may be saved...Mk.16:15-16;
Explain: not all those who listen to the preaching of the words of God are bound. Only those who believe in the Gospel being preached are bound and these are the ones who will be saved according to Christ.
7. Q. What does the Church Administration do to ensure that we indeed have been bound and become obedient to the Gospel for us to remain in the service to God?
A. They set decisions or rules...Acts 16:4;
Explain: In the first century Church, the Apostles set decisions or rules to ensure that the brethren were obeying the Gospel being preached. In our times there are also rules and regulations set by the Administration to ensure the orderly management of our services to God. This does not mean that we create new doctrines.
Instruction: What is one of the regulations being set by the Administration which we should obey so that we may remain within the Administration or bound by it?Each and every member must be listed in the Church so tht he may be properly administered in his services to God. Whoever is not listed in the Church registry is not recognized as a member.
8. Q. How important is being listed in the Church which is one of the regulations for those bound by the law?
A. Those listed will be saved...Dan 12:1
9. Q. What book is referred to where those who will be saved are listed?
A. The book of life in heaven...Rev.20:12;
10. Q. How can we be certain that we are listed in heaven?
A. We are bound by the Administration on earth...Mt.18:18
Note: If your name does not appear in the Church registry on earth, it does not appear in the registry in heaven (the Book of Life). If you are not listed with the Church, you are not considered a member and therefore will not be saved on the Day of Judgment."
(Fundmental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristto.., pp.102-103)
EXPLANATION OF MANALO'S DECEPTIONS
1. On Heb.13-17 - The obligation of each member is to obey the Church Administration?
"Obey those who have the rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you." -Heb.13:17 NKJV
The verse does not mention Church Administration, therefore, it is added by Erano Manalo. The verse can be used by anyone if the verse is not read carefully. Jim Jones of the People's Temple had used this verse and we know what happened to those who obeyed him and submitted to him--they obeyed him to commit suicides!
REQUIREMENTS OF THE VERSE
The pronoun "those" pertains to a specific class of persons. Who are these persons? If we will read the upper Verse 7 of the same chapter, the qualifications of these people that we should obey are enumerated:
"Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct." -Heb.13:7 NKJV
Based on the verse, the qualifications of those we should obey are:
1. Have spoken the word of God;
2. Whose faith follow;
3. Considering the outcome of their conduct.
On Requirement #1, Felix Y. Manalois eliminated. The word that he is speaking is his own word or his own gospel called the Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo. Though he uses the Bible, the verses are changed or made them subservient to his doctrines. Manalo considers himself above the Bible because he teaches only himself is given the secrets of the Bible.
On Requirement #2, the faith that follow spoken here is no other than the faith in Christ (Gal.2:16). Manalo is eliminated also. The faith that he teaches is faith in the Church of Christ and faith in himself as the last days messenger of God. If you will ask every INC member the question, "Who is the last days messenger of God?" Every member will answer: "FELIX Y. MANALO!" If you will ask again the question, "Where must you be in order to be saved?" Each one will answer in chorus: " WE MUST BE INSIDE THE CHURCH OF CHRIST!" Therefore, faith in Jesus Christ did not follow in the teachings of their Manalo leader.
On Requirement #3, which is, considering the outcome of the conduct of Felix Manalo, what do you think? Is Manalo eliminated or does he qualify? This is the last requirement and Manalo is praying that he qualifies. After reading the evidences of his fornication, adultery, beating of his wife, and lying about the reasons for leaving his former religions, he is wiped out because his conduct is of the devil!
Therefore, Felix Y. Manalo and his cohorts of ministers should not be obeyed because they don't stand to the requirements of God. Who do you think placed Manalo to be obeyed by the Iglesia members? Gues who is the father of liars? If you don't, read John 8:44 to know the father of Felix Manalo.
2. On Col. 1:25 RSV - Those administering the Church of Christ are ministers making known the words of God?
"of which I became a minister according to the divine office which was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known,"
As we have explained already, there is no term "church administration" in any Bible. The RSV speaks of "divine office". The authors of RSV had made a new version called New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)which reverted the position to "servant." In the other translations as we already know, it is called steward or servant. It is never a church administration position. The minister position mentioned by the verse is the position of Apostle Paul and not a position of any Iglesia ministers. Apostle Paul received his ministry direct from Jesus Christ who is the true last days messenger of God (Heb.1:1-2). What about the ministers of the Iglesia cult? They received their ministry from Felix Manalo, the fake last days messenger of God. Apostle Paul preaches the true gospel of Christ while the ministers of Manalo preach the gospel of Manalo.
3. On 1 Cor. 16:15-16 - Minister helpers of Erano Manalo must also be obeyed and submitted to?
"I urge you, brethren--you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints--that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and labors with us." -1 Cor.16:15-16 NKJV
Apostle Paul specifically identified Stephanas and his household as the one that Christians must submit. There is no question about the qualifications of thes brethren to be obeyed because he and his household were identified. What about Manalo and his cohorts? Did the verse also identified Manalo saying, "you should submit also to Felix Manalo and his ministers, the thirdfruits of Manila"? Did we read this in the verse? No! Therefore, we are not to obey Manalo and his ministers. Furthermore, the true ministers of God are ministers of saints. What about the ministers of Manalo? They are ministers of sinners! Everytime their members pray in their chapels, they always ask for forgiveness of their sins!
4. On Mt.18:18 - Iglesia members are placed under the Church Administration by the binding on earth authority?
"Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." -Mt.18:18 NKJV
The pronoun "you" pertains to the disciples of Christ (Mt.18:1). It is never an authority to the disciples of Manalo. The context of binding and loosing here refers to the permitting and not permitting of things. If you bound, you are not permitted to do the things. If you are loosed, you are permitted to do the things. Binding and loosing originates from heaven and not from earth.It is God who decides what's to be bound and loosed, not men. Example of binding and loosing: You are bound to the law not to kill. This means you are not permitted to kill. You are loosed to the law of marrying one husband. This means you are permitted to marry other man. When your husband dies, you are loosed from the law of God. Therefore, you are permitted to marry another one.
Since Manalo has a different gospel, he teaches another binding and loosing gospel.Which is this another gospel? It is the binding and loosing by his church administration gospel that he added to the Bible.
5. On Prov.3:3,1 - The bind is the commandment of God?
"Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart,..
My Son, do not forget my law,
But let your heart keep my commands;" -Prov.3:3,1, NKJV
This Manalo's gospel has the footprints of the devil. Verse 1 should suppose to come first then Verse 3, but the protege of the devil is making Verse 3 precede Verse 1 in order to twist the words of God.
According to the true gospel, which are the binds? Mercy and truth are the binds! What about the commands of God? They are God's law! Are mercies and truths real binds to the neck? Absolutely! If truth binds your neck, are you able to tell a lie? No! You can't speak because your neck is tied. Truth is a strong tie that can inhibit your vocal chord from telling a lie. The same is true for mercy. If mercy ties your neck, you will always be merciful. Why? Because if you don't show mercy, God is not going to show mercy on you, too. The tie of mercy of God will strangle your neck.
6. On Mk.16:15-16 - Binding is done by preaching so that those who believe may be saved?
"And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned." -Mk.16:15-16 NKJV
Examine the words of the verse if you can find the word "bind". Did you find it? None! Preaching the gospel of Christ is not binding but freeing or giving liberty to the captives. Let's read the prophecy of Christ:
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;" -Isa.61:1 NKJV
Therefore, the true gospel of Christ is giving liberty and opening of prison to those who are bound. It is not binding or imprisoning. What about the gospel of the devil, is it binding or giving liberty? Let's read:
"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 NKJV
There it is! The binding by the Iglesia ni Cristo is the doctrine of the devil. Iglesia members are bound, tied, their necks are clamped with iron chains, and imprisoned inside Manalo's cult. They are bound to give thanksgiving monies in their entire lifetime. And these people are given the fear of death that if they ever leave the cult, they will be thrown into the lake of fire.
7. On Acts 16:4 - The church administration of Manalo made rules in order to bind members to stay inside the Church of Christ?
"And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keepk which were determined by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem." -Acts 16:4 NKJV
Where in the verse does it say decrees are intended to bind members? None! But Manalo is using the verse to bind the members. What is the decrees about spoken by the verse? It is the Jerusalem Council decree in 50 A.D. when the apostles assembled in Jerusalem to consider the controversy of circumcision of the Gentile brethren. According to that decree, Gentile brethren are not required to be circumcised the way Jews are required except the enumerated things concerning idols, blood, and sexual immorality (Acts 15:22-29).
In the true church, do the apostles approve many rules and regulations? Let's read the their teachings:
"Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations--Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle, which all concern things which perish and the using--according to the commandments and doctrines of men?" -Col.2:20-22 NKJV
Therefore, the Apostle Paul is wary of many regulations that will turn the words of God into doctrines and commandments of men.
8. On Daniel 12:1 - One of the regulation is being listed in the Church of Christ registry in order to be saved?
"At that time Michael shall stand up,
The great prince who stands watch over the
sons of your people;
And there shall be a time of trouble,
Such as never was since there was a nation,
Evem to that time
And at that time your people shall be delivered,
Every one who is found written in the book." -Dan.12:1 NKJV
This Manalo is changing the Scripture. Never did the verse say that being listed in the Church of Christ registry is a regulation. What the verse basically says is at that time of trouble never was seen before, the people of God will be delivered to be watched by angel Michael everyone whose name is written in the book.
9. on Rev.20:12 - The book is the book of life in heaven?
"And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books." Rev.20:12 NKJV
The great white throne judgment happens only after the 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ. This is what we call as the second resurrection. All those in Christ or those in the Lamb's Book of Life (Rev.21:27) have already resurrected in the first resurrection. There are two kinds of books used here. The Book of Works, the book that lists the good and bad deeds of the dead which were recorded by their angel recorders. The Book of Works will be opened first. The judgment will be counterchecked by using the Book of Life of the Father. The ultimate judgment is given by the Father.
10. On Mt.18:18 - Those bound by the Church Administration of Manalo are listed in the Book of Life in heaven"
"Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
Where in the verse did you find the word "church administration"? None! This Manalo is creating something when there is nothing. The pronoun "you" refers to Christ's disciples (Mt.18:1). It is never pertaining to disciples of Manalo. The difference between Christ's disciples and Manalo's disciples is Christ's disciples teach both binding and loosing which Manalo's disciples teach only binding or imprisoning while one is alive. Manalo practices loosing only when Iglesia members die. At member's death, Manalo instructs records keepers to delist those dead or sleeping INC brethren. The treachery of Manalo is founded by his claim the members won't know their names are delisted because they are already buried under the ground.
Q. What are the continuing deceptions of Manalo pertaining to his Doctrine Lesson No.24?
A. The following is the excerpt of his deceptions in questions and answers format:
11. "Q. What is the equivalent of being loosed?
A. Being expelled from the Church...1 Cor.5:13
Note: If those bound on earth are those who remain members of the Church then those who are loosed are those removed from the membership or expelled. Remember that those loosed on earth are also loosed in heaven.
12. Q. To whom are the expelled given?
A. To Satan...1 Tim.1:19-20
13. Q. Can those who do not remain bound or who are expelled from the Church expect salvation?
A. They will be burned...Jn.15:6
Conclusion: Whoever does not remain member of the Church will not be saved. Therefore let us avoid those things that can cause our separation from the Church or those that can erase our names from the Church registry. Those not listed are not counted as members and will not be save.
14. Q. Will the services to God done by those separated from the Church have any value?
A. Those separated have no God...Eph.2:12 RSV
15. Q. How can we remain in the Church of Christ?
A. Remain in Christ and remain in the word...Jn.15:7 NIV
16. Q. How can we remain in Christ?
A. Remain as branch or a member...Jn.15:5 NIV
17. Q. And how do we remain in the the words of Christ?
A. Keep the commandments...Jn.15:9-10
18. Q. What else should be obeyed by each Church member?
A. Rules set by the Church Administration...Acts 16:4.
19. Q. Until when should we remain members of the Church of Christ to ensure our salvation?
A. Until the end...Mt.24:13
Conclusion: Therefore to ensure our salvation we should remain in the Church of Christ until the end (end of our life or end of the world).
(Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ)....pp.102-103)
EXPLANATION OF THE MANALO DECEPTIONS
11. On 1 Cor.5:13 TEV - The equivalent of being loosed is expulsion from the Church of Christ?
"But should you not judge the members of your own fellowhip? As the Scripture says "Remove the evil person from your group." -1 Cor.5:13 TEV
Manalo is teaching the evil doctrine of imprisoning his members. He does not want them to escape his prison. Therefore he is applying to them the reverse psychology of being the evil person. If somebody tells you, "You are the evil person," naturally, you will say, "No I am not!" And you make sure that you will not disobey the Church of Christ doctrines or else you will become that evil person.
As already taken up, the binding and loosing in the true church is not listing or delisting in the church registry. Binding is not permitting to do certain things while loosing is permitting to do certain things. There is no verse in the New Testament where believers of Christ are maintained in a listing or registry book. How about in the Old Testament? In the Old Testamen, listing of members was the cause of God's punishing Israel because it was not ordered by God but was dictated by Satan to David. Let's read:
"Now Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel. So David said to Joab and to the leaders of the people, "Go, number Israel from Beersheba to Dan, and bring the number of them to me that I may know it." And Joab answered "May the Lord make His people a hundred times more than they are. But my lord the king, are they not all my lord's servants? Why then does my lord require this thing? Why should he be a cause of guilt in Israel?" Neveretheless the king prevailed against Joab. Therefore Joab departed and went throughout all Israel and came to Jerusalem. Then Joab gave the sum of the number of the people to David. All Israel had one million one hundred thousand men who drew the sword, and Judah had four hundred and seventy thousand men who drew the sword. But he did not count Levi and Benjamin among them for the king's word was abominable to Joab. And God was displeased with this thing; therefore He struck Israel. So David said to God "I have sinned greatly because I have done this thing; but now I pray take away the iniquity of Your servant for I have done very foolishly." -1 Chro.21:1-7 NKJV
If we will continue reading the verses, God had given David the choice of punishment among three choices: Either three years of famine or three months to be defeated by his foes with the sword or three years of plague of the land using the sword of the Lord through His angel destroying the territories of Israel and its people. David had chosen the third choice, which is, the plague. The plague has caused the death of seventy thousand men of Israel. It was stopped only when God relented and seeing David prayed that the anger be inflicted on him not the people of Israel because it's him who had done the numbering iniquity. God ordered David to erect an altar in order to withdraw the plague so David obeyed the erecting of an altar where burnt offerings are done. So God commanded His angel to return his sword to its sheath.
Therefore, numbering of people, which is, listing of people or taking census is detestable to God. Listing of His people is only the province of God. Only God decides who should or should not be saved. Only God (Father, Son Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit) has the authority to write the names in the books.
HOW LISTING AND DELISTING ARE DONE IN THE BOOKS OF HEAVEN
A. Lamb's Book of Life
Person in charge----Jesus Christ
Those given mercies by God the Father to Jesus Christ are listed in this book.
Those given mercies by the Lord Jesus Christ are also listed in this book (This is automatic upon acknowledging belief (by mouth and heart) of the name of Jesus Christ as one's Savior.
The Holy Spirit is sent by the Father and by Jesus Christ to safeguard these children of God from the evil one. The evil one will not touch them.
Christ will not delist any names given by His Father nor those who belived Him. The Father also will not revoke His calling of those he has given mercies because God's calling is irrevocable.
B. The Father's Book of Life
Person in Charge --- The Father
Old Testament personalitiers who believed God and New Testament era personalities given to Jesus are listed in this book under Class A classification;
Those who have more good deeds than bad deeds are listed as Class B.
Those who have more bad deeds than good deeds but are pardoned by the Father are listed under Class C
Delisting only pertains to transfer from Class B to Class C and vice versa, i.e. from Class C to Class B.
C. The Book of Works
Person in Charge --- The Holy Spirit
Listing of Good Deeds -
Every human is assigned an angel recorder by the Holy Spirit who records every good deed of that human. The good deeds done are permanent record and never erased.
Listing of Bad Deeds -
The angel recorder also records all bad deeds done by the human in the listing for bad deeds. The bad deeds are also permanent record and not erasable.
Status of Person Listing
This section is like a ledger that tallies the accumulated good and bad deeds to classify the person whether he/she should be listed into the Father's Book of Life or in the Book of the Dead.
D. The Book of the Dead (The book that lists all individuals who will be thrown into the lake of fire.
Persons in Charge - The Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit.
Listing (or blacklisting of those not saved):
Those who don't believe the Father are listed by the Father;
Those who don't believe Jesus Christ are listed by the Lord Jesus Christ;
Those who blaspheme the Holy Spirit are listed by the Holy Spirit.
There is no more delisting from the Book of the Dead. The decisions of judgment are final.
EXAMPLE OF APPLICATIONS OF DELISTING/DELISTING:
Name of individual-----Felix Y. Manalo
Book of Works Section of Good Deeds:
Obeyed his mother............. 6
Total positive deeds 6
Book of Works Section of Bad Deeds:
(Had stolen Bible prophecies that belonged to others)
Outburst of wrath............ -11
(Had physically abused his wife)
Sexual immorality............ -15
(Had raped and molested women)
Adultery .................... -20
(Had sex with married women)
Fornication ................. -25
(Had sex with single women)
Selfish ambition ........... -100
(Not helping the poor)
Thievery, others ........... -333
(Stole God's words,Christ's office; people's monies; doctrines of SDA; etc.)
Idolatry ................... -666
(Had created INC idol & approved its worship)
Extortion .................. -666
(Forced members to give their monies using concealed weapons of Bible verses)
Perverting the gospel ...... -666
(Had changed, added, subtracted, and erased the words of God written in the Holy Scriptures)
Unbelieving ................ -666
(Demoted God and Savior Jesus Christ to being a man only)
Blasphemy of Holy Spirit.... -666
(Demoted the Holy Spirit as not a member of the Trinity)
Lying ...................... -666
(Impersonating Jesus Christ, lying on doctrines of God, of Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Spirit)
Total Negative Deeds -4,506
Status of Felix Y. Manalo
Good Deeds.................. 6
Bad Deeds................... -4506
Net Negative -4500
Felix Y. Manalo is to be listed in the Book of the Dead if not pardoned by the Father as appearing in the Book of Life.
12. On 1 Tim.19:20 - The expelled are given to Satan?
"having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck, of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme." - Tim.1:19-20 NKJV
These two men Hymenaeus and Alexander were two believers of Christ who did not fight a good fight as good Christians. Hymenaeus is one who strayed concerning the truth saying that the resurrection of the children of God is already past (2 Tim.2:17-18), while Alexander did harm to Apostle Paul whom he did not stand with him but forsook him (2 Tim.4:14-16). Alexander is a coppersmith who sided with the Ephesian coppeersmith association denouncing Apostle Paul and his companions who were of the Way preaching that the copper/silver made shrines of goddess Diana are not gods and threatening their livelihood and all of Ephesus (Acts 19:33).
The context of giving to Satan does not mean that Hymenaeus and Alexander have no more salvation. Satan and men have no power to kill the soul of man (Lk.12:4-6). Therefore, only God has that power to send anyone to hell. So, what's the purpose of giving to Satan? It is only for infliction of punishment by God (allowing Satan to inflict body punishment) so that Alexander and Hymenaeus LEARN not to blaspheme (1 Tim.1:20). Did we not take this up before that children of God are always children of God and if they did some wrongs will get whips from God because God loves His children (Heb.12:5-6)?
Manalo being the protege of the devil teaches another doctrine. And his doctrine is the doctrine of scaring and scaring and sowing the fear of death into the member's minds and hearts so that they will always be in bondage inside Manalo's Iglesia ni Cristo cult.
13. On Jn.15:6 - Expelled Church of Christ members are burned in the lake of Fire?
"If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered, and they gather them and throw them into the fire and they are burned." -Jn.15:6 NKJV
The verse does not speak of abiding in the Church of Christ. It is instead abiding in Jesus Christ. This Manalo always twists the words of God. Therefore if anyone does not abide in Jesus Christ, he will wither and thrown into the fire.
THE PARABLE OF THE VINE
The parable of the vine is the following:
True vinedresses - The Father
True vine/church - The Lord Jesus Christ
True branches/members - Believers of Christ
Not abiding - not living in holiness
fruit - good conduct
fire - chastening fire
False vinedresser - The devil
False vine/church - False christ or the beast masquerading as Church of Christ or I.N.C.)
False branches/members - Non believers of Jesus Christ (e.g. believers of Felix Manalo)
not abiding - not believing Jesus Christ
fruit - iniquities or unrighteousness
fire - lake of fire (hell)
THE TRUE VINE OR TRUE CHURCH
The parable of the vine is applied in two fronts. One is the true vine and the other is the false vine. In the true vine or true church the vine is Jesus Christ while the branches of the vine or members are Christ's believers who are made one with Christ or of the same vine or same flesh and bones of Jesus Christ (made one flesh). Not abiding in the true vine is not living in holiness (not living the words of Christ). God waters them with the truth. The fruit to bear are good conduct (fruit of the Spirit) while the fire for not bearing good conduct is the chastening fire (or whips of God.
THE FALSE VINE OR FALSE CHURCH
The false vine or false church is the Church of Christ of Manalo (and other cults). The branches of these false vines are their members such as the Iglesia members or Moonies or Mormons or Adventists, and others. Not abiding to these false vines is not abiding in Jesus Christ, which is actually abiding in their respective cult leaders. Fruits of course of these false vines are fruits of unrighteousness because they follow their cult leaders who exalt themselves as replacements of Jesus Christ (teaching members to believe in their cult leaders rather than Jesus Christ). Of course their father devil waters them with lies. The fire applicable to them is the lake of fire which is the punishment for being unbelievers of God and Jesus Christ.
14. On Eph.2:12 RSV - Services done by those separated from the Church of Christ of Manalo have no value?
"remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise having no hope and without God in the world." -Eph.2:12 RSV.
Manalo Bible twister, GOTCHA! There is no Church of Christ name mentioned by the verse! Naturally, those who are apart from Jesus Christ or non believers of Jesus Christ do not have the promise. Example: A good example of those separated from Christ are the Iglesia ni Cristo members. Why are they separated from Christ? It is because they are called by Manalo to be in another body called Church of Christ body. Therefore Iglesia members do not have God. What they have is the evil god of this world that hold them in prison.
If you are a current member of Manalo's cult, what must you do to this evil Manalo who always twists the words of God? Say to Manalo:
"HEY YOU, UNTAUGHT AND UNSTABLE MAN, YOU ALWAYS TWISTS THE SCRIPTURES, GET LOST!"
Is it a teaching of the apostles that those who twist the words of God are untaught and unstable persons? Absolutely! Let's read the Apostle Peter's teaching:
"as also in all his epistles speaking in them of these things in which are some things hard to understand which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction as they do also the rest of the Scriptures." -2 Pet.3:10 NKJV
Therefore, Manalo is leading his Iglesia ni Cristo members to their own destruction. It is about time that they kick the butt of Felix and Erano Manalo, the Bible twisters!
15. On Jn.15:7 NIV - To remain in the Church of Christ is remaining in Christ and His word?
"If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given to you." -Jn.15:7 NIV
Who says one must remain in the Church of Christ? Not the Bible! Not the Lord Jesus Christ! And not evern the apostles! It is said by the devil through the mouth of Manalo that came out disguised as a question! Let's read again Manalo's question.
Question: How can we remain in the Church of Christ?
Ponder on this question. Is it not that Manalo is the one teaching members to remain in the Church of Christ?
This devil protege is making the Church of Christ become the Jesus Christ. And this Manalo evil guy could not even hide his deception tricks but display and print them for all eyes to see. Which is this? It is his bible jumping tricks. He jumps from TEV to RSV to NKJV to NIV. Probably, this Manalo deceiver is an avid rope jumping sport player when he was young. He could not restrain his jumping sprees and uses the Bible for his jumping orgies.
Christ says, "If you remain in me..," therefore it is HIM or it is JESUS CHRIST! It is never remaining in the Church of Christ cult of Manalo. Why does Felix Manalo wants to replace Jesus Christ with Church of Christ? Because what we are seeing is the false christ that has been forwarned to rise before the end of the age (Mt.24:5,24). Now we know the false christ. The false christ is the Church of Christ of Manalo! What is the proof that the Church of Christ or Iglesia ni Cristo is the false christ? It should be Jesus Christ whom we must remain with, but, this Manalo is teaching remaining in the Church of Christ. Therefore, this Church of Christ is acting as Jesus Christ!
16. On Jn.15:5 To remain in Christ is remaining as branch or member of the Church of Christ?
"I am the vine you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." -Jn.15:5 NIV
Who is the true vine in this verse? It is the Lord Jesus Christ (Jn.15:1). And who are the branches? Naturally, the branches are the branches of the true vine Jesus Christ. What about the false vine?Who is this false vine? He is the Church of Christ of Manalo, the false christ! And who are the branches of this false vine? Of course, they are the members of Church of Christ of Manalo? They are not attached to Christ but are attached to Manalo.
17. On Jn.15:9-10 - To remain in the words of Christ is by keeping His commandments?
"As the Father has loved me so have I love you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love." -Jn.15:9-10 NIV
It is not keeping the commands, you devil! It is instead obeying His commands in order to remain in Christ's love. What is the use of keeping the commands if you don't obey them? According to the verse, in order to remain in Christ's love, we must obey Christ's commands just as Christ has obeyed His Father's commands. That is why the Father's love remained in Christ.
What about the devil's teaching of Manalo? He wants Iglesia members to love their Church of Christ idol so that their Church of Christ idol's love remain in them. And how do they love their INC idol? They can love their INC idol by obeying the Church of Christ's commands! The Father and Jesus Christ have nothing to do with Manalo's own business because Manalo has already his manager---his father devil.
18. On Acts 16:4 - What else to be obeyed by Iglesia members are the rules set by Manalo's Church Administration?
"And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep, which were determined by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem." Acts 16:4 NKJV
STOP THE PERVERSION! The decrees pertain to the things to KEEP! Which are these things to keep? Let's read:
"that you abstain from things offered to idols from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these you will do well." Acts 15:29 NKJV
This Manalo protege of the devil always does perversions to the Bible. He wants to convert the four decrees into his thousands of Church of Christ rules and regulations which are man made by Felix and Erano Manalo.
19. On Mt.24:13 - Until when Church of Christ members remain as INC members in order to be saved is until the end of the world or until the end of their lives whichever comes first?
"But he who endures to the end shall be saved." -Mt.24:13 NKJV
Who is teaching that Church of Christ members must remain in the cult until the end in order to be saved? IT IS THE DEVIL! It is always the wish and will of the devil that his slaves will be imprisoned in the Iglesia ni Cristo cult. It does not matter which end is it as long as they are in the devil's hands. If God guards His children, so also the devil guards his Iglesia ni Cristo children.
WHAT IS TO BE ENDURED UNTIL THE END
The thing to be endured by children of God are not the things endured by children of the devil. Manalo, being of the devil, teaches another kind of enduring. What are the teachings of Manalo that must be endured. Let's enumerate some of them:
1. To attend the Thursday and Sunday worships, until the end;
2. To deposit monies weekly, increasing year after year, until the end;
3. To give money thanksgivings to Manalo twice a year, until the end;
4. To look for INC cult prospects to be deceived, until the end;
5. To attend the weekly committee gatherings, until the end;
6. To attend the family gatherings, until the end;
7. To give to the many kinds of offerings, until the end;
8. To do all your duties and works in the Iglesia ni Cristo without pay, until the end;
9. To suffer the heavy burdens imposed by Manalo until the end;
10. To not exchange your INC membership with anything in this world, until the end;
11. To ask forgiveness of your sins, until the end;
12. To endure persecutions for the sake of Felix Manalo and for the Iglesia ni Cristo's lawlessness, until the end;
13. To help feed the ministers of Manalo, until the end;
14. To bring food and snacks to the Bible Expositions GEM, Video presentations, until the end.
15. To obey future duties and responsibilities that will be relayed in future worship services, until the end.
As you can see, Manalo has concocted many things to be endured by his slaves in the cult. Iglesia members have become the hostages of Manalo for whatever whims that goes to his mind.
"HEY YOU, DEACON DICK, YOU BETTER WATCH YOUR DAUGHTER NOT TO MARRY A NON MEMBER, OR ELSE, YOUR FAMILY WILL BE CURSED BY GOD!"
So many things and regulations are being enforced by Manalo. If any one of these things are not endured, Manalo will take back their salvation. The irony of this is that after the members die, Manalo will take back their salvation just the same because he delists dead members from his registry books.
What about in the true church? What are the things to be endured by God's children? Are there lots and lots of things to endure and too heavy and burdensome works such as those required by Manalo? Let's read what is to be endured:
"And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved." -Ml.13:13 NKJV
There is only ONE item to endure! Only the hating for Christ's name. That's it! Nothing more. Nothing less. Is this supported by the teaching of the apostles? Absolutely. Let's read:
"And we labor working with our own hands. Being reviled we bless; persecuted we endure, being defamed we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world the off-scouring of all things until now." -1Cor.4:12-13 NKJV
The verse says, "persecuted we endure," therefore, it is the teaching of the apostles to endure the hates and persecutions for Christ's name.
As a conclusion, the things ordered by Manalo to be endured by Iglesia ni Cristo members are only his own commandments. They are not God's commands. And neither are they Christ's commands because Christ's yoke is easy and His burden is light (Mt.11:30).
QUIZ FOR PART 24
1. What is the true reason why Felix Manalo was separated from the Seventh Day Adventists and from the Disciples of Christ (Churches of Christ)?
( )a. The Seventh Day Adventists and the Disciples of Christ (Churches of Christ) could not answer Felix Manalo's questions about their doctrines that's why he left them;
( )b. Felix Manalo found out that members of the Seventh Day Adventists and Disciples of Christ (Churches of Christ) were living contrary to God's doctrines concerning adultery, fornication and lying. One of the official of the Seventh Day Adventists had physically abused his wife;
( )c. Felix Y. Manalo was both disfellowshiped or expelled by the Seventh Day Adventists and by the Disciples of Christ (Churches of Christ) after he was found guilty upon investigation for charges such as adultery, fornication, and beating of his wife.
2. Is there a church administration title in the Bible? If there is not, why? If there is, what is the nearest title that resembles it and who occupied it?
( )a. There is no church administration title in the Bible. Jesus Christ hates that people are ruled by an ecclesiastical or administrative body which is called by the Bible as the practice of the doctrine of the Nicolaitans. Rotherham only mistranslated Col.1:25 using the term administration for the word stewardship; which is a servant position. The position of steward in Col.1:25 was held by Apostle Paul;
( )b. Yes there is a church administration title in the Bible if we will use the Rotherham's Emphasized Bible of Colossians 1:25. People must be ruled by an administration of God otherwise they do not know what to do. The administration title of Rotherham has now evolved into church administration which is currently held by Brother Erano G. Manalo.
( )c. The Bible is not clear if there is church administration title or not. Whatever the Bible lacks, people especially leaders of churches must fill up. It is okay to add and subtract from the words of God in order to help God in His mistakes.
3. Why does the Lord Jesus Christ hates the doctrine of the Nicolaitans?
( )a. Because Nicolas, its sponsor, has stolen Christ's reindeer chariot distributing gifts every Christmas season;
( )b. Because the people are ruled by the administrator and his adjuncts and the administration is taking the place of the Holy Spirit;
( )c. No, the Lord Jesus Christ does not hate the doctrine of the Nicolaitans. As a matter of fact Jesus Christ loves it because it lessens His work and His Father's work of saving people.
4. In the Doctrine of the Nicolaitans, who is the conqueror and who are the conquered?
( )a. The highest rank administrator is the conqueror while the low ranks are the conquered;
( )b. Saint Nicolas or Satan Claus is the conqueror while the children receiving gifts are the conquered;
( )c. The lowest rank group are the conquerors and the highest rank person is the conquered.
5. What are the qualifications of a religious leader before we will obey him?
( )a. He says he is the messenger of God as proven by the miracles of membership growth of the church he is espousing;
( )b. Must not be less than 18 years of age have come and gone from other religions circumcised, at least hight school graduate, and sent by God according to the religious leader's own lips;
( )c. Preaches the gospel of Christ, faith in Jesus Christ follows in his preaching, and after considering the outcome of his conduct.
6. How are leaders of Christians in the first century determined that they are the ones to be obeyed?
( )a. They are introduced by their names through epistles by the apostles;
( )b. They are introduced orally by friends and neighbors;
( )c. Let the man show his prophecies. Never mind if he cannot confirm his prophecies through citation of fulfillment verses for those prophecies.
7. What is the true gospel of Christ about binding and loosing?
( )a. Those who are bound are those not permitted to do certain things. Those who are loosed are those permitted to do certain things;
( )b. Binding is listing your name in the Church of Christ registry while loosing is delisting your name in the Church registry;
( )c. Neither a or b.
8. What is the false gospel of Christ about binding and loosing?
( )a. Those who are bound are those not permitted to do certain things while those who are loosed are permitted to do certain things;
( )b. Binding is listing your name in the Church of Christ registry while loosing is delisting your name from the Church registry;
( )c. Neither a or b.
9. Is preaching the gospel of Christ an act of binding or is it an act of freeing? Why?
( )a. Preaching the gospel of Christ is freeing because the gospel of Christ is about giving liberty to the captives;
( )b. Preaching the gospel of Christ is binding because people must be bound by the law of God;
( )c. Preaching the gospel of Christ is neither binding or freeing. Christ does not want to hinder people in what they do in their lives.
10. Whose doctrine is it that one must be bound and be in bondage? What church do you know practices this doctrine?
( )a. Doctrine of Pope Paul II. The Catholic Church practices this doctrine;
( )b. Doctrine of Christ. The Methodist Church practices this doctrine;
( )c. Doctrine of the devil. The Church of Christ or Iglesia ni Cristo practices this doctrine.
11. Are many rules, regulations, and decrees being enforeced in the church approved by the Apostle Paul? Why?
( )a. Yes they are necessary in order to govern the lives of Christians;
( )b. No. Apostle Paul is strictly against them because the many rules and decrees will transform God's words into commandments of men;
( )c. Yes. The many rules, regulations, and decrees pleases Apoistle Paul because they will interpret God's words clearly without the need to condult God.
12. How many books are there in heaven and who are in charge of each of them?
( a. There are three books that determine who will live and there is one book that determines who will die. The three books that lists those who will live are: Lamb's Book of Life kept by Jesus Christ, Father's Book of Life kept by the Father, and the Book of Works kept by the Holy Spirit. The book that determines who will die is the Book of the Dead being shared by the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
( )b. There are two books. The Book of Works and the Book of Life. The Book of Works are kept by the heavenly angels while the Book of Life is kept by Prophet Daniel;
( )c. There is one book in heaven. This book is the Book of Works. This book is being kept by the heavenly angels but is guarded by the Holy Spirit so that the evil spirit can not steal on a plan to erase the records of one person on earth who had done many iniquities.
13. What did David do why God punished Israel with a plague that caused the death of 70,000 Israel men?
( )a. David committed idolatry making idols made of stones, wood, and ceramics;
( )b. David committed adultery and had killed someone so he could take that man's wife;
( )c. David listened to the whisper of Satan to number and take census or listing of all Israelites in his kingdom thereby encroaching the authority of God of knowing the total number of His people;
14. When one is given to Satan, does it mean he or she has no more salvation?
( )a. Yes. If you are given to Satan you become Satan's disciple to be punished in the lake of fire;
( )b. No. Giving you to Satan is only for the infliction of bodily harm. Satan has no power to kill your soul. And neither men can. It is only God who can kill the soul.
( )c. It depends. If you are given to Satan and Satan accepts you, then you will no longer be saved.
If Satan, however, does not want to accept you because you might have the inclination to steal Satan's deceiving profession, you will be saved.
15. In the parable of the true vine who is the vine and who are the branches of the vine. What is their fruit and what is the fire?
( )a. In the true vine the vine is Jesus Christ while the branches are Christ's believers. Their fruit are their good conducts and the fire is the chastening fire (or whips)of God;
( )b. In the true vine, the vine is Church of Christ while the branches are the Church of Christ members. Their fruits are the converts whom they are instrumental in rearing into their indoctrinations until they are baptized in the Church of Christ. The fire is the lake of fire;
( )c. Neither a or b.
16. In the false vine, who is the vine and who are the branches of the vine? What is the fruit and what is the fire?
( )a. In the false vine, the vine is Jesus Christ. The branches of the false vine are the believers of Christ. The fruit are the good conduct while the fire is the chastening fire of God;
( )b. In the false vine, the vine is the Church of Christ members and other members of other cults. Their fruits are the people they have converted to their cult. The fire is the lake of fire;
( )c. Neither a or b.
17. Who is the false christ? Why?
( )a. The Church of Christ (of Felix Manalo) is the false christ. The reason is because Felix Manalo teaches to remain in the Church of Christ using John 15:7 that teaches remaining in Jesus Christ.
( )b. The false christ is the Pope of Rome. The reason is because he wears long gown which is the attire of Jesus Christ;
( )c. The false christ are the priest and nuns of the Catholic church and the pastors of the Protestant churches because they wear habits.
18. Fill in the blanks. Name the books of heaven in which the following enumerated persons names may appear:
1. Feljun Fuentes, a minister of the Church of Christ and faithful believer of Felix Y. Manalo.
2. Mustapha Alfayel, a terrorist who killed two Israel civilians;
3. Apostle Paul killed in Rome for preaching Jesus Christ;
4. Michael Jordan, basketball player who gave alms to the homeless of the Philippines.
5. Dr. Teen, former INC member who refused to worship the INC idol and whose good deeds far exceed her bad deeds.
6. Dr. Teen, after refusing to worship the INC idol and after doing many good deeds that far exceeded her old bad deeds, finally believed and acknowledged Jesus Christ as her personal Savior.
1. Feljun Fuentes: _______________________
2. Mustapha Alfayel: ___________________
3. Apostle Paul: _________________________
4. Michael Jordan: _______________________
5. Dr. Teen: _____________________________
6. Dr. Teen: _____________________________
1) c, 2) a, 3) b, 4) a 5) c 6) a, 7) a, 8) b, 9) a
10) c, 11) b, 12) a, 13) c, 14) b, 15) a, 16) b 17) a.
FILLING THE BANKS:
1. Feljun Fuentes: Book of the Dead;
2. Mustapha Alfayel: Book of Works Section of Bad Deeds;
3. Apostle Paul: Lamb's Book of Life;
4. Michael Jordan: Book of Works Section of Good Deeds;
5. Dr. Teen: Book of Life;
6. Dr. Teen: Lamb's Book of Life.