Intro to INC
Convert all people to become INC members
"Today is our opportunity to save people because of what had happened to the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon. People are now turning towards God. We can no longer save those 6,000 who had died, but, we can still save those who are still alive. It is our duty to save mankind from the coming greater catastrophy, which is, the Judgment Day. Your membership in the Iglesia ni Cristo comes with it the obligation to share our faith to others like lamps. Let us save from Judgment fire all members of our families who are not yet members. Let us save our friends and coworkers in our places of work. Let's save our neighbors. Let's share our faith by inviting them to our established bible expositions and grand evangelical missions. Only by sharing your faith to others will insure your salvation." -Erano G. Manalo
The following are the verses used by the Iglesia leader:
BIBLE TWISTING BY THE IGLESIA LEADER:
JUDE 1:23 - SAVING PEOPLE BY PULLING THEM OUT OF FIRE:
"but others save with fear, pulling them out of fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh." -Jude 1:23 New King James Version
THIS VERSE does not refer to people who have not yet received the gospel of Christ because it says the garment defiled by the flesh. If we will read Zech. 3:3-4, defiled garments or dirtied garments are iniquities:
"Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel. Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, "Take away the filthy garments from him. And to him he said, "See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes." -Zech. 3:3-4 NKJV
IN OTHER WORDS, those who have defiled garments are those who had previously clean garments but dirtied their garments or became sinners. It is them whom we should turn back from their error ways in order to save them from the impending fire, as explained by Apostle James:
"Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins." -Js. 5:19-20 NKJV
I TIM 2:3-4 - GOD DESIRES ALL MEN TO BE SAVED
"For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth." -i Tim. 2:3-4 NKJV
THE TRUTH that is spoken here is concerning Christ that He is the Mediator between God and men and that Christ gave Himself as ransom FOR ALL (I Tim 2:5-6). God wants everyone to be saved by sending His only begotten Son Jesus Christ that WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM should not perish but have everlasting life (See John 3:16-17). It is only through Jesus Christ (not Church of Christ) that the WORLD might be saved. Let's read the verses:
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." -Jn. 3:16-17 NKJV
EPH. 5:16-17 -MAKE GOOD USE OF OPPORTUNITY/DO WHAT THE LORD WANTS:
"Make good use of every opportunity you have, because these are evil days. Don't be fools, then, but try to find out what the Lord wants you to do." -Eph. 5:16-17 TEV
THE OPPORTUNITY here is to be an example of God's people living in the light. It is not about opportunity to take advantage of people's sufferings due to the terrorism. Accordingly, being people of the light, we must bring to light or expose the wicked works of the doers of darkness (Eph 5:11-13). Exposing the Iglesia ni Cristo's wicked perversion of the Bible is a more accurate good use of the opportunity. God's people must bring Devil's people to light. There is a distinction between God's people and Devil's people in that God's people do what the Lord God wants (Eph 5:17). In contrast, Manalo's members do what Manalo wants.
1 COR. 11:26 - PROCLAIM THE LORD'S DEATH:
"For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes." -1 Cor. 11:26 NKJV
The Iglesia leader twists this verse into a command to propagate the Iglesia faith. Actually, there is no command spoken by the verse. Proclaiming the Lord's death goes hand in hand with the eating of bread and drinking the cup, i.e., upon eating and drinking, you are already proclaiming the Lord's death. If we read carefully the verse, the two clauses are separated by comma NOT period. The verse is equivalent to the following:
"You proclaim the Lord's death till He comes as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup."
To prove this point, let us use the Today's English Version:
"This means that every time you eat this bread and drink from this cup you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes." -1 Cor. 11:26 TEV
IT IS CLEAR, there is no command to do missionary works spoken by the verse.
EPH. 5:25,23 -CHRIST GAVE HIS LIFE FOR THE CHURCH OF CHRIST? AND CHRIST WILL ONLY SAVE THE CHURCH OF CHRIST?
"Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it." Eph. 5:25 TEV
"For a husband has authority over his wife just as Christ has authority over the church; and Christ is himself the Savior of the church, his body." -Eph. 5:23 TEV
TWISTING these verses to force Christ give His life for the Church of Christ and to force Christ save the Iglesia ni Cristo, places the Iglesia ni Cristo as a doer of darkness. Nowhere in the verses can you read the name Church of Christ. To whom did Christ really gave His life? Let's read the explanation of Apostle Paul:
"He gave himself for us, to rescue us from all wickedness and to make us a pure people who belong to him alone and are eager to do good." -Titus 2:14 TEV
IT IS CLEAR that the word "church" does not refer to their cult's name Church of Christ. It is "us" whom Christ gave His life. The pronoun "us" refers to people NOT an organization such as the Iglesia cult. According to Apostle Paul, Christ gave himself "FOR US..RESCUES US..MAKE US A PURE PEOPLE." Let's read another verse:
"who gave himself to redeem all mankind. That was the proof at the right time that God wants everyone to be saved." -1 Tim. 2:6 TEV
ACCORDING to Apostle Paul, Christ gave Himself to redeem ALL MANKIND. The Iglesia's lie is exposed. Where is now the Iglesia's claim that Christ gave Himself or redeemed the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ)? IT WENT DOWN THE DRAIN! THE SALVATION OF ALL IGLESIA MEMBERS WENT DOWN WITH IT. THIS IS TO BE EXPECTED BECAUSE THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO'S SALVATION DOCTRINE CAME FROM A FALSE MESSENGER OF GOD.
Is there another verse that Manalo's Church of Christ was not purchased by Christ? Yes! Let's read:
"For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's. -1 Cor. 6:20 NKJV
THEREFORE, what was purchased were people not the Iglesia ni Cristo cult. It is inconceivable that the pronoun "you" refers to the Church of Christ organization because only people can glorify God with their bodies and their spirits.
THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO (Church of Christ of Felix Manalo)is taking advantage of the current crises brought about by the event of Sep. 11, 2001, using its members as slaves for its membership drive. Why does the Iglesia ni Cristo leader imposes great wrath by forcing members to convert people to become Iglesia members? Let's read the Revelation of Jesus Christ:
"Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time." -Rev. 11:12 NKJV
THEREFORE, the devil has but a short time to propagate his lies to bring people into his camp. The devil knows that when Christ comes, he can no longer do his evil deeds.