Why Felix Y. Manalo is the shepherd in Jonh 10:16 part 2
November 8, 2001 (Sunday)
Q: What happened to the shepherd of the first century Church of Christ?
Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ)
Worldwide Worship Service Lesson
A: "Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd,
Against the Man who is My Companion,"
Says the Lord of hosts.
Strike the Shepherd,
And the sheep will be scattered;
Then I will turn My hand against the little ones."
(Zech. 13:7 New King James Version)
EGM: The Shepherd will be struck resulting in the scattering of the sheep.
(NOTE: FALLACY OF EGM: Stop the deception. There was no organization called "Church of Christ" or Iglesia ni Cristo in the first century. Neither in the Bible nor in the Lamsa Translation. What is written in Lamsa is only "church of Christ" ,which is, not a name of a church because it is a common noun. The Iglesia ni Cristo only came into existence in July 27, 1914 when it was registered by Felix Y. Manalo. The first century Christians were actually members of the organization called "Way" (Acts 9:1-2; 24:14 NKJV)].
Q: Who is the Shepherd referred to by the Prophet Zechariah?
A: "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep." (John 10:11 NKJV)
EGM: The shepherd is no other than Jesus Christ.
(NOTE: Got it! Jesus Christ is the shepherd. Why transpose Felix Y. Manalo for Jesus Christ?)
Q: When did the striking of the shepherd happened?
A: "Then Jesus said to them, "All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: 'I will strike the Shepherd, And the sheep will be scattered. Then He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me." (Matt. 26:31,38 NKJV)
EGM: The striking of the shepherd or striking of Jesus Christ, happened when Christ was put to death.
(NOTE: At this juncture, Jesus Christ is still the shepherd).
Q: Who are the little ones that God says, I'll turn My hand against?'"
A: "He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward." (Matt. 10:40-42 NKJV)
EGM: The little ones are the disciples or apostles of Christ.
(NOTE: Hmmn, the magic is starting to unfold. If the apostles are the little ones, Iglesia ministers could be considered also as the little ones?)
Q: When did it happened that God had turned His hand against the little ones or apostles?
A: "Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. Then he killed James the brother of John with a sword. And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also. Now it was during the Days of Unleavened Bread. So when he had arrested him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover." (Acts 12:1-4 NKJV)
EGM: The turning of God's hand against the apostles happened when the apostles were persecuted during the time of King Herod. James was killed with a sword while Peter was put in prison.
(NOTE: The apostles are getting killed and put away. Will false prophets in the guise of Iglesia ministers come to the rescue?)
Q: Did the sheep really scattered?
A: "Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles." (Acts 8:1 NKJV)
EGM: Yes, the sheeps were scattered during the persecution against the church.
(NOTE: If the sheeps were scattered, there is a need for a Felix Y. Manalo shepherd, right? No, not yet, the apostles are still in place. Iglesia ministers arose only after all apostles were all dead. The Iglesia magic will now come in?)
Q: What is the continuation of the prophecy of Prophet Zechariah?
A: "And it shall come to pass in all the land," says the Lord, "That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, But one-third shall be left in it: I will bring the one-third through fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, 'This is My people', And each one will say, 'The Lord is My God.'" (Zech. 13:8-9 NKJV)
EGM: In the land, two of the three will be cut off and die while the remaining one will be left in to be refined and tested.
(NOTE: FALLACY OF EGM: The two-thirds and one-third thing (square object) is being used by Manalo to substantiate there are three groups of people of God. In truth, however, there are only two groups (round hole object)of people with the promise of salvation (Rom. 9:24). The three that are referred to in Zech. 13:8-9 verses were actually ISRAEL, JUDAH, and JERUSALEM (Zech. 1:19). Israel and Judah were the two kingdoms of the Israelites that were cut off and had died when they were captured by the Assyrians and Babylonians in the years preceding the rise of King Cyrus of Persia. Jerusalem, the one-third, had remained and was tested and refined when it was subjected to sieges and captures from the generals of Alexander the Great and from the Roman empire. It is Jerusalem that remained because it will be the place where Jesus Christ will appear.)
Q: What is the meaning of land?
A: "For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building." (1 Cor. 3:9 NKJV)
EGM: God's people are God's field or land.
(NOTE: Gotcha! The people (not the Iglesia ni Cristo) is God's field).
Q: According to Apostle Peter, how many groups are God's people divided?
A: "For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call." Acts 2:39 NKJV)
EGM: There are three groups. First group are the Jews. Second group are the Gentiles. Third group are those afar off.
(NOTE: FALLACY OF EGM: Apostle Peter did not write the Acts of the Apostles book. This is ignorance of the fact. It was physician Luke who wrote the Acts of the Apostles. Physician Luke also wrote one of the Gospels of Christ. Not knowing this fact reveals Felix Y. Manalo as a fake messenger of God.
Acts 2:39 has only TWO groups mentioned. The first group is You and the children (Jews). The Jews had the custom that conversion of parents automatically converts their children. The second group is those "afar off" (Gentiles). The afar off refers to the Gentiles (Eph. 2:17, 3:1). The Gentiles could not be children by propagation because Jesus Christ prohibited his Apostles from evangelizing the Gentiles (Matt. 10:5). There are only two authorized groups--the Jews and Gentiles (Rom. 9:24). If there are three, Rom. 9:24 should have said, "even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles, and the Church of Christ or Iglesia ni Cristo." What Felix Y. Manalo had done is he had tampered the verse by splitting the two groups into three in order to make his cult become an heir also. This is like tampering the testament of somebody in order to become an instant heir. If tampering the words of a human here on earth has grave consequences, how much more will the punishment be if you tamper the words of God?)
Q: According to Prophet Zechariah two-thirds will be cut off, which groups are these?
A: ""even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but lso of the Gentiles?" (Rom. 9:24 NKJV)
EGM: The Jews and the Gentiles were the two groups that were cut off and died.
(NOTE: FALLACY OF EGM: Hey devil! Don't tempt God by changing what is written! What is written is CALLED not CUT OFF. The Jews and Gentiles were CALLED. Do not change "CALLED" into "CUT OFF", got that, DEVIL?)
Q: When did the two-thirds got separated?
A: "Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of Me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people." (Matt. 24:9-11 NKJV)
EGM: The fulfillment was the persecution and putting to death of the Jews and Gentiles with the arrivals of the false prophets.
(NOTE: FALLACY OF EGM: Stop the perversion of the Bible! Matthew 24 pertains to the signs of the end of the world (Mt. 24:3). The hating of Christians by all nations has not yet happened. Did it? Maybe, it will happen should Osama bin Laden conquers all the nations of the world and starts to kill all Christians if they won't convert to his extremist cult. It will happen also if the Iglesia ni Cristo cult becomes successful in spreading the faith of Manalo throughout the world, such that, billions of people become Iglesia zombies ready to be dictated by Manalo to seize the governments of the world. However, the sign about the appearing of false prophets is already happening. In fact, it already started in July 27, 1914 when a man claiming to be messenger of God was found to be false for possessing stolen prophecies. One who has fake credentials is not a true prophet. That is why he is called FALSE PROPHET by Jesus Christ. A false prophet is one claiming to be true (true church, true doctrines, true worship, true money extortions, etc.) when in reality he is a FALSE, FAKE, PHONY, BOGUS, IMPOSTOR, and prophet of DOOM. Jesus Christ nor the Apostles never preached they have the true church.
Q: What lead to the turning away or departure from the faith by the first century Church of Christ?
A: "The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons." (1 Tim. 4:1 New Internation Version)
EGM: The first century Church of Christ departed from the faith because of the deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
(NOTE: FALLACY OF EGM: Again the deception! The first century Christians were not members of the Church of Christ because there was not an organization called Church of Christ written in the Bible. Lamsa's "church of Christ" is not a name of a particular church. The first century Christians were members of the organizatin called "Way" (Acts 9:2;24:14)].
Q: Which are these doctrines of Demons?
A" "forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth." (1 Tim. 4:3 NKJV)
EGM: There are two doctrines of demons mentioned. One is forbidding to marry, and another is commanding to abstain from meats.
(NOTE: FALLACY OF EGM: Felix Y. Manalo was an ex Seventh Day Adventists (SDA) evangelist. The SDA had invented and amassed a lot of anti-catholic arsenals. Some of these arsenals have been stolen by Felix Y. Manalo before saying "Goodbye!" to the SDA. It is equivalent to nuclear weapons being possessed by Osama bin Laden. The differences are: Manalo had used immediately the stolen arsenals while Osama has yet to use his weapons; Felix Manalo has stolen his arsenals while Osama has bought his weapons in the black market.
Concerning the "forbidding to marry" demon doctrine, let's read the Iglesia ni Cristo Doctrinal Lesson:
Doctrinal Lesson #21 - Other Prohibition
Theme: God forbids the eating of blood and intermarriage with a nonmember.
- Teach the candidate for baptism the fear of God and obedience to the commandment prohibiting the eating of blood.
- Make him understand that a member of the Church of Christ cannot marry one of another religion and that elopement is a sin.
The members of the Church of Christ believe that it is God who forbids the eating of blood and prohibits marriage with those of other faiths. Elopement is an act of disrespect for parents and this is a sin in the eyes of God." -Fundamental Beliefs in the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), by Erano G. Manalo.
My Goodness! It is the Iglesia ni Cristo that has the "forbidding to marry" doctrine of demons. This doctrine of demons has no preconditions. The fact that Manalo forbids to marry, it qualifies as demon doctrine. And what is noteworthy about Manalo's commandment (Felix Manalo wrote the Fundamental Beliefs and amended by Erano G. Manalo) is that he calls it commandment of God. The Iglesia ni Cristo's God are the demons!
Q: Which church espouses thse two doctrines of demons?
A: "Although celibacy is not strictly enforced by our Savior, it is, however commanded so strongly by Himself and His Apostles, both by word and example, that the Church felt it her duty to lay it down as a law. "The discipline of the Church has been exerted from the beginning in prohibiting Priests to marry after their ordination." -The Faith of our Fathers, James Cardinal Gibbons, p. 328.
"What does the second commandment of Catholic Church order us to do? "It orders us to fast and to abstain from flesh meat on certain days of the year." -Manual of Christian Doctrine: Comprising Dogma, Moral, and Worship, New York: Lasalle Bureau, c. 1949, p. 317.
EGM: As testified by the Catholic books, they have the two doctrine of demons.
(NOTE: FALLACY OF EGM: Anti-catholic attacks would not work especially if it is stolen. Since we are in the internet age, the Catholic web page has answers to all SDA and Iglesia ni Cristo mosquitos attacks. For one, Apostle Paul would want all believers, if possible, to be single like him (1 Cor. 7:1,7). Non eating of meats is just fasting. Jesus Christ has fasted for 40 days (Luke 4:1-2).
Q: What happened to the remaining first century Church of Christ that were not deceived by the doctrines of demons?
A: "...the Church (Catholic Church) created a special tribunal, the Papal of Universal Inquisition. The essential features of its method were fixed by a set of laws passed jointly by Pope Lucius III and Emperor Barbarosa in 1184. The minor details had been added by 1230. Such spiritual courts of justice were established in localities most infected by erroneous teachings.. The state, too, considered heresy as a crime, because it undermined the foundatins of public welfare. The penalty fixed by the secular laws for heresy was death by fire. This was never inflicted by the ecclesiastical judge." -The Modern World (Book), Rev. Francis S. Betten, S.J. and Rev. Alfred Kaufman, S.J. c. 1919, p. 344.
EGM: Those not deceived by the devil's doctrines were killed because they were called heretics and the penalty for heresy is death by fire. Therefore, the first century Church of Christ disappeared completely. It had been replaced by the Catholic Church.
(NOTE: FALLACY OF EGM: The Christians completely disappeared? My goodness, if Christians completely disappeared how did it came about that Manalo has Christian Bibles? Manalo's trick is easily seen here. He wanted all first century Christians to all disappear so that he can supplant his own church. If we are going to read 1 Tim. 4:1, it said, "some will depart from the faith." Therefore, not all departed. Jesus Christ will not abandon his believers because he said, "...lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (Matt. 28:20 NKJV).
Q: Prophet Zechariah prophesied that one third will remain, refined and tested, is there another prophecy about this third remnant?
A:"And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." (Rev. 12:17 NKJV)
EGM: A dragon was enraged against the woman and made war with the woman's offspring.
(NOTE: The dragon is the devil. The Iglesia ni Cristo is in possession of doctrine of demons. Demons are the soldiers of the Devil or Satan. Therefore, the Iglesia ni Cristo is a soldier of Satan.
Q: What represents the woman that the dragon was enraged against?
A: "For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ." (2 Cor. 11:2 NKJV)
EGM: The true church is likened to a chaste virgin. The dragon which is the devil will make war against the true church that is remaining (one-third). Making war is equivalent to testing and refining his third group of people.
(NOTE: FALLACY OF EGM: The one-third mentioned by Zechariah is not the Iglesia ni Cristo, but, it is Jerusalem as already noted above. What is this testing that EGM is implying? I am sure it is the unholy testing of members if they could give larger money thanksgivings year after year, or whether they can surmount the nightly activities for the Iglesia, or whether they will be victorious in not leaving the Iglesia, or whether they can endure the sufferings of working for Manalo without pay).
Q: Did our Lord God appoint a shepherd who will bring back His lost sheep who were captured by the Catholic Church to reestablish once again the first century Church of Christ?
A: "And othe 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." (John 10:16 NKJV)
EGM: Yes, God has appointed a shepherd who will bring back His lost sheep. This will conclude the second series. Next worship service, we we will know who this shepherd that was appointed by God to reestablish His Church that disappeared in the first century.
(NOTE: FALLACY OF EGM: There is only one shepherd according to the verse. That one shepherd is a good shepherd (John 10:11). How about Felix Y. Manalo? Well, he is a bad shepherd. Why? He is perverting and continues to pervert the Holy Scriptures. This lesson alone proves his devil intentions of controlling the minds of all Iglesia ni Cristo members.