02 December 2013
17 August 2013
Answering Lies Against Brother Felix Y. Manalo:
"Felix Manalo Died Like Judas Iscariot"
by The Splendor Of The Church blog
by The Splendor Of The Church blog
DID BROTHER FELIX Y. MANALO DIED LIKE JUDAS ISCARIOT?
AN article in the blog titled “The Splendor of the Church” administered by a Catholic priest, Abe arganiosa, posted an article titled “Felix Manalo Died Like Judas Iscariot”. This article shows how desperate the Catholic Defenders in refuting the biblical fact that Brother Felix Y. Manalo is indeed God’s messenger in these last days.
Comparing the death of Brother Felix Y. Manalo with Judas Iscariot, their argument goes like this: “Felix Manalo died like Judas, and the latter was a traitor and an evil man, thus Felix Manalo is also a traitor and an evil man like Judas.”
THE ARGUMENT IS INDEED FALLACIOUS FOR TWO REASONS:
02 August 2013
Arguments Against the Decision of the Japanese Sponsored Court of Appeals regarding Rosita Trillanes' Libel Case
WHEN THE INC DETRACTORS USED THE “DECISION OF THE COURT OF APPEALS REGARDING ROSITA TRILLANES’ LIBEL CASE” IN PROVING THAT BROTHER FELIX Y. MANALO IS GUILTY OF RAPE AND IMMORAL ACTS:
ASK THEM TO REFUTE THE FOLLOWING:
(1) That this decision was made by a Japanese sponsored court, taking their authority from the Imperial Japanese forces;
(2) That this decision was made by a court under the direct and full supervision and direction of the commander-in-chief of the Imperial Japanese forces in the Philippines;
(3) That Brother Felix Y. Manalo had conflicts with the Imperial Japanese forces that resulted to Japanese harassment of Brother Felix Y. Manalo, arrested him many times, commanded him to step down as Executive Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, and made attempt to destroy his integrity and credibility;
(4) That during the Japanese occupation period, those that will not follow the will of the Imperial Japanese forces will be executed like what the Japanese did to Jose Abad Santos, the then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who was executed by the Japanese for not following their will.
(5) Even some of the Justices of the Supreme Court established right after the Liberation questioned the "credibility" of the judicial proceedings during the Japanese occupation period;
(6) That on January of 1942, the Japanese declared that all judicial courts in the Philippines were under the jurisdiction of the commander-in-chief of the Imperial Japanese Forces; on the early month of 1942, Brother Felix Y. Manalo had conflicts with the Japanese and arrested him several times; on April 21 of 1942, Rosita Trillanes and company made an appeal to the Court of Appeals about their libel case (they were convicted by the lower court on January of 1941); on May of 1942, the Chief Justice of the Supre Court of the Philippines, Jose Anad santos, was executed by the Imperial Japanese forces; and on July of 1942, the Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the lower court regarding Rosita’s libel case and went further in calling Brother Felix Y. Manalo as a “man of low morals” (the Court of Appeals decision was published by the Philippine Gazette, the national newspaper of the Philippine government that during that time under the full control of the Imperial Japanese forces).
Failure in refuting these arguments is failure to established the "credibility" of the said "decision" of the Japanese sponsored Court of Appeals regarding the Rosita Trillanes' libel case.
For the Full Story Behind the "Rosita Trillanes' Letter" and the "Japanese Sponsored Court of Appeals' Decision regarding Rosita Trillanes' Libel Case" Please Read:
DID BROTHER FELIX Y. MANALO RAPED ROSITA TRILLANES?
15 July 2013
DID BROTHER FELIX Y. MANALO RAPED ROSITA TRILLANES?
By Dave Lawrence Michaels, Ph.D.
I am Dave Lawrence Michaels, a history professor. When I was attending the Bible Studies for those being prepared for baptism in the Church of Christ, a friend of mine approach me and told me many negative things about Brother Felix Y. Manalo to discourage me in entering the Iglesia Ni Cristo. He said, “browse the internet and you will find the truth about Felix Manalo.” So, I did. I was shock about many things published in the internet against Brother Felix Y. Manalo, and I admit, it discouraged me to continue attending the Bible Studies of this Church. However, I managed to talk to a minister of the Church of Christ, a Church historian, a fellow historiographer. He showed me concrete evidences refuting those many accusations and allegations against Brother Felix Y. Manalo. Thank God for that. Today, I am an active member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, and very much active in sharing my faith. Actually, this article is based on the research the minister I mentioned above who became a good friend of mine. Please read it with an open mind.
ATTACKING THE CHARACTER of a person is an act of desperation, because this shows that they cannot refute his teachings that’s why they resort to attacking the person instead of the teachings or doctrines he is preaching. This fallacy is called “argumentum ad hominem.” Yes, it’s an act of desperation and truly a fallacy. However, this is what the detractors of Brother Felix Y. Manalo and the detractors of the Iglesia ni Cristo are doing.
What exposed their real intention is the fact that although they have no concrete evidences, just baseless accusations and allegations, however, they will still use it, publish it, spread it. Many times, concrete evidences were already shown to refute their allegations, but they intentionally and totally ignored them and will continue to spread their baseless allegations and accusations because their intention is not to expose the truth, but to impose a negative impression on the person being attack (“manira lamang”). Thus, it is not surprising that after their allegations were proven false or refuted, they will invent more and more lies against the person they attack.
This is indeed what they are doing against Brother Felix Y. Manalo and the Iglesia Ni Cristo.
04 July 2013
The Relevance Of God’s Messenger To Man’s Salvation
WITH THE EMERGING religious fervor among many people today, the belief that anyone can serve and worship God directly without someone teaching him how to do it properly has also become commonplace. This is bolstered by the notion of some religious quarters that salvation is simply a matter of establishing direct and personal relationship with God and that it could be attained by performing charitable works and by doing good to one’s fellowmen. That possessing good conscience, being religious and godly, and neither trampling on other’s people’s rights nor doing any evil to others make one worthy of God’s favor and His promised salvation. People who adhere to the aforementioned principle often do not recognize the importance and relevance of God’s messenger to their relationship with Him, dismissing the concept of God’s commissioning as superfluous.
Are these people right in discarding God’s messenger in their religious life?
13 June 2013
FELIX Y. MANALO:
WHEN AND WHY HE CHANGED
BROTHER FELIX Y. Manalo was born "Felix Manalo Ysagun." His father was Mariano Ysagun and his mother was Bonifacia Manalo. However, he changed his name into "Felix Ysagun Manalo." When and why he changed his name?
30 May 2013
Who is the True Founder
of the Iglesia Ni Cristo
(Church Of Christ)?
Iglesia Ni Cristo Central Office
“The Lord Jesus Christ is the true Founder
of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) in
the Philippines and not Brother Felix Y. Manalo”
Many non-members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) thought that the founder of this Church was Brother Felix Y. Manalo. However, this information came not from this Church, nor from the members of this Church. The Iglesia Ni Cristo never taught that Brother Felix Y. Manalo is the founder of this Church.
The detractors of the Iglesia Ni Cristo are those who say that this Church was founded by Brother Felix Y. Manalo. We often heard the critics of the Iglesia ni Cristo call this Church as “Iglesia ni Manalo” (“Church of Manalo”) or “Iglesia nI Cristo ni Manalo” (“Church of Christ of Manalo”). These are derogatory remarks they made against the Iglesia Ni Cristo.
Ask members of this Church if who is the founder of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), and all will surely answer, “The Lord Jesus Christ is the true founder of this Church and not Brother Felix Y. Manalo.”
This post a problem to others. They could not accept that the Lord Jesus Christ is the true founder of this Church because the Iglesia Ni Cristo emerged only in 1914, in the Philippines. These people often ask, “Did the Lord Jesus Christ came down to the Philippines in 1914 to established the Iglesia ni Cristo?”
The truth is, the Iglesia Ni Cristo that emerged in the Philippines in 1914 was established by THE LORD JESUS Christ by means of prophecy.
28 May 2013
Brother Felix Y. Manalo Did Not Established, But the One Who Preached The Iglesia Ni Cristo In The Philippines
The prophecy of the Lord Jesus Christ in John 10:16 refers to the re-establishment of His Church. He promised the re-emergence of the Church of Christ because the first century Church of Christ was apostatized. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself forewarned that many will fall away because many false prophets will rise and lead many astray:
“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and put you to death; and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. And then many will fall away, and betray one another, and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. Matthew 24:9-11 RSV
Although apostasy take place in the first century Church of Christ, however, the Lord Jesus also prophesied that He has “other sheep” not of the fold or the first century Church of Christ, but He will bring them also and they will hear their voice and He will form them as “one flock” (referring to the re-emergence of the Church of Christ). However, the Lord Jesus Christ also said that there will be “one shepherd.”
22 May 2013
Brother Felix Y. Manalo:
God Last Messenger and His Message
The emergence of the Iglesia Ni Cristo in the Philippines fulfills the prophecies of God written in the Bible concerning His sons and daughters whom He will call from the Far East in these last days (cf. Isaiah 43:5-6 and Moffatt; 41:9-15; 46:11-13; Acts 2:39; John 10:16; Revelation 7:2-3). These biblical prophecies have also pointed to a servant of God whom He will send to lead God’s chosen people from the ends of the earth:
“Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:9-10 KJV, enphasis mine)
God said to His “servant” whom He “have taken from the ends of the earth” that “I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.” Another biblical prophecy points out that God’s messenger from the ends of the earth will came from “a far country” in the East, or the Far East:
“Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness: I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.” (Isaiah 46:11-13 KJV)