Manila, Philippines August 15, — What did experts think about the dissent within the Iglesia ni Cristo? The INC is facing a crisis. Critics claim that the leaders of the group are wasting money citing the millions of pesos being spent for their airplane.
The Boeing Business Jet is said to
Ang hookup daan debate video eliseo soriano biography of martin been purchased 4 years ago at an estimated price of about P3. Yearly maintenance costs of these types of aircraft, according to those in the know, easily amount to from P3 million to P4 million.
This excludes fuel expenses. Added to this is abduction of ministers who were critical of the administration. There are allegedly no abductions happening. This is denied by the church. But they immediately excommunicated some critics including the mother and brother of the Executive Minister, Eduardo Manalo. They even filed libel cases against the critics. Four sources have invariably discussed what is happening with the Iglesia ni Cristo through their own platform: The sect is usually secretive, he said.
There is a need for transparency. In other words, secrecy in the sect has contributed their undoing. These are public issues, he said. A worldling is a person who is primarily concerned with worldly matters or material things.
As applied with the Iglesia ni Cristo, the focus was on expansion — material at that, with the Philippine Arena giving the high point of assessment. Now, we come to a preacher. What did he think about this INC crisis? It is a judgment from God says Bro. Only fanatics insist it is trial, and that corruption is being revealed only now. No, that church has been corrupt from the beginning, he says. What is Ang hookup daan debate video eliseo soriano biography of martin now with the Iglesia ni Cristo ni Manalo is that in spite of their indoctrinated secrecy of what they do, a force from above is making those secrets surface.
Undoubtedly, it is the power of God! That group has long been practicing the act of covering up ugly matters inside their church, of bringing them down, and layering them into secrecy. But what they did to five PUP students in secret, for example, came out.
The dead bodies floated and were Ang hookup daan debate video eliseo soriano biography of martin out from the muddy Pasig River!!!!
See Supreme Courts Annotated, Vol. In an attempt to flush the killing off, the river was the supposed solution. But the bodies floated up to witness against the killers.
Can we say this is like the Cambrian Period where it is said there is a massive explosion of revelation? I do not believe in the Cambrian Period being an explosion. We cannot say that corruption in the Iglesia ni Cristo ni Manalo evolved!
Ang hookup daan debate video eliseo soriano biography of martin its inception, there are the corrupt practices of its ministers!
It was earlier proven by a circular signed by Felix Manalo, first generation Executive or Presiding Minister, himself revealing the corrupt practices of his pioneering ministers.
On a circular read in the whole district of Leyte, July 25,Joven O. Sepillo Sr is excommunicated for allegedly fighting the Administration and circulating false information with the objective of troubling the church. He was expelled instead. The following are excerpts from his post [translated from Tagalog] centered on many questions similar to those being voiced out by other excommunicated INC ministers —. If only I left in an orderly way, it would not reach this far, they said.
Is what is orderly, bidding goodbye without mentioning any shenanigans and not calling the Administration to counter these? Have they found out that there is Ang hookup daan debate video eliseo soriano biography of martin corruption going on now?
Has the Administration done an honest-to-goodness investigation to protect the Sanggunian from false accusations? If they have but the ones told to investigate are themselves the accused, will justice be seen by the brethren who are looking for truth? I am sad that what is often heard from the Spokesman of the Iglesia regarding critics is that they are only defaming without showing any evidence.
Those opposing corruption are shown as evil and creating trouble in the church.
They are the ones being persecuted, threatened, and done with, just to silence them. Is there no one from the Sanggunian who will stand for truth? Shall we only wait for the hand of God to render judgment on the guilty? They may have forgotten that it is a Nation of God that they are managing. The root cause of these troubles now is the change of perceptions among ministers about their supposed life in the ministry.
Some are not aware that this is where corruption entered in — the supposed lifestyle of ministers.
See post by Jorge. San Juan, the professor, said Ang hookup daan debate video eliseo soriano biography of martin has not done good to the INC. He considers that some of the issues raised by the members of the INC are public and therefore valid. Cornelio, the sociologist says the INC has come to religious worldling, a sophistication that he tends to congratulate, although it is not about being godly but worldly.
Cornelio has barely scratched the surface and his basic fault is the color of his tone. He provides no proper
Ang hookup daan debate video eliseo soriano biography of martin for the reader since his moral compass is also faulty. The original material was written one year before this public clash
Ang hookup daan debate video eliseo soriano biography of martin the Manalo brothers with the Sanggunian on the side of Eduardo Manalo, the incumbent executive minister.
Where was Cornelio all the time? The column of this Sociologist of Religion is pathetically dead and deaf to events that have recently unfolded and still are. There was no attempt at updating. He had disregarded the fact that the INC members question the purpose of the mammoth building and even as basic as its Ang hookup daan debate video eliseo soriano biography of martin. This is moral economy for Cornelio?
His article of August 13, says —. The church espouses a restorationist ethos as it claims to be the one true Ang hookup daan debate video eliseo soriano biography of martin called to take Christianity back to its original character and form of worship. It has several distinctive elements, among which is the absolute oneness doctrine that pits it against the Trinitarian mainstream in the Philippines.
Its founder, Felix Y. Manalo, is believed to be the fulfillment of a biblical prophecy that in the last days, an Angel from the East will arise. The church has therefore effectively sacralized the
Ang hookup daan debate video eliseo soriano biography of martin as a nation that plays an instrumental role in the last Ang hookup daan debate video eliseo soriano biography of martin. Unity manifests itself in different ways, such as doctrinal uniformity and submission to the leadership.
Members are expected to heed their ministers, for example, on matters of faith and interpretation of Scriptures. Members also fall in line during national elections, voting as a bloc for whatever candidates church leaders tell them to support. Members cannot take each other to court nor can they marry nonmembers. It emphasizes the importance of bracing all education with critical thinking principles and the development of character — no matter what specialization.
It is not enough to teach a man a specialty. Through it he Ang hookup daan debate video eliseo soriano biography of martin become a kind of useful machine but not a harmoniously developed personality. It is essential that the student acquire an understanding of and Ang hookup daan debate video eliseo soriano biography of martin lively feeling for values. He must acquire a vivid sense of the beautiful and of the morally good.
Otherwise he — with his specialized knowledge — more closely resembles a well-trained dog than a harmoniously developed person. He must learn to understand the motives of human beings, their illusions, and their sufferings in order to acquire a proper relationship to the individual fellow-men and to the community.
It is even dangerous that he to teach the Catholic world about the INC.
If he is writing for United Catholic Asia News, he is only misleading the people there. Has he come across what the critic ministers are saying?
De Castro is one of the INC ministers excommunicated. They are just running away. They just do not want to answer the many questions about the anomalies and corruption issues happening now in the church.
They said they will answer the questions last Tuesday [August 4, ] during the Prayer Meeting but they dealt with another topic. We saw how the words of God were used as basis in persecuting and abusing others by those who have no right. The abuse and wrong use of the words of God to deceive and make the brethren believe to accept their deeds and their reasons. Our poor brethren, our brethren who cannot do anything but follow.
But my question is, why is this done in the management of ministers? Most of them are poor but with full faith, giving their all with readiness. He addresses Eduardo Manalo, the Executive Minster, and asks many questions, even an intriguing one about the spirit that dwells at their Central.
Central refers to the main headquarters of the INC. Eduardo, I have Ang hookup daan debate video eliseo soriano biography of martin hearing you for a very long time and I know that you love the church. But why now, why did you allow the church to go this way? Because this was the order of Bro.