Friday, March 19, 2010

Religious Dynasty in the Philippines

With the Catholic Church's doctrine of Clerical celibacy, Philippines was saved from the Religious Dynasty of the Catholic Church. But Philippines were not spared from the Manalo family of Iglesia Ni Cristo. Iglesia Ni Cristo was founded by Felix Manalo during the 1940's. Felix Manalo died and handed down the INC administration to his son, Eraño Manalo. This year, Eraño Manalo died and it is widely believed that Eduardo V. Manalo is expected to take over the INC administration. This is a clear evidence of reasoning that the Manalo family obviously handles the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) church. [I have learned from a catholic blogsite that the INC church is registered by Felix Manalo as a Corporation Sole.]




The INC administration is being inherited by a Manalo offspring from their ascendant. I am not going to discuss any biblical topic about the religious dynasty inside the INC (since I don't consider myself a religious debater) but I cannot fail to notice that the INC members truly behold very dearly the Manalo Family. Any disrespectful comments to any member of the Manalo family may result pressure/harassment by the INC members. INC members even considers Felix Manalo as angel which is part of their main doctrine.
(1) A dynasty is a succession of people belonging to the same family, who, through various means and forms maintain power, influence or authority over the course of generations (2) dynasty (Noun) A sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
Is religious dynasty wrong? - Ask the Catholic Church Is religious dynasty right? Ask Iglesia Ni Cristo The advantage of religious dynasty (politically and financially) to a specific family is unimaginable. A president even declared a holiday on the day of internment of Eraño Manalo. This is totally a political favor given to the politically powerful Manalo family, an obvious favor given to a specific religious group over the other religious denomination. Renaming streets after a family member of the Manalo family is another obvious result of the power of the religious dynasty of Manalo family. I wonder if Eduardo Manalo dies, Who will be the next lucky Manalo family member that will inherit the Iglesia Ni Cristo administration? Who will be the next Manalo family member that will inherit their family jewels and legacy?


If any Iglesia Ni Cristo members would even dare in raising questions about this blog, I have my own set of questions to you that needs to be answered:
  1. Aside from the Manalo family members, who are the other possible candidates for being Iglesia Ni Cristo head?
  2. If being a possible Iglesia Ni Cristo head is chosen after a vote, what are the qualifications as being a candidate?
  3. Should a Manalo family member always be included in the list of candidates to be Iglesia Ni Cristo head?
  4. Why does the ordinary Iglesia Ni Cristo members are not included in the selection and voting process?
  5. Don't you think that Iglesia Ni Cristo members are getting 'TOO fanatical' about the Manalo family members?
  6. So the voters are the one promoting religious dynasty and not the Manalo family itself?
  7. Out of Delicadeza, don't you think Eduardo Manalo should inhibit himself to stop the religious dynasty inside Iglesia Ni Cristo?
  8. Do you think that the Iglesia Ni Cristo would crumble down like a sandcastle if a non-Manalo family member will be elected as the Iglesia Ni Cristo head?
  9. Always a Manalo family member is the most qualified to be elected?
  10. A rhetorical question; Is having a religious/cult group headed by a single family a good thing or a bad thing?
On Bro. Eraño G. Manalo,

“On the of January, 1953, Bro. Felix Manalo called a meeting of INC District Ministers (Then also called Division Ministers). Bro. Eraño then the Church General treasurer, was elected Bro. Felix eventual successor to the office of Executive Minister…”

“ By Providential will he was elected by Church elders in 1953 to succeed Bro. Felix Y. Manalo as the Church of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo) Executive Minister in the event of the demise of God’s messenger…” Pasugo Sep 2009 Issue

"...As to CHOOSING OF THE CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR, succession was done THROUGH AN ELECTION attended by the Church ministers in the house of worship in Riverside, San Juan, Metro Manila (formerly Rizal) on 28th of January 1953. Three names were cast, to wit: Bro. Eraño G. Manalo, Isaias Samson Sr. and Isaias Reyes. The congregation of ministers overwhelmingly supported Bro. Eraño Manalo in carrying on the administration of the church after Bro. Felix Manalo..." Pasugo March-April 1992 issue

OTHER PROOF/S:

"In 1953, ten years before his father's death, Eraño Manalo was elected successor to his father as Executive Minister..."

"...He passed the leadership of the church to his son, Eraño de Guzman Manalo who was elected unanimously by the council of elders..." Wikipedia, NowPublic.com, Malaya.com and most of sites/blogs

"...his son Eraño G. Manalo was elected to the top post of the Iglesia ni. Cristo by its Council of Ministers only two weeks after the Sugo's death... " — R. Reed


With an INC Member's own research, he unwittingly shot their own foot by providing us clear evidences how religious dynasty works inside the Iglesia Ni Cristo. FELIX MANALO called a meeting on January 28 1953 to elect the successor for him. FELIX MANALO presided an election meeting that lead to his son's victory for the succession of INC leadership. (It's like GLORIA ARROYO putting herself as a COMELEC COMMISSIONER to ensure the electoral victory of her son in Congress. Felix Manalo passed the INC leadership to his son after an election which Felix Manalo presided. NEPOTISM? There was an election, yes. But how credible was it? Having an election does not easily mean that Iglesia Ni Cristo does not practice Religious Dynasty. In Maguindanao, there's always an election. And the Ampatuan always dominates the election results. Do you also mean that political dynasty does not exist in Maguindanao because there's always an election? No Religious Dynasty in Iglesia Ni Cristo because there's always an election? No Political Dynasty in Maguindanao because there's always an election?
On Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo,

“The Church Of Christ is so blessed because even though God called Bro. Eraño Manalo to his much-needed reast, he heas placed a successor upon whom he bestowed with an impressive capability to lead and administer it: Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo, the present Executive Minister of the INC. Well respected, well known, and well loved by the whole church, he is now our overall Executive Administrator . Under the tutelage of his father, he had long been prepared for this task, having been unanimously elected in 1994 by the assembly of district ministers to be Deputy Executive Minister and hence successor in case of such an eventuality…” Pasugo Sep 2009 issue

OTHER PROOF/S:
"...As of 1994[update] his son Eduardo is INC's Deputy Executive..." — nikkonacion.livejournal.com

24 comments:

  1. keep sending your money to the family.. I mean church.. hahahahaha

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  2. Iglesia Ni Cristo Wedding or INC Weeding

    • Falling in love with an INC member can be a complete misery. You don't change religion because your fiancée ask you to do it. You don't change religion in exchange of love. Partners should respect each other's beliefs. Love and marriage should mean willing to accept other one's beliefs. You do not enforce some weird doctrines to your love one for them to believe in it.


    Iglesia Ni Cristo Baptism

    • Baptism in the Iglesia Ni Cristo cult marks the beginning of the spiritual misery anyone would suffer. Weird doctrines will be brainwashed on each and every Church gatherings. Church contributions will be used in purchasing properties and church businesses. Blind followers will be used during election periods.


    Iglesia Ni Cristo Lingap sa Mamamayan

    • Hypocrisy. All the INC 'good works' will be displayed and broadcasted while deep inside, Iglesia Ni Cristo believes that only INC members will be going to heaven. ALL non-INC members will burn in hell. Catholics, Muslims and protestants will all burn in hell. The INC doctrine is cruel to judge everyone who are not members of their cult.


    Iglesia Ni Cristo New Era University expensive

    • INC members do not even enroll their children to New Era University. Most of them enroll their children to Catholic Schools. (Even though that INC really hates Catholics)

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  3. whateber n lng sa mga sumisira...

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  4. It's a MANALO CORPORATION so the leadership will always be the MANALOs.

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  5. It is a copycat of the Assemblies of God/Mormon/Jehovah's Witness cult. They are misled. Please continue to pray for their conversion.

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  6. convert to what?catholic which is a religion from roman colonialism..protestants?which focuses on material wealth and lacks unity?

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  7. If not for Catholicism, there would be no Iglesia ni Manalo today. Thanks to fucking Felix Satan Manalo, there is a stupid cult of scumbag idiots who are ought to cut Philippine society into violent partitions.

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  8. MARAMI TALAGANG INGGIT NA INGGIT SA IGLESIA NI CRISTO.

    AT MAMAMATAY NA SA SOBRANG INGGIT.

    KAYA HANGGANG SA MGA PANINIRA NA LANG ANG KAYA NILANG GAWIN.

    LOOSERS !!!

    No matter what these LOOSERS are saying about the Iglesia Ni Cristo, the truth remains forever.

    The bible teaches the Iglesia Ni Cristo is the only TRUE CHURCH.

    THE END

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    1. What? The INC is the only "true church" Of whom? OF Felix Manalo definitely!

      If you argue onto it, please outline here your biblical exposition on your claim that the INC is the only "true church".

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    2. ....never mangyayari yan...we as members o this cult are not allowed ...NOT ALLOWED TO READ THE HOLY BIBLE.........not even LAMSA version

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    3. Uy mahiya ka sa mga simasabi mo! Iglesia ni cristo ang totoong relihiyon? Kawawa naman kayong mga miyembro nag hihirap pero ang pinunong satanas yumayaman. Tama nga ang nasasaad sa bibliya si satanas anghel mula sa langit na inihulog sa lupa para mag hasik ng kasamaan. Si felix manalo na sinasabi nyong anghel na isang satanas at isinuka ng langit.

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  9. mali po ang blog mo 1914 po naitatag ang INC hulyo 27,1914 same as the start of WW1...
    OPO KME ANG TUNAY HINDI PA BA SAPAT ANG PATOTOO?
    KME LALONG DUMADAMI,NAGNININGNING,HINDI NATITINAG SA PAGLILINGKOD..
    Hbang ung mga kaanib sa ibang relihiyon..
    naghhrap,nagbebenta ng sambahan...
    ang iglesia d apektado ng mga problema sa mundo...
    KSE KAMI ANG INIINGATAN NG AMA..
    MGA KAPATID WAG TAYONG MAGPAPATINAG SA PAGLILINGKOD..
    sa mga naninira sa sugo at pamamahala,
    daLo po kayo sa doktrina sa iglesia..
    mga napagdimlan po kau..
    pagkat kung kinakalaban nyo ang sinuGo ng panginoon ay katumbas na rin yon ng pglaban ng sa kanya ay nagsugo...
    kaya kung kalaban kau ng iglesia..e kalaban kayo ng Diyos..

    TUNAY ANG IGLESIA DHIL HINDI KME NAGPATINAG SA KABILA NG MGA PAGSUBOK NA DUMAAN SMEN..

    Katunayan nlng nung ikalawang digmaang pandaigdig..
    NAGPATULOY ANG IGLESIA SA KABILA NG BANTA NG PANGANIB DHIL KME pk ANG MAY PATNUBAY NG AMA..

    IGLESIA NI CRISTO KME AT DKAME TATALIKOD SA KABILA NG PAGTULIGSA PO NINYo...

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    1. kung tunay siyang sugo.......dapat di siya nagpapalitpalit ng relihiyon......di nakasuhan ng rape.....at di pinagbintangan na nagnakaw ng pato.......ok assuming totoo ang fairy tale na sinasabi mo.......papaano nya napagsabihan yung apat na anghel na kumakatawan na lider ng ww1?........PANGALAWA....SA BIBLIA YUNG ANGHEL SA SIKATAN NG ARAW NATAPOS ANG PAGTATATAK.........KAYA NGA PAGKATAPOS NOON ANG PAGKASIRA O "DIGMAAN S PAGKAINTINDI NG MG MINISTRO NATIN"........BAKIT SA INCM PATULOY PARIN ANG PAGTATATAK ...SA BIBLIA KASI MAY BILANG YUNG NATATAKAN ....TAYO PATULOY NA NAGTATATAK SO.....SA MADALING SABI NEVER NA SI KA FELIX YUNG ANGHEL SA SIKATAN NG ARAW......AT SYA NGA PALA....KAPAG SIKATAN NG ARAW AUTOMATIC.......PILIPINAS YUN.....GRABEEE KAPATID PEKE TAYO PINEPERA LANG SAD TO SAY

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  10. yes you fool we are rich only because of god's god graces so dont be jealous of us.. instead join us maybe god will bless you too

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  11. Haha.. patunayan nyo munang Tao si cristo at anghel si manalo. before kayo mag claim na kayo ang tunay.. hilig nyo sa salitang tunay di nyo nmn mapatunayang tunay na tao si cristo. palabasin nyo puno nyo. ilaban nyo ng debate.. hirap sa puno nyo naka tago sa aparador eh sa central sa kaDILIMAN eh

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    1. isa pa ito, another nonsense one of our contradiction fits all of your questions

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    2. putak ka ng putak bat di ka pumunta sa opisina ng ma turuan ka.

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  12. ..nakakaiyak naman at nakakalungkot ang mga nakasulat dito sa blog na to..
    ..di po ako nagagalit sainyo halos lahat ng kaibigan ko taga ibang relihiyon at kahit na may sinasabi sila sa kung ano ang relihiyon ko ngaun alam ko naman ang tama..tinuturuan kami sa Iglesia ni Cristo na igalang ang lahat pati na ang di namin ka-relihiyon..
    ..di po natin kailangan magaway away dahil sa pagkakaiba dahil kung gagawin natin ang mga bagay na makakasama ng loob ng iba ay ano pa ba ang halaga ng relihiyon?
    ..di ko po sinasabing perpekto akong tao pero alam ko lang po ang halaga ng respeto at pagkakaisa un din po ang gusto ni Papa God para sating lahat..smile and respect lang mga kapatid..

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  13. May matinding galit at inggit ang sumulat ng blog na ito.Kung anu-ano nalang pinagbibintang mo sa INC.Ang tawag mo pa sa INC ay cult?Your so pathetic!Kung sa America at Europang mga pahayagan ang twag nga nila sa INC ay "RICH CHURCH FROM THE PHILIPPINES.." or "MEGA CHURCH..." Kahit anong gawin mo, kahit ubusin mopa ang lahat ng oras mo sa paninira sa Iglesia ay di mo kayang pigilin ang parada ng tagumpay ng Iglesia dahil kakampi namin ang TUNAY NA DIYOS, di kagaya ng diyos mo na puno ng inggit at galit dahil alam nya na bilang nalang ang araw nyang makapandaya...

    Good day MR. INGGITERO AT MGA INC HATER...

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  14. INC??? KAGAGUHAN LANG YAN!!!
    CHECK THIS OUT!!!!
    http://politicsandchurch.wordpress.com/
    http://politicsandchurch.wordpress.com/page/2/

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  15. Answers to the writer's questions:

    1. Any member of the priesthood with enough experience.

    2. See above. Of course, the younger you start your studies and the more you know about curch management the more of the above you'll have.

    3. No. But the fact is that most of them choose to study ministry from a young age and grow up around family members and friends who are also very involved. No different than growing up in a military family tending to become officers as well.

    4. The same reason competent major organizations tend to not make all members vote. Those who are responsible for voting have decades of experience in managing the church, a volume of knowledge that not everyone can or even want to aspire to. Might as well ask why most generals are not elected by popularity.

    5. You're attacking a high ranking official of the church and you wonder why people are upset? It's like trash talking the Apostles' families or Abraham's family or Moses' family.

    6. Yes. Though really they're only aa much a "dynasty" as a family of leaders who are so competent people continue to elect them into office. And if good management is what elections are for, and things are being managed well, then why fix what isn't broken?

    7. Should Israel have destroyed the Levitical priesthood system because Aaron did his job well? Again they're doing a good job not just as a synergistic family but as individual people. Should the USA have elected different presidents just because most were closely related to George Washington and each other?

    8. No.

    9. They literally grew up completely surrounded by ministers. It's like asking why growing around tons of fishermen makes you a good fisherman.

    10. Ask Abraham. Ask the Levitical priesthood. Ask JESUS, why does He get to rule the rest of creation. And the answer to all of that is they're competent and the best suited so why change it?

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  16. mga kapatid hwg ninyo silang patulan hayaan nyo nlng sila ipanalangin nlng natin sila sa ama na maliwanagan ang isip nila natutuwa kasi ang dyablo habang ginagawa nila yan...

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