Discussing Cults Using Iglesia ni Cristo
Iglesia ni Cristo is a large organization of churches originating from the Philippines. It has since become an international organization and has churches in several countries, most noteably in the United States, where Filipino communities exist. Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) is translated “Church of Christ” from the Tagalog (Filipino) language. This church organization is considered extreme heresy by Christian churches everywhere. INC denies the diety of Jesus Christ and adamently opposes the Trinity. They also promote a works based salvation (legalism) and claim that anyone who is not a member of their church organization is going to hell. They believe that the Christian church became apostate when the apostles died. This church was founded by Felix. Y. Manalo who claimed to be the last messenger of God and the only one who is capable of teaching what the Bible means in its message. Since his death, his children have taken over and have created a tyranny of family offspring to rule this organization as his grandson has now taken charge.
Keep in mind that the INC is terrible at defending their theology to rational minds as it is painfully obvious their religion is based on lies and the proof is right there in the Bible plain and simple. The INC is also known to use personal insults and violence to defend their beliefs. They also place a huge emphasis on “debates” that become nothing more than shouting matches and virtually small riots at times; as the case of when they planned a “debate” with another equally heretical cult called the Members the Church of God International. The police had to shut the meeting down. INC also attacked a caucasion man in New Zealand who went to the hospital with serious injuries. He tried to leave their church after realizing the dictator-like control they have over their members through brainwashing.
Please watch the following short video series I made to learn more about the INC and how they effect the Philippines, and Filipino communities worldwide. Beware of the damnable heresy of the INC as well as their dangerous behavior. If you have family or friends involved with the INC please try to get them out as soon as you can before the evil effects of the INC take place on their minds. Use Scripture to prove your points!