Esoteric Philippines knowledge is so rich and full in running through the conflicted Eastern mysticism and Western Christian culture that the awkward duality of those two very different forces emerges in almost every walk of life.
Iglesia ni Cristo follows Jehovah Witness and Mormonism as yet another strand of very vague Christianity that appears to be mysticism in disguise. Unlike the JW who guard the truth that they are essentially Masonic under a very rigid type of Christ denying Christianity (and highly efficient recruitment campaign), Iglesia ni Christo are extroverts.
Baphoment, Freemasonry, Saturns Cube, Solomon, Sun Worship and believe it or not there is more inside what has to be considered the Swiss Army Knife of esoteric emblems.
Iglesia Ni Cristo Divine Form Filling
Without ever mentioning any of the obvious esoteric signs within it logo, INC falsely claims to be the one true church and the revival of the original church of Christ, and again obviously that all other Christian churches are apostates, wrong and are decieved by Satan (who is there inside of there logo as proof I guess). INC doctrine claims that the official registration of the church with the local government of Quezon on July 27, 1914 by a young Felix Y. Manalo after a long wait in line is upheld by its members to be a divine municipal record (filed properly the next day due to short staff) and the last message from the last messenger of God. Manalos form filling is the apex of this divine providence and true fulfillment of biblical prophecy concerning the registering and establishment of yet another church that claims exclusivity although because of the divine form filling, this is known to be truth.
Iglesia ni Cristo Shunning
Like their secret cousins, Jehovah Witnesses and The Watchtower mag they practice ex-communication for members who fall away or disagree with doctrines. This isn’t a case of people praying for you to come back, leaving has consequences and you will be shunned, avoided, fall into social prison and basically will need to find some new friends. Iglesia ni Cristo hold the position that just as Christ would have shunned someone who struck up a relationship with someone who wasn’t a member of the Iglesia ni Cristo cult Philippines or drank alcohol, they too much follow this.
Iglesia Ni Cristo Divine Rapture Kidnapping and Schism
Around mid 2015, internal family squabbles (that both sides blamed on Satan in the other) challenged the church. This came to pass when Felix Nathaniel “Angel” Manalo, the brother of current divinely chosen executive minister, Eduardo V. Manalo, and their overbearing Philippines mother, Cristina “Tenny” Manalo, the widow of former divinely assigned executive minister Eraño G. Manalo, was given divine election to upload a video to YouTube alleging that Gods Most Holy INC administration had threatened their lives and that there has been a mass kidnapping of ministers who some say were potentially raptured early. The Iglesia ni Cristo, however, denied the claims of kidnapping and didn’t comment on the early rapturing. In July 23, 2015, Elder Eduardo V. Manalo who was acting upon a divine instruction from God, expelled his two brothers, one of three sisters, and overbearing mother for allegedly trying to create a plurality of elders in the church as per the Bible but with the intent of taking over the church’s leadership from him.
Iglesia ni cristo Palaces & Temples
Although not enshrined into doctrine, many registered, monitored and financially invested members of Iglesia ni Cristo Corporation hold the allowance by local planners to be a further miracle. With their humble but terrifying space ship looking buildings dotted around the Philippines that seem to take the esoteric eyes of JW, add a third and then make them gigantic, salvation is at hand for many. (but also lost if shunned or payments to the Most Holy Subscriptions Office cease).
This growing one true church of Christ as was intended to be in Philippines through divine form filling and seems to be finding new believers with its mulitple opportunities logo for Freemasons, devil worshippers and maybe ten or more groups stitched into it’s crafty logo.
Overpopulation & Iglesias Ni Cristo
Manilla has the largest overpopulation problem on the planet but Iglesias Ni Cristo has large churches and HUGE parking spaces and field for the many people to come and visit to guarantee eternal life (that is only eternal if you’re attendance). The non selfish approach of the Church eldership is refreshing because there is nothing worse than arriving at church after sleeping with 4 other people in your bed just to find that the church is just as packed.