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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. But our offerings are being wasted in a lifestyle meant only for personal interest. 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 been 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. Manalo before he died. Why is it that we who are standing for righteousness are the very ones being expelled? Is it really true that the spirit of the devil thrives at Central?
We love you, Bro. May God have mercy and remember his nation. There is logically no restoration ethos where communication lines are not open. What sorely obtains is more of a group confronting the administration and calling for a movement kilusan to force a return to the old set-up physical — because things are not normal. The resolution they basically wanted was for Eduardo Manalo not to listen to his wife, some peace, and a simple life style for the ministers.
For a restoration ethos to materialize, it should start from the head having the drive, the discipline, and the desire. It should not come from the few critics at the side. But clearly, when a fish rots, it begins from the head. But Sociologist Cornelio appeared more of writing public relations pieces, taking extreme care lest he mention any fault.
That is barely a way to be helpful to society as a sociologist of religion. Back to interpretations, when it comes to religion, the most that should be consulted are those that handle the words of God for this is the commodity in question. What is happening now? Preacher Soriano declares it is a judgment from God that the INC is being revealed as corrupt even from the beginning. Admitting that he is the fiercest critic of the INC, Soriano would examine their beliefs and practices now and then — would answer to questions about the INC in his regular Bible Expositions.
For that, he has attracted many court cases filed against him by the INC — including threats on his life. These have all become the drama that the broadsheets, the TV and the Internet would banner for several years. The preacher talks about disturbing familiar patterns in the way the INC reacts to dissent — coming from his experience with the INC and paralleling those reported in the news.
These practices and their attendant difficulties have been inflicted on him and those of others he knew, but never in his mind did he imagine they will happen to the very members of the INC. What about the INC minister who had decided to leave his ministry?
Sevillo Sr, the expelled INC minister, tends to agree with all of these three experts: San Juan; 2 The INC has become worldly-wise as discussed by Sociologist Cornelio, but in the sense that it has become materialistic; 3 Corruption is with them according to Preacher Soriano, yes; but judgment may not have come yet. He adds a fourth one, his own interpretation of events: His belief is intact — presumably including the belief that Christ is mere human being.
Eli and the INC As dissent within the INC develops amidst efforts to counter them — mostly suppress them — the following chips have in many forms bobbed up like familiar patterns of a template observed in the past: These were so in the case of Bro. Eli Soriano, the foremost critic of the INC.
The INC has applied all of these to him and the people with him. Why do they repeat themselves and this time on their very own people? It is not enough to just mention them as how they are worsening, only the victims can tell. But definitely politicians are wittingly or unwittingly part of the whole scheme. We will look into five of these practices later.
As defined in the dictionary, dissent is the expression or holding of opinions at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially held. Synonyms are disapproval, disagreement, difference of opinion. But not all dissent is bad. In brief, here are how the familiar patterns have come into Bro.
He, as a bible man, believes he should correct whatever practices he finds are not biblical. That is part of his commission. But the INC is one that takes criticisms to the point of wanting him killed, if not imprisoned with false chargesand humiliated before the world. That explains how Luisito Amansec, a former INC hitman, found out the truth about the preacher and confessed that he was around to bump Bro. He became a member of the MCGI instead.
Lying has long been with the INC ministers that Bro. Eli is not what they picture him to be. Amansec realized that his heart learned mercy for the first time when he saw Bro.
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Eli, long pictured as evil in the Iglesia ni Cristo. In a case for libel where Bro. In English, they mean starved, plunderer, extortioner, money-hungry, and deceiver. Eli also had provided proofs that the INC had distorted his speeches and commentaries to prove consistent patterns of mangling of tapes by the Iglesia ni Cristo on statements made by him. An example was when Soriano was asking for 3. A discussion of these can be found in the court records of Criminal Case No.
This libel case was dismissed for lack of evidence. Eli and then later joined the INC. The preacher was quoting the magazine, SAY, that Manalo is a billionaire. Trillionaire, said Manuyag, not billionaire. Afterwards their home was straffed. Eli for several offenses, have, in turn, been used against the preacher as either complainant or witness.
It is to send a strong message that it is not taking things sitting down. The members were pictured as fools — laggards with the brain of a shrimp.
This had been so after the Interpol caper has failed. Interpol whom the INC had access to, had found out that the Bro. Eli whom enemies wanted to humiliate before the world is not in hiding — and is even a man of God — not a sex-starved fugitive as the dramatization painted him to be. Veridiano became a member of the INC. Eli and the organization. What about GMA ? Earlier, it had made Daniel Razon to decide whether to remain as anchor and restrict his language when referring to the Iglesia ni Cristo, or resign.
If he does not like restrictions, the INC may boycott the station. At the same time, he was working for GMA.
But he chose to leave GMA rather than restrict his language — not even in anchoring but in preaching in church. Why did religion have to involve a TV station? Do not allow advertising or other commercial considerations to undermine accuracy, fairness or independence.
I shall not let personal motives or interests influence me in the performance of my duties nor shall I accept or offer any present, gift, or other consideration of a nature that may cast doubt on my personal integrity. INC hates being critiqued. They came in full-battle gear looking for Bro.
Eli whom they could not recognize though they talked to him. Wycoco was reported preparing another raid in when he succumbed to heart attack. One time, it was because Bro.
Eli was calling them Iglesia ni Manalo that they took as insult. Thousands upon thousands of people gathered in front of the Human Rights Commission in the Philippines to show their support to Brother Eli when the latter was indefinitely suspended by the MTRCB from appearing in any television program. A rape charge filed against him was dismissed as the investigating prosecutor found no probable cause to prosecute Soriano.
Filed sometime before October 5,the case was dismissed on January 26, It was penned by Alexandro Lopez, Asst. But the dismissed case was ordered re-filed by the Office of the President Gloria Arroyo, one widely known as supported by the INC through bloc voting. Media People Talking Why do we allow these things to happen? Columnist Conrad de Quiros, in exasperation, asked this question. Over the same years it has grown, it has been trying to keep certain prominent citizens out of jail or, in the case of public officials, keeping them in power.
P-Noy himself did the axing after finding out that Gatdula had a hand in the illegal detention of a Japanese fugitive. All of these must make us ask: Why do we allow this? Why do we allow the INC to begin with to interfere in elections? This is out-and-out flouting of the separation of Church and State, a thing expressly forbidden in a democracy.
And yet we see no law stopping it, and yet we see only politicians seeking to profit from it. The Supreme Court has some justices and other people therein known to have been highly recommended by the INC and cannot be said to be free from public perception of being stooges for the INC. At least, that was the experience of Bro. An enterprising young lawyer found that unconstitutional powers are being interpreted as vested in the MTRCB. It is not a secret that litigations are highly the interest of the INC where they try to influence results, one of which is the Barrameda case, he said.
Marites Vitug, in her book, Shadow of Doubt: For three days after the publication of her book, Vitug was receiving death threats on her mobile phone. And Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr? In earlier reports, Newsbreak through Romero surmised that the ruling of the Supreme Court was to please the Iglesia ni Cristo.
It was not exactly a legal reason, the report said. The report is interesting in that the dissenting justices pointed to suppression of the freedom of speech in their decision.
Of all people, why did he not inhibit himself from the case, considering his links with the Iglesia ni Cristo? With just their endorsement, the message is clear: And as venial as one can be, if your ambition is lying in wait for an invitation, you can be used and finally play the willing tool. But it takes two to tango. Are we that weak to resist? De Lima was reportedly surprised said Eduarte had declared the case was closed when he is not even involved in the investigation nor part of the team.
A check into records show that Eduarte is a member of the Iglesia ni Cristo. If there was no abduction that happened, why are there many complaining from diverse places? Would it hurt to check if there are? Fruto was one of the INC ministers picked up earlier for questioning regarding the Antonio Ebanghelista blogs that blared corruption issues within the Iglesia ni Cristo.
It is clear that The Daily Tribune is not as popular as other broadsheets. The comments are scanty and are lorded over by INC members who spam the same comments over and over.
In the case where Binay berated Justice Secretary De Lima whose group is trying to look into reports of abduction, media was also used in impressing to the public which case is closed or unclosed.
Sepillo Sr — On July 18,my name was written in social media as one among those ministers who were abducted and could not be seen. We told our contacts that we are safe and not abducted.
My family were wondering why my name was included there when we are just silently doing our responsibilities in the Locale of San Roque in Tolosa Extension, Leyte East District. Who could have done that and what was his aim? Upon arrival at the San Roque Locale, I found the brethren already gathered by the Head Deacon based on the order of the District and there was the Video man.
In parting, Kabalu extends his support to anyone advocating in the side of truth. In multiple instances he got the chance of speaking about the issue, Bro. Herence, there is nothing they can disagree about. In the Philippine religious scene, one of Bro. The INC is also responsible for the many court cases lodged against Bro. Eli, including libel charges that the preacher would eventually win. They use their influence in municipal and regional trial courts to make Bro.
Eli pay for criticizing their beliefs such as officiating a Santa Sena Holy Supper in the morning and collecting of multiple donations from their poor members. Eli Soriano by adulterating broadcast materials such as videos. Detractors Hurt by Truth and Bro. Unfortunately they could not do what Bro.
Eli can do best: He and his program are collecting leadership award here and there and annual Most Informative Religious Show awards from different award-giving groups. History of Persecution And even before going mainstream on radio in and television three years after, many of his enemies have already tried to get Bro.
Eli Soriano maimed or killed. Some of his enemies would influence media networks — where the Ang Dating Daan program was airing — pressuring management to remove the blocktimer program. In the eyes of his detractors, however, it seems the Filipino preacher is a serious threat to their works.
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Eli has started preaching in the Philippines, many people left their former religions after learning of the deception and confusion sowed by their pastors. To settle their differences, the work must focus on the beliefs and teachings using the Bible. Truth is Power Truth in our times is a currency. Not everyone and not every preacher is given this truth. The truth, like a key, is a powerful weapon preachers can use to unlock mysteries and open more doors to more truths.
And to win religious debates one must really be the bearer of such truth to dispel lies and expose the fakes.