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Iglesia Ni Cristo celebrates 90th anniversary

Atty. Emmanuel Tipon, Jul 27, 2004
THE Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) celebrated the 90th anniversary of its re-emergence in the Far East on July 27 with a special message from Bro. Era�o G. Manalo, its executive minister, to over five million members throughout the world.

The INC was incorporated in the Philippines on July 27, 1914, shortly after the start of World War I, by Bro. Felix Y. Manalo, father of Bro. Era�o G. Manalo.
After Bro. Felix Y. Manalo was laid to rest on Apr. 12, 1963, Bro. Era�o G. Manalo became the new executive minister.

�Displaying the characteristics of an able supervisor and thoughtful visionary, he immediately took charge of the church�s managerial apparatus and began to formulate plans for ambitious missionary enterprises within and beyond the Philippines,� observed Dr. Robert R. Reed, in 2001, in the professional journal Bijdragen tot de taal, Land-en Volkenkunde.

�Confounding many critics, Era�o G. Manalo soon displayed the distinctive qualities of a charismatic preacher.
He also proved to be an exceptionally skilled administrator.

In fact, his stewardship of the INC has been marked by assertive spiritual leadership, systematic religious outreach and essential operational innovations,� added Dr. Reed.

Since he became its executive minister, the INC has expanded to 84 countries in all the continents.

The first overseas congregation of the INC was established by Bro. Era�o G. Manalo at Ewa, a sugar cane and pineapple plantation in Hawaii, a suburb of Honolulu, on July 27, 1968. The plantation home that was dedicated as the first House of Worship is now a museum.

From Hawaii, Bro. Manalo traveled to San Francisco, Calif. to establish the first congregation in the U.S. mainland.

Jesus Christ is the founder and head of the church, hence the name �Iglesia Ni Cristo�.
Bro. Felix Y. Manalo is regarded as the last messenger of God.
He is believed to have been commissioned by Him to re-establish the Church of Christ after the first Church of Christ was apostatized in the first century.

During the dedication of a specially constructed house of worship in Waipahu, five miles east of Ewa, in 1987, President Marcos, then relaxing in exile, attended.

When this writer visited Marcos later at his Makiki Heights home, Marcos remarked that �Maybe the Iglesia Ni Cristo� is the true Church.

Asked why he believed it to be so, Marcos replied: �Look at all the churches that the Iglesia is establishing. Only God could be behind it.�

In a similar vein, a Protestant leader, the late Sen. Neptali Gonzales, wrote in the Philippine Graphic of July 29, 1994: �The success of this God-inspired mission which [Bro. Manalo] began in 1914, is all too evident in the fantastic growth of the church here and abroad. Its grand chapels which dominate our skyline are unequalled in their magnificence.�

That is the core belief of the INC.

That God is behind the INC�s successes, despite its humble beginnings in an underdeveloped country, and the adversities and persecutions that the church and its members have encountered.

The INC cites the Bible which says in Isaiah 41:20: �That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the Lord hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.�

A partial list of the INC congregations outside the Philippines appears in the magazine �God�s Message� (Pasugo).

Atty. Tipon may be reached by email at: emmanueltipon@yahoo.com


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Arthas  
Aug 16, 2007 16:05:33  


Proud to be INC!GODBLESS TO ALL THE Brethrens all over the world!

Jernice  
Aug 07, 2007 17:37:18  


Maging handa na po tayo sa bawat oras para sa pagdating ng ating Panginoong Jesus.

Sa iyo Ama ang lahat ng kapurihan.

ferdinand/rubio  
Aug 02, 2007 02:26:16  


salamat akoy lingkod ng dios.

Gualberto Family  
Jul 28, 2007 20:36:25  


"Happy 93rd Anniversary"

Sa Lhat ng Iglesia ni Cristo Binabati po namin higit sa lahat ang ating mahal na kaptid na Eranio G. Manalo


"Lalo po kaung pagpalain ng ating Panginoong Dios


From: Lokal ng San Jose Tacloban City.

LiwanagSayo  
Jul 27, 2007 06:07:59  


QUOTE: [santiago
Jun 06, 2007 14:19:49

Pwede po ba mahngi ang email add ng pamunuan ng Iglesia ni cristo? may gusto po lang akong iulat na actibong miyembro nial..salamat God Bless]

just go to the nearest kapilya in your area - no need to email po.

cyangapala... HAPPY 93RD INC ANNIVERSARY WORLDWIDE!

May God continue His guidance and blessings to our beloved Church Administration.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Paraiso  
Jul 26, 2007 15:33:16  


We are so blessed for being Iglesia Ni Cristo member, we will continue praising GOD and our Lord Jesus Christ!!!! mananatili po kami hanggang sa wakas ng aming mga buhay, THIS IS THE TRUE CHURCH!!!! Mabuhay ANG IGLESIA NI CRISTO!!!

mya san vicente  
Jul 18, 2007 10:14:24  


auguri per il 93� anniversario del Iglesia Ni Cristo. so proud to be an INC member.

greetings from:
Rome, Italy

santiago  
Jun 06, 2007 14:19:49  


Pwede po ba mahngi ang email add ng pamunuan ng Iglesia ni cristo? may gusto po lang akong iulat na actibong miyembro nial..salamat God Bless

Manny  
Jun 05, 2007 12:31:25  


I move here in the US in 1978 and now have 3 kids. We are all church officers and very active in our service to GOD. You will be surprise that even thou we are far from the Administration in the Phil., and our children were born here, we have the same spirit as everyone in the church. Praises and Glory to GOD !

jen  
Jun 04, 2007 03:40:01  


i am so proud to be a member of the iglesia ni cristo


sana kau din po.

abigail  
May 19, 2007 11:23:04  


i love being an iglesia ni cristo,...sana po patnubayan kayo ng dios araw-araw kapt.eranio manalo,..

rowell  
May 17, 2007 01:20:45  


tanong lng po kptid my alm po b kaung kpilya s caba la union? thanx po.

marilou tabat arboneda  
Apr 25, 2007 21:51:22  


Pwede po ba mahngi ang email add ng pamunuan ng Iglesia ni cristo? may gusto po lang akong iulat na actibong miyembro nial..salamat God Bless

CHITO ARAY  
Feb 21, 2007 19:21:37  


I HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE RELIGION AND ORGANIZATION OF THE WORLD TODAY AND DIGGING UP RECORDS EVER SINCE AND I COULD NOT FIND ANY ORGANIZATION BE IT RELIGIOUS OR GOVERNMENTAL WHICH IS COMPARABLE TO THE NORMS AND STANDARDS OF THE PRESENT DAY IGLESIA NI CRISTO. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORKS BRETHREN (CHURCH OF CHRIST - 1914)

jay  
Feb 14, 2007 13:12:05  


tanong ko lang po, sa po ba pwedeng mag browse ng lahat ng location ng lahat ng local at kapilya sa buong mundo. kasi balak ko pong magwork sa ibang bansa, kaya bago po ako umalis ng pinas gusto ko pong masure na may lokal doon. sa ngayon po hindi pa ako sure kung sang bansa kaya po gusot kong malaman ang buong lists ng mga locals sa buong mundo

edrosolan, denver  
Feb 05, 2007 13:55:33  


i love being part of the Church of christ (iglesia ni cristo)!!! and also, as choir member i love to sing in the choir loft and sing with rest of the choir.

Rizaldy C. Morente  
Dec 14, 2006 12:47:01  


Rizaldy C. Morente
Iglesia NI Cristo
Lokal Ng Pasig
Distrito ng MMS


Binabati ko ang lahat ng mga kapatid sa Iglesia Ni Cristo sa Buong Mundo sa isang Parada ng Tagumpay sa tulong at Awa ng Ating Panginoong Dios at Panginoong Jesu-Cristo. Sa Kabila ng kahirapan at mga kalamidad na dumarating sa Mundo, patuloy parin niyang tinutulungan ang kanyang bayan sa mga Huling Araw...

"SA DIYOS ANG KAPURIHAN"

Haidee Lyn  
Dec 10, 2006 12:52:06  


To all members of INC,
We are truly blessed that we have called in this true church! Let us give many thanks and glory to our LORD GOD and LORD JESUS! I love to be a member of INC!!!! MABUHAY TAYONG LAHAT!

ramil  
Nov 26, 2006 17:12:28  


well, walang akong ibang masabi kondi AKOY IGLESIA NI CRISTO..

MABUHAY MGA KAPATID

CYRIL MAGALLANES - LOKAL NG CALUMPANG  
Nov 20, 2006 11:13:52  


Napakasaya maging INC pero ngaun naguguluhan na ko kasi di maipagtapat ang nagawa kong kasalan. Nagkaroon ako ng dalawang anak sa labas sa dalawang magkaibang babae.

Andrew Paraiso  
Nov 06, 2006 12:31:49  


Napakaganda ng article na ito hindi lamang dahil isa ito sa mga inspirasyon ng mga kapatid sa Iglesia, kundi dahil nakikita ng buong sanlibutan ang kapangyarihan ng Panginoong Diyos sa pagmamalasakit Niya sa Iglesia at sa pagkasangkapan Niya kay Kapatid na Erano G. Manalo katuwang ang lahat ng mga maytungkulin sa loob ng Iglesia sa pagmamalasakit sa kaluluwa ng mga kaanib.

Tunay sa ating Panginoong Diyos nga ang Kapurihan walang hanggan. !!!!!!!!

Maligayang Pagbati po sa lahat ng mga kapatid na kaanib sa Iglesia Ni Cristo !! Ipagpatuloy natin ang ating walang humpay na kasiglahan.

"Ngunit salamat sa Diyos na laging nangunguna sa atin sa parada ng tagumpay sa pangalan ni Cristo. At sa pamamagitan natin ay kumakalat sa lahat ng dako ang halimuyak ng kaalaman tungkol sa Kanya." (II Corinto 2:14 NPV)

Ako po ang kapatid na Andrew Paraiso, isang maytungkulin mula po sa lokal ng San Francisco, Metro Manila East.

Rommel Balili  
Nov 03, 2006 10:49:41  


Ka Eduardo V. Manalo
Taos puso po akong bumabati sa inyo sampu ng aking sambahayan , aking asawa na si Juanita Arlene, anak na si Armmel Victor ng isang Maligayang kaarawan ngayong ika- 31 ng Oktubre, kahit na po malayo lkami sa inyo ay galak na galak po kami sa pagsapit ng mahalagang araw na ito. Nawa ay lalo pa kayong pagpapalain ng amang Diyos upang maging lalo pang kautwang ng kapatid na Era�o Manalo sa pamamahala sa Iglesia sa buong mundo.

Gumagalang,

Rommel Balili
at pamilya

Bro. Warly Tolentino  
Oct 23, 2006 14:29:00  


Maganda ang site na ito ang kapurihan ay sa ating Panginoong Dios. Nawa ay pagkalooban pa ng Ating Panginoong Dios ng mahabang buhay ang Kapatid na Era�o Manalo puspusin pa lalo na karunungan at kapangyarihan alang-alang sa Bayan ng Dios sa mga Huling araw na ito. Purihin ang Dios...

jonathan nemedez  
Oct 22, 2006 22:32:43  


kapatid na Era�o G. Manalo
maraming salamat po sa pagpapakasakit nyo para sa kaligtasan ng aming kaluluwa sa loob ng tunay na bayan. nawa po ay manatilti kau sa harap nang bayan at dagdagan pa ng inyong buhay at lakas para sa kapakanan ng bouong iglesia mahal na mahal po namin kau

Marvin Marcelo  
Oct 14, 2006 22:50:06  


Hi,Po sana magnasiwa po kayo d2 sa lokal ng naval!

SALAMAT PO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cherry  
Sep 20, 2006 01:06:35  


Sa lahat po ng mga INC, ako po si Kapatid na Cherry sa locale ng Charleston, SC, USA. i just want to say that Happy 92nd Anniversary, even though this article was for the 90th anniversary. May God bless us all, MEMBERS of the CHURCH OF CHRIST! Peace be with us and give us the strength, knowledge and wisdom... HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! I LOVE BEING AN INC MEMBER!! MABUHAY!1!

elizel  
Sep 13, 2006 17:47:20  


i love iglesia ni cristo

Billy Ray Manuel  
Sep 05, 2006 16:44:27  


ako po ay dating debotong katoliko at galit sa Iglesia...ngunit ngayon napatunayan ko na kung ano ang totoo at ano ang dapat gawin na tao para maligta, ang pumasok sa tunay na kawan ni Krsito-Ang Iglesia ni Cristo. Ngayon po ay sinusubok ako kasama ang isa kong kaklase (pareho kaming teacher) at isa pang sakristan (ka batch ko) sa Iglesia.

RANAN  
Aug 31, 2006 15:19:12  


IGLESIA NI CRISTO IS MY LIFE AND MY EVERYTHING....GUGUSTUHIN KO PANG MAMATAY NAUN KAYSA MAWALA PA ANG AKING TUNGKULIN......BEVERLY RANAN ...LOKAL NG PLACER ,SURIGAO DEL NORTE

Ranan  
Aug 31, 2006 15:14:19  


KA. MNALO,I WANT TO SEE YOU IN PERSONAL......LOCALE OF PLACER, SURIGAO NORTH

Manalo  
Aug 25, 2006 07:18:01  


Manalo is nothing but a cult leader who preys on those whose faith in their own religion is failing. He is one of the greates con artist that has ever sprung from the Philippines next to the dictator Marcos. Look inside the practices of this diabolic church and you will see the corrption and evil that stinks beneath it. The late Felix Manalo must be rotting in the bowels of hell for inflicting such biblical fallacy to the Philippines, his just desserts.

Jernice Matunan  
Aug 20, 2006 14:12:43  


i Love IGLESIA NI CRISTO!!
Kapatid na ERANIO MANALO, gusto po kitang makita! SALAMAT PO!

lokal ng Manggahan
distrito ng Metro Manila South

TO GOD BE THE GLORY

Ralph Jasson Deocares  
Aug 16, 2006 10:34:59  


If the philippine government can only acquire the style of the Iglesia ni Cristo when it comes to leadership,administration, finance etc. We will have a better country.
Really nice article!

reatine  
Jul 26, 2006 18:20:49  


the author did a good job! very touchy article!
thanks

reatine  
Jul 26, 2006 18:19:43  


it's been true as former president marcos said:
Only God could be behind it.�
I was so blessed being a member of the true church.
this article is very touchy and thanks for the one whose responsible for it, you did a good job!
fr. INC member-pateros, phils.// C.O.P



garry  
Feb 10, 2006 16:12:15  


nice article 9 out of 10

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