Saturday, June 26, 2010
Iglesia Ni Cristo during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines
Biblical heroes of Christianity like the apostles and Saint Paul are well known for their bravery in leading their flocks. Stephen was even stoned to death after a heated discussion with the Jews. Never can we see in the bible that the courageous leaders of the Christian faith bowed down or cower to such outside pressure to give away their leadership to some unknown personality. The apostles and the Christian leaders are not cowards. Our Lord Jesus Christ and the other Christian martyrs risked and lost their lives because of their firm faith to the church.
Iglesia Ni Cristo, during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines showed how their leader, (which they also consider an angel) Felix Manalo is a big coward. He irresponsibly left the Iglesia Ni Cristo leadership and give it away to Prudencio Vasquez because of the Japanese request to relinquish and hand over the INC cult. How can you build a strong foundation of a Christian faith if a leader is a big coward? It is quite irresponsible for a leader to leave his flock because the Japanese said it so. If just for a political reason, a religious leader handed down his leadership to another wannabe, don't you think that coward ness act reflect s to his capability of being a great leader?
It is quite embarrassing to know that Felix Manalo is a big coward that he gave away the INC leadership just because of a political pressure. Even if it have cost your life, if you are a courageous leader, you should not leave you flock, right? If Iglesia Ni Cristo is the true church, I don't think our Lord God Jesus Christ would be proud on what Felix Manalo has done when he left and gave away the church leadership because of a Japanese political pressure. This is truly disappointing news to know that the founder of Iglesia Ni Cristo, Felix Manalo is a one big coward.
Who is Prudencio Vasquez? I don't know. Why did Felix Manalo entrusted the Iglesia Ni Cristo leadership to Prudencio Vasquez? I don't know. Why did the Japanese have chosen Prudencio Vasquez? I don't know. Is Prudencio Vasquez an INC elder or is he really a bonafide Iglesia Ni Cristo member? Let the INC members answer it. It seems the INC members are very poor in getting to know more about their religion.
History has its own way of revealing itself. New INC members most probably are unaware how a big coward Felix Manalo was during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines. It's either the new INC members are being hidden from the embarrassing history of their INC leader or INC members are not that keen on the religion they have chosen to join. Blind following is a sign of ignorance and showing less importance for the truth that needs to be told. Worse is, Iglesia Ni Cristo erected a monument for Felix Manalo. They also treat him as an angel destined to erect a church from the Far East. Iglesia Ni Cristo has put the Manalo clan into a pedestal that no one can even replace. Now that Iglesia Ni Cristo is enjoying political power here in the Philippines, I am quite sure that no Prudencio Vasquez can snatch or take away the leadership from the Manalo family. And ehem (cough, cough, cough) no Prudencio Vasquez wannabee would even NOW dare in questioning the leadership of the Manalo clan in the INC administration. Felix Manalo monument then Erano Manalo stamps and suddenly a non-Manalo family member will lead the Iglesia Ni Cristo? Blood will have to flow and spill first before a drastic change will occur in the INC leadership.