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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Iglesia ni Cristo shows its true colors!

Here is a transcription of the statement of the "Executive Minister" (yeah, as if THAT was in the Bible) of the "Iglesia ni Cristo".

Immediately below is a scanned image of the statement.




Take note folks that this was not even brought into the mainstream media aka MSM. This was a statement given to the House Committee Cahit on Population and Family Relations.

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12 October 2010

HON. ROGELIO J. ESPINA, M.D.
Chairman
Committee on Population and Family Relations
House of Representatives
Republic of the Philippines

Dear Congressman Espina,

We would like to thank the Committee on Population and Family Relations for requesting our position concerning the Bills of Reproductive Health. We are all well aware of the dire situation of our country caused by overpopulation. [Here is where you hold on to your seats and grab a barf bag because it will really get nasty.]   Many of society’s worsening ills—from homeless families starving in miserable conditions and children not in school but instead begging day and night in nearly every major street to the rapidly spreading problems with drug abuse and rising crime rates—can be traced to families growing so large that an increasing number of parents cannot provide the most basic human needs to their families[Good heavens!  My parents came from huge families.  And I mean huge!  My father had 15 siblings while my mom had 9.  And they were well taken cared of!  This statement is not only sweeping, it reeks of stupidity!  If a large family like those my mother who came from a family of farmer, all worked in the farm, tilled the soils and sold their produce, was able to get a good education, they were able to provide for their families.  Therefore, a large family is not equal to a family suffering economically that parents cannot even provide for their children's basic needs!  This is simply absurd!]

We consider it commendable that our lawmakers care enough for our fellow Filipinos that they are doing what they can do to alleviate the hardships so many of our countrymen are facing. IN what they propose, they can bring about not only an economic good for our countrymen but also a moral one. We are ready to support the Bills on Reproductive Health as long as there would be no immoral elements in them. [See how dumb this cult is?]

What are the moral aspects of the proposed bills that we support? We believe that it is moral imperative for parents to watch over all their children and provide them with food, shelter, and clothing, as well as proper education and religious and moral training. [Non debatable.  This is a truism and therefore we do not have to even discuss this.] Hence, parents todayhave (sic) a moral obligation to plan the number of their children and keep it under control. [And the Catholic Church does not say that?  John Paul II in an Angelus address said:  Unfortunately, Catholic thought is often misunderstood ... as if the Church supported an ideology of fertility at all costs, urging married couples to procreate indiscriminately and without thought for the future. But one need only study the pronouncements of the Magisterium to know that this is not so. Truly, in begetting life the spouses fulfill one of the highest dimensions of their calling: they are God's co-workers. Precisely for this reason they must have an extremely responsible attitude. In deciding whether or not to have a child, they must not be motivated by selfishness or carelessness, but by a prudent, conscious generosity that weighs the possibilities and circumstances, and especially gives priority to the welfare of the unborn child. Therefore, when there is a reason not to procreate, this choice is permissible and may even be necessary. However, there remains the duty of carrying it out with criteria and methods that respect the total truth of the marital act in its unitive and procreative dimension, as wisely regulated by nature itself in its biological rhythms. One can comply with them and use them to advantage, but they cannot be "violated" by artificial interference.]  The Bible states that a parent who does not provide for the needs of his own household is worse than an unbeliever (I Tim. 5:8). Since modern methods of contraception—by preventing married couples from having any unplanned pregnancies [This is one thing that so-called Bible believing people do not get.  There is no such thing!  Why?  Because man is not an instinctive animal who just acts out his urges without thinking of the consequences!  The Iglesia and those who support the RH Bill, presume and even publicly declare that we need the RH Bill because Filipino couples are like animals who cannot control their urges.  Short of saying that we are a horny race folks!] —assist in supporting this Christian principle, we support their use as long as these methods are empirically not abortifacient. [Obviously they do not know that the pill and the IUD ARE abortifacients since they do make the womb very hostile for a fertilized embryo to survive.] Abortion and the use of abortifacients involve the taking of life, which God explicitly forbids (Exod. 20:13).

We do not support the natural family planning method and all its variants. [BARF BAG ALERT!!!] These so-called birth control methods depend upon abstinence on the part of the married couple when the woman is fertile but allows marital relations only when she is not. These methods are not only unnatural [Wha?!?!?!  How is it unnatural?  The sperm stays in the womb of the woman but there would be no fertilization since there is NO FERTILIZATION INVOLVED!] and ineffective but they also are immoral, since they contradict the commandment that God has given to married couples. The Bible instructs married couples not to deprive one another of intimate marital relations for long, extended periods of time; further, any abstinence at all for a married couple is supposed to be with the mutual consent of husband and wife and not for the purpose of preventing pregnancies (I Cor. 7:3-5). [Eh?  Couples do not talk over the spacing of their children's birth?  And since this group used 1Cor. 7:3-5, then...


Here is what that text says:   
For the wife does not rule over her own body, but the husband does; likewise the husband does not rule over his own body, but the wife does. [St. Paul reinforces the traditional teaching of "The Two shall become one."] Do not refuse one another except perhaps by agreement for a season, ["except perhaps by agreement for a season", like planning the birth spacing, like considering the physical conditions of the other couple. And St. Paul says more...]  that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, lest Satan tempt you through lack of self-control. [Lack of self-control!  Ooooo...Now you do not need self-control if you have contraceptives, do you, eh?]  I say this by way of concession, not of command.  I wish that all were as I myself am. [St. Paul puts himself as an example for other Christians.] But each has his own special gift from God, one of one kind and one of another. [Like celibacy.  And the INC declares the discipline of celibacy as "demonic".  Yup, I saw one of their episodes in Net25.  Thank God I did not have an aneurysm listening to two INC ministers scratch the back of their church just to save their jobs.] To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is well for them to remain single as I do. [And the INC says it is demonic.  And you think they are who they really are?  Church of Christ?  Really?  Felix Manalo...an angel?  Really?  Maybe Mr. Bean teaches theology in their seminary.]

We appreciate the Committee’s gesture of soliciting our stand on this timely yet controversial issue.

Very truly yours,

(sgd) EDUARDO V. MANALO
Executive Minister

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Hey Mr. Manalo!  I know a large family of your members who have a hard time meeting their basic needs and yet YOU STILL FORCE THEM TO GIVE TITHES TO YOUR CULT!

Cut off the forced tithing because that is immoral!

For all I care, the INC issues this statement for the sake of contradicting the Catholic Church...  for the sake of siding with what the "survey says".  That was how they did it during the recent presidential elections.  They did not give out their political endorsements until the last nationwide survey was released.
 
You might wonder if they are the ones who run the program "Family Feud".

And by the way, the INC has their own fair share of dissidents.  Yup, I have friends who are womanizers, gambles, drinks booze...  That is ok for their ministers because my friend does not get caught.

But he makes sure he worships on his appointed schedule.  Or the deacon or deaconess assigned to him would pay him a house visit.

Natural Family Planning is "not only unnatural and ineffective but they also are immoral, since they contradict the commandment that God has given to married couples"

And I thought the statement "Felix Manalo is the angel from the East" tops my list of funniest yet most nasty jokes of the century!

2 comments:

  1. That is faulty logic of the INC. Then marriage is not natural if natural ways of regulating fertility is unnatural!

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  2. The same faulty logic they use to justify that Manalo is an angel while Christ is just man.

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