💥INC Manalo Twists Scriptures to Refer to Himself.💥

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We will discuss for now truth in contents - texts and contexts - and so I ask you to be analytical.

The contents of the Bible, the truth in particular, came from one mind, the mind of God.

ISAIAH 55:8-9
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

This collection of precisely interwoven and knitted facts of information that came from the mind of God is called the “truth.”

PSALMS 119:160 (RSV)
The sum of thy word is truth; and every one of thy righteous ordinances endures for ever.

The undeniable truth mentioned in one part of the Holy Scriptures is a part of the general truth that the entire Bible conveys. For this reason, an honest-to-goodness student of the Bible would always consider citing a part of the truth in relation to the general truth. This is where the idea of "context" comes in. Text with or in relation to, is context.

In Revelation 7, the intent of the 5th angel shouting to the four others not to hurt the sea, the trees, and the earth, is for him, together with his company, to first accomplish their God-given task of sealing the foreheads of the servants of "our God." Logically and biblically, the sealing must be done first by the 5th angel and his companions, before the winds that the four angels are holding are let loose to destroy trees, sea, and the earth. It is within the text of Revelation 7:3.

Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

Taking Revelation 7:3 and disregarding the context is certainly a dangerous way of interpreting the verse. In the context of the following verse, we find that the intent and the task was consummated and those that were sealed were numbered exactly.

And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed a hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

The intent of the Manalistas of the Iglesia ni Cristo in disregarding the context of Revelation 7 is to evade the truth that the 5th angel did not seal Filipinos as they claim, but children of the twelve tribes of Israel!

From their Pasugo magazine dated January 1964, on Page 3, here’s the translation of this excerpt –

So, people from the Philippines (Filipinos) are the sheep of Jesus that are not yet in the coral when Christ was here on earth. What did Christ say that He would do to these sheep of His? He will make them one sheep or He will raise them as one church. It is Christ who will raise them and not Bro. Manalo.

But respecting the context of the story in Revelation 7, we can see a picture - a clear picture of persons that were sealed with the seal of God - and the particular time mentioned when the sealing was done by the 5th angel – not Manalo! Verse 3 shows the 5th angel speaking. Verse 4 shows the consummation – the sealing of 144,000 of all the tribes of Israel – not Filipinos!

Let’s go to events just before this to understand the context.

In Revelation 6, exactly before Revelation 7, something happening at a particular point in time was being seen by John.

12 and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Considering the texts and the contexts of these preceding verses, the time mentioned is not during the outbreak of World War 1 (1914) as claimed by the Manalistas!

On Page 33 of Pasugo, July 1964, they claim in the vernacular -

What are these carts that look like cyclones? These are war tanks. And what are the horses flying swiftly like eagles? These are airplanes called “aerial cavalry” or air shelters (World History, p. 478). When these airplanes are raiding, signals to people are heard that there are air raids. This signal is the sound of the sirens. When the people hear this, their hearts beat fast and they run to hide in caves called in the modern language as “air raid shelter.” Which world war first used tanks and airplanes? This was World War 1 that broke out in 1914 (World History, p. 478).

Referring to Verse 15 of Chapter 16, people are hiding in air raid shelters because there are bombs being dropped by the warring factions in that World War 1, they say.

But - it is the day not of war between humans like World War 1!

It is the day of the wrath of the Lamb!

It is not as cheap as how the Iglesia ni Cristo would put it – so that they can insert their advertisement about their church.

16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Asking the mountains and the rocks to fall on them is not hiding in air raid shelters to save oneself from harm but a desperate act, just because they do not want to experience the wrath of the Lamb. This is simply the irony of the truth in the context! Hilarious!

It is not the day the Iglesia ni Cristo was registered. It is the day of the Lamb! This is not war of 1914 but (I emphasize) the day of the wrath of the Lamb!

We are sure that the day of the Lamb is also the day of the Lord, because the Lamb is the Lord. It is the day also of judgment - a day when the Lord will come with His angels to gather all His people!

MATTHEW 24:29-31
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Fast forward to July 1970, Pasugo on Page 19 said in the vernacular –

The wind being mentioned here is different from the one we used to know because this is hot and does not blow and clean. It has a cart that carries something cyclone-like and horses that run faster than the eagle. These bring destruction. The horses that run faster than eagles when they raid are being made signals because they are modern instruments being used in war. The wind being mentioned here is war. The war being proven here is a world war (Isa. 34:1-2).

How cunning of Manalo to fool his people – twisting the Scriptures so he could insert himself and his church! These things from texts and contexts have yet to happen!

The accounts in Revelation 6 and 7 did not happen in 1914 when WW1 broke out! Nor did it happen in 1941 when WWII broke out.

Beginning from the opening of the sixth seal, we must notice that on Verse 12 of Revelation 6, the sun turned black and the moon became as blood. I am writing this particular blog at 2:20 in the afternoon of September 16, 2015. I looked out and the sun is still bright and not black. The truth is that these events have not yet happened!

Instead, this will happen in the day of the Lord. It is the day when angels will be sent by the Lord to gather and seal all those that are worthy of salvation. The first to be sealed are the saved people from the twelve tribes of Israel; then afterwards, the great multitude coming from all nations of the earth!

And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed a hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

Notice that this verse above starts with the conjunction "and," meaning it is a continuation of the information cited on verse 3 about the sealing of the servants of God. An honest student of the Scriptures will not just simply dismiss Verse 4 to conveniently take out of context Verse 3 just because of the term, "angel from the east" or "from the rising of the sun.”

The intent or task of sealing was mentioned in Verses 1-3 and the result was mentioned in Verses 4 and 9. That is a true story that will happen in what is called in the Bible as "the day of the Lamb!”

9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

The day mentioned is the day of salvation, wherein each one considered saved will be sealed.

Now, we come to another verse that Manalo claims for himself. In Revelation 7, there is no mention of the term "far east.” The Manalistas are using the translation of Moffatt using the verse in Isaiah 46:11.

ISAIAH 46:11
Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

It is presumptuous of Manalo to refer to himself. For convenience, they cite a new and paraphrased version called "The Moffatt Bible" which says:

I carry out whate'er I choose,' summoning a bird of prey from the east, a man for my purpose from a land afar; I have said it, I will do it, I will carry out my plan.

Where is their point of reference to measure “afar?” The Philippines? And they use this to convince foreign lands? By this trick the Manalistas are misleading not only themselves but also even their followers! The trick is to disregard context, ancient codices, and rightful translations, using every kind of Bible verse available - even the mistranslated - to suit their invented stories!

This thing is prophesied in the Bible. The deceivers will be deceived, that is: they will deceive even themselves!

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

By using 46:11 of Isaiah, another burden of proof have to be solved in the trickery of the Iglesia ni Manalo. Now, they have to prove that Manalo is a bird of prey. We will prove in the next issue of this blog that Manalo is neither a bird nor an angel nor a man!

God bless you.

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