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JOHN. 8:32 “et cognoscetis veritatem et veritas liberabit vos”


Posted by catholicfaithdefender on November 22, 2008


By: Bro. Soc C. Fernandez

Catholic Faith Defenders Journal

January 1982, Page 24

The Pasugo, an official magazine of the Iglesia Ni Cristo of Manalo, July-August, 1980 issue on page 36, a certain writer, Mr. Joventino A. Santua, in his article, “The Other Sheep of Christ” manifested this:

“The Church of Christ which emerged in the Philippines in 1914 was established by our Lord Jesus Christ through prophesy. God’s messenger, Bro. Felix Manalo, was merely instrumental in propagating the Gospel of Christ. This Church truly has connection to our Lord Jesus Christ.”

This is a pretentious and imposing claim of Iglesia Ni Cristo of Manalo that, the Church of Christ (of Manalo) which emerged in the Philippines in 1914 was established by our Lord Jesus Christ… Just to get along with their line of argument, their minister often say, quoting Saint Paul, “ That ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written…” (1 Cor. 4:6). And they usually lambaste of some Catholic teachings because, according to them, they are mostly unbiblical or not written in the Bible. For them the Bible is the only source of doctrinal teaching, Bro. Felix Manalo sought to enlighten his fellowmen about salvation through the Church of Christ.” (Pasugo Magazine, Page 12, July-August 1980) So whatever which is not in the Bible they easily dismiss it as fake!

Now let us see, if this Iglesia Ni Cristo of Manalo principle that “using the Bible as the only source of doctrinal teaching” would not backfire to them: Where in the Bible the Iglesia Ni Cristo of Manalo minister can read their doctrinal claim, “The Church of Christ which emerged in the Philippines in 1914 was established by our Lord Jesus Christ through prophesy.” They must read that passage literally or else the text which they usually quote, “not to think above which is written” (1 Cor. 4:6) would boomerang against them!

The Iglesia Ni Cristo of Manalo in the Philippines which according to them, reestablished by our Lord Jesus Christ in 1914 has NO TRUE CONNECTION TO THE TRUE CHURCH OF CHRIST, because Christ cannot contradict with Himself. Jesus has candidly promised that within the pale of His unfailing truth, He desired that His Church would not be prevailing (and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it) by the enemies. And He also said, “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Mat 28:20. And a great Jewish Scholar Gamalrel also confirmed this, “And if this movement and plan (The Church of Christ) is of human origin, it will disappear but if it comes from God, you cannot possibly defeat them. You could find your self fighting against God (Act 5:38-39). The true Church of Christ is for all men and for all times, and teaches the whole truth, it is Universal or Catholic Church not the Iglesia Ni Cristo of Manalo which is only man made.



  1. first of all,im very thankful that i found your site…hopefully sasusunod na pag open suggestions will be granted..
    kasi gusto ko makita ang mga debate ni mayor soc..either audio or visual…,im in davao…hindi ako maka pag subscribe. kasi i want to hear it in actual just to encourage my will to depend my catholic doctrine and teachings…kasi you have no link other site,i just saw only yong lecture ni bro soc..,,no other…pls…do you have a copy??? may you publish it in you tube,,and make a title that i can easily find….TY

  2. delaacecruz said

    To Mr. Fernandez:

    when christ founded his church in matt 16:18, did Jesus intend His church would have an official name?

  3. delaacecruz said

    to mr fernandez:

    Who founded the orthodox and assyrian church as result of
    the church schism?

  4. delaacecruz said

    what’s your reply cfd?

  5. catholicfaithdefender said

    Brad Vic Bryan,

    Brad thanks for your comment in our site; we hope that it can help in propagating the Catholic Truth and defending Catholic Doctrine against its enemies.

    We were trying to post the debate of Brad Socrates Fernandez but there is a problem in video quality, and lack of hard copy references.

    We have a (hard copy) copy of the debate between Brad Soc Fernandez VS. Larry Alibio. Larry Alibio is an agnostic. The debate is all about “Existence of God” but it lack copies of it.

    For more information about the debate of brad Soc:

    Please visit this site: CFD –Davao

    And Contact Brad Ryan Mejillano:

  6. catholicfaithdefender said

    Author : delaacecruz (IP: ,
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    To Mr. Fernandez:

    when christ founded his church in matt 16:18, did Jesus intend His church would have an official name?

    Matt. 16:18 is refers to the true church of Christ and it is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic…

    In my Bible (as of now); Matt. 16:18 does not contains an official name but it can be understood through logical reasoning with the help of the grace of God that it is the Catholic Church.

    We have the proofs that the church (in Mat. 16:18) is the Catholic Church; -these proofs are the following:

    1. It is Biblical
    2. It is Logical
    3. It is Historical

    Biblical –in the sense that the church founded by Jesus Christ (Matt. 16:18) is the Catholic Church (Act 9:31 Greek Bible)
    The Jerusalem Bible: ROMANS “The letter of Paul to the Church in Rome” Chapter 1, Verse 7-8 “ To you all, then, who are God’s beloved in Rome, called to be saints, may God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ send grace and peace. First I thank my God through Jesus spoken of all over the world.”
    The Greek New Testament: Roma 1:8 Πρῶτον μὲν εὐχαριστῶ τῷ θεῷ μου διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ περὶ πάντων ὑμῶν ὅτι ἡ πίστις ὑμῶν καταγγέλλεται ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ,
    Roma 1:8 ………………………he pistis humon KATAggelletai en holo to kosmo,
    Novum Testamentum Latine : Roma 1:7-8 7omnibus qui sunt Romae dilectis Dei vocatis sanctis gratia vobis et pax a Deo Patre nostro et Domino Iesu Christo 8primum quidem gratias ago Deo meo per Iesum Christum pro omnibus vobis quia fides vestra adnuntiatur in universo mundo.
    CATHOLIC-universal (Webster’s II New Riverside Pocket Dictionary, Page 45)
    CATHOLIC-members of the Universal or Catholic Church (Webster’s New School & Office Dictionary, Page 142)
    CATHOLIC-or Universal (Introduction to the Catholic Epistles of James, Douay Rheims Version)
    Luke 4:14 (Novum Testamentum Latine) -UNIVERSAM
    Luke 4 :14 (Novum Testamentum Graece) -kaq olhV (KATHOLIS)
    1 Cor. 14:23 (Novum Testamentum Latine) 23si ergo conveniat universa ecclesia in unum et omnes linguis loquantur intrent autem idiotae aut infideles nonne dicent quod insanities.
    1 Cor. 14:23 Universa ecclesia or Catholic Church.

    Logical- because Christ is not a liar (1 Pet. 2:22); Christ promise that He is always accompanying His church until the end of time (Matt. 28:19-20) and the power of death shall prevail against the Church (Matt. 16:18). Therefore it is very obvious that the true church from the time of Christ up to nowadays where present and will still exist until the end of time. If we are going to know what is the original church that was founded by Jesus Christ; the first thing should we bear in mind by asking our selves that “that this _____ church can trace its origin back in time of Christ?” Through this question we can easily select the true church out of 33000 Christian denominations – and this church is the Catholic Church. (“So we don’t question the claim of the Catholic Apologist, that the Catholic Church alone could trace back its origin to the apostles” –By Brod. C. P. Sandoval sa Pasugo Magazine –April 1965- page 41.)

    Historical- Many standard references such us Word History, Church History, Encyclopedia, World Almanac, Dictionary, and many reliable and factual references says that the Catholic Church is the True Church Founded by Jesus Christ.
    More than 1900 years ago, Jesus Christ the Son of God, come upon earth to save mankind. After His atoning death on the cross He rose glorious and immortal. Before leaving this world to go to the Father, our Lord founded the Catholic Church and gave to that church the command to “teach all nations” (The Old World and America by Furlong-Page 100).
    Grollier Encyclopedia –volume V, page 106: “Catholic Church (Gr. Katholikos, universal, general). Term generally applied to the Divine society founded by Jesus Christ, and endowed by the outpouring of the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost.”
    The New Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language (International Edition): Page 155: CATHOLIC- of the original Christian Church before the schism between East and West (ORTHODOXY)// of the Roman or western church after this schism and before the Reformation.
    Information Almanac 1988 –Page 724: Roman Catholics- Traditionally, by Jesus who named St. Peter the 1st vicar; historically in early Christian proselytizing and the conversion of imperial Rome in the 4th century.
    International Encyclopedia Volume 15,Page 520: Roman Catholic Church – there are two equally valid definitions of the Catholic Church comparable to the twofold nature of Jesus Christ its founder.
    At marami pang ibang mga Standard references na nag papatunay na si Cristo talaga ang founder ng Roman Catholic Church tulad ng:
    -World Almanac and Book of Facts –1986 Edition- Page 243-
    -New Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia –Volume 18, Page 287-
    -Young Student Encyclo.–Weekly Reader Book- Vol. 18, Page 2021/2121

  7. catholicfaithdefender said

    Author : delaacecruz (IP: ,
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    to mr fernandez:

    Who founded the orthodox and assyrian church as result of
    the church schism?

    ANSWER (by G-one Paisones):
    The schismatic Bishops broke their unity to the see of Rome and this result to the Orthodox churches. Although they are not in communion with the Pope; they have a valid ordination of Bishop, Priest and Deacon.

  8. Mr. Sky said

    paano nmn po naging messias si manalo?

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