Here is a mail from Bro. PaoloMicah Abellera from the locale of Milpitas, San Jose, California. If I am not mistaken they are presently using the Fremont locale chapel for their Church activities.
We sympathize with the whole family of Paolo and the hurt they must be enduring for the injustice and unchristian acts forced upon them and their genre. The most difficult of which are the children who are completely innocent and unknowing victims to the unrest prevailing in the Church. Ironically, this was the same locale where protests were held against the administration.
Such acts of abuse and oppression by EVM’s Church Administration simply confirms the presumption of cowardice and insecurity inherent in their bloated head of disgusting slime.
- W. Smith
To all my dear Facebook friends,
Today they slaughtered my entire family.
As of 1/12/16, I along with my mother and brother have been officially delisted from the registry of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ). In a few days our names will be read during the worship service informing the congregants to banish us and have no affiliation with us because this is their interpretation of 2 John 1:10. I am requesting that our names be read not just in the district of Northern California, but throughout the ENTIRE WORLD. That way our friends worldwide will know not to violate their interpretation of 2 John 1:10 [“If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting;”].
The INC has been the church that 6 generations of my family have been members of for our entire lives and we have always been faithful members and held several duties inside the Church. Those of you who know my family will know how dedicated we are to our Church and are always willing to help however we can. As a physician, my mother has for the past few decades been always ready to provide medical attention to the ministers and their families. Whenever USMO would call her for help, she would drop everything and pull strings to ensure our ministers (including visiting ministers from Central) always got the best care from Stanford hospital. You know how close my family is to dozens of ministers including those in the central office. Deep is our love for the Church and those who shepherded us.
I have been a CWS Teacher (Sunday School Teacher) since 2001 and have been able to defend the doctrines upheld by the INC. I knew something was not right anymore when the only doctrine being taught was to “Obey your leaders and submit to their authority” (Heb. 13:17). While this verse is biblical and true, there are countless other verses that we are to follow. For example, the greatest commandment is: LOVE (Matt. 22:36-40). In fact, verse 40 specifically says, “All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands”. The two commands being referenced are to Love God and Love your fellow man. In fact, recently the administration has encouraged our brethren to incite hatred against the family of Bro. Erano G. Manalo and all those that do not blindly follow them. So often do we see campaigns saying “This is war!” or “There is no gray area”, followed by pictures slandering the children and wife of Bro. Erano Manalo (our former Executive Minister). What truly saddens me is that these campaigns are being spearheaded by the ministers that also use the pulpit to preach about “love”. Many of them are (were) close friends of mine. These were men that I really looked up to and were so proud to call my friends.
PROBLEM: The present leadership of the Iglesia Ni Cristo no longer follows the original doctrines we were taught. Rather, they pick and choose what suits their propaganda, even if it is in the wrong context. They now view anyone who does not submit blindly to them as unchristian and thus delists or expels them from the church’s registry. Simply asking about the allegations of corruption within the church will merit you being put on a “watch list”. This has been the case with my entire family since July 2015.
MY STORY: Exactly one week ago (1/5/16), I, along with my mother and wife met with our resident minister in Milpitas (Bro. Jobert Morado). I was being accused by the minister for “helping Bro. Louie Cayabyab financially and communicating with him”. In fact, at one point the minister tried to get me to violate HIPAA (a federal law)! What happened was Bro. Louie and another active member of the church (Bro. Cesar) were photographed at a parking lot in October 2015. This was an ASEA [Alternative Healing/Holistic Health]and event that I invited Bro. Cesar to. Mind you, I was not at the event and was actually in New York at the time. Bro. Cesar was interrogated about that picture and was asked to explain himself. He mentioned that I invited him (Cesar) to the event and happened to run into Bro. Louie in the parking lot. That’s all!
Can someone please explain to me what I did wrong? What doctrine of the Bible did I violate which merits my entire family being expelled from the Iglesia Ni Cristo. When I was informed by the head deacon about my family’s expulsion, I asked what the reason was. His response: “There is no reason”. Does anyone else see something wrong here? Apparently, the IGLESIA NI CRISTO IS EXPELLING MY FAMILY BECAUSE OF OUR AFFILIATION WITH ASEA?!??!!
My brother WAS NOT EVEN AT THE MEETING. He gets expelled. I called Bro. Ramil Regino to ask about this and he didn’t even know why. I called Bro. Sonny Santiago (a close friend of mine) and he said “that’s how it should be because he didn’t show independence from his mom”. Let me get this straight, my brother is being expelled because he lives in the same house as my mother?? To those reading this that think he should be expelled by association, please read the following:
“It is the one who sins who will die. A son is not to suffer because of his father’s sins, nor a father because of the sins of his son. Good people will be rewarded for doing good, and evil people will suffer for the evil they do.” Ezekial 18:20.
I welcome any comments, support, or even hate mail from those that think the sole doctrine is to submit submit submit. If you would like specific details of what transpired during the meeting, I would be more than happy to share the details of how Bro. Jobert was very inconsistent in his interrogation.
Let me be clear, my family and I love the Iglesia Ni Cristo. It pains and saddens us to see that it is being destroyed by the leaders and ministers who have lost their values and have forgotten what it really means to love the church.
Message to the Ministers: “And masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.” Eph 6:9 NASB.
Message to my “One with EVM” Brethren: “..choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:24b NLT
My family and I are ONE in serving the Lord.
May we all be united by love once again,
Paolo Carlo Abellera
P.S. Please share and forward this to everyone you know.
Actually dear Paulo, 2 John 1:10 the most twisted verse used these days in expelling our brethren, in context actually reads –
…9Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. 10If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting; 11for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.
So, in effect, only those not abiding in the teachings of Christ are subject for expulsion. How can you expel someone who has consistently abided in Christ’s teachings? And what biblical basis does the executioner have in implementing his version of justice when it cannot prove the violation of not abiding in the teachings of Christ? Thus, such an expulsion can only be interpreted as “null and void” in the eyes of God and Christ our saviour.
- W. Smith
Regarding this video being spread on social media by Net 25 –
There are always two sides to a coin. Here is the other version –
“Bihira akong magsalita dito sa fb ng pagbatikos pero hindi ko masikmurang tumahimik habang nilalason ng nabubulok na layunin ang kaisipan ng marami. Oo , kasambahay sa loob ng #36 ang nasa pinakakalat nilang video at kilala ko sila bilang isa sa mga regular na naghahatid ng tulong doon. Bastos, walang modo , magaspang ang ugali at kung anu-ano pang masasamang pang-uri ang ikinapit sa dalawang magigiting babaeng ito and that’s UNFAIR!!! Bago kayo manghusga , bago kayo magmalinis at bago kayo magbanal-banalan alamin nyo ang pangyayari. Mahabang panahong inabangan ng mga vidographer nila ang ganyang scenario. And this time they succeeded. Pero ano ba ang nagtulak sa mga babaeng ito para maging ganun ? Nang takpan nila ng yero ang buong paligid ng bahay nila Ka Angel, ang dalawang babaeng ito ang naiwan sa labas upang kahit mapanganib, malungkot , nakakapagod ay maipagpapatuloy ang pagmamalasakit sa pamilya. Sila ang simulat pagsapul ang sumasalubong sa aming mga dinadalang kusang loob na pangangailangan ng sambahayan. Maliliit na babae lang ang mga ito at kung makikita nyo na kahit gaano kadami o kabigat ang kanilang binubuhat sa dami ng bantay no one ever dare to lift a finger to help them. Instead pinahihirap nila lalo ang pagpapasok para sa dalawang babae dahil hinaharangan nila ang kanilang dinaraanan. Mabigat ang mga kargamento dahil mga groceries yun. Bukod sa pagpapasok ay iaakyat pa nila sa napakataas na hagdanan ang mga ito na ni hindi tinutulungan ng mga naglalakihan ng katawang mga bantay. Hindi lang physical stress ang binabaka ng mga kapatid na ito. Araw at gabi malayo sila sa mga mahal nila sa buhay at dahil nakabukod sila ng tahanan mas nakabilad sila sa panganib at kalungkutan. Ilang araw pinagplanuhang inisin, asarin at lagutin ang pasensya ng mga kababaihang ito upang palabasing sila ang nagmamamalabis kesa pinagmamalabisan. Hindi sila robot na walang pakiramdam … tao sila na kapag sinagad ay aaray. Pinilit silang itulak sa pader subalit gusto nilang magpatuloy kaya kinailangan nilang lumaban sa abot ng kanilang kakayahan.
Ano man ang sabihin ng mga makikitid ang isip at mapanghusgang nilalang mananatili akong humahanga at sumasaludo sa kanilang tapang, katapatan at paninindigan ayon sa katwiran. Sa mga kababaihang ito – isang karangalang maging kabahagi nyo sa pagmamalasakit sa sambahayan.
MABUHAY PO KAYO !”
- W. Smith