hand-written-letter23


There’s a saying that goes –

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will  believe it.”

Sound familiar, how about this?  –

“Sa dami ng pinatayong gusaling sambahan,may korupsyon?”

“Ang pinakamalaking indoor arena sa buong mundo na pinatayo mula sa kusang handog ng mga kaanib!”

“Ang handog na angkop lamang sa pangangailangan ng Iglesia ang magiging dapat sa Diyos”

“Ang kapatid na EVM ang pinakamahalagang tao dito sa mundo!”

“Ang maliligtas sa araw ng paghuhukom ay yon lamang sumusunod na walang alinlangan sa kasalukuyang Tagapamahala na walang iba kungdi si kapatid na EVM!” 

So forth and so on.  By the way the Philippine Arena was not funded by us alone. We had a deadline to meet – the 2014 INC Centennial. Funds ran out so we had to run to the banks for CPR. With all the properties at our disposal, additional funds were not really a problem – mortgaged or outright sale would produce the necessary moolah and moolah mucho did we make.  But of course the banks were not that stupid, they had to make money too so here we are the ever loyal “Kapatid na EVM, mahal na mahal namin kayo” group of loyalists with boot-licking ministers in the forefront convincing each of us to offer more money for the praise of God! (I’ve always wondered why the word “money” or “pera” is never conveyed in sermons but the  more subtle “offering” is used. Same ol’ banana. Same thing with “katas ng ubas“.  Wouldn’t the correct translation be “grape juice”?  No they say, it’s “fruit of the vine.” And what do we use? Welch. Well, that’s life, better get used to it …)

Before we forget, that quote of  “making the lie big until everyone  believes it” was said by Adolf Hitler.

Frank_MIB.pngThere’s also a side comment by the King and his ever loyal lap licking Franks (remember the dog from MIB) who says something about people dreaming. This is alluded to Ka Macaspac I’m sure because he mentioned this in his writings. Well, in dismissing the dream, the King says that dreams are caused by people who fell asleep  hungry  or didn’t take a bath. I’ve been thinking… the King’s grandfather who chose to forego food for three days in that room of his some 100 years ago, wasn’t he hungry then? Or was he able to take a bath in that room?  And out of that ordeal of three days without food or taking a bath, he comes out being a “Messenger of God”. So what’s the difference? Why not take a poke at your grandfather too?

Dreams are a regular occurrence in the bible or has the King forgot. “At nakita ko ang ikatlo …bababang mula sa langit…” etc. etc. Just open the Book of Revelations.

Let’s go back to giving of offerings. This was posted by INC Defenders on July 1, 2018 –

GIVE WHAT YOUR HEART DECIDES. BUT GUARD YOUR HEART

In the Iglesia Ni Cristo, when it comes to our offerings, we are not told the amount we are to give. We follow what the Bible says:

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
(2 Corinthians 9:7 New International Version)

But before listening to the decision of the heart, remember what the Bible advises regarding the heart:

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23 New International Version)

Why must we guard our hearts? What may come from the heart? The Bible says:

“For from your heart come the evil ideas which lead you to kill, commit adultery, and do other immoral things; to rob, lie, and slander others.” (Matthew 15:19 Good News Translation)

If you have decided to offer just two pennies, and you have a stable source of income, you may have offered what your heart decided. But did that decision come from a pure heart? Or is it an evil idea that has come from your heart? Is it immoral? Is your decision based on lies and slander, which led you to offer a minuscule proportion of the blessings God has granted to you?

So that one would be blessed by God when offering, one should purify his or her heart so that the decision of what to give would truly be out of true love for and faith in God:

“Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and  purify your hearts, you double-minded.” (James 4:8 New International Version)”

Lying_Quotes5.jpgLet’s analyze Frank’s thinking. The first verse –

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

No question here. What follows however, can only be described as “WOW” –

“But before listening to the decision of the heart, remember what the Bible advises regarding the heart:

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23 New International Version)

Why must we guard our hearts? What may come from the heart? The Bible says:

“For from your heart come the evil ideas which lead you to kill, commit adultery, and do other immoral things; to rob, lie, and slander others.” (Matthew 15:19 Good News Translation)”

Are we still talking about offerings here or have we drifted off to another subject? And the final verse –

“Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and  purify your hearts, YOU DOUBLE-MINDED.” (James 4:8 New International Version)”

WOW just WOW!

To cut a long story short, Frank used only one verse from the basic indoctrinal lessons on giving offerings and that is the first one – “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” The next was merely barking up a wrong tree.

Frank the pug surely has a very vivid imagination as he cites us as “… you sinners, purify your hearts, you double-minded!”

Twisting everything around including biblical verses just to make a buck. How pathetic can you get.

Ho hum, time to sleep …’nuff said.