The truth of the matter is, partly because of the close knit relationships of Church members, oftentimes, even the innermost secrets are shared. So just as good news is often shared, the bad and the ugly also have to come out.
The latest blazing news is – and this has been shared to me by more than 4 different people – is that there is trouble in Paradise – meaning inside the Church leadership itself. Looks like as a result of the recent elections in the Philippines, some of the ugliness of politics is seeping in deeper inside the Church.
What I am referring to is that members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo council of elders are under internal investigation for corruption. What kind of corruption? They have been caught taking in dirty money from politicians. Let me spell it out for your: B-R-I-B-E M-O-N-E-Y. Because imagine what politicians can do if they have the powerful Iglesia Ni Cristo vote to influence your election bid – so you buy Council members with cold hard cash. Here are 3 of them so far:
There are a couple of others who I am not too familiar with. But I am sure their names will be brought out soon enough. There are always relatives inside, right? Why bring this out? Because dirt floats to the top for all to see, especially when non members and politicians are involved.
Do you remember my article “The Injustice League”? These are the very same people. Let me refresh your memory a bit:
Do you notice both of their WEAKNESSES?
I know some Ministers and even the Beloved Leader himself declare that the “Defenders” and others are trying to embarrass the Church. Well, let me put it this way, I am only stating reality. This is not spreading of lies. This is CURRENT EVENTS. If the church is being embarassed, then blame the leadership for their actions, not ours!
But to me this issue is so important to talk about. This is the very reason I continue to write. This is about JUSTICE. What will happen to these so called Ministers? Will action be taken on them? Will they merely get a proverbial ‘slap on the wrist’ doing a naughty thing? Or will they be expelled?
Why shouldn’t they be expelled? Why shouldn’t their names be announced in the Worship Services like so many others? Others have been expelled for lesser reasons. Some of the people I know have been expelled for not giving their thumbprint; some have been expelled for “sharing” or “liking” posts on Facebook. Now you have top ranking ministers in the Council of Elders taking in millions in bribes and they will NOT be announced NOR expelled?
“You then who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach not to steal, do you steal? You who say not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who detest idols, do you rob temples? Romans 2:20-22
So the bottom line is, Brother EDUARDO VILLANUEVA MANALO, WHAT WILL YOU DO? WILL YOU EXPEL THE WICKED AMONG YOU? Or will you cover up more corruption? If you truly “LOVE” the Church, you don’t “protect” it by hiding all the dirt inside and declaring that all is well. You clean house dear brother.
GO CLEAN YOUR HOUSE!
” for God will judge you in the same way you judge others, and he will apply to you the same rules you apply to others. Why, then, do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the log in your own eye? How dare you say to your brother, ‘Please, let me take that speck out of your eye,’ when you have a log in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will be able to see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.