Dear Brother Antonio Ebangelista,
This would be my first time to write you but I have been following your articles in your blog since July 2014. I could still remember when I did not go to work for two days just to be able to read your articles from the very beginning because the minute I started reading your writings, I literally could not stop reading, I stayed up all night just to finish your articles. The reason why I was so passionate about your articles is because THEY ARE ALL TRUE AND FACTUAL and I and my whole family are living witnesses to everything that you have stated in your articles, like the changes in the church doctrines, the abuse of power, the corruption in the Ministry, the businesses of the Church, the deviation from the solemnity to liberal and worldly. All of these things are like the very silent observations we have always had and your articles converted them into words as if you saw and felt what we see and feel. Eventhough early on there were strict instructions not to read your writings which they painted as merely black propaganda from detractors, but we never stopped reading, because we know that we are not blind, we can see and think for ourselves which are true and which are fabricated lies. For every exposé you would publish, i would always play as the devil’s advocate and try to disprove your claims and evidences, but time after time, you would always prevail simply because the truth is in you. We tried to fight it, because of our strong firm belief in our faith, we tried to look at you as somebody who is out to deceive us so that we will lose our faith, but as we continue to read your articles, we never felt any hate, any weakness in our faith, all the more we felt stronger in ur resolve by knowing the truth in your writings. We feel your sincerity in your efforts to expose the evil behind the works of the Sanggunian and the rest of the corrupt ministers, not to humiliate them, not to blemish the reputation of the church but to educate the brethren that these evil people are using their divine duty to manipulate the church, to take advantage of their position in the church, to amass wealth and power while the rest of the congregation are being swayed to ABSOLUTE OBEDIENCE without any question or complaints. They are teaching the brethren to be FANATICS. NO! NEVER AGAIN! My whole family came from a fanatical close-knit catholic family of many generations. With God’s mercy, we were taken from blind obedience and taken to God’s loving guidance and spiritual maturity. We will never be again enslaved by oppressive teachings that shutdown a person’s belief system, his mental and emotional reasoning, and submit himself to total obedience. So thank you brother A.E. for being God’s instrument in giving voice to the troubled soul in me that is constantly being whipped by the shadows of corruption and greed as manifested by the Ministers of today. You are but one man (or many) but you have literally started a revolution! Revolution against the oppression and suppression of the so called church administration who’s primary function should have been the spiritual nourishment of the flock instead of delving into business, money making ventures, political machineries, nepotism and corruption.
The church administration today have been drowning in its own delusions, vanity and illusions of grandeur that it completely forgets that there is a God that will not allow them to take this church in to imminent ruin. They may have looked into their own stomach for gain and neglected the flock, but there will always be people like you and other firm ministers who are not afraid to stand for the truth. Including our Resident Minister who, for obvious reasons, I can not name, simply because he is one of the prominent Ministers here in Northeastern Seaboard who is perceived as a Defender but since they do not have enough evidence against him, they cannot just expel him. He is our inspiration because when he preaches, he does not make it heavy the way other ministers who are trying to impress the District Minister by being rude, mean, foul mouth and disgraceful as a way to prove that a minister is truly One with EVM. But our Minister, you can feel the compassion and love for the brethren. He does not pressure us with monetary offerings, he does not threaten the brethren, he even rejects instructions coming from the District which he knows is already absurd and no longer in accordance with the teachings in the Bible. He has given us the courage to be Defenders and he told us that in the right time, he too and his family will stand and voice out the many wrong things about the church today. So I’m happy to say that not all Minister are OWE. One way to distinguish the OWE from the Defenders, the OWE ministers are fierce and hurtful, deceitful, disrespectful especially to elderly especially the way they talk about Ka Tenny, and they have no remorse, and fond of cursing people especially defenders and they LOVE lies and rumors and accept whatever concocted lies for as long as it is against the Defenders, they will accept it as gospel truth. While the Ministers who are silent defenders, you will feel the warmth, compassion, discreetness, love and care of a shepherd and most specially, you will feel the guidance of the holy spirit. There is still hope that more and more Ministers will open their hearts and remember their sworn promise to God when they entered the holy Ministry.
Part of the reason why I wrote to you Bro. A.E. is because I want to personally report to you what I and my whole family witnessed during the dedication service at the locale of Bakersfield where we attended, because we had to, or else we will not be allowed to perform in our duties and will be suspended as strictly instructed by the minister from the District since we belong to the Finance officers. First of all, the worship service was very heavy, dry to say the least. The ministers were really forcing the holy spirit to join the worship service, unfortunately a lot of brethren felt the insincerity of it all. I know that the initial expectation of the District Ministers was not reached. The expected number of attendees were 4,000 as explained by our district minister, but they were really disappointed to realize that only around 1,000 attended, many chose not to attended and gave excuses, our RM was furious. Next, only a few gave offerings, my friend from the finance office said that the turn out after the counting was very low, but gave instructions not to discuss the details to anyone.
Last time that EVM was here, it was an open secret that each of the 45 ministers was given a white envelope each containing 5 pcs of $100 personally handed by Jojo De Guzman, the STF founder/leader. But now, since the ministers were hoping that they will receive a hefty bonus, they all went home empty handed. So many placards were made in preparation for the anticipated 500 defenders, security was tight, men in black with lapel microphones with radios, scan members carrying concealed weapons as confirmed by my uncle, who is a scan, when he showed me his unlicensed sidearm .40 caliber S&W pistol. Cameramen at different locations taking pictures of everything and everyone. ONLY STF CAMERAMEN WERE ALLOWED TO COVER THE EVENT. That’s how paranoid they were. They rented out buses for $500 each just to cover the side street facing the chapel but unfortunately they have to transfer to a parking lot away from the chapel when they were reprimanded by the authorities. And about that plane, man! did you surprise the living **** (forgive me just this once) out of those OWE ministers and brethren. I saw what they put on Access the Truth site and I for one know that it is not true. Why? Because when that plane came in and started to circle around the locale, we all thought that it was a welcome banner for EVM, people were chanting with joy, but as it draws nearer, well let me just say that Bro. Rommel San Pedro was storming mad. He was so furious that I believe fumes were coming out of his nostrils. I mean how can we not notice it, the plane was so loud, everybody for blocks away could hear it. They when it came to reading distance, this is the funny part, people were reading it aloud, thinking it was a greeting for EVM, SO EVERYBODY HEARD IT! hahaha! I mean I saw many brethren, like me, trying to contain our excitement and joy that we wanted to jump for joy with what we saw, it was really a stroke of genius! My salute to you Bro. A.E. and the rest of the Defenders for once again outsmarting the minions with sheer creativity and style.
I think if only the Sanggunian had a magic tool (like in the Men in Black) where they can just erase the memory of everybody there, they would have used it just to make sure that nobody remembers that day when the Defenders pulled the rug under the Sanggunian’s feet with that amazing stunt. And I must commend the Defenders for being decent. why? because you could have easily put something demeaning or disgraceful against EVM, because I know the OWE Ministers wouldn’t think twice doing that, but the Defender didn’t do anything like that which will sink so low like the standards of the Sanggunian. Instead you promoted love and diplomacy. You simply asked EVM if he is still unaware and for him to talk to his mother, which he should be loving and caring for regardless of the situation, and to talk to the INC defenders which will be the primary solution to any misunderstanding and miscommunication. That, for me is diplomacy at its finest. but ofcourse the evil-hearted minions will still find ways to twist that gesture into something evil, the way they do to anything truthful. But for all enlightened people who will not be easily deceived by twisted lies, we are just secretly grinning at them for being such bitter people for lacking imagination and battle strategies, making them, once again, like fools falling face flat on the ground. Well that’s what you get when you have evil in your heart and without the guidance of the holy spirit. Again, kudos to the Defenders for making a statement and getting the message across loud and clear (even if they don’t admit it). LOUD AND CLEAR! Don’t mind their full-blast efforts to discredit and disgrace you with more of their lies, they’re just trying to catch up because you are always 25 steps ahead of them. in other words, PIKON NA PIKON SILA SA INYO. Let them. But for the rest of the world, we saw the message, we understood the message and we feel the love, even if they didn’t.
Thank you Ka A.E. and more power to you and the rest of the Defenders.
Defender in the 7th row
Dear Mr. Defender in the 7th row,
I am truly touched and honored by your letter. Thank you for sharing a rare glimpse of the truth from your perspective as somebody who has experienced the Bakersfield Vigil first-hand.
I would just like to share some pictures and videos on that historic aerial vigil:
Also, thank you for still having faith in the true ministers who are still inside the ministry yet striving hard to defend the flock. Time will come and only God will know when the most opportune time for them to finally reveal themselves and openly defend the church. It is true that we are fighting the corrupt ministers who are taking advantage of the flock, mismanaging the church, abusing their power and position, and neglecting the spiritual renewal of life for the brethren. It seems that most of the O.W.E. ministers are more concern in raising hate, intrigue and humiliation for the defenders than they are in caring for the flock and reaching out to the lost sheep. The contrast between OWE ministers and Defender ministers is truly glaring and most of all, it can be felt.
Despite continuous persecution by the Church Administration hound dogs and mud-slingers, we continue to wage on, simply because this is not based on personal grudges or vendetta, but because of a holy endeavour. Regardless of the hardships and tribulations we experience in the many battles we fight at all fronts, we do not falter. We suffer many wounds, deep wound, but we stand up, neglecting the pain until it feels numb, because we cannot afford to lose our ground. We are doing this for our children and our children’s children. We already know the true teachings, we saw the difference in other doctrines of other religions, we saw the err in their ways, we know better, that’s why we love the church and the purity of its doctrines. That’s why we are fighting for the restoration of our beloved church to its former purity and holiness. Since the Sanggunian has blocked all channels for proper investigation for a credible check and balance, God paved the way for traditional media and social media to be instruments in exposing the corruption and lies so that the TRUTH may be revealed. Not to destroy the reputation of the church, but to save it. How? By exposing the corruption and wrongdoings of the few corrupt ministers and clamouring for a clean and honest investigation, we will allow God’s divine cleansing to commence from within. When the corrupt ministers are exposed, reprimanded or held liable for their abuses, then and ONLY THEN will the INTEGRITY of the Church Administration be RESTORED.
ONLY BY ACCOMPLISHING THE CHECK AND BALANCE WILL WE THEN BE ABLE TO SHOW THE OTHER RELIGIONS AND THE WHOLE WORLD THAT ANY SIGN OF APOSTASY AND CORRUPTION INSIDE THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IS NOT TOLERATED OR COVERED UP. THEY ARE EXPOSED, HELD LIABLE AND ACCOUNTABLE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THEY ARE CORRECTED TO ENSURE THE SANCTITY OF GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE.
Hopefully someday, more and more brethren will be just like you, who will see the light of day and who will see us, not as enemies, but as allies in fighting the devil in his plans of division, worldly desires, greed, hatred, lies and deceit against God’s chosen people. It might take a few more months or even years, but we will NOT surrender, because we are fighting for our children’s future in the church worthy of salvation. Let me reiterate, that I and all of the Defenders around the globe, are all fighting the greatest fight of our faith. We are fighting, not with guns, knives or dirt, but with love, compassion and understanding so that the blind may one day see, the deaf may one day hear, the numb may one day feel, the ignorant may one day know, even if we have to sacrifice our lives for a brethren so that he may be free from bondage of oppression and suppression. We will whole-heartedly and patiently educated the brethren with the truth… ONE BRETHREN AT A TIME. So help us God.
~ Antonio Ebangelista
“They tried to bury us…they didn’t know we were seeds.”
This is my STAND: “Let me Make Myself Clear”
Our Standard: Let this be a CLEAN FIGHT even if THEY FIGHT DIRTY
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