***Disclaimer: This Lesson is NOT mine. This is owned by Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo. The Teacher's guide is written by Bro. Dan V. Orosa. The translation is done by Bro. Rommel C. Raguine. The credits belong to them. Included at the end of this article are the commentaries from different active Ministers. This is the original text: lesson-sept-222016-guide. This is not plagiarism, there is not Intellectual Property that is violated, any further efforts by the Church to report this article and have it shut down is A CLEAR VIOLATION OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND BASIC LIBERTIES.***
Now that more and more active Ministers are getting disappointed with the Executive Minister and his Sanggunian Ministers, they continue to support our efforts in exposing the corruption, anomalies, and fallacies of the Church Administration. Many of the INC Ministers, especially those who were taught with the pristine doctrines and teachings during the time of Bro. Felix Y. Manalo and Bro. Eraño G. Manalo, are very much aware that the Ministry today have been greatly commercialized in the Church Administration's efforts to modernize and be more recognized. The Silent Defenders in the Ministry are also disgusted with the shameless approach of Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo in demonizing his very own mother, the loving wife of his father, Bro. Eraño G. Manalo and his siblings, in order to justify his wickedness towards them and anyone whom he considers as a threat to his legitimacy and his greed for wealth and power. Brother Eduardo V. Manalo's lack of dynamic leadership in eradicating corruption within the realm of his trusted advisors and Ministers is very unbecoming of an Executive Minister of the church, known worldwide for its pristine credibility and incorruptible spirit. Even more disappointing to the Ministers and brethren who have experienced and witnessed the spiritually inspired dynamic leadership of Bro. Eraño G. Manalo, is the fact that even the very basic skill of resolving conflicts within the families or the church, escapes our Executive Minister, that is why he delegates everything to his Council Ministers and surprisingly, to his wife, Sis. Babylyn Ventura Manalo thereby washing his hands of any responsibility or accountability when everything starts to go sour. That's the reason why the church is now in disarray.
Since many more Ministers are now disgusted with the current incompetent Church Administration, they started sending me their copies of their Teacher's Guide for the worship services along with their commentaries which I will include in this article. Better download your copy before they have it shut down or blocked, AGAIN. They will expectedly write Facebook or every social networking sites and cry out copyright or Intellectual Property rights infringement or even libel, AGAIN.
This if for this week's lesson. The Minister's are strictly instructed NOT to say anything more or less than what's in the Teacher's Guide and anyone who will be reported(by their spies during the worship services) for deviating from the "script" will be investigated by the District Minister and go thru the never-ending "LOYALTY CHECKS". So when attending the worship service, please try your hardest to pretend like you haven't seen their script and try not to let the officiating minister see you smiling every time they put on a show while reading/reciting the Teacher's Guide. Here it goes... [Commentaries in BLUE at the end.]
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: SEPTEMBER 21/22, 2016
WHAT WE SHOULD ALWAYS BE ABLE TO FULFILL SO WE WILL BE CERTAIN OF OUR SALVATION
We should live according to the gospel, remain steadfast, and fight for our faith so we would be certain of our salvation.
- Teach the brethren that God wants us to live according to the gospel and to remain steadfast as we fight for the faith whatever happens so we will be saved.
- Make the brethren understand how we can overcome the problems that we face in this life for us to be saved.
- Make the brethren understand the quality that God seeks in us so He will fulfill His promised help and grant us victory.
- Teach the brethren about the blessing that we will receive if we stand our ground in upholding our services to God even if we encounter trials.
The widespread violence and chaos that happen in the world truly call our attention. Massive killings and social unrest cause fear and anxiety among many people. These things and the continued worsening of poverty only affirm our belief that this world is drawing closer to its end.
And because these things are inevitable, we, as chosen people of God, should comply with what God seeks in us to prepare for salvation that we aspire for. That is why the very timely question that we should answer is: Do we fulfill what God wants to see in us so we can be certain of our salvation?
WHAT DOES GOD WANT HIS CHOSEN SERVANTS TO FULFILL WHATEVER HAPPENS, AND WHY?
- What must be fulfilled whatever happens so as to be saved............................................ Phil. 1:27-28 NIV
27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel 28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved-and that by God.
Apostle Paul said, “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.” How can we prove that we are conducting ourselves in a manner worthy of Christ? The Bible states, “Stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith.” Why is it important that we stand firm contending for the faith? Because such “is a sign that [we] will be saved by God.”
Why does God want us to stand firm in the faith to be saved?
- What proof can be seen among the people who will certainly be saved?
The proof among those who will be saved........... Rev. 14:12-13 AMP
12 Here [comes in a call for] the steadfastness of the saints [the patience, the endurance of the people of God], those who [habitually] keep God's commandments and [their] faith in Jesus. 13 Then I heard further [perceiving the distinct words of] a voice from heaven, saying, Write this: Blessed (happy, to be envied) are the dead from now on who die in the Lord! Yes, blessed (happy, to be envied indeed), says the Spirit, [in] that they may rest from their labors, for their works (deeds) do follow (attend, accompany) them!
The Bible states, “Here [comes in a call for] the steadfastness of the saints [the patience, the endurance of the people of God], those who [habitually] keep God's commandments and [their] faith in Jesus.”
Until when does God want us to endure and remain in the faith? The Bible says, “Blessed (happy, to be envied) are the dead from now on who die in the Lord.”
Thus, we cannot avoid striving to be steadfast and continuing to obey the commandments of God for us to be certain of receiving salvation. This is what the Church Administration always exhorts us to do: to uphold intensive obedience.
Thus, whatever happens, we will worship God. No matter how difficult life would be, we will continue to give offerings. We will bravely face whatever disappointments and trials as we fight for our faith.
HOW CAN WE OVERCOME THE PROBLEMS THAT WE WILL ENCOUNTER IN THIS LIFE SO WE WILL BE SAVED?
- Our help will come from the Lord...................... Ps. 121:2-3
2 My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.
The servant of God said, “My help comes from the Lord.” How much help can God give us? God is the One who made heaven and earth. He can surely help us because He is Almighty. He does not sleep. Thus, He is ready to help us at all times.
- How steadfast is the person whom God helps?
- Will not be shaken........................................... Ps. 16:8 NLT
8 I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
A person who is with God cannot be knocked down by any problem. When God is with him, he will not be shaken. The conviction of the person who is with God will never be affected by the things that happen in this world.
- What can a person whom God helps do?
What he can do because of Christ..................... Phil. 4:12-13
12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Apostle Paul said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
What were the things that Apostle Paul was able to do then because of God’s help to him through Christ? He said, “… Everywhere and in all things I have learned… to be abased [and] … to abound… both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.”
If Apostle Paul was able to do those things then, we can also do so at present. What is needed is that we receive the help that comes from God and from our Lord Jesus Christ.
Who can hope for God’s help?
WHAT SHOULD BE OUR QUALITY SO GOD WILL FULFILL HIS PROMISED HELP TO US AND WILL GRANT US VICTORY?
- Be faithful in serving God................................. I Kings 2:3-4 HCSB
3 and keep your obligation to the LORD your God to walk in His ways and to keep His statutes, commandments, judgments, and testimonies. This is written in the law of Moses, so that you will have success in everything you do and wherever you turn, 4 and so that the LORD will carry out His promise that He made to me: ‘If your sons are careful to walk faithfully before Me with their whole mind and heart, you will never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel’.
The Bible says, “Keep your obligation to the Lord your God to walk in His ways.” This is equivalent to what Apostle Paul taught that “whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel.” How can we live in accordance with the will of God? The Bible states, “Keep His statutes, commandments, judgments, and testimonies … so that you will have success in everything you do.”
What else should we do as we keep our obligations and obey God’s commands? God says, “Walk faithfully before Me.”
Who is faithful to God? The faithful servant will not turn his back on his conviction wherever he may be. He endures even if he encounters hardships. He can never be hindered by any threat or persecution. Even if many years have already passed, the longer he remains in the Church the more he remains wholeheartedly loving and obeying God.
What is the obligation of parents so their family will remain faithful to God?
Put away evil.................................................. Job 11:14-18 GNB
14 Put away evil and wrong from your home. 15 Then face the world again, firm and courageous. 16 Then all your troubles will fade from your memory, like floods that are past and remembered no more. 17 Your life will be brighter than sunshine at noon, and life's darkest hours will shine like the dawn. 18 You will live secure and full of hope; God will protect you and give you rest.
The command is: “Put away evil and wrong from your home.”
The parents have the responsibility to make sure that no one among their children is living astray or in sins. God holds the parents responsible for putting away all forms of evil from their household.
How important is it for parents to fulfill that? The Bible states, “You will live secure and full of hope; God will protect you and give you rest.” Thus, whatever trouble happens around us, we will live secure and be full of hope.
May it be that no father or mother takes for granted this teaching of God so their household will benefit from and receive the blessings of God.
WHAT WILL CERTAINLY BE OUR END IF WE STAND OUR GROUND IN UPHOLDING OUR SERVICES EVEN THOUGH WE ENCOUNTER TRIALS?
- The crown cannot be taken away...................... Rev. 3:10-12
10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from
the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who
dwell on the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have,
that no one may take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a
pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him
the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem,
which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My
The Lord said, “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world.”
Most of all, what is the fortune of those who are able to uphold their services even though they went through trials? The Lord said, “Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.” What is the crown that is reserved for us? The crown of life or the eternal life with God there in the Holy City. What is it that we have which we should hold fast? Our faith, our divine election, and our membership in the Church Of Christ.
Let us not exchange any of them for anyone nor allow anyone to take any of them away from us.
- What guarantee does God give to prove that His promise is true?
Our guarantee................................................. Heb. 6:17-18 CCB
17 So God committed Himself with an oath in order to convince those who were to wait for his promise, that he would never change his mind. 18 Thus, we have two certainties, in which it is impossible that God be proved false: promise and oath. That is enough to encourage us strongly, when we leave everything, to hold to the hope set before us.
According to these verses, we have two guarantees. First, God committed Himself with an oath. Second, God does not change His promise because He does not lie.
How can these guarantees given by God help us who hope and wait for the fulfillment of His promises? The Bible says that they are enough to encourage us strongly to hold on to the hope set before us to wait for salvation.
Thus, when we feel that we are burdened because of the many troubles in life, when we feel it is hard to continue because of the trials and problems, when we feel that we could no longer uphold our services, let us remember that it is God who made the promise to us. His promises are true; so near is their fulfillment. God will take us to be with Him on the day of the return of Jesus Christ.
If ever our death comes first, we have a strong hope that we shall be raised back to life to enjoy the promised salvation for us because we have been able to fulfill what God expects of us: that whatever happens, we live in obedience to His will.
TEACHER’S GUIDE by Dan V. Orosa BY: EDUARDO V. MANALO
It is so obvious that when they read the verse of the Bible that states that condition wherein man will be certain of salvation, which is "conducting ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ", they immediately "jump" into "INTENSIVE OBEDIENCE" & "CONTINUE TO GIVE OFFERINGS". They try to steer clear from mentioning other equally important commandments of God. They even cut it short by just extracting the phrase "intensive obedience" to automatically and impliedly refer to the current Church Administration. They will not expound on the fact that the intensive obedience is only applicable to the commandments of our Lord God and not to man, especially an Executive Minister that has blatantly nullified the direct command of God in LOVING OUR PARENTS - Matthew 15:4-9Living Bible (TLB) For instance, God’s law is ‘Honor your father and mother; anyone who reviles his parents must die.’ 5-6 But you say, ‘Even if your parents are in need, you may give their support money to the church[a] instead.’ And so, by your man-made rule, you nullify the direct command of God to honor and care for your parents. 7 You hypocrites! ... 8 ‘These people say they honor me, but their hearts are far away. 9 Their worship is worthless, for they teach their man-made laws instead of those from God.”
Now we know that it is the Bible who declared that because of what the current Executive Minister did with his mother, he has nullified God's direct command, and because of that, their worship is WORTHLESS OR IN VAIN OR IS NOT ACCEPTED BY GOD. But ofcourse, Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo cannot teach the congregation about this truth that is why they will just always repeatedly emphasize about intensive obedience to the Church Administration to avoid being questioned and any further unwanted explanation.
Out of the many things that they can give as examples of God's statutes, commandments, judgements and testimonies, along with introducing those who are faithful to God, they can only come up with "not turning away from his conviction" thereby attacking those they call "tiwalag". They do this so cunningly without fully realizing that most of the Defenders who are expelled were unjustly expelled without due process in order to silence them simply because the Church Administration cannot answer the inquiries with credible and substantial answers. In effect, many of the Defenders are expelled because they were forced out as a form of punishment to anyone who will demand honesty and transparency from the Church Administration that is reeking from the stentch of corruption and anomalies. This is Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo playing God as if man's salvation lies in his hands alone.
But instead of redirecting the blame on those who were unjustly expelled, the Church Administration should focus more on being a caring and patient Shepherd rather than a hot-tempered-sore-loser-trigger-happy executioner. If our Lord Jesus Christ exemplified a good Shepherd who is willing to leave the 99 sheep in his flock to look for that one who has gone astray (Luke 15:4), this evil-spirited shepherd does the complete opposite because he is even willing to KILL all the 100 sheep just to save himself. Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo, his Council Ministers and his conniving District Ministers are all willing to eliminate those who will stand for the truth and will only consider maintaining the remaining blind fanatics who will blindly swallow all their cover ups.
Please note how swiftly they pass through the lesson regarding the value of the parents' role. They try so desperately hard to shift topics simply because the Executive Minister himself, Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo, do not serve as a role model in upholding the true Christian values pertaining to the parents and love of the brotherhood. So if Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo can show the whole Christian world that he can openly disregard God's teachings by despicing his own family when he decided not to talk to his mother and siblings for 7 years (just imagine how many Holy Supper he officiated without talking to his family members who he has misunderstanding with), that he even proudly expelled his family from the Church without even following the doctrinal protocols for expulsion, no dialogues, no intervention, no compassion, just pure fiery hatred. The Church Administration then authorized the spread of malicious stories based on woven lies in order to justify the wickedness of the Executive Minister for expelling and villifying his own family. The fanatical members believed the cover up and are now one with the EVM-culture of liberating the children from any spiritual responsibilty to love and care for their parents. EVM started it, the whole INC followed.
MEMBERSHIP.MEMBERSHIP.MEMBERSHIP. They are brainwashing the members to fear expulsion by constantly reiterating the value of membership above everything else. Their logic fails because they failed to realize that if our membership in the Church of Christ is being used to blackmail the members so that we will stop asking questions that the Church Administration DO NOT WANT to answer, so that we will just look the other way even though there are corruption and anomalies in the Church Administration, so that we will blindly accept whatever they feed us despite the fact that they are slowly turning away from the pristine teachings of God, then the right STAND would be, to prioritize following the teachings of our Lord God ABOVE ALL THINGS, for He is the ultimate judge who will decide our faith. And on Judgement Day, you'd be a fool to even think that a piece of paper like an R2-01 form or a nametag from church can force God to save you even if He knows how you have forsaken His teachings during the time when His church was being led astray and was being bastardized by an abominable Executive Minister. If God were to ask you, what did you do during those times? Did you become a fanatic zombie to EVM? Did you look the other way and decided to just be silent for fear of being expelled? Or did you stand up fighting for the TRUTH despite the risk of persecution and oppression? God will be our Judge so how do you think He will judge you on that day?
I hope, for the benefit of the brethren atleast, the Ministers who will be assigned to officiate the worship services, will study the lesson very well and just like what Bro. Eraño G. Manalo taught us in the Ministry before, the lesson should not be memorized, we should not be enslaved by the Teacher's Guide, instead, we should dominate the lesson in our hearts and in our minds and allow the holy spirit to guide us in preaching His commandments. Stop the LIP SERVICE MINISTRY of the One-With-EVM-Era (OWEE). Stop being lesson READERS and start becoming PREACHERS once again. The brethren deserves to receive the holy spirit, and crying out loud like a whaling buffoon will not convince the holy spirit to join your worship service because no matter what you do, if you know the truth in your heart and you are not doing anything to correct it, then you are only committing a sin to God. Therefore, God will not join you in your worship to Him. Now you know why the worship services officiated by the OWEE Ministers are all dry and empty. We pray to God that more and more Ministers of the gospel will be courageous enough to stand up for the truth and God's commandments, so help you God...
By the way, I hope that the Church Administration will soon realize how childish and juvenile their efforts are whenever they do everything they can to prevent the Ministers from having their own Teacher's Guide, because of the Church Administration's fear that these lessons will be leaked by Ministers who are silent Defenders. Well guess what, it didn't work.
Also, can you stop crying out like a baby and demanding for your rights on Intellectual Property infringement, because you only look so ridiculously silly. I don't know if the Sanggunian Ministers know this, but the Bible is not yours, nor are the verses in the Bible. I never claimed that your poorly crafted lesson is mine, you have all the credit for that because your names are plastered on the Teacher's Guide. So if you still want to use your idiotic excuse to report my posts, in a pathetic effort to silence me, I suggest you apply for ownership of the Bible verses and every lesson you make as your Intellectual Property, then let the whole world see exactly how Un-Intellectual you all are.
And as promised… “I don’t have money or power, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you tell the truth now that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you, but if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you and I will expose you.”
~ Antonio Ramirez Ebangelista
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