YES. BIG TIME!
This post was first published on May 22, 2015. I will not delete this article, rather, I will UPDATE them since a lot have been asking me why my stand has allegedly changed over time and that I am not the same AE as before. So let me put it out there once and for all. I have not changed, nor did my principles and objectives. I will include my commentaries in BLUE for your reference.
This was an article that was lost when ACTIV members, led by the Minister Emer Culala, gained access to the first original blog site, www.iglesianicristosilentnomore.wordpress.com, and deleted everything. It was one of their first and grandest Cyber attacks to suppress the truth.
It was later removed and changed into the image you will see below. It was described by our viewers as obscene, unChristian and shocking to see from the leaders of the Church. But then again, we only witnessed how their speech, behavior, and actions got worse and worse from there.
This just proved how DESPERATE they were since the beginning to SILENCE me. They wiped out all of the articles, images, and videos that have reached up to 3Million readers in just 3 months and proved to be an eye-opener to millions of brethren and Ministers worldwide. Because its popularity shattered the silence of the hearts and minds of the thinking brethren, the Sanggunian Ministers, with the expressed knowledge and approval of the Executive Minister, Eduardo V. Manalo, ordered the abduction of several Ministers, Church Workers, Church Officers, brethren, and anyone they suspected to have anything to do with this blog that started to leak information regarding the corruption and anomalies of the Church Administration. There were those who courageously stood up for the truth and then there were those who cowardly turned and were bribed into complete silence and blind obedience. They are still in the prison walls of Central, some of them indulging in luxurious lifestyles, well kept and openly flaunting that their principles and loyalty were bought for a price. The rest is HISTORY... in the making.
So after almost 2 years, let us revisit this article and give it the necessary update that everybody has been asking for.
To all who continue to stay tuned:
First of all I thank the Lord God for He has granted you the courage to seek information and continue to do so, about what is happening in the Church today, not only to quench your curiousity but to discover the truth behind the spreading news about the Church, and to gain a strong foundation where you should base your decision upon which truth should you hold onto.
And because of the fast and widespread flow of information nowadays, especially thru modern means of communications such as cell phones, text messaging, social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the like, it has become much harder to discern which is true or actual news and which is false or fabricated news. Many brethren who have just recently read the articles I released feel sad, they wonder why, they are distraught, afraid, and there are some who are simply angry at me. Because of this, I deemed it necessary to write to you to clarify the questions of many, to all the more appease your feelings as you continue to examine these things, questions based on the messages sent by many brethren:
Q: Who are you? Why not reveal yourself, if you are telling the truth, why not come out in the open and why are you hiding?
A: Due to unavoidable reasons, it is necessary for me to hide behind the name Antonio Ramirez Ebangelista, which may not be my real name but it is based on my real name. The reason why I’m doing this is to protect myself and those who are helping me reveal the truth. While I am not fully known, I am already being sought after. What more if I reveal myself? They will hinder me from exposing the truth as I fight against corruption. Everything has been done by the Advisory Council to seek me out. There has been searches conducted in different Office Departments of the Central Office, even the VCO (visitors’ area, and employee entrances to Central). There are also instructions sent out to District Ministers to conduct visitations to the homes of the ministers under them to search their personal computers, gadgets, (laptops, tablets, cell phones), and they are to check for Facebook accounts or any information about me and my writings. They initiated a major operation for ACTIV (IT Group of the Iglesia Ni Cristo) to block and shut down all my online accounts, find out who I really am and pinpoint my exact location. There are those who are even “handpicked” for their unique capabilities and have been ordered to look for me to “silence” me for good. The newest by far is having some of the Sanggunian Ministers visit Locals and Districts under the guise of giving advice and encouragement to the ministers. This may be the most comprehensive “fishing expedition” to reveal who I really am, and the hunt for ministers who support this endeavor.
There is actually nothing wrong with the Sanggunian Ministers visiting other ministers in remote and poor places in the country. But why just now and all of a sudden? They should have done this long ago to edify and encourage them and give them the inspiration to go on as strong helpers of the Administration in the Church, and not just now for the sole purpose of spying on the ministers whom they suspect to be me, or with me in exposing the anomalies in the Church. That is why no one knows who I really am, not even my wife nor my children. This is to ensure the security of all the brethren in this kind of revelation.
Q: Why should we believe you? Are you a minister? If you are a minister, why are you doing this? Didn’t you learn anything from Ministerial ethics?
A: I am an ordinary Minister. I was fortunate to be ordained during the time of Bro. Eraño G. Manalo. For a long span of time in the ministry, I was assigned to far provinces, one of my most blessed moments in the Ministry because this is when I experienced true love for the brethren, for my calling and for the sake of the Church.
How good it is to be assigned in small and remote locals where you can see and feel how the brethren love the Church. They walk long distances, cross oceans and rivers just to get to the worship service. Most of them bring their shoes and clothing in a plastic bag and a few pieces of bananas or sweet potatoes to snack on. They have sacrificed their needs and the needs of their families just so they have something to set aside for their offerings. I will never forget these memories and if I were to choose, I would prefer to go back to the province where the brethren rarely know about the corruption in the Church today. They live in peace in their services knowing that their faith will bring them to salvation. But maybe there really is a purpose for me to be brought here in Central after some time. It is here where I have spent a huge part of my life in one of the sacred departments in the Central Office of the Church.
Some criticize me for not adhering to Ministerial Ethics because private matters in the Ministry should remain private and must not be exposed in public. The truth is, my conscience has been bothering me for the longest time about the anomalies I know of and have personally witnessed. And because of Ministerial Ethics, I kept silent and forced myself to stay quiet. But after six years have passed, in an unexpected turn of events, I saw the cry for help of Sis. Lottie Manalo- Hemedez on facebook regarding threats to their security. This was probably what prompted me to begin this journey ... as Antonio Ebangelista. I really didn’t have any plans to do these articles and exposés. But when I posted a comment on Sis. Lottie’s wall and a brother named, Iggy Lawrence, rudely answered saying I should just keep silent because what I was doing was going against the Administration, our written exchanges began on Facebook which later on evolved into a blog site https://iglesianicristosilentnomore.wordpress.com/ [Shutdown by INC IT Group - ACTIV, the new site is www.incsilentnomore.com] Unfortunately, after our exchanges that prompted the birth of the Iglesia Ni Cristo Silent No More site, I haven’t heard from that brother since, and he has also stopped commenting on Facebook, perhaps, he was prohibited by his Pastors and District Ministers. Somehow, I would like to thank him because if not for his comments, maybe I didn’t end up revealing the truth after all. I have faith that even though we stand for something different, he was used as an instrument by the Father for me to begin conveying the true condition of the Church today.
Q: Were you disciplined (stripped of your rights as a Minster) or are you expelled which is why you are venting here in social media? Or are you a medium being used by those considered as enemies of the Church?
A: I am an active Minister, which means I was not stripped of this right to serve, and I am definitely not expelled. [Update: That was true then, but not now] The truth is, my fellow ministers who are reading would easily be able to tell if the writer is truly a member or someone pretending to be. The terminology we use is different and is difficult to mimic by those pretending to be members or Ministers. It would also be obvious if someone is speaking out only because of grudges, bitterness, vengeance, or made up stories or flat out lies. Although I cannot blame some who do not believe that I am a minister, there is really no other way for me to prove this without compromising my real identity. My personality must not be the basis of truth being true for the truth will remain true no matter where it springs from. [Other people are just so eager to know the man behind this name because if they cannot contradict the truth which is faultless, they will go after the man whom they can easily find faults in or fabricate faults to discredit the man and the truth. That's what shallow minded people do, especially when they cannot tarnish and dispute the truth at its pristine level. As I have always said before, who I am does not matter, I do not look for recognition nor go after popularity. I deliberately mask the identity in order for the focus to be, not on me, but on the message I deliver, which is the truth... and the TRUTH IS BULLET PROOF.]
Q: Why use Social Media as an outlet for these? Do you not know that there is a correct process to channel these things to the Executive Minister, and it is not through Social Media?
A: Like what I've said, I didn’t plan it to be this way which only means that everything that happened was according to what God planned it to be. This started when I got curious about the stories I've heard regarding the oppression being done by the Sanggunian Ministers to the family of Bro. Erano Manalo. I chose the name Antonio Ebangelista because this is also based on my real name, and I didn’t expect it to be where it is now, a very powerful and highly effective tool in exposing the anomalies and corruption in the Church that is constantly being covered up from the brethren and the public by the unscrupulous perpetrators.
It is true that there is a process regarding such grievances in the Church. We teach this during our doctrinal lessons. We have to go through this process or protocol for the sake of orderliness. But, here's the real situation, what are we going to do after numerous letters have already been sent and we receive no response nor do we see any action to resolve or remedy the problem? Do we just keep silent while wrong deeds are continuously tarnishing the body Christ? What if the reports are about the Sanggunian Ministers themselves? The same Sanggunian Ministers who receive the reports, which explains exactly why there is no action being taken? How will these issues that bombard the Church reach the Executive Minister when they are blocked by the SANGUNIAN or they prevent him from seeing the issues or what they report to him are erroneous information? For example, the expositions I have been doing all pertain to the Sanggunian Ministers, but they are relaying the information to the Executive Minister wrongly, saying that I am criticizing and complaining about the Executive Minister. That is the reason for the numerous expulsions recently, because the Sanggunian is using a blanket authority to expel anyone whom they deem to be against them, turning the table around and making it appear to be against the Executive Minister whom God placed to lead His nation [although, as we have witnessed, he abused his power and God's trust and became pompous, arrogant and wicked as foretold by the Bible]. And because of the increasing number of brethren who suffer this injustice and chronic corruption that has infested the inner core or the Sangunian of the Church, many people are now revealing their displeasure in Social Media.
What has the Sangunian done to solution any of this? Instead of facing the accusations to remedy them, they have chosen to PROHIBIT FACEBOOK AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKING SITES AMONG MINISTERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, AS WELL AS AMONG SOME OFFICERS IN THE CHURCH [This was the Sanggunian's knee-jerk reaction to the situation that has escalated to the point that they can no longer control. Eventually, they decided to allow the Ministers and their families, and also the church officials, to freely use Social Media...under one condition. The condition is that they should prove their loyalty to the Sanggunian and to EVM by constantly flooding their Facebook accounts with INC Propaganda posts and smear campaign against the Family of Bro. Eraño G. Manalo. Anyone who fails to follow this directive will be branded as a sympathizer and a conspirator and will eventually be persecuted and unjustly expelled].
Is Social Media the proper way of addressing the problems in the Church? Honestly, no, it is not. This is actually the easiest and most cowardly way to escape the real problems in the Church [by those people whose intentions are to malign the pristine image of the church and to attack the Church Administration. Now isn't it ironic that the use of the internet is very much the same way the notorious Ministerial student, Antonio "Jojo" De Guzman started his online campaign against Bro. Eraño G. Manalo and his Administration? Jojo gained a lot of support from other foreign BEM students which they branded as STF (Special Task Force) until the were finally revealed resulting in their expulsion and banishment. Yet, when Bro. Erdy died and EVM came to power, all of these STF co-conspirators got back to the church and the Ministry and are now all holding key positions in the church (I believe you can now draw your sensible conclusions out of these series and unfolding events). What's so astonishing about this revelation is when the investigation resulted to the truth that the reason why Jojo De Guzman and his band of STF students were so "untouchable" then, was due to the fact that these scoundrels report to.... none other than, Eduardo V. Manalo and his meddling wife, Babylyn Ventura Manalo. This is the time when Eduardo V. Manalo was suspended from his official duties as Deputy Executive Minister and the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Church were revised by Bro. Erdy so that the next Executive Minister was not to be automatically succeeded by the Deputy, rather, he should be ELECTED first. This is only known to the Sanggunian Ministers and the District Ministers and was discreetly hidden from the rest of the brethren so as not to cause any scandal and retain the sanctity of the Church Administration. This is the heartbreak that caused Bro. Erdy's decline in health- when he saw the arrogance, spitefulness, greed, impurity in heart and lust for power and wealth, in his son, as well as in his conniving wife Babylyn. Bro. Erdy trusted his Sanggunian Ministers and all the District Ministers with this instruction, that there should be an election after his death. Unfortunately, they were all too cowardly and unscrupulous that they accepted bribes rather than stand up to enforce the instruction of Bro. Erdy so that Eduardo became self-appointed and self-proclaimed as the next Executive Minister, with only two signatures on a piece of paper- Eduardo's signature and the signature of the person who sold his soul and betrayed the Church and his sacred duties from God, the dishonorable lawyer-minister, Restituto "resty" Lazaro. And with this two historical signatures, EVM became "EDUARDO THE USURPER". All the Sanggunian Ministers and District Ministers and anyone who colluded with this plan were paid handsomely with money, material wealth, position, and power].
If there are those who use Social Media irresponsibly, the solution is not to prohibit this to suppress the root of the problem, the solution is to teach the brethren in the proper use of new technology such as Social Media. Educate the brethren on the pros and cons including the dangers of its use so that they could help and contribute to preserving the honor of the Church from those who try to destroy it. Ofcourse, the most effective way to handle these problems is to face them. Answer the anomalies and corruption accusations point by point. Do not hide from the issue and do not hide the issue by suppressing the rights of individuals to know the truth. If you prohibit the use of Facebook to the brethren, you might as well tell them not to seek out what you are hiding. When a member writes to the Executive Minister about these corruptions and then the Sangunian Ministers block it, then, you have given them no choice but to resort to other means including social media where you cannot block them anymore (well, sort of). If anyone is to blame why we are here in social media exposing the truth now, it is no other than the Sangunian who block the reports from the Executive Minister for the sake of their personal interests. HAD THE SANGUNIAN NOT DESTROYED THE CORRECT PROCESS OF REPORTING TO THE ADMINISTRATION, THE BRETHREN WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN FORCED TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO RELEASE THEIR REPORTS IN THE AIM THAT IT MAY REACH THE EXECUTIVE MINISTER. [Unfortunately, at first, the reports did not reach the Executive Minister or if they did, the reports were already either downplayed or skewed to favor the Sanngunian Ministers and District Ministers being reported. Back then, many thought that Eduardo V. Manalo was just an "UNAWARE" Executive Minister, but then he listened and believed the lies of his advisers (If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked. ~ Proverbs 29:12 NIV). I've known Eduardo V. Manalo to be a kind and gentle person, a little insecure about his looks and weight maybe, but nonetheless he has always been a good person until he turned into a two-faced wicked man that he is today- thanks to his wife, Babylyn Ventura Manalo. As forewarned by Bro. Erdy to his son when he advised him to control his wife from meddling with church matters otherwise the spirit of Jezebel will take over her. Instead of heeding his father's advice, Eduardo fully committed to her wickedness and he himself embraced it. That is exactly what happened to EVM who is now likened to King Ahab. Until now, "There had never been anyone like Ahab, who was firmly committed to doing evil in the sight of the LORD, urged on by his wife Jezebel." ~ 1 Kings 21:25 NET]
Q. Do you realize that many brethren, especially those who are weak, or those undergoing doctrinal lessons or under probation or newly baptized will weaken in their faith, and this is your fault?
A: I thought of this for a long time which is why it took so long before I gathered the strength to reveal the things I know. But as my close friend of mine, who is a District Minister, advised me, the truth is like a double edged sword. The revelation of the truth has two parts. One is that it may weaken the faith of those who are weak and easily stumble in the first place. This will be a way for them to get offended and doubt the truth they have received. The slightest offense will push these kinds of brethren away from the faith. But the second part of the truth is what must be found in us all. That after we read it, it will edify our faith so that we will all the more believe that this is the true Church, the only one which will be saved by our Lord Jesus Christ come judgement day for as long as it remains true to the teachings of God. We should all the more hold on to the pristine words of God and not on the words of man. Let us have faith that the things happening in the Church nowadays have been forewarned by our Lord God to be fulfilled because it is His will to prove something to us, He is allowing us to go through difficult testing in order for us to prove our truthfulness to Him and His commands. When God allowed Israel to go through tests, they were found in sin and disobedience to His will. It didn’t mean that they were no longer the nation of God, it also didn’t mean that God and His teachings and His promises are not true. It only meant that God gave them to severe testing for Him to see who among His servants will hold on to His commands in spite the presence of rampant disobedience and corruption. Because of that test, God saw who among them were worthy to make it to the promised land that he reserved for His nation. [And not everyone who belonged (a member) to the Israelites were allowed passage to the promised land, the same way that not everyone who is a member of the Church of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo) will be allowed entrance to the kingdom of heaven if they will fail to follow God's commandments and remain faithful to his teachings. Because this has been the main reason for many brethren to remain quiet and look the other way eventhough they already know that something wrong is happening in the church. They allow themselves to be instruments of the corrupt Church Administration in order to retain and secure their membership which has now become equated to their sole basis of salvation. Moses failed to adhere to God's teachings, that is why he was not able to enter the Promised Land and he was the one leading the Nation of Israel, the same way Eduardo V. Manalo is leading the church yet fails to follow God's teachings. May it not be EVM's fate come the day of our entrance to the Promised Land.]
That is also how it is in our time. The irregularities in the Council or within the Ministry doesn’t mean that the Church, its doctrines, our calling and our salvation on the day of judgment are no longer true. It all the more proves that this work of salvations in these last days is true. When we experience persecution that comes from within the flock, we will clearly see who will go along with the flow of corruption especially as the Advisory Council spearheads this anomaly, and who oppose it and stand firmly by the true and pristine words of God. It is necessary for one to choose, where will he stand? By the corrupt as this is now a common occurrence, or by the righteous who in spite of facing great temptations to commit sin, stands firm in obeying the will of God. Therefore, it is not a sin to expose the truth. With regards to the effects on the faith of those who hear or read the truth, if the objective of the revelation is clean and pure, then this will not be used in weakening the faith, it will all the more aflame the faith of a member in examining the truth that will allow him to stand firm in obedience to the will of God. This is God's way of cleansing the Church, as launched by the Administration, so that all those who refuse to change their way of life and remain in sin and tarnish the purity of the Church will be removed by the Lord God so that the Church may be brought into holiness, blameless and without wrinkle, truly worthy to receive salvation.
Q: Do you not know that other religions are using what you expose to exploit the Church? Therefore you are the devil’s instrument in tarnishing the Church?
A: I also weighed this consequence for a long time because I know that this may be used by our detractors in the faith to destroy the Church. But if we were to hide it, how would we be different from other religions who stopped at nothing to hide their anomalies and irregularities? Eventually, everything will be put to light and will be exposed for what they really are. In the end, it is us who have nothing to fear, even if the leaders of other religions have points against the Church of Christ because of the corruptions I exposed. Even if all these are summed up, in addition to some ministers who have fallen to sin due to their human nature, this doesn’t mean that God is wrong and that the Church of Christ is not true. This even proves that the Lord God does not allow evil and corrupt people to succeed and so God is revealing them in the cleansing that is being done in the Church. The solution is not to hide the issues, especially when the Advisory Council destroyed the process of proper reporting to the Administration to solve problems like these. As these anomalies in the Council are being revealed, God will not allow them to succeed. God uses people as instruments, events, and opportunities to expose evil within the Church before it completely turns the Church away through disobedience to the words of God. If other religious leaders think they have the ammunition they can use against the Church of Christ, they are mistaken because the Lord God will not allow his Church to apostatize in these last days. In truth, after this corruption in the Council and the Ministry is resolved and the cleansing in the Church is finally complete, I and all the ministers and the brethren will face these false teachers and they will all the more fail and be put to shame because the true God is in the Church of Christ and the Church will overpower them all. [This biblically refers to the Church of Christ that remains faithful to the teachings of our Lord God. Once it deviates from the pristine doctrines that we have received, like what it is doing right now, and it will not repent and change its ways back to holiness and cleanliness, then it too will be just like Israel, the bearer of the name as God's Nation yet was punished in the end by God for disobedience and wickedness. So for as long as there are Ministers and brethren who are willing to stand up for the truth without fear of persecution, oppression, and unjust expulsion, for as long as we continue to uphold the true teachings of our Lord God, then the true Church of Christ will not be apostatized. But once EVERYONE decides to remain silent, do nothing and allow themselves to be blind followers for fear of unjust expulsion, then apostasy will commence as described by the Bible. Therefore, the true Church of Christ cannot be recognized by name alone, but also by the characteristics and nature prescribed by the Bible as God's chosen people who remain faithful and follows His teachings. The current Church Administration may have the legally registered name of the Church of Christ but because they no longer lead the brethren to God's righteousness, it is but a hollow shell in the sight of God because it is He who demands obedience and faithfulness as the basis of salvation, and not a piece of paper that you can present to him like a ticket stub in the entrance to the gates of heaven.]
Q: Why do you cause chaos I’m the church and destroy its reputation? All that you say is a lie and you entice others to believe you. Do you not know that it is written that the church will no longer apostatize therefore all your efforts are futile?
A: I never intended to cause chaos in the Church, if I were to choose I would like to live a peaceful and quiet life and not risk my safety and my family’s safety especially from the ruthless members of the Sanggunian. But my conscience would not allow me to stay quiet and just allow them to continue with their anomalies and corruptions just because they have the power to silence the brethren up, especially the Ministers under the Sanggunian. We are all taught the doctrine of brotherly love and not to destroy each other’s reputation, this is why I strive to be objective and unbiased when presenting my articles of expositions. Before I published the evidence, I allowed you to listen to the declaration of Ka Jun Santos in his lecture during the WEBEX Video Conference so that you may hear from his own lips (straight from the horse's mouth as they say) his claims that the corruption issues are only to destroy his reputation and that I have no evidence, and then when I actually released the evidence, lo and behold, the proof straight to their faces! So since the hard facts (documents, audio, and video, pictures, statements) are presented in the blogs, they can no longer dismiss these as lies so they go to their brilliant plan! They avoid the issue, ignoring it, changing the lessons to inject verbal attacks that pertain to me, continuous threatening of the brethren with unjust expulsion if they do not submit absolute obedience to EVM, and ofcourse, the relentless hunt for AE. Yet none of their actions lead us to believe that they will ever face the Church and truthfully explain that there is no corruption by answering every issue and allegation of corruption against them.
It is true that the Church will no longer be turned away because there are brethren, officers, and Ministers who will stand firm and will not allow them to turn away the Church through their disobedience to the commandments of God taught also by the Last Messenger and Bro. Eraño G Manalo. As long as God is using someone as an instrument to defend the Church from its adversaries, those who destroy and taint it, the Church will never, ever be apostatized. But when the brethren choose to stay intimidated and threatened by the oppression of some Ministers, District Ministers and the Advisory Council and they choose to be silent while going along with the flow of corruption, that will be the beginning of the total apostasy of the church just as it was during the time of God’s early nation. Therefore, we can only be sure that the Church will no longer be apostatized for as long as there are those who stand up for what is right and true, for the pure teachings of God and follow all His commands and regulations.
Q: Why do you criticize the Executive Minister, do you not know that God appointed him as the leader of the Church?
A: Never did I question, criticize or denounce the Executive Minister. If you have read my articles and other writings, you will not find any of them going against the Executive Minister. Why? Because we are one on faith that Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo was placed by the Lord God to lead His Nation and so we must submit to him. No one can judge the Administrator but the Lord God alone. That is my stand then and now [at the time of this writing]. What I criticize and fight against is not the Executive Minister but the CORRUPTION, of any kind, level or personality. This is what I expose. The members of the Advisory Council have deliberately hidden the true condition of the Church today from the knowledge of the Executive Minister. This is to protect themselves and their positions for they know that when Bro. Eduardo finds out the real issues of corruption in the Church is rooted upon the Ministers that he trusts for the strengthening of the Administration, it will be the end of them.
If the Lord God allowed these things to happen for the cleansing of the Church, the Lord God will also make a way to move the Executive Minister into action for His will to be done at the right time and in a way that is according to the will of God. We must have faith in this. Our only part is what God wants us to do, this is my part, and your part, God will give victory to the Church so that the wicked will be revealed and cleansing will be done amongst the Ministers especially amongst the Advisory Council.
[This is where it gets interesting... at the time I was writing this article, I was still giving Eduardo V. Manalo the benefit of the doubt that he was the unwilling victim of all the shenanigans of the Sanggunian Ministers. That he was just UNAWARE, that he and everything around him were being controlled by the Sanggunian Ministers and his wife. And boy was I wrong! And yes it is true, not once did I criticize, question or denounce Eduardo V. Manalo, NOT UNTIL God showed me, and the whole Christiandom who he really is, not until he has finally revealed his true nature. Like what I have mentioned above, "What I criticize and fight against is not the Executive Minister but the CORRUPTION, of any kind, level or personality. This is what I expose." So when the exposition revealed that the level of anomaly and corruption goes way to the top, it became evident to us that the "personality" who usurped the position of Executive Minister is no longer in the same spirit with God and Christ. It took me a long time before I can make that decision because even at the last instance, I wanted to still give Eduardo V. Manalo the benefit of the doubt. This is one instance that I wanted to be wrong about EVM. Unfortunately for him, the TRUTH will always come out and standing up for it, is the right thing to do, or else, I will be no different than the corrupt and evil-minded ravenous wolves who are in cahoots with him. The Bible specifically states "So then, if we do not do the good we know we should do, we are guilty of sin." ~ James 4:17 GNT.
At the end of the day, no matter how much the Sanggunian Ministers sugarcoat the situation, no matter what Public Relations gimmick they employ to make EVM look good, no matter how many smear campaigns they launch against the family of Bro. Eraño G. Manalo, no matter how many made-up stories they come up with and no matter how hard they twist biblical verses to justify the nondoctrinal and unbiblical actions of Eduardo V. Manalo and his equally corrupted Ministers, it will always only boil down to two things. Either Eduardo V. Manalo is a weak and insecure leader that has a dire need to be surrounded by people who will tell him exactly what he wants to hear to make him feel better about himself and destroy anyone who will tell the truth as a shining reflection of the mutant that he has become, or he is not the weak and insecure leader that we thought he was, instead, he is really the wolf in sheep's clothing that will be heartless and ruthless even to his own mother, to his siblings, and he will stop at nothing until he has destroyed every piece of legacy that his father and grandfather have built. He does not have the same virtues as the former leaders of the church. His virtues will instead drag him down to history as the cruelest and most vicious leaders of the Church in these last days. He rules with an iron fist, unlike his predecessors who acted in good faith whenever there was a problem reported to the highest office of the church. It was dealt with swiftly with an honest and open investigation until the issue is resolved. It has been years and the only thing this man has done, was make snickering denials and side remarks during worship services as he is cheered on and the roaring laughter for his corny jokes are often led by his cronies followed by everyone else who have been fooled into believing their woven lies. They have done everything in their Book of Savagery, EXCEPT resolve the problem. Their initial and final act- EXPEL, EXPEL, EXPEL! Until nobody is left who would demand to know the truth.]
Q: Do you have anything personal against Bro. Jun Santos which is why you attack him personally, as well as other members of the Council? Did you ask them for anything in the past that they did not grant, or are you after a position that was not given? If you were given a good position, will you stop what you are doing?
A: I don’t have anything personal against them, I don’t have any desired position or favor from any of them. I am not doing this for my personal interest. I am doing this to reveal the anomalies and corruption that are tarnishing the purity of the Church. An office or a position in the church should never be used as a bribe to anyone to do or not to do anything, as what is found in some Ministers and District Ministers nowadays, such as Bro. Arnel Tumanan whom they’ve given a key position, and so in silence, he has become one and in agreement with them [The same as Michael Sandoval, Nolan Olarte and the rest of the Ministers whose spiritual integrity has a price tag or material equivalent]. When the time of cleansing comes and just discipline or punishment is rendered to the Council members proven of their guilt, there will be no need for anyone to convince me to stop my expositions, Antonio Ebangelista will just disappear for he has done his part. That is when the correct process of bringing reports to the administration returns, the credibility, and integrity of Ministers and those in the Council are back, and the Church returns to its pure and holy state, unblemished and untarnished. Antonio Ebangelista’s part shall come to an end. [And with the rate things are going under the EVM Administration, I think it will be a long battle to uphold the truth and to fight for what is right and expose the atrocities plaguing the Church of Christ today.]
Q: Do you want to replace the Executive Minister, and who do you want to replace him?
A: I have no intention, not for a moment, to have anyone replace our beloved Executive Minister. He was elected by God which is why he is there as willed by God. I do not have any recommendation who is more rightful to become Executive Minister for that is beyond the right of anyone but our Lord God who places the Executive Minister. So I strongly oppose anyone saying that the Executive Minister must be replaced for only our Lord God can decide in regards to the leader he has placed in the Church. [And it will be our Lord God, as always, who will enact His will against the current evil-hearted Executive Minister for violating His DIRECT COMMAND which states "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! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, 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" ~ Matthew 15:4-9 TLB. Ever since Eduardo V. Manalo nullified the direct command of God as the Executive Minister then our Lord God deemed him as a hypocrite and rendered all worship services by him and his Ministers as WORTHLESS. That is why we can no longer feel the Holy Spirit during the worship services inside the Church of Christ no matter how much the Officiating Minister wails and screams, God no longer accepts their worthless and abominable worship services.]
Q: When you say you are not against Bro. Eduardo Manalo, but you are against his primary helpers, is it not also equivalent to fighting against the Executive Minister because the Council is part of the Administration?
A: It is true that the Council is part of the Administration in the Church, just as the District Ministers, Pastors and even the officers in the groups in each local are parts of the Administration, but that doesn’t mean that they are the Executive Minister. Reporting an evil deed or transgression of a part of the Administration, for example, a group overseer, Pastor, District Minister or Council member, does not mean we are against the Executive Minister, instead we are helping him to have knowledge about the violations of his helpers so that they may be corrected to all the more care for the integrity of the Administration as a whole. To only destroy the reputation of those helping the Administration by spreading unfounded rumors, wrongful accusations, and biased criticism to cause chaos and schism should not be found in anyone. Our objective must be clear as to why we do things- is our purpose clean and in the correct state for the good of the Church and for it to remain in purity. Otherwise, we will only fall into sin. If we do not report to the Administration for fear of retaliation, it means that we are consenting evil, transgression, and sin to remain, all that, tarnish the image of our beloved Executive Minister. If we remain silent while knowing that corruption and transgressions exist in the Church, it is also equivalent to being an accessory to the crime. And so it doesn’t mean that when we report the corruption of anyone of those helping the Administrator, we are fighting against the Executive Minister. No, instead, we are helping him find out the truth for his fair judgement. If the report is erroneous, the judgement will also be erroneous and vice versa. That is what Bro. Eraño Manalo always said before, so that we can make sure that we send only reports that are accurate to the Administrator of the Church. [Contrary to EVM and his cohorts' belief, NOBODY is above God's laws, not even the Executive Minister. This has never been a fight against any personality, but against their evil acts that continue to pollute the sanctity of the Church, anybody who says the contrary, is gravely mistaken.]
Q: Isn’t it true that you are against the Executive Minister because your friends' list include those that oppose the Church and the Executive Minister?
A: As I have stated before, I am alone in these expositions. I do not have companions. If there are others who also expose corruption issues or irregularities, they are not my companions. I do not know anyone of them personally. Some are even using the issues I expose for their own personal interest. I accepted almost all that requested friendship in Facebook because my profile was public. But if anyone spoke against the Executive Minister or comments inappropriately or below the belt, send them a private message and prohibit them from doing so. If they listen and do not do it again, good. But if they refuse to listen, I delete or block them. I do not have control on what they say or what their opinions are, which is why the things I say only pertain to the articles I release on my official Facebook account, Facebook page and WordPress website and other social networking sites. Brethren who read these sites are assured that these do not contain slander and destructive criticisms to the Executive Minister nor these encourage anyone to leave the Church or fight against the Executive Minister. There are those who copy my name to deceive the brethren by releasing untrue statements, reporting to the Council and the Administration that these statements are mine. And so I call upon you brethren to remain calm, be observant, be good seekers, so that you may see the deceitful ways of the Council and how they twist the truth. If anyone pretends to be me, call their attention and block them. Keep this fight clean even if they want to fight dirty. I also never used profane language, hurtful words, and personal attacks on anyone, I only attack corruption and the act of doing this. I will continue to call on those who do this for it paints a bad image on the movement to cleanse the Church.
[This remains to be true, if anyone spoke against the Executive Minister based on rumors or unfounded statements, then I will not be a party to it. I always make it a point to inculcate credibility in my articles, so when some personally attack Eduardo V. Manalo by saying he is glutinous and he looks stupid, I will not be a part of it because it is shallow and below the belt. I would not encourage the brethren to leave the church, if the church is still pristine and pure, but when Eduardo V. Manalo adulterated the body of Christ by disobeying God's teachings, then anyone who will remain as instruments of evil and disobedience to God's teaching will suffer the same fate as the ones mentioned in the Bible, “Not all who sound religious are really godly people. They may refer to me as ‘Lord,’ but still won’t get to heaven. For the decisive question is whether they obey my Father in heaven. 22 At the Judgment[a] many will tell me, ‘Lord, Lord, we told others about you and used your name to cast out demons and to do many other great miracles.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘You have never been mine.[b] Go away, for your deeds are evil.’" ~ Matthew 7:21-23 TLB. In the end, the basis of our salvation will be in our DEEDS. Are they deeds of goodness or deeds of evil. EVM and his cohorts have manifested exactly what kind of deeds they are promoting, it is up to the brethren if they want to be a part of it. I cannot tell anyone what to do, we shall all make our own decisions in life, hopefully, based on what we have learned spiritually from our former leaders. I can only recommend that we do what God commands us to do, and IF, by doing what is right, by doing what is commanded by God, by loving or neighbors and even our enemies, by standing for the truth, we get expelled, rest assured that this expulsion is not valid and not accepted by God. Instead of expelling the wicked, wicked men expel those who uphold being good. This is an act of evil by those who play God in the church, toying with the lives of the brethren. God will be the ultimate judge of our deeds and He will not be coerced nor intimidated by men who use divine authority to unjustly expel those who have done what is right.]
Q: How do we know the truth from the many things that come out on social media, we don not now which is true and who is telling the truth anymore?
A: Let us be wise in seeking for it, do not believe it because Antonio Ebangelista says it and read it on Facebook. You have to read both sides, ask questions, be observant, weigh the information, and most of all pray so you may be guided in your decisions. Should they be able to hack my accounts and send you messages that contradict my principles in standing for the truth, do not believe it, instead, forsake it. What should be our basis for the truth? It is what is written in the Bible, as our Lord Jesus Christ said, “Your word is truth”. Therefore, anyone who says he is telling the truth but his words are against what the Bible says, do not follow them for it is not the truth that comes from above, but the knowledge that comes from the devil because they are lies. Our strongest basis is the words of God. You will discern this even if the Sanggunian Ministers use verses from the Bible but in the wrong context or application, in order to justify what they want to do or emphasize. The holy spirit will make us feel if the lessons in the worship service give us information to teach us how to rightfully obey or if they are only being used by the corrupt Church Administration to make us believe in them, fear them, or convince us to agree to what they are doing. Through God’s mercy and help, we will be guided to decide rightfully on the things that He wants to be fulfilled in us in order for us to care for our election for the attainment of salvation. [God has led you to this blog and has guided your heart in discerning the truth, trust in the Lord for He will always want you to do good and be saved. So when you find yourself already doing something bad or is made to do something "unbecoming Christian behavior" such as when the Church Administration and its Ministers command you to forsake your parents or loved ones, or when they command you to lie and spread rumors for the sake of the church, when they ask you to condemn or be ruthless to whomever they consider as their enemies, when they ask you to just follow and follow without question, then that's when you know that it is no longer the Spirit coming from the heavens above but from a different spirit, the spirit that despises the teachings of our Almighty God.]
Q: How can we keep updated when we are prohibited from going into social media sites?
A: The best thing to do is create a dummy account, not your real name, so that you may be updated on the revelations on Facebook and other social media sites. It is our right to search for the truth. Weren’t we encouraged to ask and ask questions to the ministers when we were still bible students? But nowadays, when you ask a minister a question, it is equivalent to questioning the Administration? This is because they cannot give us a straight answer. If you were to use your real account, avoid liking or commenting so that you may not be monitored by ACTIV. Once you like, comment, or share, ACTIV will alert your Pastors and district Ministers. You will be called in like many brethren, you will be warned, you will be asked to write a statement and unlike the messages and comments you liked, remove your comments and the links you shared if any, in some cases they will ask you to open your Facebook accounts and read your private messages and comments and you will be asked to deactivate your account. The Council is making District Ministers do this all over the world to eventually expel anyone who will agree to my expositions in social media. Instead of addressing the issue one by one, the Council chooses the easy way, threaten and expel the brethren. It feels like we are now being led by a Council acting like a syndicate or mafia, a sad sad state the Council is in today. [You may choose to do this for your own safety especially now that the Sanggunian Ministers have resorted to extrajudicial activities against anyone they consider as enemies of the Church. But once you have summed up the strength and courage to stand up for what is right then you can bravely come out into the open even if they threaten you with unjust expulsions that only works with the fearful. Rest assured that God will never forsake us for doing what is right and standing up for the truth. He will protect us and guide us throughout all these ordeals. What did our Lord God commands His people when they were already being taught to do evil acts, " Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;" ~ Revelations 18:4 NIV. It is God, out of His immense love and mercy, who commands us to go out from her (pertains to the church that has turned evil) so as not to share in her sins and receive any of her plagues. It will be up to us to heed God's calling or refuse His instructions the same way Lot's wife turned into a pillar of salt when she neglected God's command during the time when God wanted them to be saved from His wrath and fury. Like her, salvation is almost at the tip of our fingers, let us not lose this chance to do what is commanded of us by God.]
Q: What is your purpose in exposing these corruptions?
A: My aim is for Transparency and Accountability to be reinstated in the Church. Bring the Merit/Demerit system back in the Ministry and bring back the integrity and credibility of the Ministers tarnished by the Sanggunian Ministers and a few [now many] corrupt District Ministers. I wish to take down the system of favoritism, “under the table transactions”, “midnight appointments”, and bribe system. Through the revelations of the truth and the exposition of corruption in the Church, I wish for the members of the Council to have the decency to step down from their positions and agree to a voluntary investigation regarding their alleged cases of corruption. Answer these issues one by one and if they are proven guilty of sins such as abuse of power, abuse of the trust that the Executive Minister bestowed upon them, misuse of Church funds or the use of it for selfish gain, and if they indeed became instruments in the oppression and cruelty towards the family of Bro. Erdy- they shall be disciplined, expelled if need be, and answer to the punishment according to the law if necessary. This shall also be done to the corrupt District Ministers who became instruments of the Council in their anomalous ways. How this is going to be done and when, is all up to the Lord God.
Q: Why not leave this all the Lord God in as much as He owns this Church, why do you interfere in this?
A: It is true that our Lord God will do what is the best for the Church. If we have faith in this, we also must have faith in the way that God chooses for this to happen. That these anomalies in the Council and some Ministers are now exposed is the way for God to reveal them. If it were not so, I believe that even in my very first message, my fingers would have stiffened so that I may not continue to write. Therefore, we cannot expect God to find a way and then dictate Him how to do it based on our ways as if these revelations are not God’s way of exposing the corruption within the church. A man is to work with diligence and patience to do God’ will, and God will provide victory as long as it is according to His will, while defeat shall come if it not according to His will. We cannot fully entrust everything to God and not do our part, as proven by the many events in the Bible wherein the servants of God acted. They did not only watch or waited, they worked and God was the one who found a way for them to be victorious or not. If what we are doing now is wrong, it is our faith that God will not allow us to succeed, and most likely the members of the Council shall prevail and continue in their corrupt ways in the Church and transgress the will of our Lord God. Which will God allow to succeed, and which will He allow to fail? [Since more and more brethren are now being enlightened with the truth and are given the courage to boldly stand up for the truth, then it is very evident how our Lord God is working in our favor. The Sanggunian Ministers, along with EVM and his cohorts, may still be lavishing in power and wealth, but that does not mean that God is on their side. Even hogs are being fed and fattened until they are sent to the slaughterhouse. Everything will come to light and God will always allow good to prevail over evil, no matter how long it takes.]
Q: There is no problem with the family of Ka Erdy and of Ka Eduardo, are you only saying and spreading that to degrade the family?
A: This is not an issue concerning the problems of the Family of our late Executive Minister, Brother Eraño G. Manalo which is why I do not discuss this often because it is my belief that if there is anybody who knows the real situation between the family of Bro. Erdy and Bro. Eduardo, it is no other than them and only Bro. Eduardo can give the solution to this. I will not dare say other things I know because I believe they will be in agreement for the sake of implementing the doctrine of brotherly love and love for our parents. Only Bro. Eduardo has the capacity to call upon them and gather them to sincerely communicate and discern the truth about the issues that surround their family, that has become a disturbance to the whole Church because they served as a good example to the brethren of how a family should be in the Church of Christ. When the Church hears news of problems in the family, we cannot avoid being affected. When they will be gathered by Bro. Eduardo for such a personal meeting, only the Executive Minister can tell, through the help and mercy of our Lord God. Our part as members of the Church is to continue to love our Executive Minister, Sis. Tenny, Bro. Angel, Bro. Mark, Sis. Lottie and their whole family. Let us pray that our Lord God may continue to care for them, grant them good health, and strength to overcome this trial in the Church and in their family. Let us ask that they may be delivered from evil, especially from the plans of wicked and perverse people who surround them. Through the mercy and help of our Lord God, the problem in their family will be resolved and peace will once again return to the Church. [With the current series of events that transpired, Eduardo V. Manalo Already turned his back on his chance, he has turned his back on his family, on decency, on integrity, on credibility, on God himself and Christ. I only pray to God that He may have mercy on his soul and those who he has deceived to follow him and be one with him.]
Q: How can we help you in what you are doing?
A: Be aware and awake in all things. If you know of any violations of anyone especially among the members of the Council, Ministers and other brethren involved, let us make this known to the concerned, and if you fear retaliation or that it may be used against you, you may email it to us at [email protected] [this account has been hijacked by the INC IT Group - ACTIV] or [email protected] [this account was also hijacked by the INC IT Group - ACTIV, instead, you can email it to: [email protected]] and we will try our best to give it proper attention. If you get called in by your local Ministers, District Ministers, or the Council, let us respectfully answer their questions, respecting their authority. Answer with complete truthfulness yet being careful that anything you say may bee used against you to threaten you with expulsion. Agree with what they are saying for it is useless to argue with people who are in power. Write a statement if they ask for it, if they want the content changed into the language they want, do it. You have the right to ask for a copy and make sure they have received it. You may send me a copy along with your own heartfelt statement. The only way you can assist us is to send evidence that could help us reveal corruption and anomalies especially by those Ministers who are close helpers of the Administration, the members of the Advisory Council. Send us photos if you see them in high-end restaurants, hotels, casinos and other places or if you know any of their dealings with politicians, contractors and whoever you know involved in activities unrelated to the Ministry. Send us pictures of their hidden mansions, expensive luxury cars, and other things that prove the existence of their unexplained wealth. Everything that you do to assist us will help in the revelation of the truth and the fulfillment of complete cleansing in the Church to bring her into her pure condition. [Thru God's guidance, many of the brethren have done this and continue to do so that is why we are able to expose numerous anomalies in the church and in the Ministry. Since they do not want to stop their corrupt ways and practices, let it be known to all that we will also not stop exposing g them until God punishes them for their evil deeds. And if you are suspected of being a silent defender and you are asked to come down to the office of your resident minister or district minister to interrogate you and make you become false witnesses and fabricate lies or make you write a letter (Salaysay) in favor of EVM, that you are one with him in order to prove your loyalty, then, do not waste your precious time and energy anymore. Time has proven that these practices have evolved into the modern day INC Inquisition to hunt down brethren who stand for the truth. They will be ruthless to you and they will use your family to sway you. This is the time when you have TO PROVE YOUR LOYALTY TO GOD and not to any man. Do not fool yourself! You cannot fool these mafia-styled Ministers. No! They are already stone hearted, cold and devious in every way. Instead of playing charades with them, just stand up on the side of God and show true Christian character. Do not play along with their games and reject any request to go to their office to talk to you or write a Salaysay. Respectfully tell them to talk to you when Eduardo V. Manalo has the decency and spiritual integrity to correct his evil ways, when he has reconciled with his own mother and siblings, when he has resolved the issues of anomalies and corruption within the rank of his crumbling administration, then and only then shall we consider talking to them. Show these unscrupulous Ministers that you are not intimidated by them, that you do not respond to meaningless and shallow threats of unjust expulsion and that you will not be coerced to connive with them even if they use your own family members against you. This is how we prove to God that we are one with Him and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Although many will continue to mock me and the things I write, or try to discredit me, malign me, raise intrigues and weave stories against me or those whom they suspect to be me or with me, that's all that they can ever do. They will follow the lead of EVM in addressing hard and pressing issues in the church with snide remarks, misdirection, irrational logic, twisted bible verse applications and shallow explanations. I am only a medium, a channel, a messenger, I am not important, what is important is the message. The message is what they cannot handle, that is why they try to shoot the messenger. Only fools resort to this and we already know who they are, starting with the one who would try to contort this article in order to distract the readers from the truth. So if you want facts, you've come to the right place. If you want "alternative facts" or "fabricated facts", they are found at www.eaglenews.ph and other INC propaganda sites and social media networks. I am not a perfect being. I'd rather admit when I am wrong in order to correct my mistakes like my false hope that EVM was innocent in all of these. I will put aside any ego rather than continue to promote something that has been proven to be false. Only arrogant and foolish men like our church leaders and their cohorts think like that. I hope that you are not one of them. Do the right thing, according to God's teachings.]
I hope that this will help shed light to some of your questions regarding what you read on social media so that we may be guided in our efforts to learn the truth and to expose wrongdoings and lies. If you have any other questions you may send me a message or an email. Thank you very much for your continued quest.
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