Today, President Arroyo declared September 7 as a national day of mourning for the late Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) leader Bro. EraÃ±o Manalo. All flags will be flown at half mast on Monday. The INC rejects the Trinity and like the 4th century Arians, believes that Jesus is only a created being (as do the Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses).
The new spiritual life that results from looking to Jesus lifted high on the cross by faith corresponds to the new physical life given to mortally snakebitten Israelites in the desert who by faith fixed their eyes on the bronze serpent.
A tribute to Philippine President Corazon Aquino.
Christian, Jesus is your “spy” who knows everything about your Promised Land because he came down from there. He assures you that your Promised Land is the heavenly city, beautiful and abounding in Godâ€™s blessings. Its inhabitants are not wicked enemies you have to fight and conquer, but righteous friends with whom you will fellowship for eternity. Its fortifications do not just reach up to heaven, but the city is in heaven itself, safe and secure from all evil.
Not exactly. Actually, the Philippines is one of only two countries in the world that I know of where divorce is not legalized, the other of course being Vatican City. And in spite of its evil and tendency to be abused, I believe it’s time to legalize divorce in the Philippines…
Scripture Readings: Genesis 6:5-8; 1 Peter 4:1-11 â€¢ Text: 1 Peter 4:1-11 May 17, 2009 To download a printer-friendly PDF version of this sermon, click here. My wife recently had a conversation with a Filipino lay pastor who is relatively
This Sunday, May 31, I’ll be preaching in a couple of places, driving two hours in between two churches, one in Pasig City and the other one in Tagaytay City.
While preparing for a book table at the recently-concluded Manila Conference on Theology, I thought it would be useful to introduce others to the Reformed faith through a booklet that has essays on Reformed basics.
“Apart from election, no one will be saved because we are all totally depraved. Election compels evangelism. Election leads to holiness. Rejecting particular redemption leads to a confusion among the Persons of the Trinity in the work of salvation.” — Dr. Joel R. Beeke
I happened to listen to a shocking tidbit that proudly said, â€œDo you know that the Philippines is in the Bible?â€ Then it quoted Isaiah 24:15. How does the Philippines figure in this verse?
CBSNews.com reports that U. S. military detention centers in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay systematically used loud music on hundreds of suspected terrorist detainees. The tactic was designed “to create fear, disorient … and prolong capture shock.” What does this have to do with churches?
After the American forces defeated the Spanish colonialists in the Philippines in 1898, Presbyterian, Baptist and Methodist leaders met in New York to discuss how to evangelize the new colony. The leaders signed a comity agreement “to unite all the evangelical forces in the Philippine Islands for the purpose of securing comity and effectiveness in their missionary operations.”