5 INC chapels open soon in North America

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The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC or Church of Christ) announced on Tuesday that it is all set to open five new chapels in North America as part of its continuing expansion program.

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The church’s leadership said the program is an “intensifying of the brethren’s faith in other parts of the world and a growing recognition of the unique character of this Christian Church.”

In a statement, INC spokesman Edwil Zabala said Executive Minister Bro. Eduardo Manalo is prepared to visit and dedicate four chapels in the United States and one in Canada this February until March of this year.

“The new American churches are spread geographically all over the continental US, from the West Coast to the East Coast,” Zabala pointed out.

Manalo will inaugurate approximately 300-seating capacity edifices in Bakersfield, California; Jersey City, New Jersey; Orange Park, Florida; and Lubbock, Texas.

The Texas church is the largest, with a 484-seating capacity for the main worship hall and another 150 people for the function hall.

The INC chapel that will be opened in Regina, Canada, seats 250 in the main hall and 100 in its function hall.

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  1. Clueless Bayad. Bayaran to do the dirty is what you are. Since you don’t know what you are talking about, just do what you are good for. Bayaran. One thing for sure, we won’t pay you in cash when you decide to listen to our bible studies. God will pay you back for whatever is worth that you say and do.

    If you and Asungot are one and the same, might as well. The church that you so love to lambast and throw mud at is the same church you need to be saved come judgement day.

    CULT is what you enlist to when you parade your wooden Gods and Idols. CULT is where you are when you join the throngs of uninformed grays in destroying the True Church.

    Giving is what we do. It’s called Lingap. I hope that you, your family, your friends and anyone known to you has been reached by our Lingaps or Givings. If not, then wait until you will be the recipient or anyone known to you is reached by our programs. Now only we are saying “you are welcome”. But then again, should The Giving or any of our program reaches you, then that’s your bad luck. You are simply not among the chosen few.

    Enjoy in your own uninformed thoughts and comments. Day will come when you will realize you are misguided, hopefully the door of chances will still be open.

  2. Whenever there are controversies of the INC, many cynical people are very quick to comment without using their head. They would just easily say bad words with a happy heart they despise the church. But when the news is about the commendable achievements of the Church, wow they are still quick to say something still bad! What kind of breed these silly people possess? Were they born to be like a mad dog, or they are just enslaved in their extreme envy to the INC?

  3. Whenever there are controversies of the INC, many cynical people are very quick to comment without using their head. They would just easily say bad words with a happy heart they despise the church. But when the news is about the commendable achievements of the Church, wow they are still quick to say something still bad! What kind of breed these silly people possess? Where they born to be like a mad dog, or they are just enslaved in their extreme envy to the INC?

  4. @ Duthirty Bayad. Who paid (Bayad) you to say this wrongful notion against INC. You didn’t use your brain (if you have one) when you do your comment. I felt sorry for you. It’s not too late though to be enlightened. Why not come to any of our church near to you for you to learn the truth about our church. Bring Asungot na Pinoy with you.

  5. asungot na pinoy on

    Iglesia Ni Kristo do not fall under Christian sect nor classified as a Christian Religion. They have their own bible called Pasugo messages, ang tamang daan, tinig ng Iglesia and many more. Therefore, Iglesia ni Kristo is a CULT Organization. Their biblical interpretations and doctrines are twisted so they can use it to their advantage. This cult group have tons of money because hard core members are brainwashed and they follow whatever their cult leaders say and majority of their members cannot think independently, as well. I have yet to see Iglesia Ni Kristo representatives giving aids to the victim of calamities in the Philippines. I have seen countless of times, that the Roman catholic church always there to hand helping hands to the needy, in times of need, regardless of your church affiliations or your religion.

    • Kulang ka yata sa research asungot! Magbasa basa ka naman at nuod ng incmedia.org pag may time. Nasa Pilipinas ka ba at hindi mo alam ang mga ginagawang lingap ng mamamayan at pabahay na ginawa ng INC?!

    • Before bad mouthing INC, you should get your facts straight. 1) INC is not a cult. Members enter with wide eyes open and have free will. And cult refers to teachings that are dangerous or extreme. The teachings are straight fr the bible, so it’s not dangerous. And again it’s up to listener whether they choose to become a member 2) I have devoted Catholic relatives in the PI and when I visit there, they tell me all the time that INC is so good in helping the community. Especially, when calamaties hit their region. And we have an INC Giving program that shows ALL our community services around the world.

      And we have many congregations around the world – I have a good friend attending in Saudi. Last time I checked that is still in the Middle East.

      I respect other people’s faith and beliefs, never impose on my beliefs. I will always invite them to listen and join INC activities but again it’s their choice – and no members forces them to join or threaten their lives when they do visit.

      I’m sure your religion does charity work, which is good. So, isn’t that enough for your religion to stand out on it’s own merit and not slam other people’s religion? Why do you feel so threathen by good news, such as, people have a place to worship God?

      I can easily slam your religion (Catholicism) but I won’t because that is your belief and you need to work out your own salvation. I respect the fact you still believe in God.

      Thank you for unkind remarks @asungot na pinoy and all those others that continue to talk negatively on my beliefs as a INC member as it reminds me that I am a strong Christian. And if you actually want to know more truths, one of my co-members gave a link: http://www.incmedia.org

      Have a blessed week, everyone!

    • “asungot na pinoy” is also “Duthirty Bayad”.

      kitams, ang mga duwag at sinungaling talagang nagpapalit ng anyo parang hunyango haha..

      Pasugo daw is a bible hahaha… pathetic mangmang!

      Based from the comments posted, this tungaw is most likely a nuisance catholic with a very deep insecurity to INC. No wonder, his posts bear no substance and full of jealousy hahaha…

    • John VIncent Arabejo on

      Let Me Correct you. INC uses Bible. pasugo is a magazine in which WORDS from the BIBLE is Being used for our Daily living, as well as On how you apply it .It also contain news, like Newly built Congregations all over the world. you got the wrong Information. Who is “brainwashing” now? We are Christians for your info. because we believe Christ as our savior. We think independently. it is just we follow what is written in the BIBLE (as for the money contribution. read Hebrew 13:15-16) INC have 2 WORLD RECORDS For having the largest DENTAL checkup and BLOOD checkup. i cant see any catholic Priest helping the needy, in fact they buy their own luxurious and expensive cars from the people who gives money as for them, Catholics have hundred millions of members, why cant they do what INC did? INC have roughly 10million compared from hem. from the INC you entitled “Cult” they build new churches for the worshipers not spending the mommy for themselves.. i pity you for believing in such Fallacies.

      Brainwashed you say? how about reading (John 17:11 “I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one”) (Corinthians 1:10 “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”)so that they may be ONE, No Divisions and Perfectly United in mind and thought. totally Contradictory to “you” who is “independent” you believe in something contradictory to the bible. INFIDELITY. and you dare to say about “regardless of your affiliations” 1 Corinthians 1:10 is Clear as day mister. then if you are still Unsatisfied then. you”re an anti-Christ, a Hypocrite. defying what is written in the bible.
      ~
      Go to the nearest INC Church in your neighborhood. Then ask the minister about your questions. if then you Cannot Justify Your Argument then that means your wrong And Pursue what is “RIGHT”

    • the Iglesia Ni Cristo has never ever published their own Bible.
      The INC publishes a religious magazine called “God’s Message” or “Pasugo” in Filipino, which contains Lessons based on the Bible.
      It is publicly known that they help victims of calamities and other people in need.
      You may search the news here in Manila Times, or any other news outfits for proof.

    • You are an ignorant person. I’m sorry but out of many people that persecutes the INC, this has been one of the most idiotic statements ever said.

    • The Pasugo and other PUBLICATIONS are just that, PUBLICATIONS. To call them Bibles makes as much sense as calling Catholic Digest a Bible.

      If the members freely and consistently give their offerings because their see their money going to good use in building churches, giving humanitarian aid, giving housing and livelihoods to marginalized peoples INSTEAD of paying millions in legal fees for pedophile clergy, that’s their prerogative. The burden is on you to prove that there is any brainwashing.

      The lenghts people will go to ignore and deny what’s been plastered in the news for ages now. Were you under a rock when the Church was doing a worldwide walk then giving houses to Yolanda victims, giving aid to Manilenos, giving housing to Lumad, to B’laan, etc.?

      I bet you were even one of the people whining when these things happened. And yet now, for the sake of flinging baseless insults, you auddenly forget these things happened.

      Pathetic.

    • The Pasugo and other PUBLICATIONS are just that, PUBLICATIONS. To call them Bibles makes as much sense as calling Catholic Digest a Bible.

      If the members freely and consistently give their offerings because their see their money going to good use in building churches, giving humanitarian aid, giving housing and livelihoods to marginalized peoples INSTEAD of paying millions in legal fees for pedophile clergy, that’s their prerogative. The burden is on you to prove that there is any brainwashing.

      The lenghts people will go to ignore and deny what’s been plastered in the news for ages now. Were you under a rock when the Church was doing a worldwide walk then giving houses to Yolanda victims, giving aid to Manilenos, giving housing to Lumad, to B’laan, etc.?

      I bet you were even one of the people whining when these things happened. And yet now, for the sake of flinging baseless insults, you auddenly forget these things happened.

      How pathetic.

    • It seems you don’t know what you are talking about Asungot. I just don’t know why many of you have the guts to comment even though you don’t have any knowledge of the matter. Pasugo (God’s Message) is not a Bible. It’s an official magazine of the Iglesia Ni Cristo that features church monthly activities worldwide and some articles which upholds the doctrine/s inside the church. If i were you, better do some research first for you to have a credible post. Everything you’ve said were nonsense. You are welcome to any of our church if you want to learn about the church and for you to be enlightened rather than posting nonsense topic.

    • Asugot na pinoy – Hindi biblia ng Iglesia ang Pasugo, ito ay magazines..bugok ang info. mo.
      Nakikisawsaw ka lang mali pa… haha

  6. Elmer Indiongco on

    We are so thankful, first of all to the Almighty and also to the Church Administration for granting us this huge and very, very magnificent chapel although we are just very few in numbers right now. Lubbock, Texas is one of the fastest growing city in Texas mainly because of the Texas Tech University. There are a lot of job opportunities here so come, move in and join us brethren

    • Hey brother Elmer, Thanks for inviting us.
      Soon if God allows..i wish i can work there.

      Thank you brother.

      Im from ecclesiastical district of Misamis Oriental.

  7. INK in the U.S. is a small unit that in their chapel in NJ only a few (less than 10) attends services. No matter what kind of expansion this cult is planning, it still doesn’t meet one (not all actually) of the requirements which is universality. Iglesia ni Manalo can not even be found all over the world. You can find members of this cult all over the world who are only OFWs. INK churches cannot be found in countries of the Middle East like Libya, Iraq, Iran and others, otherwise this iglesia members’ head will be beheaded for proclaiming false prophesies. To HELL with the arrogant Iglesia ni Kristo officers and members. This group is a fraud and a scam.

    • what’s your problem boy?are you haunted by those scary movies you’ve watched nightly that until now you can’t control peeing on your pants? are you still scared of those ghost stories that you’ve heard in your childhood and you haven’t move on yet from the hallucinating experience you had to brand this church as a cult?how much does this church owe to you to dare you saying bad things to us?

    • Duthirty Bayad, you said only 10 attending services? can you show me the attendance of that local congregation? hahaha… A worship service is composed of officers and brethren. If you will only count the officers, your “10 attendees is wrong”. Let’s say there’s 1 organist, 1 choir, 1 minister, 1 deacon, 1 deaconess, 1 finance officer, 1 secretariat officer, 1 head deacon, 1 assistant head deacon, 1 Light of Salvation officer, and 1 SCAN officer? hahaha.. do the math, it’s 11. Where is your number for the ordinary brethren? hahaha…

      And are you sure you can’t find INC in the Middle East? check our website in http://www.INCmedia.org, you’ll find there hundreds of local congregations in that place excluding the not-listed locales in the two ecclesiastical districts of INC in Saudi Arabia.

      LIAR!! hahaha… insecurity at it best! Mabuhay ang INC!!!

    • Rakesh Malapati on

      @Duthirty Bayad

      What INK? Iglesia Ni Manalo?
      Nasa maling page ka yata, this article is about Iglesia Ni Cristo

    • Wow, Duthirty Bayad (or even if that is your real name). You obviously don’t know what the Iglesia Ni Cristo (the church I belong in) is all about, and you don’t know about the Iglesias Ni Cristo’s expansion. Our church knows all about liars and deceivers, ignorant people, or just HATERS like you. The church is expanding all over the world, including the Middle East, and no matter what you say, nothing is gonna stop the church from growing. You can call us a cult, a fraud, or a scam… the real arrogant person is YOU, Dulthirty Bayad (or whatever your cowardly real name is). Shame on you.

    • hi there Mr.Thirty Bayad,i know you’re hiding from your true Identity cause you’re a coward and Liar.i am retired U.S Navy and now a U.S Merchant marine,you mention about our worship service in New Jersey.you are totally wrong ,back in 2006 i was on TAD (temporary assignment duty) at Naval Weapon station in NJ,me and my INC shipmate attended our worship service in Elizabeth,New Jersey Locale although we’re not late but we had a little problem looking for parking space and they have a big parking space on that locale,meaning there’s a lot of brethren on that locale alone in NJ,so where in the world did you get that 10(ten) attendies?maybe,you’re talking aboutone of our “Group Prayer Meeting only”and not the actual worship service.that was ten yrs ago when i was there,we have so many locales now in NJ or throughout U.S. you’re also wrong in middle east,even in Dubai the INC worship service is just a walking distance from Emirates Mall.in Bahrain,just tell the taxi driver about the INC he’ll take you there.even in India,Latin America the Growth of the INC is Unstoppable,it is not cult also,all Doctrines are all base from the holy Bible…Just be open Minded and try to attend in our worship service and you’ll see the Difference from what’s in your mind…thank you…

    • @Duthirty Bayad obviously you don’t know what you’re talking about, though we do not have big chapel’s here in the middle east, I can assure we our presence is all over and we call it group worship service.
      My advice to you, research bago ngawa.