10p Felix Y. Manalo, Founder, INC Temple
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IGLESIA NI CRISTO (INC) - 100th
"CHURCH OF CHRIST"
Iglesia ni Cristo (INC).
A Christian denomination religion that
originated in the Philippines in 1914 under founder Felix Manalo,
who became its first Executive Minister. By the time of his death in
1963, the Iglesia ni Cristo had become a nation-wide church with
1,250 local chapels, and 35 large concrete cathedrals.
His son, Eraņo Manalo, became the
next church leader and lead a campaign to grow and internationalize
the church until his death on August 31, 2009, whereupon his son,
Eduardo V. Manalo, succeeded him as Executive Minister.
In 2000 the Philippine census by the
National Statistics Office found that 2.3 percent of the population
in the Philippines are affiliated with the Iglesia ni Cristo, making
it the third largest religious denomination in the country after the
Roman Catholic Church (80.9%) and Islam (5.0%), respectively.
The Iglesia ni Cristo
proclaims itself to be the one true church and claims that it is the
restoration of the original church founded by Jesus and that all
other Christian churches, including the Roman Catholic Church, are
INC doctrines cite that the official
registration of the church with the Philippine government on July
27, 1914, by Felix Y. Manalo who is referred to as the last
messenger of God. Believers consider the church to be a fulfillment
of biblical prophecy of the first church being reestablished in the
Far East and the coming of the Seventh seal marking the end of days.
INC is holding religious
gatherings called evangelical missions regularly which aim to
attract more followers.
April 13, 2013, INC launched Lingap-Pamamahayag under its project
Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko (My Countrymen, My Brethren), which
incorporates outreach missions to its evangelical missions.