Monk’s Hobbit Welcomes Questions from Members of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC)
August 26, 2009 13 Comments
For a week I have’nt blogged nor read blogs, as I meditated on the questions of St. Ignatius: what I have done for Christ, what am I doing for Christ, and what more can I do for Christ? But during these times, comments on my post “Is Iglesia ni Cristo the Church of Christ” from members of Iglesia ni Cristo kept on popping up and I have to answer them. Maybe this is God’s way of saying that I should turn my gaze on the teachings of INC. My only problem is that INC has no official website, so I could never really know what the INC official teaching is, a sort of Catechism of Iglesia ni Cristo. But there is an unofficial INC Pasugo website. I can start from there. Or better yet, INC members visit this blog and ask me what the Catholic Church really teaches about particular topics. Then I shall quote passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church which is available online. The Bible that I shall use is the New American Bible. Majority of the members of INC are former Catholics. That would make my job easier for we would have similar Catholic background.
I am not a professional theologian but a physicist. But I have read some apologetics books lent to me by Dr. Rey Entila, my colleague in University of St. La Salle where I taught before. I don’t have them now. But there is Catholic Answers online. I shall seek the answers there. Google helps. I still wish to read St. Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae. There is a copy available online, but I prefer to have my own copy where I can underline important passages in red and write some notes on the sides. If someone can donate to me a Summa, I shall pray a rosary for him everyday for a year. I still have much to learn about our Catholic Faith.