Defensores Fidei: apologetics training every Saturday from Oct 13 to Dec 15

Defensores Fidei's apologetics training every Saturday from Oct 13 to Dec 15

Defensores Fidei’s apologetics training every Saturday from Oct 13 to Dec 15

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Catholic Faith Defenders in Bacolod City to debate with Iglesia ni Cristo apologists in University of St. La Salle Coliseum

This is a translation of Cenon Bibe’s post in Tumbukin Natin:

Praise be to God!

This is the fulfillment of what we have been waiting for.  Our friends in the Catholic Faith Defenders, Bacolod Chapter, has responded.  This is their post:

“Okay!  No problem with the debate brother.  I would like to debate Ramil Parba or Ventilacion on the topic, One True Church or on the Divinity of Christ.  Debate venue: University of St. La Salle Coliseum.  Thank you!  God bless us all!”

Thanks to our  friends in Catholic Faith Deferders.  Praise be to Christ!  Praise be to God!

Attention mr. Wilbert Nunez, Joseph Cristobal, Chito Fejer, Hector Caday, et al.  Please advice your Central because we are now set.    We shall await your reply.

An encounter with a New Age believer: the New Testament is the work of Jesuits to put the world in slavery

In my post entitled, Iglesia ni Cristo Logo: Christian or Masonic Symbol?, one commenter asked me to prove that Jesus, the Son of God, is God the Son.  During our conversation, I learned that he is not a member of Iglesia ni Cristo but a believer in New Age.  As a revert from the New Age to Catholicism, I can sympathize with him.  The attraction of esoteric knowledge is too strong for those with intellectual leanings.  Even St. Augustine succumbed to Manichaenism.  I am familiar with New Age writings, like energy and electromagnetic waves in the form of light, electricity, plant, animal, and planets.  I told him that I am a theoretical physicist: I know that he is not a scientist.  But there are some things he said that are really new to me: the Jesuits fabricated the New Testament.  I wonder where he got this idea.  This, of course, can easily be disproved by evidence of history: the Bible already existed long before St. Ignatius founded the Jesuits.

I prayed for him during a mass last Sunday evening.  I also prayed for him when I stayed for an hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament after the mass.  My Baronius missal really helps me to pray.  Who knows this guy might convert someday and become one of the defenders of the Catholic Faith.  Apologetics must really be united with prayer.  It is easy to fall into pride.  Without prayer, apologetics is like planting a rose in a desert.  In prayer, we ask God for rain, for graces.  We can never predict the movements of God’s grace.  Let us pray without ceasing.

Below is what he wrote concerning his beliefs.  Let us pray for him.

On the issue of who Jesus Christ really is, it’s easy to verify that the story of Joseph of Egypt (old testament) is exactly analogous to that of Jesus:

– Joseph had 12 brothers; Jesus had 12 disciples

– Joseph was sold to the Egyptians by Judah; Jesus was sold to the High Priest by Judas

It’s not surprising that Jesus’ birth falls on a Pagan holiday because Christianity is a Pagan Religion. The Cross is actually two sun rays crisscrossing each supported with a halo circle.

Jesus is just a personification of the zodiac sign Pisces. That’s why he is considered the “fisher of men”. The three kings are actually the three stars on the Orion Belt. Science started on Astrology. The problem we have today is caused by the tendency of some to stay that way.

The Old Testament is a hybrid of history and legends or myths. The New Testament is the work of Jesuits to put the world in slavery as it is now.

Marcos was deceived by these con men to send 600,000+ tons of OUR gold bars, not Yamashita’s, to Switzerland (Vatican Treasury) in exchange of Gold Certificates, which are mere papers that have numbers and fancy decorations on it, which the Jesuit by all indications will not honor it.

Now, they are positioning another Jesuit Puppet to become the next president. The Jesuit Council of Trent based in Makati are in full force.

So if you want real change, get rid of the religion that’s not ours to begin with. Let’s all get back to our senses (that state prior to 1521).

If you study and dig deeper into Science, you will find:

Life = Energy

Energy (in the form of Electromagnetic Waves) “broadcast” itself at different frequencies (vibrations per second).

Each frequency may manifests as Light, Heat, Electricity, Magnetism, etc. Other frequencies may manifest as Matter planets, men, plants, etc), Thoughts or Intelligence.

In this case the bible is right when it said that in the beginning there’s nothing but the Thought. But in the final analysis, there’s really no beginning and therefore no end. Everything will just transform from one type of manifestation into another.

We don’t really die. We only have One Body. We all share in the divinity of Nature, the one true God that we all fail to understand.

Bible shun idolatry. And yet the Vatican promotes it.

I understand this:

1. Energy cannot be created nor destroyed. So is God.

2. Energy can only be transformed. So is Nature.

3. It’s easy to understand that Life is Energy.

Ergo,

Life = Energy = Nature = God

Life = God or

do we prefer, “God is Life”?

Simple.

But those with ulterior motives tried to complicate things, so that we won’t see the forest, just the trees.

Again, it’s not a coincidence when:

– Joseph of Egypt have 12 brothers, and Jesus have 12 disciples;

– Joseph was sold to the Egyptians by Judah, and Jesus was sold to the High Priest by Judas

Jesus is just a personification of the Zodiac sign Pisces – “The Fisher of Men”. Christianity is a Pagan Religion.

Virgin birth, resurrection, are common features in almost all past religions.

The New Testament is just a fabrication. Look at the big picture:

Q1: what could happen if you tell the people that even though they’re poor, they need not worry for they shall inherit the Kingdom of Heaven?

A1: Submission.

Q2: what could happen if you encourage them to repeat the same lies over and over again thru the “Holy” Rosary?

A1: Mind Control. Hypnotism is done thru repetitions.

That’s the purpose of Religion. Preserve the Body, but Take Away the Mind.

Sometimes, we are compelled to ask if there’s a need for religion.

Defensores Fidei 2009 Apologetics Course at Greenhills (Every Saturday from 26 Sep to 19 Dec 2009)

Know The Truth Seminar

Here is the tentative schedule for Defensores Fidei 2009 Apologetics Course:

September 26 Church – Atty Marwil Llasos
October 3 Holy Bible – Chief de Vera
October 10 Papacy – Iboy Pinga
October 17 Sacraments 1 – Digoy Fernandez
October 24 Sacred Tradition/Magisterium – Dr. Dicky Boncan
October 31 Sacraments II – Fr. Abe Arganiosa, CRS (All Saints Day weekend!)
November 7 Church History – Chief de Vera
November 14 Mariology – Atty Marwil Llasos
November 21 Christology and Holy Trinity – Fr. Cayo Estrada
November 28 Sola Fidei/Sola Scriptura – Chief de Vera
December 5 Local Sects – Atty Marwil Llasos
December 12 ‘Bible Christians’ – Foreign Sects – Chief de Vera
December 19 Graduation and Christmas Party

Time: 9:00am – 12:00nn (Registration starts at 8:30am)

Fee: FREE ADMISSION

Venue:
Training Room of Amici Greenhills
3rd Floor Missouri Square Bldg
Connecticut corner Missouri Streets
Northeast Greenhills
Please call Lerma at 723-4326 for updates

Note: Monk’s Hobbit will attend the course. It’s time to get a formal apologetics training.

Monk’s Hobbit Welcomes Questions from Members of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC)

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.