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Storm Death Toll Rising in Philippines Taunts Disaster Response

There are 9 comments on the Bloomberg story from Dec 5, 2012, titled Storm Death Toll Rising in Philippines Taunts Disaster Response. In it, Bloomberg reports that:

Storm Bopha killed 325 people and left 379 missing in the Philippines in the most devastating cyclone to hit the nation this year even after the government said it was better prepared for disasters.

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ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#1 Dec 6, 2012
Do not blame the government!!! Blame the false doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant cults regarding the worship of graven images and multiple gods!!!

For God's prohibition is clear:

"Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold." (Exodus 2o:3)

Do not make "Pedo" Calungsod graven images for worship!!! Do not make it from ivories of endangered animals and from trees of the forest!!! Plant trees not cut it for conversion into black pieces of wooden Nazarenes and scarecrows!!!

Improve your low I.Q. by departing from the spurious religions of Roman Catholicism and Protestantism!!!
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#2 Dec 6, 2012
Worshippers Of Creatures

To prove that the worship of images is not just an allegation, Apostle Paul made an enumeration of some of the objects worshipped by men.

"Instead of worshipping the immortal God, they worship images made to look like mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles." (Rom. 1:23, Ibid.)

The worship of graven images is commonly found among so many practicing Catholics. Biblically, it is a downright lie that one is worshipping God but doing it in front of an image. The true children of God are admonished by the Apostles not to think that the Divine Being is like gold or silver or stone -- an image made by man's design and skill.

" Since we are God's children, we should not suppose that his nature is anything like an image of gold or silver or stone, shaped by the art and skill of man." (Acts 17:29, Ibid.)

The true God introduced by our Lord Jesus Christ is a spirit.

'"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth'." (John 4:24, NKJV)

There is a lie in the actual religious practice of the Catholic Church, because knowing what God is really is, a Spirit, they still worship graven images. The stand of the Catholic Church concerning the true nature of God is pefectly in line with the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ. John Francis Noll, a Catholic priest, gave this testimony:

"We can best know God by knowing some of His perfections. First of all, He is an infinitely perfect spirit. This means that He has perfect understanding and freewill, but there is nothing material about Him. He hasn't a body, and He will never die, for He is immortal." (Father Smith Instructs Jackson, p.7)

Thus, the Catholic Church correctly identifies the true nature of God, but denies that she advocates worship of graven images. This denial was articulated in the book called The Catholic Catechism by John Hardon, on page 442:

"The technical name for the worship of God is adoration or latreutic worship (from the ancient Greek word latreia, which means the service given to the gods.) The lesser form of veneration given to the angels and saints that Catholicism recognizes has the theological name of dulia (from the Greek term douleia, which means the respect shown to a master by his servant.) The blessed Virgin said to be honored with heperdulia, i.e., a higher form of what is essentially the same veneration paid to other creatures among the saints but in essence unlike the adoration given only to God."

Technical words are used by the Catholic in substantiating her denial that image worship is a Catholic practice. Nevertheless, the veneration or worship of other creatures is an act so different from her allegation. In the esence of God's prohibition, the Catholic Church failed miserably in putting certain Gospel teaching into practice when a lie was substituted for the truth. Her actions deny what her words try to prove. Idols or graven images are commonly found in the Catholic dwellings and places of worship standing as objects of worship, and not for anything else. The bible gave this testimony:

"They claim that they know God, but their actions deny it. They are hateful and disobedient, not fit to do anything good." (Titus 1:16, TEV)

The act of idolatry is found among people who claim that they know God. There is a lie being perpetrated and the culprit behind this is the devil who nowadays continues to plague the world with these lies in the guise of false prophets. The deadliest deceiver of all time in all places under the sun is no less than the devil in the guise of so-called preachers of the truth which is actually or in reality a lie. It really makes sense to give serious thought concerning the issue forewarned by our Lord Jesus Christ:

"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves." (Mathew 7:15, New International Version)

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam

Since: Jun 11

Bedford, UK

#3 Dec 6, 2012
It's tough being a Filipino and Gods chosen people, but at least he shows he hasn't forgotten them by sending these little tests LOL!!
morons united

Bacoor, Philippines

#4 Dec 7, 2012
I am not freezing my butt off how about you? Just drop by to show you where I be. LOL!
Ozzy

Hudson, NY

#5 Dec 7, 2012
Dont forget that INC would not even exist if Catholics and Protestants didnt go to the Philippines. Damn it, why did they have to go? hehe

Merry Christmas, Elias!

Since: Feb 11

Nearer than you would like

#6 Dec 7, 2012
I believe that our Guam based punching bag is dancing upon the graves of Filipinos who suffered an horrific natural tragedy. It is amazing that someone who professes to being a devout member of the true church of christ (intentionally not capitaized) would take glee in the deaths of his fellow countrymen. Among those who died were Christians and Muslims but all were Pinoy. I have not a drop of Philippine blood in my body but came to really love the people of that nation during my decade there. Despite a few stooges who fucked with the system, Filipinos are an amazingly loving and hospitable people. I spent a great deal of time in the ARMM - the INC cannot make headway there. Islam was established in the Philippines long before Christianity. Like the stooges who basardize Islam to fulfill their greed, the INC corrupts the teachings of Jesus for the same reason. They view Roman Catholicism and Protestantism as threats.

"Do unto others as you wish. For the Kingdom of God, separate from Christ and ignorant of the Holy Spirit shall be yours. Do not reconcile with those who follow the message of my Son for they shall be condemened to the fires of Hell."
~ from the Book of Felix 6:66
Balasubas

Covina, CA

#7 Dec 7, 2012
you religious fanactics are funny. religions are cults. i don't believe in religion. you are all religious idiots.

Since: Feb 11

Nearer than you would like

#8 Dec 7, 2012
Our Guam based punching bag has seen me write that for years now. Organized religion is a scam. I don't have a problem with spirituality or social structure both of which herald from ALL major religions. However, when you teach your followers to target others due to your faith, you cross a line. Our Guam based punching bag is just like the Islamic fundamentalists who kill in the name of Allah. He just hasn't admitted it yet.
Ozzy

Hudson, NY

#9 Dec 7, 2012
Put a gun in his hand and Eli Soriano in front of him. What would he do in the name of Manalo? Would he do the Christian thing and turn and walk away? Or the INC thing and do harm?

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