Philippines Seeks Experts' Help To Re...

Philippines Seeks Experts' Help To Restore Churches Damaged By Earthquake

There are 112 comments on the Malaysian National News Agency story from Oct 17, 2013, titled Philippines Seeks Experts' Help To Restore Churches Damaged By Earthquake. In it, Malaysian National News Agency reports that:

The Philippine government has invited foreign experts to help in restoring historical churches in central provinces of Bohol and Cebu damaged in a recent earthquake, Xinhua news agency reported.

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ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#121 Aug 23, 2014
ELIAS SATANAS IBARRA wrote:
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ELIAS SATANAS IBARRAt! you can't get away form the 'truth!?!
" are you Challenging me" when you said
that Jesus Christ The LORD GOD never Created the SATAN (like you?)??
Maysayad,

Cite the verse!!! Would you dare???

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#122 Aug 23, 2014
Another Catholic priest, Raymund Brown, has stated that Jesus was never called God in the Synoptic Gospels. Let us examine what are stated in his book Jesus: God and Man:

“Jesus is never called God in the Synoptic Gospels, and a passage like Mk. 10:18 would seem to preclude the possibility that Jesus used the title of himself. Even the fourth Gospel never portrays Jesus as saying specifically that he is God. The sermons which Acts attributes to the beginning of the Christian mission do not speak of Jesus as God. Thus, there is no reason that Jesus was called God in the earliest layers of the New Testament tradition. This negative conclusion is substantiated by the fact that Paul does not use the title in any epistle written before 58 ...”

Reference: Brown, Raymund F., Jesus: God and Man, p. 30. Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, n.d.

Catholic priest, Raymund Brown, believes that Christ is God but he admitted that Jesus was never called God in the Synoptic Gospels, even in the fourth Gospel, and in the Book of Acts, and in the epistles of Apostle Paul.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#123 Aug 29, 2014
Not only from the ranks of Catholic priests wherein there are admissions that the New Testament does not mention Christ as God. These are also what are being discovered from Protestant theologians. Let us examine the statement of Allan Richardson in his book An Introduction to the Theology of the New Testament:

“The New Testament nowhere says tout court that Christ is God.”

Reference: Richardson, Allan. An Introductioin to the Theology of the New Testament, p. 63. London, Great Britain: SLM Press Ltd., 1958.

According to Allan Richardson, a Protestant theologian who believes that Christ is God, nothing can be read from the New Testament that says Christ is God.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#124 Aug 29, 2014
Again, not only from the ranks of Catholic priests are admissions that the New Testament does not say that Christ is God. This is also the discovery of a Protestant preacher, John A.T. Robinson, in his book Honest To God:

“The New Testament says that Jesus was the Word of God, it says that God was in Christ, it says that Jesus is the Son of God; but it does not say that Jesus was God ...”

Reference: Robinson, John A.T. Honest To God, p. 70. London: SCM Press Ltd., 1963.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#125 Sep 4, 2014
Perhaps, you had been surprised on what you came to know that those proselytizing the teaching that Christ is God, from the ranks of Catholic priests to that of the Protestant preachers, have admitted that it could never be found in the New Testament that Christ is God:

“Paul never specifically states that Jesus was God, though he told the converts in Colossae that Jesus was the 'image' or 'ikon' of the invisible God ...”

Reference: Wilson, A.N. Jesus: A Life, p. 20. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, In., 1992.

From the studies made by A.N. Wilson about the life of our Lord Jesus Christ, he never found out that Apostle Paul had made a clear and sure declaration that Christ is God.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#126 Sep 11, 2014
Even Protestant theologian, Georg Kummel, had attested that the Apostle Paul had "avoided" calling Christ 'God'. This is what he said:

“It is evident, further, from the fact that Paul avoids calling Christ 'God' that he has no idea of equating them.”

Reference: Kummel, Georg W. The Theology of the New Testament, p. 164. Trans. John F. Steely . New York & Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1973.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#127 Sep 11, 2014
A well-known Catholic theologian, Hans Kung, also agreed that Apostle Paul in his epistles never called Christ 'God':

“… But on the other hand Jesus is scarcely ever directly called 'God' and never by Paul himself ...”

Reference: Hans Kung. On Being A Christian, p. 440. New York: Image Book, 19 66.

Roman Catholic and Protestant theologians had admitted that Apostle Paul never called Jesus Christ 'God'.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#128 Oct 29, 2014
balasubas wrote:
the earthquake victims are more important that these old churches which represent the repression of Spanish colonizers on the natives. I say let them rubble down and just destroy it.
Balasubas,

Thank you!!! You have a very nice line of thought!!! Dagohoy would not had started a century-old rebellion if the Catholic priests were treating the natives properly!!! The Boholanos should be commnded for their patriotism and expose of a repressive Roman Catholic Church!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#131 Nov 19, 2014
Did the Lord Jesus Christ Himself declare or introduce that He is God? This is what is proven by a Protestant writer, John Robertson:

“… Jesus never claims to be God,…“

Reference: Robertson, John A.T. Honest To God, p. 73. London: SCM PressLtd., 1963

Why did not Jesus Christ declared Himself as 'God'? How did Christ introduce Himself? Let us examine what He said:

“I am a man who has told you the truth I heard from God. But you are trying to kill me. Abraham did nothing like that.”(Ako ay tao na nagsasabi sa inyo ng katotohanan na aking narinig sa Diyos. Subalit tinatangka ninyo akong patayin. Walang ginawang gayon si Abraham.)(John 8:40, Easy-to-Read Version)

Christ had introduced Himself as a man. Never did He introduce Himself as God, thus, it is not surprising if He was never called “God” by the apostles.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#132 Nov 19, 2014
What then was the belief of the early Christians about Christ?

“We read the Gospels and the book of Acts in the light of our understanding of the pre-existence and the incarnation of God the Son. However, the early Christians had no such concepts in their minds. They had no doctrine of the deity of Christ …“

Reference: Ladd, Eldon George. The Young Church, p. 48. London: Lutterworth Press; New York and Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1964.

According to the Protestant theologian, George Eldon Ladd, the early Christians never possessed the belief that Christ is God. There was no such doctrine in their thoughts, and they never had the belief of the Incarnation and the so-called pre-existence of Christ.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Tamuning, Guam

#133 Jan 1, 2015
What is one of the statements made by Jesus Christ which was misinterpreted by those who hated Him and thus making them had the wrong notion that Jesus had said that He is God? Christ's statement in John 10:30-33 which says:
"I and the Father are one.” Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus said to them,“I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?”
“We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied,“but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”(N.I.V.)
It is clear from these verses (see also Mark 2:1-10 and John 10:17-18) that those who hated the statements of Christ when He was still here on earth had given a misinterpretation of His words -- they had thought that in His statements He had introduced Himself as 'God'.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Tamuning, Guam

#134 Jan 1, 2015
Is it not true that the statement of Christ in John 10:30 -”I and the Father are one”- that was given a wrong interpretation by those who hated Christ before, is one of the verses that was used as basis by those who are teaching at present that He is God? The mistaken interpretation that Christ had introduced Himself as God was forced upon Christ – that Christ had said that He is God although He had never said this. If Christ had said that He and the Father are one, it does not mean that He is God. In the said declaration, Christ had made known that He is in unity or one with the Father in taking care of the sheep in His flock (John 10:27-30):

"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.

"My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam

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