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Philippines to question priest over ivory trade

There are 214 comments on the Tri-cityherald.com story from Sep 26, 2012, titled Philippines to question priest over ivory trade. In it, Tri-cityherald.com reports that:

Monsignor Cristobal Garcia, who rose to prominence in a Philippine archdiocese despite a U.S. sex abuse case in the 1980s for which he was suspended by the Vatican just this year, is quoted in the October issue of the magazine as describing how to bring ivory figurines into the United States.

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Lol

San Francisco, CA

#73 Jan 9, 2013
Faith is the victory that overcomes the world and without faith it is impossible to please God (1 John 5:4; Heb 11:6).

Elias, preach the words of God and you will reach the kingdom of God.
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#74 Feb 2, 2013
Complete listing of grandiose and beautiful chapels dedicated by the Iglesia ni Cristo to the Almighty God for the month of November 2012 alone:
1. Locale of Longa-og, Sto. Tomas, Ecclesiastical District of Davao del Norte.
2. Locale of Inaban, Ecclesiastical District of Nueva Vizcaya.
3. Locale of Malonoy, Dau, Ecclesiastical District of Capiz.
4. Locale of Boalan, Ecclesiastical District of Zamboanga Central.
5. Locale of Tuao, Ecclesiastical District of Cagayan South.
6. Locale of Paniqui, Ecclesiastical District of Tarlac North.
7. Locale of Andres Bonifacio, Llaneras, Ecclesiastical District of Nueva Ecija North.
8. Locale of Kabatuhan, Labo, Ecclesiastical District of Camarines Norte.
9. Locale of Natividad, Ecclesiastical District of Pangasinan.
10. Locale of Taculing, Bacolod City, Ecclesiastical District of Negros Occidental.
11. Locale of Mayngaway, San Andres, Ecclesiastical District of Catanduanes.
12. Locale of Carigara, Ecclesiastical District of Leyte East.
13. Locale of Isabel, Ecclesiastical District of Leyte West.
14. Locale of Real, Ecclesiastical District of Quezon North.
15. Locale of Jolo, Sulu, Ecclesiastical District of Zamboanga Central.
Chapels purchased and dedicated to God by the Iglesia ni Cristo overseas will be reported under a sepcor!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#75 Feb 2, 2013
Grandiose and beautiful chapels dedicated to God by the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) for the ending month of December 2012:
1. Locale of Tenan, Ipil, Ecclesiastical District of Zamboanga Central.
2. Locale of Washington D.C., Ecclesiastical District of Northeastern Seaboard.
3. Locale of Miami, Florida, Ecclesiastical District of Southeastern Seaboard.
4. Locale of Bamban, Ecclesiastical District of Tarlac South.
5. Locale of Tangkaran, Ecclesiastical District of Tarlac North.
6. Locale of Ondoy, Ibajay, Ecclesiastical District of Aklan.
7. Locale of Veruela, Ecclesiastical District of Agusan del Sur.
8. Locale of Pili, Ecclesiastical District of Camarines Sur.
9. Locale of Yumbing, Camiguin, Ecclesiastical District of Misamis Oriental.
10. Locale of San Sebastian, San Luis, Ecclesiastical District of Pampanga.
11. Locale of Dolores, Ecclesiastical District of Tarlac South.
12. Locale of Pinaod, San Ildefonso, Ecclesiastical District of Bulacan North.
13. Locale of Lipa City, Ecclesiastical District of Batangas (Enlarged and renovated to accomodate new converts).
14. Locale of Bascaran, Ecclesiastical District of Nueva Vizcaya.
Chapels purchased and dedicated to God by the Iglesia ni Cristo overseas will be reported under a sepcor!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#76 Feb 2, 2013
The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines had promised a full inventory of ivory-graven images to satisfy the investigation conducted by National Geographic regarding the church's participation in the smuggling of endangered animal tusks but until now there is no update given!!!

Meanwhile, while the Catholic Church is doing her alleged inventory, the true Church of Christ (Iglesia ni Cristo) for year 2012 had finished dedicating to the Almighty God in the Philippines alone 107 grandiose and beautiful chapels (66 in Luzon, 18 in the Visayas, and 23 in Mindanao)!!!

In addtion to these, in the same year, outside the Philippines, 12 new houses of worship and purchased and renovated buildings for worship services were dedicated to the Almighty God (5 in Europe, 5 in the United States and Canada, and two in Japan).

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#82 Feb 16, 2013
What's your choice?

To believe that the head of the true Church is the Vatican Pope ...

"Vicar of Christ:the Pope as visible head of the Church,acting in place of Christ..."

Reference:[Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. Catechism for Filipino Catholics, p.676]

...or to stand by what the Holy Writ teaches?

"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful." [Col. 3:15, NKJV]

"And He is the head of the body, the church..." [Col. 1: 18, NKJV].

"Take heed therefore to yourselves and to all the flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers, to feed the church of Christ which he has purchased with his blood." [Acts 20: 28, Lamsa Translation]

Note:

The Roman Catholic Church claims that it is the true Church and is headed by the Vatican Pope!!! But the Holy Writ has no agreement at all to these spurious claims!!! For the Bible teaches that our Lord Jesus Christ is the sole head of the true Christian Church or Churh of Christ and no one else!!! There is no mention in the Scriptures at all that Christian Church is headed or to be headed by a Pope!!!

All Roman Catholics, Atheists, Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Bereans, Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, members of the American cults, skeptics, and agnostics must improve their low I.Q.s!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
lol

San Francisco, CA

#83 Feb 17, 2013
2 Corinthians 5:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Elias preach the words of God, not hatred.
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#86 Feb 20, 2013
What's your choice?

...To believe that the head of the true Church (a Roman Catholic claim) could just resign at will...

Too tired to go on, Pope Benedict resigns - CNN.com

Reference: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/11/world/europe/po... day ago ... Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he is resigning, becoming the first leader of the
Catholic church to resign in nearly 600 years.

...or to stand by what our Lord Jesus Christ did for His true Church of Christ?

"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her." (Eph. 5:25, NIV)

Note:

The Roman Catholic Church has announced lately that the Roman Pontiff known as Pope Benedict will resign by February 28 of this year!!! Catholic faithfuls believe that he is the head of the Vatican Church:

"Vicar of Christ: the Pope as visible head of the Church, acting in place of Christ..."

Reference:[Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. Catechism for Filipino Catholics, p.676]

The action of the Vatican Pope is diametrically opposed to that of the head of the true Church of Christ (Iglesia ni Cristo), our Lord Jesus Christ!!! For even at the point of death, Christ followed not His will but the will of the Father!!! He gave His life for the Church and purchased Her with His own blood:

"Take heed therefore to yourselves and to all the flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers, to feed the church of Christ which he has purchased with his blood." [Acts 20: 28, Lamsa Translation]

All Roman Catholics, Atheists, Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Bereans, Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, Evangelicals, Charismatics, members of the American cults, skeptics, and agnostics must improve their low I.Q.s!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
nel

Philippines

#87 Feb 21, 2013
Very well said! nobody would be able to think and explain like this, unless you are one of us. Im 10694. God Bless you brother!
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#91 Feb 22, 2013
The resignation of Mr. Benedict XVI as "VICARIVS FILII DEI" (Vicar of the Son of God), and, which title is equal to the dreaded number 666 in the book of Revelation is a negative portent of things to come in the Vatican Church!!! And the joining of a Roman Catholic priest to the "other sheep" of Christ, which is the Iglesia ni Cristo, constitute the continuing support of the Almighty God and the fulfillment of His promises to the Kingdom of Christ on earth in these last days!!!

The success of the true Church of Christ [Iglesia Ni Cristo] is but the fulfillment of God's promises to His messenger and his mission!!! God Himself declared that the Iglesia Ni Cristo would be His handiwork which no one can restrain!!! The prophet Isaiah recorded this prophecy, thus:

"You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth and called from the farthest regions, and said to You,'You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away;

Fear not for I am with You; be not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand'." [Is. 41:9-10, NKJV]

God promised to to help and strengthen His messenger in these last days!!! The true Church of Christ draws its strength from this promise which God fulfilled in the messenger and the work he started, the Iglesia Ni Cristo!!!

All Roman Catholics, Atheists, Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Bereans, Seventh-day Adventists, Baptists, Aglipayans, skeptics, agnostics, and members of the American cults must improve their low I.Q.s!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#92 Feb 24, 2013
As more and more Roman Catholic priests and nuns are joining the true Church of Christ (Iglesia ni Cristo) as well as the conversions of faithfuls from the two major religions into the phenomenal and dynamic force in these last days, the authentications of both Roman Catholic and Protestant authorities would always come to mind!!!

A Roman Catholic priest says:

"5. Did Jesus Christ establish a Church? Yes, from all history, both secular and profane, as well as from the Bible considered as a human document, we learn that Jesus Christ established a Church, which from the earliest times has been called after Him the Christian Church or the Church of Christ."

Reference:[Cassilly, Francis B., S.J. Religion: Doctrine and Practice. For Use in Catholic High Schools pp. 442-443. Twelfth and Revised Edition. USA: Loyola University Press, 1926

"This Church, founded and organized by Christ and preached by the apostles is the Church of Christ....It is the only true Church, and the one which God orders all men to join."

Reference:[Cassilly, Francis B., S.J. Religion: Doctrine and Practice. For Use in Catholic High Schools pp. 329-330. Twelfth and Revised Edition. USA: Loyola University Press, 1926

"....the Church of Christ today must be in nature, in power, in teaching, what it was when it served men through the twelve apostles. It is to this Church that all are obliged to belong in order to be saved. Those people who, though doubtful, deliberately refuse to join it, cannot be saved."

Reference:(Father Smith Instructs Jackson, pp. 60-61)

A Protestant author says:

"...Christ predicted the founding of a new congregation or church, a Divine institution that should continue His work on earth. Matt. 16:18. This is the Church of Christ..."

Reference:[Pearlman, Myer. Knowing the Doctrines of the Bible, p.349. Springfield, Missouri, USA: Gospel Publishing House, 1937, 1981.]

A Mormon Church writer says:

"He conferred authority in the Church; explained the importance of designating the organization by its proper name --the Church of Christ..."

Reference:[Talmage, James E. The Great Apostasy, p.12. Salt Lake City, Utah:Deseret Book Company, 1968.]

John Hus who was being followed by the reformists had also affirmed fhat the Church of Christ is the Church established by Christ:

"'And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.'The Gospel speaks here of the Church of Christ, its faith and its foundation and authority. The Church is referred to by the words' will build my Church...."

Reference:[Oberman, Heiko A. Forerunners of the Reformation: The Shape of Late Medieval Thought, p.231. Translation by Paul L. Nyhus. USA: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966.]

All Roman Catholics, Atheists, Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Berans, Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, Evangelicals, Charismatics, members of the American cults, skeptics, and agnostics must improve their low I.Q.s!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
dsb

Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany

#93 Feb 24, 2013
nel wrote:
Very well said! nobody would be able to think and explain like this, unless you are one of us. Im 10694. God Bless you brother!
Bingo!
"....unless you are one of us, said the bluebottle and drilled its proboscis into the freshly disposed heap of dung ."

Enjoy your meal!
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#94 Feb 27, 2013
dsb wrote:
<quoted text>
Bingo!
"....unless you are one of us, said the bluebottle and drilled its proboscis into the freshly disposed heap of dung ."
Enjoy your meal!
Gog Behavior,

Pedigrees eat dung and vomit!!! That's you!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#95 Feb 27, 2013
As more and more Roman Catholic priests and nuns are joining the true Church of Christ (Iglesia ni Cristo) as well as the conversions of faithfuls from the two major religions into the phenomenal and dynamic force in these last days, the authentications of both Roman Catholic and Protestant authorities would always come to mind!!!

A Roman Catholic priest says:

"5. Did Jesus Christ establish a Church? Yes, from all history, both secular and profane, as well as from the Bible considered as a human document, we learn that Jesus Christ established a Church, which from the earliest times has been called after Him the Christian Church or the Church of Christ."

Reference:[Cassilly, Francis B., S.J. Religion: Doctrine and Practice. For Use in Catholic High Schools pp. 442-443. Twelfth and Revised Edition. USA: Loyola University Press, 1926

"This Church, founded and organized by Christ and preached by the apostles is the Church of Christ....It is the only true Church, and the one which God orders all men to join."

Reference:[Cassilly, Francis B., S.J. Religion: Doctrine and Practice. For Use in Catholic High Schools pp. 329-330. Twelfth and Revised Edition. USA: Loyola University Press, 1926

"....the Church of Christ today must be in nature, in power, in teaching, what it was when it served men through the twelve apostles. It is to this Church that all are obliged to belong in order to be saved. Those people who, though doubtful, deliberately refuse to join it, cannot be saved."

Reference:(Father Smith Instructs Jackson, pp. 60-61)

A Protestant author says:

"...Christ predicted the founding of a new congregation or church, a Divine institution that should continue His work on earth. Matt. 16:18. This is the Church of Christ..."

Reference:[Pearlman, Myer. Knowing the Doctrines of the Bible, p.349. Springfield, Missouri, USA: Gospel Publishing House, 1937, 1981.]

A Mormon Church writer says:

"He conferred authority in the Church; explained the importance of designating the organization by its proper name --the Church of Christ..."

Reference:[Talmage, James E. The Great Apostasy, p.12. Salt Lake City, Utah:Deseret Book Company, 1968.]

John Hus who was being followed by the reformists had also affirmed fhat the Church of Christ is the Church established by Christ:

"'And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.'The Gospel speaks here of the Church of Christ, its faith and its foundation and authority. The Church is referred to by the words' will build my Church...." [Oberman, Heiko A. Forerunners of the Reformation: The Shape of Late Medieval Thought, p.231. Translation by Paul L. Nyhus. USA: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966.]

All Roman Catholics, Atheists, Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, Bereans, Charismatics, Evangelicals, members of the American cults, skeptics, and agnostics must improve their low I.Q.s!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
dsb

Seebruck, Germany

#96 Feb 27, 2013
"True follower" of your hallucinations and member of the Bonobo-tribe,

just like the bluebottle has no choice whether to like or dislike the freshly disposed heap of dung, so you and your equals have no choice to define that fabricated mass of foolishness between your earlike excrescences right and left your caput as `working´.
The bluebottle cannot understand why it is viewed with abhorrence, for it knows no better. So, you cannot understand the laughter you bring, for you know no better!
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#97 Mar 1, 2013
dsb wrote:
"True follower" of your hallucinations and member of the Bonobo-tribe,
just like the bluebottle has no choice whether to like or dislike the freshly disposed heap of dung, so you and your equals have no choice to define that fabricated mass of foolishness between your earlike excrescences right and left your caput as `working´.
The bluebottle cannot understand why it is viewed with abhorrence, for it knows no better. So, you cannot understand the laughter you bring, for you know no better!
Dog Behavior,

The Roman Catholic bluebottles cannot understand what they ha d fabricated and taught:

"The Trinity is a wonderful mystery. No one understands it. The most learned theologian, the holiest Pope, the greatest saint, all are mystified by it as a child of seven."

Reference:[Martin J. Scott, S.J., God and Myself, Nhil Obstat: Arthurus J. Scanlan, S.T.D., Imprimatur: Joannes Cardinalis Farley (P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1917), pp. 118-119.]

Improve your low I.Q.!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
Ozzy

Catskill, NY

#98 Mar 1, 2013
Big deal..one person says they understand it..but actually, you take it out of context.

If you want to know if Jesus is God, read Hebrews Chapter 1. It destroys the doctrine of INC, JW, and Mormons.
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#99 Mar 2, 2013
Ozzy wrote:
Big deal..one person says they understand it..but actually, you take it out of context.
If you want to know if Jesus is God, read Hebrews Chapter 1. It destroys the doctrine of INC, JW, and Mormons.
Ozzy,

Nowhere in the New Testament that it says that our Lord Jesus Christ is God:

"It cannot therefore be seriously maintained that the mystery of the Divine Trinity was early revealed" in the Old Testament".

Reference: Pohle, Joseph. The Divine Trinity: A Dogmatic Treatise, p. 20, 13th impression. Montana and London: B. Huder Book Co., 1950.

A Roman Catholic catechetical book categorically states:

"The word 'Trinity' does not appear in the New Testament."

Reference:(The Teaching of Christ: A Catholic Catechism for Adults, p. 177.)

All Catholics must improve their low I.Q.s!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Guam

#101 Mar 2, 2013
Ozzy wrote:
Big deal..one person says they understand it..but actually, you take it out of context.
If you want to know if Jesus is God, read Hebrews Chapter 1. It destroys the doctrine of INC, JW, and Mormons.
Ozyy,

Nowhere in the New Testament that it says that our Lord Jesus Christ is God:

"It cannot therefore be seriously maintained that the mystery of the Divine Trinity was early revealed" in the Old Testament".

Reference: Pohle, Joseph. The Divine Trinity: A Dogmatic Treatise, p. 20, 13th impression. Montana and London: B. Huder Book Co., 1950.

A Roman Catholic catechetical book categorically states:

"The word 'Trinity' does not appear in the New Testament."

Reference:(The Teaching of Christ: A Catholic Catechism for Adults, p. 177.)

All Catholics must improve their low I.Q.s!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
dsb

Heinsberg, Germany

#102 Mar 2, 2013
ELIAS IBARRA wrote:
<quoted text>
Dog Behavior,
The Roman Catholic bluebottles cannot understand what they ha d fabricated and taught:
"The Trinity is a wonderful mystery. No one understands it. The most learned theologian, the holiest Pope, the greatest saint, all are mystified by it as a child of seven."
Reference:[Martin J. Scott, S.J., God and Myself, Nhil Obstat: Arthurus J. Scanlan, S.T.D., Imprimatur: Joannes Cardinalis Farley (P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1917), pp. 118-119.]
Improve your low I.Q.!!!
Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
"True follower" of your hallucinations,

Now, after you repeated the same phrase for maybe the thousandth time, look for somebody who will pat you on the back, since you must have swallowed a broken record.
When arguments become rare, one has to cling to the worn.
Ozzy

Catskill, NY

#103 Mar 2, 2013
Here you go, Elias the dumbass...

Hebrews 1:8 (KJV)
8 "But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom."

Here, God the Father, proclaims His son "O God" and to Jesus "thy kingdom".

Now why would God say that to Jesus if Jesus was only a man? It is because Jesus is not only man but spirit and He is also the spirit of God who was made flesh.

Just refer back to John 1:14
"14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us..." KJV

INC has a poor explanation of John 1:1 and John 1:14 puts them to shame because how can a Word (capilalized) become flesh? John 1:1 was absolutely referring to Jesus and there is no guessing game about that but INC wants to tell you that is another mistake in the bible? bwahahaha

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