New law points to Philippine church's waning sway

Jan 8, 2013 Full story: Foster's Daily Democrat 6

MANILA, Philippines - Twenty-six years after Roman Catholic leaders helped his mother marshal millions of Filipinos in an uprising that ousted a dictator, President Benigno Aquino III picked a fight with the church over contraceptives and won a victory that bared the bishops' worst nightmare: They no longer sway the masses.

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Henry Ford III

Quezon City, Philippines

#1 Jan 8, 2013
The church never wanes away, it is the people who have found a new religion in Materialism. Christ will never abandon his children it is some of the children who abandons him. The world is now headed to the unknown mysteries of the weather, there will be more Storms the kind that will make mankind ask if it is the end. All these will happen in not too distant future and all will be so devastating you would wish and pray for God to stop it. Dependence on scientific findings and devices have made man a robot in many ways. Think man"...think ! Money and pleasure will be man's most sought for commodity. lol
Henry Ford III

Quezon City, Philippines

#2 Jan 8, 2013
Many individuals finds it so uncomfortable to remain a Christian or a believer in God because he has immersed himself in so many vices and pleasures that goes against the commandments . He prefers to "go overboard" and try to experience the good things that only a wealthy person has. Yet when calamity strikes, there he goes and prays for Gods forgiveness like a child crying out loud for his MOMMY. Man , today wants freedom from rules and obligations,...he has found the allure and sexual attractions too strong to resist and money is the only thing needed to acquire it. These things are all temporary, he will find out soon enough !
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#3 Jan 12, 2013
Below is true Church of Christ which will not wane away!!! It is building and buying while Catholicism and Protestantism are selling to it!!!

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.

Note:

For the month of January 2013, I have already in my listing three grandiose and beautiful chapels which were dedicated to God by the Iglesia ni Cristo!!!

Expect more, more, more, and more!!! For only Catholicism and Protestantism are undergoing "Great Religious Recession"!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#4 Jan 12, 2013
Newsflash!!! Catholicism And Protestantism In "Great Religious Recession": "Consumed Candles At The Base"

"The first decade of the 21st century is characterized by a "Great Religious Recession". Making matters worse, the economic recession in 2007 "did not drive people to religion; instead, it drove religion farther into irrelevance." (p. 82)

"In the United States for example, the Willow Creek Community Church---one of America's famous megachurches---"has suffered membership stagnation and a lack of enthusiasm among the faithful".(Ibid. p.73.)

"Even the Catholic Church has barely maintained its share of the population, mostly because immigrant Catholics offset the massive loss of U.S.-born members".(Ibid. p.20)

Reference:(Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of New Spiritual Awakening, pp. 82, 73, 20.)

Another damning revelation about the spurious religions of Roman Catholicism and Protestantism!!! The unbiblical religions are declining in power and membership and trashed into the morass of abject humiliation and defeat!!! The cults are being wounded into irrelevance!!! Massive departures from members are ensuing!!!

All Roman Catholics, Protestants, and Atheists must now improve their low I.Q.s!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#5 Jan 12, 2013
An Italian weekly magazine, Sette, which boasts of a circulation reaching 483,000, vivvidly illustrated this rapid decline in Catholic members' enthusiasm in their religion. In an article written by Cesare Fiume in its April 5, 2012 issue, the publication made this observation:

"The number of Catholic marriages and that of priests and nuns are lessened (beaten). To bring religion to the members they must go to the malls ...Here is the 'spiritual X-ray' of Italy. The church was reopened Sunday for Palm Sunday, after months of closure. It was closed from Christmas and remained so until the day before yesterday--unless for some funeral host--due to lack of offerings. The alms were no longer enough to pay the bills for electricity and heating, so the pastor has barred the door ..."

The author likened the Catholic Church to a "candle that is consumed at the base," lamenting that the churches (are) empty, no more odor of frankincense ..." The magnitude of this problem is underscored by the fact that Italy is the seat of Catholicism---yet the "spiritual recession" among her adherents there is strikingly evident. This general atrophy in people's zeal for God is precisely the fulfillment of Christ's prophecy that in these last days, the love of many will grow cold.

Reference: Cesare Fiume. Sette. April 5, 2012 issue

Italy, the country which is the seat of Roman Catholicism, suffers the apathy or indifference of Roman Catholic faithfuls!!! Roman Catholic chapels were closed for months and reopened for Palm Sunday last April 2012!!! But the church was closed during the Christmas season of year 2011!!! No one goes inside and the only hope is a coffin for burial!! The priests and nuns are being abandoned!!! What a shame to the "VICARIVS FILII DEI" whose title is equal to the dreaded number 666!!!

All Roman Catholics, Protestants, and Atheists must now improve their low I.Q.s!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
lol

San Francisco, CA

#6 Jan 12, 2013
Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.(NIV)

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