Joined: October 11th, 2015, 10:42 pm

June 4th, 2017, 4:09 am #31

Fwiw, the contributions to the INC are voluntary. They may spend the entire worship service haranguing members for contributions, and they may have the most complex contributions system I have ever seen (that they use to get more contributions), but they still don't force.
Excerpt from:
Manual

For New Members

Of The

CHURCH

OF

CHRIST


Church of Christ
Iglesia ni Cristo
1989


...* Your contribution must be prepared in ad-
vance, so that during the collection you
may give it as a voluntary offering and not
as something forced on you. Do this act
with all your heart and soul.
....

About the offering. The offering or col-
lection being done in the Church of Christ is
not a rule created by the ministers but it is the
will of God. It should not, however, be given
like an alm for the poor.

Every member of the Church of Christ is
responsible to give offerings.

Do this with all your heart, willingly and
joyfully.

The offering must be saved and set aside.
Do not offer only when you have excess or
leftover.

As you budget your personal needs, be
more concerned about setting aside your of-
fering to God.

It is likewise the duty of the Church of
Christ members to do the act of thanksgiving
to God and to bring thanksgivng offerings
every end of the year.

We have to prepare our thanksgiving offer-
ring for one year. Be like many members of
the Church of Christ who save regularly
through the church's system. This is the
most convenient method, because without
realizing it, we are able to save.<b>
</b>
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Joined: October 11th, 2015, 10:42 pm

June 4th, 2017, 12:51 pm #32

GLESIA NI CRISTO (CHURCH OF CHRIST OF FYM)
IN A NUTSHELL, Chapter 1
Introduction to INC – Part 1
By C.R.
- July 9 2002
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An excerpt:
. . . .

Q: What is the life of an Iglesia ni Cristo member?
A: The life of an Iglesia ni Cristo member revolves
around these four obligations:

1. To attend without failure the Thursdays and Sund
ays worship services and the weekly committee
prayer meetings;

2. To bear fruits, i.e., be instrumental in convert
ing people to become Iglesia ni Cristo members for
as long as one lives;

3) To obey the church administration always. The ch
urch administration is Erano G. Manalo and his
ministers sent to lead the established congregations.

4) To contribute to the many offerings :

a) Thursdays and Sundays offerings ;
b) Weekly local fund offerings;
c) Weekly EGM offerings;
d) Weekly deposits for the year end thanksgivings;
c) Monthly District offerings;
d) Monthly God's Message offerings;
e) Special Worship offerings;
f) July Anniversary offerings;
g) Additional cash to supplement the deposited than
ksgiving offerings.<b>
</b>
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Joined: November 10th, 2012, 1:03 am

June 5th, 2017, 7:47 am #33

White had WEAK arguments? JESUS is NOT ETERNAL? you think that?
when he claimed verses show Jesus is God. Sure, not all his arguments were weak, he did show that the Son had preexisted. And Ventilacion had a strong argument when he showed that the Son was created, even though he did not realize when the Son was created.
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June 5th, 2017, 7:48 am #34

Does the bible teach JESUS is the CREATOR? yes or NO?
Jesus and the Father are both creators, the Bible is clear about it.
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June 5th, 2017, 4:00 pm #35

Did CHRIST always exist as the SON? Yes or NO?
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June 5th, 2017, 4:03 pm #36

when he claimed verses show Jesus is God. Sure, not all his arguments were weak, he did show that the Son had preexisted. And Ventilacion had a strong argument when he showed that the Son was created, even though he did not realize when the Son was created.
The SON was NOT created! FIRSTBORN doesn't mean CREATED!!
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Joined: November 10th, 2012, 1:03 am

June 7th, 2017, 5:23 pm #37

Also Col. 1:15, the Son is the 'firstborn of all creation'. Do you see the word 'creation'? So he is part of creation.
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June 7th, 2017, 5:24 pm #38

Did CHRIST always exist as the SON? Yes or NO?
He was indeed created as the Son.
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