- INC buys Lutheran Church facility in Sacramento California
- Iglesia Ni Cristo Property in El Cajon California
- New Iglesia NI Cristo location in Los Angeles, CA: Project Cost: $7,600,000.00
Ordinary Filipinos are surviving their everyday lives by eating cheap food with higher price of commodities. Iglesia Ni Cristo members are no exemptions. INC members here where I am living are mostly poor and not millionaires. Some of them are tricycle drivers, office clerks, call center agents and government employees. Iglesia Ni Cristo has their own expensive school and expensive hospital which are not open to poor members and non-members. The chapels of the Iglesia Ni Cristo are being paid by the INC members. Based on the document Iglesia Ni Cristo in a nutshell, the chapel to be built in a new location would usually be initially funded by the INC administration and later be paid by the INC members who will be attending in that locale. That is the scheme on how these INC chapels are being erected. With steady decline of INC membership for the past several years, I seriously doubt that the expensive INC chapels in Sacramento and El Cajon will be populated by a large group of INC members. The INC recruitment for new members is getting weaker. The only most effective way for INC now in recruiting new converts is their doctrine of getting married to only INC members. Catholics and Protestants have to convert and become an INC member if they want to marry their INC fiancées. LINK INC wedding or weeding)
Buying Church properties and lots at the expense of its poor member is not holy. It's greed. Welfare of others and public service would be more commendable instead of buying expensive properties outside the Philippines is a clear case on how INC does not care for the sufferings of others. Beggars along the Manila streets are getting more common than ever because of poverty. Instead of buying those expensive lots in Sacramento and California, why not provide food and shelter to the needy, to the poor, to the beggars? Anyway, INC members are decreasing, why is there a need to buy more and more properties in the USA while our fellow countrymen are suffering from hunger? Iglesia Ni Cristo should practice what they preach in their pulpits? (Assuming that they are teaching to love people on their doctrines which i seriously doubt.