Annual December Thanksgiving
The Annual December Thanksgiving is VERY important to INC members. It is a whole year preparation by making deposits starting from the first Sunday of January until the second Sunday of December. Token check with the total amount deposited is being given to the members to be exchanged with the deposit booklet. The token check will be placed inside the envelope. The money being contributed by the INC members are well reported but cannot be withdrawn. It will be forever in the hands of INC. The deposited money is considered to be an offering to the god of Iglesia Ni Cristo.
July Anniversary Thanksgiving
The INC July Anniversary Thanksgiving is the commemoration of the Iglesia Ni Cristo founding day started by their "sugo" messenger Felix Manalo. This event would usually involve greetings from politicians and sometimes festivities (like their 95th celebration). The primary involvement of INC members during the event is to bring visitors or "akay" and they also have to prepare their envelopes filled with money as an offer of thanksgiving to their god for saving them from sickness, accidents and death. These Thanksgiving money envelopes are different from their money being offered during their ordinary Thursday and Sunday worship services.
The 2 special thanksgiving money offerings are different from their usual Worship service offerings and other INC contributions. Where do these tons of money contributions from INC members go? Some of it will go to the salary of INC ministers; some is to the INC employees in Central. Some of it is being use to buy more properties here in the Philippines and abroad (link to San Diego local). And sadly, some INC money is being used by the Manalo family. Like what Rosita Trillanes has confessed in the Philippines' Official Gazette, Vol. 1, July 1942:. (Rosita Trillanes is an INC member who claim that she was raped by the INC founder Felix Manalo. Rosita also confessed that many other single and married women have also been raped by Felix Manalo. In the government, we would sometimes read ...This is where your taxes go. Inside the Iglesia Ni Cristo cult it is. THIS IS WHERE YOUR OFFERINGS GO......
Excerpt from Rosita Trillanes' hand written confession letter...
Kanyang ginugol ang lahat niyang buwanang sahod na P1,300.00 ukol sa mga babae at sa mga mahahalay na mga gawain, samantalang ang abang manggagawa ng Iglesya ay tumatanggap lamang ng P5.00, P10.00, P15.00, P20.00 isang buwan. Ang nangyayari sa lahat ninyong mga abuloy na inaalay sa Dios ay napupunta sa kanyang ginugogol ukol salahat niyang mahahalay na gawa.
He used up all his monthly salary of P1,300 on women and for his immoral acts, while the average Iglesia worker receives only P5.00, P10.00, P15.00, P20.00 a month. All of the tithes you gave to God goes to him of which he spends for all his immoral deeds.
I have no intention of maligning Iglesia Ni Cristo since there is no need for me to do such thing.. This is just a wake up call to those who still asleep. I guess, Felix Manalo is not worthy to be elated too much just like the INC members do. Erecting a bronze statue for Felix Manalo is getting too far. INC members admonish different catholic statues when in fact, INC has created a bronze statue on their own to glorify the INC's messenger angel sent by God.
Iglesia Ni Cristo members need to wake up.