The cult of Iglesia Ni Cristo is a well-known Catholic Church hater. It is one of the basic tenets of the Iglesia Ni Cristo that only INC members will be saved and will go to heaven. INC members are even taught to hate Catholics and Protestants because all non-INC members are of the devil as plainly specified in Pasugo, INC official publication. It is quite interesting that after barely one month that the iconic “Tita” Cory Aquino died, the authoritarian INC ruler Eraño Manalo also died. Cory Aquino is well-loved by the Filipino people while Eraño Manalo and the rest of INC members are being despised for their arrogant behavior. INC is a political cult who usually intervenes in the Philippine political issues. The religious doctrine of INC of bloc voting is the only thing that the INC is relying right now. The massive decrease of INC membership can be clearly seen on every churches of the Iglesia Ni Cristo. It is also worth noticing that politicians would always "grace" any INC celebrations.
The death of Eraño Manalo came as a surprise to everyone even to INC members. Months before Cory Aquino's death, Filipinos are asked to pray for the speedy recovery of Tita Cory Aquino. Her death gave a grief to the Philippine nation with a feeling that a portion of symbol of democracy have passed away. This is not the case when Eraño Manalo's death was announced. Everyone was surprised because around 5 weeks before Manalo's death, INC celebrated their politically-motivated 95th celebration of INC foundation. July 27, 2009 - every INC member was up on their feet celebrating but on September 1 of the same year, they had the surprise of their life when the announcement came that their beloved INC cult leader has passed away without even saying goodbye. Automatically, Eraño Manalo's son inherited the INC leadership.
After the sudden announcement of Eraño Manalo's death, there's no question inside the INC cult that Eraño's son, Eduardo, should take over. Eduardo Manalo was quickly announced all over the Philippine newspaper to be the next successor. About the INC leadership, since the INC cult's foundation, it has always been a Manalo family member who leads the Iglesia Ni Cristo. A family dynasty. A religious dynasty. One of the first test that Eduardo Manalo was the 2010 election. There was no choice for the INC political cult but to support Noynoy Aquino because he has been leading all the election polls. We should be reminded that 1986, his father Eraño Manalo opted to support Ferdinand Marcos instead of Tita Cory. The heavy political involvement of Eraño Manalo is undeniable. It was become more apparent when INC members marched their way in the violent EDSA 3 protest when they tried to topple the government.
The expected "millions" of INC members to attend the wake and funeral of cult leader Eraño Manalo did not happened. Only hundreds or thousands came around the INC temple in Quezon City, proving that INC members are not that many. El Shaddai members can easily surpass the INC membership. Local publications in the newspapers are just helping to create the image that INC members are many. The INC members are decreasing in every INC chapel. The INC administration does not even have the nerve to release its own statistics. Let's face it, only during election time and government related issues that the name Eraño Manalo is being written in the local newspapers. Eraño Manalo gave more damage than benefit to the Philippine politics. I am annoyed. We are annoyed. Filipino nation is annoyed with the INC's participation in Philippine politics. Am I happy that Eraño Manalo died? I do not want to answer that, for now. NEWS FLASH!!! Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) is again involved in choosing Senate presidency. Separation of Church and State should be Applied. Sadly, Iglesia Ni Cristo do not understand it when their survival depends on political allies. Poor. Pathetic. Shameful. Disgusting Iglesia Ni Cristo.