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CORRECT ME IF I'M MISTAKEN, but the Bible directly
teaches that God the Father is Savior and so is Jesus Christ. This
is one of the proofs that Jesus is indeed
God—something which the Church of Christ adamantly refuses to
believe. If the Savior Jesus Christ were not God, then why do we
need Him if we already have the Father for salvation? And if He were
just a man as you believe obstinately, so how can a man give
salvation? Name withheld as requested Click here to read the full Answer to the Question.
salvation made cheap?
YOUR MAGAZINE IS part of my readings and through
it I found out that unlike most of the Christian sects, the Iglesia
ni Cristo doesn't believe that Christ is God. This didn't surprise
me that much for you have a very good point in arguing that if the
Son is God too, together with the Father, then there would be more
than one God, and that
would obviously contradict the monotheism
endorsed by Christ Himself. However, I am wondering,
if Jesus Christ were just a man and not God, then wouldn't that
render His death for mankind's salvation as a cheap sacrifice?
For if Christ were purely human, kept free from sin by God, and then
sent to His death on the cross, then that would have not cost God
much, for He could have created a million such men. Peter John Ambrocio, Valenzuela City, Philippines
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"... according to His mercy He saved us" (Titus 3:5)
IN MOST OF your religious
articles, I noticed that you advocate that church membership is
necessary for attaining salvation. As I understand it, you
teach that one of the righteous works that must be done by man is to
enter your church. Hence, according to your doctrine, those who are
not members of your church will not be saved. But apostle Paul
dearly declared that, "Not by works of righteousness which we
have done, but according to His mercy He saved us" (Titus 3:5).
Doesn't Paul here that entering any church is unnecessary in
attaining salvation? How can you reconcile your teaching and Apostle
Paul's? Grace Peralta, Palawig, Zambales, Philippines Click here to read the full Answer to the Question.
Is God unfair?
IN ONE OF your articles, it was stated that man
can only be saved if he becomes a member of the Iglesia ni Cristo.
If that is true, God would be unfair to us. How about those
millions of people around the world devoting to
different kinds of religious activities? You mean the only few
Iglesia ni Cristo members will be redeemed by Christ?
Ranie John Ortega, Quezon City, Philippines Click here to read the full Answer to the Question
GREETINGS TO ALL of you! l have read a copy
of Pasugo and your letters section appealed to me. I
would like to ask you the following questions:
1. Is there such a thing as an "unforgivable sin?" What if one
has committed such sin but later on repents, changes for the better
or renews his life, and follows God's teachings, will that person be
2. Do you believe in "mortal" and "venial" sins?
In connection with this, isn't the soul of a man who had committed
sins but was not totally wicked destined first to purgatory for
cleansing through the offering of Masses or prayers for the dead
before going to heaven?
I am searching for the truth and I believe your answers to these
questions will help me a lot.
Bataan, Philippines Click here to read the full Answer to the Question
I TOTALLY DISAGREE with you that only the members
of your Church will be saved. I believe that as long as a person is
basically good, believes in God, and doesn't bother anyone or commit
any major crime, he will be saved. After all, won't God save
those who love Him?
Oakland, California Click here to read the full Answer to the Question
Is belief in
God and Christ enough for man to attain salvation and does not
need any religion to be saved?
GREETINGS TO ALL
the Pasugo: God's Message staff and editors.
I just want to ask for your help regarding the true meaning of the
statements stated in Romans 10:9-11 saying that: "That if you
confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart
that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with
the heart one believes unto righteousness, and
with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the Scripture says, '"Whoever believes in Him will not be put to
My friend and I debated about the true meaning of these verses. She
said that believing in God and Christ is enough for man to attain
salvation and man does not need any religion to be saved. Is
it true? Please enlighten us and help us to be in the right
path to salvation.
firstname.lastname@example.org Click here to read the full Answer to the Question
Saved already or yet to be
I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS about your
article, The Church of Christ:
Its meaning and importance to man’s salvation, in Pasugo: God’s
Message, February 2004 issue.
You said that the Church of Christ is
where the Lord adds those who will be saved and your
reference is Acts 2:47, New King James Version which says, “Praising
God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the
Church daily those who were being saved” (p. 31, C).
You said that the Lord adds (to the
Church of Christ)
those who will be saved, while St. Lukesays, “… the
Lord added the Church daily those who were being saved”
In effect, you said that the Lord adds
to the Church those who are not yet saved while St. Luke said that
the Lord added to the Church daily those who were saved already.
Is it not that the grammatical
construction of the phrase “were being saved” is past progressive
tense, passive voice? Is it not that Acts can be illustrated thus: Day 1,
AM 50 were saved, PM 50 were saved; and so on. Those who were being
saved were the ones who were added to the Church by the Lord, NOT
THOSE WHO NOT YET SAVED (those who hope to be saved).
Is it not that sinners, NOT THE
CHURCH, NEED SALVATION from condemnation? Is it not that Christ,
the Savior, saves those sinners who believe in Him and condemns
those sinners who do not believe in Him (John )? Is it not, that the sinners
who are saved become members of the Church
and then are added to them by the Lord? (Click link to see
continuation of question)
Philippines Click here to read the full
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