INSIGHTS ON ANGEL AND LOTTIE'S MALICIOUS ACTIONS AND ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE CHURCH AND THE CHURCH ADMINISTRATION
by Brother Arnel Almazan Tumanan
EVEN after their expulsion from the Church (July 2015), the Iglesia Ni Cristo has long been very patient in allowing Lottie Hemedez ang Angel Manalo to stay in #36 Tandang Sora, INC owned compound.
But because of the non-stop slander and lies that these expelled members and their cohorts have been peddling to the media have gone berserk, with the evil aim of destroying the unity of the Church and to malign its leadership, the INC took steps in accordance with the law.
To our friends and the public, we want to clearly emphasize the following:
1. The Iglesia Ni Cristo Administration vehemently denies the malicious allegations being hurled against us. The INC leadership will never do anything that can ruin the reputation of the Church. We have firm belief in our country's justice system, and since we have taken legal measures, let us allow justice to take its course in accordance with the law. We have complete trust that just like in the previous lawsuits against us, the truth will eventually come out and it will be revealed who are telling the truth. ...
2. In the event that Lottie Hemedez and company will refuse to vacate peacefully and voluntarily, the leadership will have to push through with its eviction case against her ...
3. We wish to reiterate that the INC is not a family corporation. It is a religion that stands firm in obeying God's teachings in the Bible. Hence, even the regulations implemented within the Church are based on the Bible. Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, being the Church's Executive Minister, has sworn to uphold these principles, even in matters pertaining to his caring for his relatives, siblings and mother.
As the Lord Jesus Christ said in Matthew 12:47-50 (The Message): While he was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers showed up. They were outside trying to get a message to him. Someone told Jesus, “Your mother and brothers are out here, wanting to speak with you.” Jesus didn’t respond directly, but said, “Who do you think my mother and brothers are?” He then stretched out his hand toward his disciples. “Look closely. These are my mother and brothers. Obedience is thicker than blood. The person who obeys my heavenly Father’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”