13 May 2016

A message from Brother Arnel A. Tumanan to address the issue raised by "Sonia Santiago" (pseudonym)

A Message from
Brother Arnel Tumanan

“to address the issue raised by “Sonia Santiago” who has dared to dishonorably use the name of Mrs. Jovita Nova to gain sympathy from other people”

How Unfortunate!

This is to address the issue raised by “Sonia Santiago” (pseudonym) who has dared to dishonorably use the name of Mrs. Jovita Nova to gain sympathy from other people. Inasmuch as I would like to refrain from touching this sensitive issue, but as you can see in the picture, it was “Sonia Santiago” who has shown disrespect to the memory of Ms. Nova by maliciously editing my picture and placing therein words that did not come from me.

We do not rejoice in hearing sad news about members who are expelled from the Church Of Christ. It does not bring us any delight to know of the miserable condition they have brought upon themselves or the tragedy they have found themselves in.

Many would prefer us to remain silent about such news so as not to offend the relatives of the person concerned or “rub salt in the wound” so to speak. And we would have preferred the same, were it not for our concern for the brethren who, unknowingly, might be treading the same path of destruction. However, it is not our intention to disrespect the person who died or their immediate relatives and loved ones.

In fact, the Book of Acts narrates what happened to Ananias and Sapphira and the tragedy they brought upon themselves when they betrayed the unity of the Church. This couple died and their unexpected death was narrated in the Bible. We understand that there is an important reason why their death was still narrated in the Bible even though it might be construed as dishonoring the memories of the departed. Apostle Paul says,

“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us…” (Rom. 15:4 NIV)

The story of Ananias and Sapphira teaches us the evil of betraying the unity of the Church. It teaches us that nothing can be hidden from God and that wicked deeds done in secret would in due time, be revealed by God through the Church Administration.

It is in lined with this that I would like to inform you about what happened to a certain Jovita Nova, a former member of the Church Of Christ from the District of Southern Midwest. She is one of those influenced by Lowell Menorca II aka Antonio Ebangelista into signing their version of “DECLARATION OF LOYALTY TO GOD.”

Before any disciplinary action was imposed upon her for joining the said rebellious activity spearheaded by Boyet Menorca, she was summoned by the present District Minister of Southern Midwest, Bro. Eduardo Javier. But then, Ms. Nova opted to waive her right to be heard by not responding to the call.

Meanwhile, she underwent a medical operation which unfortunately was unsuccessful. She died then and there without ever having to talk to the Church Administration to explain her betrayal. At least, Ananias and Sapphira had the chance to speak for themselves in front of those administering them unlike Ms. Nova.

We do not know the extent of the treachery of Ms. Nova as she could be one of the administrators of the anonymous FB pages that are sowing lies and baseless accusations against the Church Of Christ and its Executive Minister.

What we know is that her treachery was not forever kept but was revealed in due time. What we also know is that her treachery died with her. More importantly, we also know that God will hold Boyet Menorca responsible for her spiritual regression and demise.

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