Iglesia Ni Cristo Aftermath of Baptism
Manila, Philippines - After enduring around 6 months of grueling task of listening and attending the Iglesia Ni Cristo gatherings, INC wannabee is now a candidate for being an official member. Mostly, this kind of spiritual torture of listening to INC doctrines is experienced by poor individuals who mistakenly fall in love to an INC member. They have to be 'converted' on being INC before they can get married. This kind of spiritual foundation is totally weak. We should not expect a "true" Christian to be converted to a faith because of a close-minded doctrine. After baptism, the new INC member will be registered as a full-pledged member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo. A permanent tag with your name and a number will be given and be placed at the chapel lobby or entrance. The permanent tag will serve like as an employee attendance card on a company or factory. Attendance is closely monitored inside the Iglesia Ni Cristo. The wall of permanent tags of INC members is also being presented to some local officials during the campaign period to show the electoral strength of the religious INC cult. Every INC member is also expected to bring money a.k.a offering to God to bring them blessings on their lives. The more money you contribute to Iglesia Ni Cristo, the more blessings you will get from their god. Ask this financial scheme to poor INC members on how this works for them. They maybe poor in money but they are rich in hope that someday, the god of Iglesia Ni Cristo will bring them to heaven one day.
Attendance to prayer meetings on the houses of INC members are sometimes scheduled and be treated as blessings because they believe that it will bring enormous spiritual grace just not forget to bring those money and cash to be offered to Iglesia Ni Cristo so they can buy more chapels in the name of god. Never mind the poor and helpless ones. As long as INC continues to buy properties, chapels and lots; it simply shows that the Iglesia Ni Cristo is being blessed, with more money.
After baptism, new joiners are also expected to adhere to church teachings and doctrines. Violations against Alcohol, Cigarettes, Porn Magazines, Sex Crimes and Drug Addictions can be certainly forgotten and forgiven. But voting against the political endorsements of the Iglesia Ni Cristo leadership will be severely punished leading to Church expulsion. Church mutiny is totally discouraged. The church should act as one and vote as one. All INC members are expected to think and vote as one during elections.
After baptism, mingling of interaction with the Catholics and other non-INC members are totally discouraged. INC newbies should always remember that only INC members will be saved and will go to heaven. All Catholics, Muslims and Protestants will burn in hell. This is the main doctrine that every new INC member should always remember. Love and compassion to non INC members should be immediately thrown out of the window.
Welcome to being a new Iglesia Ni Cristo member.