Thursday, June 26, 2014


A Centennial Celebration.

A years of preparation, now, it just a week for the Centennial Celebration of Iglesia Ni Cristo on its 100 years, 100 years of God’s love, guidance, and abundant blessings to his elected people.

Central Temple of Iglesia Ni Cristo at Quezon City, Phil.
God Prophesies.

The Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) (Rom 16:16) was registered in the Philippines on July 27, 2014 by Bro. Felix Y. Manalo, The Last Messenger of God in these last day, "From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do". (Is. 46:11)  he was 28 years old at that time, who is also the first Executive Minister of the Church of Christ, His specific mission was to preach the true
way of salvation that resulted to the reestablishment of the Church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ in the first century but the Church suffered criticism and persecution and debate from other Religious Organization, in spite of it, the Church was grow and gathered a thousand member started at Sta. Ana Manila where the Last Messenger use to live in his early years of life. He had established 35 INC cathedrals and 1,250 Chapels.

Wrong expectation.

When the first Executive Minister died at 77 in 1963,  people thought that the Church will fall, the leader had died, the Church will die too, but God‘s purpose continued and bless his people.

God Continue to fulfill his prophesies.

God put another man, Bro. Erano G. Manalo to lead His elected people, the Church of Christ continue to soar although God‘s put Bro Eranio in rest at the ages of 84 in 2009, another man of God come, Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo, who lead the true Church on its greatest place for the glory of God, now, its gathered a million member and build thousand Chapels all over the place of the World.

Amazing facts.

Before, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) has been disregarded and persecuted, it was experienced by many member especially the old member, when they driven out in their place because they are Iglesia Ni Cristo, killed because they are Iglesia ni Cristo, other young member accursed by their parents and relative because they become Iglesia ni Cristo, even our leaders accused by wrong doing, now, the Iglesia ni Cristo is well known to the whole world with highest acknowledgement, why? Because the one almighty God is really the owner of this Church, that’s why many people, even the high profile individual voluntarily comes, to become a member of Iglesia Ni Cristo. Iglesia Ni Cristo, that once before asking for help, now, it’s the one who give help to the people under its program Kabayan Ko Kapatid Ko Aid to Humanity and Evangelical Mission. Iglesia Ni Cristo that once before didn’t notice by the media people, now; they are the one who come to Iglesia Ni Cristo for the latest news about its activity. Iglesia Ni Cristo is now truly amazing, even the Guinness official Kirsty Bennett, Guinness World Records adjudicator, say that. That’s all for the glory of one true God and Jesus Christ, the head of the Church "And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy" (Col. 1:18)

100 years Centennial Celebrations.

July 27, 2014, The Iglesia Ni Cristo will celebrate its 100 year of soaring with thankfulness and praises to the almighty God, it was a grand and greatest event of the year for us, that will be held at the biggest Arena of the World, the Philippine Arena, the faithful member are joyfully waited for this, those member who are in other country will come here in the Philippines to join in the event, an estimate of thousand member will floods in the Philippine Arena.

Brief information about Philippine Arena.
Philippine Arena worth $175 million (P7.65 billion or Dh637.5 million) has a capacity of 50,000 seats inside and a further 50,000 to gather at plaza outside to share in major events. It was located at newest Ciudad De Victoria also built lead by INC with other Businessmen at Bocaue Bulacan, North expressway in the Philippines. The Philippine Arena is twice the size of the largest arena’s in the US and in Europe. Built on 99,200 square meters of land and has a dome of 36,000 square metres. The roof spans some 160 meters and contains 9,000 tons of steel work. The arena is 62 meters in height, or about fifteen stories high and founded on pile construction.  The arena is a one-sided bowl. The lower bowl will be the most frequently used part of the building and the architectural design allows for easy separation of the lower bowl from the upper tier, by curtaining with acoustic and thermal properties.
Philippine Arena Construction.
The Philippine Arena’s architecture is designed by world-acclaimed architecture designers from Populous, a Kansas City-based global mega-architecture firm, designed the arena through their firm in Brisbane, Australia, Populous Andrew James regards this project as “ambitious” and “unusual” since no one has done this before. No one has ever designed a 50,000 seater in a half bowl design. The Structural Engineering is managed by the London Based Buro Happold.  The construction leads by World-class Hanwa  E & C Corp, Construction of South Korea and The Landscape lead by PWP Landscape Architecture, the firm who landscaped the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Earthquake Proof.

The Philippine Arena is Earthquake Proof it is built to withstand earthquakes even if it sits a mere 30 km from the (Marikina) West Valley Fault, even if 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes are generated ‘round the Pacific ring of fire.

Man-made Marvel.

This is a “record-breaking man-made marvel” Quake-proof, also aired on December 25, 2013 in Discovery Channel and focused on making structures in the Philippines more safe from natural disasters such as earthquake and typhoons. the flexibility in every inch of the structure but also ensuring the safety of people moving in and out and watching the show by making sure there are no bottlenecks, no panic, no stampedes when they make a mad dash for the exits via the concourse and stairs during an emergency. Evacuation time only take between four and six minutes.

The legal owner of the arena is the INC's educational institution, New Era University.


The initial design concept of the Philippine arena is inspired by Narra tree, the mother tree of the Philippines, and the root of the Banyan tree.

Love of our Executive Minister.

It really a happiest day for all Church of Christ member, every time we talk about it in the committee time, we can’t hide our happiness, we really feel the brotherhood and the love of our Executive Minister that continued taking care for us, especially the unfailing love of God for his chosen elect through Jesus Christ.

There is also a celebration of 100years of INC in every place of the World, where there is a Church of Christ, so, it’s really a phenomenon.

"Brethren start cleaning the Philippine Arena, ready for 100 years Centennial Celebration on July 27, 2014" (Photo from Alejandro Basco Soriano's File)

"To God Be the Glory"


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