Kapatid na Eraño “Ka Erdy” de Guzman Manalo (kapatid means "brother) of the Iglesia ni Cristo (
The INC can be considered as one of the influential churches in the country because of its doctrine on bloc-voting during elections. As a result, politicians would woo no end the support of the INC.
Ka Erdy took over the church leadership when Ka Felix Ysagun Manalo died in 1963. He steered the church further to greatness when its evangeligical missions reached to over 90 countries and territories and 4,500 congregations worldwide.
Among the "unique" teachings of the INC include the compulsory membership in the true church to be saved from eternal damnation and in its belief, contrary to other churches' belief, that Jesus Christ is not god (or the God) but son of God sent by God (the Father) for the humanity’s salvation.
INC is one of the largest indigenous churches (if not the largest) that originated from the
The remains of Ka Erdy lie in state at the Central Temple (Quezon City) where public viewing is on-going. As reported in the media, the wake is devoid of any rituals like necrological services due mainly to INC's belief that all these pratices are not biblical. My condolences to all kapatiran of the INC.
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