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"God" "Jesus Christ" "Holy Spirit" "Holy Bible"
"Church" "Baptism-Membership" "Faith-Belief" "Salvation"
"Judgment-Eternal Life" "Messenger-Prophecy"   "Saints-Images-Idols" "Worship"
"Prayer" "Family-Person" "Offerings" "Various"
IQ No. Inquiry Subject Inquiry Highlight
IQ-27  ... a Man giving salvation? CORRECT ME IF I'M MISTAKEN, but the Bible directly teaches that God the Father is Savior and so is Jesus Christ. This is one of the  proofs  that Jesus  is  indeed God—something which the Church of Christ adamantly refuses to believe. If the Savior Jesus Christ were not God, then why do we need Him if we already have the Father for salvation? And if He were just a man as you believe obstinately, so how can a man give salvation?
Name withheld as requested
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IQ-32  ... salvation made cheap?

YOUR MAGAZINE IS part of my readings and through it I found out that unlike most of the Christian sects, the Iglesia ni Cristo doesn't believe that Christ is God. This didn't surprise me that much for you have a very good point in arguing that if the Son is God too, together with the Father, then there would be more than  one God,   and   that   would obviously contradict   the   monotheism   endorsed   by Christ Himself. However, I am wondering,  if Jesus Christ were just a man and not God, then wouldn't that render His death for mankind's salvation  as a cheap sacrifice?  For if Christ were purely human, kept free from sin by God, and then sent to His death on the cross, then that would have not cost God much, for He could have created a million such men.
Peter John Ambrocio, Valenzuela City, Philippines
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IQ-78 "... according to His mercy He saved us"
(Titus 3:5)

IN MOST OF your religious articles, I noticed that you advocate that church membership is necessary for attaining salvation.  As I understand it, you teach that one of the righteous works that must be done by man is to enter your church. Hence, according to your doctrine, those who are not members of your church will not be saved. But apostle Paul dearly declared that, "Not by works of righteousness  which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us" (Titus 3:5).   Doesn't Paul here that entering any church is unnecessary in attaining salvation? How can you reconcile your teaching and Apostle Paul's?
Grace Peralta,
Palawig, Zambales, Philippines
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IQ-112 Is God unfair?

IN ONE OF your articles, it was stated that man can only be saved if he becomes a member of the Iglesia ni Cristo. If that is true, God would be unfair to us.  How about those millions of   people around the world devoting to different kinds of religious activities? You mean the only few Iglesia ni Cristo members will be redeemed by Christ?
Ranie John Ortega,
Quezon City, Philippines
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IQ-124 Unforgivable sins;

about purgatory

GREETINGS TO ALL of you!  l have read a copy of Pasugo and your letters section appealed to me.   I would like to ask you the following questions:
1.  Is there such a thing as an "unforgivable sin?" What if one has committed such sin but later on repents, changes for the better or renews his life, and follows God's teachings, will that person be forgiven?
2.  Do you believe in "mortal" and "venial" sins?   In connection with this, isn't the soul of a man who had committed sins but was not totally wicked destined first to purgatory for cleansing through the offering of Masses or prayers for the dead before going to heaven?
I am searching for the truth and I believe your answers to these questions will help me a lot.
Albert Distor,
Bataan, Philippines
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IQ-129 Salvation for being good

I TOTALLY DISAGREE with you that only the members of your Church will be saved. I believe that as long as a person is basically good, believes in God, and doesn't bother anyone or commit any major crime, he will be saved.  After all, won't God save those who love Him?
John Moule,
Oakland, California
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IQ-151 Is belief in God and Christ enough for man to attain salvation and does not need any religion to be saved? 

GREETINGS   TO   ALL   the   Pasugo:  God's Message staff and editors.
I just want to ask for your help regarding the true meaning of the statements stated in Romans 10:9-11 saying that:  "That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto  righteousness,  and   with   the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  For the Scripture says, '"Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame' "
My friend and I debated about the true meaning of these verses. She said that believing in God and Christ is enough for man to attain salvation and man does not need any religion to be saved.  Is it true?  Please enlighten us and help us to be in the right path to salvation.
Jhay-r  Corpuz,
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IQ-156 Saved already or yet to be saved?

I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS about your article, The Church of Christ: Its meaning and importance to man’s salvation, in Pasugo: God’s Message, February 2004 issue.        You said that the Church of Christ is where the Lord adds those who will be saved and your reference is Acts 2:47, New King James Version which says, “Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the Church daily those who were being saved” (p. 31, C).       You said that the Lord adds (to the Church of Christ) those who will be saved, while St. Luke says, “… the Lord added the Church daily those who were being saved” (emphasis mine).

     In effect, you said that the Lord adds to the Church those who are not yet saved while St. Luke said that the Lord added to the Church daily those who were saved already.        Is it not that the grammatical construction of the phrase “were being saved” is past progressive tense, passive voice? Is it not that Acts 2:47 can be illustrated thus: Day 1, AM 50 were saved, PM 50 were saved; and so on. Those who were being saved were the ones who were added to the Church by the Lord, NOT THOSE WHO NOT YET SAVED (those who hope to be saved).       Is it not that sinners, NOT THE CHURCH, NEED SALVATION from condemnation? Is it not that Christ, the Savior, saves those sinners who believe in Him and condemns those sinners who do not believe in Him (John 3:18)? Is it not, that the sinners who are saved become members of the Church of God/Christ and then are added to them by the Lord? (Click link to see continuation of question)
Primo T. Arroz,
Bacolod City, Philippines
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