Reasons of Conversion
Why people left their former religions
to become members of the true
Church of Christ―the
Iglesia Ni Cristo

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A great number of people have already converted to the Iglesia ni Cristo faith for varied reasons because they found what they are looking for. They left their former religions because they are dissatisfied for various reasons and have questions left unanswered. In the Iglesia ni Cristo, they come to understand the true teachings written in the Bible.  All their unanswered questions in their former religions are answered and made clear by the ministers of the Iglesia ni Cristo by means of the verses of the Holy Bible. Thus, they find their new-found faith to be teaching the truth written in the Bible and they come believe that it is the true Church of Christ. As a result, they acquired a strong faith in the Lord God Almighty and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Browse through this webpage so you may come to understand their reason why they left their former religions to join the Iglesia ni Cristo. "Reasons of conversion" are presented in a comparative format so you can easily see the real reasons behind their decision to leave their former religions to join the Iglesia in Cristo.

You are invited to verify the truthfulness of the reasons behind their decision to join the Iglesia ni Cristo by studying the doctrines and beliefs of the Church, by observing the worship services of the Church in your locality, and by listening how Iglesia ni Cristo ministers can answer all the "unanswered questions" you have in mind using the verses of the Bible. Welcome!!!

Reasons of conversion to the Iglesia ni Cristo
Reasons why people left their Former Religions Converts Reasons why people join the Iglesia ni Cristo
 . . . . . a Church wherein the doctrines and practices are a mixture of beliefs where anything can go in. . . . . Another reason why I left the Anglican Church is because of its tolerance to unbiblical practices like divorce, consecration of women as priest, and same sex marriage. Moreover, the political problems and dis-unity I observe in my former  church is very discouraging. . . . . . . have confusing doctrines such as the Trinity, . . . . Innocent  Okekeh,(Former Anglican Priest) Onitsha, Anambra, Nigeria So, why did I leave my former church and join the Iglesia ni Cristo? First, I was spiritually convinced that the Iglesia ni Cristo is the only true Church. It does not hide the truth. It does not add to or subtract teachings from the Bible. It is not a Church wherein the doctrines and practices are a mixture of beliefs where anything can go in. The Iglesia ni Cristo is unique, the only Church I have seen in my life that is biblical.. . . . . The Iglesia no Cristo does not worship idols or graven images. There is nothing like human tradition imposed in worship. . . . One major component of my conversion to the Iglesia ni Cristo is its clear and precise doctrines regarding the true nature of God and the Lord Jesus Christ. Unlike other churches that have confusing doctrines such as the Trinity, the Iglesia ni Cristo upholds these biblical truths.
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. . . . . the tiresome praises of priests on the mysteries of the Catholic faith. . . . . . .  the prophetic sentence of the Catholic priests that it is a "mystery of the faith"! . . . . . . .   I asked where the Catholic Church draws the origin of the teaching regarding the so-called Trinity. He (Iglesia ni Cristo) read two passages from the book "Discourses on the Apostles Creed" written by a Catholic priest in which it says that in the Council of Nicaea, in 325 A.D., the Catholic Church defined that it was an article of faith that Jesus Christ is God; and in the Council of Constantinople, in 381 A.D., that the Holy Spirit is God. There are no biblical bases of the teaching of the so-called Trinity. This fact made me deeply upset, so much that I asked a priest whom I recognized then for an explanation. But rather than answering me in a calm manner, he was outraged and sent me away. Marco Boni (Former Catholic) Rome, Italy  I attended their worship services. I felt their warm hospitality and I felt that there was something inside of me that longed for an explanation. To this day I am touched with the solemnity; and spirituality of the worship services. . . . .  I listened to the words of God under different ministers who were always ready to answer my questions . . . . . . the resident minister at that time, started to teach me the fundamental biblical doctrines of the Church of Christ. Any question I asked him he answered by reading verses in the Bible, never in his own words . . . . . . One of the doctrines that touched me deeply is the truth regarding God and Jesus Christ who, according to some religions are one, but in the Bible, they are two and are entirely different. . . .  What determined my choice to become a member of the Church of Christ was when I asked Brother Santos to show me where in the Bible we can read that Jesus Christ is not God. He took by hand the Bible and read to me different verses, . . . . . wherein Jesus Christ makes clear that He is not God.
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 I began questioning the credibility of our minister's own interpretation of the verses in the Holy Scriptures. To my mind, I presumed that a minister's own perceptions and theological orientation do not guarantee a fair and accurate interpretation of the Holy Scriptures. Inconsistencies of some of the doctrines and religious practices like confirmation, communion, and baptism of infants further chipped on my once solid faith. As a consequence, my activeness in the church diminished over the years. Thomas James Ring (Former Lutheran)
Calgary, Canada
Listening to the lessons being delivered that day opened my mind. The question-and-answer style of instruction made me understand easily the lesson as it wound its course to support and prove the doctrine being taught. . . . . . . One interesting topic lead to another until I found myself attending the Bible studies and worship services regularly. I could find no contradicting information in the lessons being taught.
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 I was the only member of the family who attended church services on a regular basis because, in our family, we were never forced to attend church services. But for me, there had been something missing. . . . . . In 1974, I joined the United States Army and I continued to be active in attending worship services. But still, I felt there had been something missing as far as my spiritual growth was concerned. . . .  In 1982, I became a Catholic but this did not fill the void like I hoped it would. Although I studied hard and even became a lay minister, I still had many questions that were unanswered. Each time I asked, I was told that I must have faith and just believe that it was that way. Kipp Keller (Former Protestant Catholic)  Anchorage,  Alaska, U.S.A.  I listened and I started to see things significantly different. I felt very moved by the way each question was answered through the Bible, the answer as supported by the Bible. I was not asked to just accept what was said. I was encouraged to ask questions. I was told to feel free to bring up anything that I had doubts about. This was something that was so new to me—to be allowed to ask anything that I was unsure of. . . . . The teaching that had the biggest impact on me was on the true nature of our Lord Jesus, being a man, and on the falsity of the Trinity doctrine. I asked questions and I listened to the answers. I was getting answers that I had never gotten before. The more I listened, the more I saw that the Church of Christ was telling me the truth that I never heard before. I found out that this is the true Church. As I questioned the doctrines of the Church, Brother Mar showed me through the Bible that all that the Church did was in accordance with God's law. I found out that indeed that the Church did not do anything that was against the will of God. The Church is here to show everyone the way to attain salvation and to have peace with with our Lord Jesus Christ and His Father. It was then that I realized that this was the Church that I had been looking for.
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As a Baptist, I was made to believe that salvation came by faith alone and not by works; that all one needs to do to be saved is to accept Jesus as his personal savior. I remained strong in this belief until my father-in-law told me that one cannot be saved without works. According to the Bible, he said, faith without works is dead. . . . . Nevertheless, doubt started to creep into my mind and I began to question how one can be saved by a dead faith. I talked to a lot of Protestants from different sects about their opinion on this matter, but I quickly realized that they were in the same boat as I was. They all believed that faith alone can save man. Having the approval of my peers, I remained in my belief that I have been saved because I have accepted Jesus as my personal savior. I believed that no matter what I did, good or bad, I was entitled to eternal life. Edwin Pobre, (Former Baptist), Long Island, New York  U.S.A.  I expected the Bible Exposition to be just like all the others I have gone to. I even suspected that the Iglesia Ni Cristo had its own version of the Bible to support its belief.
The exposition turned out to be very different from what I had expected. The format was unlike anything I’ve seen before. The minister simply asked questions that I’m sure everyone was dying to ask, then he simply answered the questions by reading the Bible He did not tell stories or jokes nor used flattering speech as evangelists and pastors do. What amazed me was how the minister connected seemingly unrelated verses like a jigsaw puzzle to present the whole picture of salvation. He was using several versions of the Bible, none of which was their own.
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First, I joined the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM) congregation in the year 1979. I stayed with this congregation until 1987. Then from 1988 to 1994, I joined the Sisters for Christian Community (SFCC), an international congregation. I became a perpetually professed Sister but everything was in vain. . . .  I sought God’s kingdom for 14 years as a nun but I felt there was a vacuum deep in my soul. I started to doubt my religious vocation as a nun. I got tired of reciting and chanting long prayers. I felt a complete dryness in all spiritual exercises. I kept on hoping that someday I may be able to overcome this inner torment. . . . The lesson that dealt with the sign of the cross were the focal points of my conversion. I was so terrified when I learned the true meaning of the sign of the cross on the forehead. . . . . .  I was officially dispensed from my vows on April 10, 1994.
Erlinda Mirafuentes Dela Cruz (Former Catholic-Nun)
  I curiously observed the Iglesia Ni Cristo worship service at Putatan Chapel, Muntinlupa City. To my great surprise, I was deeply touched by the hymn sung by the choir. I couldn’t help but join the brethren in crying throughout the hymn-singing. More so, I was overwhelmed by the impact of the preaching of the minister . . . .  After few weeks I felt a craving, hungering and thirsting for another worship service. I attended the worship services several times, and then I realized that the true light was gradually shining in me. I finally decided to listen to the doctrines of the Iglesia Ni Cristo. . . .  I felt extraordinary gifts from God right after studying the first ten doctrinal lessons. . . . .  I observed that the more I attended the worship services, the clearer my faith and conviction became that the Iglesia Ni Cristo is the answer to my spiritual dryness when I was inside the convent. . . .  I would experience the power of God and His mighty blessings whenever the ministers and deacons lead the prayer. I had never felt these extraordinary graces when I attended Masses or any liturgical services when I was a nun. . . . . .At last, I felt deep within my heart that I found His kingdom in the Iglesia Ni Cristo.
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I had been seeking God since we were in Venezuela. Back there, we had classes with a Catholic priest. . .With the Catholic priest, we studied the Bible like a history book, starting with Genesis, the first book, and going on until the end. . . . we were using same Bible that we brought with us from Venezuela, the same one the Catholic priest recommends us to read, Elvia M. Garcia (Catholic) Maracaibo, Venezuela  The method used by Brother San Gabriel was totally different. There  was a subject and he would ask questions and look for the answers in the Bible. He never gave his own opinion. But  what called my attention more was our study of the Ten Commandments in the Book of Exodus. It says that God prohibits us to make an idol to worship; we were using same Bible that we brought with us from Venezuela, the same one the Catholic priest recommends us to read, and I was almost  shock because I had read it several times before but I didn't see that prohibition as clearly as when Brother Gabriel taught us. We continued learn from the Bible until  we completed the lessons.
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I was baptized and became a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. About five years into being a member. I became very disturbed with regard to some of their teachings. I began to   ask questions. Sometimes,   the answers I received from the elders were contrary to what was written in the Holy Scriptures. . . . .  I asked the elders many questions but they told me that the Bible was not meant for me to understand.   They  told  that God has  blessed them with  the ability  to understand  the  biblical mysteries and that I need to wait for their interpretations. Edwin Chase, (Jehovah's Witness)
One day after many months of rejecting my co-worker's invitation to their worship service,  I finally decided to attend her Church, the Church of Christ. I was expecting to hear the same teachings as what other churches propagate but to my surprise, it was totally different from what I have heard and seen before.   I wanted to hear more and I asked about many unanswered  questions to the Church's resident worker. He was able to give very   convincing answers to my questions by quoting from the Bible. I was amazed how he read the words of God to answer all my questions.   At the same time,  I was enlightened about the Church. Soon after I started attending Bible studies, again putting forward my questions to the minister. Without hesitation, all my questions were answered.
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