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Old 03-05-2013, 09:54 AM
 
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How much influence does the Aglipayan Church have in the Phillippines?

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Old 03-05-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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^ Not much, I think

But the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) is everywhere. If you didn't know any better you might think that it was the main religion in the Philippines just by the amount of churches. It was also founded in the Philippines
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:30 PM
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It seems to me that Evangelical churches are gaining popularity and converts from RCC in the Philippines. What attracts these people to be born-again Christians?
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:58 PM
 
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But the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) is everywhere. If you didn't know any better you might think that it was the main religion in the Philippines just by the amount of churches. It was also founded in the Philippines

It holds some doctrines that are outside of mainstream Protestantism.

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Old 03-06-2013, 12:39 AM
 
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So does the Church of Latter Day Saints (aka Mormons).
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:45 AM
 
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It seems to me that Evangelical churches are gaining popularity and converts from RCC in the Philippines. What attracts these people to be born-again Christians?
Promises of salvation and eternal life? The doctrines are not that different, and the evangelical churches have a way of embracing new converts, including supporting them with their problems, pray for/with them, etc. The Catholic church is a bit ritualistic in some ways. Some people think the religion made them better people. Anyway, in the Philippines, if you don't like it, you can always go back to your previous religion or find a new one. Just be aware that official doctrine in evangelical churches is 10% tithe.

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Old 03-06-2013, 01:52 AM
 
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It seems to me that Evangelical churches are gaining popularity and converts from RCC in the Philippines. What attracts these people to be born-again Christians?
Evangelical Christianity is just easier. You just believe and you're going to heaven, no matter what; past, present, and even future sins dont matter. It's not like that in Catholicism. However, it seems that Evangelicals are a lot more strict. So even though they dont believe you have to do anything to go to heaven, they still have a lot of rules. Catholics seem more lax in comparison
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:17 AM
 
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Before the Spanish were there for 300 years, along with the U.S. for 50 years, what religion were the Philippino's practicing back then?

Whatever it was, IMO, that's what they still are to this day, inherently!

I've worked with Philippino's for over a decade now, in the health care industry, and what do I see in these people? A strong flavor of Buddism!

And in Mexico, it's no different! Before the Spanish, what were they then and what are they still today!!!

It would be so beneficial if they went back to their roots!
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:30 AM
 
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Philippines is 12th in population, not 43rd.

I agree the Church is only part of the story. I think growth rates are finally slowing in Latin America, Phils will probably follow suit. Muslim nations are more of a worry frankly, like Bangladesh.
The fertility rates are falling all over the world, save some Middle Eastern/African countries, and the Philippines will follow suit as well, one way or another. If Catholic Mexico's fertility rate can drop down to 2.0, or Catholic Brazil's rate to 1.9, so will the Philippines eventually, abortion rights or no abortion rights!

Let's not forget there's a sizeable Chinese element to the Philippines, as well as the Philipino's, and try and tell the Chinese whether or not they can have an abortion or not!

When I talk to the legal Philipino's at work, they dream of the day they retire there and live like kings and queens, banking on the fact that the population there will grow unrestrainedly, and they hip-hip and hurray about their getting a $5 massage while over there, and the cheap domestic help! IMO, I don't think their "calculators" are working very well!
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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^ Not much, I think

But the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) is everywhere. If you didn't know any better you might think that it was the main religion in the Philippines just by the amount of churches. It was also founded in the Philippines
Iglesia ni Cristo founder was a former catholic. I actually, respect all religion groups in the Philippines. Although, I just notice it is requirement that they have to give money everytime you go to hear the mass.
They have actually nice churches too. They have this project 'Philippine Arena'.

I don't know if it's true. they have to vote the same people whoever their leader choose, that's why a lot of politician are trying to get the Iglesia ni Cristo leader's vote so they can get the rest of their Iglesia ni Cristo followers. They have this bloc voting system.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9cvjdU-iXU
^there is no subtitle lol. but they are discussing about
the bloc voting system.

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