ITO ANG ANOTHER KATANGAHAN NI SORIANO - ANG TEMPLO NG DIOS - PARA PATAMAAN NIYA ANG MGA SIMBAHANG KATOLIKO
TANUNGIN NINYO SI SORIANO KUNG ANG TEMPLO NG JERUSALEM NA ANG PRESENCIA NG DIOS AY GAWA NG DIOS O GAWA NG KAMAY NG TAO HE HEH E
KUNG BABASAHIN NINYO ANG CHAPTER 17 OF THE BOOK OF ACTS... SI PABLO NAPADPAD SA ATHENS GREECE ... SA MT OLYMPUS . ... ITO ANG LUGAR KUNG ASAN MERON MGA REBULTO ANG MGA GRIEGO NG MGA KATHA NILANG MGA DIOS ... SA MT OLYMPUS ... SI ZEUS , MERCURY , VENUS AT KUNG SINO SINO PA - LAHAT ITO MAY MGA REBULTO ,,, ANG TAWAG DITO SA NGAYON AY GREEK MYTHOLOGY .. HINDI DIN ITO ALAM NI SORIANO
PERO MERON ITONG ISANG REBULTONG WALANG PANGALAN AT ANG TAWAG NILA DITO ANG "UNKNOWN GOD" |
KAYA SI PABLO IPINALIWANAG SA KANILA ANG UNKNOWN GOD NA ITO ANG ATING PANGINOONG JESUS CHRISTO ... KAYA MADALING NAKAPAGTAYO SI PABLO NG MGA SIMBAHAN SA GRECIA ..AT DITO SIYA PINAPUPUNTA NI JESUS SA UNA NIYAN MISYON SA GRECIA....
KAYA SINABI NI PABLO ANG DIOS HINDI NANANHAN SA MGA TEMPLO NA GAWA NG TAO .....
DITO SUPAL PAL ANG GAGONG SORIANO --
ANG TEMPLO NG JERUSALEM AY GAWA NG TAO AT UTOS ITO NG DIOS NA GAWIN ITO - KAY SOLOMON .... HINDI PO KAMAY NG DIOS ANG GUMAWA NITO
AT SA TEMPLE MOUNT -- ANDITO ANG INNER SANCTUM KUNG SAAN VISIBLY MAKIKITA ANG ESPIRITU SANTO AT ANG PAHIWATIG NG PRESENCIA NG DIOS-
KAYA ITO PINAPASOK LAMANG NG MATAAS NA PARI NG SANHEDRIN BUNUTAN PA SILA DAHIL PWEDE SILANG MAMATAY KUNG HINDI NILA NALINIS ANG SARILE NILA NG MABUTI- LINIS PO NG BUDHI HINDI ANG KATAWAN DAHIL SA PALIGO ....
PINAPASOK LANG ITO SA ISANG ARAW SA ISANG TAON - TWING YOM KIPPUR \
HINDI DIN PO ITO ALAM NI SORIANO -- BOBO EH PURO PATUNOG
Ang Dios na gumawa ng sanglibutan at ng lahat ng mga bagay na naririto, siya, palibhasa'y Panginoon ng langit at ng lupa, ay hindi tumatahan sa mga templong ginawa ng mga kamay;
"The Myth of the Spanish Inquisition," a 1994 BBC/A&E production, will re-air on the History Channel this December 3 at 10 p.m. It is a definite must-see for anyone who wishes to know how historians now evaluate the Spanish Inquisition since the opening of an investigation into the Inquisition's archives. The special includes commentary from historians whose studies verify that the tale of the darkest hour of the Church was greatly fabricated.
In its brief sixty-minute presentation, "The Myth of the Spanish Inquisition" provides only an overview of the origins and debunking of the myths of torture and genocide. The documentary definitely succeeds in leaving the viewer hungry to know more. The long-held beliefs of the audience are sufficiently weakened by the testimony of experts and the expose of the making of the myth.
The Inquisition began in 1480. Spain was beginning a historic reunification of Aragon and Castile. The marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile created a unified Hispania not seen since Roman times. Afraid that laws commanding the exile or conversion of Jews were thwarted by conversos, i.e. synagogue-going "Catholics," Ferdinand and Isabella commissioned an investigation or Inquisition. They began the Inquisition hoping that religious unity would foster political unity, and other heads of state heralded Spain's labors for the advent of a unified Christendom. The documentary clearly and boldly narrates the historical context, which intimates that the Spanish were not acting odd by their contemporary standards.
The Inquisition Myth, which Spaniards call "The Black Legend," did not arise in 1480. It began almost 100 years later, and exactly one year after the Protestant defeat at the Battle of Mühlberg at the hands of Ferdinand's grandson, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. In 1567 a fierce propaganda campaign began with the publication of a Protestant leaflet penned by a supposed Inquisition victim named Montanus. This character (Protestant of course) painted Spaniards as barbarians who ravished women and sodomized young boys. The propagandists soon created "hooded fiends" who tortured their victims in horrible devices like the knife-filled Iron Maiden (which never was used in Spain). The BBC/A&E special plainly states a reason for the war of words: the Protestants fought with words because they could not win on the battlefield.
The Inquisition had a secular character, although the crime was heresy. Inquisitors did not have to be clerics, but they did have to be lawyers. The investigation was rule-based and carefully kept in check. And most significantly, historians have declared fraudulent a supposed Inquisition document claiming the genocide of millions of heretics.
What is documented is that 3000 to 5000 people died during the Inquisition's 350 year history. Also documented are the "Acts of Faith," public sentencings of heretics in town squares. But the grand myth of thought control by sinister fiends has been debunked by the archival evidence. The inquisitors enjoyed a powerful position in the towns, but it was one constantly jostled by other power brokers. In the outlying areas, they were understaffed - in those days it was nearly impossible for 1 or 2 inquisitors to cover the thousand-mile territory allotted to each team. In the outlying areas no one cared and no one spoke to them. As the program documents, the 3,000 to 5,000 documented executions of the Inquisition pale in comparison to the 150,000 documented witch burnings elsewhere in Europe over the same centuries.
The approach is purely historical, and therefore does not delve into ecclesial issues surrounding religious freedom. But perhaps this is proper. Because the crime was heresy, the Church is implicated, but the facts show it was a secular event.
One facet of the Black Legend that evaporates under scrutiny in this film is the rumor that Philip II, son of Charles V, killed his son Don Carlos on the advisement of the aging blind Grand Inquisitor. But without a shred of evidence, the legend of Don Carlos has been enshrined in a glorious opera by Verdi.
The special may be disturbing to young children. There are scenes of poor souls burning at the stake, and close-ups of the alleged torture devices. Scenes depicting witches consorting with pot-bellied devils are especially grotesque. For kids, this is the stuff of nightmares.
Discrediting the Black Legend brings up the sticky subject of revisionism. Re-investigating history is only invalid if it puts an agenda ahead of reality. The experts - once true believers in the Inquisition myth - were not out to do a feminist canonization of Isabella or claim that Tomas de Torquemada was a Marxist. Henry Kamen of the Higher Council for Scientific Research in Barcelona said on camera that researching the Inquisition's archives "demolished the previous image all of us (historians) had."
And the future of the Black Legend? For many it may continue to hold more weight than reality. There is the emotional appeal against the Church. The dissenters of today may easily imagine Torquemada's beady eyes as a metaphor of the Church's "dictatorial, controlling, damning" pronouncements. The myth is also the easiest endorsement of the secular state: "de-faith" the state and de-criminalize heresy. Who will be the revisionists in this case? Will the many follow Montanas' lead in rewriting history?
Our 20th century crisis of man playing God - usurping power over conception, life, and death - leaves us with no alternative but to qualify our demythologization of the Inquisition with a reminder: 3,000 to 5,000 victims are 3,000 to 5,000 too many. http://www.catholic.net/RCC/Periodic.../article4.html
As British historian Henry Kamen has shown in his magisterial work, The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision, almost all the conventional wisdom about the Inquisition is wrong. By comparison with secular courts at the time, the Inquisition’s methods were more humane, e.g., defendants could be represented by an attorney. Edward Peters, another student of the period, says, ‘Modern historiography has completely blown the old Inquisition propaganda out of the water. No one seriously contends that hundreds of thousands or millions were killed, or that the Protestant countries were any more humane than Spain was.’ Indeed, scholars today refer to the old school mythology as ‘the Black Legend,’ a tale of lies spun by Elizabethan England. No wonder that in 1994, BBC/A&E aired ‘The Myth of the Spanish Inquisition.’
Born from a poor family in Pasay City, Philippines, Soriano claim to be an “exceptional, consistently receiving the highest honors… and was awarded the highest possible grade in the entire history of his grade school.”* Unfortunately, he did not finish his secondary schooling due to an alleged “skirmish” with his acting school directress over a topic on religion. Soriano’s follower took this not as a “twist of fate but rather [an alleged] manifestation of God’s work of hand bringing him to his real destiny.”* His parents were members of Iglesia ng Dios Kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Suhay ng Katotohanan founded in 1936 by a former Iglesia ni Cristo (1914) follower namely Nicolaz Perez. Perez along with Teofila Ora left the I.N.C. fold in 1922 probably after learning that Jesus Christ was Mighty God but “not” the Almighty God and proceeded to establish the Iglesia Verdadero de Cristo. It did not took long for the two former leaders of I.N.C. (1914) to develop discord among themselves. This occurrence drove Perez to register his new group under the name, Iglesia ng Dios Kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Suhay ng Katotohanan Soriano’s desire to read and memorize the Scripture was prompted by his membership in Perez’ group at a young age of 17 years old. His followers noted of his “zealous [ness] in his religion.”* His skill in “explaining” and remembering the Bible verses was noticed by the other members so that he became “a preacher, a debater and a minister”* of the said group. He was even believed to be a “special confidante of Perez, explaining to him the teachings and the mysteries of the word of God.”* Unknown to many, he was said rumored to be groomed as the successor of Perez after he dies. In 1975 just after Perez’ death, some members were stunned when the leadership was passed on to Levita Gugulan, a woman. At first, Soriano might have yielded to that decision but it did not take long before he along with a few others rebelled against Gugulan’s leadership. They believed that women as leaders in church are not biblically supported. It was reported that in 1976, Soriano and his allies were excommunicated by Gugulan. And the following year (1977), he registered a new group namely,
Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Saligan ng Katotohanan.
Which later evolved to,
Mga Kaanib sa Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Saligan ng Katotohanan sa Bansang Pilipinas, Inc. (1990) and Bayan ng Katotohanan (1993).
Most likely because of a lawsuit filed by Gugulan’s group with reference to the “name” of Soriano’s newly founded organization called,
Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Saligan ng Katotohanan
which is somewhat similar with the former’s group name
“Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Suhay ng Katotohanan.”
This episode continues to cause confrontation between the two religious groups.
Update 4-Jan-2003: Now since the highest court of the land (the Philippine Supreme Court) ruled, once in for all, in favor of Gugulan's group, the name of Soriano's church was drastrically changed to: "Iglesia Ni YHWH at ni YHWSA HMSYH" (Church of YHWH and YHWSA HMSYH).
Update 4-Nov-2004: Now they prefer to be known as, Members Church of God International.