No king, messenger or administrator in the history of the bible was infallible, with the exception of Christ.
Although God appoints messengers and administrators, many messengers that the church holds dear have made egregious mistakes of varying degrees. Moses struck the rock although God’s instruction was to speak to it (Numbers 20: 7-13), Noah was a drunkard (Genesis 9: 20-21), King David ordered the killing of Uriah after he committed adultery and impregnated his wife, (2nd Samuel 11:1-18), Apostle Paul admitted to being the “Chief Of Sin” (1st Tim. 1:12-15; Romans 7:14-25), and even the Disciples returned to their profession as fishermen after the Resurrection of Christ (John 21:1-19).
The point is this. Let’s not hold any of God’s administrators in such high esteem that we believe they’re infallible. Many messengers and administrations throughout the history of the bible have been guilty of mistakes and errors in judgment. The current administration is no exception. The idea that someone cannot be unjustly expelled under this current administration is false. The administration under brother Eduardo V. Manalo is comprised of imperfect men just like you and me. Our God Almighty may have blessed previous biblical figures, yet they still made errors in judgment. Therefore, it’s reasonable logic to deduce that the current administration can also make errors in judgment and expel unjustly.
If Apostle Paul himself was humble enough to admit his faults to his brethren, why can’t this administration humble itself to admit to making mistakes and errors in judgment?
Apostle Paul wasn’t infallible and it’s reasonable logic to deduce that the current Executive Minister brother Eduardo V. Manalo isn’t infallible. This is the Church of CHRIST and Christ is the example we follow. Although we will never be without sin, he’s the standard. It’s the administration of Christ that should serve as the standard example this current administration should follow. It was an administration of fair justice, hope, faith and most of all LOVE. We’re not asking for anything unreasonable. Please stop expelling us under the assumption that every decision you make must be correct because you’re all “guided by God”. You can make mistakes and errors in judgment like any of the previous biblical figures listed above. And even though you’ve made mistakes, we’re a church of love and compassion, and if you open your hearts and re-examine your reasoning, we will forgive you. And God will forgive you.
Similarly, It does seem however that the number of brethren being expelled for defending the church by exposing corruption far outnumbers the number of ministers who’ve been expelled for exposing what they know to be a corrupt administration.
Ministers! Leaders! Your brothers and sisters, both young and old, need your leadership to expose the whole truth, the good and the bad, whatever the case may be. You should be the first ones taking bolder risks and setting the standard of spiritual integrity. You were instruments to spread the “Good News” of our Lord Jesus Christ for decades. The church is now over 101 years old. Please don’t insult our intelligence by demeaning us like little children. The church is now over 101 years old. Please don’t treat us like the senile that can’t distinguish wrongdoing from righteousness. We’ve heard the Good News for over a century and can take the Bad News as well.
We know you’ve made errors in judgment and so have we. Let’s forgive each other and restore the church together. And out of faith, hope, and love, LOVE is the most powerful. Lead us towards a more righteous path, our beloved leaders! Restore our faith. Make us believe in you. Make us hope in you. And we can all love each other once again to a degree worthy of receiving God’s love in return.
May our God Almighty have mercy on us all.
(Numbers 20: 7-13), (Genesis 9: 20-21), (2 Samuel 11:1-18),
(1 Tim. 1:15; Romans 7:14-25), (John 21:1-19)