the problem with the argument of Aerial is that he is not anymore emphasizing what the “Pasugo, September 1976 issue” stated in there, here’s the picture of their pasugo together on how they insisted that there’s an inscryption of Vicarius Filii Dei to the tiara.
when we open the article, they argued that the pope is wearing a tiara that has an inscryption of Vicarius Filii Dei on its forehead:
as we are going to zoom the page, they calculated it according to what I claim that the INC adhered to the accusations also of the Seventh Day Adventists regarding the title. Take note the title.
It is funny that Mr. Aerial cannot support their publication’s claims and resorted that it is not about how that title can be seen on the tiara but on how the authority is done. [rephrasing mine]. but the truth is that the pasugo issue had done it and made a big deal for that theory, now let the readers decide, how can a mere Mr., Aerial contradict the article written at the Pasugo? who is he, the head of Iglesia ni kristo [manalo]?
now he reiterated to us again, revelations 13, so since he is really trying to insist that the verse pertains to the pope, let me exegete the verse for the people’s enlightenment.
Rev. 13: 11
” And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth: and he had two horns, like a lamb: and he spoke as a dragon.”
now, let me tell you readers that the verse is not speaking-alone to future events, but this is implying present events during the period of St. John the Evangelist’s preaching to the people in an apocalyptic way.
When the first line says:
“And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth”, what does it mean? this speaks to the false prophets—they are those who preach another gospel contrary to the church made by Christ—twisting the gospel and twisting its meaning.
who are those false prophets?
2 Pet 2:1 [NIV] But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them–bringing swift destruction on themselves.
you can read on that passage that it demonstrate to false preachers who will divert the faithful to heresies and the like. Who are these false prophets nowadays?
simple, they are organized denominations who accused that there was a complete apostasy to the church made by Christ in the first century. The question is, where can we find in the Bible and History that those events happened?
The Bible is already clear that Jesus will never abandon His church and no evil will prevail against it.
Matthew 16: 18 [New Living Translation]
Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.
and who are those churches assumed that there was an apostasy[ complete apostasy] of the church made by Christ in the 1st century? I know you that you know also it Aerial.
Now, Mr. Aerial asserted that the meaning of representative will also define any particular cloning of the power of Jesus, that is false because as we can see, the definition itself would not define anything that the power/authority of theleader will also be possessed to a congressman.
If we will take a closer look to the definition of representative, we can read this:
- representing or serving to represent; specif.,
- picturing; portraying; reproducing
one might be confused to the word “portraying”, what is portraying?
Portray- to make a picture or portrait of; depict;
As you can see, since the pope portrays the authority vested on him, he only followed what the bible stated on the responsibility given to St. peter on the gospel. I already stated in here the verse and it is up for Aerial to understand what I the Bible says.
Now, what truly is being a representative? Is it all about cloning Jesus’ deeds? Or obeying the commandment and the authority vested on him? I think Aerial did not get this part.