A distinctive feature of the Manila skyline, the green-and-white gothic spires of the churches of this powerful and ... More
Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ)
A distinctive feature of the Manila skyline, the green-and-white gothic spires of the churches of this powerful and influential religious group are as familiar a sight to Filipinos as McDonald's golden arches. Iglesia ni Cristo (also known as INC) has a big following in Manila and throughout the country. The churches, unlike the humbler structures of other Christian denominations, always sport a fresh coat of paint.
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i'm really amaze about this masterpice work of INC temple i wonder why looking at far it's like floating in heaven nice and how magnifecent that's why avery filipino should be proud of having this kind of places here in philippines who can attract most tourist around the world.
The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) is a Christian Church whose sole basis of doctrines is the Holy Scriptures alone. The INC is also known for its monotheism-- recognizing the Father alone as the one true God.
To those seeking for spiritual enlightenment and seeking Biblical answers, the Iglesia Ni Cristo is always open and welcoming to its visitors, conducting free Bible studies even if one only wishes to learn about their distinct doctrines and not necessarily convert. A Christian religion extremely worth getting know, or visit when you are in the Philippines.
Scholars are perplexed of the phenomenal global growth of this Christian religion.
it was clean and it has unique and great architectural design. you dont need to exactly go inside because the view from outside is already extravagant. well if you can enter inside that is more fantastic. you can not go there inside I think its part of their security process not let any one enter there easily. you can ask someone when and how.of you really wish too. .
The INC Central Temple is more than a tourist spot that most of the non-INC are saying. Yes, it looks majestic but it is no Disneyland that people can go in & out of the place. You can't just go in just to sight-see. INCs are doing our best to preserve the sanctity of the church. It is a place where we worship and pray to the One True God, so we don't let anybody violate it as if it is just an ordinary church that you go to, pretend to pray to a piece of wood who never hears, then go out live through a devotion that is futile. The Central Temple, just like any church of INC, is a place where you can pray solemnly and be assured that a true God is listening to you. And as for those INC that you are referring that violates the Church's doctrines, well they may get away for now but in one way or another they will be out of the Church for Iglesia ni Cristo is a religion where the God we worship is not a piece of wood but a God who trully listens and acts wisely above human understanding. You can never say the worth of the whole Church for the action of one man.
I would really suggest that if you wanted to go and see the insides of the church please ask a INC member to come with you so that they may be able to tell you what to wear & explain to you some things you wanted to know. It would be best if you go with a Church officer.
Why is the question.
By Mario, 12/28/09
Av all the poverties and unprogress country like the Philippines then why does Iglesia ni Cristo can build a Multi Million Dollars modern facilities inside the areas that has a millions of poor families?
It is because we believe that it is the work of our Lord God to glorify his name! If without the help of God, the church it self cannot spread all over the world in just 90 years! Many churches nowadays are much older the the INC but the have a hard time to propagating their faith... We are Celebrating the 96th years anniversary! July 27, 1914-2010 Phrase be to God!!!
for those who were criticising why central temple is considered as one of the tourist spot... i believe the church is not intended to be a tourist spot, the intention is to share the feelings to all other church members who have not yet visited the place... and i believe those who criticised doesn't really know how to appreciate the work of art....if you go there just to look for imperfections of the sturcture, you would never really realize what is in the church and the structure of the temple...and what is the true meaning of the of this temple. it is the work of God that inspite of "what they say" as dirty and noisy place this magnificent temple emerges, outshines all others and still a sense of peacefullness to everyone who enters not just the temple alone but the totality of the place...i like every piece of it and the technology it is really impressive...
Visitors who are primarily visiting the Central Temple or any other INC chapels for that matter are required to wear clothes appropriate for visiting holy sites. I advise people who intend to see the temple to wear sleeved tops and skirts (for girls) and pants (for guys). Slippers are prohibited. Due to strict security measures imposed, cameras are prohibited as well. When asked by guards why you are visiting, kindly ask them if someone can assist you because you are curious and simply wants to observe INC temples. They particularly allow visitors who intend to pray silently in the chapel's sanctuary.
I went there today, June 19th 2010. The guard asked me what I wanted. I said I wanted to go and see the church. He then asked me why. I told him for sight seeing. Then he said I can't go it. As simple as that. So I don't know who is eligible to go in but definately not for a tourist like me who walked 40mins from Quezon Avenue MRT station to get there.
For almost four centuries Santo Domingo de Manila, the church and motherhouse of the Dominican Order, stood within the walls
of Intramuros . Moved to this site after the destruction of original structure in World War II, Santo Domingo ...