Spreading the Good News of salvation to all and sundry
By SIEGFRED T. GOLLAYAN
Following the present Church Administration’s lead, the entire Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) membership mobilizes for intensive evangelism. They do so devotedly and with vigorous efforts, fully convinced that it is of utmost importance that the truth about salvation be made known to all.
The mission to spread the gospel of salvation was declared by the Lord Jesus Christ with the commandment to “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” (Mark 16:15 New International Version). Indeed, to be saved from eternal punishment on Judgment Day, man needs to be taught the truth concerning salvation. This is what the Iglesia Ni Cristo earnestly pursues as this is what God wants: “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (I Tim. 2:3-4 New King James Version).
No wonder, members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo intensively share to all humankind the truths that lead to receiving the grace of salvation with its evangelistic efforts through various means. Aside from this online publication that you are reading, the Church regularly prints its official magazine, the Pasugo: God’s Message, and religious tracts that present the beliefs of the Iglesia Ni Cristo to those seeking for God’s truth. In the thousands of local congregations of the Church the world over, ministers and ministerial workers preach the pristine gospel to people of various races and cultural backgrounds.
Members also make use of other mass media—radio, television, and the internet—to put across the gospel to multitudes of people simultaneously. Furthermore, massive evangelistic campaigns are conducted in huge venues such as public plazas and sports complexes to accommodate big crowds. For instance, a wonder to behold was the sight of tens of thousands who went to Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue, Bulacan in the Philippines on September 26, 2015 for the Great Proclamation of God’s Words by no less than the Executive Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo. His preaching was seen in 2,141 sites around the globe via live streaming.
Every member of the Church, from the old ones to the new converts, enthusiastically do their share in evangelism. And it is truly heartening that with the guidance of God, the zealous efforts of the brethren continue to yield abundant harvest as thousands of people the world over join the Church. Here are some facts and figures about the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s evangelistic efforts in the past 10-year administration of Brother Eduardo Manalo: