Our faith is based on the historic Christ, not on a myth, or legend, or one man’s claims. The faith of many today is based on one man’s claims. There was a Filipino man who claimed that he was the angel of the east. His name was Mr. Felix Manalo. He read the book of Revelation. It tells about the angel of the east. This man then said that he was that angel of the east.So he announced it everyone. The weird thing is that many people believed in his claims.So he formed his own church—the Iglesia ni Cristo. Now millions base their faith on the claims of one man—Manalo.
But our faith is in Christ, the goal of salvation history.It is not based on the claims of a Filipino, but of Christ.
Some base their faith on another Filipino—Mr. Apollo Quiboloy.This man claims that he is the “appointed Son of God.” All the claims of Christ in the NT, Mr. Quiboloy applies to himself. But this Mr. Quiboloy is a Filipino and a Gentile. He is never a son of David. He is never a son of Abraham. Matthew presents Christ as the true Messiah, the son of Abraham, the son of David. Since Matthew presents Christ as the true Christ, then anyone who claims the claims of Christ is a false Christ!
But we believe in Jesus Christ, the son of David.We believe in Jesus as the true Christ, the son of Abraham. Our faith is rooted in Christ, the son of David. We call his name, Jesus, for he saves his people from their sins.Who then is Jesus Christ?Jesus Christ is the True King of Israel. Jesus Christ is the True Product of Gentile History. Jesus Christ is the True Goal of Israel’s History.
Do you believe in this Jesus who is the Christ?Is your faith based in Christ, the son of David? Is your faith rooted in Abraham, in Israelite history, in Christ? Come to Christ today. He will save you from your sins.