What’s the One True Church and Are You in It?
TAWANDA COCHRANE (FORMER BAPTIST): The Bible study that really made me— was like, “Okay, this is where I need to be.” was the one about the true Church. And that was like, “Okay, this is the true Church because it says it right there in the Bible.” And this is why I need to be, I need to be in the true Church. I know I have salvation.
VOICEOVER: Did you know that the Bible talks about a true church? Maybe it never crossed your mind? Or maybe you never considered it? Tawanda certainly didn’t [at first].
TAWANDA: It was pretty much go to church and as long as you go to church and have faith in God and Jesus, you’ll have your salvation in the end. And I started going to Bible study, and I was like, “Okay, that’s not all true.” I need to be in the true Church to have salvation.
IVAN SANCHEZ (FORMER PROTESTANT): One thing that stood out to me about that very first lesson that I heard was that the Minister kept on saying that “The Iglesia Ni Cristo is the true church, the only true Church, [based on the Bible].” And that’s something that I was thinking, “Well, at least the Church, this Church is being honest about that, about them saying that.”
VOICEOVER: But don’t take our word for it, investigate it for yourself. They did.
JENNIE GUERRERO (ORLANDO, FLORIDA): I asked a lot of questions and the minister was very patient with me and read the Bible and showed me passages. And I remember asking him, “If this is the true church, how are there so many miracles happening around the world? You know, from other ministers, preachers, churches.” And I remember he read the verse was Matthew 24:24.
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For false Christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
JENNIE GUERRERO: And I remember he read that and I was like, “Wow, okay, that makes a lot of sense.” And from that day forth, I started attending more Bible studies.
MARY GUEVERRA (FORMER CATHOLIC): I remember sitting there and listening to every word. And just, I just start bawling with the tears because I felt shocked that my mother had all my life taught me that all these things were okay. And I’m like, it was a realization that all those feelings I had, were right. That she was wrong, and I had been being taught the wrong way.
GRACE FEDERA (JOINED THE INC IN 2009): While I was reading and learning more about the Church, I realized that, that there’s only one true God. As versus to many other churches do, there’s so many gods. But there’s only one true church and there’s only one God, which is the Father in heaven and our Lord Jesus Christ is the Mediator. So that was really important to know the truth.
VOICEOVER: You may never have considered it. But if you’ve been attending a church all your life, wouldn’t you want to know you were going to the one that is true?
IVAN SANCHEZ (JOINED THE INC 1996): And it was after that, that I felt like, hey, this Church, this is different. This Church is actually teaching the true teachings from the Bible, because it wasn’t complicated to understand. And that’s what made me want to continue. And that’s when I realized this is where God wants me to be.
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