Expelled INC Minister unruffled despite alleged security threat

By on September 1, 2015


The 7,000 seater Iglesia ni Cristo Central Temple in Quezon City, Philippines (JGCanlas / Wikimedia Commons)
The 7,000 seater Iglesia ni Cristo Central Temple in Quezon City, Philippines (JGCanlas / Wikimedia Commons)

MANILA — Despite alleged threats to security, former Iglesia ni Cristo Minister, Isaias Samson Jr., stands firm on his fight against the alleged corruption among the sector’s Sanggunian.

“If there’s something that happens to me, so be it. I believe it is God’s will as long as I have my life and my strength. I will continue to fight against corruption, Samson said.

Samson earlier filed an illegal detention case against eight leaders of the religious organization, claiming that he and his family were placed under house arrest.
Members of the INC held a five-day protest in EDSA against the investigation into possible criminal acts by some of its top leaders.

Samson believed that the sector’s Sanggunian is using its members as “shields.”

“I know who they are, what they can do, and they will do just to protect themselves. In the past days they have lied to people, they used the name of Bro. Eduardo Manalo in order to make the members of the church follow them and they even made the members of the church to shield them,” Samson claimed in a telephone interview with ANC’s Headstart, last Tuesday.

The expelled minister added that the Sanggunian sent two of its members to the United States to talk with some of the INC’s members who supposedly have grievances against alleged corruption in the sect.

However, Samson explained, that he is not going against the church nor its executive minister but he is going against the corruption “being rampantly committed by the Sanggunian.”

Samson added that he is not sure if he is open to meeting with the Sanggunian.