26 April 2010

What's in the Iglesia Ni Cristo Logo?

Just like Robert Langdon of Da Vinci Code, the panda is interested in Religious Symbology. Talk about him about any kind of religious symbogies and he'll listen to you all day. Here's one explanation posted by a blogger on the probable meaning of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) Logo.

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What's in the INC Logo?


Finally we found an attempt to explain the INC Logo. Note, this explanation from one of its members (probably a Minister himself) is not official. See below. (Thanks to readmeinc dot blogspot dot com).




1. The bird is the dove or Holy Spirit
2. The flame is the light of salvation
3. The shield is the shield of faith
4. The scale represents the equality of the justice of God
5. The crown is the crown of eternal life
6. The lamb is the Lord Jesus Christ
7. The book is the Bible
8. The two scrolls seen in the Bible represent the OT and NT;
9. The upside down triangle means the equality of the members or brotherhood (Mt. 23:8);
10. White is holiness
11. Green is love
12. Red is courage

The logo of the INC has been used since 1919 but only appeared on its buildings of worship since the 1950s

On the contrary, here's what was thought about their logo (source: PinoyExchange.com)
On this image below, you’ll see a craftily “hidden” pattern of a “pentagram” on the compass and square. Observe really closely.
On this image below, you’ll see the scale, interlaced compass and square, and the craftily “hidden” pentagram. Now, this is a third coincidence already between the stark similarities between INC and Freemasonry. What do you call a 3rd coincidence? Is there such a thing in this world? Deliberate, copied, or just coincidence? Or, perhaps, they are the same institution!


Now, we see here on the image below a torch on top of the compass. Combining the craftily hidden pentagram here with the torch we have this, observe closely and take note:
We see here on the image below, a torch on top of the pentagram, with the torch in “drawing form”. Observe and take note.



And here is another from PinoyCatholic






Which is farely explained by MonksHobbit.
The interlaced square and compass denotes Freemasonry
1. The crown at the center denotes the Order of Amaranth, a fraternal organization of master masons and their properly qualified female relatives
2. The compass, inverted triangle, and legs denotes the Order of the Eastern Star
3. The light rays at the background denotes the sun god.
4. The scales of justice denotes the Scales of Maat, the Egyptian goddess of truth, order, balance, and justice
5. The bible inside the inverted triangle and compass refers to the use of the bible in masonic lodge for swearing oaths
6. The dove and the color white denotes purity and innocence
7. The color red denotes courage, zeal, and blood of life–the color of Royal Arch Masonry
8. The color green denotes spiritual initiation into the high mysteries of life and god
9. The color blue recalls the dome of the heavens which denotes universal brotherhood and friendship
10. The inverted triangle points to the 22nd ray which probably signifies a 22nd degree mason–Knight of the Royal Axe.

To be fair to INC, I’ll try to provide a biblical meaning to the INC logo, with their doctrines in mind:

1. The dove is the dove of Noah. Just as the evil world was washed away by the flood and a new world was born, so was the apostate Catholic Church was abandoned by God and He established a new church, Iglesia ni Cristo, at the end of time.

2. The sun’s rays and the bible denotes the Prologue of John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (Jn 1:1-5) Surprisingly, this passage proves the divinity of Christ, which INC does not believe.

3. The lamb and dove denotes the Baptism of Christ: “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’ I did not know him, but the reason why I came baptizing with water was that he might be made known to Israel.” John testified further, saying, “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from the sky and remain upon him. I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the holy Spirit.’” Surprisingly, the INC also does not believe on the divinity of the Holy Spirit.

4. The Triangle denotes the Dogma of the Holy Trinity, which states that there are three Persons in one God. Christ himself gave the following Trinitarian formula for Bapstism: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Mt 28:19-20). Surprisingly, INC does not believe on the Trinity.

Thus, INC uses Christian symbols, but does not believe on the meaning of the symbols.
(The INC has not still provided an official interpretation of their logo).

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Credits:
Posted by catholic defender on http://catholicdefender2000.blogspot.com/2009/10/whats-in-inc-logo.htm

31 comments:

pasugo said...

I have touched on the symbols aspect on INC's logo on my blog some time back:
http://pasugo-1914.blogspot.com/2008/09/felix-manalo-and-trinity.html

As you are, I am also interested in symbols. They speak tons of information. There is a science that deals with symbols. It's called 'semiotics.' A prominent expert in semiotics is the author Umberto Eco. Many of Dan Brown's ideas were taken from Eco's book "Foucault's Pendulum."

Anonymous said...

Outsiders or non-members of Iglesia ni Cristo do not know the Truth about the Bible because they do not have the Light, that's why outsiders are described as blinds..they keep twisting the meaning of the Bible..to their own distructions.. INC contineous to pray for all of you..

cseamush said...

haha. just saw this. amazed and humbled na hindi mo pinatulan yung ganyang comment sa taas. sa blog ko, when I tackled religion (https://cseamush.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/hypocrites/)
meron din nagcomment na closed minded, di lang kami nakatiis ni jeff sa kaka-counterpunch.
good read though.

Ezekiel said...

The more you hate Iglesia ni Cristo... The more you will be near to us until you become a member... Do not judge.. but let your heart be open and we will help you to know what is the truth.. don't be blind..


"Be on your guard against false prophets; they come to you looking like sheep on the outside, but on the inside they really like wild wolves."
-MATTHEW 7:15

Anonymous said...

As a former practicing warlock, I am very interested in symbolotry. These symbols to the everyday layperson are meaningless, however, to those of us who know better they are the gateway to knowleedge of organizational beliefs and doctrine. Before you judge a matter, do your homework and you will not be led astray. Praise God for knowledge... " My people are desrtoyed through lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:6 (A.V. 1611)

Anonymous said...

that's why they teach not for God. even Jesus they downgrade him into human. Because the truth is INC under control of satan (false church). mat.24:11

Anonymous said...

haters will always make ignorant and disrespectful comments about the INC. no matter how they try to bring the INC down, they'll be just pissed off to see and watch INC's triumphs all around the world. . most of the members may be poor in material wealth, but they compensate by being rich in faith. GODBLESS INC! to GOD BE THE GLORY :))))

Anonymous said...

“… the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ… Nor is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name, under heaven, given to men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12).
There is no salvation outside of Jesus Christ, and the Catholic Church is His Mystical Body. Since there is no entering into the Catholic Church of Christ without the Sacrament of Baptism, this means that only baptized Catholics who die in the state of grace (and those who become baptized Catholics and die in the state of grace) can hope to be saved – period.

Anonymous said...

The INCs are well brained washed...members are not allowed to have and read bible themselves...their doctrine are well organized to control their mind and teach them that they's the only road to salvation. Their logo itself symbolized Evil and the founder Manalo himself is a member of the secret society who controls the world and their member known nothing about it. Manalo is FAKE they turn their faounder's evil face to angel...poor iglecious...

Anonymous said...

"The INCs are well brained washed...members are not allowed to have and read bible themselves..."

what a piece of **** how can someone "not" be allowed to read when a bible is selling from your average bookstore and an arm away from a library.

it's fine to blab, but at least make it "logical"

HakunaMatata said...

I, a teenager, am interested in these kinda stuffs. I remember watching a documentary all about Freemasonry. I first knew of it in a book I was reading. Then one day I saw the logo of INC and wondered that it had a resemblance to the logo of Freemasonry. I searched it on the internet and now I'm here reading this post. This is really interesting.

Anonymous said...

Lahat naman pueding gumawa ng logo at pangalanan nya kung anong ibig sabihin non, ang masama dyan kung babaguhin mo ang turo na nakasulat sa Biblia, diba mga bro? Ang trinity ay hindi nakasulat sa Biblia kaya hindi ko maintindihan ang turo nyo na trinity o sadyang bobo lang talaga ako hehehe.

Anonymous said...

If the INC is the only people to be saved from the judgment of GOD.., 99% in Heeaven are only Filipino... from the Book of Ang Kabulaanan ng INC by Dr. Emeliano Gabriel - An Ex High Minister of INC... The late Dr. Gabriel became a Born Again Believer.

Humble heart said...

false prophet daw lahat ng ibang religion kungdi inc? nasabi nila kse dun sila kasali. ginagamit nila pangalan ni kristo, pero nde nman sila payag na merong kakayahan lampas sa pagiging tao. bakit mo pa ginamit kung accessory mo lang sya? ah, oo nga, mas madaling tanggapin ng mga nde natuto. nga pala, kung merong ayaw ang inc sa biblia, pede naman palitan para maging tama sila ayon sa sinulat nila. nga naman! pero nde lahat maloloko nila. Deuteronomy 4:2 "You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you"

Anonymous said...

do you really think that all you have read and search is true, dude face your fucking self you do not enough fucking evidence to prove those things either you're just a fucking blogger who knows is to fucking express your feelings and opinion, I guess before posting you better fucking know to your self if it is real. hater motherfuckers. also Daily Panda ../..

Anonymous said...

hey fucking panda :) to all the fucking people also like you who knows is to just express their fucking feelings, you better watch your fucking words for saying such information without showing any fucking evidences,

Anonymous said...

..hndi niyo po ba alam na pinapako noon sa krus ang mga criminal at ipinaparada sa maraming tao na ginawa rin nila kay Kristo?
..bkit nyo po ga2wing simbolo ang krus kung un ang dhilan ng pagkamatay ni Kristo
...at sa nagsabi po na pinapalitan ng INC ang nakasulat sa Bblia hndi po 22o un bakit naman po nmn pa2litan kng mismong pinanga2ral ng INC na wag babawasan o dadagdagan ang salita ng Diyos
..ang 22o nga ang Catholic ang sumuway eh
..wlang nmng HOLY TRINITY sa Bible

Anonymous said...

Wow kuya aah tibay kung makapagblog ka naman you dont know anything about INC okay

Anonymous said...

Well manipulated stories that leads nowhere but into falsehood.Tsk. People may have differnt understanding and interpretation with these things and that's natural. But to those who will be able to read this blog, put in mind that its better to do have biblical bases first, do research and be open-minded before believing such stories. This may only be means and satan's tricky way in manipulating peoples mind into FALSEHOOD. GOD BLESS US.

Anonymous said...

like

Anonymous said...

BSTA IGLESIA NI CRISTO AKO HANGGANG WAKAS!

Anonymous said...

huwag po kaung manghusga,kami po ba hinuhusgahan po ba namin ung religion ninyo?salamat po sa mga good commennts ng mga kapatid namin at sa mga bad comments naman bahala nalang pokayo sa mga sinasabi ninyo kasi kung hind kami ang tunay makasalanan parin po kayo dahil naninira po kayo ng puri!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sex Maniac founder nyo INC. Dami article sa newspaper yan noon tungkol sa kanya at pano rin siya pinatalsik ng ibang secta ... Angel daw haha.. Natawa naman ako dun... Kalokohan

Anonymous said...

talaga? naaktuhan niu po ba? andun ba kayo habang gnagawa niya yun? msyado nmn Po kayong judgemental. alang magawa, kundi manira nlg tlaga. cge. ipagpatuloy niyo hanggang sa mahayag ang katotohanan :)

Anonymous said...

Hello po :) Iglesia ni cristo po ako sincce birth.... Ipinagbabawal po sa amin ang pagkain ng dinuguan kase po nakasulat po ito sa bibliya... basahin nyo lng po ang originall na bibliya :) Hindi po dapat paglingkuran ang mga diyos-diyosan at mga rebulto... Ang Ating Panginoong HesuKrito na nakapako sa krus ay di dapat pinaglilingkuran... well, pinaglilingkuran rin... pero di kailangan ng rebulto. :) HUWAG NA HUWAG NYONG MAMALIITIN ANG MGA KATULAD KO INC DAHIL KAMI NA NGA UNG TAMA KAMI PA UNG SINISIRAAN!! Binaggit sa bibliya na ang Iglesia Ni Cristo ang tamang relihiyon :) By The Way, Ang Kawan ni Cristo : It means na ito ang Iglesia Ni Cristo :D Nakasulat nga sa bibliya na di pwedeng kainiin ang dugo , di pwedeng magsugal, di pwedeng magpakasal ng INC a ibang relihiyon ... dail laban ito sa espiritu ...... actually iisa lng po ang diyos natin.... di natin sya makikita... tao po si kristo.... nakasulat sa bibliya na darating ang paghuhukom... ipadarating ng ating panginoong diyos si kristo sa takdang panahon pero lahat ng mga tao sa mundo kasama na rin si kristo na nasa lanngit, hindi alam kung kailan ipadarating si kristo.... NINE YEARS OLD LNG AKO !!!!!!!!!!! AT HUWAG KAYONG OVERJUDGING SAMEN!!!!! KONTI LNG ANG MALILIGTAS!!!!!!!1 LAHAT KAYONG MGA TAGA-IBANG RELIHIYON MAMATAY SA DAGAT-DAGATANG APOY AT KAMI MGA INC MABUBUHAY FOREVER SA BAYANG BANAL!!!!!!!! HUMANDA KAYO SA BAGSIK KO!!!!!!!!!11 KA-ME-HA-HAME WAVE!!!!!!!!!!!! Alam niyo ba na wlang talo ang iglesia ni kristo sa mga debate !!! DAHIL KINAKALABAN NG MGA IBANG RELIHIYON ANG ARAL NG DIYOS!! PARAN KAYONG SI SATANAS!! PALaging natatalo ang mga ibang relihiyon dahil kinakalaan nila ang Ating Panginoong Diyos! okay na 9 yrs. old lng ako... ayoko mag overjudge.... Un lng Ihanda nyo ang sarili ninyo!! IGLESIA NI CRISTO AKO FOREVER!!! The End ! ang haba pla ng comment ko! :D

Anonymous said...

Isa pa! Ako Si Rianne ha, 2nd comment ko to!!!! HINDI PO KAMI SEX MANIAC! Baka kayong mga katoliko at lahat ng di members baka kayo ung mga sex maniac! 9 yrs. old ... ako ung may mahabang comment :)

Anonymous said...

HMMPH may prove ba kayong mga taga-ibang religion? Anong Under control kami ni satan kayo nga dyan eh ... masyado kayong judgemenatl... 9 yrs old ako si Rianne ulit .... 3rd comment ! -_-

Anonymous said...

Brother Felix Y. Manalo is very good he spends 3 days 3 nights and he doesn't feel any pain nor tiredness! We are not brainwashes...

~INC Rianne Gliocam since birth
9 yrs. old
ilipina
4th comment

Anonymous said...

wahahaha humble heart? you are just being overjudging! actually you don't have a umble heart ew..grabe ka sobra! ikaw na nga nagsabi na Deuteronomy 4:2 "You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you"... pero ikaw rin namn ung nag-iiba ng utos ng Diyos kaming INC ay powerful na !

~INC RIANNE GLIOCAM SINCE BIRTH
9 yrs ols
Filipipna
5th comment

Anonymous said...

sorry sa panghuhusga sa mga non-members ... PUNO NA TLGA AKO EH!!! ROAR!

6th comm ent kilala nyo na ako

INC SINCE BIRTH

Anonymous said...

BASTA IGLESIA AKO HANGGANG WAKAS!