Actually, if there is one person who should oppose this claim, it is no other but Mr. because if Felix is already the last messenger, what, then, is the role of Erano?
Erano Manalo, Felix’s successor as the administrator of the INC! If Felix Manalo is already the last messenger, it would imply that Mr.
Erano Manalo, the present administrator, is no longer a messenger of God! When a person is considered “last”, nobody else comes after him. In fact, verse 20 says, “Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment.” It was, indeed, referring to war, and this war will result to massive destruction. It was the war in Jerusalem, not in the Philippines.
And since Felix Manalo was already the “last” messenger of God, according to them, then, it follows that, today, there is no messenger of God in the entire INC. ) “Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as whirlwind.” So, this is a whirlwind. Do you know that the INC interpreted these chariots as tankers that rotate 360 degrees? and his horses were swifter than eagles.” According to the INC, this refers to the aerial cavalry; those were airplanes whose chariots are swifter than eagles. for we are spoiled.” The INC asserted that this speaks of a recent war, specifically the war in 1914. And was there really a war and destruction that came to Jerusalem?
Our salvation is dependent on how we acknowledge the truth, as written in I Tim.Let us take for granted that the INC’s deduction, or allegation, is true. Felix Manalo began preaching in the Philippines in 1913. Manalo was already preaching before their group (the Big Four) was formed. In fact, the Big Four was organized only in the 80’s or 90’s. On that particular aspect alone, the INC”s deduction is already proven wrong, especially so if we are going to consider their explanation to the significance of “ascending from the east”. But based on the INC’s explanation, it was their church that was ascending because it was already gaining popularity. One more thing, the Bible said, the four angels were preventing the four winds from blowing. Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Nonetheless, they still concluded this also refers to the winds in the Book of Revelation. Felix Manalo’s being a messenger of God, according to them.