Friday, September 5, 2008

Iglesia ni Cristo and the Cross

If you look at the INC emblem which is prominent in all chapels, you will notice the lamb sitting on a book, which has a striking resemblance to the Catholic symbol of the Agnus Dei, except that it is lacking one important component: the Cross. As known to many, INC's have no regard for the cross whatsoever and they regard the practice of exultation of the cross with great disdain.

I tried tracking back through the evolution of the INC logo.

Present logo:
Distinctive elements are:
- radiant dove

- flaming torch
- INC banner
- drawing compass
- balanced scales
- crown

- inverted triangle
- lamb on book and two scrolls
- radial rays
- cloudy arc

80's logo:
(in Erano Manalo's boardroom)



Same elements present, somewhat drawn differently










70's logo:
(Cubao locale chapel)


Same elements, except with the dove missing, somewhat different shapes, clouds appear as very thin links on the side.







Now, here's INC's old logo on the cover of Pasugo in 1939...



And there's the cross!




Reference cover:

9 comments:

Unknown said...

can't see the cross... iglesia ako...

Rah said...

thanks for posting this, are you an inc?

pasugo said...

Nope, I'm not INC

Anonymous said...

Gaya-gaya puto maya ang INC. Mahilig sa matulis. Kasing tulis ng founder. Paging Rosita Trillanes.

Anonymous said...

Me 2!! Cant see d Cross!!! Malinaw na paninira lng to! Just so you guys know...me naninira talaga sa INC & what's surprising is...member din cla ng INC...perhaps ang nagpublish nito is one of them...na ang purpose ay siran ang iglesia ni Cristo....sa mga mata ng tao...

In addition...di lahat ng INC parapreho ang ugali!!! we are all different...

And if u examine the logo closely!! There's a difference!! If u are referring 2 the triangle pointing downward...that is not a compass!! It doesn't look like the freemasonry symbol... bcuz if that were a compass then...it shud look like a letter "V"... not a "Triangle"...

And Freemason is not a religion!! It's a FRaternity!!

Whoever posted this..Ur too much of a FREETHINKER! So does this means you gonna put a meaning in everything u see?? Even if its a wrong interpretation??? Well...tha'ts like judging a book by its COVER...

This I tell you... There is no bad religion to a good person, nor a good religion to a bad person!!

DARKNESS DOESN'T EXISTS IN THE PRESENCE OF LIGHT!!!

pasugo said...

So is not the inverted V a compass? What is it then?

Anonymous said...

hehehe INC talaga oh isang kultong, sindikatong di matanto, akalain mo ang papalit sa leader anak din down to apo, parang companya mana mana lang, pera pera lang yan boys and girls.....

Anonymous said...

cant see the cross daw oh, bulag bulagan dahil di matanggap wahahaha....

Anonymous said...

Baka naman yung sinasabi nyong cross eh yung scale! Napakaliit ng picture na yan para ma figured out mo kung cross ba talaga yun. Pati ba naman logo. Inggit! HAHA