- Victor Neri converted from Catholicism to Iglesia Ni Cristo years ago
- He opened up about his decision to change his religion
- According to the actor, INC’s teachings are more biblical than Catholic doctrines
Veteran actor Victor Neri became a member of Iglesia Ni Cristo in 2016.
KAMI learned that he recently opened up about his decision to convert from Catholicism to INC.
In an interview with PEP.ph, the actor said that he believes that the INC’s teachings are more biblical than the Catholic Church’s.
However, he also admitted to not knowing much about his original religion’s doctrines.
“Well, mas ano siya, mas klaro. I understood yung mga teachings—why we need to go to service, why we need to pray, or why we need to live like Christians.
“Mas na-explain dun, e. Kasi nung… karamihan naman sa atin, we all woke up, pagmulat natin Katoliko na tayo e, di ba?
“Hindi naman tayo pinapili e, di ba? Hindi naman pinaintindi sa atin bakit, e. So, minsan pa tinatakot.
“Di ba laging sapilitan pa tayo i-drag out sa kama para magsimba? Mga ganun.
“Ito kasi, pag nadaanan mo na yung doktrina nila, puwede ka namang magtanong. Tanong ako nang tanong dun, e…
“Hindi na kasi ako nagsisimba ng ano, e… Wala lang. E, kasi parang…
“Parang, bakit ako mangungumpisal? Saan nangungumpisal yung pari? E, di ba tao rin naman sila, di ba?
“Wala naman sa Bibliya ang confession, bakit ko ginagawa? E, di ba ang sinabi sa atin is live by the Bible? So why am I doing this, di ba?”
Iglesia Ni Cristo was founded in 1914 by Felix Manalo, also a former Catholic.
Its current leader is his grandson, Eduardo V. Manalo. Other celebrity INC members include Gladys Reyes, Antony Taberna, Gus Abelgas, Jon Lucas, Bugoy Cariño, and Ariella Arida.
Yasmien Kurdi and Kathryn Bernardo also used to be part of the sect but have left it already.
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