Districts in Negros Occidental hold baptisms

By RONNIE H. MUTYA

Date Posted: September 10, 2021

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The unceasing efforts of Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) members from Negros Occidental, Philippines in the Church’s intensified work of propagating the true gospel regardless of the world’s current situation proved fruitful.

With God’s help, as a result of sharing their faith to their province mates, more Negrenses have officially joined the Church Of Christ during baptisms conducted recently by the three ecclesiastical districts in this Western Visayan province.

On August 27, 2021, in the Ecclesiastical District of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Brother Dennis Almasco, district supervising minister, led the holy baptism held in the house of worship of the Bacolod City Congregation.

Among the newly baptized members the said congregation, friends Aireen Grace Sanchez and Roselle Aristorenas said they were grateful to the brethren who introduced them to the true Christian teachings and guided them up to the day of their baptism.

“As a former Roman Catholic, I discovered that many of our beliefs were false,” Roselle, said. “Some of them were, before, we worshiped idols and considered Christ as God. But those were false because Christ is a man and worshiping idols is prohibited according to the Bible.”

“Now that I am also a Church member, I promise to always serve God and be united in all the intensified works of the Church,” Aireen said.

Also on the 27th, the would-be members from the Ecclesiastical District of Negros del Norte received baptism at the Guihulngan Congregation’s baptismal pool. During the service at the house of worship, the assistant district supervising minister, Brother Raul Gonzales, emphasized to them the biblical truth that the divine election they were receiving as Church Of Christ members is the true wealth. He, thus, exhorted to remain in the Church until the end to receive salvation come Judgment Day.

“The recently held baptism in the district was one of the manifestations of God’s love to the Church. The brethren promised to continue their zeal in uniting with the Church Administration in spreading the words of God,” said Brother Jordan Alex Bacayo, a minister of the gospel.

Meanwhile, in the Ecclesiastical District of Valladolid, Negros Occidental, Brother Ronaldo Canlas, district supervising minister, led the baptism of new converts on August 24 held at the house of worship of the Valladolid Congregation.

Before the actual baptism, Brother Canlas, taught the baptismal candidates the qualities of a true servant of God who will be deemed worthy in His sight and be certain of attaining eternal life in the Holy City. — With reports from INC News Section

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