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BE CAUTIOUS OF FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THE CHURCH

BE CAUTIOUS OF FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THE CHURCH

The UCCP has declared it before and we declare it once more. “The UCCP is not, never was, and will never be a communist.” All our actions and ministries are born out of our deep faith in God and commitment to obey our Lord Jesus Christ. “For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall”, as the Prophet puts it in Isaiah 25:4.

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A NATION IN SICKBED, A PEOPLE IN DISTRESS

A NATION IN SICKBED, A PEOPLE IN DISTRESS

As your shepherds in the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, the Council of Bishops implore our constituents to be vigilant during these changing times especially as we do the mission of Christ. We entreat you all to be in solidarity with those who work for peace and righteousness. Hand in hand let us do the mission of Christ by serving the poor, the oppressed and the desolate people! “and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. (Isaiah 58:10)

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OUR COMMITMENT TO SERVE THE PEOPLE

OUR COMMITMENT TO SERVE THE PEOPLE

On May 24-27, 1978, exactly 40 years ago in this city of Cagayan de Oro during the 1st General General Assembly, mindful of the pastoral and prophetic task, the UCCP courageously declared its strong condemnation and oppostion to the Martial Law of President Ferdinand Marcos as it killed democracy, robbed the people of their rights and freedom and caused them intolerable suffering. The church, sustained by the Spirit of Jesus Christ and always guided by the Holy Scriptures, remained steadfast and never waned in its fight for justice, freedom and democracy during those dark years of Marcosian Martial rule.

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