On Sundays at 3pm. Please contact Bro Jose Lagapa: 81853623 anytime.
Dear Brethren and Friends,
Welcome to the Filipino Bible Fellowship!
Jesus said, “ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you…” (John 15:16a). How great and amazing is God’s salvation! “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will…” (Ephesians 1:4–5).
You who have believed in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour can testify that it is “by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8–9). You have not done anything to gain for your own salvation, Jesus paid it all for you. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life” (Titus 3:5–7).
It is wonderful to note how God delivered us out from the darkness and superstition of the Roman Catholic Church. We must be thankful to the Lord that He opened our eyes to see the truth in His words. Now that we know the truth, let us throw out all the idolatrous images and other things that God hates. We must stop all forms of vain repetitive prayers and false worship that will cause God to be angry at us. The Lord help us never to go back to that life of unbelief in the past. “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.” (Romans 1:21–23) – Bro Jose
Personal Testimony of Salvation – Rosemarie Menqullio
During my childhood days, I used to attend Bible studies at my school. I did not really understand the Word of God then. I just wanted to hear God’s Word preached. I also attended churches of different denominations in the Philippines like “Born-again” Christian (Charismatic), Iglesia ni Kristo, and Roman Catholic. I even tried to study the holy book of Islam (Qur’an). Before, I did not really know who God is and who Jesus Christ is because my family and I were Roman Catholics who believed in saints and images of Christ. We were blinded from the truth.
It was in 2013 that a super typhoon hit our island. I was one of the victims of that strong typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). I think it was the worst thing that happened to me and my children. When the storm struck we just hid at the corner of the house. When the roofs, windows and doors were broken and washed out, I was scared. I did not know what to do at that time. I saw my 2-year-old youngest son who was very weak and became pale due to heavy rains and strong winds. I tried to calm down and not to panic. I prayed to God and I surrendered our lives to the Lord because I knew no one can save us except Him. Suddenly it came to my mind to take off my clothes and put my son next to my body to warm him up. I tried to open his eyes and mouth. Thank God he was still breathing. I was so glad that God heard my prayers and never left us. We were all safe. After that tragedy, I decided to work abroad (Saudi Arabia) to start a new beginning because all of our properties were gone due to the typhoon. I wanted to find a job in order to support my three children.
When I was in Saudi Arabia, it was not so easy for me. My life was very miserable. I have gone through a terrible situation with my employers and I thought there was no solutions for my problems. I was terribly depressed and sometimes I asked myself why I had to face these kinds of trials in my life. They treated me like an animal. There was a time when I wanted to end up my life. I wanted to jump from the rooftop (4th floor), thinking that if I did that, I could go home in the Philippines. But when I attempted, something in my conscience dictated me not to do so because of my children and family who were waiting for me. I went downstairs and entered my room. I prayed to God to give me the strength and guidance if should I stay or go to the Philippine embassy there. After a while my employer’s daughter knocked on my door and she apologized for her parents’ fault. I was so grateful that God always heard my prayers.
When I returned home in Philippines, I found out that my father was very sick and was diagnosed with hepatitis and pneumonia. Upon the advice of the doctor, he had to undergo a long-term medication because if not, he would die from the sickness. I was so worried about him. Thanks to God that every time I visited him in the hospital there was an improvement of his condition. I went to church and prayed that if it was His will that my father could fully recover, I will work abroad again. One day, I received a call from the doctor. He let us know that my father could go home at any time and he was already negative of hepatitis. He was getting better so there was no need for him to stay in the hospital.
Now here in Singapore, I am so grateful to God that He gives me the opportunity to meet people who can teach me His Words. Through this I came to know the truth and I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour.
There is nothing impossible with God! We just need to have faith and trust in Him. Pray with a sincere heart and He will always hear our prayers. He will never leave us nor forsake us!
True Life Bible-Presbyterian Church – FilBF Catechism Class
Catechumens: Jenybabe Caballero, Jermaine Pearl Encarguez, Marivic Ga, Marynil Garzon, Genalyn Havaña, Rosemarie Menoqullio, and Girlie Torre
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