Your INC predecessors copied the accusation from the Seventh Day Adventists. They were the one who scandalized that issue in order to gain popularity during their glory years. That kind of accusation were formulated by them thru the leadership of Ellen White of which the modern day SDA theologians denied the claims already. However, since Mr. Manalo became once a member of the SDA, he inherited and learned those ideas and later on propagated also the issue as to contest the Catholic Church.
Copied? of course not dearest we merely MENTIONED it as reference to affirm that it is not just us who have come to that understanding but also found by other churches. For your information the SDA was not the first to discuss this dear. Don't be silly.
The earliest extant record of a Protestant writer on this subject and addressing the phrase Vicarius Filii Dei is Andreas Helwig in 1612. - WikipediaThe issue was really if indeed the Catholic Church used the term Vicarius Filii Dei. As you are well aware the SDA's point could not complete the study solidly. The BIBLE was Ka Felix guide to KNOW the true color of the prophesy regarding the one who FITS the description of the scriptures.
Sure you Catholics put together a number of NAMEs which would sum up to the number 666 to muddle the TRUTH as your Catholic Authorities is an expert in doing such things heck they had no qualms making FORGERIEs for your CHURCH benefit BUT you should UNDERSTAND dearest the NUMBER is NOT the only CLUE to the puzzle.
Take note dearest "HE SETS HIMSELF UP in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God"
"3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness[a] is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God" -
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
New International Version (NIV)
So WHO without a DOUBT attest to this DOING in this earth? Who teaches that they hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty?
Who OWNs the MAN MADE LAW that shamelessly DECLAREs the POPE to be the Lord God? These words are written in the Roman Canon Law 1685:“WE HOLD UPON THIS EARTH THE PLACE OF GOD ALMIGHTY” [Pope Leo XIII Encyclical Letter of June 20, 1894]"
“To believe that our Lord God the Pope has not the power to decree as he is decreed, is to be deemed heretical.Which CHURCH on this EARTH attest that the HEAD of their CHURCH who holds the title POPE defines him to be THE SAME as GOD? Writers on the Canon Law say,
So your POPE dearest EMBODIEs the TRUE traits of the 666 in this ASPECT without a DOUBT. And for your information dearest the document of the DONATION OF CONSTANTINE is indeed a FORGERY but it DOES NOT refer to the VFD title as you so erroneously imply.“The Pope and God are THE SAME, so he has all power in heaven and earth.” Barclay Cap. XXVII, p. 218. Cities Petrus Bertrandus, Pius V. – Cardinal Cusa supports his statement.
In fact dear your my witness, can you find a document ATTESTING that the VFD title was NEVER ACCEPTED by your CATHOLIC AUTHORITIES? Well, if that were true then the Popes then should have NOT USED the DONATION OF CONSTANTINE in the first place dearest.
Would you like me to provide a reference that one of your CATHOLIC AUTHORITY a Cardinal no less used such title for your beloved Pope dear long after the falsified DONATION of CONSTANTINE?
Please kindly allow me the pleasure to PROVIDE you the TRUTH that is if you can ACCEPT this UNADULTERATED TRUTH with regards to your Church official use of the VFD title:
"And so, because the Church seems weak, and the Vicar of the Son of God is renewing the Passion of his Master upon earth, therefore we are scandalised, therefore we turn our faces from him." - Henry Edward Manning, The Temporal Power of the Vicar of Jesus Christ, 2nd ed., London: Burns and Lambert, 1862, pp. 140-141In Latin, "Vicar of the Son of God" is Vicarius Filii Dei, just as the phrase occurs in the Donation of Constantine. Imagine that dearest. Isn't the TRUTH so AMAZINGLY CLEAR? Don't you just LOVE to KNOW this TRUTH dearest?
Or would YOU like to IMPLY that your CARDINAL who wrote this is making another FORGERY?
I hope you do dear. So you can be TRULY be FREE from the LIEs your obviously in. So we KNOW for a FACT that your CHURCH accepts the Vicarius Filii Dei title for your POPE no doubt about that.
Unless your saying your MORE KNOWLEGEABLE than your previous POPEs who ACCEPTED the VFD TITLE USED in the DONATION OF CONSTANTINE or the above use of it by your Cardinal.