I think I have written a couple of blogs in the past about Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, he who is the founder and leader of a religious sect that is fast becoming a cult now, The Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, Inc.
For one who has seen him, by chance, on TV as a struggling preacher who had nothing but the bible and podium in front of him, wearing a cheap barong Tagalog in the early 90s, his transformation and success are simply intriguing. (https://quierosaber.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/religious-truth-or-sham/).
He became amusing to me also at that time, because having gained millions of followers already, having amassed wealth and having built his expensive New Jerusalem Kingdom in Davao from where his ministry here and to the whole world emanates through different media networks, not to mention the global reach of the internet, he developed superiority complex and had the arrogance already to proclaim himself as the ‘Appointed son of God’.
I never thought I would be writing again about this lordly, pompous and conceited of a man, whose phony personality, while attracting the naïve, the myopic and the oblivious among us, has completely turned me off.
But, not until I changed cable server, which includes Quiboloy’s channel, did I see the charlatan again and hear him speak to his followers here and abroad.
This time what I heard was no longer amusing and entertaining rather, it was displeasing and revolting. I can’t help but recoil with aversion at what Quiboloy was referring to himself this time.
Now, Quiboloy is already claiming to be equal to Jesus by calling himself a “begotten Son” and the “Son of God”! What nerve!
The impostor (impakto?) rationalizes that Jesus came to be the Savior for the Jewish people in their Jewish setting, but he is the Son of God for the people of the Gentile (non-Jewish) setting. He is putting himself at par with Jesus as another begotten son and another savior. What blasphemy!
Apparently, for Quiboloy, the agony and death of Jesus as planned by God for the redemption of sins did not include today’s humanity. What is needed for our salvation in today’s world is, who else, but Quiboloy, would you believe it! What gall!
Quiboloy now says, “ I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through ME”.
Isn’t what Quiboloy arrogating unto himself is a piece of Scripture that comes straight out of Jesus’ mouth in John 14:6 to describe himself to his followers? What shame!
Quiboloy has been inculcating in the minds of his followers that come Judgment Day, God will only have one question: Who is your role model?
The answer better be: Pastor Apollo Quiboloy!
Talking about the highest order of outrageousness, bigotry and narcissism!
I have issues with Catholicism, but Quiboloy’s concepts and beliefs for his sect and himself poses more of a problem for my own salvation. So, stick it up yours!
I wish I could go on, but I can’t.
I feel like puking already.