Hello! Welcome to INC Hightower, a blog dedicated to the youth members of the Iglesia ni Cristo, or Church of Christ. My name is Octavian, and I’m a 16-year old student from England studying in Rome, Italy. Many people all over the world, both members and non-members of the Church, know of the crisis the Church is currently going through. We have read on the the allegations of corruption, ungodly extravagance amongst the Sanggunian (Council) of the Church Administration, and even cases of human rights abuses!.
Many websites and blogs, such as INC Defenders and INC Silent No More, have dedicated themselves to seeking the real truth in this crisis, whilst also strengthening the resolve and faith in brethren who cannot comprehend what their beloved church is going through.
This blog in particular however is dedicated solely to the youth members of the Church. The aim is to create a space for them where they can read about the current events from the perspectives of fellow youth members such as myself. In the following days and weeks this blog will be updated with opinion pieces by myself and other youth members who are brave enough to speak their mind, which they are completely entitled to do! As the book of John says, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
We are not aimed at blasting the Church or Executive Minister. We only wish to provide a place where young brethren can think for themselves. We want to to instill in the youth members of the Church that Man has no place in fear, only God! Updates may have reference to pop culture and current trends (What do you expect? I’m not even an adult yet haha), yet still remaining relevant.
Welcome to Hightower, fellow brethren!
Octavian Au Romanus
“Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants, And our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace”