The Christians for National Liberation-southern Mindanao, an underground movement of revolutionary Christians, condemns the Task Force Davao-Apollo Quiboloy conspiracy in the killing of Datu Dominador Diarog in Manuel Guianga, Davao City.
Apollo Quiboloy had obviously been pleased by the Task Force Davao’s fait accompli in killing Diarog. With Diarog’s murder, a human sacrifice in the altar of Quiboloy’s “prayer mountain” was offered before his merciless god. In doing so, Quiboloy has enlarged his estate by forcing the eviction of the true owners of the land and their future generations.
In truth, the Diarog murder has laid bare Quiboloy’s deceptive and murderous character. It has unmasked Quiboloy as the false prophet of our times. For, indeed, his penchant for land and wealth projects him as the Devil luring Jesus with earthly riches, rather than as his megalomaniac delusion to being the Son of God.
Any discerning Christian can see through the falsehood of Quiboloy’s claim to divinity. Quiboloy consciously uses religious obscurantism to justify his landgrabbing and self-aggrandizing schemes.
He has used the name of God in vain, in pursuit of his own vanity, turning “Jesus Christ the Name Above Every Name” into a multi-million business empire. In this empire, he acts not only as the high priest but the self-appointed messiah, constantly pleased by a coterie of servants at his beck and call.
Quiboloy’s personality and history is as dubious as his self-claim to being the Son of the Father. Using all deceptive methods perfected by right-wing evangelicals in the United States and dirty tricks found in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) manual in the infiltration of religion, Quiboloy’s religious merchandizing grew from the low-intensity conflict at the heart of “Nicaragdao” into the thriving business that it is today.
Quiboloy will not desist from offering more human sacrifice as long as there are threats to his business interests. He has announced to unleash a 20,000-strong army “who are willing to die in his name” against the New People’s Army. For the moment, the Task Force Davao is serving as his reliable mercenary army to massacre the defenseless in his name.
Ultimately, in desiring to pass off as the Son of God, Quiboloy has instead exposed himself as the anti-Christ. For Jesus was the embodiment of righteousness, justice, and peace. Jesus’ anointment was through his deeds, his sacrifice, and his revolutionary resistance to the evils of the Roman Empire.
Christians for National Liberation (CNL)-southern Mindanao
(an allied organization of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines-NDFP)