Philippines: The Light of Asia



The Philippines will become the Catholic Center in the End Times.


The Philippines is the only Christian and Roman Catholic nation in Asia, many Christian leaders say the country is strategically located to evangelize other regions of Asia, and missionaries have described visions of the Philippines as a “flaming sword” of the Holy Spirit touching Asian countries.

Filipino Catholic leaders believe in their divine call to evangelize Asian countries. Ray Corpus, head of the Philippines Missions Alliance, believes the Philippines must shine the light of Christ because, “There’s so much darkness in Asia.”

The Philippines Missions Alliance oversees over 100 mission agencies, and Corpus believes God will use the Philippines as a missionary launching pad to Asia.  The Filipino flexibility will enable evangelization under different conditions. “I believe the Philippines can play a major role because we are multilingual, we can sleep on the floor, the couch, or in 5-star hotels. I believe God will manifest his power through this nation.  Our economy will grow to finance evangelization,” affirmed Corpus.

In her book, The Filipinos as Apostles for the Last Days, Dr. Sonia Zaide says the Philippines has been described as the “light of Asia”, it is “remarkable” how God has used the Philippines’ unique cultural heritage to be “apostles for the last days.”  Dr. Zaide mentions Spaniards brought Catholicism to the nation in the 15th century, and Americans brought education later. She feels the gospel seeds America planted in the Philippines will now bear fruit abroad. “I believe the coming of Americans was a part of the Great Awakening — it is no accident Americans began distributing Bibles in the Philippines.” she says.

Corpus challenges worldwide believers: “God has never given the church such a tremendous time, and I believe we are also staging a war against Apostasy. God will open doors of opportunities for Christians through believers who are serious to say, ‘Yes Lord, I’m going to be a light for the world.’”  We have about 3,000 Filipino missionaries, 900 serving in other countries, and the Philippine Missions Association expects 5,000 new missionaries in 2020.



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2 Responses to Philippines: The Light of Asia

  1. Kat Mitchell says:

    IF the Moslems din’t take over and that’s a BIG if!

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