This letter came from a guy named Alastor, and I want to take this oppurtunity to answer his/her inquiries.
Dear Bro. Eli,
Would there be any possible that what you teach is wrong? Or what people read is wrong? Because isn’t that the Bible is written by man. And man may commit mistakes. (Typography, choices of words) And man being man may have written additional, or omitted the lines in the Bible. Moreover, why should we follow the teachings in the Bible? Isn’t there any other book from GOD and/or by GOD? I am a person asking to be free from worries if what we’re reading the Bible to be the book that will save our souls. I want to know why we should believe in the BIBLE. I want to know why I should invest my soul on a book. And if there is any other GOD given MATERIAL that could save my soul. Please tell me.
What knowledge have man been pushed to live in/with/by the Bible? Because sometimes on the back of my mind (without any CONCRETE basis), it comes to my mind that GOD is good, and for HE is good, HE gave man freedom. (To do as he like, to decide, to… etc) And for that, man will be judged to what he was before judgment day. I believe that there is a SUPREME BEING (GOD) far more greater than of this world. But I am confused. So what, if there is a SUPREME BEING? “Ok, there is a Supreme Being. Now what should I do?” Is there any guideline? Then, it comes to my first paragraph on top. Again, why the Bible? Isn’t there any other guide? I am lost. I am sorry.
Thank You. I believe that somehow you can help me. I hope my presence is not your burden.
Why the Bible? The Bible is the one and only book on earth that carries with it an authority and authentication not coming from any human person, but from somebody whose knowledge is above nature and humans. This person is God. I will ask you some questions and try to answer them carefully and honestly.
- What is the primitive belief of man regarding the shape of the earth?
(Ref. Reader’s Digest Library of Modern Knowledge book 1 pp. 14)
- Do you believe that it is not bad to cry?
- Do you believe that it is good to laugh and be happy?
This belief that the earth is flat was shared even by powerful people up to the middle ages. It was only very recently that we have had physical evidences showing the picture of the earth caught from outer space by the cameras of the series of Apollo spaceships that were sent to the moon that proves that the earth is round and spherical in shape. This truth is already revealed in the Bible, less than 3000 years before it was seen by man. In the book of Isaiah 40:22 it says…
“It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in…”
(Amos 9:6) “The One who builds His upper chambers in the heavens And has founded His vaulted dome over the earth, He who calls for the waters of the sea And pours them out on the face of the earth, The LORD is His name.” (NASB)
These informations are present in the Bible long before man has seen physical evidences with his eyes that the earth is round. This truth can not come from any human source, but from Somebody dictating to prophet Isaiah what to write. Just like the prophet Daniel, Isaiah may not know or have any idea of the physical reality of the truth he is writing, but it was written for us to realize that wisdom in the Bible came from a Supernatural Being.
(Daniel 12:8-10, 4) “And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand…
“…But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”
The prophet Daniel wrote these passages, but do not have the slightest idea of what a cell phone, a television, or a computer would look like when the fulfillment of the words “Many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall be increased…” come into reality. This further proves that there was Someone who has the capacity to see what will happen in the future, dictated Daniel what to write in his book of the Bible. There is no possibility whatsoever that these advance information, which the Bible calls ‘prophecies’, can come from human mind, but from Someone far more superior in humans in understanding and wisdom.
The Bible is the only book on earth that tells us things that will happen before they happen, many centuries ahead.
(Isaiah 42:9) “Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
And the intention of the Almighty God in putting these informations in the Bible is for us to believe that the Bible came from Him.
(John 13:19) “Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.”
Not only science, but also medical knowledge that man have learned very lately, and history, can attest to the authenticity of this one and only book.
The Bible tells us that it is good to cry.
(Ecclesiastes 7:2) “It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.”
(James 4:9) “Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.”
Medical findings have proven that what the Bible says is true.
Equally true is: We must not indulge in too much weariness and crying.
(1 Corinthians 7: 29-30) “But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not…”
This will mean that we have to laugh also and be merry.
(Proverbs 17:22) “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
There is no contradiction in the preceding verses that I have cited. We have to laugh. We have to cry. It depends upon the situation. It is natural. It is healthy. So, the Bible speaks the truth! Why the Bible? Think it over and over again.
History and archeology also proves the authenticity of the Bible. Findings in archeology have proven so many times that what is recorded in the Bible are actual facts and truth. Roman coins found in Samaria authenticates the records in Matthew 22:17-21.
“And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”
The discovery of the tunnel built by King Hezekiah authenticates the passages written in the book of Kings.
(2 Kings 20:20) “And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made a pool, and a conduit, and brought water into the city, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
The discovery of a limestone with the inscription that bares the name of Pontius Pilate is another proof of the Bible’s authenticity.
(John 19:6) “When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.”?
The same account was mentioned in the history of the Roman Empire (Annals 15:44)
The Roman historian Tacitus wrote concerning the Great Fire of Rome, in book 15, chapter 44 of his Annals (c. 116): Auctor nominis eius Christus Tibero imperitante per procuratorem Pontium Pilatum supplicio adfectus erat…
Translated in English as:
Christus, the founder of the name, was put to death by Pontius Pilate, procurator of Judea in the reign of Tiberius:
Even in the book of Jewish antiquities, we can find this account:
About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he was one who performed surprising deeds and was a teacher of such people as accept the truth gladly. He won over many Jews and many of the Greeks. He was the Messiah. And when, upon the accusation of the principal men among us, Pilate had condemned him to a cross, those who had first come to love him did not cease. He appeared to them spending a third day restored to life, for the prophets of God had foretold these things and a thousand other marvels about him. And the tribe of the Christians, so called after him, has still to this day not disappeared.
– Jewish Antiquities, 18.3.3 §63 written by Flavius Josephus
I may commit mistakes. Men are prone to errors. But what I teach is the truth because it did not come from any man, but from God. The inerrancy of the Bible in the wisdom that it has, and the knowledge that it teach are glaring evidences to prove that it came from God. Believe in it, and you are not alone. With you are all the smart and intelligent people of the world, the respected, the responsible, the peaceful, and the morals, and all the presidents of the United States of America.
We hope you have been enlightened in as much as we are always enthralled by Bro. Eli’s explanations from the Holy Scriptures.
Please invite your friends and family to join us in listening to this outstanding, one-of-a-kind preacher.
see!!so now you will know…no one can explain that…
You may find Brod. Eli’s answer comprehensive and as usual, he tried his very best to further provide you and all other readers useful inputs from the Bible to enable us reach that understanding thru God’s words, no more, no less, as supported by Historical facts.
Please try to ask your priests, pastors or ministers the same
question and compare them with Brod. Eli’s.
Brod. Eli would be more than glad to answer questions like
he did to us. Our salvation is Brod. Eli’s concern and we thank
God firstly, as well as those servants around Brod Eli including those instrumental in helping him spread the words of God worldwide.
I hope you continue what you’ve started since you are in the
right track. To God be the glory.
GOD BLESS YOU!
I hope my husband will enlighten with the authenticity of the bible!! Thanks bro eli at salamat sa Dios sa kanyang mga kaloob na di masayod!!!
May the Lord enlightened your heart through listening, reading the wonderful thing that we people can now access on the net- the blog of a sensible respondent to all our queries regarding the bible, and general knowledge as well..
Don’t loose hope Alastor! It’s great you have that longing,craving,eagerness for the truth and “The Truth Shall Set YOU Free”!
People may or should they (perverts) claim and TALK all day long,almost all of their lives,against The BIBLE and The Authenticity of the only BOOK that makes a wopping 300 million copies sold each year! That makes it and earn THE Right as THE BEST SELLING BOOK! Again, “ask” those who makes money in sales.
There’s these two great religion (many religions if you may add) in our time,well you know who are we referring to, that The Bible (which your doubting or innocent of it) explains it all wlth no amount of shades and dust of doubting it’s PRECISENESS,EXACTNESS,CHRONOLOGICALLY,SCIENTIFICALY, as the source of information from GOD in CHRIST JESUS and to mention DIVINELY INSPIRED.
Just who do you know,if there are any, teached and preached The Word of GOD in CHRIST as our Brother ELi do?
if not The Bible then who has the Wisdom for it is right that we all should live a life in peace (corrupt,lust,injustice,evil free society) as we all wanted?
“Let all the nations gather together,anf let the people assemble. Who among them can declare this,anf show us the former things? Let them bring their witnesses to justify them, and let them hear and say, It is true”
Isaiah 43:9 Revised Standard Version
Alastor, You are Blessed!
“Blessed are those who hunger anf thirst for righteousness, for they shall ve satisfied”
Matthew 5:6 Revised Standard Version
May this be the spur of your hearts desire Alastor and help our Brother Eli and the people who are oppressed,cheated,robbed by their sole and only right of the “Scriptures”……..
“TO GOD BE THE GLORY”
This was one of Bro. Eli’s enlightenment that made me believe, that is ‘truly’ believe, the Bible. I thought once that a bible is just a book telling the good deeds of our Lord Jesus Christ. But with Bro. Eli’s I realized that this book contain so many wonders and truths not only in this earth, but of the entire universe!
Hope you be guided by the truth and we hope to see you someday.
It is really surprising that many questions arise in relation to the autheticity of the bible. But then, I have never heard of anyone who can prove the bible’s trustworthiness as Bro. Eli does. Doubts cast by unbelievers truly, have once lingered in my heart when I was in my teenage years but thank God, he allowed me to listen to the ONLY SENSIBLE PREACHER of our time thus, eliminating all my doubts. THANKS BE TO GOD!
TO GOD BE THE GLORY for this great blog!
pantas- tic 🙂 i will invite my friends and my loved ones to see this blog.
let’s digg this to make the article more popular :).
You have signs of craving for the truth… God is calling you. Do not stop! Read all of the blogs in Bro. Eli’s blog site. and also try to click on the related links that will bring you to our Church’s web sites.
To God be the glory ALWAYS!!!
A truth-seeker and a truth-loving person would say “AMEN” to all Bro Eli’s sensible answers. Every words he utters is priceless and worth remembering. To God be the Glory.
it completes my day and in using internet, from habitually visting this site, although i alwys have the excitement in listening to bro. eli’s program, this blog makes a big difference from the other programs of him, it proves that there is a messenger of God, in this present days in the presence of Bro. Eli Soriano.
we love you bro. Eli
and hi also to mr. Alvin Matias!
TO GOD BE TE GLORY!!!
With all the evidences shown by the archeological findings and the scientific facts proves that the BIBLE is authentic and real.
Its a matter of how you accept things… but I do hope that Bro. Eli’s justification enligthened your soul.
To God Be the Glory!
Archeological Findings and some countless scientific discoveries whether made public or not all have proven the historical accuracy and the infallability of the Bible. The stories in the Bible is not a fairy tale (“a long long time ago there was a guy or a frog”…”and they lived happily ever after”) instead they give account of the true events that have taken place some time in the past. The Bible boldly declares expressions like “And God said”, “thus saith the Lord” which all provide proofs of its authenticity. What makes the Bible both universal and timeless is that the things written therein is happening in our present time and it has the power to foretell real future events!
I’m just one of the luckiest person on this planet who put my complete trust and belief in this sacred book. I thank God in Christ for sending Bro. Eli to the world to help people understand the message of the Bible.
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My mind is twirling already and I haven’t even read your response to the question as I know it will be another mind-boggling mystery revealed. To God be the glory!
I have already shared your blog to a few muslim arabs here in Jeddah and they are so happy to get sensible answers to their questions about the Bible.
Thanks be to God!!!!
To your hearts content, just keep on following Bro Eli’s answer and discussion of other topics. Without knowing it, doubts and other questions in your heart and mind are answered satisfactorily and truthfully by GOD thru HIS most vocal, bold, straightforward and sensible Preacher and Messenger of the times, Bro Eli. It might help you to read 11TIMOTHY 3:16- All scripture is given by inspiration of GOD, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. You are not the only one in the same pridicament, many of us were like you before becoming members of the Church of God under the leadership of Bro Eli and Bro Daniel. Dont get lost, visit Bro Eli’s blog often. WE GLORIFY YOU AND LOVE YOU LORD GOD.
All branches of knowledge is in the Bible. So we must not doubt the integrity of the words of god written in it.
Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
King James Version
I know you people are better than this. The bible is in NO WAY authenticated by God. The bible was written by Jews / Romans and edited by the Council of Nicea (whites). Jesus the bible was formulated by the drunk tyrant Roman Emperor Constantine to save the Roman Empire from crumbling. It was subsequently used by Spanish and Portugese Conquistadors to rape and pillage foreign lands…
Take a look at the color of your skin. Look in the mirror. We are not white. We are not Jews. Why should we worship the white man’s God Jesus? Before Magellan came to the Philippines, we proud BROWN FILIPINOS already respected life, liberty and freedom. We already had a monogamous family system. We already had a relationship that is polytheistic with God
( Bathala )
What I am feeling is that by accepting this Roman/ Jewish / White book, we are thanking Magellan and the Spaniards for raping our ancestors in exchange for their God.
Jesus is not of our own. We dont need the bible or Jesus, just like how the Chinese rejected Jesus in Macau after the Portugese left the territory. I am not thankful to the Spaniards and Constantine for raping our lands and ancestors.
The bible tells of a jealous God, a God who feels a petty human emotion such as jealousy (first 4 commandments). I can get over jealousy so does that mean I am better than God?
God kills 2,000,000 people in the bible through the great flood, plagues, sodom and other curses he set upon us. Yet Satan only kills 3 people in the bible. Who is more merciful?
We are Filipinos, we owe nothing to the Spanish the whites or any other foreign race.
Peace, Be free from the lies of organized superstition
It is really hard to explain a very simple truth to a person with a closed mind and heart. I pity you for your ignorance. Hopefully you’ll be able to open your mind and heart and ponder with the truth that is already there infront of you. It’s not yet late. The God in the Bible is the only Almighty God. He deserves to be glorified in all the things that He gave us.
Thanks be to God! To Him be the Glory & Honor forevermore!
The first book ever written,The Vedas,clearly describes Jesus as the messiah.
In Vedic,the earth is described as Vasundhara,which means,blue beauty.
The scientific world came to know that the earth was blue in color only after the first photographs were taken from space in mid 20th century.
Another word in Vedic for snake is ‘CHAKSHUSHRAVANA” meaning the reptile that hears sound through its skin.Scientific community knew about it only in the latter half of 19th century that snakes hear through skin.
All the ancient literature has vivid reference about the Bible and Yesua,the messiah who’d come from the dunes.
This blog is a must read for atheists. Bible does not supposed to need any supporting articles or journals but milestone discoveries of archaeologists which lead to facts that scriptures in the bible are based on truth are for skeptics and unbelievers to have a change of hearts.
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