Paul Labored More Abundantly than the Other Apostles


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This is a reply to a comment posted by a certain Vladimir Sputnik on my article entitled Karl Marx’s Unwise Definition of Religion.

Dear Presiding Minister,

Almost 70% of the Russians hate Karl Marx’s ideas. Most Russians are members of Russian Orthodox Christianity therefore majority of us believe in the existence of God. Amen!

Your articles are very informative except for the following which is very confusing:

You quoted:

(1 Corinthians 4:8, 11-13) “Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you…” “…Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place; And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the off scouring of all things unto this day.”

(2 Corinthians 12:14-15) “Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children. And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.”

Question: >>>>Is it true that he suffered the most & labored more abundantly than any of the apostles? If not, I’m still looking for your added information. If yes, Is it proper for him to claim that he labored more than any of the apostles?

(Romans 12:20) “Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.”

>>>>>>Comment: Is it helping the enemy or insulting the enemy? Well, If it is indeed true that we need to feed the enemy, then why did he uttered the ff words in Galatia:

“If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be ACCURSED.” (Gal. 1:9)

……..Feeding an accursed enemy?

“I wish those who unsettle you would MUTILATE themselves” (Galatian 5:12 RSV)

……..Mutilate themselves?

“I would they were even cut off which trouble you” (Galatian 5:12 KJV)

……….cut off?

…… to love those enemies in Rome only? Just asking!

Waiting for clarification!

Spasibo!!!

Vladimir_Sputnik

 

Dear Vladimir Sputnik, 

I have a different attitude in reading the Holy Scriptures.  I do not doubt the authors (or  the penmen) used by God in writing the Scriptures.  If there are doubts the come into my mind, my first option is to look into the translation — if it was mistranslated or not; but never did I doubt the authority of these persons used by God to record His holy words.  Why?  Because I believe in God and His power who guided the penmen of the Bible. 

(2 Peter 1:21)  “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 

(1 Corinthians 14:37)  “If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.” 

(John 1:3-4)  “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.  And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.” 

It is a brotherly advice I am giving you that instead of doubting those who were instrumental in writing the word of God (like the Apostle Paul), search the Scriptures, instead, to find the ‘real score’ of the truth. 

(Isaiah 34:16)  “Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.” 

What the Apostle Paul said that he labored more abundantly than the entire Apostle must not be doubted because our Lord Jesus Christ Himself predicted that some of those who will believe in Him will do greater work because He is going to the Father. 

(John 14:12) “Verily,  verily,  I say unto you,  He that believeth on me,  the works that I do shall he do also;  and greater  works than these shall he do;  because I go unto my Father.”

I never did doubt that the Apostle Paul really labored more than the previous Apostles of Christ.  He even claimed that he is augmenting what was ‘wanting’ in what our Lord Jesus Christ did. 

(Colossians 1:24-25)  “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,of which I became a minister according to the divine office which was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known…” 

He claimed that he really labored more abundantly than the other Apostles, but credited it to the grace of God.

(1 Corinthians 15:9-10)  “For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.  But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” 

The records written in the book of Acts by the physician Luke, testifies to the fact of the extent of the missionary journey and sacrifices of the Apostle Paul.  Even the Apostle Peter, James, and John are witnesses to the gifts and the wisdom of the Apostle Paul.  That is why they have entrusted to him and Barnabas the management of the larger portion of the first century Church — which is the Church of the gentiles. 

(Galatians 2:9)  “And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.” 

The first twelve Apostles were sent within the boundaries of Israel; but the authority of the Apostle Paul reaches from Jerusalem as far the gentiles, and even unto the uttermost part of the earth — including our dispensation and all of the countries of the world now. 

(Matthew 10:5-6)  “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying,  Go not into the way of the Gentiles,  and into  any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

The jurisdiction given to the Apostle Paul covers the Jews, the Gentiles, even to kings.

(Acts 9:15)  “But the Lord said unto him,  Go thy way:  for he is a chosen vessel unto me,  to bear my name before the Gentiles,  and kings,  and the children of Israel…”

And especially to the gentiles.

(Acts 13:47)  “For so hath the Lord commanded us,  saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.” 

Considering the scope of the jurisdiction given to him, it is but prudent to believe that he labored more than the other Apostles. 

The verses that you cited in 1 Corinthians 4:8, 11, 13 are not confusing.  Paul is speaking of his condition in comparison with the condition of the members of the Church.  He is just the opposite of modern day leaders — they are overfed.  Members are underfed —even deprived of the precious word of God because of their self interest. 

(Ezekiel 34:2-5)  “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed:  but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.  And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.” 

(Jeremiah 5:26-28)  “For wicked men are found among my people; they lurk like fowlers lying in wait. They set a trap; they catch men.  Like a basket full of birds, their houses are full of treachery; therefore they have become great and rich, they have grown fat and sleek…” 

The Apostle Paul labored with his hand to augment his personal necessities and some of his co-laborers in Christ.  He spent what he can — even his own life. 

(2 Corinthians 12:15)  “And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.” 

(Acts 20:33-35)  “I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel.  Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.  I have showed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said,  It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

(2 Corinthians 12:14-15)  “Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.  And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.”

He, surely, is the opposite of religious leaders today who covets money they spend for their vices, from their member’s pockets.  

 

PAUL, INSULTING HIS ENEMIES? 

You cited Romans 12:20, which states… 

“Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.”

…and asked if he is helping or insulting the enemy.  The words of God in the Bible were never meant by God to insult anybody.  The Scriptures are… 

(2 Timothy 3:16)  “… given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”

The words of God were given to men, and were written to be used for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 

What does the Bible mean when it said that by feeding your enemy, you are going to heap coals of fire upon his head?   The Apostle Paul defined to us the kind of teachings of the New Testament.  They are spiritual. 

(2 Corinthians 3:6)  “Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”

The New Testament that the Apostle Paul preaches teaches us of spiritual things.  The good and kind things that we are going to do to an enemy will be like coal that burns on top of his head — meaning, that it will bother him and make him think of the evil he is doing to you; and the good thing you are doing in return. 

How about Galatians 1:9? 

“As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” 

The word ‘accursed’ used by the Apostle Paul is:

 
anathema

an-ath’-em-ah

From G394; a (religious) ban or (concretely) excommunicated (thing or person): – accursed, anathema, curse, X great. 

Meaning, if anyone preach another gospel, other than what was preached by the Apostles, such teachings must be banned or must not be accepted by the Church. 

How about Galatians 5:12? 

“I would they were even cut off which trouble you.”KJV 

“I wish those who unsettle you would mutilate themselves!” RSV 

“I wish that those causing you to doubt will cut themselves off.”  MKJV

“I would that they that unsettle you would even go beyond circumcision.” ASV 

“I wish that the people who are upsetting you would go all the way; let them go on and castrate themselves!” Good News Bible 

The phrase ‘mutilate themselves’ (which you doubt) simply means those who are bothering the Christians at Galatia, and teaching other doctrines than what was preached by Paul, he wished that they circumcise themselves. 

Let us take it from the context.

(Galatians 5:2-12)  “Now I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you.  I testify again to every man who receives circumcision that he is bound to keep the whole law.  You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.  For through the Spirit, by faith, we wait for the hope of righteousness.  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any avail, but faith working through love.  You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth?  This persuasion is not from him who calls you.  A little leaven leavens the whole lump.  I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view than mine; and he who is troubling you will bear his judgment, whoever he is.  But if I, brethren, still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? In that case the stumbling block of the cross has been removed.  I wish those who unsettle you would mutilate themselves!” 

There are those in the local Church of Galatia that bothers the faith or unsettle the brethren by teaching other than what Paul have taught them.  They emphasize fleshly circumcision, which was practiced by those under the Law of Moses, which is not a requirement in the New Testament anymore.  So, he said that “…in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any avail…”  But those who still insist on circumcision, he wished to circumcise or ‘mutilate’ themselves. 

(Galatians 5:12)  “I would that they that unsettle you would even go beyond circumcision.” ASV 

Meaning, that he wishes that they will learn more than the letters of the Law of Moses, which is doing righteousness — the Christian way; keeping the law of Christ, whether circumcised or not. 

(Galatians 2:3)  “But even Titus, who was with me, was not compelled to be circumcised, though he was a Greek.” 

Circumcised or not, a Christian doeth the will of God from the heart without any intention of being praised by men. 

(Ephesians 6:6)  “Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart…”

Because he is circumcised, not in the flesh but, in the heart, he pleases God and not men. 

(Romans 2:29)  “But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit,  and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.”

I pray for your enlightenment.

 

God Bless. 

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71 thoughts on “Paul Labored More Abundantly than the Other Apostles

  1. AMEN!!!

    TO VLADIMIR_SPUTNIK:

    I pray that you enlightened by Bro. Eli’s explanation under the light of the Holy Scriptures.

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

  2. Dear Vladimir,

    I’m glad that you have that quality of being a keen observant about the verses in the Bible. And asking “The Seer” when confused instead of coming up to self-interpretation of the Bible.

    I hope you continue reading the Bible and whenever you have questions, feel free to ask bro. Eli, and the Bible will answer.

    🙂

  3. To Mr. Vladimir Sputnik,

    Are you the prime minister of Russia, sir? :> I hope you were enlightened. You see how bro. Eli explained regarding your question? Exceptional, right? Amazing!!

    To God be the glory!

  4. To Vladimir,

    Be careful in giving interpretations to Paul’s writings. They contain deep wisdom which many pervert because of misunderstanding.

    You are always welcome to ask Bro. Eli if you need the explanations, coming from the scriptures itself.

    God bless.

  5. A comment to the comment (the first):

    Hard to tell bro. But whatever or whoever,

    PRAISE AND GLORY BE UNTO GOD!

  6. Bro Eli it is very clear because the verses in the bible testify that Apostle Paul worked abundantly than any of the apostles. But my question is this, which is another point of my ignorance. What was that matter that he augmented which was wanting or lacking in what Christ did?

    (Colossians 1:24-25) “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,of which I became a minister according to the divine office which was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully know

  7. Amen to that!

    True Christians by any means don’t have the attitude of insulting anyone even how low or deprived the person is in the sight of men, but rather the real Christians are the one being insulted and mocked.

    Eventhough insulted, oppressed, and belittled; a true Christian renders blessings and good works towards them (1 Peter 3:9) hoping that by doing these things they will be enlightened and be able to realize their mistakes, and may glorify the Lord God because of the good deeds (1 Peter 2:12)

  8. Dear Vladimir Sputnik,

    I hope that you will be enlightened of what Bro. Eli’s reply to your question with the help of God Almighty.

    Please continue reading and searching of the truth in the Bible through this humble website dedicated to the query and hungry souls of this generation. I believe that God sent in our times a Preacher that will really and truly spread the Good News of God because not all religious leaders really feeding and teaching the genuine Gospel to their members. Almost all of them are preaching because of self-interest and greediness.

    You can test our Preacher…..if he is really knowledgable about the bible or not…….I hope you will be interested more to read this website. YOu can also listen and see this website: http://www.truthcaster.com

    Goodluck in your search for the truth!

  9. I also know a man who labored for the souls of others… who is he??? its bro eliseo soriano… he follow the footsteps of St. Paul.. the same with the members of the church of god International….. they support the church to reach the other people in entire world….. as much as possible to serve others…and to preach/spread the word of god to the world….
    It is happening today in our generation…. no other church is doing the same!!! compared to what the CHURCCH OF GOD INTERNATIONAL is doing.

    In this last days… their is only one true church who could serve his fellow man… to be holy and to serve god..as describe in the bible.

    To GOD BE THE GLORY FOREVER AND EVER. AMEN!

    DUKE

  10. i remember a certain catholic in ro eli’s blog “roman catholic church is not the true church of God”, he said his forefathers labored more abundantly than any of us. but im sure Paul is not among his fore fathers

  11. Me too…. I know a man who labored more than St. Paul, Abundantly…
    thru him, God save me from being an atheist…
    to God be the glory!
    -subete no meiyo wo Kamisama ni! Kamisama ni kansha shimasu!

  12. With the clarification made by Bro. Ely Soriano. It only shows that the word of God written in the bible has no contradictions at all. Since all the apostles including Paul are all dead, but yet God sent a preacher in our time that understandeth His words and I believe it is in the person of Bro. Ely Soriano. Thanks be to God!

  13. To Vladimir Sputnik and to all who are really seeking the truth,

    I admire people like you because there are many who already has heard watched Bro Eli’ preachings but they turned their heads away, not even paying a little attention ot it, so, I hope and pray that God enlightens you all and finally become Jesus Christ followers.

  14. The Apostle Paul is the apostle for us (Gentiles) since we were not born in the Hebrew lineage. Since he was the one in charge of the larger number of people, it was also imperative that he labour more to reach his intended ministry.

    We must thank God for the works that He has done through the apostle Paul.

    It may be noted that the apostle Paul was the one charged with the ministry for the Gentiles and not the apostle Peter as is believed by the Roman Catholic Church.

    I pray that you keep on seeking for the TRUTH. May God guide you always. Have the faith and all praises be unto God!!!

  15. Thanks be to God brother Eli for another spiritual bread.

    I hope thru my own little ways, I will be a small instrument together with all the brethren.

    Thanks and Glory be to God Always!

  16. One obvious proof of a religious leader, if he’s of God, is his lifestyle. Apostle Paul and even, our Lord Jesus Christ set an example and lived a humble life and not of luxury unlike the popes, preachers, pastors that we now have and known. Would there be a better future in this world with these kind of religious leaders, who supposedly teach and lead people to a Christian life when they themselves are wayward in spirit? Non. But, thanks be to God that He sent someone in our time that would serve as a beacon to those who are seeking the truth, and we all know who he is, don’t we.

  17. #18 Liamsam

    It may be noted that the apostle Paul was the one charged with the ministry for the Gentiles and not the apostle Peter as is believed by the Roman Catholic Church.

    ##

    True! Paul of tarsus is the Father, the mastermind or the leader of this 4th kingdom- Roman Empire

    Official religion: Pauline Christianity (mother church Catholicism and her son (factions and denomination including ADD & INC who hate one another). It started (can be traced back) in Antioch Syria where the disciples of paul were first called Christian ( Acts 9:25; 13:26) and proclaimed by Constantine as the Roman state religion.

    Paul was the only one who labelled himself as a “Father” to his congregations (NOT PETER). Peter never went to Rome.
    Therefore It is Paul who wanted to be called a “father” by his disciples was the first POPE, those papal successors just like Paul as what I’ve said taken the name of “pope-papa” which is the latin word for “Father”.

    “For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many Fathers. FOR I BECOME YOUR FATHER in Christ Jesus through the gospel”

    “I appeal to you for my child, Onesimus, whose ‘FATHER I have become in my imprisonment “

  18. Dear Bro Sputnik,

    Is that your real name Bro? I find it cool though coz that is the name of the 1st artificial satellite that the Russians sent to orbit on October 4, 1957. http://sputnikbook.com

    This name signifies innovation in the field of science.
    So may you live by your name!

    In the realm of faith and religion, may you find innovative knowledge and wisdom as you fly high in search for the truth.

    And as what Bro. Eli has said, may you find the “REAL SCORE” of these Biblical issues that baffle the minds of pastors in this dispensation.

    I was particularly enlightened by this blog concerning Paul’s devotion. It is truly inspiring!
    I wish someday, some director or producer in Hollywood would see Paul’s life and journeys as a one of a kind story of adventure, courage, determination, faithfulness and love.

    Making St. Paul’s story a movie, with cinematography equal to “pirates of Caribbean” or “Lord of the Rings” will be
    (i think) is SUPER COOL!!!

    I think Paul’s story will instill people a lot of moral lessons after they have watched it, and at the same time, give them a truly remarkable movie they will never forget. Christian or no Christian!

    If I were the producer, I’d chose MEL GIBSON or ANTHONY HOPKINS as Saul turned Paul, then have his head shaved in the latter part of the story where Paul shaved his head because of a vow! That’ll be AWESOME!

    “And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having SHORN HIS HEAD in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.”

    – ACTS OF THE 1ST CHRISTIANS 18:18

    Then, I’ll entitle the movie . . . .

    “ A JOURNEY . . . . . The life of St.Paul the Apostle.”

    Can you imagine it?! We’ll see Paul with Luke Traveling in the seas of Asia Minor, standing in the midst of persecution, Inspiring speeches in front of Felix and Agrippa, Paul saying goodbye the firsts Christians!
    Those biblical moments portrayed beautifully on film, wow!
    I dream they would do that instead of those stupid harry potter movies! They’re just making JK ROWLING filthy rich! Wish some producer will read this! Hahaha . . .

    But then again . . . . that’s just me!
    BUT CAN YOU IMAGINE IT? PRETTY COOL HUH?

    MORE POWER TO E. SORIANO. WORDPRESS!!!
    God bless Bro Sputnik!!!!

    BRO ELI WE MISS YOU! WE LOVE YOU IN CHRIST! FROM CEBU AND ILOILO!!

  19. Duke #13

    I also know a man who labored for the souls of others… who is he??? its bro eliseo soriano… he follow the footsteps of St. Paul..

    ——————-

    got it duke! but our presiding minister is humble than st. Paul. Bro. eli never mention anything about his work though he labor more abundantly, He keep it a secret to himself and to God which is truly a sign of humility!

    To God be the Glory!

  20. This article should answer the doubts of ADVENTIST777, GWEN, and their COHORTS from SDAC, and all those who doubt the apostleship of Paul.

  21. To Vladimir Sputnik,

    Lucky for you cos you had found the Godsend preacher that can really teach the whole truth in the Bible in these last days….

    Spread the word to your friends, families, relatives and even to your pastors if you have any, about Bro. Eli Soriano…

    Bro. Eli Soriano is the Saint Paul of our generation, you can test that… surely without doubt it will be proven unto you…

    The Glory and all the Praises always be to God!!!

    God Bless..

  22. Bro. Eli is our Paul this time.. the Words of God continue to spread on these last days because of the person whom God entrusted His words.

    Aside from thanking Bro. Eli, let us help him in spreading the Words of God. I bet he would appreciate it more.

    Let us work hand in hand. As Bro. Eli said, he took the first few steps, let us take ours 🙂

  23. vladimir!!!

    how lucky you are. Aside from learning the truth, you are able to converse with the most sensible preacher of our time. how i wish i could too. i hope that bro. eli will write any spiritual letter for me. hehehehehe! just hoping.

  24. to scripture616 (post 23),

    a movie about Paul? Wow, that’s cool!

    But unless they consult bro. Eli about the life and characters of Paul, that movie will be just another jesus in long-hair.

  25. TO VLADIMIR_SPUTNIK

    I pray that you enlightened Brother, Bible are full of Mysteries but the answer are also there especially when it comes to our salvation you just have to Believed what was writen and dont bother to ask the most sensible preacher in our times Brother Eli Soriano and finaly you will find the answer… I believed That the wisdom of God is with him.. Praise be to GOD!!!

  26. I pray that you enlightened Brother, Bible are full of Mysteries but the answer are also there especially when it comes to our salvation you just have to Believed what was writen and dont bother to ask the only sensible preacher in our times Brother Eli Soriano and finaly you will find the answer… I believed That the wisdom of God is with him.. Praise be to GOD!!!

  27. Vladimir Sputnik,

    Hope your’e now enlightened by Brother Eli’s reponses to your questions as I am. He is indeed the man sent to us by God in this dispensation to teach the Gospel. Where else in this world can you find find a preacher who diligently answers questions of everyone?

    Keep on reading his articles or watching his programs on TV and you will learn a lot of things from Him especially with things concerning our salvation.

    Errol.

  28. #30 CJ: Bro. Eli is our Paul this time.. the Words of God continue to spread on these last days because of the person whom God entrusted His words.

    ————

    Bro. Eli is better than Paul this time in terms of character. Bro. eli never boast for his works for God. He always keept it to himself.

    Our minister knows how to be humbled because he knows that whoever exalted himself will be humbled.

    To God be the Glory!

  29. Dear Vladimir,

    Don’t miss Bro. Eli’s teachings for this is only one of a kind in this generation. So decide now for now is the salvation! Tomorrow may be no more.

  30. dear mr vladimir,

    i hope to see you soon inside the church, just continue on your search for the truth, with God’s help nothing is impossible.

    To God be the glory!

  31. Vladimir Sputnik,

    Just think that you are so lucky to hear from Bro. Eli such things you can never hear from anyother preacher.Take and ponder on it because it will be your life time fortune.

  32. To God be the GLORY!
    Bro. Eli is really the messenger sent by GOD in our time, no doubt that he holds the KEY to every questions regarding salvation…. PRAISE BE TO GOD FOREVER…

  33. Paul works is a example of a true leader like bro Eli! he not works just only by himself but to others by the help of God and God sent him to preach the true gospel to the whole world. to God be the Glory!!! Amen

  34. Hi Vladimir,

    As the famous movie quote says: There are more things in the bible than “MEETS THE EYE”. 🙂

    I hope and pray you be guided continuously by the Holy Spirit. Which I think with the kind of curiousity you have, it will lead you to see the light.

  35. Hi Vladimir!

    i am happy that you asked your questions about the bible to bro. Eli and not just to any preacher and for that i really commend you. All i can say is that please continue to search for the truth by reading the bible and asking the bible-related questions that you have only to bro.Eli so you will not be mislead by the other notorious preachers of this current dispensation. I am not saying this because i myself is a member of the Church of GOD international which is the very religious affiliation that bro.Eli is presiding but because of the reason that i myself was convinced and enlightened by GOD through bro.Eli and I am always and forever grateful to GOD for that i hope that you will experience the same miraculous changes that took place in my life that indeed lead me closer to GOD. I pray that GOD will guide you always towards the truth and eventually I hope that you will become one of us, children of GOD.
    That in all things, GOD will be Glorified!

  36. TO: DUKE
    KNIGHT
    CJ
    WHO
    Tolits Campita

    Brothers, I have a conscious emotion with all of you maybe I am wrong because behind of being conscious is satan.

    I’m just only wonder the silence of the lamb like william, open-minded, and adventist777.

    but let us clarify your statement:

    From the law of nature:

    Input = Output + losses

    if our Input is Jesus Christ, then we can assure that we can get 92% output.

    but if our Input is St. Paul, then we can get only 85% and remember our passing grade is to be satisfactorily which is 90% above.

    Therefore brothers, your conclusion which said that brother eli is better or like Paul is correct because his Master and Leader is our Lord Jesus Christ.

    and anybody can be better or like St. Paul, and Paul of tarsus is nothing and servants like us.

    “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.”

    EYES

  37. TO: Duke

    you wrote: It is happening today in our generation…. no other church is doing the same!!! compared to what the CHURCCH OF GOD INTERNATIONAL is doing.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    brother, this is not a competition but rather a divine works which is taught by our lord Jesus Christ.

    “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”

    “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

    But if you are one of us who is teaching also but not in our flocks then no problem we fall on this category.

    ” And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.”

    “But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.”

    ” For he that is not against us is on our part.”

    ” For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.”

    Because if we are just only the ONE FLOCK who do it brother we cannot make it. WE NEED YOU.

    but be careful brother in your teaching because maybe you become like this:

    “And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.”

    EYES

  38. TO: Knight

    Bro. Eli is better than Paul this time in terms of character. Bro. eli never boast for his works for God. He always keept it to himself.

    Our minister knows how to be humbled because he knows that whoever exalted himself will be humbled.

    To God be the Glory!

    —————–

    If it is true that you minister is humble then why he put his name in your foundation and why not ADD Foundation as shown in the side of this blog.

    Mostly of the foundation name is the commemoration of the passed by/dead great/good person or institution.

    Is this a manifestation of being.

    “Woe unto you, leader and ministers, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,”

    Glory be to the Leader!!!

  39. Mr. Eyes,

    Sorry but I am not up to any discussion about this subject. My personal assessment is very simple!, simply focuses on the following:

    Bro. eli is humble than St. Paul because nowhere did Bro. eli boast for his work despite the fact that we all know, He labored unceasingly & abundantly, suffered more, maltreated always and oftentimes misrepresented by others especially by ministers of other false religions.

    Bro. eli is a living example of HUMILITY in action. His simplicity and modesty is his edge against St. Paul.

    Bro. eli knows by heart that whoever that will exalt himself will be humbled!

    HAVE YOU HEARD BRO. ELI BOAST FOR HIS WORK? If not then, it is better for you to just say …….Amen!

    Thank you!

  40. Mr. Vladimir, i recommend, if you may, please make it a habit to read the Bible for you to understand the meaning of God’s love. Because we believe all teachings of God fall into one…. and that is LOVE Gal.5:14

  41. Eyes: I’m just only wonder the silence of the lamb like william, open-minded, and adventist777.

    Same here, I really mizz their sensible arguments perhaps they are banned already in our forum, I think it is better to ask the moderators of this blog for the truth of the matter!

  42. to vladimir…..

    keep tracking of this website blog…….

    and also..why not share it to your countrymen…?

    i hope you would continue…

    because i trust GOD wholeheartedly,if you continue…you will find greater understanding of this life..on this earth..

  43. Mr. Master Moon Raven #55

    Your title is disgusting, you call yourself a master? There is only one master and that is JESUS CHRIST.

    I had a chance to met our presiding minister personally 5 years ago and therefore I can boast for his humility. For me he is a living apostle in the end times.

    If St. Paul boast for his work, my living apostle did not mention anything for his work.

    I suggest you visit our church for you to be enlightened!

    To God be the glory forever and ever!

  44. To Vladimir,
    just seek God and you will find him…
    You are on the right track, right way and right person to be asked.
    In this end time, there is no other preacher that can fully explain the words in the Bible except Bro. Eli Soriano. You know why? Him is the man of God in the end time.
    To God be the Glory!

  45. Knight,

    Mr. Adventist777 and Mr. William is right to call you a literalist guy.

    Title is title it’s only deal with the flesh and earthly madness.

    it is not bad to call father to your flesh, it is not bad to call sir to your boss or school teacher it is all only show of description whether for respect or any.

    what’s bad if you will take it spirituality or think it of what you are:

    like these:

    “I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.”

    ” For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.”

    “Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.”

    “be ye followers of me” —— this is what Jesus christ abhor that you treat yourself above to the other because we are all brother or master and we have only one MASTER LORD Jesus Christ.

    so being master MOON RAVEN is not bad because we are all know the truth.

    “If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;”

    “Ye call me MASTER and LORD: and ye say well; for so I am.”

    “The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.”

    “It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord.”

    “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”

    Since Jesus Christ is our MASTER LORD

    then as a friend I am also a “small caps” master MOON RAVEN.

    he…he… he…

    you? are you a master also?

    the truth will set you free…………… freeeeedommmmm….!!!

    by: master MOON

  46. To Master Moon raven (parang starwars ah!). # 63

    Brother Jet is right about you, YOu are with WILLIAM, your line of thought & reasoning is the same. But william never called himself as Master as far as I remember him, he usually labelled himself at the end of his articles as ‘brother in absolute reality” Even mr. Adventist did not term himself as master but in certain way they are like masters.

    But I have a suggestion for your own good, do not call me or brother jet as literalist, please or else…………God will curse you!!!! you are mocking us -his children!

  47. Muster MOON RAVENing wolf,

    you said: If it is true that you minister is humble then why he put his name in your foundation and why not ADD Foundation as shown in the side of this blog.

    Mostly of the foundation name is the commemoration of the passed by/dead great/good person or institution.

    Is this a manifestation of being.

    “Woe unto you, leader and ministers, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,”

    Glory be to the Leader!!!

    ——————————————————————————-

    Mr. Ravening wolf, your accusation is too much, Bro. eli is humble!

    Do not judge so you will not be judged!

    Bro. eli is the end time messenger period! OK?

  48. Knight,

    Mr. Ravening wolf, your accusation is too much, Bro. eli is humble!

    Do not judge so you will not be judged!

    But I have a suggestion for your own good, do not call me or brother jet as literalist, please or else…………God will curse you!!!! you are mocking us -his children!

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    I am not JUDGING

    I am not OFFENDING

    but rather…..

    it is written:

    “As many as I love, I rebuke and REMIND: be ATTENTIVE therefore, and CORRECTED.”

    by: master MOON

    and if you will offend the cartoon character words master MOON RAVEN then.

    you are right, just replace a to i, e, o, u.

    it can be master, mister, moster, and muster.

    he…he…he… heee….

  49. HONOR, PRAISE, and GLORY BE TO GOD. It is very educational for us to read the verses you presented Bro Eli, thank you. We believe you that Paul labored more abundantly than the other apostles. You spent more years reading and searching the bible, and most of all, you have the gift of GOD to know and understand. We are still new in the church, striving to learn more through your guidance. Thank you Bro Eli and Bro Daniel.

  50. When we talk things that has been done, it does not always mean that the first worker did the greatest or most works, most of the time its the latest. Not only do the works for him but also give everything of him, even his own life. The same with Bro. Eli, to be able to continue the work of the apostles, he give everything he have in this life, even his own life – which is always subject for defamation and persecution. Thanks be to God he also teaches us to do the same in the name of the Lord.

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