To A Beloved Brother in the Crusade Against False Prophets


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Dear Brother Tim Kurek,

In this dispensation, seldom can I find preachers or religious leaders with the same line of thinking as me. This happened during the time of Paul the Apostle.

(Philippians 2:20-21) For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.

Most of the time, almost all preachers disagrees with me.

(2 Timothy 4:16) At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

But now, I have found a friend in you.

(Mark 9:38-40) And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbade 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.

In my country of origin, the Philippines, five famous religious leaders with contradicting teachings and faith once connived to work out my expulsion from a television network where I am airing the religious program “Ang Dating Daan” or the “The Old Path” — the longest running religious television program in the country, exposing religious frauds, in light of the word of God in the Bible. Incidentally, it is also the most awarded religious show in our country – even in the internet. Very recently, it won the “Gawad Amerika Award” in Hollywood, United States of America as the “Most Informative Religious Program”.

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Here are some of the Recognitions and Awards the the religious program “Ang Dating Daan” or “The Old Path” have received for the last two decades:

 

 

 

 

For the fifth consecutive year, the website of “Ang Dating Daan” has won the Most Popular Website of the Philippines given by Philweb; gaining landslide victory over its closest competitors

 

These pastors and preachers are irritated by my untiring exposition of their unbiblical teachings and misleading doctrines. Others are even influencing government authorities to suspend or get rid of my program. In the Philippines, our group’s religious freedom and freedom of speech and press are essentially being suppressed by some authorities in government. No less than the commission on human rights in the Philippines’ National Capital Region (NCR) found after investigation that our human rights were violated by the Chairman of Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), under the office of the President.

Thousands upon thousands of people gathered in front of the Human Rights Commission in the Philippines to show their support to Brother Eli when the latter was indefinitely suspended by the MTRCBto appear in any television program. The Human Rights Commission later ruled in favor of Brother Eli stating that the MTRCB committed a grave abuse of authority against the famous preacher.

We are being prohibited by the MTRCB and the Kapisanan ng mga Broadcaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) to even mention the name and the erroneous doctrines of the Iglesia ni Cristo ni Manalo (Manalo’s Church of Christ), a group very influential to the present administration. I believe this prohibition is against our constitution and the jurisprudence and doctrines being upheld by the Supreme Court of the Republic of the Philippines. (See Reference Below)

The bedrock of freedom of religion is freedom of thought and it is best served by encouraging the marketplace of dueling ideas. When the luxury of time permits, the marketplace of ideas demands that speech should be met by more speech for it is the spark of opposite speech, the heat of colliding ideas that can fan the embers of truth. http://www.supremecourt.gov.ph/jurisprudence/1996/jul1996/119673.htm

These groups are very much like the group you are trying to expose in your country. They are advocates of their unbiblical “prosperity gospel”, thinking that religion and holiness is a means of gain.

(1 Timothy 6:5) …and wrangling among men who are depraved in mind and bereft of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.

Their pastors do prosper by their “prosperity gospel” at the expense of their poor members.

(Romans 16:17-18) Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

I visited your blogsite and I appreciate your effort in trying to expose also, the deceit being employed by religious leaders in your country. We are one in these crusades of trying to “snatch” people from the hands of these ‘propheteers’, or should I say, profiteers.

(Jude 1:23) …save some, by snatching them out of the fire; on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. RSV

These are the common denominators among false prophets: money and gain.

(2 Peter 2:1-3) But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you…

Nowhere in the books of the Old Testament, neither in the New Testament can anybody find that the meaning of prosperity is material wealth as these pastors of doom preach.

‘Shalom’ in Hebrew means safe, well, happy, etc., while ‘euodoo’ in Greek means success in reaching a goal. These words were translated in the English Bible as prosperity and to prosper respectively. They do not necessarily imply material wealth as these pastors and false prophets claim.

In the first century Christian Church, there were members whom we can consider as the poorest of the poor. They are not materially wealthy, but are active members of the Church.

(1 Corinthians 11:22) What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not. RSV

Most members of the primitive Christian Church are poor and hungry.

(1 Corinthians 1:28) God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are…

(Luke 6:20-21) And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

Their reward is reserved in heaven, not an assurance of wealth on earth.

(Luke 6:23) Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

Lazarus died a beggar, but was saved!

(Luke 16:19-22) There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried…

Those that preach that to be a true Christian is to be rich and be blessed materially are worldly preachers and not of Christ.

(Philippians 3:19) Their end is destruction, their god is the belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. RSV

These are people who love to be called pastor, reverend pastor, very reverend pastor, whose glory is in their shame. The word reverend was used only once in the King James Version of the Bible, and was used to define the name of God Almighty.

(Psalms 111:9) He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant forever: holy and reverend is his name.

Incidentally, you called me pastor in your comment on my last article; and while I will appreciate your constant visiting on my blog, I would appreciate it more if you will call me plainly and simply Brother Eli. Our Pastor or Shepherd worthy of that title is the Lord Jesus Christ.

(1 Peter 2:25, 24) For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

There are pastors elected in the Church of God in the first century, but nowhere can you find anyone of them used the title “pastor”.

(Ephesians 4:11) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers…

They were called brethren by repentant sinners.

(Acts 2:37) Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

Peter called Paul, a beloved brother — not beloved pastor.

(2 Peter 3:15) And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you…

The reason is simply because it is the teaching of Christ!

(Matthew 23:8-9) But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

Thank you for your concern, beloved brother. I am praying for you, also.

May God Bless You.


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31 thoughts on “To A Beloved Brother in the Crusade Against False Prophets

  1. I am with you Bro. Eli, though I am not blessed with wisdom like yours but I have the power, the strength, the youth, the determination, willingness, my life and whatever that is within me that was given by God to propagate the Words of God and to fight against this False Pastors, Greedy dogs, and Profiteers of our time.

    With God’s help I am in your support to this BIG FIGHT against bulldogs of SOCIETY!

  2. Amen!

    I am happy that it is not only the mCGI that exposes the wrong beliefs that are being propagated by the false prophets and false ministers and false Christ’ in our world today.

    For you Bro. Tim, may the Lord always bless you in your ministry of exposing these wrong beliefs. I know that other members of the mCGI will be praying for you as I would.

    To God be all the praises and thanksgiving, forever and ever! Amen!

  3. bro eli ive been posting your articles @ http://seventhram.multiply.com/ because i believe your articles should be read by very one. I’m very proud that God called a trash like me in His House and giving me a chance. we are praying for you and your family’s health and hoping to see you soon in apalit. We miss you very much. And we Love you.

  4. Brother Eli,

    I am humbled by your words to me. Thank you for the encouragement and the insight into the most precious book! I am praying for your ministry and your followers. May you lead them as Christ would lead them, without wavering, consistently striving to glorify the Father. And may your followers lift you up to Christ, for the life of a leader in the faith is to be marked by trial and attacks from the enemy! I will continue to check back regularly! God bless!

    Your friend,
    Timothy Kurek

    http://UriahMinistries.wordpress.com

  5. Beware of those people! What they do is a clear deception. They tell the people that the money they give is for the Lord, but the truth is, they are using the money in constructing buildings and mansions, and even palaces, for their pastors. And why have those pastors gone to that point? According to a prophecy in the Bible, it is because these pastors are like greedy dogs, whose stomachs are never filled. And at this point, it is no longer surprising to see religious leaders acting like dogs. This is what the Apostle Peter prophesied in II Peter 2:1-3, which says—

    “But there were false prophets who among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that brought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And though covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

    SALAMAT SA DIOS MAY BRO.ELI “THE WALKING BIBLE” AND BRO.DANIEL “Mister Public Service”

    Walang gaya nilang pag-iisip na totoong NAGMAMALASAKIT ng ating mga kaluluwa.. just like Paul and timothy…

    (Philippians 2:20-21) For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.

    To GOD be The GLORY!!!

    Your The BEST Br.Eli..
    B – ROTHER
    E- LI
    S- ORIANO
    T- RUTH CASTER

    we Love YOU!

  6. True Christians never debate or contradict when it come to the Gospel of the Lord. Does it means Mr. Tim and Bro Eli joining forces is in the offing? to face the enemies in this world?

    You are very much welcome bro tim. be our guest.

  7. to Mr. Tim Kurek,

    We hope and pray that we have found a true brother in you;
    a brother in ideals, a brother in principles, a brother in Christ.

    Thank God for open-minded people like you.

    Thank God for a preacher like Bro. Eli Soriano.

  8. Dear Bro. Eli,

    I was only last night when i posted my comment on your previous article. It was there where I thanked bro. Tim Kurek for visiting this blog site often and admonished him to ask you any questions that might be troubling his heart.

    Truth is, after reading his own blogs, I couldn’t help but feel something about this man. I thought that he might be one of those being referred to by the Lord Jesus Christ as the “other sheep.”

    “And I have other sheep who are not of this fold. I must also lead those, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one flock, one Shepherd.” – John 10:16 (MKJV)

    I just hope and pray that bro. Tim would be totally enlightened and eventually be here in “this fold.”

    Since the topic is about false prophets, I have news for you Bro. Eli. Well, i don’t know if this would still come as a news to you as I have no knowledge if the monitoring team have already reported to you.

    The bus I was riding this this afternoon (about 12:15 PM) was different from the others I rode before. I boarded it at Imus on my way to Makati. The bus was bound for Monumento.

    The bus was airing a religious program. Nope, it was not our program Ang Dating Daan. It was Quiboloy’s program entitled Give Us This Day. I presumed that the owner of the bus company, or maybe the driver, is his follower.

    In that program, Quiboloy was featured as answering ang giving advices to his letter senders/followers. A letter that was read by his lady assisstant caught my attention. The letter said, “Pastor, nasaan po ba ang Dios nang hindi pa Niya nililikha ang langit at ang lupa?” (Of course, this question originated from you, Bro. Eli. How it managed to be asked in his program, …that I don’t know.)

    Quiboloy paused for sometime, digesting the question. He appeared grasping for an answer in his mind. Then he uttered his premise, “…’Yang mga tanong na ganyan, para mo na ring tinanong kung sino ang nagda-drive sa driver. Para mong tinatanong kung saan nagsimula ang pag-iisip…” Duh?

    I almost fell off my seat when he answered, “…Ang Dios ay nasa lahat ng bagay…” What???

    His foolishness and utmost ignorance of the bible was displayed in his very own TV program!

    Another letter, apparently from a housewife, declared, “Pastor, hindi po ako nahihiyang aminin na ang mister ko ay ‘pastor’ ng Ang Dating Daan….He’s curious and wanted to see the prayer mountain…Nawawalan na siya ng pag-asa sa Ang Dating Daan.” I said to myself, “owwss?”

    Quiboloy said, “Alam mo may sumpa ang pangalan (referring to ADD) na yan, eh. …I’m telling you, get out of there as fast as you can.”

    At that moment, I wanted to shove into his face the video when he declared a curse on you, Bro. Eli. It was the time when he said that you and us (your followers) would only have 6 months to live. I wanted to tell him that his lies are bigger than his own new jerusalem! He declared that in February 6, 2005. It is now September 2007, or two years after we were supposed to be dead according to his false prediction. Thank God we are alive and are a living proof that Quiboloy is no other than a false prophet.

    “When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him,”
    –Deut 18:22

    To God be the Glory!

  9. erratum

    my opening sentence should have read: “It was only last night…”

    the keys on the keyboard are getting a bit stuck…

  10. Thank you for all the kind words my friends! I just wanted to let you know that I just wrote a new blog. I would love it if you guys would read it and let me know what you think! Thanks so much again for the blessings and prayers you have offered! “By your fruits ye shall know them”. I can see and taste of the fruit of the spirit within you all. God bless you.

    http://UriahMinistries.wordpress.com

    Your friend in Christ,
    Timothy Kurek

  11. hello.. tim kurek.,
    Thanks be to God..,

    Brother Eliseo Soriano — the man, the leader and the servant of God– remains steadfast in his faith. Amidst all hardships, trials, and persecutions, his unwavering commitment and dedication to mankind is undeniable. He has been offering his strength, time, and love for more than four decades now, for the glory of his Creator, to prove that he is truly God’s humble messenger in these last days.

    There is no secret in the Bro. Eli’s being unique, singular, and distinctive. The Bible gives its’ own explanation in

    John 3:34 as him being sent, therefore speaks the words of God, who gave him unlimited spirit –

    For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

    If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from myself.
    He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
    John 7:17-18

    Keep on visiting Brother Tim,.

    Thanks be to GOD for Sending his messenger in our time..
    HAPPY INTERNATIONAL THANKS GIVING Bro.Eli..!! We love YOU!

  12. To post #3, seventh,

    The better thing to do to help bro. Eli’s blog posts to spread is by simply linking to it and not by copy-pasting it to another website. Because when you copy-pasted the whole article to your website, you decrease the search engine (google) points of Bro. Eli’s original post; therefore, you decrease the chance of the original post to be ranked first in google search results.

    But when you just put in your website a link that points to bro. Eli’s blog, it will give a popularity points increase to bro. Elis blog, thus, increasing the change of it going to the top of the google search results.

    I hope you and others understand.

    ssD.

  13. As long as Bro. Eli is in the side of righteousness, I’ll support him even I’m totally neutral.

    doent mean that I’m a neutral is I wont side to anybody. I sometimes side to some groups who are in the flag of righteousness.

    but it doent mean that I side to a group is I wont expose the anomaly of the religion I side.

    Anyway Bro. Eli keep up the good work. Thanks that I became better person because of your teachings.

    I promise to do my best that I’ll induce people to side w/ MCGI to become supporter of the ADD.

    Bro. Eli, Happy ADD International Thanksgiving.

  14. To: Bro Tim Kurek…

    You were mentioned in John 10:16!

    Welcome!

    To: Bros & Sisters

    Dalawang tulog na langgggggggggggg…..!!!!!!!!

  15. Dear Tim,

    May the loving God bless and guide you always, His loving kindness and mercy endures forever. He is an approachable God always ready to listen to the prayers of his people, and a God that cannot lie, true, just to his judgements and promises.
    This is the God whom brother Eli introduced to me, I hope brother tim that you continually read and interact with our Preacher, and may the Lord of host enlighten you thru the teachings of Brother Eli from the bible..

    To my fellow brethrens and specially to our beloved preacher Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel,salamat po sa Dios sa buhay nyo, natutu po akong maging tao, at nakilala ko ang Dios….sa Dios po ang lahat ng kapurihan.

  16. bro tim,

    God Bless you

    God Bless us all

    I pray to see you face to face.

    To God Be The Glory Forever and ever AMEN

    We miss you so much Bro. Eli

    Salamat po sa Dios sa kanyang Kaloob na hindi masayod

  17. I do not know if by this time you are already one with us Bro Tim in faith. I wish and pray that you will one day embrace the true religion, MCGI, as i felt that you have similar beliefs with our church constantly being feed the HEAVENLY FOOD by Bro Eli, the true Messenger of God. I pray Bro Tim and others with thoughts and similar faith and beliefs to unite with the worldwide brethrens of MCGI presided by a Courageous, Frank, Honest, and a No-nonsense minister of God.

  18. Hi Brother Tim Kurek from afar,

    Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

    7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

    9And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment—to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.

    11In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

    15For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.

    18I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, 20which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

  19. truly, Bro . eli soriano is the most sensible preacher in our time. I searched for the truth and i found it. I used to blind and now I can see. Now that i can see i have to keep looking for Bro Eli Soriano is the only one that can lead people who have been blinded like me in all the ways of the world.

    i have seen them all, the false prophets who claim they were the only one that can be saved. All of them claim the same thing. How do you may know the real truth? Just keep on listening how Bro Eli read the Bible and you will find the truth.

    i am proud to be one with the true Church of God like all the brethren who gone this way before me i will always remain in the teachings of Jesus Christ our Savior our Lord. AMEN

  20. There is only one Brother Eli Soriano.

    For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

    I Corinthians 12:8

  21. Norma Fabian, are you tempting the Church of God to answer your question at comment #28?

    Well, if you will include the members in the Church of God including the compostion of that what you call “The Church of God”, then who knows, only God knows!

    Rev 7:

    9After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10And they cried out in a loud voice:
    “Salvation belongs to our God,
    who sits on the throne,
    and to the Lamb.” 11All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12saying:
    “Amen!
    Praise and glory
    and wisdom and thanks and honor
    and power and strength
    be to our God for ever and ever.
    Amen!”

  22. To Brother Tim Kurek,
    I am exceptionally glad to know that there still are people like u and Bro eli! Do not waver brother, for we are of one mind!!

    God bless!!

  23. There is something that i wanted to share and i hope there will be a discussion (of course with the permission of our preacher) about this if you don’t mind brethren…

    These are the words of my college buddy:
    Great words, Mr. Carson. In these days of formulaic salvation and emphasis on euphoric worship, it pays to look back and ask ourselves what faith really is.

    Faith is not something that others have pushed us into. It is something that we discover for ourselves, the reward when every wriggle of doubt has vanished.

    These are the words of D.A Carson:

    People do not drift toward Holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.” — D.A. Carson (For the Love of God)

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