The Truth is the Truth — if it is the Whole Truth


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I have watched a segment of the famous “Oprah” talk show (see video below), and my curiosity and attention was caught when some of the audience seems to have ‘cornered’ the host when they insisted that the only way to heaven is through the Lord Jesus Christ. What they are saying is ‘a’ truth.

(John 14:6) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

The eloquence and the intelligence of Oprah manifested in her arguments when she said, “How about those people who have not heard of Jesus?”

Oprah was right, after all. It just happened that she does not want to enter into religious arguments with her audience; but what she is saying is reality. There are now countries, as in the past, wherein even the name of the Lord Jesus is not being heard —His gospel, not being preached. There are countless innocent people that die everyday in these places, who are not lucky enough to have a copy of the Bible or to hear the preaching of the gospel — the True Gospel. More so, there are countries infiltrated by false prophets preaching the false Christ and Jesus.

(Matthew 24:4-5, 24) And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many…

…For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

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Oprah (middle) known as the “Queen of Talkshow”

Even if you have heard about Jesus, but the Jesus that was introduced to you is the false Jesus or the false Christ, and your religious leader is a false prophet, is there any chance you can go to heaven?

(Matthew 15:14) Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

(2 Corinthians 11:4) For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

(Galatians 1:8) But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

It would have been better if you have not heard of Jesus than to believe in a Jesus or a Christ counterfeited by deceiving and lying religious leaders.

(2 Peter 2:21) For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

Oprah asked the audience: “If you were somewhere on the planet and you never heard the name of Jesus, yet you live with a loving heart; you live as Jesus would have had you to live; you live for the same purpose that Jesus came to the planet… you can not go to heaven, do you think?”

These are valid questions that require honest biblical answers that were ignored by the audience because of their lack of understanding of the Scriptures.

Biblically, there are those who have not heard the law, but will be justified.

(Romans 2:13-15) For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.

There is a ‘divine instinct’ in human conscience and heart, parallel with the natural instinct that God has bestowed on our being. In occasions were a person did not have the opportunity to hear the law, but is doing the ‘things’ or the ‘essence’ of the law written by God in the heart of the human family, he will be justified or be saved; therefore can go to heaven. In fact, he may have greater chances of going to heaven than those who, after hearing the law — of Jesus, of God, and do have a copy of the Bible, but does not follow the law.

God is a God of justice, equity, unfathomable wisdom, and loving-kindness. Not so many preachers of our times know this. In fact, due to their ignorance of God’s wisdom, they have misled people to believe that only those who belong to their church will merit salvation or will go to heaven.

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This was taken from a Catholic book entitled “Religion Doctrine andPractice”.

 

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This is taken from the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) official publication entitled “Pasugo”.

It is idiotic to claim that while you have not yet reached a particular country, and have not preached about Jesus, and afterwards say that only those who belong to your church or group will be saved. In the Middle East, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), most part of China, India, in Africa, and in almost all continents of the globe, the name of Jesus is not known to billions of people and yet thousands of innocent and kind-hearted people die everyday. Is there not a way for them to go to heaven? The good news is: There is!

While it is true that Jesus said that He is the way, the truth and the life; No one cometh to the Father except by Him, it is true to those who have heard the teachings of Jesus; This statement is definitely ‘a’ truth; But, to those who have not believed because they have not heard of Jesus (faith cometh from hearing). (Romans 10:17) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God… Is there no way for them to go to heaven?

(1 Timothy 4:10) For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those that believe.

I want you to notice the phrase “especially of those that believe”. God, in His justice and omnipotence can save even those who were not able to believe or have not the capacity to believe. Let me give you irrefutable examples:

Babes and small children will go to heaven, although they have not the capacity to believe.

(Hebrew 5:13) For every one that useth milk is unskillfull in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

(Matthew 19:14) But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Reject the ‘limbo’ of the Catholic Church because it is non-sense and is not in the Bible.

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Check out:

Limbo: A Catholic Invented Doctrine

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Can the mentally retarded, the physically and mentally disabled persons, the mongoloids, believe and join a church? They are mentally and spiritually incapable, but the living God can save “especially of those that believe”.

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The verse in 1 Timothy 4:10 gives hope to all those innocent children who were butchered by Ramsees II (during the time of Moses), King Herod (after the birth of Christ), Hitler (during the Holocaust), and so many more innocent souls, creation of God, oppressed and neglected by human society, but is loved of the Creator.

(Exodus 4:11) And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?

Remember the living God is the Savior of all men, especially of those that believe.

The whole truth is that Jesus is the Savior, the Way (the only Way) to get into heaven for those who have heard of that good news: The Gospel; but to those who have not heard the Gospel, the good news is, God will judge with mercy, and it is His right and prerogative.

(Romans 9:15) For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

(James 2:13) For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy; yet mercy triumphs over judgment. RSV

God can exercise mercy in judgment day. This is the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

 

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51 thoughts on “The Truth is the Truth — if it is the Whole Truth

  1. What a wonderful blog! So SO many people have asked me this very question and I have always given this answer as my opinion but have been working on formulating a true response based off of the word. What an encouragement! God’s grace is astounding, and the immense love He shows to us even though we are so very beneath Him, is unfathomable! Praise God for His perfection! Praise His holy name! Thank you for posting this blog.

    Your friend in the faith,
    Timothy Kurek

    http://UriahMinistries.wordpress.com

    p.s. Brother Eli, is there any way you could link your page to mine? I am putting you on my blogroll as we speak, but I would like to partner up with you in a more official way. If you can’t don’t worry about it, just wanted to extend the offer. We will be friends to the end, blessed be the name of the Most High.

  2. Another sensible writing by Bro. Eli. How I wish Bro. Eli will be able to sit in one of the episodes of Oprah. If that will happen, I believe he will be able to shed some light to the audience. Anyway, I thank God for His graces and I thank Him for I’m able to hear and listen to Bro. Eli, a very sensible preacher.

  3. kip,

    I believe wholeheartedly that it is our natural desire to know God and to seek out the beauty around us. We were made in God’s image and carry within us the breath of life. God created all of us to know Him and I believe everyone is exactly where they are supposed to be so that they can know the Father.

    http://UriahMinistries.wordpress.com
    tim kurek

  4. To Tim Kurek,

    It’s nice to know that you kept on reading Bro. Eli’s blog and that you are interested to share your learnings here to your readers.

    Please keep on reading. I assure you that you’ll be more enlightened with the contents of the bible.

    May the Grace of Our Lord reach you.

  5. Dearest Brother Tim,

    I want to sincerely thank you for religiously visiting my blog and taking some of your very precious time to post your comments. Thanks, also, for including my page into your blogroll. It is an ardent desire of my soul to find people like you who loves the truth. Your suggestion to link my page with yours is a very much welcome proposition. If we will join hands in telling the world the whole truth about our God and our Lord, I hope that God will intervene for the salvation of souls. May God richly bless you with understanding and wisdom.

    (James 3:17) But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

    Sincerely in Christ,

    Brother Eli

  6. Very very nice message to the people. Under the normal state of human being, nobody wants half truth. It should be 100% whole truth and nothing but the truth should comes out.

    Hopefully, there will be more people like Mr. Tim will come out and share the food of our Spirit.

  7. I like it very, very much!

    Thank God for all the great and unfathomable things that he is showing us!

    I would like to say that the truth, not being the whole truth is not the truth at all, for if there be one instance that truth is with a lie, it ceases to be the truth in its very essence.

    Happy International Thanksgiving beloved brethren!!!

    To God be all the Glory, Honor and Praises!!!

    Amen!!!

  8. Thank God for this blog…you helped a lot of people with the help of God Bro. Eli. This is the best and a very educational website we ever browsed. POWER!

  9. I can’t express the wonderful feeling and excitement while reading the comments here, next to the wisdom and understanding graced to brother Eli by the Father God!

    Bro Tim, I hope I am right to say that “I am blessed too to know your existence, should the Father has chosen you to be a pastor too for the other sheeps of Jesus Christ!”

  10. WOW! all i can say is FANTASTIC!!!!!

    Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

    II Corinthians 9:15

    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning.

    James 1:17

    who would have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth.

    I Timothy 2:4

    And we know and have believed the love which God hath in us. God is love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God, and God abideth in him.

    I John 4:16

    To GOD Be The Glory!!!

  11. What a wonderful blog!!!

    I have a brother died at the age of 23 and he was just starting then listening to Bro. Eli. I saw his whole life, serving the whole family because were very poor. He suffered much in this life, until he died.

    Reading this blog and everytime Bro. Eli preaches that “GOD IS THE SAVIOR OF ALL MEN” gives me hope that my brother will receive mercy from our loving God in the judgement day.

    Thank you Bro. Eli, thru you, you ease a lot of our pains.

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

  12. dear Tim Kurek,

    if there is a way you can watch or see our mass indoctrination…I am very sure you will know more of the truth you are seeking…

    but anyway..i am one of those who are advising you to continue reading this blog of bro. eli’s….it is a learning process you will benifit and to those people you are concern of having the wrong understanding of the WORD…..

    I hope and pray to GOD that you learn more of the truth…also I am inviting you to our International Thanksgiving day..I dont know how you can do that..but you can ask bro Eli…because during this occassions you can see how we obey the bible on how to praise and thank GOD on the righteous way….this will happen on the 29th and 30th of september 2007….GOD willing…

    Also during this occasions our GOD reveals more understanding on the holy scriptures..through our presiding minister bro Eli…..

    Again may GOD bless you in your quest for the truth and the whole truth..

    rafic

  13. WoWW!!! LETS fIGTH AGainst all RuLEr of darkness all False Propheteers or shall we say Profiteers!

    go!!go!!go!! Bro.tim!

    we will join hands in telling the world the whole truth about our God and our Lord, “

  14. quoted from the article: “(1 Peter 2:21) For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.” >>> it should be 2 Peter 2:21

  15. Wow! what a wonderful blog. Another word of wisdom being tackled here. It’s nice to have you back Bro.Tim, may God provide you with full understanding in the Bible. I agree with some of the posters above mentioned about on attending in our mass Indoctrination… You will be blessed with more mind opening topics in the Bible. You will be enlighten with various scriptures in the Bible. I hope joining in hand in our Congregation will build a lot frienship toward the salvation of souls of other people. May God touches youre soul and bless you.

    To my Brethren:

    HAPPY PASALAMAT NG BUONG KAPATIRAN SA INYO PO LAHAT.

    MARAMING SALAMAT SA DIOS.

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

    Duke

  16. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL THANKSGIVING TO ALL BRETHREN!!! ESPECIALLY TO OUR BELOVED PREACHERS BRO.ELI AND BRO. DANIEL… WE LOVE AND MISS YOU….TO GOD BE GLORY!!!!

  17. 28 Sept.’07

    X-ian “the hungry and thirsty Soul”

    To Pastor Tim,

    I salute you with an holy kiss (Rom.16:16)!

    It is my pleasure and honor to know a one-ava-kind, the whole-truth-loving person and Holy Scriptures-hugger like Brother Eli and Bro Daniel, the vice-presiding minister of Bro. Eli. Just as Rafic posted his invitation for you to attend and witness how we offer THANKSGIVING to the GOD of ISRAEL, the ALMIGHTY LORD (particularly the POst # 15), I am also CORDIALLY INVITING YOU and your FLOCK to observe and witness it. You will learn many things on the UNIVERSAL AFFAIR that will be attended by our MOST SPECIAL GUESTS of HONORS and GLORIES and POWERS, none other than OUR VERY OWN the ALMIGHTY FATHER, LORD JESUs CHRIST, the HOLY SPIRIT and the WARRING ANGELS and HOLY SONS of GOD.

    In this two-days gigantic event the Almighty God pours out his depth truths, wisdom, knowledge and understanding and the disclosing of His hidden mysteries through His divine instrumentation to the only sensible and biblical preacher of our time, his humble servant Bro. ELI SORIANO. This event will happen on SEPT. 28 -29, 2007 at 6:00p.m. onwards (based on the American Time)/ SEPT. 29-30, 2007 at 6:00a.m. (based on the Philippine time)

    You will miss your whole life if you miss this immense UNIVERSAL EVENT. Please do something to witness such gigantic event.

    We wish to know you more Pastor Tim and be one of our faithful brethren in the Members of the Church of God, International. We are very happy that Bro Eli, the Heavensent, recognized, appreciated and regarded your invitation for partnership in propagating the Words of God to the ENTIRE UNIVERSE. (Maybe you are curious and you may ask why I’m using the terms Universe and Universal, well, you may ask Bro Eli about it. I used those terms because I strongly and Biblically believe and assert that Bro. Eli is not just preaching for the SALVATION of MANKIND or HUMAN RACE but also for the SALVATION OF THE ANGELKIND or ANGEL RACE and i quote 1 Corinthians 6: 3 says, ” Do you not know that WE SHALL JUDGE ANGELS? How much more, things that pertain to this life?”

    More power Pastor Tim!!!

    X-ian (Christian)

  18. Another insightful article from our preacher and I’m very thankful to see a truth seeker like Bro Tim frequently visiting our site and would like to link Bro Eli’s weblog to his site. Another reason to give thanks and praise to our GOD in using the internet to call the other flock in HIS Church. To God Be The Glory. HAPPY THANKSGIVING BRETHREN.

  19. Wow, wow!!!

    hope Oprah read this blog and someday invite bro Eli to be a special guest to her talkshow, it will definitely be a big hit..
    and it can enlighten more people considering that Oprah is very famous and have a huge group of audience and televiewers..

  20. Yes, that would be absolutely great. I think Bro. Eli himself deserves more recognition and exposure, not because of what and who he is but rather on how truthfully he’s reading and teaching the word of god. I see a lot of preachers in US gaining a lot of media attention, and sadly its for the very wrong reason.

    Most preachers here in US are rich, they are endorsers of products, they write books and sell it to the public for millions, and they consistely and blatantly teach the wrong doctrine. They keep telling you that 10% is necessary, so on and so forth. And yet we have a very humble,direct,honest preacher like Mr. Soriano whose being persecuted by some people who has a no clear cut view of what God has been telling us through the holy book.

    Bro. Eli, Im not a member of your church, though I would love to be. I live here Virginia, USA but unfortunately there is no near Church of God here. But I religiously listen to UNTV and angdatingdaan.org everyday. This is real funny, because Im really not the religious type of guy, but when I visit Manila back in May of 2005, my grandmother was listening to you and all of a sudden, I felt like I was being pulled to listen and watch you….for no apparent reason.

    To me that is the weirdest thing that has happened to me, I still cant explain it until now. The sole purpose of that visit is to have fun, drink and party with my friends, but as soon as I heard gods word from you, I started feeling guilty and scared of gods punishment.

    Anyway, please keep this up. I will always try to include you on my prayers. I thank God for bringing someone like you as his instrument to spread his word.

    I just hope you can visit the Maryland,Washington DC,Virginia area. There a re a lot of misinformed fanatics in these area, who refuses to listen to the word of our true God.

  21. In this time of Information Technology, many who are fortunate enough to have access to computers are more hooked on ‘worldly topics’ instead of putting their time in efforts to find out the THRUTH from God. we invite the likes of Bro Tim and many others who dont seem to care about LIFE, about SALVATION. Lets spend more time in this wonderful blog and know the TRUTH before it is too late. While the Phillipines is not behind the Info Tech, we still have plenty who just dont care and remain with the Catholic and other fake churces claiming to be the TRUTH. Our national nhero Dr. Jose Rizal, GOMBURZA, and many others who exposed the lies of the Catholic church were put to death in the same manner that some fake churces now waants Bro Eli killed for telling the TRUTH. Lets spend more time in this blog and find for youarselves the TRUTH and SALVATIUON as discussd and explained by the most Sensible Preacher of our times, Bro Eli who encourages all to read the bible unlike the4 fake churces who prohibits reading of the bible in order to hide their commercialization of religion.

  22. To GPmaan, just a brotherly advise, just continue to visit this site and watch our church program in UNTV, to learn more about God’s word base on the bible. I dont think it’s weird but I thinks its a sign that our GOD is calling you to be on HIS flock. I dont know how far Virginia from Maryland is? But we have a Church Local in Maryland, but I dont have the info at this time, but if you still be interested to know about our church doctrine, maybe our brethren who knew the contact info in our local in Maryland can post it here.

    To Bro Mike Santos, yes indeed, it will be awesome if Bro Eli can be a guest in Oprah to shed some light base on the bible. What if we visit oprah’s website and sign up on her discussion board and links Bro Eli’s blog on it. Its just only a suggestion, what do you think brethren?

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY

  23. What can you say then about verses John 3:36, Ephesians 2:3, Romans 3:11, Hebrews 12:14 and Job 15:14 concerning this matter?

    Your claims concerning another way to enter Heaven is a serious thing. ‘Coz such a statement refutes the power of Christ’s resurrection and the price He paid for the redemption of sins.

    Are you saying that man, a sinner, can be justified through fulfilling the law even if sin exists in his life?

    I wish that you would clarify this immediately. Since what you’ve said opposes what is clearly written in the Word of God.

  24. a very intelligent observation and explanation by a very intelligent person. I hope Oprah would read this piece of blog so she can educate some of her stupid and ignorant audience.

  25. your the man elman :). You finally signed up on oprah’s website and nice comments. I hope the rest of the brethren will follow suit. I just forwarded this article (weblink) to the editor on Oprah’s magazine, but I forgot to copy and paste the link, to show the proof. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

  26. I hope one day Bro. Eli will be in Show @ OPRAH. Many people will amaze if Bro. Eli is in there, discussing all truth and nothing but the truth. I wish in all manner may God be blessed all Bro. Eli’s hardships to continue his works in the INTERNATIONAL ARENA. I dreamed someday he can be watch LIVE in all parts of the GLOBE, and known by all tongues. I do not know how will happen it, but I believe Bro. Eli will get there, actually he is now step on the INTERNATIONAL and moving forward to look for lost souls. I wish he see more people together will Bro. Daniel, people that will help them to do it so ! With God’s help !

  27. Everybody has a chance for salvation even the poorest of the poor.

    The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

    II Peter 3:9
    King James Version

  28. Hi JM

    While waiting for the answer of Brother Eli to your comment post #28, I suggest you read his other posts here, hoping the Father will bless you too with grace to understand each revelations here that your pastor has not even bothered to research or think of, not knowing that these knowledge is important to shake the walls of belief and faith founded on deceit and lies taught by false: teaches, apostles, angels, pastors, prophets and the like.

  29. Thank you for the reply, I appreciate it. I very do well understand that, but have you even studied or even looked at the verses I noted?

    “…that your pastor has not even bothered to research or think of…” – Oh please, I’d appreciate it if we can talk and discuss in a “Christ-like” manner. I know your pastor to be an orthodox Christian, for that I can say that I am very much orthodox as well. Please do not take me for the majority of messed up baptists/protestants.

  30. Amazing. In love, as a Christian, I have nothing to say to you anymore. You judge my theology based on my questioning your pastor? What? Bereans are not allowed in your congregation? If you belittle me once more, you are giving your congregation and your pastor a very very bad name, much less in the act of “blaspheming God amongst the nations”.

  31. And one more thing, if all you know and can do is just talk down to me and my faith without even an ounce of desire to talk about the Truth of Scripture, please, don’t bother to reply to my comments. It would be very much appreciated. ‘Coz it seems to me that knowing “Christ Crucified” is not enough for people like you.

  32. Although Jm mentioned something about bereans, I hope that he is not a member of the bereans, apologetics research ministry. I am just sadden on how they placed the title of our tv and radio program, Ang Dating Daan as one of the local cults of christianity. But my brothers, one thing I am proud to say, if one is really a reader of the bible, who thinks logical and biblical, they would know that Ang Dating Daan is a truth caster!

    This is some of what they said:

    Things to Remember When Witnessing to an ADD Member

    1. Do not witness with an ADD member unless you yourself are grounded in the orthodox faith of the Scripture.
    2. Always say “you” and not “your group” to avoid him/her from thinking that you are attacking their “church.”
    3. Know what they believe so that the person will not think that you are ignorant of their teaching. From my many years of experience, a number of cultist tend to lend a listening ear when I tell them that I usually encounters inconsistencies in their groups doctrines when it does not square with the teachings of the Bible. This becomes my springboard to an open discussion.
    4. Focus on one subject at a time like about “God,” “salvation,” and “full deity and humanity of Christ.” They have the tendency to jump from one topic to another.
    5. If possible, have someone intercede for you while you discuss with them or you can pray and listen at the same time while they are talking so the Holy Spirit would move on your behalf. Always remember, you cannot convert a cultist in just one sitting but you can “plant a seed of doubt” while some Christians pours the “water” next time knowing that someday God will make that seed grow and cause that person to be saved.

    See my brethren, the evil spirits are scared of us and of our God! I find these self professed bereans, as they call themselves, very ridiculous, comparing themselves with the Bereans from the bible. Maybe they are bereans but not the Bereans who were converted to Christianity. A Berean in the bible is what you call the people who live in Berea. They were described in the bible as a group of people who received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. While those Bereans who went further to the next step of their study habits, those who believed and were baptised in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost were now called Christians. Being a Berean alone is different from being a Christian my friend. As Christians, we went through the process to become one. We study and keep on studying and follow all the commandments of Jesus which He received from God, whatsoever he commanded! Would you opt to remain as a Berean per se that learned of the Truth but never really believed, or a Christian?

    2 tim 3
    1But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,
    7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.

    10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

    13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

  33. Brother Tim,

    Can you please define the word “pride” with it’s proper context coming from the Holy Scriptures?

    Psalm 10
    1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off?
    Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?

    2 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,
    who are caught in the schemes he devises.

    3 He boasts of the cravings of his heart;
    he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.

    4 In his pride the wicked does not seek him;
    in all his thoughts there is no room for God.

    Psalm 31:

    14 But I trust in you, O LORD;
    I say, “You are my God.”

    15 My times are in your hands;
    deliver me from my enemies
    and from those who pursue me.

    16 Let your face shine on your servant;
    save me in your unfailing love.

    17 Let me not be put to shame, O LORD,
    for I have cried out to you;
    but let the wicked be put to shame
    and lie silent in the grave.

    18 Let their lying lips be silenced,
    for with pride and contempt
    they speak arrogantly against the righteous.

    19 How great is your goodness,
    which you have stored up for those who fear you,
    which you bestow in the sight of men
    on those who take refuge in you.

    20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them
    from the intrigues of men;
    in your dwelling you keep them safe
    from accusing tongues.

    21 Praise be to the LORD,
    for he showed his wonderful love to me
    when I was in a besieged city.

    22 In my alarm I said,
    “I am cut off from your sight!”
    Yet you heard my cry for mercy
    when I called to you for help.

    23 Love the LORD, all his saints!
    The LORD preserves the faithful,
    but the proud he pays back in full.

    24 Be strong and take heart,
    all you who hope in the LORD.

    Allow me to quote Bro Eli: https://esoriano.wordpress.com/2007/10/06/to-judge-others-is-an-act-inspired-by-the-holy-spirit/

    “I was saddened to have read the blog of Brother Timothy Kurek entitled “Confession of a Runner” when he said that it is because of ‘pride’ that he criticized the wrongdoings of some pastors and preachers. I believe it is not pride; for pride is of the world, but criticisms that come from someone who have high regards of the Divine Will is not pride, but an act of the Holy Spirit in a preacher that fears God.

    (1 John 2:15-16) Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”

    I think he did it in ignorance of other verses related to pride and humility.

    What is humility then for Christians?

    When you comment or criticize, please give proofs coming from what is written in the Scriptures. Think of those examples above and distinguish yourself if you are becoming a user of the scripture that might be leading so many souls to confusion and deceit, even deceiving one’s self.

    How can you show respect and gentleness to people if you are a hypocrite? An example of a hypocrite is one who thinks of himself as having humility by showing politeness in speech and remarks but teaching false doctrines.

    1 Peter 3:15But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
    16keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
    17It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

    It is what the Christ as Lord’s words that we should follow, in humility; not the hypocrisy of Satan, even his words. What about respect? We are all needing to be respected in many ways. One is to be freed from deceit and lies. We need truth, we deserve the truth!

    2 Peter 2:1But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. 2Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. 3In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.

    Because who cares if you know the verse when anyone can state or read to us verses and chapters, even memorize them. But certainly, no one in this time can give us the underlying meaning of the mysteries and revelation from the bible without the help of the Holy Spirit, the “the way, the truth and the life,” most especially, the “grace” of God given to the overseer/reader, Brother Eliseo Soriano.

    1 Timothy 6:20Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge,

    21which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith.

    Surely, you can ask me of the verse that speaks of Brother Eli too, and I will gladly reply.

    1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

    16keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

    17It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

    Do you have a clear conscience?

    1 Timothy 6:

    20Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care.

    Turn away

    from godless chatter and

    the opposing ideas of

    what is falsely called knowledge,

    21which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith.

  34. I just had a query based on the context of scripture, and you flamed on me with all those verses and stuff, which don’t apply to me at all. (and please do forgive me ‘coz I didn’t really read the whole post you made.) I can very well see your intentions and your heart el. Your main purpose in replying to me is just to belittle me and show me how stupid I am and that I am not able to interpret scripture. You therefore, (by your nature i guess) automatically stereotyped who I am and what I believe in. Basically your thinking is like this: “He’s not an ADD member, he must be utterly ignorant of scripture! There’s no use in talking to him, so I’ll just talk down to him with scripture that he may realize that his faith is utterly wrong!”(even without knowledge of what my faith really is). There really is no talking with you. ‘Coz it seems to me with your replies you just want to talk “TO” people. Sorry for being utterly depraved, dear “scholar of truth”.

    I rest my case.

  35. JM, I totally understand you. Your comment # 46 is really your subconsciouness speaking with you. It is talking about you.

    Do not pity yourself, just be ready to accept the fact that God is calling you now and what you previously learned doesn’t matter. Or it matters when you realized that you are now able to compare the true teaching from the false teachings that you acquired growing up.

    What I know doesn’t matter too without love. And because of love, we are blogging the good news. I just used a little of statements and paragraphs and have copied a lot of verses to give you the full story behind our intention that we will not add nor subtract to which is written in the holy scriptures. But still you and other readers got it all wrong. Some Bereans are supposedly studious, to compare if what we say is right and true even the verses that we are using. But as I said, Bereans needs to progress from milk to eating meat to become Bereans converted to Christianity, and be called Christians.

    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!”

  36. Bro Eli,
    There is one point that you missed in your article in “nothing but the truth” if the Jesus that was preached to the misled flocks by the false teachers is the counterfeit Jesus and not the True Jesus that is preached in the Bible they will not be saved. The missed point is the Strict Control on the flocks or the Tight Grip to the flocks by the ministers or pastors or priests whether they are true or not that they are strictly prohibited or not allowed to read the Bible, hear nor attend to other Christian denominations to know the difference like for example the iglesia ni cristo ni Manalo members are not allowed to watch your show nor listen to you in the radio or read any items about your preaching and expositions in the Bible being warned that if they will do they are committing the unforgivable sin of blasphemy to the Holy Spirit that non of us will not do because of fear of non forgiveness especially if we believe in our hearts that the preachers of the religious sect we belong are true as taught by the Lord Jesus Christ. You may say that the inc members including other Christian sects are attending your expositions and even secretly joining your flock but even they do, strict instructions have been implanted in their minds as not to believe in whatever you say. I also know that you do the same of prohibiting any of your flock to attend or listen to other Christian denominations which is considered as blasphemy to the Holy Spirit. If this is the case that all the Christian ministers, pastors and leaders whether true or not are inculcating in the minds of its members how can they (members of each group) escape to find the True Church? Correct me if I am wrong but for fairness and equity I would suggest that all (any sect) Christian of leaders, minister and pastors shall allow its members to be given the opportunity to check and decide for themselves in listening and joining other sects to see the difference and decide for themselves what (sect) they are going to join not threatening them of sin of blasphemy if they listen to others. Anyway those of God will listen to God’s Words and those not will not. What do you think Bro Eli? Whether you agree or not, can you give a very clear and convincing written explanation to this proposal. Thanks and regards,

  37. I have never heard this argument so I will make it.

    One of my main reasons for not believing in evolution is the fact that human intelligence is technically an energy source. Human intellectual capacity can be given a numerical value that would be a sum of the brains capability.

    If I am right in this assumption then the question would be, how is evolution possible; how can a body with less (intellectual) energy create an object with more energy? The rules that govern energy prevent all forms of energy increase. (The rules like inertia, or equal opposite reaction, or the fact that energy can’t be created or destroyed.)

    My main argument is this…
    A one celled organism should not be able to create a human brain without the energy of a human mother. Nothing else in the universe is capable of self-regulated energy increase. So how come no scientist has explained what fuels evolution. It is true that cells can repeat themselves (repetition does not break any laws), but it may be impossible for an object to make itself evolve.

    If my previous arguments are true then this would also mean that the human brain had to be created by an object with more intellectual capacity than itself. This may actually prove that God has to exist for mathematical reasons. We had to be created by something smarter with more energy than us. (Remember the brain can be classified as an energy source because of it’s capabilities.)

  38. AND THAT IS THE TRUTH THAT YOU CANNOT DENY BECAUSE THE FACT IS IT IS FROM THE BIBLE AND WHO CAN STAND AGAINST THE BIBLE? ANYONE???? READ DANIEL HEHEHEHE….
    BYE…… FALSE PROPHETS!!!!!

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