To God Be the Glory Forever and Ever!


This is a reply to a comment made by a certain Mr. Renato Salvador on my article posted last October 24, 2007 entitled “The Origin of Humankind”. His comment is as follows:

In every way normal for a person who is an admirer of a person, it is hard not to share your testimony and sentiments toward someone you believe is worth the praise. And that is me for Bro. Eli Soriano. I don’t know but it may be too much already to speak this way or even dull the readers of my true positive feeling toward you Bro. Eli. Before, I dismiss those comments and praise I was reading here about you because there are marks that I believe are testimonies of members from your organization. Now, I believe, I cannot blame them. If it is really worth the praise then there is no way I should object that. In reading some of your most personal sentiments here like this recent article you’ve written, it was so clearly written, vivid and probing. It gives me a whirlwind of thought how you’ve come up with such amazing simple story about a piece of your life, and turn it into some kind of miracle, that touches inside of me. Yes, while writing this comments, tears are streaming down my face. I could not stop it. And I believe, only a person sincere enough could move me to tears like you do.

Renato Salvador

Dear Brother Renato,

It is never a sin to praise and honor anybody to whom praises and honor is due.

(Romans 13:7) Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.

Even the inspired writers of the Holy Scriptures like the evangelist Luke used terms in praise to erring man.

(Luke 1:1-3) Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus…

Certainly, Theophilus, as the name denotes, is a Gentile, to whom, by Hebrew standards, does not merit any praise or honor at all, but the evangelist called him “most excellent”. The “most excellent” here certainly does not mean most excellent of all human being, but, maybe among his peers. Respect and honor is due to all men by Christian standards.

(1 Peter 2:17) Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

In the Old Testament, respect and honor was commanded by God to be given to parents.

(Deuteronomy 5:16) Honor thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Obviously, this commandment was changed when the apostle Peter wrote to the Hebrews, observer of the Old Testament laws, to “honor all men”, not only parents.

(Hebrew 8:13) In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

(Hebrew 7:12) For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

I can not see any reason why it will be a sin if members of the Church of God International will honor and respect the person of Brother Eli Soriano.

(Hebrews 13:7) Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

(Hebrews 13:17) Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Now, I am obliged by the situation to teach this part of truth in the Christian doctrine! Never in my forty-three years in the ministry did I teach nor encourage anybody to treat me like somebody; for the fact remains until now, (this is my belief and God is my witness) I am nobody.

(Ephesians 3:8) Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ…

If the great apostle Paul believed that he is less than the least of all saints in his times, I believe that I am less than the least of all saints of all times.

My conscience is guided by the meekness taught by the Lord Jesus.

(Luke 17:10) So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

If after doing ALL, a servant must confess that he is an unprofitable servant, then after having just started doing what I ought to do, I can say that I am even less than an unprofitable servant. Most of the times, I refused to be called ‘sir’ as other religious leaders love to hear from their members. Sir is an old archaic word which means ‘lord’.

sire [sīr]

transitive verb (past and past participle sired, present participle sir·ing, 3rd person present singular sires)

father offspring: to father young, especially animals

noun (plural sires)

1. male parent of four-legged animal: the male parent of a four-legged animal, especially a domesticated animal such as a stallion or bull

2. Sireaddress to king or lord: a respectful form of address for a king or lord (archaic)

[12th century. Via French < Latin senior]

The whole congregation to whom I speak weekly is the witness to this fact.

When I started writing articles for this blog site, letters with praises keep pouring in, whose writers I do not know personally. I do not even know if they are members (or not) of the Church of God, International. I have always wanted to forbid them to neither thank me nor honor me in any manner. I do not feel comfortable being praised or honored by men who look up to me as their leader; but verses in the Scriptures have held my hands to write anything to stop them. For years, I have been practicing to incline my conscience towards the Scriptures.

(Acts 24:16) And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men.

It is God who said that a Christian must honor all men. I am a man, although ‘nobody’, but the least, still is a man. I do not want (nor ever will want) to have a conscience of offense towards God who permits any man to be honored. God is not a God that grabs all honors. He even knows how to honor and respect man.

(Psalms 138:6) Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

But after all things have been said and done, it is our duty as erring human who know our own infirmities and shortcomings to give back to God all praises, honor, and glory forever. Amen.

(1 Timothy 6:16) Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.

To my readers, may I advice you once and for all to always thank and honor God for whatever truth or wisdom you may learn in reading the articles of this blog site, after all, this is the conscience of the great “men of faith” from whom I have learned this virtue of regarding myself as nobody!

(Acts 13:14-15) Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, and saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein…

It is vanity to honor and deify mortal men!

Sincerely in Christ,

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Brother Eli

 

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41 thoughts on “To God Be the Glory Forever and Ever!

  1. Knowing man’s instincts, this article is an eye-opening proof that this man, Bro. Eli Soriano, is guided by biblical, spiritual, and godly instincts.

    Other men of his stature, being leaders of worldwide organizations, would surely relish the spotlight emanating from praises and honor revered to them by those inside or outside their territories.

    But Bro. Eli Soriano is evidently not an ordinary human being. He is a man whose principles and innermost morals are precisely maneuvered by God through His teachings in the Bible. I do not need anymore to elaborate; for the articles in this blog, from stem to stern, are the glaring embers of this truth.

    And believing in Bro. Eli’s pronouncement that we “are all helpless and, at the same time, hopeful in the merciful hands of the Lord”, I wholeheartedly assert with all faith,

    “GLORY AND PRAISES TO GOD FOR HIS LOVE UNTO US AND FOR ALL HIS MARVELOUS WORKS!”

    I thank God for showing the world that there really is hope left in this life. That there is someone out there teaching His doctrines. God has a spokesperson in these trying and perilous end times:

    Brother Eliseo Fernando Soriano…

  2. amen!! give credit to whom credit is due.!GIVE honor to whom honor is due!

    Many people may not acclaim the wisdom in our brother ELI,
    BUT WE DO PRAISE THAT WISDOM…THAT WISDOM…HIDDEN TO THE WISE BUT REVEALED UNTO HIS BABES….FOR NONE OF THE WICKED SHALL UNDERSTAND……….and the q. shall GOD REVEAL HIS WISDOM TO THE WICKED?????????OF COURSE NOT, BUT TO THE WISE AT HEART.

    WHO IS THAT WISE?……HOSEA 14;9

    9Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein

    GLORY BE UNTO GOD FOR HIS WORKS IS IN THE MAKING AND GOING STRONG!!!!!WITH GOD’S HELP…….THE SHEEPS OF HIS FOLD SHALL HEAR HIS VOICE AND ENTER THIS FLOCK…………..THE CHURCH OF GOD IN THE BIBLE….AND BECOME UNTIRING MEMBERS AND DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH OF CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THANK GOD FOR YOU….BROTHER ELI…..YOU ARE GOD’S FAITHFUL SERVANT……IKAW ANG LINGAP NG DIOS SA AMIN….AT NAWA SA MARAMI PANG MAKAKAUNAWA SA SALITANG MULA SA DIOS NA IYONG IPINAPAHAYAG NGAYON SA SANLIBUTAN…..TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. WOW! SPECTACULAR !

    AMEN! To God Be the Glory!

    It is a good thing to give thanks unto God, And to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High;

    Psalms 92:1

    and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God.

    Ephesians 3:19

    Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

    II Corinthians 9:15

  4. Let us stick what the Bible says:

    But let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

    Galatians 6:6

    But we beseech you, brethren, to know them that labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
    and to esteem them exceeding highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.

    I Thessalonians 5:12-13

    “TAKE NOTE”

    THAT LABOR AMONG YOU, AND ARE OVER YOU IN THE LORD, AND ADMONISH YOU ;AND TO ESTEEM THEM EXCEEDING HIGHLY IN LOVE FOR THEIR WORKS SAKE.BE AT PEACE AMONG YOURSELVES.

    BUT STILL TO GOD BE THE GLORY !

    THANKS BE TO GOD FOR HIS UNSPEAKABLE GIFT.
    II Corinthians 9:15

    Wherefore David blessed God before all the assembly; and David said, Blessed be thou, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
    Thine, O God, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.
    Both riches and honor come of thee, and thou rulest over all; and in thy hand is power and might; and in thy hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
    Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

    I Chronicles 29:10-13

    AMEN and AMEN!

  5. i am thankful to GOD that i found a man that was so humble…
    To GOD be the glory that HE give us Bro. Eli..
    may you live longer Bro.Eli, and continue for being a humble leader to us, you do not know me, but you nourished me to become a person I am today. you become my parents since i was 13 years old. now I am 26…THANKS BE TO GOD for having a such wonderful but so humble teacher like you…

  6. Glory to God, and Thanks unto the Lord for he is great and worthy to be praise. Thank you almighty God for the life of bro. eli and bro. Daniel, to God be the glory……forever. amen

  7. Amen, TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOREVER AND EVER. I am reminded of 1CORINTHIANS 1:26-For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. While there are many ‘pretenders’ who boastfully arrogate unto themselves the unbiblical titles of ‘Most holy or most reverend’, father, reverend, pastor, etc. plus their degress, masteral, and doctorates in theology and so on and so forth. There is only one man who is a High School undergraduate that humbly preach the WORDS OF GOD biblically, yet does not claim credit nor glory for his works, that is Bro Eli.Bro Eli, who always give all the credit and GLORY to GOD, and has humbly thanked GOD without ceasing for all the heavenly gifts and blessings. As an instrument used by the ALMIGHTY to bring many of us back to the WAY OF GOD, Bro Eli has always asked everybody to thank the LORD and not him. It is very clear why GOD has chosen Bro Eli to be HIS Preacher and Messenger, and protect him from all the dirty tactics of persecutions and attempts to silence him at all cost. Instead of hatred and revenge, Bro Eli has always enjoined all of us to love and pray for the enemy, and to help spread GOD’s TRUTH, as our duty, and a way to repay GOD’s love for us. We are with you Bro Eli, we understand you, Thanks so much.

  8. hey Sam Jordison, I would rather buy toilet paper than to waste my money on your trashy books! a piece of USED toilet paper has much finer literary quality than your garbage you call books! DONT BUY ANY OF THE BOOK AUTHORED BY THIS DESPERATE WRITER WANNABE!

  9. Where else can you find such a preacher like bro Eli Soriano? who is a real messenger of God? who courageously speaks-out the truth about religion,all-biblically based, not for the benefit of himself but for the sake of his fellowmen, where else can you find such a creature like him? My answer is none, nada… for he is the only one!! thanks be to God for sending him in our midst! To God be the Glory!!

  10. Thank God always for taking care of you Bro. Eli.

    1 Peter 2:17
    “Honor all men.”

    What is the equivalent word of ‘honor’ in this verse when we look it up in Greek?

    From the context, is “honor” exactly similar with “praise”?

    I really just want to know. No other hidden motive in asking those questions above. Just wanna know.

    Praise be always to God!

  11. to sam jordison,

    If you really want a debate,
    go to Bro.Eli’s new podcast called…

    “The Bro.Eli Soriano Truth Podcast” at “TalkShoe.com”,

    you will have a chance to talk to him personally and debate him all you want.

    A Friendly Advice;
    Be “prepared” enough and bring all your “references” with you.
    You’ll need it…

    for more details,see the front page of this blog.

  12. I pray that I may acquire and live up on meekness just like how the Lord Jesus Christ and the other servants of God does. I have for so many times proved that anything I have accomplish here was through the help of God. Without Him I can’t do nothing.
    Glory must really always be to the Father and thanks God for giving us Bro. Eli even though he is nobody, through him we learned lot of things that are essentials for our salvation.

    May God always protect “the least of all saints of all times.”

  13. To 18 pathfinder:

    you said:
    A Friendly Advice;
    Be “prepared” enough and bring all your “references” with you.
    You’ll need it…

    dude, you’re wasting you’re breath warning those stubborn unbelievers. i know, the likes of you wanted to save as many people as possible from being burned in hell, just like a superhero from tv and movies. but unless they staighten their crooked and screwed-up ways of living, these people won’t listen, even if the words are directly from GOD himself. remember, not all nations will serve GOD (it written in the bible but i don’t know where it is written) which is a sad, bitter truth. to GOD and Jesus be the glory!!! YEAH!!!

  14. I have read this in the synopsis section of an amazon webpage depicting a trashy book authored by a literary loser named Sam Jordison:
    “Mistakes, mishaps, cock-ups – they just aren’t given the recognition they deserve. They make life interesting and human beings (some more than others) have a genuine flair for them. So why does history only record the world’s dull and worthy achievements? “Annus Horribilis” sets the record straight by celebrating good old-fashioned failures. From the man whose spectacular escape from prison was spoiled when he was eaten by a crocodile to the husband who choked to death on his own wife, via several exploding whales, numerous celebrity meltdowns and countless predictions that proved to be wholly inaccurate, “Annus Horribilis” proves once and for all, that there’s no success like failure.”
    THE SYNOPSIS VERY MUCH FIT ITS DESPERATE AUTHOR WHO IS A BIG LITERARY FAILURE. POOR GUY, HE EVEN CRITICIZED THE LITERARY QUALITY OF THE UNDISPUTED BESTSELLING BOOK OF ALL TIME WHICH IS THE BIBLE IN HIS DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO COOK SOME GIMMICK FOR HIS GARBAGE HE CALL BOOKS TO SELL. TSK, TSK, TSK…

  15. This Sam Jordison certainly does not know what he is talking about I mean if Erano Manalo, who is the Executive Minister of a very influential CULT in the Philippines which is called IGLESIA NI CRISTO, is very much anxiously afraid and terrified to face Bro. Eli Soriano on a one-on-one debate or discussion as he(Erano) COWARDLY refuses to face Bro. Eli Soriano despite a nationally televised formal challenge made by Bro. Eli which has been a very controversial and widely talked about issue in the Philippines, WHO IS THEN THIS SAM JORDISON THAT HAS A VERY MEDIOCRE APPRECIATION OF FINE ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COULD BARELY EVEN ESTABLISH HIMSELF AS A COMPETENT WELL-KNOWN WRITER IN HIS HOME COUNTRY? HIS WORKS LITERALLY ARE JUST A SATIRICAL MUMBLE-JUMBLE OF EMPTY WORDS WHICH WOULD MAKE EVEN AN ENGLISH PHEASANT ASHAMED OF HIS BEING ENGLISH.

  16. Related Chapters and verses:

    2 Corinthians 11
    1Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.

    2For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

    3But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

    4For 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.

    5For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.

    6But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

    7Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

    8I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.

    9And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.

    10As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.

    11Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.

    12But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.

    13For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

    14And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

    15Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

    16I say again, let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.

    17That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.

    18Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.

    19For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.

    20For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.

    21I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.

    22Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.

    23Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.

    24Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.

    25Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;

    26In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;

    27In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

    28Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.

    29Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?

    30If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.

    31The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.

    32In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:

    33And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

    2 Corinthians 3

    1Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? 2You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. 3You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

    4Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. 5Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 6He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

    The Glory of the New Covenant
    7Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was, 8will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? 9If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! 10For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. 11And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!
    12Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 13We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the radiance was fading away. 14But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 15Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

  17. To Mr. Tim Kurek and to all doubting someone,

    With all due respect to everyone visiting this blog site, everyone is entitled to her/his own personal and unsolicited opinion and advice. Well, if your friend got offended with the posted comments of our brethren in exalting and thanking God for sending Bro.Eli and for giving the title, ¨The ONLY SENSIBLE PREACHER in Our Time¨ which for some is an act or attempt of DEIFYING Bro. Eli. Well, I respect his opinion and his instant over action and reaction. But I would like to set this clear that APPREACIATING is different from DEIFYING. Lets learn a little grammar. Lets take these for a while:

    * Ap·pre·ci·ate [uh-pree´-shee-eyt] verb, -at·ed, -at·ing.
    > 1. to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness.
    > 2. verb (used with object) to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on: to appreciate good wine.
    > 3. to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect: to appreciate the dangers of a situation.
    > 4. to raise in value.
    > 5. verb (used without object) to increase in value:

    * De·i·fy [dee´-uh-fahy] verb (used with object), -fied, -fy·ing.
    > 1. to make a god of; exalt to the rank of a deity; personify as a deity: to deify a beloved king.
    > 2. to adore or regard as a deity: to deify wealth.

    To appreciate something or someone and giving him a title that is DUE/OWE to it/her/him is Biblical for as long as it conforms with Scriptural Truths and God´s standards and permission (Romans 13:7)
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    ¨7Give everyone what you OWE him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.¨ (KJV).

    The God of the Bible is the most exact and logical God. God´s righteousness were distorted by satan to the extent of inventing and fabricating his counterfeits that compete and try to ruin which are of God´s but satan will never succeed and will ultimately be failed forever. Examples: Holy Kiss (Rom. 16:16) vs. Malicious/Judas Kiss (Mat. 26:49) , Life (John 14:6) vs. Death (Rev. 6:8), Eternity (Ps. 93:2/Prov. 8:23/Ecc. 3:11) vs. Mortality (Rom.1:21) , etc.. and Holy Boast/Glory vs. Wicked Boast/Glory (Jeremiah 9:23-24
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    ¨23 This is what the LORD says:
    “Let not the wise man BOAST of his wisdom
    or the strong man boast of his strength
    or the rich man boast of his riches,
    24 but let him who boasts BOAST about this:
    that he understands and knows me,
    that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness,
    justice and righteousness on earth,
    for in these I delight,”
    declares the LORD. ¨ (NIV)

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    ¨23Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man GLORY in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
    24But let him that glorieth GLORY in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD. ¨ (KJV)

    God permits His WISE peoples WHO HAVE UNDERSTANDING in these LAST DAYS (Daniel 12:9:10)
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    ¨9And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
    10Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and NONE of the WICKED shall understand; but the WISE shall UNDERSTAND.¨ (KJV)

    to boast or glory for many reasons like the lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth; and ultimately the best examples of Gods´s lovingkindness, judgment, etc. is having Bro. Eli as our sensible, singular notable preacher in this perilous dispensation of this last days (2 Timothy 3:1-3)
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    ¨1This know also, that in the last days PERILOUS TIMES shall come.
    2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
    3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,¨ (KJV).

    But we don´t think your friend Mr. Tim is Godly and wise because if he is, he must be rational and logical. He should not focus on the things he perceived to be negative for him. For the righteous man seeks good things only (Proverbs 11:23)
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    ¨23The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.¨ (KJV).

    He should ask why this people said so and seek for the logical and Biblically sound answers. I can´t help but make to believe and attest what the Bible and Jesus Christ have said that the one who was offended with God´s word is NOT of God (John 8:47, 43)
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    ¨47He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
    ¨44YE ARE OF YOUR FATHER the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.¨”(KJV)

    For the righteous and even the PERFECT MAN wont be offended to any of God Word (James 3:2)
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    ¨2For in many things we offend all. If any man OFFEND NOT in word, the same is a PERFECT MAN, and able also to bridle the whole body.¨(KJV)

    For NOT ALL MEN can ACCEPT the words of God but those who were GIVEN only (Matthew 19:11)
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    ¨11But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.¨

    If you love your friend, I entreat you to please advice your friend and encourage him to continue what he has started for if he willcontinue to be offended then, the words of God I quoted above will manifest in his being. we are much concern of his salvation, moreso with Bro. Eli.

    May the will of God, the God of Israel, the Almighty God reign and will enlighten us all through Bro.Eli´s preachings!!!

    Hurray!!! Thanks be to God for His workings in Bro. Eli´s life and crudsades! Thanks for all His unspeakable and unfathomable gifts!!! (2 Corinthians 9:15) To God be all the glory!!! (Jude 1:25)

    X-ian (christian

  18. Amen to that Bro Eli..

    Judging by this article, all the the readers (including me) can testify who really is the true messenger of God, all other preachers are not telling this kind of teachings, all they wanted were self glorificating, branded themselves different titles and positions just to attain respect and honor from people, but bro Eli is different from them, i myself respect him not because he asked me to or he told us that he has a honorable title, but because of the fact that God sent him to us, opened my eyes to the truth, inflicted fear to the Lord in my heart, and made me realize how small we are that we have an obligation to serve and thank God always, an obligation I am very much happy and willingly to do, i consider this a journey with bro Eli that teaches me every step of the way..

    to God be the Glory!!!

  19. It is the will and commandment of God that His people, the Christians, honour or give credits which are due to everybody: to God (1 Timothy 6:16), to the King (1 Peter 2:17), to widows (1 Timothy 5:3), to parents (Ephesians 6:1-2), to all men (1 Peter 2:17), and ultimately to God-given leaders and messengers (1 Timothy 5:17).

    Our God is the most exact and logical God. His words and commandments are clearest than the crystals for them who are WISE having the God-given UNDERSTANDING (Daniel 12:10). If we tender and render honour to all men, it is most approriate, logical and Biblically sound that we should tender and render extraordinary honour and respect to our leaders like that of Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel knowing their worth and importance for the salvation of our souls and of angels alike (1 Peter 1:12)
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    “12Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the ANGELS DESIRE TO LOOK INTO.” (KJV)

    The world or I may say, the ENTIRE UNIVERSE AT LARGE needs the people like them having the biggest heart (2 Corinthians 6:11)
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    “O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our HEART IS ENLARGED.,” (KJV)

    who truly cares for the welfare and salvation of everybody including the angels. The very workings of God have manifested in their very lives. And for that, the entire brethren of the Members of the CHURCH OF GOD International unceasingly offer sacrifices of thanksgiving to God Almighty, to the God of Israel for his unfathomable and unspekable gifts (2 Corinthians 9:15).

    Biblical Christians are sure of what they are doing. They always see to it that in every step they take and every move they do, they have the sound Biblical bases and supports. They never do actions that are nonsense, empty, illogical, and moreso unBiblical like punching the air (1 Corinthians 9:26)
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    “26I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that BEATETH THE AIR:” (KJV)

    nor talking into the air (1 Corinthians 14:9)
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    “9So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall SPEAK INTO THE AIR.” (KJV)

    We must TAKE NOTE that the Biblical Christians are bound not to exceed to what is written which we call the “discipline” (1 Corinthians 4:6)
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    “6Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, “DO NOT GO BEYOND WHAT IS WRITTEN.” Then you will not take pride in one man over against another.” (KJV),

    well equipped with the knowlege and discipline in all aspects concerning the faith and always rich (1 Timothy 6:18)
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    “18That they do good, that they be RICH IN GOOD WORKS, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;” (KJV),

    well furnished unto all goodworks (2 Timothy 3:17
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    “That the man of God may be perfect, THOROUGHLY FURNISHED unto all good works.” (KJV)

    and having the good Godly DISCIPLINE properly implemented and strictly observed in the HOUSE of GOD which is the CHURCH of GOD (1 Timothy 3:14-15)
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    “14These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:
    15But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” (KJV)

    These DISCIPLINES are: in thought (Romans 12:3/1 Corinthians 4:6), in words or talking (Ephesians 4:5/1 Corinthians 2:4), in appearance (1 Peter 3:3), in dressing (1 Timothy 2:9), hairstyle (1 Corinthians 11:14-15), food intake/eating (1 Corinthians 8:4), etc. and of honouring (1 Peter 2:17)
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    “17HONOUR all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. HONOUR the king.” (KJV)

    and in loving those who work much and lead us to righteousness and salvation like Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel (1 Timothy 5:17)
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    “17Let the ELDERS THAT RULE well be counted WORTHY of DOUBLE HONOUR, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.” (KJV)

    who are much willing to spend and be spent for the glory of his Magesty and God (2 Corinthians 12:15)
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    “15And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.” (KJV)

    With that, I continuously thanking our God for these things and for all his UNFATHOMABLE and UNSPEAKABLE GIFTS!!! Thanks be to God for giving us His HEAVENSENT in the persons of Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel!!!

    To God be all the Glory!!!

    X-ian (christian)

  20. to Winspector Fire,

    the thing is…

    I can’t judge that sam is evil or not.
    I can’t see what’s inside his heart.

    maybe his belief was passed in his upbringing.
    or christianity have not been introduced to him properly.
    resulting to miscommunication and disbelief.

    what I do know was their “kind” rejects all forms of religion.

    someone has to stand up to them…
    for their sake(if their just confused)…
    and for the sake of those others who might be persuaded to their wrong belief.

    no other qualifies to this than Bro.Eli himself.

  21. Super LOL!!

    Who ever this Sam Jordison fellow is, its really such a waste for amazon to actually put this guy’s books there for sale. I personally love to read books, but i guess the expression “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” is definitely mistaken here at this point. Just by judging by the cover, i can see that Sam Jordison’s book are for wackos and nothing more . . . . .

    Bro Eli should not even waste his time with type of person.

    I think he is just riding with Bro Eli’s fame to get people to buy his stupid books. He even used Bro Eli’s blog to post a URL of his books! I checked it out, and i tell you, what a waste of time! I would not spend a dime for that so called book!
    May God have mercy on this man . . . . .

  22. We can not deny the fact that there is an instrument of God in our dispensation to preach the Gospel.

    For that, we thank God that he sent Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon.

    1Chronicle 29:11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

    1Chronicle 29:12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

    1Chronicle 29:13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

  23. i used to walk in the shadow of inequity. at least 20 years of my life was wasted living in blindness. i embraced a life full of lies and deceived even myself. i used to seek satisfaction for my hungry and thirsty soul in the pleasures offered by this world. i have never availed it though, i still convinced myself that i am doing well. until my soul tired. its unsatisfied hunger and thirst i cannot stand any longer. i seeked, i asked and i knocked. Not very long, I heard a unique voice. so unique that iam sure i have not heard anything like it before. In that voice came out words that many people find it hard to embrace right away, in fact many resented at the start. But this unique voice somehow caught my attention. For i felt a great sense of reliel rushed into my tired, hungry and thirsty soul. Times have past by me and still i just can’t get enough. Until that fateful day when i decided to embrace The Truth. I was purified, made white and tried. My eyes that used to be blind was opened. I saw God. He answered me. I was opened up to by God. In The Old Path, where i found the rest for my soul, He led me. i was given a privilege to live in His Household by raising me from the death caused by trespasses and sins. There i had Faith, i saw Hope, and most of all, i found Love. Now, my life has a meaning and my stories can be told. Even God had prepared things which no eyes have seen, nor ears have heard, neither entered into the heart of man which iam hoping forward to. iam striving, in God’s help and mercy, to remain His faithful servant and to remain thankful for all the things He has done to me. For never, in any way, i can repay all these.
    And as i continue my journey in this life, another fact will always remain in my heart, God the Father and my Savior Jesus Christ made me hear Their voices by a man. By a man who calls himself a nobody. By a man, whose driving power is his good conscience. With which, he did not count his life dear to him, so he might finish his course with joy, and the ministry to testify the gospel of the grace of God. And by this man, i saw God, He answered me and i was opened up to when i asked, seeked and knocked. And because of this, i have the obligation to God and Christ Jesus to esteem this man VERY HIGHLY in love for his work’s sake. And everytime i thank God and Christ Jesus, i also thank Them for giving Bro Eli and bro Daniel to me.
    I hope, someday, you will join us.

    To God be the glory forever and ever! Praised be His Son Christ Jesus!

  24. Bro. Eli, I have long been moved by your WISE and LEARNED discourses, but have been too timorous to raise my voice until I heard of the DEPRAVED and PERNICIOUS sam jordison.

    For well is it said, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may
    complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

    2 Timothy 3 : 16 – 17

    My belief is that SAM JORDISON is unacquainted with Scripture and that therein lies his error.

    Yet also it is said, “But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.”

    Luke 6 : 35

    Therefore I do think, in the interest of saving SAM JORDISON’s soul, that you, Bro. Eli, should engage him publicly and show him the error of his ways by proving to him through Scripture that his path leads to ETERNAL DAMNATION.

    For again it is written in the HOLY BOOK:

    “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word !”

    2 Timothy 4 : 1

    May the LORD’s blessings be upon you.

  25. Amen!! Thanks be to God.. Its quite been a long while, when i encountered views that deny our praise of honor to Bro.Eli as the “most sensible preacher of our time.” Many arguments have poured in, but sad to say that was not resolved.. But now, through this blog by Bro.Eli, it is very clear that when we honor him as such (as the most sensible preacher in our times), we are indeed at the bound of biblical truth to honor all men.. If Luke, called Theopilus as “most excellent” as a his piece for honoring Theopilus, thus in our end, we can shout to the whole world that Bro Eli is the most sensible preacher in this modern times.

    To God be the glory forever and ever!.

  26. Apo 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand…. Amen

  27. It’s nice to know that there is a preacher who serves with humility, always thinking that he is a nobody and guides his readers that if there is someone worth accolades, it is our good God! Indeed, to God be the glory, forever and ever!!! Thanks be to God for enlightening us again Bro.Eli! May the good Lord bless you always.🙂

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