Experience is a Good Teacher; but the Lord of the Bible is the Best!


I salute the noble objectives of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). In my country, I know of commissioners in the CHR who are impartial and stand by their principles and integrity. They deserve the highest commendation for it is due them.

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

To be impartial and equitable in the disposition of a case while someone is surrounded by threats and influence peddlers, more so, if these influence peddlers are holding high positions in government is not a very easy task to do.

A person who does not steal can not out rightly be tagged as honest and not a thief. An honest person (and not a thief) is someone who does not steal even when there is a chance to do so. A person who stands in the principles of justice even under pressure is a just person.

I know that this has been the situation of those who handled my petition in the CHR-NCR who decided in favor of me against a government official whom they found out to have violated my human rights. For this and their effort I pray that they may be rewarded by the Almighty.

To give honor and praises to whom they are not due is the highest of folly that a man may commit.

(Proverbs 24:24) He who says to the wicked, ” You are innocent, ” will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations… RSV

(Proverbs 15:5) To respect the person of the wicked is not good, Nor to turn aside the righteous in judgment. ASV


But my appreciation is coupled with pity and sympathy to these people of integrity and courage in serving true justice.

The Commission on Human Rights in my country can not prosecute those they have found to be guilty of violating human rights. The process is for them to recommend the filling of a case against an erring official to the Ombudsman. An Ombudsman, although, regarded as an independent official is appointed by the President. If the office of the Ombudsman will dismiss the petition of a complainant, the toils of the CHR are almost wasted. If the person complained of is appointed by the President; and the Ombudsman is also appointed of the President, can you guess what will happen to the complainant?

Experience is a good teacher; but the Lord of the Bible is the best!

(Job 9:24) The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?

Many countries of the world are plagued with corruption and injustice. Corruption can not emanate from ordinary citizens. They come from corrupt officials and leaders.

(Micah 3:11) Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money Yet they lean on the LORD saying, “Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us.” NASB

But the true faces of corrupt leaders are hidden from the people because of their earthly wisdom and intelligence.

(Ecclesiastes 8:1) Who is like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his countenance is changed. RSV

But no amount of make-up, wisdom, or hypocrisy can hide the true being of corrupt leaders from someone who knows the wisdom of God in the Bible. Mounting evidences will be easily discerned by the able guidance of the best teacher!

(Proverbs 29:2) When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

Unrest and discontent are symptoms of a prevailing culture of corruption in any government.

(Proverbs 29:2) When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh. ASV

Sighs and mourning of people will definitely determine the cause of the illness in society.

Although in the religious sector, I have been in media for the last three decades. I have mingled with the best and known personalities in media. I have been a guest in almost all kind of television and radio programs. It was not until now, very recently, that I have known that media men covering some ‘political developments’ were tied like pigs by authorities. I am lucky I was not there. In my opinion, this is another violation of human rights, especially of press people, but I can not advice them to file a case with the Commission on Human Rights because they might experience my good teacher. It certainly will not be a pleasant experience. Our only hope for true justice is in the judgment seat of God.

(Ecclesiastes 12:14) For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Somebody told me, that somebody (maybe a false apostle) who commented “…pinakawalan na sila, hindi sila pinaylan…” (“… they were freed and were not charged”); I heard what he said, “I sympathize with you. I pity you if you do not feel pity for yourself because what you have said must not be said by a person of an expected caliber that others presume you have.” To this I say, “No comment.”

But the Bible has this to say:

(Jude 1:10) But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.

To our people in media, next time don’t be too close in covering any event, your braveness might bring you to jail. It is good if you would be like Enoch.

(Hebrews 11:5) Enoch walked with God. Then he couldn’t be found, because God took him from this life. NIRV


Sincerely in Christ,


Brother Eli


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46 thoughts on “Experience is a Good Teacher; but the Lord of the Bible is the Best!

  1. The life experiences of people brings knowledge and understanding to them but the knowledge that comes from God is far, far greater than we can imagine.

    1 Corinthians 1:25 – For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.

    We must always lean on the loving wisdom of God to guide us in our ways

    Jeremiah 10:23 – I know, O LORD, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.

    Proverbs 20:24 – A man’s steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand his own way?

    To God be all the glory, honor and power forever! Amen!

  2. 1. what can we expect from the wicked… of course wickedly things.

    2. what can we expect from these people whose leaders are corrupt?

    I’m hoping and praying that these wicked people, especially the officials and leaders in the Philippines will eventually open the eyes of their heart by the Almighty God for the welfare of those who are God fearing people. But God knows the perfect and the best timing for it, coz HE is the best. Its only my wish to make it happen soon.

  3. Once again we learned a more wisely & whole truth adage “Experience is a good teacher; but the LORD of the bible is the best!” although experiences in life help us to mature in our desposition, decision making and perspective in life thats why we always say “CHARGE TO EXPERIENCE!” but still the teachings and doctrines of Jesus Christ remain the BEST LESSONS w/c we cannot be heard in the most exclusive & famous Universities of this world even in Harvard etal.
    Our Lord Jesus is the BEST & ULTIMATE TEACHER most especially we CHRISTIANS!!!

    Bagumbay’ants!!!(“,) Dec. 3, ’07

  4. Everlasting gratitude and praise be to God Almighty, Bro. Eli, for never lacking in teaching us to always do good and not to compense evil for evil, even in the smallest things (which actually are considered big things in the bible, as you have taught us). Please strive on po for the sake of many who still need you. Sasamahan po kayo palagi ng Dios sa bawat hakbang hanggang sa katapusan.

    One of the things that came to my mind when I saw that incident is “Well, I guess now they know how it feels to be accused falsely, like they do to Bro.Eli and the church of God.” Not thinking ill of them, no, but just stating a sad fact that sometimes, the only time human beings can relate to others is when the same experience happens to them.

    Another is that, they have said time and again, including this time, that media does what it does because it is its job to bring truth to light. Then surely they will understand now and not begrudge Eliseo Soriano if he does what he does because it is also his job to bring truth to light – this time, the truth of salvation to save souls.

  5. VERY TRUE. Our Bro. Eli have had this kind of experience. Thank God for everything He had taught us and all his unspeakable kindness. The IGLESIA ni MANALO cannot put our Bro. ELI down. ” YOU CAN NEVER PUT THE MAN OF GOD DOWN.”

  6. Can anyone refute the write-ups in this blog?

    One run-over and the impartial will profess that Bro. Eli’s blog is filled with frown-erasing, trouble-solving, soul-quenching words that obviously can never be brought forth without God-inspired goodwill unto fellowmen.

    Is anyone able to deny the sincere verity oozing out of every square-inch of these articles?


  7. The person under investigation was appointed by the President. The person handling the case against her is appointed by the President as well. What do you think will happen? WELL, it doesn’t take a genius to guess.

    What a pity.

    So lucky we are there is Judgment day by God to men.

    Acts 17:31

    “For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.”

  8. Bro. Eli, I also hope that our people in the media would understand how to be like Enoch. Hebrews 11:5 is difficult to understand if it will not be explained to us by someone like you.

  9. What a wonderful article. Thank God for this one. It is surely a very enlightening conclusion about the situation of our country. it revealed the corruption of the leaders and officials in the Phil. Government. Pity!

    Hoping that God still call a God fearing Officials and Leaders in our time… We surely need one like bro. Daniel.

    To God be the Glory frorever and ever.. Amen!


  10. Amen, a biblical enlightenment by God through His messenger!

    Let the justice of God prevail in the judgement day because there’s nothing we can do with these corrupt and evil leaders in our country because they are influenced by their father the devil,

    Ye 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.

    John 8:44
    King James Version

    our only hope is God,

    Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, VENGEANCE is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

    The Romans 12:19
    King James Version

  11. There is justice. And reading this article strengthened my belief. There may not be justice here on earth but I believe that justice will prevail at the right time and right place.

    I thank God that He sent Bro. Eli to us.

  12. Our enemies would never let-up,they will do a lot of immesurable damage to hinder our good works but our only hope is our faith in the words of God, we may never understand His wisdom, but we simply have to trust His will…


    “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”

  13. Bro Eli,
    I am one of the few who has optimistic view of life and I believe in the saying that as long as we live there is always hope but my heart is always in despair whenever I see that the hope is increasing to be dim in the dark as days go by as I am witnessing day by day the continuous increase of evils that are happening anywhere in the world.

    In the past, evil is something to hide and be ashame of but those days are gone. Now, evils are being done in broad day light and something to be proud of, as we can see in the majority, evils and bad deeds are but just normal occurrences, no more shame, no more decency, no more respect, dishonesty and corruption are rampant in any society both in government and private sector, morality is disappearing despite of the lingering beliefs in God rendered by those (except for a few) falsely claiming to be sent by God who have greate influence not only in government but also in the vast majority of the society.

    I could not help but sigh in grief because I know that what are written in the Bible are true and there is no doubt that
    they will surely happen, punishments to the evil doers and rewards to those who out of faith and love are doing the
    good deeds. I say these, because they happened to me so many times due to my unbelief in the past that lead me to be a believer because no matter how I tried to discredit what I heard and read from the Bible but God has been so kind to me to reveal that His Words and Teachings are true and there is no lie. There are many instances in my life that before I read the Bible verses, they already happened to me and I have been in some places mentioned in the Bible unknowingly only God knows why I was there, maybe to prove that the places (7 Churches in Revelation) mentioned are true and they really existed. Since then, I have been sharing these wonderful experiences to all but most of the time I have been reproached and named to be a Christian maniac and most people tried to avoid me for exposing the evils and speaking the truth about life in relation to the Bible. Most are not interested to hear except for a very few. Most peoples as I understand prefer to have a good, peaceful and abundant life but I asked them how can that be if you are not accepting and doing what is Good? There are those evil individuals living in abundance but peace are far trom them so, life to them is also a misery. Wealth and honor are both blessing and curse I said blessing, if attained out of honesty and Good works and a curse, if gotten by fraud.

    To tell you frankly, I am not in good terms with my brothers, sisters and even sometimes with my wife and kids because I don’t and will never tolerate misdeeds, lies, pride, envy and dishonesty. They even told me that I could have lived long ago when most are still good, not this time that evil is a normal way of life because most people are evil. Bro Eli, I don’t know how long I will struggle, but I asked God in prayer to always have mercy on me and to take my life before I depart from Him.

  14. Actually what happen in the Manila Peninsula hotel is a product of being a “Phobia”, a horror of their inner spirit.

    They fear that what they do to the Filipino Greatest President Joseph Ejercito Estrada will repeat in them.

    That’s why they are over reaction.

    They bring tank, open fire and captured media.

    What a poor media, they are now harvesting of what they do to President Joseph Ejercito Estrada.


  15. I thank God, I was given an opportunity to be part of the congregation who is desiring a better country, that is heavenly. A City that God Himself have prepared.
    There is only one Hope in this world. And He is coming very soon.
    Glory to God and Glory to Christ Jesus our Savior.
    Thanks be to God for somebody like Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel.

  16. Let us always be guided by the Bible where the teachings of God for us resides in able for us to withstand and not loose hope with this corrupted government of our time.

    They certainly will enjoy their time but this is not for eternal, reigning of evil is just temporal THANKS BE TO GOD HE IS JUST AND NOT A LIAR through HIM hope our true JUSTICE in due time.

    Let just swallow for the mean time our saliva, bite our lips and hold a deep breath….and just wait for God’s judgment.

  17. If you have read even a single post of Bro Eli, more so, when you read it all, those posts are enough proof, even the verse below, that Bro Eli is concerned for our salvation and is warning as too of the danger/peril that a false teacher can lead us to. The same concern that he learned from the Apostles, the same who learned from Jesus Christ; by reading the Holy Scriptures with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the holy men of God.

    Colossians 2:18-19 (The Message)

    Don’t tolerate people who try to run your life, ordering you to bow and scrape, insisting that you join their obsession with angels and that you seek out visions. They’re a lot of hot air, that’s all they are. They’re completely out of touch with the source of life, Christ, who puts us together in one piece, whose very breath and blood flow through us. He is the Head and we are the body. We can grow up healthy in God only as he nourishes us.

    Mga Taga-Colosas 2:18 (Ang Salita ng Diyos)

    18May taong nasisiyahan sa paggawa ng huwad na pagpapakumbaba at pagsamba sa mga anghel. Huwag ninyong hayaan ang gayong tao na dayain kayo at hindi ninyo makuha ang inyong gantimpala. Siya ay nagkukunwaring nakakita ng mga bagay na hindi naman niya nakita. Ang kaniyang isipang makalaman ay nagpalaki ng kaniyang ulo nang walang katuturan. 19Siya ay hindi nanatiling nakaugnay sa tunay na ulo, na kung saan ang buong katawan ay lumalago sa pamamagitan ng paglago na mula sa Diyos. Ito ay sa mga ibinibigay ng mga kasukasuan at ng mga litid na siyang nagpapalusog at nag-uugnay-ugnay sa buong katawan.

    Colossians 2:18-19 (English Standard Version)

    18Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, 19and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.

    Colossians 2:18-19 (King James Version)

    18Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

    19And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

  18. TO: Alfredo

    This is not an answer but just a liitle insight.

    1.) Most peoples as I understand prefer to have a good, peaceful and abundant life?

    — Not most but all brother that’s why some of the people who knows the truth satisfy to live in a simple and righteous life to gain the eternal abundancy.

    2.) I asked them how can that be if you are not accepting and doing what is Good? There are those evil individuals living in abundance but peace are far trom them so, life to them is also a misery.

    Let them taste the abundancy so that when they can feel it, they can I ask themeselves, I want this abundancy forever.

    and thats the beginning they will seek the eternal abundancy. failure to do this means they failed the judgement of GOD through justice.

    3.) To tell you frankly, I am not in good terms with my brothers, sisters and even sometimes with my wife and kids because I don’t and will never tolerate misdeeds, lies, pride, envy and dishonesty.

    Let evil things come unto you. No guts no glory.

    When there is a battle, there is a winner and there is a glory.

    Just bring only two weapons in your two bare hands.

    — mercy which deal loves and loves conquer all.

    — courages which has an ability ask forgiveness when you stumble from temptation.


  19. To #19 EYES:
    Whether right or wrong will you please explain and/or describe what the media had done to President Joseph Ejercito Estrada before he was overthrown? Also what made you say so that he is the Filipino Greatest President? In what ways he is greatest? As a matter of fact I already lose trust on anyone who are initiating moves against the government like Gringo Honasan, Sen. Trillanes and others because for sure they will do no more better than their predecessors as proven in history if they will take over. Honasan in many instances had eluded several arrests and in many instances when arrested in so many unexplained ways despite of fortified prison cells with heavy guards in the middle of the sea escaped, for sure this will also happen to Trillanes and only the common innocent junior officers and soldiers who were only commanded to join them since they cannot brake the rule of obeying before they complain in the military will be punished. But I still believe that there are still dignified honorable men in uniform who will render justice to acquit the poor soldiers who were only victimized. Most of all I wonder why President Estrada convicted of Plunder was granted pardon by President Arroyo. Are our officials sincere in their duty in running the government or they are only making a big show, a comedy, a Moro Moro or a sarsuela wherein most of them are participants? I also wonder why criminals and those with pending criminal cases were allowed to run and elected by the squealing masa for high public offices and not punished instead. Never had I also heard that high government officials in our country though very seldom convicted, received extreme punishment like death by firing squad, electrocution, lethal injection, beatings and or life imprisonment. This also is the very reason why corrupt high officials and leaders continue their evil business because they expect no punishment even convicted in prison they still enjoy luxury and freedom. Their conviction and imprisonment are only written in papers being known through the media but they are still free. Not even the communist will do any good but will surely harm the people once in power. Unless men who fear and revere God will run the government evils will continue to prevail. All the corrupt government officials, communists and those pretending to fight injustices and changes including the squealing masa who do not know right from wrong, good and evil are blind and do not see reality. If the Bible is the foundation of the Constitution and the laws of our country being used by witnesses in courts and an instrument in taking oath for public offices why are its statutes/rules not implemented? EYES, in the judgment day when the Lord comes, do you think the one taking the oath and the one administering the oath including the witnesses not liable? Except for children, are all people given the chance to know and to do what is right from wrong, good from evil before they will be judged? Do you consider the evil doers such as corrupt officials, false pastors and ministers including their misled flocks, atheists, etc., innocent of the Bible Teachings? In my opinion correct me if I am wrong, I believe that no one in that FATEFUL DAY can make or give an excuse in any manner whatsoever to escape judgment that they don’t know what is right from wrong nor given the chance to do good from evil and judgment will be rendered I expect at a very great speed more than the speed of light. Are the evil doers aware that they are doing evil and soon they will face judgment and punishment? Or they already don’t know what is good from evil because of a callous heart? What do you think EYES?

  20. Yap i agree with you Mr. Alfredo…,WICKEDNESS in our time is very rampant noone can deny that fact and as a sign of sympathy i would like to share this poem of mine w/c i wrote 5 years ago..


    In this sinful world of humanity
    So full of blasphemy and hypocrisy
    Often neglected honor and dignity
    In order to grab one’s supremacy

    Is this the kind of world what we are dreaming?
    Every one is hungry to become a king
    Greedy of power, wealth and everything
    Promoter of wars & wicked doing

    Indeed a curse place to dwell
    Nor paradise of glory very sad to tell
    Cos all what we view is a scene like hell
    The world is mine they ought to yell

    So what will await for future generation?
    If this is how our life goes-on
    Slave of multitude crooked nation
    Nomadic souls of false religion

    Yet this is what i long to wish
    A love sanctuary, a world of bliss
    Be of glad to know and rejoice this
    That someday in paradise we’ll enjoy and cherish…..

  21. bro.Eli can u pls discuss the true meaning of
    “TRUE LOVE WAITS” for young couples or to a long distance relationship.also can u please discuss pre-marital sex. because I’m a high school teacher and I’ve been required by our school to discuss this things to our high school students. hope u could help me on this. please enlightened us on the topic.


  22. Veronique,

  23. thank GOD.
    bro. eli im only 14 when i first saw u in tv. but since then. ive change a lot from bad to the outer most goodness of myself thank u for showing me the way.

  24. i’ve seen some of the injustices done to bro eli back in his homeland. these were perpetuated by ministers who cannot defend their religious belief in the open, face to face. instead they turned to black propaganda, to influencing those in government (justice, military, police etc,) to harass, malign and silence bro. eli in every imaginable way possible- that is the good lesson of experience in his beloved country-the Philippines

    but it said in the Bible that if the people of God is persecuted in their own town, they should move to the next… that is the lesson taught by the Lord of the Bible to his followers. . . the best!!! amen!

  25. TO: Alfredo

    Facts # 1

    President Joseph Ejercito Estrada has won by a landslide vote of the people behind Ramos presidency.

    Facts #2

    He is the only president who snub the most powerful nation on earth. ( No states visist in America & Joint Military exercise venture of the two nation is shutdown)

    “The one who snub the great think great”

    Facts #3

    He set aside his rightful power to the grabber in a lowly manner and without bloodsheed by sailing in the Pasig river with a heartache and wondering his fate.

    Only a civilized person in a civilized world can do that.

    and I will recommend that to nobel prize for peace category.

    “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted”

    and for those who say that he is a plunder!

    plunder? my answer is…

    “Whose president is without sin among you filipinos, then let that president first cast a stone at him.” (John 8:7 in a real world application)

    as what President Joseph Ejercito Estrada vision;

    we have to be self sufficient and self reliance.

    we should stand in our own effort.

    as what the greatest nations on earth said:

    “Show me first that you can stand and we will hold our hand to the journey of fate” unknown


  26. John 15:20 Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.’

  27. Experience is a good teacher, but my experience, with Bro. Eli’s teachings from the Word of God from the Bible in the best!!!!

  28. To correct typographical error on comment 32:

    Experience is a good teacher, but my experience with Bro. Eli’s teachings on the Word of God from the Bible is the Best!

    To God be the glory!!!

  29. Very interesting and informative blog! I appreciate your words and your testimony. It has been a while since I have been on here, much less written on my own blog, but I have definitely missed keeping up, and won’t make that mistake anymore. God bless you brother!

    Tim Kurek

    p.s. I am working on, what will be, my first book… I will let you know when it is being published!

  30. The answer to the question,”Why is there so many evil/bad/ugly/pitiful/etc things happening lately?” is this…
    “The end is very near”.

    I would not like to throw a stone at the Philippine president or to any president whatsoever, but since it is MY opinion only…

    I would love to follow a leader who is outright Honest,
    no lies would satisfy the hunger of the people.
    I would love to follow a leader who is very Caring,
    theres no other feeling so good as to feel you’re cared for.
    I would love to follow a leader who is Strong,
    strength to stand up to what is right and stick to it.
    I would love to follow a leader who Speaks and is Heard,
    it shows character,dignity,pride,power, etc.

    Sadly, there are few in our generation who are near the above lines I stated. Good thing is, The Lord Jesus Christ is here for us…

    Thanks be to God!

    >,<‘ isn’t it a little too long to express how we feel? after all its a Comment?

  31. thank you bro. eli for showing me the right path….. im very happy cause everytime i listen to you about God’s word i felt that my mind is so peaceful

  32. We should thank God for impartial government officials.

    There aren’t too many of them around, especially here in the Philippines.

    May God bless and guide you, Bro Eli.

  33. I have observed that when the Old Testament is not in favor of your own set of beliefs you simply dismiss it as applicable only to the Jews or “Israelites” and not to present-day Christians. But when it is in favor of your own set of beliefs you also quote it as basis of your answers. Why is that so? How do you know when is it applicable to whom and when is it not without being bias to your own set of beliefs? Please explain.

    • Espogi,

      Your observation is quite incomplete. Better listen more to Bro. Eli by attending Exposition and Mass Indoctrination. There are laws in Old Testament that are made for Israelites only or for certain people of old. And there are laws still applicable to Christians, and those laws are mentioned as well in New Testament.

      I wish you specify those laws you are saying so that we can reasons?

  34. Thanks be To God for giving me a chance to read your article Bro. Eli. You are right that people in media should be like Enoch. These article is very interesting. I’ll be looking forward for more articles you are creating Bro. Eli.

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