From the East to the West


One of the concerned readers of this blogsite asked, “Is there any prophecy in the Bible regarding the Philippines?” It immediately flashed into my mind when sometime in the 1980’s, a critic in Pampanga where I was preaching nightly asked, “Can you read Philippines in the Bible?” And there followed a lot of discussion about what cannot be read in the Bible. For example, although the name bitter gourd is not in the Bible, ampalaya in the vernacular, the very essence and the very being of such vegetable is in the Bible. I will read to you the book of Genesis 1:11-12, 29

“And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”

It is clear in the verse that God created every herb for food. “Every herb.” Every herb means every plant and every vegetable that is after its kind. I want you to notice the word “after its kind” and “bearing seeds”. The bitter gourd falls into this category. Exodus 12:8 proves this.

“And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.”

When God commanded the Israelites to observe the Passover, they were admonished by God to eat the Passover lamb with bitter herbs and there is no doubt that ampalaya is bitter. So it does not mean that if a particular name is not mentioned in the Bible, it is not in the Bible. In fact, the Bible is the mirror from which we can gauge or see things that exist since creation. Even those that have gone extinct can be found in the Bible. For example, dinosaurs, even though they are now extinct, are mentioned in the Bible. They are now extinct, but they are in the Bible. The same thing goes with the Philippines. It was discovered by Ferdinand Magellan on March 16, 1521, and was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain, sometime in 1543. So it was called “Las Islas Filipinas” or The Philippine Islands.

There are great nations in the world today that exists whose name is not in the Bible. There is a hint of the nation of Cyprus, even though the word “Cyprus” is not mentioned, The Bible mentions it as Chittim; but the word Cyprus is not in the Bible. America, Great Britain or the United Kingdom are also nowhere to be found in the Bible. There are prophecies in the Bible that do not mention the name; therefore, it is logical that we cannot find those names in the Bible.

The last book of the Bible was written in the concluding part of the 1st century of our era . The Old Testament books and the prophets were written from as far back as 1300 years before Christ. So a name which was given to a particular nation only in the 1500’s of our era cannot be found in the Bible and it is logical. But it doesn’t mean that because the name of a particular nation or a country cannot be read in the Bible, that nation is not included in the Biblical prophecy – just like the case of my country, the Philippines.

Whatever truth that happens which is in accordance to the will of God is in the Bible. I believe the advent of the preaching of the true church in the Philippines is in the Bible. Let us read from the prophecies of the scriptures. There is a prophecy in the book of Malachi 1:11, which says

“For the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.”

This is clear in this prophecy among the heathen or the Gentiles. The word “Gentile” means “outside Israel”. For reference, we may read Ephesians 2:11-12:

“Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:”

All nations outside Israel, which is the first nation under God, are called Gentiles. And according to the Bible, in the prophecy of the Book of Malachi, the name of the Lord God of Israel will be great among the heathen or the Gentiles. And that starts from the rising of the sun.

I want to invite the meticulous attentions of those Bible reading scholars. The east mentioned here is not the east of Jerusalem but it is the east where the rising of the sun commences. We know that the sun rises in the direction of the Far East and that is where my country lies. The Philippines is in the Far East and not in the near east. If we are to consider the wordings of the prophecy in Malachi, it is among the Gentiles. So, it is not in the Middle East or in the near east where Christianity was first established but it is in another east which is different from the near east where Christianity was first preached, the near east. Therefore, it is another east and this east is very clearly defined in the Bible as the east from where the sun rises. According to the prophecy “…from the rising of the sun and to the going down thereof, the name of God of Israel shall be great among the Gentiles…” Why? It is because incense will be offered unto the name of the Lord God of Israel. Incense in the verse tells us not of literal incense. It is in the book of Revelation 5:8 (REVISED STANDARD VERSION)

“And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and with golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints;”

Incense signifies the prayers of the saints. So there will people in the east offering prayers to God and God acknowledges their prayers. These are people of God in the east. In relation to that, there is another prophecy in the book of Zechariah 8:7

“Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;”

So, there will be people of God in the east. Let us not discount, however, the possibility that when we say the word “east”, it may mean Japan because it is also in the east. In fact, it is called the Land of the Rising Sun. It may also mean Indonesia. It may also mean the Philippines and other countries in the Far East but what is striking in the prophecy is that it speaks of people praying unto the God of Israel. Never was in the history of Japan or other countries in the Far East that the name of the Lord God of Israel, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was praised among the Gentiles or the heathen in Japan.

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Most oriental countries have their own religion. For example, Buddhism is very prevalent in Japan and other oriental religions. They do not believe in the Lord God of Israel. But in the Philippines, it is the only country in Asia that believes in the Bible and that takes the Bible as the authority of their faith. And in the Philippines, I believe, is the fulfillment of this prophecy that there will be a people of God and these people will be offering incense or prayers to the Lord God of Israel. But how do we know they are the people of God and how will they become the people of God? He said, “I will save my people from the east country…”

Before there can be people of God, somebody must be used by God in preaching the truth. In the book of Acts 15:14

“Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.”

Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for his name. So God will visit the Gentiles, to take out of the Gentiles a people for his name. And how can this be? How will this happen? The Bible again in the book of Acts 9:15 has this to say –

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

The verse speaks of the person of the Apostle Paul. For there to be a people of God, there will be a chosen vessel like the Apostle Paul. Paul was commissioned by God, firstly, in the Christian dispensation, to be the front runner of Christianity among the Gentiles. He’s a chosen vessel unto me to bring my name before the Gentiles…” he said in the prophecy. And this was accomplished by the Apostle Paul. When he was preaching, he said in the book of Acts 13:46-47 that–

“Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.”

It is clear in the verse that Paul said to the Israelites, who rejected his preaching that he was going to the gentiles “…the word of God must be preached first unto you, but seeing you put it from you, you do not want to accept it, you judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, then we turn to the Gentiles…” Why? For this is the essence of the prophecy (in verse 47) “For so hath the Lord commanded us (in the prophecy)…” it is in the prophecy of Isaiah saying “I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.”

So when the name of the Lord God of Israel was first preached unto the Gentiles, the Apostle Paul was the chosen vessel. But let us remember that the Gentiles being spoken of by the Apostle Paul are not the Gentiles in the Far East since he did not preach in the Far East. The Gentiles, to whom God sent the Apostle Paul, are the Gentiles in the surrounding areas of the Holy Land and extends as far as Greece, the Gentiles in the domain of the Roman Empire. But the prophecy in Malachi specifically speaks of Gentiles in the east. So, in that particular prophecy, it is not Apostle Paul who will be the instrument of God in gathering his people in this particular part of the globe. There will be another vessel like Paul who will preach the greatness of the name of the Lord God of Israel in the east; and that east, the rising of the sun, the is different from Jerusalem or from the Holy Land which is in the Middle East. .

Now, is there such a person like the Apostle Paul in the east who will preach the name of the Lord God of Israel? Is there a prophecy that tells about his being and is there a prophecy that tells us the time when this vessel of God or instrument of God like the Apostle Paul will preach the name of the Lord God of Israel in the east? Of course there must be in the Bible because as I have said earlier, there’s always a fulfillment of the truth of God written in the scriptures, especially in the prophecies.

There are so many preachers in the east that claim to be the vessel or the instrument of God in preaching the truth. One of them very much known in the Far East is a Korean by the name of Sun Myung Moon. Another is a Filipino by the name of Felix Manalo who teaches that he is the angel ascending in the east in the book of Revelation Chapter 7. Another still is a Filipino by the name of Salvador Payawal, who preached that the coming again of the Lord Jesus Christ on earth will be on January 1, 2001, 12:01 in the morning. And of course, in the Philippines, there is also Bro. Soriano. Who among these that claim that they are the instruments of God in establishing God’s people in the Far East is the true messenger of God? Let us again focus our eyes on the prophecy in the east. It is undoubtedly Biblical that, according to the prophecy, there will be people of God in the east country; that the east mentioned is not the Near East. It logically speaks of another east. And we have seen that before, it can be in the Far East. But let us see who will be the instrument to be used by God in preaching the glory of his name among the Gentiles or the people of God in the east or in the Far East. In the book of Isaiah 24:15 (REVISED STANDARD VERSION) it says –

“Therefore in the east give glory to the LORD; in the coastlands of the sea, to the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.”

I want you to notice what the verse says. The prophecy speaks of people giving glory to the name of the Lord God of Israel in the coastlands of the sea in the east. Did you notice the term used “coastlands or the islands of the sea in the east?” In the King James Version, it is translated as “isles of the sea” while in the Revised Standard Version, it is referred to as “the coastlands of the sea”. So, the country being mentioned is made up of many islands and they are islands of the sea. The characteristics of the country called Las Islas Filipinas or later The Philippines is very much fitting. There will be people (from where? in those islands??) giving glory to the name of God of Israel. This is a collateral prophecy very much related to the Malachi 1:11 that we have used earlier.

Now, how will these people give glory? What will lead them to give glory to the name of the Lord God of Israel in the east? There is still another prophecy in the book of Jeremiah. But before we read such prophecy, let us discover what kind of a prophet is Jeremiah. In the book of Jeremiah 1:5 the Lord said –

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”

He was ordained a prophet unto the nations. Meaning, the prophecy of Jeremiah does not only mention the nation of Israel but also other nations. And it is very much possible that the Philippines is a part of the prophecy of the book of Jeremiah. In Jeremiah 30:19-22, 24

“And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small. Their children also shall be as formerly, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them. And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD. And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.”

The prophecy states that there will be people of God in the last days. You should remember that fact in the prophecy – that they are people of God at the time of the end or in the latter days. Out of these people will come out with praises and thanksgiving unto the Lord God of Israel. But you have to notice also that in the verses mentioned, they are few. Nevertheless, the power of God will not see them few for all time because He said that “I will multiply them…,” meaning, they will start from few; “I will glorify them and they shall not be small…,” meaning, at their advent they will be few and they will be small. Out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry for the glory of the name of the Lord God of Israel. How will this start? In the prophecy also, it says that out of them will proceed their governor or their leader and their nobles will come from themselves. A leader or a governor, from among them, shall come. So there will be an instrument like the Apostle Paul who will lead them to be the people of God. Their leader will come from them. Surprisingly true, Brother Eli Soriano did not come from any other religious group. He was born, with his parents already members of the Church of God and they are few. Upon the death of Brother Nicolas Perez, Brother Eli Soriano took the administration in the Church of God which during those times, were but very few.

Maybe critics will say, “So, therefore, it was not Soriano who started the preaching, it was Nicolas Perez.” That is true, and we will not refute that, but the prophecy is clear – it will not be Perez that will be acknowledged by God as the leader. He is just like John the Baptist who has preached the inception of Christianity. He did not become the leader but he is the introducer. Nicolas Perez was used as an instrument of God to start the preaching but he is not the supposed leader who will lead the people because he came from another religious organization. Very much like Manalo, who also claims to be the fulfillment of this prophecy. In this case, Manalo, he cannot be the fulfillment, because he was born a Catholic and he became a member of so many religious groups before he finally founded the Iglesia Ni Cristo (of Manalo) in the Philippines. It is much like also with the Korean who was born in an oriental religion. Brother Soriano, on the other hand, was born in the Church of God. His parents were already members before he was born. This satisfies the fulfillment of the prophecy of Jeremiah that says “and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD.” And when that happens, “And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.” And this will happen in the latter days or in the time of the end.

Aside from the prophecy of Jeremiah, is there another prophecy that can be used in the Bible to mention the person of Brother Eli Soriano? In the book of Revelation 1:3 it says –

“Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.”

In the time of the end, when the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is at hand, there is another prophecy in the prophetic book of Revelation that there will be someone who will be reading the Bible. There are those who will hear the words of the prophecy of the Bible when he reads them, people will hear and they will fulfill the things that were written in the prophecy. I believe with all my heart that this was fulfilled in this organization that started from the east which is now called popularly as the Church of God International. It was the person of Brother Soriano who was used by God in making his truth be heard from the isles of the sea in the orient or in the east. In fact, Brother Soriano is known from the tip to the bottom of the Philippine Islands because of his preaching that he has been doing for four decades of his life.

Now, Brother Soriano is in the west. Still, if he be allowed by God, he is willing to be used as an instrument for the westerners because the prophecy states, if we are going to go back to Malachi 1:11

“For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.”

It says that “from the rising the sun and unto the going thereof”, meaning in the west, it is fate and faith that brought Brother Soriano from the east to the west. For your information he is now preaching in the west to make the prophecy be seen among the nations that the Lord God said that from the rising of the sun to its setting, or from the east to the west, “I will save my people in the east country and in the west country.” I believe in the potent work of the words of God. I believe in the powers of the word of God. All of these shall come true. And I’m willing to be a little instrument of this prophecy!

So help me, God. AMEN!

73 thoughts on “From the East to the West

  1. I truly believe that Brother Eli Soriano is the Preacher or Messenger sent by the Almighty God to lead His people in these last days. He is the one who has the deepest understanding of the sacred scriptures amongst all the leaders in our epoch. Thanks unto You, our Dear Father, for sending us the only sensible Preacher in the person of Brother Eli Soriano. Yours always is the glory and praises forevermore.

  2. Glory to God!!!! I belong to a group that is really in the Bible. Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift. Let us be bold and share our faith to our fellow countrymen and other countrys as well.

  3. so blessed to be under God’s mercy and compassion;for a renewed Christian life and to have known leaders of the His Church-Bro.Eli Soriano and Bro.Daniel Razon

  4. Thanks be to GOD, not from being born from the Philippines, but being born from that country AND hearing teaching from the Bible, by whom i believe is a GOD-sent preacher, brother Eli.

  5. Bro. Eli’s posts and words are as clear as the light of day, it astounds me why some people can’t understand him. He makes unearthly/spiritual concepts so easy and simple for us to comprehend. It’s wonderful indeed. He also answered some of my questions in this post.

  6. Wow! what a beautiful topic.

    But one thing I can say;

    When Jesus HEARD it, HE MARVELLED,

    “and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great FAITH, no, not in Israel.” – Matthew 8:10

    I say unto you,

    “That many shall come from the EAST and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.’ – Matthew 8:11

    “And Jesus said unto the centurion(believer),

    “Go thy way;”

    and as thou

    “hast BELIEVED,” – Matthew 8:13

    EYES(eyes2eyes.wordpress.com)

  7. what a magnificent wisdom, that once again you shared with us Brod Eli through this blog.
    Thanks be to God for sharing this with us and for always finding ways to feed our souls despite the fact that u are always busy.
    you take care always brod Eli..
    We love you forever.

  8. WOOOWWWWWW!!!! FANTASTIC!

    I do believe with all of my heart that really Bro. Eli is the TRUE MESSENGER of GOD. The prophesy really fits in his being.

    Who can stand the WISDOM of Bro Eli (w/c comes from God) in this despensation? Is there anyone dares him?

    The INC of Manalo now becomes ASTRAY!

    My faith becomes stronger after reading this blog…

    Thanks be to God……

  9. I believe that Bro. Eli is the messenger of God to preach the Gospel from the east to the west in this last days. And I thank God I have heard Bro. Eli’s teachings from the east, and become a member of this organization here in the Philippines. May God help you Bro. Eli wherever you may be… AMEN

  10. We pray for you Bro.Eli and to this advocacy to propagate and to save also other nation from diverse wrong teachings of false prophets…

    W e m i s s y o u & W e L o v e Y o u!

    Thanks be to God!!!

  11. Who ever thought that a Brother Soriano will someday be at the forefront of the fulfillment of God’s prophecy, specially & particularly in these last days?… Amazing how God’s hands works…from east to west…evangelizing of the globe at its best! Fight on Brother Eli…!

  12. I can only say AMEN…

    And i thank GOD for his Kindness and i am blessed to be one of those people to witness the fulfillment of this prophecy.

  13. Bro eli, what can you say about the claim of Hebrew and Greek Bible scholars that many books in the bible were in fact forgeries or fake like the epistle of Hebrews, Book of Daniel, 1 and 2 Peter, Revelation, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, etc based on textual and historical analysis the Greek and Hebrew texts

    Even the catholic church accepted this findings

    i want your opinion on this?

  14. Sir: about the galatians prophesy: Jesus said to Peter ; kephas upon this rock i will build my church. The area in galilee is now called the primacy of peter. peter traveled to the west countries among them corinth, antioch and rome to establish churches. peter died in rome. his sepulchre is underneath the vatican which is in the west. and not only the philipinnes is a coastal country. marami pa. wouldnt it be more appropriate sir to say that Jesus is the fulfillment of the galatians prohesy and not u?you could have read the passage beforehand and decide to go to western countries like europe or US to claim that you have fulfilled the prophesy. wouldnt it be better to say na premeditated ang ginawa mo?and about the ampalaya. havent you gone overboard sir by interpreting the verse as very literal? theologists call it pretexting. maraming herbs sir. thousands actually. and alot of these herbs are actually BITTER. may atlas po ng mga herbs found all over the world. i hold you sir in great regard. and i have no intention of putting you down. as said in Peter, always be ready to give an exlanation to anyone who asks for your hope but do it with GENTLENESS AND REVERENCE.
    with great gentleness and reverence, i ask you sir.
    michelle

    • A friendly word of advice: Please do not address Bro. Eli with the title of “sir”. (Matt.23:8) For he is only a humble servant.

  15. and isnt it that there is a passage in the bible.\ that says prophesy not so you will not be put to shame.why are you claiming fulfillment of biblical prophesies sir?
    with great gentleness and reverence,
    michelle

  16. to bro. Eli:

    even though you don’t know me personally, i just want to say that we all missed you here in the Philippines. and hoping that someday, we your new brothers in faith, will be able to meet you face to face and to be able to shake hands with you. and if not here, I hope in heaven.🙂. we love you!

    thanks be to GOD for his pure love.

    Amen.

  17. A prophecy unfolding before our very eyes.

    We miss you so much Bro. Eli, but you are also needed there in the west to fulfill this prophecy.

    All of us will us support you! We pray for your safety and good health.

    To God be the Glory!

  18. Amen;
    A man named Bro Eli was preaching from the East to the west. He was in the right track where the prophesy stated in the book of Isaiah.

    I hope many people from the west will accept the words of God that Bro Eli (the most sensible preacher of our time) is preaching

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY….

  19. Another great blog…

    … by a Filipino.

    Oh.

    By a Christian, to be more accurate.

    But interestingly, it is proven that the Philippines is indeed written in the bible and is in the prophesy.

    No doubt.

    Read again the blog if you don’t yet believe.

  20. 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.

    The Romans 8:28

    May God always guide us to fullfill the prophecy of spreading the word of God. My prayers are always with you Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel we miss you from the Philippines

  21. Hello Bro. Eli,

    I’ve heard and listened to so many bible preachers. And you are really one of a kind of preacher. You explained with authority and reference to what you explained. You are really a gifted preacher from God. No preacher have I ever known to have knowledge of what the bible says. You really are a gift from God and the answer to the prophecy. May you bring more souls to the Glory of God.l

  22. I am so sorry but reading the article above really
    made me laughed and irritated at the same time.
    The more I read it , the more it become silly the argument presented to support what it claims.
    First, it started on ‘ampalaya’ and claimed that its in the Bible.If we are to follow Mr Soriano’s argument that the fact that ampalaya is bitter,and the Bible mentioned about bitter herb,plus it also has seeds then ampalaya then is in the Bible.
    He is trying to appear clever by using the words ‘after it’s kind’ but again he shows how ignorant he because here .He want to imply that the phrase ‘after it’s kind’ means ‘kagaya’, or katulad But the truth is this simply means’kauri’
    In Biology ,cat would only give birth to a cat not to a dog ,even if they have the same numbers of legs or the same class as mammals.
    Generally speaking all living creatures are all in the Bible, as it is written that God created all of them.In this sense ampalaya is in the Bible ,but to tell that its specifically mentioned I think that is too much stretch,wanting to read what is not there
    is in a way that is trying to add something to the scriptures which you claim its forbbiden.

    I will comment on your claim abaut the Philippines and the so called prophecy next time.
    May God bless you and lead you to His fullness of truth found only in the Catholic Church.

    • Dear sister Winnie Ibe,

      In fairness to Brod Eli , he emphasized the word ampalaya is not mentioned in the Bible but “bitter herb”. To my understanding , ampalaya is a herb that tastes bitter.
      So ampalaya is only one example of plants in this planet that exactly fits the subject. Of course there are lots of plant that categorized as bitter herbs which are edible, but ampalaya is commonly used or consumed among Filipinos. So as a writer, the most popular object or things is an ideal example.

    • winnie ibe, you are a catholic am sure as you are claiming that the fullness of truth is found only in the catholic church. if you are a catholic therefore you believe in your god as represented in idols or statutes inside the temple of your church (church refers to a congregation of people that were called not the structure or building where they worship). you kneel down before them and pray before them. do you know that this practice is abominable before the living God of the Holy Scriptures and those that make them is cursed by the God of the Holy Bible: Deuteronomy 27:15 Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen. Deuteronomy 5:7-10 Thou shalt have none other gods before me. Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. (Holy Bible, King James version). this is just the first aspect that made me turn around and think seriously about leaving this sect. i will cite more next time.

  23. Ttere is a word Cyprus in the bible. Act 27:4 And putting to sea from thence, we sailed under the lee of CYPRUS, because the winds were contrary.

  24. I thank God for using Bro Eli as a vessel in preaching the true message. This is the glaring truth that nobody can refute.GLORY!!!

  25. i truly believe that Bro. Eli is indeed the messenger of God. How? Well, for one, before I have no clue about the Bible. I don’t know it. I don’t read it. All I know about it is that my grandma bought it because my brother and my cousins need it in school. We don’t read it, we don’t talk about it. We just let it acquire dust in the cabinet. But all that changed when I got to listen to Bro. Eli. When I first listened to him, for the first time, I got a clue of what the Bible was. And to think that I grew up and was a student of a Catholic School ran by priests and the daughters of charity. In short, Bro. Eli awoke that desire of mine to know more about my faith. I used to be a devout Catholic, but ever since I heard of Bro. Eli’s teachings and how he explained the things that bother me like no priest can, I realized that Bro. Eli is indeed mankind’s only chance to know the truth. Forget about the other preachers of this era. They are only there for the money. Bro. Eli is different. May God bless you always, Brother.

  26. that was amazing topic now I understand that word of god is very inspired to all people. and I believe that Brother Eli Soriano was a truly messenger of God, he is the most sensible preacher of our time the one and truly Preacher. he is intelligent in teaching, compassionate, humble, kind, and loving person. Philippines is where People were saved unto the coming end of the world. Thank you…Brother Eli Soriano for these wonderful wisdom. Francis, Pasig city manila…God bless you Brother eli wherever you are.

  27. Alvin,

    God bless you brother,I would like to ask you this,if you were once a devout catholic why then you claim that you never read the BIBLE?
    What’s worse you also mentioned that you have no clue at all.Isn’t that
    ironic? As if you are saying that you are wise, then at the same time
    a moron.
    Mr Soriano is indeed a very clever man in a sense that he has superlative memory however,the Bible is word of God and it’s written
    not just in foreign languages,but very ancient in which Mr soriano is
    clueless.I do pray for you as I’d been praying for the conversion of
    Bro Eli to become Catholic.
    May all the Saints and Angels of God pray for us.God bless us all,Amen

    • winnie,

      If you believed that Bro. Eli Soriano is only poisoning the minds of people to believe in him, then also pray to all the saints and angels of God to give you wisdom and strenght to face Bro. Eli Soriano and stop him what he is doing. If you became successful I will joint you because I want also to be saved. Otherwise, your saints and angels of your God, much to say your God is not true.

    • Winnie Ibe,

      Hahaha at least there is one soul praying for the conversion of the 1 big critizer of catholics. I hope God will hear you, lakasan mo ha. kasi sabi, the prayer of the righteous are heard by God. Baka madaig ka. magkita na lang tayo sa Members of Church of God International . God bless.

    • Winnie Ibe,

      If I may ask you Sis/Bro Winnie, how many “DEVOUT” catholic do you know who read the bible or perhaps go to church because of the Word of God? Isn’t it questionable to see your fellow catholic members goes to church wearing micro mini and tubes. Show your faith through your works. By the way im not a member of this group but I’d rather go with them than go with you. Peace be with you.

  28. Dear sister Winnie Ibe,

    In my understanding you are a die hard catholic. I’m also like you once upon a time. But came a time that change my view about the catholic faith. My dear sister try to open your eyes and your heart. Read the bible and you will discover by yourself that the religion you are embracing now is anti-Christ. There are many verses in the bible that can prove my allegation. Please pardon me if I hurt you but if is God’s way to awake you in your slumbering sleep,then so be it.

    Try to listen to Brod Eli in his programs and thereon you will dare your self in calling him “clue less”in the Bible. Please try to be fair and just by comparing his explanation or idea to the idea of your priest in all verses in the Bible,if it is necessary, before you make any conclusion.

  29. Winnie ibe,

    Isn’t it surprising that you were able to criticize such a considerably clear presentation of truth in the Bible when you are not able to spot the many inconsistencies and heresies in your beloved catholic faith? Try to study in depth your own religion to find it out yourself, don’t be blinded by your fanaticism.

  30. Yes! I really believe too even though im not a member of your congregation but a Roman Catholic. i listen to what brother Eli Soriano preach.. he is totally the messenger of God for our time.. He speaks the truth and you can feel it in your nerves when you listen to his preachings.. He (Bro. Eli) is the only one that speaks the Word’s of God purely.. And you can see to him who really Gods is? A strict but lovable God….

  31. i don’t want to talk rude to the others who comments bad about this article… Like this one who is a catholic… i am a catholic too and i know how catholic teach or preach… come on… in catholic you have this Big Idols… which we serve and kiss??? then when a preacher or what we called FATHER teach us do not really talk about God or really read all the bible’s verses and then explained it for us to understand clearly?… Do u think that catholic is much better than what bro. Eli tells us? Think of it.. Tsk.tsk! Save your soul and not your pride..

  32. Bro. Eli Soriano, no one else like you in this dispensation. Never that I encountered anyone expounding the Holy Bible like you do. Very clear and each item was supported by verses in the Bible. I’ve read and heard a lot from you and all I can say is you really are amazing, a real spiritual mind from God.

    More power to you and long live, Bro. Eli Soriano.

    God bless you.

  33. Facing the East when you are in the West is the same thing whe you are in the East facing the East or vice versa. It does not matter with the Lord when you are in the North facing the East of in the South facing the East. All of us will be facing Jesus and through Him we will face the Grand Architect of the Universe.

  34. And that’s one of the wisdom of God given to Brod. Eli Soriano in teaching the congregation. Thanks be 2 God for the unspeakable gifts.

  35. the leaders of this church are full of the holy spirit, during mass indoctrination I could not even memorize a single prayer from one of their coordinators due to the fact that when they pray it comes out from the heart. during prayer meetings, the choir could sing hymns I have never heard of before and it touched my heart made me repent of my sin and made me feel what it’s like to be a new creation.It was an unforgettable experience. I could never forget Dec. 14,2009 noon..as if evil spirits came out of me the abominations i have done in the past became clearer as I was submerged in water,time stopped … I was trembling with fear for I have felt the God of Israel.I trembled and cried hard. I often say before ….people over react when they are immersed! but when it was my turn to be baptized , I ate my own words and was overwhelmed with emotions I could not understand , joy and sorrow for I realized how sinful I am .my tears wont stop from flowing , my heart was washed by tears of regrets. I finally understood why the congregation cries when they pray, and is never ashamed to show how they felt, it is humiliating to some people but it shows that being a christian means embracing the virtue of humility, and we are tested in the furnace of humiliation.

  36. Another one of a kind teaching that only Bro Eli can deliver and explain in detail. Truly a God sent preacher to us christian. As always, to God be the glory!!!

  37. after reading this article i have a questioned about spreading the word of God. what is the true essence of spreading his word? it is been a hundred century of spreading the gospel and yet his people still not united by faith instead, we Christian’s are divided. i can see that almost every century a new christian church is born. in my town i cannot count anymore how many christian churhces we have, i ask my self is this is not the strategy of the devil to divide and conquer us all christian. by my point of view spreading the word of God and the works of Jesus is not end by just preaching, interpreting the gospel we missed some ingredients why God wants his words to spread from east to west that is to unite his people by one faith and voice so that we can attain everlasting peace and tranquility. sorry for my grammar im not an academe, im a filipino, why im not using tagalog language because i belive that we need one tongue to resolve our diffrences. I am most please if you write an article of how should we spread the word and the true essence of spreading it

    thank you and Godspeed!!!!

  38. to EYES, i appreciate your comment on this topic, however pls be carefull of using verses, i suggest you to examine those verses before using it. you may debate w bro ELI so you will know more about the taeching he is preacing

    more power to you

  39. God bless all ADD ,they may be given grace to recognize the truth about the sophistry of Eli Soriano.

  40. I love being a Trinitarian Universalist and no one can argue against me because this is my privilege (privilege – no one has the rights infront of God for He is the One who Holds the rights, not us)

  41. May God enlighten us all. You mentioned Jer Cha 30. During this time Israel/Jews are in captivity at Babylon. Moreover, the few remaining at Jerusalem will be further scattered as implied in chapter 29. Thus, fewer Israelite will be left.From the few remaining, a governor will be brought up or sprang from it. I do believe that this Governor is Jesus Christ and not anybody else. For the other verses sited I have no contest.
    Thank you….

  42. @Manuel Kelly,

    the “governor” in Jeremiah 30:21 who shall proceeds from the midst of them. Who is them? please read Jeremiah 30:18-20

    Jer 30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
    Jer 30:20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.

    Jesus Christ is the governor of all. (Mathew 2:6)

    He also govern the governor written in Jeremiah. It is His word he is going to preach, so as to learn and understand those word, Lord Jesus shall teach such governor, who shall proceeds from the midst of the congregation.

    Is there any preacher out there who teach the word of Lord Jesus Christ completely? Only him who is called by God had the capacity to teach this thing. Thanks be to God.

    Forever, to God be the glory!

    • When you believe Lord Iesus and understand His Power being The Alpha and the Omega, henceforth the Master of Time and the Master of Coincidence, you do not need any Biblical Defense anymore to prove that The Philippines is written in The Bible.

      Lord Iesus as The Alpha and The Omega, you should be aware of the existence of The Parallel Universe and likewise keen in perceiving Signs.

      See how you perceive The Secrecy of The Sphinx to relate with the Philippine Map. They are mystically identical. Henceforth, The Philippines is now The Trinitarian Egyptian Empire of The Most High Triune God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the Parallel Universe.

      If you do not believe, then you are underestimating the Omnipotence of Lord Iesus being The Alpha and The Omega.🙂

  43. @Jonathan Octaritartian Immanuel,

    If everyone had the faith of Christ written in the Scriptures, they will follow God without question and hesitation. But not all has the faith that God want us to have, that is why the Messenger is needed to be able for them to hear the word of God and then to believe and walk in them.

    And true Christians do not believe in any myth, man-made doctrines and invention, they believe in the word of God written in the Scripture.

    if you are not yet an MCGI member brother, please read always Bro. Eli’s blog. Or you may watch him in his livestream at http://www.livestream.com/elisoriano. Or you may attend ADD Bible Exposition and ADD Mass Indoctrination.

    Thanks be to God for his sent messenger in this dispensation, none other than, Bro. Eli Soriano.

    To God be the glory!!!

    • Mateopage,
      Yes, I am Winnie Ibe, I’d been praying for Bro. Eli for years. May God bless him with good health specially his spiritual health as he has already deceived many, perhaps even himself.

      Read my previous comments, they still stand. Bro Eli used too many Bible verses yet,he used them out of context.

      His arguments that the Philippines as being the “east” in those prophecy in Malachi 1:11 is a clear misuse and irreverent use of the Bible. He tried to push himself up to be glorified. Not to mention how he mentally prepared his readers on how and why the Philippines is like ampalaya(my favourite) that although its not named, it is in the Bible!!??
      To be honest, I really laughed at the same time amazed why some people don’t realized that they are deceived.

      Bro Eli. need not to talk about the ampalaya being mentioned in the Bible. ALL PEOPLE who believe in God accept that everything in this UNIVERSE was made by God. Hence its in the Bible. Read Genesis and presto you got the info. No christian will ever deny that the ampalaya is exempted as one of God’s creation.

      He made this “ampalaya” as analogy to argue thay although the Philippines is not specifically mentioned, yet its a recepient of a prophecy.
      Again, we know that there is a prophecy in the Bible both in Old and New testament that there is God’s plan for all nations (Matthew 28:19-20,Malachi 1:11,Acts 1:8, Acts 15:17, Ephesians 2:13-17)

      Note that all of these verses tells us that the preaching of ALL the Gentiles( Filipinos included) started from Jerusalem. Bro Eli twisted the true meaning of Bible just so he can deceived people.

      Again, let me explain that the two point of directions, east and west in Malachi1:11 denotes the WHOLE WORLD.(universal) and not movement of direction to one point to another point. Instead, it shows the extent HOW wide. God said,” in every place”,Christ said,” all nations” with that we are part of God’s plan of salvation.

      Our” sense” tells us that the sun only move from east to the west, yet, wherever you are on this part ot the globe,we see “sun rises from the east and sets at the west where we are and not from south to north.
      This tells us that the context of Malachi 1:11 is,” all nations” otherwise, God is not fair if the preaching doesn’t go to South to North.

      • @ Winnie, hi there again.

        I am quite sad in reading your comment above, but thanking God that still you have chance to investigate deeper through listening and reading, and chance to wake up. I have no more to say about this article for it was laid by Bro. Eli in very comprehending way. It’s just there are people who hate truth that’s why they condemned the prophecy, that is happening right now, in front of our very eyes. The will of the Lord will stand, whatever it takes! Despite of many fabricated lies and false accusation against the person of Bro. Eli Soriano, he’s teaching stand firm for it came from Lord Jesus Christ. His understanding will never fail for it came from the Lord Almighty.

        My prayer is for you Winnie, may the Lord give you understanding. And may we invite you to come over, listen to upcoming Mass Indoctrination on April 16, 2012 in all ADD Coordinating Center, while the WorldWide Bible Expo will be on March 30, 2012. I guess you have not heard the indoctrination we are holding, why not give it a try, for your souls’ sake.

  44. Just wanted to point out a correction for Bro Eli when he says in this article: “But in the Philippines, it is the only country in Asia that believes in the Bible and that takes the Bible as the authority of their faith.”

    Armenia is in Asia and is considered the first nation to have adopted Christianity as the state religion in a traditional date of c. A.D. 301. Armenians claim that Tiridates III (A.D. 238-314) was the first ruler to officially Christianize his people, his conversion predating the conventional date of Constantine the Great’s personal acceptance of Christianity on behalf of the Eastern Roman Empire (the Byzantine Empire).

    You will also find that Georgia, another Asian country, has one of the world’s most ancient Christian Churches, founded in the 1st century by the Apostle Andrew and that, in the first half of the 4th century, Christianity was adopted as the state religion

  45. Hello Bro. Steve,

    Would you mind to read again the blog and please notice how Bro. Eli established where in the East the prophecy will take placed, the east where sun rises = far east. Please visit this map of Far East.

    http://mappery.com/map-of/Far-East-Asia-Map

    Please notice what Bro. Eli discussed above, that countries in the far east believed not in the Bible less they have their own religion.

    Georgia and Armania is in the near east (middle east).

  46. @mateopage

    I will give you the exact quote he made:
    “But in the Philippines, it is the only country in Asia that believes in the Bible and that takes the Bible as the authority of their faith.”

    He says “the only country in Asia” not ‘the only country in the far east’

    That is a factual error.

  47. mateopage:

    Bro Eli said “But in the Philippines, it is the only country in Asia that believes in the Bible and that takes the Bible as the authority of their faith.”

    I was simply pointing out that that statement is incorrect. The reason it’s incorrect is because both Georgia and Armenia are in Asia. The sentence doesn’t say “far east” it says “Asia”

    • Steve,
      You are right to point out Bro Eli’s mistakes,
      he behave arrogantly and claims to be the central figure of Biblical prophecy.

      Mateopage cannot even defend his “preacher/prophet/father” claim. It is because his claim to it is base on his delusions and self promotion.
      Is there anything new? Cult leaders such as Manalo , quiboloy claims to be messengers, son of God. Bro. Eli is no different, they are all false prophets!!!

      • @Winnie, Hi there again.

        I suggest if you don’t mind to read your Bible once again Winnie and look for definition of false prophets.

        and why not read again the above blog, may be you will understand if God will permit. And the latest blog, you are quite lucky to hear Bro. Eli, is there anyone like him today?

        And I think Bro. Steve understand the blog. Thanks be to God for that.

  48. Hello Bro. Steve, thanks to your comments above.

    When Bro. Eli said “But in the Philippines, it is the only country in Asia that believes in the Bible and that takes the Bible as the authority of their faith.” did he not elaborated first in early paragraphs the near east, middle east and far east and where the prophecy is going to happen? Did he not elucidated the ‘far east asia’ before he wrote “that” statement.

    I may say if we are going to read only that specific portion and will not consider the other paragraphs that supported that statement, you are quite right, but the point is, we should read the whole context that made every statement correct.

    My understanding is that, when he said “that” statement, he is actually saying (because of the previous paragraphs already laid that supported the statement as well) “the Philippines, the only country in Far East Asia that believes in the Bible…”

    Thanks be to God!

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