Grammatically Speaking


Grammatically:

The word adventist is a noun.

The phrase seventh-day is an adjective (adjectival) phrase.

If the meaning of the word “Adventist,” is a person that awaits for the arrival or coming into being of something (which certainly is the true meaning), therefore:

the name, Seventh Day Adventist Church, means a church that awaits for the seventh day and not of the advent of Christ!

This fact is also true even if the original “Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia” is used!

Grammatically also:

It should be “cada septimo dia” because ever since Ellen White led this movement, some undetermined number of Saturdays have passed!

The Colossians were warned by the Apostle Paul about being judged for the non- observance of sabbaths and other carnal ordinances in meats and drinks which according to him are a shadow of the real thing that is Christ.

REVISED STANDARD VERSION

COLOSSIANS 2:16-17

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a sabbath. These are only a shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.

These are carnal ordinances given to the Israelites and will tarry until the appointed time of reformation!

KING JAMES VERSION

HEBREWS 9:10

Which stood only in meats and drinks, and diverse washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

These simple Biblical truths were not understood by the leaders of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Their blasphemy against the Holy Spirit alleging that “Sunday worship” is a mark of the beast have caused a toll in their understanding of the Scriptures!


KING JAMES VERSION

II CORINTHIANS 3:14-15; 4:4

But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which veil is done away in Christ.

But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

The facts are:

There will be a time of reformation. The appointed time is the change of the priesthood.

KING JAMES VERSION

HEBREWS 7:12

For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

From Moses to Christ!

KING JAMES VERSION

HEBREWS 3:1-3

Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honor than the house.

It was prophesied even in the time of Moses that Christ will replace him in the priesthood.

KING JAMES VERSION

DEUTERONOMY 18:18

I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

The fulfillment of this prophecy is Christ.

KING JAMES VERSION

THE ACTS 3:22

For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

KING JAMES VERSION

THE ACTS 3:20

And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

The law of Moses was changed and the law of Christ took effect.

KING JAMES VERSION

THE ACTS 13:39

And by Him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Until John is the law and the prophets.

KING JAMES VERSION

LUKE 16:16

The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

Christ is the end of the law.

KING JAMES VERSION

THE ROMANS 10:4-6

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)

We are now under the Law of Christ and not under the Law of Moses!

REVISED STANDARD VERSION

I CORINTHIANS 9:20-21

To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews; to those under the law I became as one under the law — though not being myself under the law — that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law — not being without law toward God but under the law of Christ — that I might win those outside the law.

The Law of Christ is the law that Paul taught to the first century Christians and not the Law of Moses.

KING JAMES VERSION

GALATIANS 6:2

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the Law of Christ.

The collection of “tithes” is a part of the Levitical law.

KING JAMES VERSION

HEBREWS 7:5

And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:

Is this not the reason why Seventh Day Adventist ministers cling to the Old Testament law of Moses? Tithing is not a Christian law! It was replaced when the priesthood was changed!

KING JAMES VERSION

HEBREWS 7:12

For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

The replacement for tithing is:

KING JAMES VERSION

II CORINTHIANS 9:7

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver

36 thoughts on “Grammatically Speaking

  1. May God show mercy to these people who are being misled by their leaders in Seventh Day Adventist Church. Thanks be to God we have Bro. Eli Soriano, the only sensible preacher in our times, to expose the false teachings of the Adventist.

  2. This is definitely the genuine teaching of Christ written in the Bible. I think the SDA has a double standard. While acknowledging that there are laws written in the Old Testament that are not applicable in the Christian era, they will just cherry pick on laws that can benefit their religion like tithing.

  3. Everyone that will believe in the Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDAC) are surely mislead. Thanks God we have Bro. Eli Soriano that rightly dividing the word of truth. From the scriptures itself, it is very evident that SDAC’s doctrine is not of God.

  4. Crystal clear explanation made by Bro. Eli. Others are blinded that’s why they cannot see. But for those who truly search for the truth, God can see hearts and His truth will shine on them just like it did to us. We searched, we found. Thanks be to God for Bro. Eli.

  5. Why is Mr. Eli Soriano too particular with the name of the church? Mr. Eli Soriano didn’t realize his church “Ang Dating Daan” changed its name seven times. Today their church is called MCGI which is biblically wrong. If you will understand Soriano’s church correctly “M” stands for “members”… in Mr. Soriano’s explanation in his TV program that; they are members of the first church established by Christ in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. Really?

    Christ established his Church on St. Peter and not on a rock. St. Peter headed the first Christian congregation or church or community. The word church was written first by the Essenes in the Dead Sea Scrolls. St. Paul copied it and used it to refer to Christian communities. Church is the word used by christians especially the “Early Church Fathers” who were catholics to change the words “Israel or house of Israel” in the Jewish bible.

    • [QUOTE]Christ established his Church on St. Peter and not on a rock. St. Peter headed the first Christian congregation or church or community. The word church was written first by the Essenes in the Dead Sea Scrolls. St. Paul copied it and used it to refer to Christian communities. Church is the word used by christians especially the “Early Church Fathers” who were catholics to change the words “Israel or house of Israel” in the Jewish bible.[/QUOTE]

      Proof please…

      • The proof is not only in the bible but the truth in history. The Essenes who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls used first the word “church”. Jesus Christ established the first church on St. Peter as recorded in Matthew 16:13-19. Christ was talking to St.Peter that upon him he established his church.

        FYI… the books in the bible contain legendary and allegorical stories. You cannot be sure that all happened exactly as they are written. Example is the flood in Noah’s time… it is a legendary story as told by Babylonians and Sumerians in their folklore. The Hebrew tribe who came from the land of Ur retold it and copied it in the Torah.

    • Why don’t you arrange a debate with Bro. Eli so you can prove your point and don’t be a coward, rather than protesting through facebook. I am very sure Bro. Eli will be very happy to accept your proposition.

    • I am sorry to inform you that you are wrong. Ang Dating Daan is the name of the TV and radio program aired since 1980’s. Through time, people associated it with the the church that Mr. Soriano is leading. That’s why most people like you, mistakenly think that Ang Dating Daan is the church’s name. Now, with regard to what you’re saying that MCGI is ‘biblically wrong’, how come? Could you please bother to give some biblical explanations to support your claim? It’s very important to do that.

      ‘Church of God’ has more than ten mentions in the bible.

      http://www.biblegateway.com/keyword/?search=church%20of%20God&version1=31&searchtype=all&limit=none&wholewordsonly=no

      That’s unlike the ‘Catholic church’ which was not even written in the holy scriptures.

      http://www.biblegateway.com/keyword/?search=catholic&searchtype=all&version1=31&spanbegin=1&spanend=73

      Now, the reason why we have to be particular with the name of the church is that it’s an indicator if the church is really true or not, according to the Bible.

    • Ang Dating Daan is a tv program if you are not informed. And will you please give me a verse on the scripture that the church is established on peter and not on the rock? Because logically if we think of it how come a church is being established on a person? how can it be? a church is a place to worship, a house of God, a community of God, then how come that it can be established on a person? when we established something or when we found an establishment(because you use the word establish) had it we find a place to where we put or establish the said establishment? isn’t it? so come to think of it, and please give me your answer.

  6. 1Timothy 2:11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness.
    1Timothy 2:12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.

  7. seventh day adventist church already lost in debate many times and to many other religious organizations. now they don’t tell their members that they had tasted so many defeats in religious debate.

  8. Thanks be to God for the wisdom and understanding He had given to Bro.Eli!

    Truly when it comes to topic of faith, so many teachings have polluted the minds of so many souls…Like this organization, the seventh-day adventist…a misnomer…a simple case of wrong grammar in English by Americans!

    It took a Filipino like Bro. Eli to correct that grammatical error😉

  9. To R.A.: You have so many things to learn.. Anyway, I think it would be better if you get the chance to ask Bro. Eli your question about the name of the church and why the word “members” is clung to the Church of God. Answer is very simple, but of course Bro. Eli can best answer that with all the important details you need to know. Now, if you are open-minded, there would not be a problem understanding why we use the name MCGI. However, if you are a fanatic of your religion, then, uhmm… well, you can definitely be sure you won’t accept Bro. Eli’s teaching.

    Take time to realize that the name of the church is very important and it should be right, and the present name of our church. as well as the previous ones, are all correct and true and they are all biblical. I assure you that.

    • You want me to ask Eli Soriano about the bible? I’m sorry to say that Eli Soriano is not the authority of the bible but the Catholic Church. Your leader learned the bible by himself, then if so… I think he projects only his own interpretation and not in harmony with the original writers. The Old Testament for example is a history of the Jewish people and he did not say about that… but like any other cultic religions he wants to teach that the Torah or the Tanach is changed through Jesus Christ.

      In naming your church “MCGI” unknowingly you are copying the Catholic Church by using the word “international”. This word means universal or catholic. During the time of the early church every sect was jostling to put a name on their church. There were the Gnostic, the Manicheans, Marcionian and the catholics. All of them evade to use the word God in their churches because religiously it is not allowed according to the Jews who are the owner of the bible. But the “Early Fathers” of the church use the words “church of God or Christ in their writings. You can find their writings as apochrypal or hidden but it is almost similar to the canonized books.

      After so many years the catholic church won the recognization of the people but christian sect today always assert to name their church as the true church. Is it the church of god… because it is written in the bible? No…. the reason for this is that among the early believers of one God especially the Jews… they cannot use the name of God in ordinary living. This is why the Jews use the word synagogue in their house of worship without the name God.

      In the Jewish tradition there are rules to be followed on how to use the name of God in written and in oral form.

  10. @R.A.

    Christ established his Church on St. Peter? Hehehe

    The owner of the Church was God not Christ. ITim3:15, so why are you saying Christ established the church on Peter? He was not even the owner of the Church that time?

    Read more my friend.

    • Why do you have also a church established by first Mrs Gulgulan, Perez and then Mr. Eli Soriano? How many names did your church have since it was established?

  11. R.A.,

    thanks for visiting this site.and finding time to comment althoughbaseless.
    It is a pity that you listened to invented accusations and didnt find time to really investigate.

    ANG DATING DAAN is a title of a television program and not the church’s name.
    2 COR. 1;1 CHURCH OF GOD is what’s written in the bible in capitals.

    A.R. SAID….Christ established his Church on St. Peter and not on a rock

    BIBLE SAID: EPH.2:19Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

    20And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, JESUS CHRIST himself being the CHIEF CORNER STONE.

    I SAY ;APOSTLES AND PROPHETS ARE BUILT UPON THE STONE WHICH IS CHRIST!
    IS NOT PETER AN APOSTLE OF CHRIST?WAS HE BUILT UPON
    THE STONE WHICH IS CHRIST??????

    BIBLE SAID:.. 1 COR 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and THAT ROCK was CHRIST.

    I SAY;WHO IS THE ROCK?PETER OR CHRIST????IS THE BIBLE LYING TO US??????

    now,who is the liar?is it bro eli or the catholic church’s leader????????

    BRO ELI is merely reading to us things written,WHY ARE YOU ANGRY WITH THAT?
    DID BRO ELI REALLY SAY THOSE VERSES?…..OR HE IS PLAINLY READING THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN?

    ISN’T IT VERY CLEAR FROM THE BIBLE THAT CHRIST IS THE ROCK????
    IS N’T IT FOOLISHNESS TO BELIEVE IN THINGS UNWRITTEN WHICH FALSE PROPHETS TEACH TO THOSE IGNORANT AND INNOCENT PEOPLE AND TWISTS WHAT GOD SAID?

    IF WE SAY THINGS ABOVE THOSE WHICH ARE WRITTEN,THEN WE ARE BOASTERS!!!
    FALSE PROPHETS BOASTS BY LYING.

    1 COR 4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might LEARN IN US not to think of men ABOVE THAT WHICH IS WRITTEN, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

    I SAY; NO MAN IS ABOVE THAT WHICH IS WRITTEN!ISNT THAT WHAT IS WRITTEN?
    IS THE POPE A MAN?IS HE ABOVE THE THINGS WRITTEN?ISNT THAT BOASTING ?
    IS THE POPE ABOVE CHRIST?IS HIS WORDS OVER CHRIST????????????????

    i hope you accept these supplied verses and go on to search deeply.
    I am deeply sorry if your faith is overturned,BUT IT IS WISE TO ACCEPT GOD’S WORD THAN BE SORRY…….

    1 THESS 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Chris

    CHRIST BEING THE ROCK WHERE THE APOSTLES INCLUDING PETER IS BUILT UPON IS PART OF THE GOSPEL PEOPLE SHOULD ACCEPT IF THEY WANT TO BE SAVED.

    YOU ARE GIVEN A CHANCE BY GOD TO SEARCH……. WITH THE PROMISE THAT THOSE WHO SEEK ….SHALL FIND ! DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME ON BASELESS TEACHINGS!AS CHRIST SAID…MARK 7;7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
    MARK 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

    I SAY;DID YOU READ THIS LAST VERSE?
    PEOPLE REJECT GOD THAT THEY MAY KEEP THEIR OWN…..OWN……OWN TRADITIONS!!!!!!!!!
    VERY CLEAR!!!!!!!! THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    CHRIST HIMSELF SAID THOSE WORDS.!!!!!!

    AS, THE CATHOLIC LEADERS CONTINUOSLY DENY CHRIST ..INDEED,THEY JUST PROVE THAT THEY ARE LIARS ………
    THEY CAN NEVER ACCEPT ALL THE THINGS WRITTEN FOR THEY ARE LIARS
    SAD FOR THEM TO ACCEPT …BUT UNDENIABLY TRUE!

    I HOPE THOSE VERSES OPEN YOUR HEART THAT YOU MAY SEE.
    THE SHEEP OF GOD KNOWS THE VOICE OF THE SHEPHERD…….

    WHEN GOD SAID…CHRIST IS THE ROCK……THEN ACCEPT THAT CHRIST IS THE ROCK AND NOT PETER.

    AND IF YOU ACCEPT THAT,THEN YOU MUST ACCEPT THAT YOUR CHURCH IS A BIG LYING WHORE THAT YOU MUST LEAVE IF YOU VALUE YOUR OWN SOUL….I HOPE YOU START TO DIG AND SEARCH FOR THE TRUE CHURCH……….WE WELCOME EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO FOLLOW GOD AND CHRIST !

    SINCERELY IN THE TRUEST SENSE OF THE WORD….LOVE!

  12. May the Peace of the Lord be upon you Bro Eli, Bro Daniel, workers and members of the Church of God, and all those into this blog. There will be little importance trying to show to the members of the sda the mistake in their church’s name, but let us not be frustrated, Bro Eli’s explanation might open their eyes to the TRUTH.

    As to r.a., I can only pray that you go on reading this blog and you might find God’s mercy in being able to understand the verses. I am sorry but let me just remind you that God built His Church upon Jesus Christ, the true stone, or rock mentioned in the verse, and not Peter.

    Let us all follow Bro Eli’s messages thru this blog, and we will not be lost. We will always pray to God for Bro Eli and Bro Daniel; may the persecution, and hardships brought upon by the ‘fake churches’ and the lost unbelievers subside, before the coming of Christ. In whatever manner, we will continue to share whatever we can, financially, and otherwise. May God always bless and protect you Brother Eli, and Brother Daniel.

  13. I coundn’t agree more with Bro.Eli.I hope the ATSI, SDA’s website will someday leave their pretentous claims!I hope before you preach your church make it sure you know the meaning of it,first.

  14. from R.A

    Mr. Eli Soriano didn’t realize his church “Ang Dating Daan” changed its name seven times. Today their church is called MCGI which is biblically wrong.

    ignorant of your own ignorance. the church is not Soriano’s, it’s from Christ

    and we didn’t change the church’s name. We have many names. City of truth etc… so we didn’t change it.

    from R.A again

    If you will understand Soriano’s church correctly “M” stands for “members”… in Mr. Soriano’s explanation in his TV program that; they are members of the first church established by Christ in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. Really?

    Christ established his Church on St. Peter and not on a rock. St. Peter headed the first Christian congregation or church or community

    you really are ignorant of your own ignorant. Christ did not establish the church on peter but on the rock. peter in greek is petros which means piece of rock while the verse in matthew 16:18 says upon this rock (PETRA) so the church was never established to peter… judging from this your whole statement came from an irrelevant and mislead understanding. therefore rendering the whole argument as fallacy.

  15. none of the wicked shall understand ( Dan.12:10 ) thats why they were misled till the end of time because seventhday adventist steadfast in false beliefs…

  16. “Why is Mr. Eli Soriano too particular with the name of the church?” – R.A.

    BECAUSE, Brother Eli base from the Bible, and the holy scriptures is VERY MUCH PARTICULAR with everything that concerns the salvation of man.

    The apostle Paul preached, “…that you may learn by us NO TO GO BEYOND WHAT IS WRITTEN…” (I Cor. 4:6) They were very much particular with the scriptures. Paul particularly mentioned the name of the Church that they preached, which is the Church of God (I Cor. 1:1-2). There are more than 10 verses that say that the church is called CHURCH OF GOD. NO CATHOLIC CHURCH or SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH was written in particular. NONE.

    The congregation of God in the Bible is called in many names, like CITY OF TRUTH, CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS, etc. We have registered it so that FALSE GROUPS AND PREACHERS will not be able to use it. The name of God and anything that belongs to HIM should not be used in vain and in evil intentions to deceive people. “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain…” – Deut. 5:11

    Christians are disciplined by these principles, which PAGANS like CATHOLICS lack.

    BROTHER ELI is a CERTIFIED CHRISTIAN. He is very much disciplined in preaching Christ’s teachings ACCURATELY with God’s help and mercy.

    May the Lord open your heart.

  17. I pity those who are new to the Christian faith who had been misled and deceived by the so-called “Bible genius”. Had they thoroughly examined the Scriptures before committing themselves to Mr. Soriano’s group, then they would not have been dragged into the pit of falsehood and lies from where they now find themselves gasping for escape. To reiterate, half-truths are misleading and very dangerous! Don’t you think it’s about time to reconsider your belief while you still have the chance to do so? Don’t you think you had been fed with half-truths by the man you believe to be “Bible genius”? The choice is yours!

    • u just did an AD Hominem Act. you did not object nor answer the argument, instead, with a diversionary tactic, you just asked us to reconsider our belief while in truth, we already did. and more so, 7th day adventist truly have grammar errors and more so, half truths are still truth, compare to a whole lie in which these bunch of adventist didn’t even notice nor reconsider their erroneous belief. you are like spitting in heaven yet the saliva landed in your own nose… pity and childish act indeed not answering bro eli’s argument and reiterating another topic.

  18. Amazing how Bro. Eli started off with grammar correction then succeeded it with wrong doctrines of 7th Day Adventists.

    It only shows how wrong the adventists’ doctrines are based from how they conceptualized their church’s name.

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