Still Stuck on Mass and the Eucharist


One of my readers named Babe asked me: Why do some people keep on wasting their time criticizing the belief of others? Is this a Christian work? Or is it just you? 

My answer:  It’s not just me and my own; it is Christ’s way of liberating people from errors and fallacies! It is from Him we pattern our interactions, especially as he said in MARK 7:7, Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Jesus Christ criticized the man-made doctrines of the Jews! So we also criticize the practices of some – not to waste our time – but for errors and fallacies to be highlighted – so that people will be liberated from their ignorance of Christ’s way.

MATTHEW 15:5-9

5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;

6 And honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

7 Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,

8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

The Catholic Mass is a man-made doctrine, and so I have compassion for the many millions who were made to believe that it is a commandment of God!

It is always an act of love to show people their errors that they may reform and be saved from shame! If criticizing the belief of others is a waste of time according to you, why are you criticizing our way which is the way of Christ? Aren’t you contradicting yourself? To disapprove of something rightfully being used by others and then approve of what you wrongfully use is utterly against the Bible.

THE ROMANS 14:22

Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. 

Please note that I am not aware of you reading my blogs. I hope that in your doing so, your time is not being wasted!

Another comment from a certain Michael says, “In your church you do it another way, not similar to the Roman Catholic’s but it’s the same way actually.” [Laughter]

How can it be the same when, according to you, “In your church you do it another way….” Understand first the meaning of the simple word, “other” or another before you laugh!

“Other” or another means different, and in no way could they be the same. The intention is different; therefore, the spirit is different.

KU, my reader says: “All religions were invented by men. No one can say one is better than the other. No one religion can guarantee eternal salvation, if ever there is such a thing. Denigrating other religions, whether it’s Roman Catholic, Anglican, Islam, etc, so as to give the impression that yours is better, doesn’t work for me. It’s like when courting a girl. Telling the girl about the imperfections of your rivals only reflects on your own insecurities. Stand on your own. Highlight your good qualities but not on the expense of others.”

The work of preaching is not dictated by men, starting from topics to delivery. You do not compare it, for example, with worldly activities like courting. And there is no system that works for one and doesn’t in another. It is either it is according to God’s will or not.

It is not our principle to stand on “our own” as you said! And we do not “highlight our good qualities at the expense of others!” It is our principle to stand on the faith we learned from the Bible.

COLOSSIANS 1:23

If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

It is your own belief that all religions were invented by men! Where did you base that claim? The Bible teaches a religion established by God and not by men!

MATTHEW 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

JAMES 1:27

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

There are those who have established their own righteousness like you! It is obviously because of a different intention and therefore, a different spirit that works. The Bible says something about submitting to the righteousness of God. In ROMANS 10:3, For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 

As to your charge that I criticize to my own advantage, it is not good for anybody to highlight his own qualities! Mali ka dyan pare! You don’t know me. PROVERBS 27:2 tells us, Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips. 

Further, it is not true that we are “DENIGRATING” anybody or any religion! We are telling the truth! Telling the truth so that the people may know is not denigrating. You cannot blacken something already black; you cannot speak damagingly of something already damaged! On the other hand, you must tell the TRUTH! And telling the truth is telling it as it is.

Sometimes truth can hurt us and others, but telling the truth is a duty. That is just what I am doing here. I cannot, for example, greet Godspeed to those who practice their man-made inventions. The Bible says in PROVERBS 24:24, He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: 

Still another reader, Doug Lawrence says:At Mass, Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, who IS the perfect and eternal sacrifice for the sins of the world, is NOT sacrificed again and again, but he most certainly is OFFERED UP to God the Father again and again, for the sins of the world … renewing the divine promise of salvation … every hour of every day … every day of every year … in virtually every nation on earth.” 

My question is: Who gave you or your priests the right to offer again and again the Lord Jesus Christ at the altar of the Catholic Church? As you said, “but he most certainly is OFFERED UP to God the Father again and again, for the sins of the world….”

The truth is that it is Jesus Christ who offered Himself up according to the Bible! What right do human beings have in offering up Jesus Christ? Is that even commanded for believers to do? Would God accept a Christ being offered up by others? And would Christ allow human beings to offer him up to the Father? What ascendancy do Catholic priests have over having to offer up Christ to the Father – even just once?

Here’s what the Bible says in three references.

HEBREWS 7:27

Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. 

HEBREWS 9:14

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 

HEBREWS 9:26

For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 

Note in the preceding verses the following citations! The words “offer himself” and “sacrifice himself” point out that He did the act himself. The verb is reflexive.

“Who needeth not daily”…

“for this he did once, when he offered up himself”

“offered himself without spot to God”

“but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin

by the sacrifice of himself”

The offering of Christ gives sanctification or holiness, because of the sacrifice he had to undergo. Surely, it does not speak of his body and blood simply given on a platter by human beings in rituals, and then offered up to God. There is sacrifice involved.

HEBREWS 10:10

By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of

Jesus Christ once for all. 

HEBREWS 10:10(BIBLE IN BASIC ENGLISH)

By that pleasure we have been made holy, by the offering of the body

of Jesus Christ once and for ever.

It will constitute an insult then to Christ if anybody will offer Him up again and again!

HEBREWS 6:6

If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. 

Partaking of the bread and cup as commanded to the 1st century Christians is not to offer again and again what Jesus Christ had offered “once for all” and “once forever”. It is proclaiming the Lord’s death until He comes.

I CORINTHIANS 11:26(REVISED STANDARD VERSION)

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 

I CORINTHIANS 11:26(KING JAMES VERSION)

For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come. 

I CORINTHIANS 10:16-17

16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 

We are 100% certain that “this bread” is not the “host” of the Catholic Church!

MATTHEW 15:17

Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 

The host is fed through the mouth and will certainly be cast out into the draught! The bread Christians have to partake is not literal but spiritual!

JOHN 6:50, 63

50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Being a part of the body “or the church” is the way to partake with the bread or flesh and the blood of the Lord Jesus!

I CORINTHIANS 10:17

For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

The body is the church!

COLOSSIANS 1:18

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

66 thoughts on “Still Stuck on Mass and the Eucharist

  1. Bro. Eli, reading your latest blog is overwhelming and I would like to shout out that I am proud that my leader is truly the sent of God! I am a proud member of MCGI, Members Church of God International. Thanks be to GOD for giving you such wisdom that others covet. And thanks be to God for sharing such wisdom to us and to all.

    May the Lord open the blinded eyes of Catholic members and stop the tradition of eucharist and mass, and many more, man-made doctrines according to the Bible. We must be thankful that there is somebody in person of Bro. Eli shouting the TRUTH and teaching the truth despite of many hindrances and risks.

    I had been once a catholic and I grow not spiritually. The reasons are very clear above.

  2. Readers who practice a clean conscience will understand the truth being preached by Bro. Eli. Thanks be to God for enlightening us.

  3. To Babe:

    Isn’t it more assuring to practice our faith with Biblical basis?

    Not to waste our time, money, effort… specially our SOUL…

    God bless

  4. there!!! To God be the glory!!!
    ask your priest, bishop, archbishop, cardinals and the pope? maybe your leaders can help you…
    our leader is answering you and not hiding, he always protects us… what a leader should do…

  5. I like it when brother Eli answers the comments of others. Its just a simple but true answer that nobody can deny. The truth enlightens more when someone contradicts what brother Eli says.
    MGA PRE!!! IBAHIN NYO SI BRO ELI… HE IS THE ONLY SENSIBLE PREACHER IN OUR TIME!!!
    YEAH🙂

  6. Bro Eli… my friend comment in this topic in FB says:
    Jason Cabiles : stick with your beliefs…And WE’LL continue our ways of glorifying God, and please, RESPECT (do not condemn) our FAITH, and leave us alone..

    What Can u say about this bro Eli….

    • he’s mind and heart is as hard as the hardest thing in the world…telling the truth doesn’t mean condemning…bro.eli wants us to be saved, respecting a wrong faith is wrong…

      just an opinion🙂

    • @Dexter Aguinillo our Bro ELi is just exposing the truth in the BiBle… and you said RESPECT take this( when you are telling the truth you are also being respectful…)

  7. Thanks be to God. I would never have even the slightest chance to know the truth if not because of Bro. Eli. he is undeniably the most sensible preacher of our time. I always make it to a point to read Bro. Eli’s blog posts in spite of my tight schedule. I am always overwhelmed and excited to read an email from feed burner notifying me of a new post form https://esoriano.wordpress.com.. Thanks Bro. Eli for taking time to write posts on your blog though we know that the whole 24hrs a day is not even enough to propagate the words of God. Thank you so much. To GOD be the glory forever.

  8. Wow! God’s wisdom manifests through the answers of Bro. Eli. Thanks be to God for enlightening answers. No one can really refute the words of God in the Bible! The best fortress against all lies! To God be the glory!

  9. now that’s what i call “How to Pawn a Satanic Belief – Eliseo Soriano Style”. PRAISE BE TO THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY AND OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST! More power to you Bro Eli.

  10. Bro.Eli is like a magician and he is indeed very good at it. It present something and people are amazed,me included at times.Like a magician however,he employs tricks to his performance like a hustler in card games leaving some of his viewers wondering if its real. Unfurtunately many are being deceived.Any informed Catholic however could easily refute his claims about the sacrficial nature of the Holy Mass or the Eucharist.
    He misrepresented the Catholic position which is typical of any protestant or cult to attack. Bro. Eli simply could not understand it or he deliberately uses an strawman argument which he is most of the time.
    Bro Eli misappropriated Bible prophecy for himself when he used Malchi1:11 to support his claim as the Sugo or prophey from the east. He said that prophecy belongs to him and not Manalo,not Quiboloy and neither in the Korean “Rev. Moon,but himHe further argued the its the Philippines,not Japan or again Korea that Malachi 1:11 referring to as,”The East”

    The truth is,Malachi1:11 prophecy refers to the Holy Mass or the Holy Eucharist that we offer to God.Christ Jesus is “PURE and perfect sacrifice which the Catholic Church continously offer for the forgiveness of sin.Come to our Church and see for yourself the fulfillment
    of this Prophecy for at the Mass we have Christ as our sacrifice on our altars and we also use incense.
    For from the rising of the Sun to its setting my name is great among the nations,and every place INCENSE is offered to my name, and a PURE OFFERING; for my name is great among nations says the Lord of hosts.

    I never heared ADD now
    uses incense nowadays ,do they?
    The holy mass is true sacrifice but not a new one ,it is the same sacrifice at the Calvary yet in unbloody manner. Catholic priests received from Christ the authority to minister the New Testament and that is the holy sacrifice of the Mass. What the Apostles received from
    Christ was passed on to our priest. Luke 22:19-20 it reads,”Then he took a loaf of bread and when he have given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them,saying,”This IS my BODY which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”And he did the same with the cup after supper,saying,This cup IS poured out for you is the NEW covenant in my blood.”
    Hence,Christ is instituted PRIESTHOOD and the bread and wine which his Body and blood is the sacrifice. We don’t crucify him again and again.

    • Sorry for few typo errors, i am only using my iphone and i got carried away without me editing prior to clicking “publish”
      i will respond point by point by the end of next week ,at present I am extremely busy.
      I will present the biblical position and not pure deception.
      I want to challenge Mr Soriano in this topic, I don’t think he will accept my challenge though.

      • I am inviting you Winnie and your bishops or catholic defender to attend the Worldwide Bible Exposition Hosted by Bro. Eli Soriano on Friday, Feb 3, 2012 at 6:30pm. Venues: All ADD Coordinating Centers.

      • We are inviting you to our Bible Exposition. Challenge him there. Don’t just post some comment here saying that you want to challenge him. Make it formal. Prove it.

      • @Winnie I strongly recommend you should look for the Catholic Encyclopedia and you will see the Magic of Roman Catholic Church secrets…. you are a catholic member you shoul be acquiring your History book …. look for the killings of humans done by your church … and ask your priest if its true or not then you will see their magic of priest you ask.

    • Bro. Eli is never be like a magician as you had implied, maybe you are talking to your priests/pastors, but sorry not Bro. Eli. You are barking the wrong tree. He teaches what’s in the Bible, no more no less, no tricks! Whose audience is tricked and by who? We, members of MCGI were not tricked by Bro. Eli, we are enlighted that’s why we believed. Claiming that any informed catholic can refute Bro. Eli, is different from proving. Prove it Biblically. Bro. Eli never represents catholic position for your information, how can he misrepresent it? he rebukes catholic position about mass and eucharist, he rebukes it Biblically. Actually, you miss all the targets! Where in the world you got your assumption that Bro. Eli appropriate himself or the Phils in Mal 1:11? Please read again the blog, again and again, in any manner you may understand.

    • your post is politely-veiled, but it reeks of hypocrisy. anyway, i was actually waiting for you to make a good point or a counter argument, but all i read were a couple of ad hominem attacks and name-calling. and your “truth about Malachi1:11 prophecy” isn’t even sensible.

      “Christ was passed on to our priest…” <<< wow, big words. Christ and the apostles are in no way related to your priests or churchfathers. and if you say Peter is catholicism's very first churchfather i'll slap you😛 just kidding. of course you need 1st century historical records to prove that.

  11. Here are exchanges of views between Mr. Soriano and Babe as well as my opinion;

    One of my readers named Babe asked me: Why do some people keep on wasting their time criticizing the belief of others? Is this a Christian work? Or is it just you?

    “My answer: It’s not just me and my own; it is Christ’s way of liberating people from errors and fallacies! It is from Him we pattern our interactions, especially as he said in MARK 7:7, Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

    Jesus Christ criticized the man-made doctrines of the Jews! So we also criticize the practices of some – not to waste our time – but for errors and fallacies to be highlighted – so that people will be liberated from their ignorance of Christ’s way.”

    My opinion:

    Mr. Soriano: If you think that your way is Christ way and that you are liberating the people… how do you know? Please elaborate your explanation by not only citing vague passages in the bible as proof but state the facts about your religion’s record in history to prove that your religion is Christ way. If it is from Christ that you patterned your religion; does it mean that the original christians [catholics] who wrote the bible are wrong? If they are wrong please explain how can you be right with your religion when MCGI just sprouted like a mushroom in 1970 just like also the INC in 1914. Are you not making your own private interpretion of the bible just to establish a religion?

    In the 2nd paragraph you said that; “Jesus Christ criticized the man-made doctrines of the Jews!”

    In my opinion Christ criticisms of the doctrines of the Jews can be read through the writings in the bible by the early christians. If the early christians by historical records can be proven that they are todays catholics then… how can you say that the catholics are wrong in their doctrines?

    Please answer!

    • Historical records to prove that catholics are the early christians? or historical records that catholics are murderers of early Christians and even they own brethren (catholics)? Who proves what? Christ doctrines will never be catholics doctrines!! Its already proven by historical records!

    • some points:

      – the bible wasn’t written by catholics, most was written by jews. and the early christians were not catholics for crying out loud! they didn’t even know what that term means.

      – it doesnt take a genius to know that Roman catholicism were founded by romans (aka pagans)

      – you can’t prove that the early christians then became catholics by historical records because no such record exists. that story of having Peter as their first churchfather just sprouted like a mushroom in rome planted by some council who didn’t even understand Jesus. it’s like they always start with peter, then some ~400 years time gap = RC as we know it.

      – MCGI isn’t about having an epic beginning or origin, it’s about restoring the epic Truth and the original Faith in Christ, and that’s just what matters most.

    • Odan Matig-a said

      My opinion:

      Mr. Soriano: If you think that your way is Christ way and that you are liberating the people… how do you know?

      Im sorry but you are missing the Point! the point being raised was A question if what Bro Eli is doing was right. So Brother Eli was merely proving that It is indeed Biblical and answered the question of babe!
      though I believe that it is, proving that His way are Christ’s way is yet another point.

  12. Mr. soriano says:

    “The Catholic Mass is a man-made doctrine, and so I have compassion for the many millions who were made to believe that it is a commandment of God!”

    Reply:

    The mass is biblical! When you say that this is man-made then you are wrong. Remember this! The NT was written to reform Judaism which is why you have this opinion that the jews have a man-made doctrine. This opinion comes from the bible which is also the opinion of the early christians who were catholics. Christ instituted the mass during the last supper. christ is the last sacrifice but the mass was instituted to liberalize the jewish practice of the slaughter of animals in the temple. The original jewish apostles were anti temple and they abhorred animal sacrifices in the temple. The apostles converted the gentiles who were hellenists or greeks which is why the NT books are written in greek.

    • Opinion here..opinion there…from the start of this blog, I have never encountered an opinion from Bro. Eli, but words supported by scriptural passages.

      It is your opinion mister/miss odan, you interpret Bible by your own opinion.

    • the answers are all there already! why can’t you catholics understand? the Truth is so close, like slapping distance close! sana magising na kayo! don’t listen to your priests! bakit ba kasi pinagbabawalan kayo ng mga pari niyo na magbasa ng biblia? who gave them the authority para ipagdamot yun? buti kung malilinis sila gaya ng mga Levite priests ng OT, but no, theyre hypocrites!

  13. hahaha!!! i laughed at michael’s comment, he was bombarded with his own doing, i hope he realized the error of what he said “In your church you do it another way, not similar to the Roman Catholic’s but it’s the same way actually.”

    he even compared preaching to courting. a very weak argument.

    he was contradicting himself with just a comma away.

    and bro eli is right. the first commentator hates others criticizing another, but she herself criticized bro eli.

    as for the last one, almost all of his statements are not biblical. 98% of it, without exaggeration.

  14. Critics of Bro. Eli must come to their senses and accept the fact that his every religious contention has solid biblical basis unlike other preachers. Pure and undefiled Christian doctrine strictly from the scripture is the kind of religious knowledge that he possesses and preaches about.

    Take note that this article as usual is based not from his personal opinion or analysis but rather it is in itself, the “ultimate facts” logically derived from the “evidential or evidentiary facts” written or explained straight from the bible. Truth-seekers just have to be impartial and objective with their observation as regards to his biblical explanation in order for them to understand that the so-called “Mass” as practiced by the Catholic Church is just a doctrine of man and not of God.

  15. Another comment from a certain Michael says, “In your church you do it another way, not similar to the Roman Catholic’s but it’s the same way actually.” [Laughter]

    Mr. Soriano replies:

    {How can it be the same when, according to you, “In your church you do it another way….” Understand first the meaning of the simple word, “other” or another before you laugh!

    “Other” or another means different, and in no way could they be the same. The intention is different; therefore, the spirit is different.}

    My opinion:

    If you are admitting the opinion of Michael that “your church do it another way” and not similar to the catholics so the question is; how can be your church [MCGI] be of Christ when it is different with the Catholic Church? Remember this; the catholics wrote and compiled the NT bible and the writings in the bible should be interpreted by the authority of the Catholic Church. You are interpreting the bible by yourself and privately which is the reason why your church is of a different spirit and it is wrong.

    • it seems, you are totally lost on your comment. Remember this as well: catholic church is not the true church. that’s why MCGI is different from your, and its way of worship is different as well from yours.

      Moses is not catholics, prophets are not catholics, and never the apostles who wrote the Gospel are catholics. Interpretations come from God Himself who inspired the writers of the Bible. And it is HIM who had the authority whom to give the wisdom and the understanding.

      It is very true that your spirit and MCGI spirit is different. And who interprets the Bible privately and by ownself???

      Own reasonings sometimes make the eyes blind!

      thanks be to God, He sent Bro. Eli and we leave our own reasonings behind and let the reasons of God lead us. You may also leave your own reasonings Mr. Odan and let the reasons of God lead you.

    • this is getting quite annoying: catholics didn’t write the bible! compiled, yes, but write, for the last time NO. it seems like you’re hanging onto that one belief of yours that catholics wrote the NT. well sorry to disillusion you sir.

  16. Mr. soriano asks:

    “My question is: Who gave you or your priests the right to offer again and again the Lord Jesus Christ at the altar of the Catholic Church? As you said, “but he most certainly is OFFERED UP to God the Father again and again, for the sins of the world….””

    Reply:

    The answer is; Christ offered his body and blood in the last supper to be done in commemoration of him. Read Luke 22:19.
    The mass is a sacrifice of the body and blood of Jesus Christ which Christ himself instituted in the Holy Eucharist.

    Mr. Soriano says:

    “The truth is that it is Jesus Christ who offered Himself up according to the Bible! What right do human beings have in offering up Jesus Christ? Is that even commanded for believers to do? Would God accept a Christ being offered up by others? And would Christ allow human beings to offer him up to the Father? What ascendancy do Catholic priests have over having to offer up Christ to the Father – even just once?”

    Reply:

    Christ offered himself as a living sacrifice. Theologically Christ revised the law of Moses. Since the mosaic law obliged the Jews to sacrifice animals in the temple for the remission of sins… in the new covenant it is different. Christ told his apostles to preach and to forgive sins. You see! Christ gave the authority to the apostles to forgive sins. Another question; did Christ authorized also his apostles to offer his blood and body in the sacrifice of the mass to be commemorated in churches every Sunday of the week? The answer is YES! Why? Because the saying of mass by priest is the christian way or equivalent of Jewish sacrifice of animals in the temple. In Catholicism the animal sacrifice is abolished but a catholic is obliged to hear mass every Sunday. A parishioner can confess her/his sins to a priest without the need of going to Jerusalem to sacrifice an animal for their sins to be forgiven.

    Mr. Soriano quotes some bible passages:

    Here’s what the Bible says in three references.

    HEBREWS 7:27

    Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

    HEBREWS 9:14

    How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

    HEBREWS 9:26

    For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

    Note in the preceding verses the following citations! The words “offer himself” and “sacrifice himself” point out that He did the act himself. The verb is reflexive.

    Reply:

    I have no problem with these verses but these have nothing to do do with Luke 22:19 which is a commandment by Christ to his apostles to do the Holy Eucharist in commemoration of him.

    • Odan Matig-a says: “You see! Christ gave the authority to the apostles to forgive sins.”

      My reply: of course! thank you for pointing that out captain obvious, have a gold star🙂 now, what does it have to do with catholicism again?

      Odan Matig-a says: I have no problem with these verses but these have nothing to do do with Luke 22:19 which is a commandment by Christ to his apostles to do the Holy Eucharist in commemoration of him.

      My reply: you’re wrong, it has something to do with those verses! if you would read Luke 22.19 between the lines AND along with those three verses you should get the logic. that everything is done in spirit, and not just literally eating a bread in public over and over and on a daily basis. now, since you seem to like Luke 22.19 so much, i have a question: why is it that you catholics celebrate the “pasko ng pagkabuhay” annually when it wasn’t even a commandment by the Lord Christ? Who instead made mention of something (according to Him in Luke 22) more worth remembering, which is the final meal or the last supper, or the night BEFORE he died. hmmm i think you catholics got it all mixed there.

      as for the rest of your replies… uh, big words, bold claims.

    • The three reference verses are related to Luke 22:19. In fact, their meaning are in harmony with one another. Read them again!

  17. Mr. Soriano says:

    “Partaking of the bread and cup as commanded to the 1st century Christians is not to offer again and again what Jesus Christ had offered “once for all” and “once forever”. It is proclaiming the Lord’s death until He comes.”

    Reply:

    What was commanded by Christ to the first christians to offer his blood and body in the holy sacrifice of the mass is valid until today. This a revision of the law of Moses to offer an animal sacrifice in the temple of Jerusalem for the remission of sins.

    • Odan Matig-a aren’t you contradicting what was written in your favorite verse, Luke 22:19? the partaking of the bread and cup is only a REMEMBRANCE of what Jesus Christ had offered “once” for all, which is the Sacrifice. a remembrance of that night, the final meal. It is not done to sacrifice/crucify Him again and again when you feel like it, or every Sunday, or everytime you sin, just like animal sacrifices in OT.

  18. Mr. Soriano says:

    “We are 100% certain that “this bread” is not the “host” of the Catholic Church!”

    Reply:

    I am also 100% certain that you wrong in your interpretation of the bible because you are not an authority of the bible. The authority is the magesterium of the Catholic Church.

    • Your magesterium of catholic church that teaches false teachings about LIMBO and PURGATORY?is that the one you boast of having authority of interpreting the bible? come on face the reality, Bro. Eli is the most sensible preacher of our time. If you claim that the magesterium who are bloated with food and money are the one in authority to interpret ask them to open a blog and we will see which one is telling the TRUTH based on the Bible.. . Read Isa 29:12 its about having highest degree of education vs. unlearned, who among them have been blessed to read the book.

  19. Many are still standing firm in claiming that catholics are the first chiristians in the Bible, despite of realities that we are seeing everyday. Catholic killed catholic. catholic kidnapped catholic. catholic holdapped catholic. catholic suing catholic and many others.

    Mat_7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
    Mat_7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
    Mat_7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

    If your (catholic) doctrine really followed Christ doctrines do you think those things will happen?

    Bro. Eli, in this blog and other blogs refuting catholic tradition and man-made doctrines is Biblical. If catholic church has the authority to interpret the Bible how come they never come to understanding it. Catholic church teaches their own-made doctrine! They are the one who made it (mass and eucharist, etc), of course it follows they are the one who will interpret it. it just happened it is non-Biblical!

  20. if they say catholic church is the true church and for the sake of the argument is last church standing on earth, I will not join that church. Biblically speaking, I will have chances to be saved thru God’s mercy. Because even I do good and give everything to the catholic church as my way of worship to their god, this is all vain in the eyes of true God.

  21. no way catholic church is the true church and the church that follows Christ doctrines! try to pinch yourself Odan. You must be hallucinating!

  22. to a blind man, to justify whatever matter of truth you’ll release, he will never see it, because he is blinded by his own reason. poor are those blind.

  23. well said Bro. Eli, i just give thanks to God that he gave us understanding of His words, not like other people who had a hard time understanding the word ” DO NOT” worship images (Jer 25:6)
    More power Bro. Eli, may our God will continue to bless you with good health as He is using you in this end times.

    Sis, juliet

  24. i like the part when bro eli said “mali ka dyan pare”…
    so true!! damage has been done by the false religion..
    thank God He gave us Brother Eli.. and truly To God be the glory!!!

  25. the catholic faith has many false doctrines, can anyone here prove that purgatory is a teaching of christ? is making a graven image out of a tree and worshipping it a teaching of christ? what about the limbo? payment for the baptism,mass for the dead,marriage etc.? repetitive prayers like ten times our father, twenty times aba ginoong maria when getting a communion a teaching of christ?(i experienced it when i was in grade 3) is praying a rosary a commandment of christ? mula pa 1521 tayo niloloko ng mga yan

  26. Eucharist in Greek is εὐχαριστία (eucharistia) which means “Thanksgiving” or “giving gratitude”.

    In Catholic Theology, the Eucharist as the “body of Christ” began during the early second century, curiously after the death of the apostles (something fishy about it). The writings of St. Ignatius of Antioch (if it is right to call him a saint) [Ignatius to Philadelphia 4:1] confirms that in the second century, there are still christians that do not believe that the “ostia”, the circular wafer, is the body of Christ. (Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans 7:1)

    Here are my points:
    *To catholics, why did you deviate from the original meaning of the word, Eucharist? Why did it became a doctrine, AFTER the death of the apostles? Why is that, your sacrament became “too literal”?

    *To Bro. Eli, thank God for a preacher like you. Being a history buff, I have never linked my hobby and my religious beliefs. If there are errors in my points, I am ready to accept correction.

    • I still have one question, though. How does your church celebrate the Lord’s Supper? Do you use bread (from the bakery)? or any food will do?

    • we share the same thirst for answers to those questions my friend. and here i thought i was the only one who thinks that something’s a little off in the death of the apostles and the sudden change of meaning of the Eucharist. coincidence? i think not! it just proves that catholicism didn’t start with the apostles, but by the DEATH of the apostles. (i want to say something like “catholicism murdered/wiped-out the early true 1st century Christian”, but i have yet to find evidence to back that up since the Inquisition only happened around the 12th century) i’ve been researching and reading the catholic encyclopedia. and i’m surprised that the more i read it, the more it confirms that catholicism is NOT the the One True Church of God. it’s like the Book itself is the self-destruct button of the whole Roman Catholicism.

    • I think the reason why we have so many religion and beliefs today was because of catholicism. They corrupted Christianity, they killed the apostles, now we’re in chaos. Thanks to God for laying the Truth before our eyes!

  27. @Odan Matig-a:

    With precise biblical quotations, Bro. Eli was able to point out that the bread the Lord Jesus Christ broke and gave to His disciples during that supper is the bread that comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof and not die (JOHN 6:50). No way that it’s the “host” in priest’s possession while officiating during the so-called “Mass”.

    Take note that Bro. Eli further pointed out that: “Being a part of the body “or the church” is the way to partake with the bread or flesh and blood of the Lord Jesus”. This revelation of him is
    clearly supported by verse: I CORINTHIANS 10:17 which says “For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread”.
    I do not wish to be repetitive on matters Bro. Eli has already explained with accurate biblical quotations but your gullibility in interpreting Luke 22:19 (And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me) exemplifies your shallow logic and baseless personal opinions all throughout your comments.

    What Jesus did as stated in Luke 22:19 was a symbolic show of profound spirituality, the bread being representative of the body or the Church. His command to: “do this in remembrance of me” was never meant to be a license for you to do it in imitated symbolical fashion over and over again. That would be counterproductive manner of remembering Him because the best way to do (partaking with the bread or flesh and blood of the Lord Jesus…and yes, remember Him) is to ACTUALIZE it and be a part of the body “or the church”.

  28. To ODAN MATIG-A & WINNIE:

    Dont be narrow-minded. just be neutral and study the Catholic Doctrines and reflect to it. Ask yourself, is this specific doctrine which i follow can please and glorify God or iam doing something that makes Him angry?

    Do i pleased God with this act?
    1. When i pray, i kneel in front of graven images. (Deut. 5:8-9)
    2. I do repititious prayer with the use of rosary. (Mat. 6:7)
    3. I was baptized when i was a BABY. Did i follow Jesus the way he was baptized? (Mat. 3:16)
    4. Is the birth of Jesus really Dec. 25?
    5. Is the FEAST OF THE SAINTS (FIESTA) really pleased God. In which there is killing, drinking liquor & etc. But why there is no Feast of God? Are we glorifying man more than God?
    6. Making an altar & put some candles and flowers in front of it. and dress the little “niño”. (Acts 17:24-25)

    These are only few examples. I know you can think for more. Just be in neutral side. Forget first about your catholic knowledge and about ADD. Try to empty your mind and reflect on the above examples and ask your HEART. “IS THESE THINGS CAN PLEASE GOD THAT MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH??”

  29. “Sometimes truth can hurt us and others, but telling the truth is a duty. That is just what I am doing here. I cannot, for example, greet Godspeed to those who practice their man-made inventions. The Bible says in PROVERBS 24:24, He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:” – My preacher

    Had I not heard that ‘Truth’ which I have always loved to hear since my childhood, I would not be called in the true Church of the Bible. To God be the glory!

  30. @odan matig-a
    u r really what ur name is. matig-a in waray means hard.

    don’t be so hard on what u believe about deceitful catholicism. soften and loosen urself for the benefit of ur soul.

    try to be in any of ADD coordinating centers flourishing around the phils every first and last friday of the month where Bible Exposition is held. this might be your chance of salvation.

    May God bless u

  31. I thank the Lord, that He gave us Bro. Eli, .. I know there are a lot of people in this world wanna hear the servant of God. Of course the God who made the heaven and earth will only give the knowledge and understanding to a person whom He appointed to teach.His words. There is no doubt Bro. Eli Soriano is the one. I didnt mean to turn down other teachers of the bible. Only the Lord knows each and everyones heart. More power to Bro Eli and Bro. Daniel. May God will give you long life.

  32. I just remember a saying which says… “Hurt me with the truth but never comfort me with lies.”

    Bro. Eli’s way of preaching may not be sweet sounding to the ears of many Catholics because we are so used to hear Homilies from Catholic Priests which attack the Philippine Government but not criticize the belief of other sects. I’m just wondering, why is it okay for some if Catholic Priests bash every move of the government in the pulpit, but it is not okay if a preacher from another sect criticize them for their teaching.

    I also used to be a Catholic so I know what is happening in a typical Catholic Mass. I am witness to it.

    Bro. Eli has laid his arguments clearly and in a very convincing way. I thank God for sending Bro. Eli Soriano so the truth may be revealed!

  33. thank u Bro.Eli 4 proving 2 the world once again that u’re the true man of god u emphacizing the truth on what is written in the bible.To God be the Glory!!!!!!!!!

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