The Literature of the Bible is Superbly Excellent!


As a book, the Bible can be trusted as being in the highest degree of literary work. Words used in the Bible came directly from the Creator, the origin of information that expresses His thoughts and wisdom to His created beings like humans. Words used by God Himself must be acknowledged and believed with our highest respect. They are pure!

PSALMS 12:6

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 

They are true!

JOHN 17:17

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 

They must be spoken by a preacher as they were spoken by God.

JEREMIAH 26:2

Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD’s house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD’s house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word: 

Even the Lord Jesus, though He is the Son, faithfully spoke God’s word!

JOHN 12:49

For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 

Inventing words or using man-made synonyms is an utter disrespect to God who originally chose the words that He speaks.

MATTHEW 4:4

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

The reasons why the word “pope” is not found in the Bible are:

(1)There is no office in the church created by God as the office of the pope, and

(2) The Apostle Peter, which the Catholics allege to be the first pope, was never a pope!

I CORINTHIANS 12:28

And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 

If the office of the apostles is the first in the church, and Peter was one of the first apostles called by Christ, then it is apparent that the office of the Pope, which the Catholics invented, is non-existent in the Bible!

The office of the pope is the most important office in the entire Catholic Church. He is the head of the entire organization.

How can the Catholic Church be the true church when the highest office in it is nowhere to be found in the Bible! Moreover, if the Catholic Church were the true church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ, “the gates of hell must not prevail against it!” Is this true in the office of the pope? We will let Catholic authorities answer.

The phrase, “most notorious” means there were so many notorious popes in the history of Roman Catholicism! Can anyone now prove that there really was an undisturbed and unbroken succession of power from the Apostle Peter up to the present pope?

When the leaders of the Israelites became subject to the “gates of hell” (Gate is a passage to enter into a particular place, and evil is the gate of hell), God left them, and so there was no God with them.

II CHRONICLES 15:3

Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

Why? Because they commercialized religion!

MICAH 3:11

The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us. 

Isn’t it true that Catholic priests perform for money? Baptisms, confirmations, marriage ceremonies, masses and so many other rituals are paid for by members of the Catholic Church.  With this happening in Roman Catholicism, is it true that “none evil can come upon them?” Even the office of the pope, the highest in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, was stricken by all sorts of evil in the long history of the Catholic Church. Currently there are complaints of so many sorts of abuses popular enough to merit an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.

149 thoughts on “The Literature of the Bible is Superbly Excellent!

    • Why? Is your faith with your Bro. Eli? The catholics during the Roman Empire died for their faith in Christ and not for the apostles.

      • Did the Christians (Catholics as you claim they are) during the time of the Roman Empire , ever risked their life for the Apostles?

      • Never have Brother Eli told us to do such but you cannot prevent someone from doing such to someone he loves! wouldn’t you die for your mother? wouldn’t you give your life to a brother in danger? I believe we were commanded to giver our lives for the sake of others.

        And I believe its not against the bible to die for someone specially the one leading you to salvation like what the 1st century Christians did for Paul the Apostle

        Romans 16:4 who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well. – English standard version

        This only shows your ignorance of the scriptures

  1. ODAN MATIG-A & WINNIE dont be so hard-headed. your arguments were baseless.

    Just reflect and listen to what bro eli says that is BASED in the bible.

    • Glenn Ford says:

      February 12, 2012 at 4:16 am

      [ODAN MATIG-A & WINNIE dont be so hard-headed. your arguments were baseless.

      Just reflect and listen to what bro eli says that is BASED in the bible.]

      Reply:

      You are wrong! Because your knowledge of the bible comes from a person who pretends to know the bible. The fact is; “he is not the authority to interpret the bible”. Our arguments are based in the teaching of the Catholic Church. It’s our church that is the owner and the authority to interpret the bible. You want proof? If so… then please do not suppress this opinion!

      • then where can we find that the catholic church is the owner of authority to interpret the bible show it to us — if you want to prove something show it to us don’t leave us hanging every soul wants proof!

      • Mr. Odan Matig-a, you admitted that ”your teachings were based from Catholic church”, thats why it is very clear to every one how mislead your faith was. and where in the world can you prove that the Catholic Church ”OWNS” the bible?
        Open your mind, it is not to late being a God fearing person…

    • Really? says:

      February 18, 2012 at 1:16 am

      [Odan, would you risk your life for the Apostles?]

      Reply:

      Not directly for the apostles; but for the faith of the apostles in Christ I will risk my life. Is your Bro. Eli Soriano one of the apostles? Please answer!

      • Where in the Bible can you read that you only have to risk your life with the apostles or with CHRIST? Is it evil to risk your life for a loved one? Odan’s posts are ALL stupid.

    • Really? says:

      February 18, 2012 at 1:22 am

      [Did the Christians (Catholics as you claim they are) during the time of the Roman Empire , ever risked their life for the Apostles?]

      Reply:

      It is not a claim! It is the truth that those who were persecuted at the time of the Roman Empire were catholic christians. As this is proven through reading of history that after the execution of Sts. Peter and Paul in Rome the first martyr was St. Stephen. Their martyrdom are written in the bible. And then you have St. Ignatius and after him were many popes who were fed to the lions in the arena. These are all proven in the writings in the catacombs of Rome or somewhere else in Asia Minor that those who were persecuted are catholics.

      • never in the bible shall you read even once the name “roman catholic church” and excuse me. stated in the history also, that catholics killed hundred thousands of innocent souls during inquisition, as stated in the history, and is admitted by your pope john paul II.

    • Joseph Castillo says:

      February 25, 2012 at 12:22 am

      [Never have Brother Eli told us to do such but you cannot prevent someone from doing such to someone he loves!]

      Reply:

      You see how fanatic you are! Who is Bro. Eli to you…. but a religious teacher. He did not say to die for him but you because you are making your Bro. Eli as a cultic figure you want to die for him.

      Joseph Castillo says:

      [wouldn’t you die for your mother?]

      Reply:

      Of course I have to die for my mother for the sake of principle that she is my mother.

      Joseph Castillo says:

      [wouldn’t you give your life to a brother in danger?]

      Reply:

      Giving up my life for the sake of my brother? What for? If my brother will jump into hell… do I have to follow him and die with him in hell. Is that what you mean? Or you wanted to die because of your love for your Bro. Eli? If so… then that is cultism. There are many like you in the world. The cult of Jim Jones where his followers died with him in Guyana when he ordered his followers to drink kool ade laced with poison. The cult of David Koresch where his followers died with him in a warehouse in Waco, Texas where his followers believed that they are being persecuted by the US government. Mr. Eli Soriano did not say to you to die for him but because of your fanaticism to this man… you wanted to die for him!

      And there are more like your cult in the world.

      Joseph Castillo says:

      [I believe we were commanded to giver our lives for the sake of others.]

      Reply:

      Your belief that you are commanded to give up your life for the sake of your Bro. Eli Soriano is a proof that you are a member of a cult. Believing that it is a “command” shows that you are like a robot that you will move by the command of a master.

      Joseph Castillo says:

      [And I believe its not against the bible to die for someone specially the one leading you to salvation like what the 1st century Christians did for Paul the Apostle]

      Reply:

      It is against the bible but because of your fanaticism you are being blinded. Your leader is evading his criminal case in the Philippines and you want to die for him? In the bible the apostles and their followers died for Christ. They were not afraid to be fed to the lions for their belief in Christ.

      And you quoted:

      Romans 16:4;

      Isa-isahin ko ito para mo ma-intindihan!

      [who risked their necks for my life,]

      Question: Who risked their necks?
      Answer: Prisca and Aquila
      Q) Who are Prisca and Aquila?
      A) Prisca and Aquila are my fellow workers according to Paul in Christ Jesus. So when it comes to the faith Prisca and Aquila are “fellow workers in Christ”. They are of the same level of Paul in faith and so the leadership of Paul is not considered here…. who are risking their necks “for my life”. The phrase “for my life” is an allusion to the life of Jesus to suffer in the propagation of their faith.

      [to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well. – English standard version]

      Explanation:

      Not only to Prisca and Aquila did Paul give thanks “but all the churches of the Gentiles”. Therefore the whole church helped in the works of propagating the faith which endangered their lives.

      To understand more and not show your ignorance of the scriptures read Romans 16:3-4;

      3 Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, 4 who for my life risked their own necks, to whom not only do I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles;

      • Christ said there is no greater love than to give your life to a friend, as what He did. and then your telling us it’s wrong to be ready to die for Bro. Eli? yes he is OUR BRO. ELI. and we’re proud to say NO ONE of your pope has any of what OUR BRO. ELI know about the bible.

        you said you don’t care about your brother if he’s going to hell anyway? that’s the fruit of “dunong dunungan” in english, “pretending he know what he’s talking about” we’re not amazed, cause no wonder you have not read what St. Jude said at 1:23 “And others save with fear, pulling them out of fire; hating even the garment spotted by flesh.”

        let the bible speak, not your filthy mouth. we have nothing to pforit of about your nonsense opininon.

        and you teliing we’re members of cult because of our brother Eli? well how are your most holy fathers doing? sitting in throne at vatican with golden gates, golden cups, golden sandals, golden robes, golden tiaras, and million of your brothers dying from hunger? excuse me.

      • one more thing, the cases charged against Bro Eli is not proven, actually some of them we’re already dismissed. we’re not surprised many shall rise against him, and shall attack his personal being with false accusations BECAUSE they can not disprove what Bro Eli says about the different false religions. that’s why they turn on to those tactics. you, calling us cult? let’s see each other in THE SUPREME COURT come the Judgment Day.

  2. All verses of the Bible, documents and records read by Bro. Eli cry only one thing, LEAVE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH!
    TO POPES: Be an open-minded. Accept your mistakes. Don’t hurt Bro. Eli, he is just a READER!

    • and he’s reading them out of context.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacy_of_quoting_out_of_context

      quoted from post above (refer to post dated feb. 12. 2012 – 4th verse):

      JOHN 12:49
      “For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
      Inventing words or using man-made synonyms is an utter disrespect to God who originally chose the words that He speaks.”

      If it’s not right to invent such word or use man-made synonyms, then maybe it’s wrong to read or use phrases out of its context.
      please figure it out…

      well, I’m a born catholic, I’m not that type of person who visit the church regularly but I absolutely believe in god and jesus christ. I try my best to avoid doing things that may offend, hurt or harm other people even those people from other religions.

      the bottom line is: It doesn’t matter which religion you’re in.
      It’s how you love and respect god and people.

      don’t expect that they will respect your religion if you can’t even show respect to others.

      also… you don’t have the right to bash and ask people to leave their religion and join yours.

      well.. there is puto which is the proof that not all pastors are righteous person (I know he’s no longer a member of ADD, I’m wondering, how many people with position on your religion are like him.)

      anyone can pretend to be rigtheous.
      but I’m sure not all because there is this man from your local here in my area who’s willing to attack a catholic old woman just because she didn’t like what she says.

      Is it religion or fraternity?

      • Faith without works is dead. If you really love GOD as you claimed in this post, you should seek His truth and follow His commandments. Your Catholic Church taught you to kneel with graven images which the Lord forbidden in the Bible. Do you think you love God if you’re not following Him? Come on em

      • @em, you see. the seventh day adventists says it is prohibited to eat pork, fishes without scales, etc. and the catholics says its not. the inc’s say christ is a man, not god, and we say He is. do we have the same God then? if you are going to think right, the answer is no. definitely not. right? that is why it’s not right to say religion doesn’t matter.

        do not be offended if we say it in a very frank manner. even our Lord Jesus Christ said pharisees and scribes are races of serpents. which one that we said hurt you? if someone is doing wrong, it is love to say he’s doing something bad. “Open rebuke is better than secret love.” as exactly stated in 27:5 of proverbs.

        and if there are millions of false beliefs and false religion, surely there will be one that is TRUE. because God will not allow to happen otherwise. and, it is your task to find who’s one. the right one.

      • Winnie do u think that u are so smart already?,,,how come u don’t know d meaning of the word irrefutable..let me supply it to you, its quite simple actually…
        >irrefutable : Impossible to refute or disprove; incontrovertible;
        impossible to deny or disprove; “incontrovertible proof of the defendant’s innocence”; “proof positive”; “an irrefutable argument”
        incontrovertible, positive
        Synonyms: undeniable – not possible to deny

        My question is at what point have u refuted bro.eli’s statement when u have not even cited any proof or fact about the authenticity of Catholicism as d true religion?
        May I say that u are just arguing with he facts stated.
        I hope u can be more specific as to your refute..

      • Oh? Really? Many times? Nah.. I dont think so..

        Well, if you did, as you claim you are, why not refute him in front of many people than just posting comments here? CLAIMING is another thing, PROVING is another thing. Remember, they are not the same.. all you do is claim..

    • in literal it is really hard to accept that you are wrong, that what had you made is a big mistake, sometimes your going to twist the fact to be able to remove yourself in that shame. but for me, I rather accept the embarrassment as result of my mistake , if in the end, I will understand, wherein the end, I will be fed by wisdom. wherein the end, I will be save through God’s help and mercy.

      Thank you Lord for sending us Bro. Eli. If I not heard him, maybe I will be stuck forever in kneeling on idols. Glory be to God forever!

      • @winnie,

        thanks for your comment, i assume that i am the one you ask re”kneeling on idols?”. my answer is yes. Because as catholic before, it is the common to kneel before statue of these images. Arent’ you do that? And it is hard to accept the truth after hearing that is disgrace to God. I was angry actually to Bro. Eli. But thru listening to his tv program, God shows His mercy on me and accept the truth.

      • jc,

        Go to the “Splendor of the Church” blog of Fr. Abe Arganiosa CRS, somebody is refuting your arguments there in that blog. Please give us your reaction to a certain R. E. M. cause I would like to compare your logic with him if it’s sensible like Mr. Eli Soriano.

      • @Odan,

        Hello, I already posted my comments to REM but until now it is unpublished. Im just assuming Mr. Abe is so busy to publish my comments.

      • @Odan,

        I already made responses to REM and others, but until today, March 10, still unpublished. I wonder somebody is sanitizing (just used the term from winnie) my comments over there. Will you ask the owner to publish it to serve your request? Thanks.

      • @ Odan,

        Bro. Eli’s wisdom is incomparable, so as his way of laying arguments. Mine is “nothing”. So better not to expect too much. If I were you I will set my ears to Bro. Eli’s teaching, that is coming from the Lord Jesus.

        Joh 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

        Joh 7:18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

        You will know Odan, just do not ignore it.

      • @ winnie,

        who do you think sent him? is he speak for himself? is he speak for his own glory? is he teach his own doctrine?

        I guess you know what the answer to your question winnie. you just avoiding it. ignoring it. for what reason winnie?

  3. Thank God bro eli because sometimes when i’m down and i read some of those God’s messages and blogs that you write make me consoled, again Thank God for u and may God bless u always.

  4. Bro.Eli,
    I am trying to understand how you view the Catholic Church,it is apparent that see her as not the Church of God for some reasons.
    Some of your objections why the Catholic church is not the Church of God is,her name is not mentioned in the Bible,another one is,you can not find the word “pope” in reference to Peter and also “pope” meaning” father” is only for God.Furthermore,you argue that because some popes had been notorious or evil then it follows that God has abandon the Church he founded infering from the verse you cited to say that God was no longer with them- the Israelites after they had sinned against him.

    Let me help you to overcome your misunderstanding with regards to the nature of the Church. I will discuss each one of them in the next few days.
    May God give you humilty and undestanding,so Each and everyone of your follower.

    • Come on Winnie, settle this topics in a formal and manly way. This is a site, a blog, you cannot properly show us your point here. I told you, the number of people watching the Bible Exposition is much greater than the readers here. If you really are concerned about the people who are being misled by Bro Eli as you are claiming, then why don’t you confront him in a manly way. Remember that we are not that stupid not to follow the truth if Catholicism really is holding the truth. If your concern is to save us from lies then show us what you got. Bring your evidence, your proof that it is the Catholic Church that is the true Church.

      • I dont think you are stupid either, am certain that you are a smart man.
        Can you tell me which argument of his that I have failed to refute. I want you to be the judge and tell to your heart who is right. Don’t tell here,rather tell it to your heart.
        I am certain that a lot of ADD are smarter than me,they were just deceived.

    • Oh common Winnie, With the evidence shown and the words of God in the scripture you’re still unbelievably stubborn. Thank God for His longsuffering for you have still time.

      2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

      Just don’t wait for this to happen.

      Proverbs 1:24-28 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me

      • Bambi,
        Thanks for your warning, i believe that you are sincere about it.

        Let me reiterate the warning of our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 24, please read the whole chapter, makes sense of the time, when will it happen, what will happen, who and what will appear in the last days,

        Let me summarize for you; the apostles asked what will be the sign of his second coming and the “LAST days”, Christ said that many FALSE prophets will appear,” MANY WILL FALL AWAY”, and those who remain faithful will be saved.

        Isn’t it CLEAR that Christ warned us about these so called False prophets who appears in these last days? Manalo,Russell,Joseph Smith, Hellen G. White, Quiboloy,Eli Soriano. and many more.

        You cannot make use of an allegation as an evidence as you used to do. Truly, some part of scriptures “appears” as if against the church but at closer look or in actuality, it is not.

        From my heart, I pray that you will received the graces to know the TRUTH, and embrace it.Truly he loves you.

    • wennie! do you get yourself ready on 24 Feb? we expect you to be there in any ADD coordinating centers to prove your stand.

      you blabber too much….

      • Ksb,
        Please, understand that catholics are accused of many allegations. As catholic we have an obligation to depend it as we hold our faith to be TRUE, thus it is so dear to us.

        To be honest I am not scared of your bro. Eli Soriano. I am actually and personally want to debate him one day. I tried before but as I said when he couldn’t answer my question, i was escorted into other room wherein I couldn’t ask or debate with him.

    • Winnie,

      No matter how you knit your words to dodge the straight-to-the-point arguments of Bro. Eli, it can never bring us, former Catholic members, back to the church that once deceived us from birth. Just by observing the reality seen in our surroundings, it can be denied that what Bro. Eli preaches is true.

      Just observe the jails. From your numbers the prisons boil over. I dare you can find a single Christian there unless he is only accused, or was converted as Christian while imprisoned, or has deserted it.

      • Heaven’s. Knight,
        Your argument doesn’t hold water, it only tells us that your argument is weak. Let me tell you, those people inside the jails assuming that they are catholics, they didn’t commit crimes because they FOLLOWED catholic doctrines, in fact it was the opposite. They are in jails because they didn’t behaved as catholics.

    • Winnie,

      I am sorry but you are the one who have misunderstanding. It is very clear in this blog post that the Catholic Church (CC) is contrary to what is written in the Bible, contrary to the Lord Jesus Christ himself. Jesus said, DO NOT call anyone “father”. The CC priest’s is called “father” by their members.

      The CC said their first pope is the Apostle Peter. There is not a single verse in the Bible that can prove that claim. The Apostles never say so.

      • Rose,
        please read my explaination about the pope and priest as a father. Then we will discuss after.
        May God bless you.

    • Yo!

      Before you say “Let me help you to overcome your misunderstanding with regards to the nature of the Church” have you read the bible in full, the story of the people of God?

      Well read first and may God give you the understanding that is from the Bible not from your own thinking!!!

      • dj says:

        February 17, 2012 at 10:39 am

        [Yo!

        Before you say “Let me help you to overcome your misunderstanding with regards to the nature of the Church” have you read the bible in full, the story of the people of God?]

        Reply:

        We don’t need to read the bible in full! Have you read the bible in full dj? If so… please tell me the story about the people of God. Are they catholics or MCGI?

        dj says:

        [Well read first and may God give you the understanding that is from the Bible not from your own thinking!!!]

        Reply:

        We understand the bible from the cathecism of the Catholic Church. How about you? Do you learn the doctrine of your church direct from the bible? Or do you have a book written by an authority from the MCGI that teaches your doctrine coming from the bible? Please tell me about your doctrine either from a book authored by an MCGI authority or direct from the bible.

    • Dj,
      Bro Eli is intelligent man, yet he has much to learn. I’d met many clever persons in my life, and they are humble and still learning,yes even from someone else.
      Bro Eli thinks he knows everything but far from it. He cannot even defend your faith in his very blog.
      May God bless both of you.

      • @Winnie

        Sorry for you falsely know Bro. Eli. Bro. Eli is very humble person. And your accusation that Bro. Eli cannot defend his very blog, who will believe you on this. Every wisdom he taught in this very blog is as bright as the sun in noontime.

        Anyway, it is God who will take the scale in your eyes. Just like He did to us.

  5. I have yet to see someone better than Bro Eli in preaching the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. The more you look for reasons to contradict, the more that you will be forced to read the bible and in the process appreciate the words of the scriptures. .The best thing to do now is “Sumunod lamang, sumunod lamang, sumunod lamang, ……” as we continue hearing and learning from his expositions and preachings.

    • Edmund,
      Don’t entrust your soul to a man like bro Eli he is good in citing Bible verse but he uses them to glorify himself.He claims that Malachi 1:11 is fulfilled when he went to the “west”.

  6. I am a former active member of catholic church for a reason that my parents are also member of it but when I heard the preaching of bro eli soriano i found out that catholic church is not a true church so thanks be to GOD for having bro eli.

    • Sorry to hear that one of my sister was deceived.Read the Matthew 24 the whole chapter. You can see that false prophets will appear in the ” lasts days” and according to Christ “many will be deceived”
      You should have had listened to his warning. Nowhere in the New testament that says, there will be “pantas” or a sensible preacher that will appear”. Christ was specific,”False prophets will appear”.

      Christ is the teacher, if the Church is his body,(Colosas1:18 and the foundation and pillar of truth, given authority to teach(Matthew28:19-20) given promise that the Holy Spirit will guide them to all truth, and Christ being with her all the time. We should trust this Church to teach us and not any self proclaim pantas/prophet.

      God bless you on your journey back to Christ.

      • @Winnie,

        Yes the holy spirit will guide them, messengers from God who will speak the word of God. And that’s Bro. Eli, the messenger who speak the word of God in this dispensation.

        Not your pope neither your priest.

  7. Mr. Eli Soriano says:

    [They must be spoken by a preacher as they were spoken by God.]

    Reply:

    If so… who is the preacher given the authority by God to preach the bible? In Matthew 28:18 it is written; Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”

    Therefore Christ has the authority and to whom did Christ pass that authority? The answer is; to his apostles. And to whom did his apostles pass the authority? The question is; who were the successors of the apostles? Did the teaching authority died with the apostles? Can Mr. Eli Soriano claim that he is a successor to the apostles and he has the authority to preach the bible in his own private interpretation?

    After all his criticisms against the Catholic Church can he prove now in his blog that MCGI is the church in the bible built by Christ in 33 AD? Gusto ko ipaliwanag niya tapos ako na naman ang magtatanong sa kanya. Hehehe….

    The truth is; the direct link from the apostles who has the authority in the interpretation of the bible is the Catholic Church… therefore the priests and bishops have the authority to preach the words of God in the bible.

    Mr. Eli Soriano says:

    [Inventing words or using man-made synonyms is an utter disrespect to God who originally chose the words that He speaks.]

    Reply:

    Correct! I agree! “Members Church of God International” is an invented words that claim the church of God in the bible is their church.

    Mr. Eli Soriano says:

    [The reasons why the word “pope” is not found in the Bible are:]

    Reply:

    The word pope comes from greek “pappas” which means father. Abraham is called “patriarch” in the bible which also means father.

    Mr. Eli Soriano says:

    [(1)There is no office in the church created by God as the office of the pope, and]

    Reply:

    There is! In Matthew 16:19 it reads; “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

    St. Peter was given the keys. In Jewish tradition giving the “keys” to a person is giving him the authority. This authority is an office given to St. Peter that is extended to heaven.

    Mr. Eli Soriano says:

    [(2) The Apostle Peter, which the Catholics allege to be the first pope, was never a pope!]

    Reply:

    The primacy of St. Peter is not an allegation made by the Church but it is written in the bible.

    Mr. Eli Soriano says:

    [If the office of the apostles is the first in the church, and Peter was one of the first apostles called by Christ, then it is apparent that the office of the Pope, which the Catholics invented, is non-existent in the Bible!]

    Reply:

    You have a twisted reasoning Mr. Soriano! The office of the pope was in existence before the NT bible. Try to put this into your mind. The Church was established in Jerusalem in 33 AD. The earliest gospel of Mark was written in 70 AD and the gospel of John was written in 120-130 AD. Who came first? But if you’re honest enough to understand there is no question about it that the Church came first as the mother of the bible.

    Mr. Eli Soriano says:

    [The office of the pope is the most important office in the entire Catholic Church. He is the head of the entire organization.]

    Reply:

    Correct and I agree!

    Mr. Eli Soriano says:

    [How can the Catholic Church be the true church when the highest office in it is nowhere to be found in the Bible!]

    Reply:

    Christ established a church in 33 AD. In the first place the word “catholic” is a description to describe the true church when in the 2nd century there were already claims as to the church of Christ. The establishment of the church and the primacy of St. Peter is writtern in Matthew 16:19. The bible came after the established church; therefore the church is the mother of the bible. The bible writers are not stupid not to write the office of St. Peter in the bible when the purpose of the first christians was to make known the established church.

    You are always talking about logic and here it is staring at you.

    Mr. Eli Soriano says:

    [Moreover, if the Catholic Church were the true church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ, “the gates of hell must not prevail against it!” Is this true in the office of the pope? We will let Catholic authorities answer.]

    Reply:

    Yes Mr. Soriano the Catholic Church is the true church built by Christ in Jerusalem in 33 AD. Of course the Church had experienced being at the “gates of hell” and did not prevail against it. The Church triumphed because Christ in Matthew 28:20 said; Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world. Ginagabayan pala ang Church hanggang sa pagka gunaw ng mundo.

    Mr. Eli Soriano says:

    [Isn’t it true that Catholic priests perform for money?]

    Reply:

    The Catholic Church can perform rituals without money. The church accepts donations.

    Baptisms, confirmations, marriage ceremonies, masses and so many other rituals are paid for by members of the Catholic Church… as donations not a requirement or by force.

    Mr. Eli Soriano says:

    [With this happening in Roman Catholicism, is it true that “none evil can come upon them?” Even the office of the pope, the highest in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, was stricken by all sorts of evil in the long history of the Catholic Church. Currently there are complaints of so many sorts of abuses popular enough to merit an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.]

    Reply:

    Of course those at the heirarchy of the church can fall into sin because they are only humans. But when it comes to the teaching of “doctrines and morals” the pope is infallible. You copy this teaching when you said in your TV program “Itanong mo kay Soriano” that you are infallible when teaching the words of God in the bible? Kita mo! Niloloko mo yung nakikinig sa iyo na para ka ring Santo Papa sa Roma.

    Mr. Eli Soriano cites:

    MICAH 3:11

    [The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.]

    Reply:

    This texts from the OT is the bases that there were many Jews who departed from the sacrificial ritual in the temple because of some priests who were corrupt. Those who departed from Judaism formed another sects and not believing anymore the rituals in the temple. Some of them became and formed the first christians in the bible.

    • Odan…
      if u really want to get the answers go to any of our Bible Expositions..it usually held on the first & last friday of d month.check out any of our coordinating centers..u’ll get ur chance to defend ur so called faith..im not sure if u are just annoying the people that are putting their comments in this blog…Be man enough to face Bro. Eli.Maybe u are d one who can refute him or the things that he states that are from the Bible…

      • Saga,
        Thanks for your comment, anyway let me tell you, I am no smarter than you, in fact I am not smart enough like you, it so happen that I am with Christ’s church where our teaching is irrefutable. This church is the foundation of truth, and in no way it ceased to exist for its destiny is “until the consumation of the world”

        Did Bro Eli able to refute my arguments for our belief in the Eucharist? Have I not refuted his arguments? Well, read back his arguments against it then read my answers. Next, tell his points I failed to refute.

        Really,
        please, do the same brother.

        God bless to both of you.

      • @Winnie,

        Just like Odan Matig-a, your rebuttal to this blog is non-substantial and non-Biblical. It is easy to refute, anybody can, but to prove it is different. Life is short Winnie, try to spend your time in meaningful way than defending a wrong faith.

    • Odan said: Baptisms, confirmations, marriage ceremonies, masses and so many other rituals are paid for by members of the Catholic Church… as donations not a requirement or by force.

      Reply: LIES! Couples are required to pay an amount to priests in order for them to perform the ceremony inside the catholic church. You say not a requirement? LIES!

    • @ Odan, Hi.

      Well as to courage to refute Bro. Eli’s blog, you have it. But to show how substantial and Biblical your claims, is the other way around. In other words you have talked too much non-sense rebuttal.

      There is no need for us to reiterate Bro. Eli’s stand, clearly and Biblical it is. Bur for someone that is blind and deaf like you and Winnie, what do we expect? The more you talk, the more mistakes you committed.

      Many who heard Bro. Elis’ preaching were enlighten, and they are living proof that his preaching is from God. Spend your time wisely Odan, life is short indeed.

    • @ Odan Matig-a,

      Hi again. Just want to say something again.

      1. Regarding the church and Bro. Eli as messenger – just watch those Bible Expositions placed in youtube please.

      2. Office of papacy – I really need a break on your reply above. The Bible says none! No office of papacy! and there you are saying there is. St. Peter is one of the apostles, not pope!

      3. Claiming again and again that Catholic Church is the true church in the Bible, you are hallucinating Odan, open your eyes widely please.

      4. Priest can perform rituals without money. – Are you sure? I thought donations need not a receipt? How come RCC give receipts upon “donation” or “payment” when you get married, baptism, mass for the dead, etc. I used to be a Catholic, I knew.

      Wikipedia says: A receipt is a written acknowledgment that a specified article or sum of money has been received. A receipt records the purchase of goods or service obtained in an exchange. While Wiki said to donation: Donations are given without return consideration.

      5. Abuse of catholic priests, notorious popes: If popes and priests keep the law of Christ, it will not happened. But because they did not keeping it, abuses is common to your church. Saying they are humans is like considering that abuses and being notorious is legal to RCC.

      6. Odan Matig-a is accusing again without evidence. Baka mahilig ka ring magputol-putol ng video tape?

      7. Micah 3:11 is also happening to this dispensation. Just look around Odan, they are not so far to you.

      As to Bro. Eli, thanks be to God again for having you to blog this. Many eyes will be opened ones they read it. Thanks be to God!

      • By the way, Odan may say that receipt is also use to record donation or to monitor how much money is entering the church. But my point is the money given is obligatory, so it is payment. No sacraments will be officiated by the priest if you have not shown the receipt. I clearly remember the baptism of my two children, it was a mass baptism for babies that day. You have to show first your receipt before the priest shower water in babies head.

  8. QUOTE:
    “II CHRONICLES 15:3

    Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

    Why? Because they commercialized religion!”

    Please explain this conclusion. I wasn’t aware that commercials were even practiced 2k years ago.

    • MICAH 3:11

      The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.

      Isn’t it true that Catholic priests perform for money? Baptisms, confirmations, marriage ceremonies, masses and so many other rituals are paid for by members of the Catholic Church.

      • Lyndon, all ADD members,

        Just be honest and ask yourselves this one. When I was a catholic how much money I used to give in total for the whole year? Now,that I am an ADD member how much I am giving in each month? Is there any ADD member here that could say that they are now giving less to their new found church? I doubt it , yet I would like to hear.
        Sana ay mamulat kayo kung sino ang totoong businessman.
        God bless you all, including Bro. Eli.

      • Hi there again Winnie,

        You know what, as member of MCGI, even I give my all and even myself, still no amount of money to compare to the wisdom and blessings from God we do receive everyday.

        So please stop pretending and ignoring the bright truth in this blog.

        Our eyes are widely-open to that, unlike yours. And the true God is blessing us, especially Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel.

        I hope the blessings of the Lord will be extended to you Winnie. You may have all the riches in this earth but you do not have the peace coming from the Lord.

        We thank God for that peace is what we have in MCGI.

    • The term commercialize is not limited to the use of placing advertisement on any available media. It’s primary meaning is when you sell something or offer your services to gain material profit. Derived from the root word commerce.

  9. @Winnie:

    Your comment betrays your confused state of mind as your misplaced catholic pride gets in the way and put you into that state of denial despite the avalanche of biblical TRUTH that Bro. Eli has evidently pointed out.

    If you are a Christian, you should fully subscribe to the teachings of Christ, not to the man made teachings of the Catholic Church. The name Catholic Church itself is already a misnomer of the original church written in the bible, the Church of God which prohibits members from calling anyone FATHER except the true Father who is in heaven.

    Your belligerent defiance to the word of God using personal opinion and the man made Catholic doctrine as basis instead of using the bible as faithful reference of your arguments is a glaring manifestation of behavioral Catholicism, a condition of doctrinal disorientation in religion.

    I hope and pray that you could find the courage to face up to the truth and eventually subscribe to and follow the pure and undefiled Christian doctrine from the bible!

    • Toto,
      Take a deeper understanding of the word of God. You are a bright person, don’t undersestimate yourself. If you realize the truth then be brave to leave bro Eli.

      I give you another good reason to do so. In Matthew 23:8-10 Christ ultimately against thosr people who have no humilty,who always wants to be treated as the most important. You can read the previous verse in Matthew 23:6-7 wherein Christ admonish the scribes and the Pharisees. In history im the time of Jesus There were people who founded Rabbinical schools, These were Hillel and Shammai, they were like a cult leader, hence they don’t have the authority from God. Yet they acted like:”teacher”, “like a father”,” like a master”, yet they opposed God in their actions, they exalted themselves.

      Now, noticed your Church founded by Bro Eli Soriano. He himself founded it,yet God nor Christ,and neither the apostles came to
      the Philippines to extablished it,it was no one else but Bro Eli.
      If Bro Eli is the FOUNDER( in which case he is) then he is a “Father” yet, his fatherhood is not from God but like those cults in the time of Christ. They didnt received the authority, fatherhood, and commisioning to teach. Unlike the apostles who truly received them and they did passed it on to the trustworthy God-fearnig people(sometimes sinner like me).

      Jesus not only admonished those who wants themselves to be called “father”,”teacher”,”master” but, most especially those who ACTS as such. Don’t all of you call him bro Eli? Yet many of you treated him as your “father”, He is truly your Church founder hence, your “father”.
      Yet, his fatherhood is not originated from God but self appointment only.

      He is the one teaching you,hence he is your “teacher”, yet, he wasn’t given the commisioning from God that was passed on by the Apostles then through the Church.(Matthew 28:18-20 and 1 Timothy 3:15) being the foundation and pillar of TRUTH so that “we must no longer be like a children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by craftiness in deceitful
      scheming.(“Ephesians4:4).
      So anyone who established his own Church(even if you named it to
      someome else) then you set yourself as a “MASTER” for you are full of pride that you don’t want to submit yourself to Christ’s or God’s Church. You are full of pride that you think you are better than all, ( as in the case of bro Eli) or better than God beacuse you think you can make
      a better Church than him.

      In the case of the pope, the priests, they received thei authority, fatherhood and mission to teach from Christ. They can trace their lineage of their ordinations/ laying of the hands where they were conferred all od these.

      Toto,
      Have you heared of Dora the explorer? Yes she is a cartoon character, like a fairy tale ones. She can get in to and have an adventure. She,like Bro Eli’s so called “Church of God in the Bible” it exist only in his mind and to those who were deceived. And has no real history. The TRUE Church of God is real,His Church is real, Christians are real, hence God didn’t ceased to exist,either His Church nor the Christians, The History how God guided them from continents to continents, through the ages, how he crushed the pagan Rome is the work of God.God kept his promises as he is Almighty. Church of God history is from the apostles to this days, not just in the time of the apostles then it only came into being again when bro Eli picked up the Bible.

      Toto, dont believe in Bro Eli’s Fairy tale. In psychiatry we call that as delusion,to bro Eli he is either having delusion grandeur, a businessman, a false prophet or all of the above. Sorry to hurt your feelings all of you.
      May God bless you and open your hearts to these truths.

      • @Winnie:

        You said and I quote: “I give you another good reason to do so. In Matthew 23:8-10 Christ ultimately against those people who have no humility, who always want to be treated as the most important. You can read the previous verse in Matthew 23:6-7 wherein Christ admonishes the scribes and the Pharisees. In history in the time of Jesus There were people who founded Rabbinical schools, These were Hillel and Shammai, they were like a cult leader, hence they don’t have the authority from God. Yet they acted like:”teacher”, “like a father”,” like a master”, yet they opposed God in their actions, they exalted themselves. Now, noticed your Church founded by Bro Eli Soriano. He himself founded it, yet God nor Christ, and neither the apostles came to the Philippines to establish it, it was no one else but Bro Eli. If Bro Eli is the FOUNDER (in which case he is) then he is a “Father” yet, his fatherhood is not from God but like those cults in the time of Christ. They didn’t received the authority, fatherhood, and commissioning to teach. Unlike the apostles who truly received them and they did passed it on to the trustworthy God- fearing people (sometimes sinner like me)”. – End of quote.

        This argument of yours Winnie is exactly what I am referring to as behavioral Catholicism which is a clear manifestation of doctrinal disorientation in religion resulting to your unreasonable denial of the truth. Come to think of it if your common sense is yet intact: It is an undeniable fact that your false religion is the one willfully violating what was written in Matthew 23:8-10 by calling your spiritual leader as Pope and your priest as Father! Bro. Eli does not allow us to address him that way; hence, he is simply called Brother, not Father, Teacher nor Master. Your temerity to allude to him as being a Master, Teacher or Father (in spiritual sense) just so you can categorize him as subject of Christ’s admonition in Matthew 23:6-7 is wicked, irresponsible and reckless to say the least. We maintain, (and Bro. Eli used to emphasize it not only in his many articles but in many religious forum) that Matthew 23:8-10 underscore the prohibition in addressing the religious leader as Pope or Father. We fully subscribe to that and you don’t!

        Moreover, nowhere in our biblical doctrine can you find that Bro. Eli is the founder of the Church of God because the constitution/establishment of that one and only true Church had been laid down by Christ and propagated by the apostle even after Him. The Christian doctrine of the Church of GOD is biblically written, therefore, the only logical thing to do if you want to be a Christian, a true follower/adherent of Christ is just to follow and obey His will and not in any way deviate from His teachings or violate His laws as you Catholics used to do. By virtue of Bro. Eli’s impeccable knowledge and understanding of the word of God, we acknowledge him not as Father in the spiritual sense but as the anointed spiritual leader of Members, Church of God International. As Christians, we stick to the pure and undefiled Doctrine of Christ not like the spiritually inventive, innovative, violative and fantastic
        Catholics where you belong.

    • Toto,
      which doctrine you want to discuss? And when did I not used the Bible in my argument for any Catholic doctrine?
      With the Eucharist, surely I provided lots of citations, rosary? Again I used and based my case from the Bible. Father? So many Bible verse support our case for its use.
      You simply denies it as if they don’t exist, you can go back and read them again if you like. With your claim like this,it shows you are a bias and without a fair judgement.
      I am asking you to listen to your heart and not your ego.God want you to be saved and be with the Truth. Have you been truthful lately? Your conscience knows it.

      • @Winnie:

        Rosary? If you have even a single biblical reference pertaining to monotonous prayers as in the case of your invented “praying the rosary” then I might be forced to take into serious consideration your extremely flawed and fantastic argumentation.

        You said and I quote: “Have you heard of Dora the explorer? Yes she is a cartoon character, like a fairy tale ones. She can get in to and have an adventure. She,like Bro Eli’s so called “Church of God in the Bible” it exist only in his mind and to those who were deceived.” – End of quote.

        Your opinion as usual is out of bounds and the same is neither here nor there! It is understandable though considering the fact that your favorite information materials are sourced out from the mold of Dora the explorer and other cartoon characters. You better read and understand from the bible the Church of God that Bro. Eli is preaching about for you to be able to at least relate to what an ordinary layman had painstakingly articulated as follows:

        “…Piety does not consist in a worn-out nose or in Christ’s successor known for giving his hand to be kissed. He did not fatten the rich and proud scribes. He did not mention scapulars, he did not require the wearing of rosaries, he did not ask money for Masses, and he did not charge for saying prayers. St. John did not ask to be paid for baptizing on the Jordan River nor Christ for preaching. Why is it that now priests ask to be paid for every move they make? And still hungry, they sell scapulars, rosaries, belts, and other things to entice money and to hurt the soul; because even if you wear a scapular all the rags on earth, wear as rosaries all the wood in the forests, gird around your waist all the skin of animals and over all of them all the priests in the world take pains to make the sign of the cross and to murmur prayers, and sprinkle them with all the water of the sea, they cannot cleanse the dirty heart, they cannot absolve the unrepentant of sins. Likewise, for their covetousness they forbid many things, such as eating meat, marrying one’s cousin, compadre, and the like, which however are permitted if one pays. Why, can God be bought and is He dazzled by money like the priests? The thief who pays for a bull for composition can rest assured that he has been forgiven. Therefore, God wants to partake of stolen goods? Is it true that God is so needy that He imitates the carabineer or the civil guard? If this is the God that the friars worship, I turn my back to such a God”. – Jose Rizal

        Catholic Church has really nothing to be proud of and everything to be answerable to God for!.

  10. hello @winnie, the truth is, it is not Bro. Eli who object about catholic church as true church, it is the word of God. Bro. Eli just read it from the Bible. It is not difficult to understand the reasons if you are open minded. Everything were laid on. your church name and word pope are just few to mention that will disagree to the Bible about the truthfulness of the Church.

    it just, you and your like oppose whats in the Bible, yes you oppose Bro. Eli, but in reality, you oppose God’s word.

    We are also once blinded by wrong faith, we also opposed Bro. Eli at first, but later we realized he is telling the truth, all is Biblical. We hope you will come at the point of acceptance, that your faith (catholic) is wrong, and will follow what the Bible want us to be part of.

    • Jc
      people sometimes got confuse and to be honest sometimes I do. At this topic you seems to be confused.

      Try to understand logic. Truth= truth
      God established a church=truth
      God gave authority to teach to the Chrurch=truth
      God promised that this church will be guide by the Holy Spirit(to all truth)=
      Christ is the Head = truth
      The church will not be prevailed by the gates of hell=truth
      This church never cease to exist until the conssumation of the world=truth

      Simply means thay God establised a church that received authority to teach,a church giuded by the Holy Spirit ,and this church is the foundation and it will remain to do its mission until the end of time.= truth

      now, who is saying that this church is corrupted? The Devil!
      Who is saying that its teaching is wrong? These false prophets.
      Who are making their own churches? The false prophets!!

      • Winnie,

        Thank for your reply again. But I think you read me wrong.

        Actually I see no problem in your write ups up there about truthfulness of the true church, its messenger and its doctrine.

        what confuses me is your implication in what you wrote. But if you will say that the true church is your church , roman catholic, i beg to disagree. Reasons are available in this site.

        Please keep on visiting Bro. Eli’s blog and I hope time will come you will comprehend its truthfulness though God’s help and mercy.

  11. in literal it is really hard to accept that you are wrong, that what had you made is a big mistake, sometimes your going to twist the fact to be able to remove yourself in that shame. but for me, I rather accept the embarrassment as result of my mistake , if in the end, I will understand, wherein the end, I will be fed by wisdom. wherein the end, I will be save through God’s help and mercy.

    Thank you Lord for sending us Bro. Eli. If I not heard him, maybe I will be stuck forever in kneeling on idols. Glory be to God forever!

    • Yes, i quite agree that it is hard to accept one’s mistakes,especially when your you founded is good business and brings massive amount of money. I definitely agree, When the young rich man was asked by Christ to give up his wealth he coulden’t do it. Religion is a lucrative business for some.

      • Yes it is true that some use religion as business and their members as milking cow. But the Bible gave us what we need to discern the true religion and the true church, as well as the man he will send to speak His words. The Bible warned us and so we must be very careful for our soul is at stake.

        And because of that, we need to investigate very carefully. As much as possible, hear every doctrines they teach and then you choose whats the best, the church owned by God, built by Lord Jesus Christ.. For we cannot choose the best if there is no options right. We are not baby anymore, we have perception within us.

        If possible and available, ask every man (leader) saying theirs is the true church. Compare one to another. Lets not be so lazy to ask and just agree for what he heard and see.

        Hope is what we have for the meantime. But do not waste time. Investigate!

      • @Winnie:

        Talking about lucrative religion, this one is a good example:

        “… Young womanhood, the nursery of fruitful flowers, ought to accumulate riches to bequeath to its descendants. What could the offspring be of a woman whose virtue is to murmur prayers, whose only knowledge is derived from awit, novena, prayer-books, miraculous tales intended to fool men, with no other recreation but panguingue or frequent confessions of the same sins. What sons would she have but sacristans, servants of the curate, or devotees of cockfighting? The present enslavement of our compatriots is the work of our mothers because of the absolute confidence of their loving hearts and of their great desire to improve the lot of their children. Maturity is the fruit of childhood and childhood is in the lap of the mother. The mother who teaches nothing else but how to kneel and kiss the hand should not expect any other kind of children but stupid ones or oppressed slaves. A tree that grows in the mire is either light or only fit for firewood. Of by chance there should be a bold one, his boldness is concealed and he will use it for evil, like the dazed bat which cannot forth until it is twilight. The common reply is that foremost are piety and love of God.
        But, what is the piety that they have taught us? To pray and kneel a long time, kiss the hand of the priest, spend all the money on the church, and believe whatever occurs to them to tell us. Chatter, callous knees, rubbing of the nose . . . . With the regard to church alms, using God as the pretext, is there anything in the world which does not belong to and is the creation of God? What would you say to a servant who gives to his master alms consisting of a piece of rag borrowed from the same rich master? Who is the vain and foolish man who will give alms to God and believe that his miserable gift will clothe the Creator of all things? Blessed is he who gives the needy, helps the poor, and feeds the hungry , but cursed and censurable is he who is deaf to the entreaties of the poor, who stuffs those who are satiated, and lavishes his money on silver hangings for the altar, on alms of the church or the friar who is swimming in riches, on Masses with music and rockets, while he squeezes this money form the bones of the poor and offers it to the master with which to by the chains to bind him and to pay his executioners. Oh, blindness and shortsightedness”. Jose Rizal

        Lucrative indeed, isn’t it Winnie?

  12. @ WINNIE:

    You said that you are going to discuss each doctrines of the catholic church. How about discuss it LIVE in front of us all? You can discuss it infront of bro eli.

    Just attend our Worldwide Bible Exposition. This will be every 1st and last friday of the month @ exactly 7pm (Phil time). many of our locale hooked-up in this event. Just go there at around 6pm for you to be the first to ask/debate/discuss/argue/whatever you like to bro eli so that all doubts and misunderstanding will be cleared between us…

    That is IF you are BRAVE enough to face bro eli.

    We are waiting for you there…

    PS: You can bring also all your brethren, relatives, friends, priests, cardinals or even pope (if you can invite him).

    waiting patiently,
    glenn ford

    • Jiggs,
      Can bro Eli defend himself? Why not in his blog? I don’t think he has the guts to do so.
      I had challenge him again amd again, he is just playing around. That’s the plain truth. Now, i suggest that a MCGI will pray to Bro Eli to take my challenge, is that ok.

      • @Winnie,

        No! The plain truth is you are just scared.. Trust me, you are.. Talking about guts? Well, look who’s talking.. If you really have guts, you wouldn’t hide your face behind your comments and your screen name.. Unless, that’s how challenge someone, by HIDING..

        You claim you hold the truth right? Be brave like one of the early Christians, Acts 6:8-10.

        And if you are really concerned about the people who are misled because of Bro Eli as you are claiming, a lot more people are watching the Bible Exposition, CHALLENGE HIM THERE.

        That is “IF” you are concerned and not SCARED. What are you afraid of when you hold the truth?

        YOU SAID: Whe I was still in Singapore. He said that Catholics claims that the pope is infalliable,yet pope contradict the previous pope.” he went on to explain that the dogma pronounce by previous pope contradicts the previous one. He then asked ,” How come that they could be infalliable? When I asked him to name a
        Catholic dogma that was contradicted by another dogma, Bro Eli couldn’t answer for the fact is, there’s none!!

        REPLY: Proof that these statement of yours happened or LIES!

  13. if any of u disagrees continuously & proves nothing but jokes…my suggestion is, better stop commenting, it’s useless coz the blogger won’t go whinning like u…if any of u cannot admit faults & cannot accept truths…that’s not the bloggers problem…don’t be on the top of stupidity…i ain’t a member, but i do understand who’s being right here…u just need an open-mind…like the one i have!

    • Is truth to much to handle? The bible says tha the Church of the living God is the foundation of truth, not bro Eli, is it? Not even his privately owned church of God.
      Can you tell me if the true Church of God only came to exist in 1980’s?

  14. Bro. Eli and all ADD members,
    Christ said that,” the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” he was refering to the Church and not to Peter neither we claim that popes are impeccables. As your proof says which is from a catholic source says that there were few bad popes who had done great sins.

    Now, is this a good argument to suggest that Catholic Church was not or no longer his church?
    Not at all, remember that all popes has their own free will,either to do for or against God. Hence, when they sin it is their personal responsibilities although in some way it will cause trouble and intrigues, God will not allow them to teach error in regards to faith and morals (when they teach in ex cathedra).
    This is not because of their measure of holiness or their filth that frevent them from teaching error but the assurance given by God Jesus Christ.He said in John 16:13″When the Spirit of Truth comes,He will guide you into all TRUTH”He gave mission to the Church(Matthew 28:19-20) to teach, baptize,then he promised that HE will remain until the cosumation of the world. Of course Christ will remain to his body the Church as he is said to be the head of the Church(Col 1:18)
    When St.Peter is about to fall into the water Christ our Lord held him preventing him to go down.Similarly, God will not allow popes to teach error. After all if his body/church fail then it follows that Christ being God cannot keep his promise, which of course he can keep his promises.
    There were forces in and out of the Catholic Church sown by the Devil yet, for about 2000 years they failed to destroy the Church of God-the Catholic Church.

    Next, I will explain about the office of the papacy. It will be a little bit long but forceful.
    As it is Biblical and historical.I will touch Matthew 23:6-10. Lets find out who is more Biblical than us.
    May God grant you to meditate the TRUTH and may lead you all to embrace it. God loves you.MMPFU!

  15. Toto,bro Eli and all ADD members,
    Your belief about the Catholic Church is based on your misunderstanding of the word of God. I can’t blame you 100% of it as it was for the reason that,this was what the late Nicolas Perez taught you and you passed it on to TOto,jc Really?, and your member,

    When St. Paul wasn’t converted yet, he was persecuting the Church but Christ said to him,”…I am Jesus,whom are you persecuting.”
    From here, we can see that Jesus identified himself with the Church. We are also able to see that Christ takes care of his flock/Church/body.

    As we all know that none of us is perfect as God, and we all guilty of sins.Similarly, Christ flock was not a group of perfect man,
    Peter denied him few times,St thomas doubted,and Judas betrayed him. Yet we are not supposed to LEAVE Christ, his body/church because of Judases!!!

    In like manner,Christ does not and will not leave his body because there are sinners among the member of the church, Yes even a bad pope, cannot destroy the church, it will remain,” and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”.(Matthew 16:20)

    By the way, I would like to ask this, If the Catholic church is not the church that received the gifts/promise/authority to teach from Christ then which church is it?

    • @Winnie,

      You really do not know what you are talking about.

      Non-sense talk, no Biblical bases, all self-interpretation. Blinded and deaf you are Winnie. Truly this passage is for you.

      Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

      If you want to see the light Winnie, come and attend the ADD indoctrination. Humble you heart, don’t be boastful because of what you have or reach right now. Sooner or later we will leave this earth, we will passed away, don’t you want to hear what Bro. Eli is preaching in whole and compare it to your present affiliation. You are hurting that is why you bravely defend your wrong faith, but your disapproval is baseless and non-Biblical.

      All us here where been in your place before, we also do the same for we know that our prior faith is the true one. But it changes when we heard the true doctrine of Christ, teach by sent messenger of God (Bro. Eli). Now we have the spirit of discernment, which is true and not.

      Its not too late Winnie. Surrender yourself to God and He will give you understanding.

      Pro 1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

      Ignorance is pardonable. That is what happened to Saint Paul and to the rest of us. He called us to his church and teaches us. And with His help and mercy, we are walking on His path, the Old Path.

      • Jc,
        All my arguments doesn’t contradict the Bible,in fact they are mostly based on it. Common sense, logic, and making sense of history make my case unshakeble. None of you could refute our understanding with regards to the use of the title “father”. Bro Eli fails to understand that Christ did not literally forbid to call anyone father in either physical or spiritual sense simply because he used a figure of speech called hyperbole. Christ of course was always teaching “spiritual” things, however, again Bro Eli is misguided as he could not grasp the TRUE spiritual meaning of Matthew 23:7-9. Christ “spiritual” message is” huwag mong itaas ang sarili mo”, “o mapagmataas”. In one word-HUMILITY.
        See my explanation of Luke 14:23, May God lead you to His TRUTH.

        If any ADD member think that Bro. Eli is right please argue against my point. Otherwise, we are just like kids playing merry go around.

        If Bro Eli is wrong on this, he is not a preacher from God.

      • @ Winnie,

        Thank you very much for your courageous attempt to refute Bro. Eli. We are seeing clearly how lucky we are in leaving catholic church, your reasoning is a proof.

        Have you checked and meditated first your comment before you post? What I am sensing here it is you who playing around, your playmate is Odan Matig-a.

        It is really hard to accept the truth, especially when all your life is devoted to untruth. It is time-wasting to argue again and again to you Winnie, maybe this is my last comment to you, the message of the blog is very clear, unblemished. If you cannot handle it, it is your loss. Not ours. We are just feel sorry because a simple verse is very complicated to you, you yourself make it complicated.

        May God have mercy on you and open your closed-minded heart to see the truth.

  16. Jiggs Fab,

    Your Bro Eli was misled by Nicolas Perez, I am only trying to rectify this error.God knows the intention of our hearts,he knows that I care for all of you.

    Now, about Bro Eli’s argument that the Bible being an excellent literature, have no problem with that, but his conclusion is errenous, based on a faulty logic. He claims that because there is no mentioned of the Papacy in the lists of St. Paul’s list, then if follows that it doesn’t exist. He also argued that Christ prohibited the use of”father”citing Matthew 23:8-10. Then said that catholics violates Christ’s teaching.
    He correctly said that pope means,”father”

    Bro Eli Misinterpreted What truly Jesus said in Matthew 23:8-10. This is what Christ said,”But you are not to be called Rabii for you have only one teacher(Rabii) and you are all brethens.And call NO man your father on EARTH for you have only one Father,who is in heaven. Neithet be called masters,for you have one master, the Christ.”

    Did Christ said that we cannot call anyone,teacher?,father?,master? This is what Bro eli is teaching.Is this true inthe light of other biblical passages? No! Not really.

    Christ said to the rich young man,” honor your father and you mother” thus Christ addresses that young man’s male progenator as a” father”.
    Note that Christ said, “call no man on EARTH’
    yet, that rich and young man’s biological father isn’t God.Thus, there is a need to analyze what Christ really mean, “call no man yoyr father”

    Bro Eli might say,”spiritual father” and not biological father. Is this true? The Bible says otherwise.
    Apostles like St.Peter,St.Paul,St.John has had father-son relationship.thus they called themselves ,”father” and called their flock “children” or to individual as” son”.
    St.Paul said,”Therfore I sent to you Timothy,my beloved and faithful CHILD IN THE LORD to reminds you of my ways in Christ”.
    If Timothy is the Child or son it follows thay stPaul is his father in the Lord. He became an “Spiritual father” to Timothy. St.Paul reaffirmed this when he wrote to Timothy.(1 Tim1:2),”,Timothy my TRUE child in faith:grace,mercy,and peace from God the Father and Jesus Christ our Lord”.The same in Philemon 10 and Phil:2:22. In 1Cor:4:14-15 it says,” I am not writing you to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved CHILDREN. For though you might have ten thousand guardians in Christ,you do not have many fathers.Indeed in Christ Jesus I became your FATHER through the gospel.”

    Clearly, St Paul called the believers in Corinth his Children and in turn he called HIMSELF as their “FATHER”.

    Did St Paul violated Christ commandments in Matthew 23:8-10? Call no man on earth father? Definitely not!!!
    If Jesus prohibits calling anyone on earth; teacher,father and master? Why is it then that Bro Eli addressed his opponent in a debate(Q&A) as “DOCTOR” doesn’t he know that doctor is a Latin word for teacher?
    If Bro Eli made a mistake on this (as he is preaching against it) how can we be sure about his other teachings?Does he accept that he makes mistakes?

    Next time I will present St Peter as a “pope”,or a father as written in the Bible which is a word of God and WE will compare against what Bro Eli says.
    May God bless us all.

    • @Winnie

      YOU SAID:

      Jiggs Fab,

      Your Bro Eli was misled by Nicolas Perez, I am only trying to rectify this error.God knows the intention of our hearts,he knows that I care for all of you.

      REPLY:

      FAIL! Jiggs Fab is not a member. READ his comment again.

      “jiggs fab:i ain’t a member, but i do understand who’s being right here…u just need an open-mind…like the one i have!”

      LOL and you said “God knows the intention of our hearts,he knows that I care for all of you.” You care? Really? For only a few readers?

      Why not go to our Bible Exposition and show to us that you really care! Come on Winnie!

      You even used the name of God in your statement but you cant even show up..

      BIG TALK! WALK YOUR TALK!

      • Really,
        Regarding the incidence in relation to what happened in Singapore, well, why don’t you ask Bro Eli about it?I believe he has good memory. He might give you his side of the story. Well, can I ask you a favor, would you please ask him about it.please,please,please, and again please. I challenge you to ask him.

      • @Winnie

        YOU SAID:Regarding the incidence in relation to what happened in Singapore, well, why don’t you ask Bro Eli about it?I believe he has good memory. He might give you his side of the story. Well, can I ask you a favor, would you please ask him about it.please,please,please, and again please. I challenge you to ask him.

        REPLY: Winnie, please. It is not my responsibility to prove your claim. I would not just believe your story without any proof. There is a possibility that you’ve added some words. Please do not pass your responsibility to me. Why don’t you prove it yourself? If you cannot provide evidence of those statement of yours, there is still a way to prove that. Tell that directly to Bro Eli.

        YOU SAID: God knows the intention of our hearts,he knows that I care for all of you.

        REPLY: If you really care, you would prove your claim yourself. Not me. Don’t be a hypocrite. Prove it. I am sure that you are fully aware of Jas 4:17 right?

        As always, we are inviting you to come to our Bible Exposition.

      • @Winnie

        In addition, you might have added or removed some words to your claim that those statement of yours happened. Please, prove it directly to Bro Eli.

  17. @Winnie and @Odan Matig-A

    We members of Church of God International always pray for your enlightenment. I thank God always for giving Bro. Eli Soriano the patience to explain God’s words to people like you no matter how stubborn.

    And we do not just talk our talk but we walk our talk. Watch it everyday at the morning show Good Morning Kuya at UNTV from 4:45am to 7:30am. See for yourself the public services MCGI conducts daily like free bus rides, free medicines, free doctor’s consultation, free legal consultation, feeding programs, free education from elementary to college, transcient home for the homeless, orphanage for children and elderly etc in various parts of the Philippines and internationally too. This free service is available not only to MCGI but to members of other church as well.

    We are not as big and as rich as the catholic faithful but our deeds will speak well for us. Not even the bigwigs abs-cbn or gma7 can replicate UNTV’s daily free publice services. UNTV is managed and operated by Kuya Daniel Razon, the MCGI vice-presiding minister.

    • Doing good things is truly a human act not just your church it is even true to an atheist.
      Hence, making a claim out of it doesn’t take you anywhere. The Catholic church is the biggest charitable institution in the world. Yet you don’t believe it to be of God. That it make sense?

  18. Odan Matig ag,
    Thanks for defending the faith of the apostles and of the Lord Jesus Christ. May God Bless you my dear brother in Christ.

    ADD members are inviting us to their” Bible exposition”, I have no doubt what you shared was true regarding a CFD who was not allowed to asked or debate/discuss with their leader for I have had a personal experience. Whe I was still in Singapore. He said that Catholics claims that the pope is infalliable,yet pope contradict the previous pope.” he went on to explain that the dogma pronounce by previous pope contradicts the previous one. He then asked ,” How come that they could be infalliable? When I asked him to name a
    Catholic dogma that was contradicted by another dogma, Bro Eli couldn’t answer for the fact is, there’s none!!
    He also claimed and preached that Galileo was persecuted by the Catholic Church fir his belief that the earth being round or in the shape of a globe, what bro Eli is not aware is that at that time, most educated people already aware that the earth is round and not a flat surface. Furthermore, Galileo claimed that the centre of the universe is the sun,thus he believed in helliocentrism in opposed to geocentrism,which means the earth as the centre. If Bro Eli is a SENSIBLE PREACHER how come he makes these very elementary mistakes? Can you trust your soul to him?

    • May I add that the church
      already aware that the earth is round and in the time of Galileo, there was no
      debate in regards to this.It was only between heliocentrism or Geocentrism which was debated. Anything else is ignorance to historical facts passed by bias, anti-catholics.

      • @winnie,

        We both know that dishonest statement or being false witness is abhor by God. Please bring evidence or proof on what you claimed as@Really? said.

    • YOU SAID: “He said that Catholics claims that the pope is infalliable,yet pope contradict the previous pope.” he went on to explain that the dogma pronounce by previous pope contradicts the previous one. He then asked ,” How come that they could be infalliable? When I asked him to name a
      Catholic dogma that was contradicted by another dogma, Bro Eli couldn’t answer for the fact is, there’s none!!
      He also claimed and preached that Galileo was persecuted by the Catholic Church fir his belief that the earth being round or in the shape of a globe, what bro Eli is not aware is that at that time, most educated people already aware that the earth is round and not a flat surface. ”

      REPLY: Show your proof or what you have said above are just LIES!

      • Mateopage,
        Amen to that brother!!! Please ask bro Eli about it,i already related what my experienced was. He might remember it with my descriptions of the event. Its likely in 2003, bro Eli was not physicall present, it happened in a hotel. My batch mate that is a member of ADD is named Evelyn(can’t remember her surname) we used to work in the same hospital at IMH woodbridge hospital. I even went home with a Bible(thanks).
        Proofs? I didn’t went there to get proofs, I went there to test the “spirit”. And I tell you what, somebody was afraid of light, and that was the spirit of darkness I suppose.
        I always believe in honesty as the best policy.

      • @Winnie

        It is still an accusation unless proven . The Bible says:

        1Ti 5:19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

  19. All ADD members,
    Thanks for all your challenges, I appreciates everything you said about the Church, our doctrines and about me. Perhaps if I am in your position I would likely say the same things but I will be open minded, bro Eli is after all human anyway and he has every right to make mitakes,makes error and even commit sins.

    This is reality we humans makes mistakes and it doesn’t exclude bro Eli or me. In this connection we can see the need for the TRUE Church of God and there’s no need to found one because God already found his Church.if any man on earth make his OWN church then you are a founder. In this way you are doing a great offence against God.you are setting your church against the Church founded
    by God himself. It follows
    that bro. Eli has set up himself
    against God.There is no question that bro Eli is the founder of ADD or MCGI and not Nicolas Perez , not the Apostles, neither Christ or God the Father came to found his church in the Philippines. May I repeat, that even if you IMITATE and call Bro Eli’s Church as church of God. then it follows that is the biblical Church of God, or Church of God in the Bible,it will remain as Bro Eli’s church,after all all the MCGI property is in his name I reckon.
    Similarly, his nephew is named Daniel,yet he can’t be the Daniel-the prophet in the
    Bible,can he?

    • @Winnie, hi again

      Please note that making mistakes, committing sins and making errors is not one’s right or privilege. God did not give such right to anyone, He gives us choice. If one’s committed such, it maybe unintentionally or intentionally. And sins committed intentionally is a crime in the eyes of God.

      Who is founding (built) new church here? Bro. Eli? Founder of new church? He never said nor claimed that he is the founder of MCGI or the church of God, not like other religious denomination where they name is attached on their church. Bro. Eli follows the teaching in the Bible, the same he teaches to the congregation. Is founder and follower differ? You are just condemning Bro. Eli and the members. You said it right we imitate the first century Christians, but it doesn’t mean Bro. Eli already founded it.

      MCGI property is in the name of MCGI not Bro. Eli. And even Bro. Eli’s personal property is donated to the Church. Perhaps such kindness is difficult for others claiming they are of God.

      And please, who said that Bro. Daniel is the Daniel the prophet in the Old Testament? Another accusation indeed.

      Winnie, you’ve been following this wordpress for quite sometime but still you are in opposition. Aren’t you are tired of opposing Bro. Eli when he did not done wrong to you?

      • mateopage says:

        February 27, 2012 at 9:00 am

        [Who is founding (built) new church here? Bro. Eli? Founder of new church? He never said nor claimed that he is the founder of MCGI or the church of God, not like other religious denomination where they name is attached on their church.]

        Reply:

        So Mr. Eli Soriano is not a founder but I believe he was a follower of a church founded by Nicolas Antiporda Perez. This church is called “Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus Haligi at Suhay ng Katotohanan”. When Perez died, the leadership of the church was inherited by a woman. Since he does not believe that a church should be led by a woman he rebelled against the woman leader and separated from the church of Livita Gugulan. He named his church; “Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus Haligi at Saligan ng Katotohanan”. It was later changed to “Mga Kaanib sa Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus Haligi at Saligan ng Katotohanan sa Bansang Pilipinas, Inc”. Since his church has the same connotation as the church of Livita Gugulan a copy right case was filed in court. He lost the case and changed the name of his church as; “Members of the Church of God International.” Ang gulo naman! Sa kakahanap ng pangalan ng simbahan nia ay naging “catholic” pa tuloy ang dinugtong sa simbahan niya. Ang salitang “international” sa salitang english kase ay “catholic” or laganap sa tagalog. This church is registered with the SEC with Mr. Eliseo Soriano as its founder.

        mateopage says:

        [Bro. Eli follows the teaching in the Bible, the same he teaches to the congregation. Is founder and follower differ?]

        Reply:

        Your Bro. Eli is not following the teaching in the bible. The christian bible is 2,000 years old written by the apostles and the early fathers of the church. The bible had already its own interpretation since 2,000 years ago by the magisterium of the Catholic Church. Mr. Eli Soriano is a latecomer. He was born in 1947 and for sure he is the fulfilment of the false prophet predicted to appear in the last days. Right now he is making his own interpretation of the passages in the bible.

        mateopage says:

        [You are just condemning Bro. Eli and the members. You said it right we imitate the first century Christians, but it doesn’t mean Bro. Eli already founded it.]

        Reply:

        Founder or follower? According to the SEC Mr. Eliseo Soriano is a founder of a church but according to their doctrine the founder of MCGI is Jesus Christ and all of them including Mr. Eli Soriano are members or affiliates.

        Here’s the rub! Granting that MCGI is the church in the bible even if I know that its inception with the SEC was in 2004. I would like to request Mr. Eli Soriano and all members of MCGI to please give me a sensible answer to my query or queries.

        So if Mr. Eli Soriano is a member or follower of the church in the bible and those who follow MCGI believe that it is so then may I ask;

        1) To whom do you affiliate yourself and your followers to the church in the bible? Jesus Christ is already in heaven and he left his church to the apostles therefore there must be somebody or a person who has the authority to accept you and your church in that earthly church.

        2) Is the church you are affiliating still existing today?

        3) If so… who are they? Is the name of their church MCGI the same as yours? Where are they in this part of the world? If we go today to the Middle East can we find them there?

        4) If they are no longer with us today what happened to their existence? Were they eaten by ravenous wolves? Or were they converted to the doctrine of demons? How about the remains of the old church to remind us that once upon a time there was a church of Christ on earth. Please answer!

      • Mateopage,
        I did no said that ADD is claiming Your bro. Daniel as the prophet of the OT,I only made an analogy to present my argument.
        Bro Eli of course will not say that he is the founder of your church. Who do you think will come to you and says, I am a false prophet, I have built my own church, and it is called church of God? Even Manalo is clever enough to blame God for the existence of his CULT.JW’s ,LDS,SDA,and other cults are the same. All of them say that it was God who founded their churches yet no historical proof to it.
        A good analogy is fatherimg a child. If you sired a child you should take responsibilty for it, similarly, if you found a church, please take responsibilty for it. Good thing is SEC is there to provide evidence so in some way we can know who started your church. And in your case its Bro Eliseo Soriano.
        Furthermore, if you founded a church its like having a child, you should not name it after some body else. Like bro Eli’ Church it would have been more appropriate to name it after him.
        He named it MCGI,why? It is basically deceptive,for the TRUE church of God is founded by God, he came into flesh and said,”I will build my Church”, he didnt said, “Read the Bible and build a church for me Eli soriano.”
        The truth is the Bible is not a manual for making a Church like many think they can.
        Manalo, Ellen G. White,Quiboloy,and others did that, recently, it was Bro Eli. But don’t expect that he is the last one. Many more will go that route.They got a bible and see it as a manual( DIY) to build a church.

        May God open your eyes to His TRUTH.

      • @Odan,

        Thanks for your comments. But as I expected, you are so blind and deaf for not hearing the Bible teaching about your inquiries, which is asked by many and answered by Bro. Eli Soriano Biblically.

        1. It is “Presiding Minister” and not “founder” as you claimed. It seems you already visited some sites about this, and see not. The founder of the Church is none other than Lord Jesus Christ and still you are complaining.

        Just heard international, catholic already. Are you implying those organization whose name ends in international is also catholic. And is there “catholic” word in the Bible? I already read this argument on the priest blog defending the word “catholic”, nice try but failure. What dictionary you had used that english meaning of international is catholic? Is this another invention?

        2. It is your interpretation that Bro. Eli is not following the Bible. He reads and he keeps what he reads.

        Rev 1:3 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.

        Only your cohorts will believe you Odan. Yes you are right your church has their OWN interpretation that’s why it contradicts what the Bible is teaching. So many contradiction right? To many to mention.

        You see, the darkness taught to you already ate you Odan, you cannot even discern false prophets? Who are the false prophets? They are in the middle of your church Odan. Making doctrines referring not the Bible but for they own consolation. Dr. Jose Rizal saw them in his years.

        3. According to SEC, he is the presiding minister.
        4. You know Odan, I wish St. Paul is still alive today so he will welcome us, and he is the one who will baptize those who return to God’s will. He will thank God that their gospel had reached the Philippines even their were in the middle east. But they are gone. And Mr. Odan is looking for authorized person who will accept and will give a warm welcome as new members. BUt what was the Bible said about affiliation to church of God, is thru person or thru the gospel ? Please watch this.

        2Th 2:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

        Your implication that to be affiliated there must be somebody to who will accept anybody is not Biblical, because members whatever part of the world they are, will be affiliated through the Gospel of Christ. That’s mean your 2nd to 4th question is invalid.

        Know what, if you are looking for the first christians, read your church history, of what have your church done to them.

      • @Winnie,

        Hello there. I will just make a short comment on your last reply, March 7.

        Read the blog “https://esoriano.wordpress.com/2007/06/30/are-we-being-pretentious-who-cares/

        Lastly, about all what you have said on that particular date, you really do not know what you are talking about.

  20. Bro Eli said that there is no word,”pope
    mentioned in the Bible, then he goes on to say that the word pope means “father”. Of course this time he is 50% correct, he contradicted himself, saying that there is no,word pope/papa/father in the Bible. Surely the Bible contains thousands of word,”father”.hence clearly the word pope is in the Bible.

    Concerning St. Peter being a pope is very clear in the Bible. It is undeniable truth, failure to accept evidence doesn’t follow that there’s no evidence.

    Let me start from the Old Testament, in Isaiah 22:20-21,” In that day I will call my Sevant Eliakam, the So of Hilkiah…and I will clothe. him with a robe and bind a girdle on him and I will commit AUTHORITY to his hand and he shall be a FATHER to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah”

    we can see clearly That God himself who is the ultimate FATHER commits His authority to a human FATHER(pope),as a the father of His people.God called Eliakam, then he gave him authority,and then he called him FATHER.

    On the next verse in Isaiah 22:22 God said, “I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David;he shall open and no one shall shut,he shall shut and no one shall open”.

    This Eliakim who was given authority,called FATHER was also given Key.

    Notice that Christ is the prophecied eternal king coming from the line of David. Christ is in deed a king and his apostles recognized him as such. In the same way Christ appointed Peter to be a steward of his Kingdom. Peter also received authority, keys,recognized himself as a FATHER, hence he was a pope.

    Matthew 16:17-19,And Jesus answered him,”
    Blessed are you Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I tell you, you are rock and on this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

    Christ is greater than David,as his kingdom not only confined in jerusalem or in Judah but the whole earth and heaven. His steward Peter also received greater things than the Old testament steward Eliakiam.Peter who received authority symbolized by tke keys,also recognized that he became a FATHER, he called Mark his son,although we know thath he was not his biological son.

    May God bless all ADD members to see the truth.

    • @Winnie,

      We already see the light, and God is guiding us especially Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel.

      No way you can refute the man where the words of God resides.

      And there a saying’ “If you can’t beat them, join them.” I hope time will come Winnie, your eyes will open, just like ours.

    • @Winnie:

      You wrote and I quote: “Bro Eli said that there is no word, “pope” mentioned in the Bible, then he goes on to say that the word pope means “father”. Of course this time he is 50% correct, he contradicted himself, saying that there is no word pope/papa/father in the Bible. Surely the Bible contains thousands of word, “father”, hence clearly the word pope is in the Bible”. – End of quote.

      Again your behavioral Catholicism is in the works here with the above “nice try” at deception,
      distortion of facts by way of putting words into Bro. Eli’s mouth so to speak. Never did he say that pope means father, instead, what he said was: The word “pope” according to Catholic authorities means, “Father”. You can find that in this reference: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12260a.htm (Ecclesiastical Latin papa from Greek papas, a variant of pappas father, in classical Latin pappas — Juvenal, “Satires” 6:633).

      Moreover, he did not say that the word father is not found in the bible! For the sake of the readers whom you are trying to mislead and deceive, hereunder is the text of Bro. Eli’s discussion of the topic which you @Winnie is trying to distort:

      [THE OFFICE AND PERSON OF THE POPE, LEADER OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, IS NOT BIBLICAL!

      The word “pope” according to Catholic authorities means, “father”.

      Although Catholic authorities say that Peter was the first pope, no records in history, in archaeology or in the Bible will prove that Peter was once a pope! The apostles, including Peter were prohibited by the Lord Jesus Christ to use the title “father” or “teacher”.

      MATTHEW 23:8-9 (KJV)
      “But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven”.
      Arguments to the contrary based on illogical reasoning and distorted personal opinions are passed off as truth by the Catholics but the final authority is the word of God, which never said that there has been such an office in the true Church.] https://esoriano.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/the-gates-of-hell-shall-not-prevail-against-it/

      Careful perusal of the above discussion clearly exposed your deception and lies @Winnie, I’m very sorry for you! Do you consider yourself a Christian? Why can’t you not accept and observe Christian doctrine in MATTHEW 23:8-9? Ah, I see, you’re a Catholic with a Jewish tendency by pitting Isaiah 22:20-21 against MATTHEW 23:8-9! The rest of your comments are irrelevant, misleading and without probative value!

      • Toto Onato,
        In Bro Eli’s article, he used a catholic source to define what “pope” means,this imply that he subscribed to that definition. Furthermore, he didn’t have alternative definition to the word “pope”. Niether he denied the definition to be true. Then he went on to say that” pope” is not
        found in the Bible. The sense of his statement is that title POPE/FATHER was prihibited by Christ. He used Matthew 23:7-9 to back it up.

        By the way, can you tell me the right definition of “pope” ,bro Eli might know something that I don’t know,perhaps he taught you all about it. I am also here to learn.
        If pope doesn’t mean father,then what is it?

      • @Winnie:

        Looks like you are beginning to exhibit here a bit of your objectivity and open mindedness which hopefully could lead to a healthy exchange of truthful and logical reasoning. Thanks be to God!

        Let me explain to you Winnie that first, there is nothing wrong with Bro. Eli saying that the word Pope and the office of the Pope are not found in the bible because that is the ultimate TRUTH! Likewise, if only you could set aside your personal biases and unfounded opinions just for a while, you would not begrudged Bro. Eli for saying that: “Although Catholic authorities say that Peter was the first pope, no records in history, in archaeology or in the Bible will prove that Peter was once a pope!” Arguing against that statement of facts would entail only a lot of presumptions, assumptions and baseless opinions on your part because arguments to the contrary have no biblical basis definitely!

        As to the meaning of the word Pope, hereunder are the definitions from on-line dictionaries:

        Pope (n): http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Pope

        1. often Pope Roman Catholic Church The bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church on earth.
        2. Eastern Orthodox Church The patriarch of Alexandria.
        3. The Coptic patriarch of Alexandria.
        4. The male head of some non-Christian religions: the Taoist pope.
        5. A person considered to have unquestioned authority: the pope of surrealism.

        Pope (n): http://www.webster-dictionary.net/definition/pope
        .1. Any ecclesiastic, esp. a bishop.
        2. The bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. See Note under Cardinal.
        3. A parish priest, or a chaplain, of the Greek Church.

        Now, as to whether Bro. Eli subscribe or not to the Catholic meaning of pope as father, that is beside the point. The main point here is that the Christian dogma in MATTHEW 23:8-9 (KJV) says: “But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven”. As far as the biblical Church of God is concerned, we have to subscribe and live with that as Christians or followers of Christ so that our spiritual leader is called Bro. Eli. Incidentally, the Catholics are proud that your Pope is even called the “Holy Father” and your priest, “Reverend Father” which, as per MATTHEW 23:8-9 is therefore un-Christian.

        I sincerely hope and pray for your enlightenment with God’s help through Bro. Eli’s pure and undefiled preaching straight from the bible! Tuloy lang po sana ang inyong pagsusuri.🙂

  21. How can i be i Christian if people like this man is acting like God to judge. He may not notice that 8% of the first disciples of Christ is devil – Judas. Peter has denied his Lord 3 times.

  22. @Chevron,

    Really, you would die for Bro. Eli? Why? Did Bro Eli did much greater than Jesus Christ? You should be Christ Minded not with someone else. Glorify Jesus and no one else. Bro. Eli is just a man ( a vessel ) and is not perfect and is not God to die for. Even St. Peter failed to defend Our Lord Jesus. So do not tell here you would die for someone else.

    Hebrews 12:2
    2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    Always fix our eyes to Jesus. Because only Jesus Christ set us free and no one else.

  23. Bro Eli said: “II CHRONICLES 15:3
    Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law Why? Because they commercialized religion!”

    W H A T??????????
    Because they commercialized religion?????

    Don’t know where you got that idea from.

    Azariah was referring to superstition and idolatry that had been brought to the neighboring kingdom of Israel. There were many periods in when the people were in spiritual destitution and ignorance resulting in widespread anarchy, mutual dissension among the tribes, and general suffering. It had absolutely nothing to do with “commercialization”.

    • Hello Steve,

      Please refer again to the blog, Bro. Eli says:

      “II CHRONICLES 15:3

      Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

      Why? Because they commercialized religion!

      MICAH 3:11

      The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us. “

  24. @Steve:

    You said and I qoute: “W H A T?????????? Because they commercialized religion?????
    Don’t know where you got that idea from.” – end of quote.

    If only you read Bro. Eli’s article completely then you would have known what the bible further say in relation to “commercialized religion” which the author pointed out as follows:

    MICAH 3:11- “The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.”

    Then Bro. Eli proceeded to discuss: “Isn’t it true that Catholic priests perform for money? Baptisms, confirmations, marriage ceremonies, masses and so many other rituals are paid for by members of the Catholic Church. With this happening in Roman Catholicism, is it true that “none evil can come upon them?” Even the office of the pope, the highest in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, was stricken by all sorts of evil in the long history of the Catholic Church. Currently there are complaints of so many sorts of abuses popular enough to merit an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.”

    W H A T?????????? is wrong with that????????

    … and mind you @Steve, MICAH 3:11 is prelude to MICAH 3:11which says: “Therefore because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets.”

    • correction: … and mind you @Steve, MICAH 3:11 is prelude to MICAH 3:12 which says: “Therefore because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound overgrown with

  25. @mateopage
    @Toto Onato

    I believe you misunderstood. I am not at all questioning that religion has been and is commercialized. My statement was specifically in reference to Bro Eli Highlighting II CHRONICLES 15:3 and saying underneath it the following: “Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

    Why? Because they commercialized religion!”

    My point is that II Chronicles 15:3 was said, by Bro Eli, that the problem was the commercialization of religion.

    II Chronicles had absolutely nothing to say or to do with commercialization of religion. The statement in II Chronicles 15:3 was in reference to Israel having fallen into the worship of idols.
    When the sentence says “without a teaching priest, and without law” it’s referencing that though Israel had priests, they were not ‘teaching’ priests, In other words, they didn’t agree with what the author here depicts as being appropriate. Israel had ‘laws’ but they weren’t those that the author believed to be correct.

    For your further education, II Chronicles (chapters 10–36) is actually a chronicle of the kings of Judah to the time of the Babylonian exile, concluding with the call by Cyrus the Great for the exiles to return to their land. It dates from 350-250BCE

    Micah actually dates around 4 centuries earlier than Chronicles!.

    • @Steve:

      You wrote and I quote: “My point is that II Chronicles 15:3 was said, by Bro Eli, that the problem was the commercialization of religion. II Chronicles had absolutely nothing to say or TO DO with commercialization of religion. The statement in II Chronicles 15:3 was in reference to Israel having fallen into the worship of idols.” – end of quote.

      I’m sorry @ Steve, but for you to say that II Chronicles 15:3 had absolutely nothing to say or TO DO with commercialization of religion is nothing but your gullibility in action.
      Granting that II Chronicles 15:3 was in reference to Israel having fallen into the worship of idols then the more you should have come to conclusion that the same has something to do with commercialization of religion.

      Are you really so naive not to understand that worship of idol or idolatry being explained both in the Old and New Testament is the very essence of false religion? And when you talk about false religion, aren’t you aware that the idolaters/followers too are obliged to make valuable offerings which only satisfies the greed of the leader idolaters or the false prophets? @Steve, do you honestly think that these false prophets would waste their time, effort and resources just for the sake of fooling the people (using false gods including graven images) for nothing without gain? What do they get out of it? Are they not greedy? If they are greedy, are they greedy for nothing so that they become as naive as you are?

      The moment idolatry or false religion becomes the spiritual tenet in communities, then that gives another birth to commercialized religion or businesses whose ultimate purpose is to amass wealth to feed their insatiable greed. For information, you can find from biblical verses hereunder the respective definition of greed and greedy person:

      Col 3:5-6 That is why you must kill everything in you that belongs only to earthly life: fornication, impurity, guilty passion, evil desires and especially greed, which is the same thing as worshiping a false god. All this sort of behavior makes God angry.

      Eph 5:5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person–such a man is an idolater–has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

      Let me tell you this @Steve: If there were idolaters, false prophets or greedy false religious leaders yesterday, there would always be idolaters, false prophets or greedy false religious leaders tomorrow just like today. Remember the key words: “commercialization of religion”, worship of idol or idolatry, greed, etc.

      Finally @Steve, before you profess to be an educator who wishes to educate us, be sure to bring in with you your missing logic and common sense.

  26. This blog made me love literature more! I’ve always been fascinated with how the Bible was written, and its literature content is overwhelming and moving. Indeed, it is SUPERB!
    Thanks be to God for this Bro.Eli.🙂

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