The Truth is Something Simple Meant for Simple Minds


Deviations from the truth complicate matters. They also cause entanglement of ideas as well! No one can deny that within the religious world of our generation there are apparent detours from the path of truth to unimaginable fables.

II TIMOTHY 4:4

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Being carried away from truth to fables is not as simple as it may seem. It is caused by some hidden and complicated matters, some of which are rejection of truth, the work of an unseen enemy, and pleasures of the flesh!

II THESSALONIANS 2:11-12

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

There’s a host of unseen enemies convincing people to transgress the truth!

EPHESIANS 2:2

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

The pleasures of the flesh brought about by sin easily convince people to deviate from the truth.

HEBREWS 11:24-25

24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;

25Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 

It is by his true faith in God that Moses was able to overcome the call of sin.

The truth is simple!

JOHN 17:17

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 

T-R-U-T-H is spelled by the word of God! The entirety of the Word of God!

PSALMS 119:160(RSV)

The sum of thy word is truth; and every one of thy righteous ordinances endures for ever. 

Just the Word of God. No more!

PROVERBS 30:5-6

5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

6Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

No less!

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: 

The truth in the written word of God in the Bible says:

MATTHEW 23:8-9

8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 

The Lord Jesus Christ speaks of things spiritual in His teachings.

JOHN 6:63

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

When He said, “Call no man your father upon the earth…,” He was speaking of spiritual things. He did not mean that we cannot call “father” the father of our flesh or of our physical being.

HEBREWS 12:9

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

Catholic popes and priests are not our fathers in the flesh unless they have the courage to accept that they have fathered some of us – and in a very secretive manner! If they are not fathers in the flesh, why do they let their subjects call them father? Spiritually speaking, only the Father in heaven is our spiritual father whom we may religiously address as Father.

MATTHEW 6:9

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 

There were times when the Lord Jesus Christ addressed His disciples as “children,” but never did He allow them to call Him Father! There is no instance recorded in the Bible wherein the Christians called Him Father. He was addressed as “Lord”, “God”, “Master” and “Teacher,” but never “Father” because He prohibited them to call Him such!

JOHN 20:28

And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

MATTHEW 22:36-37

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 

JOHN 3:1-2

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 

The apostles addressed some Christians as “sons in faith” but never allowed these people to call them “Father”.

I TIMOTHY 1:2

Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. 

TITUS 1:4

To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

Catholic priests and leaders are called by their members in a manner of utmost respect which they have dictated to them. They include many titles including “Monsignor” which means “My lord.” This is shamelessly more excessive than they call the Father in the prayer, “Our Father.” It is utterly a blatant disrespect to the commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Notice the simple truth my beloved readers. In “Our Father, which art in heaven…” the word Father is simply “Father”! But when Catholics address their priests they call them:

  1. Reverend father
  2. Very Reverend father
  3. Most Reverend father
  4. Most Holy father

Why are the titles in adjectives and adverbs in the superlative degree? Because these catholic priests and leaders had commanded their members to call them such.

(http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01137a.htm)

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA 

The Pope

The Sovereign Pontiff is addressed at the commencement of a letter as “Most Holy Father”

(Beatissimo Padre); 

Cardinals

In writing to an Italian cardinal, the letter should begin with the words, “Most Reverend Eminence” (Eminenza Revma.); if he should be of a princely family, “Most Illustrious and Reverend Eminence”. In the body of the letter itself he should always be addressed in the third person and is “Your Eminence”, or “His Eminence”, and the letter should end: “Embracing the purple of His Most Reverend Eminence, I am His Eminence’s very humble and obedient servant”. 

Bishops

A Bishop’s title is “Most Illustrious and Most Reverend Lord”. The words, “Your Greatness”,

In contrast, there was no apostle or minister of Christ who was addressed by the first century Christians as Most Holy father or Most Reverend father or even simply “father”, because they knew how to obey the simple commandment and the simple truth that says:

MATTHEW 23:8-9

8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

To God be the glory and honor forever! Amen!

Sincerely yours,

Bro. Eli

P.S.

Odan Matig-a posted:

“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.”

This comment simply shows that this person is buried in deep ignorance and fanaticism.

THE ROMANS 16:3

3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:

4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

I am ready with the help of God to die not only for the apostles but for the poorest members of the church!

I JOHN 3:16

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

See how simple the truth is?

Hasta pronto!

92 thoughts on “The Truth is Something Simple Meant for Simple Minds

  1. What the Catholic Church teaches and practices is directly against the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Jesus said do not call anyone on earth your father and the catholic priest is addressed “father”.

    It only shows that the teachings of the Catholic Church is wrong.

    • What do you call your siblings father or your mums husband? Is he NOT on THIS WORLD? Fatherhood is from God to those who received it, either as a biological father or spiritual fatherhood. Christ said, ” honor your father….”. Saint Paul said, “In deed,In Christ Jesus I became your FATHER through the gospel”(.1Cor 1:15)

      St.Paul of course is not their biological father,although he is physically human, he became their spiritual FATHER!

      Bro Eli fails to differentiates physical to literal and spiritual, He thinks that a hyperbole implies that when you don’t mean things literally then it always follows that you mean spiritually. Any school teacher in English knows that this is not true. Please, if any English teacher who belongs to this group, i would like to ask a favor, please help him understand the difference. Not that I claim to understad better but I am sure he is definitely wrong
      His lack of humility and claims of superior knowldge of the Bible clouded his mind to this simple TRUTH, thus he is muddled and
      has arrives with wrong conclusions, Now leading
      people to perdition. A blind leading blinds.
      May God enlighten you Bro Eli kawawa ka naman at ang mga members mo.

      By the way are yoy willing to defend your claim in your article,from east to the west? I could debate you on that here in your blog. Lets see who bears the TRUTH!!

      • winnie, kindly get a verse in the bible that all of the apostles or any other brethren are called Father by the people whom they taught.. we can call our father, who is our father in the flesh not the servant of the Lord. you’re just like a dog that barking on the wrong tree. im sorry to tell you this, you better read the word of God before you say that it’s not the truth. it would be a lie if it’s not supported in the bible.. how can you support your reasoning by using the word of God? you are just clearly reasoning through your own understanding and faith with these people whom you called “father” not with the words of God. do not interpret the words of God in a literal way.

        i read the verse that you said 1 cor 1:15, can you read it again coz i haven’t read it or even find it.

  2. AMEN!

    Odan Matig-a is shamelessly trying to catch attention. By his own words, he reveals his ignorance and fanaticism. In fact, i posted few simple questions based on his own ideas since Oct 2011, yet not a single word from him…

    • roy says:

      February 24, 2012 at 9:54 am

      //AMEN!

      Odan Matig-a is shamelessly trying to catch attention. By his own words, he reveals his ignorance and fanaticism. In fact, i posted few simple questions based on his own ideas since Oct 2011, yet not a single word from him…//

      Reply:

      Roy… I think something is wrong with this blog. They are always sanitizing the contents of this blog which is why I was not able to read your questions. If those questions were simple then there is no problem with me. Sana maganda ang sagutan natin dito kaya may control eh! Hehehe…

      • @Odan Matig-a

        Just admit that you are a liar… you’ve been drinking and smoking a lot..

        Again, more or less 6 times being posted since Oct 2011, in response to your stupid scholarly imaginations. Here it is:

        IF i were to think like you do Odan Matig-a, then i ask you –

        1. are the dresses of babies called robes? in any manner, do they wear robes during baptism in catholics?
        2. are the “great multitude in white robes” babies? are there babies? and “standing” before the throne?
        3. in catholic practice during palm sunday, (except for the priest) did you see anyone go to the church, including yourself, wearing white robes?
        3. during baptism in catholics when babies wear white, were they holding palms?
        4. do you remember when you were being baptized? what did the priest told you? and what did you say or answer to the priest? What were you holding?

      • @Odan matig-a

        I follow this blogsite and read comments, whether the comment is assenting, sympathizing, opposition, queries, bullying, nonsense comments, its all posted. Its just your thinking that somebody is sanitizing it.

        We can discern here the ignorance and delusion of someone, the wit of another one to defend or to oppose. But in the end, the truth still prevail. The simple truth is undeniably hard for others to comprehend. But for those who really seeking the truth, simple word is simple to understand.

      • roy says:

        February 26, 2012 at 2:46 am

        [@Odan Matig-a

        Just admit that you are a liar… you’ve been drinking and smoking a lot..

        Again, more or less 6 times being posted since Oct 2011, in response to your stupid scholarly imaginations. Here it is:]

        Reply:

        I’m not lying to you but the owner of this blog is lying to you. Why? Because you are deprived by the owner of this blog to read my answers. I answered your questions long time ago but it appears that you did not read it because the owner of this blog suppressed my opinion. Therefore something is wrong with this blog. Now I’ll answer again your questions and this time I’m going to store my replies in my memory bank. And if still you are unable to access to my replies because the owner of this blog is censoring my opinion then I hope someday we’ll meet again in another blog and I’ll confront you with my answers proving once more that your church is a liar.

        roy says:

        IF i were to think like you do Odan Matig-a, then i ask you –

        [1. are the dresses of babies called robes? in any manner, do they wear robes during baptism in catholics?]

        Reply:

        Yes… babies do wear robes during baptism. The babies dress is called baptismal robe.

        roy says:

        [2. are the “great multitude in white robes” babies? are there babies? and “standing” before the throne?]

        Reply:

        The great multitude symbolizes the catholics in heaven. These catholics when they were baptized “as babies” wore white robes and when they will face the throne in the final judgment they will wear also white robes. Revelation 7:9-14… just symbolized as catholics in heaven.

        roy says:

        [3. in catholic practice during palm sunday, (except for the priest) did you see anyone go to the church, including yourself, wearing white robes?]

        Reply:

        This question proves that you are a biblical ignoramus. The people wearing white robes in the book of revelation just symbolizes that the great multitude facing the throne are catholics. Pangitain lang ito sa nagsulat na si Juan. Ang nakita niya ay mga katoliko.

        roy says:

        [3. during baptism in catholics when babies wear white, were they holding palms?]

        Reply:

        This question is a product of a shallow minded person. Hindi mo kase naintindihan ang biblia eh… kaya yan tuloy ang tanong mo mabababaw sa tingin ko. Common sense lang kailangan pare koy-koy! Siempre naman ang mga babies ay hindi puede na makahawak ng palms. The people who are holding palms are not babies but the great multitude in the book of revelation who are facing the throne of God.

        roy says:

        [4. do you remember when you were being baptized? what did the priest told you? and what did you say or answer to the priest? What were you holding?]

        Reply:

        Ito pa! Ikaw kung may natandaan ka noong baby ka pa mabuti sa iyo at matalino kang tao. Ako wala akong natatandaan.

        Here is Revelation 7:9-14;

        9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice:
        “Salvation belongs to our God,
        who sits on the throne,
        and to the Lamb.”

        11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying:

        “Amen!
        Praise and glory
        and wisdom and thanks and honor
        and power and strength
        be to our God for ever and ever.
        Amen!”

        13 Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?”

        14 I answered, “Sir, you know.”

        And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

        In verse 13 one of the elders asked who are they and where did these people in white robes came from? Ang sagot nito ay mga katoliko ito sila na nanggaling sa kahirapan sa pagtatanggol ng panamampalataya jan kay Kristo.

      • @Odan Matig-a

        I said, “IF I were to think like you do Odan Matig-a”…

        The following are your remarks Odan Matig-a (March 4, 2012 at 8:03 am):

        This question proves that you are a biblical ignoramus.
        This question is a product of a shallow minded person.
        Hindi mo kase naintindihan ang biblia eh… tanong mo mabababaw sa tingin ko.

        … remarks going back to you Odan Matig-a, coz you thought those questions were stupid… indeed you confirmed that you are. CLEAR!!!

        Right now i have limited time… may review this some other times…

  3. Bro. Eli,
    All the Bible verse you cited are correct but your interpretations is based on your misumderstanding.
    In Matthew 23:8-8 Christ is said to prohibit calling ANYONE on EARTH 1. a teacher 2.father,3. Master.
    If you take that as literal then it follows that you can not even call someone who teach a “teacher”,or you as a” Mister” or a” Master” for you cannot be a Mistress either. Neither you can call your father as a “father”.

    Jesus used hyperbole in Matthew 23:8-9. Jesus employed type of teaching to make his point but he did not literally forbade to call other humans these,” master, father ,teacher”.
    Remember Christ said, if your eyes sinned the you have to pluck it out as it is better to have no eyes than to have eyes but you will go to hell?
    Surely, if you take that in literalist way then,i hope to see enuclation of eyes and amputation done in every coordinating centers.

    Yes, a lot of people believes fables to be true. Like your fables, claiming the fulfillment of Malachi 1:11. There is no way you can defend it, i cannot even find it anymore your post,From the east to the west. Is it because it is based on a shaky foundation and myth? Just asking.

    I personally challenge you to prove that, othrwise you have no authority to teach.
    Christ commision the apostles/church to teach,St paul knows that its the Church is the foundation and pillar of truth(1 Tim 3:15). Not just individual can claim to be the church.In the new Testament when there was disagreement among them there was the council in Jerusalem. Here is an example of the Church authority to teach. Thus ,it follows that this church will always be our guide to truth . And as a Foundation of truth established by God surely it will last(psalm127). Man-made churches like yours is not of God,neither it will become a foundation and pillar of truth.
    For Christ’s/ God’s Church will not prevailed by the gates of hell. Yes not even the Devil nir a bad pope can destroy it!

    I love you bro. Eli that is why I am being critical. Please listen to His Church, I know that you have that feeling inside you. Why don’t you try? God bless you.

    • @Winnie

      Sorry ms winnie, but it is you who misinterpreted bro. Eli, because you have not watched and listened diligently the full length of bro. Eli’s answer during the Bible Exposition through UNTV’s Ang Dating Daan..

      “When you think you are spiritual, you are prohibited by Christ of such titles…”

      …you now internalize, when we talk about priests, popes, bishops, etc.. do they concern of spiritual matters, of religion??? YES! Therefore you are prohibited to call the priest father.

      This is so simple for a simple mind…

    • Winnie you are clearly displaying your dumbness here. I’m sure you’ve read the article and if you’re brain is working properly why do you still have the guts to say that Bro Eli implied that calling someone “Father” is literal wherein he clearly explained that Christ spoke of spiritual things? and catholic priests are not literal fathers but spiritual leaders,fathers(evil). Whaaaat the….???
      you’re a perfect idiot!!, i can’t think of a word to describe your brain malfunction. i really cant believe it, your brain can’t take a simple logic. go see a psychologist, psychiatrist, brain detective.. whatever, your brain is a garbage, shit!

      • John,
        thank for your reply, God bless you brother. Please allow me to respond as it seems that bro Eli and you still couldn’t get it yet the simple truth regarding Christ teachings in Matthew23:8-9.
        I would suggest that you read the whole chapter of Matthew 23. Then next, ask your self this questions;
        Why did Jesus said, that we are not to call ANYONE on EARTH these titles:father, master,teacher.
        To answer that you have to read the previous verses.
        Next question is,Did Jesus meant to says not to call anyone “spiritual father, master or teacher? Did he? Then if you say yes,tell me which verse. What is wrong with Bro Eli,s argument is he just placed in hs mind that we shouldn’t call any man such titles although other scriptures contradicts his own interpretation. As I said that Jesus employed a manner of speech called hyperbole, hence not a literal one.Bro eli made it appear like literal, then “spiritual”. He is only stating,”father” and not against “teacher” which was included in Matthew 23:8-9. This is because if he attack it then he is attacking St Paul. When he made list of offices of the church in his letter to the Ephesians.
        He also said that the apostles called the Christians their children, yet he denied that the aposltes that they were called father. I already pointed out that St Paul himself called himself a “father” through the gospel.
        Father and child is a relationship. to say , my children, then i begot you through the gospel” we see it as intimate relationship. That is a father and children. Mr Soriano ,however,try to deny this SIMPLE TRUTH.

    • @ Winnie,

      it is true, a simple Biblical truth is hard to understand for close-minded people.

      We thank God, there are still people in other religious organization that are open-minded, that once heard the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ thru listening to Bro. Eli, they can discern which is true and which is false and choose the truth, believed, repented and baptized.

      As I always say, I used to be catholic fanatic before but now I see the light. Thanks be to God.

    • @winnie,

      its too sad that you are still so blind as of this moment despite of the brightness of every topic Bro. Eli is writing here. Because of that blindness, you even not see the post “From East to West” that clearly interpret Malachi 1:11. (I like that post of Bro. Eli). I will give you the link for your immediate reading.

      https://esoriano.wordpress.com/2008/10/14/from-the-east-to-the-west/

      And please do mind, the authority to teach came from God and not from anyone else. It is God’s word Bro. Eli is teaching and not any doctrine, man-made. And if you really want a challenge, personal challenge, why not (again in nth times) visit a Bible Exposition in your nearest place and ask Bro. Eli personally, or visit Thanksgiving Day in ADD Convention in Apalit and ask him during consultation. Do not be afraid, no one will harm you there, they will even give you free food? Please have a guts to prove all your accusation and defend your catholic faith and doctrine worldwide. I bet your fellow catholic is very much proud of you when you discredit Bro. Eli.

      As for the post From Est to West, please read it again and again, and may the Lord open your heart to see the brightness that you are longing to see. Happy reading.

    • @winnie,

      its too sad that you are still so blind as of this moment despite of the brightness of every topic Bro. Eli is writing here. Because of that blindness, you even not see the post “From East to West” that clearly interpret Malachi 1:11. (I like that post of Bro. Eli). I will give you the link for your immediate reading.

      https://esoriano.wordpress.com/2008/10/14/from-the-east-to-the-west/

      And please do mind, the authority to teach came from God and not from anyone else. It is God’s word Bro. Eli is teaching and not any doctrine, man-made. And if you really want a challenge, personal challenge, why not (again in nth times) visit a Bible Exposition in your nearest place and ask Bro. Eli personally, or visit Thanksgiving Day in ADD Convention in Apalit and ask him during consultation. Do not be afraid, no one will harm you there, we are taught of kindness to others. Please have a guts to prove all your accusation and defend your catholic faith and doctrine worldwide. I bet your fellow catholic is very much proud of you when you discredit Bro. Eli.

      As for the post From Est to West, please read it again and again, and may the Lord open your heart to see the brightness that you are longing to see. Happy reading.
      Reply

      • Mateopage,
        Please read Bro Eli’s , “East to the West”, it has tones of flaws.
        Anyone who has common sense should be able to detect his aim to push himself or wanting glorify himself. Imagine he placed himself at the centre of a prophecy!!! That is delusion grandeor, if not that is a BIG LIE. Well, it could be both.

        Mention of , from the east to the west is not a movement of direction, rather extent of the promised of salvation which literally mean all the earth, all nations, all people. Note that in Malachi 1:11,it says “in every place” hence not just literally east and west but it includes the south and north. Remember that Christ commanded his disciples to teach all nations, starting from Jerusalem and then to the Gentiles. The fact that if you are not an Israelites it means that you are a Gentile. Hence, everyone is a Gentile,all nations aside from Israel are Gentiles.

        If you get this right, then all Bro Eli’s arguments collapses and nothing else remain relevant. If his claim about this prophecy falls, his claim of authority is baseless and mere delusion.

        I challenge bro Eli to debate me on this topic. We could start it on his blog. It would be ideal as we could read it again and again. I know some ADD member, I actually working with someone and she knows that its very hard for me to travel. Otherwise I could come to your coordinating centre to debate him.

        Excuse? No, never afraid of anyone. Only to God.
        God bless you all specially to bro Eli.

      • @Winnie,

        Hi Winnie, thanks for posting your comments again here. First, are you the @Winnie Ibe on that particular blog who said that will going to refute Bro. Eli regarding “‘Philippines’? Just hoping you posted your contest there so that everybody in the house read and reply. But up to this moment and in other blog, you just disagree with Bro. Eli without Biblical basis.

        Actually Winnie, sorry to say, but we already detected your aim and that is to put Bro. Eli on shame, but it seems your ignorance in the Scripture put you in shame position instead. But we understand, we also come to the point of ignorance, and defended wrong faith once.

        The blog of Bro. Eli’s “From West to East” is a prophecy that is happening now: direction, the congregation of God and the Man of God He sent. Biblical and historical facts are both presented to be able for us to comprehend it easier. Now, who is not comprehending it? Or I may say ignoring the truth?

        I will just say another few words on your latest comment Winnie: It is not Bro. Eli who placed himself to the center of the prophecy, but God. If you resisted God’s word, its up to you.

        Lastly, pls correct if my comprehension is wrong when you said “I challenge bro Eli to debate me on this topic.” I think it is you who needs to prove your argument to Bro. Eli and not him to you.

        Okay I will just assume that you want to debate him. Anyway if I am going to be asked, blog debate is not convenient, it will take time and space unlike in real-time debate, automatically you can address your argument and can be responded by Bro. Eli as well, and it can be watched by many people. And fyi, Bro. Eli’s time is very precious, he wanted to spend it where many will be benefited like Bible Expositions.

        So, we are looking forward to hear from you Winnie either in Apalit, Pampanga or in Bible Exposition. I hope it is sooner and not later.

    • It is yet VERYYYYY SIMPLE to understand. As to the example above, Our God the Father simply been called as “FATHER” yet these Catholic Priest added Adjectives and ADVERBS in the SUPERLATIVE degree on their own TITLE.. Did you not even notice that??? Didn’t it even register to you how they can put their title ABOVE our CREATOR???
      You are definitely one of those who deviates from the truth, and chose to live in UNIMAGINABLE FABLE…

      • 1. Reverend father
        2. Very Reverend father
        3. Most Reverend father
        4. Most Holy father

        And as what the bishop/archbishop said in an interview @ Radio 5 the previous week, “We are called father, as God the Father.”

        – These people are as Lucifer who wanted to be equal with God.

        ISAIAH 14:12-14

        12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
        13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
        14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

        @Winnie, please share your thoughts

    • Oh my God… Poor poor Winnie is LOST. He’s not just lost, he even had the energy to COMPLICATE an incredibly SIMPLE thing! To sound “wise” perhaps? But even then, his line of reasoning failed miserably. I bet he didn’t READ the whole blog post. He also pushes his favorite “from the east to the west” argument again as if it’s his last bullet. Every sentence in Winnie’s posts has already been answered in a single post by Bro. Eli, even the cruel and twisted lies.

      Winnie, if you’re looking for substance here in this little post of mine, there’s none. I just want to make a remark here and tell you that we’re all praying for you. Read my other replies for my response to this.

      • Lito,
        i suggest that you should be specific on your claims, focus to your arguments, you are against nothing but me, not to my arguments. You should state clearly why you disagree with me or the teachings of the church, otherwise your post merit nothing and will be useless. Please use your time wisely.
        You can laugh but you can’t run away from the truth.

  4. Brother Eli I thank God that you always give us beautiful articles which are very simple to understand and for patiently dealing with these things to enlighten the brethren and readers with what ever way possible. I hope and pray that I may be guided to continue walking in this Path may the Lord help us especially you Bro Eli.

  5. I myself could defend Bro Eli Soriano if his life is in danger, if somebody want to kill him, then I am obliged to help. However, I will not do it because of the faith he is peddling.

    Odan Matig ag is right in the sense that, people should not be ready to die for wrong reason.If you die for the wrong faith, a man-made faith then that is not a good reason.

    • @Winnie

      YOU SAID: Odan Matig ag is right in the sense that, people should not be ready to die for wrong reason.

      REPLY: Correct! I would never ever die for this wrong reason.

      Deu 5:8-9 (KJV) Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,

    • are you telling the whole world that the church of God is a man-made faith & catholicism is not? so..the 11 phrases “church of God” in the bible is man-made & “catholicism” which is nowhere you can find in the bible is not man-made? very nice…coming from someone older than me, who, i suppose a lot brighter than me but dumber than me! i thought i was the dumbest being on earth, i didn’t know there are more…😛

      • Jiggsfab,
        perhalps I a dumber than you brother, praise God somebody is better than me, I hope he can answer my questions.

        Is the Church founded by Christ NAMED,” Church of God”? If it is can you tell me which verse? I understand that it was called and described in many ways but never named.The Catholic Church is the same church that was called Church of God in the Bible,It is the TRUE Church of Christ, which was described and later on NAMED Catholic church.

        Getting a NAME from the Bible then claiming that it was you who is that person is a BIG lie, in like manner taking the “phrase” Church of God” from the Bible then name it to your church is even a BIGGER LIE.

        May God have mercy on you.

      • Winnie says:

        Is the Church founded by Christ NAMED,” Church of God”? If it is can you tell me which verse? I understand that it was called and described in many ways but never named.The Catholic Church is the same church that was called Church of God in the Bible,It is the TRUE Church of Christ, which was described and later on NAMED Catholic church.

        Getting a NAME from the Bible then claiming that it was you who is that person is a BIG lie, in like manner taking the “phrase” Church of God” from the Bible then name it to your church is even a BIGGER LIE.

        Reply:

        Kaawaan ka sana ng Dios. I’ll ask you, think as a normal person without biases and prejudice as you answer this question:
        Tell me which claim do you think has a more probability of being a lie? the ROMAN catholic church as the real name of the church(not mentioned in the bible even once) or the Church of God which was mentioned many times in the bible provided that Jesus was not ROMAN, therefore, why would he name His church ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. . .ROMAN. . .when he was born as a Jew, in fact, he was not even that familiar or constantly interacting with the romans during the time he declared his church with Peter. On the other hand, Jesus is the son of God therefore, isn’t it logical and sensical to believe that the real of the his church is the Church of God for he has direct connection with God the Father???

        Now, before you blabber about your lame excuses, think first and think as if you are not under any religion and then answer my question as a fair, normal person.

    • Winnie, if you are a true good person, you couldn’t afford to say –
      “I myself could defend Bro Eli Soriano if his life is in danger, if somebody want to kill him, then I am obliged to help. However, I will not do it because of the faith he is peddling.”

      Christ even prayed for people who put Him in the cross. But for a person like you, giving a statement like that seems to be doubtful. I am a Catholic member who once attended to ADD church gathering in Pampanga, I heard Brother Eliseo praying for his detractors. He prayed then that his detractors somehow find God’s mercy.

      If you are a catholic as well, I feel sorry for you.

      • I might had been little bit unclear to what i want to say, I should mean, “Not FOR his faith” he is peddling. Truly, we could die for somebody we love, to stranger,relatives, to a brother or sister in Christ. And even for our country. For wrong faith?never! It is not worth, Really? and I have a common ground. The only thing is he is attacking he thought it is against God.

      • Bro,
        that’s what bro told you,well, I am with God’s church, the foundation that will last, foundation and pillar of truth and not Bro eli. Christ is my teacher. His body the Church speaks the word of God.

    • HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      ^ Sorry Winnie, i needed that laugh! Thank you for that slice of humor amidst the heated debate😀

      • LOL! na may kasamang pangingilabot. I would say that that Winnie is really out of his mind. I agree though I will not offer my life to a wrong faith. I am grateful to God that He gave me wisdom to discern which is the truth and which is not. Winnie can use all the flowery words in the world but he cannot convince the people of God to buy his arguments about the Roman Catholic Church, let’s just look at the practices then we will surely know that Catholic Church is not the true church that Christ built. To God be the glory forever! And don’t think that I am a fan of Bro. Eli, ’cause I’m not, I admire him for the wisdom our Lord bistowed on him but it is God who deserves all our praises. Even Bro. Eli, he wouldn’t want us to think of him as great, he remains a humble servant, he always reminds us and shows us humility in all his works.

  6. It is Biblical to give one’s life to brother in-faith, especially to God sent messenger. Just like other brethren in MCGI, I also willing to give my life to Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel for the name of Christ.

    To God be the glory!

  7. Brd Eli soriano, is the true son of God. He preach the words of God in every details of the bible. To God be the Glory

  8. the truth will always prevail no matter how hard others try to refute…better ignore these hard-headed beings & go on living in rghteousness…i’m not affiliated with any of the sects but i know who’s telling the truth here, i’m not even as old as you people, i’m not even as intelligent as you all..but by the time i reach the right age, i’m now sure where to go & who to follow…i’lll be on the path to righteousness where the simple mind is the wise who understands…kudos to the owner of this blog…two hundred million thumbs up & counting, to you!

  9. Winnie, if you are a true good person, you couldn’t afford to say –
    “I myself could defend Bro Eli Soriano if his life is in danger, if somebody want to kill him, then I am obliged to help. However, I will not do it because of the faith he is peddling.”

    Christ even prayed for people who put Him in the cross. But for a person like you, giving a statement like that seems to be doubtful. I am a Catholic member who once attended to ADD church gathering in Pampanga, I heard Brother Eliseo praying for his detractors. He prayed then that his detractors somehow find God’s mercy.

    If you are a catholic as well, I feel sorry for you.

  10. First of all, I thank God for this wonderful blog entry.

    I was reading it and was having such a wonderful feeling, however, it was ruined by a certain, WINNIE’S comment, a comment of stupidity and incomprehensiveness to even the simplest forms of logic!

    If i have the right to say, it is hopeless to discuss the truths to those who cannot even understand them. Really hopeless!!1

    • Rekkusushin,
      You are enjoying bro Eli’s blog? Is it because its full of attack against my Church? Now, that somebody like me and Odan Matig-a defends our church then we spoil your enjoyment?
      You seems to be enjoying watching somebody being beaten while their hands and legs are tied up. You don’t seems to be happy just to hear your bro Eli’s side while pretending to be deaf to our arguments, and worst is you are not happy when we question his authority. You are happy when attack his man-made doctrines.
      Now, if he is not afraid and if you are concern about your soul ask you bro Eli to debate me on his claim regarding the prophecy in Malachi 1:11.
      I don’t need to be a priest to debate him. Remember the Bible says that the word of God is sharper than a double edge sword,I will slay his self-centered arguments with it.
      Calling all ADD. Call to your bro Eli to defend himself.
      Remember that you are giving lots of money thinking that it is worth because its for God. Hold on to your monies first until he can prove that his claim is true. Otherwise I will compare you to a fool who deposits his money to Donald duck’s and Mickey Mouse Banks.
      I am saying these because I care. in like manner if somebody you care,who is being
      taken advantage by an illegal recruiter.

      • @Winnie,

        The double-edge sword you’re mentioning above hurt you so much, it slices your doctrines little-by-little, it lighted in the dark and the hidden paws of your man-made doctrines come to the open and the people see it, begin to understand, begin to ask questions, begin to realized that they were fooled for hundred of years. And they turn their back to that man-made doctrines and embrace the light, the Word, the double-edge sword.

        Dr. Jose Rizal was killed because of that, when he tried to open the mind of his people using his pen. The Catholic Church was rattled and he killed him in Luneta. At present, Bro. Eli is doing the same, not only in pen, but in all available media to reach the people who is hungry for the truth. Look around Winnie, whose preacher you know doing this herculian task to preach the gospel, while enemies are after him. Despite of left and right false accusations, he still carry own the task. Now, who cares to your soul Winnie? Your priest? Your popes? Your co-member in RCC? They do not even bother whether you went to the church (edifice) and listen to their sermon right?

        Many have said the word, ” I will debate Bro. Eli..etc..etc..” Where are they now? You are just adding yourself to those “as if courageous” to face Bro. Eli in the debate and no balls to show themselves.

        Well, to end this comment, goodluck to you. We are looking forward to see one of this day in Apalit Pampanga or in Bible Expositions.

        BTW, with respect to Rekussushin, I also have the same feeling of gladness everytime I read Bro. Eli’s blog. Not because he is “attacking” (actually is not an attack but an eye-opener words of wisdom based on Scripture) of something,,,, but because we are enlightened by the words of God that we had not felt before in our previous affiliation. it just like you had found a diamond while you are reading his blog. Anyway, diamond is nothing compare to the words.

        And lastly Winnie, I think the illegal recruiter are your priests, recruiting members (babe) while these babe do not understand anything at all especially the Scriptures.

      • @mateopage
        Very well said Brother.

        People like Winnie just wont understand no matter how many profound truth you’ll present to them. Now, Winnie, if you are not convinced of the spiritual truth that Bro. Eli is trying to portray here and to all of his blogs using the words of God as the concrete and irrefutable evidence because you being spiritually blind, therefore, you must be convinced and must agree to me when I say that Dr. Jose Rizal, our national hero and a brilliant person, even declared that there are lies and flaws in the rcc doctrine just as mateopage said. I am now using Dr. Rizal as the proof because I realized that no matter how many verses in the bible we’ve thrown at you, you are still incapable of understanding the truth, so, perhaps you can better relate to rizal and his ideals because he is a man and that your reasoning is of man.

        Now, please don’t tell me that rizal is a fool writing foolish comments against your wretched church or invent self-proclaimed lame excuses to seek a way out. The truth is clear even to simplest mind as long as your guided by the Spirit.

        And oh, BTW, you said:
        You seems to be enjoying watching somebody being beaten while their hands and legs are tied up.

        Well, it obvious your hands and legs will be tied up against all these absolute truth that we’ve been presenting to you. Naturally, LIES will always render you speechless and bound against TRUTH, wouldn’t you agree? And, a debater who loses his argument could either mean two things: the debater is unprepared and lacks evidences or his argument is just purely a LIE, therefore, loses to the argument of truth. And from what I see in this matter, you bear profound LIES that is why you are being pushed back and tied up in your arguments.

      • @ Winnie

        I disagree with the term ‘attack’ or attacking. I would rather choose ‘expose’ or exposing the UNBIBLICAL DOCTRINES as what is clearly shown in your church and your people’s actions that most of catholics try to ignore.

        – Bro Eli always quote verses from the book, the Bible which should be our basis for learning, for reasoning and for our faith ect.

        Isaiah 34:16
        Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

        1 Corinthians 4:6 ASV)

        6 Now these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes; THAT IN US YE MIGHT LEAN NOT TO GO BEYOND THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN; that no one of you be puffed up for the one against the other.

        Revelation 22:18-19
        18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 and IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHESY, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book.

      • I couldn’t agree more with mateopage and rekkusushin. Thank’s be to God. @winnie, if you’re sincere and really eager to prove that your Church is the true church, you’re very much welcome to attend ADD Bible Exposition, Mass Indoctrination, or even debate with Bro. Eli. Aabangan ko ang paghaharap ninyo ni Bro. Eli. And unlike you, I will open my mind and heart to hear both sides and may God enlighten us all.

  11. A Maoist would be proud to be called a Maoist for Mao Zedong’s sake.

    A Christian is proud to be called a Christian for Jesus Christ’s sake.

    I left Roman Catholicism because the name itself is no greater than Jesus Christ’s name.

    Besides I don’t like being called for Romulus sake, Romulus killed his brother Remus for everybody’s information. Just like Cain killed Abel, sounds familiar noh?

    The tale of Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome may be a legend or a fable, so I don’t want my religion be based on it.

    And “Catholicism” Jesus Christ and his apostle’s never uttered nor wrote such word.

    To God be the glory!

    • I agree to you to some degree, a founder/father of church should be man enough to accept that he is the true founder of it. Like a father should name his son after his appellation. Manalo should be called,Iglesia ni manalo after all he is the founder of it. Historically and Biblically speaking Christ or God did not came to estanlish it. Otherwise 20th century people could claim that he has been to the Philippines. All his claim is mere lies or delusions. The same can be said about Bro Eli’s group it should be called,Soriano’ Church. And its adherants be called, Sorianists’. Neither Christ came to the Philippines in 1970’s. Nothing in the Bible recorded or prophesied, and not in our History either. Where these claims exist?
      Only in Bro. Eli’s mind and claims, nothing tangible or concrete,hence mere delusions.

      Again, with regards to “father” he only shows his ignorance, sorry but its true. Why? When you said hyperbole, then it means that you don’t mean things literally, like in the case of Jesus asking us to cut our arms if we use it for evil. Rather,Christ is just making a point. It doesn’t follow that if you don’t mean literal then it should be “spiritual”. The apostles perfectly understood Christ,so to them they called themselves “father and others ” teachers”.

      He means that each one of us should be humble and not arrogant. Spiritual fatherhood is from God. True “teacher is Christ, thru the Church he teaches us.and in no other way,otherwise you are arrogant and no humilty.Is Bro Eli greater than Christ or hi Church?is he more sensible than Christ? Bro Eli is truly the “father” , “teacher” and” master” of his church and set himself against the Father in heaven.

      • These people don’t have time to learn Church history and canon laws. They are too busy frittering their time reading up on TABLOID propaganda and toilet rumors from the Liberal Conspiracy Trash can. They need basic catechism to understand the values instilled by the Catholic faith.

        You’re wasting your time evangelizing heretics when you are combating the sin of pride.

      • @Kazzie,

        Hi Kazzie, I just wish you read first the blog before you post your comment. Because you are bringing your ignorance in the light of the topic. Whose reading TABLOID propaganda? Is Scripture a propaganda to you?? Is your Catholic Encyclopedia trash at your end??? If that the case, where you going to base your belief? Bro. Eli just read whats in the passages and in your official statement dear Kazzie, so do not so outrageous here and pretend you are intelligent in your catechism. Bro. Eli knew your catholic doctrines very well.

        If I were you Kazzie, I will start to read your basic catechism, your catholic encyclopedia and compare it to the Scriptures. ASk yourself afterward, whose telling the truth? Of course you should know that?

  12. Simple mind is of Christ.

    Romans 16:18
    For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

  13. The simple truth is complicated to the wicked. Let’s hope and pray that winnie and Odan Matig-a be enlightened. Thanks be to God for a very patient preacher like Bro. Eli Soriano, patiently explaining the simple truth to everyone even to the hardheaded ones. To God be the glory!

  14. So sad that many have been deceive by this man not knowing that his teachings are contradicting to other teachings in the Bible. He choose verses that serves him best.

    For example he use the verse saying that we should not call someone FATHER to point out that priests are wrong. But he neglect the fact the Abraham is a man and yet God said, you will be the spiritual father of all who believe in God.

    ROMANS 4:11-12 [Good News Bible] “…And so Abraham is THE SPIRITUAL FATHER of all who believe in God and are accepted as righteous by him, even though they are not circumcised. v12He is also THE FATHER of those who are circumcised, that is, of those who, in addition to being circumcised, also live the same life of faith that OUR FATHER Abraham lived before he was circumcised.”

    isa lang po yan sa mga contradiction sa teachings ni Eli. NONONO, THE TEACHINGS IN THE BIBLE CANNOT CONTRADICT.

  15. @ Kazzie,

    Hi there Kazzie. Thanks for dorpping by on Bro. Eli’s blog.

    Let me comment to your statement above.

    1. You gave the verse Romans 4:11-12 (good news Bible-1966) to pacify your claim that indeed God allowed somebody to be called “father” for spiritual reason.

    This is KJV.-1611
    Rom 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:

    1905 Ang Dating Bibliya
    Roma 4:11 At tinanggap niya ang tanda ng pagtutuli, na isang tatak ng katuwiran ng pananampalataya na nasa kaniya samantalang siya’y nasa di-pagtutuli: upang siya’y maging ama ng lahat ng mga nagsisisampalataya, bagaman sila’y nasa di-pagtutuli, upang ang katuwiran ay maibilang sa kanila;

    1. Okay then, Your version is published just late as 1966, while the two is published earlier and they have the same thoughts “Abraham might be the father of all them that believe: uncircumcised and circumcised. So there is no “Spiritual father” as you caps-locked above.

    2. Granting without accepting for sake of the argument, that you are correct in your claim, this is my question? Who speak in Mathew and who speak in Romans? Right, Lord Jesus in Mathew and Paul in Romans. Next question Kazzie, are they saying both true? If I will be asked, I will say both of them said the truth. So this is my next question then be ready Kazzie, if your going to get the ultimate truth, who will be your choice? The one who speak in Mathew or the one who speak in Romans? Who will you be followed, the one who speak in Mathew or the one who speak in Romans?

    For the meantime this is my respond to you, thanks be to God. But I remembered Bro. Eli already taught the verse in Romans 4. It is regarding the seed of Abraham and the faith of Abraham while uncircumcised. And because of that faith, he is called the father of many nation.

    Rom_4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

    Rom 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

    Rom 4:18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

    • Hi again Kazzie,

      This is the continuation of my comment.

      By reading Romans 4:11-18, because of Abraham’s faith, God promise him that his seed will inherit the kingdom of God.

      Who are the seed of Abraham that will inherit the promise of God?

      Gal 3:29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

      It is true, that God will not contradict His own word. Bro. Eli already proven it. So for those who wanted Bro. Eli to put in shame, well goodluck to all of you. No man can put the messenger of God down. I encourage you Kazzie to listen to his preaching. Do not so relax RCC teachings, because their doctrines are the one contradicting the Bible, this is just one of the many contradiction by calling your priests “father”.

      Your self-interpretation will lead you to perdition. Wake up Kazzie.

      As to Bro. Eli, I will always thank God for sending you in the middle of this dispensation. If we heard not your preaching, maybe we are still stuck on the man-made doctrines. Thanks be to God for all your love, hard-work and care to our souls!

    • What is your proof that many were deceived by this man? many have been cleansed, many have refrained from transgressing the laws of God, many have repented & changed their ways..are these what you call deception? My fellow catholic friends have been praying, repenting, even swearing not to sin, some of them are devotees, but you will see them the way they were..no changes! One of them took time to search for the truth, he left the catholic faith & transferred from faith to faith…he was now a member of the Church of God, i have seen how he transformed. So, is this what you call deception? You are the one who is deceived, not by Bro. Eli but by the whole world. Catholics’ dumb reasonings really push me away even more from that faith.

    • Mateopage,
      As I mentioned in my earlier comments that the word “father” is used throughout the Bible,both in Old and New Testament. God himself addressed it to men in literal and figurative sense.Read Judge 17:9-10,Isaiah 22:21-22,1Cor 4:14-16.
      If it was used by God to address men and in similar way apostles did the same describing themselves as “fathers”, Is God confuse? Are the apostle diobeyed Christ?

      Your question to my fellow catholic demonstrate how weak your arguments. You are asking Which one to follow, either Matthew 23:7-9 or Romans. You are implying that there are two contradicting teachings. I can’t blame you anyway as you are at present confused. You bro Eli need to correct you on this. My impression is that you are starting to believe the usage of “father” in Romans as it is clearly written describing Abraham to be a “spiritual father”

      I am still waiting a reply from anyone of you or from Bro Eli explaing my case on why we call our priest,” father.”
      some of you denied and disagreed yet, nobody offered any reason why they disagree or why I am wrong. Please offer some rationale to your belief, otherwise its a bankrupt one.

      Mateopage, I will comment on bro Eli’s From the East to the west article, and each of his argument for his claim will be put under scrutiny, in the light of truth from the Bible.
      Debate is a two way process, people present two opposing views. Each one of them has right to be heared and to argue for their view.I will prove that my view is right and bro Eli’ claim is a fraud. In the same way he can claim that the opposite is true. Bro Eli has the obligation to prove to all of his members that he is true messanger from God.
      God blees you all.

      • @ Winnie, hi there again

        Mentioning the word “father” throughout the Bible is not a question here, but the use of it to somebody like your priests and popes. The arguments I had laid with Kazzie is simple, just answer the question, and there is no contradiction on that. The two verses is entirely different, one is about a commandment and the other is about faith of Abraham.

        About Bro. Eli as true messenger of God, my response is. God already proven that.

  16. SPIRITUALLY..GOD NEVER COMMANDED US TO CALL ANYONE ON EARTH “FATHER”. Is it hard to understand Kazzie? God made Abraham a father to many nations, that doesn’t mean you’re gonna call your priests “father”. It is strictly prohibited. Your refute will only lead you to your defeat…no need to defend that catholic doctrine coz at the end of the day, it will always be a man-made doctrine. Sa pagsamba pa lang sa mga rebulto mali na, ano pang depensa gagawin mo? such a waste of time kung pati ikaw papatulan pa…

  17. The Truth is Something Simple Meant for Simple Minds
    ———————
    i don’t agree with this. The bible says, you cannot comprehend God’s ways.
    ————-
    Isa 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
    Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
    Isa 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
    Isa 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

    1Co 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
    1Co 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
    1Co 3:20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
    1Co 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;

    —————————-
    Deviations from the truth complicate matters. They also cause entanglement of ideas as well! No one can deny that within the religious world of our generation there are apparent detours from the path of truth to unimaginable fables
    ————————————-
    i agree with this and that’s what Bro. Eli is Doing! look at his Teachings, There is a clear entanglement of ideas!

    • Hello Kazzie,

      I would like to disagree on your comment above and I quote “The bible says, you cannot comprehend God’s ways” just to reprove Bro. Eli’s teaching. Because if you are correct, how come you understand some of the commandment and follow those, such as respect your parents, love your enemy, etc. Biblically, there are God’s ways we cannot comprehend for now but in the end He will let us to understand.

      1Ti 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

      You said and I quote ” Deviations from the truth complicate matters. They also cause entanglement of ideas as well! No one can deny that within the religious world of our generation there are apparent detours from the path of truth to unimaginable fables”, which is TRUE, yet, many are blind to see these deviation and detour of path, because they were blinded by pretty speeches and sugar-coated doctrines of man by their pastors and priests. Who made these “unimaginable fables”? Who give you instruction to kneel down before graven images? Who give you instruction to cite the rosary? Are all these Biblical? I believe this is the deviation you are talking about Kazzie.

      We are in spiritual war Kazzie, to win this war better wear battle gears and carry your weapon, the WORD of GOD. So if you carry not the word of God, but doctrine came from men, you will lose this war. Try to asses your present affiliation, read the Bible and compare. Listen to your priest, ask questions, also listen to Bro. Eli and ask questions. Compare and investigate!

    • yeah you are right bro. Only the Catholic church is the true church proven by thousands of historians around the globe. The rest are early church appearing as what the Bible says, and are managed by FALSE PROPHETS.

      • Hi Kazzie,

        Have you check and read some other blogs of Bro. Eli regarding your church like “Catholic Church is not the true church in the Bible”. I wish you have time to read that, and have time to attend Bible Expositions and Mass Indoctrination before you claim that your catholic church is the true church. may I ask whose those thousand historians around the globe who proven that that RCC is the true church, I am just curious you know.

        And Kazzie, please do it for your soul, investigate!

  18. hello Winnie,

    ..do u know what CLEAVED means?please don’t make me repeat this again & again…of course MCGI isn’t the original Church of God in the Bible..the members only CLEAVED to the true Church of God in the Bible..making them the Members of Church of God & since there are members from other countries, they are now International..they just call themselves members because they CLEAVED…their group is not just built out of Bro.Eli’s own understanding,Bro.Eli being the leader/minister of MCGI, just leads the members & they follow not Bro.Eli’s order but the Word of God in the Bible…in some way I agree that MCGI is an imitation of the original…at least they imitate the original exactly, making them Class A of the original & they follow all that is right to follow…i’m a witness to that…not like our faith, with so much invented doctrines..it is not only Bro.Eli who exposes our wrong doctrines, some sects do too..but they are not as brave as Bro.Eli…u felt we were attacked by him,it is normal to feel that…but don’t stop searching…like i’m doing…in this way you will come up with the truth…don’t just stop & conclude…loosen up a bit…just keep your mind & heart open, never shut them firm… for now, stop defending our faith,leave that to our leaders…you will only get angrier with MCGI…study other sects’ doctrines too…compare & compare…pray for guidance, fervently…no saints / images / cross in front of you, no memorized chants, no rosary, no other things…just pray, from the heart. blessed be!

    • Good one brother. In fact we, the MCGI became the IMITATORS of the original Church of God just like those of the Thessalonians:

      1 Thessalonians 2:14
      (ISV) For you, brothers, became IMITATORS of the churches of God in Judea that are in union with the Messiah Jesus. You suffered the same persecutions from the people of your own country as they did from those Jews

    • Greiz,
      I understand fully what the word,”cleaved” means, yet, you are using it to shield your eyes to truth, you cleaved onto imaginary idea that doesn’t exist.
      Let me give a scenario which you could see how you were deceived.
      Let say you were born in 1890’s and at that time there were already hundreds of cults and sects roaming around preaching with the use of the Bible.
      Using the Gospels they will come to you, then you noticed that they are teaching different from one another on the same topic. Now, here is the difficult part, they asked you to cleave on to the Truth of the Gospel for in this way you are received to be a members of the Church of God in the Bible. Lets say there are 10 of them, how would you determine other than their argument that you should cleave on to the Gospel if all of them use that kind of argument?
      Sister, your argument doesn’t makes
      sense! Yes, we have to cleave on to what is in the Gospel and the entire word of God.
      We should remain/cling/stay in the Church of God which is the foundation of truth.
      This Church is not imaginary,it is compose of people, as the word implies from Greek word “ECCLESIA” which means people who are called out by God.
      If you cling/cleave then you have to be part of it in both physical and spiritual sense. Yes, you have to cleave to the Gospel because the Gospel is the message of Christ Love and salvation which is being preachs by His Church.
      Remember that St. Paul warned christians of different Gospel spreading inhis time by false teachers.
      The apostles of course were better teachers in full sense compared to them for they received the Holy Spirit and also the promise of Christ presence until the end of time. They taught trustworthy people like Timothy and this was what Timothy also taught to his learners.

      If you truly believe in God that he will guide, protect, and stay with His Church, then why believe in lies of bro Eli?

      • Winnie says:
        Remember that St. Paul warned christians of different Gospel spreading inhis time by false teachers.
        The apostles of course were better teachers in full sense compared to them for they received the Holy Spirit and also the promise of Christ presence until the end of time. They taught trustworthy people like Timothy and this was what Timothy also taught to his learners.
        _________________________________________________________________________
        Reply:

        True, the apostles absolutely reliable teachers because they were guided by God. However, the problem that we are in concern here WINNIE is not about the apostles but about the establishment of your wretched chruch that caused uproar by forcing the original Christians to convert to your false religion and deceived many. Indeed, the apostles did well on their mission to teach the gospels of Christ, but not until your stupid church showed up. AGAIN AND AGAIN, your church is not the church that Christ established.

  19. Hi Winnie,

    A person like Bro. Eli Soriano is also a trustworthy people who diligently follows Lord Jesus Christ’s doctrine and preaches the same. It just that for many, it is hard to accept that there is somebody sent by God to preach the gospel (and happened to be our fellow Filipino), they will gripe instead, just the same as you are doing.

    Anyway Bro. Eli in his 48th years of service to God and fellow men, brought again beautiful gift from God by preaching His (God) words to the congregation last April 5-7, 2012, in International Thanksgiving to God. On my head wishing you and Odan were present in any coordinating centers near you to hear such wonderful wisdoms. Lucky are those visitors came to hear those magnificent wisdom and spend time with the Lord.

    Coming April 16, 2012 you are again invited to attend ADD Mass Indoctrination in nearest ADD coordinating center. It is better to try than never at all.

    • Rekkhushin,
      Can you provide evidence to your claim that the christians were force to become catholics. I challenge you to prove your
      accusation.

  20. JOHN 17:17
    Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
    T-R-U-T-H is spelled by the word of God! The entirety of the Word of God!

    This stuck inside me.
    Indeed. Truth is simple, and wonderful.
    Thanks be to God i found this Truth through your preaching Bro.Eli.

      • Hello Jerian01,

        I agree with you that God’s word is truth, the ultimate truth. And if that “else” you are mentioning are quoting words not written in the Bible, what will I think of that “else”. There are too many “else’s” who proclaim themselves as God’s follower, but when you investigate, they actually follow not God’s will/commandments, they follow their own doctrines.

        As Bro. Eli said above, God’s word is truth, and it is simple. Let us not complicate it. I hope you will listen more to Bro. Eli to find the truth.

      • jerian01,

        How can God’s words enter your hearts when no one will speak it?

        Someone has to speak His words for you to hear it, in Jn 3:34 it says, “For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.”

        That’s why it was written in 1Jn 4:1 to His beloved “believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

        Test Bro. Eli and you’ll find him with immeasurable spirit of God because his words are true.

  21. mat
    Esoriano might be very well on quoting verses but not his understanding…the one who understand is better than the one who can just quote…I follow only Jesus no one else…I follow only the apostles doctrine..no one else…

    whit
    how can God’s word enter into my heart?
    God will speak to me through the scriptures…the Bible says “it is God’s breath” when you read your Bible God is actually talking to you..why would I need someone to speak it to me????
    you know what …just read your bible…;-)I became wise in the scripture because of God himself..not by listening or watching someone..:-)God bless all of you..and May the God of light enlighten your waxed minds…

    • @jerian

      you are misleading people.

      1st paragraph: “I follow only Jesus no one else…I follow only the apostles doctrine..no one else…”
      2nd paragraph: “just read your bible…;-)” “..not by listening or watching someone..:-)”

      There were scriptures during the time of Jesus and the Apostles. Like the Pharisees, they were so well versed because they read. They thought they were so wise that they wouldn’t listen to the Lord Jesus.

      If you were alive with them that time, you must be with the Pharisees.

    • jerian,

      You need someone to enlighten you with the holy scriptures. Not all words in the bible are God’s.

      How can you be wise in the scripture when you are not guided by the holy spirit of God? You said to Mat that “I follow only Jesus no one else” well then, if that is the case why aren’t you inside His church?

      Be careful for you might fall on this category “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.”

    • Hi again Jerian,

      Actually quoting verses is not the same as understanding the verses. Bro. Eli understand and he quotes. Anybody can quote verses. I can quote verses, the question is, will I understand it. I’d been reading the Bible since I was in high school, but most of them I cannot understand. That’s why I still doing those things which do not follows God’s will. Until I heard Bro. Eli, only then I understand and thanks be to God for that. If not explained by Bro. Eli, I cannot understand such verses.

      I do not want to question your affiliation but I would like to ask you this: If you said that you follow only Jesus and apostles and no one else, how about this:

      Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

      Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

      Who will teach people to observe all things whatsoever Lord Jesus commanded to apostles when apostles are dead already? Can you teach yourself as what you are implying to say that you need not someone to speak with you?

      Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

      Rom 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

      If you really believe and follow Jesus and apostles, you better listen to the one sent – try Bro. Eli, try all the spirit in other preachers nowadays, and cleave to what is good.

      • all your verses are misapplied…

        you are actually using the same verses that 4th watchers use..it wont work to me…:-) Jesus sent Paul their teachings reached us even though that their are dead God’s word is still alive because it is through the Holy Spirit it is not about the messenger but about their massage and their message reached us the word of God……Paul even said he was the least or the last God will not call someone anymore to become his apostle….

  22. @jerian

    you are misleading people.

    1st paragraph: “I follow only Jesus no one else…I follow only the apostles doctrine..no one else…”
    2nd paragraph: “just read your bible…;-)” “..not by listening or watching someone..:-)”

    There were scriptures during the time of Jesus and the Apostles. Like the Pharisees, they were so well versed because they read. They thought they were so wise that they wouldn’t listen to the Lord Jesus.

    If you were alive with them that time, you must be with the Pharisees.

    @roy

    If I was with them during Jesus’ time..surely I will listen to Jesus just like what I’m doing now…:-) I dont know what’s confusing? I said I listen only to Jesus then how could I join the pharasees if I was in their time?the pharasees do not believe Him but I believe Him…I have faith in Jesus those pharassees do not…what are you saying?:-)

    @whit…

    I need only the guidance of the Holy Spirit I do not need eli..Jesus said the Holy Spirit will guide us in all truth..He didn’t say eli will guide us in all truth…:-) do you agree or not?watch your answers….

    @mat

    Who will teach people to observe all things whatsoever Lord Jesus commanded to apostles when apostles are dead already? Can you teach yourself as what you are implying to say that you need not someone to speak with you?

    my reply: who wrote all the gospels?epistles and all the new testament books?isn’t it the apostles?it’s their teachings its their doctrines….Jesus commanded his immediate apostles to teach all nations…that’s why we have our bibles because this is their foundation…their teachings…none else…

    answer this:from where did eli take His teachings? from the teachings of the apostles or from himself only?please answer.

    • Jerian,

      Greetings.

      I asked you before “Can you teach yourself as what you are implying to say that you need not someone to speak with you? ”

      Baptist had Bible. Born again had their Bible.Catholics also have their Bible. Almost all self-proclaimed Christians had their Bible, are they all true Christians? Do they follow commandments of Lord Jesus Christ? Are their leaders teach what is need to teach to their members?

      2Pe 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

      I am not misapplying verses here, when the Bible said, God will sent a preacher, He will, for us to understand. Bible will not speak or walk by its own, someone must do the task to preach.

      Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

      Rom 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

      If you believe in God and in Jesus, you will believe that They will sent messenger. Paul is the last apostle, yes. But he is not the last man sent to preach the Gospel.

      2Pe 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
      2Pe 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

      Unsolicited advice for you Jerian:

      1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

      Try every spirits. Try Members Church of God International. Try Bro. Eli Soriano.

    • @jerian

      No! you wouldn’t listen to Jesus just like what you are doing now.. because, just like the pharisees, you also do not understand.

      Let us see if you understand, answer the ff questions:
      1. Who baptized you? At what age? At what church?
      2. Do you pray with images? with or for the dead of your beloved ones?
      3. Give few of your most important doctrine you can remember.

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