From East to West: the Sun of Righteousness


There are things physical that are collateral with things spiritual in the vast wisdom of God in the Scriptures. The Greek word used is “πολυποίκιλος”polupoikilos, which simply means diverse, multifarious, variegated.

EPHESIANS 3:10

To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 

This wisdom was manifest from the simplest to the most intricate forms of creation!

PSALMS 104:24

O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Physicists may in one way or the other appreciate and understand such wisdom from the physical side of creation but unfortunately most of them do not consider the spiritual.

COLOSSIANS 1:16

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 

To understand the things spiritual we must understand the collateral physical of it.

JOHN 3:12

If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 

The intent of the Lord Jesus Christ in teaching or explaining things physical is for people to realize the spiritual side of it. Just like in the case of food, there is a saying devised through human experience that goes, “The nearest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” This may sound true, but spiritual food, in the dimension of expressed or written words, goes directly to the heart – unlike physical food.

MATTHEW 15:17

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

The verse above speaks of the route of physical food: to the mouth, into the belly and out.

Conversely, the spiritual does not enter through the mouth but through the ear!

JOB 34:3

For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat. 

And goes directly to the heart.

The route then of spiritual food is: through the ear to the heart.

PSALMS 119:11

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. 

Thus, the physical collateral has its spiritual primary – truth and its inherent wisdom.

To exemplify, nature has it that in the physical realm the sources of light that illuminate the earth shine from the east. Both the sun and the moon shine from the east!

GENESIS 1:14-19

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. 

From the east also, in parallel manner as the rising of the sun will the spiritual primary rise – the sun of righteousness and truth!

MALACHI 4:2

But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

MALACHI 1:11

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

Hence, the incense prophesied in the Malachi verse is not the physical incense of the Catholic Church. It refers to something of a higher dimension being offered to the name of God in the prophecy – the prayers and praises of the people of God.

REVELATION 5:8(RSV)

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

Likewise, the saints offering incense or prayers are not saints of the Catholic Church but members of the Church of God.

I CORINTHIANS 1:1-2

1Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

2Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

Thus, the true preaching of salvation will originate from the east and going forward to the west, never from the west to the east – as the Lord has declared in these several passages.

ZECHARIAH 8:7

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

These are because the people of God will exist at the time of the end according to the prophecy. And it is among these people – from the east – where the wise will come from.

DANIEL 12:4, 9-10

4But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

9And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

The wise who will understand the prophecy will be instrumental in turning many to righteousness which group will form the people of God at the time of the end! These wise men will originate from the east; because they will shine as the “brightness of the firmament.”

DANIEL 12:3

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.

Remember that the lights that illuminate the earth shine from the east!

Earlier, we said understanding the physical requires a reckoning with the spiritual because God’s wisdom is vast. We cannot emphasize this enough.

In the past passages as in this verse of Daniel’s book, we note that the physical collateral (wise men) and the spiritual primary (sun of righteousness) reflect upon each other as sureties or warrants. Where one is, the other is sure to be present. 

For this we are ever grateful to God Almighty, because He had willed that this group be formed from the east exactly at the time of the end as prophesied by the Bible! AMEN!

76 thoughts on “From East to West: the Sun of Righteousness

  1. THANKS BE TO GOD!

    BY GOD’S GRACE, WE MEMBERS IN THE CHURCH OF GOD (& OTHERS WHO HAVE READ THIS BLOG) ARE VERY LUCKY TO LEARN OF SUCH WISDOM FROM OUR PREACHER THAT NO OTHER PREACHER/POPE IN THE WORLD CAN DO…🙂

  2. Now things seemingly unclear becomes clear, spiritual things could not be interpreted the same as physical. What is amazing in this article Bro Eli were able to explain using the verses of the Bible the spiritual things thru collateral physical thing of it. Thanks God.

  3. if he(bro. eli) was not harrased by the false pastors here in the philippines, the prediction of zecharias will not come to pass.
    ZECHARIAH 8:7
    Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;
    we brethens of mcgi are witnesses to these things.

  4. Saying that the Roman Catholic is the true church is no different to saying the sun rises from the west. If that is to follow, the rule of nature and rule of Biblical truth will be jeopardized. However, believing that the organization presided by Bro. Eli, which started from east to west, is of God never compromised. Bro. Eli proved the clear Biblical foundation of his faith in which no other man can alter. Only the power of God can initiate putting a group from east then goes to west – that route is something that the clergy cannot amend forever.

    Thanks be to God for the light we found!

    • Jeffrey Eugenio,
      assuming that your bro Eli is true that preaching like the sun rises from the east then, does it follow that it the it should be the Philippines? Christ being the true light(John1:9)and being the sun of righteousness.Jesus is from the east, he also called His disciples to be the light of tbe world.

      • Do your bro Eli knows where the first ray of the sun touch the earth? Does he deny that Christ is Asian who came from the east.( Palestine is in middle east) Who is the TRUE light of the world?

      • Winnie,

        We are talking here wise men from the end time, who shall understand and turn many to righteousness and shall shine as brightness of the firmament. It just happened as God’s will, and we are proud of it that among other east countries, Bro. Eli comes from the Philippines, which you and your like is accepted not.

        Do not forget the prophecy: at the time of the end!

  5. There are some who believes that it’s Jesus who will flash from the East to the West. But who is that Jesus that they knew? Some believed and others taught that they should always go to the west and not face the East.They believed that looking at the east is looking at the eastern human beliefs and tradition. But they do not know the Lord Jesus Christ who warned of the coming of the anti-Christs, even already existing in St. Paul’s time. Likewise these ignorants failed to be guided by the Holy Spirit and thought that like in the past, like the wise men going westward, they will find the Star, while leaving their eastern beliefs behind. Thus, the conflict whether the church is in the West or in the East.

    I learned that we should first know who the true Lord Jesus Christ is and what The Church of God is that shall be known from the East to the West in the last times, and when this should most likely to happen, when knowledge increased and men run to and fro, in the perilous times.

    I am even amazed and excited that questions and reactions coming from the Catholics are that timely that they are left whether choice to remain ignorant or accept that it is high time to leave their Mother Church who has been teaching paganism and the like.

    With God’s help, Bro. Eli has taught us that those who cleaved to the Church of God, in the end times faced the East in unity when praying and yet the Gospel and godly works travel from the East to the West. For further reading, Bro. Eli wrote, “From the East to the West”

    “…Whatever truth that happens which is in accordance to the will of God is in the Bible. I believe the advent of the preaching of the true church in the Philippines is in the Bible. Let us read from the prophecies of the scriptures. There is a prophecy in the book of Malachi 1:11, which says –
    “For the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts…. I want to invite the meticulous attentions of those Bible reading scholars. The east mentioned here is not the east of Jerusalem but it is the east where the rising of the sun commences. We know that the sun rises in the direction of the Far East and that is where my country lies. The Philippines is in the Far East and not in the near east. If we are to consider the wordings of the prophecy in Malachi, it is among the Gentiles. So, it is not in the Middle East or in the near east where Christianity was first established but it is in another east which is different from the near east where Christianity was first preached, the near east. Therefore, it is another east and this east is very clearly defined in the Bible as the east from where the sun rises. According to the prophecy “…from the rising of the sun and to the going down thereof, the name of God of Israel shall be great among the Gentiles…” Why? It is because incense will be offered unto the name of the Lord God of Israel. Incense in the verse tells us not of literal incense. It is in the book of Revelation 5:8 (REVISED STANDARD VERSION) -” >>> Bro. Eli @ https://esoriano.wordpress.com/2008/10/14/from-the-east-to-the-west/

    These posts really are divinely inspired!

    Thanks be to God!

  6. Those verses of the bible, used by Bro Eli, were written 2000 years ago. It is GOD’s plan.
    To all pastors: Prove your church in the verses of the bible, edify your members through the WORDS OF GOD.

  7. “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.”

    i think its a wrong analogy bro eli. what was compared is obviously about stars of heaven and not the singularly sun as coming from the east bec it was emphasized, not as the sun but as stars that turn many to righteousness.
    though the sun is part of it but the verse spoke generally of stars.
    stars, are everywhere, logically they dont come from the east. simultaneously, they shine as darkness falls.

    though the inception of knowledge come from the east as commenced by the verses sun of righteousness and from the rising of the sun but the aforementioned verse spoke logically when the sun begun its circuit as knowledge then began to spread. stars began to multiply, as the wise will increase from preaching coming from the east.

    — sin–

    • Sinyogi,

      May I response in your comment?
      This is my analogy on the above mentioned verse (pls correct me Bro. Eli if mine is wrong), the wise men will shine as the brightness of the firmament so as Sun come from the east and give light to Earth , and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever (as to numbers and as to light of the stars they were both compared).

      In that verse, wise men is compared to Sun and its illuminating factor and it shine from the east. Scientist says that Sun is growing brighter everyday so as to Bro. Eli’s preaching, its getting brighter and brighter, thanks be to God for that.

  8. These wise men will originate from the east; because they will shine as the “brightness of the firmament.”

    — logically they don’t “ALL” come from the east.

    * BRIGHTNESS OF THE FIRMAMENT, may also be stars.

    brightness is hebrew zohar: brilliancy.

    BRILLIANCY may mean extreme brightness also sparkling. synonymously, it is hebrew maor: brightness or luminary.

    BRIGHTNESS OF THE FIRMAMENT* ARE GENERALLY STARS or luminaries, INCLUDING SUN. and stars necessarily, are not all coming from the east!

    are there not men from foreign land taught with that righteousness from the east who may be wise men that may shine as stars? the gospel will be preached worldwide not only from east to west, as metaphorically the sun with its circuit from east to west with its brightness is pervading to all corners of the globe.

    Mt 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

    does that mean through all the duration of preaching, no black will ever be a minister, a bishop or a deacon? note: it was not specified when are those brightness of firmament stops in their operation, thus its being brightness of heaven includes the millennium wherein christians would be kings and priests.

    is there no possibility for a black to shine as star but only wise men from the east?

    • Sinyogi,

      Astronomically speaking, there maybe stars brighter and larger than the sun, but what the prophecy is saying is the thing that shine in the east, the SUN, wherein the starting point of righteousness (knowledge/wisdom from God) at the end of the time is compared.

  9. err… is there no possibility for a wise man to shine as star but only wise men as sun of righteousness?

    logically, wise men are as stars too.

    “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.”

  10. The wise who will understand the prophecy will be instrumental in turning many to righteousness which group will form the people of God at the time of the end! These wise men will originate from the east; because they will shine as the “brightness of the firmament.”

    In the past passages as in this verse of Daniel’s book, we note that the physical collateral (wise men) and the spiritual primary (sun of righteousness) reflect upon each other as sureties or warrants. Where one is, the other is sure to be present.

    implyingly, you generalized wise men in the book of daniel as the spiritual primary, when secondarily, wise men can also be stars.

    • sinyogi,

      Bro. Eli said, the wise men are the physical collateral and the sun of righteousness as the spiritual primary. Where the wise men is, the sun of righteousness is also present.

      Unsolicited advice brother, listen to Bro. Eli’s preaching, you will not confused as you are now.

  11. To God be the glory!

    My prayer is that may the people who knew Jesus Christ and the Jews arround the world
    hear the Bible exposition of Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel Razon.
    This is amazing ! Iam a MCGI member here in Yemen with my sister. We also harras by none beleavers. and God save us from those accuser thanks to him.

  12. It is very clear in the Bible that the Sun of righteousness shines from east to the west. very well explained by the most sensible preacher of our time: the messenger of God that has the gift of wisdom that shines from east to the west…is no other than Bro.Eli Soriano. When Bro. Eli speaks surely enlighten the hearts of people that in the same manner the Sun of righteousness,our Lord Jesus Christ, the bright and Morning Star shines in our hearts. God bless Bro.Eli and may God strengthen him and Bro.Daniel until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  13. Thanks be to God! This is another food for spirituality from Brother Eli through the teachings of the Holy Spirit. No Biblical and Scientific contradiction of whatsoever. Indeed, the Bible is an exact science. The sun rises at due east and sets at due west (scientific fact: factor on the eastward rising of the Sun is the Earth’s rotation. The earth rotates on its axis on a west to east direction as it revolves around the sun. This makes us see that the Sun is moving westward across the sky until it sets). Yet, more importantly is the spiritual reckoning of such creation of God’s wisdom – “From East to West: the Sun of Righteousness”. To God be the glory!

  14. Sorry, I should had said,” the truth is, he is not right.” And also, that the mystery had been known by Christ and revealed it to his disciples through the church and by the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
    Hence, it is clear that this happened in Christ time and the apostles and His guidance is continuously up to now.

    • Mystery that is truly fitting idol worshippers and guiding the Roman Catholic is this. . . .

      For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 KJV)

      Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-6 KJV)

      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. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. (Romans 1:21-25 KJV)

      What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols? Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
      (Habakkuk 2:18-19 KJV)

  15. There is no reason not to believe a sensible preacher like you Bro. Eli. Things are interconnected in such a manner for man to appreciate how good God is. Thanks be to God!

  16. Thanks to God. Brothers and Sister in Jesus Christ, we shall always pray to God the Father and to our Lord Jesus for the safe and good health of all MCGI, and specially for the long life of our Bro. Eli and Daniel. We shall share of what we can, to contribute our small ways for the salvation of other lost souls. Don’t you feel how happy it was that your small contribution saves a soul, or many souls?

  17. all relegions are fraud, common people work hard just to survive but all this organized religions are accumulating vast wealth and enjoying tax examptions!

    Folio vaccine and penicilin was unknown 200 yrs ago, in the future humans will be able to read the mind of god if there is?

    • romano pezarro,

      not all religion are fraud. there is one and only true religion on earth as there is one and only true church. your perception in religion specially when you came from one of those money-making religion is no more new to us. Many of us came from those profit-making churches but when we heard the preaching of Bro. Eli Soriano, our thinking changed. May we invite you to investigate more on our doctrines through listening and watching Bro. Eli’s preaching and compare it to many preachers you knew. Keep also reading his blog and you will learn more about the true religion and the true church of God.

      By listening to bro. Eli, you will know what ‘s God want to us, His will to humanity.

      Thank you for commenting and we pray that you will keep as well in reading this blog.

    • A lot of religions in the world today do accumulate vast wealths and enjoy tax exemptions, that’s very true. Some don’t just take their followers’ money, but even drive their members to suicide. We’ve seen this happen time and time again, in various countries.

      However, the Church that Bro. Soriano is presiding upon is not one of them.

      The Members Church of God International or MCGI, by law, can enjoy tax exemptions. However, they are the only Church in the Philippines, or quite possibly in the world, who pays taxes. This group has been open to showing their tax receipts since the beginning.

      This small group in comparison with the bigger religious groups in the world, is accomplishing so much more in terms of broadcasting their faith to the world – 24/7 web casts, TV and radio programs not just in Asia, but now, in almost all parts of the world, weekly Bible Expositions in various parts of the world, mass indoctrination and baptism sessions, not to mention their public service endeavors all across the world – this group is behind La Verdad College’s free education, books, uniforms, food and the Philippines’ first free transient house (read more about such projects here – http://www.kamanggagawa.org/).

      With all of this, and even the unmentioned activities that require money, this group makes use of all their resources wisely. Most of the time, it is Bro. Soriano and Bro. Razon who proactively utilize their own money from their personal businesses and jobs to cover for broadcasting and philanthropy costs.

  18. Thanks be to God! This is another food for spirituality from Brother Eli through the teachings of the Spirit of Christ. No doubt that the Sun rises at due east and sets at due west because of the scientific fact that the earth rotates on its axis on a west to east direction as it revolves around the sun. This makes us see that the Sun (not just the Sun, but including the Moon, stars and planets as well) are moving westward across the sky until it sets. Yet, the most important is, we have understood the physical and spiritual significance of God’s desire in His magnificent creation.

    Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. 2Cor. 9:15 KJV

  19. why waste your time explaining simple truth to people who doesn’t even want your explanations..indeed you have to, so their mind might open up, but after doing it twice, thrice & even more times? geez…may pag-asa pa ba?! sayang lang effort! yaan nyo cla kung gus2 nila sa apoy! after all is said & done…it’s up to them if they’re gonna believe or not….go wait for the judgment day…magsisisi din mga yan sa di nila pagtanggap sa tamang aral! i myself is a sinner…but i am sure that i am not defending & will never defend a false religion like catholicism!

    • Hello Greizc,

      Although it is tiring to spread the gospel specially to those who are hard-hearted and hard-headed people, Bro. Eli is task to do so, it is his obligation to God Almighty to do HIS will. It just like you are teaching pupils that had never know how to read or write, but in the process, little by little, they learned. The same with preaching, when they hear the gospel at once, they might not believe, in second, in third, maybe not also, but if God intervene and HE see that you are looking for HIM, HE may open your heart to accept the gospel that you have heard many times. Actually it was happened to me, I heard Bro. Eli’s preaching for more than 7 years, but I only recognized it at 8th year. I think, if Bro. Eli stop preaching what he is preaching now, I maybe still kneeling on the idols of catholics, poor soul of mine. So since we still have time to help Bro. Eli in spreading the word of God, lets share his blog, his podcast, his youtube, his tweets.

      I really want to thank GOD ALMIGHTY for sending someone like Bro. Eli.

    • Dear greizc,

      Thanks for not defending a false religion like catholicism and showing us your humility by admitting that you are a sinner. Thanks also for caring about bro. Eli’s welfare ‘coz you don’t want him to waste his time.

      Greizc there are things that a preacher has to do and that is to preach the gospel of God in all corners of the world and by doing so, touching other religion’s doctrines are inevitable. There are people in some other parts of the world that has to be taught, so Bro. Eli has to repeat the simple truth.

      To some who heard the truth more than once is a waste of time but to others who heard it for the first time and clinged to His words and joined the true church is worth every second spent learning and listening to our doctrines.

  20. I hope bro eli would respond for clarifications. Though he rejected me, i still believe christ wont disown me. i argue and debate things in order for truth to elucidate as my process of learning which many misunderstood. submission to a leader is a must but that is not the only doctrine.
    this is another:
    2Ti 2:14 Of these things put [them] in remembrance, charging [them] before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, [but] to the subverting of the hearers.

    they strive not about words to no profit

    it didn’t say strive against each other. it say to strive. could be against your leader.

    i believe we can strive with our preachers, to argue to reason out FOR PROFIT FOR TRUTH TO BE CLARIFIED. People in this fold rejected me not considering my intentions. REJECTED BY MAN BUT NOT BY CHRIST. I will always be a member of this church.

    this is my intention:

    Ec 7:25 I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason [of things], and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness [and] madness:

    I HOPE I BE UNBLOCKED. I LOVE TO ASK AND BE HAPPY WHENEVER TRUTH BECOMES CLEAR.

    • @Sinyogi you are not really “asking” but rather “questioning” because you already have your own preconceived ideas. Your understanding of 2 Tim. 2:14 is really way out of context. As I’ve heard before (I hoped my understanding is correct, yet if not, I am always ready to be corrected by Brother Eli and Brother Daniel because I believed in the words of God, Romans 13:1-5), Paul is instructing Timothy to charge his fellow workers to avoid foolish and pointless discussion that will not profit the hearers, just like in the case of Hymenaeus and Philetus who have “erred from the truth”, their arguments is simply destroying the faith of others from the teachings of the Apostles. Not receiving the sent messenger of God is tantamount to rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ (John 13:20; 12:48).

      King Solomon with all his wisdom, this is still what he said. . . . .

      (Eccle. 7:23 KJV) All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

      Sound advice of the Bible. . . .

      (John 13:20 KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

      (1Cor. 4:1-4 KJV) Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

      (2Chro. 20:20 KJV) And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.

      (Daniel 12:9-10 KJV) And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

      (John 13:20 KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

      (John 12:48 KJV) He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

      • @Sinyogi you are not really “asking” but rather “questioning” because you already have your own preconceived ideas.//

        then why not correct it, if you bear the truth. Preconceived ideas? how did you know when you are not certain.

        //Your understanding of 2 Tim. 2:14 is really way out of context. As I’ve heard before (I hoped my understanding is correct, yet if not, I am always ready to be corrected by Brother Eli and Brother Daniel because I believed in the words of God, Romans 13:1-5), Paul is instructing Timothy to charge his fellow workers to avoid foolish and pointless discussion that will not profit the hearers, just like in the case of Hymenaeus and Philetus who have “erred from the truth”, their arguments is simply destroying the faith of others from the teachings of the Apostles.//

        are you trying to say, you’re correcting me with something uncertain?

        2Ti 2:14 . Of these things put [them] in remembrance, charging [them] before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, [but] to the subverting of the hearers.

        2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

        strive not about words to no profit? such as?
        2Ti 2:16 But shun profane [and] vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

        but how about relevant faith issues that needs clarification? are we not to contend against our leaders FOR CLARIFICATION and not to defeat our leader?

        they strive not about words to no profit– is this not a universal law for all church members including the leader? prove that it is not? then what law do you use in putting bro eli’s words to the test?

        1Th 5:21 test all things; hold fast that which is good.
        strive not about words to no profit includes the leader.

        Phl 3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

        let us (including Paul) walk by the same rule?

      • @Sinyogi, if that is how the way you perceive it, I am giving you the benefit of the doubt, but surely you cannot refute that you have erroneously used that verse (2Tim. 2:14) in its very context. However, for us being taught in the Church of God, I perceived it as not being uncertain, but I am looking at it in the perspective of a Christian, by giving my leaders Brother Eli and Brother Daniel the due respect to correct my understanding because I may not able to completely absorb all their Biblical lectures.

        Again @sinyogi, you pick and mix, you are “erroneously” using 1Thessalonians 5:21 and Philippians 3:16 in its true context. You are simply combining verses to “sound like” Brother Eli is no exception to the rule that he must be subjected to the test by the members.
        In the church, it is illogical for member to prove or test the words of the leaders entrusted by God with the gospel. It may sound self-serving for other but it is Biblical. Why is that?
        • The mouth speaks out of the abundance of the heart (Matthew 12:34).
        • It is God who proves or test the hearts of His entrusted preachers of the gospel (1Thes.2:4).
        (1Thessalonians 2:4 KJV) But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.

        • The spiritual man is subject to no man for judgment, evaluation or testing (1Cor.2:14-15)

        (1Cor. 2:14-15 KJV) But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

        (1Co 2:14-15 ISV) A person who isn’t spiritual doesn’t accept the things of God’s Spirit, for they are nonsense to him. He can’t understand them because they are spiritually evaluated. The spiritual person evaluates everything but is subject to no one else’s evaluation.

        • We are not better than God who can search the hearts (Jer.17:9-10; Luke 16:15; Jn.2:23-25).
        (Jer. 17:9-10 KJV) The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

        • Taking Philippians 3:16 in its context, and not just simply pick & mix, the “rule” which was mentioned by Apostle Paul is something that they have to walk. It is an “example” which is set by Paul and his fellow-workers in Christ. Why do they have to walk on the same rule? It’s because there are those who walk being enemies of the cross of Christ. This “rule” is something which differentiates between those who walk as either friend or foe of the cross of Christ (Phil.3:16-19)

        (Philippians 3:16-19 KJV) Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

        • Being followers of the sent messenger of God is tantamount to following the Lord Jesus Christ (1Cor.11:1).

        (1Cor. 11:1 KJV) Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

        • It is the members of the church who should examine themselves if he/she be in faith (2Cor.13:5; James 2:14,18; 1Cor.11:19).

        (2Cor. 13:5 KJV) Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

        (1Cor. 11:19 KJV) For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

  21. I would like to see the topic “Proof-Texting” covered some time. I think it would be a very enlightening subject.

  22. Bro Eli , i asked you once if YAHWEH being said to be in the masoretic dead sea biblical scrolls is approved. and i requested for you to make a blog about it. i tried bro eli. is my reasons and basis correct. just click on my name-search for the blog: how the pronunciation of god’s name-yhwh-got lost. no i am not advertizing my site, i just want to be corrected. do it for my better understanding.

    thanks!

    • Yahweh is a modern scholarly vocalization of the name as it appears in Hebrew, where it is written without vowels as יהוה (YHWH), called the Tetragrammaton. (wikipedia).

      So it is modern vocalization.

      If its necessary for a Christian to know the pronunciation of YHWH, do you think it will not be told to His chosen messenger and to His people in this dispensation?

      Those who added vowels in the name of God just for pronunciation sake shows disrespect to Him. It is better to stick on what our preacher (Bro. Eli) is saying, let us not think beyond of Scriptures.

      1Co 4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

      • I asked for verses and not just opinion. I made a blog about it. click on my name and look for the one titled HOW THE PRONUNCIATION OF THE NAME OF GOD-YHWH-GOT LOST?

        Bro Eli please permit this post. I just want to show what i asked about when i had not known about it.
        I HAVE A QUESTION, THE TESTIMONIES OF GOD ARE FOREVER CORRECT, IF ITS TRUE THAT YAHWEH IS FALSE AND WE BELIEVE THE BIBLICAL DS SCROLLS WERE CORRECT, WHY ARE THERE SITES CLAIMING IT CONTAINED YAHWEH. I just want to know have you checked about it?
        Ps 119:144 The righteousness (correctness) of thy testimonies [is] everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

    • Sinyogi,

      I once visited your blog and it was way too long, too long for encompassing just one subject. I am not a lazy reader but I honestly find your blogs as energy drainer. Make it simple and concise for us, your readers.

      You are a talented person but if you will subject yourself to higher teachings of God thru Bro. Eli, you will become a bright person.

      Don’t think higher than you ought to, by researching on teachings of men and not of God.

      We know that we have a lot to learn because there are so many questions that our simple minds cannot understand in this complex world – a world made smaller thru technology. The smaller it becomes the more complex it gets.

      • Whit visit it again. I Wish to hear from you, refute any part and i’ll prove you wrong. That’s a challenge or refute me on my wall, and i’ll gonna show it is not incongruent with church’s doctrines. this is for correcting me or correcting you–

        Ja 5:19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

        AV Ja 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

  23. My heart dance with joy when I read again the article above. Thanks be to God for such a wonderful blog Bro. Eli. In the eyes of many nations we are poor or less fortunate in material riches, but the blessing of God in the Philippines and people of God is abundant. Peace coming from Christ is priceless. The wisdom we learned every time Bro. Eli speaks is incomparable.

    Always, to God be the glory forever and ever.

  24. @Sinyogi you are not really “asking” but rather “questioning” because you already have your own preconceived ideas. Your understanding of 2 Tim. 2:14 is really way out of context. As I’ve heard before (I hoped my understanding is correct, yet if not, I am always ready to be corrected by Brother Eli and Brother Daniel because I believed in the words of God, Romans 13:1-5), Paul is instructing Timothy to charge his fellow workers to avoid foolish and pointless discussion that will not profit the hearers, just like in the case of Hymenaeus and Philetus who have “erred from the truth”, their arguments is simply destroying the faith of others from the teachings of the Apostles.

    Not receiving the sent messenger of God is tantamount to rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ (John 13:20; 12:48).

    King Solomon with all his wisdom, this is still what he said. . . . .

    (Eccle. 7:23 KJV) All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

    Sound advice of the Bible. . . .

    (John 13:20 KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

    (1Cor. 4:1-4 KJV) Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

    (2Chro. 20:20 KJV) And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.

    (Daniel 12:9-10 KJV) And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

    (John 13:20 KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

    (John 12:48 KJV) He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

  25. May God bless us all in this blog always, especially you Bro Eli and Bro Daniel who never stop in bringing the truth of the Almighty to as many souls, inspite of the threats, accusations and persecution from the enemy.
    By the physical examinatiuon alone, as most supposed ‘learned’ people always do, a check at the place where the sun shines daily, will reveal that it is in the East. In the same manner that Spiritual righteousness shines from the East, going to the West. Look how Bro Eli and Bro Daniel from the islands of the East, the Philippines, continously strive against all odds, and exert all available resources to bring God’s truth to the West.
    With all our prayers and commitment, we stand by this Herculean mission of yours Bro Eli, Bro Daniel. May God continue to bless you with the unlimited wealth of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual strength to go on. We, our family, and friends love you.

  26. Question for ADD members:

    Eph 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

    Eph 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

    I want to ask, what are these principalities and powers in heaven that Paul preached unto during his time?

    • To Sinyogi,

      1Pe 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

      Paul preached not unto principalities and powers in heaven, but what he preached in the church is desired to look by them.

      1Co 4:9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

      Please keep listening to Bro. Eli Soriano by attending church gatherings. Thanks be to God.

  27. @Sinyogi

    Read the Bible in Eph 6:10-12 it will give you a clear idea.

    On behalf of ADD members, esp. Bro. Eli, I am inviting you to attend Bible Expositions but more so the Mass Indoctrination.

    Watch Live Webcast at http://www.untvweb.com/

    To GOD BE THE GLORY!

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