“I am just an ordinary listener being entertained by this man – so straight-forward yet too late have I noticed. I have been hooked, fell in love and understood the teachings of God.”
Who would have thought that the person being belittled by the different pastors in the province of Apalit, Pampanga would made a journey that had been changing and touching lives through his preachings coming straight from the Bible?
Bro. Eliseo Soriano – Bro. Eli as he is called cannot be mistaken from any other pastors nor his name, per se. It is always in coordinate with as the host of the longest-running religious program, Ang Dating Daan, and the Presiding Minister of Members Church of God International.
It is just amazing how God really moves in His mysterious ways. Truly, no one and no other pastor had ever done what Bro. Eli did. From a small and humble vision for every Filipino to know the truth and to be free from the chains of faith that had been wrangled around our necks for centuries, the shy kid and 7th of eighth siblings, Bro. Eli is delivering the teachings of God into different language-speaking countries all over the globe.
Bro. Eli traveled not in the most flattering way. It’s a rocky one. Rocky to be stepped upon to those who lives in lies and shades away the truth. Rocky to those people who blatantly refuses to see the truth in the clearest thoughts and teachings in the Bible.
One blogger wrote, and I quote,
“Bro. Soriano’s persecution led him into exile but the fruit turned out into something good for the Church.”
[Published by Kotawinters, Thank You for the Sorrows]
From a man power of just 3, the broadcast of Ang Dating Daan made thru the airwaves. With its minimal airtime, the impact of such powerful and hard-hitting teachings had struck down even the most powerful religious denomination to the point of dragging the whole congregation to stop Bro. Eli in courts.
Despite all intrigues and death threats, communication technology is the only source that cannot be stopped by his accusers. Showing evidences, the undisputed Filipino televangelist had been sweeping awards that acknowledging all his efforts. Not only in radio but also in television programs, and to the most well-known gag show Bubble Gang; the same station that had brought Bro. Eli Soriano to bad light.
Bro. Eli Soriano’s official blog site, Controversy Extraordinary with a total of 4,065,126 page views. Facebook page with over 253, 459 likes, and his Twitter account with more than 91.4 k followers. This were just some Bro. Eli’s way of communicating not only to those in the congregation but also to those who were looking for the truth and in most cases, just to seek some “loopholes” in his teachings.
The astounding requests for Bro. Eli to visit different countries to propagate the teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ came to realization. Regardless to all the death threats of the influential religions joining forces for Bro. Eli to be put behind bars, specifically, Iglesia ni Cristo of Manalo, Bro. Eli Soriano, setting aside his safety and grant the request of that other side of the globe.
To those who want Bro. Eli not to be seen in his native country, the Philippines, still, thank you. Half-hearted and the road in this journey facing loneliness, but still – thank you. This may sound silly… absurd to others, but if it wasn’t for that persecutions and death threats, the Members Church of God International had not gone its full bloom worldwide. Never had such a church seeing people who were hungry for the truth and spiritual awakening that had brought this teachings from the Bible like a double-edged sword. Cutting both ways.
In the eyes of the people, Bro. Eli, not only the most sensible preacher of our times but a philanthropist as well. With most of his works, really, having a heart to do good for others cannot be kept silent – for a long time. Despite the fact that he wanted it to be a secret, gratitude always prevails. With our todays society, old people seems a burden to them. But in the congregation that Bro. Eli Soriano leads, he had placed them in the front. Home for the Elderly is one of them and so many other to mention.
Bro Eli and Bro Daniel gave Free Text booklets for the children studying at our MCGI Free School at La Verdad Christian School. To God be the Glory!
Countless people around the world seek rest to their souls. A time spent without blinking and thinking twice, Bro. Eli breathes and lives by the word of God. Thanks be to God for a preacher like you! A million thanks to God!