MCGI – Seeds from East to West Celebrating the Glory of God!

 

Manila, Philippines. [October 6, 2015]  The 3-day Thanksgiving of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) on October 2-4 presented one of the most valuable lessons in life:  seeds of abraham that is impossible to be counted, caring for our children and the fulfillment of the prophecy of Gods people.  It rained for days but this had not stopped them from giving thanks to God to and travel to reach the ADD Convention Center  in Apalit Pampanga and attemding  other remote points with 1,361 satelite recievers around the globe.

Photo credit: MCGI.org
Photo credit: MCGI.org

On the first day, Bro. Daniel Razon talked about the importance of including our children in all church gatherings. It is a fact that children is often neglected and being shoved off in almost all events of the family. They are seen as an annoyance and disturbance because of their nature as temperamental and easily get bored. 

Higher regards or importance to children.  A screechy voice of the children will not annoy God unlike the scribes and Pharisees do not want the children. Those who have Christ in their hearts wont feel ill about the noises. Brother Eli Soriano reiterated that in all means, children will go to heaven. God nurture and gives importance to children. A good example is the conversation between Our Lord Jesus Christ and the chief priests and scribes in Mathew 21:15-16

But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant; 16 and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read,

‘Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings
thou hast brought perfect praise’?”

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Bro. Eli pointed out its importance, as it is written in the Bible,

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.- Proverbs 22:6 

Parents are encouraged to bring along their children to hear and be familiar with the songs and praises to God. As for other members, they are advised to be patient and understanding to their little ones. The Members Church of God International, seeing the importance of kids hearing the word of God, they were also given a room in every locale called KNC Rooms. A destined worker will supervise and teach the children about stories from the Bible. There, they have activities such as Bible reading, singing, and even preaching. Through this motivation of encouraging parents to bring along their kids, the KNC Show is taken into the television program to further reach every household.

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Enjoy while learning. This is the aim of the program – to learn and at the same time, having fun. Kawan ng Cordero aims to help our children to be God-fearing as well as be an example to other kids. As UNTV’s only Bible School on Air, its main goal is to foster mental, social, emotional and spiritual well-being for generations to come. Every episode will cater to the artistic and sporty side of the children.

Twelve years after its first episode in 2004, the program received awards from various award giving bodies like the Golden Dove Award for Best TV Program and  Anak TV Seal Awardee in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Kawan ng Cordero can also be seen via Dream Cable ch.9, Destiny Cable ch.9, Sky Cable ch.33 and of course, UNTV Channel 37 weekdays.

2nd Day

Latin Americas Scatters Seeds

The propagation of the word of God through Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel Razon had produced an astounding number of souls hungry for the word of God. The Latin Americas is 90% dominated by Roman Catholic.

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3rd Day

THE FULFILLMENT OF THE PROPHECY

 The humble beginnings of Ang Dating Daan’s propagation had encountered the hardest, amazing, unusual, controversial journey. But all these trials had paid off because of the ever growing numbers of members around the globe.

Year 2001 to 2010 is the dawn of the Members Church of God International and Bro. Eli Soriano which program Ang Dating Daan is being barred from his freedom of speech. That doesn’t stop there. The MTRCB completely stopped him from guesting to other programs which shackled him from preaching on television. A fabricated case against Bro. Eli that made him decide to fled to another country.

The first broadcast of the program in Porto Alegre is embraced immensely. Within just 3-4 months, the hotel was jam-packed because of the unexpected attendees of the Bible Exposition. Inside, guests were crying whilst the program is on-going. Touched by what they heard, deepest emotions were seen throughout. Hindrances and many other problems encountered by the group, still, the demand to hear the word of God is astounding. Locales were immediately placed.

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Uruguay, under Brazil, the first Spanish country to have the broadcast. The program was opened in Argentina, Peru, Bolivia. Baptism in Peru and Bolivia is conducted without a locale and workers. God leads the way to seek the program and reached Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras and El Salvador, in which the program can be seen 24/7. The map which started at Uruguay , the propagation is going up to the map.

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The antipodal map showing the straight line connecting the Philippines and Brazil.

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Ang Dating Daan is the longest running religious based TV show in the category of religion.

 

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2nd MCGI Thanksgiving in Brazil Marks Memorable Days

Como eu conheci o programa do irmão Eli Soriano 

As told by Irmão Tiago da Silva Sousa

I remember when my workmate let me watched the program O Caminho Antigo back in 2011. I find it so unusual. First, he showed me two pastors preaching here in Brazil. They were asking for money.

Then he showed me Bro. Eli and I immediately noticed that he was preaching in different manner. He was not asking for money but was reading everything in the Bible.

I was not attending any church events in the Catholic Church since my first communion, so I didn’t know much about what is happening in religions. It was only when I watched Bro. Eli attacking the pastors asking for money that I got to see things more clearly

What follows is that I got baptized after completing my indoctrination to the Members Church of God International (MCGI) on October 12, 2011. The recent thanksgiving held in Florianopolis was my 2nd International Thanksgiving held in Brazil. I would like to share with you my memorable days with the recently concluded thanksgiving here.

Ação de graças do Corpo no Brasil – dias inesquecíveis

When I got to the venue on April 2nd, lots of brethren had arrived.

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Brethren upon arrival

I saw many of the Filipino brethren I met here in Brazil last PNK I felt so happy to see them all again, all the way in my 11 hours journey from Campinas to Florianópolis I was longing to see them. I am anxious to meet them again and offer thanksgiving to God with them because they’re coming from different parts of the world like the Philippines, USA, Canada, the brethren from Europe and from Middle East. Our neighbours here in Latin America like Argentina, Bolivia, Equator, El Salvador, Mexico, Colombia and so many other countries.

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It was all so exciting and I couldn’t wait to get there to be part of the prophecy of the Bible written in Zechariah 8:21 cause we learned the will of God to have His people from around the globe gathering together before Him and fortunately the event was held in my country so I was blessed to have the opportunity to be there.

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Specially, I was happy to see brother Eli and brother Daniel again.

And then when I got there and meet them, I saw many of the brethren that I was expecting to see and talk to and took pictures with them. It’s a great experience and I feel really good! After a few hours we attended the Lord’s Supper as the Bible taught. We learned an amazing topic from our faithful preacher,  Brother Eli.

Next day, 3rd of April, it was a great Thanksgiving opening as we sang hymns of different languages like our own Portuguese, English and Tagalog. After the opening prayer Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel started the topic.

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We, Brazilian brethren, hearing the topic being translated in Portuguese and the Spanish speaking brethren heard the topic in Spanish as the preaching was being done in tagalog.

Bro. Eli preached in Tagalog but the most amazing thing is that it was being translated in Portuguese for Brazilians and Spanish for Spanish speaking people.

ts7We perfectly understand the things being taught to us with God’s help as brother Eli said, there is God’s spirit to teach. The translation from our Filipino brethren who speaks Portuguese and Spanish were great and it is being read in the Bible in our language. It was not all Tagalog because Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel speak some Portuguese,too!

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“Now it’s done and that was very fast, I want more! And there’s more to come next year God willing. To God be the glory!”

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Kudos, Bro. Eli for 50 years of Service to God!!!

“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.”

 

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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 SorianoBro. 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]

http://www.scribd.com/doc/14854228/Thank-you-for-the-sorrows-Preacher-in-exile

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Technology Intervenes…

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.

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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!

 

http://www.frequency.com/video/bro-eli-bro-daniel-gave-free-text/118583271

 

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!

 

 

Bro. Eli Soriano slams Mr. Eusebio Catarinen of Church of Christ!

Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines (2/7/2014) The much anticipated debate between Bro. Eli Soriano of Ang Dating Daan and Mr. Eusebio Catarinen of Church of Christ took place on February 7, 2014 as both parties is provided 15 minutes. The live debate is aired in all 1,281 remote satellite stations nationwide. Bro. Eli is on the negative side while Mr. Catarinen takes on the affirmative side.

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The program Ang Dating Daan re-scheduled the monthly Bible Exposition to give way to the debate. This special event is also promoted through different social media. The hashtag #DebateBroEli seated 5th on Trending Topics, Facebook and Twitter. But as the debate progressed, it reached  the #1 spot.

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For a fair debate, the moderators and time keepers are not affiliated to both parties. Mr. Simpicio Villegas Mijarez (Catholic); timekeepers: Janice B. Bulandres (New Apostolic) and Mr. Roejen M. Tejano (Born Again) joined the panel.

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“Sa kabila ng mga pang-iinsulto ni G. Catarinen, pinatatawad ko na siya. Kahit sinabi pa niyang masasama ang taga-Dating Daan.” – Bro. Eli Soriano

“Despite Mr. Catarinen’s insulting words and even saying that the members of Ang Dating Daan is evil, I forgive him… “ – Bro. Eli Soriano

Mr. Catarinen had been bashing and throwing hurtful words to his person, thus, saying malicious words to the organizers halfway the event.

The Topic:   I will prove that our Lord Jesus Christ s the founder of the true church and He is also the owner of the true church based on the Bible. 

Bro. Eli implies that the Church is an entity. A group that the Father owns. People around the globe witnessed and definitely learned a lot from the debate, even the moderator, who admitted and understood the essence of who owns the church. The church is an entity owned by the Father.

1 Ped. 2:9 –Datapuwa’t kayo’y isang lahing hirang, isang makaharing pagkasaserdote, bansang banal, bayang pag-aaring sarili ng Dios, upang inyong ipahayag ang mga karangalan niyaong tumawag sa inyo mula sa kadiliman, hanggang sa kaniyang kagilagilalas na kaliwanag.

1 Peter 2:9 — But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;

Ang absolute owner ay ang Ama, ipinagkaloob kay Kristo — ang pangulo sa lahat ng mga bagay sa iglesia. Colosas 1:18   At siya ang ulo ng katawan, sa makatuwid baga’y ng iglesia; na siya ang pasimula, ang panganay sa mga patay; upang sa lahat ng mga bagay, ay magkaroon siya ng kadakilaan.

Colosians 1:18  He is also the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He might come to have first place in everything.

To close the debate, Bro. Eli has this to say: “May God bless us all, and may we continue to quest for the truth as long as we live. Triumph belongs to God. Glory belongs to God.”

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