Apalit Pampanga Philippines. [6/4/2016] During the weekly Thanksgiving of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) held at South Korea, Bro. Daniel Razon pointed out the importance to further the propagation of the up-coming Bible Expositions and encouraged everyone to participate and invite more guests.
The Portability of Technology
Technology has never been so wonderful as it is being witnessed at our dispensation. Facebook is the most used channel to introduce business and for personal consumption. The Members Church of God International started in the early ‘80’s and soon used radio and television in propagating the word of God via the program Ang Dating Daan hosted by Bro. Eli Soriano.
“Yung portability of technology ay napakagandang leverage para makahikayat tayo ng mga tao. Maraming paraan. Di na kailangan pang pumunta ng kapatid na Eli dahil kung gagawin niya ay di niya malilibot lahat. Nasa isang lugar lang siya, makakarating na siya sa buong mundo. Sa pamamagitan ng patutulong-tulong natin, maipaparinig natin yung sinasabi niya from where he is. At maaari ring sa pamamagitan nun ay magkaroon ng interaction.”— Bro. Daniel Razon
Throughout the decade, our lives had been influenced by these advancements. He encouraged everyone to invite their loved ones especially friends and families to take some time to hear and can even ask questions regarding their faith. Not just bringing one person but everyone can also invite more.
By using Facebook and YouTube to reach further souls, the Ang Dating Daan Facebook Page has over 200,000 likes and 27K subscribers on You Tube.
Irmã Elisabete Rodrigues asks who are this devoradores?
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
Bro. Eli Soriano, as he is known for giving all the facts in the Bible, showed some of the false pastors that had been victimizing Brazilians who are not familiar with the truth in the Bible. Verse after verse, Bro. Eli pointed out the verses to look for falsos profetas.
A video of Pastor Valdemiro Santiago is played and dared pastors who want to challenge him, whom he specifically mentioned. Here is Bro. Eli’s response.
“Eu, Eliseu Soriano, às 4 da tarde de 6 de março de 2016, aceito o desafio de debate do irmão Valdemiro Santiago!”
This very words brought the house down and to the delight of the guests who attended upon hearing this brave and confident Bro. Eli. Now we are just waiting for the confirmation of Pastor Valdemiro Santiago, a Brazilian evangelical pastor and leader of World Church of the Power of God , for a debate.
“We can be sure of our salvation if we are sure on what we believe in.” — Bro. Eli Soriano
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines.Bro. Eli Soriano had satisfied numerous inquirers by answering their queries as Members of Church of God International celebrated Bro. Eli’s program with its 34th year being on air. Ang Dating Daan, dubbed as the longest running religious program in the Philippines, is being celebrated not just by the local viewers but also in major parts in South America, in Europe and other countries as the program has become international.
Guests-inquirers did not go home empty-handed as they got answers based from the Bible during the Itanong Mo Kay Soriano segment of the program. Some of the questions asked are deemed significant and timely to discuss by the host as they may also be queries in mind by other people. The following were some of the discussed topics:
Question: “What is the reward that was written in the Book of Life? Those deeds written, is it a list of sins?” Luz Olemos, Church of Christ 33 A.D.
Bro. Eli: ” It is the word God that will be the basis in judging of those things that were written in the book of life. The other question is, what does the reward by book of Revelations means? What is that reward? Are you going to be rich on earth? That is the problem of other people who are reading the Bible. Pertaining, seeing, blessing … pertaining to a reward. What comes to their minds always, what is in the Bible… it always means something earthly, the minds of those people especially of those pastors like the pastors in America being investigated for the wealth he accumulated over the years in leading his congregation. The final reward that was established by God to His servant is not here on earth. Things that are not seen by eyes nor heard, nor entered by the hearts of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
Question: “What is the sign if someone is nearly dying?” Pip Liwar, Pentecostal
Bro. Eli: “The farthest future we have is tomorrow. Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Brother, it is not possible for men to know his own death. One is in a state of coma for a year but still survives. All men faces sudden death. A man with AIDS will live for 7 years being the longest. As for other ailments would depend upon their immune systems and body conditions. The farthest future we have is tomorrow but still, man face uncertainty.”
Question : “In this dispensation, wherein different religious denominations were sprouting like mushrooms, how can we tell if the religion we are in is the right one that teaches the true words of God?” Mr. Romeo Cruz, a 73 year old Catholic
Bro. Eli : “Surer and at peace. We can be sure of our salvation if we are sure on what we believe in. Teaching what exactly the Bible says. Not a single word is diminished; there is not a single mention of the word purgatory, limbo, and rosary… there is none. These were not even mentioned in the Bible. As a Christian and believer, we should be certain in what we believe in.”
Question : “If ever I decide to be affiliated to your religion, can you give me an assurance of promised salvation based on the Bible? The second one concerning the pastors is, that members should see some signs if the one’s leading them is truly a man of God?” Mr. Luisito Perez, an INC member
Bro. Eli : ” At first, God had made man upright but the devil corrupted their minds. Manalo said that outside your church, there is no salvation. How about those people who had not even heard Manalo’s preaching? Are they bound to hell? Manalo started preaching in 1913, how about beyond 1913, is there no salvation for those people? If it is the case, then his father and mother who is not baptized in his religion would not be saved!”
“To God, even to those people who had not heard of Him nor His preachings, but do good works will receive salvation. What I can say is, in the religion in which I am leading, yes, you can receive salvation by abiding God’s teachings. Those teachings that is found in the Bible. Yes, you can attain salvation. What I want to reiterate is that, we do not have the right to judge those people that have not reach by the teachings in the Bible, even to think that those people would go straight to hell is merciless.”
These are few of the many inquiries answered by Bro. Eli during the event. Ang Dating Daan started its broadcast as early as 1980 over the radio and 1983 on television. Since then, the program continued to serve its audiences by using the internet in propagating the word of God presently airing over UNTV. The program assisted by Kuya Daniel Razon, had opened its arms to the needy and setting a good example to the society, living by its theme, Shaping a Nation Zealous of Good Works.
The longest running religious program, Ang Dating Daan started its broadcast as early as 1980. Since then, the program continued to serve its audiences and to stay connected with the ever changing time and technology,Ang Dating Daanused the internet in propagating the word of God.
Coinciding this event is a very special edition of Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition at the Smart Araneta Coliseumon October 30, 2014, jam-packed with guests and Bible enthusiasts joining the celebration.
Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines (2/7/2014) The much anticipated debate between Bro. Eli Soriano of Ang Dating Daanand 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.
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.
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.
“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.”