Can We Really See the Future?

No man can see the future

Bro. Eli,

I have this mysterious question in my mind. I only realized I have proven this ability to foresee things to happen exactly as they are even before year 2004-2005. But it happened so often only lately that I realized what I was foreseeing before has come true. I never had confidence or trust in myself whenever I foresee things that will happen. I would only realize that those thoughts and visions were real after they occurred exactly. One example was 3 years ago every time I pass by a tower I could see myself working there and wishing and praying it will come true and it happened. Another was last week, I heard several compliments of my skin and I foresee I will suffer terrible skin allergies, and after a few days I woke up exactly what I’m seeing has occurred. This afternoon, while I was cooking I said to myself the stove will run out of gas, then after a few minutes I checked the stove and it has no fire anymore. Another was last few weeks ago. I was having thoughts that one of my officemates will be terminated, after one week it happened. These are only some instances among which I have experienced. I would like to know why I am having this. I don’t believe in them at all until they happened. I am not even worthy as like those who have gifts like the prophets. I appreciate that your answer will grant me peace. Thanks and God bless!

Aplgreenlass

aplgreenlass@hotmail.com

Dear Aplgreenlass, 

Generally and biblically speaking, no human being has the capacity to see what exactly will happen in the nearest future. Of course, the nearest future is tomorrow.

PROVERBS 27:1 (MKJV) 
Do not boast yourself of tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

In fact, tomorrow can outlive us.

JAMES 4:13-14
13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

As one saying goes: “There is no rule without an exception.” Prophets and seers in the Bible, through God’s spirit, were able to see dreams and visions foretelling exactly things that will happen in the farthest future. In the Bible, the end of everything was predicted.

1 SAMUEL 9:9 
Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to enquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.

REVELATION 1:19 
Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

Other people claim that they have the power to foresee a forthcoming event because of ‘ESP’ or “extrasensory perception”; but most of the times, things happen because of mere coincidence.

May I ask you something? And I hope you will be honest to yourself in answering my question.

Have all the things which you have foreseen happen exactly without fail? If your answer is yes — and since only God knows the details without amiss of all things that will happen in the future — then, maybe, you are being inspired of God. But if your honest answer is that not all that you predicted happened 100 percent, then, there is no special calling on you. Instead, what is happening is subnormal but not supernatural; and you must not bother yourself thinking about this.

Did you know that sometimes even the predictions of false prophets happen? God allows them to happen to test if we love Him and believe in Him with all our hearts and soul.

DEUTERONOMY 13:1-3 
1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 
2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; 
3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Hence, we can conclude that not because something perceived did happen we will already assume it has any supernatural importance.

The devil’s agenda is always, and will ever be, to mislead people in their belief about the Almighty God. We must be completely aware that Satan is the archenemy of God. He is the cause of all confusions in this present world. God is not a god of confusion. So, it is Satan that causes them.

1 CORINTHIANS 14:33 
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

The devil or Satan can pollute the minds of people.

2 CORINTHIANS 11:3 
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Satan also has the power to perceive what might happen in the future. He has long been with mankind, and has mastered the ways of men, and can even mathematically compute what will happen in the near future. Satan can be a possible perpetrator in the minds of people to perceive what may happen and then mislead people from their belief and trust in the true, faithful God. Remember, the Bible tells us of the subtlety of Satan the serpent.

GENESIS 3:1 
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

REVELATION 12:9 
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

A person’s mind may think of something which is not proper for him to think, thus, the Apostle Paul admonished the Christians and the first century Church to think soberly.

ROMANS 12:3 
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Human mind is far reaching, and may even think of things which is not reachable and achievable by the human body. Perhaps, this is the reason why there are those who call themselves ‘free thinkers’. Maybe, they have an uncontrollable mind so God said that the minds and the thinking of men are vain and nothing.

PSALMS 94:11 
The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

I pray that you may put your trust in the power of God, and ask for His guidance that you may perceive and see the truth.

God Bless,

Bro. Eli Soriano

God is Not the Author of Confusion


1 CORINTHIANS 14:33 
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Would you believe that in order to execute God’s will for mankind to populate, fill, and subdue the earth, God ‘confused’ the only one language of people living on earth in those times? This is how the story goes —

GENESIS 11:1-8 
1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. 
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 
3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. 
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. 
5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. 
6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. 
8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

God’s command to the family of Noah to repopulate or replenish the earth is ecologically sound. People must not only inhabit a particular place and let the other places of the earth become dominated by beasts and wild animals. Humankind, not beast, must subdue the earth.

EZEKIEL 14:13, 15 
13 Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it: 
15 If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the beasts…

Due to their apparent resistance to God’s will, God confused their language. This event that happened in the Tower of Babel saw the birth of different nations and languages in the human family. The rest is history.

Historically, there are four groups of ancient languages.

QUICK FACTS

Linguists divide the Semitic languages into four groups. The North Peripheral group is represented by the Assyro-Babylonian language, or Akkadian. The oldest attested Semitic language, with the oldest Semitic literature, Akkadian was spoken in Mesopotamia between about 3000 B.C. and 600-400 B.C. and used as a literary language until the 1st century ad.

The North Central group includes the ancient and modern Hebrew language; ancient tongues such as Ugaritic and Phoenician; and the Aramaic language, including Syriac, or Christian Aramaic.

The South Central group consists of literary or Standard Arabic and the modern spoken Arabic dialects (see Arabic Language). Maltese, an offshoot of Arabic, is spoken on the island of Malta and, because of its location, has been heavily influenced by Italian.

The South Peripheral group consists of the South Arabic dialects, now spoken in parts of the southern Arabian Peninsula (and in ancient times by peoples such as the Minaeans and Sabaeans); and the languages of Ethiopia. The latter include Ge’ez, or classical Ethiopic, now surviving only as a literary and liturgical language; Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia; and regional Ethiopian languages such as Tigré, Tigrinya, and Gurage.

Source: Encarta 2007

Because of the confusion that happened, the human race were forced to scatter in all the habitable face of the earth. As a result, a group that does not understand the language or the speech of another group was forced to depart and separate from the other groups.

But there is another question that emerges: If humankind came from only one family, why do people differ in terms of color, physical features, etc.?

The Bible tells us the root-cause and not necessarily the results. The results can be obtained in reality. Apparent reality can be traced back to the root-cause.

Mathematically, the more than seven billion people that now populate the entire earth came from a much smaller stock in the early 19th century, about six hundred million, and further, from eight souls that survived the great flood.

1 PETER 3:20 
Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

Is there, by chance, a possibility that a family may grow up to a huge global population of different colors, breeds, cultures, and physical features? The answer is, reality; but how?

The color of the skin is influenced by the environment. In places where there is an abundance of scorching sunlight, the skin of the people there can turn darker.

SONGS OF SOLOMON 1:6 
Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother’s children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

It may take a thousand years for the skin of particular race to achieve a complete blackening of the skin. No wonder we have dark-colored people because the human family have existed on earth for many thousands of years.

QUICK FACTS

Jablonski and Chaplin proposed an explanation for the observed variation of untanned human skin with annual UV exposure. By Jablonski and Chaplin’s explanation, there are two competing forces affecting human skin tone:

1. The melanin that produces the darker tones of human skin serves as a light filter to protect against too much UV light getting under the human skin where too much UV causes sunburn and disrupts the synthesis of precursors necessary to make human DNA;

versus

2. Humans need at least a minimum threshold of UV light to get deep under human skin to produce vitamin D, which is essential for building and maintaining the bones of the human skeleton.

Jablonski and Chaplin note that when human indigenous peoples have migrated, they have carried with them a sufficient gene pool so that within a thousand years, the skin of their descendants living today has turned dark or turned light to adapt to fit the formula given above – with the notable exception of dark-skinned peoples moving north, such as to populate the seacoast of Greenland, to live where they have a year-round supply of food rich in vitamin D, such as fish, so that there was no necessity for their skin to lighten to let enough UV under their skin to synthesize the vitamin D that humans need for healthy bones.

Source: https://humanskin.wordpress.com/healthy-bones/

The question about the different skin colors of mankind can biblically and scientifically be explained; but what about the different physical feature? To learn more, read: The Origin of Humankind.

Sincerely in Christ,

Bro. Eli Soriano

God Will Not Demand Death to Innocent People in the Bible

God of the Bible is a God of life

This is the biblical answer to the third question posted on this video.

Question No. 3: Why does God demand the death of so many innocent people in the Bible?



Nowhere in the Bible can you find a verse where God demands the death of innocent people. Maybe, the one asking such question is not innocent but ignorant of the Bible. There is a great difference between innocent and ignorant, and these people that malign God cannot say that they are innocent because they intentionally mislead people by their questions.

 These people cited a verse in Exodus 35:2, which says:

Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.

Before we go to the biblical aspect (and this is for my readers, and not for these people), let us first delve on something which is the only language these people know. They do not question authorities in their land when their government impose death penalty against lawbreakers. I have not found any argument in their website, questioning the imposition of death penalty, which is being carried out in most countries of the world; so we can safely conclude that they are not against death penalty when it is imposed by anybody other than God. In the spirit of justice and fairness, they must question anyone that imposes death penalty. But their target is God who — unlike sinful human beings — has the power and authority to impose it because He is the Creator of life.

ACTS 17:28
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

The poets of ancient Athens and Greece were smarter than these people because they believe that there is a reason for our existence; and that there must also be a reason for the imposition of death.

ROMANS 6:23
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The verse implies that death was imposed because of sin; and a just God will not punish innocent people. Sin is transgression of the law.

1 JOHN 3:4
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

Keeping the Sabbath is the fourth law of the Ten Commandments. This is a holy day between the Lord and His people, Israel. The beneficiary of this law is the people themselves. No human being after 400 years of labor — like what happened to them in Egypt — in his proper sense will reject a day of rest. It is for your benefit to take a rest, and this is scientific.

The benefits of taking a rest are huge. A day or two off each week is essential to allow muscles, tendons and ligaments the time to repair themselves. Additionally, for those attempting to increase muscle mass, the old saying that growth occurs during down time, not during workouts, holds true.

Source: http://www.thefitmap.co.uk/exercise/needs/benefits/rest.htm

Anyone who refuses to rest, especially so if it is a transgression to a very important commandment intended for his own benefit, is completely abnormal and out of his mind. That person deserves to die, and is not innocent!

DEUTERONOMY 21:18-21
18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:
19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; 20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

These were the verses cited by these detractors of the Lord, who claim that God demands the death of innocent teenagers! Not only do they mislead people but also propagate their invented lies through their website. These imaginary people are blatant liars and deceivers!

Nowhere in the above-cited verses can you find that these are innocent teenagers! What we read is that they are stubborn, rebellious, gluttons, and drunkards. Being rebellious to God and their parents, they are not innocent, and they deserve to die after rejecting their chance for renewal by not listening to the voices of their father and mother. To say that these [sons] are innocent teenagers clearly shows the kind of people who sympathize with them, who even blame the just God of Christians. Perhaps, they are even rearing their children in such manner that they will someday be stubborn, rebellious, gluttons, and drunkards.

1 TIMOTHY 5:8
But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

Another blatant lie they propagate is their comment on Leviticus 20:13, saying that God demanded the death of homosexuals. THE VERSE DOES NOT MENTION INNOCENT HOMOSEXUALS! The verse tells us, and I quote:

If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Note that the subject is a man that lieth [have sexual intercourse] with a woman, and afterwards, lieth also with a man. Homosexuals do not lie with women! These are men who, because of exceeding lust after lying with a woman, have pleasure also in men. This was clarified by the Apostle Paul in Romans 1:27.

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

Innocent homosexuals are given by God the chance to inherit the kingdom of God.

1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-11
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Note that some members of the first century Christian church in Corinth are effeminate or homosexuals, but they were washed, sanctified, and justified! Maybe these imaginary people who say that God is imaginary hate God; and they want also to convince homosexuals to hate God!

Another verse they used to make a mockery of God’s justice is in Deuteronomy 22:13-21, which states:

13 If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her,
14 And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid:
15 Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel’s virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate:
16 And the damsel’s father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her;
17 And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter’s virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city.
18 And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him;
19 And they shall amerce him in a hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.
20 But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel:
21 Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.

Note that death in the preceding verses was imposed not because the damsel or lady is not virgin. It was imposed because she has done folly by fooling her father, mother, the supposed to be groom, and the elders of Israel, and by mocking God’s commandment that protects the right and dignity of a starting family. The lady commanded by God to be stoned to death was NOT innocent.

Therefore, it is not true that God demands the death of so many innocent people, as these imaginary people claim. God is a God of justice, fairness, equity, and good morals, who these immoral and imaginary people hate.

I know after reading this article that these imaginary people will again invent defamatory things against me and my God; but I believe and I pray that my readers will be enlightened by this glaring light from God’s word.

Praise be unto HIM! Amen.

The Claim That There Is No God Is an Escape from All Realities (Part 2)

God created everything with purpose

Click here for the first part of this blog.

Although there are hidden and camouflaged evil in every society, it is generally the norm in human society to condemn evil. The teachings of God in the Bible are against all evil. To deny the existence of God is to favor evil. The slogan “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” implies that there is a struggle deep inside the heart of the formulators of such a slogan.  However, they are trying to shrug it off, because they want to find a way of escape from feeling guilty in their heart due to all the evil they are doing.

ROMANS 2:15 (KJV) 
Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

The formulators of such slogans are trying to escape all these realities because they are not real people:

1. The reality that there is a Creator of everything that exist;

ACTS 17:24 (KJV) 
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

2. The reality that everything that exists was planned and created for a purpose. (The harmony in the natural and physical universe cannot logically be the product of an accident or a Big Bang.)

ROMANS 1:19 (KJV) 
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them.

ROMANS 1:20 (KJV) 
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

JOB 34:13 (MKJV) 
Who has given the earth as a deposit with Him? Or who has set the whole world in order?

PROVERBS 8:29 (RSV) 
When he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth,

3. The reality that the Bible speaks of scientific truth even before they were discovered by human science because such declaration came from an existing God.

ISAIAH 40:22 (KJV) 
It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

JOB 26:7 (KJV) 
He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

4. The reality that present-day happenings were predicted in the Bible thousands and hundreds of years ago before by an existing God.

ISAIAH 46:9 (KJV) 
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

ISAIAH 46:10 (KJV) 
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

MATTHEW 24:3-8 (KJV) 
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 
7  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

5. And, the reality of their very existence that the prophecy of the coming of “scoffers” is being fulfilled in their person!

II PETER 3:3 (KJV) 
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

Throughout the history of man, those who believed and served God with all their hearts were the greatest men that this world had ever seen. They were the best public servants, the best heroes, the best mentors, the best leaders, and the best neighbors — NONE OF THESE BEST MEN IS AN ATHEIST!

The Claim That There Is No God Is an Escape from All Realities

Denying God's Existence

According to the latest available statistics there are about 15-30% of the world populations that are either agnostics or atheists. Atheists and agnostics are defined as:

agnostic 
ag•nos•tic [ag nóstik] (plural ag•nos•tics) 
noun 
1. somebody denying God’s existence is provable: somebody who believes that it is impossible to know whether or not God exists 
2. somebody denying something is knowable: somebody who doubts that a question has one correct answer or that something can be completely understood 
I’m an agnostic concerning space aliens. 
[Mid-19th century. < a-2 + gnostic] 
-ag•nos•tic, adjective 
-ag•nos•ti•cal•ly, adverb 

Microsoft® Encarta® 2009. © 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. 

atheist 
a•the•ist [áythee ist] 
(plural a•the•ists) 
noun 
unbeliever in God or deities: somebody who does not believe in God or deities 

Microsoft® Encarta® 2009. © 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

While it is true that there are evil that throughout the history of humanity were done by some people who “allegedly” are believers in the existence of God, the worst of evil were done by those who denied the existence of God.

PSALMS 53:1 
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

This was the observation of the psalmist David. The same observation was written by another biblical writer many hundreds of years after David.

In Romans 3:10-18, the apostle Paul categorically stated:

10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 
11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 
13 Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 
14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood: 
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 
17 And the way of peace have they not known: 
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.

In I Timothy 6:10 (ASV), the Apostle Paul explained that the love of money is a root of all evil:

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil: which some reaching after have been led astray from the faith, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

But Paul was consistent in saying that all evil come not only from the love of money as the verse says, the love of money is “a” root of all evil, not “the” root of all evil, because “the” root of all evil is denying God’s existence or not acknowledging the existence of God.

ROMANS 1:28-32 
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 
31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

The Godless Hitler murdered millions of innocent Jews. While other tyrants confess that they know God, their acts of cruelty and injustice denies their claim.

TITUS 1:16 
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

Polpot (an atheist, leader of the Cambodian communist movement known as the Khmer Rouge) has killed probably at least 1.5 million people and it may have been as 3 million. 

Joseph Stalin (an atheist, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s Central Committee) is a tyrant who murdered millions of people. He began a series of ‘purges’ in which millions of people died. The purges are known as the Great Terror. The Soviet dictator said, “You know, they are fooling us, there is no God… all this talk about God is sheer nonsense.” – (E. Yaroslavsky, Landmarks in the Life of Stalin) 

Adolf Hitler (Nazi leader, no religious inclination) is the one responsible for the murder of some 6 million Jews during the World War II

Sources: 
http://www.localhistories.org/tyrants.html http://www.adherents.com/people/ps/Joseph_Stalin.html

Will the belief in the true God bring evil to humanity?

He said:

“Thou shalt not kill.” ( Exo. 20:13) 
“Thou shalt not commit adultery.” (Exo. 20:14) 
“Honor thy father and thy mother…” (Exo. 20:12) 
“Thou shalt no steal.” (Exo. 20:15) 
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;” (Ephe. 5:25)

Believing in the God who commands all these things will make the human society more humane. There is wisdom and prudence to believe in God as all areas of logic dictates than to deny His existence. Denying God is denying the principle of science and logic that nothing happens without a cause.

ROMANS 1:19-20 
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. 
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

The wonders of the created universe prove the existence of the Most Magnificent Creator. Denying God is denying the dictate of human conscience that there is Somebody greater than us (humans)!

ROMANS 2:14-15 
14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 
15 Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

The inability of a man to attain the stature that he perfectly wants to be, proves the fact that he was created by somebody higher in power than him; while understanding the purpose of the Creator, allowing the presence of infirmities in his being, will make him realize how great his Creator is.

ROMANS 9:20-21 
20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? 
21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor?

II CORINTHIANS 12:7-10 
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

THERE IS PROBABLY NO GOD, IS AN ESCAPE FROM ALL REALITIES.

Why? (To be continued…) Click here for the second part of this blog.

The Truth is the Truth — If it is the Whole Truth

Divine instinct and salvation

I have [once] watched a segment of the famous “Oprah” talk show, and my curiosity and attention was caught when some of the audience members seem to have ‘cornered’ the host when they insisted that the only way to heaven is through the Lord Jesus Christ. What they are saying is ‘a’ truth.

JOHN 14:6 
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

The eloquence and the intelligence of Oprah manifested in her arguments when she said, “How about those people who have not heard of Jesus?”

Oprah was right after all. It just happened that she does not want to enter into religious arguments with her audience but what she is saying is reality. There are now countries, as in the past, wherein even the name of the Lord Jesus is not being heard—His gospel, not being preached. There are countless innocent people who die everyday in these places, who are not lucky enough to have a copy of the Bible or to hear the preaching of the gospel — the True Gospel. More so, there are countries infiltrated by false prophets preaching the false Christ and Jesus.

MATTHEW 24:4-5, 24 
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.


Oprah (middle) known as the “Queen of Talkshow”

Even if you have heard about Jesus, but the Jesus that was introduced to you is the false Jesus or the false Christ, and your religious leader is a false prophet, is there any chance you can go to heaven?

MATTHEW 15:14 
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

2 CORINTHIANS 11:4 
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

GALATIANS 1:8 
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

It would have been better if you have not heard of Jesus than to believe in a Jesus or a Christ counterfeited by deceiving and lying religious leaders.

2 PETER 2:21 
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

Oprah asked the audience: “If you were somewhere on the planet and you never heard the name of Jesus, yet you live with a loving heart; you live as Jesus would have had you to live; you live for the same purpose that Jesus came to the planet… you cannot go to heaven, do you think?”

These are valid questions that require honest biblical answers that were ignored by the audience because of their lack of understanding of the Scriptures.

Biblically, there are those who have not heard the law, but will be justified.

ROMANS 2:13-15 
13 For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. 
14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 
15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.

There is a ‘divine instinct’ in human conscience and heart, parallel with the natural instinct that God has bestowed on our being. In occasions where a person did not have the opportunity to hear the law, but is doing the ‘things’ or the ‘essence’ of the law written by God in the heart of the human family, he will be justified or be saved; therefore can go to heaven. In fact, he may have greater chances of going to heaven than those who, after hearing the law — of Jesus, of God, and do have a copy of the Bible, but does not follow the law.

God is a God of justice, equity, unfathomable wisdom, and loving-kindness. Not so many preachers of our times know this. In fact, due to their ignorance of God’s wisdom, they have misled people to believe that only those who belong to their church will merit salvation or will go to heaven.


This was taken from a Catholic book entitled “Religion Doctrine and Practice”.


This is taken from the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) official publication entitled “Pasugo”.

It is idiotic to claim that while you have not yet reached a particular country, and have not preached about Jesus, and afterwards say that only those who belong to your church or group will be saved. In the Middle East, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), most part of China, India, in Africa, and in almost all continents of the globe, the name of Jesus is not known to billions of people and yet thousands of innocent and kind-hearted people die everyday. Is there not a way for them to go to heaven? The good news is: There is!

While it is true that Jesus said that He is the way, the truth and the life; No one cometh to the Father except by Him, it is true to those who have heard the teachings of Jesus. This statement is definitely ‘a’ truth but to those who have not believed because they have not heard of Jesus (faith cometh from hearing). Romans 10:17 reads, So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God… Is there no way for them to go to heaven?

1 TIMOTHY 4:10 
For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those that believe.

I want you to notice the phrase “especially of those that believe”. God, in His justice and omnipotence can save even those who were not able to believe or have not the capacity to believe. Let me give you irrefutable examples:

Babes and small children will go to heaven, although they have not the capacity to believe.

HEBREWS 5:13 
For every one that useth milk is unskillfull in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

MATTHEW 19:14 
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Reject the ‘limbo’ of the Catholic Church because it is nonsense and is not in the Bible.

To God Be the Glory Forever and Ever!

God deserves all praise and honor

This is a reply to a comment made by a certain Mr. Renato Salvador on my article posted last October 24, 2007 entitled “The Origin of Humankind”. His comment is as follows:

In every way normal for a person who is an admirer of a person, it is hard not to share your testimony and sentiments toward someone you believe is worth the praise. And that is me for Bro. Eli Soriano. I don’t know but it may be too much already to speak this way or even dull the readers of my true positive feeling toward you Bro. Eli. Before, I dismiss those comments and praise I was reading here about you because there are marks that I believe are testimonies of members from your organization. Now, I believe, I cannot blame them. If it is really worth the praise then there is no way I should object that. In reading some of your most personal sentiments here like this recent article you’ve written, it was so clearly written, vivid and probing. It gives me a whirlwind of thought how you’ve come up with such amazing simple story about a piece of your life, and turn it into some kind of miracle, that touches inside of me. Yes, while writing this comments, tears are streaming down my face. I could not stop it. And I believe, only a person sincere enough could move me to tears like you do.

Renato Salvador

Dear Brother Renato,

It is never a sin to praise and honor anybody to whom praises and honor is due.

ROMANS 13:7 
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.

Even the inspired writers of the Holy Scriptures like the evangelist Luke used terms in praise to erring man.

LUKE 1:1-3 
1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, 
2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; 
3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

Certainly, Theophilus, as the name denotes, is a Gentile, to whom, by Hebrew standards, does not merit any praise or honor at all, but the evangelist called him “most excellent”. The “most excellent” here certainly does not mean most excellent of all human beings, but, maybe among his peers. Respect and honor is due to all men by Christian standards.

1 PETER 2:17 
Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

In the Old Testament, respect and honor was commanded by God to be given to parents.

DEUTERONOMY 5:16 
Honor thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Obviously, this commandment was changed when the Apostle Peter wrote to the Hebrews, observer of the Old Testament laws, to “honor all men”, not only parents.

HEBREWS 8:13 
In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

HEBREWS 7:12 
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

I cannot see any reason why it will be a sin if members of the Church of God International will honor and respect the person of Brother Eli Soriano.

HEBREWS 13:7 
Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

HEBREWS 13:17 
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Now, I am obliged by the situation to teach this part of truth in the Christian doctrine! Never in my fifty-three years in the ministry did I teach nor encourage anybody to treat me like somebody; for the fact remains until now, (this is my belief and God is my witness) I am nobody.

EPHESIANS 3:8 
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

If the great Apostle Paul believed that he is less than the least of all saints in his times, I believe that I am less than the least of all saints of all times. My conscience is guided by the meekness taught by the Lord Jesus.

LUKE 17:10 
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

If after doing ALL, a servant must confess that he is an unprofitable servant, then after having just started doing what I ought to do, I can say that I am even less than an unprofitable servant. Most of the times, I refused to be called ‘sir’ as other religious leaders love to hear from their members. Sir is an old archaic word which means ‘lord’.

sire [sīr] 
transitive verb (past and past participle sired, present participle sir·ing, 3rd person present singular sires) father offspring: to father young, especially animals

noun (plural sires) 
1. male parent of four-legged animal: the male parent of a four-legged animal, especially a domesticated animal such as a stallion or bull 
2. Sire address to king or lord: a respectful form of address for a king or lord (archaic)

[12th century. Via French < Latin senior]

The whole congregation to whom I speak weekly is the witness to this fact.

When I started writing articles for this blog site, letters with praises keep pouring in, whose writers I do not know personally. I do not even know if they are members (or not) of the Church of God International. I have always wanted to forbid them to neither thank me nor honor me in any manner. I do not feel comfortable being praised or honored by men who look up to me as their leader; but verses in the Scriptures have held my hands to write anything to stop them. For years, I have been practicing to incline my conscience towards the Scriptures.

ACTS 24:16 
And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men.

It is God who said that a Christian must honor all men. I am a man, although ‘nobody’, but the least, still is a man. I do not want (nor ever will want) to have a conscience of offense towards God who permits any man to be honored. God is not a God who grabs all honors. He even knows how to honor and respect men.

PSALMS 138:6 
Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

But after all things have been said and done, it is our duty as erring humans who know our own infirmities and shortcomings to give back to God all praises, honor, and glory forever. Amen.

1 TIMOTHY 6:16 
Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.

To my readers, may I advise you once and for all to always thank and honor God for whatever truth or wisdom you may learn in reading the articles of this blog site, after all, this is the conscience of the great “men of faith” from whom I have learned this virtue of regarding myself as nobody!

ACTS 14:14-15 
14 Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, 
15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:

It is vanity to honor and deify mortal men!

Sincerely in Christ,

Brother Eli