From East to West: The Sun of Righteousness

10/14/2017 0 Comments

True Church from the east to the west

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 
1 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 
2 Unto 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 
4 But 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. 
9 And 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!

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My God Is a God for All Colors

10/07/2017 0 Comments

God is fair to all race

Dear Brother Eli,

Is our God the God only for the whites? His chosen people, the Israelites, were whites. Jesus and Mary were born in the Middle East, so they were probably were whites. Most of the industrialized nations are whites. As mentioned above it makes me think that God made the earth only for the whites to enjoy. I am confused, Bro. Eli. Please, help me clear my mind.

May

Dear May,

Colors are for the eyes — the human eyes. White is not a superior color. Mix all colors of light available and you will produce white. Do you know that? Where there is no light, color is not perceivable by the eye. There are creatures, and even some humans, which do not recognize color — even in light. They are color blind.

Color blindness is an inability to distinguish certain colors. The most common type is inherited red–green color blindness. Learn about this eye defect… 

http://health.howstuffworks.com/define-color-blindness.htm

Fun Fact: Can Dogs See Color? 
Answer: No.

Man’s best friend is colorblind, but, fortunately, his survival does not depend upon the ability to see colors. His keen sense of smell compensates for his inability to see colors, and enables him to differentiate between things. Extensive scientific testing on dogs supports the conclusion that they live in a colorless world. The testing done primarily focused on the dogs’ responses to colors for food. Dogs could not tell the difference between one color, a signal for food, and other colors, that were not for food. Similar tests conducted on cats produced similar results, which led scientists to conclude that they, too, are colorblind and live in a gray world. The inability of most animals to see colors, from an evolutionary standpoint, is quite simple to understand. Many colorblind animals have dull-colored coats, hunt for food in the dark of night, or graze in the dim twilight hours. Their other senses have developed to the point where the lack of color vision in no way impairs them. For them, life in a colorless world is neither a handicap, nor a threat to their survival.

But it is an undeniable fact that God uses colors, and there is wisdom behind it. The colors of flowers attract bees and butterflies to help in the process of pollination.

But the color of human skin has nothing to do with the perceived superiority of one race above another. What matters most is their fear of God.

ACTS 10:34-35 
34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 
35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

The grossly erroneous notion that ‘whites’ are superior than ‘blacks’ came from false prophets like Joseph Smith of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, commonly called ‘Mormons’.

Note: They are not called Christians, but Mormons!
In the “Book of Mormons”, they believe that the ‘blacks’ were cursed (see reference below).

Book of Mormons 
Alma 3:6 
And the skins of the Lamanites were dark according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a curse upon them because of their transgression and their rebellion against their brethren, who consisted of Nephi, Jacob, and Joseph, and Sam, who were just and holy men.

In the first century Christian Church, all, regardless of race and color, are considered one in Christ.

GALATIANS 3:27-29 
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 
29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

In fact, it was the Holy Spirit who instructed Philip the evangelist to preach salvation to a black eunuch.

ACTS 8:26-30, 35 
26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. 
27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, 
28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Isaiah the prophet. 
29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 
30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Isaiah, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same Scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

With these biblical truths cited, we can comfortably conclude that God is not a respecter of persons, but also ‘not a respecter of colors’ — or of human skin.

Actually, if we are going to peel off our skin, there is a glaring truth that we will discover under our skin: We, the entire human race (black, white, yellow, red, and brown), are all biological brothers and sisters.

We all have the same chemical and biological components that make us human.

http://www.theindependent-bd.com/details.php?nid=15000

Thus, under the light of God’s word, we are all equally important to Him; and in darkness where the power of satan dwells, He devours all, regardless of color, who will turn their back from God.

1 PETER 5:8-9 
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 
9 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

Let us all subject our beings under the light of God.

ACTS 26:18 
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Let the watchful eyes of God distinguish us…

PROVERBS 15:3 
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

…from those who are different from us by our deeds, and not by our colors;

JOHN 3:19-21 
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

And, we will perceive, not by our eyes, the wonderful color of the truth!

MALACHI 3:18 
Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

I pray to God that every reader of this blog would realize the real color of the truth: That my God is a God for all colors.

God bless!

Bro. Eli Soriano

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The Church of the Bible: The Only 100% True Church

9/28/2017 11 Comments

The True Church of God

This is a reply to the comment posted by a reader on my article entitled, “Are We Being Pretentious? Who Cares?!”, which was posted last June 30, 2007. The comment states:

I agree with you. For the most part.

For the record, I don’t think it’s being pretentious, no more pretentious than calling the Bible the Book or Word of God. I was just saying that the founders of the church thought it might be construed as pretentious, as if to say all the other Christian denominations are not of God.

For while having other denominations might not be what God intended, and the walls that divide these denominations are certainly not of God, we cannot say that other denominations are not “of God.”

From my studies, I have not found a denomination or church body that has “all the Truth.” I find that every church has a different element. Some churches have a more complete view of the Truth. But so far, no-one has it 100% right. Not even us Seventh-Day Adventists.

And I find it interesting to note that neither Jesus nor His followers ever addressed the difference in sects or denominations, though in Jerusalem and in Judaism, there were certainly sects that viewed theology, the afterlife, and how we are to treat our fellow man very differently. All He said, it seems, is “This is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” (John 17:3) That’s it. Not “this church’s view of You” or “this denomination’s take on the afterlife.”

I think that’s what the founders of the SDA church had in mind when they named the church. They wanted anyone and everyone to know the Saviour and didn’t want to offend any of the other churches.

And, as far as your comment about “the Seventh Day Adventist is not the true church because it was founded with the leadership of a woman which is against God’s will in the Bible,” I think it takes a very marginalized view of what God can do with the people who make themselves available to Him. Because while 1 Timothy certainly does say “I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence,” it cannot be taken as the golden standard by which all women must be measured and kept.

If we take just particular passages of the Bible and quote them, we can make any case for any topic. But taking it as a whole, we can see a much broader picture in which women can be leaders. May I direct you to the Book of Esther, a story about a woman who does NOT remain silent? Or Joshua 2, in which the prostitute Rahab saves the lives of the Israelite spies by hiding them, a story in which she very much tells them what to do? The list goes on and on. There are not many women in the Bible, but those that are, are leaders in some form or fashion.

I’m not trying to start an argument, but I find it incredibly ironic that this “debate” started over the idea of Christian pretentiousness.

Scott

Dear Scott,

I am very much saddened to know the kind of reasoning the Seventh Day Adventist Church have taught you. I can not blame you anyway, nor, judge you, because you are not the leader of this church. I only blame religious leaders because it is the kind of battle I am engaged with.

EPHESIANS 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

This is the kind of war that is being waged by the ‘seeds’ of the woman against the serpent and his seeds.

GENESIS 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

I have never taught anybody, all my life, to lift a finger and to harm anybody physically — to my loved ones, especially to the Members of the Church of God International. Those that kill or harm anybody physically in the name of religion, like the Catholic Church (see reference below) are not of God.


It is idiotic to believe that you are of God, and at the same time, transgressing His law, “Thou shalt not kill”. Aggravating this is the next commandment, “Love your enemies”.

MATTHEW 5:21, 44
21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

We may safely conclude that killing one’s enemy (especially an enemy of faith, where God is within the parameter of the dispute) is foolish!

Christians do not harm their enemies physically, like the Catholic Church that has inflicted physical harm to her enemies.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-5
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

The result of this kind of battle is not physically fatal because it brings the captives to the obedience of Christ. If you are starting arguments do not worry; I love this kind of battle.

Your view that there is no church that is 100 percent right is contrary to what the Bible teaches. The Bible has the record of the teachings of the Church of God — the Church preached by Jesus Christ and the apostles, and they are 100 percent correct, right and true! But I can not blame you because you may have realized the truth that there are errors in the teachings of your church; but to conclude that there is no church which is 100 percent right is ignorance of the Bible. Let me prove this to you.

The teaching of the Church of God in the Bible is 100 percent right.

1 THESSALONIANS 2:3-5
3 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
4 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.
5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:

If the teachings of the gospel entrusted by God to the apostles were delivered ‘as is’ who will say that it is not 100 percent right? It is illogical because God is 100 percent right! See?

God does not allow error in teachings in His Church.

JEREMIAH 26:2
Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD’s house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD’s house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word:

This was the way of Jesus Christ, the highest teacher in the Church.

JOHN 12:49
For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

Not a jot or tittle was omitted by Christ.

MATTHEW 5:18
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

John the beloved, wrote the same warning.

REVELATIONS 22:18-19
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

Heeding to all these instructions, and faithfulness to God will result in a Church, with its teachings 100 percent right. See?

Your claim that Jesus, neither, the apostles, did not address the difference in sects or denominations is (again) a big mistake. In fact, the Lord Jesus told His disciples that they must exceed the righteousness of the sect of the Scribes and Pharisees, while condemning the practices of these sects.

MATTHEW 5:20
For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

MATTHEW 23:15
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

Do you see the light now, Brother Scott?

Again, when you said that what 1 Timothy 2:11-14 state “can not be taken as a golden standard by which all women must be measured and kept,” is (again) wrong.

The standard of all truth is God’s word and will!

Jesus Christ, the highest authority in Christianity, did not elect women apostles. Women in the first century Christian Church occupied important positions in the ministry and in the preaching in the gospel, but not one of them was made a leader. They are ‘helps’ as it was ordained by God.

GENESIS 2:18
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.

This is reflected in the role women performed in the Church of God.

PHILIPPIANS 4:3
And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellow laborers, whose names are in the book of life.

They helped the Apostle Paul, their leader, but did not usurp authority over the latter.

ROMANS 16:1-2
1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:
2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succorer of many, and of myself also.

Succorer is a helper and not a leader like Ellen G. White!

Rahab, the example you gave, is not a leader; neither is there any mention of any woman leader in the book of Esther.

I hope and pray that you may see the grace of God.

God bless!

Bro. Eli Soriano

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A Healthy and Wise Appetizer for My Readers

9/23/2017 29 Comments

Is there benefit in fasting

As I have said, my taste buds were also deceived. I want to open this topic with a confession, as an appetizer for my readers. The Apostle Paul sometimes also talks about himself.

1 Timothy 1:13
Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Even in international law, something done ignorantly will not merit capital punishments.

I am also a human being; and like anybody else, I am prone to commit mistakes, although others commit them feloniously and intentionally.

Ecclesiastes 7:20
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

When I was young, I am fond of eating sour fruits, with a lot of salt, and sometimes with ‘patis’ (fish sauce) and ‘bagoong’ (shrimp paste). I love them; and it is a favorite snack in the Philippines — my country of origin. As I grow older, I heard a song by Peter, Paul, and Mary in the early 60’s (I wish I can sing it for you) which has a line that goes like this:

“Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet. 
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat. 
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet. 
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.”


This is a cover of the song “Lemon Tree” originally sang by Peter, Paul, and Mary in the 60’s

And to this, I agreed to very much then, because during those times, even oranges with a little sour taste make me crave for salt. When I started my radio ministry way back in the 80’s, because of faith in God’s word, I fasted for almost two weeks. I intended to do it more, but the load of work and my broadcasts compelled me to end my fast and taste a little food. I found in our kitchen some pieces of not-so-ripe ‘lanzones’. A brother told me that they were leftover by a brother because it is very sour. I ate some and to my surprise, I have realized the real taste of ‘lanzones’ — one of my favorite fruits, (I remembered lola Pilar who used to send my auntie Toyang to buy me two kilos of lanzones which I can finish in two sittings), which to me, after some cleansing has occurred in my body due to the fast, tastes very great!

Proverbs 27:7
The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

There is wisdom to realize what the Apostle Paul once wrote.

Philippians 4:12 (RSV)
I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound; in any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and want.

Being hungry sometimes benefits the soul and the body. This is the secret of the biblical instructions of fasting.

Luke 6:21
Blessed are ye that hunger now…

To fast is to experience hunger. It makes us closer to God.

Joel 2:12
Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning…

This is a biblical admonition even to couples who wanted to strengthen their bonds and learn self-control, necessary for maintaining fidelity with each other.

1 Corinthians 7:5
Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
 
The Health Benefits of Fasting
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/biology/b103/f02/web1/wcarroll.html

A study was performed on earthworms that demonstrated the extension of life due to fasting. The experiment was performed in the 1930s by isolating one worm and putting it on a cycle of fasting and feeding. The isolated worm outlasted its relatives by 19 generations, while still maintaining its youthful physiological traits. The worm was able to survive on its own tissue for months. Once the size of the worm began to decrease, the scientists would resume feeding it at which point it showed great vigor and energy. “The life-span extension of these worms was the equivalent of keeping a man alive for 600 to 700 years.”

Later, in my desire to help others and myself, I studied a little of nutritional therapy and alternative medicine. There are poor people who oftentimes approach me asking some remedies for their health problems. A sense of urgency pushed me to search and research for ways to alleviate the sufferings of those poor people whom I dearly love. I love the poor because God loves them.

James 2:5
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

My search and research revealed to me a new world; a new understanding; and even strengthened my faith in the word of God. In all those avenues that I have traveled, I found deceit, lies, and fraud! A person suffering from high cholesterol in the blood is given doses of ‘statin’ drugs in fear of a heart attack that may follow because of high cholesterol which is the common knowledge in the medical world; but the truth is, statin drugs that blocks the production of cholesterol in the liver also blocks the production of coenzyme Q10 (COQ10), which is very important for the efficient functions of heart muscles, thus, a heart attack is likely to follow.

Quick facts:
Numerous studies confirm that statin use blocks CoQ10 production, and they also confirm the muscle weakness that occurs as a result.1-4 And don’t forget that the heart is a muscle too: 15 animal studies have shown that statin-induced depletion of CoQ10 increases heart failure, as well as overall mortality.

http://www.thehealthierlife.co.uk/article/3619/heart-disease-cholectin.html

This truth is not being revealed by doctors who profit enormously from the benefits given by drug companies that produce statin drugs. We must condemn to the highest degree these doctors who know this fact, but still prescribe this kind of drugs.

But to those doctors that prescribe them unaware of the dangers and side effects of these drugs, I advise them to have a little research. High doses of vitamin C can prove to be therapeutic to many heart ailments, without harmful side effects. Proper supplementations of proline, lysine, and coenzyme Q10 with high doses of vitamin C can even reverse the damage in the heart of an ailing person.  

THE BASIC ORTHOMOLECULAR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CONTROLLING HEART DISEASE 

Copyright 2004,2005 By Owen R Fonorow, Naturopath
Last Update: Sun Nov 6 13:54:51 EST 2005

NOTE: Linus Pauling specifically recommended high oral doses of vitamin C and the amino acid lysine.

Other elements in the following Pauling Therapy protocol, ordered by importance, account for many variables. These recommendations are based on the experience of more than a decade recommending Pauling’s protocol, and they feature Pauling’s earlier advice published in 1986. This protocol is designed to help overcome a poor diet, advancing age, or the use of prescription drugs commonly given to heart patients.

Truths are not being exposed, deceit is employed, and fraud is practiced even in the medical world. Thus, the Bible says:

1 Corinthians 1:19
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

1 Corinthians 2:6
Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to naught…

There is neither deceit nor fraud in the true wisdom that comes from God.

James 3:17
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

I was once deceived, because I also religiously took many tablets of Lipitor prescribed by my cardiologist.

I was once deceived by my perverted taste buds that a lemon is impossible to eat without salt.

I suggest that you do a little experiment that will be of good side effects to your liver and your body as a whole. In the morning, when you break your fast (that you experienced throughout the night), have a sip of fresh lemon juice and you will appreciate the great taste of natural foods prepared by no less than the best Nutritionist — God. Even without salt, you can taste a little salty taste in pure fresh lemon juice. Now I know that the song I used to sing is not true.

“Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet. 
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat. 
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet. 
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.” 

In law, made and promulgated by man, there are deceits and frauds. There is injustice within the halls of justice in many parts of the world. In almost every human wisdom, evil, deceit, and fraud are present.

Ecclesiastes 3:16-17
And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there. I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

Are you willing to take more? Let us have a right turn!

Sincerely,

Bro. Eli Soriano

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The Great Differences of Christ and Man

9/16/2017 27 Comments

How is Christ different from humans

Paul did not receive his apostleship from man, but from Christ. So, He (Christ) is not man.

GALATIANS 1:1 
Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

The gospel Paul preached did not come from man, but by the revelation of Christ. Christ is not man.

GALATIANS 1:10-12 
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. 
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Worship of anybody who is not God is idolatry.

GALATIANS 4:8 
Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.

It is God the Father who commanded that Christ be worshiped.

HEBREWS 1:5-6 
5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 
6 And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

1 PETER 3:15 (NLT) 
Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if you are asked about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.

All men have sinned. Christ did not.

ROMANS 3:23 
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

1 KINGS 8:46 
If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;

There is not a just man on earth that sins not.

ECCLESIASTES 7:20 
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

Christ did not sin.

JOHN 8:46 (RSV) 
Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?

1 PETER 2:22 
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

ROMANS 3:4 
God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

No man has seen God.

JOHN 1:18 
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

But Christ has seen Him.

JOHN 8:38 
I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

Man came from the dust of the ground.

GENESIS 2:7 
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Christ came from above — from God.

JOHN 6:38 
For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

JOHN 13:3 
Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

Christ can see the heart and the mind; man can not.

MATTHEW 23:27 
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

JEREMIAH 17:9-10 
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
10 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.

Christ directly talks to the Father; man can not.

JOHN 17:5 
And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

JOHN 12:28 
Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

JEREMIAH 30:21 
And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD.

Christ has life in Him; He can give and take it away.

JOHN 10:17-18 
17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

Man has not power over death. Christ has.

ECCLESIASTES 8:8 
There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

JOHN 11:25 
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

Christ came from eternity.

MICAH 5:2 
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

God bless!

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The Rationale Why God Created Woman

9/09/2017 45 Comments

Biblical reason for the creation of women

This is a partial reply to a comment made by my reader, Scott Fogg, regarding the article entitled, “The Church Of The Bible: The Only 100% True Church”. In the first part of his comment, Scott wrote the following:

“I’m confused. If Esther, as Queen, was not a leader, what do you consider her? She was, by rank and title, a nation’s leader, was she not? Was she not the one that Mordecai went to, to bend the ear of the king, to save the Jews from slaughter? Did she not lead others in prayer?

Moreover, it does not seem God would discriminate indiscriminately. I seem to recall a time when He even enlisted in the help of a mule to talk one of His prophets into doing his will. Now, I don’t think it’s God’s M.O. to appoint animals into leadership positions, but He always seems to use those that are willing and able. So if God can and will talk through a donkey, why would He not send a vision to a woman? For that is all we claim Ellen White to be or have been, a prophet — one who received a direct, divine message…”

Dear Scott,

There is a saying that, “Behind every great man is a great woman”. Esther is not a leader, but an influential figure to Mordecai, the chief minister of King Ahasuerus, and to the King himself. She is not a prophetess as Seventh Day Adventists claim for Ellen G. White.

Understanding the Bible in its context will teach you that women are not intended to be leaders of God’s people. Consider the following reasons:

Throughout the history of God’s people, the Israelites, it is God’s will that His chosen nation or people be perpetually led by a man.

1 KING 9:5 
Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.

1 KING 8:25 
Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me.

2 CHRONICLES 6:16 
Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so that thy children take heed to their way to walk in my law, as thou hast walked before me.

JEREMIAH 33:17 
For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;

Such principle was applied to the people of God in the New Testament times.

1 TIMOTHY 2:11-13 
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

Consider the rationale for the creation of the woman.

GENESIS 2:18 
And the LORD God said, it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.

1 CORINTHIANS 11:9-10 
9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. 
10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

By this, God does not “indiscriminately discriminate” women. He is just standing on His principle and the original idea of creation. Authorities of the New Testament understood this.

1 CORINTHIANS 14:34 
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

In the Church of God, we have a high esteem and respect for our women brethren; but we stand to the divine principle outlined by God in the Bible, and we respect God above our women.

There are collateral realities to consider. Women have caused the fall of some of God’s great men in the Bible. Adam, the best example, was convinced by Eve to eat the forbidden fruit. Solomon was separated from God by his women. Samson fell prey to the Philistine through Delilah.

ECCLESIASTES 7:26
And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.

There are also prophetic realities to consider:

ISAIAH 3:12
As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

Just the thought of a woman leading God’s people spells destruction.

JEREMIAH 51:30
The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwelling places; her bars are broken.

For God’s will to be fulfilled that His people or chosen nation be led perpetually by a man, He proclaimed the coming of an eternal leader in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.

ISAIAH 9:6-7
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Remember, as promised by God, the throne of David will be ruled by men, not by any chance, a woman!

1 KING 9:5
Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.

I welcome your notion that God has the right to use those that are willing and able to be instruments in making His will be known unto people. But I am sorry you gave a wrong example when you mentioned that a mule was used by God to speak to one of His prophets. For your information, Balaam is not a prophet of God. Neither the mule is willing nor able because animals were not given the free-will like men, to be willing to obey God. They are always subjective to God’s will, whether they like it or not.

JUDE 1:11
Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Korah.

For your information, Balaam is a Mesopotamian prophet for hire! He is not an Israelite and his home was Pethor, near the Euphrates River in Northern Mesopotamia.

It would have been better if you used Luke 19:40.

LUKE 19:40
And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

Even stones can be made by God to cry out or to speak God’s will, but that is if and only if the apostles will “hold their peace” and keep silent.

See the point?

God Bless!

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The True Sabbath of a True Christian, According to the Bible

True Meaning of Sabbath in Christians

This is my reply to Mr. Scott Fogg, a Seventh Day Adventist (SDA), who posted a well-appreciated comment on my article entitled, “The Church Of The Bible: The Only 100% True Church”.

Dear Scott,

I noticed in your reply that you falsely accused the Church of God of not holding fast to Jesus’ preaching and teachings, claiming we largely ignored the fourth commandment — which is the keeping of the Sabbath. That’s why you concluded that we are not 100% upholding the truth of God’s teaching. I am sorry to say that you are wrong. If we do not keep the seventh day Sabbath, it’s not because we “largely ignored” one of God’s own commandments, as you say. You even cited Matthew 5:18, which I am quoting hereunder:

MATTHEW 5:17-18 
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

You were falsely carried away by the leaders of the SDAC or Seventh Day Adventist Church’s misinterpretation of these verses. When the Lord Jesus Christ said that, He has “come not to destroy the laws and the prophets, but to fulfill”, authorities of the SDAC recklessly interpreted that the “laws” and the “prophets” meant by the Lord are the Ten Commandments. But this is not so!

To give you a brief background, our Lord Jesus Christ came to earth to fulfill the “laws” and the “prophets” intended exclusively for Him by God the Father.

HEBREWS 10:7 
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

Note the phrase “written of me”, which means the will of God for Him to accomplish. Does it mean the Ten Commandments?

LUKE 24:44 
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

Note again that He is going to fulfill those that were written in the Law of Moses, in the prophets and in the psalms concerning Him.

But why not the Ten Commandments? Because the Ten Commandments were not meant for Christ!

1 TIMOTHY 1:9-11 
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 
11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

Consider that the Ten Commandments were not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient! Jesus Christ is righteous and obedient.

HEBREWS 5:8 
Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

Jesus Christ is obedient because He fulfilled all the laws and the prophets have written concerning His person and exclusively for Him. SDAC argues that the Lord Jesus Christ fulfilled the Ten Commandments and observed the seventh day Sabbath by going to the synagogues on Sabbath Day. But did He enter the synagogue on Sabbath day to keep it?

LUKE 4:16-19 
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. 
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

LUKE 4:28-30 
28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 
29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. 
30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,

If you look closely, Brother Scott, the Lord Jesus Christ went into the synagogue, not to keep the seventh day Sabbath, but to preach the gospel (not the 10 commandments); and when the Sabbath keepers heard His preaching, they rose up against Him, wanting to destroy Him. Why then would the Sabbath keepers destroy a fellow Sabbath keeper? We do not only apply logic here, but verses to prove that Jesus Christ did not keep the Sabbath being kept by the Jews.

JOHN 5:18 
Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

After all, Jesus Christ is not under obligation to keep the Sabbath or to follow the Ten Commandments which are meant for the “lawless”, and not for a righteous person like Him. Why do I say that He is not under obligation to keep the seventh day Sabbath?

MARK 2:27-28 
27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: 
28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Notice that He is Lord, also, of the Sabbath. The Lord is not under the Sabbath but, Sabbath is under Him. The verse said that the Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.

Sabbath made for man = The Israelites (Deuteronomy 5:15)

Not man for the Sabbath = Meaning not all men are obliged to keep the Sabbath

The Son of Man = Lord of the Sabbath = Not under the Sabbath

Nowhere in the book of Acts (which discloses the activities of the first century Christian church), can you find a verse that the disciples congregate in keeping the Sabbath. The Apostle Paul had been recorded to have entered the synagogue every Sabbath to persuade the Sabbath keepers, and as a result, they opposed him and blasphemed. Again, why should a Sabbath keeper be opposed by a fellow Sabbath keeper?

ACTS 18:4, 6 
4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. 
6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

Records in the gospel inform us of the truth that the disciples did not keep the seventh day Sabbath.

MATTHEW 12:1-2 
1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were hungry, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. 
2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.

You must remember that it is prohibited for Sabbath keepers to do any work on the seventh day. That is why the disciples and the apostles were charged by the Jews for not keeping their Sabbath.

It is also not lawful to kindle fire on the Sabbath.

EXODUS 35:3 
Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.

Can you imagine the apostles eating corn, raw? It is very evident that they broke the Sabbath because they understood that it was not for them.

There is a holy day for Christians; it was not like the day regarded as holy by the Israelites. The Apostle Paul speaks of it to former 7th day Sabbath keepers who were converted to Christianity.

HEBREWS 4:4, 8 (KJ21) 
4 For He spoke in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested the seventh day from all His works.” 
8 For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day.

Note that God first spoke of the seventh day in verse 7, which Joshua, who was leading the Israelites to the Promised Land, administered unto them. But on verse 8, He speaks of another day, which means a day other than the seventh day. Paul gave us his basis for this ‘another’ day. He mentioned the Psalms of David.

HEBREWS 4:7 
He again marks out a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” (after so long a time). Even as it is said, “Today, if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.”

This day of rest is what ‘remaineth’ for the people of God in the New Testament.

HEBREWS 4:9 
So then there remains a rest to the people of God.

Notice meticulously the terms being used by Paul:

1. another day 
2. certain day 
3. a rest or a Sabbath

Definitely, these terms do not mean the seventh day Sabbath. There are so many seventh days in a year. The New Testament mentions of a certain day (singular), another day (singular), a rest (singular).

What is this day?

It is mentioned in the Psalms of David, according to Paul.

PSALMS 118:20-24 
20 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter. 
21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. 
22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. 
23 This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. 
24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

This is a Day with voice! If you hear His voice, harden not your hearts, the verse said. This Day is the gate where the righteous will enter. It is the stone which became headstone of the corner. This is the Day that the Lord hath made (emphasis mine).

This Day is Jesus Christ: the true Sabbath or rest of Christians.

MATTHEW 11:28-29 
28 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Regardless of the literal day, Christians do congregate; the Day that the Lord has made is with them. Christ is with them. Peace is with them. They are in God’s rest or Sabbath.

MATTHEW 18:20 
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Where the spirit of Christ is, there is peace; there is rest; there is Sabbath.

JOHN 14:27 
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Where there’s no peace there’s no rest; and where there’s peace there is genuine rest or Sabbath.

Brother Scott, I hope and pray that you and I may rest in peace — in the real Sabbath of the Lord. Remember the Lord Jesus is the Lord, also of the Sabbath or ‘rest’.

God Bless!

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Peter Was Never the Rock upon Which the Church of the Bible Was Built

8/26/2017 , 41 Comments


The teaching that Peter was the rock upon which the church was built surely came from either an ignorant mind or a polluted one.


MATTHEW 16:18 
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

I hate to base my explanation on grammar because it is not what I believe as the bastion of truth. But simple grammatical knowledge might help us see the way to logical truth.

If Peter was the rock, then it should have been written ...

1. “Thou art Peter, and upon you I will build my church”; or 
2. “Thou art Peter, and upon this rock, which is you, I will build my church”; or 
3. “I say unto thee, that thou art Peter, a rock, and upon you I will build my church”

Aware of the way the Lord Jesus Christ constructed sentences throughout all His sessions of teaching, we will not, in our wildest dreams, think that the Lord Jesus has a propensity of making ungrammatical and nonsensical statements.

Take for example the Sermon on the Mount:

MATTHEW 5:1-12 
1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 
2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

The foregoing sermon can be considered scholarly constructed with utmost literary style and beauty. 

No learned scholar can accuse the Lord Jesus Christ of speaking nonsensically nor ungrammatically at any instance in the Holy Scriptures!

Biblically speaking, Peter cannot be “the rock upon which the church was built” simply because he was part of the church, built upon the foundation stone who is Christ.

EPHESIANS 2:20-22 
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord: 
22 In whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God through the Spirit.

The apostles (one of whom was Peter) were built upon the foundation: Jesus Christ himself. There is no other foundation than Christ!

I CORINTHIANS 3:11 
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

An erring human, even an apostle, cannot be a sufficient foundation of the universal institution of divinity — the church. The church must have an unshakable foundation.

Somebody who cannot be affected by sin!

COLOSSIANS 1:23 (MKJV) 
If indeed you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard and which was proclaimed in all the creation under Heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister,

Something that can be shaken cannot be permanent.

HEBREWS 12:26-27 
26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 
27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

Peter, as man, is prone to error and mistakes. The doctrine of the Catholic Church that the Pope is the successor of Peter is infallible; ex-cathedra is a great error, even greater error than the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.


When Benedict XVI proclaimed that limbo does not exist, it implied that all his predecessors were lying when they taught that children who were not baptized before death will go to limbo!



Believe in John Paul II and you will deny Benedict XVI, or believe in Benedict XVI and you will deny all the previous authorities of the Catholic Church. But I would rather believe Peter, a true apostle even if he committed mistakes, errors and sins in some of his decisions and actions because he taught only what God wanted him to teach – no more no less!

THE ACTS 5:27-29 
27And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, 
28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us. 
29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Peter and the other apostles never taught any doctrine coming from their own thinking and inventions!

II PETER 1:16 
For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

JOHN 7:17-18 
17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. 
18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

To this, I believe, Peter will say, “TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!”

AMEN!

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The Glorious Day that Christians Will See Jesus Christ

Coming of Christ in the Last Days

These imaginary idiots are asking:

“How do we explain the fact that Jesus never appeared to you?”


This question was addressed to an intelligent Christian but obviously the one or the group asking this question are not intelligent! Under the law on evidence, the credibility of a witness is determined by considering “whether he is capable of knowing the thing thoroughly about which he testifies.” Let us read the following information on what a credible witness is:

CREDIBLE WITNESS – A credible witness is one who is competent to give evidence, and is worthy of belief. In deciding upon the credibility of a witness, it is always pertinent to consider whether he is capable of knowing the thing thoroughly about which he testifies. 2. Whether he was actually present at the transaction. 3. Whether he paid sufficient attention to qualify himself to be a reporter of it; and 4. Whether he honestly relates the affair fully as he knows it, without any purpose or desire to deceive or suppress or add to the truth.

[Source: http://www.lectlaw.com/def/c328.htm]

These enemies of the Bible cannot be considered as credible witnesses because they are claiming something, which they cannot thoroughly know or prove. How do you know that Jesus never appeared to a Christian? Have you investigated all Christians? Are you omnipresent to know what is happening in the entire world? Where did you get such a lie that Christ never appeared to any Christian? Here is a food for thought for you (if you have any).

The Bible which you use to malign my God has the answer! After His resurrection, He appeared to so many people before ascending into heaven.

1 CORINTHIANS 15:3-8 (RSV) 
3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, 
4 that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, 
5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 
6 Then He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. 
7 Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 
8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared also to me.

In the preceding verses, He appeared to about six hundred people! Before ascending into heaven, He promised the Christians in the first century Church that He will again come at the end of the age to resurrect them and be with Him in paradise.

JOHN 14:1-3 
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

When will He be coming to resurrect the Christians?

JOHN 6:44 
No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

He will be coming at the last day! That day, He will appear!

TITUS 2:13 
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;

The first century Christians and Christians nowadays know fully well that the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ will happen at the last day. No intelligent Christian now will ask Christ to appear to him NOW. He understands the Scriptures that the appearing is yet to come and no Christian will ask the untimely appearing of his Lord!

2 PETER 3:9 
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Above this, the Lord Jesus Christ, before ascending into heaven, has warned Christians not to believe to impostors that will claim that they are the Christ!

MATTHEW 24:23-27 
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 
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. 
25 Behold, I have told you before. 
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

These stern warnings are understood by an intelligent Christian. He will not expect Christ to appear to him before the appointed day. The coming of Christ at the last day will be seen by all eyes:

REVELATIONS 1:7 
Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

It will be an event that will not be done in secret. It will be known. It will be noticed, and that day will mark the end of this age!

Do you realize how foolish these imaginary people are?

It is up to you to decide.

God Bless,

Bro. Eli Soriano

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