The Best Educational Book of All Time

1/28/2017 65 Comments

The Bible as the best Educational Book


Praise be the name of the Lord God of Israel!

I believe in the integrity and the fairness of the judgment of Mashable.com Open Web Awards who adjudged my blog site as the “Most Educational to Follow” in the 3rd Annual Open Web Awards. 

Frankly, I am not fit to be called an educator because I am a high school dropout — just like what the apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:9.

I CORINTHIANS 15:9 
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

I, even at times, am hesitant to use some English words in writing my blog because of my limited knowledge in the English Grammar; but what inspires me most in composing my blog is my intense desire to share the truth that I have learned from the “most” educational book to follow — my Bible.

There are a lot of inspiring books, interesting, with breathtaking stories, and educational as well, but in my sixty years of travel in almost all avenues of life from the shanties of the poorest of the poor to the mansions and the palace of the most powerful men and women of my country of origin, I am convinced that the teachings of the Bible have educated me more than any other books I have previously read.

I have talked — and dined — with presidents, senators and other men of authority.  I have mingled with the poorest people of the human society.  I have listened to mentors — spiritual and otherwise.  I have listened to a psychopath and have given considerable time listening to children, and I have discovered a wonderful knowledge:  that by understanding the Wisdom of God in the Bible, you can discern if a president, a king, or a senator is speaking ignorantly; or if a mentor is misleading his subjects to the rightful path of knowledge.

I 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.


Buddha is a respected figure and is even considered a deity of Buddhism.  He once said, “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” This saying of Buddha was believed and made famous, not only by Buddhist people, but by millions of non-Buddhist people in the world; but based on the teachings of the bible, Buddha has lapses in his sayings — If a person is to live the present moment “wisely and earnestly”, you cannot help but anticipate troubles and problems simply because the present is connected to the future, after all, being earnest is to be intensely or excessively serious and grave in manner or attitude.

A caring father worries about the future of his children — much like the apostle Paul to the brethren in the church entrusted to his care by God.

II CORINTHIANS 11:28, 4 (RSV) 
28 And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure upon me of my anxiety for all the churches. 
4 For if some one comes and preaches another Jesus than the one we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you submit to it readily enough.

It is the sense of obligation and responsibility that drive a loving father to worry for the future and anticipate troubles that are to come for the good of his children.

II CORINTHIANS 12:14 
Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

A wise and thinking mind cannot accept the saying of Buddha — because it is only fit for a child or a babe.  A babe or a child doesn’t worry about the future!

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

Most importantly, Buddha himself did not live wisely in the present because he died by accidentally eating poisonous mushrooms. Maybe he learned something by death – that it is better to worry and anticipate rather than to be reckless.

PROVERBS 6:6-8 
6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: 
7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, 
8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

A wise ant anticipates the problem of hunger especially for their breeding queen so they gather food unceasingly and harvest them in their colony.  Obviously, ants are wiser than Buddha.  They know how to discern the poisonous from the edible food.  This kind of education that I have learned from the Bible is far more superior to what people can learn from Buddha!

Quick fact: Ant colonies also have soldier ants that protect the queen, defend the colony, gather or kill food, and attack enemy colonies in search for food and nesting space. If they defeat another ant colony, they take away eggs of the defeated ant colony. When the eggs hatch, the new ants become the “slave” ants for the colony. Some jobs of the colony include taking care of the eggs and babies, gathering food for the colony and building the anthills or mounds. 

(http://www.pestworldforkids.org/ants.html)


Confucius once said,” Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it”.


At first glance, a verse in the Bible flashed like lightning in the horizon of my mind.  John 8:44 says,

JOHN 8:44 
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

The Lord Jesus Christ said that Satan is a liar — the father of lies — and there is no truth in him — where there is no truth, there is no beauty. I cannot see beauty in murders.  The father of lies is a murderer — so are his children. There is no beauty in bombings and killings of innocent lives in any angle you look at it. The mangled body of an innocent civilian in Iraq and Afghanistan is awfully ugly. Sometimes the natural beauty is being concealed by a lie — by the “make-ups” of the discontented society matron.  Perhaps, Confucius was confused when he said it. I would rather suggest to the followers of Confucius to believe that there is beauty in everything that God has created in the original state of creation.

GENESIS 1:31 
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

By this, I reiterate and emphasize that the Bible is the most educational book to follow.

We want to express our deepest gratitude to the organizers of mashable.com, most especially to CEO Pete Cashmore, and to all the people who voted for this humble blog — may all of you be continuing instruments of truth in the seemingly infinite worldwide web  to the most number of people possible. 

God bless all of you!

Sincerely in Christ,

Brother Eliseo Fernando Soriano

65 comments:

  1. This is what people should read specially nowadays he Bible, If you really want to be guided then read bible. It's for free.

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  2. Thanks be to GOD for another wonderful blog. All of the greatest quotes of Buddism and Confucianism are all made false by the Bible.

    Though the original state of God's creation has beauty, there are still ugliness in people who does inquity.

    Once again thanks be to GOD.
    TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!

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  3. Thanks be to God for the wonderful message contained in this Blog.
    To God be the Glory!

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  4. The Bible did not only educate me. It also healed me physically at spiritualy.

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  5. The best educational book of all time indeed. Thanks to God for enlightening us with His words in the Holy Bible.

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  6. The Holy Bible is truly the best educational book of all time. It contains the truth, the wisdom, the commandments, and the love of God that all of us should follow continuously. Thanks be to God!

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  7. Thanks be to God for this wonderful, and full of wisdom blog!

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  8. #BibleTeachesSuperiorKnowledge!
    Praise be the name of the Lord God of Israel!

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  9. The Bible is truly the most educational book to follow. The teachings of the Bible have educated us more than any other books there is.

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  10. Thanks be to God for another wonderful blog. To God be the glory! :)

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  11. Indeed the bible is the number one source of knowledge. Much more if a reliable reader understand and explain it.

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  12. Amen. Thanks be to GOD for this article.

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  13. As expected mr. Controversy never disappoint with his wonderful blogs! Evryweek theres a new learnings. Thanks be to God

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  14. The most sensible book, with wisdom that passeth all understanding!

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  15. Thanks be to God! It is an eye opener to everyone ..
    To God Be The Glory!

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  16. Anticipation is wisdom.

    #BibleTeachesSuperiorKnowledge

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  17. ...This guy Bro. Eli is a blessed bible reader...just imagine...it was his wisdom that lead me to really understand the most important book of our times...love letters in the sand...hehehe

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  18. ...i feel that the 1000 yrs reign of Jesus Christ will make man reject the influence of commercialism which has driven man to enjoy the excitement of money and power designed by the devil...I really feel they will come to realize God is the most powerful...when the devil is locked up...

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  19. ...thank`s God... thru Bro. Eli I was called to the true religion MCGI and I decided to dispose all my collection of books as an avid reader from evangelical to documentary and more so with suspense and adventure stories...wow... the Bible has all the fantastic elements i was looking for...peace and contentment after sometime of reading it and also discovering the proper direction of life...without knowing the power of the true creator...i saw that may life was altogether meaningless...To God Be The Glory...

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  20. I agree bro eli. Bible is a best educational book.salamat po sa Dios..

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  21. I totally agree with what Mr. Controversy said on this blog. The Bible is where we can get the highest knowledge with God's help and mercy. It's also the best selling books of all times!!!

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  22. the Bible is the most inspiring and sensible book in the history of mankind..

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  23. Mas. Maganda talaga na sa biblia matuto kaysa ibang libro. Salamat po sa Dios

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  24. Indeed the Bible is the most educational book to follow. The knowledge you will gain in the Bible is incomparable to thick-books offered by the academe. Im 100% with Bro Eli in campaigning the authenticity of the Bible--the book that will lead us to salvation. Thanks be To God.

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  25. A million thanks to God! Indeed, the best educational book of all time is the Bible, and by reading it, you will be able to learn the great love of God to humanity. It is not easy to understand the bible but thanks be unto God for the wisdom bestowed upon Bro Eli and Bro Daniel,for zealously and patiently teaching the brethren the things that we need to know so that we will be able to serve God according to His righteousness.May God continue to bless and take good care for both of you po as well as your loved ones. Looking forward for more of your sensible blogs po Mr. Controversy! To God be the glory!

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  26. The Bible is truly the most informative book to ever exist. THANKS BE TO GOD!

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  27. It is common for people to quote Confucius and Buddha to give motivational words. If not for Mr Controversy, I wouldn't know that they talk non-sense. No offense to anyone who believes them, but I feel that anything that is not Biblical, even though how flowery it seem is non-sense. Thank God for this blog

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  28. I totally agree that the Holy Bible is the best book ever made to educate us in every manner of life! Thanks be to God!

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  29. In this article we can prove that knowledge of man is just in vain as compared to the knowledge derived from the Bible, specifically from the words of GOD.
    No matter how famous you are, no matter how rich you are; we must all be dependent from the knowledge and words of GOD.
    Keep it up Bro. Eli.
    To GOD be the Glory.

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  30. Walang tunay na Karunungan ang hindi nakakaalam ng katuwiran ng Dios.
    1Corinthians 1:19
    #BibleTeachesSuperiorKnowledge

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  31. I really love reading this blog. It always amazes me how the Bible, being written thousands of years ago, can still be very relevant to our time.
    Truly the ONLY Book where the words of the TRUE GOD was written.

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  32. I believe in my heart that the bible is the only book ever written to tell us how everything began and why are here. To others this book is just another fictional book but something in me that tells this is true and give proof by someone that's able to explain what are knowledge and wisdom that's written in it.

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  33. The Bible is indeed full of knowledge that can't be found in any other books. Thanks be to GOD for this wonderful blog! It gave me a different perspective towards silly quotes from Buddha and Confucius that many seem to believe.

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  34. I couldn't agree more! Salamat po ng marami sa Dios!

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  35. The best blog site that is guided by the Holy Scriptures... after reading this blog, all i can say is... "Thanks be to God!"

    We want to express our deepest gratitude to the organizers of mashable.com, most especially to CEO Pete Cashmore, and to all the people who voted for this humble blog — may all of you be continuing instruments of truth in the seemingly infinite worldwide web to the most number of people possible. - Bro. Eli Soriano​

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  36. Khit ano PA sabihin ng mga religious leaders... Still the bible is on top of them

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  37. Indeed, the Bible is the most educational book of all time, but the only downside is that those preachers aided by satan is using the Bible not to educate man but to take advantage of man's ignorance of the Bible...nevertheless thanks be to God that he had employed the writer of this blog to spread the true teachings of God thru the Bible.

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  38. Thanks be to God! Reading between the lines is key in understanding the Bible and thanks be to God for the spirit that allows our leader to read paragraphs of wisdom beyond the paper and ink!

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  39. Wala na talagang mas hihigit sa karunungan na galing sa Dios ng Israel! Salamat sa Dios!

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  40. Salamat sa DIOS at sa Panginoong HesuKristo.

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  41. ...Just imagine, only after reading this blog that i realize education offered by this world to man like being a doctor or a lawyer is just an insurance to be an elite but education offered by Jesus Christ and follow Him is an insurance to salvation and furthermore will influence others to really consider what salvation really is...

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  42. The Best selling Book of all time............With over 2,900 languages available!!

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  43. ...before my time, education comes from parents...now family planing as a part of education like use of condoms and pills comes from the school and DOH... firstly, let us educate our parents and secondly,educate our parents again...back to basic...

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  44. The word of God discerned the thoughts and intents of the heart which was written in the bible....and still the undisputed best educational book of all time.

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  45. To god be always the glory forever...

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  46. James 1:17
    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

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