Of Boring Sermons and Religious Rights

5/20/2017 42 Comments

Respecting other people's faith

Bro. Eli, 

How dare you to tell us that your church is the real church. You don’t have any rights at all because I was there when you deliver your talks last week and it didn’t convince me at all. You are interpreting your bible in a shallow or literal meaning. All your talks are scripted and I hate to tell this but I find your talks so boring, irritating and nauseating. Sorry about that but i think you need to know this coz you are trying hard and you cannot fool people especially those educated ones and with great faith in our catholic church. Our church is not discriminatory or trying to step foot on others faith. Focus on your own followers. Respect other religion coz we are not a fool to digest all your shallow explanations. 

Lillian Fernando

Dear Madame Fernando,

I am very sorry to hear from you that I have no right to say that the Church of God is the true Church. For your information, Madame, it is not only the right of a person to think or to believe he is right, but it is of the highest level of sanity. Because, if you believe that you are wrong and you still have the guts to say that you are right that is the highest level of insanity — as far as my opinion is concerned.

I CORINTHIANS 10:23
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

But of course, it is a basic human right — you are entitled to your own opinion; but don’t forget mine.

MATTHEW 7:12
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

The Catholic Church spearheaded the notion and claim that it is the only one true church in the world, and there is no salvation outside of it.


Others followed suit.


(This was taken from Iglesia ni Cristo’s (Church of Christ by Felix Manalo) official magazine called “Pasugo” (God’s Message)


(Jose Luis Miranda, leader of the group “Growing in Grace”)

The true Church in the Bible never claimed that it is the true church because it does not have any feeling of guilt or insecurity. In fact, with the help of your computer, you can easily type the phrase “true church”, and instantaneously find out that there is no such term in the Bible. If I say that the Church of God is the true church because I believe in the Bible, it is my religious right; and I am not saying — and never will I — that my church is the true church (as you have accused me of), because I do not have any church of my own; only preaching the Church written in the Bible.

If you open your Bible (particularly the official Bible of the Roman Catholic Church), the church in the Bible is the Church of God.

DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSION
THE ACTS 20:28
Take heed to yourselves and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the Church of God which he hath purchased with his own blood.

And because it is the church which is written in the Bible, don’t I have the right to believe that it is the true church?

The official name of your church, “The Holy Catholic Apostolic Roman Church”, is not written in the Bible. It only acquired its official name in the Vatican Council of 1870. So, it is understandable that it is not the ‘true’ church in the Bible. (See reference below)


Imagine, a church that claims that it is the original, having its official name only after eighteen hundred long years!

You said “that you were bored listening to me”. I respect your right; but you see, when I also listen to sermons of priests, I am more than bored because they do not teach the Bible — but their own opinion. Want an example?


The Catholic Church, for centuries, taught its followers the existence of limbo. Millions have died believing in it; but now, your present pope declared that limbo does not exist, so, it is a mere opinion of the past popes, or its non-existence is also an opinion of the present.

Here is another opinion of your leaders, which is blatantly non-biblical.We came from apes? Biblically, we were created directly by God as humans.

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.

Your pope now said “that there is substantial scientific proof of the theory of evolution”, which declaration proves the ignorance of your leaders regarding the Bible.


(God’s gift … Pope Benedict has been given reason enough lately to believe in the theory of evolution / Reuters / Reuters)

Pope Benedict admits evidence for evolution
Herald Sun Australia / July 26, 2007
POPE Benedict has said there is substantial scientific proof of the theory of evolution.
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22136550-5002700,00.html

You said that, I am “trying hard, that I am fooling people”, which you did not substantiate with any evidence — biblical or outside of the Bible. For this I have to say that it is the opposite. I am not trying hard because it is very easy for me to prove that your practices in your church like, kneeling before idols, praying before idol of stones and woods are prohibited by God.

DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSION
DEUTERONOMY 5:7-9
7 Thou shalt not have strange gods in my sight.
8 Thou shalt not make to thy self a graven thing, nor the likeness of any things, that are in heaven above, or that are in the earth beneath, or that abide in the waters under the earth.
9 Thou shalt not adore them, and thou shalt not serve them. For I am the Lord thy God, a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon their children unto the third and fourth generation, to them that hate me,

KING JAMES VERSION
THE ACTS 17:29
Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

You said that “I am fooling people”, but I am not the one fooling people because I am reading to them the words of God in the Bible, but your priests do not — as often as I do!

You also said that, “our church is not discriminatory or trying to step foot on others faith.” To this, I say, as a brotherly advice to you, that you must do a little research. Your church does not only trample the rights of other faith, but executes or murders those who do not want to believe in her doctrines. To this, the late Pope John Paul II, I call as my witness.


The most disgusting of your comment is “Respect other religion coz we are not a fool to digest all your shallow explanations.” You should have said this to your leaders. I respect other’s faith, but I have to follow my God’s instruction to shout and tell people the truth.

ISAIAH 58:1
Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

I am sorry to hear from you that you “cannot digest my shallow explanations”. It is your right. But if my shallow explanations cannot be digested by you, the more your digestive system will be in trouble if you encounter the deeper things of God in the Bible.

I CORINTHIANS 2:10
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

It is the Spirit that reveals the truth of the word of God in the Bible in the heart of a man, not the explanation of anybody — including Brother Eli.

ACTS 16:14
And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.

I pray to God that He may enlighten you.

God Bless You.

Brother Eli Soriano

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I Am Not Competing With Anybody

5/13/2017 28 Comments

Bro Eli preaches the truth

There are those that preach Christ out of envy and contention.

PHILIPPIANS 1:15-17 (MKJV)
15 Some indeed even preach Christ because of envy and strife, and some also of good will.
16 Those, indeed, preach Christ out of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds.
17 But these others preach in love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel.

If there is both an intent and will to preach, they must come from God.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good purpose.

To preach the Godly way is to preach and speak in a manner that God wants a preacher to speak.

I THESSALONIANS 2:3-6
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. 
For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness:
6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. Chances are, in preaching the truth, a preacher sent by God may unwittingly make enemies.

GALATIANS 4:16
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

But whatever the consequences may be, a faithful preacher will preach the truth and nothing but the truth.

THE ACTS 20:24
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Frankness and boldness are qualities unappreciated by many in a true preacher!

THE ACTS 4:13
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

Since my childhood, I have tried my best to please as much people as possible. I was loved as a son, as a brother, as a classmate, as a friend, and as a student to my mentors. But when I started preaching the Gospel, I was hated, humiliated, charged maliciously, beaten physically and maligned by almost all sectors of human society, save those who believe in God and in the Gospel that I preach.

Once, I was hospitalized for almost a week after a debate wherein I took the stand that Jesus Christ is God. Here is a doctor’s certificate:



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.

Experiencing such extraordinary treatment from those who are enemies of the Gospel is not very easy to bear, but I delight in recalling the word of the Lord Jesus Christ that says:

MATTHEW 5:11
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY AND THE HONOR FOREVER!!!

I am not competing with anybody when I say that Peter is not the rock but the Lord Jesus Christ.

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The Book of Truth

5/06/2017 32 Comments

The Bible Does Not Lie

The Bible doesn’t lie because it is a record of the sacred word of God who cannot lie.

TITUS 1:2 
“In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;”

The irrefutable guarantee of the truthfulness is that it is impossible for God to lie.

HEBREWS 6:18 
“That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:”

“There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.” Secrets, even though kept with the utmost of human diligence shall be revealed if not all at present, but all, come judgment day.

I CORINTHIANS 4:5 
“Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.”

ECCLESIASTES 12:13-14 
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”

The long kept secrets of Catholic-run institutions in Ireland are now being exposed even under great influence and religious cover-up. THE BIBLE DOES NOT LIE! Most if not all religions that claim they are the one and only true church on earth are all camouflaged institutions of satan. They are cruel they care not for the souls of men. They are the executors of the lust of their father!

Catholic Church shamed by Irish abuse report

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.”

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 beatings, rapes, sexual abuses and humiliation done by these Catholic institutions not only in Ireland but also in the United States and elsewhere in the world especially in the poor and neglected countries are like smoke being released high into the air to expose the burning lasciviousness and cruelty of Catholic officials that run and control these institutions.

I CORINTHIANS 7:9 
“But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.”

There are those that commit sins even in the true church of the Bible. There was not an attempt of the inspired writers of the Holy Scriptures to cover-up for the immoral acts of Biblical personages. The fact that they were written with frankness and clarity and condemned by the Bible itself, proves the truthfulness of the Book, and was intended to teach morality and give warnings to those who commit such acts.

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.”

I CORINTHIANS 10:11, 6 
“Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.”

II TIMOTHY 3:15-17 
“And that from a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

In the church of the Bible this kind of sins were not white-washed but condemned. Perpetrators were not just moved from a place to another to protect or hide them but were punished as a consequence of their sinful acts. Apparently the practice in the Catholic Church and other religious groups that claim that they are of God, is the opposite of what is in the Bible. Corruption is a syndicated act. What is reality in a place is reality everywhere. If immoral acts are not being consented to, the whole organization will not be infected, but the fact that these evil acts are being done in almost every place where such church exists is a clear evidence that there is really a culture of corruption in these churches.

THE ROMANS 1:32, 28-31 
“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. 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; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:”

In the true church of God evil doers after the first and second admonition or warning are excommunicated.

TITUS 3:10 (MKJV) 
“After the first and second warning, reject a man of heresy,”

I CORINTHIANS 5:11-13 
“But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.”

In my country, I seldom hear of priests and Catholic officials being excommunicated for immoral acts, but, if there are those being excommunicated, it is because they have done something, not contrary to God’s doctrine like marrying and having a family of their own, but contrary to the man-made doctrines of the Catholic church!

MARK 7:7 
“Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

I TIMOTHY 3:1-2 
“This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;”

I CORINTHIANS 9:1-5 
“Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord? If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. Mine answer to them that do examine me is this, Have we not power to eat and to drink? Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?”

The doctrine of forced priestly celibacy, which is contrary to what the Bible says, is one of the main reasons that leads to rape and sexual abuses done by the clergy that for centuries are hidden behind the iron curtains of the most powerful religion in the world!

I TIMOTHY 4:1-3 
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.”

II TIMOTHY 4:3-4 
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

Perhaps not all secrets will be revealed now but there is a time of judgment wherein hypocrisy will be stripped off totally to reveal its true face!

More to come. God willing.

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