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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,

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.

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.

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


  1. Angry bad spirits within! Indeed, as we understand how these fallen spirits talks from within individual. The inside man doesn't understand but I believe has been tied up and blinded and didn't grow up in righteousness of God but definitely she is possessed!

  2. Sana po madam lilian mahipo ng ating Panginoon Dios ang inyong puso upang hindi rebulto o diosdiosan ang inyong sinasamba. May our Almighty God bless you. Good day

  3. Dear Madame Fernando, we pray to God that He may enlighten you.
    tuloy-tuloy lang pakikinig kay Bro. Eli madame Fernando...


  4. Just be open minded. If we use logic and sense in our day to day lives, much more must we use in Religion for our souls are much more important. Thanks be to God for this enlightening blog.

  5. The Roman Catholic as a religion cannot be the true religion because its teachings are not in conformity with the teachings of the Holy Bible. Its members are misled by the catholic priests because such members either don't read the bible or do not understand the bible because they are blinded by blind faith brought about by the invented teachings of men. Righteousness cannot be in a person possessed by evil spirit and if such person is possessed by evil spirit, there is no way for him or her to understand the bible correctly. Thanks be to God!

  6. People used to lies of the catholic church find it more entertaining than hearing the truth.

  7. Lilian Fernando has just proven her blind veneration towards her religion founded by lies and utmost pretense. May she be enlightened.

  8. Point by point, Bro Eli Soriano answered all the accusations posted to him.It turned out that the mentioned malicious observations fall on the Catholic church, that teaches the direct opposite of the Bible


  9. And How Dare your bare the nauseating, non biblical and illogical Catholic doctrines if think you're educated enough... I thank God for pulling me out through Brod Eli and Brod Daniel and been able to escape the tyrany of Catholicism.

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

  11. Madam Lilian Fernando if you don't believe in what Bro. Eli's said fine... but you cannot stop him from telling the Truth no matter what... thank you.

  12. 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.

  13. May God enlighten you Madame Fernando

  14. Thanks be to God for revealing the truth in me slowly.It all makes sense.I was once lost and blinded by catholic doctrines but Now? My opinion and I feel it in my heart and soul,I have found the true Church.I learned it is called by His glorious name.Church of God and it is written in the book of truth,the Bible. :)

  15. It's simply amazing how affected she is! Even cared to write to Bro Eli! I hope to God this is the start of her curiosity and search for the true church.

  16. Ms.Fernando,we pity you bcoz we understand you.But open up your heart and try to understand the words of God in the Bible.May God bless you madam.

  17. I hope Ms. Fernando will be enlightened.
    The true Church written in the Bible is the Church og GOD!!

  18. If no person who have the guts to tell the truth. then Every human being will believe in lie.thanks be to God in His every word written in the Bible. For i have learned that man alone cannot do anything unless God interven.

    Just a little logic. And you will find this blog very informative. unless you are bored to hear the truth..

    Enjoy reading��!

  19. 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.

  20. As a former catholic, I know what its like to be deluded into believing that the catholic church is the repository of the deepest mysteries of the Christian faith. Catholics are so proud of the "wisdom" they get from their priests who spent so many years in the seminary learning theology and catholic dogma that came straight the Vatican that they fail to appreciate to truth clearly contained within the letters of the scriptures. Catholics, especially those who had the privilege of learning theology in catholic schools are numb to the fact that some catholic doctrines are clearly against the teachings in the bible. To assert their feeling superiority, they accuse those who rely on the scriptures as being shallow.
    Instead of using their God-given intellect to sort what is right from wrong, they cling to sentiment.

  21. That is the faith of the rich, the oligarchs, the intelligent of the world, the super rich, the one controlling economy of a country, you are all blinded by evil spirits. But i believe some day, these peole soon realize what they are doing is not in accordance with the bible. Madam Lillian may God bless you and your family.

  22. Shallow things they didnt not undertood much more so of the wonderful mystery with Gods help you always impart.. Thanks be to God!!!

  23. I will also pray for you and all humankind to God for your enlightenment. May God bless you.

  24. Irrefragably, Bro. Eli Soriano is the most sensical preacher of our time. To GOD be the glory.

  25. very well said. i hope madame fernando would be enlightened with God's help.

  26. Kayo'y magsipagingat, baka sa inyo'y may bumihag sa pamamagitan ng kaniyang pilosopia at walang kabuluhang pagdaraya, ayon sa sali't saling sabi ng mga tao, ayon sa mga pasimulang aral ng sanglibutan, at di ayon kay Cristo.
    Colossians 2:8

  27. Madame Fernando kindly practice to be fair and just cause you my hurt other feelings,especially me.Because through Bro.Eli I learned about honesty and integrity that the truth matters without any shortcut.not like your belief your priest play by there own set rules. My GOD enlighten your heart.

  28. Seriously madam, you were conned by your priests... I'll bet even the vulgate will agree with bro Eli. Repent!

  29. To Mrs. Lillian Fernando: you are fortunate to have been given such a detailed and biblical response. No other preacher would invest this much time and effort in giving you the rightful answers and explanation, despite your very short and biased comment. This just goes to show that this preacher cares about his fellow men so much that he is willing to allot some of his precious time to hopefully enlighten you, with God's help and mercy. This is a great response and I, myself, am in awe of what I have learned reading this today.

  30. To madame Lillian i hope one day you will realize that your religion is not the right one because of the many traditions or rituals not biblical as mentioned by brother eli that catholics do, keep on attending bible expositions, from the internet or thru untv37. Its not easy to accept the teachings of the bible at first but sooner or later you will realizes that your faith now is contrary to the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ. May God bless you sister.

  31. Amen! Thanks be to God for this enlightening blog.

  32. May this woman be enlightened. Salamat sa Dios!

  33. Lucky madame Lillian, given a once in a lifetime chance to be written a personal blog by bro. Eli Soriano :) Salamat sa Dios!

  34. I also hope and pray that Ms Fernando would be enlithened after reading this blog of Bro. Eli. Thanks be to God!

  35. Open your heart and mind. Please put your own Catholic Pride on your own pocket or trow it away. Much better for you Madam, to start learning and knowing the History of True Religion than pretends all the time and depending the right of unrightable wrong Impossible Dream .