The Lord Jesus Christ Is Not Michael the Archangel


The entire world is mistaken in their knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

II PETER 1:5-8 
5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 
6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 
7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Why? Because most of them that believe have not added to their faith the virtues the Apostle Peter mentioned, and worse is that they are blind.

II PETER 1:9 
But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

Somebody in the first century of our Common Era was blessed to have understood who really Christ was.

MATTHEW 16:13-17 
13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 
14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. 
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

Notice the pronoun “it” used by the Lord Jesus Christ, referring to what Peter said, “Thou art Christ the Son of the living God”. “It” is the information that was revealed to Simon Peter.

The word Son was never used by the Father unto any other living being nor unto one of the angels – but only to Christ.

HEBREWS 1:5; 13-14
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? 
13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

There was no angel ever at any time who was a recipient of the glory to be called by God His Son unto whom He said also “sit on my right hand.”

Considering the few verses mentioned above, it is safe to conclude that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is neither an angel nor an archangel because no angel ever was a recipient of that glorious title or name “Son of God.” Incidentally, some may claim that he or someone is an archangel.

An archangel is an angel! The word archangel speaks of the being and the position which literally means chief angel – in like manner that a Chief of Police must be a police to become chief.

Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries 
G743 
ἀρχάγγελος 
archaggelos 
ar-khang’-el-os 

From G757 and G32; a chief angel: – archangel. 

(http://www.newjerusalem.org/Strongs/G743)

If the Lord Jesus Christ is not an angel but the begotten Son of God coming from the bosom or the very being of the Father, then He is not Michael, the archangel! He is God, called in the Greek manuscripts as monogenes theos or begotten God.

ΙΩΑΝΝΗΝ 1:18 (GREEK WESCOTT-HORT TRANSLITERATED) 
theon oudeis eōraken pōpote monogenēs theos o ōn eis ton kolpon tou patros ekeinos exēgēsato (emphasis ours)

This verse in the Greek scriptures was faithfully rendered in many English translations of the Bible like the Amplified Bible, the Emphasized Bible, the Etheridge Translation, the Murdock Translation, and the New American Standard Bible.

JOHN 1:18 (MURDOCK TRANSLATION) 
No man hath ever seen God; the only begotten God, he who is in the bosom of his Father, he hath declared [him].

How can – in God’s justice – be that the only begotten God be demoted to just an archangel?! Was that the Father’s wish? It is God’s will that His Son be above everything.

COLOSSIANS 1:18-19 
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;

One solid proof of the lies being propagated by the Jehovah’s Witnesses (I call them false witnesses) is their supposed scholarly translation of their Bible which in John 1:18 says that:

JOHN 1:18 (NEW WORLD TRANSLATION) 
No man has seen God at any time; the only-begotten god who is in the bosom [position] with the Father is the one that has explained him.

However much they wanted to equate Christ and Michael as same being; the only begotten Son of God will never be an angel or an archangel like Michael! There is no escape whatsoever for the Jehovah’s Witnesses or their forebears for any cover up of their invented doctrines! The true God of the Bible does not even put His trust on angels.

JOB 4:18 
Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

But God fully trusts the Lord Jesus Christ, His begotten Son, and has entrusted in Him all powers in heaven and on earth.

MATTHEW 28:18 
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

If we will conclude and stop at this juncture, the words of God cited in all the verses mentioned above is sufficient to prove our stand that Jesus Christ is not archangel Michael. But that is not the way your humble servant treats the lies of blatant liars! Let us continue.

In their article about Michael, the Archangel, the Jehovah’s Witnesses recklessly concluded that in Daniel 12:1 a Son of God is mentioned!

In “Your Will Be Done On Earth” page 311 by Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania, it is written –


This is shamelessness! To say that in Daniel 12:1 a son of God is mentioned is a lie with no parallel!

DANIEL 12:1 
And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Read this verse again and again for a hundred times, and you will not see a phrase “son of God” mentioned.

Yet in another portion of the article, they say that when “Michael shall stand” in the last days, it means to reign as king.

They even cited other verses using the word “stand” to prove that it means to reign as a king. Consider this item from their Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania, “Your Will Be Done On Earth” page 311 –


If this allegation is true, will it mean that the Lord Jesus Christ is not currently the reigning King of kings and Lord of lords, just because in the last days when the great tribulation will come he will stand as Michael, the archangel? The fact is that Christ does not need to stand to be a king, simply because he was born a king!

MATTHEW 2:1-2 
1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 
2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Christ was killed as a king!

JOHN 19:19-22 
19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. 
20 This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. 
21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The king of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.
22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.

It was God’s spirit that made Pilate to stand firm on what he had ordered to be written on the cross “King of the Jews” – for really Christ was King of the Jews! He will reign as king in the millennium after the resurrection.

REVELATION 20:4 
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

REVELATION 19:13, 16 
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

He is king at birth, a king when He died, will come back as a king, and will reign as a king for a thousand years after the last day.

He need not be Michael, the Archangel and to stand in the last days to be a king!

Will it mean that when Ananias said to Saul, “stand and be baptized,” he is asking him to reign as a king?

THE ACTS 22:16 
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

When the Apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians to stand up from the dead, does it mean that he is telling the Ephesians to reign as kings?

EPHESIANS 5:14
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

Knowing the real Jesus Christ requires going beyond. It requires adhering to truth rather than patronizing and covering up for one’s erring leader. A failed prophecy does not turn Jesus Christ into Michael the Archangel, no matter how verses are being misinterpreted.

So now, who could the Jehovah’s Witnesses be witnessing for? You got to check first those pack of lies you inherited from others.

Sincerely yours,

Brother Eli

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Semana Santa or Semana Mala: The Erroneous Calendar of the Catholic Church

3/24/2018 25 Comments

unbiblical practice that is holy week

Question: 

I want to know about the Holy Week, especially the Good Friday. According to the Catholic Church, we can’t eat red meat because of the blood of Christ. What does the Bible say about this and where in the Bible can we find such practice?

From: Carlos of Spain

Semana Santa. Believing on Semana Santa implies that there is only one Semana Santa. That’s a seven-day period of a week. One week, Semana Santa. Implying that the rest of the weeks in a year are semana mala.

It means that, for the Catholic Church, there is only one Holy Week and the other 51 weeks are no longer holy, they are all unholy. Because if there is only one Holy Week, it implies that there are 51 unholy weeks. Weeks when you can eat whatever meat you want, even the meat of people. There are people who are cannibals. You can drink, you can have merry making all throughout the year except during Semana Santa. And that is not a very sensible thing to believe in and most of all, it is not biblical because all days of our lives must be santa dia (spanish term). All days of our lives. 9:23 of the book of Luke says…

LUKE 9:23
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Daily, meaning all the days of your life you are going to follow Jesus and if you are following Jesus daily, it means that all the days of your life will be days which are holy. See?


Everyday, you have to follow the Lord Jesus Christ and if you are going to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, all the days of your life will be holy days, holy days not holidays. It must be holy days not holidays.

Now, how about those beliefs that are incorporated in Semana Santa, that the Lord Jesus Christ died on a Friday and resurrected on Sunday? It is erroneous. It will not prove that Jesus is the Christ if He died on a Friday and resurrected on Sunday. Why? Because there is a pronouncement of the Lord Jesus Christ which is the very sign He gave the Jews to prove that He is the Messiah that they are expecting to come. Let us read in the book of Matthew chapter 12…

MATTHEW 12:38-40
38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

That is the sign He gave and that sign must come to pass to prove that He was the Messiah, that they have to believe in Him. And what is that sign? That He must be in the heart of the earth for 3 days and 3 nights. And if He died on a Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock and was buried before sunset, granting that He was buried at 6 o'clock sunset, which is the beginning of the sabbath, He was already buried sunset, sabbath, you see.

If He was buried on sunset of Friday, it will be Saturday already because in the Jewish way, the start of another day is the end of the previous day. If the day ends on sunset, the beginning of another day is also on sunset. So if He was buried on Friday sunset, it is the commencement of Saturday. So Saturday to Sunday sunset will be only one day. If He resurrected on Sunday morning, it will be only be one day and a half.

So the sign that He gave will not be fulfilled if He died on a Friday. To be frank with you, brothers and sisters, Jesus Christ did not die on a Friday. He died on a Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and was buried at start of Thursday because the end of Wednesday is the beginning of Thursday, that is Thursday night. Then Thursday day. One day and one night. Friday night and Friday day. Saturday night and Saturday day, which is the beginning of Sunday. That is why on Sunday when Mary Magdalene went to the tomb, the angel said, “Are you looking for Jesus, He’s not here. He is risen.”

The verb that was used is in the perfect tense. Meaning, the rising of Jesus had been long ago. If He just has risen on that very hour, the perfect tense of the verb will not be used. The perfect tense was risen, He has risen, He is risen, he said.

Meaning before Mary Magdalene came to the tomb, there was a considerable time that had passed since the Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected. And it allows 3 days and 3 nights, if He died on a Wednesday afternoon and was buried at the beginning of Thursday, 3 days and 3 nights exactly before Mary Magdalene came to the tomb, He resurrected at the end of Saturday on that particular event.

That is why the belief of the Catholic Church that the Lord Jesus Christ died on a Friday is not true. It is not biblical. And all the rituals that eating meat is not allowed on Good Friday. You cannot even take a bath according to some superstitions. You cannot jump, you cannot laugh. So many, so many, so many superstitious beliefs that followed which are prohibited by the Bible.

Now, those are crazy teachings.  I'm sorry to say this. These are crazy teachings because they are not biblical. Let us read the verse to prove that the Lord Jesus Christ did not resurrect on Sunday. Matthew 28 verse 1....

MATTHEW 28:1-6
1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

You see. “He is risen, He is not here”. So the Lord Jesus Christ was not there on the beginning of Sunday at the end of the sabbath as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week. At the end of the sabbath, the beginning of the first day of the week, the Lord Jesus Christ was not there anymore.

This will allow 3 days and 3 nights if the Lord Jesus Christ died on a Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and was buried by Joseph of Arimathea before sunset. Because that day when He was buried was a preparation for the sabbath. At sunset it will be the sabbath, they cannot bury Him anymore.

Joseph of Arimathea hurriedly wrapped Him in a cloth and buried Him before sunset. He was at the sepulcher at exactly the beginning of Thursday. And that will allow three days when He resurrected before the dawn of the first day of the week.

There were two sabbaths that year — the preparation of sabbath, Wednesday, then Thursday was a sabbath, because there are different kinds of sabbath among the Jews. The misunderstanding lies on the fact that because the Catholic Church had read 'sabbath', they assumed it to be Saturday. Jesus died on a Friday because the sabbath is Saturday. But it is not true.

Not all sabbaths fall on Saturday. There are sabbaths that can fall on any day of the week. Those are the yearly sabbaths observed by the Jews especially the “Passover Sabbath”. And according to John in chapter 19:31, it reads:

The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

You see? That sabbath day was high day. It’s not an ordinary Saturday. It was a high day, a very important sabbath and it occurs once a year during the observance of the Passover. There is a sabbath every year during the observance of the Passover. And that year, according to biblical scholars, that year, the sabbath fell on a Thursday when the Lord Jesus Christ died. That yearly sabbath fell on a Thursday.

So there were two sabbaths — Thursday, then Friday, then Saturday another sabbath, and He resurrected just after the second sabbath on that week.

So, you see, this is a very interesting topic but we cannot just discuss everything because we have to show the Hebrew Calendar, the events happened on that year. We have to trace back which year the Lord Jesus Christ died. If you are going to trace back the history of the Roman Calendar, you will find out that the Roman Calendar lacks about 5 or 6 years, if you are going to investigate!

Let us get that info from the ZENIT International News Agency.



How can he order the slaughter of children two years old and below in 1 A.D. or 2 A.D. when he died in 4 B.C.? The Roman Calendar is lacking something like 5 or 6 years. That is the point there.

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Testimonial Evidences from Eyewitnesses to Jesus' Miracles

3/17/2018 15 Comments

miracles of Jesus are real

There are four kinds of evidence which are acceptable to any legal mind, namely: (1) physical, (2) documentary, (3) testimonial, (4) analytical. The claim (see video below) of these ‘imaginary people' that the miracles performed by the Lord Jesus Christ did not leave behind any evidence is unfounded and idiotic. Let us examine the issue.


Question #7: Why didn't any of Jesus' miracles in the Bible leave any evidence?

In the first place, we have to consider the accounts in the Bible written by the apostles and evangelists as testimonial and analytical evidences. John 20:30-31 says:

30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

The miracle in Cana, turning water into wine, was witnessed by John and other eyewitnesses, wrote it in his account, and the existence of manuscripts dating back to as early as 120 A.D. (fig. 1), can now be considered as testimonial, analytical, and physical evidence.


These information written in the Bible, written in ancient writing materials, and are now preserved in various museums of the world, whose authenticity and antiquity is unchallenged even by the detractors of the Bible, can be considered as analytical pieces of evidences.

Luke, a medical doctor and the only Gentile writer of Bible books, writing to another Gentile, Theophilus, (Gentile is someone who is not Jew), investigated the miracles and the works done by the Lord Jesus from eyewitnesses, wrote them in his gospel and in the book of Acts, left them as documentary evidence of Jesus’ miracles.

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

ACTS 1:1-2 (NIV) 
1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 
2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.

Note that what Luke wrote are accounts from eyewitnesses, and firsthand information, investigated with a perfect understanding of what factually happened.

The testimonial account written and left by the apostles can be subjected to scientific investigation by any legal mind and can be proven true by collateral pieces of physical evidences.

The absence of physical evidence in our time does not mean that there is no evidence at all! The Lord Jesus healed a woman with an issue of blood for twelve years. Unfortunately, there were no medical forms accomplished and signed by the woman to have documentary evidence from the very person healed. It was not customary then. But eyewitnesses to the miracle wrote them and we have them now in the Bible. If only there were video cameras in those days, maybe these ‘imaginary people’ will believe! Further, there were no contending parties then that deny the authenticity of the miracles, so, the Christians did not see any necessity to preserve the remains of the woman that was healed!

MATTHEW 9:20-22 
20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 
21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 
22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

These accounts written by the apostles and were read by so many detractors of Jesus were not contested by the great-great grandfather of these ‘imaginary people’. The following are the collateral evidences to prove the authenticity of the writings of the apostles who were eyewitnesses to the miracles done by Jesus.

Roman coins found by archeologists prove the account in Matthew 22:17-21.

17 Tell us therefore, what thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? 
18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? 
19 Show me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. 
20 And he saith unto them, whose is this image and superscription? 
21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.


A piece of limestone on which the name of Pontius Pilate was inscribed proves the existence of the miracle-performing Jesus.



The Roman historian Tacitus wrote concerning the Great Fire of Rome, in book 15, chapter 44 of his Annals (c. 116):

“Nero subdidit reos et quaesitissimis poenis adfecit, quos per flagitia invisos vulgus Christianos appellabat. Auctor nominis eius Christus Tibero imperitante per procuratorem Pontium Pilatum supplicio adfectus erat;”

English Translation:

“Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius”

Even a Jewish historian by the name of Flavius Josephus wrote about the miracles and the works done by the Lord Jesus (- Jewish Antiquities, 18.3.3 §63).

Testimonium Flavianum 
(Flavius Josephus’ Account of Jesus) 

“About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he was one who performed surprising deeds and was a teacher of such people as accept the truth gladly. He won over many Jews and many of the Greeks. He was the Messiah. And when, upon the accusation of the principal men among us, Pilate had condemned him to a cross, those who had first come to love him did not cease. He appeared to them spending a third day restored to life, for the prophets of God had foretold these things and a thousand other marvels about him. And the tribe of the Christians, so called after him, has still to this day not disappeared.”

Unfortunately for these materialistic idiots, when Jesus performed a miracle of Himself when He resurrected from the dead, He did not leave any physical evidence, because no evidence was left in the grave!

They say that Jesus did not leave behind any evidence of His miracles. Just look who is talking!

God Bless

Bro. Eli Soriano

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To A Beloved Brother in the Crusade Against False Prophets

3/10/2018 3 Comments


Dear Brother Tim Kurek,

In this dispensation, seldom can I find preachers or religious leaders with the same line of thinking as me. This happened during the time of Paul the Apostle.

PHILIPPIANS 2:20-21 
20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. 
21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.

Most of the time, almost all preachers disagree with me.

2 TIMOTHY 4:16 
At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge. But now, I have found a friend in you.

MARK 9:38-40 
38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbade him, because he followeth not us. 
39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. 
40 For he that is not against us is on our part.

In my country of origin, the Philippines, five famous religious leaders with contradicting teachings and faith once connived to work out my expulsion from a television network where I have been airing the religious program “Ang Dating Daan” or the “The Old Path” — the longest running religious television program in the country, exposing religious frauds, in light of the word of God in the Bible. Incidentally, it is also the most awarded religious show in our country – even in the internet. It won the “Gawad Amerika Award” in Hollywood, United States of America as the “Most Informative Religious Program”.

Here are some of the Recognitions and Awards the religious program “Ang Dating Daan” or “The Old Path” has received for the last two decades:






For the fifth consecutive year, the website of “Ang Dating Daan” has won the Most Popular Website of the Philippines given by Philweb; gaining landslide victory over its closest competitors

These pastors and preachers are irritated by my untiring exposition of their unbiblical teachings and misleading doctrines. Others are even influencing government authorities to suspend or get rid of my program. In the Philippines, our group’s religious freedom and freedom of speech and press are essentially being suppressed by some authorities in government in 2007. No less than the commission on human rights in the Philippines’ National Capital Region (NCR) found after investigation that our human rights were violated by the Chairman of Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), under the office of the President (2007).



Thousands upon thousands of people gathered in front of the Human Rights Commission in the Philippines to show their support to Brother Eli when the latter was indefinitely suspended by the MTRCB to appear in any television program. The Human Rights Commission later ruled in favor of Brother Eli stating that the MTRCB committed a grave abuse of authority against the famous preacher.

We were being prohibited by the MTRCB and the Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) to even mention the name and the erroneous doctrines of the Iglesia ni Cristo ni Manalo (Manalo’s Church of Christ), a group very influential to the then administration. I believe this prohibition is against our constitution and the jurisprudence and doctrines being upheld by the Supreme Court of the Republic of the Philippines. (See Reference Below)

The bedrock of freedom of religion is freedom of thought and it is best served by encouraging the marketplace of dueling ideas. When the luxury of time permits, the marketplace of ideas demands that speech should be met by more speech for it is the spark of opposite speech, the heat of colliding ideas that can fan the embers of truth. 

http://www.supremecourt.gov.ph/jurisprudence/1996/jul1996/119673.htm

These groups are very much like the group you are trying to expose in your country. They are advocates of their unbiblical “prosperity gospel”, thinking that religion and holiness is a means of gain.

1 TIMOTHY 6:5 
…and wrangling among men who are depraved in mind and bereft of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.

Their pastors do prosper by their “prosperity gospel” at the expense of their poor members.

ROMANS 16:17-18 
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 
18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

I visited your blogsite and I appreciate your effort in trying to expose also, the deceit being employed by religious leaders in your country. We are one in these crusades of trying to “snatch” people from the hands of these ‘propheteers’, or should I say, profiteers.

JUDE 1:23 (RSV)
…save some, by snatching them out of the fire; on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

These are the common denominators among false prophets: money and gain.

2 PETER 2:1-3 
1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you…

Nowhere in the books of the Old Testament, neither in the New Testament can anybody find that the meaning of prosperity is material wealth as these pastors of doom preach.

‘Shalom’ in Hebrew means safe, well, happy, etc., while ‘euodoo’ in Greek means success in reaching a goal. These words were translated in the English Bible as prosperity and to prosper respectively. They do not necessarily imply material wealth as these pastors and false prophets claim.

In the first century Christian Church, there were members whom we can consider as the poorest of the poor. They are not materially wealthy but are active members of the Church.

1 CORINTHIANS 11:22 (RSV) 
What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not.

Most members of the primitive Christian Church are poor and hungry.

1 CORINTHIANS 1:28 
God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are… 

LUKE 6:20-21 
20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. 
21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

Their reward is reserved in heaven, not an assurance of wealth on earth.

LUKE 6:23 
Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

Lazarus died a beggar but was saved!

LUKE 16:19-22 
19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried…

Those that preach that to be a true Christian is to be rich and be blessed materially are worldly preachers and not of Christ.

PHILIPPIANS 3:19 (RSV) 
Their end is destruction, their god is the belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.

These are people who love to be called pastor, reverend pastor, very reverend pastor, whose glory is in their shame. The word reverend was used only once in the King James Version of the Bible and was used to define the name of God Almighty.

PSALMS 111:9 
He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant forever: holy and reverend is his name.

Incidentally, you called me pastor in your comment on my last article; and while I will appreciate your constant visiting on my blog, I would appreciate it more if you will call me plainly and simply Brother Eli. Our Pastor or Shepherd worthy of that title is the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 PETER 2:25, 24 
25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. 
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

There are pastors elected in the Church of God in the first century, but nowhere can you find anyone of them used the title “pastor”.

EPHESIANS 4:11 
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers…

They were called brethren by repentant sinners.

ACTS 2:37
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

Peter called Paul, a beloved brother — not beloved pastor.

2 PETER 3:15 
And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you…

The reason is simply because it is the teaching of Christ!

MATTHEW 23:8-9 
8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 
9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

Thank you for your concern, beloved brother. I am praying for you, also.

May God bless you.

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For Reasons Right or Wrong, Jesus Christ Is Being Preached About

3/03/2018 1 Comments

Christ is real

Another idiotic claim of atheists is that Jesus is imaginary. They even say they can prove it in less than five minutes. Many a times, I have encountered people who lie and deny the truth. But this man is a gross liar, reckless, and therefore, brainless. There are people named Santos (a Spanish word for saints), but in reality are evil. There are people whose name tells that they have brains, but they are brainless. When shall they ever grow brains? Maybe, not anymore.

This fool — not imaginary, but real — claims that he is educated and has college degrees in education. Pretending to believe in things scientific now denies the basis of his attacks towards God and the Bible.

Archeology is a branch of science. It was archeology which discovered a limestone with the name Pontius Pilate, a Roman official in the time of Tiberius Caesar who ordered the imposition of death on the Lord Jesus Christ. He was the same Pontius Pilate in the Roman History (Annals 15:44) recorded by the Roman historian Tacitus, and further confirmed by Josephus, a Jewish historian, in his book “Jewish Antiquities”, who ordered the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. How can a real person like Pilate, whose existence was proven scientifically and historically, order the death of imaginary person? Anybody who says that Jesus Christ is imaginary does not respect science: is a fool — an idiot!

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

A normally functioning ‘BRAIN’, MUST, SHALL declare things consistently. It is abnormal for anybody to stand on a given principle and deny it afterwards. If your basis of principle is science, then, you must stand by it consistently until you have proven your cause.

ROMANS 14:22
Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.

Physical, documentary, testimonial, analytical, and circumstantial evidences surrounding the existence of the Lord Jesus prove that He is not a myth. The discovery of Roman Coins proves the account on Matthew 22:17.

“Tell us therefore, what thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give
 tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their
wickedness, and said, why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
Show me the tribute money.
And they brought unto him a penny.
And he saith unto them, whose is this image and
 superscription? They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he
 unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which
 are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”


The existence of ancient documents validated by science dating back to as early as 120 A.D. testifies to the works and the person of Jesus. The absence of ancient documents that disproves the existence of Jesus during those times proves that no enemy of Jesus (even the most bitter of them) did have the courage to write anything disproving His existence. In fact, what they have found are, allegedly, ancient documents like: “The Gospel of Judas”, reporting negative things about Jesus: claiming that Jesus married Mary Magdalene; have produced children by her, just to prove further that Jesus really has existed on earth. This, again, testifies to the authenticity of the Bible.

PHILIPPIANS 1:15-18 (NIRV)
15 It’s true that some preach about Christ because they are jealous. But others preach about Christ to help me in my work.
16 The last group acts out of love. They know I have been put here to stand up for the good news.
17 But the others preach about Christ only to get ahead. They are not honest and true. They think they can stir up trouble for me while I am being held by chains.
18 But what does it matter? Here is the important thing. Whether for reasons that are right or wrong, Christ is being preached about. That makes me very glad. And I will continue to be glad.

I am very much honored in believing the Lord Jesus Christ. Report that He is good, it is good! Report negative things about Him, it is good! Deny Him and His existence, it is good! Why? Because you are a fool if you deny somebody who did not exist at all.

Imagine, about thirty (30) ancient documents validated by science, written by a doctor, a lawyer, fishermen, and a tax collector of the Roman Empire — most of whom are eyewitnesses to the person, miracle, passion, death, and resurrection of Christ, being contested by a BRAINless man in our time. Tell your lies to the marines; not just to ordinary marines, but to the smartest of them — the American Marines; and I believe they will not believe you. Tell it to Dan Brown, and he will curse you: because he believes that Jesus married Mary Magdalene!

LUKE 1:1-3 (NKJV)
1 Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us,
2 just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us,
3 it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus…

God Bless,

Brother Eli Soriano

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