Fair Biblical Fora

9/29/2018 21 Comments


This is a comment posted by a reader:

Yeah dude that’s cool keep it up. You’re the most sensible I have read so far — Quite interesting blogs — Very knowledgeable and prudent. Other Christian (?) blogs offer their own way of biblical understandings and explanations but your blog contains the most explained about religious issues and controversies after all, you’ve based all your explanations on the bible — Quite good huh. May I suggest that you create a biblical forum consist of leaders of other religious denominations like your old program in the Philippine radio (This is Manolo and his Genius Family Special ) may I suggest a name FORA BIBLICA. (I just construct it from a health program I used to watch FORA MEDICA) hope to read your future blogs and I would like to commend you for doing a job very well done.

P.S.

Praise your God!!!

From: LetUsReason

Dear LetUsReason,

Your reply to my blog entitled “The Power that Drives Me” caught my attention while I was very busy preparing for a “Bible Exposition” in Northern Luzon, Philippines. I am a very busy person; Sometimes, not physically, but mentally.

ROMANS 7:25 
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

If I am not the first person whose mind is very busy, I can certainly feel I am not the last. The Apostle Paul experienced the same thing.

PHILIPPIANS 2:20 
For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.

Thinking of what to teach to our congregation and to those outside (the congregation) definitely does not tire me. I believe in the promise of the Lord that He will give the teachings at the perfect time they are needed by His people.

LUKE 21:13-15
13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

Irrefutable teachings from the Bible come to my mind very easily. I believe it is God’s working that His truth is revealed to me even if I am not thinking of it. These are revelations meant by God for His people.

1 PETER 1:12 (ASV) 
To whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto you, did they minister these things, which now have been announced unto you through them that preached the gospel unto you by the Holy Spirit sent forth from heaven; which things angel desire to look into.

I do not just say this, but this has been experienced by thousands upon thousands of people who come to our “Bible Expositions” asking all kinds of questions, being answered directly from the verses of the Bible.


Brother Eli Soriano in one of his ‘Bible Expositions’ where he answers people’s questions 
regarding salvation taking it directly from the Bible.

Although I am presently very busy, I welcome your suggestion with an open mind and heart; if there will be a forum of religious preachers and leaders, who will come together in order to discuss issues regarding faith and religion. Please register my name in that forum at once. If you want to spearhead such a forum, you have all my backing up (of course, mine is very little; but the backing up of the Bible means everything).

ISAIAH 43:9 
Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.

The gathering of people of all nations may not be physically possible now; but I believe it is very much possible through the internet. We can, by this technology, organize Bible-centered forums where people could witness who among the representatives of different faiths and religions declare God’s former things and the TRUTH.

I believe the internet is now the most civilized avenue for people to argue because, through this technology, there is no chance that anybody would be harmed by the ill-tempered and the hypocrites who claim that they are of God.

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.

Just very recently, a discussion between two groups who both claim that they are the only people of God (but I believe they are both of satan) clashed violently against each other (see reference below). In the internet, this will not happen.


One of our ministers experienced the same thing with these people; but our group did not go down to their level (see video below).


God wants us to reason out together to see the real and the whole picture of the truth, but without violence.

ISAIAH 1:18 
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

To reason out together with the intent of knowing the truth and finding atonement for sins is something Godly. Discussions that end up violently harming people, especially the innocent, is satanic.

JOHN 8:40, 44
40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham…
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.

Christ said this when the Jews tried to kill Him during one of His argumentations against them. To argue and to reason out with people in search for the ‘Divine Truth’ regarding salvation is a Godly intent in the heart of a true preacher of God.

ACTS 9:22, 29
22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ…
29 …And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.

Even the Supreme Court of the Philippines has upheld in its doctrines and jurisprudence the constitutional right of the people to discuss and argue about pertinent issues of faith (see reference below).

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IGLESIA NI CRISTO (INC.), petitioner, vs. THE HONORABLE COURT OF APPEALS, BOARD OF REVIEW FOR MOTION PICTURES AND TELEVISION and HONORABLE HENRIETTA S. MENDEZ, respondents.

The respondent Board may disagree with the criticisms of other religions by petitioner but that gives it no excuse to interdict such criticisms, however, unclean they may be. Under our constitutional scheme, it is not the task of the State to favor any religion by protecting it against an attack by another religion. Religious dogmas and beliefs are often at war and to preserve peace among their followers, especially the fanatics, the establishment clause of freedom of religion prohibits the State from leaning towards any religion. Vis-a-vis religious differences, the State enjoys no banquet of options. Neutrality alone is its fixed and immovable stance. In fine, respondent board cannot squelch the speech of petitioner Iglesia ni Cristo simply because it attacks other religions, even if said religion happens to be the most numerous church in our country. In a State where there ought to be no difference between the appearance and the reality of freedom of religion, the remedy against bad theology is better theology. 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.

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Sad to say, we do not anymore enjoy this right as a group. The Chairman (La Guardia) of the Movie and Television Review and Classifications Board (MTRCB), under the office of the President of the Philippines and the Kapisan ng mga Broadkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) had prohibited us mentioning or criticizing the wrong teachings and abuses of other religious groups while we are being freely maligned by them in almost every medium of communication.

It will be a very fair forum if we can use the internet to discuss matters of faith in biblical fora. To your suggestion, I say Amen! God bless you.

Sincerely in Christ,

Bro. Eli Soriano

21 comments:

  1. This makes me proud as a member of MCGI because our leader is willing to go out to be ask and to answer issues regarding faith unlike other religious leaders. Thats a good initiative i hope this would happen by Gods help so that people can see who truly is telling the truth abouth their faith based on the bible. Thanks be to God.

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  2. Looking forward to seeing this materialized. God willing. Thanks be to God.

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  3. The most sensible preacher of our time is willingly to face any religious leaders especially in North America thru the medium of Internet communication. I believe that now it's high time to awake us out of sleep and expose all false religions on this planet.

    God willing this is now the beginning of revealing the truth.

    Thanks be to God.

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  4. Bro.Eli Is The Only Existing Preacher Who Exert All His Effort To Be Questioned About Faith..and with His Words And His Actions You Can Truly Say That He is The Preacher Send By God In This End Times!!

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  5. I am inviting all MCGI to live a life being an example of the biblical truth evangelized by this blog of Bro. Eli.

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  6. Looking forward to the suggestion. The more religious leaders will participate, the merrier. The TRUTH and the lies concerning bible doctrines will surely comes-out where false preachers will be revealed for the benefit of those being fooled.

    I hope this will materialized soon!

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  7. To God Be The Glory! I am proud that our Preacher is Bro. Eli Soriano. Thanks unto God.

    https://bibleknowlege.blogspot.com/

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  8. It's a very great idea to have a religious discussion LIVE on the internet. Kasi they always criticizing and destroying the personality of Bro. Eli and the Ang Dating Daan reputation in any means, like in social media. So once and for all, to clarify all these things, it should be done in internet also. To prove who is right and who is wrong. Invite all the so-called great preachers of their religions and debate with Bro. Eli. God willing, it will happen.

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  9. Definitely a wise suggestion from someone who reads sensible issues regarding faith.

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  10. This is probably a great way of enlightening the world. I wish that the preachers of all religions who are claiming that they are in the truth will participate in the said religious discussion which certainly Matthew 5:14 will prevail God willing.

    To God be the glory...

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  11. There's really A Sensible People Who Are Seeking The Words Of Truth In The Bible..May God Guide Them To Correct Path That They Are Seeking..
    To God Be The Glory!!!

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  12. I believe the Bible Exposition of Bro. Eli will soon come to light all other existing communication technology...

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